RIX Allocations: Everything You Need to Know

RIX Allocations: Everything You Need to Know

October 30, 2017 | 3 min to read

Scheduling for Rivals of Ixalan is open and estimated Prerelease allocations are on their way.

Here's what you need to know:

RIX allocations are based on HOU attendance.

Take a look at your Hour of Devastation attendance. That number should be pretty close to your baseline allocation for Rivals of Ixalan, plus growth product to give you opportunity to go beyond.

Here's a typical example:

  Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)
Total Prerelease Packs 108 126
Baseline Prerelease Packs 72 90
Growth Prerelease Packs 36 36
Attendance 94 n/a

This store was allocated 126 players worth of product for Rivals of Ixalan, because they drew 90 players out of a possible 108 at Hour of Devastation Prerelease.

There's one exception: if we don't have data for your Hour of Devastation Prerelease, we'll look at Ixalan.

Note it's possible for your baseline allocation to go up but remain slightly lower than your Hour of Devastation attendance. That's because round up or down to the nearest factor of eighteen (the number of Prerelease packs per case).

You can schedule casual Prereleases, but your allocation is only meant to cover your main Prerelease events.

We're loosening the rules a little on Prerelease and making it easier for you to move through your entire allocation: you can schedule Casual Prereleases—open play events with no round structure. They'll appear in Wizards Event Reporter as "Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease Party."

However, Prerelease Parties are meant a way move surplus packs, and no additional product will be allocated for them. This is especially important because players reported in a Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease Party will not count toward future allocations.

Prerelease Parties aren't meant as a replacement for the main event. They're meant as a more beginner-friendly experience, an option for players who can't do the main event, as well as a way for you to put Prerelease packs in the hands of players who might not otherwise participate.

Only scheduling a traditional Prerelease will guarantee your final RIX allocation.

Again, Prerelease Parties are not a replacement—they're a way to help you avoid turning away business. The only way to guarantee you'll have access to the Prerelease product shown in your allocation email is to schedule a traditional Prerelease.

To avoid any negative impact on your future allocations, we recommend using Prerelease Parties sparingly and focusing on your main events.

After Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease, we'll collect data and feedback before deciding what the future looks like for Prerelease Parties.

If you have questions, wait a few days before calling in.

We'll be inundated with calls for the first few days after allocations are sent, so you could be facing a lengthy stretch of hold time if you reach out right away. Give it three or four days. Call volumes should settle down by then.

But if you do have a concern, get in touch before the scheduling window closes on November 19. After that, allocations will be locked in.

Of course, you won't get any allocation at all if you don't sign up for Prerelease. Log into WER and schedule your Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease right away.

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