Sign Up for Modern Horizons Prerelease Now

Sign Up for Modern Horizons Prerelease Now

March 19, 2019 | 3 min to read

Sign up now for Modern Horizons Prerelease to receive an event kit that includes foil, date-stamped participation promo cards, a set poster, and an extra-special new-to-Modern Buy-a-Box promo card not available in Modern Horizons booster packs.

Modern Horizons is a special set. Aimed straight at the Modern format, it introduces 249 new cards only legal in Modern and Eternal formats. All cards are new-to-Modern, with a mix of new cards and reprints that will become Modern-legal for the first time.

Here are a couple examples of what you can expect from the set:


And here’s what you need to know about this special Prerelease:


Use Allocated Booster Displays for Events, Prizes, and Early Sales


Modern Horizons Prerelease is different. Rather than issue an allocation of Prerelease Packs, prize boosters, and Early Sale Promotion product, each with a designated use, we'll try a simpler format: a single allocation of boosters to apportion as you choose between events, prizes, and advance sales.

For Modern Horizons, your product allocation will be based on your store level*:

  • Core: 24 displays
  • Advanced: 48 displays
  • Advanced Plus: 72 displays
*Quantities vary by region.

Use your allocation to run Prerelease events and provide prizes at your discretion. But we also recommend you reserve a portion for the Prerelease Early Sale Promotion.

Which leads us to:


Get a Special Buy-a-Box Promo: New-to-Modern, Not in Booster Packs


The popular Prerelease Early Sale Promotion returns for Modern Horizons, and it's extra special this time.

Sign up for Prerelease and get a special Buy-a-Box promo: a reprint, new-to-Modern, not found in booster packs. (We'll show you the card in late May.)

During Prerelease weekend on June 8–9, sell Modern Horizons booster displays a week ahead of release and hand out one of the promos with each display sold, while supplies last.

You'll get a supply of Buy-a-Box promos based on your store level:

  • Core: 20 promos
  • Advanced: 40 promos
  • Advanced Plus: 60 promos

You may notice your product allocation is slightly higher than your Buy-a-Box promo allocation. The idea is to provide enough product so that if you sell through your supply of Buy-a-Box promos you still have enough product for events and prizes.


Run Sealed & Draft Prerelease Events


That’s right, you can run Booster Drafts at Prerelease!

Prereleases are traditionally Sealed format, but for Modern Horizons Prerelease only, we’re opening up the option to run Booster Drafts. Advanced Plus stores can schedule up to nine Prerelease events throughout Prerelease weekend, so you can run a healthy mix of the two.

Modern Horizons Prerelease, the Short Version:
  • Scheduling window: March 18–April 8, 2019
  • Kit delivery: Around May 27, 2019
  • Event dates: June 8–9, 2019
  • Formats: Booster Draft, Sealed
  • Participation Promo: 16/32/64 for Core, Advanced, Advanced Plus
One participation promo card per player, not playable in a Prerelease event


Contact Us Before April 8 to Change Distributors


The distributor you chose for War of the Spark scheduling will be your preferred distributor for Modern Horizons and going forward. If you would like to change your preferred distributor in time for Modern Horizons, contact us before April 8.

Once changed, that distributor will remain your preferred distributor. However, you can contact us if you’d like to change it again for future sets.


Sign Up in WER Now


Since Modern Horizons is the first Magic set that introduces new cards designed specifically for Modern and reprints that will become Modern-legal for the first time, you do not want to miss this special Prerelease—it’s going to be huge.

The scheduling window for Prerelease closes on April 8 so act now. Sign up in WER today to secure your allocation and event kit that includes an extra-special Buy-a-Box promo card not available in Modern Horizons booster packs!

By Jordan Comar


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