About Commander Party

Commander Party is a thematic Commander event where players are immersed in the Outlaws of Thunder Junction storyline. The special rules for Commander Party are designed specifically around the theme of the set, found nowhere else.

These events are ideal for players new to your store, where they participate in a casual in-store event and get absorbed in the world of Magic.

At Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Party, players take on the role of upstanding citizens…at first. Throughout the game, players will choose to add counters to certain vaults, with the option to swoop in and take them away, giving them immediate benefits but moving their status to "On the Run." With the high stakes of the heist adding to the game, who knows which player will walk away the victor?

Scheduling: 1 event between April 26 – May 2; use the Commander Party scheduling template

Format: Commander

Rules Enforcement Level: Casual

Pairing Method: Player-List Only

Promo Support:

  • Participation promos provided to participants while supplies last
  • Party Cards that will be used during gameplay
  • Welcome Boosters
  • Bring-a-Friend promo (both new players and their experienced friends receive the promo)
  • Promos will be included with your Outlaws of Thunder Junction seasonal promo kit
  • English language Commander Party materials are included in your seasonal promo kit; you may download local-language materials from the marketing materials page.

Additional Information

We encourage you to review the Commander Party rules found on the materials ahead of the event, so you and your staff are prepared to answer any questions players may have. The rules are found directly on the play aid, accessible to players throughout the event.

Metrics & Allocation Information

On March 1, 2024, the snapshot metrics will no longer be in effect; only your live metrics will be used to determine promo and product allocations. That means that we will no longer be using Theros: Beyond Death Prerelease numbers when determining your store's Prerelease allocation.

Prerelease allocations are currently determined by checking past reported Prerelease events, typically the two or three that precede the most recent. Until March of 2024, Theros: Beyond Death will also be included in the checked sets for stores that hosted that event. Your baseline Prerelease allocation is based on the highest total attendance among checked sets.

All WPN members must meet a baseline metric requirement to remain part of the network—currently, the minimum requirements are 250 Tickets and 5 Engaged Players annually. WPN Premium retailers must achieve 1,500 Tickets, 30 Engaged Players, and 10 Activated Players annually.

All Magic: The Gathering events reported through Wizards EventLink, including At-Home Prerelease events, will count towards play metrics: Tickets, Engaged Players, and Activated Players.

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