Dec 21, 2022 — Events

2023 Look-Ahead: Events to Schedule for Q1

Get a handle on upcoming events and associated promos to organize your Q1 event calendar.

Dec 21, 2022 — Events

2023 Look-Ahead: Events to Schedule for Q1

Get a handle on upcoming events and associated promos to organize your Q1 event calendar.

Filling out your calendar for the first few months of the year is a great way to keep your player base in the know about all the great events your store is hosting. Plus, it helps keep your staff organized so you can hit the ground running in January.

As always, you can use the Event Calendar as a resource to help you keep up with what events are available to be scheduled, but today we'll cover some of the main events you can host in Q1 2023.


January Events

Dominaria Remastered WPN Premium Preview Event (WPN Premium Only)

Dates: January 6 – 12, 2023

Promo Support: Participation promo Counterspell

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A WPN Premium Preview Event for Dominaria Remastered will be the first opportunity players have to get their hands on this nostalgic set—schedule and run Booster Draft or Sealed events all throughout the week to allow your community to come together and celebrate the plane where it all began.

The WPN Premium Preview Event is only available to WPN Premium stores who achieved their designation status before October 28, 2022. Qualifying WPN Premium stores will receive a set allocation of Dominaria Remastered product to use for the event or as prizing.


Dominaria Remastered Launch Party

Dates: January 13 – 15, 2023

Promo Support: Participation promo Counterspell

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Dominaria Remastered is a love letter to Magic's most storied plane, featuring cards from 27 premier and ancillary releases that were set on Dominaria. The set is bursting with nostalgic flair and will draw your engaged players' attention, especially with the classic promo Counterspell that they can earn by participating.

Use downloadable Launch Party promos to turn player heads and gather interest in your event.


February Events

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Prerelease

Dates: February 3 – February 9, 2023

Promo Support: 30th anniversary promos

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The Phyrexian invasion begins February 3, and Prerelease is the moment to go all-out at your store. You can decorate, plan to have special celebratory snacks, or find other fun ways to help make the event memorable for your players. For some, it may be their first in-store event, so you want to put your best foot forward for them to further encourage them to come back for future events.


Phyrexia: All Will Be One Launch Party

Dates: February 10 – February 12, 2023

Promo Support: Promo packs

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Follow up an epic Prerelease with a Launch Party to kick off the release of Phyrexia: All Will Be One. You may run Booster Draft and Sealed events tailored to players at every level within your community—and you might even want to take the opportunity to host a new player friendly Launch Party to introduce new players to the dark horror of New Phyrexia.


Friday Night Magic for Phyrexia: All Will Be One Season

Dates: February 10 – April 7

Promo Support: Promo packs

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Friday Night Magic is a staple at many game stores: players come into your store and enjoy a game of Magic—and maybe make a few new friends along the way. This event is your chance to cater directly to your community's interests, so run as many events as you like in the formats your players love.


Commander Nights for Phyrexia: All Will Be One Season

Dates: February 13 – April 13

Promo Support: Promo packs

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Commander Nights are weekly Commander games with an optional set of rotating rules, plus fun achievement-based prizes. You can find the achievements on the marketing materials page on the week of Prerelease, so you can be ready to kick off Phyrexian-themed Commander Nights achievements all season long.


Phyrexia: All Will Be One Store Championship

Dates: February 25 – March 5

Promo Support: Participation promos, eight Top 8 promos, one First Place promo

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Store Championship is a one-day only event that gives the lovers of competition in your community the chance to show off their skills and test their mettle among other players to earn commemorative promos. You'll receive an allotment of participation promos, eight Top 8 promos, and one First Place promo for the winner to take home.

WPN Premium stores receive an extra set of the Top-8 and Winner promos in non-foil with their store’s name printed on the card. Hand out both versions of each to qualifying players!


March Events

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Party (WPN Premium Only)

Dates: March 10 – March 12

Promo Support: Participation promo printed in Phyrexian language

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The Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Party will be the third in a continuing series of Commander Party events. A Commander Party is a one-day only event where players get together to play Commander with a twist: their actions during their games alter the outcome of the story.

Only WPN Premium stores receive materials to run a Commander Party event; those materials include a map, faction cards, participation promos, and event instructions. The event instructions are designed to guide you through setup and running the event, including sections to be read aloud to players as each game progresses.

That's a wrap! Scheduling any number of these events—or all of them—is the best favor you can do to your community to help them stay in the know about what's going on at your game store. It only takes a minute to put your events on the calendar: head to Wizards EventLink and plan your early 2023 events today!

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