Blogs | 3rd Annual Magic the Gathering Charity Event

Keith | 07/17/2014 06:49 pm

We at I Want More Comics are proud to announce our Annual Magic: The Gathering Charity Tournament.  This will be the 3rd year in a row we have held this event, and every year it just keeps getting better for all involved.

The history of this event is a great story.  Todd Brewick, back before he was an owner, approached us with a unique idea that we gladly supported.  He has participated in Relay for Life - Northglenn / Webster Lake event for several years, and part of helping the American Cancer Society is raising pledges for your team.  He approached us at the store with the idea of hosting a Magic Event as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

So we do an event each year with the following format...

- Draft - Keep what you pick, 3 rounds of play within your pod
- Standard - Continue with your record into rounds of Swiss, playing until we have an undeafted player.

As a store we only kept the cost of the packs used to draft and all the prize was donated so that everyone playing got a prize at the end.  In past years we have given away: Tarmogoyf, Force of Will, Vampiric Tutor, Sword of Fire and Ice, sealed product, store credit towards events here and at other local stores, and many more.  

This Year's Event

Date: August 17, 2014
Time: 9:00AM registration starts, play begins at 10:00AM
Cost: $25 per player
Tournament Format:  Starts with a "Keep what you pick" Draft, play with that deck for 3 rounds, then Standard for Swiss rounds until a single undefeated player remains.
Prize Structure:  All prizes in the pool are donated, and there will be enough prizes that everyone can select a prize.  All prizes will be laid out on a table, and players will select a single prize based upon standings, with the first place person selecting first, and then each player in order.

Current Prize Pool

Part of the fun of the event is getting a great prize pool together, and this year we have a lot already.  In no paticular order...

Player's Reward Foil Wasteland
(Donated by Todd Brewick)

2 Different - Icy Manipulator Playmats
Custom Commissioned from Douglas Shuler
(Each are a separate prize)

Sealed Box of Conspiracy
(Donated by I Want More Comics)

Judge Foil Vindicate
(Donated by Cassidy Melczak)

From the Vault: Realms
(Donated by Doug Lunn)
Many more to be announced
If you would like to donate to the cause, please contact us and we will be happy to include your prize here to make the day a little better.


We would like to thank Scott Davis for his continued support of this event.  Last year Scott donated a catered BBQ lunch for all of the players and has generousely offered to cater lunch again this year!

Come out, be with friends, support the cause!

We are humbled by the support the Magic coummunity has given to this event.  This event has raised over $3,200 in its first three years, with your continued support we hope to raise much more in the future.  We sincerely hope to see all of you again this year.

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