Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tournament Update #17 - Raffles and Auctions

Next Saturday is the big day! I am so excited and nervous and anxious and all sorts of other emotions. I don't know how to describe my feelings. I hope that everyone enjoys themselves next weekend and I hope we get a lot of fun games going, even for those who are not playing in the tournament.

I am 99% sure it will be sanctioned so we will be getting Planeswalker Points for this. I'll double check today and post it on Facebook but right now, I'm pretty positive.

Remember that everyone who comes gets a free pack of 50-count sleeves (perfect for Return To Ravnica sealed in a couple of weeks) and a free deck box (until supplies run out).

We will have three door prizes that will be given out after pairings have occurred but before the match begins. I'll explain more how this will happen but the 3 prizes are:
*1x Tezzeret vs Elspeth Duel Deck
*1x FOIL Entreat the Angels
*1x SIGNED Chaos Orb
At this time I will also be pulling the name for the winner of the Preregistration Raffle, which is 1 copy of each SWORD from the Scars of Mirrodin Block.

I finally went through everything that I have received from people and compiled my list of auctions and raffles as well as the Top 8 Mats and the next 8 signed cards. So without further ado, here we go. Bear with me, it's a lot.

TOP 8
The Top 8 will be given play mats of their choice, starting with the first place person and going down to the 8th. The mats available will be:
*4x Adam Paquette (landscape mats)
*1x Lars Grant-West (signed Grand Prix Providence mat)
*1x Jason Felix (Perilous Myr)
*1x Matt Stewart (cat)
*1x Bud Cook (Zealous Strike)
The first place person will also be walking away with a signed print by Michael Komarck of "Knight of the Reliquary."

9th-16th PLACE
The next 8 will receive packs as well as signed play sets of power cards from Innistrad
*9th-11th will receive signed "Delver of Secrets"
*12th-14th will receive signed "Doomed Traveler"
*15th-16th will receive signed "Midnight Haunting"
Packs will be given after 16th place as prizes until we run out.

Our raffles are going to be done a little differently. Before each round (starting with round two) we are going to pull one of the various raffle items out of a hat and raffle it off. There will also be altered cards as well as Volkan Baga's signed and sketched art books that will be raffled off at the same time. So we will do about 3-4 raffles before each round. Someone will pull the ticket out of the bag of tickets and read the number. Whoever has it wins. Pretty simple. The price will be an arm's length for $10, which I feel is pretty fair. I'll have 4 huge rolls of tickets so hopefully that will be enough (if not, we'll have to send someone to go get more). The raffles are the following:
*4x Daarken Artist proofs
*4x Daarken SIGNED prints (call to the grave, bat, skeletons and archwing dragon)
*1x PLAYSET CardKitty altered lightning bolts
*8x Volkan Baga SIGNED and SKETCHED artist book
*Altered Cards (various amounts. Final number will be available at the tournament)
*2x Michael Komarck SIGNED prints (Oriss, Samite Guardian and Finest Hour)

The other stuff will be silent auction. I don't have prices to start everything out at but that will be available at the event. There are 18 silent auctions so hopefully people will get a good amount of variety in this. Here are the items:
*3x Daarken SIGNED prints (Birthing Pod, Bloodghast, Korlash)
*6x Lars Grant-West SIGNED prints (Terastodon, Glimmervoid, Woodland Cemetery, Giant Octopus, Iron Dragon, Pact of the Blind)
*Cyril van der Haegen SIGNED artist proofs (includes actual playable cards Circu, Dimir Lobotomist and Maelstrom Archangel)
*Nils Hamm Faerie playmat
*Franz Vohwinkel's "Rowan" original art and SIGNED foil card
*3x John Avon SIGNED prints (Zendikar Swamp, Alara Forest and Gaze of Justice)
*Steve Prescott Fauna Shaman playmat
*2x Steve Prescott signed artist proofs (Rhys the exiled and canyon minotaur)
*3x Michael Komarck SIGNED prints (Elspeth Tirel, Sorin Markov and Rafiq of the Many)
*Eric Deschamps "Grand Abolisher" painting
We will be accepting Credit Card, Cash and Check for the silent auctions. Some items will be bundled together. More information at the event.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me!

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