With the suspension of in-store play, the prerelease for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is certainly going to be an unusual one. Here’s how you can enjoy all the pack-cracking fun with Candlekeep.
On Friday, May 15th, players will be able to get their hands on the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths prerelease packs. To celebrate, Candlekeep will be hosting a prerelease tournament online, using webcameras and video meeting websites. If you would like to join in, here’s a breakdown of what you will need.
- A Prerelease Pack: If you haven’t preordered one yet, you can do so here. Every effort will be made to ensure prerelease packs arrive on time, but if you want to guarantee yours on the day, an in-store collection option is available. Pre-paid orders can be collected on the day between 3pm and 630pm. Feel free to check out which promo you got ahead of the event, but in the interests of fairness, please do not open the 6 packs within until the event starts.
- A Webcam: You’ll need this to point at your mat so your opponent can see your cards, and vice versa!
- A Whereby account: Whereby.com is a fantastic site for hosting video meetings, and has been well and truly tested by the Candlekeep Magic: The Gathering community.
- Access to the Candlekeep Discord: We will be using Discord to announce results, pairings, and generally brag about that sweet full art foil you just pulled. If you are not a member, you can join by clicking here.
At 7pm, jump onto Discord and fire up your camera, and join everyone else in cracking open your packs and building a (minimum) 40 card deck, just as you would do at a prerelease. You’ll have 45 minutes to build and sleeve your deck, and then take part in a 3 round, swiss style tournament!
Please be aware that these details are subject to change. To keep up to date with all the latest information, please check the Candlekeep Ramsey Facebook page.