April's newsletter is off to a late start, because the first half of the month was pretty much just recovering from Anime Boston! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, and thanks to those of you that stayed in CT and dealt with our half-empty store for the weekend!
April Magic Events
April is a big month for Magic, as we're finally saying goodbye to Kaladesh and Aether Revolt and moving on to Amonkhet. We'll be hosting a Magic Open House on Saturday April 15th at 2pm, an hour before our usual Saturday Standard. Magic Open House is a little bit like a Pre-PreRelease for beginners or people looking to hop back into Magic but are afraid they're a little bit rusty. If you've been wanting to play, but are waiting for the new set, this is a good introduction to the game! You'll receive a free starter deck (Which are different from the previous free starter decks!) and get to play against other new players, or if you're up for it, in the 3pm Standard game. If you're an experienced player who frequents our usual games, if you bring a friend to the Open House you'll receive a really cool looking foil full art Amonkhet promo land. The more players you bring, the more promo lands you'll get! This will unfortunately be our last Saturday Standard in April, as we have a bunch of PreRelease and Release Weekend events going on, but we will resume Saturday Standard in May.
We'll be hosting two Amonkhet PreRelease in April too! We'll be doing a midnight PreRelease, for a very first peek at the new set, on the midnight that follows that April 21st FNM. If you're not exactly a night owl, or you want a second chance at opening up some of those sweet Amonkhet PreRelease kits, we'll be hosting a PreRelease at 2pm on April 22nd. Both PreReleases are $25, and include the 6 booster pack PreRelease kit, prize support, and cool Amonkhet promos. Space in the midnight release is extremely limited, so RSVP today!
Amonkhet will be available to purchase on Friday April 28th, and that will be our first Amonkhet prerelease. If you are interested in boxes and bundles, pre-order them now to make sure you can have them day one! This is particularly important if you're interested in bundles, as they often come in limited quantities and we previously were only able to get a few in at a time, which generally sold out pretty quickly.
On Saturday April 29th, we will be celebrating Release Weekend with an Amonkhet Draft. We'll have some special promo cards to hand out to those of you who show up to this special Release Weekend draft!
Otherwise, our Magic events are more or less the same! We will still be doing bargain drafts on Tuesday at 6pm, and FNM at 6pm on Fridays. Our Flashback Draft Tuesday will happen on April 25th, we will be posting what we're playing on our facebook!
We will be doing a couple Gundam Build Nights this month, the first one on Saturday evening April 8th, and then after the Draft on the 29th. So bring in whatever kit you're working on and build with us as we watch some Gundam! We're planning on doing some more exciting Gundam stuff all throughout May, so stick around for news on that!
April Manga & Anime Releases
April has a few new anime and manga releases, including the return of Magic Knight Rayearth on DVD! Magic Knight Rayearth is a classic 90's CLAMP anime and it's on DVD again in one complete volume.
We've also got a restock on the Legend of Zelda manga, so if you're looking for something to read during your Breath Of The Wild downtime, try some more Zelda!
With the new Ghost In The Shell movie being all anyone seems to be talking about, why not check out the original manga before you see it in theaters? Originally released in 1989, this is a cyberpunk classic about the rise of technology and what it means to be human. The story has recently been rereleased in gorgeously printed oversized manga volumes!