If you play your cards right, you can be walking home with this awesome-looking game mat this weekend. Magic: The Gathering (MTG) will have its Shadows over Innistrad Game Day event for all participating stores and hobby shops for April 30th and May 1st. These events are one-day tournaments respectively using the current Standard rules and card restrictions. Wizards of the Coast always intends these tournaments to showcase how the current Standard format has changed with the newest rotation of cards, while also emphasizing the competitive aspect of MTG.
Because the game mat is usually something many MTG players sought after, competition can be fierce as far as deck quality goes. Regardless, if you enjoy competition with a truly special prize, these are great events to participate in for the experience alone. There will be promo cards for just showing up (while supplies last), promo cards for those who make it into the Top 8 and your local shop may offer other prizes as well.
What kind of deck will you bring to the table this weekend for Game Day?
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