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[iLike Magic] Important News

Kia Ora Bill,

There will now be less news.
We are no longer sending out weekly emails as they just become junk or overlooked. We will only be sending you emails if you may need to take action!

You can find our regular events on our website. Bill’s spent a lot of time over the last two weeks making the site work well on your phones and tablets. So bookmark the front page and then you’ll always know what events are scheduled.


Now to the important news:
Shadows over Innistrad Prerelease bookings are now live. Please book soon to ensure you have a seat.


Modern Masters 2 draft opportunity:
On Easter Monday we will be drafting Modern Masters 2. We have 2 places left, email me if you want to take part.

See you here!
Chris & Bill
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[iLike Magic] Important Events for your Calendar!

Kia Ora Bill,

Our usual great weekend of Magic begins tomorrow. Being the 3rd Saturday of the month, Commander / EDH gets its turn. So tweak up your 100-card brews and bring them along. There will be plenty of spare decks to borrow, so if you haven’t built a deck yet, or prefer the challenge of playing a deck sight unseen, come along and enjoy!


Looking forward:
Friday 26th, Blessed vs Cursed Dual Deck release

Sat 27, Modern

Sat 5th March, Birthday Event. Visit our website to see if you’ve earned a free draft or book seats for yourself and a friend at only $10 each. www.ilike.co.nz/magic

Sat 12th, Block Constructed: What can you brew using only cards from Battle for Zendikar and Oath of the Gatewatch?

Sun 13th, MTG Adept Standard Qualifier: you asked, we listened - pass turn!


This weekend:
Friday - Casual from 12:30. FNM draft Oath/Oath/Battle, $20, registration 5:30pm
Saturday - Commander / EDH. Registration 12:30, $10. Our usual Saturday prize structure
Sunday - Casual from 12:30

See you here!
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Chris & Bill
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[iLike Magic] Oath Launch Weekend...

Kia Ora Bill,

Thanks to everyone for helping us have another great Prerelease weekend! It’s a great feeling to have completed 8 Prereleases: we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!


Of course, hot on the heels of a Prerelease comes the Launch Party. We’ve got 3 great events lined up for you for the weekend.


But first, Bill’s finally caught up on his Christmas chores, and the Holiday Theme Deck voting page is up. 4 players have brewed up holiday themed decks, your challenge is to match the deck lists to their names.

At Prerelease players were asked to make an Oath for us to use at the store. Go to our site and enter your vote!
www.ilike.co.nz/magic


Remember that the special prices for Oath preorders close tonight. 03 0846 0123469 (0)26. Product will be available from lunchtime Friday. (22nd Jan).


Launch Party Schedule:
Friday - Open from 12:30. FNM Oath Launch Draft, $20. Registration 5:30. Play starts at 6pm. For this special occasion we will be drafting triple Oath.
Saturday - 2 Headed Giant Triple Oath Draft. Special Price $15. Registration 12:30 for a 1pm start.
Sunday - Intro Pack Sealed Challenge. $20 per player. Register at 12:30 so we can start play at 1pm

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[iLike Magic] Prerelease Breaking News

Kia Ora Bill,

Prerelease packs have arrived, so we’re all go for the weekend!!!!!

We’re aware that some of our players can’t make it to daytime events, so to help out we’re making a limited number of seats available on Saturday evening.

You will need to organise your own teammate for this 2HG event: seats are $70 for 2, start time 6pm.

Email us promptly if you’re interested 8)

See you here!
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Chris & Bill
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[iLike Magic] New Years Newsletter

Kia Ora Bill,

It’s been great to have some summer weather, hope you’ve had a chance to get out and enjoy it!

We’ve been enjoying the Oath of the Gatewatch preview cards as they come out each morning. Lots of fun looming just around the corner - only a week and a bit to the Prerelease. If you haven’t booked your seat yet, you’d better get to the web site and book. There are only a few seats left! www.ilike.co.nz/magic

Teamwork is central to the story of Oath of the Gatewatch, so both Saturday and Sunday Prereleases will be in 2 Headed Giant format. Don’t worry if you don’t have a teammate yet, we’ll make sure that everyone is paired up for the events.  

To help us prepare for Prerelease, our drafts for the next two Fridays will be 2HG drafts. We expect this will be a lot of fun, so come along and join in.


Congratulations to Alex Craig for achieving 88 Points in the iLike Magic Cup competition for 2015. Final standings for this are also on our site. You can also learn about the revamped points system for the iLike Magic Cup here.

We’ve made another tweak to things in preparation for the new year, and changed the monthly schedule a bit. Second Saturdays will be focussing on Block Constructed. So this month, build a your 60 card using only cards from Origins and Battle for Zendikar sets. Check the website for more on this, too.


So coming up this weekend:
Friday - open from 12:30. FNM Battle for Zendikar 2HG draft, registration 5:30, $20.
Saturday - open from 12:30. BFZ and Origins Block Constructed play begins 1pm. $10.
Sunday - Casual from 12:30, first booster $5.

See you here!
Chris & Bill
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