If you are not a Magic the Gathering player you may not have known September 24th and 25th was the Pre-Release events for Kaladesh. Looking back in our records it was our 17th set we have held a pre-release for. The format of these events has pretty much been the same since we opened. The events are either Sealed or Two Headed Giant Sealed. Return to Ravnica we were allowed 4 Events, which went up to 6 with Gatecrash. We have held 6 pre-release events every set since.
Every set adds a mechanic or two.The new mechanic this set is the vehicle artifact. The way these were is they are just passive artifacts which have a Crew number. Tap that power of creatures you control to start the vehicle up. Then they become a better artifact creature than you usually find at a similar mana cost. Another feature of this set is the fact that it is a new plane that we have never visited before and his the home of the planeswalker Chandra. The last neat thing about this set is Masterpieces which will be in every subsequent set. For Kaladesh they are all artifacts and are about a 1 in 144 packs. So they carry some value and are sweet when you get one.
I myself played in 3 events during the pre-release and like sealed the pool of cards you get can make winning an up hill battle or make it very easy. Midnight it was up hill and I went 2 and 2. Saturday and Sunday Noon events were much better for me. Over all I think this is a fun set and I am looking forward to the rotation and new standard that Kaladesh helps create. We are back to Friday Night Magics being Stand for both the 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm event again. So I look forward to seeing you there!