Prep for Pre-Release starts months in advance. We have a lot to plan, including wrangling volunteers! For FRF the Top 32 players in each event walked away with free event entries in addition to other prizes! It was an easy way to reward our community. Volunteers that helped out also got free event entries as a thank you for helping out.
The volunteers throw down some Commander before people arrived for the FRF Midnight Pre-Release.
Still constructing decks at the Midnight for FRF.
Holy Pre-Release packs Batman! Each clan was parsed out into boxes and labelled for each event to make things easier on the staff and volunteers.
Epic keeps all set release notes and rules updates in binders for easy reference before and during Pre-Release tournaments.
Sam delves into the mysteries of using the POS off site for the first time! Here's a secret: its the same!
Deck construction at at Epic Gaming's FRF Midnight Pre-Release!
This was the first event we'd run offsite, and we'd expected a few hickups with our computer terminal. But things ran smoothly and everyone got checked just as fast as if we'd been at our normal store location!
Everyone seemed to love the oversized playmats we brought out especially for Pre-Release!
We hid our Ugin's Fate Booster Packs in empty boxes the store had been collecting. So not only did players walk away with an awesome pack of cards, they also got a box they could re-use, or store all those cards they got from winning!