Friday Night Magic Free Ikoria Draft on Arena - 18th April

Friday Night Magic Free Ikoria Draft on Arena - 18th April

by Tom Chang

To celebrate the launch of Ikoria on MTG Arena, Wizards will be sending out every player who logs in tomorrow, a FREE Draft.  So, Spellbound Games will be doing a Free FNM Draft on 18th April. Time: 6:30pm Pairings go upFree Registration: Head to our discord https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa Please mute all games you don't play, and look for FNM April 18th, and follow how to post your name and you Arena ID there.  Once you are done, please still head to the discord and enter, and I will enter your details onto our pairing. Please do this before 6:30 before the Event:- Log onto Arena, and receive the free draft.- You will be able to draft with real players, please do so at your own time.- Once the draft is done, please take a screenshot of your pool, and post it onto the Friday Night Magic Chat - AFTER the event.- Please go into your collection, and create a 40 card deck ONLY FROM THE DRAFT POOL---------Event Information and Flow- We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss, with round 1 starting at 6:30- Any one who is late for 10 minutes forfeit the game.- Pairings will be posted on our discord, and players can then look for their opponents and play. - I will provide all the Arena ID of players and Pairings on the discord chat.- Only 1 player will need to report back to me.- We will play Best of 3, with Sideboard.- Each pod will have 8 players, we will sort out multiple pods if needed. --------- Prize support 1st Prize - MTG Arena Swag Bag Code (I will give away my own copy!)Spot Prize - Random Secret Lair Exclusive Sleeves for MTG Arena Everyone will also receive an exclusive Arena Code for a Promo Pack      

Friday Night Magic at Home on Arena (April 3rd)

Friday Night Magic at Home on Arena (April 3rd)

by Tom Chang

This Friday, we will be running an event for players in Arena to play at home! Remember: ALL CARDS WILL BE UNLOCKED TO BE USED ON THIS EVENT. Time: 7pm Pairings go upFree Registration (Both Paid and Free): Head to our discord https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa Please mute all games you don't play, and look for FNM April 3rd, and follow how to post your name and you Arena ID there. For Paid event, please head to our store to purchase a ticket: https://spellboundgames.co.nz/products/spellbound-games-friday-night-magic-on-arena-march-27th , entry is $15 for Support, but you can play for free if you want! Once you are done, please still head to the discord and enter, and I will enter your details onto our pairing. For Free event, please just head to the discord and do the same.---------Event Information and Flow- We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss, with round 1 starting at 7pm- Any one who is late for 10 minutes forfeit the game.- Pairings will be posted on our discord, and players can then look for their opponents and play. - I will provide all the Arena ID of players and Pairings on the discord chat.- Only 1 player will need to report back to me.- We will play Best of 3, with Sideboard. Arena will unlock ALL standard cards for the duration of this event. --------- Prize support for Paid event (Per Pod) Paid Event will be played in a pod of 8 players, and won't be combined unless we can't fill the next pod. (Basically Spellbound Style, we will make sure it's fair) 1st Prize - Free Prerelease Event for IkoriaSpot Prize - Random Secret Lair Exclusive Sleeves for MTG ArenaEveryone - Will receive 2 Booster Packs once we are back from lockdown, also will receive an exclusive Sleeve for MTG Arena* -------- Prize support for Free event (Requires at least 8 players) Free Event will be played in 1 single pod. 1st Prize - Random Secret Lair Exclusive Sleeves for MTG ArenaEveryone - Will receive an exclusive Sleeve for MTG Arena* -------- To redeem your Exclusive Sleeve for MTG Arena, please take a screenshot of your Event page and post it on our Friday Night Magic discord channel, Then I will be able to send you the code for the sleeves. First come first served, we only have a handful amount of sleeves to give out, if it does exceed, I will request for more.  

Pokemon Video Game Online Lockdown League (March / April)

Pokemon Video Game Online Lockdown League (March / April)

by Tom Chang

To support the Pokemon community, we will be running a League at home for players to be able to still play remotely with other people while New Zealand is in Lock Down. Entry: Free (Spellbound Games will pay for shipping as well if within NZ)League Period: 4 WeeksMethod of play: Pokemon Sword and Shield on Nintendo SwitchPairing system: 5 Rounds swiss weekly with best of 3Registration deadline: March 27thSpellbound Games Discord: https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa The format will be as follows :- All Pokémon on your team must have originally been discovered in different regions! Pokémon with a regional variant count as having been originally discovered in that region Whether or not a Pokémon can Gigantamax does not affect its region (e.g. G-Max Charizard will always be Kanto) Pokémon do not need to have the Galar symbol Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are not permitted (the game will let you submit a team but we will have to penalise you for the error) No two Pokémon may have the same Pokédex number, or held item Y-Comm Link Battle Double Battle - Battle Tower Rules (Battle Tower Rules do NOT automatically level up your pokemon to LV 50) - you must have played up to the Battle Tower in Post-game to have unlocked this ruleset. Best of 3 games The tournament will be operated on Challonge, games will be played on Y Comm Link, and to register for each weekly session, I will need you to provide me with your TCGO nickname, Full name, DOB and Pokemon Organised Play ID via a google form which will be posted in the relevant channel at the start of each week. I will also need to have screenshots of your team lists (to confirm they are legal for format) each week. We will be trusting you to leave the lists unchanged until the week's league is finished. Pairings will be announced daily in the "VGC Lockdown Play" channel on the Spellbound Games Discord server (https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa) The points distribution for the league will be as follows +1 point per win during swiss. 1st Place: +2 points 2nd Place: +1 point LAST place: +2 points. We will be taking the best 3 weekly results out of your 4 weeks of possible play (so you can miss a week without fear of affecting your overall placing) Current Prize structure is as follows: Weekly winner - 1 Pokemon PlushieWeekly Spot prize - 1 Pokeball PlushieOverall League winner - 1 random Mimikyu's Night Camp Pokemon KeychainPhysical prizes can be collected at the end of the lockdown. There are assorted plushies of each type to be won, and the winner can communicate with Tom on their selection. To allow for flexibility of play - you will have 24 hours to coordinate with your paired opponent, and play a best of 3 series. Winner reports to Tom/Myself and we pair the next round in the following day. Unreported games will be treated as ties. Comment below if you have any questions etc.

Pokemon Trading Card Online Lockdown League (March / April)

Pokemon Trading Card Online Lockdown League (March / April)

by Tom Chang

To support the Pokemon community, we will be running a League at home for players to be able to still play remotely with other people while New Zealand is in Lock Down. Entry: Free (Spellbound Games will pay for shipping as well if within NZ)League Period: 4 WeeksMethod of play: Pokemon Trading Card OnlinePairing system: 5 Rounds swiss weekly with best of 3Registration deadline: March 27thSpellbound Games Discord: https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa The format will be as follows :- * PTCGO standard format - Ultra Prism to Sword and Shield * Limit 2 cards with the same name, excluding basic energy. * Only common, uncommon, rare and holo-rare cards may be used. * Pokemon GX, V, VMAX or Prism Star cards are NOT legal. * No Black star promos unless they have a legal equivalent print. e.g Cincinno prerelease promo is legal because there's a non-promo Cincinno that is a Rare. * The following cards are banned in this format:- 1. Beast Ring FLI-102 1. Oranguru UPR-114 1. Granbull LOT-138 1. Aerodactyl TEU-130 1. Reset Stamp UNM-206 The tournament will be operated by Challonge, games will be played on Pokemon TCG Online, and to register for each weekly session, I will need you to provide me with your TCGO nickname, Full name, DOB and Pokemon Organised Play ID via a google form which will be posted in the relevant channel at the start of each week I will also need to have screenshots of your decklists (to confirm they are legal for format) each week. We will be trusting you to leave the lists unchanged until the week's league is finished. Pairings will be announced daily in the "TCG Lockdown Play" channel on the Spellbound Games Discord server (https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa). To allow for flexibility of play - you will have 24 hours to coordinate with your paired opponent, and play a best of 3 series. Remember the LOSER of the last game gets to choose if they want to go first or second, so please "fix" the result of the TCGO coin flip accordingly. Winner reports to Tom/Myself and we pair the next round in the following day. Unreported games will be treated as ties. The points distribution for the league will be as follows: +1 point per win during swiss. 1st Place: +2 points 2nd Place: +1 point LAST place: +2 points. We will be taking the best 3 weekly results out of your 4 weeks of possible play (so you can miss a week without fear of affecting your overall placing) Current Prize structure is as follows: Weekly winner - 2 Sword and Shield Booster packs Weekly Top 4 - 3 Sword and Shield TCGO booster pack codes Weekly Spot prize - 1 Pokeball Plushie Overall League winner - 1 random Mimikyu's Night Camp Pokemon Keychain Physical prizes can be collected at the end of the lockdown. There are assorted plushies of each type to be won, and the winner can communicate with Tom on their selection. If there are issues with illegal cards being played, please take a screenshot of the discard pile/game state and send it through to myself to address. The rest of the "judging" will be carried out by TCGO (bugs and all 😅) Comment below if you have any questions etc.  

Magic the Gathering Arena Lockdown League (March / April)

Magic the Gathering Arena Lockdown League (March / April)

by Tom Chang

To support the Magic the Gathering community, we will be running a League at home for players to be able to still play remotely with other people while New Zealand is in Lock Down. Entry: Free (Spellbound Games will pay for shipping as well if within NZ)League Period: 4 WeeksMethod of play: Magic ArenaPairing system: 5 Rounds swiss weekly with best of 1Registration deadline: March 27thSpellbound Games Discord: https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa Deck Rules:Players will be able to change their deck after each week, BUT they won't be able to change decks during the week, so for the week they must be required to play the same deck. Before each new week, players are required to send me a screenshot for the decks they are using How to register: Please head to the following Google Doc, look for Magic Arena and then please enter your name, that is all. Please do not make changes to anything else. Once the league starts only View can be used. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TqytKAGDBTn7BePnPdMebqyJndl3oFG_0EETxKCz4jU/edit?usp=sharing Please join our discord, there is a special Channel for the Final Fantasy Trading Card game, let's fuse the community together! Each week we will be playing 5 rounds, with: Round 1 - SaturdayRound 2 - SundayRound 3 - MondayRound 4 - TuesdayRound 5 - Wednesday Each round will be best of 1, we will allow players to organize their own game within the 24 hour time frame. Results will be reported back to me. Points3 points for each match win1 point for each match loss At the end of each Wed, the overall winner (bracket) will receive 1 Set of the Card Backs from a Secret lair set (Theros, Womens day or Thalia), and a booster pack of Ikoria when it comes out. Also there are some codes for booster pack for 1st place each week.  The points will accumulate over the 4 weeks, at the end of Week 4, we will do a grand prize for the winner - A Free Bundle for Ikoria when it comes out.

Keyforge Lockdown League (March / April)

Keyforge Lockdown League (March / April)

by Tom Chang

To support the Keyforge community, we will be running a League at home for players to be able to still play remotely with other people while New Zealand is in Lock Down. Entry: Free (Spellbound Games will pay for shipping as well if within NZ)League Period: 4 WeeksMethod of play: https://thecrucible.online/Pairing system: 5 Rounds swiss weekly with best of 1Registration deadline: March 27thSpellbound Games Discord: https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa Decklist: Take a picture of your ID card Deck Rules:Players will be able to change their deck after each week, BUT they won't be able to change decks during the week, so for the week they must be required to play the same deck.  How to register: Please head to the following Google Doc, look for Keyforge and then please enter your name, that is all. Please do not make changes to anything else. Once the league starts only View can be used. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TqytKAGDBTn7BePnPdMebqyJndl3oFG_0EETxKCz4jU/edit?usp=sharing Please join our discord, there is a special Channel Keyforge, let's fuse the community together! Each week we will be playing 5 rounds, with: Round 1 - SaturdayRound 2 - SundayRound 3 - MondayRound 4 - TuesdayRound 5 - Wednesday Each round will be best of 1, we will allow players to organize their own game within the 24 hour time frame. Results will be reported back to me. Points3 points for each match win1 point for each match loss At the end of each Tuesday, the overall winner (Bracket) will receive 1 free Metal Key! The points will accumulate over the 4 weeks, at the end of Week 4, we will do a grand prize for the winner - The Wild Worm Hole Playmat. ---- Every Friday, we will be doing Chainbound Event, this will be a Remote 3 Round event.

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