The Grand Prix Salt Lake City Gold Rush
The main attraction of this weekend’s Grand Prix—aside from the Grand Prix itself, I suppose—is the Gold Rush promotion StarCityGames.com put on to give back to the Magic players and the community that make the game as awesome as it is.
Kyle Falbo, the lucky Gold Rush winner of a Black+Lotus!
What is the Gold Rush, you ask? Great question. Where some event hosts give out a playmat or sleeves to participants on a limited basis, StarCityGames.com wanted to give players the chance to win something huge, like a Black+Lotus. The breakdown The+Tabernacle+at+Pendrell+Vale, Bazaar+of+Baghdad, Diamond+Valley, Candelabra+of+Tawnos, and Moat in addition to Unlimited power, dual lands and the other beautiful cards available just for participating in the event, and you’ve got a deal players just could not pass up. Tales of players traveling anywhere from eight to 20 hours have trickled through the hall as proof of the awesomeness of the Gold Rush.
We witnessed some amazing pulls this morning, from Julian Ontiveros’ Ancestral+Recall, to Matthew Viviani’s Mishra’s Workshop and Daniel Vigil’s The+Tabernacle+at+Pendrell+Vale. We’ve also seen a second Mishra’s Workshop, a Mox+Pearl and some dual lands floating around, but there are many more Gold Rush surprises to be found. Maybe they’ll be waiting for the winners of our great side events that have been firing nonstop since they opened yesterday. Wherever the prizes are hiding in beautiful Salt Lake City, we’ll be on the lookout with cameras ready!