In 2015, StarCityGames.com® debuted one parody and three traditional Creature Collection products per quarter. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the parody line, we’ll debut one traditional and three parody Creature Collection products per quarter in 2016.
Each month’s Game Night prizes will feature the same artwork appearing on that month’s parody Creature Collection product release. In January, Game Night participants will be able to get their hands on exclusive tokens and pins featuring a character that hopefully never decides to visit one of their campsites…
Invitational Qualifiers (IQs) and Super Invitational Qualifiers (Super IQs)
We’re pleased to announce that starting in 2016, both IQs and Super IQs will now be considered WPN Premium Qualifiers and carry a 2x Planeswalker Point multiplier. These events will no longer award Open Points. However, IQ winners and Super IQ finalists will be taking their first step on the path to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour as they qualify for an upcoming Invitational!
Please note—Invitational Qualifiers that had already been scheduled to take place between December 11 and December 31, 2015 will award SCG Points.
Based on player and organizer feedback from this past year, we’ll also be making some upgrades to our 2016 IQ and Super IQ Prize Kits:
1. The 8-12 foil Invitational tokens currently included in our IQ and Super IQ Prize Kits will be replaced with 25 non-foil versions of the Invitational token. This will give organizers more flexibility in how they distribute these tokens, and will allow more players to have a chance to walk away with one.
2. Each IQ and Super IQ Prize Kit will include one retired Open Series playmat to be given away as a random door prize at the end of Round Three. And for IQs taking place in the first quarter of 2016, we couldn’t think of a more purrrrrrfect playmat to include than this one:
3. Each Super IQ Prize Kit will also include a second retired Open Series playmat which will be given away as a random door prize at the end of Round Four. And for Super IQs taking place in the first quarter of 2016, it’ll be a playmat that packs quite a punch!
If your favorite game store isn’t already hosting Game Night and Invitational Qualifiers, please ask them to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help them get started!
State Championships (#SCGStates)
In 2016, our State Championship program will be expanding beyond its current 50+ U.S. locations to also include a number of Provincial Championship locations throughout Canada. While these events will no longer award Open Points, champions will qualify for an upcoming Invitational. We are pleased to announce that StarCityGames.com® State/Provincial Championships will now be considered WPN Premium Qualifiers and carry a 2x Planeswalker Point multiplier.
The 2016 StarCityGames.com® State/Provincial Championship weekend will take place opposite Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad, and consist of our Standard Championship on Saturday, April 23rd and Modern Championship on Sunday, April 24th.