Warning – Pre-registration for the Hairy Tarantula’s Journey Into Nyx MtG Pro Tour Qualifier this Saturday will close on Friday, January 17th at Noon Eastern!
Entry Fee (Regular): $30
Entry Fee (VIP): $55*
* VIP entry includes a Hairy Tarantula: Winter 2014 season playmat, $5 in store credit, 2 drink coupons and a pizza lunch – delivered directly to the venue on tournament day!
Join us this Saturday, January 18th for an event that will redefine competitive Magic in Toronto – accept the challenge and Journey Into Nyx at the Hairy T PTQ.
– The Hairy T Magic department
Hello everyone and welcome back to the Creator’s Corner. With only two days until the Hairy Tarantula’s epic Journey Into Nyx MtG Pro Tour Qualifier – judges, players and organizers are all scrambling to complete their final tournament preparations. To help you get a handle on how to prepare, we’ve enlisted the help of veteran writer, brewer and PTQ grinder Tyler “the ‘Fro” Priemer to show our readers exactly what it takes to survive their first Pro Tour Qualifier. As always, we’d like to thank the ‘Fro for joining us here on the Creator’s Corner and to remind you that if you’re interested in reading more of Tyler’s work we encourage you to hop on over to Legit MTG and check out Priemer’s Primers.
I’ve been playing Magic for 15 years, and in that time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and talking with players of all experience levels. One of my absolute favourite things is when less experienced players come to me for advice, be it about a deck or a format, or even taking steps to more competitive play. This article is a culmination of advice I’ve given over the years to newer players looking to play in their first Pro Tour Qualifier.
“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better” – Pat Riley
A Pro Tour Qualifier – wow that sounds grand doesn’t it? Even simply saying the words in your head inspires a certain feeling of awe and wonder. At the Hairy Tarantula we recognize and strive to enhance the special nature of our large tournaments. Our Magic Department is dedicating to creating a unique, day-long experience at our Pro Tour Qualifiers that goes beyond a simple card tournament and becomes a community event. To help you commemorate our Journey Into Nyx PTQ this Saturday, the Hairy T has once again turned to the magic-themed art of Clockwork Cadaver to bring you custom, limited-edition tokens and our Winter 2014 playmat:
These two beauties are literally fresh off the presses, have an extremely limited print run and were commissioned from the artist for this PTQ. Naturally, we’re giving them away as a bonus whenever you register for a Magic event at our PTQ this Saturday:
- Each player who enters the Main Event (Standard PTQ) will receive a copy of the courageous lady Soldier token (above) on the left & an additional copy if they purchased a VIP package.
- Each time you enter one of our many Side Events, you’ll get a copy of the extremely loveable Boar token (above) on the right. The more side events you play in, the more Boar tokens you’ll acquire.
All the sweet new graphic novels, manga, anime & toys this week at the Hairy Tarantula in one mobile-friendly snapshot.
– The Hairy T Gaming department.