Hairy Tarantula – Journey into Nyx PTQ: Location & Parking

 

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ryerson University’s Kerr Hall gymnasium provides ample space for more than 500 wizards and witches to wage cardboard warfare throughout the entire day. The Hall itself is located at 379 Victoria Street and is a mere 5 minute walk from both the Yonge/College and the Yonge/Dundas subway stations.

 

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For those of you traveling by car (or caravan), downtown Toronto offers a wide variety of parking options – but they aren’t always easy to find. For your convenience here is a Google map with numerous public parking lots labeled. You may also be able to find pay meters on the street but visitors are advised that parking enforcement is aggressive in Toronto – if you park in restricted areas or in residential spots without tags you absolutely will be ticketed or towed.

 

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Leon’s Soapbox

The opinions expressed in the following rants are those of the proprietor and are not necessarily shared (nor are they required to be shared) by any associates working at, or on behalf of, the Hairy Tarantula.  Any issues, objections, complaints, or insights should only be shared with him, and not the nearest blamless employee of the crazy boss-man; just ask for Leon.  He won’t bite if you disagree with him, but he may suggest you stop reading if what’s written here upsets you.   All of team Hairy Tarantula appreciates your understanding.

EVOLVE or REVOLVE

You really have to have your head firmly lodged in a tight dark space to not recognize that something is terribly wrong in the world of human affairs these days. It’s a lot easier to miss that there is a lot terribly right in the world of human affairs (and that is a side-effect of what’s wrong). Douglas Adams once shared some sage advice with the world when he offered the axiom “Don’t panic!”. It’s a new twist on an old admonishment to be sure, but still bears keeping in mind as we watch the crew of our Titanic civilization frantically rearranging deck-chairs and throwing the women and children overboard (ostensibly into life-boats – please tell me there are life-boats over that side!) Fear suppresses love, and love dissolves fear, so where are you going to lay your chips? Since so much time and money is spent in an ongoing and concerted effort to render us afraid, and so dumb and dehumanized that we even doubt the power of love, it behooves all sane and conscious people to spare no effort in reversing this trend. Around the world a spontaneous eruption of human solidarity is forming – a communion that threatens to completely transform the diseased social, political, and economic structures that are decaying around us. Parallel to this overdue natural evolutionary necessity is a frantic criminal conspiracy to channel this blossoming consciousness into the same tired, self-destructive revolutionary models of yesteryear. In an effort to protect our evolutionary potential from our revolutionary habits, I am delighted to offer for your consideration a treasure of a book called “The Manifesto of Real Democracy”. As putting prophets before profits is a longstanding company policy, we are also pleased to offer a full money-back guarantee. The book is regularly priced at $10, but we’re selling it for only $6.67 in the hopes that you’ll read it. If you bring it back for a refund after having done so, then we’ll thank you for reading it as we hand you your money back!

It’s high time for our evolution, and we’ll need to be wise manifestoas serpents to avoid another iou revolution instead. This book lifts the facade from our “democracy” revealing the poisonous “demockery” lurking underneath. If you know something’s terribly wrong with western “democracy” but can’t quite put your finger on it… then read this book! Cheap, timely, actionable, peaceful solutions included!!! Click image for link to site.

This is a man who “gets” it! Click here.

P.S.: Congratulations to the Libyan peoples’ Jamahiriya government (that’s the legitimate one whose assets Harper wants to steal and give to the “rebel” TNC crooks for kickbacks) on the capture of the CIA’s Tripoli HQ, and on breaking the sieges on Sirte and Bani Walid. Keep those rats running, colonel – your wisdom is winning the real war spectacularly, thank God! NATO is like a petulant child with a stick who’s been told after eating all of his honey that he can’t have any more right now…and Libya is like a big juicy nest of bees.

P.P.S.: This note is for those people who take umbrage at my posts to the point that they want to debate loudly in the shop – just not when I’m there. Please stop abusing my people. Grow a spine and come and talk to ME about MY opinions, or just S.T.F.U., or go and pester someone who’s scared of your PC threats and mindless regurgitation of tired lies masquerading as “truth”. Thanks, and do try to have a nice day – nobody is bombing YOUR neighbourhood right now here in Canada, so be happy!

Leon’s Soapbox

The opinions expressed in the following rants are those of the proprietor and are not necessarily shared (nor are they required to be shared) by any associates working at, or on behalf of, the Hairy Tarantula.  Any issues, objections, complaints, or insights should only be shared with him, and not the nearest blamless employee of the crazy boss-man; just ask for Leon.  He won’t bite if you disagree with him, but he may suggest you stop reading if what’s written here upsets you.   All of team Hairy Tarantula appreciates your understanding.

It ain’t easy being green.

As barbarians continue to rain death from above upon Libyan citizens, the Hairy Tarantula would like to express solidarity with the people of Libya and Moammar Qaddafi. The illegal, immoral and unconscionable murder of the people of Libya under the faceless banner of the NATO-beast is still being supported by our federal government here in Canada. I urge anyone who is not versed in the realities (this will be the case if you have been relying on the mainstream media for Libya “news”) of this situation to dig a little deeper. WE are the country being ruled by a ruthless dictator. LIBYA is a country that has flourished with the leadership of Qaddafi. Libya doesn’t owe any money to any foreign banks. Libya was preparing to launch the AMF (African Monetary Fund) with the backing of Libyan gold. In short, Libya was a free nation in the world with no bondage to the so-called “New World Order”, and was “threatening” to spread more happiness and prosperity without enriching global banking cartels (the same ones we pay of with trillions of dollars in “bailouts”). What an evil man! God bless Libya, God bless Qaddafi, and God-damn NATO and all the chickenhawk psychopaths running their evil game. I’ll be dancing and singing for joy when the world gets awake and around to putting all the Obamas, Harpers, Camerons, Berlusconis, and Sarkozys of the world in jail or on the gallows. Meanwhile, any Canadians with the moral druthers who are interested in prosecuting our own war-criminals in office, please contact me at Leon@HairyT.com. “Harper Trial in Hague” is a headline I’d dearly love to read!

Here is a fine place to start learning what our lying mass media won’t tell you: www.mathaba.net

Read the thoughts of a “ruthless dictator” on our “democratic government” in the GREEN BOOK.

 

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WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THIS MAN?

Hairy T M15 PTQ: Side Events

 

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Have you pretty much had it with Theros Sealed? Worried that you’ll be bored if you aren’t interested in the main PTQ tournament? Relax spellcaster – we’re running a huge number of Side Events and this point they’ve become such an important part of Hairy Tarantula PTQs that we decided to bring in Tournament Organizer (and HT veteran) Tommy Liu just to run them all! Whether it’s the Canadian Magic Tour’s Toronto Standard event, one of our 3 Grand Prix Trials or just a casual 8-player draft; you’ll find everything you need to wage cardboard warfare all day May 10th, here on our Side Events page:

 

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9:00AM Registration

1:00PM Start time

Format: Standard

This tournament is being run but Wizard’s Tower as part of the Canadian Magic Tour and is not in any way affiliated with the Hairy Tarantula – although we do think you’ll have a great time attending it! More information about this event and it’s prizes can be found at the Wizard’s Tower 2014 Canadian Magic Tour Event Page.
 

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1:00PM Registration

2:00PM Start time

Format: Legacy – Swiss rounds based on attendance, with a cut to top 8

1st wins a Moat if we get 48 or more players 1st wins an Unlimited Mox Sapphire instead.
2nd wins $300 in store credit, useable at the Hairy T booth – including our Type 1 case!
3rd & 4th each win $150 in store credit, useable at the Hairy T booth – including our Type 1 case!

* Each additional player beyond 32 who enters this event will add $35 in HT store credit to the overall prize pool. This event is capped at 64 players.
 

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1:00PM Registration

2:00PM Start time

Format: Modern Grand Prix Trial – Swiss rounds based on attendance, with a cut to top 8. Competitive REL.

1st wins a From the Vault: Realms, $50 in store credit and 2 byes at Grand Prix Boston
2nd wins $200 in Hairy T store credit
3rd & 4th each win $100 in Hairy T store credit
5th-8th each win $50 in Hairy T store credit

* Each additional player beyond 32 who enters this event will add $30 in HT store credit to the overall prize pool. This event is capped at 64 players.
 

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2:00PM Registration

3:00PM Start time

Format: Theros block Sealed Deck Grand Prix Trial – Swiss rounds based on attendance, with a cut to a top 8 draft. Competitive REL.

Pools will be pre-registered by our dedicated judge staff – simply build a deck and play; keeping the cards in your pool after the event is over!

1st wins $100 in Hairy T store credit and 2 byes at Grand Prix Washington DC
2nd wins $60 in Hairy T store credit
3rd & 4th each win $45 in Hairy T store credit

* This event is capped at 32 players.
 

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3:00PM Registration

4:00PM Start time

Format: Standard Grand Prix Trial – Swiss rounds based on attendance, with a cut to top 8. Competitive REL.

1st wins $150 in Hairy T store credit and 2 byes at Grand Prix Chicago
2nd wins $150 in Hairy T store credit
3rd & 4th win $50 in Hairy T store credit

* Each additional player beyond 24 who enters this event will add $20 in HT store credit to the overall prize pool. This event is capped at 64 players.
 

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All drafts will fire as soon as we have 8 players between 11:30 AM and 7 PM.

Cost to draft is dependent on format drafted:

$10 Theros block draft
$10 M14 draft
$10 Return to Ravnica block draft
$12 Odyssey Block Draft
$40 Modern Masters Draft

Additional draft formats may be added by request or at the Hairy T’s discretion.
All posted draft formats are available while supplies last

All players keep the cards they draft.
Draft winners get free entry into another draft of equal or lesser value!

* This event is single elimination
 

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All Standard Win a Box events will fire as soon as we have 8 players between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

The winner of each event will receive a booster box of Journey Into Nyx

* This event is single elimination
 

 

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2:00 PM Start Time
Pods will fire whenever we have 4 players until 8:00 PM.

$5 Entry per pod.

1st wins $15 in store credit
A random player also wins $5 in store credit per pod!

Multiplayer Commander Rules and Banned List will be in effect.
Special thanks to Chris Butler for volunteering to run Commander Pods at our PTQ.

 

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4:00PM Registration

5:00PM Start time

Format: Legacy Swiss – Rounds based on attendance, no cut to top 8.

Prizes based on attendance – 100% of entry fees for this tournament will go towards player prizes.

 

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4:00PM Registration

5:00PM Start time

Format: Modern Swiss – Rounds based on attendance, no cut to top 8.

Prizes based on attendance – 100% of entry fees for this tournament will go towards player prizes.

 

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– Team Tarantula

 

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Hairy T M15 PTQ: Vendors

 

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One of the lasting hallmarks of a Hairy T PTQ is our efforts to draw together vendors from both far and wide for each of these events, and our M15 PTQ will be no different. We’ve partnered with *NINE* other vendors for this PTQ to bring you the widest selection of MtG singles and some of the best prices on the Eastern seaboard. Check out the Vendor roster below and click on each bar to visit that Vendor’s website!


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– Team Tarantula

 

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