Magic The Gathering

Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir PPTQ Weekend!

The St. Charles Store is Proud to Present:

 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) are the first step for new players on their path to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. By winning a Preliminary PTQ, you will qualify for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ).

Tournaments will be run at Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level).

Saturday, February 21st | Format: Sealed Deck | $30 Entry Reg: 9:00 am | Start: 10:00 am

Saturday, February 21st | Format: Standard | $25 Entry Reg: 1:00 pm | Start: 2:00 pm

Sunday, February 22nd | Format: Modern | $25 Entry Reg: 12:00 pm | Start: 1:00 pm

Prize Payout:

1st Place: 1 booster box PLUS an invitation to participate in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ).

2nd - 4th: 12 packs each. 5th- 8th: 9 packs each.

Additional prizes based on attendance.

Khans of Tarkir Game Day & A StarCity Invitational Qualifier

This weekend is Pro-Tour Khans of Tarkir and for the first time since 2012 a Standard Pro-Tour event will be played without Shocklands, Sphinx's Revelations, or Pack Rats. The rotation shakes more than just the standard metagame but also the way that Magic will work into the future as it will be the last time that a 3 set Block and a Core Set will all rotate out at the same time, thanks to the change in the way that Wizards will be releasing sets in the future. If you want to see what the future of Standard looks like you should see what the pros decide to play, and you can watch all of that HERE

But once the dust settles and the cards shuffle their last in Honolulu this weekend there will be more Magic to play. Because next weekend (10/18 - 10/19) is Khans of Tarkir Game Day. And all 4 of the Fantasy Shop locations will be hosting Game Day events as they usually do, but this time there is an additional reward beyond the full art foils for everyone who comes in the top 4 of their local Game Day event. 

St. Charles:


South County:


St. Charles will be running it's very first StarCity Invitational Qualifier on Sunday the 19th of October (the winner of which will get $250 in cash!). And if you place in the top 4 of one of the Game Day events then you get to play in the StarCity IQ event ... For free. That means that 16 lucky players who invest $5 in the event entry of the Game Day Event of their local shop and play hard and have luck fall their way will get to play in a $30 event for free! 

So you'll have the opportunity to test the field and make last minute adjustments after Game Day to make sure that you have the best chance to put your best foot forward during the SCGIQ.


Another innovation from The Fantasy Shop!

Magic: Born of the Gods Game Day at Florissant

The Florissant Fantasy Shop had 30 players show up for Born of the Gods Game Day on Saturday, March 1st. While there were a handful of "stock" decklists amongst the crowd, for the most part we have a lot of brewers and tweakers amongst our ranks. This was also the first time we've recorded "feature matches" here, which is something we'll be continuing to do for Saturday Afternoon Magic and other Magic events moving forward. After five rounds, here's how the Top 8 shook out: Florissant Fantasy Shop Born of the Gods Gameday, Top8 Decklists

This Weekend: Born of the Gods Prerelease!

At all 4 Fantasy Shop Locations!


Each store will be holding a number of Prerelease events this coming weekend (2/1 - 2/2) and for more details on the times and types of events check out these links:

Saint Charles:
South County:

Prereleases are some of the most fun events that the Magic Community provides for players new and old! Check out the cards here: Visual Spoiler.

And for more information on the set as well as some great links to articles that will help you do your very best check out this link: Born of the Gods Prerelease Primer

The Fantasy Shop is Proud to Present a Weekend Full of Events!

Fantasy Shop Saint Charles

Customer Bazaar this Saturday, October 19th 12pm – 7pm 

Come one, come all! It’s time again for our Customer Bazaar. Do you have stuff to sell? This is the perfect opportunity to clear out your basement or attic of unwanted comics, games, statues, miniatures, and pretty much anything else related to what the Fantasy Shop carries. All you have to do is sign up, pay for your table, and any money you make during the bazaar is yours to keep! Sign up with your neighborhood friendly clerk soon, each table costs $25, and table space is limited to sixteen tables. We hope to see you there - at the St. Charles location!


All 4 Locations

Magic Game Day this Sunday, October 19 & 20

South County - Saturday, October 19th. Registration starts @ 6pm
Florissant - Sunday, October 20th. Registration starts @12pm
St. Charles - Sunday, October 20th. Registration starts @12pm
Maplewood - TBA 

Standard Constructed Format. Tournament Entry Fee: $5.00. Prizes based on Attendance. All participants receive an exclusive Game Day Promo Card (while supplies last). The top 8 players each receive an exclusive full-art Promo Card. In addition, the first place winner of Theros Game Day will receive an exclusive Champion Playmat. For more information about Magic the Gathering and MTG Game Day check out:


The Fantasy Shop St. Charles is Proud to Present:

Magic: The Gathering- Missouri 2013 States

Saturday October 5th

Format: Standard
Registration: 9:00AM
Event Begins: 10:00AM
Entry fee: $25.00

Swiss pairings with a cut to Top 8.
Rules enforcement level: competitive
(Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules.)
Deck lists are required.

Come and prove you are the best in the state of Missouri!

Prizes will be based on attendance.
Each player in the top half of the field will receive prizes.
(The prize pool will consist of 3 boosters of Theros per participating player.)

In addition to product prizes, Top 8 competitors will receive a commemorative championship playmat.

State Champion will also receive:
*2013Missouri State Champion plaque
*Playmat and ID card uniquely designed and produced for them

The Fantasy Shop is Proud to Present Theros Prerelease Events

The plane of Theros is ruled by a pantheon of all-powerful gods. Krakens, minotaurs, and other monsters threaten the safety of walled cities. Heroes rise to battle, bolstered by their devotion to the gods. Theros is a very dangerous land outside of the walled cities Meletis, Akris and Setessa. Nyx is the night sky, and home of the gods, it moves around each night. The five Gods are: Heliod, Erebos, Nylea, Thassa, and Purphoros. The gods can take multiple forms and walk among mortals. The planeswalker Elspeth Tirel will fight a Hydra and attracts the attention of Heliod. Elspeth doesn't want to be a hero and does not believe she will be called on to be a leader in a world of gods. Minotaurs are the rampaging savages of Theros.

Prerelease Event Details can be found at the following sites:

Saint Charles:


South County:


The Fantasy Shop Is Proud to Present: Magic The Gathering Core Set 2014 Pre-Release!

Each of the 4 Fantasy Shop locations will have multiple events to play in throughout the weekend and in multiple formats! Play in Sealed Events and build your deck from 6 boosters of M14 and face down great players in fun matches! Bring a friend to one of the 2-Headed Giant Events and build 2 decks from 8 boosters of M14 and square off against other teams in 2-on-2 single game matches! Either way, participate in a fun event where you can play with the cards before you can buy them!

Here are links to the events for each of the stores:


South County:



Fantasy Shop Saint Charles Presents:

Wednesday Night Magic Arena

Sealed Deck
Starting: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Ending: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM 

Cost: $20 (1 Guild Pack)

Regular Retail Price for any Additional Guild Packs (6 Boosters)/Boosters

Prizes: Gateway Foils for Participation (15 points)
Foil Premium Card for Top 3 Places (Min. 30 points)
Foil Premium Cards (2) given as door prizes (Min. 30 Points).

The format for the next Arena season is Return to Ravnica/Gatecrash Sealed Deck. 

Each player will receive one (1) Return to Ravnica Guild Pack - OR (1) Gatecrash Guild Pack - 

of their choice (while supplies last).  All 10 Guilds are available but supplies are limited.  If all Guild packs are gone, each entrant will receive 6 boosters of Return to Ravnica or 6 boosters of Gatecrash to build their deck.

Minimum deck size is 40 cards.  Basic lands will be provided.  Sideboard will consist of the rest of the cards in purchased pool. 

Each week, after the first, an additional booster of Return to Ravnica OR Gatecrash may be purchased and the cards used to modify the deck.

Avacyn Restored Prerelease!

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Saint Charles:

12:30 AM - Sealed Event: We will be getting pizza from Cecil Wittakers as well as having soda on hand for your caffeine needs. Entry Fee: $30

12:30 AM - 4 Round Sealed Event: This will be strictly 4 rounds regardless of the number of people. We know not everyone can stay up til 6 or 7 in the morning anymore. Entry Fee: $30

10:00 AM- Sealed Event: This will be our first Helvault event.  Unlock the new and awesome items from the Helvault. Entry Fee: $30

2:00 PM- Sealed Event: We will be offering an extra prize of 12 Free FNM Events* Entry Fee: $30

6:00 PM- Two Headed Giant: Extra prize of a “Couples Case.”  The case will have sleeves, playmates, and deck boxes for the top team to share. Entry Fee: $50 Per Team

South County:

12:30 AM - Helvault Sealed Event: Limited Seating Available (22 Seats), Pre-Registration Encouraged. Entry Fee: $25

12:00 PM- Sealed Event: Entry Fee: $25


1:00 PM Helvault Sealed Event: Limited Seating Available (22 Seats), Pre-Registration Encouraged. Entry Fee: $25

Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Event Info:

10:00 AM- Two Headed Giant: This will be our second Helvault.  If you didn’t get a chance to unlock the Helvault, or if you just can’t get enough, come on out and team up to open up a Helvault.

 2:00 PM- Sealed Event: Bring a newbie.  If you are new to Magic, know someone who is, or just don’t want all the competition to get prizes, this event is for you.  We’re distributing 2/3 of the prizes evenly between all of the players.

 5:00 PM- Sealed Event: Extra prizes for the top eight!  We will be giving out Ultra Pro Premium Binders.


1:00 PM Sealed Event: Limited Seating Available (22 Seats), Pre-Registration Encouraged. Entry Fee: $25

But wait, there’s more!

If you play in Friday Night Magic on April 27th, at either Saint Charles or South County you will get $5 off one of your entries during the prerelease.


At Saint Charles: $10 Booster Drafts out of Innastrad and Dark Ascension.  As soon as we get eight players, we fire off another pod.  Winner of the pod gets one free FNM or $15 off a prerelease event.

Saint Charles Booster box raffle is back!  Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5.  ALSO every sealed event or two headed giant entry will get you an entry into another booster box raffle. We’re drawing the winner on Monday, April 30th.  Winner of the raffle can pick up their prize on Friday, May 4th.