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 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:



Magic Core Set 2013 Pre-Release Information

Thus endeth the era of Titans ... er, well ... at least it signals the endeth. Cause they won't rotate out until October when Return to Ravnica releases. But this is the set that will begin to shade in the colors of the new format. All 4 locations will be holding Pre-releases for Magic 2013 and if you want to learn more about the times and details for each of those events you need to check out Facebook. We've got some event pages that you can check out that unveil more of the information concerning start times, entry prices, and more information that you'll want to know if you want to attend these great events.

Saint Charles: Information concerning the entire weekend's events can be found HERE

South County: Midnight Event Information can be found HERE. Saturday's Event information can be found HERE

Florissant: Saturday Event information can be found HERE

Maplewood: Saturday Event information can be found HERE

These events are going to be awesome and you know you'll want to get in on the action. Check in the stores for more information concerning prize structures as well as special events. Also, you'll want to make sure you get your hands on this bad-mama-jama:

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.

Worldwake Is Coming!

Zendikar is widely considered to be the most exciting new set since Time Spiral and certainly when paired with the excitement and success of Magic 2010 it is without question that we are in a new and interesting age of Magic: The Gathering. Well with Worldwake on it's way it is certainly time to start reevaluating the upper limit of our ability to be excited as some of the cards they have revealed are downright thrilling ... and that's just the cards they've revealed! Building on Zendikar's deceptively powerful Landfall as well as the tribal mechanics that permeate through the sets and the introduction of the Sliver/Rebels/Mercenaries style creatures known (and feared) as Allies it certainly seems that there is ample reason to be excited about where Magic: The Gathering is headed. With the announcement that the third set of Zendikar block will also be the size of a Base Set instead of an Expansion Set certainly also seems to indicate that the Ladies and Gentleman at Wizards of the Coast are going to try and see just how much they can play around with preconceived notions of what we've come to expect when it comes to M:TG. Worldwake includes new variations on Landfall as well as interesting new cards in every color as well as perhaps the first immediately competitively playable Legendary Rare. The PreRelease is this weekend (1/30 & 1/31) and with 6 Sealed events, One 2 Headed Giant event, and Booster Drafts all weekend long on the docket it certainly seems like it might be time to head out to Saint Charles and get a good long look at the newest addition to the Magic Family. For More Details on start times and pricing either click on the Events Calendar link to your right or CLICK HERE. What follows is just a sampling of the cards that will make their debut next weekend: