Black Friday Deals!

Black Friday Deals!

Thanksgiving is here, and that means Black Friday deals are on the way! We'll open up at our regular time on Friday (11am) and starting immediately, we'll have these deals running:

  • ANY 10 comics - from the rack or from the back issues boxes - for $15 (but you've got to buy 10)
  • All other products - get 10% off for each $10 you spend, to a maximum of 40% off (excluding Magic booster boxes & From the Vault: Transform)
  • Iconic Masters booster boxes for $160 - save $80 off MSRP!

Come on in and save some money!

Delayed Delivery - Items on Sale Nov. 15, 2017

Delayed Delivery - Items on Sale Nov. 15, 2017

Unfortunately, it looks like our weekly comic delivery will be delayed this week due to circumstances out of our control (it looks like UPS may have misplaced our boxes, but we don't know for sure) - I sincerely apologize to all of our customers, we'll post an update when we get more information or, if by some miracle, our delivery does arrive on time. 

Thanks in advance for your patience :(

Modern PPTQ - July 23rd

Modern PPTQ - July 23rd

Hey everyone, just wanted to make a post formally announcing our first PPTQ at The Dark Side. The format will be Modern, entry is $25 - we've already begun pre-registration, so come on in and reserve your spot (we have space for only 32 players).

The winner of the PPTQ will qualify for a regional PTQ for the first Pro Tour of 2018 (Rivals of Ixalan).

Friday Night Magic - Additions to the Schedule

Friday Night Magic - Additions to the Schedule

I'm happy to announce today that we'll be making some additions to our normal Friday Night Magic schedule - up until now we've only offered a $5 Standard tournament on Fridays, and they've been popular enough, but as time as worn on it occurred to us that we don't have to pigeonhole our Fridays into one format. Why not add some?!

  1. And so we'll be adding our most popular format - Commander - to our regular Friday night schedule at 7pm*, and 
  2. To celebrate the release of Modern Masters 2017, we'll also be hosting a Modern Masters 2017 draft on Fridays as well at 6pm! Entry to MM3 drafts will be $30, with 1.5 Standard-legal packs in the prize pool per players.

Pre-Order Modern Masters 2017 - $224.99!

Pre-Order Modern Masters 2017 - $224.99!

Hey everyone! I've got some good news today if you're a Magic player interested in Modern Masters 2017 - and that is that we'll be accepting pre-orders for boxes of the set at $224.99 (we'll also be selling them for the same price upon release).

The set releases next Friday, March 17th - and if you haven't already - check out the incredible cards that are being reprinted in the set at mythicspoiler.com

We'll be drafting Modern Masters 2017 as often as we can after release. Stay tuned to our event calendar!

Play Standard, Get Rewarded!

Play Standard, Get Rewarded!

Hey everyone, lots of stuff happening this week at The Dark Side, but one of the most exciting things is a new program, from Wizards of the Coast, to reward our Magic players just for playing Standard at the shop. 

Here's the deal - participate in six Standard events between Feb. 13th and April 16th - and you'll receive one promo rare dual land from a Standard-legal set (take a look at what you might get here*). These can be any Standard events at all, including Friday Night Magic events or our new Saturday Afternoon Showdown :)

Hope to see you here on Saturdays!

*According to the Wizards Play Network (WPN) website, the actual promo cards sent out could differ from these

Two More Ways to Play Magic Each Week...

Two More Ways to Play Magic Each Week...

The Dark Side is very happy to announce two new additions to our weekly schedule of Magic: The Gathering events - Monday Night Modern & Saturday Afternoon Standard. 

First, as the name suggests, Monday Night Modern will be the first regular Modern event on our schedule. To make this possible, we will be expanding our store hours on Monday so that we close at 10pm rather than 7pm (which will our hours on Monday closer in line with the rest of the week). Considering that players can invest significant amounts of money into their Modern decks, we really want to make these events worth their time. To that end, the entry fee for this event will be $10, which will allow us to put 3 booster packs in the prize pool per player (compared to a $5 entry and 1.5 packs per player at our typical Magic events). The prizes will paid out to the top half of finishers at the event.

In addition to the new Modern event on Mondays, we'll be adding a second Standard event to our calendar each week. These Standard events will be held on Saturdays at 12pm - and like our Modern events, these are intended to have a slightly more competitive feel than Friday Night Magic. Entry fee will be $10, and we'll put 3 packs in the prize pool per player.

These events have already been added to the store calendar - let us know what you think, and we hope to see you there!

Prerelease @ 10:30am!!

Prerelease @ 10:30am!!

Hey everyone, it looks like we've avoided some of the worst weather and the roads are relatively ice-free. We're going to go ahead with the prerelease this morning, but just to give everyone a little extra time on the road we're pushing it back by 30 minutes. 

So, prerelease this morning @ 10:30am!! Bring yourself, maybe a snack, and some card sleeves - that's all you'll need!

Closed for Now (Friday, Jan. 13)

Closed for Now (Friday, Jan. 13)

Unfortunately, due to the icy conditions outside, The Dark Side is going to have to close today, Friday, Jan. 13. Ice was already building up on my windshield on the way here this morning, and the parking lot and sidewalks here are very slippery. Because this weather is expected to continue throughout the day, conditions may only worsen as time passes. We do not want our customers risking injury to head to the shop - PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS AND STAY SAFE. If, however, the weather and roads clear, we'll reopen later this afternoon or evening. For now, Friday Night Magic is cancelled :(

Tentatively, prerelease is still scheduled to start tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am, but we will reevaluate the situation and, when we can, we'll announce a decision on whether or not to postpone the prerelease.