Announcing Calling - Auckland 2021

2nd Nov 2020 Alan Hale

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The fanfare of trumpets are sounding off and the crowds are building up a roar in anticipation as all eyes turn to Auckland towards the end of next January as the Calling tournament series makes its long-awaited return! Legend Story Studios (LSS) is proud to announce that the first Calling event of 2021 will be operated in partnership with Card Merchant to bring a full weekend of high profile events! Showcasing Blitz, Crucible of War Team Sealed Deck, and Arcane Rising Sealed Deck and Draft gameplay formats, while also offering $10,000 of cash prizes, Professional Tournament Invitations, and Golden Cold Foil Legendary prize cards!

With the buzz of 100% great games now in the air, be sure to pack your binders, boots, and boxes as you take to the road and make way to the best Flesh and Blood Trading Card Game event that there is. You have been called!


Calling Weekend - Auckland 2021

Date: Friday 29th January - Sunday 31st January
Venue: Card Merchant West City, Shop S290, West City, Catherine Street, Henderson, Auckland 0612

Friday 29th January 2021 - Battle Hardened (Crucible of War Team Sealed Deck)

Operated & hosted by Card Merchant

Warm-up for the weekend of games ahead by teaming up and facing off against the Game Development staff of Flesh and Blood with 2 of your friends in the first official Team Sealed Deck event! Teams are comprised of three members each and a whopping total of 18 booster packs! There will be plenty of prizes and bragging rights to be earned as any team that takes down the Game Development staff will be rewarded with a prize bounty!


This is an open-entry tournament (no invitation or qualification is required, anyone can play!)

Start Time: 4 pm

Entry Fee: $40.00NZD per player

Format: Crucible of War Team Sealed Deck

Saturday 30th January 2021 - PTI Qualifier (Arcane Rising Sealed Deck)

Operated & hosted by Card Merchant

The Arcane Rising limited formats finally make their debut on the grand stage of organised play with a Professional Tournament Invitation Qualifier! A seriously large amount of booster prizes are up for grabs in the flashback of this format, as well as Cold Foil heroes to the Top 8, and not to mention $1,000 of store credit and a Golden Cold Foil Arcanite Skullcap! Whether it's fire & lightning, bows & arrows, sword & sorcery, or inventions that no-one else can understand, bring your mastery of the arcane to the forefront of tournament play!


This is an open-entry tournament (no invitation or qualification is required, anyone can play!)

Doors Open: 9 am

Player Meeting: 9:30 am

Start Time: 10 am

Entry Fee: $60.00NZD

Format: Arcane Rising Sealed Deck - Swiss rounds with a cut to a Top 8 Arcane Rising Draft.

Tournament Structure

Players will be provided with 6 Arcane Rising Unlimited Booster Packs to build their deck within a 30 minute period.

A number of Swiss rounds will be played based on attendance. Swiss rounds are best of one and will be 30 + 5 minutes in duration.

The Top 8 players after swiss rounds will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoffs. The format of the Top 8 will be Arcane Rising Draft.

Top 8 matches are best of one. Top 8 matches have no time limit. (Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace. Slow play penalties will be enforced.)

For each Top 8 match, the player that finished higher in the Swiss portion of the event chooses to play first or second.

Champion PTI (Professional Tournament Invite)
+ Ira, Crimson Haze Cold foil
+ Golden Cold Foil Arcanite Skullcap
+ $1000 Store Credit
Finalist Ira, Crimson Haze Cold foil
+ 1 sealed Case (4 boxes) of players choice from in stock sets
Semi-finalist Ira, Crimson Haze Cold foil
+ 1 booster box of players choice from in stock sets
Quarter- finalist Ira, Crimson Haze Cold foil
+ 12 boosters of players choice from in stock sets
9th - 16th 6 booster packs of players choice from in stock sets

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Sunday 31st January 2021 - Calling Main Event (Blitz)

Operated by Legend Story Studios & hosted by Card Merchant

The weekend of gaming, trading, and priceless memory-making culminates with the Calling Main Event! Put your Blitz skills to the test as the most spirited of players congregate to prove that they are the stuff of legend and are able to raise the oh-so-desired trophy, stamping their name into history, claiming the glory and incredible amounts of cash and special prizes!


This is a professional level open entry tournament (no invitation or qualification is required, anyone can play!)

Doors Open: 9 am

Player Meeting: 9:45 am

Start Time: 10 am

Entry Fee: $60.00NZD

Registration: Online Registration coming soon

There is a player cap of 148 (with the potential to increase if space becomes available)

Format: Blitz Constructed - Swiss+3 rounds with Top 8

(128 or less is 10 rounds, 129+ is 11 rounds)

Decklists are required and can be downloaded from here, Deck Registration sheet.


Tournament Structure

A number of Swiss rounds will be played based on attendance. Swiss rounds are best of one and will be 30 + 5 minutes in duration.

The Top 8 players after swiss rounds will advance to the Top 8 double-elimination playoffs. The format of the Top 8 will remain to be Blitz

Top 8 matches are best of one. Top 8 matches have no time limit. (Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace. Slow play penalties will be enforced.)

For the first three rounds of the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss portion of the event chooses to play first or second. For all other rounds in the Top 8, the player who chooses to play first or second will be determined randomly.

Champion $1200 + Golden Cold Foil Extended Art Fyendal's Spring Tunic + Professional Tournament Invite (PTI)
Finalist $900 + Random drop Gold Cold Foil Legendary + PTI
3rd $700 + Random drop Gold Cold Foil Legendary + PTI
4th $600 + Random drop Gold Cold Foil Legendary + PTI
5th - 6th $500 + Random drop Gold Cold Foil Legendary + PTI
7th - 8th $400 + Random drop Gold Cold Foil Legendary + PTI
9th - 32nd $200

All participants will also receive an exclusive Calling playmat featuring the Welcome to Rathe all-star, Sigil of Solace!

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For additional inquiries please contact op@fabtcg.com with TCAKL21 as the subject line.