Monarch Pre-Release Stores Revealed

15th Apr 2021 Legend Story Studios

We're pleased to present the full list of Monarch Pre-Release events worldwide! Events will be taking place worldwide throughout the weekend of 30 April to 2 May.

Our goal with this weekend was to give players a chance to participate in great events (COVID allowing!) and to get out and explore the different stores that make up the Flesh and community. We want to thank all the stores who have taken up the offer to host an event. We really appreciate your support of the community, and we hope you get a great turnout!

You'll see that many bigger cities have a number of events spread out over the course of the weekend, and we've also tried to reach out to a lot of stores in smaller communities as well. You can find a list of the events going on around the world here, and also check out a map of all the events via the link below. If you want to play, we suggest that you get in quickly - several events have already sold out, so if you want to play we suggest you contact your local store about booking a spot in the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the event format?

The main event will be Monarch sealed deck. You will get six boosters of Monarch First Edition to play with. We have provided stores with guidance on how to run the event, but the number of rounds, round length and whether to have a Top 8 playoff are decisions that we have left up to individual stores to make.

What is the entry fee?

Stores can charge up to USD30 / EUR30 / GBP30 / CAD45 / AUD45 / NZD45 or local currency equivalent.

What are the promo cards?

Each participant gets two cold foil promo-cards; one copy of Eclipse Existence and one copy of Ray of Hope. As part of the battle of Light versus Shadow that plays out across the Monarch set, you will be able to use these cards to build your deck if you wish.

Ray of Hope (2)
Eclipse Existence (3)

Do I have to open a hero or weapon token in order to play it?

No, players should separate all tokens from their card pool. The tournament organiser should collect any tokens that players are not using and place them in a general pool of hero/weapon tokens. If players require additional tokens to complete their deck, they should get them from the general pool.

My area is in lockdown - can my store run a webcam event and/or sell at home pre-release bundles?

Yes and yes. Both of these options are fine, but subject to the restriction that stores cannot start distributing pre-release materials until 3pm on Friday April 30th. You'll need to arrange with your store to collect your pre-release pack in time to participate if they are running a webcam based pre-release

Can I buy product / pick up pre-ordered product on pre-release weekend?

No. Release day is May 7 and you can collect or purchase product from stores from that date.

What other info is out there?

Check out the following for more details about the set and how to participate;

We hope you get the chance to play over Pre-Release Weekend and have a great time. Please remember that this is a casual event, and a number of players will be taking part for the first time. If you can take the time to help someone out with the rules, or some tips on how to build or play their deck, or anything else to make them feel welcome, that would be amazing! The store owners will be there to help out with any rules questions that you might have, but the main thing is to have fun, catch up with old friends, maybe even make some new ones, and crack some packs!

Good luck out there, and please stay safe.