MTG Theros Pre-release 2013

Go to the Theros Prerelease and experience the newest Magic: The Gathering set a week before it goes on sale!

The Theros Prerelease presents players with a special opportunity to open a Prerelease Pack and begin their journey down the Hero’s Path. There are five Prerelease Packs to choose from; each color has a Heroic Path: White – Honor, Blue – Wisdom, Black – Ambition, Red – Battle, and Green – Might.

The Theros Prelease will also be players’ first opportunity to earn a Hero Card, which they can use to Face the Hydra at Theros Game Day. To learn more about the Hero’s Path, go to

Where Can I Play on September 21–22, 2013?

Prereleases are happening at local stores all over the world! Check out our tournament locator to find a local store Prerelease event near you. Contact your local store to confirm the event venue location, and see if preregistration is available.

What Happens There?

When you show up at a Prerelease you will be given the opportunity to play with the newest cards in the following formats:

Sealed Deck— Each player receives oneTherosPrerelease Pack to use for building a deck.

Two-Headed Giant Sealed— Each team of two players receives twoTheros Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Pack per player; players do not need to choose the same color.)

What Do I Get?

Each Prerelease Pack contains items designed specifically for the chosen Heroic Path.

  • 5 Theros booster packs
  • 1 seeded booster pack
  • 1 promo card
  • 1 Choose Your Path activity card
  • 1 Spindown™ life counter
  • 1 Hero’s Path Welcome Letter
  • 1 Hero Card

For this event, players may use the promo card included with the Prerelease Pack in their tournament deck.

The prize pool: Each Theros Prerelease Tournament will include two Theros booster packs per player. Contact your local Prerelease tournament organizer for specific entry fee, prize payout, and event information.

What Else Can I Do?

In addition to the main Prerelease Tournament event, some locations may offer open dueling.

Open Dueling— Open Dueling players each receive:

1 Theros Intro Pack

Open Dueling players use their Intro Pack to play against each other, as well as Prerelease tournament players who are between matches. All players should be encouraged to help teach Open Dueling participants how to play Magic.

Have Questions?

Players and tournament organizers who have general questions about Prerelease or any other Wizards of the Coast offerings should contact Customer Service or the WPN Support Team at, or call 800-324-6496 in North America, or check the global contact list for their local Customer Service office at