MTG Commander 2019/20 Spring Season

The NEW Commander League is here!
4 Seasons, 10 weeks each, 4 winners and only 1 Champion!
There will be 2 games per week for a total of 20 games per season.
Who will win the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat? (Artwork to be comfirmed)

An 10-week long commander league, which will tally up points from week to week using the Prof’s EDH league achievement point system (http://www.mediafire.com/file/3xl9pji6kuv70yh/EDH_League.pdf).

There following changes will also apply:
1 – Green cards:10 are drawn out at random for each game. The green card ‘Figurehead’ is removed.
2 – Black cards: these can be requested at the start of each game by any player. A black card will be assigned at random in such instances.
3 – Red cards: ‘Infinite Combo’ is altered to read: “If any player demonstrates that a series (more than 1 different trigger, activation or spell) can be put on the stack an unlimited number of times, the player utilising this series loses 1 point for each iteration after the 4th.”
4 – Blue cards: points gained from blue cards are capped at 2 points per game.
5 – 3 points are awarded to the winner of each pod.
6 – Games are to last 90 minutes. Game one will start at 7pm prompt. Late entrants will form a separate pod but will have less time to complete their games.
7 – Each player’s final league score will be based on their best 10 game scores.
8 – *NEW* There is 1 Bonus Point in Game 2 you use a different deck from your Game 1 deck.
9 – Pods will be created at random for game 1, then players will be paired against those with similar results from their 1st game (pod winners play one another, etc.)

At the end of the 10 weeks, your points total of your best 10 games will determine your final placing in the league.

The winner will also receive the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat! They will also play in the ‘Champions Pod’ where the winners of each season will battle it out for the title of the ‘Alpha Commander’.

Each week, entry is the cost of just £5. For each player we will add 1 booster to the prize pool. The prize pool is then split at the end of the league.

We will also add various promos to the pool. Everyone will get a prize at the end, but the higher you place the more bounty you shall receive! There won’t be a promo for every week now, but there’s still plenty of shiny goodness to be won!

MTG Standard Showdown

£5 entry
Ample Parking
Food and drink for sale on site.
Beginners are as welcome as experienced MTG players.

Need advice on your deck? Show up from our store opening time at 11am to discuss your ideas with our great MTG community.

Each week, you could win a rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, a premium basic land or a premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


This tournament is all about throwing down and discovering which decks can bust Standard wide open. The Standard format is brand new with Ixalan! Will the Pro Tour juggernauts dominate? Or will your dark-horse contender rise above the fray? The next iconic Standard deck could be yours!

Standard Showdown events have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x. This challenge is strictly Standard. So how about some tips if you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your creative fire!

MTG Standard Showdown

£5 entry
Ample Parking
Food and drink for sale on site.
Beginners are as welcome as experienced MTG players.

Need advice on your deck? Show up from our store opening time at 11am to discuss your ideas with our great MTG community.

Each week, you could win a rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, a premium basic land or a premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


This tournament is all about throwing down and discovering which decks can bust Standard wide open. The Standard format is brand new with Ixalan! Will the Pro Tour juggernauts dominate? Or will your dark-horse contender rise above the fray? The next iconic Standard deck could be yours!

Standard Showdown events have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x. This challenge is strictly Standard. So how about some tips if you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your creative fire!

Warhammer Underworlds Tournament

Welcome to our New Shadespire event!
£10 entry if booked in advance, £15 on the day.

PLEAE NOTE – There will be no Trophy for this event but there will be Tokens and Cards. Everyone will get a prize!

The event will be using the Matched play rules as found in the WU: Underworlds Rulebook.

Best of three matches.You’ll declare your Warband and Deck at Registration (and use the same all day) rather than choose at the start of each game.

The event will consist of 3 or more rounds depending on the number of players. (1-8 = 3 rounds, 9-16 = 4 rounds, etc.)

Round 1 starts at 12 noon.

Timings:

Each round will last 90 minutes. The first round draw will be a random draw but 2nd and subsequent rounds will be done by swiss. There will be a short 5-10 minute break between the games. If time is called in the round and you are still playing complete the game round you are on (activation and end phase) and proceed to the Victory phase (skipping any further rounds if you haven’t started them).

What do you need to bring:

– a WU Warband (models & matching fighter cards)
– at least 1 WU board
– a set of dice, objectives 1-5 and set of tokens you’ll need to play a game of WU with
– a minimum 20 card power deck
– a 12 card objective deck

Standard Deck construction rules apply as found in the rulebook and any Errata’s and FAQ’s including any banned and restricted cards.

At the end of the game work out who has won using standard Victory conditions after the End Phase of Round 3 (see the Rulebook for more info). Play a best of 3.

Liam Hearne: Airbrushing Masterclass Course

The course is divided into two days. The first takes airbrushing beginners through the basics and the second builds on newly developed skills and knowledge to demonstrate the great effects that can be achieved with this tool.

Cost of the 2-day course will be £120 and will need to be paid in advance.
Payment is currently only being accepted via PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer as our website is currently offline.
Please contact us for the details.

For those wishing to travel to this event and stay overnight there are several B&B’s in and around Stanton and in nearby Bury St Edmunds there is also a Travelodge.

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The aim of this 2 day course is for you to be able leave on the Sunday confident in being able to create beautiful airbrushed transitions on your miniatures and absolute confidence in using your airbrush.

On day 1 we are going to focus on the basics of airbrushing, this will include understanding, cleaning and maintaining your airbrush as well as possible applications including how different paints will act differently depending on how they are applied. By the end of the day you will have the confidence to operate and maintain your airbrush as well as be able to create a smooth blended transition.

Day 2 we will focus on more advanced techniques including glazing, filtering preshading, working with low pigment colours and most importantly creating blended transitions on smaller surfaces. By the end of the day you will understand, and have practiced, some of the more advanced techniques related to airbrushing.

What you need to bring.
– You will need to bring with you an airbrush and compressor
– you will need a vehicle and a few infantry of your choice already built and primed.

MTG Standard Showdown

£5 entry
Ample Parking
Food and drink for sale on site.
Beginners are as welcome as experienced MTG players.

Need advice on your deck? Show up from our store opening time at 11am to discuss your ideas with our great MTG community.

Each week, you could win a rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, a premium basic land or a premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


This tournament is all about throwing down and discovering which decks can bust Standard wide open. The Standard format is brand new with Ixalan! Will the Pro Tour juggernauts dominate? Or will your dark-horse contender rise above the fray? The next iconic Standard deck could be yours!

Standard Showdown events have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x. This challenge is strictly Standard. So how about some tips if you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your creative fire!

War of the Spark Planeswalker Event [Sealed]

War of the Spark Planeswalker Event!
The new and improved Store Championship!

Play a Sealed event for this awesome set and grab a cool foil promo if you do (while stocks last.1 per customer).
For this event you can use any colour of mana to cast planeswalkers!! So whatever you play, you can use all the Planeswalkers you pulled!!

3pm.
£22 entry.
6 boosters.
3 rounds.
Additional boosters added to prizes.
Game Mat for the winner.
Promos & prizes given on completion of the event.

Adeptus Titanicus 2000 points Tournament

The God-Engines walk to war! Be it in the name of the Emperor of Mankind or the Dark Gods of Chaos many Engines will perish this day!

Head on down to join the battle at Alpha Games first event for the awesome Adeptus Titanicus.

2000 point lists.
2.5 hour rounds.

Doors open and registration at 10am
Round 1 Start- 10:30
Round 1 Finish – 13:00
Lunch Break
Round 2 Start – 13:45
Round 2 Finish – 16:15
Round 3 Start – 16:30
Round 3 Finish – 19:00

We will be using all the normal rules and also the “stray shots” extra rule.
There will be no painting requirement and proxy weapons will be allowed at this event as long as you have a clear list of weapons for your opponent to view.

Entry for this event will be £10 if booked in advance and £15 on the day.

  • Unit 7 Shepards Grove (West)

  • Stanton

  • Bury St Edmunds

  • IP31 2AR

  • 01359 250707

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