Whether you're new to the game, a returning player, or just looking for a new place to play, Aether Game Cafe is the place for you. We run regular weekly events and carry the full line of in-print products.
Upcoming Special Events
8/15 - Tue - Oath of the Gatewatch League Starts - $22 entry fee
8/19 - Sat - Grand Modern Tournament - 1 pm - $25 entry fee - winner gets an underground Sea
8/20 - Sun - Legacy - 2 pm - $10 entry fee - new weekly event
8/26 - Sat - Commander 2017 Launch Event - 1 pm - $5 entry fee - winner gets free entry into Ixalan Pre-Release
9/1 - Fri - Fatal Push September
Tuesday - 6 pm - Sealed League - $22
Tuesday - 7 pm - Modern - $10 Entry Fee
Wednesday - 7 pm - Standard - $10 Entry Fee
Friday - Pods of 8 launch when full - Draft - $16.50 Entry Fee
Saturday - 1 pm - Modern - $10 Entry Fee
Sunday - 11 am - Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown - $10 Entry Fee
Sunday - 2 pm - Legacy - $10 Entry Fee (Non-Sanctioned)
Grand Modern Tournament
On August 19th at 1 pm we'll be hosting a Competitive Style Modern Format tournament. If less than 16 cut to top 4, if 16 or more cut to top 8. $25 entry fee. Winner gets an Underground Sea. A minimum of 8 players are required for the event to launch. Based on the number of players, additional prizes will be available to top finishers.
8+: 1st Place: Underground Sea
16+: 2nd Place Gets a Commander Anthology
24+: 3rd/4th Place Get a Planechase Anthology each
32+: 5th-8th Place Get an Archenemy: Nicol Bolis each
Starting Sunday August 20th we'll be hosting non-sanctioned Magic Legacy every week at 2 pm. 10 proxy maximum. $10 entry fee, $10 store credit per player prize pool.
Commander 2017 Launch Tournament
On Saturday August 26th we'll be celebrating the launch of Commander 2017 with a special multiplayer tournament. Utilizing your choice of one of the new, unadulterated Commander 2017 decks you'll play to compete for some fun prizes!
Starting at 1 pm players will be broken up into groups of 3-5 (preferably 3-4 but a pod of 5 may be unavoidable) and play 2 hour rounds utilizing these unmodified decks. Number of rounds depends on the number of players.
For every opponent you defeat, you will get an Amonkhet four sided die (while supplies last). Cost of entry is $5. If you buy the full set of 4 Commander decks from us entry is free!
Prizes based on the number of players:
4+: 1st Place gets one free entry into an Ixalan Pre-Release Event
8+: 2nd Place Gets free entry into a Draft or Constructed Event
12+: 1st Place gets two free entry into Ixalan Pre-Release, 2nd Place gets one.
16+: 1st Place gets two free entry into Ixalan Pre-Release, 2nd-4th Place gets one.
In Magic League, each player receives three booster packs and builds a 30-card minimum deck, adding any basic lands they need to their card pool. Players may play any number of matches. Matches are just one game, and each player may take one free mulligan per match. Each following week players add their choice of 1 booster pack to their card pool until the fourth and final week (for a total of 6 packs). No change to minimum deck size.
Each week, for every three losses a player may add their choice of 1 booster pack to their pool, with a limit of 1 pack per week obtained this way. Players can join the Magic League at any time during the four-week period. In addition to their initial booster pool, they receive boosters for the weeks they missed.
Starting Tuesday, August 15th, we'll be starting up a new League, with 1 pack of Battle for Zendikar and 2 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch as the base, as well as a League Deck Box and Amonkhet four sided die (while supplies last). Cost of entry is $22.
For every 3 wins players get their choice of a magic promo card released during a previous set from the current one.
Fatal Push September
In case you didn't hear, Fatal Push is the FNM Promo this September. What does that mean to you, the players?
Well, we'll be launching draft pods as usual, as they fill. A pod of 8 will have 4 Fatal Pushes in it, one to each of the top 4 players in the event, while supplies last.
If a pod of 6 is launched, there will be 3 to top 3, a pod of 10 would have 5 to top 5, while supplies last.
We will continue to launch pods and utilize these promo cards while supplies last, there is no cap to the number of pods we will launch in an evening, save that the last pod must start by 10 pm at the latest.
Draft is a casual format, for new and experienced players alike. Each player receives three booster packs, opens one booster pack and takes one single card without revealing it to the other players. Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to player on their left, each player then takes one card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been drafted. Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, they pass the pack to their right. After all those cards are drafted, they do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again. After this is done, we will provide basic lands, and each player will build a minimum 40 card deck, and play a 3 round tournament. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Regular draft cost of entry is $16.50, with a prize pool of 2 standard packs per player, distributed by record. Players keep all cards drafted. These events take place every Friday, the current set is Amonkhet. Pods of 8 launch when full.
Standard is a competitive constructed format. Cost of entry is $10. Depending on the number of players, there may be 3 or 4 rounds. Click here for Prize Structure of an 8+ person event.
Modern is a competitive constructed format. Cost of entry is $10. Click here for Prize Structure of an 8+ person event.
Commander is a very casual format where each player brings a commander deck containing 100 cards: 1 Commander and 99 others and plays in multiplayer games. Each deck may contain only one of any individual card, with the exception of basic lands. Cost of entry is $5.
Sealed is a casual format, for new and experienced players alike. Each player is given 6 booster packs to open, and from those packs, builds a minimum 40 card deck with the basic lands we provide. All unused cards are part of the player's sideboard. After deck construction, there is a 3-5 round tournament. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Cost of entry is $26, with a prize pool of 2 standard packs per player, distributed by rank or record. Players keep all cards opened.
Pauper is a complex but low cost constructed format. Players build a minimum 60 card deck and maximum 15 card sideboard using only cards that have been physically printed at least once at the common rarity. You may use as many basic lands as you would like, but are limited to up to 4 of any other card. Click here for the current banned list of pauper cards. Pauper is typically played in a multi-round tournament, usually between 3 and 5 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes.
Legacy is a constructed format that has no real restrictions on what sets can be used in your deck, though certain individual cards are banned, as are all silver bordered cards. The usual rules for constructed decks apply: a deck with a minimum of 60 cards and a side board of up to 15 cards, with no more than four of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard, excluding basic land cards. Click here for the current Legacy Banned Card List.<!-- This can be used for Game day, else use the other.