Many stores ask how to sanction their first Prerelease and how do they select PHD as their distributor of choice. To aid with this, we’ve created this step-by-step guide on how to create your first Prerelease and select PHD as your distributor.
Remember you are not limited to just one Prerelease. WPN Core level stores can sanction up to 3 events and Advanced level stores can sanction up to 6 events. There are two formats available, Sealed* and 2HG Sealed** and not all events have to be the same format. No other formats can be used. PHD must be selected for each event.
You will be using your Wizards Event Reporter (WER) as you would if you were sanctioning a normal Magic event.
Congratulations your sanctioning is complete!
You will have a confirmation email sent to you automatically from the WPN. This will be sent to the email you used to set up your WPN account. You should also see the Prerelease now listed on your Wizards Event Reporter events main page. If you don’t see it here, and don’t get an email back within a few minutes, please repeat the above as it failed to sanction. Most commonly this is because of the “Create” button being used as opposed to the “Create and Sanction” button when initially setting up the event.
*Sealed events are those where a set number of sealed booster packs are given to each play to construct a deck from. No other product other than basic lands can be added to this pool of cards. In Prereleases this is normally 6 booster packs. See instructions included with the Prerelease Kits for more details.
** 2HG (Two Headed Giant) Sealed events are team based. Players, or you, create teams of two (2) players. Each players is given four sealed booster packs each (eight for the team) to construct two (2) decks with which they will compete. No other product other than basic lands can be added to this pool of cards. See instructions included with the Prerelease Kits for more details. More details on 2HG can be found at: www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=judge/article/20091216a
For more information please contact:
- PHD – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your sales representative at PHD
- Organized Play Department at PHD – email@example.com
- Wizards Play Network – http://www.wizards.com/customerservice