Many stores ask how to sanction their first Prerelease and how do they Coqui Hobby Distribution 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 Coqui Hobby Distribution 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. Coqui Hobby Distribution 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.
STEP 1: Log InOpen your copy of Wizards Event Reporter (WER) and Log in as normal.
STEP 2: Schedule New EventOnce in WER click on “Schedule New Event” at the top right of the page. It should be colored green.
STEP 3: Set Event Options
On the “Event Options” menu, that now opens, select the following:
Organization: Select your store from the drop down menu
Game: Magic: the Gathering
Sanctioning Rule: Prerelease – M14
Event Name: Whatever you want to call the event. It doesn’t appear anywhere else but on your computer
Play Location: Select the location, from the drop down menu, that you want to use. Usually this will only be your store.
Date: Select either day you want to run the event(s) on 2013/07/13 or 2013/07/14 from the drop down menu
Event Information: This can be left blank
Format: Select either Sealed Deck or 2HG Sealed Deck from the drop down menu. Note: No other format can be used for Prereleases. Each event doesn’t need to be the same format.
Pairing Method: Swiss. Other options are available but Swiss will ensure optimal play experience.
Email: Should be auto-filled with your store email
Phone: Should be auto-filled with your store phone number.
Url: Should be auto-filled with your store’s Url if you have one.
After filling in all the above event information, click on the large, green, middle button, at the bottom of the screen, “Create and Sanction Event”.
STEP 4: Select Coqui Hobby Distribution as your Distributor
A new menu will now open that says: Please select your distributor. Select the same distributor for all events.
From the drop down menu select Coqui Hobby Distribution. Note with each of your events you will need to select Coqui Hobby Distribution
Once you have selected Coqui Hobby Distribution click the middle green button “Next”
STEP 5: Pop-up ReminderYou will now get a pop-up reminder. Read this and then click on the middle green button “Next”.
STEP 6: Sanction your EventYou will now have the “Sanctioning Summary”. This is a final check of everything you selected. Take a moment to check this. If all is correct click on the green “Sanction” button at the bottom left.
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 player 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:
- Coqui Hobby Distribution – info@firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your sales representative at Coqui Hobby Distribution
- Ian Richards – Director of Organized Play, Coqui Hobby Distribution – email@example.com
- Wizards Play Network – http://www.wizards.com/customerservice