JoyRide Entertainment celebrates Gen Con with first Fullmetal Alchemist TCG World Championships

Aug 4th 2006
August 4, 2006. Last year, Gen Con Indy was the big coming-out party for JoyRide Entertainment and the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG. Next week, JoyRide will culminate FMA TCG's fantastic first year with another jam-packed Gen Con, including the first annual Fullmetal Alchemist TCG World Championships!



If you haven't already qualified for Worlds, you can do so in one of five qualifying events on Thursday, Aug. 10 or Friday, Aug. 11; the top 20% finishers in each event (minimum four) will qualify for the World Championships. The main event itself starts Saturday, Aug. 12 (all entrants are required to submit their deck lists by 10:50 a.m.), with the final rounds the morning of Sunday, Aug. 13. There are a bunch of other cool tournament events taking place all weekend, including Alchemists' Gate preview tournaments and an Alchemists' Challenge tournament Friday night where you can play against the JoyRide staffers and win a display box of cards if you beat them! Just head for the North Club Lounge to get in on the action!



If tournament action isn't your cup of tea, stop by the JoyRide booth (#1227) for demos, promo cards, gunslinging, or just to hang out with fellow FMA TCG players. Oh, and did we mention Alchemists' Gate? Yes, you can buy the new expansion for Fullmetal Alchemist TCG at the JoyRide booth, limit one display box/12 packs per person per day. Supplies are limited, so shop early and shop often!



The Transmutation binders will also be offered at Gen Con, so if you haven't picked one up yet, this will be the last convention where you can get your hands on one. This is also the first time that cards for the Alchemists' Brotherhood will be offered for sale, with a special tournament only for Alchemists' Brotherhood members on Sunday.



Finally, JoyRide will be extending its "buy a box, get a transmutation card" offer this year, but with a little difference. First, the minimum purchase is 24 packs, all purchased at one time. Second, you'll get a random transmutation card from Alchemists' Gate, virtually guaranteeing that you won't get a card you already have. And, as always, you can get a free heavy-duty (HD) leader card for every $20 you spend at the JoyRide booth.



Gen Con Indy should be a blast, and JoyRide will be at the center of it all, with great events and promotions for Fullmetal Alchemist TCG!







Gunslinging Times

(All gunslinging takes place at the booth)



Edward Bolme

Saturday, 1-3 p.m.



Jason Winter

Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Friday, 3-5 p.m.



Trevor McGregor

Thursday, 3-5 p.m.



Ian Ryan

Thursday, 1-3 p.m.

Friday, 11-1 p.m.

Saturday, 3-4 p.m.





Thursday, August 10

World Qualifier Speed Draft - 2pm (Open to all players who haven't already qualified for the 2006 World Championship) $18.00. Gen Con Code TCG00147

Alchemist Gate Pre-Release - 3 p.m. (All players receive Alchemist's Gate promo card) $24.00. Gen Con Code TCG00152

World Qualifier Constructed Format - 6pm (Open to all players who haven't already qualified for the 2006 World Championship) $6.00. Gen Con Code TCG00149

Alchemist Testing Grounds - 8 p.m. (Speed Draft format, all players receive Alchemist Testing Grounds promo card) $12.00. Gen Con Code TCG00155

Friday, August 11

World Qualifier Constructed Format - 11am (Open to all players who haven't already qualified for the 2006 World Championship) $6.00. Gen Con Code TCG00151

Alchemist Gate Pre-Release - 1 p.m. (All players receive Alchemist's Gate promo card) $24.00. Gen Con Code TCG00153

World Qualifier Speed Draft - 2pm (Open to all players who haven't already qualified for the 2006 World Championship) $18.00. Gen Con Code TCG00148

World Qualifier Constructed Format - 6:00pm (Open to all players who haven't already qualified for the 2006 World Championship) $18.00. Gen Con Code TCG00150

Alchemist Challenge - 9 p.m. (Speed Draft format, beat a JoyRide staffer, win a box of product) $12.00. Gen Con Code TCG00156

Saturday, August 12

Fullmetal Alchemist TCG World Championship - 11am (Registration starts at 10:00am. Must be qualified to participate) Free. Gen Con Code TCG00162

Xenotime Regional Championship - 2 p.m. (First to qualify for 2007 World Championship, all players receive an Envy, Homunculus promo card) $4.50. Gen Con Code TCG00160

Tournament of Champions - 8 p.m. (Dinner provided, open to all players who have won a Sensei's Trial, Regional Championship, Tournament at Gen Con, Alchemist Challenge, or any of the top 16 at 2006 Worlds) $6.00. Constructed using Alchemists' Gate.

Sunday, August 13

Alchemist's Gate Pre-Release - 11 a.m. (All players receive Alchemist's Gate promo card) $24.00. Gen Con Code TCG00154

FMA TCG Alchemist Brotherhood Tournament - 12 p.m. (Super Deformed Constructed, Alchemists' Gate is legal, great prizes for everyone, must be a member of the Alchemists' Brotherhood to participate) Free. Gen Con Code00161

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