The Gathering’s “Commander Sealed” charity event in New York


Hello and welcome, players, collectors and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, the first trading card game from Wizards of the Coast! Around this time last year, we wrote an article promoting a Commander Sealed charity event hosted by Just Games Rochester, which was scheduled for September 25, 2021. Well, we went to this event and it was beautiful. This year, the organizers of this event will host another one with four seats!

The poster for Just Games Rochesterthe Commander Sealed event on September 17, 2022. This will be a major event Magic: The Gathering Commander event to benefit the Trevor Project. Poster illustrated by @rope_arrow.

The “Commander Sealed”, the third event of its kind, will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the atrium of the Village Gate in Rochester, New York. There are seats for 256 players, and so far around 60 seats have already been purchased as of this writing. The Village Gate address is below:

Village gate square
274 Goodman Street North
Rochester, NY 14607

Tickets will benefit The Trevor Project, a charity that supports LGBTQIA+ youth through crisis intervention and suicide prevention. According to the tournament organizer, Dean Goat from Rochester, NY, last year’s Commander Sealed event raised over US$4,500 for the illustrious and vital charity.

As for what you will get when entering this event, each player receives 17 boosters of various Magic: The Gathering expansion sets with which to create your own 100-card Commander deck. At that point, a large series of multiplayer games will begin: groups of 4 players each will compete, with the winner of each group advancing to meet the other winners in more games of Commander until an ultimate champion be crowned!

For more information about this event, you can visit the Just Games Rochester webpage for the event by clicking here, or scan the QR code in the image above to access it. You can also check out The Trevor Project website by clicking here for more information on their services. In the meantime, do you plan to visit Rochester, NY, for this event? Have you ever played in a major Magic: The Gathering an event like this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Posted in: Card Games, Games, Magic: The Gathering, Tabletop, Wizards of the Coast | Tagged: charity event, commander, Sealed Commander, EDH, magic, MTG, TCG, The Trevor Project, WotC

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