Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Prerelease Kit


I’m so excited to share our Kamigawa Neon Dynasty (NEO) Prerelease Kit with all of you! Prereleases are some of the most fun events you can run as a judge but they can be challenging, especially for anyone who hasn’t judged live magic in quite some time (which is likely a lot of us.) We’ve put together these resources to help you prepare for your event and make the experience a great one for you and your players. Included you will find a rules primer for NEO mechanics, checklists to help you prepare, a quick guide to Two-Headed Giant, and our NEO prerelease Bingo card for you to fill out at your event!

Remember that these resources (with the exception of our helpful rules primer) are suggestions to help you create the event that fits best into your situation. Use what makes sense for you and change what you need.

We plan to offer new versions of this resource kit for each prerelease. We have separated the resource kit into set specific resources, which will change with each new set such as the rules primer, and evergreen resources that will remain the same for each set, such as our guide to Two-Headed Giant. The links below will let you download the full set or either of the two subsets as a zipped file folder, or access each of the individual documents.

Most importantly: Let us and your fellow judges know how things go! With events happening all over the world, there’s nothing like signing on to social media and seeing pictures and hearing stories from all over. If something funny happens at your event, you have an idea you want to share, you fill out your bingo card, or just want to show us the packed event you’re judging, let us know! Post your stories and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, or any other social media using the hashtag #JudgeNeo or tag Judge Academy on Facebook!

Resource Kits

Full NEO Prerelease Kit
NEO Prerelease- Set Specific Resources
JA Prerelease Kit – Evergreen

Individual Resources – Set Specific

NEO Rules Primer Page 1
NEO Rules Primer Page 2
NEO Judge Announcement Cheat Sheet
NEO Prerelease Bingo Card 

Individual Resources – Evergreen

Guide to Two-Headed Giant
Pre-Event Prerelease Judge Checklist
Pre-Event Prerelease Tournament Organizer Checklist
Prerelease Announcements Checklist