Guess what, it’s that time of year again……
EPIC 2013 Magic: The Gathering (Non-League) Draft - Note, this is not part of the draft league that takes place at various Icrontic events throughout the year.
Because I like notes: Info below subject to change as needed.
Date(s): Fri. June 28th, from 1:30pm-6pm
Format: Draft, maximum number of players is 16.
Set: Dragon's Maze-Gatecrash-Return to Ravnica (drafted in that order).
I will be the judge for this event. If you have any questions during the event, raise your hand, call out "Judge", and leave your hand up until I acknowledge you, because I could be dealing with multiple questions at a given time. For the sake of keeping the tournament running smoothly and in a timely manner (as well as my sanity), all rulings made by me are final.
Players are responsible for bringing any sleeves, tokens, dice, counters, etc. they wish to use during this event. I will provide paper and pens for keeping track of life totals and notes.
Decks are required to be a minimum of 40 cards, with no maximum. Whatever is not used in your main deck becomes your sideboard. As this is a casual tournament, you may change the cards in your deck between games, meaning you don't have to restore your deck to its initial build at the beginning of each match. You are of course, limited to the cards you draft plus any basic lands. After the draft is completed, players will be given approximately 20 minutes to construct their decks. I anticipate beginning play approximately one hour after the start of the draft.
The draft will be composed of 3 packs total: 1 pack each of Dragon's Maze-Gatecrash-Return to Ravnica (drafted in that order), and packs will be passed in a left-right-left manner. This means when drafting pack #1, you will pick a card and then pass the pack to the left, for pack #2, you will pass to the right, and then for pack #3, you will pass to the left again.
Each round lasts 50 minutes and there will be 3 rounds total. This will be a round-robin tournament, meaning even if you lose, you get to continue playing. Each match during each round will be played on a best 2 out of 3 basis. If a given match goes to time, the active player will finish his/her turn, and then the match will continue for 5 additional turns total (not for each player.) If the current game is not finished at the end of the 5 turns, that game will be declared a draw. The point value for each match (not game) result possible is given below:
Match Win = 3 points
Match Draw = 1 point
Match Loss = 0 points
At the end of three rounds, the person with the highest point total for a given draft will be the winner. In the case of a tie, the first tiebreaker will be the head to head result (if applicable). The second tiebreaker will be their respective opponents’ win/loss records. If still tied, there will be a one game (not a whole match, just one game!) playoff.
Ok, the part everyone really cares about!
First, tickets (if any) awarded for this event will be distributed as per standard EPIC rules, with any additional tickets to be awarded according to event results. Also as usual, I will be sponsoring additional prizes for the participants in this event. However, what these will be has yet to be determined and this thread will be updated with the information once I know what the prizes will be.
I will be giving out at least one secret door prize randomly (like last year), maybe more depending on how many people sign up.
I will close signup for this on Wednesday, June 12th at 6pm. This will give me time to get the product. I'm also going to answer a couple questions ahead of time, and will update this as needed.
Q. Do I get to keep the cards I draft?
A. Yes, regardless of how you do, the cards you draft are yours.
Q. Do I need to bring lands, or will they be provided?
A. They will be provided. I have plenty.
Please post in this thread if you wish to sign up for the draft. Also, post in this thread with any other questions you may have, and I will arrange to update this post with the answer. Remember, this is a casual event, so have fun!