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The (Modern) Decktester Tournament


over 2 years ago

It's been a while

Hello to all who took their precious time to access this blog and read this sentence. I am here again to run yet another tournament. This time, though, I'll switch things up.

As you know, during the events of my forum post for an upcoming tournament, I asked the community if they're willing to participate in yet another tournament. Two responses later (special thanks to Roarmaster and Fergusisthebest), and here I am, writing this blog. Contrary to the previous two tournaments, where I play against myself with two decks submitted by the participants, this time, players will play their decks 1 on 1 against their opponents on the well-known online mtg website known as Cockatrice.

Registering for a cockatrice account is not mandatory, but it is essential that you have downloaded the cockatrice program in order to participate as a player and/or spectator.

Preparing for a tournament of this calibre is quite difficult, due to time zone issues and balancing the time required for matches alongside daily business.  For this reason, 1 or 2 users may participate as a spectator for Cockatrice.com matches, and report any scores should I be absent from these games. Just request for a spot as a judge/scorekeeper, and the first 1 or 2 participants will be accepted into scorekeeping.

Note that having a minimum of three people being active on a computer playing/watching a game is a difficult task to achieve by itself. Therefore, we might need to discover some strategies to keep this tournament running smoothly. Any suggestions to better this tournament in the comments section are appreciated.

Now for the fun part:

To participate in this modern Cockatrice tourney, you must submit a link to your deck in the comments section below along with your email address and your Cockatrice username. Unlike the previous tournaments that had initially ran a round-robin bracket, this tournament will be presented at Challonge.com as either a single - or double elimination depending on the number of participants.

Games will be played in a best of three format. Sideboards are optional, but must contain exactly 15 cards if you wish to utilize one. Decks submitted here must contain the exact same cards as the deck that will be used on cockatrice; otherwise, a disqualification may ensue.

As mentioned before, this tournament will be run in the modern format. If you're unsure of what modern is, it is a format that utilizes cards printed from eighth edition onward. With the exception of the reprint sets such as the duel decks, planechase sets, commander sets, etc. Any card with a modern card frame is accepted. The banned list for modern goes as follows:

• Ancestral Vision

• Ancient Den

• Bitterblossom

• Blazing Shoal

• Chrome Mox

• Cloudpost

• Dark Depths

• Dread Return

• Glimpse of Nature

• Golgari Grave-Troll

• Great Furnace

• Green Sun's Zenith

• Hypergenesis

• Jace, the Mind Sculptor

• Mental Misstep

• Ponder

• Preordain

• Punishing Fire

• Rite of Flame

• Seat of the Synod

• Sensei's Divining Top

• Stoneforge Mystic

• Skullclamp

• Sword of the Meek

• Tree of Tales

• Umezawa's Jitte

• Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

• Vault of Whispers

• Wild Nacatl

For more information about the modern format, please refer to: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/resources.aspx?x=judge/resources/sfrmodern

And that is about it. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section below.

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