HELLO IT'S TIME FOR ME TO RUN A STUPID TOURNAMENT POORLY FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT!
The format this time is a riff on some bullshit called Ancient that a guy with a blogspot made up. The premise is this: cards whose first printing was in an old border set are the card pool, but with a Legacyish banlist. This means Alpha through Scourge and the various flavors of Portal and Starter and etc.
Tournament format will be Swiss rounds (based on playerbase) with the option to change your deck each week, followed by a cut to top 8 with the same deck switchability. Let's brew some dope poo poo! All matches will be best of 3.
Post in this thread to register, I'll start the festivities on the 22th of July (just shy of two weeks from now). Also, I'm gonna dig through my collection to find something neat for prize support, but if you wanna contribute too it will be welcome!
Banlist is as follows. Key differences from the Legacy banlist are Survival of the Fittest, Tinker, and Flash are not banned because the targets are a lot worse:
Amulet of Quoz
Bazaar of Baghdad
Contract from Below
Library of Alexandria
Oath of Druids
Wheel of Fortune
I believe this is all but I'll post more if I remember that I forgot.
|# ¿ Jul 11, 2018 00:36|
|# ¿ Jun 24, 2019 13:47|
I'm going to hold on bans for this one, but I'm planning to do more so anything that proves super busted this time will get the axe.
Also promos of cards originally printed post-Scourge aren't legal even if they're old frame. Just to be clear. No Bob sorry!!
|# ¿ Jul 11, 2018 03:27|
Yeah High Tide with 4x Candelabra and 4x Merchant Scroll and 4x Time Spiral is rather consistent.
For the moment I say run it and kick some teeth in. If the format gets too bad I can hotswap the ban list but I wanna lock it in as in the OP. Iím willing to believe my list is horribly wrong but I also feel like we could tweak it to death and Iíd rather just play and fix stuff thatís degenerate.
Iíd like to keep running this past the first season so thereís ample time to fix things.
|# ¿ Jul 11, 2018 05:21|
Not gonna ban anything else until after week 1. My foot is down. I can't pick it up.
I don't want to ban things for the following reasons:
1) Bans are not fun! If a card isn't provably degenerate, then in the abstract I'd rather have it than not. Week 1 will give us concrete evidence.
2) I don't really want to tweak the list ad nauseum because all I can really do is gut check people's assertions at this point and ain't nobody got time for that.
4) I dunno something for the rule of threes.
If people are concerned, we can do week one as a welcome week of sorts that won't impact future pairings/standings and see if anything is drastically overperforming. But I'm also ok with people using this tournament to prove poo poo's busted and force my hand and ruin people's days because I'm fundamentally a bad dude.
|# ¿ Jul 11, 2018 15:55|
Okay I've finalized a deck. Are we posting lists before the thing starts or going in blind?
|# ¿ Jul 15, 2018 20:32|
Actually, gonna set up a discord: https://discord.gg/Bfffzwh
|# ¿ Jul 16, 2018 17:02|
Challonge link for the tournament, please sign up if you wanna play: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/DW3ULJBdUS
|# ¿ Jul 21, 2018 15:52|
YOOO please sign up on the challonge so I don't have to bookkeep by hand because I am bad at it, there are 6 people on there of 16 posters in the thread and 11 people in the discord !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|# ¿ Jul 22, 2018 19:30|
Round 1 pairings:
black potus vs TheLawinator
TheShortestPath vs Jobert
Madtrixer vs InterrupterJones
Elyv vs Hellsau
FIGHT by next sunday or when all the games are in.
|# ¿ Jul 24, 2018 03:47|
You should be able to submit results in challonge, if not I can add them.
|# ¿ Jul 25, 2018 03:18|
Rd 2 pairings:
SoftNum v TheShortestPath
black potus (hey that's me) vs InterruptorJones
Elyv vs Jobert
Madtrixr vs TheLawinator
|# ¿ Jul 28, 2018 02:47|
|# ¿ Jun 24, 2019 13:47|
FOR THE FINAL ROUND
Elyv vs Me
Softnum vs InterruptorJones
Madtrixr vs Hellsau
TheLawinator vs Jobert
|# ¿ Aug 27, 2018 05:12|