Remember that time I said we’d be doing a PC Duels of the Planeswalkers tournament first?
I lied. We’ll do both; Xbox 360 first.
Okay, well… I didn’t lie. I just thought it would be a huge pain in the ass to set up an Xbox 360 tournament first. And while that hasn’t changed, what has changed is that someone already set one up for me.
In essence, the hard part is over!
You see, Megamaster125 at GameFAQs had a problem: his Xbox 360 tournament didn’t have enough players. And I had a problem: I had players, but didn’t feel like setting up a tournament. It’s kind of like Gift of the Magi, except not literary in any way whatsoever!
So here’s the deal: I’m going to be taking sign-ups for his tournament, playing along with it, and providing prizes. The fourteen people who already signed up on GameFAQs? They’ll keep their spaces. Hopefully we can fill this to 32 players quickly (that’s where you come in).
Tournament registration and rules
In order to register, you must comment on this article with the following:
- Your Xbox 360 gamertag
- The deck(s) you plan to play (maximum 3)
This is a single elimination tournament. Each time you are assigned to your randomly chosen opponent, you must complete a first-to-two-wins series (best of three) within 72 hours of bracket assignments. For each bracket, one player must report a loss; if neither does, both players are disqualified (feel free to record/screenshot/photo your win). If a series ends in a tie, tie-breaker matches must be played until a winner is decided.
Sideboarding within a series is permitted. Changing decks within a series is not permitted. Sideboarding must be 1:1, e.g. you cannot start with a 63 card deck, then sideboard to a 100-card deck. This is primarily to prevent hosing Dream Puppets, but also to prevent stupid, time-consuming sideboards.
Registration is now closed. Please follow along with the tournament and discuss matches in this T3 forum thread.
First prize: Two booster packs of Magic 2013 and ten rares from my collection.
Second prize: One booster pack of Magic 2013 and five rares from my collection.
Are these amazing prizes? No, but hey, this isn’t a charity. You should be playing for the glory! Or, at the very least, the chance to beat me.*