Welcome to our new Commander format which we hope will be inclusive of all players and deck styles.
Rounds: 3x 1hr rounds on Tuesdays and 2×1.5hr rounds on Thursdays.
Prizes: Each player will take home a $7 booster of their choice, sometimes other boosters will be made available that are usually of a higher price point. The leftover $3 is combined to make a prize pool that two or three lucky players will share if their names come up on the Wheel of Names.
When you sign up for this event you will be asked to tick a box that most applies to you. The options are:
Beginner – This is for those players who are still unsure of the rules, have a preconstructed deck with minimal changes and/or have been playing for less than 6 months. Beginners will be podded together along with a more experienced player who can help answer questions or deal with rules queries during the game. Should numbers not allow this to happen, beginners will be podded next to experienced players who can answer questions and deal with rules queries.
Intermediate- This will be for a majority of our players. If you have been playing for over 6 months, have more than a preconstructed deck and are fairly confident with the rules, this is the box to tick. You will be podded with similar players and if you would like to request certain other players in your pod, we will do our best to accommodate.
Advanced – This is for those players who enjoy short, sharp games of Commander. Infinite combos are the go and players are competent with rules, interactions and the stack. This is not recommended for players without decks built for this level of play. As there will be fewer numbers playing this tier, let us know if you want to play intermediate after the first round or if you want to continue playing for the night in the same pod/s.
Pauper- If you have built a pauper deck and would like to play a game or two using it, please tick this box. Pauper is an awesome variant of Commander where you use an Uncommon Creature as your commander and use only Common cards for the rest of the deck. It means that you can use cards that would usually stay in a box and never see play. Let us know if you would like a second round of playing, if not we can pair you into another Tier.
Teaching- This is for those players with an intermediate or beginner tier deck who are more competent with the rules and are happy to teach the beginners. You will be podded with 2/3 other beginners for around. As a thank you, all of our teachers that help a beginners pod will get a second entry into the wheel of names. If we have more teachers than spots, we will pod you in the Tier of your choice.
We highly recommend bringing multiple decks if you have them, this will give us flexibility if we have odd numbers and will give the best chance of enjoyable games for all