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
• Blazing Shoal
• Chrome Mox
• Dark Depths
• Dread Return
• Glimpse of Nature
• Golgari Grave-Troll
• Great Furnace
• Green Sun's Zenith
• Jace, the Mind Sculptor
• Mental Misstep
• Punishing Fire
• Rite of Flame
• Seat of the Synod
• Sensei's Divining Top
• Stoneforge Mystic
• Sword of the Meek
• Tree of Tales
• Umezawa's Jitte
• Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
• Vault of Whispers
• Wild Nacatl
@ Fergusisthebest Unfortunatly you can only cast 1 spell a turn due to the Laboratory, and the first spell will be countered anyway...
:P In response they tap 10 mana and their Door to Nothingness FTW. Lulz Im sure there are other ways to survive, but all the stuff I can think up is in the rules grey area where I cant say 100% if it would work or not. Im curious though, so I hope someone comes up with a good play.
And Im down for the tourney for sure, gimme a bit to throw a decent competitive deck together for it. [Report]
@ Fergusisthebest Damn you are getting pretty close man! Still unlike most copies that are created on the stack(and thus not cast) Isochron Scepter actually casts the copy of the spell, thus it will still be countered by ereyo, and still count against your 1 max casts a turn. X( I thought you had it there for a second though! [Report]
When do you want this to start and how are the playing times determined? is it an all in one night tourney or each player plays some1 everyday? I am interested, but I only have evenings to play. [Report]
The tournament will stretch on for multiple days. Players and spectators will reach a consensus on the time of matches beforehand. The tourney itself will commence as soon as the minimum of 8-16 is reached, or if i believe that submissions have effectively halted, and everyone is prepared in the meantime. [Report]
I'm working sorry I didn't see the Indomitable, I'll try and think of a work around. Oh wait just thought of one, Have said beast out whip down a Warpriest of thune targeting laboratory, then play a hallowed burial Also thought of another one, aura thief, gets countered and goes to graveyard, when put into graveyard, gain control of all enchantments, not saving themselves but switching lockdown [Report]
OR My field Bazaar Trader and 2 quicksilver amulets and a carrion feeder Quicksilver amulet X2 Into dual academy rectors sac both to carrion feeder fetch out march of the machines and humility pass march of the machines over, you now have a side of vanilla 1/1 artifact creatures (and your lands are dead)
1. All of the opponent's permanents are artifacts and therefore will have shroud from the Archangel, War Priest of Thune can't target it.
2. Aura thief enters the graveyard from the stack, not the battlefield. Its ability will not trigger.
3. March of the Machines affects all noncreature artifacts on the battlefield at once, there's no need to trade it. Additionally, Mycosynth Lattice is still on the battlefield at this time; your lands will self-destruct as well. [Report]
Well if you had a False Prophet in play you could attempt to cast Altars Reap/Skulltap(which then gets countered, but you still must sacrifice a creature) sacrificing False Prophet to remove all your opponents creatures from the game. At this point you would be free to Banefire/ect your opponent to death. I was really hoping for a solution that did not involve having Cards already in play, but I dont think you can do it.
Anyway, here my entry: [email protected] Roar on cockatrice. http://mtgdeckbuilder.net/Decks/ViewDeck/127209 Although I think it could use a bit more playtesting, Its good enough. [Report]
I'll be sure to do that as soon as the tournament is fully prepared.
Also, I have found the answer.
Assuming that all I own on the battlefield are lands:
Turn 1: Play Spellbreaker Behemoth
Turn 2: Play Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Extra Turn: Play Carnifex Demon with the counter-protection from the behemoth, activate its ability twice to kill the Tajuru Preserver, then annihilate the opponent's board with Emrakul. [Report]
Those three spells are played during different turns, all three of which have been rendered uncounterable.
Due to the lack of submissions, I've been pondering about changing the participant cap to 8. We have 7 people assimilated, and we are still waiting for Yshabash's entry. Thus, I may change this into the traditional round-robin to single elimination.
The current list of participants are: BolasDragon, Fergusisthebest, Tekunetsu, Dotduvot, Sleazebag, HerzinthTheDark, and Roarmaster. [Report]