Magic Online Announcements December 17, 2013

Next Flashback Draft of the Week: Mercadian Masques, Holiday Cube Wednesday, Magic Online Week begins, and more.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Downtime, Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Magic Online Holiday Cube

Format: Single-elimination and Swiss Phantom Drafts
Friday, December 20
Magic: The Gathering—

Commander (2013 Edition)

Magic Online Release
Saturday, December 21
Player of the Year Limited
11:00 AM PST (UTC 19:00)
Format: Phantom Theros Sealed, Top 8 Draft
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Every 3 hours
Theros Championship Qualifier, Constructed
January 8, 1:00 PM PST
January 14, 11:59 PM PST
Format: Standard
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Every 3 hours
Theros Championship Qualifier, Limited
January 15, 1:00 PM PST
January 21, 11:59 PM PST
Format: Theros Sealed
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Theros Constructed Championship
8:00 AM PST (UTC 16:00)
Format: Standard
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Theros Limited Championship
8:00 AM PST (UTC 16:00)
Format: Phantom Theros Sealed
Important Magic Online Holiday Schedule Information

During the holiday season, the following schedule will be in effect for Magic Online:

  • Tuesday, 12/17/2013 - Redemptions orders placed after this date will be processed on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
  • Wednesday, 12/18/2013 - UPDATE: Maintenance downtime
  • Wednesday, 12/25/2013 - UPDATE: No downtime this week
  • Friday, 01/03/2014 - Maintenance downtime

Congratulations to Zwischenzug!

Magic Online player Zwischenzug was the winner from the MOCS Constructed Player of the Year event that took place this past Saturday, December 14!

Check out the winning decklist, along with the Top 16 decklists from the event.

New Player Events Will Award Commons and Uncommons

Following the December 18 downtime, New Player Events will begin awarding commons and uncommons. This will help new players to further build their new collections by providing some staple collection cards.

Holiday Cube Starts This Wednesday, December 18!

The Holiday Cube begins this Wednesday, December 18, following the downtime. Check out the complete details and the Cube card list.

Holiday Cube Card List Update

The Holiday Cube card list has been updated with one card change since the Holiday Cube article was published. All Suns' Dawn has been replaced with Chord of Calling.

Magic Online Week on DailyMTG

It's Magic Online Week all this week on DailyMTG, with new articles, deck lists, and downloads every day! The top articles so far this week include:

Coming up Wednesday, don't miss Chris Kiritz's article on the Wide Beta Client!

Check out the Magic Online Week Preview to see what's still to come.

Flashback Draft of the Week: Mercadian Masques!

On Wednesday, December 18, following downtime, the new Flashback Draft of the Week will be Mercadian Masques.

This week's draft pairs up with the Holiday Cube, which also kicks off on Wednesday.

Next Wednesday, a new Flashback Draft of the Week pairing will rotate in. Look for the announcement of what that will be in the next Announcements post.

Mercadian Masques Flashback Draft Details, Swiss and Single-Elimination
START TIMES On demand, following downtime on Wednesday, December 18, until Tuesday, December 24.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 3 Event Tickets, plus product OR 15 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT 3 Mercadian Masques booster packs
SIZE 8 players.
DURATION Single elimination: 10 minutes deck-building time. Each round is 50 minutes. Play ends on first match loss.
Swiss: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes.

Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament.

Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Mercadian Masques booster packs 1
2nd 4 Mercadian Masques booster packs 0

Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on total Match Wins at the end of the tournament.

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 3 Mercadian Masques booster packs 1
2 2 Mercadian Masques booster packs 0
1 1 Mercadian Masques booster pack 0

Apply for Magic Online Closed Beta

We're expanding our Magic Online Closed Beta group! If you'd like to volunteer and help make Magic Online the best it can be by playtesting card sets and features before they are delivered to the general public, apply now for the Magic Online Closed Beta.

All you need is a current Magic Online account and a Wizards of the Coast Community account.

Downtime and Release Notes for December 18, 2013

The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM PST.
Store and trades will be shut off at approximately 7:45 AM PST.
The system will be down from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST.

No client download required this week.

MOCS Season 12, 2013, QPs expire and unused points will be removed.

Card Rules

  • Fixed: Potential game restarts will no longer occur if the target for a monstrosity ability is removed before the ability resolves.

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