A Birthday Bash
This is a gonzo tournament. Everything will be brought to you live as it happens, right here. This is how it started, while wrting for my next article, last night:
Modern Comes Of Age
This is some ambiguity about Modern's "birthday". Some argue that it's May 27, when we first saw A Modern Proposal. Others say May 19, when Modern was first announced as a format for the Community Cup Challenge. Another faction declares June 16, when it was actually played at the CCC. I'm going to use August 24, which is when it became a sanctioned format. I am unaware of any birthday bashes planned. Hmm... It's a Friday night. 16 days from as I'm typing. (8/8) HMMM... X rounds of Swiss, based on numbers... cutoff... Blarg! You have just witnessed the brainfart creation of "Modern's First". Since Friday is a workday for me, that means no Euro-friendly event. So start time will be 9PM Eastern time. Prizes TBA, I'm personally guaranteeing 4-3-2-2(-1-1-1-1). Wish it could be more, but hey! I'm poor!
So! Let's put some meat on those bones...
August 24, 2012
9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific
Where Does This Happen?
Games will be played in the Menu > Play > Casual Play > Anything Goes room.
Game chat happens in the M1 room. Type /join M1 in your chat window.
Registration and pre-registration is currently open via Gatherling.
Players and Prize Pool can be found here.
How Many Rounds Is It?
8-16 Players: 3 Rounds/T4
17-24 Players: 4 Rounds/T4
25-32 Players: 4 Rounds/T8
33+ Players: 5 Rounds/T8
What Can I Win?
--- Current Prizes ---
1st: 24 Tickets + 17 Tickets Bot Credit + 4 Tickets Gift Certificate + 6 RGD Draft Set
2nd: 18 Tickets + 12 Tickets Bot Credit + 3 Tickets Gift Certificate + 4 RGD Draft Set
T4: 12 Tickets + 7 Tickets Bot Credit + 2 Tickets Gift Certificate + 2 RGD Draft Set
T8: 6 Tickets + 3 Tickets Bot Credit + 1 Ticket Gift Certificate + 1 RGD Draft Set
9th: 4 Tickets Bot Credit at Alphabot
10th: 3 Tickets Bot Credit at ValueBot
11th: 2 Tickets Bot Credit at ValueBot
12th: 1 Ticket Bot Credit at Alphabot
13th: 1 Ticket
Last Place: 1 FOIL ZEN Full-art Island #235, 1 FOIL Alara Booster
Door Prizes: 1 Ticket each to 5 random players who played all rounds and did not otherwise receive prizes.
--- Additional Prizes Possible ---
- Games must be set as Constructed Modern, timed at 30 minutes, watchable, best 2 of 3, and be marked "M1 Round x". First person listed makes table. Players have 10 minutes to make and join tables after pairing announcements complete.
- Players must enter match results in the /join M1COM room. Match results entered in the main chat room, or via PM, will be ignored.
- Match results must be posted before intermission. Results not reported prior to intermission will be declared a draw.
- Players must play all rounds to be eligible for any prizes.
- WotC employees are welcome to play, but are not eligible for any prizes. Other than bragging rights.
- Bullying, mobbing, foul language, & general rudeness will not be tolerated. This includes "snide remarks" about decks/playing ability, personal attacks, racial slurs, etc. A player will get 1 warning. Repeat violations will result in disqualification from the event. Violations may be screenshot and reported to WotC.
- Please refrain from talking in other players games, or PMing players in a game. This will allow players to concentrate fully without interruption.
And that's what I have so far. Now to go pound on some doors...
EDIT 8/10: Added Ralph Steadman artwork.
EDIT 8/12: Added Fine Print, spreadhseet link, cleaned up
EDIT 8/16: Cleaned up some more, prize pool to $479.
EDIT 8/20: Added schedule image