Hello everyone! The MTGO Bazaar is sponsoring the weekly Rotating Block Heirloom event. Join /join heirloom for discussion and announcements. Games will commence on Saturday, February 23th at 4:00 PM EST.
All players will be able to pre-register for this event at PauperKrew's Gatherling. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. All players will be required to upload their decklists there. Round 1 will not begin until all decks are entered into Gatherling. Registering only takes a second. You can upload your decklists ahead of time as they are not visible until the host finalizes the event (after the tournament ends). If you have any questions let me know.
Double queuing is no longer allowed. Any player caught playing in another PRE while playing in a Heirloom event will be disqualified from the Heirloom event.
Decks and sideboards must be legal in the current running block as well as contain only cards legal in the classic heirloom format.
The Blocks will run for a month and then will rotate to the next block on the list:
December: - Shards of Alara Block
January - Build your Own Block
February - Lorwyn/Shadowmoor Block
March - Mirrodin Block
April - Odyssey Block
May - Innistrad Block
June - Core Set Constucted (any Heirloom legal cards from any core set 7th edition forward)
First Place: 5 Credits from The MTGO Bazaar
Second Place: 2 Credits from The MTGO Bazaar
Third Place: 1 Credit from The MTGO Bazaar
Fourth Place: 1 Credit from The MTGO Bazaar
Door Prize: 1 Credit from The MTGO Bazaar (Players may not receive the door prize twice in one month)
Search the Classifieds for The MTGO Bazaar to redeem credits.
All players who play all the swiss rounds, including those who place in the top four, are eligible to receive 2 foil cards of their choice from the host's collection while supplies last.
Rotating Block Heirloom is a format that bases its card legality on the classic format and on the price value found at mtgotraders.com every month or so. The legality range is as follows:
Mythic: 0.01 to 1.00
Rare: 0.01 to 0.40
Uncommon: 0.01 to 0.20
Common: 0.01 to 0.10
The list has been updated and is in effect for this tournament!
The list of legal cards is static, and is updated approximately 2 weeks after each set release. Heirloom Legal Card List as of 02/20/13 can be found here: Heirloom Legality List.
(Heirloom Legality Checker, which is another tool for checking the legality of cards, doesn't work at the moment)
Sword of the Meek
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Registration will take place through the /join heirloomresults channel. It is every player's responsibility to make sure that all their cards are legal in the format. If an illegal card is found in a player's deck, that player must concede that match and replace the card(s) with basic lands. If a player is unable to do this, they will be disqualified from the tournament.
Event will be a number of swiss rounds followed by a cut and single elimination playoff. The number of rounds is determined by the number of players.
8-15: 3 rounds of swiss with a top 4 cut
16-23: 3 rounds of swiss with a top 8 cut
24 or more: 4 rounds of swiss with a top 8 cut
Matches will take place in the Anything Goes room and must be constucted as follows:
30 Minutes Standard Watchable Labeled as "Standard Heirloom Round __" Best 2 out of 3
Players are expected to conduct themselves as they would in any other tournament. Repeated abusive language and/or behavior may be cause for disqualification. Hopefully that goes without saying.
For more information about Heirloom you can find the Heirloom website here.