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Welcome to the first "annual" Atma Invitational! This is a tournament for some of the best players here on these forums. Yes, this is an invite only tournament. We will be taking the top X from different tournaments along with some special invites and having them duke it out! Winner receives a special image from me for their sig.

Invited:
"The Un is acon us" T4
[INDENT]Dyron, Shivan Master
Avenged_sixfold
Krowzy
Iamajellydonut[/INDENT]
"Cage of Pancakes' tourny" T4
[INDENT]Every_Day
Silasw
Lylac
Oriflare[/INDENT]
"Team PnfB's tourny" Champion
[INDENT]KrazyKirby4[/INDENT]
Special Invites*: (6)
[INDENT]sisomic
Enigmata
the_rooster
cosmia
mntwinsfan
evilweevil666[/INDENT]
*special invites are a thank you to those who have helped me with my VCL duties as either FGs or assistants to FGs
Atma style Grinders**: (1)
**grinders will be Standard matches in a single elim tourny style. The # for grinder participants is 16 and those who are accepted is equal to the number of declines from invites plus one.

Rules:

All users must have Magic Workstation.
Everyone who is invited must PM me confirming that they are in by Wednesday March 18th.
The tournament starts on Wednesday March 25th. All Grinders must be complete by then.

Formats:
"Day" 1: Create your own standard.
[INDENT]Rules:
Players may pick any two blocks from Ice Age to Shards of Alara and any one Core set from 5th to Xth. Players will then construct a deck using only cards from those blocks. If a card is banned in that blocks constructed format or in legacy, it is banned in your standard format.[/INDENT]
"Day" 2: Legacy OR Vintage (those who are invited will vote on the format)
"Day" 3: Extended OR Block Constructed
"Day" 4: Top 8 Showdown (Standard)
Day 1-3 will be rounds of swiss (if I can get it to work)
Day 4 will be best 3 of 5, single elim

More Info will be available as I think of it. ;)

Days: 1-3 (for all events)

3/30 until 4/5: Decklist submission
4/5 until 4/12: Round 1
4/12 until 4/19: Round 2
4/19 until 4/26: Round 3

Score tally on 4/26 and Day 4 begins soon after.

All they days will go on at the same time, the winning formats are legacy and extended.

List of entrants

Every_Day
Silasw
Lylac
Oriflare
evilweevil666
Dyron, Shivan Master
Avenged_sixfold
sisomic
Enigmata
cosmia
evilweevil666
KrazyKirby4
UniversalSnip
tbshawk
Clem_De... I don't remember
Right_Seid
2:25 PM sneakattackkid: my basics are worth more... 5:21 PM Nighthavk_: I was splitting more 8-4s than a hooker splits her legs. 11:42 PM Nighthavk_: because honestly, your opponent may be caw, but he'll probably be a drooling idiot who just found out porn exists.
Wow, awesome idea, atma, and thanks for the invite ;)! I'm definitely in, but I was wondering if you could clarify what you mean by "grinders"? I'm not quite sure...
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Wow, awesome idea, atma, and thanks for the invite ;)! I'm definitely in, but I was wondering if you could clarify what you mean by "grinders"? I'm not quite sure...

This. I am also unclear about the "Grinders".
Wow, awesome idea, atma, and thanks for the invite ;)! I'm definitely in, but I was wondering if you could clarify what you mean by "grinders"? I'm not quite sure...

It's a way for people who aren't invited to get into the tournament. I actually don't know what real grinders are like though.

Here's the grinder breakdown.

16 people sign up for grinders.

they face off. 8 are left standing. Repeat until the required amount of people are left. They then get placed into the tournament.

Edit: Right now we're 1 short of 16. so the winner of the grinders will make it to the invitationals. However, if (for example) KrazyKirby4 can't join, then the finalists of the grinders are in. Also, grinders are going to go extremely fast.
2:25 PM sneakattackkid: my basics are worth more... 5:21 PM Nighthavk_: I was splitting more 8-4s than a hooker splits her legs. 11:42 PM Nighthavk_: because honestly, your opponent may be caw, but he'll probably be a drooling idiot who just found out porn exists.
What are willounds of Swiss?
What are willounds of Swiss?

will be rounds
2:25 PM sneakattackkid: my basics are worth more... 5:21 PM Nighthavk_: I was splitting more 8-4s than a hooker splits her legs. 11:42 PM Nighthavk_: because honestly, your opponent may be caw, but he'll probably be a drooling idiot who just found out porn exists.
Ok. Thanks.

I recommend making exciting videos of the final rounds. With commentary! :D
Ok. Thanks.

I recommend making exciting videos of the final rounds. With commentary! :D

Are you joining this? You should sign up for the "Grinders".
I would but I'm too much of a noob But I will watch what unfolds with bated breath!!!
Thanks for the invite, Atma. Unfortunately, I don't really have the time for this right now. At least someone else will have the chance to get in now.
Oh, ok, so it's like the LCQ for this. Maybe we'll see a Cinderella story! And twins, I wanted to beat you in other formats for payback for beating me in extended. Although our legacy/vintage matchup would be much more lopsided, since we're just as active in ext, but I don't play eternal formats at all :'(. I guess I just have to X-0 everything else...
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when do we sign up for the grinders? and should totally have top of one those cage's tournies so I could get in :P.
But you were deceived.
Umm, so I don't really frequent these forums any more, but I do blog for my website Greatplay.net.
I'm making a banner, just so you know, atma. It'll be changed once we get the full 16 names.
NO ONE EXPECTS THE QUAGSIRE INSURRECTION! My SUPER AWESOME GregtheEgg lightning bolt: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm284/fengairen2/Scan.png pmppostchandraversion.png


I like it, but I realized right when I finished that it's only standard cards. I'll probably end up making one for each day and that one will only have the top eight on it and say atma invitational top eight, yadda yadda. But I suppose you could use it for now if you wanted.
EDIT: Ah, ****, it says 2008 =/. I'm really, really stupid.
NO ONE EXPECTS THE QUAGSIRE INSURRECTION! My SUPER AWESOME GregtheEgg lightning bolt: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm284/fengairen2/Scan.png pmppostchandraversion.png
what will be the format of the said "grinders"?
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what will be the format of the said "grinders"?

**grinders will be Standard matches in a single elim tourny style. The # for grinder participants is 16 and those who are accepted is equal to the number of declines from invites plus one.

There ya go ;).
NO ONE EXPECTS THE QUAGSIRE INSURRECTION! My SUPER AWESOME GregtheEgg lightning bolt: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm284/fengairen2/Scan.png pmppostchandraversion.png
I vote Vintage.
NO LOTUS MUTHA ****IN' SHOPS BURN'T DOWN THE MUTHA ****IN' GENCON
when do we sign up for the grinders? and should totally have top of one those cage's tournies so I could get in :P.

Now
2:25 PM sneakattackkid: my basics are worth more... 5:21 PM Nighthavk_: I was splitting more 8-4s than a hooker splits her legs. 11:42 PM Nighthavk_: because honestly, your opponent may be caw, but he'll probably be a drooling idiot who just found out porn exists.
There ya go ;).

i should probably learn to read lol. thank you though.

I would like to sign up for the grinders
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If you want to toss me into the grinder I would appreciate it.
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I'd like to sign up for the grinder please.
if grinders are still open I'm down.
Grinder here...wait aren't those subs or something?
grinder please
wait aren't those subs or something?

Nope, there's one spot open plus the amount of people that decline their invite (so far only twins). The highest placers in the grinder get in those spots.
NO ONE EXPECTS THE QUAGSIRE INSURRECTION! My SUPER AWESOME GregtheEgg lightning bolt: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm284/fengairen2/Scan.png pmppostchandraversion.png
Nope, there's one spot open plus the amount of people that decline their invite (so far only twins). The highest placers in the grinder get in those spots.

lol I meant a sandwich XD
Nope, there's one spot open plus the amount of people that decline their invite (so far only twins). The highest placers in the grinder get in those spots.

Bean is right.

Hoagie
Sub
Bomber
Grinder
et c.
2:25 PM sneakattackkid: my basics are worth more... 5:21 PM Nighthavk_: I was splitting more 8-4s than a hooker splits her legs. 11:42 PM Nighthavk_: because honestly, your opponent may be caw, but he'll probably be a drooling idiot who just found out porn exists.
lol I meant a sandwich XD

Bean is right.

Hoagie
Sub
Bomber
Grinder
et c.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I thought he meant sub like substitute ;). I do like me a grinder though...
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I prefer the poorboy myself.

anyway, I'll give grinding a shot.
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i'm in for grinders
Legacy/Extended.

Also lol @ being invited.
I vote Legacy.
any spots left in grinders?
if so. in
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Whats with the vintage hate?
NO LOTUS MUTHA ****IN' SHOPS BURN'T DOWN THE MUTHA ****IN' GENCON
I vote Legacy, Vintage is too hard. I have no preference between Extended and Block.
I got an invite? O.o
Awesome.

I vote Legacy and Extended (sorry Lylac, but I can actually play Legacy well. Vintage, I'm not so sure about)

Time to go dig up all my old CYOS decks and figure out which one to play.
Wait... It's an invitation that didn't send out invites? I'm just glad I noticed me on the list. :D

p.s. I vote Legacy. And if we're voting on the other, I vote Extended.

p.p.s. The boards need to shut down for a while so that I can actually get real life work done.
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I'm not sure on vintage/legacy because lylac will kill me if I vote legacy, but I definitely want extended. Not having extended is a crime.
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I don't particularly like the shells that vintage simplifies to and the randomness involved with obscenely powerful openings and restricted cards that are even more sporadic thanks to the restriction of Ponder and Brainstorm. On the other hand, Legacy sucks too because it's just 45ish cards with Brainstorm/Top/Counterbalance/Force shells, but then you at least have more variance to work with and assuming that both players get to draw a top, there is a great deal of skill involved.

Something like Decadent Sealed or whatever would be more enjoyable, but also a lot of work.
Legacy just isn't like. Fun....

People that don't play vintage don't notice all the stereotypes it gets. Everyone is like, "Opening hand determines game." This is false.

Gah. So who wants to help me with legacy?
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