TPDC is FREE to enter, open to all, playing Classic Pauper with the built-in filter. Newcomers are always welcome.
WHEN: Every Tuesday, registration will open at 7:30pm EST and matches will start at 8:00 EST.
To join, type "/join TPDC" on any MTGO chat line. Once there, watch for announcements from the host, who will instruct you to /join tpdccom and say "reg" to register yourself.
DECK CONSTRUCTION TPDC uses the built-in filter with no changes. If MTGO says your deck is Pauper legal, then it's TPDC legal.
(See season schedule below for exceptions to the regular format or schedule.)
PRIZES Top 4: The top 4 players receive gift certificates from MTGOTraders.com which may be used at your convenience. (In appreciation we encourage everyone to consider MTGOTraders whenever buying singles, and to put "TPDC" in the shopping card field for "how did you hear about us?")
(Players in the top 4 must ensure the host has their email in order to receive their MTGOTraders gift certificate.)
5th - 8th: Players finishing 5-8 will be awarded cards from the host's supply (subject to availability).
Door prize: The host may award a door prize to a random participant who plays through all swiss rounds but didn't make the top 8 cut.
Donations for 5-8 and door prize are always appreciated, as is contributing to larger prize pools for Season Championships. Please PM your host if you have something you wish to contribute.
8-15 players: 3 rounds of Swiss with a top 4
16-23 players: 3 rounds of Swiss with a top 8
24-39 players: 4 rounds of Swiss with a top 8
40+ players: 5 rounds of Swiss with a top 8
(In the event of fewer than 8 participants, the host reserves the right to cancel the tournament. This almost never happens.)
Additionally, TPDC matches have the following rules:
Pairings will be posted in the event thread, as well as announced in the TPDC channel.
Tables are created in the Casual Play -> Anything Goes room. Either player in the pairing can make the table.
Tables must be made using the Pauper filter, "best 2 out of 3", Watchable, and labeled "TPDC Round #".
If your opponent doesn't join your table, PM them after 2 minutes and PM the host after 5. For a 4-round tournament, a game loss is given after 10 minutes and a match loss after 20. For a 5-round tournament, match loss is given after 10 minutes of no-show.
The deck used for round 1 must be used for the entire tournament. Modifications can result in disqualification and banning.
After each round, results must be reported in the TPDCcom channel like "W2-1" or "L0-2". Also because of the Swiss structure, anyone dropping from the tournament must report "drop" in TPDCcom or face warnings and suspension.
Chatting in the TPDC channel is welcome except when the host is making announcements. However, please don't talk or ask questions in TPDCcom. It is only for reporting registration, drops, and results.
All players are expected to post their decklist to Gatherling. This can be done during the tournament or afterward, but players not entering decklists may be denied invitations to the end-of-season championships.
Bad sportsmanship or other rules violations may result in match loss, disqualification, suspension, or banning. Offense and punishment will be decided at the host's discretion.
Season Points and Standings
Players will be awarded the following points for event attendance and performance:
Match Win: 3 points
Attending an Event: 2 points
Top 8 Appearance: 1 point
(Players who fail to post their decklist will receive no points for that event.)
Top finishers for the season will be invited to the season championship event. The cutoff will be determined 2 weeks before season end, targeting approximately the top 25% of participants. (In the past this has been around 32 invites). Additionally, the Last Chance Qualifier held the week before Championships will award a Champs invitation to the 1st place finisher regardless of season standing.
allstar997, ShiftingShadows, Won 2-0 marcio costa, douglasjano, Lost 0-2 jshot, apaethe, Lost 0-2 ximthebest, Loot_Backwards, Lost 0-2 MagicPoint, Hoju_ca, Lost 0-2 Dabil, Decade_of_Statues, Lost 1-2 aces_wild143, hypokalemia, Won 2-0 pelao28, Chonarox, Lost 1-2 YrdBrd420, hshotwell, Won 2-0 Sfilho, Ja_Botts, Lost 0-2 CountingStars88, Manhandle, Won 2-0 AkhkharuXul, The Phenom, Lost 1-2 ccpedro, sadisteck, Won 2-0 Stalerice, yougotkicked, Lost 0-2 kaifeiyu, BurnBoyBingham, Lost 0-2
Chonarox, Decade_of_Statues, Won 2-0 aces_wild143, Loot_Backwards, Lost 0-2 Hoju_ca, apaethe, Lost 1-2 douglasjano, allstar997, Lost 0-2 The Phenom, ximthebest, Won 2-0 YrdBrd420, ShiftingShadows, Lost 0-2 pelao28, MagicPoint, Won 2-1 Dabil, jshot, Won 2-0 yougotkicked, Ja_Botts, Lost 1-2 CountingStars88, BurnBoyBingham, Won 2-0 marcio costa, hypokalemia, Won 2-1 Manhandle, hshotwell, Lost 1-2 AkhkharuXul, sadisteck, Lost 0-2