9 months ago ::
Sep 14, 2012 - 12:02PM
Hello everyone! The MTGO Bazaar is sponsoring the weekly Rotating Block Heirloom event. Join /join heirloom for discussion and pairings and /join heirloomresults for results entry. Registration begins at 2:30 PM EST on Saturday September 15th, games will commence at 3:00 PM EST.
Effective May 18th: 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.
Effective June 4th: Double queuing will no longer be 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:
Ravnica Block: September 1st - September 29th
Zendikar Block: October 6th - October 27th
Kamigawa Block: November 3rd - November 24th
Shards of Alara Block: December 1st - December 29th
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
Heirloom Legal Card List as of 8/14/12: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuU...
Another tool for finding legal cards and checking an entire deck for legality can be found here: Heirloom Legality Checker
Sword of the Meek
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Quest for the Holy Relic
These cards will be removed from any future legality list when they become available.
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.
9 months ago ::
Sep 17, 2012 - 9:10AM
Sep 21, 2011
The prizes for this week's winners of the Rotating Block Heirloom are now available at my bots. Please see my signature for how to locate the bots on classifieds. The following received credits:
slug360 - 5
pk23 - 2
frycek - 1
souhei719 - 1
Gq1rf7 - 1
With best regards,
The MTGO Bazaar
Owner of The MTGO Bazaar bot chain
Search "mtgo bazaar" to find an open bot
9 months ago ::
Sep 17, 2012 - 3:02PM
Jun 27, 2008
No one noticed it so it doesn't matter for last week's event but I just saw that the winning list was playing Crime/Punishment. Which doesn't appear to be legal. It would be next rotation but not as of the last list. Anyhow I'd avoid it since it'll probably get you a game loss next event.
9 months ago ::
Sep 17, 2012 - 8:04PM
@ Xaos - I adressed that with the player and he changed it out after round 1, but apparently never updated his decklist on gatherling. Thanks for notifying the players though, I hate seeing people lose for playing illegal cards.