Magic: the Gathering in the UK
2x Top 8 Qualifiers
Hmm... well that would make a sealed event with a 360 card cube impossible. :(
Have you ever tried with 45?
That Ginger One said:I've done 90 a lot and its probably too many; but it depends on the land and multicolour counts of the cube, but I reckon 80 is near to the right number
Warren Vonk said:Excellent point -
I'll need to rethink this - it could be that each player gets a 45 card pool, but this might be too few cards to adequately build a deck. Does anyone have any experience with Cube Sealed Pools? What's the right number?
Thom Richardson said:i don't quite get how the sealed works.
how do you make 16 sealed pools of 75 cards out of a 360 card cube?
I don't think people were suggesting using duplicate proxies (allowing for double sol ring, e.g.), but to avoid your expensive cards going missing/getting damaged. Also you could have 2 identical cubes running simultaneously
Prizes should be cube-related, as such I love the idea of the foil lands/signets and foil sol ring, and Jace TMS is okay, but think there might be a better prize suggestion than Tarmogoyf. And maybe a small prize for all top 8 players?
Also, I think it would be good to have an outside group design and/or balance the cube for two reasons.
1 - Ensures fairness, they can make sure all archetypes are viable, etc
2 - Promotion of the event - getting e.g. cubedrafting.com involved means we could write up the event and be featured on there and/or SCG, meaning future events could be huge, and they may even replicate your idea abroad. Imagine if SCG ended up doing this at their next Invitational!