Demonic Tutor

Magic: the Gathering in the UK

Hi all,

I just wanted to put something out there -

If I organised this event for next year March, would enough people be interested?

Cube Masters Series 2011


1st Place – Full set of Legacy Dual Lands (Revised)
2nd Place – Full set of Ravnica Shock Lands
3rd Place – Full set of foil Ravnica Karoo lands, foil Alara tri-lands and foil Ravnica signets

Entry Fee:
£12
Cube Masters Series Card:
Foil Mystical Teachings (with Cube Masters Series stamp) for each competitor

Using a 360 card fully-powered Cube, competitors will battle it out for a full set of Legacy Dual Lands through a series of sealed and draft tournament Qualifiers and a Main Event!

If you don't know what a cube is, go here immediately: http://www.cubedrafting.com/what-is-the-cube/

Qualifiers


Prior to the main event, four 8-man qualifying drafts will be played. The top four of each draft will qualify for the main event.

Qualifier Rules

 
  • Three 15 card ‘booster pack’ draft
  • Draft pools must be registered.
  • MTG Swiss Draft rules apply, except for deck registration restrictions (players may change their decks between games and rounds)
  • Three Swiss rounds of play


Main Event

2x Top 8 Qualifier
s


  • Cube Sealed event (60 cards per player, from a total pool of 480)
  • 120 card 'Cube Reserve List' will be added to the 360 Cube for this event
  • Sealed pools must be registered
  • MTG Sealed tournament rules apply, except for deck registration restrictions (players may change their decks between games and rounds)
  • Five rounds of play, after which the tournament will cut to top 8

Top 8 Final Knock-Out Event


  • Three 15 card ‘booster pack’ draft
  • Draft pools and decklists must be registered
  • MTG  Knockout Draft rules apply, including deck registration restrictions
  • 3 round knock-out


Notes


  • The same 360 card full-powered cube will be used for each event
  • The final Cube Card List will be publicly released 1 week prior to qualifiers
  • Anyone can participate in this non-sanctioned event
  • Entry Fees are used to pay for prizes, judges and venue costs only

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cash works best for me aswell, Paypal is causing me some issues as they don't believe my address actually exists (been living there 3 years), I know I can pay in from my bank bust still a pain in the butt.
OK, so let's ensure both Paypal and cash options for those registered.
May as well create that thread now. Ask people to simply reply with an email address, all other comments are for this thread.
I was referring to my play skills as opposed the the event

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

Tom what dates are you back in the UK next year?

Thomas David Baker said:

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

I guess when I came out in favour of cash over cards as prizes I should have been clearer: I have next to no interest in winning cards. I'd rather there were no prizes (beyond say a trophy/ somehting symbolic) and that people didn't pay. If there's prizes on the line, it changes the nature of the draft and makes it less relaxed.

Thomas David Baker said:

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

That being said, prizes and a small entrance fee ensures people actually bother to show up. It's easy to say 'I want to play' on a forum, but it's a different story dedicating a few days of your life to actually doing it.

I'm not going to break my balls organising a multi-tiered event if no one actually bothers to show up on the day.

 

Daniel Royde said:

I guess when I came out in favour of cash over cards as prizes I should have been clearer: I have next to no interest in winning cards. I'd rather there were no prizes (beyond say a trophy/ somehting symbolic) and that people didn't pay. If there's prizes on the line, it changes the nature of the draft and makes it less relaxed.

Thomas David Baker said:

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

Dan - the whole point of a tournament is that there is something on the line and prizes can be won. If you don't want to pay and don't want prizes then you can do that any time you want with any cube. This tournament has a specific purpose of making cube a bit more competative.

 

Daniel Royde said:

I guess when I came out in favour of cash over cards as prizes I should have been clearer: I have next to no interest in winning cards. I'd rather there were no prizes (beyond say a trophy/ somehting symbolic) and that people didn't pay. If there's prizes on the line, it changes the nature of the draft and makes it less relaxed.

Thomas David Baker said:

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

Prizes give the event more prestige and I don't see any problem with making this competitive.

Daniel Royde said:

I guess when I came out in favour of cash over cards as prizes I should have been clearer: I have next to no interest in winning cards. I'd rather there were no prizes (beyond say a trophy/ somehting symbolic) and that people didn't pay. If there's prizes on the line, it changes the nature of the draft and makes it less relaxed.

Thomas David Baker said:

This event still seems totally awesome to me.

The level of interest shown is great.  It has also revealed quite how many lurkers we have on DT!

I definitely think that pay-in-advance no-refunds is the way to go here.

Cash prizes suit people with not much money and a good chance of winning (hello Rob) but not anyone else and to make it about money is to make it less fun for the majority, IMHO.

Because you wanted my opinion, right?

 

Lessons learned in this thread:

 

Don't listen to Stanj and Royde when it comes to organising tournaments.

Heh, fair enough.

Though I can't help but point out (and I realise that I sound like a nob for saying this :( ) that I'm the only one in this thread who's actually run events.

Dan Barrett said:

Lessons learned in this thread:

 

Don't listen to Stanj and Royde when it comes to organising tournaments.

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