Just wanted to share this format that we decided to try. I give you the deck builder tool kit league. It’s actually very similar to a sealed deck league, but with MTG deck builder’s tool kit. I suggested the tool kit for several reasons.
- Cost ($16 on Amazon)
- 4 packs + semi-random set of cards, not to mention a large diversity of cards
- Little friendlier for new and returning players
One of my autocross buddies and I play tested this format, and it seems really solid. The power level was nice and even, and though I lost my match, both games were close. Here’s the framework of our league. Feel free to edit these league rules to best suit your play group. I think this format is a great way to make the game more inclusive for players of various skill levels, while keeping costs to a minimum and the power level even.
Deckbuilder’s Toolkit League Rules Framework
Deck Building Rules:
Each participant will start with either a Shadows Over Innistrad or Kaladesh Deck Builder’s Toolkit. This toolkit, and its content, is his or her card pool. From this pool, he/she will build a limited deck.
- Limited decks must contain a minimum of 40 cards. …
- Players are not restricted to four of any one card in Limited tournament play.
- Any drafted or opened cards not used in a player’s Limited deck function as his or her sideboard.
The Kaladesh Deckbuilder’s Tool Kit is $16 from Amazon
- 50 minute matches
- Best out of 3 games
- Casual REL (casual rules enforcement)
- After 50 minutes, if the match hasn’t been determined, the match will go on for 5 more turns. Active player is turn 0. If no winner is determined, the game ends in a draw.
- Round Robin format
- 1 point for game win, 0 points for game lose or draw
- Ex. If you won your match 2-1, you receive two points, and your opponent receives 1 point.
- After all the players have played their matches for the round, the cumulative points from all the matches will determine the round’s standing.
- After the end of the round, all players are allowed to add a single Standard booster pack to their pool.
- 1st place each round is awarded 2 additional bonus points; 2nd place is awarded 1 additional bonus point. If a tie occurs, both players are awarded the bonus points.
- Bottom two players are allowed to add an additional Standard booster pack to their pool.
- This is in addition to the weekly allowance.
- After 3 (or more) rounds, the player with most points wins the league event
- Possible prizes:
- Booster Packs
- Prize money to defray next tool kit
- Possible prizes: