Who said Madness could only happen in March? Not us!
Everyone had such a great time at the inaugural Duel Deck Battle we figured why not do it again?
For those who missed out the first time, here’s the deal. Every Duel Deck plus the decks from the Anthologies, Beatdown, and Deckmasters box sets (32 total) will battle it out in a double-elimination tournament until only one is left standing!
AU will provide all of the decks for the tournament. (No need to crack the sealed Elves vs. Goblins you’ve been sitting on.) Bid on the deck of your choice Auction of the People-style using your starting life total and/or cards in hand! You can start each game you play with up to 8 cards in hand and 25 life!
$10 entry fee – LIMITED TO THE FIRST 32 PLAYERS! You may RSVP through the Facebook event page, although that will not guarantee you a seat. To guarantee a seat please come into or call the Holmes store to prepay. (We expect far more interest in this tournament than the first one, so preregistration is definitely recommended!)
Prizes (in AU store credit): ALL PRIZES ARE 100% GUARANTEED, REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE!
TOP 8 PRIZES:
1st place – $80
2nd place – $60
3rd place – $50
4th place – $40
5th – 6th place – $25 each
7th – 8th place – $20 each
(Note that in a double-elimination tournament there are distinct 3rd, 4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th place finishers.)
Participation: One random promo
Each match you win: One random promo
Eliminate the March Madness champion (Wil Rosario): THS-BNG-JOU draft set! (If he is unable to play this prize will pass down to eliminating the 2nd place finisher, and so on. And yes, if the person with the bounty on their head wins the tournament, they may collect their own bounty!)
Also, one lucky player selected at random will win a From the Vault: Twenty!
Decks will be seeded based on the results of your votes in the online survey linked below. The survey will close and the bracket published on Selection Sunday, April 27th.
Each match will be best 2 games out of 3. Each player will be allowed one free mulligan each game. Randomly determine who plays/draws first each match.
Each match will begin once both participants have been determined and they are ready to play. Rounds will be untimed, however if a match significantly delays the progress of the tournament DCI end-of-match procedure for single-elimination matches will be invoked:
“In single-elimination rounds, matches may not end in a draw. If all players have equal game wins, the player with the highest life total wins the current game. In the event all players have equal life totals (or are between games and the game wins are tied), the game/match continues with an additional state-based action: if a player does not have the highest life total, he or she loses the game.”
BUT WAIT, THERE’S STILL MORE!
Presenting the END BOSS CHALLENGE! A few people have asked me (Glackin) if I played in the last tournament. No, I did not. Well, I will play in this one! The winner of the tournament will then play against me using their same deck, starting life total, and hand size. I will choose any other deck and start with 8 cards in hand and 25 life. If the winner defeats me in a best 2 out of 3 match they will win a Journey into Nyx Fat Pack! How cool is that?
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! Hope to see many of you on the 4th!