Announcing Community League #6: Extended Pauper

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Thanks to the continued support of our wonderful patrons, we had a great Classic Pauper league with four weeks of Swiss play and a dynamic top 8. Landonpeanut took the win, in the end, running WW Tokens through most of the event and facing off against a lot of Delver. Congratulations to Landon and thanks to everyone who made the event another fun and community-building success.

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Community League #6: Format and Rules

As the winner of league #5, Landon got to choose the format from among those with the most votes. The options I presented to him included Legacy Silverblack, Modern Silverblack, and Extended Pauper. I took heirloom out of the running this time around strictly for the sake of my own time and sanity, but it may be an option in the future.

Landon chose, and the format for league #6 is Extended Pauper!

Extended what, now?

The Extended Pauper format will allow cards that were printed at the Common rarity level in any set from Innistrad through Magic Origins.

Note that cards printed as commons in past sets and re-printed at a higher rarity level in an Innistrad-Origins set will NOT be legal. For example, [c]Rancor[/c] was printed as a common in multiple pre-Innistrad sets. However, its only printing post-Innistrad was as an uncommon, so it is NOT legal for Extended Pauper play.

This is also how Standard Pauper works, so people familiar with that format should get the idea. Same thing.

There is no banned or restricted list for this format. If people think we should ban [c]Treasure Cruise[/c] please weigh in down in the comments.

Edit: [c]Treasure Cruise[/c] IS banned for this event. Thanks to Roberto for pointing out the filter issue.

Registration is open now and closes in two weeks on Friday, July 24.

To sign up, provide your MTGO username, your real name (or preferred pseudonym), and your time zone down in the comments below.

I will post the first pairings on July 24 and will also send out an email with contact information. I try very hard NOT to send people lots of emails. It is up to you to keep track on the site and get in touch with your opponents promptly. After that, you will have to check the site for your next pairings, which will go up on Friday each week. It will be up to each participant to contact their opponent by email to set up their match for the week. Don’t wait for your opponents contact you; be proactive!

For this event I am going to be very strict concerning players that don’t communicate well. If your opponent says they are having a hard time getting in touch with you, and you don’t respond to my follow-up email in a timely fashion, your opponent will get the win for that week and you may be removed from the event. Check your email, respond to your email, email your opponents, email me. Short notes are fine, but KEEP IN TOUCH!

We will play 4 weeks of Swiss and then cut to top 8 with the goal to finish the league by the end of August.

League Rules

1. The Extended Pauper format will allow cards that were printed at the Common rarity level in any set from Innistrad through Magic Origins.

2. You get 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. A BYE counts as a win.

3. It is the responsibility of the winner to report their win. They should do so in the comment section of that week’s post. Your comment should look something like this: “Hi, fanofhistory beat bava this week, 2-1.” Report by the end of Thursday each week.

4. Communicate early and often. I will only send out the one email with all your contact information. Don’t lose it! Get in touch by email (it is much more effective than waiting around on MTGO). If no one communicates with each other or with me, that week’s pairing will be considered a draw and one or both players may be removed from the league. If one person is attempting to communicate and the other person is not, they should let me know. I will attempt to solve issues when I can, but when that doesn’t work out, the person who is trying to communicate will always get the win. Don’t wait until the last minute.

5. After the initial email all official league announcements will happen here on the site. I will update every Friday. You can always stay up to date with the link on the home page or by keeping tabs on the Events page. You can also get updates by liking us on Facebook or following me on Twitter @bava_mtg.

6. We’ll play 4 weeks of Swiss and then cut to Top 8. The league will end by August 31.

7. You can drop at any time. Please let me know if you’d like to drop before the next week’s pairings go up. You will always be welcomed back into subsequent league events.

8. Chat about the league or share lists over in our forums.

9. Contact me if you have any questions.

League Prizes

MagicGatheringStrat is proud to list Cardhoarder as an official sponsor of all our events going forward. Cardhoarder has been serving the MTGO community since 2005, and with new ownership since 2014 has shown renewed vigor to improve the way they serve their customers and create innovation in the MTGO community.

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Thank you to Cardhoarder for sponsoring this event.
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We are happy to welcome additional sponsors or donations to the prize pool. If you’re interested, please get in touch.

The winner of this event will receive 30 bot credits from Cardhoarder.

Second place will receive 10 bot credits from Cardhoarder.

In addition, the best-ranking patron in the league will receive 10 bot credits from Cardhoarder. This will be in addition to any prizes already won by placing first or second in the event.

The winning patron will have to have been in good standing for at least one month, so go sign up now if you haven’t already!

I will double the prize payouts (with tickets) if we reach Patreon support of $250 by the end of July and maintain it through the end of the event.

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To sign up, provide your MTGO username, your real name (or preferred pseudonym), and your time zone down in the comments below.