Coming Soon: Cube, 4-Booster Sealed, and Classic Product Drafts

Posted in Feature on April 16, 2013

By Chris Kiritz

THE MAGIC ONLINE CUBE RETURNS!

 

With almost 150 cards replaced, this version of the Cube is bound to challenge even the most voracious Cube drafter. If the Cube looks familiar, it's because it was played in the 2012 MOCS Championship by the 16 finalists (check out the Championship Cube coverage). As you play, keep an eye out for these exciting additions: Chord of Calling, Death Cloud, and Destructive Force. Check out the full list of changes below, or review the full card list here.

When you have had your fill of Cube, or just want to mix it up, Lorwyn Block Draft Queues will be available in the Limited Queues room. The single elimination Cube queues also include Lorwyn Block boosters in their prizes.

The Magic Online Cube and the Lorwyn Block booster Draft Queues will start after the downtime on Wednesday, May 1, and end with the downtime on Wednesday, May 8.

THE MAGIC ONLINE CUBE DRAFT QUEUES
START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, May 1, until the downtime on Wednesday, May 8.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 8 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets and 10 Cube Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Magic Online Cube booster packs for this event. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are NOT added to those players' collections.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination OR 3 rounds, Swiss pairings, depending on event entered.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament. Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

The Magic Online Cube Single-Elimination Draft

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 Lorwyn booster pack, 1 Morningtide booster pack, and 12 Cube Tickets 1
2nd 1 Lorwyn booster pack and 8 Cube Tickets 0
3rd-4th 6 Cube Tickets 0
5th-8th 2 Cube Tickets 0

The Magic Online Cube Swiss Draft

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 16 Cube Tickets 1
6 8 Cube Tickets 0
3 4 Cube Tickets 0
0 2 Cube Tickets 0

LORWYN BLOCK DRAFT QUEUE
START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, May 1, until the downtime on Wednesday, May 8.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 2 Lorwyn booster packs and 1 Morningtide booster pack.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament.

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 Lorwyn booster packs and 2 Morningtide booster packs 1
2nd 2 Lorwyn booster packs and 1 Morningtide booster pack 0
3rd-4th 2 Lorwyn booster packs 0

4-BOOSTER SEALED QUEUES RETURN

It has been several months since we removed the 4-Booster Sealed queues and replaced them with both normal and Phantom 6-Booster queues. While we have been happy with the results of the Phantom queue, the normal 6-Booster queues have not been as popular as we would have liked.

As a result, starting with tomorrow’s downtime, we will bring back a version of the 4-Booster Sealed queues for Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Magic 2013. These will be in addition to the other Sealed queues for a week, and then we will remove the normal 6-Booster queues leaving only the Phantom 6-Booster and the 4-Booster Sealed deck queues.

4-BOOSTER SEALED QUEUES
START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, April 17.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 18 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 4 booster packs that match the queue format.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

 

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 6 booster packs 1
6 3 booster packs 0
3 1 booster pack 0

Note: Booster pack prizes will match the queue format.

CLASSIC PRODUCT DRAFTS

The Magic Online Team is always looking for ways to balance organized play to meet the needs of both the players and the business. With events for product that is no longer available in the Magic Online store, we tend to be more cautious with our event offerings. Queues that take hours to fire are not good for anyone, so we try to ensure that when they are available we are driving players to them.

Lately, however, we have been getting quite a few requests for more classic product events, so we have decided to bring back the Shadowmoor Block drafts for this week. With Lorwyn Block drafting coming with the Cube May 1, it seemed like a natural pairing. Enjoy!

SHADOWMOOR BLOCK DRAFT QUEUE
START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, April 17, until the downtime on Wednesday, April 24.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 2 Shadowmoor booster packs and 1 Eventide booster pack.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament.

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 Shadowmoor booster packs and 2 Eventide booster packs 1
2nd 2 Shadowmoor booster packs and 1 Eventide booster pack 0
3rd-4th 2 Shadowmoor booster packs 0

FULL CUBE CHANGE LIST

 

In Out
Absorb Act of Aggression
Academy Rector Aeon Chronicler
Angel of Serenity Agony Warp
Arcane Sanctum Akroma, Angel of Fury
Ash Zealot Angel of Despair
Aurelia's Fury Ankh of Mishra
Azorius Chancery Armada Wurm
Bad River Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Baleful Strix Basilisk Collar
Banefire Beacon of Destruction
Bant Charm Bituminous Blast
Behemoth Sledge Black Knight
Black Sun’s Zenith Black Vise
Blightning Blood Knight
Bloodline Keeper Boggart Ram-Gang
Bonesplitter Brine Elemental
Borderland Ranger Burrenton Forge-Tender
Boreal Druid Cabal Coffers
Boros Charm Careful Consideration
Boros Garrison Cathedral of War
Burst Lightning Chandra Nalaar
Cascade Bluffs Cloudthresher
Chainer’s Edict Cold-Eyed Selkie
Chord of Calling Coldsteel Heart
City of Brass Consuming Vapors
Civic Wayfinder Corpse Dance
Condescend Dauthi Horror
Coralhelm Commander Daybreak Ranger
Court Hussar Deathmark
Crumbling Necropolis Desertion
Cunning Sparkmage Desolate Lighthouse
Death Cloud Despise
Descendant of Kiyomaro Devastating Dreams
Desperate Ravings Diabolic Edict
Destructive Force Dream Halls
Detention Sphere Dreg Mangler
Dimir Aqueduct Drogskol Reaver
Dimir Charm Dryad Militant
Disfigure Eldrazi Monument
Domri Rade Eternal Dragon
Dryad Sophisticate Ethersworn Canonist
Edge of Autumn Fellwar Stone
Elixir of Immortality Fencing Ace
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Firemane Angel
Entreat the Angels Flames of the Firebrand
Eureka Gideon’s Lawkeeper
Experiment One Gloom Surgeon
Exploration Goblin Goon
Faerie Conclave Goblin Legionnaire
Faithless Looting Goblin Trenches
Fetid Heath Grafted Wargear
Firebolt Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
Fire-Lit Thicket Grove of the Guardian
Flagstones of Trokair Havengul Lich
Flame Javelin Hellion Crucible
Flood Plain Hex Parasite
Flooded Grove Ideas Unbound
Forked Bolt Imperial Seal
Gaddock Teeg Increasing Devotion
Ghitu Encampment Ingot Chewer
Gideon, Champion of Justice Innocent Blood
Goblin Cadets Intuition
Goblin Patrol Isochron Scepter
Golgari Rot Farm Isperia, Supreme Judge
Gore-House Chainwalker Jade Mage
Grasslands Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
Graven Cairns Jokulhaups
Gruul Turf Kjeldoran Outpost
Halimar Depths Knight of the Reliquary
Hallowed Burial Laquatus’s Champion
Hand of Cruelty Lashwrithe
Hand of Honor Lead the Stampede
Hinder Leatherback Baloth
Hokori, Dust Drinker Lightning Greaves
Iona, Shield of Emeria Liliana of the Dark Realms
Izzet Boilerworks Lone Revenant
Jotun Grunt Lotus Petal
Jungle Shrine Loxodon Smiter
Keldon Champion Loyal Cathar
Knight of the White Orchid Luminarch Ascension
Kokusho, the Evening Star Magmaquake
Legacy’s Allure Martial Law
Life from the Loam Masticore
Lightning Mauler Memory Lapse
Linvala, Keeper of Silence Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Magus of the Moon Mimic Vat
Mark of Mutiny Mindslaver
Merciless Eviction Moldervine Cloak
Misdirection Mortarpod
Mountain Valley Mortify
Murmuring Bosk Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
Mystic Gate Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
Nature’s Claim Obliterate
Nature’s Lore Olivia Voldaren
Nearheath Pilgrim Opt
Nightscape Familiar Overrun
Nightveil Specter Phantom Centaur
Oblivion Stone Phyrexian Crusader
Obzedat, Ghost Council Phyrexian Processor
Okiba-Gang Shinobi Pillar of Flame
Orzhov Basilica Platinum Angel
Price of Progress Power Sink
Pristine Angel Prey Upon
Progenitus Prismatic Lens
Putrefy Psychatog
Rakdos Carnarium Pulse of the Fields
Ravenous Rats Pulse of the Forge
Reflecting Pool Puppeteer Clique
Rocky Tar Pit Pyrokinesis
Ronom Unicorn Ray of Revelation
Rugged Prarie Razormane Masticore
Sakashima’s Student Renewed Faith
Savage Lands Rite of Ruin
Seal of Cleansing Rorix Bladewing
Seaside Citadel Seal of Primordium
Selesnya Sanctuary Shelldock Isle
Serum Visions Sheoldred, Whispering One
Shardless Agent Sigarda, Host of Herons
Shrieking Grotesque Slayers' Stronghold
Sign in Blood Slith Firewalker
Simic Growth Chamber Soltari Champion
Skeletal Scrying Soltari Priest
Skeletal Vampire Somberwald Sage
Skullcrack Spectral Lynx
Smother Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Snuff Out Stifle
Spreading Seas Tandem Lookout
Stromkirk Noble Tattermunge Maniac
Sunken Ruins Thornling
Tainted Pact Throat Slitter
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded
Thieving Magpie Tidehollow Sculler
Time Warp Tolaria West
Trinket Mage Tormod’s Crypt
Twilight Mire Tumble Magnet
Undead Gladiator Venser, the Sojourner
Vampire Nighthawk Vexing Devil
Visara the Dreadful Vinelasher Kudzu
Volcanic Fallout Void
Volrath’s Stronghold Voidslime
Winter Orb Volcanic Hammer
Wood Elves Vraska, the Unseen
Wooded Bastion Vulshok Refugee
Woolly Thoctar Yavimaya Hollow
Zealous Conscripts Zombie Cutthroat

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