2006 Magic Invitational Auction of the Geniuses

Posted in Event Coverage on April 27, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

For this year's Magic Invitational, Wizards of the Coast recruited 18 celebrity deck designers to participate in the "Auction of the Geniuses." They were given the following rules:

    1. Format is Online Classic with Vanguard.
    2. Each designer was assigned an Avatar.
    3. No sideboarding during play is permitted.
    4. Deck may only have sideboard if 1 of the 5 wishes is present in the deck. In this case, the sideboard may ONLY be used with the wishes.
    5. The players bid on decks based on their starting life totals and hand size. Each player starts with a base of 8/25, and the starting bid is modified by the stats of the Avatar associated with the deck up for bid.

The 2006 Magic Invitational runs May 10-12. Tune in to magicthegathering.com and Magic Online to follow all the matches.

Jamie Wakefield/Akroma, Angel of Wrath (+1 hand/+7 life)

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Akira Asahara/Loxodon Hierarch (+0 hand/+12 life)

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Alan Comer/Flametongue Kavu (+0 hand/-6 life)

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Andrew Cuneo/Serra Angel (+0 hand/-1 life)

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Mike Flores/Hell’s Caretaker (+0 hand/+4 life)

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Tsuyoshi Fujita/Teysa, Orzhov Scion (+0 hand/-2 life)

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Mark Gottlieb/Seshiro the Anointed (+0 hand/-1 life)

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Itaru Ishida/Frenetic Efreet (-1 hand/-3 life)

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Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar/Maro (+1 hand/-7 life)

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Frank Karsten/Bosh, Iron Golem (+0 cards/-2 life)

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Masashiro Kuroda/Etched Oracle (+1 hand/-4 life)

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Stephen Menendian/Eight-and-a-half Tails (+2 hand/-3 life)

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Chris Millar/Stalking Tiger (+0 hand/+2 life)

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Olivier Ruel/Arcbound Overseer (+0 hand/+3 life)

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