With the “Your Own Set of Rules” auction and the MQ test of Friday night out of the way, Saturday meant it was time to play Magic—almost. Players were broken up into 4-person pods to participate in a 4-way Solomon draft.
Players will compete in 4-person pods during this format. Players will be randomly seated in their pods (Seats 1-4). A short review period within each pod will be allowed in order to look through the draft pool. Each pods' card pool will consist of 200 cards from Urza's Saga forward (One booster pack of each set (14) from Urza's Saga on, with 10 cards removed pre-draft by tournament staff). After the cards have been reviewed they will be shuffled.
There will be 8 rounds of drafting as follows:
Divide / Draft-1st / Draft-2nd / Draft-3rd
Round 1 / p1 / p2 / p3 / p4
Round 2 / p2 / p3 / p4 / p1
Round 3 / p3 / p4 / p1 / p2
Round 4 / p4 / p1 / p2 / p3
Round 5 / p4 / p3 / p2 / p1
Round 6 / p3 / p2 / p1 / p4
Round 7 / p2 / p1 / p4 / p3
Round 8 / p1 / p4 / p3 / p2
Each round the divider will be given 25 cards to divide into 4 face-up stacks. Like 1-on-1 Solomon the divider in each round will get the final stack remaining. Unlike regular Solomon, each stack MUST CONTAIN at least 4 cards.
After basic land is added, 40-card minimum decks will be used, with the remaining drafted cards making up each players' sideboard. Each player will play the other three players in his pod in a best of three games match.