Flashback April!

Posted in Feature on March 24, 2014

By Mike Turian

Before joining Magic Online as its digital product manager, Mike worked as a producer for Wizards's technology department, a product manager for organized play, and as an R&D lead developer. He has played Magic Online since it came out in 2002 and Magic since The Dark.

April is going to be a treat for Flashback Draft fans, as we'll be offering opportunities to revisit some great Magic block favorites.

Flashback Drafts give players a chance to draft sets of the past and earn booster packs from those sets. Alongside the next Cube, which runs March 19 to April 2, we have Flashback Drafts of the Mirage Block (March 19-26) and Scars of Mirrodin Block (March 26-April 2). Then, following the downtime on Wednesday, April 2, we'll keep the flashback fun going with rotating weekly Block Draft events of both the Swiss and single-elimination varieties.

Top players in the events get a little extra: The best of the best earn QPs for the April MOCS season; get 15 QPs and you'll earn a Force of Will promo card!

Without further ado, here are April's Flashback Drafts!

Flashback Draft Week
Odyssey Block April 2-9
Time Spiral Block April 9-16
Shards of Alara Block April 16-23
Lorwyn/Morningtide April 23-30
Shadowmoor/Eventide April 30-May 7

Odyssey Flashback Block Draft (April 2-9)
Odyssey Flashback Block Draft Event Details
START TIMES Wednesday, April 2, following downtime, until downtime on Wednesday, April 9.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets
plus product
14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 1 Odyssey booster pack
1 Torment booster pack
1 Judgment booster pack
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss and single elimination.
FORMAT Block Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes drafting and deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, either Swiss pairings or single elimination depending on the event entered.
PRIZES
Single-elimination Flashback Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Odyssey booster packs
2 Torment booster packs
3 Judgment booster packs
1
2nd 1 Odyssey booster pack
2 Torment booster packs
1 Judgment booster pack
0
Swiss Flashback Draft
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 1 Odyssey booster pack
1 Torment booster pack
1 Judgment booster pack
1
2 1 Odyssey booster pack
1 Judgment booster pack
0
1 1 Torment booster pack 0

Time Spiral Flashback Block Draft (April 9-16)
Time Spiral Flashback Block Draft Event Details
START TIMES Wednesday, April 9, following downtime, until downtime on Wednesday, April 16.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets
plus product
14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 1 Time Spiral booster pack
1 Planar Chaos booster pack
1 Future Sight booster pack
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss and single elimination.
FORMAT Block Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes drafting and deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, either Swiss pairings or single elimination depending on the event entered.
PRIZES
Single-elimination Flashback Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Time Spiral booster packs
2 Planar Chaos booster packs
3 Future Sight booster packs
1
2nd 1 Time Spiral booster pack
2 Planar Chaos booster packs
1 Future Sight booster pack
0
Swiss Flashback Draft
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 1 Time Spiral booster pack
1 Planar Chaos booster pack
1 Future Sight booster pack
1
2 1 Time Spiral booster pack
1 Future Sight booster pack
0
1 1 Planar Chaos booster pack 0

Shards of Alara Flashback Block Draft (April 16-23)
Shards of Alara Flashback Block Draft Event Details
START TIMES Wednesday, April 16, following downtime, until downtime on Wednesday, April 23.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
2 Event Tickets
plus product
14 Event Tickets 2 Event Tickets plus
3 Shards of Alara Block booster packs*
PRODUCT 1 Shards of Alara booster pack
1 Conflux booster pack
1 Alara Reborn booster pack
*NOTE: Though Entry Option 3 allows special Magic Online-only booster packs, actual drafting for this event will use Shards of Alara/Conflux/Alara Reborn booster packs.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss and single elimination.
FORMAT Block Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes drafting and deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, either Swiss pairings or single elimination depending on the event entered.
PRIZES
Single-elimination Flashback Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Shards of Alara booster packs
2 Conflux booster packs
3 Alara Reborn booster packs
1
2nd 1 Shards of Alara booster pack
2 Conflux booster packs
1 Alara Reborn booster pack
0
Swiss Flashback Draft
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 1 Shards of Alara booster pack
1 Conflux booster pack
1 Alara Reborn booster pack
1
2 1 Shards of Alara booster pack
1 Conflux booster pack
0
1 1 Alara Reborn booster pack 0

Lorwyn/Morningtide Flashback Draft (April 23-30)
Lorwyn/Morningtide Flashback Draft Event Details
START TIMES Wednesday, April 23, following downtime, until downtime on Wednesday, April 30.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets
plus product
14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 2 Lorwyn booster packs
1 Morningtide booster pack
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss and single elimination.
FORMAT Block Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes drafting and deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, either Swiss pairings or single elimination depending on the event entered.
PRIZES
Single-elimination Flashback Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 6 Lorwyn booster packs
2 Morningtide booster packs
1
2nd 2 Lorwyn booster packs
2 Morningtide booster packs
0
Swiss Flashback Draft
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 2 Lorwyn booster packs
1 Morningtide booster pack
1
2 1 Lorwyn booster pack
1 Morningtide booster pack
0
1 1 Lorwyn booster pack 0

Shadowmoor/Eventide Flashback Draft (April 30-May 7)
Shadowmoor/Eventide Flashback Draft Event Details
START TIMES Wednesday, April 30, following downtime, until downtime on Wednesday, May 7.
LOCATION Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets
plus product
14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 2 Shadowmoor booster packs
1 Eventide booster pack
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss and single elimination.
FORMAT Block Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes drafting and deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, either Swiss pairings or single elimination depending on the event entered.
PRIZES
Single-elimination Flashback Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 6 Shadowmoor booster packs
2 Eventide booster packs
1
2nd 2 Shadowmoor booster packs
2 Eventide booster packs
0
Swiss Flashback Draft
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 2 Shadowmoor booster packs
1 Eventide booster pack
1
2 1 Shadowmoor booster pack
1 Eventide booster pack
0
1 1 Shadowmoor booster pack 0

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