Magic Online Event Updates—December 2016

Posted in Magic Online on November 30, 2016

By Lee Sharpe

Changes to New to Magic Online Events

For New to Magic Online events, we want to take existing Magic players (from either Magic Duels or paper Magic) and familiarize them with the Magic Online platform. So we offer New to Magic Online events that can be joined with some of the 20 New Player Points that are given to players when they create their accounts.

Starting December 7, we are eliminating the five-card boosters and replacing the prizes in the New to Magic Online events with Play Points. The Sealed events, which were scheduled, fired rarely, and we want players to be able to get used to the Draft scene in a relatively safe way. As a result, we're focusing these events on a two-player Standard queue, and a four-player Phantom Draft League. Here are the full details for both events:

New to Magic Online Standard

Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed -> Tournaments

Format: Standard

Entry Options:

  • 2 New Player Points

Number of Players: 2

Structure: One best-of-three match

Prize Structure:

  • Winner: 5 Play Points

New to Magic Online Phantom Draft League

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Leagues

Format: Standard

Entry Options:

  • 4 New Player Points

Structure: Draft, then play up to two best-of-three matches at your convenience

Prize Structure:

  • 2 wins: 10 Play Points
  • 1 win: 5 Play Points

Year of Modern Flashbacks Comes to a Close

The Year of Modern flashbacks is closing out strong:

  • Nov. 30–Dec. 7: 3 Return to Ravnica
  • Dec. 7–14: 3 Gatecrash
  • Dec. 14–21: 1 Dragon's Maze, 1 Gatecrash, 1 Return to Ravnica
  • Dec. 21–28: 3 Magic 2014

The Return to Ravnica block was very popular, so I hope to see you in the queues! (I'll probably be in either Boros or Rakdos.)


Vintage Cube Returns!

 

Vintage Cube will be returning to Magic Online for the holiday season, as is tradition. Vintage Cube will run from December 14 through January 4. You can see the exact details below, including the list of changes Magic R&D has made to Vintage Cube as well as the full list of cards in the cube:

Vintage Cube Phantom Single-Elimination Queue

Start Time: Wednesday, December 14 at 10 a.m. PT

End Time: Wednesday, January 4 at downtime

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Tournaments

Entry Options:

  • 10 Event Tickets
  • 100 Play Points

Number of Players: 8

Product: 3 phantom Vintage Cube boosters

Structure: 3 rounds of single-elimination

Prize Structure:

  • 1st Place: 220 Play Points + 1 QP
  • 2nd Place: 160 Play Points
  • 3rd–4th Place: 100 Play Points

Vintage Cube Phantom Draft League

Start Time: Wednesday, December 14 at 10 a.m. PT

Closed Time: Wednesday, January 4 at 3 a.m. PT

End Time: Wednesday, January 4 at 7 a.m. PT

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Leagues

Entry Options:

  • 10 Event Tickets
  • 100 Play Points

Structure: 8-player draft, then up to 3 matches, played at your convenience

Prize Structure:

  • 3 wins: 150 Play Points
  • 2 wins: 100 Play Points
  • 1 win: 40 Play Points
  • 0 wins: 10 Play Points
Card Removed Card Added
Secure the Wastes Recruiter of the Guard
Kozilek, the Great Distortion Emrakul, the Promised End
Whisperwood Elemental Verdurous Gearhulk
Outpost Siege Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Isamaru, Hound of Konda Selfless Spirit
Meloku the Clouded Mirror Torrential Gearhulk
Staff of Domination Smuggler's Copter
Heir of Falkenrath Magus of the Will
Nezumi Graverobber Phyrexian Arena
Nezumi Shortfang Collective Brutality

To view the entire Vintage Cube list, click here.

—Lee Sharpe
Digital Product Manager, Magic Online

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