Standard: Through the Ages

Posted in Magic Online on October 5, 2021

By David McDarby

Howdy, folks. It's time for another weeklong Magic Online alternative play format, and have I got a spicy one for you. Welcome to our newest Draft Gauntlet—Standard: Through the Ages!

In this event, you'll get to choose one Standard deck from among sixteen and play up to three Best-of-Three matches. The catch is that I'm not talking about current Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard, I'm talking about Standard at any point in time!

So, you might choose a Standard deck from the early 2000s. Or even one back when it was called Type II. Perhaps even one made before you were born. The possibilities are temporally endless! How would the famous (or infamous) decks of the past fare against other decks they weren't even designed to beat? Will old-school monocolor decks prove you can't keep a good dog down? Or will the multicolor decks of recent years past show that Magic has evolved? It's up to you to find out!

Event details and decklists are below. Let me know what y'all think of events like this, and I hope you all enjoy taking this stroll down memory lane. We'll be right back with more Cube action soon next week!

Standard: Through the Ages

Location: In the Limited Play Lobby, Gauntlet Section
Dates: October 6, 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) until October 13, 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC)
Format: A League of up to three Best-of-Three matches
Entry: 60 Play Points or 6 Event Tickets
Phantom: Yes—players will not have cards in their decks added to their Collection
Prizes:

  • 3 Wins – 90 Play Points and 1 Treasure Chest
  • 2 Wins – 60 Play Points
  • 1 Win – 30 Play Points

David McDarby
@J_Beleren
@MagicOnline

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Creature (7)
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4 Shrine of Piercing Vision
Enchantment (4)
4 Splinter Twin
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