4 Shops decks and 4 Mentor decks in the top 8. Snore. Clearly the restrictions of Probe and Gush did not do anything to hurt Mentor, as Stephen and others predicted.
Although I don't think it would fix the problem with the super boring Vintage meta, Misstep should be restricted.
"Symposium of the Society of Flying Men", a proper boozy Old School tournament on Saturday, April 22 in San Francisco's Union Square.
Reposted from the Bay Area Old School Facebook group. Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783141965336561.
Venue: Golden Gate Taproom (449 Powell St, SF) is centrally located in Union Square near Powell and Montgomery St BART stations. It's a three-level bar with ample arcade games, Pool, Foosball, Skeeball, etc for downtime if your aggro mirror match ends early.
Structure: This will be a tournament with Swiss pairings. In lieu of top 4/top 8, we will play Swiss + 1 rounds (e.g. 5 rounds for 8-16 players, 6 rounds for 17-32 players). We will play timed 50 minute rounds. When time is called, any active games continue with 5 additional turns (including the current turn). If no one wins at the end of the 5th turn, the game is a draw.
If you are playing The Deck and your match ends in a draw, you must buy your opponent a drink.
If you and your opponent are both playing The Deck and your match ends in a draw, together you and your opponent must buy a round of drinks for everyone else.
Prizes: Please bring one Old School card from your collection to contribute to the prize pool. It does not need to be anything valuable. All participants will sign all the prize cards. Prizes will be drafted at the end in order by final standing.
Rules: No proxies. Only actual printing from legal sets or equivalent reprints with old border, same art, non-foil are permitted. Collector's Edition and International Collector's Edition are permitted. If you need to borrow something for the event, post here and someone will likely help you out.
Legal Sets: Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Revised, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Fallen Empires.
Contract from Below
Library of Alexandria
Maze of Ith
Wheel of Fortune
Chaos Orb errata:
1, Tap: Choose a nontoken permanent on the battlefield. If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, and lands resting on the chosen permanent, destroy that permanent. Then destroy Chaos Orb.
Had a great turnout with 14 participants and played 5 rounds. I linked an album of photos including most of the decks on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/oldschoolmtg/comments/5o7i80/photos_from_the_conference_of_the_society_of/
@aahz Correct, no Ice Age. The link is to the Eudo rules from the last event before the one where Ice Age was permitted, which is what we'll use (assuming there's no electoral college surprise with the vote tally - keep both Strip Mine and Workshop restricted is currently in the lead).
We'll be holding a proper boozy Old School tournament on Saturday, January 14 at Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA. The venue will be the upstairs lounge area. Food and drinks available from the bar.
If you're interested in attending but aren't a member of the Bay Area Old School Facebook group, post here or shoot me a message and we'll get it sorted out.
Start time: 12pm.
Format: Swiss + 1, no top 8.
Legal sets/banned/restricted: http://www.eudogames.com/magic/161009-old-school-magic
We're taking votes among participants on whether to allow unrestricted Strip Mine and Workshop for this event. Voting is on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683231675302411/ (only accessible if you are a member of the Bay Area Old School Facebook group).
Edit 1/7: Voting is closed and we will keep Workshop and Strip Mine restricted for this event, so the rules are per the Eudo link above.
Entry fee: bring an Old School card to contribute to the prize pool.
Prizes: whatever people bring. All participants will sign the prize cards.