Team Sealed GPs specifics (Also a GP Kyoto HJ Report)

Rulings-wise, Kyoto has not been the most exciting Grand Prix I’ve ever been. Actually, not a single ruling is worth mentioning here. However, it featured some unique challenges, which are worth exploring.     Team Sealed: A generally long event   A Team Sealed Event can be fairly long. Indeed, many steps vastly differ from its individual counterpart     Boosters Presentation   This competitive-REL procedure usually takes about 2-3 minutes

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The new Limited Day 2 Grand Prix, part2: Running the draft

To read Part 1, click here. Most players in a Day2 will have zero experience with a called draft before. Or even if they did, for instance in the top8 of a PPTQ, they will never have“mass drafted” before. In a word, they’re inexperienced and will need guidance. Giving guidance is important so players do not feel lost, which participates a lot in the overall event smoothness and player experience. It’s also important so judges remain coordinated.     General announcements

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The new Limited Day 2 Grand Prix, part1: Preparation

As I’m preparing for GP Vancouver, I gradually realize how much this event will be challenging, at the light of the changes happening at Grand Prix from 2016 onwards.     Making Magic history every week!     A new cut   The biggest change is definitely the modification of the record required to make Day2: With a cut now at 18 points (against 21 previously), the size of the Main Event on Day2 will grow, not to say explode. On average, the number of players

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