Elder Legend Dragon Wars
Asmadi – Legendary creatures of immense power and stature.
They look great in your binder and are probably rarely, if ever, used.
Well, take them out, dust them off, and gather up three or four of your
friends. It’s time to let the Elder Dragons battle it out.
Tournament Magic, while exciting, is so
cutthroat that the visual aspect of seeing beautiful cards in play is
diminished. In “Elder Dragon Legend Wars,” armies have time to
assemble, and powerful creatures abound. The basic rules for this
variant are designed to create a balanced environment while allowing
individual creativity and strategy.
|Three or more players are
|Players choose (or select
at random) an Elder Dragon Legend as their army’s leader. This
Dragon must be supported by creatures and spells corresponding to
each of the dragon’s (three) specific casting colors.|
|Players include either
basic lands for each of those colors in their decks.|
|Decks must have twenty to
twenty-four creatures and may have no more than one of the same
creature. All creatures must be 3/3 or better unless they have an
ability, then they may be a 2/2.|
|Players designate and
announce, at the beginning of the game, three of their creatures as
“Warlords” and two creatures as “Captains.” If an opponent
destroys a Captain, the Captain’s controller takes 2 damage, and
the destroyer gains 2 life. If a Warlord is destroyed, the
controller takes 3 damage while the destroyer gains 3 life. And for
an Elder Dragon Legend, the controller takes 4 damage, and the
destroyer gains 4 life.|
|No more than one of each
spell may be included in a deck.|
|Decide before hand which
cards are banned. Some cards that tend to be unbalancing because
they have such global effects include Balance,
of God, Anarchy,
|Players begin play with
one of each land type already in play.|
|Players start with 25
|Players have a 60-card
minimum deck, in addition to the land already in play.|
may not take a mulligan in this format.
variant was taken from July 1996 Issue of the Duelist. It was written by
Jesus M. Lopez.