Each player must construct three decks. Check with the tournament organizer to find out what format to use. Once you have your decks build you need to label each of your decks A, B, and C. Both players then use deck “A” and play one normal game. The winner of that game keeps the same deck and notes his life total at the end of the game. The loser of that game uses deck B to play with next game. The winner of the first game takes all of his cards (deck, graveyard, in play, and hand) and shuffles them together and starts a new game against deck B. All cards that were removed from the game DO NOT get shuffled back into the deck. They are gone for the remainder of the match. The player who lost the first game starts back at 20 life. The player who won keeps his life total from the first game. After that game the winner keeps his deck and the loser goes on to his next deck. First player to beat all 3 of their opponent’s decks win.
may all seem a little confusing so I will explain a sample game:
two players are Bob and Jeff. It has been decided to use Extended decks
for this tournament.
Bob has the following decks:
Jeff has the following decks:
and Jeff both play one game with their “A” decks. Bob will be using
his “Stompy” deck and Jeff will be using “Slivers”.
wins the first game. His life total was 8 when he won.
Now Jeff uses his deck “B”
(Turbo Land) against Bob’s deck “A” (Stompy). Jeff will start off
at 20 life and Bob will start off at 8 life. Bob shuffles his cards
together and starts a new game against Jeff. During the first game he
of the Herd and used it’s flashback so it is removed from
the game and he does not get to shuffle it back into his deck.
Bob wins the second game and his life total was 3 when he won. So Jeff now uses his deck “C” (Red Burn) against Bob’s deck “A” (Stompy). Jeff will start off at 20 life and Bob will start off at 3 life. Bob shuffles his cards together and starts a new game against Jeff.
Jeff wins this next game easily playing his “Red Burn” deck. His life was at 19 when he won. So now Bob uses his deck “B” (Trix) deck against Jeff’s deck “C” (Red Burn). Jeff will start off at 19 life and Bob will start off with 20 life. Jeff shuffles his cards together and starts a new game against Bob…
Deck Construction Rules apply.
is no sideboard for this game variant.
& Restricted List
playing this variant it is usually decided what type you will be
playing. So, if you are playing Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, or Extended
Gauntlet then, follow that format’s Banned and Restricted List.
“Paris” Mulligan is used for this variant.
Before each game begins, a player may, for any reason, reshuffle and redraw his hand, drawing one less card. This may be repeated as often as the player wishes, until he has no cards left in his hand. After the participant, who plays first, mulligans as often as he likes, the decision of whether to mulligan passes to the other player. Once a player passes the opportunity to mulligan, that player may not change his mind.