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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: MPDC Season 24 Master Document Reply with quote


Season 24 Master Document

Contents:
  1. Tournament Information & Rules
  2. Season Schedule
  3. Season Standings
  4. Sponsors
  5. FAQ
  6. Useful Links


Previous Master Documents:

If you find any mistakes or obscurities, please send gwyned a PM.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Tournament Information & Rules Reply with quote

Tournament Information & Rules

  1. Important Information
    Who: Everyone, especially you!
    What: All-commons Standard Pauper tournament
    When: Every Monday - registration opens at 2:00PM EST / 6:00PM GMT and round 1 starts approximately 30 minutes after registration opens
    Where: Casual - Anything Goes room, /join MPDC
    Why: To have fun, compete, win fortune and get famous
    Cost: Absolutely free
    Host: gwyned
    Special notes:
    • Any particular event will be cancelled if no more than 8 players register
    • In order to receive their prizes, the Top 8 players are required to submit their decklists into Gatherling or post them on the event thread. The deadline for this is 48 hours following the event.


  2. Registration, Reporting, and Drops
    • All regular season events are open to anyone and everyone! Just type /join mpdc.
    • Once in /join mpdc, players will be directed to /join mpdccom to register (type 'reg') and to report results and drops.
    • Please keep both channels open for the duration of the tournament.
    • Pairings and standings will be posted in an appropriate thread in the Standard section of the PDCMagic.com forums, so keep that thread open in your browser during the event as well.
    • Players desiring to drop from the tournament must type "DROP" in the mpdccom room chat window.
    • Drops must be reported! This makes the tournament much smoother and more fun for players and host alike! Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
    • In most cases Late players may not be registered; any such registration is at the discretion of the host.


  3. Deck Construction
    • Standard Pauper format (Commons from Magic 2014, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze, Theros, and Born of the Gods only; versions of Standard cards from earlier sets are allowed as proxies).
    • PDC rules (black expansion symbol commons only; cards that were uncommon in earlier sets but are now common in Standard are allowed as proxies - this does not work the other way round).
    • Deck must remain the same throughout the tournament; failure to do so will result in tournament DQ. For clarity, this means that making any changes to your deck between rounds, including swapping cards from your sideboard to your main deck or vice-versa, is illegal and may be grounds for a tournament DQ or ban.
    • Showing up with a illegal deck will get you a matchloss once discovered. Illegal cards need to be swapped for basic lands before the next round.


  4. Tournament Structure
    • The number of Swiss rounds and Finals cutoff will be determined by the number of players:
      • With less than 18 players, we will play three rounds of Swiss followed by a Top 4 cutoff.
      • With 18 players or more, we will play three rounds of Swiss and a Top 8 cutoff.
      • With 24 players or more, we will play four rounds of Swiss before a Top 8 cutoff.
      • With 33 players or more, we will play five rounds of Swiss before a Top 8 cutoff.
      • With 50 players or more, we will play six rounds of Swiss before a Top 8 cutoff.
      • With 65 players or more, we will play seven rounds of Swiss before a Top 8 cutoff.
    • Rounds consist of 60-minute timed "best 2-out-of-3 games" matches (choose 30 minute event timer; for the beta client, select the 25 minute event timer instead)
    • Matches are played in the Casual Play > Anything Goes room. On the beta client, this is called the Getting Serious room.
    • All matches must be watchable and labeled "MPDC X.XX Round Y", where X.XX is the event ID (season number + dot + event number) and Y is the current round; or "MPDC X.XX Top 8"; or "MPDC X.XX Top 4"; or "MPDC X.XX Finals". It is the responsibility of both players to ensure matches are set up correctly.
    • We are here to play and have fun. Intentional draws (IDs) are not allowed.
    • If a player is not available to start the match within 10 minutes of pairing announcements, that player forfeits the match. Please, PM your opponent if he or she is not showing up in a timely fashion.
    • After each match, both players are required to post the match results in Gatherling.
    • If your opponent lost because his timer reached zero, your score becomes 2-0 (if your opponent didn't win any game) or 2-1 (if your opponent won one game).


  5. Season Points
    • You will be awarded:
      • 3 points for each win
      • 2 points for each bye
      • 1 point for each loss

    • Players are required to post their decklists before the start of the event. Posting your list must be done in Gatherling. Please ensure your deck has been submitted correctly - if your decklist is incomplete or inaccurate, you may forfeit your points!
    • Also, please note that the player with the most Season Points at the end of the season will be awarded a single pack of the most recent set.

  6. Season Championship
    • All players are now permitted to participate in the Season Championship. The Top 8 finishers for the Season, as determined by Season Points, will receive a first round bye.
    • Details will be posted in the Season Championship event thread.


  7. Player Conduct Guidelines
    • Players are expected to follow widely-accepted PDC Community guidelines for conduct to maintain a fair and civil playing environment.
    • Watchers are expected not to chat in other games.
    • Watchers must respect the wishes of players.
    • Players are requested to contact the host via private messaging to report a concern regarding player conduct.
    • Slow-rolling, bribery, and dropping without notifying the host will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action.
    • The host reserves the right to use widely-accepted disciplinary measures to enforce these guidelines.
    • The host is not responsible for making judgments based on game play situations. The host will not enter a match table and tell players what to do. The host is a facilitator, not a judge.


  8. MTGO Crashes & Cancelled Events
    • In the event of a server crash or other technical difficulty with MTGO, the tournament will be suspended for no more than one hour total.
    • In the case of multiple server crashes, if the tournament is within 15 minutes of reaching the one hour suspension-time limit, the final tournament suspension will be 15 minutes.
    • The PDCMagic.com Standard Forum event thread will be used for tournament communication during the tournament suspension.
    • Once the technical difficulties have ended, an announcement will be made on the appropriate thread, and players will have 10 minutes to rejoin the tournament.
    • If the tournament is cancelled during the first four rounds, then no prizes will be awarded and they will roll into the prize pool for the next event.
    • If the tournament is cancelled after round four, prizes will be awarded according to the current standings.
    • In any crash situation, stay tuned to the event thread for official announcements from the host.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:46 am    Post subject: Season Schedule Reply with quote

Season Schedule


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 am    Post subject: Season Standings Reply with quote

Season Standings

Current Standings for MPDC Season 24
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Sponsors Reply with quote

Sponsors

Our thanks go to everyone who decides to donate prizes - thank you very much!

For more sponsors, see previous MPDC Master Documents.

Season 24 Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

Players who redonated prizes (in alphabetical order):

  • Gordani

For more information on how to become a sponsor, see the FAQ.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject: FAQ Reply with quote

FAQ

Q: I have participated in an event, but I can't see myself in the Season Standings part of this document. Why?
There can be two reasons for this:
  1. Season Standings haven't been updated yet. Season Standings are updated according to the previous event (you have a one week period to submit your deck for the last event).
  2. You haven't submitted your deck in time, meaning you get no season points. Please see Tournament Information & Rules for more information.


Q: This document says that MPDC events are "absolutely free" and still there are prizes, Where are they from?
A: The prizes come from our sponsors, who usually are players like yourself! If you want to donate some prizes, just contact the event's host. The exception from this is MTGOTraders, who is an online shop owner that agreed to sponsor our tournament. They are a great organization, so be sure and give them your business!

Q: How can I submit my deck into Gatherling?
A: It's very easy, just follow these steps (the process will take you about 1 minute once you are familiar with it):
  1. Save your list from MTGO as a .txt file.
  2. Open it in a simple editor such as Notepad.
  3. Select and copy the main deck contents.
  4. Paste them into the Gatherling deck entry window.
  5. Select and copy the sideboard contents.
  6. Paste them into the Gatherling deck entry window.
  7. Select an archetype.
  8. Name your deck!
  9. Press the button to save the decklist!

A: Or, you can watch this handy dandy YouTube video explaining the whole process by clicking here.

Q: What is the deal with Season Points?
A: Season Points show how much you win: the more you win, the more SP you have. For each match you win, you get 3 SP. Byes and losses also give you SP (2 SP and 1 SP respectively). To receive any SP, you have to submit your decklist in time given for any particular event - you get no SP if you fail to do so.

Q: I have a question which I can't find an answer for in this document. What should I do?
A: First of all, check the MPDC New Player Primer, which contains all sorts of useful information about MPDC. Otherwise, you can use these boards to ask any questions, or just send a PM to the host. Pauper players will be glad to help you.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Useful Links Reply with quote

Useful Links

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