Magic: Guilds of Ravnica Standard Showdown
Magic: Standard Showdown - Guilds of Ravnica
What Happens Here?
Standard Showdown is the best place to test your mettle (or cardboard) in Standard leading up to what the STORE CHAMPIONSHIP. Aimed at growing our Standard community and to provide a reliable weekly setting for the most popular way to play Magic, Standard Showdown should be fun no matter what your ambition is. Come down and show off your Standard deck building skills and win some cool prizes!
What is the Format?
The format is Standard with swiss pairings.
What is the Entry Fee?
This event is FREE!
What are the Prizes?
Each week we'll give out Standard Showdown booster packs. The top players in this event will recieve one pack each.
Standard Showdown: Guilds of Ravnica booster packs each contain four cards*:
- 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
- 2 Foil Cards
*Standard Showdown: Guilds of Ravnica booster packs do not include double-sided cards.
What do I Need to Bring?
You will need to bring a standard legal deck, your DCI number* and any dice, tokens and counters you want to use.
*Don't have a DCI number? We can set you up with one on the day of the event, just ask an employee at the checkout!
What Cards are Banned?
You can check what cards are banned here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/rules-and-formats/banned-restricted
What is "Standard"?
The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer. The current block, the block that was released the previous October, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck. As you can tell from the name, Standard is the most commonly played format. Standard events are available year round at retailers and tournament venues worldwide, offering new players a great opportunity to enjoy a tournament setting with the cards they've recently purchased.
How do I construct a Standard Deck?
Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.
With the exception of basic land cards, a player's combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic.
What is Magic: the Gathering?
In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.
Trading card games like the Magic: The Gathering TCG combine collectable cards with a strategy game. You don't know what you'll get in a Magic booster pack. You just start a collection and trade with other players to get the cards you want.
The best part about a trading card game is that it's always changing. You design and build your own unique decks, and each Magic game you play is different. New Magic expansions are released a few times a year, and each new expansion brings new ways to stupefy and defeat your opponents.