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SK211 – Round Thresholds

Appendix E of the Magic Tournament Rules discusses the number of rounds that are run for a normal Swiss tournament. Reading down the line, you’ll see the player counts increasing at a powers-of-2 rate: 32 players is five rounds, 128 is seven. The implication behind this is that, after all rounds of Swiss are completed, […]

SK211 – Unknown, Unknown

WER has gone through many small changes in it’s eight years of existence, which has changed how a tournament is interacted with, as well as what parts of a tournament can be. One of the more recent and problematic behaviors that began happening was the occurrence of “Unknown, Unknown” players. Overview From a technical standpoint, […]

SK211 – An Introduction

Wizards of the Coast has a desirable goal with the DCI and WPN: to make sure that no matter where you go, you will have the same kind of tournament experience. Blood Moon interacts identically with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, no matter if you’re in Boston or Bologna. A 33-player PPTQ will operate the same […]