Ladies and Gentlemen, Riftrunners afield! Welcome to the latest of Benionin’s special tournaments! In the past I’ve challenged you to think in creative ways to both make competitive decks and convey story/flavor by having players build around secret ingredient cards or around unique characters. For this tournament, the challenge is very different.
In the history of Infinity Wars’ lore, there have been a number of showdowns between individuals. Face-offs have occurred and people have fought for all the marbles on the battlefield known as the infinite worlds. It is your job to reenact those battles using a pair of randomly assigned premade duel decks
, each built to create a balanced experience fighting the other. Don’t worry, the match won’t be decided based off of who gets the deck that canonically “wins”--let the best player triumph in this battle of Duel Decks!Scheduling
The tournament is scheduled for April 29th at 5pm IWT.
Every list of the Duel Decks will be posted in advance of the tournament (see below), allowing you to replicate and practice with the lists before game day. Once the tourney starts, you’ll be randomly assigned a match and deck and will face off against your opponent, who will be running the paired duel deck. With 8 sets of Duel Decks from all factions and 4 rounds of Single Elimination play, you’ll have the chance to experience a variety of lore-based encounters and live out some of IW’s storied history--including duels that are on the cutting edge of the lore, such as Lilariah’s rebellion against the oppressive Sol.Broadcasting info
If possible, there will be commentary on matches that are being streamed. Details TBD, no guarantees.Prizes:
Door prizes: 1 rift token, and 2 penta packs
Streamer: 3 alt-art packs!
20 Collection Penta-Packs
Choice of Infinity Border - 1 Epic, 1 Rare, 1 Uncommon, 1 Common
Random Gold Rare or Higher - 3
10 Collection Penta-Packs
Choice of Infinity Border - 1 Rare, 1 Uncommon, 1 Common
Random Gold Rare of Higher - 2
5 Collection Penta-Packs
Choice of Infinity Border - 1 Uncommon, 1 Common
Random Gold Rare of Higher - 1The Match-ups (listed chronologically):
Gao Han vs Aleta Sorceress (the Rifts open, a pursuit begins!)
Hehkeem vs the Sleepers (experience the corruption!)
Exiles vs DoD (Mr. Kung Ji, tear down that wall!)
Orion vs Sol and Aberion (the Architect’s last stand!)
The Last Sleeper vs the Overseers (Purge the Unworthy!)
Candit vs Rita (Struggle for Power!)
Kali vs Aberion (the revenge she’s been waiting a lifetime for!)
Lilariah vs Sol (the rebellion rises!)
Klingon vs Federation (the next generation of crossovers!)
Registration: http://challonge.com/LoreDuelWhen building your decks, attempt to be as close to the list as possible. If there are cards that you do not have, you are allowed to instead put in one of the factionless cards that would normally be in your sideboard. You may increase the number of any sideboard cards to 3 to ensure that your deck and sideboard are full.
For the fullest Duel Deck experience, try to be as loyal to the posted decklists as you can be.
If you are missing any commanders, please let me know and I will contact ES.