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Nicol Bolas’s schemes are about to see completion and the hour of devastation is at hand, the Elder dragon is searching for his war lord to face the Planeswalkers on Amonkhet, but who could be worthy?

The Secret Society Shadows has summoned all the Planeswalkers of the multiverse to face the trials of the horned one, only the last one standing can claim himself worthy of the title of “Elder Dragon War Lord”.

Follow the vizier instructions to participate if you dare...

Greetings Planeswalkers! The Great Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas welcomes you to Amonkhet!

My name is SquiderDragon , A Vizier here on Amonkhet. I understand you seek an audience with my foul benefactor. That is good, as it has been some time since his last...audience. But first, you must win that right!

Below you will find the rules and schedule for The Amonkhet Trials. Read the rules and follow my guidance, lest you fall on the wrong side of his majesty’s wrath. This tournament is for the iOS platform on Magic Duels …

A few notes before we begin.

In order to be deemed worthy you will need to face several Trials. The first is to enlist and receive entry for the Trials that await. Indeed this is the first trial, Trial of Solidarity and the Vizier of Deferment will see that your application is all in order so do not be late in securing one of the sixteen available places.

If you venture out alone, heed these words of advice; do not travel to the Grasping Dunes or the Sunscorched Desert, and beware the Caracal of Amonkhet, as they are fickle creatures as easily offended as amused. The Manticores are fierce creatures, but are content with a human sacrifice in return for your safety, so make sure you carry a spare. Do not make deals with the Sphinx, nor with the Archfiend of Ifnir, as you seldom will leave with your life and the Cruel Reality is Lord Bolas cares not about your safety.

Enjoy your stay in Amonkhet, and heed the instructions of the Viziers should you progress in the trials that await.

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**Participants**

Welcome to the tournament! The following is your responsibility as a player while in Amonkhet:

Follow all instructions and timelines within.
Be polite to both your opponent and yourself. You don’t want to wake the Dragon, do you?
Contact your opponent promptly after tournament pairings go up and schedule your games.
If you have problems with your opponent, be it contacting them, a game error, or a rules dispute, contact Lord Bolas’ Vizier SquiderDragon .
If you are unable to play for any reason or wish to drop out, contact SquiderDragon .
When in doubt, contact SquiderDragon.


If you need to contact me, I may be reached by email here: trials.of.the.elder.dragon.ios@gmail.com

***Tournament Table of Contents***

Tournament Timeline
Tournament Rules
Tournament Sponsors
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Participant Decklist and /You Tube links

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Round 1 Pairings and Results

Round 2 Pairings and Results

Round 3 Pairings and Results

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Elite 8 Pairings and Results

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Final 4 Pairings and Results

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Finals Pairings and Results

Important Links
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:27 am 
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Decklist Submission Dates: 15 May - 27 May. This includes the sideboard you want to use if you make it into the top-8.

Participation is planned for up to 16 participants but we will review up to the cutoff date for additional entrants and depending on numbers can add additional rounds.

Decklist need to be submitted to trials.of.the.elder.dragon.ios@gmail.com for entry into the tournament. Anyone who entered between 15 May - 27 May is registered and their decklist will be posted prior to the first match.

Round 1: 29 May - 4 June
Best of 3 games

Round 2: 5 June - 11 June
Best of 3 games

Round 3: 12 June - 18 June
Best of 3 games

Top-8 and follow: 20 June until complete
Best of 5 games, sideboard after

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1. Tournament Format - The tournament is a 3-round Swiss tournament with Single-Elimination top-8. Lord Bolas wants to test the mettle of those who seek his audience, so the Top-8 Planeswalkers will have access to Sideboards after you successfully pass The Trial of Knowledge.

Swiss Rounds - Lord Bolas allows any card that is currently available. This is best of 3 games, no sideboards. Recording is not a requirement for the swiss rounds, though it is highly encouraged.

Top-8 - The top-8 players after the swiss rounds will play single-elimination based off their record for pairings. The Top-8 players will be allowed to utilize the 15-card sideboard for use with their deck. This is best of 5 games. Recording is required for anyone who is in the Top-8 as this is when most people view the games, including the hoary wurm himself.

2. Decklists - Decklist are open viewing. Each player will register decklists to in secret via email to trials.of.the.elder.dragon.ios@gmail.com and then published once all submissions have been received. Once you have settled on you decklist, Post it to the email and notify me by sending me a PM/email. The timelines for decklist submittal are below:

60-card decklist (including sideboards) need to be turned in starting 15 May and are due no later than
27 May. This is what actually signs you up for the tournament and is considered the first trial.

The email to me needs to be in the following format:

Subject line should be what deck you are submitting, i.e., standard or top-8.
Your name (i.e., the name you want to go by in the tourney)
Your contact information (such as reddit info and/or NGA username, YouTube account information...your opponent needs a way to contact you!)
Decklist Name (example: Gruul Aggro, Monsters Inc., etc…)

The deck you are using (example below)...

2x Aethersphere Harvester
1x Nichol Bolas, Ruler of Amonkhet
4x Swamp
etc...

Decklist will be posted on the weekend of 20 May on MagicDuelsWikia. I will post on here when that happens.

**It is your responsibility as a participant to ensure the posted decklist matches the decklist you intend to play before the tournament commences, so check the player decklist link and ensure what is posted is correct.**

3. Illegal Cards - The first penalty for playing an illegal card (otherwise known as a card NOT on your submitted decklist) is a game loss. The second penalty is a match loss. The third penalty is tournament expulsion. I suggest creating a special copy of your tournament decks and giving it a unique name so that you never modify it by mistake.

There is no statute of limitations on this, though it will not change results retroactively.

4. Recording - recording games for the Swiss-rounds of play are not required for this tournament, though it is highly recommended in case there is need of Arbitration. Without a video to watch I cannot arbitrate the match, so if there are any discrepancies you will have to replay the games in question.

Recording is required for Top-8 matches. Players unable to record for Top-8 will be dropped and fed to the Manticores.The next eligible player will take their spot in the finals, at my discretion. Once the game is over, both players will send their videos so Bolas and his minions can critique your gameplay.

If you decide to record, games can be recorded via 3rd party recording software (such as Quick Time or other suitable freeware).

5. Disconnects - If there is a disconnect, we will assume that it was unintentional and replay the match UNLESS it is clearly obvious that one of the players had an insurmountable advantage and would have likely won. This needs to be agreed upon by BOTH players, and I need to know this via email that you both were in agreement. Otherwise, replay that game.

Remember this is a friendly tournament that aims to promote a fun and competitive tournament environment. Don't be a dick...that’s my job as the ever-faithful servant of Bolas. But also, don’t be afraid to call an issue to my attention; just be respectful.

6. Bugged Cards - A lot of these have been corrected, some have not, and some might be new. Instead of going over individual cards, here's the basic rule: You, the player, will have (hopefully) been practicing with your deck for some time and know any buggy interactions that occur with the cards you have selected for your deck.

Regardless of what you can do, don't do anything that is contrary to the rules of the cards/game as written. If the game forces you to do something that is contrary to the rules, make it right (ie, if you get away with casting/doing something for free and there should have been a cost, add the appropriate mana to your mana pool and let it drain at the end of the current phase).

If there are any questions or something happens mid-game, finish the game and send me video of the event, if you have it...I’ll make the rules call. If there is no video available from either player and you have a rules issue, replay the game.

If a card causes a disconnection, before the next match starts, Lord Bolas will allow all players will have the option to replace the card(s) in question if it is in their original decklist for the rest of the tournament. If players do not change the card out, any further bugged interaction caused by that card, either by the original player or others in the tournament, will cause that player to receive a game loss.

7. Arbitration - Nicol Bolas’ servant, SquiderDragon, is the judge for this tournament. All rules, arbitration, prize distribution, demerits, etc...will be conducted by him for the entirety of the tournament and all decisions are final as Bolas does not concern himself with mere mortals.

If you are recording and there is need for arbitration, FINISH THE GAMES AND MATCH and send it to me with details including time stamps so I can arbitrate the issue as fairly as possible.

If you and your opponent are not recordingmand you require arbitration you need to replay that game as I have no means of arbitrating. It pays to record.

8. Cheating - Don't cheat. Pretty much that simple. This includes stream sniping, taking advice, someone else watching your opponents gameplay and feeding you information, etc...penalty for cheating, whether it is defined in the rules as written or defined at a later date, is immediate DQ and ban from the tournaments at my discretion.

If you think it could be cheating, you probably shouldn't be doing it. If you have questions about it, PM me soonest.

If you think your opponent is cheating or has an illegal decklist, if you are recording/streaming send me the video with the timestamp of the occurrence. If you are not recording/streaming, try and take a screenshot of the offense and send it to me.

9. Leaving the Tournament - The tournament takes a long time from start to finish to wrap up, and we can’t see the future. Things happen; real-life syndrome gets the best of us, and that’s to be expected from time to time. But, I want to make exiting a bit more standardized.

The drop point for the tournament is after the 3rd round has been played. After that time, contact me and I will gladly drop you from the tournament, no problems.

If you have to leave prior to the end of the 3rd round, contact me and let me know you are leaving due to real-life issues.

If you have to leave in the middle of a round, contact me AND your opponent letting us know you are conceding and dropping from the tournament.

The major takeaway is when someone leaves the tournament, any opponents that person has played will have a harder time having a chance getting into the top-8. If you can, play for glory, play your matches, and give your opponents the best shot you can.

10. Wheaton's Law - Don't be a dick. Seriously. Only those deemed worthy by Nicol Bolas himself have that privilege, and only if it's absolutely necessary. Your job is to have fun and try not to get turned into a zombie. If you have a problem with the gameplay, getting together with your opponent, the way something went down in the game...whatever the problem, the correct answer is to let me know and I will deal with it.

If any play, interaction, bug, etc...gets under your skin, puts you on tilt, gets you salty, whatever...stop and give yourself 5 minutes between a game to chill and get your head on straight. This is a friendly competition, so treat everyone with respect (including yourself).


One last thing...

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The Vizier of deferment welcomes the participants as they sign up. First to arrive is the Planeswalkers Necr0Potence. In time, as news spread, others followed.

1. Necr0potence
[IOS ID to pair: djkakah@hotmail.com]

2. Drob922
[IOS ID to pair: danielrobb922@gmail.com]

3. Wizards_AI
[IOS ID to pair: sdjustin@gmail.com]

4. Mortivore666
[IOS ID to pair: fireal316@yahoo.com]

5. ArielBelkin
[IOS ID to pair: arielbelkin@gmail.com]

6. SquiderDragon
[Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29hO5 ... 71kNpJmjKg]
[IOS ID to pair: dsandison@hotmail.com]

7. Auunj
[IOS ID to pair: tomgospo@gmail.com]

8. Zen
[IOS ID to pair: ryancsc10@gmail.com]

9. Altashheth
[IOS ID to pair: mrcjcullen@gmail.com]

10. Cucho Lamberta
[IOS ID to pair: lambreta.cucho@gmail.com]

11. Sando
[IOS ID to pair: ios.sando2712@gmail.com]

12. ne0nc1ty
[IOS ID to pair:]

13. Insert Witty Name
[IOS ID to pair: the9legendary9wullfe@gmail.com]

14. MagicMaster
[IOS ID to pair: asandison@live.co.uk]

Decklist Access:-

http://magicduels.wikia.com/wiki/IOs:_T ... der_Dragon

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As insert witty has been DQ. For Zen's round 3 I will arrange for an independent iOS player (ZZMorg) to select a blind draw for pilot of witty's deck in the round 3 match from amongst the 3 organisers (SD, Cucho, Sando). The 3 organisers cannot score tournament match points from these games as they have valid round 3 matches as per round 3 board. This will allow a third round match for Zen with the ability to score 3 match points for a win.

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After the blind draw; Cucho has been selected to play Witty's deck agaisnt Zen for round 3.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:12 am 
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Really well done SD.

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Thanks BB. We have now officially launched so hope the effort pays off. We have wider promotion now outside NGA so expect to have a decent take up.

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yeah!!! lets do this


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The Horned one is pleased.
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I'm definitely in! Although if I win, I'm sure as hell I won't be using that damn title!:P


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Thanks for organising this.


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Your welcome. Just be sure to follow the sign up and submit your decklist and S/b to the email addy. SD

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