Each month I give away Magic Online rewards for achieving great feats while playing in the 10 ticket Commander league. These prizes are available for anybody to win on the dates below.
– Friday, March 5th
– Friday, March 12th
– Friday, March 19th
– Friday, March 26th
It’s time to change things up! This month I’m trying a radical departure from previous months. Instead of individual achievements, I’m issuing deck-building challenges. As Mark Rosewater says:
Restrictions breed creativity.
Here’s how it works. Design a deck based on one of the deckbuilding restrictions below. You must stay within the 10 ticket budget, excluding your Commander(s). Then give your deck to someone else, to pilot. If they win a game, then you both get a Pack! If you can’t find someone to pilot your deck I will be happy to take on the challenge.
I expect these challenges to be a delight to deck builders and it will be nice for others to play against a mix of new decks. I linked the tiles to a Scryfall search where I could (sorted by color). Enjoy!
|Alara Block and Older||Your starting deck can only contain cards printed before April 30, 2009. This is the release date of Alara Reborn.|
|Creatureless||Your starting deck cannot contain creatures. Your Commander cannot be a creature.|
|Pure Devotion||Spells in your starting deck cannot contain generic mana symbols.|
|Snow Battles||This is a new variant introduced by Sheldon Menery. For legality see this link.|
|The Keruga Special||Your starting deck contains only cards with converted mana cost 3 or greater and land cards.|
|Colorless||Your starting deck can only contain spells with generic mana symbols.|
|Bells ans Whistles||Your starting deck contains only spells with Keywords.|
|Tiny Leaders||Your starting deck contains only cards with converted mana cost 3 or less.|
|Pleb Magic||Your starting deck contains only cards printed at common and uncommon rarity.|