On behalf of Gaming Universe, I would like to invite you to our first-ever unlimited proxy, non-sanctioned casual Vintage tournament!
Date: Sunday, 7/31/16
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Entry Fee: $10
Structure: Swiss, cut to Top 4.
Prizes will scale with attendance, with a guaranteed minimum payout as follows: 1st gets $50 store credit, 2nd gets $25 store credit, 3rd and 4th get $10 store credit each. Credit can be used to purchase anything at the store, including entry into any future event.
Location: Gaming Universe, 133-18 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
All entrants into the tournament will be able to purchase up to 2 Eternal Masters packs at $8 per pack. Additional packs can be purchased at the regular price.
Gaming Universe is located at Flushing - Main Street, which makes it easily accessible to everyone in NYC and LI via the LIRR, Subway, or Bus. On-site will be at least one Judge who has experience with the Vintage format. Please don’t ever be afraid to call for a Judge if you have any questions!
We are defining proxies as follows (borrowed and modified with permission from Nick Detwiler):
A Magic: the Gathering card with the full name, card type (instant, sorcery, land, artifact, creature, enchantment, planeswalker), full mana cost and text clearly displayed. This can be done several ways, including but not limited to:
- Using a Sharpie, not pen or pencil, to fill in the required text on a card where it can clearly be read.
- Using acetone to remove certain text from a card that's close to the intended proxy (i.e. Lotus Bloom, with certain words removed to proxy a Black Lotus, Ancestral Visions with certain words removed to proxy an Ancestral Recall).
- Printing the entire card on a piece of paper and placing it in a sleeve on top of a Magic: The Gathering card.
Your opponents should not ever be at a disadvantage because you don't own the cards. There is nothing wrong with using proxies as you slowly pick up the cards that you need to play Vintage, but please consider your opponents while you're making them, as we're out to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
If you use a method of proxying that could affect the thickness of the sleeve (such as placing a piece of paper on top of a card), the entire deck must be proxied this way. If you're worried that your proxies may not work, please speak to the TO or acting officiant before the event starts. Leave enough time to create new proxies, if necessary.
The venue has security cameras recording and staff is vigilant, however that should not let you feel complacent. Please be very careful with your belongings! If you are caught stealing, you will be caught, arrested, banned from the store, and charges will be pressed.
If this event is successful, we will consider making this a monthly event. So please, come and have fun sharing the Vintage format with new and veteran players alike!