A year ago in March Spellbound Games closed.
To commemorate the passing of a Goliath of Scottish Magic History and to remember all the great times we had in that store West End Games will be hosting the first annual Spellbound Memorial Cup!
This will be a split format Magic the Gathering event run at Casual REL with 4 rounds of Gentry and 3 rounds of Cube with proceeds going to the charity of the winners choosing.
Entry is £10 with prizes being awarded to top 8 and anyone bringing a sweet Gentry deck or drafting a sweet Cube deck.
The winner of the event will be immortalized with a plaque engraved with their name on the Spellbound Dragon Table.
There will also be lots of Spellbound swag (including the Pricing Gun) up for grabs.
Register interest early as the event will be capped at 48 players.
How does split format work?
The structure of the event will be
4 rounds of Gentry
Players will then be split into random pods and play 3 rounds of cube in their pod
There will then be a Top 8 cut which will play Gentry
What is Gentry?
Gentry is a format commonly played at GP side events
It uses Standard legal cards with the following deck building restrictions: Your deck may only contain 4 rares which must all be unique cards and one of which may be mythic, your deck may only contain 15 uncommons and the rest of your deck must comprise entirely of commons. Noteably these restrictions only consider standard printings of the card so cards like Lightning Strike that have only been printed in standard as uncommon will use an uncommon slot.
(also note ETB tapped dual lands have all been made available at common in the Amonkhet Fat Packs)
We have chosen Gentry as a way to encourage brewing, mitigate net decking and improve card availability for players in what is intended to be a fun charity event.
What Cube will i be playing with?
We have 6 very different cubes and you will be random assigned one to draft from.
Only a 48 player cap for such a prestigious event?
Unfortunately the store can only accommodate 48 players. If initial interest is high enough we can look into hiring a venue to make the event bigger and better.