Game Club has been big on the Magic: The Gathering scene lately. More and more kids find there way into room #130 for lunch and Spartan Time to beat face with an array of fantasy creatures (or counter everything other players try to do *ehem, Paul*). It is now a daily occurrance to have 12+ students playing MTG during their down time, so we have embraced the mania!
Game Club will be hosting Lunch Leagues for MTG starting February 1st. This is a casual thing, mind you. All players, rookie and veteran, are welcome to come play Magic during lunch and earn points simply for playing. At the end of each month, prizes will be awarded to top players overall and in each category. We will also change the format for each day to maintain variety and encourage new players. Here's our lineup:
*Bonus Format: Mini-mander!
Commander (also called EDH) is a larger, more complex multiplayer format of Magic that allows only 1 of each card (besides basic lands) in a 100-card deck, led by a legendary creature that can repeatedly be played. These games are fun and get really crazy with the pile of interactions on the battlefield, but take a long time to play. To introduce students to the Commander format in a way that doesn't take hours or leave you in debt, Game Club is introducing our own hybrid of Pauper Commander and Tiny Leaders, called Mini-mander. Here's the rules:
Anyone wanting to participate in the Lunch Leagues need merely show up and play a match in that day's format. Points will be tallied all month long and players are limited to a single scored match per day to keep the addicts honest ("Dude, lets just play 4 quick games and not eat today so we both get a ton of points!"). At the end of the month, prizes will be awarded for each format's winners and the overall champs. The nice part is that it runs all month so kids can come play whenever they want and not feel obligated to spend every lunch period gaming.
I hope that this takes off and helps students enjoy the game, plus bring in new players and teach everyone basic tournament rules. Bring your friends, build a deck for a buddy new to the game, and enjoy!
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Lunch League Points