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Magic the Gathering Halloween Back Draft

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Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

645 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20003

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Halloween is on a Tuesday this year! We're celebrating in a spooky MtG way with a Back Draft. That means you can curse other players with the worst cards you can give them.

The setup is exactly the same as a Booster Draft. Unlike a Booster Draft, however, the players don't play with the cards they draft. Instead, when players are paired with one another, they switch card pools and build from the other player's pool! You'll get points everytime you win and everytime the deck you drafted loses.

How does this affect play? It means that you actually want to draft the worst deck possible! This can lead to hilarious results as typical draft considerations like power level, color cohesion, and mana curve all go out the window. The format is also surprisingly skill-testing, since you have to wildly reevaluate cards on the fly, then face the challenge of building a playable deck out of a card pool picked to make doing so as difficult as possible. A Back Draft is a great way to spice up one's draft life.

This is an event for the trading card game Magic the Gathering. Suggested age for Friday Night Magic is 14+.

The Halloween Back Draft is limited on space to 24 players. Play starts promptly at 6:30pm, and seating is on an RSVP basis. The entry fee is $16, discounted to $15 if paying cash. Please plan around traffic and public transportation accordingly to arrive by 6:20pm.

If you RSVP and do not show up by 6:20pm, you will not be eligible to RSVP for future events unless you donate $10 to the Friday Night Magic prize fund. The prize fund will be awarded randomly at future FNM events. Please make sure to keep your RSVP status up-to-date depending on your schedule changes. Please make sure to cancel your ticket if you will be stuck at work. Anyone who does not show up by 6:20pm may have their seat given away to someone else.

The format is Back Draft and will feature Ixalan. The cost is $16, which includes 3 packs of Ixalan, as well as one pack paid into the prize pool. A $1 discount is offered for anyone paying in cash. Prizes are Ixalan booster packs, which will be awarded to the top players at the end of the event (Prizes are based on attendance, but for an 8-person pod, it's generally 4 packs to 1st, 2 to 2nd, 1 to 3rd, and 1 to 4th). You must have played all rounds and be present at the end of the event to receive prizes.

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