Welcome Planeswalkers! We’re inching closer and closer to the end of the year, and as we reminisce over the past year, we’d like to invite you to try once again a twist to the Commander format: Tag-Team Commander!
In this format, we will have two-player teams battle each other, except that only one player from each team will play at a time. When the first member of a team is eliminated, they will take the cards that were left in their deck, in their hand, and in their exile, but they will leave all the cards they had on the battlefield and in their graveyard where they are. The second team member then shuffles their deck, has it cut either by their opponent or by the judge, and draws a hand of 5 cards (They won’t be allowed a mulligan). It will automatically become the new player’s turn, ending all effects that were on the stack. The new player will begin play with either 20 life, or whatever amount of life their teammate had when they lost, whichever is higher. Finally, as a deck-building restriction, both players decks will be treated as 1 deck for the sake of determining how many copies of a card is allowed in their deck. This means, for example, that there can only be 1 copy of Sol Ring between the two decks, and any number of Shadowborn Apostle!
5:30pm – In person registration for the event begins! This is also a good time to make sure you and your teammate have built your decks with the deck-building restrictions in mind.
6:00pm – Round 1 begins! There will be two 90-minute rounds. The player that was the starting player in round 1 will become the second player in round 2.
Around 7:30pm – Prizes will be awarded! All players can expect to get a promotional Magic card and Missing Pawn card for our Piecing It Together event on Sundays. Depending on how their team performs in the event, players can expect additional prizes as well!