Welcome to another MTGA Historic Pauper tournament! The event will take place on Sunday 2 July 2023 at 12p EDT / 6p CET.
Historic Pauper is an MTGA format where only cards released at common rarity on MTGA are legal. Use those common wildcards that you're hoarding and build a deck to compete! In addition, this is the first HP event featuring new cards from the newly released Universes Beyond set, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. Which cards from LTR will make the biggest impact? That is ultimately up to you.
Entry is free. The prizes are the joy of playing and the glory of winning. The tournament will take place in a Swiss format with Best-of-3 Historic Pauper matches. The number of rounds depends on player turnout, but we expect there to be four rounds.
- Players are required to be a member of the MTGA Pauper Discord server. To allow for easy identification, we recommend changing your nickname on the Discord server to your MTGA username. Players who are not present on the Discord at the start of the tournament will be dropped.
- 60 card decks and 15 card sideboards. Historic is an Alchemy format, therefore digital and rebalanced versions of cards are used. The deck type should be Traditional Historic. Full list of legal cards
- Ban list: Persistent Petitioners, Ancestral Mask.
- Decklists must be submitted on MTGMelee.
- Matches should be played using the Historic Tournament Match challenge type. Using the generic Challenge Match will cut off each player's sideboard at 7 cards.
- If the top two players have the same match record at the end of the event, an additional championship match will take place between them. All other prize payouts will be determined by Swiss standings.
- If a player does not appear within 5 minutes of the round start time, their opponent for the round may claim victory for the entire match. It is your responsibility to be punctual and available for your matches. When each round starts is at the discretion of the TO.
- Matches must be completed within the Historic Tournament Match time controls (30 minutes per player). If a match did not start punctually and exceeds the round * timer, the TO reserves the right to call turns.