Event: Magic Tournament – Flip it or Rip it ($5)

Description:

Do you like living on the edge?  Seems a lot of folks do.  Flip it or Rip it is ‘way’ to play Magic the Gathering (that really isn’t playing the game itself).  In this, you and another player each get a pack of cards.  Each pack is opened face down and shuffled.   For each of your own packs, you flip one card over face up, and your ‘opponent’ instantly rips a face down card, destroying it.   You flip roles for their pack.  And you continue until you’ve gone through both packs.   There is no real winner, just a tense experience wondering if you are going to end up ripping apart an expensive card.

Flip It or Rip It. $5 entry fee.

About Magic the Gathering:

In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker—a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.

This is the grandfather of the collectible card game (or CCG) genre. Cards are categorized as common, uncommon, rare, and mythic rare. Players collect cards and build decks out of their collection.

Players build a deck of cards and duel against an opponent’s deck. Players are wizards attempting to reduce their opponent’s life total to zero. The first player to reduce his opponent’s life to zero (or meet another set win condition) wins the game.

An important part of the game is deck construction, which is done prior to the actual game by selecting what cards are included in a particular deck. There are nearly 20,000 different cards from which to build your deck!

Cards can be lands, which usually generate mana of various colors, or spells, which require a certain amount of mana to be used. Some cards (creatures, artifacts, and enchantments) stay on the board and continue to affect the game, while others have a one-time effect.

Players randomly draw spells to see what they get and can play each turn. Although this limits your choices, there is a lot of strategy in how you play those spells. A robust list of game mechanics, including intricate rules for reactive card play called “the stack,” provide for rich tactics and tough choices each turn.

Though traditionally a two-player duel, there are several casual and tournament formats to Magic that allow more players to play.

Flip It or Rip It. $5 entry fee.

Room:
Monocacy
Start:
Friday 8:00pm (Mar 15)
End:
Friday 11:00pm (Mar 15)
Spaces:
24
Type of Event:
CCG / LCG, Magic the Gathering, Tournament
GM:
  • Luis Zuniga Luis Zuniga
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