Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering was the first trading card game developed in 1993 and commands the largest player base of all the CCGs in the market currently. Players assume the roles of powerful planeswalkers, summoning creatures and invoking spells from across the multiverse to battle with and against one another.


Friday Night Magic

Q-Con begins with a simple Standard event to warm up for the weekend’s main event. Decks must adhere to the WOTC guidelines for the standard format. Rounds will be timed at 45 minutes per round. Event may be sanctioned depending on LGS cooperation. Rules enforcement level is casual.

  • Reg opens: 17:00 Friday
  • Slot Times: 18:00-22:00 Friday
  • Format: Standard format, three - five rounds of Swiss
  • Entry Fee: £5
  • Prize Pool: three boosters per player- staggered based on placing


Northern Paladin

In preparation for the return of the National championships later this year, Q-Con is bringing back the Northern Paladin event - a split format event spanning all 3 Saturday slots.

For the standard swiss and top 8 single elimination rounds, decks must adhere to the WOTC guidelines for the standard format. Rounds will be timed at 45 minutes per round. After the standard swiss, players will then draft 3 Amonkhet boosters (keeping what they open) to constructed limited decks. They will then have 40 minutes deck construction, to build their decks, and will play 3 rounds of limited with these decks. After this, the top 8 players will then enter a single elimination wave until a clear winner is determined. These round will be timed at 1 hour.

  • Reg opens: 09:30 Saturday
  • Slot Times: 10:00-21:00 Saturday
  • Format:
    Slot 1- three rounds of standard Swiss

    Slot 2- three rounds of Amonkhet draft Swiss
    Slot 4- three round of standard top 8 single elimination
  • Entry Fee: £10
  • Prize Pool: three boosters per player (six with draft product)


Commander

In a first for Q-Con, Commander players are now given the choice of the level of competitiveness they want:

Casual: There is an expectation that players will experience a relaxed meta, giving an opportunity for newer players, or experimental strategies a chance to flourish. Players will be broken into pods of 4-5 players, and eliminate each other until a single player remains. Those players will then face off in a final pod. Prizes are awarded during games and stacked evenly. Players may be asked not to play more competitive decks.

  • Reg opens: 09:30 Sunday
  • Slot Times: 10:00-13:00 Sunday
  • Format: Commander
  • Entry Fee: £5
  • Prize Pool: two boosters per player

Competitive: Players are openly invited to bring their best decks. Players will be broken into pods of 4-5 players, and eliminate each other until a single player remains. Those players will then face off in a final pod. Prizes are awarded during games and stacked favouring victors. All are welcome.

  • Reg opens: 13:30 Sunday
  • Slot Times: 14:00-18:00 Sunday
  • Format: Commander
  • Entry Fee: £5
  • Prize Pool: three boosters per player
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 20:02