The Lords of the Pit and Eternal Central are proud to announce the Middle School Marauders series, an ongoing series of events celebrating Middle School. Future events in this series will likely be opened up to the public every month or two, and posted here.
Tournament Entry and Prizes
The next Middle School Marauders tournament will be held on Saturday August 17 2019 in Chicago, IL.
– Tournament start time is 12:00pm sharp (please arrive by 11:45am to check in, get set up, and do card signing).
– Tournament structure and length will be SWISS+1 (5 or 6 rounds total, depending on number of players). There will be no draws allowed, and at the end of 50 minutes if there is a tied match both players will go to 5 extra turns, and then dice will be rolled to determine a winner. We came to game, not draw. Play a fun deck, imbibe, and have a blast with friends new and old!
– Prizes will again be awarded by the Lords of the Pit and Eternal Central, and will be Middle School cards. Please bring a black bordered staple/playable card to contribute if you’d like (or alternatively, you may want to have everyone sign one card from your deck that day as your personal trophy). At this event and going forward there will also be a special prize awarded for Most Creative Deck.
– Entrance Fee will be donations (suggested amount $10-20 worth of supplies) for Charles S. Brownell Elementary School, a local school in Chicago that could use our help. Please bring some of the following items (all can be found at your local Target, Office Max, or on Amazon):
TI – 30X IIS calculators
Small, simple/cheap backpacks ($10-20)
2 Pocket Folders
Tournament Format and Rules
This Middle School tournament will observe the Banned and Restricted List found in the rules on the Middle School rules page here. This page always has a complete list of deck construction rules, sets allowed, errata, and the most up to date Banned and Restricted List. This is a non-proxy event, and per the rules above you are allowed to play any legal reprint defined in the rules linked above.
(NOTE: this location is subject to change; will update here if it does)
4223 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60624
This is a private business location. Contact Jaco when arriving on site to be let in. Plenty of street parking available (as always, do not leave valuables in sight or unattended in vehicle).
Preregistration is required for this event, and it will be capped at 24 players. To preregister please email email@example.com ASAP if you are sure you can attend.
2 Ian Blank
3 Evan Smith
4 David Velasco
5 Greg Kotscharjan
6 Lorien Elleman
7 David Gleicher
8 Lee Cote
9 Stefan Croissant
10 Matt Moss
11 Tim Baran
12 Matt Braun
13 Jack Holt
The social media hashtag for Marauders events is #MiddleSchoolMarauders. Please tag all of your related online posts for the events with this to spread the good word. Likewise, #MiddleSchoolMTG is the tag for Middle School Magic in general, so you might as well throw that one in for good measure.