NoviceCon 2017 Old School 93-94 Tournament

The Lords of the Pit and Eternal Central are proud to announce NoviceCon 2017, a charity Old School Magic 93-94 event in Chicago, on Saturday April 29 2017.

Tournament Entry and Prizes

The NoviceCon Old School 93-94 tournament will be held on Saturday, April 29 2017
Tournament start time is 12:00pm (we will open earlier for deck reg and card signing; plan on showing up a little early).
Tournament structure and length will be SWISS+1 (6 rounds most likely). There will be no draws allowed, and at the end of 50 minutes if there is a tied match both players will do a sudden death Chaos Orb flipping contest (complete details in our Old School 93-94 rules here). This is to keep the pace of play and keep the day going more smoothly than last year. 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 Old School cards in flavor and nature, Alpha through Fallen Empires. This is a tournament for fun, and not ‘EV,’ so if you’re expecting to pay off your car with your winnings at this or any other Eternal event you will sadly be disappointed. We already have a number of goodies in hand, but if you wish to donate any cards to this please email
Tournament entry fee will be one (1) new toy, with tag or package still intact. The charity that Chicago Old School will once again be helping is Cornerstorne Community Outreach (CCO). All toys collected will be donated to CCO for distribution to those children less fortunate.

Tournament Format and Rules

The Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament will observe the Banned & Restricted List found in the rules on the EC Old School 93-94 rules page here. This page always has a complete list of deck construction rules, sets allowed, errata, and the most up to date Banned & Restricted List. This is a non-proxy event, and per the rules above you are allowed to play any reprint if it is (1) Original Art, (2) Original Frame, and (2) Non-foil. This includes Chronicles Erhnam Djinn, 4th Edition Sylvan Library, Timeshifted Psionic Blast, and CE/IE Moxes, for example. We have now set up an Old School Lending Library, with tons of cards available for you to borrow for a specific day or event, ranging from Swords to Plowshares to dual lands to Field of Dreams to The Abyss. It can be found online here.

Tournament Site Logistics & Preregistration (Required)

Tournament Location:
Eternal Central HQ
4223 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60624

Plenty of free street parking available right in front of the building. This tournament is a private event, that you can reserve a spot for ahead of time by preregistering. This tournament is open to participants 21+ years of age (there will be alcohol), but you must preregister ahead of time to reserve a slot. This event will have a cap of 24 players. If you are sure you will attend, please contact us at with your contact information (your full name/phone number), and we will pre-register you and add you to the contact group for logistics purposes. This will ensure everybody is in the correct location on game day.

Preregistered players:

1. Jaco
2. Mith
3. Danny Friedman
4. Bob Agra
5. Nathan Mullen
6. Shane Semmens
7. Brandon Sanders
8. Carter Petray
9. James Tork
10. Stephen Maldonado
11. Joe Alane
12. Tyler Etters
13. Matt Moss
14. Ray Mattson
15. Erik Schardin
16. Dan Piquard


This event is BYOB as usual, but we will also be providing a handcrafted cocktail menu this time, shown below. Further sustenance will likely be found in the form of pizza and JagerBombs, as well as some carefully selected non-alcoholic beverages for teetotalers.