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Sometimes EDH's form of randomness and sense of a new deck every time doesn't always feel random enough. Even with around 64(excluding lands) cards that are all different, it is usually built with similar cards to be consistent. I am after making a very fun, eventful format for people that get bored with using the same deck.Rules:Your library is an exactly 80 card library using cards with a cmc(converted mana cost) of 2 or less (since it was brought up in a previous comment I should explain that one side of a split card going over 2 cmc would raise the cmc of the whole card, making it illegal for this format. Any additional costs such as kicker and flashback, and any x cost spells, are perfectly legal). There can only be 1 copy of a certain card (If you're a control player at heart, don't fret. It is still completely viable, you will just have play it different ways than what you are used to). Lands are not put in this library, but are set aside to be put in along with the Clip (they are still restricted to a single copy of any specific card, just like the library, except basic lands).
Libraries must be thoroughly shuffled, then cards are pulled off the top of the deck until the amount taken off equals the amount of cards it will take to, when added to the lands and Clip, make your deck exactly 60 cards. The rest of the original library is removed from the game. Life is set at the standard 20.
The Clip: The "Clip" is a 10 card sidedeck that is essential to gameplay. Although I am calling it a sidedeck, it has very little in common with a standard sideboard. All cards from the clip are automatically put into the deck (after exiling bottom half). The clip may use a full playset of a card as long as the maindeck does not already have a copy of that card. The cmc rule still applies to the clip.* You MUST either memorize or write down the cards in your clip. The cards in your clip cannot be exchanged with cards from the removed from game section of the deck.
Mulligan:In Roulette, there is no decrease in hand size when a player mulligans. However, each time a mulligan is used, you must reveal two cards in deck and/or hand that originated from the clip. The opponent chooses one. That card is exiled. If all cards from your clip are removed this way, you lose the game.
Banlist:Roulette follows the banned list of legacy (http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=judge/resources/sfrlegacy), along with the added bans listed below. Please inform me if a card/combo is in need of a ban to keep it an open format.
Additional Banned Cards:
Restricted to maindeck:
I got reminded about this format and wanted to get it going again. I made some slight changes:
Anyone who I had your Roulette decklist under example decks: I had to cut the example decks section for the reason of them now being illegal when compared to the modified rules, but if you would like, fixing the list and resending it to me is all it takes to get it back on here. Thanks for all the help and interest in the format.
Have a great day and have fun with the roulette format! Continue to help me make it better for all those playing!
Take a stab at this format with The Roulette Challenge! Put all decklists on the thread, not on this page. The top 8 will be the example decks on this format page for until I die or until the rules are improved upon in any way (but if the lists are fixed by the owners they will be put right back up). Due date for the decklists is 7/9/13.
It seems as though I need to say it on here as well since people must not have seen my comment on the challenge page. The challenge will remain open until there is a reasonable amount of players involved and then I will give a weeks notice as to when it is closed.
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|Top rank||#43 on 2013-07-16|