Posted on May 2, 2017, 12:35 p.m. by Korombos
I am going to be a sport and try out this Amonkhet League thing at my LGS. There are, however, many logistics issues with running a league that Wizards guidelines do not seem to address. My LGS has come up with some reasonable solutions.
Are you participating in Amonkhet League play? How is it going?
How has your LGS handled issues that arise?
Are people allowed to take the decks home or does the LGS archive them? Does the LGS keep track of who opens what? How do you deal with people that try cheating?
May 2, 2017 1:42 p.m.
How things are at my LGS for sealed league 1) no, you can't take them home until the "season" is over, but after that they are yours. 2) no they are not going to tabulate every single common and uncommon you open that would be a headache 3) the same way you would for any DCI sanctioned event, enforcement is low but DCI penalties still technically apply.
May 3, 2017 2:28 a.m.
My LGS seemed to have everything in place for League yesterday. They are holding our league pools behind the counter until the end of the 4-week league. Some players were confused by the win/loss card, listing themselves and their opponent all across the card rather than seeing it as two columns. There was some inconsistency between playing 1-game-matches or best-of-3. I played all 1-gamers, not being too excited by my pulls, but just wanting to get to that 4th pack. I lost my first 3 (not on purpose: lots of mana screw and no real bombs) bought my 4th pack and then got some cards that went better with what I was trying to do overall. I played two more 1-game matches, picking up a win, and then playing a game of standard for fun.
Overall, League night seems fun. There's not the pressure of a tournament, or the need to come at a specific time and (if I'm doing well) stay until it's over. People came and went, building and playing some games. Calls of "anybody open?" were nice to hear and I got to play with folks that I don't normally see at the shop, or wouldn't get in a casual game with otherwise. Some people came to get the league fired up as a way to play some quick magic between rounds of FNM so that they're not sitting around twiddling their thumbs for a chunk of the night. So far so good.
My LGS has also offered several promos as stretch-goals beyond the 4-sided-die prize culminating in one of the foil full-art Amonkhet lands.