This is the Fanny Pack and Blind Tiger Games Debut MTG Melee tournament so we wanted to do something special! With all the new toys Death's Shadow decks received in Zendikar Rising and how interesting we find Shadow mirrors we thought it would be fun to throw an all Death's Shadow tournament to crown a Death's Shadow Champion! For deck building requirements please check the rules section! The winner will receive a custom playmat with the custom art shown in our flier for this tournament and an altered Death's Shadow card proving you are the champion as well! Additional prizes in the form of standard boosters will be awarded based on attendance, due to the physical nature of our prize support this is a US only tournament and you do need to provide us with a US address to receive prizes.
We will have some very specific deck building requirements in the interest of maintaining the spirit of this tournament; we want to see Death's Shadows in play making combat math a nightmare! Deck lists will be open and must be submitted prior to the start of the tournament. Your deck must be modern legal and contain 4x Death's Shadow, 4x Thoughtseize, and 15 lands that cause you to lose life one way or another with a max of 18 lands in your deck. In addition Veil of Summer and the dredge mechanic are banned because they make Death's Shadow a sad shade. We wanted to allow as much room for deck building as possible while still making sure they are Death's Shadow decks and not dredge, amulet titan, oops all spells or something to that effect with some shadows thrown in but we did not want to just have an ambigous "spirit of the tournament rule" or force preset decklists on people so these are the motivations behind our odd rules.
If your deck does not meet these requirements you will be disqualified from the tournament so please make sure your deck meets these requirements! We will have open deck lists so if your opponent has an illegal deck that we did not catch message us through discord or MtgMelee and submit a 2-0 result.