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What: The 12th annual n00bcon, aka the oldest recurring oldschool Magic tournament in the world. It's the place to show that you have what it used to take to be a master at Magic, but mostly to drink craft beer, look at amazing decks, and enjoy the fun side of Magic tournaments.
When: Good Friday the 10th of April, starting at 14:00. Seven gruelling rounds of swiss followed by a top8. Rounds in the swiss are 50 minutes, the top8 is un-timed, but expected to be played at a reasonable pace. Side Events
will occur between Wednesday the 8th and Saturday the 11th.
Where: Rotary Pub at Richertsgatan 2, Gothenburg, Sweden.
You can check out some more info about the site at the Rotary Pub home page
Participation: As n00bcon no longer hosts the World Championship (go check out Winc0n for that), the scale of the tournament has decreased quite a bit since last year. The idea was to cut participation to around 60 players, but due to various reasons (mainly too many awesome people and bad bookkeeping on the organizer's end), we've ended up around 110 players. There is an upper limit due to space and regulations in the pub. The players who have a spot confirmed at the tournament can be seen in the Participants section. If you have any questions about invites, feel free to post an e-mail to the the webmaster.
The entry fee for the tournament is 150 sek (around €15). This fee is for covering expenses at the tournament such as location, personell, additional tables/chairs, thropies, pins, and a few Easter Eggs. If any money are left over after the tournament, it will be given to charity.
People who aren't participating in the tournament or work at the pub are unfortunately not allowed at the site. This is due to mainly three reasons:
If you just want to watch, feature matches from the tournament will be streamed live here. If you want to trade cards with someone not participating in the event, I reccomend that you meet up at e.g. the Gothcon site.
Prizes: The winner get a Giant Shark (The Dark). Top8 gets some sort of trophies. Some secret prices in Easter Eggs will be handed out as well. Of course everyone gets a rad convention pin with an Eastery Jester's Cap.
The main tournament will NOT be played for Ante; hence any cards that use the Ante mechanic are banned from being played.
Chaos Orb (2)
1, Tap: Choose a nontoken permanent on the battlefield. If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, and touches the chosen permanent, destroy that permanent. Then destroy Chaos Orb.
Falling Star (2R)
Choose any number of non-overlapping creatures on the battlefield. Flip Falling Star from a height of at least one foot. If Falling Star turns over completely at least once during the flip, it deals 3 damage to each chosen creature it touches. Any creatures damaged by Falling Star that are not destroyed become tapped.
Wednesday the 8th: ALICE SHOWDOWN hosted by David Chambers. Thursday the 9th: SIAB-URBORG-FEAST hosted by Stockholm in a Bottle and Legion Urborg. Saturday 11th: Wizards' Tournament 3, hosted by shrouded mages. April 9-12: Gothcon (Sweden's oldest gaming convention) will be held in Gothenburg at the same weekend, hosting a plethora of more sanctioned mtg events. The Gothcon site is about 8 minutes walk from the n00bcon site.
Commentary will be provided by Frisbee Golf master Kenneth Mossberg and Thoughtlace collector Mats "Ottifant" Karlsson. The event will be streamed by Wak-Wak Mtg.
For the lower-tier spenders, it is possible to get sleeping quarters at the adjacent Gothcon convention (click here for info about Gothcon). A convention pass from Thursday to Sunday cost 300 sek (~€30), and access to the sleeping quarters an addition 50 sek (~€5). It is not very confortable nor private, but it works.
For most vistiors, e.g. Quality Hotel Panorama is a nice enough hotel just a couple of minutes walk from the site. A few returning players have reported staying at Scandic Opalen. There are many other options if you check e.g. AirBNB, TripAdvisor or Hotels.com.
For those of you with golden pants, Upper House at Gothia Towers is simply awesome. Dorsia and Avalon are also great hotels in the high-end part of the spectrum.
There are whispers of a Scryings mat, as a tribute of sorts to the old Khalsa-Brain Mirage mats. Nothing is confirmed yet, but plans appear to be in motion.
We play using the current comp rules, nothing added or removed. The rule enforcement level is "Don't be a douche". It is very close to REL-Competative. Notable exceptions from REL-Professional:
Artist alterations of cards in legal sets are ok as long as you can read the full name of the card and its mana cost. Just make sure that your opponent knows what cards you are playing. The three first printings of The Gathering are legal; 1st Edition "Alpha", 1st Edition "Beta", and 2nd Edition "Unlimited".
Due to popular demand, the 1994 summer printings of The Gathering 3rd Edition distributed in Ireland and Tenesse (populary known as "Summer Magic" or "Edgar") are also legal.
The decks cannot contain "proxie cards" of any sort. Only english cards are legal.