Sunday Morning Modern Tournament

Jan 4-6th is the Oakland Grand Prix, which is Modern.  Let’s get each other great so we can kick butt and represent for D20. So  we’re going to be doing Modern tournaments on Sundays from now on.   This is a higher level constructed tournament and is good for experienced players.

Special treat…for the first events, bonus special Standard Showdown pack for the first 8 players.  The Showdown packs come with a foil, a rare and a special foil land, and are very cool. (The bonus packs are given even if the tournament doesn’t fire)

What:  Modern Format Magic Tournament.  4 rounds, prizes based on number of wins and number of players.

Cost: $10 per person. (2 packs into the prize pool per person.)

Extra Competition for the best Modern player in the store. We will be tracking win and loss records up to the Grand Prix in January.  Top players will get special prizes to show off as they represent for D20 at the Grand Prix.

About Modern.

Modern is a constructed formats:

  • Minimum of sixty cards
  • No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
  • Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard

With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.

Note: The five snow-covered lands from the Ice Age block—Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest—are also basic lands. Snow-covered lands are only permitted in formats that allow expansions from the Ice Age block.


The following card sets are permitted in Modern tournaments:

  • Dominaria
  • Rivals of Ixalan
  • Ixalan
  • Hour of Devastation
  • Amonkhet
  • Aether Revolt
  • Kaladesh
  • Eldritch Moon
  • Shadows over Innistrad
  • Oath of the Gatewatch
  • Battle for Zendikar
  • Magic Origins
  • Dragons of Tarkir
  • Fate Reforged
  • Khans of Tarkir
  • Magic 2015
  • Journey into Nyx
  • Born of the Gods
  • Theros
  • Magic 2014
  • Dragon’s Maze
  • Gatecrash
  • Return to Ravnica
  • Magic 2013
  • Avacyn Restored
  • Dark Ascension
  • Innistrad
  • Magic 2012
  • New Phyrexia
  • Mirrodin Besieged
  • Scars of Mirrodin
  • Magic 2011
  • Rise of the Eldrazi
  • Worldwake
  • Zendikar
  • Magic 2010 
  • Alara Reborn 
  • Conflux 
  • Shards of Alara 
  • Eventide 
  • Shadowmoor 
  • Morningtide
  • Lorwyn 
  • Tenth Edition
  • Future Sight
  • Planar Chaos
  • Time Spiral
  • Coldsnap
  • Dissension
  • Guildpact
  • Ravnica: City of Guilds
  • Ninth Edition
  • Saviors of Kamigawa
  • Eighth Edition
  • Betrayers of Kamigawa
  • Champions of Kamigawa
  • Fifth Dawn
  • Darksteel
  • Mirrodin


Revised: February 12, 2018

The following cards are banned:


Sun 11am Modern Tournament

Due to popular request, the Sunday Magic Standard tournament will be taking a little break to be replaced by a Modern tournament.  Same bat time (11am-though we will be changing it to 10 in the next few months), Same Bat Channel.

We are rebuilding after Standard petered out, so I want to reward people for showing up while we get things running again.  If the event doesn’t fire, your $10 entry fee turns into $15 off any Modern playable singles.  Also, while supplies last, top players get the special Standard Showdown bonus packs, which means that if we don’t have enough to run, the first 3 players that show up will get those packs.

We will run as a casual event if there are between 4-7 players and a normal sanctioned event if there are 8 or more.

Cost is $10 with 2 packs per player going into the prize pool.  4 rounds max.

Modern RulesBanned list/Restrictions 

Modern is a constructed format and therefore adheres to the following constructed rules:

  • Minimum of sixty cards
  • No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
  • Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used

Modern sets go from the current sets back to Mirrodin block (2003)


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