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ManaSlam provides 26 hours of Magic delivered over two days.  With events big and small, for vets and greenhorns, and for all price ranges, ManaSlam has a Magic game for everyone.  Check out our event schedule!

 

Payouts are listed in Marks.  Marks can be exchanged at the prize payout booth for packs, con swag, and other prizes.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:00 AM: Registration Opens
The registration desk is open for people to check in and get their badges and tickets.
 

9:00 AM: Modern Main Event Tournament Player Meeting
Bring  your deck lists, and gather up to have one of our judges go over the rules.  No foreign objects, and no low blows!  This is required for anyone participating in the Modern Main Event Tournament, unless you purchased a deluxe ticket and submitted your deck list.
 

10:00 AM: Modern Main Event Tournament Begins
Round 1 of the Modern Main Event Tournament will begin promptly at 10 AM.  Anyone late will be given a first round loss, so mind that match time!  This is a Modern Format constructed deck event.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  The event will be 7 Swiss rounds, after which the top 8 will advance to a single-elimination playoff.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.  Playoffs will be untimed, and also first to two victories.
Payout:  1st Place: $200 and 8000 Marks, 2nd Place: $100 and 6000 Marks, 3rd Place: $60 and 4000 Marks, 4th Place: $40 and 3000 Marks, 5th Place: $35 and 2500 Marks, 6th Place: $30 and 1600 Marks, 7th Place: $20 and 1200 Marks, 8th Place: $20 and 1100 Marks, 9th/10th Place: 1000 Marks, 11th/12th Place: 900 Marks, 13th/14th Place: 800 Marks, 15th/16th Place: 700 Marks
 

10:00 AM: On Demand Events Begin
On Demand events are events that will launch when at least 8 players have signed up for the event.  Both constructed (Standard, Modern, Legacy) and limited (Draft, Sealed) will be offered.  When the minimum number of players have registered, we will announce the game and the table.  Events will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.  In limited events, 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.
Payout for all 4-round on-demand events: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

10:00 AM: Ixalan Sealed Deck Scheduled Tournament
Grab some packs, and build a deck!  Sealed Deck challenges you to build a deck from six packs of cards.  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

11:00 AM: Standard Battle Constructed Tournament
Can you capture the current zeitgeist and win?  Standard constructed format uses the most recent three blocks as the basis for decks.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

Noon: Ixalan 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck Scheduled Tournament
It's time for a tag match!  With a partner, you will build two decks from a shared card pool.  Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck lets you team up with someone else and compete as a pair.  Each team will have 8 packs of cards form which to make decks.  Teams share turns and life pools, but not decks or cards once the game has begun.  If you don't have a partner, you will be paired with a second individual player.  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one team gets a single victory or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

1:00 PM: Ixalan Full-Box Sealed Deck Scheduled Tournament
This is the great one that shakes the foundation of Sealed Deck to its core.  Instead of just six packs from which to build a deck, you will have an entire box of cards.  With 36 packs at your disposal, you can make dramatically better decks than with just six.  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 6400 Marks, 11 points: 5600 Marks, 10 points: 4800 Marks, 9 points: 4000 Marks, 8 points: 3200 Marks, 7 points: 2400 Marks, 6 points: 1600 Marks
 

2:00 PM: Legacy Battle Constructed Tournament
It's no holds barred, no sets removed, anything goes in this game.  Legacy constructed format lets you use any set from the past to make your deck!  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

3:00 PM: Modern Rebound Battle Constructed Tournament
Here's a second chance to play Modern on Saturday.  Maybe you didn't want to play in the big event, or maybe you didn't do as well as you'd like.  Either way, here's your chance!  Modern constructed format lets you use many more sets of cards than standard, showing off the recent history of the game.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

4:00 PM: Grand Melee Battle Royale
This is the Grand Melee Battle Royale, and it will be spectacular.  16 players all in the same game using Standard constructed decks.  You can only affect the player on your right and left.  When a player is eliminated, the table gets smaller, and new enemies are found.  Last player standing wins!  Event will be a single game, and will be untimed.  It will go until there is only one survivor.
Payout: 1st Place: 2000 Marks plus oversize Oath of Ajani, 2nd Place: 1600 Marks, 3rd Place: 1200 Marks, 4th Place: 800 Marks, 5th Place: 500 Marks
 

4:00 PM: Quickfire Games Begin
Want something fast?  Quickfire is your shot!  Games will fire when 8 people have signed up, and each tournament will be no more than an hour of play.  Rounds will be just 20 minutes each, be to one victory, and the tournament is single-elimination.  These will be constructed format only (Standard, Modern, Legacy).  When 8 players have registered, we will announce the game and the table.  Events will be 3 single-elimination rounds.  Rounds will be 20 minutes, and go until one player gets a single victory or time is called.
Payout for all Quickfire events: 9 event points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

11:00 PM: Convention closes for the night.
Rest up, because we're back at it again in the morning!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

8:00 AM: Registration Opens
The registration desk is open for people to check in and get their badges and tickets.
 

9:00 AM: Standard Main Event Tournament Player Meeting
Bring  your deck lists, and gather up to have one of our judges go over the rules.  No foreign objects, and no low blows!  This is required for anyone participating in the Standard Main Event Tournament, unless you purchased a deluxe ticket and submitted your deck list.
 

10:00 AM: Standard Main Event Tournament Begins
Round 1 of the Standard Main Event Tournament will begin promptly at 10 AM.  Anyone late will be given a first round loss, so mind that match time!  This is a Standard Format constructed deck event.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  The event will be 7 Swiss rounds, after which the top 8 will advance to a single-elimination playoff.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.  Playoffs will be untimed, and also first to two victories.
Payout:  1st Place: $200 and 7000 Marks, 2nd Place: $100 and 5000 Marks, 3rd Place: $60 and 3200 Marks, 4th Place: $40 and 2800 Marks, 5th Place: $35 and 2400 Marks, 6th Place: $20 and 1600 Marks, 7th Place: $15 and 1200 Marks, 11th/12th Place: 1000 Marks, 13th/14th Place: 800 Marks, 15th/16th Place: 400 Marks
 

10:00 AM: On Demand Events Begin
On Demand events are events that will launch when at least 8 players have signed up for the event.  Both constructed (Standard, Modern, Legacy) and limited (Draft, Sealed) will be offered.  When the minimum number of players have registered, we will announce the game and the table.  Events will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.  In limited events, 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.
Payout for all 4-round on-demand events: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

10:00 AM: Modern Battle Constructed Tournament
Modern constructed format lets you use many more sets of cards than standard, showing off the recent history of the game.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

11:00 AM: Ixalan 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck Scheduled Tournament
It's time for a tag match!  With a partner, you will build two decks from a shared card pool.  Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck lets you team up with someone else and compete as a pair.  Each team will have 8 packs of cards form which to make decks.  Teams share turns and life pools, but not decks or cards once the game has begun.  If you don't have a partner, you will be paired with a second individual player.  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one team gets a single victory or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

Noon: Hardcore Chaos Draft with Active Planes
This is a match where anything goes.  You'll be doing a draft, but you don't know what three packs you'll be getting.  We'll have two bags.  The first contains a mix of Modern Masters 2017 and Eternal Masters.  The second will be filled with packs from all different sets.  You'll draw one pack from the first bag, and two from the second.  Then, let the draft begin!  But, wait, we've got a swerve for you.  We'll be using active planes from Planechase in the game to add a little more chaos.  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for drafting and deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

1:00 PM: Eternal Masters Sealed Deck Scheduled Tournament
Eternal Masters was really fun, so let's play a game of Sealed Deck!  Build a deck with six packs from Eternal Masters!  40 card minimum decks, and 60 minutes will be given for deck construction.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 3200 Marks, 11 points: 2800 Marks, 10 points: 2400 Marks, 9 points: 2000 Marks, 8 points: 1600 Marks, 7 points: 1200 Marks, 6 points: 800 Marks
 

2:00 PM: Frontier Battle Constructed Tournament
Frontier is the hot new format!  Frontier constructed format uses any set from Magic 2015 to now!  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

3:00 PM: Standard Rebound Battle Constructed Tournament
Here's a second chance to play Standard on Sunday.  Maybe you didn't want to play in the big event, or maybe you didn't do as well as you'd like.  Either way, here's your chance!  Standard constructed format uses the last three blocks of cards, so you're playing with the newest releases.  60 card minimum decks with optional 15 card sideboard.  This event will be 4 Swiss rounds.  Rounds will be 50 minutes, and go until one player gets two victories or time is called.
Payout: 12 event points: 1600 Marks, 11 points: 1400 Marks, 10 points: 1200 Marks, 9 points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks
 

4:00 PM: Quickfire Games Begin
Want something fast?  Quickfire is your shot!  Games will fire when 8 people have signed up, and each tournament will be no more than an hour of play.  Rounds will be just 20 minutes each, be to one victory, and the tournament is single-elimination.  These will be constructed format only (Standard, Modern, Legacy).  When 8 players have registered, we will announce the game and the table.  Events will be 3 single-elimination rounds.  Rounds will be 20 minutes, and go until one player gets a single victory or time is called.
Payout for all Quickfire events: 9 event points: 1000 Marks, 8 points: 800 Marks, 7 points: 600 Marks, 6 points: 400 Marks

11:00 PM: Convention closes.
Time to return to your home planes.  See you next time!