“The chaos, however, is the chaos of a thundercloud, and direction will sporadically and violently appear.” – Mons’s Goblin Raiders
Join us November 18, 2023 for a day of Old School in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. All entry fees and money raised will go to our community’s preferred charity, Ottawa Food Bank. With inflation and people accessing food banks reaching historic numbers, the situation at the Ottawa Food Bank is critical. Old School community: Let’s do our part.
- Date and time: November 18, 3pm (doors open at 2:15pm)
- Participant cap: 48
- Entry fee: $30 CAD
- Registration closes: November 18 at 2:30pm (or when cap is reached)
- Location: Clocktower (Glebe) – 575 Bank Street
- Proxies allowed
- All proceeds go to Ottawa Food Bank
- Decklists: Deck pictures mandatory – Send your deck pics to email@example.com on the day of the tournament or before.
- Banlist and format: Boreal
- Sample decklists:
Why things are different from last year
- It turns out we’re not a very spicy community so the prize pool is being reallocated into raffle prizes and going deeper into Swiss standings.
- We’re dropping Premodern this year and going the full 6 rounds (recommended for 33 to 64 players) for Old School for a few reasons:
- 9 rounds of Magic is A LOT and people were pretty burnt out at the end if they did both events.
- Only about 50% of people played Premodern.
- November 18, 2023 is also this year’s date for the Santa Claus parade, which runs by the venue. The later start makes sure no one gets caught in traffic.
- Stamped event card for all participants
- 1st place Swiss: Stamped, altered Strip Mine
- 2nd place Swiss: Stamped, altered Beta Mountain
- 3rd-8th place: Stamped, altered Unlimited Dark Rituals
Raffle prizes will be raffled off throughout the event to anyone who registered. If you’re interested in donating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended value: $20. Current prizes:
- 2x Unlimited Control Magic
- 4x Unlimited Dark Ritual
- 4x Unlimited Disenchant
- 2x Unlimited Lightning Bolt
- 4x Unlimited Llanowar Elves
- 2x Unlimited Regrowth
- 1x Unlimited Sinkhole
- 1x Beta Disenchant
- 1x Beta Shatter
- 1x Antiquities Spring Factory
- 2x Antiquities Strip Mine
- 2x The Dark Maze of Ith
- 1x Alpha Swamp (from Paul G)
- Swedish tote (from of Slanfan)
- Random sword print (from Ken Meyer)
If you’re interested in donating, please email email@example.com. Recommended value: $30+. Current prizes:
- Reimagined Guardian Beast print (from Ken Meyer)
- Reimagined Erhnam Djinn print (from Ken Meyer)
- Serendib Efreet print (from Anson Maddocks)
- Lllanowar Elves print (from Anson Maddocks)
- Elvish Archer print (from Anson Maddocks)
- Dazed and Fusedcon revised alters: Sleight of Mind, Prodigal Sorcerer, Sol Ring (from Slanfan, Derfington)
- The Brothers’ War – a Magic: the Gathering novel (from Michael M)
- Clocktower gift card
- Dominion City Brewing Company swigs and swag (from Evan W)
Send your deck pics to firstname.lastname@example.org on the day of the tournament or before.
Join the Discord
If you haven’t done so already, make sure you join the Canadian Old School Discord where we’ll be sharing more information.