Quote from MyNameIsFourteen »Since we're having this great discussion can I take this opportunity to say the one thing I don't like about xcb is that I always want to have more discussion of the format as I'm prepping for it, but obviously that doesn't make sense if we're all trying to compete. This discussion after the fact is almost as good and I hope we can have more like it.
Quote from MyNameIsFourteen »It did bring to mind a 'team' format - Have you done a round of XCB2HGLR - players submit two decks of two cards each. Games are played using the 2 headed giant rules. Land rule.
Quote from MyNameIsFourteen »While I'm thniking of wierd formats, another couple that were inspired by the un subgame cards:
The Countdown is At One - plyaers start with 1 life. (someone else may have suggested this already)
We Have To Go Deeper: Players submit 3 cards in order. At the start of the game, players play a magic subgame starting at 10 life, using only their first two cards. All players who do not win the subgame loose 10 life in the main game. At the start of the subgame, players play a magic sub-subgame starting at 5 life, using only their first card. All players who do not win the sub-subgame lose 5 life in the subgame. All these games are played with the Land Rule. (This may actually be a terrible format but I like the idea of battling with one card, letting that battle have a consequence for a battle where you add one more card, and so on. Maybe the idea could be tweaked to make the consequence more interesting)
Quote from MyNameIsFourteen »One more, inspired by two things - the section of the rules that says there may be bonus points awarded for deck construction things and a round we played many years ago where the first letters of the cards of your deck had to spell out LOVE.
Scrabbleverse: 3 cards, land rule. The first letters of the English names of the cards in your deck must spell out a legal Scrabble word. In each match, regardless of the outcome, the player who's word has a higher scrabble score value gets a bonus N match points. (N should probably be 1 or 2, but I leave that to the moderator)
Quote from Anachronity »I second 'Scrabbleverse' or something similar; that sounds pretty fun.
Although if we do that, we'll also probably want to specify which dictionary we're using. I think there's like an official Scrabble dictionary out there?
Quote from MyNameIsFourteen »Like Magic, the official scrabble word list is available from Hasbro!