Quote from 5damage1mana?!?!id say bring only the cards you intend to play with is a pretty big deal nowadays unfortunately
Quote from es297Is that because of theft? Or people worrying you have a larger sideboard than you should?
Quote from es297What should I look out for so I don't get screwed by a technicality (commonly used excuses to get an opponent a game loss)?
Quote from Tatekei
Don't slow play, this is a Competitive REL, you have a maximum of 30 seconds to make an action and the rounds are timed.
10/4/2004 You might end up discarding the card you searched for.
Quote from encikdpacBring enough dices for the counters/tokens.
Use pen and paper to track your and your opponents life.
Be polite and courteous to everyone (judge/opponent/the person playing next to you).
Know where the toilets are and how long would it take to go to and from there to the game hall/pairing announcement area. You don't want to get a game loss for showing up late, which brings to another point, always be punctual. Coming in late would cause other people some discomfort especially when your sitting is in the middle.
Most of all...have fun...
Quote from FoodChainGoblinsGood advice here. I would bring water and some sort of snacks.
I would observe your opponents carefully. I'm not talking about staring them down, but just watching to make sure they don't cheat. It happens a lot and if it does, call a judge immediately. You can't always tell if someone did something on purpose or not.
I will give you a personal experience that I had once. This was probably my 40th PTQ. I had an opponent on Game 3 scoop up all of his cards. So I proceed to scoop up all of mine because I thought he had conceded. While I am waiting or him to shuffle up his cards, which he doesn't, he puts all of his cards back down. Since I had a lot more permanents than him, it was a lot harder for me to put all of mine down. Nowadays, I just keep my cards in play until they verbally say they concede or start shuffling up, even if this makes them mad.
Quote from PuddlejumperI don't anyone's really explored the potential of monowhite Jund, but it could be amazing.
Quote from Col_ShaefferI'm relatively new to the larger tournament scene and three things that I've learned from playing in larger events:
ONE: If your opponent misses a trigger and doesn't realize it and neither do you (or you deliberatley don't tell him) you will BOTH get warnings should he call the judge. So just be aware you are responsible for maintaining an accurate board state for BOTH players.
TWO: Your opponent only has a limited amount of time with his sideboard. I once had an opponent that probably took 8 minutes after game one and other five after game two.... You only have a limited time (I beleive its three minutes) with your sideboard. You can also call a judge if your opponent plays slowly. That same guy took 4 minutes to Gitaxian Probe me, cast an island, and then Ponder.... I should've known the rules. Basically what I'm trying to say is don't hestitate to call a judge, they are there to help!
THREE: Be very clear with your opponent. If you draw during the end of their turn be clear with which draw is from your spell and which one is for your turn so you don't get accused for drawing too many cards. Being clear with your opponent help keeps the game moving and opponents usually appreciate it.
Remember just be courtious and have fun. I've found most people aren't too different from the people I play against at FNM. They're willing to talk after the match is over, ask you why you made certain plays, why you didn't make certain plays, and how you could make your deck better. Hope this helps!
Quote from Col_ShaefferTWO: Your opponent only has a limited amount of time with his sideboard. I once had an opponent that probably took 8 minutes after game one and other five after game two.... You only have a limited time (I beleive its three minutes) with your sideboard. You can also call a judge if your opponent plays slowly. That same guy took 4 minutes to Gitaxian Probe me, cast an island, and then Ponder.... I should've known the rules. Basically what I'm trying to say is don't hestitate to call a judge, they are there to help!
Quote from FoodChainGoblinsOn account 1, you WERE right, but as of this Friday, the rules have changed. You are no longer required to alert your opponent of missed triggers. If they miss them, they cannot go back and get them. This is a very new rule told to me by several judges, so I don't blame most people for not knowing it.
Quote from Col_ShaefferThe tournament I was referencing was back in February, and I was extremely surprised it was my job to remind my opponent of triggers. But it's good to know this has since been changed as I never understood why it was my job to tell my opponent of their Burning Vengeance trigger or whatever! Thanks for the heads up!!!
Quote from aZn.FlipStar_650one huge thing. Fingernails. people are looking at your hands all day while you play. keep your fingernails clean and trimmed.
Quote from keesie3. Eat right and drink a lot i found out the hard way dropping with mayor headache first GP.
4. Bringing the right deck now that is the hard part. How do you know what is the right deck you usually scoop out other tourneys in the 1-4 weeks prior to the mayor one. Usually the last GP or SCG tells you the most. And check recheck and let someone else check your decklist this is vital.