|Mercadian Masques Pre-Release
Date: 9/26, 1999
Head Judge: Dan Drahos
Judges: Jesse(level 1), Mitch(level 1), Paul(level 1)
TO: Barrett Moy
Staff: Chris and Debbie
It was the second day of the Mercadian Masques Pre-Release. The
was run in a Swiss-style format with 6 rounds. We also had 7 side
tournaments: 3 Sealed Decks, 4 Booster drafts.
The tournament started with Dan giving all the players directions on how
fill out the deck list. Dan also informed them of the tournament style.
The Tournament Organizer and staff did an outstanding job of preparing for
the tournament. The tournament packs, booster packs, deck list and pen
where placed in a small bag which made handing out the tournament packs
simple and quick.
The players where mostly experienced players and the event went very
Most of the questions that we answered were about damage and responding to
damage. There was a group of players from south of St. Louis that
and was unclear about the damage dealings and prevention in 6th edition.
During the tournament and after the rounds the judges talked to them as a
group and explained the rules for 6th edition. After the tournament they
had a better understanding of damage. Of all 43 players, only one was at
his first tournament. He enjoyed the day and I'm sure that we will see
in future tournaments.
Paul A. Francis