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The First DCI Tournament

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The letter B!ack in 1993, the DCI was still called the "Duelists' Convocation". And the events of the first tournament, held at the 1993 Gen Con, are mostly lost to history.

Except! We happen to have a play-by-play description of the final duel, in which Alex Parrish faced Rick Townsend for the honor of winning the very first tournament. This was transcribed in 1993 by Steve Bishop, retranscribed in 1999 by Monty Ashley, and we're bringing it to you now.

Enjoy! And watch for the Alpha casting cost on the Orcish Oriflamme!


Magic: The Gathering First Sanctioned Tournament

Finalists:
Alex Parrish
Rick Townsend

The setting: Alex Parrish and Rick Townsend are tied 1-1. Alex will be going first.

Third Duel

Turn #1 (Alex)

Alex: 20, Rick: 20

In Play: Nothing

Turn #2 (Rick)

In Play: Nothing

Turn #3 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Mons's Goblin Raiders

Alex: 20, Rick: 18

Turn #4 (Rick)

In Play: Plains

Turn #5 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Swamp, Mons's Goblin Raiders, Orcish Oriflamme

Alex: 20, Rick: 14

Turn #6 (Rick)

In Play: Plains, Forest, Circle of Protection: Red

Turn #7 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Swamp, Mons's Goblin Raiders, Orcish Oriflamme

Alex: 20, Rick: 12

Turn #8 (Rick)

In Play: Plains, Forest, Circle of Protection: Red

Turn #9 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Mountain, Swamp, Mons's Goblin Raiders, Orcish Oriflamme

Alex: 20, Rick: 12

Turn #10 (Rick)

In Play: Plains, Plains, Forest, Circle of Protection: Red

Turn #11 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Mountain, Swamp, Swamp, Juggernaut, Mons's Goblin Raiders, Orcish Oriflamme

Alex: 20, Rick: 4

Turn #12 (Rick)

In Play: Plains, Plains, Forest, Circle of Protection: Red

Turn #13 (Alex)

In Play: Mountain, Mountain, Swamp, Swamp, Juggernaut, Mons's Goblin Raiders, Orcish Oriflamme

Alex: 20, Rick: 0

ALEX PARRISH IS THE 1993 GENCON MAGIC TOURNAMENT CHAMPION

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