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Paragon Games Emerald Open
Sat. 5 November 2016, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
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Paragon Games Tournament Series – Emerald Open
Register for Open 5 of 5 of the Paragon Games Tournament Series here.
This is your last chance to play in a Paragon Open and qualify for the Paragon Championship!
For more info, visit paragongames.com.au.
By pre-registering you save time and get the following perks:
Extra Paragon Games Tokens by Joshua Ophel!
Receive an exclusive Thopter token only available to pre-registrations as well as a bonus Paragon Open Beast token!
Kaladesh Bundle Prize Draw!
Anyone who pre-registers also goes into the draw to win a Kaladesh Bundle (formerly known as Fat Packs)! There's one Kaladesh Bundle up for grabs at every Open!
Emerald Open Details
Swiss pairings will be used with a cut to a single-elimination top 8.
Competitive rules enforcement level (REL) will be in effect. (Check out our article for some tips on what to expect and having fun playing at Competitive REL.)
10:30am sharp. Doors open at 10am.
1st: $50 + 10 Paragon Points + entry into the Paragon Games Championship
2nd: $40 + 8 Paragon Points
3rd-4th: $30 + 6 Paragon Points
5th-8th: $25 + 4 Paragon Points
9th-16th: 2 Paragon Points
Everyone else: 1 Paragon Point
Everyone making Top 8 will also win a 3-month subscription to OzGuild, an OzGuild Deckbox and an exclusive Paragon Games Top 8 Dragon Token illustrated by Joshua Ophel.
Additional booster prizes will be awarded for any player not making top 8 who finishes with at least 3 or 4 match wins. (The number of wins required will depend on player turnout.)
See our Tournament Info page for more details and the full schedule of events.
How do I know if I should play in a Paragon Open?
Do you love playing Magic? Yes? Great! It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, if you love playing Magic, the Paragon Games Tournament Series is for you.
I don't have a DCI number! Can I still register?
You will need a DCI number to register in Paragon Games Tournament Series events. Getting a DCI number is easy. Just create a Wizards Account and you'll automatically receive a DCI number.
What is Competitive REL?
Competitive REL (rules enforcement level) describes the degree to which the rules of tournament Magic are enforced. Generally speaking, there is less flexibility around rules than would be at a typical Friday Night Magic or casual Magic event. For example, at Competitive REL, you are required to submit a decklist before you can play and generally must call a judge whenever you notice a rule being broken (e.g., drawing extra cards or forgetting that a creature died and should have gone to the graveyard two turns ago). Failing to follow rules can lead to warnings and in some cases game or even match losses. While this can seem daunting, the aim of Competitive REL is to make sure games play out fairly for everyone and maintian the integrity of a tournament - not to catch players out! Check out our article for some tips and advice on playing at Competitve REL!
What should I bring (besides my deck)?
We recommend that you bring a pen and paper to keep track of life totals. If you don't have paper, ask us at the event and we can provide you a Paragon Games life total pad! If your deck uses them, dice and the appropriate tokens can also help your games run more smoothly.
We also highly recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day.
If possible, you should also plan for lunch – Magic tournaments can be long and tiring and you'll be glad to have some sustenance!
What should I NOT bring?
Paragon Games firmly believes that Magic is a game for everyone, regardless of their age, race, faith, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome at our events as long as they bring a good attitude, willingness to have a good time and, most importantly, respect for others with them. This includes refraining from bringing any accessories (e.g., playmats, sleeves, deckboxes, tokens) with offensive or inappropriate imagery or language on them. Please be aware that if you bring something that meets this description to one of our events, you may be asked to put it away or replace it.
What time should I get to the venue?
Doors open at 9am with the tournament starting at 10am sharp. This means that if you aren't at the venue and ready to start your game at 10am, you will be late and likely to get a game loss! Avoid the bad feels and be there as early as possible!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the Emerald Open?
If you are driving, parking near Jolt Games is available along Hoskin St and Lysaght St. You can also reach Jolt Games via public transport on bus routes 56, 57, 956 or 958.
Where can I contact Paragon Games with any questions?
The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. Entry to Paragon Games events will only be granted if the name on the registration matches the attendee. Please make sure that you use the name (and DCI number) of the player who plans to enter when registering for this event.