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    THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    What: TMLOpen 1(The Mana Leak Open 1)

    When: Sunday, Septemeber 3, 2006

    Where: Gamingetc Tournament Center and SuperStore
    555 Lordship Boulevard (Exit 30 off I95)
    Stratford CT 06615
    1-800-380-1115 (until permanent lines are hooked up next week, though 800 will always work)

    Lodgings: If any are interested in Lodgings, please mention it in a reply to this thread. I may be able to establish a special room rate at a nearby hotel.

    Time: Registration: 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Tourney Starts PROMPTLY at 11:00 am(To avoid a prolonged tournament, this will be strictly enforced. Latecomers will be subject to a round 1 loss.)

    Cost: $20 Entry Fee
    Format: Legacy

    Proxies: $2 per proxy(5 proxies maximum)
    The decision to include proxies was a tough one. Eventually, I would like to get rid of them in these events. It was with much research and deliberation that I decided these tournaments stand the best chance of growing if we can use proxies to get people interested (and buying cards they would proxy) for Legacy, so that we can still have a huge turnout, even without proxies. That said, with the cost of $2 per proxy, only 5 maximum, and the separate no proxy prize structure(see below)**, I think I have provided many benefits to those who play with no proxies.
    Cut: Cut to top 8.

    Dopeness Factor: The number of even integers between 4000 and 7000 that have four different digits.

    Prizes: Because this is my first time doing this and I have no rough estimate for attendance, I have set up a few contingencies of prize support. I have tried to be generous with the prize support, but I know this might still not YET be on par with TMD Open. Keep in mind that the first Waterbury only had 30 something people, and at one time had 16. If we have more than 70 participants I will continue to increase the prize support accordingly.

    Prize Support based on 25-40 Participants
    1st Prize – Choice of:
    -100 Booster Packs of any type 2 set the store carries
    -Imperial Seal + 20 booster packs
    -Timetwister + 50 boosters packs
    -Library of Alexandria + 50 booster packs
    -Library of Alexandria and Timetwister
    -10 dual lands of your choice*
    -$200 in cash.

    2nd Prize – Choice of:
    - 50 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - Timetwister
    - Library of Alexandria
    - 5 dual lands of your choice*
    - $100 in cash

    3rd Prize – Choice of:
    - 30 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - 3 dual lands of your choice*
    - 3 Resets
    - $60 in cash

    4th Prize – Choice of:
    - 20 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - 2 dual lands of your choice*
    - 2 Resets(If 3rd place player does not want them)
    - $40 in cash

    5th – 8th Prize – $35 store gift certificate
    9th Prize – 5 Booster Packs from any type 2 set the store carries

    Prize Support based on 41-70 Participants
    1st Prize – Choice of:
    -170 Booster Packs of any type 2 set the store carries
    -Imperial Seal + 110 booster packs
    -Timetwister + 120 boosters packs
    -Library of Alexandria + 120 boosters packs
    -Library of Alexandria + Timetwister + 70 booster packs
    - Unlimited Mox of choice + 10 booster packs
    -17 dual lands of your choice*
    -$335 in cash.

    2nd Prize – Choice of:
    - 85 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - Timetwister + 35 booster packs
    - Library of Alexandria + 35 booster packs
    - 8 dual lands of your choice*
    - $165 in cash

    3rd Prize – Choice of:
    - 50 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - Library of Alexandria
    - Timetwister
    - 5 dual lands of your choice*
    - 3 Resets + 25 booster packs
    - $100 in cash

    4th Prize – Choice of:
    - 35 Booster Packs from any type 2 sets the store carries
    - 3 dual lands of your choice*
    - 3 Resets(If 3rd place player does not want them)
    - $65 in cash

    5th – 8th Prize – $35 store gift certificate + 9 boosters of your choice

    9th Prize – 9 Booster Packs from any type 2 set the store carries
    10th – 16th Prize – Ravnica Block Draft Set

    Additional prizes no matter how many players we have:
    Last Place Prize – Prize TBD
    Farthest travelled participant: FREE ADMISSION TO MAIN EVENT
    Round by Round Rafflee – Prizes TBD

    If we have 75 or more people, at the end of round 5 we will be taking sign ups for a FREE tournament for a playset of Force of Wills. The tournament will require you to use the same deck used in the main event(to make life infinitely freakin' easier) and to ensure speedy signups and send off.

    Magic Trivia(FREE and with PRIZES) will be held for all interested participants after the top 8 starts.

    * I don’t have an infinite number of dual lands, so, if the everyone wants the same dual land and I run out of a certain kind, I will still get it for you(either by buying it from the store or off Ebay and having the seller send it directly to you).
    ** Additionally, the top 8 finishers with no proxies(whether you top 8 or not) will receive the following prize support in addition to any other prizes you may win:
    1st with no proxies: $40 cash
    2nd with no proxies: $20 cash
    3rd – 4th with no proxies: $10 cash
    5th – 8th with no proxies: $5 cash
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    I want to bring as many people to this as possible.

    Virginia - It's closer than Syracuse.
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    Massholes - It's in your backyard.
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    Seriously, I have heard NOTHING but good things about Ray's tournaments, and I expect this one to be no different. (Even if you didn't take my advice about proxies, Ray )

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    I'm moving that weekend but will do my best to attend. I'll probably have a better idea about things once it gets closer. I'll try to "drag" some of my friends along too :-P.

    EDIT: This is SO not in the MAers backyard btw, didn't realize it was on the coast of connecticut... Good three hour drive for me, especially on a sunday... 84 sucks balls for traffic. </whine>
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Ewww. Proxies sucks tard balls.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by CavernNinja
    Ewww. Proxies sucks tard balls.
    Dude, you just made me picture tard balls. Way to ruin my day.

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    This seems like a great event. Though I have to say that I'm not in favor of proxies in Legacy. As someone who lost cards recently I'm still against proxies in Legacy. The difference between Legacy and Vintage is that the cards in this format for the most part are very affordable. Decks can be built from anywhere from 100-300 dollars and don't lose their value like Standard decks. Having actual cards represents some amount of work someone has gone through to find the right cards for his deck. That person should get all the advantages for the work they have done. Proxies imply that the format is overly expensive which it clearly is not.

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    At first I thought this tournement for mana leaks. I was like, wow what a lame prize.

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    The prize support for this event seems stellar.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    This sounds great. Hopefully school does not start that next monday...that would suck.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    I'm in Columbus and will gladly pitch in for gas if anyone passes through here.

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    To all those who voted for no proxies...I hear ya.

    I did however mention extra prizes for not playing with proxies and never mentioned it. The post has been edited. See the double star postscript.

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadishack
    This sounds great. Hopefully school does not start that next monday...that would suck.
    It won't unless you guys have school on Labor Day!

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    My school has school on Labor day. :(
    But fortunatly for me I'll be on co-op for fall quarter in MD still.

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver
    My school has school on Labor day. :(
    But fortunatly for me I'll be on co-op for fall quarter in MD still.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebinsugewa
    Wow, this is probably the best tournament ever. Like seriously. Worcester is totally showing up.
    What did your post have to do with my post? Why did you quote me?

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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    This event looks excellent. The title is hilarious. I'm glad to see this coming out of the Vintage community as it only expands the support for the Legacy format. The main reason I'm personally not in favor of proxies is because I actually like the sanctioning of tournaments and having it tracked by the DCI, but that's really not anything that's going to keep me away from playing in one of these. Hopefully I'll be able to make it, but as of right now, the scheduled weekend doesn't work for me :(. So everyone support this so Ray has the incentive to host another one of these. I don't think it's going to be hard to acheive the 41-70 goal that Ray has mapped out for prize support. Plus you can't argue with a dopeness factor like that.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    worcester is there.
    proxies suck balls, more balls that not having it sanctioned.
    You should definetly have some sort of regulations for how to proxy cards, so we don't have some dumbass show up with a proxy thats an inch thick :/
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby Dick
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    You should definetly have some sort of regulations for how to proxy cards, so we don't have some dumbass show up with a proxy thats an inch thick :/
    Yeah I think you should def. specifiy that they have to be written on basic land.
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    Re: THE MANA LEAK OPEN 1, Stratford, CT., September 3, 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by CavernNinja
    Ewww. Proxies sucks tard balls.
    Couple things bother me about the event. First, having proxies means it's not sanctioned. Simply put, it would be like playing casual magic. Second, the event is Labor Day Weekend, which means traffic, and lots of it on the way up Friday or Saturday, and plenty more on the way back Monday. Third, the timing sucks. Kaddy's tournament was last weekend, Gen Con is this weekend, and Star City Games Duel for Duals is in October. That's an awful lot of travel in 90 days. Food, gas, lodging, and entry fees = $$$$.

    On a positive note, the prizes look fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by URABAHN
    Couple things bother me about the event. First, having proxies means it's not sanctioned. Simply put, it would be like playing casual magic. Second, the event is Labor Day Weekend, which means traffic, and lots of it on the way up Friday or Saturday, and plenty more on the way back Monday. Third, the timing sucks. Kaddy's tournament was last weekend, Gen Con is this weekend, and Star City Games Duel for Duals is in October. That's an awful lot of travel in 90 days. Food, gas, lodging, and entry fees = $$$$.

    On a positive note, the prizes look fantastic.
    Some replies, take it or leave it.
    1.) If you have ever been to a Waterbury, you would certainly know that "non-sanctioned" most certainly is not synonamous with "casual magic".
    2.) While Labor Day means cars on the road, people should come up Satruday night or Sunday morning(and who is coming up Friday). Furthermore, where as the holiday weekend means more travellers, it also means many people can come without having to take a Monday off from work.
    3.) The tournament is a full 3 weeks after Gencon and 5 weeks before SCG. I think that is plenty of a buffer zone(especially with those events being in Indianapolis and Virginia, respectively).

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