Dragon Brawl II – Tournament Report

In March, 16 dragon masters from all across the EST timezone lined-up to battle for some gold.

We had a better representation of the dragons this time. Instead of half of all decks being Nicol Bolas, he commanded a more reasonable quarter of the decks out there. Arcades was the most popular dragon in March partly owing to the fact that Joel and Andrew, the only two people who had their dragons assigned randomly, were both running her.

Andrew became the newest member of the Random Dragon Club. Welcome, pal!

Top 4

We had a far more diverse range of dragons in the Top 4 this time around.

4th: Louis with VV. The first time a non-blue Dragon has made it this far.
3rd: Kevin (me) with Arcades.
2nd: Abu Dragon, Lorenzo, with Nicol.
1st: Newest father of Dragons, Patrick Burt, with the help of Chromium.

Other Prizes

Andrew had the most number of dragons cast per game with 1.2. Nice work, dude!

Cardboard photographer and deckpic extraordinaire Greg of Instagram kindly agreed to be the judge for the Beautiful Deckpic award. He could use whatever criteria he liked as long as it was what he would consider to a beautiful deckpic. The winner was me! Congratulations, me! Here’s what Greg had to say about his choice:

Let’s just say it moved me … TO A BIGGER HOUSE

I’m kidding. Here’s what he really said.

* Nice layout,
* logical grouping of cards to really get a feel for the deck,
* beautiful tokens shown alongside the deck,
* nice badge placement,
* Birds of Paradise
* my favorite versions of Forest and Island,

Before you all call the Old School Magic Internal Investigations on me, I want you to know that all of the deckpics were randomized and anonymized when they were sent to Greg for judgement.

Going Forward

Control Magic has been banned. In a format largely based around creatures where enchantments are hard to remove, a 4-mana two-for-one in in the best colour was proving to be too powerful.

The next event will be starting in May, aligning with the Tundra Wolves‘ Month of the Dragons.

Deckpics

Alex B
Andrew R
Cameron
Francois
Geoff M – Love the Braingeyser alter
Jason K
Jason S
Joel B
Kevin V – Beautiful Deckpic Winner and 3rd Place
Laurence Bootlegger
LG E – 4th place
Lorenzo – 2nd place
Mike Y
Patrick B – Abu Dragon
Thomas A – Nice cardboard
Yanick B

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The Dragon Brawl Results

With 15 participants from across Canada (and Philadelphia!), our first ever brawl league, the Capital Chaos Dragon Brawl, has wrapped-up. The caveat on this brawl event was that your commander had to be one of the five elder dragon legends.

About

The Dragon Brawl was an Old School Brawl league double-elimination league with a 16-player cap. What is OS Brawl? A 60-card singleton, commander format with OS93/94-legal cards (Alpha through Fallen Empires) only. In the Dragon Brawl, your commander must be one one of the give elder dragon legends.

Each card in your Brawl deck must only use mana symbols that also appear on your commander. (Colourless cards are allowed in any deck.)

Ring of Ma’rûf is legal, but you may only use it to get a card that is legal and that you do not already have a copy of in your deck. (If you are playing a UGW deck, you can get a copy of Lightning Bolt and cast it from your Black Lotus.)

Ban List

  • all ante cards
  • Karakas
  • Ancestral Recall
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Braingeyser
  • Mind Twist
  • City in a Bottle
  • Ivory Tower

Prizes

Prizes were awarded for:

  • Champion
  • Runner-up
  • 3rd Place
  • 4th Place
  • Beautiful Deckpic
  • Most dragons cast per game
  • Bonus: Those who agreed to have their random chosen randomly

Results

Jason K both cast the most dragons (10 total) and had the most casts per game (1.25).

Patrick B wins the beautiful deckpic award for his Nicol Bolas pile.

Laurence Bootlegger, Joel B, and myself (Kevin V) had our dragons assigned randomly (Vaevictus, Vaevictus, and Arcades, respectively).

Will M narrowly falls into fourth place after being defeated by LGE who settled with third.

The Capital Chaos legend himself, Patrick B holds the runner-up.

Finally, our champion, Abu Dragon, Lorenzo F! Congratulations!

Statistics

Clubs Represented

Dragons Represented

Deckpics

Ben S


Bryant G


Eric Do

Geoff


Jason S


Jason K


Joel B


Kevin Vanier


Laurence Bootlegger


Lorenzo F


LGE


Patrick Burt


Raymond M


Thomas A


Will M

Looking Ahead

I had a wonderful time playing in the event and running it was a blast. We had a great group of people participating and I received much positive feedback. I also received a substantial amount of feedback on how to improve the format going forward. (Eg, different commanders, p9 banned, 7 point system, multiples of some cards allowed, and so on.) None of the feedback was unified and there was thrice as many opposing suggestions as there were people in the event. I believe there isn’t enough data to make any strong conclusions so when the Dragon Brawl returns, likely in February or March of 2021, it will be run back with the same rules. Nothing will be banned or unbanned. There is a Watch List and it contains the following: Time Walk and Control Magic.