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Multiplayer Brawl

March 10 @ 18:30 - 22:30


Multiplayer Brawl at Hareruya Tournament Centre

Formal rules and match points  as usual, with new start times and match timing, and see below for comments about Rule Zero. We now play only 3 matches overall, stopping matches at 70’ exactly. Players may play as many or few matches as they like, as usual.
  • 6:30 – 7:40
  • 7:45 – 8:55*
  • 9:00 – 10:10
If additional matches are played, they will not be scored as part of the tournament. * Start times, particularly the second match are approximate, since Hareruya staff sometimes join us for matches after their shift. Likewise, if you’re expecting to play a later match please let us know in Discord #rendezvous-lfg and we’ll endeavor to accommodate, as usual. You’re very welcome to join us whether you have your own ‘Brawl’ deck or not – we always have plenty of decks to share in both English and Japanese. 自分の「Brawl」デッキを持っている人も持っていない人も大歓迎です。 Cost is 1 ‘booster pack’ (¥350) from Standard which is put in to the prize pool, see Prizes.
The fee is optional for first-time players, guests or those who cannot play at least 3 matches.

Social Media – ソーシャルメディア

Join our Discord Online Chat for daily MTG chat in English and Japanese, and Twitter for event updates Discordオンラインチャットに参加して英語と日本語で毎日MTGのチャットをしたり、Twitterでイベントの更新情報を得ることができます。 Discord: https://discord.gg/UW94R23 Twitter: Watchwolf-MTG @WatchwolfM Twitter feed is also posted here, at https://watchwolf.net/notices Regarding Rule Zero Rule Zero is the excellent recommendation by the EDH (Commander) Rules Committee that players should discuss their expectations for games before playing. In our case, those discussions takes place continually, and we discuss, agree and then publish those rules across all our media. When a player pays their entry fee for an event, it seals an explicit contract between the organizers and the players:
  • the organizers agree to apply the rules as previously discussed, agreed and published
  • the players in turn agree to abide by the rules they themselves have created
Thus, there is no scope for changing any rule or administrative process during an event, however much better that might seem on the day. Rather, players are encouraged to discuss any shortcomings after the event so that new rules and processes can be established for next time.

Formal Match Rules (since Feb 2021)

  • Cost:
    • 1 booster pack of Standard-legal cards
    • ¥350
  • Decks
    • Only 1 deck for all matches in the event
    • No sideboard
    • Only 1 ‘Outside the Game’ card
    • You may also use a Companion card with your Commander
    • OTG and Companion cards must be declared before each match
  • Pairing
    • Swiss (non-elimination) pairing
    • Random, best, best, with the following preferences
    • 4 player
    • 3 player
    • 2 player (played as Best of Three in the same time frame)
    • Top tables prefer the maximum match size
    • Late arrivals are paired with the lowest ranked players, in smaller groups if necessary
    • Where groups of players are tied for eligibility, selection from that group is random and may create duplicate pairings
  • Timing
    • Match are all 70′ long
    • The clock is started when the new pairings have been called
    • Matches stop abruptly after 70 minutes exactly
  • Points
    • Win: 3 points; Lose: 0 points; Tie: 1 point each
    • ‘Win’ means to have defeated all opponents ‘Lose’ means to be eliminated before the match ends ‘Tie’ means to be still alive when the match ends
  • Players may join the tournament after it’s begun
  • Prize giving will follow the tournament’s conclusion


The prize pool is made up of all the booster packs provided by each players’ entry fee, plus carryovers from previous weeks, then divided by 6ths and awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as 3/6, 2/6, 1/6 Where places are tied and the prizes can’t be evenly divided, that week’s carryovers will be added to try to make a divisible number to the advantage of the highest scoring groups. If the packs can’t be made up to a divisible number, they’re carried over. This is repeated for each slot, and the formula will not be varied for ad hoc reasons. eg. to provide bonus prizes, or to give away all the packs, etc. etc.

Scoring formula

This is the system we devised in partnership with Hareruya’s Events Team last year. It is intended to discourage individual attacks and ties, and rewards the most ambitious victory in which all other players are defeated. https://www.hareruyamtg.com/en/events/124612/detail

Brawl Format

Brawl is a multiplayer Commander variant using 60-card decks from the Standard format. https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/brawl https://whatsinstandard.com

Cost to play Brawl

The cost of a competitive Brawl deck starts at around $50, with mono-colour decks being the cheapest. As a ‘singleton’ format, it’s very difficult for costs to exceed about $150, so the notorious pay-to-play aspect of MTG is nicely managed. Again, we always have plenty of spare decks for guests, so please join us first, and worry about your deck later!

Covid-19 Precautions

All players are required to comply with the following restrictions, some of which are required by local bye-law, thank you
  • please do not attend if you feel in the least bit unwell in any way
  • disinfect your hands upon entering the building
  • wear a surgical mask for the duration of our games
  • should you need to cough or sneeze normally, please show extra consideration


March 10
18:30 - 22:30
Event Category:


Watchwolf MTG


Hareruya Tournament Centre
3 Chome−12−2, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku City
Tokyo, 169-0075 Japan
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