Folgende Mail habe ich an CFB geschrieben, nachdem an Tag 2 unsere Gegner statt eine Crested Herdcallers eine (random) Thunderherd Migration bekommen haben.
Ich finde die Regelung der Tournament Procedures Mist...
at the GP Amsterdam main event, my team and I endountered the following situation:
While checking our opponents' pool, the printed list was fine (12*14 cards), but one card was missing (uncommon) in the pile of cards. On the list, there were two of a specific uncommon, but the pool only had one.
I called a judge to handle the situation. The fix was to give our opponents a _random_ uncommon instead.
I think this procedure is flawed because:
A) It can create a feel-bad moment for the team involved. In our scenario the uncommon missing was replaced by a much weaker random one.
B) It opens up space for cheating. Knowing that this is the fix, a player with bad intent can - while opening the pool - get rid of let's say a bad rare. With the beforementioned procedure, his/her team wil now get a fresh and random rare or even mythic.
There are at least two ways to fix this in my opinion:
A) Change the precedure so that every team will _always_ receive all the cards that are registered on the printed decklist. If a card is missing, provide them with the missing card or a paper-slip to fetch the card from a vendor for free.
B) Change the procedure so that no team will open their own pool first. In Amsterdam, the preregistered pools were handed out in a plastic bag. There is no reason that a team opens their own pool first, but instead can easily just swap the entire plastic bags before starting to check the contents of the opposing team's pool.
I hope, this all made sense and will help you provide an even better tournament experience for all players.
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