After cautious discussion with and testing by secret R&D, and after thinking about feedback from secret neighborhood, today we provide an innovative new mulligan rule, give an explanation for good reasons for the change, and announce where and when it'll go into result.
In addition, after deciding on comments from community and additional discussions following professional Tour Dragons of Tarkir, we have some revisions to generally share in connection with design of a person's board and also the track of video protection.
Whether it's at Friday Night secret or even the Pro journey in a feature match, the sheer number of games of secret which had no relationship due to regrettable mulligans ended up being bigger than appropriate. Secret R&D features looked over ways to reduce the frequency of these non-interactive games.
After multiple examinations, and after playing suggestions through the Magic neighborhood on ways to raise the quantity of interactive games of Magic with a mulligan rule, we're launching the following change only during professional journey Magic Origins for the moment:
103.4. Each player attracts many cards equal to their starting hand size, that will be typically seven. (Some results can modify a player’s starting hand size.) A player who is dissatisfied with his or her preliminary hand can take a mulligan. Very first, the starting player declares whether or not she or he takes a mulligan. Then each other player consequently purchase does exactly the same. When each player has made a declaration, all people whom made a decision to simply take mulligans do this at precisely the same time. To take a mulligan, a person shuffles his / her hand back to his or her library, then draws a new hand of just one a lot fewer cards than she or he had before. If a person held his / her hand of cards, those cards become the player’s opening hand, and that player cannot take further mulligans. this method is then repeated until no player takes a mulligan. (keep in mind that if a player’s hand dimensions reaches zero cards, that player must keep that hand.) Then, beginning with the beginning player and proceeding subsequently purchase, any player whoever opening hand has actually fewer cards than his or her starting hand size may scry 1.
The main element modification is that last phrase.
After that, you start with the starting player and proceeding in turn purchase, any player whoever starting hand has actually fewer cards than their starting hand dimensions may scry 1.
In the event a new player takes a mulligan, after they have done and have held their hand, they may look at the top card of the collection and choose to put it at the top or base of the collection.
This rule could make its debut at professional Tour secret Origins, which occurs July 31–August 2. This is basically the only event where this guideline will likely to be in place for the time being. After the Pro Tour, we'll do have more information regarding when this guideline will undoubtedly be implemented every-where else.
In recent months, we have been following comments through the neighborhood regarding the speed from which we address principles violations noticed in the video protection. You start with Pro Tour secret Origins, we intend to just take additional tips to deal with these cases.
The Head Judge are now able to review video clip of matches to assist in an investigation of every rules violations which could have occurred during the video protection for professional Tours, the whole world Championship, and World secret Cup. Your choice whether or not to make use of movie as part of an investigation rests solely with all the head judge.