2-3 weeks ago at professional journey Magic Origins, a fresh change to the mulligan rule ended up being introduced. Dubbed the "Vancouver Mulligan" by many, the key change to the rule was the addition of "any player whose starting hand has fewer cards than their beginning hand dimensions may scry 1" towards the existing mulligan operation.
Our goal with switching the rule would be to reduce the quantity of games that did not appear like games, also to offer people much more agency whenever faced with the tough range of starting a game down cards. Previously, when people must just take mulligans, way too many of those games would be extremely lopsided, with one player scarcely participating before losing. We tested this brand-new rule—and other variants, as detail by detail by Sam Stoddard within article—internally for months before making a decision to go ahead with-it at the Pro journey.
Since we seen the way the mulligan guideline had been utilized at the Pro journey while having obtained some positive feedback concerning the change, we are which makes it the official inclusion to secret's comprehensive rules by Battle for Zendikar, meaning it gets into result global starting with the Battle for Zendikar Prereleases and you will be implemented on Magic on the web you start with their on the web Prerelease occasions.
Meanwhile, you can watch the brand new mulligan rule used in the 2015 World Championship, which takes place at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, on August 27, 28, and 30. We have been making a particular exception because of this occasion as an additional showcase the guideline.
This new mulligan rule in its entirety:
103.4. Each player draws many cards equal to their beginning hand size, which can be generally seven. (Some effects can alter a player's beginning hand size.) A player who is dissatisfied along with his or the woman initial hand usually takes a mulligan. Very first, the starting player declares whether he/she takes a mulligan. After that each other player consequently purchase does exactly the same. Once each player makes a declaration, all people which made a decision to just take mulligans do so at exactly the same time. To take a mulligan, a person shuffles his or her hand back in his or her collection, then draws a hand of 1 a lot fewer cards than he or she had prior to. If a player held his or her hand of cards, those cards get to be the player's starting hand, which player may not just take any further mulligans. This process is then repeated until no player takes a mulligan. (remember that if a new player's hand size hits zero cards, that player must hold that hand.) Then, beginning with the beginning player and proceeding consequently order, any player whose opening hand has fewer cards than their beginning hand size may scry 1.