about sideboard

Beyond Dominia: The Rules Mill: about sideboard

By bigGuy on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:28 pm:

i haven been to ani tournament b4 and not very sure about how sideboard can put into a deck. do i have a chance to have take a look at opponents decklist b4 playin so that i can change to my sideboard or wat? tomrrow is my very first torment tournament so i can gt prepared =)

By Air Elemental on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:53 pm:

122. Sideboard Use
Before each game begins, players must allow their opponents to count the number of cards in their sideboards (face down) if requested. Players may not look at their sideboards during a game. The sideboard must be clearly identified and separated from all other cards in the play area.

The deck and sideboard must each be returned to their original compositions before the first game of each match. Thus, cards transferred from a player's deck to his or her sideboard, and vice versa, must be returned before the player begins a new match. If a penalty causes a player to forfeit the first game in a match before that game began, no players may use cards from their sideboard for the second game.

Before the beginning of the second or subsequent game in a match, players may change the composition of their decks by exchanging cards from their decks for cards in their sideboards. Any card exchanges between decks and sideboards must be made on a one-for-one basis to ensure that the sideboard remains at exactly fifteen cards at all times. There are no restrictions on the number of cards a player may exchange this way as long as one card from the deck is traded for one in the sideboard.

Since you say it's a Torment tournament, it's probably a pre-release and therefore a "limited" tournament. In that case, any cards above the 40-card deck minimum that you don't use in your deck are considered your sideboard, and you can swap in and out as many cards as you like. They do not have to be one-for-one like normal. Be sure to return your deck to its original configuration before you play your next opponent.

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. If you do not have an account, enter your full name into the "Username" box and leave the "Password" box empty. Your e-mail address is optional.