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Winc0n 2022: The Oldschool Magic World Championships

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It's a bit weird to think of right now, but there hasn't been a World Championship in Oldschool Magic for three years. The last champion was crowned in 2019, almost a year before the pandemic hit. Martin "Fluffy" Lindström, the 2019 World Champion. When we first started noting n00bcon as "the Oldschool Magic World Championship" in 2010, it was a bit tongue in cheek. We didn't even have players from outside Sweden until n00bcon 6 in 2014, but as the Swedes were pretty much the only people that played Oldschool in the world before then, we figured that we mise well call the main yearly gathering in our home-brewed format The World Championship. Then things started to escalate, and eventually the later n00bcons had around 40 communities represented across twenty or so countries, with qualification tournaments and invites structures and all that Kafkaesque jazz. As the format grew around the world, there were some discussions if we should be the "author

ANNOUNCING THE ANTE 40K WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Yeah, I'm doing this announcement two weeks before the tournament. What of it? I presume that if you are the kinda reckless wizard to join, you are the kinda reckless wizard to spontaneously travel to Sweden on two weeks notice. I could bother you with the history of 40K Magic. There surely are stories from that road. But anecdotes and bluffs are not what this is about. Still, in the history of 40K, intense and reckless stories are intimately linked with n00bcon after dark. A time when wizards have been drinking for twelve hours plus, the top8 is afoot, and the players who lost out in the swiss are looking for a way to boil their blood. Real wizardry. Real stakes. As Garfield Nintendo. This year, we're making it official. Sometime around midnight, at the n00bcon site, we will host the first World Championship of 40K Magic. Everyone who dares is invited. Deck construction rules We follow the " Swedish B&R " as well as the original reprint policy (i.e. only English

MtgForLife Ukraine Conclusion, by Viktor Peterson

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Again it is my pleasure to give the word to Viktor "Oldschool" Peterson. /Mg out We reached the goal of €11,000! Today we close this successful fundraiser where we jointly collected €11 006 to the Ukrainian victims of the current war! Thank you all so much for your support, its heartwarming to see the kindness shown in this old school community for people in need.   Unfortunately, the war rages on so I urge you to follow the news and help where you can. I will try and run a small onsite charity auction at n00bcon for a few cards we did not get high enough bids on here on the Facebook auction, if you want to donate a card to this - bring it to n00bcon. But as MG wrote on his previous post on the Old School Blog, we didn’t solve the conflict but at least we did something, and something is better than nothing! I also want to mention some extraordinary initiatives during this fundraiser, enjoy the reading and kindness shown below. Dutch Old School Guild First up we have the amazi

Pictures from Arvika Festival 7

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First thing first. Eleven thousand Euros. There's still a few days left on the campaign if you want to chip in. And god damn, this is the kind of thing that make me happy to be a part of the oldschool community. €11,000 is a lot of money, and it's money that could actually help people in need. These things are important, far more important than having "the best deck" or things like that, and the fact that we as a community are able to focus on tragedies in the world at large instead of on our card board rectangles every now and then fills me with a weird mix of humility and pride. So thank you so much. The terrible conflict is still raging, of course, and we clearly didn't solve it by raising some awareness among nerds and a small pile of cash, but at least we did something . And doing something is so much better than doing nothing.   ...   It's been a while since we had a picture report up here on the blag. And a couple of weeks back I had the opportunity to