Tread lightly heroes and allies; here there be dragons.
The last part of the Worldbreaker Block, Twilight of the Dragons, releases globally on Tuesday, July 26. Once this set releases it will become legal for Constructed play for all tournament formats, including the one I’m discussing today: Worldbreaker Block Constructed.
Block Format gives players a chance to explore the most recent sets in their entirety—the themes, the keywords, and all the characters. There are some cards that are better in Classic, some cards that are better in Core, and certainly some cards that really shine in Block Format play. There are a lot of neat interactions with dragons and dragonkin from the different dragonflights, and the meta for a Worldbreaker Block Format should allow players to explore this space. And to keep this in line with Core, Block Format will be played as best-of-one. While I anticipate that some hobby stores are doing this now for their local Battlegrounds, we’d like to encourage this type of play from our end. How are we going to do that?
Don’t take the term ‘State’ too literally. State Championships will be one-day tournaments that are exclusive to North America; so yes, even some provinces in Canada will receive a ‘State’ Championship tournament. Your respective trophies will say ‘provincial’ on them. California is an oddball, so it’s likely that both Northern and Southern California will each have their own State Championship.
We’re excited about the Worldbreaker Block, and we want to give players opportunities to experience this in their local areas. We’ll have addition information to share soon on State Championships.
Darkmoon Faire Philadelphia
There has been mixed feedback on the previous format announced for Darkmoon Faire Philadelphia, so it made sense to give players a chance to experience a more competitive Worldbreaker Block Format tournament. So, bring your Block deck to the city of brotherly love. We’ll have plenty of Classic and Core tournaments alongside the DMF during the weekend of September 29th – October 2nd if that’s what you were looking forward to, as well as our standard mix of the side events you know and love.
In short, we want to give players opportunities to play with cards and build decks in different ways and Block Format events gives us another way to support these things. We want to keep things fresh for our players, and give them events where they can use their new cards.
The Twilight of the Dragons Sneak Preview is totally happening Saturday here next to our office in Irvine, CA. I fully expect after this weekend that players will be talking about every card in this set, and looking how these cards impact not just Core and Classic, but Block Format play should be really interesting. Your humble narrator hopes to see you here!