Draft Weekend: Rivals of Ixalan

Event Start Date
Jan. 2018 20
Event End Date
Jan. 2018 21
Event Dates: 01/20/18 - 01/21/18

Draft Weekend: Rivals of Ixalan

In the week between Prerelease and set launch, anticipation builds for the first chance to draft with the new cards. Tap into that anticipation and fire as many drafts as possible.

Most stores meet that demand by running a combination of scheduled drafts and drafts on-demand: as soon as you've got eight players, sit down and get started (note: eight players is optimal, but you may run casual drafts with fewer than that).


  • Primary: Engaged Players, Super Fans
  • Secondary: Interested Players


New Player: No knowledge of how to play Magic
Interested Player: Basic understanding of Magic, ready to learn more about strategy and game play
Engaged Player: Competence in Magic game play, eager to invest in the game on a regular basis
Super Fan: Dedicated to Magic for the long term.


Premium participation promo cards: Give these to any player that participates in the event.


  • Core: 24
  • Advanced and Advanced Plus: 48


  • PLAYERS: 8+ for tournaments, 2+ for casual events.
    (Note that the experience suffers for each player fewer than eight.)
  • ROUNDS: 3+ for tournaments, 0 for casual events.
  • FORMATS: Booster Draft, Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft
  • NUMBER OF EVENTS: Unlimited