Welcome to Three Card Blind (3CB)! In 3CB, each player submits a three card deck secretly to the moderator. Their three card deck must have the mana necessary to cast its spells, a win condition with which to beat down, and hopefully some sort of control or lock element.
A deck only consists of three cards
Each player starts with all three cards in his hand
Each player plays with his or her hand revealed
Each match is two rounds, with each player having the chance to go first.
Players draw cards but do not lose the game for being unable to draw a card (this rule makes Anurid Scavenger a viable card)
Random effects end in the result most beneficial to the opponent of the owner of the card generating the effect (this rule prevents decks such as Black Lotus, Mana Crypt, Sky Swallower)
For each win a player gets 3 points, for each drawn game 1 point and for each loss no points.
After all matches, most points overall wins.
All of Unglued
All of Unhinged
All ante cards
Any card that forces your opponent to discard more than 1 card a turn.
Any non-mass-produced card (Proposal, 1996 World Champion, etc.)
Form of the Dragon
Pulse of the Dross
Show and Tell
Any Deck that can win on the first turn
Any deck that can force the opponent to discard more than two cards
Example of Play:
Timmy: Black Lotus, Black Lotus, Visara the Dreadful
Johnny: Black Lotus, Treasure Hunter, Aura of Silence
Spike: Golgari Rot Farm, Treetop Village, Putrefy
Timmy vs. Johnny: If Timmy begins he can play Visara first turn and win the race against Johnny's Treasure Hunter or just destroy the Treasure Hunter. If Johnny begins, he can play Lotus, Hunter, Lotus and Aura and Timmy can not play his Lotuses and Johnny just beats him with the Hunter. The Matchup is 3-3.
Timmy vs. Spike: In either scenario, Timmy can not deal lethal damage before Spike has enough mana to cast Putrefy and destroy Visara. Spike will beat down Timmy with the Village. The Matchup is 6-0 for Spike.
Johnny vs. Spike: Aura of Silence does not affect Spike at all. As such, Spike can just destroy the Hunter with Putrefy and win with Treetop Village. Spike wins this Matchup 6-0.
Why should I play this?
Because it's fun?
Seriously, though. It's fascinating to look over older cards and reevaluate them in light of the differences between standard Magic and 3CB. Diving through older cards and finding a hidden gem that works perfectly in the format is a joy, and the satisfaction you get from upending the meta using your hidden gem is worth it.
Submit your deck here.
- Winner: Scis, Jam Warrior (Tie)
- Winner: Scis
- Winner: Bertro