Feedback on GP Paris, Registration, Black Lotus and more Wednesday 9 April 2014 News by: Kevin

 

 

Registration

 

91% of you did register online for GP Paris. That's awesome and this greatly contributed to the event's overall quality! We know you love tournaments starting on time and finishing on time, and can't thank you enough for helping us doing it!

 

That's why we would like to thank the numerous players who have already registered for BoM9.

Unfortunately, we've just learnt we need to order tables and chairs earlier than last year. Therefore, we need some more visibility and have taken the decision to advance the deadline to benefit from the discounted rate by one week, so that we can welcome you in the best possible conditions.


The new deadline to benefit from the lowest rate is now Sunday, April 20th!

 

 

Also, upon your request, we have opened the two Duel Commander events for online registration!

 

 

 

Then, we would like to introduce you to our Modern top prize:

A Beta Black Lotus (grading EX)

 

 

 

Your feedback on GP Paris

 

We would like to thank the nearly 200 of you who took time to give us feedback after GP Paris. We value your opinion a lot since they allow us to offer you the best experience at our tournaments.

 

 

The Venue

 

First, 93% of you loved the venue. That was our feeling as well. Some of you asked why we aren't running BoM there. We can simply answer this question: Costs. They're not even close to BoM8 venue's, and without WotC's precious support, we would not even be able to consider Les Docks as a potential venue for running an event.

Note that even with Wizards's support, it's nearly impossible for us to go inside Paris, where most venues cost more than 100.000€ for a week-end (yes, one hundred thousand euros) or are booked more than 2 years ahead. 

 

We've also heard about your requests for finding taxis more easily. This is something we have already started working on for BoM9 and will surely do at our next events, no matter where they are.

 

 

The Tournaments

 

98% of you were satisfied with the tournaments, which is awesome. We're glad you enjoyed the week-end that much!

A few of you mention that some Trials were very slow to start. Trust us, from our point of view, it felt really fast, since we started eleven Trials in the first hour.

Unfortunately, we can fancy some of you may have been in line for about 45 minutes at that moment.

We can't think at the moment of a better system than the one we currently use but we can definitely improve it a bit, for instance by giving goodies at the table instead of registration.

We'll go on looking for solutions but would like to ask you a favor: Prepare your money and DCI# when queuing: Indeed, when you do not have the money in your hand nor your DCI number ready to be typed in and you need to look in your wallet/cellphone, you're delaying the queue by 30s/1mn, which is a lot.

 

Still about the Trials, there was disappointment that Infinite Trials weren't available onsite. That's on us, and we've made it very clear for BoM9 that it's an online purchase only.

 

 

Wifi

 

Most venues do not offer two internet connections. And we need to keep an as large bandwidth as possible for the online coverage. Therefore, giving you access to the wifi is not an option. Note that we ask each and every time how we can do something.

Someone suggested that we put online pairings on a local network, which we can set up with any Wifi device. That would not be quite internet, but you would not need to queue to look up your pairings. We'll work mainly in that direction, but we'll go on asking venues in case they'd have a way to give all of you internet access without damaging online coverage.

 

 

The VIP Experience

 

This has been overall greatly appreciated.

The only hiccup was you'd have preferred having the lounge closer to the VIP tables. That's something we'll definitely pay attention when crafting the Floor plan at our future events!

Trials, Byes, Sleep-in Special, BoM10 Wednesday 2 April 2014 News by: Kevin

 

BoM9 Trials

 

First, we would like to warmly thank the numerous TOs who are organizing Trials for BoM9.

To make it more convenient to find a Trial near you, we've put all the Trials for BoM9 that have been and are to be organized on a Google Maps:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?mid=zwq3TJBpEDR0.kHuyZlNKsmyE

 

This map is updated regularly and we plan on keeping it updated for each and every BoM that'll happen from now on.

 

 

Byes at BoM9

 

We've noticed that players Top8ing a BoM were not granted byes for the next Edition. For BoM9, Legacy and Vintage Top4 players from BoM8 (in Paris) will be granted two byes for the Main Event in the same format. Top8 players will get one.

 

 

Last Chance Trials

 

 

Thursday, May 1st will be the last day for you to earn byes for BoM9 Legacy Main Event.

Please remember that the Infinite Trials package is only available online. We still have some left but don't expect to be able to subscribe to it on site!

 

 

We're also pleased to announce that players in the first 6 Trials will each receive a Bazaar of Moxen deck box !

 

 

Finally, all Trial Winners will get free Sleep-in Special in the Legacy Main Event.

 

 

 

 

Sleep-in Special

 

That's it, we're now offering Sleep-in Special at BoM. On top of being allowed to skip the Seat All Players, we'll also provide you breakfast to start the day in the best possible way!

The cost for Sleep-in Special is still the same: 15€ and you can subscribe to it here

 

 

BoM10

 

We've been asked the question many times. There will not be a BoM in Paris this year. The main reason is that bank holidays just don't fit a possible 3-day event Another factor is that you were not thrilled by the location nor by the venue. Unfortunately, this is the only venue that we can afford in Paris so we have to discontinue BoM in Paris.

 

Coming to the Venue and Accomodation Wednesday 26 March 2014 News by: Kevin

 

BoM’s 9th Edition will still be held in Annecy. After the praises we've received last year about the venue, we've decided to go there again to comfortably welcome up to 800 players. Its address:


Complexe d'animation
2000, route d'Albertville
74320 SEVRIER

FRANCE


Sevrier is literally touching Annecy. There is public transportation to and from the venue. Here's a Google map of the area: http://goo.gl/maps/gS8c9

More information : contact@bazaar-of-moxen.com


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Coming by plane:


There are two major airports around Annecy: Geneva and Lyon. You may also land in Paris and take the TGV to Annecy.


Landing in Geneva


Taking a regular taxi to Sevrier from Geneva airport is about 120€ (day) or 160€ (night)

We have negotiated a special rate for you with our taxi partners: 95€ (day) / 120€ (night). They're convenient and can welcome up to 5 players and their baggages. This offer is only valid from Geneva.

To book an appointment and benefit from this offer, contact Manu by email at: eh74000@gmail.com


If you're travelling alone, there are coaches for 10.50€ one-way running from 05:50 in the morning to 21:00 in the evening. Details are available on https://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-69/



Landing in Lyon


Taking a taxi from Lyon airport is about 220€ (no typo here)

However, there are much more affordable coaches (36€ one-way) running from 09:00 in the morning to 20:00 in the evening. Details are available on http://www.lyonaeroports.com/eng/Access-maps-car-parks/To-come-to-leave-from-the-Airport/Buses/Annecy-Aix-les-Bains-Chambery



Landing in Paris


From Paris, you'll need to take a train to Annecy. Booking can be done on www.tgv.com



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Coming by train:


Annecy has a TGV station with regular train service from/to Paris.



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Reaching the venue from Annecy:


Once you are in Annecy, you can take either line 51 or line 52 to reach the venue. It's a 10-minute bus trip. Timetable can be found here: http://www.voyages-crolard.com/uploads/FH_L51_52_hiver_2013_2014_web.pdf


A taxi from Annecy to Sevrier is about 20€. If you book with our taxi partners, you can benefit from a special rate of 15€.



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Accomodation:


We've been recommended a reasonably priced hotel near the venue:

 

 

HÔTEL RESIDEL
20 Chemin des Aires
74320 SEVRIER

 

This one's slightly further, but still walking distance. A double room is 63€. More details on http://www.hotel-residel.com/uk/hotel-charme-sevrier-le-lac-2-etoiles-official-site.php

 

 

Please note that we are providing this information for your convenience and we cannot be held responsible for anything happening in your relationship to these hotels.

 

 


Last Chance Trials and Infinite Trials Package at BoM9! Thursday 20 March 2014 News by: Kevin


Maximize your chances to get 2 byes for the Legacy Main Event!

 

 

Following the success the Last Chance Trials have known at GP Paris (47 trials fired on Friday), we will offer you a similar experience in BoM9. Here's how it works:

 

As soon as 32 players have registered, we'll start a single-elimination trial.

 

Entry Fee is 15€.

 

Prizes are as follows:

Winner: 10 boosters + 2 byes + Sleep-in Special

Finalist: 10 boosters + 1 bye

Semi-finalists: 6 boosters

2 wins: 4 boosters

1 win: 2 boosters

 

Registration for Trials will be open for 12 hours, from 10am to 10pm. The winner of each Trial will get a free Sleep-in Special so as tio be well rested for the Main Event.

 

 

Infinite Trials Package: Pay once, play infinite!

 

Considering the sucess of the Infinite Trials package at GP Paris, we'll offer it again as well! This package allows you to register in as many trials as you'd like through the day:

 

 

We've set the price of this pack to 40€.

Yes, this does indeed mean that you'll be saving money from the third trial you enter.


This offer is only available online and limited to 100 packs!

Keep in mind you'll still need to register for each trial specifically at the Main Stage. We'll just ask you for your ID and DCI number and they will simply be free of charge.

 

Finally, we'll also offer a GP Paris play mat to all those subscribing to that option.

BoM9 Full Events schedule Wednesday 19 March 2014 News by: Kevin


Welcome to BoM9!
 

We'll once again be very happy to welcome you to the awesome city of Annecy from May 1st to May 4th for another awesome edition Bazaar of Moxen!

 

BoM9 will feature no less than 4 Main Events:
 

  • A Sealed PTQ on Thursday
  • Our famous Legacy Main Event on Friday.
  • The Modern Main Event on Saturday.
  • And the Vintage Main Event on Sunday.

Details about the Main Events can be found here.

 

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Here is a summary of our events.


All Booster prizes, unless specified otherwise, will be Journey into Nyx Boosters.

Exception: Prizes distributed on Thursday will be Born of the Gods boosters. If you win boosters on Thursday but would like Journey into Nyx boosters, you will need to wait for Friday to collect them.



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Thursday Schedule

 

click for more details

 

 

Event

 

 

Format

 

On-site
Reg.


Starts


Entry fee
(online)

 


Entry Fee
(on site)

 

PTQ Portland

 

 

Theros Block Sealed Deck

 

08:30

 

09:30

 

35/40

 

45

 

Last Chance Trials

 

 

Legacy

 

10:00

 

 32-players 

 

 40 (Inf. Trials)

 

 

15

 

Vintage Trial

 

 

Vintage

 

13:00

 

14:00

 

n/a

 

25

 

Modern Trial

 

 

Modern

 

14:00

 

15:00

 

n/a

 

25


 


Friday Schedule

 

click for more details

 

 

Event

 

 

Format

 

On-site
Reg.


Starts


Entry fee
(online)

 


Entry Fee
(on site)

 

Legacy Main Event

 

 

Legacy

 

08:30-09:15

 

09:30

 

40/45

 

50

 

Bazaar of Trios

 

 

Team Trios Theros Sealed Deck

 

10:00

 

11:00

 

n/a

 

75

 

Vintage Trial

 

 

Vintage

 

13:00-13:45

 

14:00

 

n/a

 

25

 

Modern Trial

 

 

Modern

 

14:00-14:45

 

15:00

 

n/a

 

25





Saturday Schedule

 

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Event

 

 

 

Format

 

Reg. opens


Starts


Entry fee
(online)


Entry fee
(on site)

 

Modern Main Event

 

 

Modern

 

08:30-09:15


 

09:30

 

40/45

 

50

 

Bazaar of Legends

 

 

Duel Commander

 

09:30-10:15

 

10:30

 

25

 

30/35

 

BoM10 Trial

 

 

Legacy

 

10:30-11:15

 

11:30

 

n/a

 

30

 

Vintage Trial

 

 

Vintage

 

14:00-14:45

 

15:00

 

n/a

 

25





Sunday Schedule

 

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Event

 

 

 

Format

 

Reg opens


Starts


Entry fee
(online)


Entry fee
(on site)

 

Vintage Main Event

 

 

Vintage

 

08:30-09:15

 

09:30

 

40/45

 

50

 

Bazaar of Legends

 

 

Duel Commander

 

09:30-10:15

 

10:30

 

25

 

30/35

 

BoM10 Legacy Trial

 

 

Legacy

 

09:30-10:15

 

10:30

 

n/a

 

25/30

 

BoM10 Modern Trial

 

 

Modern

 

10:00-10:45

 

11:00

 

n/a

 

25/30



Online registration is available for the following tournaments: PTQ, Legacy, Modern and Vintage Main Events, Infinite Trials.


Registering online is the best way to be guaranteed participation to the event you chose while saving on the week-end!


For other events, registration will be available on-site throughout the week-end.

 

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Presentation of the On-Demand tournaments
 

Throughout the week-end, we'll also run On-Demand tournaments. They are single-elimination tournaments that start as soon as 8 players registered for them. Here's what we have in mind:
 

 

Format

 

 

Entry Fee

 

 

 Prizes

 

Notes

 

Theros Block

Booster Draft

 

 

15€

 

5-3-2-2

 

 

 

 

 

These events allow "combos"

Winner may trade

3 prize boosters

against a Voucher for a

Free On-Demand Event
(in the same format)

 

Legacy

 

 

8€

 

 

 

 

 

6-4-2-2

 

 

 

Modern

 

 

8€

 

Vintage

 

 

8€

 

Duel Commander

 

 

8€

 

Theros 2HG Draft

 

 

30€

 

8-4

 

Prizes per team


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BoM9 Main changes Tuesday 11 March 2014 News by: superadmin


The Modern Main Event

 

When we've asked for your feedback after BoM8, many of you indicated they were pleased we introduced a Modern tournament at BoM.

At the same time, and after the hint we'd had at GP Antwerp (1600 players), the Modern format is clearly on an ascending slope, as proven by the attendances at GP Prague (1500 players) and the astonishing GP Richmond (more than 4300 players).

 

We've therefore made the decision to promote this format and that's why we've made the decision to set as its top prize a Beta Black Lotus!

[Please note that due to unfortunate circumstances, we have replaced the Alpha Black Lotus by a Beta Black Lotus, since the seller cancelled our purchase. We're nevertheless happy to let you know that the condition of the Beta Black Lotus we have is much better than the Alpha one]

 

 

 

The Legacy Main Event held on a bit more than one day

 

Another recurring feedback after BoM8 showed a regret that, when you were making Day2, you could not take part into the Vintage Main Event or the Modern tournament, while many would have liked to play one of these in addition to the Legacy Main Event.

However, we certainly did not want to go back to a system where you were playing Marathon: The Gathering, with a finals happening at 03:00 in the morning.

This is the system we've been coming with:

  • Depending on attendance, 9 or 10 Swiss rounds will be played on Friday.
  • The single-elimination Top (8 or 16, depending on attendance) will be played on Saturday morning at 08:30, after a resting night of sleep. Players competing on Saturday morning will receive up to 2 byes to allow them to join the Modern Main Event or the Legacy tournament.

 

Gradual Entry fees

 

We believe our BoM8 innovation of creating different entry fees to encourage you to register in advance so that we could plan ahead of time was a good idea and will therefore run that system again.

Some of you mentioned that the time frames were suboptimal, and the supportive arguments raised made sense. We have tkneThis time, here is the structure we'll use:

 

  • Until Sunday, April 27th, online registration will allow you to save 10€ on the Entry Fee. As usual, we want to incentivize and reward those who commit to the event and help us preparing it as best as possible.
  • In the last 3 days leading to BoM9 (until Wednesday evening), you will still be able to register online with a 5€ discount.
  • Same goes to on-site registration until the day before the event you want to compete in. Indeed, we want to encourage you to register before the actual morning of the event. We know you all love timely events with as little delay as possible and want to reward those who help us doing that.
  • Finally, those who will choose to come in the morning of the event will be charged with the full Entry Fee.

 

90% of the players did register online for GP Paris. We hope to see an even higher number for BoM9. We believe we are offering a structure that creates a win-win exchange where we can plan more and you pay less! These two elements lead to the exact same conclusion: Everybody will spend an even more awesome week-end!

 

 

Details on the Main Events can be found right below. (or here!)

Description of the Main Events Monday 10 March 2014 News by: superadmin

PTQ Portland

 

Thursday May 1st — Winner flies to Portland and 1 box guaranteed to top16!

 

 

Entry fees: ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

[ONLINE] Until Sunday, April, 20th: 35€

[ONLINE] Until Wednesday, April 30th: 40€

On Thursday morning (08:30-09:15): 45€

 

 

Tournament starts at 09:30

 

Format : Theros Block Sealed Deck. 3 Theros Boosters, 3 Born of the Gods Boosters (see notes)

Tournament Structure: Swiss Rounds + Single-elimination Top8

 

Prizes (Born of the Gods or Journey into Nyx boosters)

  • Winner: Invitation and Airfare to PT Portland (1-3 August 2014) + 1 display
  • Finalist: 3 displays
  • 3-4 : 2 displays
  • 5-8: 1.5 displays
  • 9-16: 1 display
  • 17-32: 12 boosters

Important Note: Journey into Nyx being released on Friday, May 2nd, the set is not tournament legal for this PTQ. However, we will happily distribute Journey into Nyx product as prizes, but in compliance with Wizards regulations, they can only be collected from Friday onwards.

 

 

Legacy Main Event

 

Friday, May 2nd — Win our awesome BB Power9!

 

 

Entry fees: ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

[ONLINE] Until Sunday, April, 20th: 40€

[ONLINE] Until Wednesday, April 30th: 45€ 

Until Thursday evening: 45€

On Friday morning: 50€

 

 

On-site registration opens at 08:30

Tournament starts at 09:30

 

Format : Legacy.

Tournament Structure: Swiss Rounds + Top 8/16 (see notes)

 

Prizes

  • Winner: A Full BB Power 9 (the 9 different pieces)
  • Finalist: A Full WB Power 9 (the 9 different pieces)
  • 3-4 : 4 BB Underground Sea
  • 5-8: The 10 different WB Duallands
  • 9-16: 1 BB Underground Sea
  • 17-20: 1 WB Underground Sea
  • 21-24: 1 WB Tundra
  • 25-28: 1 WB Volcanic Island
  • 29-32: 1 WB Tropical Island

Important note: 10 Swiss rounds will be played on Friday. Top8 or Top16 (depending on the number of players) will be played on Saturday morning at 08:30. Top8/16 competitors will receive byes for the Modern Main Event based on their performance.

 

 

 

Modern Main Event

 

Saturday, May 3rd — A Beta Black Lotus at stake!

 

 

Entry fees: ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

[ONLINE] Until Sunday, April, 20th: 40€

[ONLINE] Until Wednesday, April 30th: 45€ 

Until Friday evening: 45€

On Saturday morning: 50€

 

 

 

On-site registration opens at 08:30

Tournament starts at 09:30

 

Format : Modern.

Tournament Structure: Swiss Rounds + Top 8

 

Prizes:

  • Winner: A Beta Black Lotus
  • Finalist: Playsets of the 10 different fetchlands (40 fetchlands in total)
  • 3-4 : The 10 different WB Duallands
  • 5-8: A playset of FOIL Arid Mesa or Marsh Flats
  • 9-16: 1 Misty Rainforest or Scalding Tarn
  • 17-32: 3 Modern Masters Boosters

 

 

Vintage Main Event

 

Sunday, May 4th — Time to play with the oldies

 

Entry fees: ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

[ONLINE] Until Sunday, April, 20th: 40€

[ONLINE] Until Wednesday, April 30th: 45€ 

Until Saturday evening: 45€ 

On Sunday morning: 50€

 

 

 

On-site registration opens at 08:30

Tournament starts at 09:30

 

Format : Vintage.

Tournament Structure: Swiss Rounds + Top 8

 

Prizes:

  • Winner: The 5 different WB Moxen
  • Finalist: 1 WB Black Lotus
  • 3-4 : 1 BB Underground Sea
  • 5-8: 1 Bazaar of Baghdad
  • 9-16: 1 WB Blue Dualland
  • 17-32: 1 Italian Mana Drain