MTG Draft

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Transfers, cancellations, or any other changes must be made 48 hours prior to event to receive a credit for a future event. Refunds will not be provided.

Twenty Sided has been hosting premiere Magic: The Gathering Tournaments for over a decade. A professional Twenty Sided Game Guide will be available to answer any questions along the way. We pride ourselves on fostering a friendly and welcoming environment regardless of experience level.

Age: Adult
Level: Casual
Experience: Light Competition
Runtime: 4hrs


Please register using the EMAIL associated with your WIZARDS ACCOUNT.(This is the same email you use to log into MTGArena.)

Magic: the Gathering Draft Format

Draft is a Limited Format Event where you open one Booster Pack at a time and pick and pass cards to build a deck out of the cards you selected.

Each player will receive 3 booster packs. Players will get paired up to play in a 3 round, swiss style, casual tournament

How to Play Draft at Twenty Sided

  • At the start of a draft, everyone at the table will open 1 of the 3 booster packs and pick a card - don't show the table what you pick! Then when everyone is ready, you will simultaneously pass the rest of your pack to the player on your left.
  • You then pick a card from the pack you just received and then everyone passes again. This keeps going until all cards have been taken (at an 8 person table, you will only see the pack you opened one additional time).
  • Once the first pack has been successfully drafted, everyone will open their second pack and take a card just like the first pack - but this time, everyone passes their packs to their right.
  • After all those cards are drafted, do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again. You'll often hear, "left, right, left" as people remember and confirm the draft pack order!
  • After that, you build a deck from the cards you picked. We provide basic lands for borrow to add to your deck - Don't forget to return our lands at the end of the event :)

At Twenty Sided, we will be drafting the current set. Draft events are always 3 rounds long, best of three games, and each round is 50 minutes long. Each round you'll get paired up to play someone with roughly the same record as you.


  • Receive 3 packs
  • Each round open 1 pack at a time
  • Pick and pass cards, until all the cards in the pack have been selected.
  • First pack pass left, second pack right, third pack left agian.
  • Build a minimum 40 card deck
  • Decks usually have around 23 non-land cards and 17 lands, aiming for about 15 creatures in your deck
  • Play best of three games each round.
  • Play in all three rounds, each round timed at 50 minutes

Prize payout

  • 3-0: 5 packs
  • 2-1: 2 packs (+1 if you started off 2-0)
  • 1-2 or 0-3: 1 pack
  • Promo pack awarded randomly per table

About the Guides

Lauren has been playing Magic since 2009, but she was gifted her first deck in 1992. She still has this deck and they are the only MTG Cards in her personal collection. Sealed is her favorite format and she enjoys giving her cards away when she is done playing with the deck. However she has fallen in love with the Full Art Lands from Streets of New Capenna and will gladly make a trade.

Daniel can be found slinging Magic Cards at Twenty Sided. He is excited that he can play with Magic Cards from 1995 and loves to chat about what cards to put in Commander Decks with other 20siders. He loves Superhero movies and ;will totally geek out about the latest releases (no spoilers!)