How do I know if I should play in a Paragon Open?

Do you love playing Magic? Yes? Great! It doesn't matter who you are or what your background is, if you love playing Magic, the Paragon Games Tournament Series is for you.

I don't have a DCI number! Can I still register?

You will need a DCI number to register in Paragon Games Tournament Series events. Getting a DCI number is easy. Just create a Wizards Account and you'll automatically receive a DCI number.

What is Competitive REL?

Competitive REL (rules enforcement level) describes the degree to which the rules of tournament Magic are enforced. Generally speaking, there is less flexibility around rules than would be at a typical Friday Night Magic or casual Magic event. For example, at Competitive REL, you are required to submit a decklist before you can play and generally must call a judge whenever you notice a rule being broken (e.g., drawing extra cards or forgetting that a creature died and should have gone to the graveyard two turns ago). While this can seem daunting, the aim of Competitive REL is to maintian the integrity of a tournament - not to catch players out! Check out our article for some tips and advice on playing at Competitve REL!

What should I bring (besides my deck)?

We recommend that you bring a pen and paper to keep track of life totals. If your deck uses them, dice and the appropriate tokens can also help your games run more smoothly.

We also highly recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day.

If possible, you should also plan for lunch – Magic tournaments can be long and tiring and it's not always easy to find the time to get a decent meal.

What should I NOT bring?

Paragon Games firmly believes that Magic is a game for everyone, regardless of their age, race, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome at our events as long as they bring a good attitude, willingness to have a good time and, most importantly, respect for others with them. This includes refraining from bringing any accessories (e.g., playmats, sleeves, deckboxes, tokens) with offensive or inappropriate imagery or language on them. Please be aware that if you bring something that meets this description to one of our events, you may be asked to put it away or replace it.

Where can I contact Paragon Games with any questions?

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