Editor's note: This is
more a couple of letters sent to me about 5-Color Magic
rather than a feature article. I apologize for the
lack of continuity in the article, but both Jayson and I
felt the information was good to get out. So,
hopefully in this article you'll have enough information
to check out this really neat format.
"For the uninitiated, 5 Color is far and away the
most electrifying format in Magic: The Gathering
history. Players of this format must be willing to
construct a 250-card deck & play for ante. They play
with a passion unrivaled even on the Pro-Tour
This quote comes from long time 5-Color player and
Pro-Tour player Jake "Danger" Janoska.
What he said was exactly right. 5-Color is the
most addicting, most fun, and most broken format for
Magic: the Gathering. 5-Color requires a deck of
at least 250 cards, and all decks must have a minimum of
18 cards of every color. Click
here for a complete list of the rules for 5-Color.
Also 5-Color has it's own Banned
and Restricted List. The best part about
5-Color is getting to play some of your all-time
favorite cards. Contract from Below, Jeweled Bird,
and even Chaos
Orb. Recently we have started running qualifiers
for a New 5-Color Pro-Tour Event in Columbus, during
Origins. These qualifiers will be held throughout
the U.S. and we will have $1,250 for the prize purse in
Columbus. If you are interested in playing 5-Color
please visit www.5-color.com.
As many of you may or may not know 5Color is
spreading like wildfire across the World. That is
why we felt it was essential to make the format more
structured. Don't get me wrong, I love 5, and I
love the fun that comes with it. We aren't going
to take that away from anyone. We will always have
the casual, loud, obnoxious, 5-Color that we have all
grown accustomed to, but we have decided to take the
future of 5-Color to the next step. In the past,
5-Color tournaments have been really sporadic, and
confusing. After talking with Kurt I have decided
to take the initiative to promote 5-Color qualifiers
across the United States. Here is what I have come
I have decided to institute a revolutionary idea to the
5-Color community. This year at Origins we will
hold the first ever 5-Color Pro-Tour. And
depending on the response to the first 5-PT in Columbus,
we will decide whether or not to have more 5-PTs in the
future. Here is the layout for the first ever
5-PT Columbus Qualifiers:
These qualifiers will take place where there is a demand
The entrance fee and prizes of the tournaments will vary
from place to place.
We will be charging $25 for a slot at 5-PT Columbus.
The $25 will be sent to the treasurer of 5-Color to pay
for 5-PT Columbus.
It is MANDATORY that there are at least 8 players in
Judges/Tournament Organizers will be determined.
All players must give the judge their name and email
address to participate.
(This allows us to verify that there are at least 8 real
people playing in
If you are caught "buying a slot" for yourself
you will not be allowed to
play in Ohio.
50 people will be invited to participate in 5-PT
There will be 47 qualifiers held throughout the U.S.
There will be 2 meat-grinders the day before 5-PT
Columbus, in Columbus
Jason Moungey will automatically be qualified for 5-PT
5-PT Columbus will take place at Origins on July 7th, in
Players will be playing for $1,250.
Any questions, or wanting to get a qualifier?
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the banned/restricted list will be
found on www.5-color.com.