Friday night saw six Magic players come to the table for an 8.00pm start to the game. Six players is often considered a bad number for melee, since with the range of influence rule each player has just one opponent who is out of their range. This can often lead to inadvertent kingmaking where a spell like Wrath of God leaves one player in a very good position.
Nothing like that happened this time though. Jeremy N triumphed over the board thanks to his Panoptic Mirror, a card that made the table stop and read for a while to understand exactly what it was doing. Jeremy then proceeded to show the table exactly what it could do! Alex D picked up a pair of kills in his first game on the league too. Leanne J took the melee league challenge and almost took out David K, but was thwarted by a burn spell from Alex D.
Here are the standings after round 4:
There are six achievements to be won in 2016, and each one is rewarded with a pack from the achievement pool as well as 2 points on the ladder. Challenger is the exception as you do not receive a pack. Each achievement can only be gained once per league year. The achievements available in 2016 are:
Contender: Play in five or more league rounds in 2016. This achievement also makes you eligible to play in the finals.
Soul Reaper: Cause 2 or more opponents to lose 10 or more life in the same turn
Legion: Attack with 20 or more creatures in the same turn
Super Friends: Control four or more planeswalkers (each with a different planeswalker name) at the same time
Kingmaker: Get 3 or more kills in a round without winning that round (Alexis A)
Challenger: Take the melee deck challenge! (David K, Jake B, Jeremy N, Jay N, Leanne J)
There are 18 packs in the achievement pool