Game Rules (Modified Formats)

The modified formats are what is known to be a game rule set changed in some way from the standard format.  Prior to officially sanctioned championship tournament play, players should mutually decide upon a change in a game’s rules.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Rules: Standard, Modern, Vintage or Legacy format (legal/modified-constructed/limited), no proxy cards and 20 hit points. Time Limit(s): Forty (40) minutes per single game or 50 minutes per best of three match plus five (5) turns. Sudden death only in single-elimination game play.

Mario Kart Rules: Modified Rules – Four (4) races, 150cc, computer controlled player difficulty set to normal, all items set to medium and courses selected at random. Conducted via local play or Internet connection. Time Limit(s): None.

Pokemon TCG Rules: Standard, Extended or Unlimited format (legal/modified-limited) with an altered ruleset based on event type. Time Limit(s): Twenty (20) minutes per single game or 45 minutes per best of three match, plus three (3) turns. No sudden death. Pokemon TCG Online maintains its own time limits and requires an Internet connection via a computer.

Pokemon VG Rules (Single Battle): Advanced format (legal/modified-VGC), single battle, six (6) different Pokemon placed in the Battle Box/Team, two (2) Pokemon cannot hold the same named item and no legendary Pokemon. These are level 50 Flat Battles with Normal Rules. For Black & White, no Wonder Launchers and conducted via the Union Room found in most Pokemon Centers. For X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, can use only Kalos/Hoenn bred and caught Pokemon found in the National Pokedex and conducted via the Pokemon Search System infrared (IR) or Internet connection. For Sun & Moon and UltraSun & UltraMoon, can use only Alola bred and caught Pokemon found in the Alola Pokedex and conducted via Festival Plaza. Time Limit(s): In BWXYORAS, 15 minutes per single game or 45 minutes per best of three match. In SM & USM, 20 minutes plus three (3) turns per single game or 50 minutes plus three (3) turns per best of three match. Sudden death only in single-elimination game play.

Pokemon VG Rules (No Pokemon Limits): Advanced format (legal/modified-VGC), single/double/triple/rotation battle, six (6) Pokemon placed in the Battle Box/Team and two (2) Pokemon cannot hold the same named item. These are level 50 Flat Battles with Normal Rules. For Black & White, no Wonder Launchers and conducted via the Union Room found in most Pokemon Centers. For X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, conducted via the Pokemon Search System infrared (IR) or Internet connection. For Sun & Moon and UltraSun & UltraMoon, conducted via Festival Plaza. Time Limit(s): In BWXYORAS, 15 minutes per single game or 45 minutes per best of three match. In SM & USM, 20 minutes plus three (3) turns per single game or 50 minutes plus three (3) turns per best of three match. Sudden death only in single-elimination game play.

Super Smash Brothers Rules: Modified Rules – Five (5) stock, no computer controlled players, all items set to medium, stages selected at random and no equipped characters or Miis. Conducted via either local play or Internet connection. Time Limit(s): 15 minutes. *

Super Smash Brothers (Project M) Rules: Modified Rules – Four (4) stock, no computer controlled players, all items set to off/none, stages selected at random and no super-sized characters. Conducted via either local play or Internet connection. Time Limit(s): Eight (8) minutes. *

Modified Multi-Player Rules: Prior to officially sanctioned championship tournament play, players should mutually decide upon a change in a game’s rules.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, players may change their character(s) in between match games.
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