The Sanctuary Open Series V - cPDH - May 2024

Event Details

We're happy to announce that the fifth installment of The Sanctuary Open Series will be taking place Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4pm ET in the Sanctuary PDH Discord Server (https://discord.gg/xG6CBvfwny)! Registration is open now through 11:59 PM ET May 17, 2024. Decklists MUST be submitted before registration closes.

What is cPDH?

Pauper Commander (PDH) is a variant of Commander (EDH) in which decks are made up entirely of commons with the exception of the commander(s) which can be any uncommon creature (or uncommon Background if the chosen creature has "Choose a Background." You can read the official rules and the banlist at the PDH Home Base (https://www.pdhhomebase.com/rules).

Tournament Structure; Rules

The tournament will consist of a number of Swiss rounds with a cut to to single elimination rounds based on attendance. The tournament will be run at Competitive REL and use Eminence's Game Rules and Tournament Policies (including their Competitive REL MTR/IPG Addendum for Commander Events) (https://topdeck.gg/mtr-ipg-addendum).

This tournament will be 100% proxy friendly. Proxies must be in color and show the official art of the card which they portray and be in full-color. Online playtest platforms may be used. ALL SETUPS MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE YOU ARE PERMITTED TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT. Please submit your setups as they appear in Spelltable in the #setup-approval channel in the Discord server.

All of the tournament rules and guidelines can be found at www.sanctuarypdh.com as well as the #rules-and-guidelines channel in the Discord server. If you have any questions, please reach out in the Discord server (https://discord.gg/xG6CBvfwny) or via email to [email protected]


1st Place: 40% of the Prize Pool AND Sanctuary PDH will work with the champion to develop a custom token commemorating their victory that they will receive copies of (and will be distributed by Sanctuary via other events and its Patreon).

2nd Place - 4th Place: 20% of the Prize Pool (each)

5th Place - 8th Place: $35 (each)

*If the event has more than 32 players, the 5th - 8th Place tier above will be removed and instead, 5th Place - 16th Place will each receive $30. In such a case, $240 will be subtracted from the Prize Pool BEFORE the Top 4 payouts are calculated (to provide for this expanded prizing).

Coverage Release; Rules Agreement

By registering for the event, you hereby acknowledge and agree that:

  • (i) you consent to your participation in the tournament being recorded, livestreamed, or otherwise memorialized (including via audio, video, and text) and your participation, as well as your name, username, and decklist may be used by the tournament organizer (or other parties authorized by the tournament organizer) in connection with coverage and content relating to the event;

  • (ii) you have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the rules and guidelines on the Sanctuary PDH website (located at https://www.sanctuarypdh.com/info-rules); and

  • (iii) you are 18 years of age or older, or have the permission of your parent or legal guardian to participate.