Tournaments and prize support update

Tournaments and prize support update

Magic: The Gathering and other TCG tournaments.

Murphy’s Vault is making steps to encourage new players and new deck construction for our events. How we plan to do this from Friday February 1st onwards is to set all of our tournament structures to a flat prize structure.

What does that mean?

It means instead of ranking in the bottom half of an event and receiving no boosters, instead each player will receive a booster pack, regardless of ranking. We feel this is more encouraging to new players and also doesn’t penalise you for running that crazy Rat Colony deck Standard or running a coin flip deck in Modern. Make your deck the way you want, run it, have fun, get a booster :). If you have any questions about the prize structure in an event, please read the event description or contact the store for more info.

Which formats will this affect?

All major, non-competitive tournaments in-store. (Standard, Draft, Modern, Legacy).

Thank you for your understanding,


Murphy’s Vault.

Trading-in policy update

Trading-in policy update

In regard to trading-in Magic: The Gathering card singles.

Due to a high volume of trade-ins recently we are temporarily pausing all non- Guilds of Ravnica & Ravnica Allegiance trade ins, this will most likely continue until mid-February (15th).

Please remember that trade-ins are essentially a favour from the business to the customer, we are not obligated to accept trades or card donations.

Regarding card donations:

We do not accept bulk donations or trades or commons and uncommons, this is due to us having a fully stocked inventory plus full racking of card donations - we have enough to give away for a couple of years.

Thank you for your understanding,

Murphy’s Vault.



The Vault's 3rd Birthday Charity Fundraiser

Join us in celebrating the Vault's 3rd Birthday!

We'll be gaming all day long, with pizza, cakes and soft drinks!

We'll also be raising money for the Edinburgh Children's hospital, as such 10% of the money we make on sales will be donated, alongside all proceeds that come from home made food sales (if you'd like to make cake/buns etc for the event, please get in contact :) ) 

We will be hosting a raffle at 10pm for a series of donated, high value cards and a couple of RPG books! Through the day you can pay £1 towards raffle entries for each item and at the end of the day a name will be drawn from a wizzzards hat for each item!

Scottish Nationals 2018

Scottish Nationals 2018



Scottish Nationals 2018 - hosted by Murphy's Vault CCGs



(Please note that this page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available)


Do you have what it takes to represent your country against the rest of the world? Nationals pits your nation’s best against one another in one big tournament, with the finalists of the event earning an invitation to the World Magic Cup to represent their country battle for the ultimate national bragging rights.


The World Magic Cup is an annual Magic event, gathering representatives from nations all over the world to compete in a unique team format for the ultimate national bragging rights. Teams of three, representing more than 70 countries, face off every year over a multi-day, multi-format event to crown the World Magic Cup Champion.



 [Last Chance Trial (Friday 20th July)]

Entry  fee: £15

Event info:


Murphy's Vault

8 St Peters Buildings


Eh3 9PG


[Main Event (Saturday 21st July)]

Entry Fee £30


Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
16 St. Mary's Street,


[Top 8 (Sunday 22nd July)]

Murphy's Vault

8 St Peters Buildings


Eh3 9PG




Top 4 competitors at each respective Nationals tournament will receive Pro Points that count towards the premier play season that the event takes place within. The two finalists from each country’s Nationals will receive an invitation and airfare to compete on their country’s team in the next World Magic Cup. The winner of a country’s Nationals will be crowned the National Champion.


Top 8 competitors will also receive an exclusive playmat, and all participants will receive a limited-edition promotional card (while supplies last).


As the Tournament organiser, Murphy's Vault will provide additional prizes.



There will be a minimum of 6 boosters per player into the prize pool, each player in the top 8 will receive a Booster box.  



Participants must be a citizen of the country or have been a continuous resident of the country since the first of the previous calendar year and must earn an invitation to their country’s Nationals by achieving one of the following standings:


Players in the Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Points Season that have accrued the minimum amount of points for that country (in this case: 100pwp, Scotland), in accordance with the Premier Event Invitation Policy (Appendix C)



Players who are Pro Tour Players Club Silver, Gold, or Platinum level

Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Winners of Nationals Last Chance Qualifiers held in conjunction with each Nationals



Tournaments are run at Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level) with an 8x Planeswalker Points Multiplier

The number of rounds is determined by attendance

Swiss rounds are 50 minutes long and best two out of three matches

The Top 8 players at the end of the Swiss advance to the playoffs

Playoff matches are best two out of three, single elimination, and untimed


Format & Rounds


Standard followed by Draft.


Up to 60 players: 3 rounds Standard. 3 rounds Draft, Cut to Standard Top 8


61-120 players: 4 rounds Standard. 3 rounds Draft, Cut to Standard Top 8


Rules enforcement level: Competitive

Head judge: Liz Mackie

Score Keeper: Dan De Swarte


Floor judges: TBC


To apply for a position as a judge for this event, please contact the store and you will be notified when the application process begins.


Stalls & Payment on the day

We will have MTG standard & eternal singles available to purchase, along with a selection of trading card protective sleeves, binders and deck cases.


Payment for goods, ticketing and the like may be paid with cash, card or M.vault store credit.

If you wish to purchase cards prior to the event, you may do so at, please choose 'collect in store' at the checkout and we shall bring your order to the event. cards for use in the event must be ordered prior to 9pm Friday 20th July.


Side Events

Drafts on demand (Dominaria, MTG Core 2019)



You may preregister for this event by purchasing a ticket online. Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable but my be passed on to another eligible player - contact us if you wish to do this.


120 Tickets will be available, and must be purchased individually.


Alternatively you can email your interest, and DCI number to us at

Please note this will not guarantee a space if all tickets have been sold.