Origins is being released soon, and I plan on going to the THG prerelease for the first time. Me and my partner have been running pull simulations to see what deck strats come up often. We are noticing that we often get cards necessary for the other's strategy.

Is it legal to trade them cards before the rounds start?

  • The title of the question asks about sealed. The body of the question asks about draft. Which one do you mean to ask about?
    – Rainbolt
    Jul 8, 2015 at 22:41
  • Prerelease is what I'm referring to, I think that's considered sealed. I'm not exactly an expert :P. Jul 8, 2015 at 22:44
  • @Falcondance where are you running pull simulations? I'd love to try that out haha I've never heard of that before but I'd love to get some practice in for this weekend. Jul 9, 2015 at 15:49
  • @RobertWertz mtgen.net/ori/# Jul 9, 2015 at 16:25

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Not only are you allowed to share cards, you are as a team considered to have a single card pool that you build your decks from. Section 9.6 of the Tournament rules says

Two-Headed Giant Limited Rules

All the rules for Limited Tournaments (Section 7) apply, except as described below.

The DCI recommends that each team receive eight boosters per team for Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck tournaments and six boosters per team for Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft tournaments. For the recommended product mix for the current block, refer to Appendix D.

Cards not used in a team’s starting decks are considered a shared sideboard by the two players that both players can access.

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    I don't think the number of packs part applies to prereleases, though - I think you just get two entire prerelease packs. That'd mean a total of 12 normal boosters plus the two seeded ones! (see magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/…)
    – Cascabel
    Jul 9, 2015 at 2:07
  • ^ This thing is true.
    – Waterseas
    Jul 13, 2015 at 16:53

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