Cubeday Tuesday #1
Well, the 8 player draft that I wanted to do ended up being cancelled due to lack of time/interest. Fortunately for my first post, I had the foresight to record a three player draft.
Due to the fact that recording every card in the pack as well as my pick, I ended up scrapping that and simply recording my pick. I think I will try photos to record next time, I am still figuring out how to keep good records in a paper draft.
Since this was a 3 player draft, we did 6 packs of 9 instead of 3 of 15 to prevent excessive tabling.
P1P1: Garruk Wildspeaker: Slam pick the walker.
P1P2: Boggart Ram Gang: I just love bashing with this guy.
P1P3: Carbonize: Red removal, goes with my previous two picks
P1P4: Copperline Gorge: On color fast land, sweet.
P1P5: Assault/Battery: Decent card with great flexibility
P1P6: Petrahydrox: Maybe wont be run, but its splashable and a real pain in the ass.
P1P7: Skyshroud Claim: Mana ramp into??
P1P8: Consume Strength: I will gladly take this 2nd to last pick. It’s a decent kill/pump effect.
P1P9: Savage Lands: Bingo.
So I started out as G/R and ended up taking one black, but I certainly hadn’t committed to black yet. The nonbasic really allowed me to stay open to the possibility of black splash.
P2P1: Go for the Throat: Welp, that’s powerful.
P2P2: Creakwood Liege: Yep, I am black.
P2P3: Stormbind: I hadn’t run this card yet and wanted to see what it could do- the answer is winning.
P2P4: Hell’s Thunder: May as well punch them in the face.
P2P5: Broodmate Dragon: Tabling awesomesauce. Now I can ramp into something!
P2P6: Goblin Guide: Lolwut. This should not have come around.
P2P7: Naturalize: Offing problems is usually a good idea.
P2P8: Blackcleave Cliffs: Another on color nonbasic is great.
P2P9: Stingscourger: Am I the only red player?
This pack cemented me in red and black. I picked up a lot of quality.
P3P1: Loxodon Warhammer: I am the beatdown!
P3P2: Kulrath Knight: 3/3 flier for 5 with wither seems pretty cool.
P3P3: Goblin Wardriver: I AM THE BEATDOWN!
P3P4: Dungrove Elder: I want to make someone weep.
P3P5: Howling Banshee: This card is straight up awesome.
P3P6: Bant Charm
P3P7: Hex Parasite
P3P8: Pillory of the Sleepless
P3P9: Drowned Catacomb
This pack was rather weak for me, I am probably not going to be running many of these cards.
P4P1: Phyrexian Rager: I need some card advantage for this deck.
P4P2: Glissa the Traitor: GLORIOUS. I would love to recur Warhammer.
P4P3: Krosan Tusker: Gotta fix that mana.
P4P4: Perilous Myr: I almost always take him; trading with a 3/3 or getting a 2 for 1 is just too tempting. And I can get it back with Glissa.
P4P5: Gaea’s Anthem: Make my dudes better.
P4P6: Plated Geopede: I am the only red player.
P4P7: Flame Rift: Definitely the only red player.
P4P8: Emeria Angel
P4P9: Caves of Koilos
This pack makes it look like I am running red with only a splash of the other colors.
P5P1: Grim Lavamancer: This is a great card to crack.
P5P2: Hull Breach: Better than Naturalize.
P5P3: Evolving Wilds: FIXING.
P5P4: Harrow: FIXING.
P5P5: Barren Moor: I don’t really need that many swamps, I can turn this into a card instead of a dead draw.
P5P6: Avatar of Discord: I am not running this.
P5P7: Cultivate: FIXING.
P5P8: Llanowar Elves: Looking back at this draft, I have way more mana fixing/accel than I need.
Well, that was interesting. I ended up with a very strong set of cards in Jund colors and the mana fixing to support the three colors. I don’t really have anything to ramp into aside from the dragon, but I do have things that I can do with mana every turn. The last pack really brought me back into green if just for the ability to support my greedy picks.
Here is the deck that I ended up winning with:
Skyshroud Claim – looking back, I think that this could have been something else instead.
Glissa, the Traitor
Boggart Ram Gang
Go for the Throat
Notable cards that I ended up running were the hammer, Stormbind, and the Geopede. I wish that I had run Dungrove Elder over the Skyshroud Claim, but at the time, I didn’t think that I had enough forests to support it.
Not actually seeing what I picked over other things seems like it really hurt this post. I will try my best to better document the next draft I do. I will also try to record actual games or at least highlights.