10/22/2012: Draft Simulator

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Draft Simulator, which goes live Monday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Note to mods: the drafter redirects to the wrong thread.

I don't think I've redrawn as much as I did this time. Not entirely sure why. Maybe because there's so many good cards. Like clone.

At any rate, first I went for blue green when I noticed Thundermaw Hellkite. I wasn't that satisfed so I redrew mono blue (there's plenty). Then I tried red. I went red green (my other hunch was red blue), also because of Roaring Primadox. Alas, no Thundermaw Hellkite. I did, however, find Slumbering Dragon.



I usually let my opening rare decide my colors, but I consider Wit's End to be a very bad choice for a 1st pick. So instead I took what I considered to be the best of the uncommons, the Muckwader, which stuck me into black-red. I decided to go Oros after I saw O-ring in the second pick, which became cemented with the Faithmender in the third pick. With a Faithmender in possession, I decided to attempt a life gain subtheme (and managed to pick two Marks of the Vampire over the course of the draft).

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Thundermaw, so I took it since I was trying to run Oros. In the past I haven't had any luck running the Slumbering Dragon, so I passed it, opting for the Divine Favor.

The following is the deck I would most likely run:



Rules Advisor from 8-26-09 to 1-31-14 (haven't been able to attend any FNMs or prereleases for 18 months now, no sense maintaining RA status)
Joined the crowd and got an Avatar from zammm's Avatar Workshop on 5-6-2012

Khans of Tarkir Clan Quiz
After three iterations of taking the quiz, it says each time that I'm Temur, the clan. Which is funny because the dual-color tests still yield the same two results as before.

That "Dual Colors" personality test thing
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I am Black/Green

Take The Magic Dual Colour Test - Beta today!

Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

I am both selfish and instinctive. I value growth and community, as long as they favour my own objectives; I enjoy nature, and I particularly enjoy watching parts of nature die. At best, I am resilient and tenacious; at worst, I'm uncontrollable and destructive.

Oh, but wait, there were multiple answers that fit my thoughts to some questions. What colors did they say I was?

IMAGE(http://stat.rumandmonkey.com/tests/1/6/5261/20801.jpg)

I am Blue/Green

I am both rational and instinctive. I value self-knowledge and understanding of the world; my ultimate goal is self-improvement and improvement of the world around me. At best, I am focused and methodical; at worst, I am obsessive and amoral.

Went Rakdos with the muckwader P1P1. Stayed in black as that was open, and happy to keep the red as a second color.



Got a second muckwader and two mogg flunkies, which is strong. Having three murder is a joke. Also got the slumbering dragon + ring of valkas combo. oh yeh, and I also have the Nefarox, Overlord of "I win" bomb.

Would be stunned if I didn't 3-0 with this.


Creatures (16):
2 x Crimson Muckwader
1 x Furnace Whelp
2 x Giant Scorpion
1 x Liliana's Shade
1 x Duty-Bound Dead
2 x Mogg Flunkies
1 x Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
1 x Reckless Brute
1 x Bloodhunter Bat
1 x Slumbering Dragon
1 x Walking Corpse
1 x Goblin Arsonist
1 x Duskmantle Prowler

Spells (8):
3 x Murder
1 x Essence Drain
2 x Crippling Blight
1 x Ring of Valkas
1 x Sign in Blood

Lands:
9 x Swamp
7 x Mountain

Sideboard:
Mark of the Vampire
Torch Fiend
Disentomb
Craterize
Vile Rebirth
Wild Guess
Disentomb
Volcanic Strength
Kindled Fury
Tormented Soul
Ravenous Rats

I went UR with this one.


Round 1:
Dragon Hatchling
Encrust
Tricks of the Trade
Scroll Thief
Encrust
Negate
Deadly Recluse
Unsummon
Mogg Flunkies
Mind Sculpt
Jace's Phantasm
Kindled Fury
Craterize
Angel's Mercy
Plains



Round 2:
Fog Bank
Essence Scatter
Unsummon
Mark of Mutiny
Mind Sculpt
Scroll Thief
Tricks of the Trade
Slumbering Dragon
Essence Scatter
Goblin Arsonist
Tricks of the Trade
Wild Guess
Downpour
Revive
Mountain



Round 3:
Sphinx of Uthuun
Dragon Hatchling
Scroll Thief
Harbor Serpent
Rewind
Goblin Arsonist
Rewind
Archaeomancer
Elixir of Immortality
Smelt
Redirect
Dark Favor
Gem of Becoming
Serpent's Gift
Plains

My deck:

17 Lands

11 Island
  6 Mountains

11 Creatures

   2 Goblin Arsonists
   1 Jace's Phantasm
   1 Slumbering Dragon
   2 Dragon Hatchling
   3 Scroll Thief
   1 Harbor Serpent
   1 Sphinx of Uthuum

12 Spells

   2 Encrust
   3 Tricks of the Trade
   2 Unsummon
   2 Mind Sculpt
   2 Essence Scatter
   1 Rewind

Have you read Ishmael? "Teacher seeks pupil, must have an earnest desire to save the world."
Started Bant, ended Naya (green centric plus red and white splash).

Round 1:
Archaeomancer strong card and the uncommons and rare are garbage
Oblivion Ring good card
Roaring Primadox ooooooooh
Attended Knight Have I ever mentioned I love this card?
Clone sweeeeet
Watercourser I think I'm U/W so this should be good.
Watercourser this is good
Yeva's Forcemage splash g I guess
Guardians of Akrasa solid card
Mind Sculpt mill is silly in M13
Jace's Phantasm 1 drop 1/1 flyer at the worst
Yeva's Forcemage okay I guess
Glorious Charge meh
Angel's Mercy whatevs
Plains whatevs


Round 2:
Crusader of Odric Sure I'll take this.
Thundermaw Hellkite O.O...daaaaaaaaang
Garruk's Packleader Bomb
Mark of Mutiny Red seems open...
Sunpetal Grove color fixins
Arbor Elf ramp
Crusader of Odric nothing better in R/G for me here
Naturalize utility
Craterize utility
Erase whatevs
Arbor Elf ramp
Mwonvuli Beast Tracker sure, I'm in green I might find a good target
Mind Sculpt whatevs
Revive looks good
Mountain whatevs


Round 3:
Rummaging Goblin ayyyup
Thragtusk O.O
Rancor =DDDDDDDDDD
Duskdale Wurm Duuuuuudeeee (Beast Tracker target)
Wall of Fire sure
Rootbound Crag moar color fixins
Plummet solid
Titanic Growth sure
Ring of Valkas hellooooooo
Smelt sure
Bloodthrone Vampire whatevs
Bountiful Harvest whatevs
Gem of Becoming whatevs
Serpent's Gift whatevs
Plains whatevs

Creatures (16)


Non-Creatures (7)
[deck]
1x Rancor
1x Plummet
1x Ring of Valkas
1x Naturalize
1x Revive
1x Oblivion Ring
1x Mark of Mutiny
[/deck]

Lands (17)
[deck]
1x Sunpetal Grove
1x Rootbound Crag
4x Mountain
7x Forest
4x Plains
[/deck]

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From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.

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Post #777

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MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."

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MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.

imma little computer illiterate so can someone explain to me how to get my draft on the forums?
First pass draft picks ... some of this is back drafting as I have most ... I find myself draft G/ W||R /B usually ... funny I see this today as my house group just ran our own M13 draft last Sat evening ... I won with similar picks tho the stars were Bloodthrone Vampire and Fungal Sprouting (at least that was the most combo-y thing going on)


Round 1:
Mogg Flunkies
Evolving Wilds
Roaring Primadox
Attended Knight
Bond Beetle
Mind Rot
Deadly Recluse
Duress
Walking Corpse
Naturalize
Blood Reckoning
Duress
Craterize
Angel's Mercy
Plains



Round 2:
Craterize
Walking Corpse
Fungal Sprouting
Reckless Brute
Bond Beetle
Mark of the Vampire
Dark Favor
Slumbering Dragon
Walking Corpse
Elvish Visionary
Plummet
Fog
Fog
Revive
Mountain



Round 3:
Elixir of Immortality
Thragtusk
Rancor
Mogg Flunkies
Bloodthrone Vampire
Murder
Blood Reckoning
Mind Rot
Vile Rebirth
Tormented Soul
Bloodthrone Vampire
Dark Favor
Gem of Becoming
Serpent's Gift
Plains