Online drafting for Magic the Gathering

29 May




So I decided to treat myself to a pre-release draft on Magic the Gathering Online and discovered a few interesting facts. The first is that New Phyrexia is a hell of a lot of fun (as I mentioned in my previous post). The second is that I was pulling some truly amazing Mythic Rares. The first game I played I pulled a Sword of War & Peace, which not only assured I won 2 out of my 3 games, but also sold for $25 dollars on the online classifieds. This promptly allowed me to play in another draft (I’ve shown the final deck above). In addition to pulling two mythic praetors and the black chancellor, I also opened a Batterskull and a Lash Writhe. After again winning 2 games out of 3 (I was horrifically mana screwed on the final game) I sold the Batterskull for $30 and promptly played a final match, where I opened yet another Sword of War & Peace.

Now call me cynical, but I never open that quality of good rares when I’m playing normal drafts (and I’m fairly good enough so that I can usually get at least 2-3 free drafts before I have to pay for another). It’s almost as if you’re being purposely fed really cool cards in order to ensure that you carry on playing online. Of course it might be a coincidence, but I’d love to know the findings of others.



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