Due to an increased workload, as of Friday night I was still totally unprepared for Block Constructed. I decided to skip the Shadowmoor Block Inaugural tournament yesterday, but I still showed up in the afternoon at Galleria to look for cards. Luckily, there was a draft signup so I went ahead and gambled some money on my supposed skills in Limited.
After waiting some 3-4 hours for the draft signup to reach 8 people, we got started. I always carry a pair of scissors in my bag now since I’m really bad at opening packs when my hands get sweaty.
Some select picks:
Pack one, pick one:
In the removal-light SHM limited format, the Troll is pretty hard to kill for some color combinations. And besides, it’s a rare!
Pack one, pick two:
There’s a group of people I draft with on a semiregular basis; “Be a man, take the artifact!” has been one of our running jokes for years now. The thing abut the warcrawler is that many people don’t realize that it gets the -1/-1 counter at the end of combat, so the first attack or block is a six, and will often net you card advantage in the form of a chump block.
Pack one, pick three:
This card turned out to be nuts whenever I cast it. Two 3/3s with wither bump into each other? Okay, six elf tokens. Wicker Warcrawler? An elf token every turn. Morselhoarder? Two free elf tokens!
For the rest of the pack I pick up various scarecrows and red/green men.
Pack two, pick one:
Pack two, pick two:
As much a bomb as Stormbind, this led me to red as my secondary color to green, despite the severe lack of removal I was getting.
I managed to get a
later in this pack.
Pack three, pick one:
[Swans of Byrn Argoll]
Lol, yeah, rare-drafting.
Prior to this pack I’d already gotten a pair of
, so when a
[Runes of the Deus]
came in, I easily scooped it up. I also got two Pili-palas in the third pack, hoping to score a Power of Fire, but no such luck. The Pili-pala were very good though, enabling a splash of white and for some reason people don’t realize it’s a flier!
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