Decided to risk my precious gems playing Ikoria Turbo Draft on #magicarena. Turned out well! Just need to draft crystals (essentially moxes). Draw cards and counterspells are great, so blue is best in this format apparently. #mtg
Okay, I had a lot of fun so I did another one. No Boon of the Wish Giver meant the deck wasn't as strong. This one was a lot closer, but managed to get there.
I went for a third one and was struck down for my insolence. Only got three crystals this time and even fewer card draw! I think that's enough for this event lol
Tuesday afternoon Amonkhet Remastered draft (ep5) https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #mtgakr
The draft wasn't as good as the last one, but we still broke even. I wasn't too dumb this time, but I did sneeze out some luck. YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2QNniqY6fc
Attaching draft deck screenshot:
Late afternoon Amonkhet draft! (ep2) https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #mtgakr
2nd draft went better than the first! Really wish I had gotten to 7 though. Here's the VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVkmiPNcqt0
Also attaching deck screenshots from draft1 (UR, no scarab god, 1-3) and draft2 (UR, with scarab god, 5-3)
Thread of #mtg JumpStart results: Attempt 1: Milling Elves, 2-0.
Attempt 2: Heavily Armored Enchanted (terrible choices - no way to get things off the board, Thriving lands are bad when monocolored, annoyed whenever I draw Gird for Battle), 2-4
Attempt 3: Feathered Friends + Basri. These white decks aren't good for my daily quests. Even less removal. 2-5. I think that's enough for today.
Attempt 4: Plus One Dragons. 2-0. The sad thing about this format is that you tend to spend more time with the suckier decks and not enough time with the fun ones. (I know, I know, that's actually up to me, but I want to sample as many pairs as possible!)
Attempt 5: Archeology Under The Sea. Why did I go monocolor again? 2-6. Deck was fun, but way too slow (check out that "curve"). Aaaaand I'm out of gold, so that's enough JumpStart for a while.
Attempt 6: Dinosaurs Reanimated. 2-1. Power level reasonably high, with removal coming mostly from the green side (surprisingly!).
Attempt 7: Vampires Devilish. Quick 2-1. Kinda boring, but eh. Way too many fours.
Attempt 8: Liliana Tree Hugging. 3-3. Played a bit extra to complete my quest.
Attempt 9: Milling Wizards. 2-0. My first repeat! As usual, Milling is super strong.
Video of attempts 8 and 9 here:Quoted roytang's tweet:
Played two Jumpstarts! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1KtPh_xoLo
Attempt 10: Chandra Angels. 2-2. Losses were due to clunky hands (drawings fives and sixes while being stuck at 3-4 lands)
Attempt 11: Witchcraft Goblins. 2-1. The wins were due to the opponent timing out or randomly quitting early, so that sucks. Out of gold again so I'll just keep this one around for daily quests for a while.
Attempts 12-14! Rogues Cats 2-1, Seismic Predatory 2-3, Phyrexian Plus One 2-3
Video here:Quoted roytang's tweet:
Played 3 Jumpstart decks! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHCF4vLlcKQ
Attempts 15-17! Rogues Above the Clouds 2-3, Smashing Legion 2-4 (forgot to get a deck list screenshot for this one), Dinosaur Dogs 2-0. YT of the games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG6-lNKfyis
Attempts 18-19! Seismic Doctor (DAMNIT 5th Lavamancer!) 2-2, Basri Walls 2-1. Still missing Garruk and Teferi =/
JumpStart Attempt 20, the final one for this set (a nice round number): Reanimated Teferi. Got one of the two missing PW packets, although this combination wasn't too great, only went 2-4. Still missing the Garruk one, hopefully we get it if/when JS returns in the future
Overall, JumpStart was a reasonably fun casual experience, and I fully expect them to bring it back every so often as I think it's very good for the casual new player experience, especially for anyone wanting to build casual historic brews
M21 draft Episode 6 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21
FINALLY managed to hit 7 wins in M21 draft! This is also the SEASON FINALE for M21 draft for me I think. Maybe more limited when Jumpstart comes around?
YT playlist for all my M21 drafts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk&list=PLmU0vkKslGXiz0shcCJgV1YTP5emzWgr4
M21 draft Episode 3 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch
Had to do 3 drafts just to jump from Gold 1 to Platinum lol. 1 draft was terrible, 2 were mediocre. 3rd draft was a WG deck (no screenshot here). At least I finally got to try some archetypes other than WB!