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« on: September 05, 2006, 12:05:39 am »

Another 4-3-2-2 RGD.  I feel so cheated after losing in the first round.  Draft with pictures is here.

Draft:

Pack 1:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Viashino Slasher, Farseek, Plains, Surveilling Sprite, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Fiery Conclusion, Siege Wurm, Boros Signet, Seed Spark, Cyclopean Snare, Dimir Machinations, Mindleech Mass

Pick: Siege Wurm

Pack 2:

Roofstalker Wight, Torpid Moloch, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Clinging Darkness, Ordruun Commando, Dryad's Caress, Caregiver, Drake Familiar, Peel from Reality, Seeds of Strength, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Pariah's Shield

Pick: Peel from Reality

Pack 3:

Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Stasis Cell, Sadistic Augermage, Scatter the Seeds, War-Torch Goblin, Quickchange, Sewerdreg, Seismic Spike, Snapping Drake, Dimir Signet, Dowsing Shaman, Goliath Spider

Pick: Scatter the Seeds

Pack 4:

Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Wojek Siren, Stinkweed Imp, Sparkmage Apprentice, Fists of Ironwood, Leave No Trace, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Recruit, Greater Forgeling, Dark Heart of the Wood, Blood Funnel

Pick: Selesnya Sanctuary

Pack 5:

Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Barbarian Riftcutter, Centaur Safeguard, Tidewater Minion, Smash, Golgari Brownscale, Conclave's Blessing, Transluminant, Selesnya Signet, Flow of Ideas

Pick: Centaur Safeguard

Pack 6:

Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Gaze of the Gorgon, Nightguard Patrol, Muddle the Mixture, Thoughtpicker Witch, Goblin Fire Fiend, Sundering Vitae, Mausoleum Turnkey, Flickerform

Pick: Gaze of the Gorgon

Pack 7:

Convolute, Goblin Spelunkers, Incite Hysteria, Smash, Rally the Righteous, Dromad Purebred, Dimir Signet, Suppression Field, Wizened Snitches

Pick: Dimir Signet

Pack 8:

Woodwraith Strangler, Induce Paranoia, Surveilling Sprite, Grayscaled Gharial, Necromantic Thirst, Perplex, Sell-Sword Brute, Peregrine Mask

Pick: Surveilling Sprite

Pack 9:

Viashino Slasher, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Fiery Conclusion, Cyclopean Snare, Dimir Machinations

Pick: Fiery Conclusion

Pack 10:

Torpid Moloch, Ordruun Commando, Dryad's Caress, Caregiver, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow

Pick: Torpid Moloch

Pack 11:

Stasis Cell, War-Torch Goblin, Quickchange, Sewerdreg, Seismic Spike

Pick: Sewerdreg

Pack 12:

Dogpile, Wojek Siren, Zephyr Spirit, Dark Heart of the Wood

Pick: Dogpile

Pack 13:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Smash, Conclave's Blessing

Pick: Smash

Pack 14:

Muddle the Mixture, Sundering Vitae

Pick: Muddle the Mixture

Pack 15:

Incite Hysteria

Pick: Incite Hysteria

Pack 16:

Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Gruul Scrapper, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Izzet Chronarch, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Rabble-Rouser, Orzhov Guildmage, To Arms!, Godless Shrine

Pick: Izzet Chronarch

Pack 17:

Repeal, Scab-Clan Mauler, Izzet Boilerworks, Ghost Warden, Orzhov Euthanist, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer's Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Belfry Spirit, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Izzet Boilerworks

Pack 18:

Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Train of Thought, Ostiary Thrull, Wildsize, Ogre Savant, Orzhov Signet, Steamcore Weird, Crash Landing, Thunderheads, Order of the Stars

Pick: Steamcore Weird

Pack 19:

Gruul Signet, Silhana Ledgewalker, Infiltrator's Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Scab-Clan Mauler, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Vedalken Plotter, Revenant Patriarch, Stitch in Time

Pick: Vedalken Plotter

Pack 20:

Izzet Chronarch, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Turf, Torch Drake, Absolver Thrull, Battering Wurm, Droning Bureaucrats, Frazzle

Pick: Torch Drake

Pack 21:

Castigate, Necromancer's Magemark, Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster's Magemark, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Schismotivate, Borborygmos

Pick: Burning-Tree Bloodscale

Pack 22:

Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Infiltrator's Magemark, Goblin Flectomancer, Gatherer of Graces, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Pick: Petrahydrox

Pack 23:

Beastmaster's Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian's Magemark, Runeboggle, Withstand, Souls of the Faultless, Glint-Eye Nephilim

Pick: Wild Cantor

Pack 24:

Withstand, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, To Arms!

Pick: Tin Street Hooligan

Pack 25:

Restless Bones, Fencer's Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Wee Dragonauts

Pack 26:

Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Crash Landing

Pick: Tin Street Hooligan

Pack 27:

Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Frazzle

Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 28:

Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition

Pick: Crystal Seer

Pack 29:

Cremate

Pick: Cremate

Pack 30:

Psychotic Fury, Demon's Jester, Helium Squirter, Simic Growth Chamber, Azorius Signet, Simic Ragworm, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Trial / Error, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Ignorant Bliss, Avatar of Discord

Pick: Simic Ragworm

Pack 31:

Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Helium Squirter, Carom, Seal of Fire, Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Azorius Herald, Ghost Quarter, Bronze Bombshell

Pick: Seal of Fire

Pack 32:

Rakdos Signet, Aurora Eidolon, Azorius Chancery, Verdant Eidolon, Assault Zeppelid, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Nightcreep, Psychic Possession

Pick: Assault Zeppelid

Pack 33:

Beacon Hawk, Simic Signet, Ogre Gatecrasher, Ocular Halo, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Stomp and Howl, Proclamation of Rebirth

Pick: Ocular Halo

Pack 34:

Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Steeling Stance, Sandstorm Eidolon, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Prahv, Spires of Order, Azorius Ploy, Biomantic Mastery

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 35:

Freewind Equenaut, Psychotic Fury, Verdant Eidolon, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Rain of Gore

Pick: Verdant Eidolon

Pack 36:

Kill-Suit Cultist, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Soulsworn Jury, Aurora Eidolon, Entropic Eidolon, Palliation Accord, Vigean Graftmage, Rakdos Riteknife

Pick: Simic Initiate

Pack 37:

Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Delirium Skeins, Silkwing Scout, Macabre Waltz, Blessing of the Nephilim, Bound / Determined

Pick: Silkwing Scout

Pack 38:

Psychotic Fury, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Ignorant Bliss

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Pack 39:

Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Taste for Mayhem, Carom, Ghost Quarter, Bronze Bombshell

Pick: Vigean Hydropon

Pack 40:

Verdant Eidolon, Thrive, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Nightcreep

Pick: Enigma Eidolon

Pack 41:

Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Overrule

Pick: Vigean Hydropon

Pack 42:

Writ of Passage, Sandstorm Eidolon, Azorius Ploy

Pick: Sandstorm Eidolon

Pack 43:

Vision Skeins, Whiptail Moloch

Pick: Vision Skeins

Pack 44:

Vision Skeins

Pick: Vision Skeins

Decklist:
Izzet Boilerworks
Selesyna Sanctuary
5 Forest
5 Island
4 Mountain
Seal of Fire
Wild Cantor
Fiery Conclusion
Peel from Reality
Dimir Signet
Coiling Signet
Surveiling Sprite
Tin Street Hooligan
Silkwing Scout
Vedalken Plotter
2 Vigean Hydropon
Wee Dragonauts
Centaur Safeguard
Ocular Halo
Assault Zeppelid
Petrahydrox
Simic Ragwurm
Steamcore Weird
Torch Drake
Verdant Eidolon
Scatter the Seeds
Izzet Chronarch
Siege Wurm

Draft recording done by Blargware's MTGO DraftCap. Support Blargware!

I won the die roll, and chose to play.  I mulliganed a weak hand into something with three Mountains, but good spells GU.  I figured it was much better than any random 5, and kept.  I of course ripped the Selesnya Sanctuary and had a turn 3 Centaur Safeguard... and cast one other spell the rest of the game -- a Seal of Fire.  Literally drew no other lands.

Game 2 I was on the play, and I kept a two land (Island, Forest) hand with Safeguard, Dragonauts, Plotter as 3 drops, and Torch Drake, Zeppelid as 4s.  I rip Signet on turn 3 instead of a land, and can't play much.  Of course, he has the Wrecking Ball, and I start to recover, but not in time since he has some good fliers.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 12:19:16 am »

A few questions:
P1P4: Centaur Safeguard versus Selesyna Signet versus Consult the Necrosages?
P1P6: Gaze of the Gorgon versus Boros Garrison (at this point a possible double off color)
P2P2: Izzet Boilerworks versus Repeal versus Train of Thought
P2P3: Train of Thought versus Ogre Savant (I thought ToT tabled?)
P2P4: Vedalken Plotter versus Scab-Clan Mauler versus Gruul Signet
P2P5: Izzet Chronarch (#2) versus Torch Drake versus Gruul Turf
P3P1: Helium Squirter versus Simic Ragwurm
P3P5: Coiling Oracle (#2) versus Verdant Eidolon
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 07:08:33 am »

Your pack 1 picks are about right.

I don't mind the Boilerworks, it's not a bad pick. It's not an easy choice between Boilerworks and Repeal.

I would take the Weird pick 3 and either the Ledgewalker or the Infiltrator's Magemark pick 4. Plotter is terrible.

You might consider Schismotivate over Bloodscale. At that point, you are creature-light, though.

9th pick, I would have taken the Ledgewalker. Hooligan is only a 2/1 for 2 that might kill a Signet.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 02:34:36 am »


P1P5: Probably right. You've already passed a Stinkweed Imp and you don't have a good black card yet, so the Consult is probably out. The G/W cards force you to play white in order for them to be good, and you don't have any white cards yet. This leaves the Centaur or the Minion. While I tend to lose to the Minion, I think the 3 drop is more important for your mana curve (at least I tend to struggle on 3 drops).
 
P1P6: I hate the Gaze, but Boros Garrison is pretty terrible at this point. I might actually pick the Nightpatrol since you could end up with Azorious instead of Simic in pack 3.
 
P2P2: I think it's either the Train of Thought or the Karoo. I only like Repeal in constructed or in an aggressive draft deck, and you have neither. Banking on ToT to table is a lot more likely the hoping the Boilerworks Will come back, so I think this was the right pick for your deck.

P2P3: I don't know why you would take anything other then the Weird here. Your deck is pretty slow so far, and the Weird is usually better at stopping a fast draw then the Savant. Both creatures are better then the ToT if you ask me.

P2P4: I don't like the Plotter, especially this high. You might steel a Karoo, but even then it still remains a 1/1 for 3. I hate 1/1 for 3 that don't do anything once there in play. Since you have no real aggressive cards so far I think the Mauler is out and the Signet is the right pick here.

P2P5: If you pick the Grull Signet in the previous pack then I would defiantly pass the Gruul Turf here. Picking the Chronarch or the Torch Drake is a matter of style. I like to be aggressive so I would take the Drake, but the Chronarch might be better if you get some more spot removal in Dissension (Cackling Flames for example).

P3P1: Squirter defiantly, it just more powerfull.


There are a couple of picks you made though that I really can't agree with:

P1P3: I would always take Snapping Drake over the Scatter the Seeds. StS might play nice with convoke creatures, but you have no idea if you'll be getting more of those. The packs featuring the Guardians where pretty weak so it's not unlikely that they won't table.

P1P10: Torpid Moloch? Are you kidding me? That card sucks, and is a lot worse than the Commando which is also in this pack. I'm not saying the Commando is good at this point, but it's better then the Moloch.

P2P1: I might be wrong on this one, but I would pick the Streetbreaker Wurm here, since it's more my style, but also because I think it's more likely to see another Chronarch than it is to see another Wurm. I know you have a Peel from Reality, but that combo costs 7 mana and is quite easy to stop.

P2P6: I would take the Borborygmos here. It's expensive and costs double red, but it's a total bomb when it's in play.

P3P5: Since you don't have a Train of Though, and didn't pick the Borborygmos, I would probably take the Biomantic Mastery here.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 01:15:57 pm »

Actually, I talked to some people and had some thoughts.

P1P3: Should actually be Dowsing Shaman.  I end up Seal of Fire and Ocular Halo, plus it lets me get into Fists P1P4, which justifies the Garrison pick 6.

P1P6: Boros Garrison is actually the right choice.  I'm going to end up in either white or red, so it's only half off-color.
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