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Guildmage Meeting 878: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

This week’s arctic blast started affecting Dallas-area temperatures this afternoon. I wondered if tonight’s turnout would be affected. It was not. We drafted with nine players tonight and saw a number of good draft decks. While there has been a great deal of variation among the winning decks in Khans draft, one thing has been true throughout the season: these matches take longer to play. I think this means Khans of Tarkir is a complex set of cards and so are the draft decks this set produces.

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11/25/2014
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Dc-10 Rotisserie Draft

You know you have a really good friend when they do the hard work of [i]staying[/i] good friends even when they are separated from you by great distances. Six months ago, my good friend and teammate Joe Klopchic moved to Seattle to work for one of the big internet companies that currently rule the world. Joe is one of the few guys on earth who shares my love for weird Magic formats. In particular, he’s a big fan of DC-10. He plays it almost as much as I do. However, Joe has never been a big fan of my house rules for DC-10. He doesn’t love my arbitrarily large amount of mana that I provide for each player, and he really doesn’t like how often running out of cards makes you lose the game. Joe recently challenged me to a new way to play DC-10. He calls it DC-10 Rotisserie Draft.

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11/18/2014
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Guildmage Meeting 877: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

I haven’t been more challenged by limited formats than I have with Khans of Tarkir sealed deck and booster draft. I thought the rest of the team felt the same, and with a sealed deck PTQ season going on I expected attendance to stay high all season. It has not. Last week there were only six of us. We played a pair of team drafts that I’ll document later in this journal entry. Tonight, things are looking up a little bit. We have the perfect number for draft, exactly eight players.

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11/18/2014
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Full Set Singleton: Khans Of Tarkir Versus Theros

In this article, we are once again exploring the unique possibility of lining up an entire set of cards, Khans of Tarkir in this case, and make it battle against an entire other set of cards. Welcome to the format I like to call Full Set Singleton.

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11/10/2014
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Zanman
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Guildmage Meeting 875: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

Attendance is slipping, bit by bit, as we continue to draft Khans of Tarkir. I have no idea why, I guess people occasionally have other things to do than just play Magic. Crazy. I’m not complaining, though, we still have an over-full table tonight of nine players. The competition is very good and the winning decks continue to surprise me. After a month of drafting with Khans I’m happy to report that there is no simple plan that results in a winning deck over and over again. At least, there’s no one type of deck that always wins.

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11/10/2014
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Zanman
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Guildmage Meeting 874: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

We’re deep into the Khans of Tarkir sealed deck Pro Tour Qualifier season for Pro Tour Washington D.C. in February. That means that Khans booster draft is a more important skill than it would be if the PTQ season was Standard or Modern. Our drafts have been very entertaining. No single strategy, and certainly no single color combination, has been dominating. We see very different things doing well each week. That doesn’t mean we aren’t learning things. I believe we definitely are. The format is speeding up, which is normal, and different cards are being exploited tonight than would have been two or three weeks ago.

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11/1/2014
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Guildmage Meeting 873: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

It’s the third week of Khans draft and guys are starting to figure some stuff out. Attendance is smaller tonight. The guys that hardly ever show up, the ones that showed up two weeks ago, they went back to not showing up tonight. We had ten players tonight and so we drafted ten wide upstairs in the Guildhall. The winning decks, still three-colored, are more aggressive than any of the winning decks from the past two weeks.

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10/28/2014
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Guildmage Meeting 872: Khans Of Tarkir Booster Draft

The Guildmages are hot for Khans of Tarkir draft. Last week we had a near-record number of players. This week we had fifteen. That means that we had two Swiss drafts running at the same time, seven players downstairs and eight upstairs. Plus a team draft afterwards.

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10/20/2014
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Khans is the Best for Dc-10

[p]Every time a new set comes out I immediately play as much sealed deck and booster draft with the new cards as possible. These are my favorite formats and it’s always exciting to play with a brand new set. As soon as I got my hands on some Khans booster boxes I was ready to rip into them. Except I don’t like to open packs without getting at least a little play value out of them. The quickest and easiest way to get a little play value out of booster packs that you want to open is to play DC-10.

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10/9/2014
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This Week in Sealed: Khans Of Tarkir Prereleases

Khans of Tarkir was the object of discussion all summer. The long-awaited set finally arrived last weekend in prerelease tournaments. After not paying much attention to the individual cards being spoiled over the past month, I eagerly waded into a pair of prerelease events. Sealed deck is just about my favorite way to play Magic and I look forward to playing in as many prerelease events as possible each time a new set comes out. The prerelease weekend also served as important tournament practice. The current Pro Tour Qualifier season, the last of its kind, features sealed deck play. From now until the end of November, sealed deck skills can earn you a plane ticket to Pro Tour Washington D.C. in February, 2015. I won my last PTQ, also sealed deck, almost a year ago. That qualifier sent me to Pro Tour Valencia this past February. I had a good time. I like playing on the Pro Tour and I’m eager to go back.

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10/8/2014
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