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Theros Block Draft #1: Drafting

So, last several Theros drafts, I keep finding myself going what I call “Greedy Green”. I fell in love with it after watching the Pro Tour. The idea is to heavy pick color fixing in Journey, and scoop up all the bombs in Born and Theros.

Let’s see if I avoided it this time:

Pack 1 pick 1:

My Pick:

golden hind or font. font is better for multi color, but I have a better shot of getting more fonts then the hind.

Pack 1 pick 2:

My Pick:

Not much green, and the boar is rarely bad

Pack 1 pick 3:

My Pick:

market festival!

Pack 1 pick 4:

My Pick:

there’s the font (foil)

Pack 1 pick 5:

My Pick:

market festival!

Pack 1 pick 6:

My Pick:

Ravenous unpronouncable thing, i like you. Always useful.

Pack 1 pick 7:

My Pick:

Sure, I’ll take another font.

Pack 1 pick 8:

My Pick:

Time to get things that do damage.

Pack 1 pick 9:

My Pick:

I suppose another font, if I must. (and it did wheel, so it was the right choice to take the hind.

Pack 1 pick 10:

My Pick:

I thought ehh at first, but I did end up including it in my 23 cards.

Pack 1 pick 11:

My Pick:

Pack 1 pick 12:

My Pick:

He seems too good to be this late. Maybe it’s a sign that others are abandoning green.

Pack 1 pick 13:

My Pick:

Maybye I’ll play him. I’m rather pensive about it.

Pack 1 pick 14:

My Pick:

Pack 1 pick 15:

My Pick:

Pack 1: Goal-Mana Fixing achieved. Time to get the bombs regardless of color…

Pack 2 pick 1:

My Pick:

I said bombs. This pack has no bombs. I’ve made a huge mistake.

Pack 2 pick 2:

My Pick:

OK, he works as a bomb. I’m not overly thrilled at BB instead of B, but I’m not passing him.

Pack 2 pick 3:

My Pick:

I hope I don’t have to play this.

Pack 2 pick 4:

My Pick:

It’s kinda removal.

Pack 2 pick 5:

My Pick:

He flies, he draws cards…

Pack 2 pick 6:

My Pick:

Removal.

Pack 2 pick 7:

My Pick:

This could be good.

Pack 2 pick 8:

My Pick:

Pack 2 pick 9:

My Pick:

This will not make the deck.

Pack 2 pick 10:

My Pick:

I hope he doesn’t make the deck.

Pack 2 pick 11:

My Pick:

Do I have enough mana fixing yet?

Pack 2 pick 12:

My Pick:

Pack 2 pick 13:

My Pick:

Pack 2 pick 14:

My Pick:

Pack 2 pick 15:

My Pick:

Pack 2 was slightly disappointing. Hopefully Theros will make up for it.

Pack 3 pick 1:

My Pick:

And how. Prophet is the slam pick, but I’m sorry to have to pass Agent.

Pack 3 pick 2:

My Pick:

I ended up not playing it because of a lack of 1 and 2 drop creatures to toss it on, but I love ordeals.

Pack 3 pick 3:

My Pick:

He flies. He’s a surprise. He gains life.

Pack 3 pick 4:

My Pick:

I know! Why didn’t I get passed a chromanticore pack 2?

Pack 3 pick 5:

My Pick:

Not much I want to play, but he’s a passable hate draft, and I might play him.

Pack 3 pick 6:

My Pick:

One minotaur deserves another.

Pack 3 pick 7:

My Pick:

ALL the fixing. All of it.

Pack 3 pick 8:

My Pick:

Removal.

Pack 3 pick 9:

My Pick:

It’s kind of removal.

Pack 3 pick 10:

My Pick:

No, he won’t be played, but what else would you take?

Pack 3 pick 11:

My Pick:

It wheeled. I’m surprised, but grateful.

Pack 3 pick 12:

My Pick:

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Pack 3 pick 15:

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So, end result is I’m not happy at all with packs 2-3, but really happy with the mana fixing.

Here’s my end result of a deck:

Deck: (40)
Golden Hind
Bladetusk Boar
Market Festival
Font of Fertility
Ravenous Leucrocota
Rise of Eagles
Nessian Game Warden
Nyxborn Triton
Herald of Torment
Pinnacle of Rage
Sphinx’s Disciple
Pheres-Band Raiders
Prophet of Kruphix
Horizon Chimera
Nylea’s Presence
Opaline Unicorn
Leafcrown Dryad
Thassa’s Devourer
Excoriate
Vanquish the Foul
Plains
Island
Swamp
Mountain
Forest
Sideboard: (22)
Desecration Plague
Tormented Thoughts
Mountain
Heroes’ Podium
Graverobber Spider
Karametra’s Favor
Plea for Guidance
Siren Song Lyre
Swamp
Kragma Warcaller
Deathbellow Raider
Archetype of Endurance
Fade into Antiquity
Firedrinker Satyr
Wild Celebrants
Coastline Chimera
March of the Returned
Sudden Storm
Pensive Minotaur
Ordeal of Nylea

Results:

Ended up going 1-1, but don’t have a play by play this time.