Magic Draft

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Date(s) – 1 Jul 2015
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Every Wednesday night at 6pm we draft the current block of Magic: the Gathering. Entry is $15. We start at 6pm sharp, so don’t be late! We play three rounds, with prizes based on record: 

  • 3-0 – 5 booster packs
  • 2-0-1 – 3 booster packs
  • 2-1 – 2 booster packs
  • 1-1-1 – 1 booster pack

You can swap each pack for $3 store credit, instead.

How to Draft

Straight from Wizards of the Coast:

Have a group of friends who want to enjoy playing a format together? Booster Draft is exactly the format you’re looking for! Instead of just opening your cards and building a deck, you and the other players at the table (four to eight total) have to draft the cards for your decks.

At the start of a Booster Draft, each player opens a booster pack and picks the card he or she wants from it. (You can’t see the cards that the other players draft.) Then each player passes the rest of the pack to his or her left. You pick up the pack that was passed to you, select a card, and pass the rest to your left. This process continues until all the cards have been drafted. Next, each player opens a second pack, but this time, you pass the pack to your right. After all those cards are drafted, you open the third pack and pass to the left again.

Once all the packs have been drafted, players build decks from the cards they selected, adding as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to their decks as they like. Each deck must have at least 40 cards.

Each pair of players then plays a match, which consists of the best two out of three games. In the next round, the winners play against other winners (and the losers against the losers, if you like). The player who wins all three rounds—or all three matches—is the winner. It’s a great way to spend a few hours with your buddies.

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