The BOO Draft II: My Set — Mega Man 1, Part Two

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

And now, it is time to do it all again. It is time for… The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel!
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The BOO Draft II: Introduction, and My Set — Mega Man 1, Part One

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

And soon, it will be time to do it all again. It will soon be time for… The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel!
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Commander 2013: First Impressions

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What a year it’s been for Magic and EDH in general, as we’ve had RTR block (which had tons of fun EDH cards), Modern Masters reprints (which lowered Modern EDH staple prices), M14 (which was mostly a dud as far as EDH is concerned), the super-fun Theros, and now a new batch of Commander preconstructed decks, with 51 all-new cards!

 

The last batch of Commander precons back in 201 had a ton of playable new cards in them, and led to a lot of exciting new EDH decks for me. I personally built decks around many of the new legends: The Mimeoplasm, Damia, Sage of Stone, Nin, the Pain Artist, Kaalia of the Vast, Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave and Edric, Spymaster of Trest. Many of the other new cards went into existing decks as well: Dread Cacodemon, Avatar of Slaughter, Celestial Force, Vow of Flight/Vow of Duty, Acorn Catapult, Archangel of Strife; and lots of the others as well.

 

To say that the precons were good to my stack of EDH decks would be an understatement!

 

And now, with a new wave of Commander precons on the horizon, it’s time to look at them and see what new cards I get to add to my existing decks, or what cards will spawn entirely new EDH decks! Let’s go!
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The Pauper Challenge: Re-introduction

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Back in August, I wrote about the next Challenge format I’d be running. We’d held a group vote, and the format that people wanted to play was the Pauper (or all-common cards) format. We decided to use the MTGO ban list for the format, since that seemed to be the most balanced way to play (you couldn’t use Hymn to Tourach with the MTGO Pauper list, which was my major criteria, since that card’s too good at what it does).

 

Since my initial announcement of this Challenge here, there was a major shakeup in the format that caused us to wait on the actual event… WotC banned two cards, Cloudpost and Temporal Fissure, shaking up the format in a big way.

 

How did this change the format? Well, let’s take a look at the new format, shall we?
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Spotlight On: Joel’s Isperia, Supreme Judge

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Hello, and welcome once again to our second edition of my Spotlight Series! After my disappointing 2-2-1 finish at Champs with Esper control (where I hit the miserable mirror match a bunch of times), I decided that it was time for something different this week; what better deck to spotlight than a deck built by my little brother Joel!

 

My baby brother Joel was in town recently for a visit (he lives on the other side of the country, so we only get to hang out once every few years), and so we finally got to play some EDH together for the first time since he got back into Magic last year. I was quite impressed with his deck that I’ll be presenting today, which won several multiplayer free-for-alls while he was here and ended up being undefeated against my decks. Despite being a budget deck, it was very potent.

 

As with my first instalment in the Spotlight series focusing on Darby’s Bosh, Iron Golem (found here), I’ll be taking a look at someone else’s EDH decklist, and going over the choices behind the deck, and what I’d do to build the deck if I was piloting it.

 

Let’s take a look at his version of Isperia, Supreme Judge!
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