Vintage Article: The Superdraft (redux)

For today, I have decided to do something a little different. Even back in 2003, I was a wacky player, and loved to do different casual events when not preparing for tournaments. This is an article that I had written back on 10/07/2003, fifteen years ago, about my experience running an event called ‘The Superdraft’.

Long before the modern idea of ‘Chaos Drafts,’ I ran a giant booster draft with packs from every set we could get our hands on, and it ended up being a lot of fun.

We had later run a second Superdraft, with packs up to and including Champions of Kamigawa, and I ran the tables with a G/B deck. Sadly, there was never a report on that draft.

Over the last ten years, Darby has slowly been gathering enough packs to set up a third Superdraft later this summer, so for today I wanted to reprint this initial article to show what we’ll be doing.

What was The Superdraft? Read on to find out!

Reposted with permission from starcitygames.com.

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Rebuilding Boros (One More Time) – Firesong and Sunspeaker

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria out as well, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at what I’ve done with one of the more troublesome color combinations: Boros, or red/white, as I change them from Tajic, Blade of the Legion control to new Dominaria general Firesong and Sunspeaker! Let’s take a look!
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Rebuilding tribal Dragons: Switching Zirilan to The Ur-Dragon

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria out as well, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at what I’ve done with one of our tribal lists: changing from Zirilan of the Claw mono-red tribal Dragons, to Commander 2017’s 5-color The Ur-Dragon. Let’s take a look!
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The Ultimate Graveyard Block – The Event!

 

One thing I am known for in my playgroup is the ability to create interesting formats for strange tournaments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done so. The last interesting format we did was The Gold Standard Challenge, quite some time ago, and so I felt it was high time that we did another cool tourney again.

This time, our format was called The Ultimate Graveyard Block. And what a format it was! Today, we’ll be going over the actual event! Let’s take a look!
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The Ultimate Graveyard Block – What Everyone Played

 

One thing I am known for in my playgroup is the ability to create interesting formats for strange tournaments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done so. The last interesting format we did was The Gold Standard Challenge, quite some time ago, and so I felt it was high time that we did another cool tourney again.

This time, our format was called The Ultimate Graveyard Block. And what a format it was! We finally sat down to play this format over the weekend, and had a blast doing so. Today, we’ll be going over each person’s deck, and tomorrow, I’ll go over the event itself.

Let’s take a look!
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The Ultimate Graveyard Block – Sample Decklists, Part Two

 

One thing I am known for in my playgroup is the ability to create interesting formats for strange tournaments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done so. The last interesting format we did was The Gold Standard, quite some time ago, and so I thought it was high time we did another cool tourney again.

This time, our format is going to be called The Ultimate Graveyard Block. And what a format it will be! I took a quick look at the format here, and now it’s time to present to you the other decklists that I came up with for the format, but didn’t proxy and test. These are quite interesting lists, I felt, so it’s time to reveal them.

Let’s take a look!
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The Ultimate Graveyard Block – Sample Decklists

 

One thing I am known for in my playgroup is the ability to create interesting formats for strange tournaments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done so. The last interesting format we did was The Gold Standard, quite some time ago, and so I thought it was high time we did another cool tourney again.

This time, our format is going to be called The Ultimate Graveyard Block. And what a format it will be! I took a quick look at the format here, and now it’s time to present to you the sample decklists that Darby and I tested with.

Let’s take a look!
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The Ultimate Graveyard Block – Introduction

 

(Editor’s note: We were originally supposed to play this format a month or two ago, but life and illnesses got in the way. Having said that, we’re finally running this format on the 22nd, so here is the introduction to the format once again! Decklists to come once I have them. Enjoy.)

One thing I am known for in my playgroup is the ability to create interesting formats for strange tournaments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve done so. The last interesting format we did was The Gold Standard Challenge, quite some time ago, and so it’s high time we did another cool tourney again.

This time, our format is going to be called The Ultimate Graveyard Block. And what a format it will be! Let’s take a look!
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Dominaria in EDH

 

What a spoiler season it’s been for Dominaria, Magic’s spring set. First, the Chinese release notes were accidentally spoiled, leading to ~100 cards being spoiled. Then, Wizards released the English notes, so that people weren’t working with misinformation — this let us know that these leaked cards were legit. Since then, we’ve had a steady flow of new cards and information, letting us know that the Dominaria set was a truly awesome one, and one to really look forward to.

There’s been a lot of Dominaria spoiled since that initial flow. Let’s take a look at what I’ll be using in EDH!
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