I didn’t get to play as much Khans of Tarkir as I would have liked in the last two weeks, so I had some catching up to do. Thankfully, the Pro Tour highlighted most of the directions you can take on this crazy plane inhabited by gray ogres and three-color monsters. What have your first impressions been?
Rarely has a single card warped a limited environment like Spider Spawning warped triple Innistrad Draft. With selfmill strategies dominating the format, it is easy to overlook how many viable and fun archetypes this multifaceted set has to offer.
Signaling in Draft is one of the most difficult concepts in Limited Magic. In this episode’s opening discussion, I explain my philosophy of when and how to commit to one or more colors.
A famous quote by Kenji Tsumura states that you should sideboard in every one of your Limited matches. Check out this episode’s opening discussion for my thoughts on this underappreciated topic.
The first few drafts, I get to know a format. After 10 drafts, I know what I want. After 20, I really like my decks. After 30, the madness starts.
For the first episode of 2014, Simon Says covers the topic of playing an additional color for only a few cards, also known as “splashing” a color. Check out the opening discussion for my analysis and example decks featuring splashes. After that, it’s back to Theros drafts!
This article marks the first of a set of comprehensive primers for out-of-print draft formats, composed by players with expert-level knowledge of the format. In this first primer, 2010 Pro Tour San Diego winner Simon Goertzen provides a detailed guide to drafting Rise of the Eldrazi.