Magic: the Gathering in the UK
have any of you guys/girls got a tips for M12/SOM drafting.
Red and Bloodthirst is the best strategy in M12. Max out on Berserkers and other Bloodthirst creatures and add any one drops that can do damage, including/especially that goblin that pings players only. Note: I basically didn't play that format.
For Scars you want to be in Infect if no one else is or only 1 other is. It's not the end of the world to have a split Infect/non-Infect deck but it's obviously not ideal. Myr Battlesphere is beyond ridiculous. The 6 mana enchantment that gives your guys Lifelink and Double Strike can pretty much win the game from any board state. Razor Hippogriff is a boss. Oxidda Scrapmelter is very strong. Removal (for artifacts, or creatures, as they are most the same thing) and evasion are good. That X pump spell can win the game out of nowhere in Infect.
Neither of these formats are very fun, IMHO. I probably think that because I was terrible at them so take my advice (such as it is!) with a pinch of salt. Probably my two least favorite draft formats of the last five years.