Magic: the Gathering in the UK
Modern Online Rotisserie Draft
Spreadsheet of the picks is here:
.................P W L GW GL Pts
Louis Mackie 5 3 2 6 5 9
Thomas Baker 5 3 2 6 7 9
Simon O'Keefe 4 2 2 6 4 6
Dan Barrett 3 2 1 5 3 6
Peter Dun 2 1 1 3 2 3
Kieran Symington 3 0 3 2 6 0
Paul Hodgson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thom Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louis 2 - 1 Peter
Peter 2 - 0 Tom
Louis 2-0 Tom
Louis 2-1 Kieran
Tom 2-1 Kieran
Dan 2-1 Simon
Dan 2-0 Louis
Simon 2-1 Louis
Tom 2-1 Simon
You've all seen the drafts like this done on Google docs spreadsheets:
Let's do one online, proxy up and/or Cockatrice then play out the games?
How about all cards legal in Legacy or all cards legal in Modern for the card pool? Or we can just do Vintage as many of the others have.
This is going to be using the Modern card pool and the Modern banned list.
Need 8 players.
1. Thomas "First Pick Cycling Land" Baker
2. Thom "Making Cockatrices Comply" Richardson
3. Simon "Lands that are also a Mox" O'Keeffe
4. Louis "Mulligan to Less than 4" Mackie
5. Dan "Famous Magic Writer and Hat Wearer" Barrett
6. Kieran "Tribal Zombies Turbofog DOES work in Modern" Symington
7. Ross "1UW" Miles Peter "Are You" Dun
8. Paul "1st Pick Gifts, 2nd-5th Picks: 8 hours each" Hodgson
Ponder and Preordain banned? :S Wild Nacatl?
Suck it up Mackie.
Honestly I only think Skullclamp should be banned, you could argue for Jace and Stoneforge, but there is no way Ponder, Preordain, Wild Nacatl, Cloudpost, Valakut etc should be banned.
There is more to be gained from the simplicity of using the actual banned list than there is to be gained from inventing our own banned list so that every 9 games someone can Hexmage-Depths their opponent to death or Scapeshift from a losing position to win the game. Off the top of my head I would guess that everything except Jitte, Skullclamp, Jace2 and Mystic could be unbanned without pissing me off. But why bother finding out? If we want to play with the maximum cards we could play with the Vintage banned list. This is a different thing.
And all crying is banned!
I still think Nacatl, Ponder and Preordain should be off :(
Top and Bitterblossom too maybe :(
i did one of these once [vintage] and ended up with a really sick draw go deck. turn one sapphire, factory, standstill is p ridiculous in constructed let alone limited :D. the guy on the first wheel went for Survival and Genesis or something like that and had a pretty sweet FEB deck - naturally no-one else wanted to hatedraft witnesses or karmic guides or whathaveyou.
i don't know how interesting modern rotisserie would be though - won't aggro just be really bad? seems like the kind of format where i would first pick vedalken shackles
I just want to draft a janky deck that needs Ponder and Preordain to function Tom :), don't particularly care about the others.
A Pod deck would be sweet, shame you can only have 1 Pod :(
@Philip - instead of theorizing why don't you join it and prove it to yourself one way or the other? (Note: all crying is banned!)
@Louis - you will have to make up for your deck's shortcomings with playskill. If you look at the list of players that shouldn't be too hard.
i'm in too
One more needed!
We are off to the races ...