Drafting Modern Masters is a chance to get some ridiculously awesome cards. And around where I am? You can’t just get in on a MM draft. Those packs are hard to come by around here now. So we don’t tend to do prizes for a casual MM draft.
Yeah when our store did it they were SUPER nice. It was $30 for the draft (so they barely covered the cost of the box) and they did excellent prize support where I went like 2-1 and got 3 or 4 packs, I can’t quite remember. This is being done with someone who just happens to have a box of sealed MMA.
I attend a fortnightly casual 2HG draft. Usually it runs $25-35AUD entry which I feel is a little steep. All the same yours is MMA so even without prizes it is a special occasion.
Exactly, like I want to draft MMA because it is one of the best draft sets ever, not because I’m looking to make money of the night or anything and the problem is I don’t really know the guy who brought up prize support personally but I know from the facebook group that he cares a lot about that, like he was complaining about the stores prize structure a few weeks ago because it has such a low payout to the top so that they can provide support lower down the standings (it’s a pack per 3 match points). Like if you want to do an 8-4 with MMA go on mtgo.
I have a question for all of you. When you are just doing a casual draft do you try and do some sort of prize support? I’m trying to organize a Modern Masters draft and some of the people showing interest in it are asking for prize support while others are saying they don’t want it. I personally don’t want to worry about prize support because the draft is already going to be $30 and even if the prize support is just everyone contributes a pack that is now $33 and it just feels like a lot of money, especially if I don’t end up pulling any money cards from the packs.
Last night I won my draft pod at FNM (though I only came in 3rd because there were 3 pods and we didn’t cross them and one of my matches ended in a draw so i went 2-0-1 for the night). I went with RW and my mana curve was literally all the one,two and three drops. My only things higher than that were a titan of eternal fire and a borderland minotaur (both of which I never even played). Anax and Cymede was my pack one pick one and I just grabbed up all the priests of Iroas, god’s willing and leonin snarecasters I could. Akroan Hoplite was INSANE for me. Like it won me pretty much all of my games. My final match was soooo soo tough. He had like the perfect draft deck. An Elspeth, a Daxos, a Shipbreaker Kraken, battlewise hoplites, wingsteed riders, Thassa’s Emissaries, he was lving the Blue White dream. I lost the first game then one the second by overwhelming him early on with my herd of calvary pegasus and priests. The third game was so intense. I had him down to six and he had shipbreaker out that he was going to make monstrous on the next turn but I swung with everything and he left a calvary pegasus back for that but then I used god’s willing to give akroan hoplite which was swinging for six protection from white so he couldn’t block and I won. I got a foil golgari charm (which is very pretty) and an Utvara Hellkite in my prize packs and I will always be happy about more dragons.
Something funny though. When I was done I thought the deck I drafted was kind of bad and I seem to always do well with the decks I think are bad. I thought it was kind of bad just cause there was no real beef in it other than Anax and Cymede. I picked up a Polis Crusher and debated splashing it since I was already in red but I was like probs not worth it. A big thing that made the deck work was hopeful Eidolon. In pretty much every game I was able to bestow it on something, even if it was just a calvary pegasus and just the little bit of life gain added up. I also was worried it was bad after my first match ended in a draw. The guy was kind of a jerk he was complaining about wanting to play faster so we could finish the third game and it’s like “Ummm I’m red white you’re blue black don’t step to me about playing faster I wanted this game to end 8 turns ago” at one point he even complained like “Why won’t you just attack me this game is not moving at all” and it’s like “I’m sorry you want me to throw my 1/1s and 2/2s into your 2/4s and 2/3s no fucking thank you”. Like the only reason he won the second game was because he had a vaporkin and I couldn’t find my pegasi and he eventually found a Gary, meanwhile at one point I used 2 snarecasters to tap down his creatures and swung for 15 but couldn’t get through after that. Ohh congrats you poked at me with a 2/2 for 10 turns while doing literally nothing else. IDK I thought he was trying to act like I was slow rolling him and it’s like I don’t slow roll I want to finish this match too cause a draw gets you nothing (prizes are based on points not final standing so every three points is a pack and a draw is 1 point so it didn’t get me anything anyways which was kind of lame, like win my pod and only get 2 prize packs but whateva). Point is kids, don’t be whiner and complain about your opponent not rolling over and dying for you.