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RTR draft no. 2

My second foray into the land of RTR limited went markedly worse then the first go around. most of this blame can be laid at the draft, where I felt like i was getting completely missed signals and ended up with a wishy washy Seleysna deck. Selesnya really works when you have a critical mass of cards for it and that just didn’t happen with this draft. Looking over the draftcap I could have tried to go more all in but it seems like the first two packs were really weak and my deck actually became playable with pack 3. I ended up 1-2 and winning at least 1 game each round

Round 1 was against a straight Azorious deck where I won form just being a good aggro deck. My two losses came from fairy imposter=azorious arrester two turns in a row. and the other game was because I was fillibustered, yes I lost to Azor Eloctur’s going off. In some ways it was a win more/win faster card if your opponent can’t get damage through. On the other hand,  if you can just stop your opponent and create a stalled out board then you can win. That card is good, its stats are good and the text is pure upside.

Round 2 was against the mirror where game 1 I just kept plopping out tokens and swing in for a billion. Games 2 and 3 I got manascrewed with hands of the nature this is great as long as I draw this one kind of land, by the time it happened I was dead or wasn’t going to happen for another four draw steps. Moral of the round: I need to get better at mulligans and that’s Magic; luck is an important part of the game. What matters is not letting it throw you off for the future games and just moving on.

Round 3 was Izzet aggro, if PTRTR* and and the rtr ars arcanum have shown anything is that it’s a real deck. Tokens+Skymark Roc(this card is nuts) got me a close game 1 and after I 3 for 1 his gore house chain walker with 2 pursuits of flight on it, he scooped. Izzet aggro is real thing.

*Cifka, who would go onto win the whole thing, drafted a low curve Izzet aggro deck and didn’t lose a match with it.

And here’s the draftcap

Pack 1 pick 1:
Avenging Arrow
Downsize
Daggerdrome Imp
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Seek the Horizon
Swamp
Doorkeeper
Bellows Lizard
Explosive Impact
Stonefare Crocodile
Dramatic Rescue
Auger Spree (FOIL)
Faerie Impostor
–> Call of the Conclave
Grave Betrayal

Pack 1 pick 2:
Armory Guard
Sewer Shambler
Deviant Glee
Viashino Racketeer
Drudge Beetle
Golgari Guildgate
Dark Revenant
Minotaur Aggressor
–> Lyev Skyknight
Pithing Needle (FOIL)
Island
Doorkeeper
Coursers’ Accord
Dramatic Rescue

Pack 1 pick 3:
Seller of Songbirds
Inspiration
Drudge Beetle
–> Golgari Keyrune
Mountain
Ethereal Armor
Doorkeeper
Mind Rot
Druid’s Deliverance
Sundering Growth
Tavern Swindler
Lobber Crew
Bloodfray Giant

Pack 1 pick 4:
Concordia Pegasus
Swift Justice
Drainpipe Vermin
Minotaur Aggressor
–> Dryad Militant
Forest
Isperia’s Skywatch
Chronic Flooding
Stonefare Crocodile
Psychic Spiral
Lobber Crew
Mana Bloom

Pack 1 pick 5:
Selesnya Sentry
Downsize
Cremate
Survey the Wreckage
–> Aerial Predation
Codex Shredder
Mountain
Chronic Flooding
Stonefare Crocodile
Transguild Promenade
Savage Surge

Pack 1 pick 6:
–> Keening Apparition
Armory Guard
Goblin Electromancer
Cancel
Pithing Needle
Plains
Bellows Lizard
Horncaller’s Chant
Sundering Growth
Izzet Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 7:
Trained Caracal
Survey the Wreckage
–> Gatecreeper Vine
Aerial Predation
Vandalblast
Mountain
Sluiceway Scorpion
Heroes’ Reunion
Izzet Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 8:
Crosstown Courier
Terrus Wurm
–> Golgari Guildgate
Cancel
Plains
Perilous Shadow
Spawn of Rix Maadi
Faerie Impostor (FOIL)

Pack 1 pick 9:
Downsize
Daggerdrome Imp
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Seek the Horizon
Swamp
Doorkeeper
–> Stonefare Crocodile

Pack 1 pick 10:
–> Armory Guard
Sewer Shambler
Deviant Glee
Drudge Beetle
Golgari Guildgate
Island

Pack 1 pick 11:
Mountain
Ethereal Armor
Mind Rot
Druid’s Deliverance
–> Sundering Growth

Pack 1 pick 12:
–> Swift Justice
Drainpipe Vermin
Forest
Chronic Flooding

Pack 1 pick 13:
–> Survey the Wreckage
Mountain
Chronic Flooding

Pack 1 pick 14:
–> Cancel
Plains

Pack 1 pick 15:
–> Mountain

—— RTR ——

Pack 2 pick 1:
Selesnya Sentry
Crosstown Courier
Downsize
Cremate
Viashino Racketeer
Electrickery
Tablet of the Guilds
Codex Shredder
Swamp
Explosive Impact
Druid’s Deliverance
Dramatic Rescue
–> Golgari Longlegs
Thoughtflare
Mercurial Chemister

Pack 2 pick 2:
Keening Apparition
Inaction Injunction
Electrickery
–> Centaur Healer
Grisly Salvage
Rakdos Charm
Civic Saber
Swamp (FOIL)
Forest
Gore-House Chainwalker
Stonefare Crocodile
Oak Street Innkeeper
Nivmagus Elemental
Izzet Guildgate

Pack 2 pick 3:
Tenement Crasher
Grim Roustabout
Launch Party
Assassin’s Strike
Towering Indrik
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Azorius Guildgate
–> Golgari Decoy
Plains
Catacomb Slug
Axebane Stag
Essence Backlash
Ash Zealot

Pack 2 pick 4:
Inspiration
Sewer Shambler
–> Drudge Beetle
Goblin Electromancer
Seek the Horizon
Fall of the Gavel
Mountain
Ethereal Armor
Doorkeeper
Cobblebrute
Traitorous Instinct
Druid’s Deliverance

Pack 2 pick 5:
Trained Caracal
Downsize
Cremate
Rakdos Guildgate
Guttersnipe
Treasured Find
Forest
–> Giant Growth
Chronic Flooding
Transguild Promenade
Shrieking Affliction

Pack 2 pick 6:
Trained Caracal
Inspiration
Gatecreeper Vine
Blustersquall (FOIL)
Syncopate
Swamp
Mind Rot
Urban Burgeoning
Auger Spree
–> Slitherhead

Pack 2 pick 7:
Selesnya Sentry
–> Armory Guard
Grisly Salvage
Rakdos Guildgate
Frostburn Weird
Cancel
Ogre Jailbreaker
Bellows Lizard
Plains

Pack 2 pick 8:
Drainpipe Vermin
–> Centaur Healer
Chemister’s Trick
Golgari Decoy
Codex Shredder
Forest
Giant Growth
Pursuit of Flight

Pack 2 pick 9:
Downsize
Cremate
Viashino Racketeer
Tablet of the Guilds
Codex Shredder
Swamp
–> Druid’s Deliverance

Pack 2 pick 10:
–> Grisly Salvage
Civic Saber
Forest
Gore-House Chainwalker
Oak Street Innkeeper
Nivmagus Elemental

Pack 2 pick 11:
Grim Roustabout
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Plains
–> Catacomb Slug
Axebane Stag

Pack 2 pick 12:
Goblin Electromancer
Fall of the Gavel
Mountain
–> Druid’s Deliverance

Pack 2 pick 13:
–> Cremate
Forest
Shrieking Affliction

Pack 2 pick 14:
Swamp
–> Urban Burgeoning

Pack 2 pick 15:
–> Plains

—— RTR ——

Pack 3 pick 1:
Tenement Crasher
Avenging Arrow
Terrus Wurm
Deviant Glee
Annihilating Fire
Korozda Monitor
Blistercoil Weird
Minotaur Aggressor
Wayfaring Temple
Trostani’s Judgment
Dead Reveler
Coursers’ Accord
Spawn of Rix Maadi
–> Skymark Roc
Mountain

Pack 3 pick 2:
Sunspire Griffin
Avenging Arrow
Grim Roustabout
Launch Party
Towering Indrik
Centaur Healer
–> Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
Mountain
Perilous Shadow
Bellows Lizard
Essence Backlash
Psychic Spiral
Slitherhead
Growing Ranks

Pack 3 pick 3:
Brushstrider
Daggerdrome Imp
Vassal Soul
Rakdos Guildgate
Forest
Doorkeeper
Dispel
Pursuit of Flight
Stonefare Crocodile
Axebane Guardian
Horncaller’s Chant
Azorius Justiciar
–> Skymark Roc

Pack 3 pick 4:
–> Eyes in the Skies
Grisly Salvage
Dryad Militant
Dreg Mangler
Swamp
Ethereal Armor
Paralyzing Grasp
Traitorous Instinct
Chorus of Might
Transguild Promenade
Street Sweeper
Izzet Guildgate

Pack 3 pick 5:
Azorius Arrester
Keening Apparition
Inspiration
–> Rubbleback Rhino
Skull Rend
Rakdos Charm
Tablet of the Guilds
Mountain
Ethereal Armor
Isperia’s Skywatch
Druid’s Deliverance

Pack 3 pick 6:
Drainpipe Vermin
Vandalblast
–> Selesnya Keyrune
Forest
Giant Growth
Trostani’s Judgment
Runewing
Perilous Shadow
Coursers’ Accord
Dramatic Rescue

Pack 3 pick 7:
Rootborn Defenses
Deviant Glee
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Golgari Guildgate
Treasured Find
Island
Dispel
–> Common Bond
Shrieking Affliction

Pack 3 pick 8:
Cremate
Survey the Wreckage
Aerial Predation
Chemister’s Trick
Blustersquall
Mountain
Chronic Flooding
–> Coursers’ Accord

Pack 3 pick 9:
Tenement Crasher
Avenging Arrow
Terrus Wurm
Deviant Glee
–> Coursers’ Accord
Spawn of Rix Maadi
Mountain

Pack 3 pick 10:
–> Avenging Arrow
Grim Roustabout
Launch Party
Mountain
Psychic Spiral
Slitherhead

Pack 3 pick 11:
Daggerdrome Imp
Forest
Dispel
Stonefare Crocodile
–> Horncaller’s Chant

Pack 3 pick 12:
Grisly Salvage
–> Dryad Militant
Swamp
Street Sweeper

Pack 3 pick 13:
–> Tablet of the Guilds
Mountain
Ethereal Armor

Pack 3 pick 14:
–> Drainpipe Vermin
Forest

Pack 3 pick 15:
–> Island

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