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By: ricklongo, Rick Longo
Feb 16 2017 12:00pm
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Aether Revolt draft season is now in full swing, and I keep enjoying it significantly more than I did triple Kaladesh. I really want to feature a Blue-Black Improvise draft here, but alas, every time I get a busted pool in those colors I'm not recording for some reason.

What I bring you today, however, is its own kind of interesting. I guess this is as good a time as any to confess that I have a soft spot for atrocious draft decks. There's just something funny about being stuck with suboptimal cards for some reason and still trying your best to win each match. I remember drafting Invasion block with a friend during a flashback week and laughing our asses off whenever we paid FOUR extra mana to add a measly +1/+1 counter to Kavu Aggressor, which isn't exactly a creature with stellar stats to begin with.

Creatures have gotten a lot better since the early noughties, but there's still something eminently entertaining for me about hoping to draw one of your better creatures for a given board position - and have that be a Prakhata Club Security. Of course, it's even better when you get to win in these situations, which is something that (surprisingly) happens fairly often in today's event.

That's it for today. I've got a Standard Grand Prix to attend next month, so maybe I'll have something to say about that particular formats in coming weeks. Until then, I'll keep on the lookout to get that elusive blue-black draft on video.

Thanks for reading/watching, and see you soon.

Rick
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