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Which booster draft would you prefer?

Early Church, Priest, Angel Wars, Kings, Patriarchs, Apostles, Prophets, Unlimited
2 (5.9%)
Early Church, TxP, Disciples, Womens, Unlimited
11 (32.4%)
Early Church, TxP, Disciples, Priests, Kings (or Patriarchs since we get Kings in EC packs)
15 (44.1%)
Early Church, TxP (or Disciples), Womens, Priests, Kings (or Patriarchs)
1 (2.9%)
Early Church, TxP (or Disciples), Priests, Kings, Patriarchs, Angel Wars (or Apostles)
5 (14.7%)

Total Members Voted: 31

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Offline spacy32

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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2015, 12:28:27 AM »
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Two things:

1) Cactus does not have the inventory to supply Women packs (I am almost out).  So, unless you already have a good supply of Women packs or know where you can get them, Women should not be offered as part of the mix.

2)  It is my goal to have a new set similar to Early Church & Disciples release at Nationals.  That card box could take the place of TeP or Disciples.  However, the set is still under development & playtesting.  The work continues.  :)

Whatever happens, I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Knoxville and playing in booster draft again.

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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2015, 10:40:32 PM »
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OOOOO I wanna help playtest. Me help, Me help.

We're play testing at my house tomorrow night. You're welcome to come over if you're not busy.
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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2015, 02:23:19 PM »
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FWIW, just getting to this thread, and I fully endorse option 2 provided there are enough Women's packs available. Falling Away is game-changing, but so are plenty of other cards in the format (Unholy Writ is one, as mentioned previously; The Strong Angel in a draft with Angel Wars is another). Booster is a funny game, so regardless of how the draft goes or who gets what, there are too many variables to say that any one card can give a surefire advantage to a player.

As an example, at MN State, I had an AMAZING draft, that I firmly believe could have done reasonably well at a T12P local if I was able to add a few doms. I figured the only way I could lose was soul drought. Well, the first game, I drew only 2 of my 12 Heroes in the first 5 turns, and no enhancements for either, and the guy who got his early Ishmaiah and Adam walked through for 4 before I got 1, and ended up winning a few rounds later.

Back to the original topic, I have always had more fun in Booster with Women packs, primarily BECAUSE of the tension provided by a potential FA. Knowing that going for your fifth with a near surefire attack might not be the end is part of the fun. I agree that Sites are not fun to go against, but on the flipside, if you draft a bunch of sites, you're drafting wrong. They are a part of the game, and must be dealt with as in all other types.

It looks like the Priests/Kings option is still in the lead, and that would definitely be my second choice, so I'll be happy either way, but I'll hold out hope that perhaps some people will reconsider their aversion to Women packs, and vote for that option.
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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2015, 02:26:42 PM »
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As much as I actually do like drafting with womens (though FA is still a pretty stupid card for booster (well really for all categories but especially booster)), but I'd always rather have kings AND priests over women and unlimited.  For one its more cards, and for two, unlimited is a pretty low priority pack to draft with.
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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2015, 11:20:51 PM »
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All of the drafts I've been testing with Priests have been fairly lackluster at best. I'm pretty sure I will not choose a Priest pack ever again.
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Re: Nationals Booster Draft
« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2015, 11:31:04 PM »
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All of the drafts I've been testing with Priests have been fairly lackluster at best. I'm pretty sure I will not choose a Priest pack ever again.

I've found Priests to be decently legit when drafting with multiple box packs (like that option has here) and especially with EC packs, because those packs actually have teal in them (and Early Church has those tin teal cards).  In any case, its still far better than drafting with unlimiteds.
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