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Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:46:09 PM »
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 08:57:44 PM »
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To much defense.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 11:21:26 PM »
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To much defense.
That's a weird thing to toast to, especially in Booster Draft when defense isn't as important.

Oh wait, did you mean "Too much defense."?  ;)

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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 11:26:40 PM »
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To much defense.
That's a weird thing to toast to, especially in Booster Draft when defense isn't as important.

Oh wait, did you mean "Too much defense."?  ;)


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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 12:42:57 AM »
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I couldn't resist.... had to cut so many good cards  :'(
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 09:12:56 AM »
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Not enough Captains.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 09:45:58 AM »
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So why is having a defense not recommended in booster?
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 09:47:38 AM »
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So why is having a defense not recommended in booster?
Because defense is bad in multi.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »
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So why is having a defense not recommended in booster?

Because it's multi and if you have defense in your deck, someone without it will win the soul race.

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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 10:31:48 AM »
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The best booster decks typically have around 20 heroes.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 01:26:59 PM »
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So why is having a defense not recommended in booster?

Agree with Red Wing/Kevin/Pol. 

There's a mathematical reason why this is so, although you can't build an exact formula for it.  Basically, if you consider a Booster draft deck with 7 LS and your best 43 offensive cards, you will give yourself the best odds of getting to 5 LS the quickest - assuming you have LS to attack for.  (Cards like Am Slave would qualify, since they are soul-gen and help your offense get to 5 the quickest.)

Then, it's a matter of comparing the costs of your marginal cards.  Your 43rd-best offensive card is providing almost no value to your ability to get to 5 the quickest - so you replace it with your best defensive card (KoT, PotW, Falling Away, single-color site, etc.).  Continue this process until the offensive cards you are cutting might affect your ability to overwhelm others' defenses and get to 5 first, and the defensive replacements are not solid blocks like stand-alone ECs and battlewinner EEs. 

It's usually somewhere around 10-15 cards on defense, depending on the cards you drafted, where you hit this cost/benefit "line" and you might as well keep a mediocre GE or hero in your deck as opposed to replacing it with an above-average EC or EE.

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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 01:50:58 PM »
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What is on your mat?  It looks pretty cool art wise. 

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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 01:53:32 PM »
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What is on your mat?  It looks pretty cool art wise.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
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Yup, it's one of those. He ran out of them though. I think he made ~50 of them. Don't quote me on that though ;)
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 03:42:55 PM »
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Yup, it's one of those. He ran out of them though. I think he made ~50 of them. Don't quote me on that though ;)

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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2017, 09:33:47 PM »
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Yup, it's one of those. He ran out of them though. I think he made ~50 of them. Don't quote me on that though ;)
He did make exactly 50.
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Re: Texas Regional Booster Draft Deck
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 04:25:52 PM »
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It's usually somewhere around 10-15 cards on defense, depending on the cards you drafted, where you hit this cost/benefit "line" and you might as well keep a mediocre GE or hero in your deck as opposed to replacing it with an above-average EC or EE.
Imo 10 is ponderous and 15 is ludicrous. I would not add a defensive card to my deck for any reason whatsoever unless it generates a lot of speed, available souls, or unassisted blocking. If you go a single turn in Booster multi without a hero you didn't draft and deck enough heroes.
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