We are hosting our first ever Magic: The Gathering Draft in February at The Grid: Games and Growlers! 6-8 participants will be able to purchase entry into this casual tournament for the chance to win extra booster packs. Each participant will also be added into a random raffle to win extra prizes including a custom leather deck box created by our Sponsor Vestri Productions!
We'll be drafting from the Kaladesh set. The event will consist of 50 minutes to draft, followed by 50 minute rounds of single elimination, best 2 out of 3. Everyone will walk away with their drafted cards, plus additional boosters regardless of win record, though first and second place will receive more.
Cost: If at least 6 people are in attendance the cost will be $20 each, if we have 8 the price will drop to $15 each.
What is Drafing? For those unfamiliar here is a basic breakdown on what a booster draft actually is.
Three packs are provided per player by the event host. Players are seated randomly at a table. Once everyone has found their seats, each player opens his or her first booster pack, chooses one card from the pack, and puts it face-down on the table. Once you've done this, pass the rest of the pack to the player on your left. Once everyone has passed their packs, pick up the next pack (located on your right), pick the best card for your deck from that pack and put it in your pile, and again pass it to the neighbor on your left. This process continues until all the cards from the pack have been picked. You then get a review period to look at the cards you have picked and figure out what direction your deck is going (typically this lasts 60 seconds). Once that ends, each player opens his or her next pack, picks a card, and passes the pack to the right (Packs go left, right, left.). This continues as before until all cards from a pack have been chosen, and then you get another review period before opening the final pack, taking a card, and passing to your left again.
Any drafted or opened cards not used in a player's Limited deck function as his or her sideboard.
Once you have 45 cards in your pile, it is time to build your deck. Booster Draft rules allow you to add as much basic land as you want to your deck, and require that the deck be at least 40 cards. The standard number of lands in a draft deck is 17–18.