What: Draft–Each player gets 3 packs, opens and picks a card and passes the rest to the person next to them. Lather, rinse and repeat until all the cards from the packs have been picked. Take about 23-26 of the 40+ cards you get and add land to make a 40 card minimum deck. Play 3 rounds, win a round, win a pack with an option of a free draft to those who go undefeated. Since it’s a new set, and none of us know what we are doing yet, it’s a great time for new players to come and join.
Who: Who’s it good for? Since everyone is starting from scratch from a new set, this is a great event for all players. We run a very friendly shop, so particularly for the casual events, feel free to ask for and get help in figuring out what to make. Regardless of what happens, you get to keep all your cards and have a day worth of fun.
*Why do we do the prerelease randomly instead of picking them? 3 reasons. Usually the people who are have done enough research to “know” which of the guilds is better then others are the ones who already have an advantage in building decks. 2) All the Guilds have interesting stuff, the prereleases are about having fun exploring the new set. And 3) Lovely Eventbrite decided to take the part of the ticketing site that let people pick their preferences and make it a bonus feature that almost doubles the extra fees they add for the ticketing.
Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.