Welcome to week three of Ask Ken. I hope you all gave due appreciation to John Larkin over the weekend. He received his honor, but now it is time for a little Reader Mail! Hey!
Today’s controversial question comes to us from the tiny state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire’s own Ben Chapman writes:
What is your take on the Nick Eisel situation back from Grand Prix: Boston? Do you think he cheated or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Also a draft question…in MMM draft first pick first pack do you take Grab the Reins or Platinum Angel?
Ben Chapman – University of New Hampshire
Well Ben, this is a touchy subject here at StarCityGames.com. Keep in mind the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of Star City.
I think Nick cheated. There are ways to prove it. I don’t like that the DCI did not make them public, but as we all know cards come on a print run and it would be possible to discern that the Ravenous Baloth could not have been in the sealed product.
I also found Nick’s responses pretty desperate and offensive. So while I have no concrete proof that Nick is guilty, I am of the firm belief that he is.
As for the draft pick, Angel is easily dealt with and Grab is not. When in doubt, Grab the Reins it is likely the right pick.
So there you have it folks, I’ll answer the most hard hitting of questions and I will do so with honesty. Join me tomorrow when I talk about a sleeper common that I bet some of you have received as late as fifteenth pick. G’night everybody!