Drafting With Rich #12

Rich continues his excellent series of RGD Draft walkthroughs, presenting each pick as it happened and highlighting each card chosen. He shares his final decklist, and gives us a brief overview of his results and processes. As usual, for more detailed draft deconstruction, come visit us in the forums!


Pack 1:

Induce Paranoia, Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Vedalken Entrancer, Thundersong Trumpeter, Gather Courage, Gate Hound, Lurking Informant, Sewerdreg, Snapping Drake, Dimir Signet, Junktroller, Overwhelm, Oathsworn Giant, Flickerform

Pick: Snapping Drake

Pack 2:

Torpid Moloch, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Boros Garrison, Muddle the Mixture, Sparkmage Apprentice, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Sundering Vitae, Dimir Signet, Brainspoil, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Selesnya Sagittars, Breath of Fury

Pick: Brainspoil

Pack 3:

Selesnya Sanctuary, Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Tidewater Minion, Sadistic Augermage, Compulsive Research, Seismic Spike, Elvish Skysweeper, Boros Recruit, Peel from Reality, Seeds of Strength, Dark Heart of the Wood, Sins of the Past

Pick: Compulsive Research

Pack 4:

Viashino Slasher, Boros Garrison, Benevolent Ancestor, Shred Memory, Surge of Zeal, Golgari Brownscale, Transluminant, Selesnya Signet, Cyclopean Snare, Dimir Machinations, Instill Furor, Pariah’s Shield

Pick: Transluminant

Pack 5:

Courier Hawk, Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Surveilling Sprite, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace, Drake Familiar, Goliath Spider, Seed Spark, Chorus of the Conclave

Pick: Surveilling Sprite

Pack 6:

Consult the Necrosages, Barbarian Riftcutter, Greater Mossdog, War-Torch Goblin, Boros Fury-Shield, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Rain of Embers, Selesnya Evangel, Loxodon Gatekeeper

Pick: Loxodon Gatekeeper

Pack 7:

Tattered Drake, Mortipede, Dogpile, Centaur Safeguard, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Sell-Sword Brute, Greater Forgeling

Pick: Centaur Safeguard

Pack 8:

Wojek Siren, Convolute, Ordruun Commando, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Recruit, Smash, Festival of the Guildpact, Golgari Thug

Pick: Ordruun Commando

Pack 9:

Induce Paranoia, Torpid Moloch, Vedalken Entrancer, Gate Hound, Lurking Informant, Sewerdreg, Junktroller

Pick: Vedalken Entrancer

Pack 10:

Muddle the Mixture, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Sundering Vitae, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow

Pick: Lurking Informant

Pack 11:

Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Sadistic Augermage, Seismic Spike, Dark Heart of the Wood

Pick: Terraformer

Pack 12:

Viashino Slasher, Shred Memory, Surge of Zeal, Cyclopean Snare

Pick: Viashino Slasher

Pack 13:

Stasis Cell, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace

Pick: Stasis Cell

Pack 14:

Quickchange, Infectious Host

Pick: Quickchange

Pack 15:


Pick: Caregiver

Pack 16:

Orzhov Euthanist, Wildsize, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Shrieking Grotesque, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Pillory of the Sleepless, Train of Thought, Goblin Flectomancer, Plagued Rusalka, Gatherer of Graces, Sky Swallower

Pick: Pillory of the Sleepless

Pack 17:

Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Izzet Chronarch, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Predatory Focus, Hypervolt Grasp, Drowned Rusalka, Leyline of the Meek

Pick: Repeal

Pack 18:

Infiltrator’s Magemark, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Wildsize, Streetbreaker Wurm, Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Crash Landing, Thunderheads, Order of the Stars

Pick: Train of Thought

Pack 19:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Gruul Turf, Ostiary Thrull, Wildsize, Blind Hunter, Orzhov Signet, Orzhova, the Church of Deals, Drowned Rusalka, Hatching Plans

Pick: Blind Hunter

Pack 20:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Ostiary Thrull, Necromancer’s Magemark, Pillory of the Sleepless, Absolver Thrull, Rabble-Rouser, Orzhov Guildmage, To Arms!, Petrified Wood-Kin

Pick: Pillory of the Sleepless

Pack 21:

Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Withstand, Silhana Starfletcher, Orzhov Basilica, Cryptwailing, Izzet Guildmage

Pick: Orzhov Basilica

Pack 22:

Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Benediction of Moons, Bloodscale Prowler, Vedalken Plotter, Revenant Patriarch, Storm Herd

Pick: Revenant Patriarch

Pack 23:

Gruul Scrapper, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Scab-Clan Mauler, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Souls of the Faultless

Pick: Souls of the Faultless

Pack 24:

Orzhov Euthanist, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Cry of Contrition, Lionheart Maverick, Gatherer of Graces, Sky Swallower

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 25:

Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Crystal Seer, Predatory Focus, Leyline of the Meek

Pick: Cremate

Pack 26:

Infiltrator’s Magemark, Mourning Thrull, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Order of the Stars

Pick: Mourning Thrull

Pack 27:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Skyrider Trainee, Orzhov Signet, Orzhova, the Church of Deals

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 28:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Absolver Thrull

Pick: Absolver Thrull

Pack 29:

Cremate, Cryptwailing

Pick: Cremate

Pack 30:

Benediction of Moons

Pick: Benediction of Moons

Pack 31:

Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Seal of Doom, Verdant Eidolon, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Azorius First-Wing, Twinstrike, Nightcreep, Fertile Imagination, Nihilistic Glee

Pick: Seal of Doom

Pack 32:

Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Guardian of the Guildpact, Simic Signet, Seal of Fire, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Utopia Sprawl, Paladin of Prahv, Prahv, Spires of Order, Azorius Ploy, Muse Vessel

Pick: Guardian of the Guildpact

Pack 33:

Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Aurora Eidolon, Azorius Chancery, Verdant Eidolon, Psychotic Fury, Azorius Aethermage, Drekavac, Unliving Psychopath

Pick: Azorius Chancery

Pack 34:

Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Signet, Sandstorm Eidolon, Minister of Impediments, Azorius Herald, Ghost Quarter

Pick: Azorius Herald

Pack 35:

Steeling Stance, Macabre Waltz, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Bond of Agony, Stomp and Howl, Supply / Demand

Pick: Supply / Demand

Pack 36:

Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Aurora Eidolon, Entropic Eidolon, Rakdos Signet, Blessing of the Nephilim, Court Hussar

Pick: Court Hussar

Pack 37:

Macabre Waltz, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Riot Spikes, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Trial / Error, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Ignorant Bliss

Pick: Trial / Error

Pack 38:

Rakdos Signet, Rakdos Ickspitter, Ogre Gatecrasher, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Novijen, Heart of Progress

Pick: Rakdos Ickspitter

Pack 39:

Verdant Eidolon, Plumes of Peace, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Nightcreep, Nihilistic Glee

Pick: Plumes of Peace

Pack 40:

Utvara Scalper, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Prahv, Spires of Order, Azorius Ploy

Pick: Azorius Ploy

Pack 41:

Vision Skeins, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Aurora Eidolon, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Aurora Eidolon

Pack 42:

Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Street Savvy, Ghost Quarter

Pick: Ghost Quarter

Pack 43:

Writ of Passage, Street Savvy, Stomp and Howl

Pick: Stomp and Howl

Pack 44:

Nettling Curse, Utvara Scalper

Pick: Nettling Curse

Pack 45:

Vision Skeins

Pick: Vision Skeins

Final Decklist:


1 Loxodon Gatekeeper
1 Aurora Eidolon
1 Azorius Herald
1 Guardian of the Guildpact
1 Compulsive Research [FOIL]
1 Repeal
1 Snapping Drake
1 Surveilling Sprite
1 Terraformer
1 Train of Thought
1 Vedalken Entrancer
1 Court Hussar
1 Seal of Doom
2 Orzhov Signet
1 Blind Hunter
1 Centaur Safeguard
1 Lurking Informant
1 Mourning Thrull
1 Pillory of the Sleepless
1 Pillory of the Sleepless [FOIL]
1 Plumes of Peace
1 Supply/Demand
1 Trial/Error
7 Island
1 Orzhov Basilica
4 Plains
3 Swamp
1 Azorius Chancery


1 Absolver Thrull
1 Azorius Ploy
1 Benediction of Moons
1 Brainspoil
1 Caregiver
2 Cremate
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Nettling Curse
1 Ordruun Commando
1 Plains
1 Quickchange
1 Rakdos Ickspitter
1 Revenant Patriarch
1 Souls of the Faultless
1 Stasis Cell
1 Stomp and Howl
1 Transluminant
1 Viashino Slasher
1 Vision Skeins

Again I was really happy with my deck, but I lost in the first round, to none other than Tim Aten. All three games I got severely flooded, so I probably should have cut a Swamp for Revenant Patriarch.

Until tomorrow,


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