Drafting With Rich #32

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:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Tidewater Minion, Sadistic Augermage, Scatter the Seeds, Gate Hound, Zephyr Spirit, Lurking Informant, Snapping Drake, Golgari Signet, Peregrine Mask, Putrefy, Indentured Oaf, Firemane Angel

Pick: Putrefy

Pack 2:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Surveilling Sprite, Dimir House Guard, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Seismic Spike, Flight of Fancy, Selesnya Sagittars, Mark of Eviction, Mausoleum Turnkey, Scion of the Wild

Pick: Mark of Eviction

Pack 3:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Fists of Ironwood, Centaur Safeguard, Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Transluminant, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree, Suppression Field, Wizened Snitches, Copy Enchantment

Pick: Boros Garrison

Pack 4:

Wojek Siren, War-Torch Goblin, Boros Fury-Shield, Surge of Zeal, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Seeds of Strength, Forest, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Light of Sanction

Pick: Boros Fury-Shield

Pack 5:

Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Viashino Slasher, Benevolent Ancestor, Elvish Skysweeper, Boros Recruit, Quickchange, Elves of Deep Shadow, Selesnya Evangel, Greater Forgeling, Dark Heart of the Wood

Pick: Benevolent Ancestor

Pack 6:

Induce Paranoia, Roofstalker Wight, Torpid Moloch, Muddle the Mixture, Sparkmage Apprentice, Conclave’s Blessing, Dimir Infiltrator, Carrion Howler, Nightmare Void, Boros Swiftblade

Pick: Sparkmage Apprentice

Pack 7:

Goblin Spelunkers, Woodwraith Strangler, Ordruun Commando, Dizzy Spell, Infectious Host, Rally the Righteous, Sell-Sword Brute, Ivy Dancer, Mnemonic Nexus

Pick: Ordruun Commando

Pack 8:

Boros Garrison, Induce Paranoia, Thundersong Trumpeter, Infectious Host, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Flow of Ideas, Excruciator

Pick: Thundersong Trumpeter

Pack 9:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Sadistic Augermage, Gate Hound, Zephyr Spirit, Golgari Signet, Peregrine Mask

Pick: Golgari Signet

Pack 10:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Courier Hawk, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Seismic Spike

Pick: Courier Hawk

Pack 11:

Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Suppression Field, Wizened Snitches

Pick: Perplex

Pack 12:

Wojek Siren, Surge of Zeal, Caregiver, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi

Pick: Caregiver

Pack 13:

Viashino Slasher, Quickchange, Dark Heart of the Wood

Pick: Viashino Slasher

Pack 14:

Torpid Moloch, Conclave’s Blessing

Pick: Torpid Moloch

Pack 15:

Dizzy Spell

Pick: Dizzy Spell

Pack 16:

Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Orzhov Signet, Steamcore Weird, Withstand, Douse in Gloom, Silhana Starfletcher, Shattering Spree, Thunderheads, Electrolyze, Siege of Towers

Pick: Electrolyze

Pack 17:

Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Turf, Pillory of the Sleepless, Torch Drake, Absolver Thrull, Douse in Gloom, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Schismotivate, Battering Wurm

Pick: Pillory of the Sleepless

Pack 18:

Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Shrieking Grotesque, Necromancer’s Magemark, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 19:

Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Absolver Thrull, Izzet Signet, Predatory Focus, Order of the Stars, Skarrgan Skybreaker, Sky Swallower

Pick: Izzet Signet

Pack 20:

Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Bloodscale Prowler, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Droning Bureaucrats, Frazzle, Goblin Flectomancer, Mizzium Transreliquat

Pick: Train of Thought

Pack 21:

Gruul Scrapper, Pyromatics, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Aetherplasm, Storm Herd

Pick: Pyromatics

Pack 22:

Bloodscale Prowler, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Withstand, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Revenant Patriarch, Izzet Guildmage

Pick: Bloodscale Prowler

Pack 23:

Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Restless Bones, Scab-Clan Mauler, Ostiary Thrull, Martyred Rusalka, Orzhov Guildmage

Pick: Mourning Thrull

Pack 24:

Fencer’s Magemark, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Orzhov Signet, Shattering Spree, Siege of Towers

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 25:

Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Battering Wurm

Pick: Battering Wurm

Pack 26:

Necromancer’s Magemark, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Runeboggle

Pick: Guardian’s Magemark

Pack 27:

Cry of Contrition, Lionheart Maverick, Predatory Focus, Order of the Stars

Pick: Order of the Stars

Pack 28:

Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Mizzium Transreliquat

Pick: Mizzium Transreliquat

Pack 29:

Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre

Pick: Fencer’s Magemark

Pack 30:

Beastmaster’s Magemark

Pick: Beastmaster’s Magemark

Pack 31:

Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Silkwing Scout, Cackling Flames, Macabre Waltz, Wrecking Ball, Cytospawn Shambler, Guardian of the Guildpact, Trygon Predator, Flame-Kin War Scout, Magewright’s Stone, Cytoshape

Pick: Cackling Flames

Pack 32:

Simic Signet, Seal of Fire, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Minister of Impediments, Utopia Sprawl, Freewind Equenaut, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Pure / Simple, Flash Foliage, Odds / Ends

Pick: Odds / Ends

Pack 33:

Carom, Seal of Fire, Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Rakdos Ickspitter, Simic Signet, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Kindle the Carnage, Novijen, Heart of Progress

Pick: Rakdos Ickspitter

Pack 34:

Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Valor Made Real, Enigma Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Aquastrand Spider, Macabre Waltz, Silkwing Scout, Ragamuffyn, Patagia Viper, Azorius Ploy

Pick: Silkwing Scout

Pack 35:

Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Verdant Eidolon, Azorius Aethermage, Magewright’s Stone

Pick: Azorius Chancery

Pack 36:

Ogre Gatecrasher, Ocular Halo, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Blessing of the Nephilim, Nihilistic Glee

Pick: Ogre Gatecrasher

Pack 37:

Sandstorm Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Sandstorm Eidolon, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Stoic Ephemera, Pain Magnification

Pick: Sandstorm Eidolon

Pack 38:

Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Haazda Exonerator, Ogre Gatecrasher, Aurora Eidolon, Flame-Kin War Scout, Transguild Courier, Kindle the Carnage

Pick: Ogre Gatecrasher

Pack 39:

Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Macabre Waltz, Flame-Kin War Scout, Magewright’s Stone

Pick: Macabre Waltz

Pack 40:

Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Soulsworn Jury, Flash Foliage

Pick: Beacon Hawk

Pack 41:

Entropic Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Enigma Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real

Pick: Entropic Eidolon

Pack 42:

Delirium Skeins, Valor Made Real, Shielding Plax, Azorius Ploy

Pick: Azorius Ploy

Pack 43:

Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, AzoriusAe*

Pick: AzoriusAe*

Pack 44:

Street Savvy, Writ of Passage

Pick: Writ of Passage

Pack 45:

Steeling Stance

Pick: Steeling Stance

Final Decklist:


1 Benevolent Ancestor
1 Boros Fury-Shield
1 Mark of Eviction
1 Train of Thought
1 Silkwing Scout
1 Entropic Eidolon
1 Macabre Waltz
1 Bloodscale Prowler
1 Ordruun Commando
1 Pyromatics
1 Sparkmage Apprentice
1 Viashino Slasher
1 Cackling Flames
2 Ogre Gatecrasher
1 Sandstorm Eidolon [FOIL]
1 Izzet Signet
2 Orzhov Signet
1 Electrolyze
1 Mourning Thrull
1 Pillory of the Sleepless
1 Thundersong Trumpeter
1 Odds/Ends
1 Rakdos Ickspitter
1 Boros Garrison
4 Island
6 Mountain
1 Plains
2 Swamp
1 Azorius Chancery


1 Azorius Aethermage
1 Azorius Ploy
1 Battering Wurm
1 Beacon Hawk
1 Beastmaster’s Magemark
1 Caregiver
1 Courier Hawk
1 Dizzy Spell
1 Fencer’s Magemark
1 Golgari Signet
1 Guardian’s Magemark
1 Island
1 Mizzium Transreliquat
1 Order of the Stars
1 Perplex
1 Plains
1 Putrefy
1 Steeling Stance
1 Swamp
1 Torpid Moloch
1 Writ of Passage

This draft went horribly because I was too indecisive, and the packs were quite weak, so there wasn’t a strong signal as to what direction to go. Looking back at the draft, it seems my deck would have been at least decent if I had picked a direction, any direction at all, but instead I had a mediocre pile of cards over four colors. I lost the first round to a deck that was almost as bad, with the exception of the Glare of Subdual that he drew twice, and I didn’t have an answer for between my deck and sideboard.

Until tomorrow,


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