Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Rotisserie


A group of local friends did an online rotisserie of the unpowered cube with me. It took us just over two weeks to complete and allowed me a much greater opportunity to analyse and think about both my picks and other peoples. I spent a worryingly large amount of time thinking about this draft over the last month and figured I would share some of my thoughts on the matter. We did 45 picks for 40 card decks with no sideboards. Partly this was because there were players who have not done this type of cube play before with even more of the player base having no constructed tournament experience of using designed and targetted sideboards. Most of the good hate cards would be entirely knew to over half the people playing! That said it was a wild success and we haven't even played the games yet! We will be doing another and that will be with sideboards. For now here are our picks, some decklists and analysis to follow! 

For reference here is the banned list we used:

Black Lotus
Sol Ring
Mana Crypt
Mox Pearl
Mox Jet
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mox Emerald
Chaos Orb

Fastbond

Ancestral Recall
Mana Drain
Time Walk
Time Twister

Strip Mine
Tolarian Academy
Mishra's Workshop
Library of Alexandria
Karakas

All Ante cards, which in reality is just Contract from Below

All cards from unglued, unhinged and other joke sets (silver boarder cards)

All "conspiracies" from the Conspriacy set - they just don't really work properly in rotisserie



SwankerOld Fava BeensMeAction DanCopperline GeorgeSideshow CobThe Phyrexian
Lightning BoltBirds of ParadiseJace, Vryn's ProdigyUmezawa's JitteRecurring NightmareMana VaultForce of Will
Monastery SwiftspearTarmagoyfTreasure CruiseSwords to PlowsharesDeathrite ShamanGrim MonolithDig through Time
Chain LightningKitchen FinksCryptic CommandStoneforge MysticLiliana of the VeilSkullclampBrainstorm
Goblin GuideThundermaw HellkiteSnapcaster MageElspeth, Knight ErrantSurvival of the FittestVoltaic KeyScalding Tarn
Sulphuric VortexLotus CobraTime SpiralPath to ExileEternal Witnessarcbound ravagerJace the Mind Sculptor
FireboltWooded FoothillsMinds DesireSword of Fire and IceJoraga Treespeakertrinket mageArcane Denial
Searing BlazeTaigaFrantic SearchMother of RunesThoughtseizeCranial PlatingSplinter Twin
Ankh of MishraScavenging OozeMystical TutorArmageddonDemonic TutorYawgmoth's willKiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Abbot of Keral KeepVengevineMerchant ScrollLand TaxCourser of KruphixbalanceImperial Recruiter
Figure of DestinyBloodbraid ElfTurnaboutWastelandselvish visionarymox diamondPestermite
Grim LavamancerBurning-Tree EmissaryHigh TideSoldier of the PantheonVerdant CatacombsAncient TombDeceiver Exarch
Eidolon of the Great RevelGhor-Clan RampagerPact of NegationSublime ArchangelReclamation SageDisciple of the VaultPonder
Arc TrailDomri RadeChrome MoxCouncil's JudgmentNoble HierarchThirst for KnowledgeVolcanic Island
Winter OrbBurning Tree ShamanEmrakul, the Eons TornStudent of WarfareWall of RootsFrogmiteRemand
Burst LightningArbor Elf Gitaxian ProbeKor FirewalkerWindswept HeathOrnithopterSapphire Medallion
Stromkirk NobleNature's ClaimBrain FreezeMana TithePernicious DeedMyr EnforcerElixir of Immortality
Rift BoltKessig Wolf RunHelm of AwakeningThalia, Guardian of ThrabenBayouMaster of EtheriumMagma Jet
FireblastPunishing FirePreordainUnexpectedly AbsentSolemn SimulacrumEthersworn CanonistFoil
CharGrove of the BurnwillowsShow and TellMirran CrusaderNissa, Vastwood SeerUnderground SeaSensei's Divining Top
Bloodstained MireArid MesaMental MisstepKataki, War's WageAcidic SlimeSteel OverseerBonfire of the Damned
MutavaultTreetop VillageFlusterstormImposing SoverignGrave TitanEtherium sculptorTemporal Mastery
Wild SlashVithian RenegadesSnap Leonin ArbiterElves of DeepshadowMishra's FactoryFire/Ice
IncinerateStomping GroundTemporal ManipulationBatterskullSavannahTinkerCounterflux
Zurgo, Bell StrikerKavu PredatorSee BeyondKytheonRestoration AngelMyr BattlesphereLat Nam's Legacy
Chandra, Fire of KaladeshInvigorateFlooded StrandMarsh FlatsScrublandSundering TitanMisty Rainforest
SkullcrackRaging RavineTundraGodless ShrineAbrupt DecayInkmoth NexusPyroclasm
DismemberW├╝rgewurzelgeistSpellskiteShambling VentSatyr WayfinderThoughtcastDrift of Phantasms
BadlandsSeal of FireSunscape FamiliarLingering SoulsHissing QuagmireHex ParasiteAnger of the Gods
Dark ConfidantCindergladeHallowed FoutainVindicateWood ElvesEtched ChampionSteam Vents
Pillar of FlameBoggart Ram-GangPrairie StreamMardu Woe ReaperPrimeval TitanSignal PestSpell Pierce
Blood CryptThragtuskShelldock IsleDragon HunterVoice of Resurgencemox opalTemple of Epiphany
Ash ZealotHellriderWurmcoil EngineSilverblade PaladinPack RatSeat of the SynodCascade Bluffs
Stoke the FlamesSphinx of the Steel WindCrush of TentaclesChampion of the ParishShriekmawVault of WhispersElectrolyze
Sulfurous SpringsExperiment OneLotus PetalGideon's LawkeeperDeranged HermitAncient DenPolluted Delta
Cursed ScrollKird ApeMana LeakGather the TownsfolkElvish MysticGreat FurnaceZealous Conscripts
Blackcleave CliffsFlinthoof BoarQuickenLinvala, Keeper of SilenceBloodghastTree of TalesWandering Fumarole
Lavaclaw ReachesOrcish LumberjackMystic ConfluenceHallowed SpiritkeeperOath of NissaDarksteel CitadelSmouldering Marsh
Kolaghan's CommandCopperline GeorgeMyriad LandscapeIsamru, Hound of KondaAvenger of ZendikarMana ConfluenceShivan Reef
Rakdos CharmKarplusan ForestAbeyanceElite VanguardKokusho, the Evening Stararcbound workerDaze
Dragonskull SummitFire-Lit ThicketTangle WireKnight of the White Orchidmaelstrom pulseBlinkmoth NexusLightning Strike
Barbarian RingAtarka's CommandStifleHonour the PureOvergrown TombGlimmervoidSulfur Falls
Molten VortexCreeperhulkChromatic StarMonastery MentorTwilight MireVault SkirgeFlame Slash
Porcelain LegionareLlanowar ElfImpulseBaneslayer AngelLlanowar WastesGalvanic BlastUnsummon
Young PyromancerBeast WithinCompulsive ResearchSpectral ProcessionTainted WoodSpringleaf DrumMizzium Skin
Keldon MauradersRG checklandDawn CharmBrimaz, King of OreskosVolrath's StrongholdCity of BrassLightning Axe

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