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I still suck at draft. However, I now have two cheap-ish decks (one Standard, one Legacy) built around stupid, stupid combos[1]. So hah.

There is a small WOW scene here, so I'm still playing that, but it doesn't seem very active. There's reportedly another shop further out that has more players, so I need to check that out.

[1]: Valakut ramp (land-based burn) and Dragonstorm (stack cheap spells then zomg dragons everywhere), for the curious. Also a dirt-cheap (I think it has two rares, both one-of and one of them is the free Garruk I got for buying the XBLA game) Big Green Fatty deck for the random multiplayer matches that spring up around the shop, since combo and multiplayer aren't a good mix.

Date: 2010-06-16 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] montoya.livejournal.com
I always assumed that everyone just netdecked these days when playing in public. Do people really build their own decks?

Date: 2010-06-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowbeyonder.livejournal.com
It varies. Based on what I've seen, the population here is about 30% building a list right off the net, 40% taking the core of an established deck and toying around with it, 10% "true" rogue decks (unknown or experimental competitive designs), and 20% "pile of cards" (un-tuned, lacking a real design, usually kids playing whatever they have or whatever seems cool).

It varies by deck archetype, too. There are a dozen ways to build something like mono-red aggro, but for a given combo or control setup the core of the deck is usually pretty unchanging and obvious in its construction.

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