Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

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Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Woland » 23 Jul 2013, 15:27

http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/a ... ature/257b


ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod....

...I need 1-4 people, four boosters, and eighty land.

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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Kapol » 23 Jul 2013, 15:39

This comes right after me and a friend planned on splitting a fat pack. I think we know what we're gonna be doing with it...
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Lemegeton » 23 Jul 2013, 15:48

saw that on mtgdaily earlier. can def seeing that becoming a staple of casual nights with friends
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby ElFuzzy » 23 Jul 2013, 17:05

I've always wanted to draft but this sounds even more fun as it's probably a little easier.
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Utilitarian » 23 Jul 2013, 22:36

Wow that's pretty god damned awesome.
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby AzureDragoon » 24 Jul 2013, 08:51

Damn. Now my fat packs have even more value.
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby headband » 24 Jul 2013, 10:05

I so need to try this, especially since the Toys R Us near here has 9 diffrent sets of boosters (Scars of Mirrordon, M12, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, M13, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze and possibly M14 now) so I can easily get that done. :lol:
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby AdmiralMemo » 24 Jul 2013, 11:00

Sound like a good game. :)
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby AzureAngel17 » 28 Jul 2013, 17:44

Built a tower from my M14 fat pack and ran a couple quick solo playtests as all four players. From what I can tell, this will be very, very fun with actual people! Now if only I can get my group together long enough for a game...
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Kapol » 28 Jul 2013, 17:49

After playing it with two people... I can safely say you need 3-5 for the format to be fun. Two people is just too few honestly. Like, my friend got mana-flooded while I got pretty mana-screwed. But I almost came back later, only to die because not having the right color of mana.

I don't think this would be better with more people. In fact, I think it'd be worse. But I think having multiple people and more targets means cycling the 'draft' pool more often and less chance of just being destroyed.
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby AdmiralMemo » 29 Jul 2013, 18:13

For more random fun, try boosters from 9 different expansions. :D
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Clypheous » 31 Jul 2013, 02:47

I think that the obvious strategy here is Mill.
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby Lord Hosk » 31 Jul 2013, 16:00

Self mill?
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Re: Wizard's Tower: A new Casual Format

Postby AdmiralMemo » 31 Jul 2013, 16:30

All mill. :D
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