Rivals of Ixalan Fantasy Draft

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Posted on Jan. 2, 2018, 4:14 p.m. by PhotogenicParasympathetic

A couple of other users and I did this for Kaladesh and it was a lot of fun- I wanted to bring it back, and see if more people wanted to give it a shot.

Basically, the premise is this. After the full spoilers, but before prerelease, 6-8 people group up (if there are more than that interested, I'll set up pods). Each player gets to pick a card from the RIX spoilers that is "banned" - that is, that no one in their pod can draft. Then each person drafts a team of ten cards, choosing one for each category:

Small creature (0-3 cmc)--3 pts (1.5 sideboard)

Medium creature (4-5 cmc)--3 pts (1.5 sideboard)

Big creature (6+ cmc)--3 pts (1.5 sideboard)

Instant--2 pts (1 sideboard)

Sorcery--2 pts (1 sideboard)

Enchantment--2 pts (1 sideboard)

Artifact--2 pts (1 sideboard)

Flex slot Common--1 pt (0.5 sideboard)

Flex slot Uncommon--1 pt (0.5 sideboard)

Flex slot Rare/Mythic--1 pt (0.5 sideboard)

Then we wait for GP Memphis (the first major Standard tournament post-release). Each player gets the above number of points for each time a card on their team appears in a deck in the top 8 (which means that the top two decks supply points three times, at the finals, semi-finals, and quater-finals). This counts the NUMBER of cards that appear as well, so a card that's run as a 1-of won't earn the same number of points as a card that shows up in playsets.

Prizes are bragging rights. Post below if you're interested or if you have any questions!

Credit to hannibal6 for the original system, which I've tweaked only slightly for this iteration.

Ryjo says... #3

I'm intrigued. So after deciding on the ban list, one person would select one card for a slot, then another would select a card, and so on until everyone filled their 10 slots?

January 2, 2018 4:25 p.m.

Bovine073 says... #4

Oh yeah count me in! Almost forgot about it, it's been a while haha, but good fun.

January 2, 2018 4:37 p.m.

Ryjo: Last time, we just had people pick a full ten and submit them- there was some overlap, but it meant both that no one got stuck picking really dumb cards, and it allowed us to not struggle over time zones and planning times for picks.

January 2, 2018 5:36 p.m.

Ryjo says... #6

Alright, cool. In that case, I'm in.

January 2, 2018 6:17 p.m.

Ithyn says... #7

Sounds fun. Count me in!

January 2, 2018 7:32 p.m.

shadow63 says... #8

I'm down if I can join in

January 2, 2018 10:50 p.m.

Ryjo, Ithyn, shadow63: Glad to have you! Welcome!

Bovine073: Welcome back! Hopefully you won't slaughter me quite as badly this go around.

I guess we should keep entries open until, say, a day after full spoilers go up? Then that should give us time to ban cards, pick teams, and have them ready by prerelease.

January 3, 2018 3:09 a.m.

Boza says... #10

Count me in! After seeing the first two days of spoilers, I am very excited to do this. I already have my pick for small creature too.

January 3, 2018 3:41 a.m.

Bovine073 says... #11

Boza just remember it could get banned :P

January 3, 2018 10:11 a.m.

Chandrian says... #12

You can count me in for this one too. I didn't bother with Mtg since Ixalan came out since I only play draft and it was a horrible experience... but RIX looks very promising :)

January 3, 2018 10:42 a.m.

hannibal6 says... #13

Definitely in! Super excited. I forgot all about this

January 3, 2018 8:12 p.m.

Ok! Full spoilers are up, and there's an even 8 of us, so let's get this party started!

Each player can now choose one card that will be banned from drafting - simply name the card in this thread. Once we have 8 exclusions, you all can submit your teams either by posting under a spoiler in this thread, or if you're the paranoid type by enabling chat with me and sending the team in that way.

I'll start off by excluding Azor, the Lawbringer, cause I know nothing about standard except that Sphinx's Revelation was OP.

January 5, 2018 4:21 p.m.

Ryjo says... #15

I'm going to eject Silvergill Adept from consideration, because Merfolk seems like a deck that can do some heavy lifting. Also Merfolk is a thing in older formats.

January 5, 2018 5:17 p.m.

shadow63 says... #16

I'm gonna pick deeproot elite as my ban list card

January 5, 2018 5:17 p.m.

hannibal6 says... #17

I'll ban silent gravestone. Its just a sideboard card, but I feel like unless the scarab god gets banned, people are going to playing it everywhere

January 6, 2018 1:16 a.m.

Boza says... #18

ill ban Legion Lieutenant, since mono white vamps did super well last PT and they only stand to gain from this set.

January 6, 2018 1:57 a.m.

Chandrian says... #19

Warkite Marauder is my choice for banning.

January 6, 2018 5:55 a.m.

Bovine073 says... #20

I will ban Tilonalli's Summoner.

January 7, 2018 8:46 a.m.

Ithyn says... #21

Sorry, I completely forgot about this.

I'll ban... hmm... Baffling End.

January 9, 2018 3:07 p.m.

Alright! That's everyone. Ya'll can either post teams here under spoilers (third button from the right above the comment box), or enable chat with me to submit.

Friday at 11:59PM will be the deadline to get your teams in! Good luck!

January 9, 2018 4:58 p.m.

Boza says... #23

Boza's Team Show

January 10, 2018 2:56 a.m.

Ryjo says... #24

RyJo's Picks Show

January 10, 2018 9:45 a.m.

PhotogenicParasympathetic's Team Show

January 10, 2018 11:26 a.m.

Chandrian says... #26

Chandrian's List Show

January 10, 2018 12:53 p.m.

shadow63 says... #27

shadow 63's picks Show

thanks for doing this. it was tough making the list

January 11, 2018 9:19 p.m.

shadow63 says... #28

my list Show

January 11, 2018 9:28 p.m.

hannibal6 says... #29

My Team Show

January 12, 2018 2:55 a.m.

Allllllright, we're coming down to the deadline! Ithyn and Bovine073, you guys have about 9 more hours to submit teams!

January 12, 2018 6:03 p.m.

Bovine073 says... #31

My picks Show

January 12, 2018 11:35 p.m.

Ithyn says... #32

Sorry for being late again. Show

January 13, 2018 9:39 a.m.

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