Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beta and Unlimited drafts

The 25th Birthday of Magic is a fact and Wizards are pampering us this time with Beta and Unlimited Rochester Drafts at several major events this summer.

Grand Prix Las Vegas: June 14–17
Grand Prix Singapore: June 22–24
Grand Prix Barcelona: June 29–July 1
Grand Prix São Paulo: July 6–8
Grand Prix Chiba: July 20–22
Gen Con (Indianapolis, Indiana): August 2–5

Grand Prix Vegas and Gen Con will feature Beta Rochester drafts, the other events will feature Unlimited Rochester drafts.

Rochester Draft is a bit old school. Player opens one booster at a time instead of every player opening his or her own pack. The fifteen cards are laid out on the table and players are given about twenty seconds to review their choices. After that, players take turns picking one card at a time to build their decks. The greatest difference between Booster draft and Rochester formats is the amount of information available to the player. Everyone sees everyone's picks

Wizards will be providing cake at these events. No word yet about any digital cake for us online players.

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