This week is an in-depth analysis of a single draft from the recent Pro Tour – we went over every single pick of the draft, an episode archetype that we have really liked doing at least once after each Pro Tour. In the history of the podcast, however, we have never disagreed with each other or the drafter (Thomas Hendriks, who did make top 8 after completing this draft) as much as this week. Maybe this draft was full of particularly interesting decisions, or maybe this is just indicative of the draft format being extremely rich and conducive to difficult drafts!
We also debriefed Ben about the constructed portion of the Pro Tour, bridging the gap between last episode where he told us about the decks he was testing and the event itself. Congratulations are in order because his 10-6 run was enough to lock up Gold!
This is the draft viewer if you want to follow along: http://gatherer.wizards.com/magic/draftools/draftviewer.asp?draftid=6_2_2018_1&player=7
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