I of course picked Golgari for the one event I got to go to. I was super excited at first because I figured between the Golgari pack and my allied guild pack (Dimir) I would have some options and then with 4 Dragon’s Maze packs I would get some decent options.
I didn’t. I didn’t get anything it felt like. Some soft removal in the way of enchantments, but nothing really good. My pool basically did just consist of the Gatecrash and Return to Ravnica packs, I think I used maybe 5 cards not including lands, from Dragon’s Maze. The rest of it was not in my colors nor did I have the fixing for it. It did not result in a fun time.
Afterwards I was talking with Trevor and I think overall I just wished that along with the two guild packs from the two earlier sets, there had been a pack of Dragon’s Maze dedicated to the two guilds. Somehow split the cards and give us an ‘Alliance’ pack so to speak. Something that actually gave us cards from the set in the colors we wanted to play so we could see them. I don’t care how the mishmash of cards happen in that pack, but to have something like that would have been helpful.
But, enough of about me. How was your pre-release? What guilds did you play? Any stand out cards you stumbled into? Reply here or on twitter: @mtgreiunicorn