Squee catapults into an 8-4 for the Magic 2015 Release and takes the blue/white evasion draft archetype out for a spin. Along the way, he gives Rogue’s Gloves a shot, picking it over Divination largely because if it’s going to work anywhere, it’s here. He then leans a bit heavily on Avacyn, dumps a bunch of squids on the ground with no Islands to Islandwalk, and wonders if Military Intelligence would actually work better in this deck.
This was recorded during the release week, so the format was still new enough that a lot of these choices may look pretty dumb with our current format awareness. Squee drafts are about experimentation, so suboptimal picks aren’t uncommon, but keep that context in mind before criticizing the card choices too closely.
Squee gives the new Magic Online (V4) a spin in the first Squee video in over a year. Given zero experience with the new client, this is also a good representation of how intuitive the client is. As for the actual draft, well, Squee gets to act like a noob, get called a noob when he’s not acting like a noob, noob away mana like it ain’t no thang, and ultimately determine if Boros can get there in an environment overrun with promo cards, spirits, and new client rage.
Note: Somehow or other, the voiceover desynced slightly from the game audio and video. Let’s just pretend I have Future Sight in play.
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As it’s preview season, there’s really not much else going on. Magic 2015 looks…well you read the title already. The more I see, the more excited I get. We also spend the requisite amount of time complaining about the crappy new Magic website redesign. Because it’s awful. And you guys know we’re not ones to complain about change.
And either I forgot to take notes or there was no point to doing so. Just in case, here are a few links.
Here we see the fabulous new Magic 2015 Designer collection. See how the fabulous non-Magic game designers turned their attentions to the intricacies of Magic design to create fabulous new cards.
Okay, enough of that. M15 previews are here of course, and this episode we’re starting with the Designer Cards, made by various designers of other games. They’re all pretty cool. There are a few other cards to discuss, including a few that WE PREDICTED! Holy crap we are so good!
Anyway, there are a few links to the Penny Arcade Watch Saga and an owl you DO NOT want to mess with. Hope everyone enjoys!