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VIDEO: Homelands Winchester Draft

Homelands!Some time ago, Mike made a series of spectacularly bad eBay decisions and ended up with a few unopened boxes of some very old Magic sets.  We’re talking Chronicles, Mirage, Fallen Empires, and Homelands.  Yeah, I said Homelands.  Poor Mike.

So of course we’re going to do something with them!  Mike and I decided to stream a Winchester Draft, and we started with the Homelands box.  We were convinced that it would be better than the Winchesters that were done with the Ice Age packs he had found somewhere or other.  Ice Age was miserably short on creatures, and the drafts were pretty bad.  Homelands has a reputation for being terrible, but we were convinced that it would be a decent Limited environment, if for no other reason than the high number of creatures.

Oh yeah, before you click you should know that we are not at our usual PG rating in this video.  It was late on a Friday night and we were just having fun, so the filters came off.  Also, these have not been edited in any way.  You’ve been warned.

Because Homelands was packaged in bizarre 8-card boosters, instead of doing 3 packs apiece, we both grabbed 6 packs and shuffled them up.  If you don’t know how a Winchester Draft works, don’t worry.  I explained it in the video!  And you’ll be able to figure it out from watching anyway, because you’re clearly a smart person (otherwise you wouldn’t be here on our site).

The draft itself was pretty cool.  It was a walk down memory lane the ENTIRE time.  Watching The Baron, Scarface, Silent Bob, and especially Soraya the Crazy Bird Lady (see my Bird deck, she was the original inspiration) hit the table just made me all tingly.  We even had two of the cutest creatures EVER in this draft, the Clockwork Gnomes and Joven’s Ferrets!  Spoiler alert: I had them both in my deck!



And then we played some games with the decks we drafted!  Since there’s really no way to give you a decklist or anything now, you’ll just have to watch.  I ended up in white and green with small splashes in black and red (yes both, shut up).  Mike was playing blue and white with a bit of red…and 5 Dark Mazes.  What else do you need to know?



Let us know what you think! Should we post just the drafts in the future? Or the games too? I know the quality of my camera isn’t so hot, but Scott the webmaster has a better one I might be able to use in the future. We also know that our video setup was kind of lame, we’ll work on that too. But for any other constructive criticism, hit us with a comment!

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  1. Samuel Sedgman
    February 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    This was very much enjoyed.
    Cheers boys

  2. Myke Okuhara
    February 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Cool. I literally have zero draft experience in any format, so while it was fun laughing at the terrible cards that were coming out, I didn’t really get what was going on. Is there an episode where you guys go over the very basics of all the different draft types?

  3. painer
    February 29, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Nice video, looks like you had fun.
    If you do this more often, I would advise a decktech part:

    Where you tell why you go for white instead of green or splash another color etc.

    • February 29, 2012 at 10:52 am | Permalink

      You know, that’s not a bad idea. We’ll have to keep that in mind.

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  1. By Mirage Winchester Draft on April 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    […] and ended up with some unopened boxes of some old sets.  You saw the first of these in our Homelands Winchester, which was actually a lot of fun and I highly recommend that you go watch it.  If you have no […]

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