05/16 || Card Games on Locomotives || MTG: Arena || Cap: Not Great at Drafting

So, the hope for this stream was that we would manage to use the gold I'd saved up to play one War of the Spark draft and hopefully make enough gems on that to play another, but yeah that did not work out.

So instead we spent more of the stream playing my standard izzet drakes deck, and finding out my chat is way better at telling what decks I'm up against. Like, turns, several turns before I figure out what I'm even doing.

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05/02 || Card Games on Locomotives || War of the Spark Draft

Look, I'm going to be honest, I was not expecting to stream just Arena for almost 5 hours. I really enjoy magic, but I mostly played kitchen table magic with a focus on silly multiplayer formats, aka commander and the like.

Additionally I've been pretty vocal about my dislike of Arena's gem economy and the fact that the break even point for basically every event is usually win 80% of the possible games, and of course that they keep in game currency drafts constantly rotating so I can't play the ones I enjoy. Ok So I've been generally pretty critical about Arena.

But I think that goes to show how damn much I am enjoying War of the Spark Drafting. I freaking bought gems to play it and I don't even regret it. Hell, almost all of this video is the first draft because I kept not actually losing, well save for some really stupid blounders early on.

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09/27 || Card Games on Locomotives || Whizzet Izzards Singleton Runs

Well after we ran out of gems to play Sealed I swapped over to singleton. Together chat and I built a very stupidly glorious Izzet Deck. Its not the best but damn is it fun. It still needs some more card draw but I'm out of wildcards so guess I'll just wait until the end of the week when I'll finally have enough gold to play another draft.

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09/27 || Card Games on Locomotives || Guilds of Ravnica Sealed

Well Hey MTG Arena's open beta launched yesterday so I figured, why the hell not just jump on in and play some and what is this I see we can play Limited Ravnica! OH hell yes.

Once again the newest feature that in theory you'd want people testing is locked behind the real money currency but sure I have...most of the currency I bought? I think? So hey I could afford a few runs, though I feel I should point out that despite saying payouts would get tweaks in JUNE It still requires 6 out of 7 wins to break even on event payouts, and looking back now I realize it's actually worse in sealed. 6 wins gets you just enough gems to play again, in draft 6 gets you slightly more than you need.

Economy aside it was fun if frustrating at times.

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09/18 || Card Games on Locomotives || MTG Arena || Momir, The Best Dumb Format

I may not be the biggest fan of MTG Arena, but if there is one thing I will shell out ingame currency and not real money for its a stupid format that works better online than in paper. Ok It feels kind of like a weird toned down version of the Momir from MTGO, and more strange knowing that it will only exist for a week, also weird that it costs gold to play each time....ok maybe it's really odd, but hey It's still Momir!

And no matter what, a digital version of Momir Basic that pulls random cards for you instead of trying to create some bizzare system to do that in paper, is always going to be at least a little fun. Honestly I think we may have talked more about Yugioh than real MTG in this stream.

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