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The Time of Conspiracies

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After a long build-up and a slow reveal of Dack Fayden, we're finally here. Lots of anticipation led to the cracking of many boosters of the highly-hyped Conspiracy set, and I was lucky enough to open up an Exploration myself (except it was for a friend's draft, so that was a little less fun).

Finally got to draft this set, and it was as fun as advertised.
Finally got to draft this set, and it was as fun as advertised.

But seriously, drafting the set was a lot of fun, even if I ended up with zero Conspiracies at the end. I did, however, have the potential to have up to four votes thanks to Brago's Representative. Not to mention I drafted a sweet deck (that I won with) that had this opening hand.

It worked out.

Anyway, that was my experience, and it was a blast. How about you guys? Any fun stories?

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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6 thoughts on “The Time of Conspiracies

  1. Had a great time playing all weekend. Even cracked a worldwake pack when i got to bring in a booster.

    Funniest thing I saw all weekend was in a 4 player pod, one of our regulars was able to convince a younger player to so basically everything he wanted, even making the younger kid believe that what he wanted.
    Example, I have 2 non threatening creatures, guy to my left has the regenerating color changing ogre, “villain” has reya dawnbringer and 5 other creatures in play. Kid plays the white card where we vote to exile a creature. Villain advises kid to choose the ogre, me and the other player are trying to convince the kid to pick Reya. After a long debate, kid bursts out “Im going to do whats best for my game, i vote ogre.”

    So villain proceeds to win game. After getting kid to mill himself for no prizes…

  2. The games where it was a true free for all were a lot of fun, but the games where it all comes down to player alliances and political power are miserable to me. I get enough of that at work and don’t like my casual games of magic decided that way. I mean if one player is overpowering and it’s everyone’s best interest to team up, that’s one thing. But wasting 45 minutes playing a game just to have one guy convince others to team up to get what he wants isn’t playing magic, it’s manipulating people is is the most unsatisfying way to lose a game, even over mana screw in my opinion.

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