1. It was pointed out to me that there are actually the same number of commons in THS as in VMA–the extra 20 commons I counted in THS are actually basic lands (which have their own special rarity, always appear exactly one per pack, and will never take up the other 10 common slots). So commons appear in the same prevalence in VMA as they do in THS.

  2. Sorry to nit-pick, but it should say something to the effect of “triple THS” rather than “Theros block” when you talk about how likely it is that you’ll see any given common in VMA.

    Similarly, DGM should read “RTR”, because Supreme Verdict simply isn’t in DGM (and the math doesn’t hold up for full-block draft).

  3. Glad this got unlocked. These types of articles are great. Speculators who are on the fence on this site might appreciated the depth of articles like this. You knocked it out of the park on this one Alex. I’m off to join a pre-re now.

    • Thanks Jesse. We are trying to add value in all sorts of different ways, and are glad you found it useful.

      • So I drafted the nuts Simic madness deck. It was awesome. The highlight of the gameplay was winning a game off a 4 card mull. On a side note, the second time I drafted a Simic Madness deck, it just didn’t pull together the correct pieces and I only made it to round 2.

  4. Not sure that I agree ramp isn’t viable, but I guess you mean 5 color ramping (which I totally agree on)

    I found R/G open in a VMA draft and drafted 3 Orcish Lumberjacks. I was able to steal games by cast Beetleback Chief or Pillaging Horde turn 2 pretty often.

    Either way, great article! Very helpful pro-perspective.

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