VMA Draft – Living the Dream

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What do you do if you first-pick a tundra?

Do what Magic judge turned meme Jeph Foster did. Take goblins all day and live the dream.

Not only did Jeph already win by opening a Mana Drain and a Tundra in his Vintage Masters draft, he got passed gobbos. Lots of gobbos.

Is it as good as U/G Madness? Surveys have shown, no. But this deck looks fun as balls to play. Should have wedge in that Scabland so he has a way to play Armageddon? Probably not. Should Solar Blast make an appearance? Probably. Probably that Belt of Giant Strength as well. Still, the deck is saucy and he even has a Rorix Bladewing because, why not?



Any of you living the dream in VMA draft?

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