You can put them here, sure. Sounds fun!
Still playing Microsealed a few times a year, and it's now my favorite format of all-time. The deckbuilding and gameplay decisions are just so much richer and denser than any other format. The only thing I miss about other formats is drafting. So, I was brainstorming an idea for a format obviously titled "Microdrafting". And I'm looking for input on how to make drafting work within the Microsealed parameters.
My initial idea is for 4-8 players to draft 45 cards (non-land) and play three rounds of swiss, preparing a new deck for each match. Cards used in each match, including sideboarded cards, would be removed from the player's pool for building their next deck.
Any proposed solutions or other ideas for the format are welcome. Thanks in advance.
- No sense of metagame deckbuilding. One neat feature of Microsealed is that decks are built in response to previous winning decks, allowing for the type of rock-paper-scissors metagaming that occurs in constructed formats.
- Weak drafting signals. With the need to build three separate decks, almost any card is viable, making signaling very difficult. This leads into the third problem.
- Goodstuff. Given the weak signaling and need for three decks, does everyone just draft the best card in every pack and make actual deck choices later?