Meddling Mage Grid - vMH2

Grid draft with MH2 updates: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/invi_limelight_grid

Grid Drafting! - Draft #1

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Mindslaver
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Arid Mesa
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Spellskite
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Column 1:
1 Mindslaver
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Spellskite

Column 2:
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Arid Mesa
1 Trash for Treasure

Column 3:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Noxious Gearhulk
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Abrade
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Lullmage's Domination
1 Giver of Runes

Row 3:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Breya's Apprentice

Column 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 2:
1 Abrade
1 Lullmage's Domination
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Giver of Runes
1 Breya's Apprentice
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Meddling Mage
1 Flooded Strand

Row 2:
1 Sudden Edict
1 Ephemerate
1 Sudden Edict

Row 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Hard Evidence

Column 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Sudden Edict
1 Pyroblast

Column 2:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Ephemerate
1 Prismatic Vista

Column 3:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Sudden Edict
1 Hard Evidence
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Lose Focus
1 Sunforger

Row 2:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Puresteel Paladin

Row 3:
1 Puresteel Paladin
1 Ephemerate
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Puresteel Paladin

Column 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Ephemerate

Column 3:
1 Sunforger
1 Puresteel Paladin
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Emry, Lurker of the Loch
1 Trash for Treasure

Row 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Disenchant

Row 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Bile Blight
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Blood Crypt
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 2:
1 Emry, Lurker of the Loch
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Bile Blight

Column 3:
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Disenchant
1 Counterspell
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Shrapnel Blast
1 Trinket Mage

Row 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Council's Judgment
1 Trash for Treasure

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Talisman of Indulgence
1 Lullmage's Domination

Column 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Shrapnel Blast
1 Council's Judgment
1 Talisman of Indulgence

Column 3:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Lullmage's Domination
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Taigam, Sidisi's Hand
1 Council's Judgment

Row 2:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Trinket Mage
1 Bile Blight

Row 3:
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Scrabbling Claws

Column 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mask of Memory
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner

Column 2:
1 Taigam, Sidisi's Hand
1 Trinket Mage
1 Aether Spellbomb

Column 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Bile Blight
1 Scrabbling Claws
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Watery Grave

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Talisman of Indulgence
1 Prismatic Vista

Row 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Faithless Looting

Column 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Counterspell
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Talisman of Indulgence
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Watery Grave
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Faithless Looting
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Abrade
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Trash for Treasure

Row 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Watery Grave

Column 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Peek
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 2:
1 Abrade
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Watery Grave
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Liquimetal Torque
1 Signal Pest
1 Polluted Delta

Row 2:
1 Thieving Skydiver
1 Pithing Needle
1 Venerable Warsinger

Row 3:
1 Duress
1 Sigil of Distinction
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Liquimetal Torque
1 Thieving Skydiver
1 Duress

Column 2:
1 Signal Pest
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sigil of Distinction

Column 3:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Venerable Warsinger
1 Peek
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Abrade

Row 2:
1 Duress
1 Faithless Looting
1 Unmarked Grave

Row 3:
1 Spell Queller
1 Pyroblast
1 Puresteel Paladin

Column 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Duress
1 Spell Queller

Column 2:
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Faithless Looting
1 Pyroblast

Column 3:
1 Abrade
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Puresteel Paladin
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Bomat Courier
1 Blood Crypt

Row 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Forbid
1 Esper Sentinel

Row 3:
1 Kolaghan's Command
1 Cling to Dust
1 Barbed Spike

Column 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Kolaghan's Command

Column 2:
1 Bomat Courier
1 Forbid
1 Cling to Dust

Column 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Esper Sentinel
1 Barbed Spike
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Forbid
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 2:
1 Forbid
1 Counterspell
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Forbid
1 Magmatic Channeler

Column 2:
1 Forbid
1 Counterspell
1 Magmatic Channeler

Column 3:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Goblin Welder
1 Counterspell
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Grafted Wargear
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Bolas's Citadel

Row 2:
1 Venerable Warsinger
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Thraben Inspector

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 1:
1 Grafted Wargear
1 Venerable Warsinger
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Remorseful Cleric

Column 3:
1 Bolas's Citadel
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Cling to Dust
1 Polluted Delta

Row 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Grim Poppet
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Lose Focus

Column 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Grim Poppet
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 3:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Peek
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Row 2:
1 Great Furnace
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Sudden Edict

Row 3:
1 Bile Blight
1 Disenchant
1 Great Furnace

Column 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Great Furnace
1 Bile Blight

Column 2:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Disenchant

Column 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Sudden Edict
1 Great Furnace

We drafted a little loose and both had 3-ish color piles. The Black-Red-(Blue) value of high-end threats with good removal outclassed the White-Blue-Black "Fish"-style of deck (list approximated; I am not sure what Villain ended up playing).

Unfortunately, the draft, decks and gameplay were all less than memorable. I have tried to even out some of the shortcomings with another sizeable update: we will try again to see if Grid can be a used to emulate high-power constructed magic gameplay through the 1v1 grid drafting limited deck-building mini game. :wagg:

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Grid Draft #2 - https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/60c105e0efa7ac103136d69e?view=spoiler

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 2:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Disenchant
1 Lose Focus

Column 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 2:
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Disenchant

Column 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Goblin Welder
1 Lose Focus
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Cling to Dust
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Row 3:
1 Ephemerate
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Staff of Nin

Column 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Cling to Dust
1 Ephemerate

Column 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Trash for Treasure

Column 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Staff of Nin
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Bloodsoaked Altar
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Sever the Bloodline

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Meddling Mage
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Bloodsoaked Altar
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Bloodstained Mire
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Peek
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Disenchant

Column 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Goblin Welder

Column 2:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Peek
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Disenchant
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Spellskite
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Snapcaster Mage

Row 3:
1 Mindslaver
1 Unearth
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mindslaver

Column 2:
1 Spellskite
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Unearth

Column 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Ethereal Forager
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Idol of Endurance

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Murderous Cut
1 Lesser Masticore

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Spellskite
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Council's Judgment
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Murderous Cut
1 Spellskite

Column 3:
1 Idol of Endurance
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Thraben Inspector
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Pithing Needle
1 Breya's Apprentice

Row 2:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Counterspell
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Fiery Confluence
1 Prohibit
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Fiery Confluence

Column 2:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Counterspell
1 Prohibit

Column 3:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Murderous Cut
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Peek
1 Murderous Cut
1 Restoration Angel

Row 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Council's Judgment

Row 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Entomb

Column 1:
1 Peek
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 3:
1 Restoration Angel
1 Council's Judgment
1 Entomb
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Watery Grave
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Foundry Helix

Row 3:
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Goblin Welder

Column 1:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Column 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Sever the Bloodline

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Foundry Helix
1 Goblin Welder
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Fountain of Renewal
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Faithless Looting
1 Scrabbling Claws

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Forbid
1 Remorseful Cleric

Column 1:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Fountain of Renewal
1 Faithless Looting
1 Forbid

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Scrabbling Claws
1 Remorseful Cleric
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 2:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Duress

Row 3:
1 Duress
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Giver of Runes

Column 1:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Duress

Column 2:
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Duress
1 Giver of Runes
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Arid Mesa
1 Pithing Needle

Row 2:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Bonesplitter
1 Faithless Looting

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Foundry Helix
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Bonesplitter
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Faithless Looting
1 Peek
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Flooded Strand
1 Abrade

Row 2:
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Abrade

Row 3:
1 Bile Blight
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Bile Blight

Column 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 3:
1 Abrade
1 Abrade
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Forbid
1 Entomb

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Idol of Endurance

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Liquimetal Torque
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 1:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Council's Judgment
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Forbid
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Liquimetal Torque

Column 3:
1 Entomb
1 Idol of Endurance
1 Cabal Therapy
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Blood Crypt
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Row 2:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Repeal
1 Blood Crypt

Row 3:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Unearth
1 Bile Blight

Column 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Mask of Memory
1 Cryptic Command

Column 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Repeal
1 Unearth

Column 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Blood Crypt
1 Bile Blight
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Bile Blight
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Forbid

Row 2:
1 Repeal
1 Polluted Delta
1 Pyroblast

Row 3:
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Giver of Runes
1 Recruiter of the Guard

Column 1:
1 Bile Blight
1 Repeal
1 Hammer of Nazahn

Column 2:
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Polluted Delta
1 Giver of Runes

Column 3:
1 Forbid
1 Pyroblast
1 Recruiter of the Guard
 
Grid Draft #3 - https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/60c105e0efa7ac103136d69e?view=spoiler

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Remorseful Cleric

Row 2:
1 Bloodsoaked Altar
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Ethereal Forager

Row 3:
1 Entomb
1 Counterspell
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Bloodsoaked Altar
1 Entomb

Column 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Counterspell

Column 3:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Peek
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Unearth
1 Hard Evidence
1 Sever the Bloodline

Row 2:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Watery Grave
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 3:
1 Fiery Confluence
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Column 1:
1 Unearth
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Fiery Confluence

Column 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Watery Grave
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Forbid

Row 2:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Mindslaver
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Polluted Delta

Column 1:
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Breya's Apprentice

Column 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Mindslaver
1 Pillar of Flame

Column 3:
1 Forbid
1 Goblin Welder
1 Polluted Delta
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Idol of Endurance
1 Giver of Runes
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Spellskite
1 Repeal

Row 3:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Abrade

Column 1:
1 Idol of Endurance
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Murderous Cut

Column 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Spellskite
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Repeal
1 Abrade
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Scrabbling Claws
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 2:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Peek
1 Hard Evidence

Row 3:
1 Disenchant
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 1:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Disenchant

Column 2:
1 Scrabbling Claws
1 Peek
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Hard Evidence
1 Lesser Masticore
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Nether Spirit
1 Idol of Endurance

Row 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Grim Poppet
1 Trash for Treasure

Row 3:
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Council's Judgment
1 Duress

Column 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Trash for Treasure

Column 2:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Grim Poppet
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Idol of Endurance
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Duress
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Duress

Row 2:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Council's Judgment
1 Abrade

Column 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 2:
1 Trash for Treasure
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Duress
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Abrade
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Giver of Runes
1 Faithless Looting

Row 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Repeal
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Goblin Welder

Column 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Repeal
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Abrade
1 Engineered Explosives

Row 2:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Counterspell
1 Elite Spellbinder

Row 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Meddling Mage
1 Fountain of Renewal

Column 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 2:
1 Abrade
1 Counterspell
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Fountain of Renewal
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 2:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Remorseful Cleric

Row 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 2:
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Ethereal Forager
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Polluted Delta
1 Unearth

Row 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Pithing Needle
1 Bile Blight

Column 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Ephemerate
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Pithing Needle

Column 3:
1 Unearth
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Bile Blight
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Pyroblast
1 Foundry Helix

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Murderous Cut
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 3:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Council's Judgment
1 Foundry Helix

Column 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Murderous Cut
1 Mask of Immolation

Column 3:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Peek
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Row 2:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Forbid
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 3:
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Necropolis Fiend

Column 2:
1 Peek
1 Forbid
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Blood Crypt

Row 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Disenchant
1 Faithless Looting

Row 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Flooded Strand
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Murderous Cut
1 Lose Focus

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Disenchant
1 Flooded Strand

Column 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Faithless Looting
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Cling to Dust
1 Cryptic Command

Row 2:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Cling to Dust
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist

Row 3:
1 Entomb
1 Lose Focus
1 Bile Blight

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Entomb

Column 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Cling to Dust
1 Lose Focus

Column 3:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Bile Blight
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Staff of Nin

Row 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Row 3:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Watery Grave
1 Pithing Needle

Column 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Goblin Welder
1 Trinket Mage

Column 2:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Pithing Needle

WILL ADD MATCH REPORT STUFF & UPDATE TO POPULATION HERE
 
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Grid Draft #4!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Bonesplitter
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Meddling Mage
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Row 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 1:
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Dark Confidant
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 2:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Meddling Mage
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Lose Focus
1 Brittle Effigy

Row 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Nether Spirit

Row 3:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Cling to Dust
1 Avalanche Riders

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Murderous Cut
1 Avalanche Riders

Column 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Cling to Dust

Column 3:
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Nether Spirit
1 Avalanche Riders
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Lose Focus
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Row 2:
1 Repeal
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Cling to Dust

Row 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Murderous Cut
1 Unearth

Column 1:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Repeal
1 Giver of Runes

Column 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Murderous Cut

Column 3:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Cling to Dust
1 Unearth
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Hydroblast
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Pyroblast

Row 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Forbid

Row 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Azra Oddsmaker
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 1:
1 Hydroblast
1 Pyroblast
1 Faithless Looting

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Azra Oddsmaker

Column 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Forbid
1 Stoneforge Mystic
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Ephemerate

Row 2:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Council's Judgment
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Spellskite

Column 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Pillar of Flame

Column 2:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Council's Judgment
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 3:
1 Ephemerate
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Spellskite
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Watery Grave
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Ethereal Forager

Row 2:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Watery Grave
1 Pithing Needle
1 Dark Confidant

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Goblin Welder
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Goblin Welder
1 Remorseful Cleric

Row 2:
1 Soul of New Phyrexia
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Bile Blight
1 Watery Grave
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 1:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Soul of New Phyrexia
1 Bile Blight

Column 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Goblin Welder
1 Snapcaster Mage
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Wishclaw Talisman

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Faithless Looting
1 Recruiter of the Guard

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 1:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Counterspell
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Faithless Looting
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 3:
1 Wishclaw Talisman
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Ancestral Blade
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Bloodstained Mire

Row 2:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Extinction Event
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 3:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Meddling Mage
1 Flooded Strand

Column 2:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Extinction Event
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 3:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Arid Mesa

Row 2:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Prohibit

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Council's Judgment
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 1:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Prohibit
1 Nihil Spellbomb
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Blood Crypt
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Entomb
1 Council's Judgment

Row 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Sacred Foundry

Column 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Entomb
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Council's Judgment
1 Sacred Foundry
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 2:
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Meddling Mage
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Trinket Mage
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 2:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Silent Gravestone
1 Staff of Nin

Row 3:
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Unearth

Column 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Hope of Ghirapur

Column 2:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Silent Gravestone
1 Manriki-Gusari

Column 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Staff of Nin
1 Unearth
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Polluted Delta
1 Peek

Row 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Ranger of Eos

Row 3:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Shattering Blow
1 Cryptic Command

Column 2:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 3:
1 Peek
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Lesser Masticore
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Hard Evidence
1 Shadowspear

Row 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Bile Blight
1 Trinket Mage

Row 3:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Extinction Event
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Flooded Strand
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Bile Blight
1 Extinction Event

Column 3:
1 Shadowspear
1 Trinket Mage
1 Counterspell
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Pyroblast

Row 2:
1 Restoration Angel
1 Foundry Helix
1 Pithing Needle

Row 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Giver of Runes
1 Shattering Blow

Column 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Restoration Angel
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 2:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Foundry Helix
1 Giver of Runes

Column 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Pithing Needle
1 Shattering Blow

Player 1 fielded an aggressive Red-White-splash-Black deck with subtle graveyard synergies.
* Shattering Blow & Manriki-Gusari started in the sideboard, and games were pretty close. Games were not as close with those cards added to the deck.
* Double Rix Maadi Reveler & Seasoned Pyromancer (with an occasional Ephemerate) led to lots of the deck being seen in any given game once extra cards started being drawn.
* Scrapheap Scrounger's recursion was difficult to answer when paired with an aggressive draw and answers to equipment.
* The deck's top-end 6-mana-value threats were very tough for the opponent to interact with (but this was mostly due to the opponent not having much removal).
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Player 2 Drafted a 4-color Stoneblade Deck
* Various versions were tried (heavier white to play Council's Judgment, heavier blue to play countermagic) as well as the initial deck version posted.
* Surprisingly less than 1/3rd of games had mana issues.
* Cabal Therapy plus Young Pyromancer is a sweet though powerful combination. One game, both Young Pyros came out and then both Cabal Therapies were cast. *Head explosion*
* The equipment did a lot heavy lifting off the backs of double Stoneforge Mystics & Trinket Mages, leading to many of this decks victories.
* Dark Confidant was great when it survived. It often died... (and Mask of Immolation was particularly brutal versus Confidant and other x/1s).
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Here is the full pool as prior image doesn't have the SB:
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AND!!! Finally, Ephemerate plus Avalanche Riders was assembled!
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Grid Draft #5!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Counterspell

Row 2:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Council's Judgment

Row 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Pithing Needle
1 Ephemerate

Column 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Council's Judgment

Column 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Pithing Needle

Column 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Council's Judgment
1 Ephemerate
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Hydroblast

Row 2:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Faithless Looting
1 Foundry Helix

Row 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 1:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Goblin Welder

Column 2:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Faithless Looting
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Hydroblast
1 Foundry Helix
1 Cabal Therapy
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Bile Blight
1 Arid Mesa
1 Cryptic Command

Row 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Counterspell
1 Extinction Event

Row 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Pyroblast
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 1:
1 Bile Blight
1 Goblin Welder
1 Mask of Immolation

Column 2:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Counterspell
1 Pyroblast

Column 3:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Extinction Event
1 Thraben Inspector
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Peek

Row 2:
1 Forbid
1 Watery Grave
1 Entomb

Row 3:
1 Forbid
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Shadowspear

Column 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Forbid
1 Forbid

Column 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Watery Grave
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 3:
1 Peek
1 Entomb
1 Shadowspear
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Ephemerate
1 Nether Spirit

Row 3:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Shattering Blow

Column 1:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Cling to Dust

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Ephemerate
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Nether Spirit
1 Shattering Blow
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Dark Confidant
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Forbid
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Azra Oddsmaker
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Forbid
1 Flooded Strand

Column 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Azra Oddsmaker

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Goblin Welder
1 Blood Crypt

Row 2:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Lesser Masticore

Row 3:
1 Entomb
1 Silent Gravestone
1 Spellskite

Column 1:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Entomb

Column 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Silent Gravestone

Column 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Spellskite
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Nether Spirit

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Unearth
1 Faithless Looting

Row 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Soul of New Phyrexia

Column 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Council's Judgment
1 Pithing Needle

Column 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Unearth
1 Mask of Immolation

Column 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Faithless Looting
1 Soul of New Phyrexia
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Giver of Runes
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 2:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Polluted Delta

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Prohibit
1 Fiery Temper

Column 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Prohibit

Column 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Polluted Delta
1 Fiery Temper
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Fiery Temper
1 Brittle Effigy

Row 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Blood Crypt
1 Shattering Blow

Row 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Trinket Mage
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Dark Confidant
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 2:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Blood Crypt
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Shattering Blow
1 Young Pyromancer
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Cryptic Command
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Arid Mesa

Row 3:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Pyroblast
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Cryptic Command
1 Murderous Cut

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Pyroblast

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Arid Mesa
1 Phyrexian Revoker
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Peek

Row 2:
1 Granite Shard
1 Hard Evidence
1 Cling to Dust

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Trinket Mage

Column 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Granite Shard
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Hard Evidence
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 3:
1 Peek
1 Cling to Dust
1 Trinket Mage
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Pyroblast
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Restoration Angel
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Giver of Runes

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Restoration Angel
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Giver of Runes
1 Stoneforge Mystic
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Wishclaw Talisman

Row 2:
1 Prohibit
1 Murderous Cut
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 1:
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Prohibit
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Murderous Cut
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Wishclaw Talisman
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Bile Blight
1 Mask of Memory

Row 2:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Staff of Nin

Row 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Grim Poppet

Column 2:
1 Bile Blight
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Manriki-Gusari

Column 3:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Staff of Nin
1 Mangara of Corondor
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Counterspell
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 2:
1 Unearth
1 Polluted Delta
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Unearth
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist

Column 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Polluted Delta
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

I drafted Blue-White Fish deck.
* This deck really illustrated the power of Cryptic Command (which I haven't played with greatly since around Lorwyn): tapping the opponent's creatures to Fog+alpha strike is obscene for decks that cannot attack easily but accumulate a lot of power to the board.
* The mana was a little rough with only two Flooded Strand and no Hallowed Fountain for fixing, but I never felt I couldn't cast my spells over the course of the games. With two cryptics, I focused on assembling triple blue unless double-white to answer an immediate threat was necessary (which led to double white coming a bit later).
* Rebuff the Wicked was fine at playing the role of protect-the-creature (that may be a Meddling Mage targeted by Bile Blight... or not); I can see often not playing it, but it feels like there is a valid use case.
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Villain drafted Red-Black but also tried a version splashing Shadowmage Infiltrator, Ranger of Eos & Stoneforge Mystic.
* The decision not to play a lot of the removal (especially Bile Blight) threw off my Meddling Mages almost every game. Villain has an extreme aversion to the BB casting cost of Bile Blight and to Pyroblast (after an earlier match where Pyro didn't have many targets).
* The card advantage from the white addition made the matchup a lot more difficult for blue-white; only Cryptic Commands seemed to win games.
* The Dragon's Rage Channelers surveil greatly improved card quality and powered up Welders before turning into scary, flying threats.
* Noxious Gearhulk was still disgusting. Glad this has been reduced to a single copy so it doesn't show up every draft/game! I did have a chance to beat one from a bad board state with Welder active (with a Cryptic Command, but Mask of Immolation in the same turn was too much).
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Grid Draft #6!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Staff of Nin
1 Bloodstained Mire

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Hard Evidence

Row 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Mask of Memory

Column 1:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Counterspell
1 Giver of Runes

Column 2:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 3:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Hard Evidence
1 Mask of Memory
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Soul-Guide Lantern
1 Flooded Strand
1 Pithing Needle

Row 2:
1 Forbid
1 Pyroblast
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Trinket Mage

Column 1:
1 Soul-Guide Lantern
1 Forbid
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Pyroblast
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Trinket Mage
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Wishclaw Talisman
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 2:
1 Restoration Angel
1 Watery Grave
1 Thraben Inspector

Row 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 1:
1 Wishclaw Talisman
1 Restoration Angel
1 Lose Focus

Column 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Watery Grave
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Phyrexian Revoker
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 2:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Spellskite

Row 3:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Azra Oddsmaker
1 Cry of the Carnarium

Column 1:
1 Dreadhorde Arcanist
1 Polluted Delta
1 Cry of the Carnarium

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Azra Oddsmaker

Column 3:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Spellskite
1 Cry of the Carnarium
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Faithless Looting
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Unearth
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Lose Focus

Column 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Unearth
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Murderous Cut
1 Lose Focus
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 2:
1 Foundry Helix
1 Blood Crypt
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Bosh, Iron Golem

Column 1:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Foundry Helix
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Blood Crypt
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Bosh, Iron Golem
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Nether Spirit
1 Ephemerate

Row 2:
1 Forbid
1 Bonesplitter
1 Collective Brutality

Row 3:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Forbid
1 Murderous Cut

Column 2:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Bonesplitter
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 3:
1 Ephemerate
1 Collective Brutality
1 Hallowed Fountain
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Goblin Welder

Row 2:
1 Entomb
1 Meddling Mage
1 Brittle Effigy

Row 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Sigil of Valor
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Entomb
1 Council's Judgment

Column 2:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Meddling Mage
1 Sigil of Valor

Column 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Unearth
1 Watery Grave
1 Shattering Blow

Row 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Forbid
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Unearth
1 Giver of Runes
1 Fiery Temper

Column 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Forbid
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 3:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Necropolis Fiend

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Meddling Mage
1 Ethereal Forager

Row 3:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Shadowspear
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Peek
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 2:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Meddling Mage
1 Shadowspear

Column 3:
1 Necropolis Fiend
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Stoneforge Mystic
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Pithing Needle

Row 2:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Collective Brutality

Row 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Murderous Cut
1 Mystic Confluence

Column 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Nether Spirit
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 2:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Murderous Cut

Column 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Collective Brutality
1 Mystic Confluence
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Pyroblast
1 Entomb

Row 2:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Ephemerate
1 Lose Focus

Row 3:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Grim Poppet
1 Sacred Foundry

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Trinket Mage
1 Dark Confidant

Column 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Ephemerate
1 Grim Poppet

Column 3:
1 Entomb
1 Lose Focus
1 Sacred Foundry
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Arid Mesa
1 Vedalken Shackles

Row 2:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Arid Mesa
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Row 3:
1 Peek
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Peek

Column 2:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Arid Mesa
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 3:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Peek
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Hard Evidence
1 Pyroblast

Row 2:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Hydroblast

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Ranger of Eos

Column 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Column 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Hydroblast
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Blood Crypt
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Breya's Apprentice

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Mystic Confluence

Column 1:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Misthollow Griffin

Column 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Mystic Confluence
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Faithless Looting
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Row 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Grim Poppet
1 Foundry Helix

Row 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Prohibit
1 Collective Brutality

Column 1:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Grim Poppet
1 Prohibit

Column 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Foundry Helix
1 Collective Brutality
 
Partial Redesign - occurred both at beginning of Draft 4, after Draft 5 and after Draft 6 (combined thoughts included below):
Since MH1 released, this grid has been in heavy flux, moving toward a more dynamic draft environment (where color pairs can have multiple effective builds) and removing cards outside the lower effective power band (but with some high outliers being reduced in quantity or removed as well). The grid has probably had 4 big redesigns at this point, and it is finally starting to approach its goal: channeling Extended/Legacy Constructed decks from the early 00s that allow for interplay between powerful cards over the course of many turns. The latest adjustment hasn't yet been played with (but is informed with appx. 20 games in the previous configuration and continuing improvements from prior iterations).

The guiding principles have been slightly redefined as follows:

Eschewing "color balance by the numbers". For a while, the grid had an artificial numeric equality between the 4 colors and the 4 supported color pairs. In actuality, the artifacts included were not universally allocated; as one might expect, certain cards align more with certain color pairs. And with the addition of hybrid (Shattering Blow) and "alternate cost" (Rix Maadi Reveler) multicolor cards, the total number of cards in each color was slightly tweaked to level-out the viable cards for each supported color pair. (Examples: Scrapheap Scrounger isn't as much a black card as an aggressive RB or Wx(b) card. Bonesplinter is not likely to be a UB card. Nihil Spellbomb isn't necessarily a black card if the opponent has enough graveyard synergies.)

Archetypes refocused.
* Red-Black: Rummaging and removal pair to emulate an aggressive classic-Jund-like midrange or a graveyard-based-synergy midrange deck (with Scrap Mastery acting as a 1-to-3-creature reanimation and possibly a bit of removal).
* Black-Blue: Countermagic, removal and card advantage can range from a Forbiddian/Nether-Go style or a Dimir Delve-r focus.
* Blue-White: Meddling Mage, Snapcaster Mage, Stoneforge Mystic and Trinket Mage can lead to a more "fish-style" or "white-weenie" aggresive deck with little-to-no countermagic or a more controlling, card-advantage based build.
* White-Red: Burn and tokens supplement an interactive Death and Taxes strategy, a beefier midrange artifact synergy package or a Boros Deck Wins aggressive direction.
* Mix&Match: draft a lot of lands and go 3-to-4-color wild. Or try to draft Orzhov or Izzet, punk.

Ultimately, there is no fancy math to support the asymmetric power balance for which this is striving; cards that have only niche application should not be taken into account as playable density. For the most part, games had a lot of fun interactions and most cards seemed to have relevant applications. Changes to address theoretical concerns and those in the games on a card-by-card basis are as follows:

Adding more invitational cards. In an effort to give red and black more "things to do", it felt prudent to add in Avalanche Riders and Dark Confidant. Ranger of Eos's addition is with a slight worry that a noticeable portion of white decks will not have the three-plus-or-so 1-mana-value creatures to comfortably include the Ranger, but the risk to include another interesting "face card" seems minimal!

Abrade/Disenchant/Foundry Helix/Bile Blight/Sever the Bloodline change to Fiery Temper/Shattering Blow/Lorehold Command/Collective Brutality/Cry of the Carnarium.
From the recent matches, removal has seemed in steady supply, especially when playing Red-based or 3-color decks. To attempt to foster a more dynamic drafting and play environment, the removal has been updated to make it less flexible as to how it answers threats and/or is included in deck. First, Shattering Blow aims to offer artifact-focused removal for either red or white instead of including both singularly white or red artifact removal; the removal of Abrade/Disenchant should increase the likelihood that "Shatter" is played. With Abrade's removal, Fiery Temper is the new 3-damage burn spell for red (as it also gives red another discard payoff beyond Goblin Welder for all of the rummage effects). Lorehold Command is an attempt to bolster token-based red-white while still offering other decks options. The black removal makeover is to (1) offer a graveyard-synergy-enabling, 2-mana-value spell easier on the color requirement and (2) provide a sweeper that plays similarly to the classic Infest (while also offering some exile against the card population's graveyard-recursive threats).

Cryptic Command is total GRBS mostly due to the tap all creatures rider. I think that Mystic Confluence might be a healthier inclusion (and can be countered by Rebuff the Wicked when interacting with creatures). With the improvement in black removal, Hard Evidence/Peek swap can be reversed and controlling blue-black will still have good early interaction.

Removing Trash for Treasure & adding Scrap Mastery. More biggies!
Scrap Mastery should reward (and hopefully offset some of) the risk of playing against an overabundance of graveyard interaction as reanimator-based red deck. This pairs with slight tweaks to colorless cards, including more big artifact payoffs to come out of the graveyard.

More niche interaction cards. Name a card. Hallowed Moonlight and Rebuff the Wicked! Graveyard hate.
* More Cabal Therapy, Pithing Needle, Phyrexian Revoker (and still a lot of Meddling Mages). Naming cards is a crux of the interaction in the grid and something I find to be very fun (even though it demands a lot of players/drafters). Hopefully, other players enjoy it too!
* Rebuff the Wicked gives white more reactive options. As white had a lot of 2mv approximately creatures and exiling graveyards for zero mana greatly diminishes the power of graveyard-based synergies, cutting Remorseful Cleric for Hallowed Moonlight offers a similar effect (stops creatures entering from graveyard) that requires mana open and can be cycled at any time, adding additional decision points to effectively play as a hoser. Moonlight also interacts with blinking and can counter token creation, giving it more opportunities to be effective across drafts.
* Reduction in reusable and/or low-cost, incremental graveyard exiling. Another knob to aid red-based reanimation. The hope is to find a sweet spot where graveyard-based decks have to consider the possibility of graveyard removal but don't get invalidated each game.

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Grid Draft #7 - more changes!! SO MANY CHANGES

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Peek
1 Murderous Cut
1 Cling to Dust

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Restoration Angel
1 Faithless Looting

Row 3:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Trinket Mage
1 Flooded Strand

Column 1:
1 Peek
1 Council's Judgment
1 Mask of Memory

Column 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Restoration Angel
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Faithless Looting
1 Flooded Strand
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 2:
1 Unearth
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Ephemerate

Column 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Unearth
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Sacred Foundry

Column 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Ephemerate
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Goblin Welder
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Polluted Delta
1 Hallowed Fountain

Row 3:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Fiery Temper
1 Forbid

Column 1:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Blood Crypt
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Polluted Delta
1 Fiery Temper

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Forbid
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Entomb

Row 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 3:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Soul-Guide Lantern
1 Bloodghast

Column 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Watery Grave
1 Shattering Blow

Column 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Soul-Guide Lantern

Column 3:
1 Entomb
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Bloodghast
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 2:
1 Prohibit
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Bloodstained Mire

Row 3:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Lose Focus
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 1:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Prohibit
1 Arid Mesa

Column 2:
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Lose Focus

Column 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Rebuff the Wicked
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Sigil of Valor
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Repeal
1 Pithing Needle

Row 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Prohibit
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Sigil of Valor
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 2:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Repeal
1 Prohibit

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Pithing Needle
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Ephemerate
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Counterspell
1 Vedalken Shackles

Column 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Council's Judgment

Column 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Counterspell

Column 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Vedalken Shackles
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Lorehold Command
1 Brittle Effigy

Row 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Cling to Dust

Row 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Collective Brutality
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Blood Crypt

Column 2:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Collective Brutality

Column 3:
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Cling to Dust
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Counterspell
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 2:
1 Repeal
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 1:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Repeal
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Goblin Welder
1 Cabal Therapy
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Hard Evidence
1 Thraben Inspector

Row 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Hallowed Moonlight

Row 3:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Trinket Mage
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Lorehold Command

Column 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Shattering Blow
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Murderous Cut
1 Lose Focus

Row 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Shattering Blow

Column 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Goblin Welder
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Murderous Cut
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Lose Focus
1 Shattering Blow
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Grim Poppet
1 Staff of Nin

Row 2:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Arid Mesa
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Pyroblast

Column 1:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 2:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Arid Mesa
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Pyroblast
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Shadowspear
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Peek

Row 2:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Entomb

Row 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Watery Grave
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 1:
1 Shadowspear
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Nether Spirit

Column 2:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Peek
1 Entomb
1 Ancestral Blade
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Dark Confidant
1 Council's Judgment

Row 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Unearth

Row 3:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Collective Brutality

Column 1:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Flooded Strand

Column 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Unearth
1 Collective Brutality
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Peek
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Young Pyromancer

Row 3:
1 Forbid
1 Bonesplitter
1 Cry of the Carnarium

Column 1:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Pyroblast
1 Forbid

Column 2:
1 Peek
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Bonesplitter

Column 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Cry of the Carnarium
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Row 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Pithing Needle
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 3:
1 Bosh, Iron Golem
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Murderous Cut
1 Bosh, Iron Golem

Column 2:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Meddling Mage
 
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Grid Draft #8 - cannot stop trying to balance removal & card draw & bombs

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Collective Brutality
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Nether Spirit
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Fiery Temper
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Nether Spirit
1 Fiery Temper

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Murderous Cut
1 Peek
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Lorehold Command

Row 2:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Arid Mesa

Row 3:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Grim Poppet
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Grim Poppet

Column 3:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Arid Mesa
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Faithless Looting
1 Prohibit

Row 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Prohibit
1 Soul-Guide Lantern

Row 3:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Peek
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Flooded Strand
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Prohibit
1 Peek

Column 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Soul-Guide Lantern
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Goblin Welder

Row 2:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Giver of Runes

Row 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Trinket Mage
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Giver of Runes
1 Vampiric Tutor
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Dark Confidant
1 Watery Grave

Row 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Council's Judgment

Row 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Lorehold Command
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Lorehold Command

Column 3:
1 Watery Grave
1 Council's Judgment
1 Young Pyromancer
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Dark Confidant
1 Hard Evidence

Row 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Faithless Looting
1 Shattering Blow

Row 3:
1 Forbid
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Lose Focus

Column 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Blood Crypt
1 Forbid

Column 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Faithless Looting
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 3:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Shattering Blow
1 Lose Focus
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Forbid
1 Unmarked Grave

Row 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Lose Focus

Row 3:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Repeal

Column 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Watery Grave
1 Cling to Dust

Column 2:
1 Forbid
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Lose Focus
1 Repeal
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Council's Judgment
1 Unmarked Grave

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Bonesplitter

Row 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Nether Spirit
1 Polluted Delta

Column 1:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Peek
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Nether Spirit

Column 3:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Bonesplitter
1 Polluted Delta
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Avalanche Riders

Row 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Fiery Temper

Row 3:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Archfiend of Sorrows
1 Sacred Foundry

Column 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Ephemerate
1 Cry of the Carnarium

Column 2:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Archfiend of Sorrows

Column 3:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Fiery Temper
1 Sacred Foundry
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Ephemerate

Row 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Young Pyromancer

Row 3:
1 Unearth
1 Murderous Cut
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Unearth

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Murderous Cut

Column 3:
1 Ephemerate
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Mangara of Corondor
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Pyroblast
1 Sedgemoor Witch

Row 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Brittle Effigy

Row 3:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Murderous Cut

Column 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Blood Crypt
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Hallowed Moonlight

Column 3:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Murderous Cut
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Shattering Blow
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Row 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Council's Judgment
1 Faithless Looting

Row 3:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Pithing Needle

Column 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Lose Focus
1 Collective Brutality

Column 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Council's Judgment
1 Mystic Confluence

Column 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Faithless Looting
1 Pithing Needle
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 2:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Scrap Mastery

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 1:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Scrap Mastery

Column 3:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Thraben Inspector
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Row 2:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Braids, Cabal Minion

Row 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 1:
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 2:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 3:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Braids, Cabal Minion
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Fiery Temper
1 Bloodstained Mire

Row 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Arid Mesa

Column 2:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 3:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Goblin Welder
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Counterspell

Row 2:
1 Repeal
1 Cling to Dust
1 Trinket Mage

Row 3:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Mask of Memory
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Repeal
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 2:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Cling to Dust
1 Mask of Memory

Column 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Trinket Mage
1 Combustible Gearhulk
 
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Grid Draft #8 - cannot stop trying to balance removal & card draw & bombs
So I invited Jason to play this grid and here is what we ended up with:
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Here is the deck I ended up with. I thought about putting in the welder package, but the deck seemed decent enough as it was.
Was pretty much a Grixis control deck due to the amount of counterspells.

Here is what Jason ended up with:
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Was a Meddling Mage 'prison' style deck looking to beat down with weenies and lock the opponent from casting anything.

Games were really interesting and it never felt as though as one deck was truly weaker than the other.
I managed to go 2-1. The games I were pretty much won by finding a way to discard my locked out Archfiend of Sorrows, unearthing it and sweeping Jason's board, then winning a couple of turns later. The game Jason won was by getting a Maul of the Skyclaves on a Meddling Mage naming Snapcaster and I couldn't kill it with the Fiery Temper in hand over several turns.

Other interesting bits of info:
Format is very complicated, but very enjoyable. Jason and I had a good time. :)
 
Thank you much for taking the time to play an write up some posts! I actually also drafted this particular grid in July but never posted a report:cool:; I will post it at the end of this interrogation!

Firstly, damn. I swapped a few things after playing (mostly due to felt too powerful/too easy to acquire in multiples, but Braids just seemed bad):

Dark Confidant #2 -> Callous Bloodmage #1
Braids, Cabal Minion -> Callous Bloodmage #2
Rix Maadi Reveler #3 -> Bomat Courier
Lorehold Command #2 -> Solemn Simulacrum

Confidant, Lorehold Command and Rix Maadi Reveler have all been overperformers when they resolve, and I aim to reduce the density of cards on the higher end of the Grid's power band (but not outright remove them when multiples exist). All three cards have been reasons to draft/play more than 2-color decks (which I aim to lessen in frequency). Seeing that both Jason and Kirb drafted 3-color decks with Dark Confidant, and after getting crushed in double-resolved Confidant games, I think this is a step in the right direction: too many multiples of a good card may just lead to a worse grid experience.

I will try to articulate some thoughts on my intended design and how it may play into the "moisture scale of Magic: The Gathering gameplay" for the Wetness thread (and limit discussion of that here) after writing this up!

Next, on to inquiries!

Please, only answer these is they don't feel like a chore!

How did the 3-color decks' mana feel? I have drafted decks with similar mana (3-color with ~6 sources for splash color) but often play a lower-powered 2-color deck to have what I perceive as better mana (look at my deck below that could have potentially been Jeskai but instead was Boros). I recognize that some BW & UR shocks (maybe even just 1 of each) may also be warranted to aid the occasional 3+color deck (but am stubbornly avoiding them currently).

Did the decks go through much rebuilding through games/matches (and was the process enjoyable if it occurred)? My grid sessions have often led to many builds (but sometimes, as with my possible Jeskai/Azorius the draft posted below, not all of the obvious main iterations get tested). I recognize that the "metagame" approach may lead to constant iteration (like when I played multiple Meddling Mages and my friend decided to not play any of his 2 Bile Blight in black-red), but most drafts have felt like there was at least one deck that had a fairly firm "best build".

Did it seem as though the interaction to prevent Archdemon of Sorrows's unearthed Plague Wind was missing from the grid? I worry that the Archdemon of Sorrows may be too powerful with the 5-mana potential, but I hope that toughness-boosting equipment, changes in sequencing, Pithing Needle, Phyrexian Revoker and exiling will contain it. Kind of a rough card when it has to be answered from the hand and/or from the graveyard; reading that it mopped up some battlefields increases my worry.

Did Meddling Mage wield equipment often and what did board states look like when it couldn't attack? I've struggled through all iterations of the grid to make this card have the proper impact. Currently, the "format" is leaning on Giver of Runes, countermagic/removal and equipment to keep it alive and relevant in the red zone, but as was alluded to, the only equipment that functions on a powerful aggressive axis while protecting the creature is Maul of the Skyclaves.

How was Cry of the Carnarium? I have struggled finding a way for black to interact with a swarm of creatures in an interesting way.

How did the countermagic plus discard "mirror match" play out? I think this is the first time where I've seen both decks play blue-based countermagic!

Did any cards diminish one player's game agency to the point where they found it frustrating? I have experienced this some with Cryptic Command (which has since been removed) or when facing multiples of some existing repeatable effects (Mask of Immolation invalidating multiple x/1s or Unearth recurring a creature not available in multiples) or sources of substantial card advantage (Rix Maadi Reveler, Seasoned Pyromancer, Dark Confidant).

What are your general thoughts on the answers available (name-a-card vs. interaction available in multiples vs. higher-powered singleton effects? The answers in the grid are most likely the most unique aspects of the card pool when compared generally to other cubes and cube-like environments. Please give me the good, the bad and the ugly!

Lastly, my experience with Grid #8:

Looking at my draft log versus villains, I didn't realize I wanted to be white-red until almost the very end of the draft. I started with a blue-white focus, possibly splashing Lorehold Command, took some Watery Graves middraft to possibly go 4-color and then drafted too many red cards in lieu of blue at some point. I probably could've went Jeskai with less-than-ideal-but-still-fine mana:
Pool
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Deck

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Villain flirted with blue briefly but mostly stayed red-black. Only after me resolving a Lorehold Command to disgusting effect did we discuss villain splashing one himself. Braids saw some play but put villain in a worse position when it resolved (due to my plethora of tokens/permanents plus 4-mana commitment):
Pool
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V1:
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V2:
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My deck was a dog to villain's mass of higher-class card advantage; hard to compete against Dark Confidant and spectacled Rix Maadi Revelers by paying two and sacrificing clue tokens. Villain's deck also played great midrange or aggro games depending on his draw due to the throughput; it was hard to plan against Dragon's Rage Channeler-fueled openers or Magmatic Channeler digging for Steel Hellkite and Lorehold Command or Goblin Welder flopping artifacts for advantages. It felt like the many-axis approach was mostly tied together by the card advantage.

Oh and before I end, look at this gross turn 2 delirium D.R.C. on the play after Collective Brutality. Lost this game!

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Grid Draft #9 (with the changes now:D)
Grid Drafting!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Forbid
1 Flooded Strand
1 Callous Bloodmage

Row 2:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Grim Poppet
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Bonesplitter
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Forbid
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Pillar of Flame

Column 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Grim Poppet
1 Bonesplitter

Column 3:
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Repeal
1 Restoration Angel

Row 2:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Row 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Murderous Cut
1 Magmatic Channeler

Column 1:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 2:
1 Repeal
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Murderous Cut

Column 3:
1 Restoration Angel
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Magmatic Channeler
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Goblin Welder

Row 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Collective Brutality
1 Scrap Mastery

Column 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Ephemerate
1 Blood Crypt

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Collective Brutality

Column 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Scrap Mastery
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Bomat Courier
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Grim Poppet

Row 2:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Prohibit
1 Lose Focus

Row 3:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Meddling Mage
1 Peek

Column 1:
1 Bomat Courier
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Murderous Cut

Column 2:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Prohibit
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Lose Focus
1 Peek
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Giver of Runes

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Cling to Dust
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Faithless Looting

Column 1:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Council's Judgment
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Cling to Dust
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Faithless Looting
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Forbid

Row 2:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Dark Confidant
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Dark Confidant
1 Breya's Apprentice

Column 3:
1 Forbid
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Flooded Strand

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 3:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Repeal
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Counterspell
1 Shattering Blow

Column 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Repeal

Column 3:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Cabal Therapy
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Hallowed Fountain

Row 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Snapcaster Mage

Row 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Council's Judgment

Column 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Hard Evidence
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 2:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 3:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Council's Judgment
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Shadowspear

Row 2:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Pithing Needle
1 Collective Brutality

Row 3:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Trinket Mage
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 2:
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Pithing Needle
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Shadowspear
1 Collective Brutality
1 Thraben Inspector
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Watery Grave
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Row 2:
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Polluted Delta
1 Cling to Dust

Row 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Bonesplitter
1 Pyroblast

Column 1:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Recruiter of the Guard
1 Fiery Temper

Column 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Polluted Delta
1 Bonesplitter

Column 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Cling to Dust
1 Pyroblast
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Peek
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Hard Evidence
1 Brittle Effigy

Column 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Misthollow Griffin

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Peek
1 Hard Evidence

Column 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Goblin Welder
1 Brittle Effigy
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Forbid

Row 2:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Lose Focus
1 Lorehold Command

Row 3:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Nether Spirit
1 Ephemerate

Column 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Lose Focus
1 Nether Spirit

Column 3:
1 Forbid
1 Lorehold Command
1 Ephemerate
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Council's Judgment
1 Prohibit

Row 2:
1 Archfiend of Sorrows
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Archfiend of Sorrows
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Shattering Blow
1 Nether Spirit

Row 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Peek
1 Unearth

Row 3:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Peek
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Unearth
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Mystic Confluence

Row 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Lose Focus
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 1:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Pyroblast

Column 2:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Lose Focus
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Vampiric Tutor
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Staff of Nin

Row 2:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Fiery Temper

Row 3:
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Faithless Looting
1 Steel Hellkite

Column 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Mask of Memory
1 Basilisk Collar

Column 2:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Faithless Looting

Column 3:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Fiery Temper
1 Steel Hellkite
 
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Next, on to inquiries!

Please, only answer these is they don't feel like a chore!
Apologies I never got this earlier. I did see it, but didn't really know what to say or if I even had anything to say.

I thought I would try and just answer some of the questions since you put a lot of effort into that post, even though it has now been 3 weeks since the draft, so things are getting a bit fuzzy.

How did the 3-color decks' mana feel? I have drafted decks with similar mana (3-color with ~6 sources for splash color) but often play a lower-powered 2-color deck to have what I perceive as better mana (look at my deck below that could have potentially been Jeskai but instead was Boros). I recognize that some BW & UR shocks (maybe even just 1 of each) may also be warranted to aid the occasional 3+color deck (but am stubbornly avoiding them currently).
The three colored decks mana felt decent enough. Jason had some issues with white for some reason, but I can't remember having any issues. I felt my fixing was more than sufficient even with double pips in each of my 3 colors.

Did the decks go through much rebuilding through games/matches (and was the process enjoyable if it occurred)? My grid sessions have often led to many builds (but sometimes, as with my possible Jeskai/Azorius the draft posted below, not all of the obvious main iterations get tested). I recognize that the "metagame" approach may lead to constant iteration (like when I played multiple Meddling Mages and my friend decided to not play any of his 2 Bile Blight in black-red), but most drafts have felt like there was at least one deck that had a fairly firm "best build".
I pretty much just kept my deck the same shuffling around 1 or 2 cards in between games. Mainly trying to figure out of Shattering Blow was worth a maindeck slot. Jason added black after his first game then I believe ran that same deck back (as he won game 2). I feel like it is interesting and 'fun' especially with the Mages/Therapy/Revokers as you can shuffle around cards or numbers so if they aren't playing peek effects you could render those cards useless. I feel I tried for an artifact theme, but it wasn't better than the other cards I had already put in the maindeck.

Did it seem as though the interaction to prevent Archdemon of Sorrows's unearthed Plague Wind was missing from the grid? I worry that the Archdemon of Sorrows may be too powerful with the 5-mana potential, but I hope that toughness-boosting equipment, changes in sequencing, Pithing Needle, Phyrexian Revoker and exiling will contain it. Kind of a rough card when it has to be answered from the hand and/or from the graveyard; reading that it mopped up some battlefields increases my worry.
I believe you have enough answers for it, I just don't think Jason had any. That's just how drafts go sometimes. If we draft again it will be in our minds that the card was strong, then the person who is facing it will be looking more actively for the answers and will probably maindeck them just so they don't get blown out. You need swingy cards and it doesn't seem too over the top and you have the answers so it seems fine enough.

Did Meddling Mage wield equipment often and what did board states look like when it couldn't attack? I've struggled through all iterations of the grid to make this card have the proper impact. Currently, the "format" is leaning on Giver of Runes, countermagic/removal and equipment to keep it alive and relevant in the red zone, but as was alluded to, the only equipment that functions on a powerful aggressive axis while protecting the creature is Maul of the Skyclaves.
Board states were just me having one creature because all of mine were able to survive or at least trade with a 2/2. Giver of Runes + Mage is annoying, but it doesn't really let you swing in as you would rather make sure the mage sticks around so you keep the giver up to make sure the mage doesn't get removal spelled, rather than pushing through for damage. I think equipment/buffs are the way to go, Jason just need more of them. I also don't think he ever had an ancestral blade and a mage out at the same time in any game.

How was Cry of the Carnarium? I have struggled finding a way for black to interact with a swarm of creatures in an interesting way.
It was good for me because it killed all of Jason's creatures bar the Whale. The BB was rough to get early, but it never mattered as I had the relevant early game to stem the bleeding then sweep when I got the mana. The exile effect is a little bit of overkill and not sure if it is needed. A Drown in Sorrow probably would just be fine and not as back-breaking to the graveyard based decks.

How did the countermagic plus discard "mirror match" play out? I think this is the first time where I've seen both decks play blue-based countermagic!
The Cabal Therapies only came in game 2 and 3 and I only remember them being used once? I do remember Jason clearing out my counterspells one game, so that was interesting. Also both of having peek made playing around counterspells fairly obvious. You just had to prod with the right cards to soak up the counterspell and slam the real threat.

Did any cards diminish one player's game agency to the point where they found it frustrating? I have experienced this some with Cryptic Command (which has since been removed) or when facing multiples of some existing repeatable effects (Mask of Immolation invalidating multiple x/1s or Unearth recurring a creature not available in multiples) or sources of substantial card advantage (Rix Maadi Reveler, Seasoned Pyromancer, Dark Confidant).
I think the -2/-2 sweepers on my end made Jason's agency drop, that is the only thing I can recall. I was fine being locked out by mages + Giver/Ephem backup and I always felt like I could find a line to get out of it.
What are your general thoughts on the answers available (name-a-card vs. interaction available in multiples vs. higher-powered singleton effects? The answers in the grid are most likely the most unique aspects of the card pool when compared generally to other cubes and cube-like environments. Please give me the good, the bad and the ugly!
This is the question I don't really know how to answer. Jason had 2 clean removal spells, while I could only kill small creatures. They both lined up with what our gameplan wanted, although Jason probably wanted more. I felt they did enough to give Jason ways to push through (Maul/Whale) from my end and he could deal with anything of mine. The Council's Judgment killing the Hexproof Giant was pretty cool and showed that everything does have a respective answer.

Hopefully that gives you something to go into the think tank about.
 
A small edit to add more 1-of copies (incorporating Blood tokens and a bit of interaction tuning):
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Grid Draft #10!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 2:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Fiery Temper
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Row 3:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Nether Spirit
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Murderous Cut

Column 2:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Fiery Temper
1 Nether Spirit

Column 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Brainstorm

Row 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Bloodline Culling

Row 3:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Pithing Needle
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Shattering Blow
1 Polluted Delta

Column 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Pithing Needle

Column 3:
1 Brainstorm
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Esper Sentinel
1 Faithless Looting

Row 2:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Lesser Masticore

Row 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Prohibit

Column 1:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Collective Brutality
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 2:
1 Esper Sentinel
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Prohibit
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Engineered Explosives

Row 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Forbid
1 Foul Play

Row 3:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Pithing Needle
1 Arid Mesa

Column 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Shattering Blow
1 Misthollow Griffin

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Forbid
1 Pithing Needle

Column 3:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Foul Play
1 Arid Mesa
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Magmatic Channeler

Row 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Repeal
1 Cling to Dust

Column 1:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Goblin Welder
1 Pyroblast

Column 2:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Repeal

Column 3:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Cling to Dust
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Lorehold Command
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Bonesplitter
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Hard Evidence
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper

Column 1:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Counterspell
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Bonesplitter
1 Hard Evidence

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Staff of Nin
1 Sedgemoor Witch

Row 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Giver of Runes
1 Shattering Blow

Row 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Meddling Mage
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Goblin Welder

Column 2:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Giver of Runes
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Shattering Blow
1 Counterspell
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Polluted Delta

Row 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Restoration Angel
1 Giver of Runes

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 1:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Restoration Angel
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 3:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Giver of Runes
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Arid Mesa
1 Grim Poppet

Row 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Guardian of Faith

Row 3:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 1:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Cemetery Illuminator

Column 2:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Hallowed Fountain
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Foul Play
1 Mystic Confluence

Row 2:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Koll, the Forgemaster
1 Callous Bloodmage

Row 3:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Pyroblast
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Mask of Memory

Column 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Koll, the Forgemaster
1 Pyroblast

Column 3:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Combustible Gearhulk
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Murderous Cut
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Peek
1 Dark Confidant

Column 2:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Murderous Cut
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Bomat Courier

Row 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Blood Crypt
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Column 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Faithless Looting
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 2:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Blood Crypt

Column 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Bomat Courier
1 Solemn Simulacrum
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Unearth
1 Peek
1 Shadowspear

Row 2:
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Nether Spirit

Row 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Council's Judgment
1 Flooded Strand

Column 1:
1 Unearth
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 2:
1 Peek
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Shadowspear
1 Nether Spirit
1 Flooded Strand
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Trinket Mage

Row 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Lose Focus
1 Grim Poppet

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Hard Evidence

Column 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Foul Play
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Lose Focus
1 Vedalken Shackles

Column 3:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Grim Poppet
1 Hard Evidence
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Goblin Welder
1 Trinket Mage

Row 3:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Forbid
1 Bloodline Culling

Column 1:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Lose Focus
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Goblin Welder
1 Forbid

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Trinket Mage
1 Bloodline Culling
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Snapcaster Mage

Row 2:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Meddling Mage
1 Mangara of Corondor

Row 3:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Blood Fountain
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Pillar of Flame

Column 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Meddling Mage
1 Blood Fountain

Column 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Snapcaster Mage

We played some games with the above grid, and ended up at RW versus UB for the 2 matches played (and there wasn't too much of note beyond the previous version in an overall feel of how the decks behaved in game). After some discussion, I am going to attempt an edit at 180 cards instead of really trying to understand an update at 162 cards.
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Grid Drafting #11! This is a test 180-Card Version

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Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Watery Grave
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 2:
1 Prohibit
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Ancient Den

Row 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 1:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Prohibit
1 Grim Poppet

Column 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Mystical Teachings

Column 3:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Ancient Den
1 Snapcaster Mage
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Scrap Mastery

Row 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Council's Judgment
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Boots of Speed
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Shattering Blow
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 2:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Council's Judgment
1 Boots of Speed

Column 3:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Row 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Forbid
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Faithless Looting
1 Mystic Confluence

Column 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Forbid
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Murderous Cut
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Foul Play
1 Thraben Inspector

Row 2:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Ephemerate
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Scrap Mastery

Column 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Ephemerate
1 Hallowed Moonlight

Column 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Scrap Mastery
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 2:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Lorehold Command
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Bomat Courier
1 Pithing Needle

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Tidehollow Sculler

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Lorehold Command
1 Bomat Courier

Column 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Pithing Needle
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Collective Brutality
1 Thunderstaff

Row 2:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Staff of Nin
1 Giant's Amulet

Row 3:
1 Peek
1 Unearth
1 Sun Droplet

Column 1:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Collective Brutality
1 Peek

Column 2:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Staff of Nin
1 Unearth

Column 3:
1 Thunderstaff
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Sun Droplet
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Great Furnace
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Bonesplitter

Row 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 3:
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Nether Spirit
1 Cling to Dust

Column 1:
1 Great Furnace
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Guardian of Faith

Column 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Nether Spirit

Column 3:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Cling to Dust
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders

Row 2:
1 Prohibit
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Seat of the Synod

Column 1:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Prohibit
1 Lose Focus

Column 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 3:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Goblin Welder
1 Seat of the Synod
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Goblin Welder
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Hard Evidence
1 Basilisk Collar

Row 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Murderous Cut
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Hard Evidence
1 Murderous Cut

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Brainstorm

Row 2:
1 Pyroblast
1 Council's Judgment
1 Young Pyromancer

Row 3:
1 Shadowspear
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Pyroblast
1 Shadowspear

Column 2:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Council's Judgment
1 Hope of Ghirapur

Column 3:
1 Brainstorm
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Hallowed Fountain
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Hallowed Moonlight

Row 2:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Goblin Welder
1 Fiery Temper

Row 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Trinket Mage
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Lose Focus
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 2:
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Goblin Welder
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Fiery Temper
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 2:
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Lose Focus
1 Peek

Row 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Faithless Looting
1 Mask of Memory

Column 1:
1 Misthollow Griffin
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Pithing Needle

Column 2:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Lose Focus
1 Faithless Looting

Column 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Peek
1 Mask of Memory
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Hard Evidence
1 Blood Fountain

Row 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Peek
1 Lorehold Command

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Brainstorm

Column 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Giver of Runes
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Peek
1 Unmarked Grave

Column 3:
1 Blood Fountain
1 Lorehold Command
1 Brainstorm
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Shattering Blow
1 Fiery Temper

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Council's Judgment
1 Blood Crypt

Column 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Bloodtithe Harvester

Column 3:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Vampiric Tutor
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Meddling Mage
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Row 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Watery Grave
1 Callous Bloodmage

Row 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Column 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Foul Play
1 Giver of Runes

Column 2:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Watery Grave
1 Ranger of Eos

Column 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Bloodline Culling

Row 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Forbid

Row 3:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Counterspell
1 Esper Sentinel

Column 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Murderous Cut
1 Avalanche Riders

Column 2:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Counterspell

Column 3:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Forbid
1 Esper Sentinel
 
Oops, bug in the above R code (for length)

Grid Draft 12 - v180

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Trinket Mage

Row 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Collective Brutality
1 Pithing Needle

Column 1:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Collective Brutality

Column 3:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Pithing Needle
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Giver of Runes
1 Steel Hellkite

Row 2:
1 Watery Grave
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 3:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Thunderstaff
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Column 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Watery Grave
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Thunderstaff

Column 3:
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Phyrexian Revoker
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Forbid
1 Lorehold Command

Row 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Lesser Masticore

Row 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Forbid

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Ephemerate
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 2:
1 Forbid
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Forbid
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Flooded Strand
1 Council's Judgment

Row 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Pithing Needle

Row 3:
1 Watery Grave
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Lose Focus
1 Watery Grave

Column 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Pithing Needle
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Basilisk Collar

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Godless Shrine
1 Avalanche Riders

Row 3:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Arid Mesa
1 Unmarked Grave

Column 1:
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Peek
1 Bloodstained Mire

Column 2:
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Godless Shrine
1 Arid Mesa

Column 3:
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Unmarked Grave
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Marsh Flats

Row 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Bloodtithe Harvester

Row 3:
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Repeal
1 Murderous Cut

Column 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Hard Evidence
1 Vault of Whispers

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Repeal

Column 3:
1 Marsh Flats
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Murderous Cut
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Prohibit
1 Cling to Dust
1 Blood Crypt

Row 2:
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Faithless Looting
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Engineered Explosives

Column 1:
1 Prohibit
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Faithless Looting
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Column 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Engineered Explosives
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Peek

Row 2:
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Lose Focus
1 Goblin Welder

Row 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Foul Play
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Column 1:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Grim Poppet

Column 2:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Lose Focus
1 Foul Play

Column 3:
1 Peek
1 Goblin Welder
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Bomat Courier
1 Council's Judgment

Row 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Blood Crypt

Row 3:
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Fiery Temper
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 1:
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Guardian of Faith

Column 2:
1 Bomat Courier
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Fiery Temper

Column 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Blood Crypt
1 Vampiric Tutor
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Row 2:
1 Steam Vents
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Lorehold Command

Row 3:
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Collective Brutality
1 Breya's Apprentice

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Steam Vents
1 Tidehollow Sculler

Column 2:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Collective Brutality

Column 3:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Lorehold Command
1 Breya's Apprentice
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Great Furnace
1 Polluted Delta

Row 2:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Peek
1 Scrap Mastery

Row 3:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Scalding Tarn

Column 1:
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders

Column 2:
1 Great Furnace
1 Peek
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Scalding Tarn
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Meddling Mage
1 Boots of Speed

Row 2:
1 Counterspell
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Sedgemoor Witch

Row 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Goblin Welder
1 Watery Grave

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Counterspell
1 Faithless Looting

Column 2:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Goblin Welder

Column 3:
1 Boots of Speed
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Watery Grave
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Hostile Desert
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Unearth

Column 1:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Ephemerate
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Hostile Desert
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Murderous Cut
1 Unearth
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Shattering Blow
1 Giver of Runes

Row 2:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Fiery Temper
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 3:
1 Sun Droplet
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Bloodline Culling

Column 1:
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Sun Droplet

Column 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Fiery Temper
1 Magmatic Channeler

Column 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Bloodline Culling
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Hope of Ghirapur

Row 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Shadowspear
1 Restoration Angel

Row 3:
1 Blood Fountain
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Blood Fountain

Column 2:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Shadowspear
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 3:
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Restoration Angel
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Hallowed Fountain

Row 2:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Brainstorm
1 Giant's Amulet

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Staff of Nin
1 Scrap Mastery

Column 1:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Brainstorm
1 Staff of Nin

Column 3:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Scrap Mastery

We drafted a bit loosely: didn't build decks as we drafted cards. The result was I ended up with a strange but functioning mana-base for 4-color and villain had just a straight UB deck.

My deck, RBwu Pyromancer midrange:
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Villain's pool, UB control:
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My deck wanted cantrips with twin Young Pyromancer and Sedgemoor Witch, so with copious non-basics, I splashed Peek and Brainstorm. I only had mana issues in a single game that I recall. The discard was very effective against a counter-magic-heavy, reactive opponent, and Blood Fountain kept me viable with a relatively low threat count (but was slow enough that villain could get into a good position if I timed it incorrectly).

Villain won games through threats that I couldn't answer (mostly due to Shadowspear extra toughness or by burying me in Shadowmage Infiltrator / Ethereal Forager card advantage. He was trying to draft a Goblin Welder deck at the beginning of the draft but ended up just playing straight UB.

We played three matches and I came out on top (2-1 in matches) after a lot of back and forth. I am not a fan of "splash Brainstorm" as a viable strategy, but it is okay if it happens in moderation. Excited to get more drafts in with more discipline with picks; having 20% of the total cards not show up was a nice variable as well!

Mystical Teachings was a lot of fun. Cabal Therapy and Collective Brutality led to a lot of laughs and exclamations. Bloodline Culling saw both sides play both modes!
 
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Grid Draft #13 - it works now!

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Faithless Looting
1 Faithless Looting

Row 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Esper Sentinel
1 Shattering Blow

Row 3:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Council's Judgment
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Giver of Runes
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Esper Sentinel
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Shattering Blow
1 Thraben Inspector
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Boots of Speed
1 Avalanche Riders

Row 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Watery Grave
1 Brainstorm

Column 1:
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Lose Focus

Column 2:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Boots of Speed
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Brainstorm
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Brainstorm
1 Mask of Immolation

Row 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Mangara of Corondor

Row 3:
1 Repeal
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Repeal

Column 2:
1 Brainstorm
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 3:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Watery Grave

Row 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Bloodstained Mire

Row 3:
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Ephemerate
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 1:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Guardian of Faith

Column 2:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Ephemerate

Column 3:
1 Watery Grave
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Nihil Spellbomb
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Foul Play

Row 2:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Goblin Welder
1 Blood Fountain

Row 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Bonesplitter

Column 1:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 2:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Goblin Welder
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Column 3:
1 Foul Play
1 Blood Fountain
1 Bonesplitter
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Lorehold Command
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Row 2:
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Trinket Mage
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Row 3:
1 Demilich
1 Polluted Delta
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Sungold Sentinel
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Demilich

Column 2:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Trinket Mage
1 Polluted Delta

Column 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Counterspell
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Row 2:
1 Peek
1 Hard Evidence
1 Lorehold Command

Row 3:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Hostile Desert
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Peek
1 Mask of Memory

Column 2:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Hard Evidence
1 Hostile Desert

Column 3:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Lorehold Command
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Meddling Mage

Row 2:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Bomat Courier

Row 3:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Giant's Amulet

Column 1:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Blood Crypt
1 Collective Brutality

Column 2:
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Ranger of Eos

Column 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Bomat Courier
1 Giant's Amulet
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Fiery Temper
1 Pithing Needle

Row 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Shadowspear
1 Forbid

Row 3:
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Cling to Dust
1 Hope of Ghirapur

Column 2:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Shadowspear
1 Pillar of Flame

Column 3:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Forbid
1 Cabal Therapy
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler

Row 2:
1 Unearth
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Bloodtithe Harvester

Row 3:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Pithing Needle
1 Giver of Runes

Column 1:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Unearth
1 Council's Judgment

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Pithing Needle

Column 3:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Giver of Runes
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Cabal Therapy

Row 2:
1 Hard Evidence
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Flooded Strand

Row 3:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Blood Crypt

Column 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Hard Evidence
1 Arid Mesa

Column 2:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 3:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Flooded Strand
1 Blood Crypt
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Godless Shrine
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Collective Brutality

Row 3:
1 Ancient Den
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Repeal

Column 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Ancient Den

Column 2:
1 Godless Shrine
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Vedalken Shackles

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Collective Brutality
1 Repeal
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Row 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Murderous Cut

Row 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Mystical Teachings

Column 1:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Dark Confidant
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 2:
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 3:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Murderous Cut
1 Mystical Teachings
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Bloodline Culling

Row 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Callous Bloodmage

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Peek
1 Marsh Flats

Column 1:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Peek

Column 3:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Callous Bloodmage
1 Marsh Flats
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Watery Grave
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Grim Poppet

Row 2:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Whirler Rogue

Row 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Prohibit

Column 1:
1 Watery Grave
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Pyroblast

Column 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 3:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Prohibit
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 2:
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Ephemerate
1 Great Furnace

Row 3:
1 Thunderstaff
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Polluted Delta

Column 1:
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Thunderstaff

Column 2:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Ephemerate
1 Avalanche Riders

Column 3:
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Great Furnace
1 Polluted Delta

My friends played this one!

Hero 1 - Esper Invitational Fish
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This pool was drafted by an inebriated maniac that drafted the previous UB deck. It featured 5! different Invitational cards (with Dark Confidant in the sideboard for life fears) supporting a proactive beatdown plan with a smattering of disruption/removal.

Hero 2 - Azorius Awkward
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This pool was almost a white weenie deck but was a bit short playables and mana fixing to give it a solid 3-color option or a more powerful 2-color option. The player did not try the bad-mana 3-color version, but we discussed it might have been a better approach given the competition.

The Esper deck won convincingly most games (2-0 matches, I believe) as the UW deck stumbled on mana some and couldn't answer the higher quality threats from Esper. Esper's Pithing Needle won a game naming Flooded Strand and another few naming Shadowspear. Vedalken Shackles and Meddling Mage also gave the Azorius deck depending on two Council's Judgement and Mangara of Corondor a huge headache.
 
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Grid Draft #14 !

Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Ephemerate
1 Bomat Courier

Row 2:
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Peek

Row 3:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Meddling Mage
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Mangara of Corondor
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 2:
1 Ephemerate
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Bomat Courier
1 Peek
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Row 2:
1 Great Furnace
1 Blood Crypt
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Row 3:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Council's Judgment
1 Shattering Blow

Column 1:
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Great Furnace
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Column 2:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Blood Crypt
1 Council's Judgment

Column 3:
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Shattering Blow
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Thunderstaff
1 Lesser Masticore

Row 2:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 3:
1 Peek
1 Fiery Temper
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 1:
1 Polluted Delta
1 Shattering Blow
1 Peek

Column 2:
1 Thunderstaff
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Fiery Temper

Column 3:
1 Lesser Masticore
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Prohibit
1 Giver of Runes
1 Marsh Flats

Row 3:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Watery Grave
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Column 1:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Prohibit
1 Bloodtithe Harvester

Column 2:
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Giver of Runes
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Marsh Flats
1 Combustible Gearhulk
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Forbid
1 Sun Droplet

Row 2:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Pithing Needle
1 Hallowed Fountain

Row 3:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Fiery Temper

Column 1:
1 Fiery Temper
1 Pithing Needle
1 Avalanche Riders

Column 2:
1 Forbid
1 Pithing Needle
1 Seat of the Synod

Column 3:
1 Sun Droplet
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Fiery Temper
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Lorehold Command
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Row 2:
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Pillar of Flame

Row 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Pyroblast
1 Murderous Cut

Column 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Nether Spirit

Column 2:
1 Lorehold Command
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Pyroblast

Column 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Murderous Cut
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Seasoned Pyromancer

Row 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Flooded Strand
1 Blood Crypt

Row 3:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Dark Confidant
1 Brainstorm

Column 1:
1 Arid Mesa
1 Lose Focus
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Column 2:
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Flooded Strand
1 Dark Confidant

Column 3:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Blood Crypt
1 Brainstorm
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Cemetery Illuminator

Row 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Foul Play

Row 3:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Watery Grave
1 Collective Brutality

Column 1:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Noxious Gearhulk

Column 2:
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Watery Grave

Column 3:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Foul Play
1 Collective Brutality
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Hostile Desert
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Row 2:
1 Godless Shrine
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Brainstorm

Row 3:
1 Prohibit
1 Shadowspear
1 Repeal

Column 1:
1 Foul Play
1 Godless Shrine
1 Prohibit

Column 2:
1 Hostile Desert
1 Breya's Apprentice
1 Shadowspear

Column 3:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Brainstorm
1 Repeal
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Staff of Nin
1 Vampiric Tutor

Row 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Lorehold Command

Row 3:
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Meddling Mage
1 Ethereal Forager

Column 1:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Giant's Amulet

Column 2:
1 Staff of Nin
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Lorehold Command
1 Ethereal Forager
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Foul Play
1 Bloodtithe Harvester

Row 2:
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Young Pyromancer

Row 3:
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Restoration Angel

Column 1:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Hallowed Fountain

Column 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Rebuff the Wicked

Column 3:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Restoration Angel
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Ancient Den
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Sedgemoor Witch

Row 3:
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Faithless Looting

Column 1:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Cemetery Gatekeeper
1 Young Pyromancer

Column 2:
1 Ancient Den
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Sacred Foundry

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Sedgemoor Witch
1 Faithless Looting
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Cling to Dust
1 Giver of Runes

Row 2:
1 Steam Vents
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Row 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Flooded Strand
1 Counterspell

Column 1:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Steam Vents
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 2:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Flooded Strand

Column 3:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Counterspell
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Blood Fountain

Row 2:
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Bonesplitter

Row 3:
1 Mask of Memory
1 Meddling Mage
1 Goblin Welder

Column 1:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Mask of Memory

Column 2:
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Meddling Mage

Column 3:
1 Blood Fountain
1 Bonesplitter
1 Goblin Welder
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Repeal
1 Murderous Cut
1 Pyroblast

Row 2:
1 Council's Judgment
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Shattering Blow

Row 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Unearth
1 Ephemerate

Column 1:
1 Repeal
1 Council's Judgment
1 Goblin Welder

Column 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Unearth

Column 3:
1 Pyroblast
1 Shattering Blow
1 Ephemerate
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Faithless Looting
1 Trinket Mage

Row 2:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 3:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Forbid
1 Magmatic Channeler

Column 1:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Bloodline Culling

Column 2:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Forbid

Column 3:
1 Trinket Mage
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Magmatic Channeler
 
Grid Draft 15! Less lands, slight increase in interaction and more "fun-ofs" (singleton inclusions). Previous iteration seemed to have too good mana for 4-color.

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Pack 1




Row 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Peek
1 Demilich

Row 2:
1 Dark Confidant
1 Council's Judgment
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 3:
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Column 1:
1 Counterspell
1 Dark Confidant
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 2:
1 Peek
1 Council's Judgment
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 3:
1 Demilich
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Pack 2




Row 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Shattering Blow

Row 2:
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Polluted Delta
1 Brainstorm

Row 3:
1 Cling to Dust
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Maul of the Skyclaves

Column 1:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Cling to Dust

Column 2:
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Polluted Delta
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Column 3:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Brainstorm
1 Maul of the Skyclaves
Pack 3




Row 1:
1 Peek
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Goblin Welder

Row 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Sacred Foundry

Row 3:
1 Meddling Mage
1 Boots of Speed
1 Lesser Masticore

Column 1:
1 Peek
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Meddling Mage

Column 2:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Whirler Rogue
1 Boots of Speed

Column 3:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Lesser Masticore
Pack 4




Row 1:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Repeal

Row 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator

Row 3:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Thought Monitor

Column 1:
1 Bloodtithe Harvester
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Unmarked Grave

Column 2:
1 Rebuff the Wicked
1 Mask of Immolation
1 Cabal Therapy

Column 3:
1 Repeal
1 Shadowmage Infiltrator
1 Thought Monitor
Pack 5




Row 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Pithing Needle
1 Lose Focus

Row 2:
1 Lose Focus
1 Shadowspear
1 Scrapheap Scrounger

Row 3:
1 Counterspell
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact
1 Raise the Alarm

Column 1:
1 Pyroblast
1 Lose Focus
1 Counterspell

Column 2:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Shadowspear
1 Sphinx of the Guildpact

Column 3:
1 Lose Focus
1 Scrapheap Scrounger
1 Raise the Alarm
Pack 6




Row 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Unearth
1 Unmarked Grave

Row 2:
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Mask of Memory

Row 3:
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Staff of Nin
1 Meddling Mage

Column 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Giant's Amulet
1 Vampiric Tutor

Column 2:
1 Unearth
1 Elite Spellbinder
1 Staff of Nin

Column 3:
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Mask of Memory
1 Meddling Mage
Pack 7




Row 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Sun Droplet
1 Repeal

Row 2:
1 Pithing Needle
1 Collective Brutality
1 Scrap Mastery

Row 3:
1 Collective Brutality
1 Angel of the Ruins
1 Lorehold Command

Column 1:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Pithing Needle
1 Collective Brutality

Column 2:
1 Sun Droplet
1 Collective Brutality
1 Angel of the Ruins

Column 3:
1 Repeal
1 Scrap Mastery
1 Lorehold Command
Pack 8




Row 1:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Giver of Runes
1 Nether Spirit

Row 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Hallowed Fountain

Row 3:
1 Foul Play
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Council's Judgment

Column 1:
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Foul Play

Column 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Bloodline Culling
1 Ranger of Eos

Column 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Council's Judgment
Pack 9




Row 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Foul Play
1 Cemetery Illuminator

Row 2:
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Solemn Simulacrum

Row 3:
1 Faithless Looting
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Goblin Welder

Column 1:
1 Magmatic Channeler
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Faithless Looting

Column 2:
1 Foul Play
1 Young Pyromancer
1 Ancestral Blade

Column 3:
1 Cemetery Illuminator
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Goblin Welder
Pack 10




Row 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Hope of Ghirapur

Row 2:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Lose Focus

Row 3:
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Alchemist's Vial
1 Mangara of Corondor

Column 1:
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Stoneforge Mystic

Column 2:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Vault of Whispers
1 Alchemist's Vial

Column 3:
1 Hope of Ghirapur
1 Lose Focus
1 Mangara of Corondor
Pack 11




Row 1:
1 Akiri, Fearless Voyager
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Combustible Gearhulk

Row 2:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Forbid
1 Prohibit

Row 3:
1 Goblin Engineer
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Ephemerate

Column 1:
1 Akiri, Fearless Voyager
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Goblin Engineer

Column 2:
1 Dragon's Rage Channeler
1 Forbid
1 Mystical Teachings

Column 3:
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Prohibit
1 Ephemerate
Pack 12




Row 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Grim Poppet
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders

Row 2:
1 Murderous Cut
1 Sunlance
1 Unmarked Grave

Row 3:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Peek
1 Pyroblast

Column 1:
1 Ephemerate
1 Murderous Cut
1 Blood Crypt

Column 2:
1 Grim Poppet
1 Sunlance
1 Peek

Column 3:
1 Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders
1 Unmarked Grave
1 Pyroblast
Pack 13




Row 1:
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Flooded Strand
1 Raise the Alarm

Row 2:
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Bomat Courier
1 Watery Grave

Row 3:
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Arid Mesa
1 Prohibit

Column 1:
1 Guardian of Faith
1 Seat of the Synod
1 Snapcaster Mage

Column 2:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Bomat Courier
1 Arid Mesa

Column 3:
1 Raise the Alarm
1 Watery Grave
1 Prohibit
Pack 14




Row 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Marsh Flats
1 Forbid

Row 2:
1 Goblin Welder
1 Watery Grave
1 Restoration Angel

Row 3:
1 Thraben Inspector
1 Fiery Temper
1 Whip of Erebos

Column 1:
1 Bonesplitter
1 Goblin Welder
1 Thraben Inspector

Column 2:
1 Marsh Flats
1 Watery Grave
1 Fiery Temper

Column 3:
1 Forbid
1 Restoration Angel
1 Whip of Erebos
Pack 15




Row 1:
1 Hostile Desert
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Vedalken Shackles

Row 2:
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Avalanche Riders

Row 3:
1 Nether Spirit
1 Trinket Mage
1 Callous Bloodmage

Column 1:
1 Hostile Desert
1 Ethereal Forager
1 Nether Spirit

Column 2:
1 Seasoned Pyromancer
1 Mystic Confluence
1 Trinket Mage

Column 3:
1 Vedalken Shackles
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Callous Bloodmage
Pack 16




Row 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Sunlance
1 Ancestral Blade

Row 2:
1 Giver of Runes
1 Faithless Looting
1 Thunderstaff

Row 3:
1 Great Furnace
1 Rix Maadi Reveler
1 Sungold Sentinel

Column 1:
1 Shattering Blow
1 Giver of Runes
1 Great Furnace

Column 2:
1 Sunlance
1 Faithless Looting
1 Rix Maadi Reveler

Column 3:
1 Ancestral Blade
1 Thunderstaff
1 Sungold Sentinel
 
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