Episode 89— March 14th, 2022

Housman, Grid, and Beyond: Cube Drafting with Two Players

Are there more doors or wheels in the world?
Pack 1, Pick 1 from Monstrumonium's Hand Matters Cube
Housman Draft pros and cons
The grain of Housman Draft: does it discourage a particular kind of deck?
The benefits of partial hidden information
Winston and Winchester Drafts
Burn drafting for two players

Andy and Anthony discuss the new, popular two player draft format, Housman draft, where players draft a series of rounds exchanging cards from hidden hands with a shared, face-up, set of cards. They talk about their experience with the format, the kinds of decks it creates and pros and cons for this style of drafting. In closing, they touch briefly on the strengths and weaknesses of some other popular draft formats for two players.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from Monstrumonium’s Hand Matters Cube.

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