I like to play 4-5 color green. Today I got Harrow Fertile Ground Quirion Explorer Primal Growth Rampant Growth (we were drafting Invasion-Planeshift-7th) 3 x Geothermal Crevice ( I took 3 consecutively) Ancient Spring Dromar's Lair as good mana-fixers. I was never mana screwed. All this mana fixing let me play ... B/G/R/w Tahngarth, Talruum Hero Abyssal Specter Tribal Flames Terminate Breath of Darigaaz That 4/4 Kavu you can pay R for Haste Restock Necrologia That 1/1 White guy who taps to prevent 1 damage for each basic land type 2 Volcanic Hammers Slingshot Goblin Darigaaz's Charm Plague Spitter Grafted Skullcap The 5/4 vanilla green common in 7th. It costs 4G Thornscape Battlemage My basic land went like so... 1 Plains 3 Swamps 3 Mountains 6 Forests So there's my draft deck. Personally, I believe it was amazing. Here's some controversial picks : 1st Pick in Planeshift I open Flametongue Kavu. I look at the Rare, Talruum, and take it. Also of note, was the Darigaaz's Charm that made it back to me! In the 7th pack, I am forced to decide between Stream of Life and Necrologia as a 6-7th pick. I took Necrologia, which I drew twice, and cast once to draw 5. (Winning the game for me.) The other time, I was at 3 life, and the last thing I wanted was friggin' Necrologia. What can I say? Which would you pick? Sideboard : Bog Down extra Slingshot Goblin 15th pick Reviving Dose Yavimaya Barbarian nothing else of note My Results? It went 1-1. No mana screw ever. We're playing FNM. Any loss means elimination. I won the first match(vs. a somewhat weak B/R/U) on the strength of my deck, plus a couple poor plays by my opponent. Not a lot to talk about. Well, there is one thing. Imagine a totally sick hand. Plague Spitter, Breath of Darigaaz, Talruum, Forest, Harrow, Rampant Growth, Tribal Flames. Do you keep? 1 land, but any drawn land gets the whole thing going. I kept it, and drew 3 consecutive lands, and eventually a Restock, and won the game. I lost the second (hard-fought vs. G/R aggression)match on no board error, but a basic misplay. I attacked for the kill, but should have held back to block. I certainly could have won the long game, so I should have maintained a high life total rather than tried to race. That's what I learned today. To remember to consider a basic strategy. Think about the future of the game rather than simply it's current state. I was at 4 life, ready to attack for 9 and the kill, but he came up with burn for the victory on his last turn. Had I taken my time at the beginning, I could have stopped about 6 damage to myself and only cost myself a turn later on. So I drop from the draft and offer to play draft-deck ante. I win a recoil in one game, and my friend buys it back for 25 cents. I lose a mountain in the next game, but I trade 5 commons from my sideboard for it since it belongs to the store. Now this mountain thing is it's own issue. Gathering Ground St. Louis had NO MOUNTAINS. When I was done drafting, the land stacks had no mountains. They had to go searching in the back room to get mountains. It's like when a blood-bank is low on type O blood. The Gathering Ground should hold a Mountain Drive! Anyway, share your draft experience to enrich us all, or let me know what you think of the deck I drafted.