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The Draft Lab Podcast Episode 26: Forcing Drafts

Welcome back to episode 26 of the Draft Lab Podcast where we bring in special guest Dafore to discuss the strategy behind forcing in drafts. This episode was actually recorded back on the 11th, but the editing and production team were ill so we’re trying to catch back up now. That means a whole bunch of episodes coming out this week for your listening pleasure.



We kick off this episode with a weekly update and a Pack One, Pick One starring Double Feature.

For the main part of the episode we go deep with Dafore. He has had a lot of success with forcing a particular archetype, both in the past and in VOW, so we really wanted to bring his perspective to you. We discuss everything from what to look for in a format to decide to force a particular deck to how soon you should abandon your initial plan.

You also don’t want to miss out on our question of the week which I don’t want to spoil here.

We wrap it up with our Cool Play of the Week and Chris’s Bad Beat.

Thanks for listening and per usual let me know if you have any questions or would like to make submissions for Cool Play of the Week.

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Josh is a member of the elite limited team The Draft Lab as well as the host of The Draft Lab Podcast. He was qualifying for Pro Tours, Nationals, and Worlds literally before some of you were born. After a Magic hiatus to play poker and go to medical school, he has been dominating Arena with over an 80% win percentage in Bo3 as well as making #1 rank in Mythic.

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