Ep. 5 – The Quickest Set Completion F2P Method with Marcus Tomaino

This week we cover a topic near and dear to many players’ hearts – what is the quickest and most efficient way to grow your collection and maximize the use of your wildcards? My guest, economics Ph.D student Marcus Tomaino, takes us through a systematic approach, centered around BO3 drafting, that provides a solid foundation for getting rare-complete, or even mythic-complete if you so desire! This is likely the quickest route to accumulating a complete collection of any set on Magic Arena. We’ll also go into other tips to help you get maximum gold on Arena and increase your win percentage in draft. This interview opened my eyes and taught me several tricks (such as waiting to open your packs until after you’ve done your drafts…) that I have since implemented in my own approach. If you’re wanting more wildcards, or if you want your wildcards to go further, this is for you.

Find Marcus at u/20mb_romano and at twitch.tv/20mb_romano/

Find his article on reddit here.

Timestamps:  0:00 – Intro
1:16 – Intro to Marcus
5:19 – Set completion via B03 draft
11:11 – Quick overview of earning Gold on Arena
14:57 – Accumulating Gems on Arena
19:46 – Cracking packs vs. drafting
29:24 – Maximizing your vault on Arena
40:00 – Rare drafting is ok  47:06 – When to open my packs?

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This show features the track ‘Real Virtuality’ from Eero Johannes released on the Sound Pellegrino label and is used with permission.