One of the things that was great about MtG was how easy it was to draft. You would literally just crack a bunch of packs and pass them around and then make decks. I watched the preview of Hearthstone from Blizzard. It's a digital TCG and was absolutely astounded at how simple that game will be to draft. You will literally go into the game and have to choose a 40 card deck from 40 separate 3 card combinations and they will all already be logically combined and randomized for whatever class you intend to play because it's all on a computer.
How can AGoT be draftable? I know the cube draft format, but that requires dedication of resources from one player or a whole meta. Is there a way that a bunch of people can walk into a store, grab a bunch of chapter packs, and have a draft tournament?
I'm thinking buying a cycle of Chapter Packs and just shuffling up the cards is the only way to do it right now. That's $90+ split over the number of players, but the problem comes from the lack of core set cards. People would have to bring their own reducers and maybe make all reducers universal. Then there's no real prize. In MtG, the winner would get first dibs on rares (I think it was essentially a second draft in the order of placement). How could you get people to actually drop money on cards they probably already own. Is drafting out the cards again valuable enough because certain cards are worth having more than three of?