The Draft and the Deck
My first pack was not exciting, with a painland as the rare and dispiriting uncommons and commons. My first pick: Lead Gilder.
However I perked up once I saw the pack that was passed me and quickly yanked out Kothophed, Soul Hoarder. That gave me a direction for the rest of the draft, helped by the fact that Green seemed reasonably open.
In the first game my opponent played first and started with a Faerie Miscreant that quickly learned how to use Grasp of the Hieromancer. Meanwhile I drew my two drops on turn 3 and my three drop on turn 4. My deck rhythm felt completely off, and by the time I stabilized and started swinging back he had enough Blue/White fliers to finish me off.
My deck curved far more nicely in the next two games, enabling me to constantly attack and smash my way to victory.
Result: W (2-1)
The first game my opponent played a Sphinx's Tutelage on turn 4. In the second game he played it on turn 3. I quickly got milled out both games, helped along by an unlucky streak of milled green cards in game 1 and a Dreadwaters in game 2. I did manage to get my opponent down to 1 life in game 2 with a Shaman of the Pack, but by the time that happened I had no cards left in my library.
Result: L (0-2)
I hate Sphinx's Tutelage!