I stayed around for after draft for the first time in a long time. Finished before I got too tired to enjoy it at all, 2-1 overall, so I got my M12 prize pack back. I almost rage-quit when someone, I think it was Zack, got everyone to agree that everyone had to play a Chronicles pack. Chronicles packs are only 12 cards, so the afterdraft rule is you can't draft it unless everyone does. I don't like Chronicles, because I was playing back then. They reprinted a few good cards but mostly it suffers from 15 years of power creep, so almost all the cards are garbage by today's standards. They're white bordered, and while the brought back a few fun cards from the sets they reprised, they left out far more, so it was a pretty big disappointment. I never got over not liking the set, but I decided to play anyway. Didn't get anything good in my Chronicles pack, I think I took Azure Drake. I ended up in blue, white, and green, with a lot of small flying creatures but very few big ones, the only bomb was the Mikaeus, the Lunarch in my Innistrad pack. Match 1 against Josh Coleman, I kept a 5 land hand and drew 5 more land while he got out a couple of big guys. Match 2 was even less close, because I was even more mana flooded, I didn't miss a land drop all the way to turn 12, I hurt him a bit with my Tormentor's Trident on my Niblis of the Urn, but he had too many big creatures. I was most upset when he played the Chinese Ulvenwald Bear with morbid and put two counters on a different creature -- I thought it just put two counters on itself which is why I hadn't drafted it. I hate hate hate foreign cards in after draft -- even in current sets I make bad draft choices because I don't know what the cards are. Match 2, against Zack's girlfriend Lanie, I drew pretty well, and walked right over her in two games. Match 3, against Zack, game 1, he managed to get the Urzatron out but couldn't really do anything with it; he was low on life but had a Golden Urn with some counters, I had Mikaeus making my flyers bigger, and a break of day to put me over the top. Then he conceded because Lanie had lost and they wanted to go home.
I bought a few low-value cards from the store. Was going to buy a couple of Surgical Extractions but they were out. I don't think they had the Rise of the Eldrazi commons I want, though I'm not positive Bill actually looked. I don't like having the common and uncommon boxes behind the counter where an employee has to dig through them. The only good card I got in my afterdraft was the Mikaeus. I bought two packs of Avacyn and got a Tibalt and a Bruna, which I can't complain about. Mark Fredricksen says he has the RoE commons, but didn't take my list with him; perhaps he will remember to bring them. Didn't do any other trading.