So we had a draft night last night. We had enough cards to set up 2 four man draft pods and play for store credit.
It was pretty interesting, I thought I had a good strategy drafting good low cost ice (and 2-3 bombs) but it was completely hosed by all of the yogs and mimics that got spread out. A lot of us managed to draft cohesive strategies, it was pretty sweet!
I liked drafting corp first, since it gave us all a chance to "hate-draft" cards out of the runner pool, that being said the runner draft was really challenging overall. I don't think anyone got hosed on econ, there wasn't as much credit-clicking as I expected.
I got first pick account siphon, then was able to draft the other siphon and both deja vus, not being able to get a kati or a magnum opus - I ended up going criminal and trying to run a tricks/account siphon based gameplan that worked "just ok."
The winner got some good breakers and a 3 pack of test runs in his runner pool, his corp pool ended up like mine, being mostly bioroids and neural katanas.
One of the guys at the other table somehow drafted a replicator deck which was a pretty hilarious and cool accomplishment.
The shaper gameplan is pretty powerful in this format, corps are hilariously unpredictable, I botched my deckbuilding and used 40 cards for both corp and runner, clearly taking 44 cards next time - runner was okay with 40, but given the unpredictability of the corp, running with more than 40 is probably desirable.
Drafting is definitely a great way to kill time between data pack releases!