Not sure if there is a better place for this, but just wanted to mention an online format that I just played, which I thought worked pretty well.
The plan was 2 2-hour online sessions:
- Session 1: 6 people draft on meteor.stimhack.com (we used @TheBigBoy 's lists/rules ), play your first round of swiss. Extensive trash-talking and self-deprecation on google hangouts accompanies.
- Session 2: rounds 2 and 3
We ended up starting the draft late (and I messed up the runner packs), so we didn’t get to round 1 the first night and people just scheduled it when they could fit it in. I’ve drafted a couple of times before, and most of the joy comes from the draft itself and the first few games. This struck a reasonable balance in terms of not being impossible to coordinate schedules and not dragging on for too long, and not being too painful if you goof up in the draft and have one (or in my case, two) very bad decks.
Congrats to @BizTheDad for winning, btw