How an AI Will Help You Draft the Perfect ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Deck

If you plan on hitting up your local comic book shop this weekend for a Magic: The Gathering booster draft tournament, a version of the game where competitors improvise their decks on the fly, you can practice with an AI that tells you how well you’ve picked your cards. Comic book stores are bracing themselves for the release of the latest set of Magic cards, Eldritch Moon, which comes out Friday. Tournaments will be held around the world. Many players of the ever-growing nerdy hobby will be excited to conclude the story of Lovecraftian monsters invading the gothic horror setting of Innistrad, but most will be there to play and win draft format tournaments, in which players make use of a limited pool of cards. Russian programmer Igor Vodopyanov, 29,…


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