The Treasure Trove

This is my 720 powered cube, used to host game days in the Maryland, US Magic community.

The purpose of this cube is to provide high-powered games using the best cards in Magic's history.  Instead of pushing particular themes, it focuses on including the cards with the highest individual power levels and allowing drafters to build according to their own tastes.

There are 95 cards associated with each single color.  Each two-color guild has 14 cards associated with it (six lands which produce both colors, a Signet, and seven other cards).  Each three-color shard or wedge has a triland and a single other card associated with it.  The remaining 85 cards aren't associated with any color.

The sideboard contains an optional set of Conspiracies.  When the group votes to use them, they're dealt out one per pack, first pack only, as a bonus 16th card.  This ensures every player has a chance to take one if they want it, and that they can be built around through the rest of the draft.

There are no silver-bordered cards in the listed 720, but the physical cube contains a 721st card: an Ashnod's Coupon errata'd to draw a card when used, in addition to its normal effect.

I try to keep the list updated whenever a new set comes out.  Feedback is welcome!  Try a practice draft and let me know what you think!
Ravnica Allegiance Update
Mar 1 2019  18:00
It’s been awhile since I’ve tweaked my cube.  Let’s take a look at what’s coming and going with the release of Ravnica Allegiance.

Expedition Envoy >Tithe Taker
Mardu Strike Leader >Gutterbones
Abyssal Persecutor >Spawn of Mayhem
Guttersnipe >Light Up the Stage
Nullhide Ferox >Biogenic Ooze
Rattleclaw Mystic >End-Raze Forerunners
Vial Smasher the Fierce >Judith, the Scourge Diva
Ghor-Clan Rampager >Gruul Spellbreaker
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Winter 2019 Update
Mar 1 2019  17:57
Overall I’ve been happy with the results of my previous efforts to reduce the tricolor portion of my cube, and I’ve decided to take things a step further by (mostly) eliminating it altogether.

The single-color cards that were representing shards and wedges will be returned to their individual colors, and three tricolor cards will be lumping in with the colorless section, which is where any future tricolor cards will be added.  The rest will be replaced by colorless cards, and the tricolor lands will be subbed out for a miscellaneous land cycle, mostly painlands but with the cycling lands for Azorius and Dimir (and probably Simic, Izzet, and Orzhov when they are eventually released).  I’m also making several other card swaps:

Arcane Sanctum >Irrigated Farmland
Crumbling Necropolis >Fetid Pools
Savage Lands >Sulfurous Springs
Jungle Shrine >Karplusan Forest
Seaside Citadel >Brushland
Sandsteppe Citadel >Caves of Koilos
Mystic Monastery >Shivan Reef
Opulent Palace >Llanowar Wastes
Nomad Outpost >Battlefield Forge
Frontier Bivouac >Yavimaya Coast
Darigaaz Reincarnated >Ancient Stone Idol
Tamiyo, Field Researcher >Isochron Scepter
Maelstrom Wanderer >Frantic Search
Honor of the Pure >History of Benalia
Banisher Priest >Palace Jailer
Riftwing Cloudskate >Gilded Drake
Thassa, God of the Sea >Gitaxian Probe
Consuming Vapors >Kitesail Freebooter
Bloodgift Demon >Collective Brutality
Diabolic Servitude >Dance of the Dead
Plated Geopede >Bomat Courier
Manic Vandal >Mogg War Marshal
Emissary of Grudges >Rekindling Phoenix
Sweltering Suns >Through the Breach
Mayor of Avabruck >Elves of Deep Shadow
Lazav, the Multifarious >Thief of Sanity
Fall 2018 Update
Oct 3 2018  19:18
It’s time again to try to identify some of the weaker performers and rotate some other cards in.

Hidden Dragonslayer >Karakas
Ajani Goldmane >Cast Out
Stratus Dancer >Riftwing Cloudskate
Serendib Efreet >Serum Visions
Thunderbreak Regent >Guttersnipe
Surrak, the Hunt Caller >Whisperwood Elemental
Awakening Zone >Curse of Predation
Dragonlord Ojutai >Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Utter End >Tidehollow Sculler
Gyrus, Waker of Corpses >Darigaaz Reincarnated
Samut, Voice of Dissent >Wild Nacatl
Cogwork Librarian >Retrofitter Foundry
Guilds of Ravnica Update
Oct 3 2018  19:04
As expected, Guilds of Ravnica has brought several new cube considerations.  Let’s see what deserves a look!

Brutal Hordechief >Midnight Reaper
Tombstalker >Doom Whisperer
War-Name Aspirant >Goblin Cratermaker
Chandra's Phoenix >Legion Warboss
Ohran Viper >Pelt Collector
Vengevine >Nullhide Ferox
Shadowmage Infiltrator >Lazav, the Multifarious
Fleecemane Lion >Knight of Autumn
Lotleth Troll >Assassin's Trophy
Boros Reckoner >Tajic, Legion's Edge
Assemble the Legion >Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
Commander 2018 Update
Aug 14 2018  17:54
Commander 2018 is light on cube playables, but does present three interesting cards to try out.

Through the Breach >Emissary of Grudges
Prophetic Bolt >Saheeli, the Gifted
Hellkite Overlord >Gyrus, Waker of Corpses
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