I wanted to give myself a pretty hefty stipulation when building this cube. In the end i decided that every card in this cube would be one that was printed at the uncommon level at some point in it's life. I love playing with build-around-me uncommons so this cube is intended to be full of powerful synergies in 2 colour pairs (with some amount of overlap between archetypes and some mana fixing to allow for 3 and more colour decks to be a thing if desired) The colour pair themes are as follows: ug - +1/+1 counters ub - artifacts ur - spells-matters uw - blink gb - self-mill and graveyard synergies gr - shaman tribal, beatdown or ramp gw - tokens br - sacrifice bw - lifegain wr - go-wide aggro I've been attempting to blur the lines a little more between the colour pairs. I found that they were being incredibly linear and therefore not conducive to a lot of repeat games. Now, hopefully, it is possible to find more interactions both inside each pair and between the pairs (BW tokens or UB sacrifice for example) Recently, this cube has been living off the rarity changes that come with every masters set - allowing for some more unusual and iconic cards to make it into the 375, even a few legends! Hope you enjoy drafting it. Would love more input should anyone have that kind of time or dedication.
overhaul? sure, once more with feeling
Nov 29 2018 07:52
I've been wanting more variety out of the cube and read a great article about having multiple options in each colour pair so I've strived to provide options in each - UB can be artifact or lean more towards reanimator for example, or UR has the ability to be more tempo or try to go big with rise from the tides. It's been a fun process and I noticed a few things were suboptimal after i'd done so much rejigging (there was no longer much of a go-wide feel to the tokens decks for example) Telling Time >Riptide Survivor Storm Fleet Spy >Forbidden Alchemy Golgari Signet >Mind Stone Expedition Map >Everflowing Chalice Chronomaton >Farm // Market Boros Signet >Sengir Autocrat Orzhov Signet >Throat Slitter Shadowblood Egg >Spring // Mind Simic Signet >Palace Jailer Sungrass Egg >Elves of Deep Shadow Grixis Battlemage >Struggle for Sanity Accursed Witch >Ovalchase Daredevil Phyrexian Reclamation >Sinister Concoction Harsh Scrutiny >Nightshade Assassin Baleful Ammit >Strands of Night Spire Patrol >Jelenn Sphinx Lightning Greaves >Vulshok Morningstar Izzet Signet >Dimir Signet Return to Dust >Banishing Light
Nov 29 2018 06:53
Trostani's Summoner >Satyr Enchanter Drogskol Shieldmate >Mesa Enchantress Archetype of Courage >Trueheart Duelist War Priest of Thune >Servo Exhibition Bellowing Aegisaur >Oketra's Attendant Magmatic Insight >Goblin Banneret Jund Battlemage >Ordeal of Purphoros Beast Attack >Bestial Menace Naya Battlemage >Merfolk Branchwalker Clear Shot >Savage Stomp Wildsize >Sylvan Might Esper Battlemage >Phyrexian Ingester Sphinx's Tutelage >Fumble Mossfire Egg >Valduk, Keeper of the Flame Flame-Kin Zealot >Heroic Reinforcements Krakilin >Feral Hydra Thunderstaff >Counterspell Familiar's Ruse >Forbid Skycloud Egg >Champion of the Flame Dissolve >Reality Shift Novijen Sages >Silumgar Spell-Eater Wing Splicer >Willbender Pore Over the Pages >Talrand's Invocation
Second to last birthday fix!
Sep 14 2018 22:09
Man-o'-War >Exclusion Mage Dragon Breath >Dance with Devils Brood Monitor >Gamekeeper Overrun >Wild Onslaught Mask of Memory >Sai of the Shinobi Hedron Archive >Whirlermaker
More bday cards arrived
Sep 14 2018 05:25
And I thought pestilence was a little too strong Pestilence >Oathsworn Vampire Merciless Eternal >Undead Gladiator Visionary Augmenter >Lotus-Eye Mystics Lashknife Barrier >Promise of Bunrei Obsessive Skinner >Untamed Kavu Weirding Wood >Utopia Sprawl Curse of Predation >Song of Freyalise Durable Handicraft >Moldervine Cloak Curious Homunculus >Skilled Animator Merfolk Looter >Thought Courier River Hoopoe >Tatyova, Benthic Druid Tidehollow Sculler >Regal Bloodlord
Birthday purchase changes, part 1
Sep 6 2018 06:43
Vithian Stinger >Spikeshot Goblin Wipe Away >Time of Ice Phantom General >Kongming, 'Sleeping Dragon' Wispweaver Angel >Baird, Steward of Argive Deadeye Plunderers >Rona, Disciple of Gix