Archive for December, 2010

Cube Philosophy: Problem Children »

This guest post is the fourth part of a series on Cube Philosophy, written by Simon Walker. For those wishing to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. Dealing with the Problem Children There are a handful of cards that are the basis of debate amongst Cube designers. I have discussed [...]

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Cube Philosophy: Sacred Cows »

In episode one, I talked about the high-level goals that guide the creation of your Cube. In part 2, I looked at some of the hard-and-fast, practical limits of creating Cubes (size, cost, and most importantly time). In this article, I will discuss the sacredness of bovines. “What do you call a Minotaur wearing a [...]

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Cube Philosophy: Design Goals vs. The World »

This guest post is the second part of a series on Cube Philosophy, written by Simon Walker. Check back each day this week for a new installment. For those wishing to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. In part 1, I examined six concepts that form a loose “wish list” [...]

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Cube Philosophy: Pre-Cubing or, The Hard Questions »

This guest post is the first part of a series on Cube Philosophy, written by Simon Walker. Check back each day this week for a new installment. For those wishing to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. There are many articles on Cube design and the underlying philosophy behind what [...]

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First Four Picks #19 »

Here’s what I would have done with the last pack (besides getting how-crazy-are-you looks from the next five people who saw it): Jace, the Mind Sculptor: Planeswalkers are insane in the cube, Jace is the insanest, and I’m never sad to be in blue. Reveillark : Reveillark does a lot of dumb things in the [...]

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A Grizzly Fate for a 5 Mana Sorcery »

Grizzly Fate was a card that was in my cube for some time, but it eventually got the axe.  Nowadays, when I think of cards to use in my cube, I don’t consider it for inclusion… and it’s not because I consider the card to be garbage.  My experiences with the card in my cube [...]

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