Archive for January, 2011

First Four Picks #23 »

Inaugural Mirrodin Besieged edition! To the pack!

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MTGO Cube Draft Videos »

This is a (belated) follow up to my cube draft videos on StarCityGames.com. I didn’t record the draft this time, so it doesn’t qualify as a draft walkthrough, really, but there are some interesting games in here and a very different deck from last time. Enjoy!

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First Four Picks #22 »

Here are my picks from last week- Mox Emerald – It takes something pretty bomby for me to pass a Mox… even a green one. A few of these cards are close, but they are all so specific that I’d rather take the card that will go in every deck. Dark Confidant – I haven’t [...]

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The Split Vote »

On StarCityGames.com this week, I talked about how to test new cards for the cube. One thing that I thought about while writing the article is this problem- what if you test a card, and the people playing your cube don’t agree on the results?

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First Four Picks #21 »

The results from last time: Mox Pearl: 57 Demonic Tutor: 57 Path to Exile: 35 Nevinyrral’s Disk: 26 Mother of Runes:26 Wheel of Fortune: 13 Sacred Mesa: 3 Plated Geopede: 2 Body Double: 2 Bloodstained Mire: 1 Weird, two ties, and not the landslides we’ve had before. This was a pack with a number of [...]

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Darksteele Cube Bonus Section »

Evan suggested that I do a “Director’s Commentary” on my StarCityGames.com articles here. I like that idea, since there’s usually a little something that didn’t make it in. This week is a good example of that. In my article, I talked about my top ten cards from 2010 for the cube, and what I’m hoping [...]

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First Four Picks #20 »

Sorry about the wait! About the last pack: Twelve cards were chosen by someone, which I think is great. I disagree with the statement that that was a weak pack- not broken, obviously, but pretty deep. And if you’re looking for build-around cards, Kira and Fauna Shaman are just that. I would take: 1. Mind [...]

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