Archive for February, 2011

Esper Aggro in the Cube »

This is a deck I had yesterday in a Winston draft. It’s not outstanding- the mana isn’t great and it’s lacking in removal- but I thought it was an interesting example of how you can draft a more aggressive base-U deck, even without including specific blue aggro cards like Horizon Drake. I had a lot [...]

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Official Scars of Mirrodin Cube Update! »

Okay, it’s taken way too long, but the cube update is here! With this update I’m adding Scars of Mirrodin cards to the cube after much playtesting. I’ve also made many other changes/tweaks. This cube update adds a whopping 40 cards to the cube bringing the total to 642 cards. Ready to see what made [...]

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First Four Picks #25 »

From last time: 1. Jitte – about as obvious a first pick as they come. 2. Venser – not necessarily the pick on pure power level, but an excellent build-around, and I like being U/W. 3. Koth – another strong build-around card, and I haven’t had much of a chance to play Koth so far. [...]

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Scars of Mirrodin Update Coming Soon! »

Just FYI, my Scars of Mirrodin update (along with my Mirrodin Besieged Testing Cards) will be posted shortly — been flying around the world for the Pro Tour, but now that I’m back home we’ll be chatting cube updates soon!

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First Four Picks #24 »

That last pack was pretty impressive- everything but red got at least one very high pick. I’d go with- 1. Armageddon. It’s not quite auto-win, but still one of the scariest cards for your opponents to face. 2. Frost Titan. I love this guy more and more, but I could actually see the 2-4 going [...]

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A Date with Destiny, or My Crappy Pool »

This is a guest post written by Chris Mellard. If you’d like to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. The stage was set. 34 participants in a Sealed Prerelease Tournament. The set was Mirrodin Beseiged and I was flipping stoked. I freakin’ love prereleases. I was a little worried about [...]

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Time Spiral, Cubed »

This is a guest post written by Phil Stanton. If you’d like to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. As soon as I heard about cube drafting, I knew it was for me. Many eons ago, in high school, my friends and I would create faux booster packs out of [...]

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