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The Magic Show’s Top Ten Cube Cards! »

Had a fun time with this one. Debates can be had over Sword of Body and Mind and Mind Twist over my selections, but I stand by the list.

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Official Dragon’s Maze & M14 Cube Update! »

Yup, it’s that time again. These updates always take me longer than I think they will. They hinge on a variety of factors including my own playgroup, my design style and goals, and what I feel is balanced. Feel free to use this as a guide for your own cube or chime in with your [...]

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Dregs: Rethinking the Worst Cards in Your Cube »

Written & Submitted by Raymond Daniels A little background:  I love cube.  Ever since Evin Erwin’s “Eventide Me Over” episode I have been absolutely ecstatic about the format where you get to play with all of the best cards in Magic.  I still remember the scrubbier days of the cube where bears and Serra Angel [...]

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Official Gatecrash Cube Update! »

It’s here, and it’s bigger and badder than ever. The multitude of changes include adding even MORE fatties, adding the mana and adding the fun. Check out the official Gatecrash Cube Google Doc! The cube is now up to 669 cards, including 86 of each color, 80 colorless cards, 79 Multicolor, and 70 Land cards. Ready to discuss the changes? Let’s go!

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Gatecrash Preorder List! »

So each time the full visual spoiler is ready, up go the foils on StarCityGames.com. Here is the list I expect to preorder and give a shot in the Cube… NOTE: I don’t expect all of these to make it (by any stretch).

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How Cube Drafting Taught Me to Play Better in Constructed Formats »

Submitted & Written by Andy Rogers. I’m not a great constructed player. I likely never will be. Others in my playgroup are particularly good at building combos into their decks. Those decks are usually online by turn three or four and by then, I’m already losing. I still have a lot of fun playing constructed games. [...]

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Official M13 and RTR Cube Update! »

A long time coming (aren’t they all?), but we’re here! Check out the official Google Doc! Big changes this go-around: The cube got bigger, the fat got added, and we went all-in on new Return to Ravnica goodies. Let’s go!

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RTR Preorders! »

Return to Ravnica Foils are now available for preorder, and for those curious, here’s what went into my cart: Angel of Serenity Phantom General Precinct Captain Cyclonic Rift Faerie Imposter Jace, Architect of Thought Desecration Demon Ultimate Price Underworld Connections Ash Zealot Gore-House Chainwalker (added post-publishing) Guttersnipe Mizzium Mortars Deadbridge Goliath Mana Bloom Abrupt Decay [...]

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Official Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored Cube Update! »

Oh man it’s been too long! We got ourselves two sets to add this time, and there is plenty of movers and shakers included. View the Updated Google Doc (newly designed!) Dozens of cards replaced, the cube got bigger by 30 cards or so, and all sorts of surprises are inside. Let’s talk cube!

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A Weekend Lost in the Cube »

There aren’t too many things that get me to squeal in excitement like a four-year old. The seconds preceding new Game of Thrones episodes, the intro to “This Charming Man,” and any announcement indicating that I’m gonna get to do some cube drafting. So when Wizards announced that there’d be MTGO cube queues, on the [...]

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