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A Planeswalker Section, or Hacking Rarities »

As I’ve written about before (or as is obvious from a look at my list), I only run one planeswalker per color. The reason for that is that I, and the people I draft with, don’t like how game-dominating they can be. Planeswalkers are powerful in constructed, and can be even more so in highlander [...]

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First Four Picks #26 »

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Strategies for Success in Cube Drafting »

This is a guest post written by Doug Lambert. If you’d like to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. I’ve been playing cube drafts for about three years and it constitutes about 90 percent of my time playing Magic. I draft on a regular basis with a group of about [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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