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There Can Be Only Ones »

This is a guest post written by Glenn Jones, courtesy of his new blog. If you’d like to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. So here’s my first post on one of my favorite hobbies: cube design. I like to design different cubes for pure entertainment, although I rarely build [...]

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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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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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Cube Draft Walkthrough »

I’m trying something new here, so bear with me if it’s not entirely well-executed. A few nights ago I wrote down the details of my cube draft (picks, deckbuilding, and games), and I’m going to transcribe it here. I hope it is entertaining, interesting, or at least not too embarrassing in retrospect. Let me know [...]

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Nine Underrated Cube Cards »

This guest post is written by Thea Steele. For those wishing to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. The Cube is a strange format at times. Sometimes you get beaten by a turn one Library of Alexandria or a well-timed Mana Drain, and there’s not much to say there. The [...]

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Evan’s Complete Cube Audit! »

Ever want to know -exactly- what my cube is made of? Now you can! Took me a few days to put together, but I feel it’s worth it and every cube enthusiast should perform a complete cube audit for every major update–I know I am! Check out the complete cube audit.

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Cube Design Theory: Aggro in Cube »

This guest post is written by Usman Jamil. For those wishing to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact eerwin at gmail dot com. On his website about the format, Tom LaPille said this about cube drafting: “Go make a cube, or at least convince someone else to. That cube will enhance your life and the lives of [...]

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