- What is this? -
It's a list of links for everything cuberelated. If it's been posted on the Cube Forums and it'S interesting, chances are that you'll find a link to it here.
It also has a list of cubes that are posted in this forum for easy browsing.
If you have any feedback, i'd be glad to hear it. Have a new link that you want to see added? Stumbled on a cool cube article somewhere else on the net? Perhaps you wrote one yourself? Let me know.
- Notable Cube Forum Threads -
Over time, the members of the cube forums created a lot of content that help with designing cubes, maintaining them, drafting them. Some members started extensive projects with a lot of voting. Basically everything has been written about at some time, the trick is being able to find it. The following lists should help with that. These threads are the fruits of our community effort, enjoy.
- Cube Archetype Discussion -
Cube forum members give a primer on certain archetypes that can be supported in cubes, how they play out and what cards are recommended.
- Rumor Season -
Parallel to the revealings of the Rumor Mill, the impact of new cards for cube play is discussed in our rumor threads. A lot of card evaluation in these threads and they provide an interesting read even later on.
- Finished Projects -
There's always a lot of projects going on in our Cube Projects Forum. Everyone can participate and once a project is finsihed and produced some results that are helpful enough they get linked here.
- Cube Power Rankings: Top20 lists by color -
Cube Forum regular Silent Edge hosts the annual Cube Power Rankings, where the Top20 cards in all colors are determined by public voting. The cards are compared by asking the question "Which card would i pick if i had to choose between them P1P1?"
- Project "Rank Everything": Top 10 lists by converted manacost -
Cube Forum regulars Phantizle and Shalazar host Project "Rank Everything" that pits cards against each other in categories by color and mana cost. The rankings are again decided in a community effort by public voting. Looking specifically for a blue threedrop creature? Look no further.
- The $300 Cube -
Magic is a fairly expensive hobby. The initial investment that comes with assembling a decent cube can make a lot of people shy away. The following thread takes a look at building a cube that maximizes power while keeping the total cost below 300 bucks.
- Unfinished Projects -
Sometimes a project isn't being finished. Perhaps the host left the forum for whatever reason or it has just been to much work. Sometimes the people involved just moved on to something else and the poor little project got left behind. If the project got to some interesting results anyways, it's listed here. Hey, perhaps you want to start where others left off and revive the thing?
The Cube Set hosted by Paellin, Pringlesman and others with involvement from almost every Cube Forum regular.
The goal was to create a set completely from scratch that could be used for custom cubing. Pretty awesome, eh? While we never finished the whole thing, the threads that are tied to the project are fullw ith great card ideas and many interesting discussions for everyone who might want to start something similar.
- Articles on Cubing -
- MTGS Articles on cubing -
MTGS has a vast archive of frontpaged articles. Some of those tackle cubing and are linked here.
A list of notable cubelists is an impractical thing. Not only does one have to designate by what criteria a cubelist becomes practical, but they also have to designate criteria to exclude cube lists. Because a list of more than 20 cubes becomes unwieldy to handle (which ones have updated, is it still the best version of itself that it could be, etc) and because it is not the job of the staff to figure out a top 20 list of cubes. I decided it was best to just leave the list off.
If you want to take a look at the most refined lists, go to the sublist forum and sort it by most posts. Those are generally the most refined ones.
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It was a simple "Raise your hand if you want on the list" deal with no decisionmaking at all. If i want a refined list, i just look into the cube comparison sticky. The list was an easy reference to look up cube lists of those people without a link in their sig to get more context in discussions and/or to understand why they'd value a card different. That was especially important for those lists that don't see much traffic.
Oh, well. Sad to see the list gone. Could've at least given me a heads up so i could've saved it. Considering how much work i put into this thread i am a bit miffed to see that you just deleted half of it. -.-
You sure it's not buried somewhere in the archives?
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My playgroup is considering making a cube and I'm doing some research. Looking through the Cube forums, I'm a bit surprised to see the average size is around 360. If you plan on playing an 8 man draft (which is the optimal draft in all Limited MtG that I've played), this means you will use every single card in your cube (8 players * 3 packs/player * 15 cards/pack) every time you cube draft. Which means drafting and playing can easily get repetitive.
Is Cube not meant for 6-8 player drafts? Is there a sub-forum for larger cubes that I missed? Is there a Cube beginner's guide (not just making a Cube, everything about the format)?
Lastly, if anyone is feeling generous enough to do the legwork for me: Do you have any Pauper/Peasant cube lists that can support 8-player, normal-style drafts without getting repetitive?
Cube is meant for 2+ players. Technically, with the correct size, you can support up to however many people you like, but it might be more difficult for you to control your environment with too many cards. With fewer than 6 players, there are also many different methods to draft which many lead to different power levels in the drafted decks. If you're concerned about drafting getting dull, then just make a larger cube. There really isn't some size set in stone, however many people seem to add cards by 15 card increments (by booster). The most common sizes being 360, 450, 540.
If you're looking to build a Pauper or Peasant list, look no further than the Peasant/Pauper Cube community here. They have been EXTREMELY helpful when I was first building my peasant cube. To start, I recommend just looking at 3-4 smaller lists (around 360-450) and finding what cards they all have in common. Those are probably the cube staples of the format.