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    posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Carnophage
    Carnophage is my jam! I've been playing with this card for so many years. I started playing Magic with Stronghold, so this was one of the first cards I fell in love with. Black aggressive decks have been my favorite strategies since those days and it's no different in cube. Obviously, at this point, there are several better options than Carnophage for supporting that archetype in cube, but it will take a lot for me to cut this guy just because of the history.

    It's hard to pick a favorite zombie story, but I'm gonna go with The Walking Dead comic. The first story line really drew me in and I've been a monthly subscriber ever since. I also really liked Shawn of the Dead for what it was. And the book version of World War Z was really good as well. And you definitely have to give props to Dawn of the Dead. Without it, none of these other stories exist.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on [SOI][CUBE] The Gitrog Monster
    We've not gotten a cube session in with the lands matter package yet, but I did add it back in with Ramunap Excavator. For what it's worth, I think it's only worth it to add it to your cube if you have room in your multicolor sections for cards like The Gitrog Monster and Knight of the Reliquary in addition to the staples that you normally see there. I would not be cutting something like Kitchen Finks to make room for Reliquary to push this archetype.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Elder is a staple, imo. Tracker has been really good at creating card advantage in a color that doesn't normally get that type of card advantage. I have no experience with Rishkar, but I don't think I'd cut Tracker to try it out. It looks like a 630+ quality creature.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on Card Æsthetics Evaluation Thread
    Quote from Star Slayer »
    I am generally against foil cards, because they make the cards harder to read and recognize (and thus harder to play with, which is just stupid for cards that are meant to playing with) but on the Invocations, this problem is multiplied.


    Harder to read and play with in what sense? I'll admit that there are times that a glare might make the cards tough to read, but I'd attribute that more to the sleeves than the foiling. My only beef with foils, at least recent foils, is sometimes it's hard to tell if the card is foil or not until you really hold it under a light to see if it shines. If I could just get all the cards in old border foils, that'd be great.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
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    posted a message on The Great Cube Resource Thread
    Wow, that was 2010. Time flies. It is kind of cool to read over those results and see what's changed and what hasn't, though. Kor Skyfisher came in seventh place in white 2s and it's literally the only creature on that list that I'm still running today. Interesting.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
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    posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Carnophage
    I'll run all the Arc Lightnings they feel like printing.

    I'd love a functional reprint of Ancestral Recall. One blue draw three is a fantastic deal, and I'd love to have second copy. Grin
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Carnophage
    I really like Rampant Growth, but I don't like that I can't get the Mirage art in foil. The Seventh art is sweet, but I love that Mirage art. I'm not currently running it in either of my cubes but it's definitely a non-embarrassing ramp spell.

    My non-creature green ramp is pretty much just Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. The best of the best.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on This or That discussion.
    I'd rather see you cut Champion of the Parish than either of those options.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on Which cycles of lands would you put in your Cube ?
    I wouldn't run all ten bounce lands. I'd use those slots for what works best for each color combo. If you only want to run one ten land cycle there, I'd go with bounce lands for the blue pairs and gain lands for the rest.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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    posted a message on Hour of Devastation: An Off-Scew Cube Review
    Great write up! This was an interesting read. As someone who runs a low power list as a secondary cube, it's nice to read this sort of take that covers pretty much every cubeable option a set has to offer.
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    posted a message on This or That discussion.
    I love Black Vise on turn one in an aggro deck. It's won me several games by effectively starting my opponent out less than 15 life. However, if I were to have to pick one or the other to put into cube, I'd go with Scroll because it's just better overall. Black Vise can be a dead draw and really only wants to be played in aggro decks. Cursed Scroll is a solid play at pretty much any point in the game, it's reach, it's removal, it's just an all around good card.

    On the subject of Academy Rector, that archetype intrigues me, but it looks incredibly narrow and like you'd be including several high priced enchantments that won't fit into any other decks. Is there a way to support it and not run a bunch of 15th pick enchantments?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on Which cycles of lands would you put in your Cube ?
    For my group, at 450, I found that four cycles of two color lands worked best to keep three color decks in check. If I were to ever go back to truly peasant, I'd probably run the trilands, the gain lands, and the five color lands available. I don't think I'd also include the Vivids.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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    posted a message on [AKH][CUBE] Soul-Scar Mage
    As the resident RDW player in my group, I've not been super impressed with this guy as an aggro support dork. I'll probably give him a few more drafts to prove his worth, but right now, I think I prefer either of the double faced aggro dudes.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on [AKH][CUBE] Soul-Scar Mage
    I'm just echoing the others at this point, but yeah, don't you dare cut Zurgo if you're supporting an aggro deck in your red section. :p
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on [Set (P)review) My top 20 Hour of Devastation cards for the cube!
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    There are aggro decks in eternal formats that can keep control decks in check.


    Just stopping by to point out that a white weenie hate bears deck won the legacy GP in Vegas and came close to winning the Modern event as well.

    Aggro won't always beat control, but it should be heavily favored, especially if it's well supported in the cube and the drafter built the deck well. Mono red is the aggro deck that I have the most success with in cube, but I've been able to do well with aggro decks in basically every color combo. That's honestly thanks to what I've learned from posting on these boards for the past 10 years, and wtwlf in particular, about how to properly support the different theaters in cube so it's not just a dragon-fest.
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