• posted a message on Cards that always dodge the draft?
    Quote from psly4mne »
    I feel the same. Wish I had a more regular group, but I've had two full-size drafts since EMN and I'm already rebuilding for CN2.


    We've only had one draft since EMN, and it was only a six man, and it was cut short because of a family emergency. We were getting in at least one per month for a while and getting 8 people at least, but that's not happening much anymore. Seems like real life is getting in the way for a lot of my regulars.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Aether Adept
    Exalted Angel's an OG from back in the day. She's always a boss and I love her.

    I'm running several morphs, but I don't make it a point to include one in each color.

    My favorite morph would probably be the angel, but Stratus Dancer is up there as well. I love a good Ux tempo deck.

    As far as house rules, we have two. 1. Don't be a dick. 2. Free mulligans. If you think about abusing rule number 2, see rule number 1.
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  • posted a message on Cards that always dodge the draft?
    I can't really think of specific cards, but this is something that I struggle with when it comes to the new cards we add. I want to just jam them every chance I get, but we don't get to cube as often as I'd like. There are times that it's spoiler season again and I haven't even really gotten many reps in with the previous additions.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Aether Adept
    Quote from Star Slayer »
    It is guaranteed that there won't be any Eldrazi in the next block. I do wonder why so many people have that strong negative reaction to them though.


    I enjoyed BFZ and the return to the world of Zendikar and the Eldrazi again. I did not enjoy meshing (melding?) that world with Innistrad. From a flavor standpoint, it felt forced. I would have enjoyed a return to Zendikar followed by a return to Innistrad more had the two been unrelated. It's just been set after set of Eldrazi, so I'm glad that we won't be seeing them again for a while.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Hellrider > Hanweir Garrison > Hellspark Elemental > Chandra's Phoenix

    @netn10: From your list, if you wanted to cut a shadow beater, I'd cut Dauthi Marauder and leave Dauthi Horror in. To answer your questions...

    1. I don't know that it's a staple, but I'd rank it somewhere in the top ten black 2cc creatures.
    2. I think there are a few cards in your list that I'd cut before Dauthi Horror to make room for Heir.
    3. I love shadow, but I also started playing during the time that it was introduced in Tempest. I might be a little biased and nostalgic for it.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Aether Adept
    Pia and Kiran Nalaar have been pretty good for us at 540. I do wish the activation cost was 1R instead of 2R, but that's obviously too good.

    I am excited to explore Kaladesh in the next set. I just hope the Eldrazi don't show up again and ruin everything. I'm so sick of Eldrazi.

    Chandra's a badass, so I would hope they are proud of her. I'm proud of her.

    I don't have (or want) kids, but I'd be happy to teach anyone to play if they were truly interested.
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  • posted a message on Cards too powerful for a budget cube? First Cube!
    The best way to go about building your first cube is to look at other people's lists, come as close to that as you can with what you have available, then draft it and see what needs to be changed. If you're worried about power level, you can check out my low power list in my signature (labeled little cube). I don't include planeswalkers in that list and I try to keep the power level as low as possible while still promoting several archetypes and strategies.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Volatile Chimera
    Quote from Visserdrix »
    saying "someone drafted this and went 3-0 with it", when really "someone drafted this but found it wasn't good enough to main deck despite having a great 3 card package" is a little different.

    i guess as you stated your point was to show that having a three card package isnt tough to achieve. but if this guy isnt getting played when he is pretty much at his ceiling what does that say?


    Chimera wasn't included in the 3-0 deck because it wasn't yet known to the public, not because it wasn't good enough to make the cut. Usman was pointing out that the 3-0 deck he posted didn't even have Chimera in mind and still had a nice three creature package in the board.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread - Aether Adept
    I run Elspeth, Sun's Champion at 540, but she's another that I'd probably still be running as low as 360. She's great in pretty much every white deck. I might not run her in a hard aggro Boros deck or something similar, but basically every other white deck, she's amazing. She's great in tokens strategies, great in midrange, great in control, just an all around solid powerful planeswalker.

    I don't know that I've ever been a 'champion'. Years ago when I was playing more constructed, I came close to being the champion a couple of times, but never won. I got second in a Grand Prix Trial (running sui-black in Extended) and I got fourth (7/8) in a 2HG Time Spiral sealed States event for TN. Is States still a thing? I haven't played anything other than cube in so long.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE] Hymn of the Wilds
    My group always gets so excited to draft Worldknit and I'm sure they'll be equally excited to draft Sovereign's Realm. I like those cards for cube, but they aren't really my cup of tea as far as decks go. This one, though... this is something I can jump on board and build around. I can't wait to build this deck.
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