Quote from Humpty_DumptyChimney Imp can lead to some broken plays if you have Recurring Nightmare. Your deck doesn't have Recurring Nighmare.
I assume Chimney Imp is in as a joke. Before too long that joke will get tired. I suggest you remove Chimney Imp about eighteen months before this occurs.
I like the coloured bars between your sections.
More constructively, I think you have the right idea, your curves are pretty good and you are wisely starting with a small cube from what I am guessing is a modest collection.
Quote from Humpty_DumptyYou seem OK with proxies. I would suggest proxying the "not yet in cube" cards and taking the thing for a few drafts. See what works and what doesn't. If a card isn't pulling its weight, look at alternatives at the same cost from other cubes.
Quote from bondafongIf your willing to pay a little for the proxies you could use Collectors Edition, that many people also use. (They are even Black Bordered, but have sharp corners)
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Quote from eidolon232Here a few weird, but (almost) cubeworthy cards:
Gurzigost: confess that you had to clock on the link
Charge Across the Araba: if you are going to add a sweep card, why not the best one?
Veiled Sentry: Blue 1drop, that can get really big
Viashino Slaughtermaster: remember the time, when creatures with double strike were used to cost 7 mana?
Savage Beating: "So I am getting how much damage?!?"
Scute Mob: a 5/5 for G, that keeps growing
Vigor: priceless, when your opponent forgets about the abillity : "Block your 5/5, both creatures die?" -"1 +1/+1 counter, 2 +1/+1 counters, 3 +1/+1 counters..."
//erase the first letter of the last to cards to make them even more fun to play
Kiki Juiki, Mirror Breaker /Doubling Season / Mirror Weave can also lead to some epic stories
Cairn Wanderer: also a very "random" card and the artwork doesn't make anything better
Hateflayer: covers 2 exotic abilities
Jotun Grunt: 2 mana 4/4 as a uncommon + nonmana cummulative upkeep cost
Fowl Play/Snakeform: transforming your opponents scary creatures into 1/1s
Blast from the Past: another UN card
Chronozoa +the green 2/2 trample that also makes copies of himself
Mischievous Quanar: another weird morph
Prowling Pangolin: you need the oracle wording for this card. it is currently a Anteater Beast
speaking of creature types: meet the flying plant zombie
Ixidron: bonus errata: shuffle and redistribute all morphs afterwards
Rukh Egg: old version of the card, without errata
@ graveyard hate:
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Relict of Progentius[/card]
Quote from Usman for the Children of Bodom username.
Cards that I think are pretty suboptimal and what I'd suggest to replace them, in parthesis:
Order of Whiteclay (Kor Sanctifiers)
Kismet (Exalted Angel)
Telepathy (Mystical Tutor)
Dream Thrush (Looter il-Kor)
Fatespinner (Serendib Efreet)
Body Double (Control Magic)
Deep-Sea Kraken (Morphling)
Sangrophage (Blind Creeper)
Flesh Reaver (Dark Confidant)
Royal Assassin (Hypnotic Specter)
Fleshwrither (Juzam Djinn)
Priest of Gix (Bane of the Living)
Chimney Imp (this joke will get old fast) (Kokusho, the Evening Star)
Rain of Tears (Sinkhole)
Ambition's Cost (Night's Whisper)
Lava Spike (Chain Lightning)
Chain of Plasma (Magma Jet)
Fire Whip (Blood Knight, your red 2 drops are really low)
Uncontrolled Infestation (Slith Firewalker)
Breaking Point (Hammer of Bogardan)
Grinning Ignus (Keldon Vandals)
Wren's Run Vanquisher (Tarmogoyf)
Wolf-Skull Shaman (Wall of Blossoms)
Thorn Elemental (Cloudthresher)
Wurmcalling (Indrik Stomphowler)
Quote from xfollowthereaperx »Chimney Imp was taken out rather quickly by the way.
Quote from TakeABow »No.
Not Chimney Imp.
Quote from wtwlf123Haha, good. My roommate tried to convince me that this was just a joke, and that it was never in there at all. My roommate owes me $10!
I don't mean to sound like a jerk or anything... but lots of Magic players have widely accepted Chimney Imp to be one of the absolute worst cards ever printed. We just we were just shocked to see it in a cubelist.
And this post had me giggling pretty good:
Quote from eidolon232http://www.magiccardmarket.eu/index.php?mainPage=showProduct&idCategory=1&idProduct=14899
If you don't mind shipping from Europa ( 0,38 € = 0,561754 US$).
If you buy from multiple traders, you could try to PM them to collect this at 1 trader and ship it altogether.
Quote from xfollowthereaperxI'm a bit unfamiliar with European ways of commas. That's about 56 cents right? I tried to register but under country there isn't USA.
Quote from bondafongJust reverse ',' and '.'
Btw - be careful about too many textless cards if you plan on cubing with people that aren't that familar with all magiccards. I've removed all of my textless and foreign cards because of this. So just think about it before you invest all your hard earned cash into textless cardboard. But it seems like a fair deal to pay $13 for Damnation.
Quote from xfollowthereaperx »And I don't see people's love in foreign cards.
Quote from lim_qienA couple of years ago one of my main missions was to Pimp out my cube with lots of foriegn language cards.
however, it was a real pain to explain to new players or even old school players what new cards did with a new language (Russian) and artwork (post 8th ed reprints).
I eventually decided that i would keep my Cube as readable as possible with the exception of a few very easily recognizable cards.
This also helped when someone bought virtually all my Chinese and Japanese foils at GP Brighton. I then rebought all the cards i sold for English versions. (at a lower cost too)
They look nice, but if you find it difficult with your regular playing crowd i think its an unecessary annoyance to have lots of foreign cards.
Quote from wtwlf123Well, I don't have a love for all foreign cards, but I do like the way Japanese looks on Magic cards... it's just aesthetically pleasing. I'm not so fond of newer foreign cards either. However, I find the Japanese cards from Mirage - Saga (before foils were available) to be the most "pimp" versions available.
Quote from eidolon232red 3mana creatures:
Keldon Vandals: reuseable artifact removal and 4 power will do / prevent a lot of damage, since players don't want to throw away there good creatures for this one.
Squee, Goblin Nabob: very abusive card and not limited to a color
Sulfur Elemental: does a good work against control + weenies but even a power3 surprise attacker / blocker isn't too bad
Taurean Mauler: gets big very fast + changeling is a very fun interaction with certain cards.
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage: Usually you are using the Incinerate mode of the card, but it also gives red an out against Control Magic and a finisher/ board sweeper.
River Boa: since you have already experience with the other Boa, you know that this is a nice card
Wall of Blossoms
Wall of Roots: Both walls absorb a lot of damage. You can get additional value out of the first with something like Erratic Portal + it is cheap to recast. Wall of Routs is actually free, since you can get 1 mana the turn you play it and a second mana during your opponents turn if needed. Turn 2 Wall of Roots, Turn 4 Ravenous Baloth or something similar is very annoying for aggressive decks.
Quote from eidolon232@favorite green card: This just has to be Survival of the Fittest (which should be coming with the post in the next few days )
If you think you have too much artifact removal, I would just replace Hearth Kami with the Vandals, which can destroy more expensive artifacts without completely tapping out.
I am glad you like my suggestions.
Is there a deeper sense behind the strange combination of your nick+avatar (robot chicken / my little pony invasion)?