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  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    Quote from opterown »
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/mystery-booster-release-notes-2019-11-11#

    Reading this, it sounds like PLAYER 1 picks each side of the volcano for all their creatures, then PLAYER 2 picks each side of the volcano for all their creatures. It's not one creature at a time.


    I still find it ambiguous because it isn't totally clear whether you assign creatures individually (3 on the left, 2 on the right) or altogether (5 on the left). But if it was the latter it would basically only be good in multiplayer games or offer your opponent a choice to make all creatures unblockable in a two player game (by picking the opposite side). It also wouldn't work well with the fact that you get to pick the side for each new creature that enters.

    From my reading it looks like you go 3 to the left, 1 to the right. Then your opponent puts 2 to your left (their right), 1 on your right (their left).
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/mystery-booster-release-notes-2019-11-11#

    Reading this, it sounds like PLAYER 1 picks each side of the volcano for all their creatures, then PLAYER 2 picks each side of the volcano for all their creatures. It's not one creature at a time.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    Having seen the fully spoiled set now, the cards that interest me are (at 360-powered):

    Frontier Explorer
    Seems comparable to the other Savannah Lions variants with minor upside. The white weenie deck doesn't really want the ability to ramp mid-game, but the other cards with minor upside (e.g. Dragon Hunter) also rarely have their upside be relevant as well.

    Wizened Arbiter
    The double W mana cost makes this a little prohibitive, and it makes you construct your deck a little differently, but this improves card quality well. I can totally see exchanging a Plains for a sideboarded Angel of Invention, or Oblivion Ring, or Elspeth that didn't quite make the main 40. It's a pity this only has 1 toughness as a 2-drop.

    Impatient Iguana
    A baseline 1R haste 2/1 is not amazing. Its upside is only relevant if it's in your starting hand, and you're going second - about 8% of the time overall. Going first is definitely good for an aggro deck, though.

    Lazier Goblin
    I think this compares favourably with Firebolt. They have a similar front end (1-mana sorcery-speed deal 2 to any target). Firebolt can be activated for 4R to shock something again, while this can be activated for 3R to attack or block. A 2/1 is probably on average better than a shock, but I'm not sure how these compare once mid/late game begins. It's also noteworthy that you can still sacrifice the Goblin, and that it triggers ETB/dies abilities.

    Problematic Volcano
    1RR to deal 4 is not terrible. I'm not sure exactly how much the battlefield splitting will complicate blocking, but it can only be good for the red deck.

    Unicycle
    This is a little complicated to analyse. It's a pity the equipment doesn't also pump the creature as well. It's colourless and versatile, I'll give it that.

    Bombardment, Mirrored Lotus are interesting and I'll see how they pain out.
    Innocuous Insect, Command the Chaff, Growth Charm, Frogkin Kidnapper and Waste Land are cool, but probably not strong enough for the cube.
    Gold Mine I'm not sure how to work within the rules for our cube draft.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    Sadly it looks like these playtest cards are convention-exclusive, which may make them quite expensive or rare
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    I'm certainly interested in a few of these cards, but probably only the ones that make sense or a pseudo-black-border (like City of Ass or something).
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    https://imgur.com/a/Sa6ZmI0

    rest of the commons from the TBH leak
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    https://imgur.com/a/3CmmYWJ

    Apparently someone found booster packs of Theros: Beyond Death at a Walgreens. Looks legit! Love the lands.




    ADDIT:
    https://imgur.com/a/Sa6ZmI0
    Rest of the commons from the leak
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Number of sleeved lands
    Quote from schweinefett »
    Yea I’m seeing that..

    I think I’m gonna have 10 fetch, 10 abu duals, 10 shocks, 10 painlands, and possibly 10 filterlands om too of city of brass, gemstone mine and reflecting pool.

    And you believe 35 x 5 would be a good place to be, right? So that’s gonna be another hit to the budget! Ah wells.

    I’m currently updating cards on cube cobra when I find time. I’m at like 40 cards uploaded right now.

    I think 40 duals + 3 rainbows is probably where you want to be at most. 10 further duals (the filters) will make mana fixing too easy.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [AKH][CUBE] Nissa, Steward of Elements
    I think I will proxy up an Oko and test out my simic section as Oko/Hydroid Krasis/Edric, cutting Nissa temporarily
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Throne of Eldraine cards for the cube!
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Being a generic goodstuff card isn't a negative quality for cube cards. There are a ton of them in the cube, and lots of them are awesome. It becomes relevant is when it is directly competing against cards that are important because of the specific decks they help enable. Oko is one of the cards in that position.

    I've been playtesting Oko since he was spoiled, and the card is good. Once I can settle on a cut I'm comfortable making for him, he'll likely get slotted into the cube. But it won't be at the expense of a card that supports a specific archetype, because those cards are too important.

    Can you briefly outline your Simic section and the role/importance of each card (e.g. for their specific archetypes)?
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [CUBE][ELD] Rankle, Master of Pranks
    Any further news on testing results? How's it shaping up?
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][ELD] Oko, Thief of Crowns
    For those who have been testing Oko, how do you think it is shaping up? Where does it slot into Simic?
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from EpicScar »
    1.Oko, Thief of Crowns
    2.Garruk Wildspeaker
    3.Wrenn and Six
    4.

    Edit: #4 seems like a huge drop off from the top 3 so choose your own adventure.

    How has Oko, Thief of Crowns compared to Nissa, Steward of Elements for you (and everyone else?)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [GN2][Cube] Exclusive Cards


    These are the "Iconic" cards for each of the precons in Game Night 2019 - https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Game_Night_2019

    They're not very pushed or complex, but they do seem to be solid. Maybe a decent fit for larger cubes? Earthshaker Giant is probably the most cube-able.

    I am hoping the "Mystery" packs are something good for us Grin
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Stromkirk Noble or Jackal Pup?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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