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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Today's random card is Kitchen Finks



    A solid card even before you start thinking about it as a combo peice. I don't currently run finks, but it's definitely a benched rather than cut.

    Finks is just a great value road block and can often trade for 2 of your opponents whilst padding your life.

    As a combo peice it is pretty cheap to cast and helps keep you alive longer. The colours are also pretty reasonable for the combo as there are enablers in both white and green.

    All this for less than £1.

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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random card of the day is Knight of the Kitchen Sink. (Specifically version A)

    Mini Progenitus for mono white. If you play un-cards and are happy with something like True-name Nemesis being in your environment this is an all-star.

    It does have afew issues, especially now un-sets have ditched silver border in favour of acorns. Are borderless cards black bordered? What about tokens?

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    Quote from TheGroglord »
    Todays random card is Arcane Denial



    I remember it taking a while for me to come round on this when I first encountered it, but here we are almost a decade later and I'm still enjoying it.

    It's a splashable hard counter that leaves you down a card on your opponent, but doesn't "cost" you a card.

    Delaying the draw is also weird, but surprisingly good. Your usually playing this on the defence andtend to have access to alot less mana and no access to sorcery spells, so you don't mind the delay. Your opponent is more likly to be able to cast the spells, but now has to wait till your turn.

    This also synergies with the likes of Narset and Hullbreacher. Unlike Remand, this is a hard counter and I think in most cases I'd rather give my opponent 2 random cards, than give them back the spell I needed to counter.

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    Myself too. It took me a while to come around to this card. Unconditional counter/ Unconditional removals are always good.

    I've found a very important interaction is you can counter your own spells. There was a game where I had Arcane Denial underneath an Isochron Scepter and I used it to "cycle" away my Inquisition of Kozilek in the late game.

    I've used this multiple times against sacrifice decks (countering a removal spell in response to your opponent sacrificing the creature), against counter spell decks (countering your own counter spell in a counterspell war), countering your own Lightning Bolt end of turn with a Young Pyromancer on the field and drawing 3.

    Completely forgot about countering your own spells; countering a fizzled removal spell is a great line but I rarely get the chance.

    I've never had the chance to get one under a sceptre but now I want to, so badly.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random card is Arcane Denial



    I remember it taking a while for me to come round on this when I first encountered it, but here we are almost a decade later and I'm still enjoying it.

    It's a splashable hard counter that leaves you down a card on your opponent, but doesn't "cost" you a card.

    Delaying the draw is also weird, but surprisingly good. Your usually playing this on the defence andtend to have access to alot less mana and no access to sorcery spells, so you don't mind the delay. Your opponent is more likly to be able to cast the spells, but now has to wait till your turn.

    This also synergies with the likes of Narset and Hullbreacher. Unlike Remand, this is a hard counter and I think in most cases I'd rather give my opponent 2 random cards, than give them back the spell I needed to counter.

    BONUS QUESTION: Who is the most demanding person you know?

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    Todays random card is Chart a Course



    2cmc card draw discard synergy. I've been playing this for years, but it always feels a bit underwhelming, has anyone else had it perform poorly?

    BONUS QUESTION: Are you good at planning trips?
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random card is Worldly Tutor



    I seen some talk about how eladamri's call has been getting steadily better as creature quality has improved, has this improved for similar reasons?

    The obvious down side is it doesn't tutor to hand, rather top of library so you are also trading a draw step as well as the mana cost. The main upside is it's as cheap as this effect can go.

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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays cube card is Mirri's Guile

    "Can I get a Sylvan Library?
    "No, we have a Sylvan Library at home"
    *Sylvan Library at home*


    Jokes aside, I like guile alot. It's cheap and offers card advantage that I value somewhere about Scrying 1.5, and that can go up alot of I have afew fetch lands.

    It's the kind of enchantment that sticks about because noone wants to waste removal on a 1 drop enchantment.

    Obviously a bad top deck late game but the same can be said about alot of 1 drops.

    It's maybe a bit durdely for hyper fast cubes but I have found it to be a solid early/mid game play.

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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Quote from Breathe1234 »
    Quote from TheGroglord »
    Todays random card of the day is Disenchant

    Never a spicy pick but it hits 2 card types. There aren't as many good enchantment targets as artifact targets in my environment, but there are still afew.

    As wizards put the artifact/enchantment card-type on more permanents (e.g. enchantment creatures or artifact lands) it gradually ticks up in power.

    A very main-deckable side-board card is proabaly an apt description. I'm happy to main deck it game one and remove it after that if it's a blank for that match-up.

    BONUS QUESTION: Have you ever been 100% into something, only to become disenchanted by learning something more about it?


    I think Bosejui/ Pest Infestation/ Prismatic Ending has set the bar for these style of effects.

    Yes, definitly great cards; do you think they mean disenchant is no longer needed?
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Yea it's definitly rare to board it out, most cube decks have a couple of strong targets mixed with afew rocks you'll happily pick off for value.

    I'm surprised we haven't seen a white Nature's Claim. The life gain for your opponent always feels white.

    Wouldn't be a huge fan of the tempest art either. I have a soft spot for the Mirage art but I'm running a foil MTG 25 copy.

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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random card of the day is Disenchant



    Never a spicy pick but it hits 2 card types. There aren't as many good enchantment targets as artifact targets in my environment, but there are still afew.

    As wizards put the artifact/enchantment card-type on more permanents (e.g. enchantment creatures or artifact lands) it gradually ticks up in power.

    A very main-deckable side-board card is proabaly an apt description. I'm happy to main deck it game one and remove it after that if it's a blank for that match-up.

    BONUS QUESTION: Have you ever been 100% into something, only to become disenchanted by learning something more about it?
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Bbbbbooo old art all the way. I'm biased though I've been running the old art for as long as I can remember.

    Definitely worth adding if you want another ETB untapped rock. Alot less reliable than talismans if you need coloured mana, but not as painful

    His talismans looked great, I'm more of a signet guy myself. I've been slowly acquiring his retro signets though, alas, only the green ones are cheap.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random cube card is Fellwar Stone



    A solid 2cmc mana-rock. In deck building I'm usually counting this as colourless, but in reality it fixes your mana more often than you would think, what with all the off colour duals and rainbow lands people use for splashes.

    A great budget option that still cut it in higher power cubes.

    BONUS QUESTION: What is your favourite colour of gemstone?
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random cube card of the day is Worn Powerstone



    "The fixed Sol Ring"; I played this for a long time, proabaly longer than I should have. It's still proabaly ok in alot of environments.

    Going from 3 mana to 6 mana (assuming a land drop) the next turn is still a solid jump. Obviously not in the running if you have all the top artifact mana, but not bad

    BONUS QUESTION: What's something that "lasts forever" you have managed to wear out?
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random cube card is Bone Shredder



    This guy was popular back in the day but has really dropped off in popularity.

    Does it still have a home in lower power environments? Shredder blinks well and something like Tortured Existence can let you keep getting it back.

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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Todays random card of the day is Kor Skyfisher



    Zephyr Sentinel got me thinking about Skyfisher. I'm not particularly excited about Sentinel but Skyfisher has dodged being cut for years.

    It's got good stats and a drawback you can turn to your advantage. Picking up a land in an agro deck to replay it, bouncing a value creature, resetting a planeswalker etc.; It can see play in alot of different decks.

    How is Skyfisher doing in 2022?

    BONUS QUESTION: Have you ever fallen victim to a phishing scam?
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