Quote from Zephyr Scarlet »So I'm shifting cards around a bit in my cube and came to the following decisions just before M20 hits the shelves:
- Stitched Drake vs Wormfang Drake (if any)
- Goblin Champion vs Grim Initiate
- Stitched Mangler vs Frost Lynx vs Watertrap Weaver (pick two)
- Shambling Shell vs Grisly Salvage
- Kingpin's Pet vs Pillory of the Sleepless vs Tithe Drinker (pick two)
- Lava Dart vs Forked Bolt (or any other card you think is a better cut than Forked Bolt)
- Undying Evil vs Supernatural Stamina (same as above).
Also, what are your White, Red and Black 2s, White Red and Blue 3s and Black 4s picks for the most powerful drops? The staples are pretty much clear both in the Evaluate Everything and by experience, but after that the cubeables are another world entirely with almost everyone running different things, so I was wondering if we could reach a consensus of which of those are the most powerful among the bunch (something like below staple but above cubeable).
Quote from SaltMaster 5000 »After drafting a few times with the two package deal cards I created (one gives you the 6 artifact lands, another gives you Fountain of Youth, Ornithopter, Shield Sphere, Bone Saw, Phyrexian Walker, and Tormod's Crypt), I've decided to add 6Post as a package deal card too. Three copies of both Glimmer and Cloudpost.
The cube subreddit told me it was a bad idea, therefore it's a good idea that's worth trying out. Everyone on reddit is an anodyne sophist, so reddit can be used as an inverse springboard for ideas. The artifact land and junk artifact packages worked reasonably well, and getting 6Post seems like an exciting inclusion.
Other ideas for package deal cards: The kobolds, 3 copies of each Tron land, Squadron Hawk cards, S.N.O.T.
While I despise reddit and it's posting format, this time they're right though. Getting both 6 Locus lands and the Tron package with just two picks (or even one of the packages on a single pick) leads to all kinds of degenerate things at basically no opportunity cost, since in a regular Draft environment you'd have to "waste" several picks getting as many of those and you can, whereas in your proposed idea you would just pick one of them and not give them a second thought for the rest of the draft, leaving you to just focus on bomby, expensive spells. Squadron Hawk is fine though, I've considered it many times along with other "copies matter" cards for each color, but ultimately decided against it.
One would still have to draft those bombs though.
You'd also be down a bunch of colored sources, so you'd have to draft a bunch of fixing or try and go colorless. I suppose for mono colored decks it wouldn't matter, you'd just play 11~ basics + 6post.
I'm trying it out. If it's too dumb I'll take it our, but I think it'll be fine. I think most of the negative reactions that Package Deal cards get is because they break singleton or they're house rules/custom cards, not because having easy access to Tron/Post or 3 Squadron Hawks in your deck fundamentally breaks cube and ruins it.
They have a sort of non-kosher ickyness to them, same as custom cards, uncards, ante cards, draft matters, conspiracies, etc.
I think getting easy access to the posts and playing Ulamog's Crusher a few turns early seems fine. It still dies to doom blade.
I also got mass downvoted for bringing up the idea of playing Hydro and Pyroblast in cube because I thought the idea of having narrow spells that were super powerful was interesting. Those are in my cube and they're fine.