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Set Prospective

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

July 25th, 2021 — Parker LaMascus

This article is one of our set prospectives, a series in which we survey the Cube community about the cards they intend to play in their cubes from a particular set. Our survey is conducted between the set’s full-spoiler and official release and is meant to measure and document Cube designers’ first impressions of new cards.

Results
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Card TestersRank 
Power Word Kill46.9%2.5
Portable Hole44.4%2.3
Den of the Bugbear33.8%2.3
Ranger Class26.6%2.1
Cave of the Frost Dragon23.7%2.2
Ebondeath, Dracolich22.7%2.2
Hive of the Eye Tyrant19.3%2.2
Dancing Sword18.8%2.0
Lair of the Hydra16.4%2.1
Priest of Ancient Lore15.0%1.9
Forsworn Paladin14.5%1.9
Paladin Class14.0%1.8
Werewolf Pack Leader14.0%2.0
Hall of Storm Giants13.5%2.0
Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar12.1%2.0
Wight12.1%1.8
Teleportation Circle12.1%2.0
Monk of the Open Hand11.6%2.0
Boots of Speed11.6%2.0
Loyal Warhound11.1%1.9
Deadly Dispute11.1%2.0
Check for Traps11.1%2.0
Flameskull10.1%1.9
Iymrith, Desert Doom9.7%2.1
Battle Cry Goblin9.7%2.0
Dueling Rapier9.2%1.7
Grim Wanderer9.2%1.8
Guardian of Faith8.7%2.2
You Find Some Prisoners8.7%1.9
Gelatinous Cube8.2%1.9
Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant8.2%2.0
Skullport Merchant8.2%2.1
Demilich7.7%2.0
You Find the Villains' Lair7.7%1.9
You See a Pair of Goblins7.7%2.1
Plundering Barbarian7.7%2.1
Dawnbringer Cleric7.7%2.0
Froghemoth7.2%1.9
Oswald Fiddlebender7.2%1.9
Warlock Class6.8%2.0
Owlbear6.8%2.2
Wizard Class6.8%1.9
Zariel, Archduke of Avernus6.3%2.0
Silver Raven6.3%1.9
Cleric Class6.3%1.7
The Blackstaff of Waterdeep5.8%1.8
Bruenor Battlehammer5.8%2.1
Hand of Vecna5.3%2.0
Goblin Javelineer5.3%1.9
Lolth, Spider Queen5.3%1.9
Nadaar, Selfless Paladin5.3%1.8
Ingenious Smith5.3%2.0
Eye of Vecna4.8%1.5
You Meet in a Tavern4.8%1.9
Temple of the Dragon Queen4.8%2.3
Treasure Vault4.8%2.0
Dragon Turtle4.8%1.9
Shambling Ghast4.8%2.1
Death-Priest of Myrkul4.8%2.1
You Hear Something on Watch4.3%2.0
Ochre Jelly4.3%2.3
Fighter Class4.3%1.8
Trickster's Talisman4.3%1.7
Hoard Robber4.3%1.8
Volo, Guide to Monsters4.3%1.8
Monk Class4.3%1.6
Mind Flayer4.3%1.6
Drizzt Do'Urden4.3%2.1
Magic Missile4.3%1.9
Prosperous Innkeeper3.9%2.3
Vorpal Sword3.9%2.1
Mimic3.9%2.0
Krydle of Baldur's Gate3.9%1.6
Plate Armor3.9%2.1
Rogue Class3.4%1.8
Hobgoblin Captain3.4%1.6
Kalain, Reclusive Painter3.4%2.5
Old Gnawbone3.4%2.2
Grim Bounty3.4%2.3
Feign Death3.4%1.7
Druid Class3.4%1.6
Meteor Swarm3.4%1.8
Mordenkainen3.4%1.8
Minimus Containment3.4%1.9
Cards being tested by fewer than 7 respondents not shown.
Single Card Discussion
Power Word Kill
Portable Hole
“I'm looking forward to fewer inclusions to my cube after the expensive MH2 additions.”
Saving Throws
Den of the Bugbear
Cave of the Frost Dragon
Hive of the Eye Tyrant
Ebondeath, Dracolich
Ranger Class
Dancing Sword
“Started playing D&D during the pandemic, so it's been fun seeing the spells and keyword flavor.”
You Roll a One
Nadaar, Selfless Paladin
Delina, Wild Mage
Varis, Silverymoon Ranger
“As a designer looking to create an, accessible, streamlined experience, I will be avoiding Dungeons.”
Peasant and Pauper Cubes
Boots of Speed
Priest of Ancient Lore
Battle Cry Goblin
“This is a really good set for a peasant artifact cube - treasure tokens are perfect for the environment and the lower power level jives nicely.”
Conclusion
“I didn't like the flavor words at first. I thought they added unnecessary complexity, but they grew on me. In testing, my newbie players actually understood the modal options easier, because they had an image they could grasp.”

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