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Lucky Paper Radio

A podcast about Magic: the Gathering and related topics, brought to you by Andy Mangold and Anthony Mattox.

Where to Listen

Episode 13
Turbo Eggs
September 21st, 2020
Andy and Anthony spend an entire episode talking about Anthony’s experience designing and playtesing a cube that features a teeny-tiny modification to the core rules of Magic.
Episode 12
Power Creep, Sacred Cows, and Boiled Frogs
September 14th, 2020
Andy and Anthony talk about the concept of power creep as it applies to cube design and how it's easy to be unaware of subtle changes in your environment over time.
Episode 11
Lay of the Lands
September 7th, 2020
Andy and Anthony go deep on evaluating the new modal double-face card mechanic in Zendikar Rising by comparing it to a variety of existing mechanics from Magic’s past.
Bonus Episode
Zendikar Rising First Look
September 1st, 2020
Andy and Anthony give their first impressions on the September 1st Zendikar Rising announcement.
Episode 10
Analysis Paralysis
August 31st, 2020
Andy and Anthony talk about how difficult it is to design a cube. Then, they are joined by John Terrill of Cultic Cube to discuss the data he received from Wizards of the Coast about how players drafted his cube on MTGO.
Episode 9
Rotisserie Rundown
August 24th, 2020
Andy and Anthony bring you the long awaited conclusion of their rotisserie draft of Andy’s cube and discuss how profoundly player perceptions shape a draft and our resulting understanding of our environments.
Episode 8
Matchup Matrix
August 17th, 2020
Andy and Anthony discuss how Andy evaluates cards for his cube based on how they perform against opposing decks rather than on their interactions with other cards in the same deck.
Episode 7
The Spirit of Singleton
August 10th, 2020
Andy and Anthony talk about the nature of singleton. They explain why they each break this common restriction in their own cubes, in different ways, even though they adhere to the underlying spirit.
Episode 6
The ABCs of Aggro
August 3rd, 2020
Andy and Anthony are talking all things aggro. What are our hosts’ personal histories with aggressive strategies? What is the definition of aggro? How does it manifest itself in typical cube lists and how it might be approached differently?
Episode 5
The Problem with Five-Color Goodstuff
July 27th, 2020
Andy and Anthony discuss a pack 1, pick 1 from from listener Elle’s graveyard themed cube and Anthony talks about the recent 3-0 of his cube by a five-color goodstuff deck.
Episode 4
Drafting Your Own Cube Poorly
July 20th, 2020
Andy and Anthony discuss a pack 1, pick 1 from from listener Chris’s “Dichotomy Cube” and Andy reflects on his repeated poor performances playing his own cube.
Episode 3
Optimal Sealed Environment
July 13th, 2020
Andy and Anthony discuss a pack 1, pick 1 from Andy’s cube, their experiences with IKO and M21 sealed, a theoretical cube designed specifically for playing sealed, and how kitchen table Magic is the purest and best form of the game.
Episode 2
A Cube with No Color
July 5th, 2020
Andy and Anthony discuss Anthony’s array of cubes, and do a deep-dive on his Monoblack Cube, talking about its origins, how the environment feels, and some potential changes thanks to new cards from Core 2021 and Jumpstart.
Episode 1
Core Set 2021 Hype
July 5th, 2020
Andy and Anthony introduce themselves and discuss the cards that interest them most from Core Set 2021.

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