Episode 122— November 7th, 2022

Lessons From the Death of an Experimental Cube

A Very Special Listener Submitted Pack 1, Pick 1
Kill Your Darlings
The Value of Iteration and a Parable About Ceramics
Final Reflections on the Mono Black Cube
The Phyrexian Obliterator Question
Building a Home for Every Card
Some Logistics and Updates

After one last draft, Andy and Anthony look back on the now disassembled Mono Black Cube. They talk about highlights and lessons learned from the particular design. Unique constraints pushed Anthony to explore new space that will inform future projects. More broadly, they discuss the life-cycle of cubes: why it makes sense to start from scratch and iterate rather than circling around a local maximum to improve one’s Cube design skills.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from listener donald_k_magic’s Changeling Cube.

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