Episode 128— December 19th, 2022

Live Cube Update: Making Removal Better in the Bun Magic Cube

Listener Submitted p1p1
How Andy solicited input on potential additions to the Bun Magic Cube
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
Lovestruck Beast
Thief of Sanity
Shardless Agent
Anje’s Ravager
Irencrag Pyromancer
Torens, Fist of the Angels
Managorger Hydra
Egon, God of Death
Anointed Peacekeeper
Synthesizing the feedback and deciding which cards to add
Some dark horse considerations that weren’t in the initial poll
Skystrike Officer
Aisha of Sparks and Smoke
Zethi, Arcane Blademaster
Cutting Cards to Make Room
Andy adds a card that gains a bunch of life

On the heels of last week’s episode, wherein Andy realized that his 3 drop slot is perhaps inappropriately high-value in the face of removal, and in response to some grumbling from his local playgroup about reactive strategies not being viable because of there being too many recursive threats, the boys are talking through 18 different three drop creatures Andy is considering adding. All of these creatures are more ”Baneslayer” than ”Mulldrifter” with the goal of making removal a bit better in the environment.

To inform his decisions Andy polled his local playgroup, the MTG Cube Talk Discord, and Twitter about which cards they perceived to be the most powerful, least powerful, most fun, and least fun. Some of the results were surprising and throughout this episode Andy and Anthony go into detail about how to parse them.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from Pino’s The CoMa Cube.

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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