Episode 24— December 7th, 2020

Setting the Tempo

Listener Submitted Pack 1, Pick 1
Reflections on an "Aggro-less" Environemnt
Slowing Down Your Deck When Sideboarding
What Is Tempo?
Categorizing Cards on the Tempo-Value Axis
Further Reading
Remand and Memory Lapse

This episode is all about tempo — what is it, when does it matter, and how do you apply it to your Cube design and gameplay decisions. Andy and Anthony talk about what “aggro” really means, why some games feel like they’re completely out of your control from the first land you play, the tempo vs value axis, taplands, low mana value spells, scaleable threats, cheap interaction, and what Llanowar Elves, Azorius Signet, and Sleight of Hand have in common.

Our pack 1, pick 1 this week is from listener Lemem’s 450 Card Unpowered Cube. Thanks, Lemem!

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

Thank you to Tahlofor annotating this episode!

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