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Episode 31 January 25th, 2021

Bread and Butter Breakdown

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As Andy tinkers with two lower powered and novel cubes, he finds himself presented with a question he hasn’t actually confronted in depth before: what percentage of a cube should be removal? Or countermagic? Or cantrips and card draw? With higher-powered cubes you’re often constrained by the available card pool, and end up playing as much of these effects as you can without sacrificing individual card quality, but at lower power levels, the density is entirely up to you. In preparation for the discussion, Andy tallies up all of these different “bread and butter” effects in his and Anthony’s main cubes, as well as the Degenerate Micro Cube, and our hosts discuss the results and what it says about their respective environments — or whether it really says anything at all.

Total Cards
360
412
160
Hard Removal
36
22
12
Hard Removal %
10.00%
5.34%
7.50%
Soft Removal
80
69
27
Soft Removal %
22.22%
16.75%
16.88%
Combined Removal %
32.22%
22.09%
24.38%
Countermagic
21
11
15
Countermagic %
5.83%
2.67%
9.38%
Smoothing
59
58
15
Smoothing %
16.39%
14.08%
9.38%
Hand Hate
10
3
11
Hand Hate %
2.78%
0.73%
6.88%
Non-Mana B&B %
57.22%
39.56%
50.00%
Mana
69
62
26
Mana %
19.17%
15.05%
16.25%
Bread & Butter %
76.39%
54.61%
66.25%

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week is Max’s Junk Cube, submitted by listener Quinn. Thanks, Quinn!

Discussed in this episode:

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 4:15 Listener submitted p1p1
  • 12:30 Main Topic
  • 58:30 Outro

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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