Bread and Butter Breakdown
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.
Hard Removal %
Soft Removal %
Combined Removal %
Hand Hate %
Non-Mana B&B %
Bread & Butter %
Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week is Max’s Junk Cube, submitted by listener Quinn. Thanks, Quinn!
Discussed in this episode:
- Anthony’s Turbo Cube
- Degenerate Micro Cube
- Lucky Paper Radio Episode 8 — Matchup Matrix
- Andy and Anthony on Cube Outside the Box — Part 1 and Part 2
You can find the hosts’ Cubes on Cube Cobra:
If you have a question for the show, or want us to do a pack 1, pick 1 from your cube, email us at [email protected]. Please include how you’d like to be credited on air, your pronouns, and if you’re submitting a cube for the pack 1, pick 1, a link to said cube.
Musical production by DJ James Nasty.
Thank you to donald_k_magicfor annotating this episode!