Episode 32— February 1st, 2021

Personal Cube Design Level Ups

Topic Introduction
Anthony Level Up 1 – Including Many More Fixing Lands
Andy Level Up 1 – Supporting Your Aggro Deck
Anthony Level Up 2 – The Value of Hybrid Cards
Andy Level Up 2 – Focusing on Good Decks, Not Good Cards
Anthony Level Up 3 – Tuning Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Synergy
Andy Level Up 3 – Loosening up Aesthetic “Balance”
Anthony Level Up 4 – Focusing on Play Patterns Over Power Level
Andy Level Up 4 – How To Process Pet Cards and the Opposite of Pet Cards

Every once in a while, something in your head clicks and the way you think about your cube changes forever. On this episode, Andy and Anthony take some time to reflect on each of their personal biggest Cube design level-up moments.

Anthony’s level ups are:

  • Including many more fixing lands
  • The value of hybrid cards as a counterbalance to a deep gold section
  • Tuning the distribution of overlapping and non-overlapping synergies
  • Focusing on play patterns instead of power level

Andy’s level ups are:

  • Supporting your aggro deck
  • Focusing on good decks, not good cards
  • Loosening up aesthetic “balance”
  • How to process pet cards and the opposite of pet cards

Because this topic is a little deeper than our normal subject matter, our hosts decide to skip the listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 segment and get right to the main discussion. Don’t stop sending in those cube lists, though!

Discussed in this episode:

No timestamps in this episode — just the main topic straight through.

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!

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