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Episode 36 March 1st, 2021

Restrictions & Inspiration

On this week’s Lucky Paper Radio, Andy and Anthony are answering a question from listener Nate about how to decide which cards to “ban” from his Peasant Cube. To date, Nate has used the Legacy banned list for his cube, but the recent addition of Arcum's Astrolabe has him wondering if he should drop this restriction. Then, they discuss the video “Should Cubes be Singleton?”, recounting their own experiences designing for both singleton and non-singleton environments. The confluence of these topics leads to a lengthy and detailed discussion about the role that restrictions play in cube design.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from Forrest716’s Three-Color Cube. Thanks, Forrest!

Discussed in this episode:


  • Intro 0:00
  • Listener Submitted Pack 1, Pick 1 3:30
  • Mail bag — Answering Nate’s Question 11:18
  • “Should Cubes be Singleton?” 34:26
  • Outro 1:05:43

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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