Episode 44 April 26th, 2021

Strixhaven Mechanics and Kinds of Decisions

Our Strixhaven and Commander 2021 Cube surveys are open! Please take a few minutes to let us know what you’re testing in your cube from the new sets.

Andy and Anthony talk about the new mechanics in Strixhaven and what they have us most excited for in cube. They cover the unique draft mechanic of Learn and Lesson and the ways it can be applied to cube, and the exciting expansion of spells matter and protection mechanics.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from captainawesome’s The Awesome Cube chock full of awesome borderless cards. Read all about the history of this awesome cube in the detailed blog.

Discussed in this episode:


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:26 Pack 1, Pick 1
  • 12:02 Variance and different kinds of complexity and decisions
  • 26:27 Learn and Lessons
  • 38:25 Magecraft
  • 43:04 Ward
  • 48:09 MDFCs
  • 53:53 Outro

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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