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Episode 62 August 30th, 2021

Atomic Spells: The Role of One Mana Cards in Cube

2:08
Listener submitted pack 1, pick 1
12:57
The nature of one mana spalls
17:19
What is the first thing each of the decks in your cube want to do?
24:16
Context switching — when you go from the defensive to the offensive
30:56
The best start for an aggressive deck
36:52
The implications of one mana spells on tempo
43:15
The unadulterated joy of taking game actions
47:49
The flexibility and nuances of one mana hand disruption
50:16
The Ragavan Effect
52:24
One mana activated abilities

Andy and Anthony talk about the role of one mana spells in Cube. The first play of the game can be fundamental to starting off the game with a plan. The atomic unit of the game’s resource shapes the decisions players have and the way plays can be sequenced.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from nettlesomeReflexion’s Public Library Cube, emulating their first experience with Magic at their local public library: old school cards with a vanguard twist.

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