Episode 77 December 20th, 2021

Inaugural Draft of the Irregular Cube

3:35
Introduction to the Irregular Cube
5:39
Pack 1, Pick 1
10:39
Draft recap: Andy’s deck and setting expectations with the group
21:02
Is Sprout Swarm fun? Is it too good?
27:19
Draft recap: Anthony’s deck and the relativity of powerful cards
34:50
The benefits of variance
39:08
The pleasantly surprising underperformance of 5 color goodstuff
41:58
The role of combos and draft diversity in the Irregular Cube
46:55
How Magic history limits new card design
49:55
Bun Magic Cube: Brags and Bad Beats
1:01:41
Recipe corner

Andy and Anthony talk about recent drafts of the Irregular Cube, Anthony’s newest Cube which features ‘rare’ cards, and Andy’s Bun Magic Cube. They review their own drafts, what was working, what was problematic, and how the rare cards influenced the experience. They hypothesize reasons why the draft was not universally enjoyed and how the environment might be changed to improve the experience and better set expectations.

They start things off with a pack 1, pick 1 from the Irregular Cube.

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