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Episode 8 August 17th, 2020
Matchup Matrix

On this episode, Andy and Anthony discuss how Andy evaluates cards for his cube based on how they perform against opposing decks rather than on their interactions with other cards in the same deck. They do a pack 1, pick 1 from Allison’s Peasant cube, which they have had the pleasure of playing in paper in the before-times. While doing a deep dive on the matchup matrix Andy made for the mono-white aggro deck he rotisserie drafted, they get into details of specific match-ups, why equipment and vehicles are kind of like Baneslayers, the joys of making spreadsheets about your cube, creating your own taxonomies to understand your environment, and the power of thought technology.

Andy’s Preliminary Matchup Matrix
vs. Aggrovs. Midrangevs.Control
PositiveGideon Blackblade
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Adorned Pouncer
Umezawa's Jitte
Ranger-Captain of Eos
Batterskull
Umezawa's Jitte
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Elspeth, Knight Errant
Giant Killer
Selfless Spirit
Skymarcher Aspirant
Path to Exile
Winds of Abandon
Unexpectedly Absent
Basri Ket
Smuggler's Copter
Dismember
Imposing Sovereign
Heirloom Blade
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Gideon Blackblade
Mutavault
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Kytheon, Hero of Akros
Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Rishadan Port
Strip Mine
Selfless Spirit
Seasoned Hallowblade
Legion's Landing
Dauntless Bodyguard
Adanto Vanguard
Basri Ket
NeutralChrome Mox
Sunbaked Canyon
Silent Clearing
Student of Warfare
Figure of Destiny
Mother of Runes
Giver of Runes
Kytheon, Hero of Akros
Stoneforge Mystic
Mutavault
Rishadan Port
Strip Mine
Skymarcher Aspirant
Legion's Landing
Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Dauntless Bodyguard
Giant Killer
Selfless Spirit
Seasoned Hallowblade
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Path to Exile
Winds of Abandon
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Ranger-Captain of Eos
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Gideon Blackblade
Batterskull
Chrome Mox
Sunbaked Canyon
Silent Clearing
Student of Warfare
Figure of Destiny
Mother of Runes
Giver of Runes
Kytheon, Hero of Akros
Stoneforge Mystic
Mutavault
Rishadan Port
Strip Mine
Legion's Landing
Seasoned Hallowblade
Adanto Vanguard
Adorned Pouncer
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Ranger-Captain of Eos
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Umezawa's Jitte
Batterskull
Chrome Mox
Sunbaked Canyon
Silent Clearing
Student of Warfare
Figure of Destiny
Mother of Runes
Giver of Runes
Stoneforge Mystic
Skymarcher Aspirant
Unexpectedly Absent
Smuggler's Copter
Heirloom Blade
NegativeDismember
Adanto Vanguard
Unexpectedly Absent
Heirloom Blade
Smuggler's Copter
Basri Ket
Imposing Sovereign
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Adorned Pouncer
Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Dauntless Bodyguard
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Path to Exile
Winds of Abandon
Giant Killer
Dismember
Imposing Sovereign

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