Episode 98— May 23rd, 2022

Are Synergy and a High Density of Interaction Incompatible?

4:06
Listener Submitted Pack 1, Pick 1
8:57
Donald’s Follow Up Question: What is an overlooked card under 50 cents?
13:33
Are synergy and interactivity at odds?
17:44
Proposed Definitions for “Synergy Decks” and “Interactive Decks”
23:53
Reviewing the Deck’s Caleb Posted to YouTube, Beginning With His Favorite Deck He’s Ever Drafted
32:00
Comparing Densities of Interactions in Decks Between Caleb and Andy’s Cubes
34:06
One Change to Andy’s Bun Magic Cube in the Name of Synergy
39:36
Finding More Room For Synergy In Your Cube
42:06
Synergy and Interactivity in Anthony’s Regular Cube
47:50
Summary Thoughts

After watching Caleb draft his Powered Synergy Cube on Magic Online for hours, Andy is dying to support some more sweet, synergistic decks in his Bun Magic Cube. After some reflection, he’s not sure if that would even work, so he’s bringing his hopes and dreams to Anthony to discuss whether it’s even possible to support Bazaar of Baghdad, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, or Molten Vortex in a cube that is over one-third interaction.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from Donald K. Magic’s “Balanced Budget” Cube. Special thanks to Donald for being the first person to help us annotate old episodes. If you’d like to be as handsome and well liked as Donald, you too can help us add robust metadata to old episodes of the show.

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