Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #11 – C/U:be

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This episode the boys bring on a special guest, their good friend Ryan Adams, to talk about Common/Uncommon (or Peasant) cube! The quartet goes over Ryan’s peasant cube, discuss the different archetypes he has chosen to support, and why he decided to go build c/uc cube rather than a more powered list. Everything from mana…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #10 – The Horror Cube Pt. 4: Red

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This session we discuss the red section of the Eldritch Horror cube. We talk eschewing the black and red vampires for a more burn-centric archetype. Mason suggests bolstering the human support to push red as the aggressive strategy in the cube. And mechanics like suspend and madness get put under the microscope.   http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/54660 immortanjoshA…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #9 – The Horror Cube Pt. 3: Black

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In our third dissection of the Horror Cube, We scour over the black cards and discuss all of the synergies found within them. Trying to keep black on somewhat of a path, Josh focused more on the tribal support for zombies and vampires. However by the end of the episode, the gang questions whether or…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #8 – The Eldritch Horror Cube Pt. 2: Blue

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The discussion of Josh’s Lovecraftian cube continues as the crew reviews the blue section. Being one of the main colors for the spider spawning archetype, there are plenty of self mill creatures.    Blue is home to two of the most important tribes supported in the horror cube: Zombies…    And Spirits!    Besides tribal…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #7 – The Horror Cube Part 1.

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This episode introduces the “Cube Crafter” series. This will be a recurring segment on the podcast, where your hosts introduce a cube or cube concept and then build or rebuild the cube from the ground up. In this first installment, Josh introduces his Eldritch Horror Cube, a limited environment that Attempts to emulate the H.P….

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #6 – On Power and Balance

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In this episode Alec, Mason, and Josh discuss ‘aggro’ as an archetype and what goes into supporting it. The conversation broadens to the idea of archetypes as a whole, and how people draft them. Mason talks about how people get tunnel vision when drafting from week to week. He challenges cubers to stop “seeing the…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #5 – Taco Hedron Signet

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In this episode, the guys answer some comments from listeners, including the viability of Hedron Alignment as a “draft-1-get-4.” They muse about taco bell drafting, and battle of wits cube. Further in they review the 2 undefeated decks from their most recent cube draft; Simic Midrange and Golgari Reanimator. Oh, and they talk about signets…

Pack 1, Pick 1 – Episode #4 – “Landscaping” Pt. 2

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“What are your lands doing for you?” This is the the first and most important question you should ask yourself when you are crafting the lands section of your cube. In this episode the guys discuss lands that don’t fit into your main mana fixing cycles. Ash Barrens is one of the more interesting recent…