Podcast – Episode 115 – Seeding Drafts and Making Mistakes

This week, Fernando and Kevin discuss methods of shuffling your cube and how making mistakes when first designing a cube is not only okay, but encouraged. We recorded in a different, temporary location as our new room for recording is still being finished, sorry if the sound is a little rough. Bonus: After the episode is over, listen to our table break on us as we were talking before we started recording the episode after we had just tried to fix it.

Path to Cube is a weekly MTG cube podcast that talks about the latest developments in cube run by your hosts, Fernando and Kevin. We play a modular cube every week which you can check out at:
www.cubetutor.com/cubeblog/83926
For more info on modular cubes, listen to Ep 051 or read the description on the cubetutor link.
For tips on starting a modular cube, listen to Ep 061.
Our website: pathtocube.com/
Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/pathtocube
Our Discord: discord.gg/rzdgbsW

Podcast – Episode 114 – Discussing Removal

This week, Fernando and Kevin discuss the different types of removal you can have in your cube and why including a bit of everything is so beneficial.

Path to Cube is a weekly MTG cube podcast that talks about the latest developments in cube run by your hosts, Fernando and Kevin. We play a modular cube every week which you can check out at:
www.cubetutor.com/cubeblog/83926
For more info on modular cubes, listen to Ep 051 or read the description on the cubetutor link.
For tips on starting a modular cube, listen to Ep 061.
Our website: pathtocube.com/
Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/pathtocube
Our Discord: discord.gg/rzdgbsW

Summary of Modern Horizon Changes

The  most powerful of the set (not ordered by power):

  • Echo of Eons
  • Fallen Shinobi (Not Trying)
  • Hexdrinker
  • Horizon Land Cycle
  • Prismatic Vista
  • Serra, the Benevolent (Not Trying)
  • Seasoned Pyromancer
  • Wrenn and Six

The ones we are most hopeful will provide great gameplay:

  • Everdream
  • Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
  • Mist-Syndicate Naga
  • Tectonic Reformation

The others that will make it in:

  • Archmage’s Charm
  • Aria of Flame
  • Astral Drift
  • Ayula’s Influence
  • Battle Screech
  • Crashing Footfalls
  • Defile
  • Endling
  • Ephemerate
  • Force of Despair
  • Force of Negation
  • Giver of Runes
  • Gluttonous Slug
  • Goblin Engineer
  • Ingenious Infiltrator
  • Irregular Cohort
  • Kaya’s Guile
  • Lightning Skelemental
  • Llanowar Tribe
  • Magmatic Sinkhole
  • Mob
  • Morophon, the Boundless
  • Nether Spirit
  • Pashalik Mons
  • Ransack the Lab
  • Reap the Past
  • Scale Up
  • Scrapyard Recombiner
  • Soulherder
  • Spell Snuff
  • Springbloom Druid
  • Trumpeting Herd
  • Undead Augur
  • Unsettled Mariner
  • Valiant Changeling
  • Vesperlark
  • Watcher for Tomorrow
  • Weather the Storm
  • Winding Way
  • Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

The ones we will not be trying:

  • Cabal Therapist
  • Changeling Outcast
  • Collected Conjuring
  • Deep Forest Hermit
  • Force of Rage
  • Force of Vigor
  • Force of Virtue
  • Generous Gift
  • Heliod’s Hall of Generosity
  • Martyr’s Soul
  • Mox Tantalite
  • Ranger-Captain of Eos
  • Scour All Possibilities
  • Splicer’s Skill
  • Throes of Chaos
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Winds of Abandon

Podcast – Episode 113 – Magic 2020 Cube Set Review

This week, Fernando and Kevin discuss the exciting cards for cube from Magic 2020.

Path to Cube is a weekly MTG cube podcast that talks about the latest developments in cube run by your hosts, Fernando and Kevin. We play a modular cube every week which you can check out at:
www.cubetutor.com/cubeblog/83926
For more info on modular cubes, listen to Ep 051 or read the description on the cubetutor link.
For tips on starting a modular cube, listen to Ep 061.
Our website: pathtocube.com/
Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/pathtocube
Our Discord: discord.gg/rzdgbsW

A Blizzard in June

      A quick note. This article was written just after Ep 111 and focuses on the topic of cube designer fatigue that we touched on during that episode. It was written before our latest set review Ep 113. I should have posted it earlier, but I was not entirely with the result and wanted to edit it further. However, since we have already done Ep 113, it seems difficult to edit it with the same mindset I had before our latest review and I have decided to just post it as is. Hopefully, you get something out of this article and that this latest review (Magic 2020) reflected some of the changes I talked about in this article. Ideally, it was our best review yet. End of quick note.

      Modern Horizons had snow as one of its subthemes. This is the first time since Coldsnap that snow has appeared. Naturally, many players were excited. However, this excitement poses a problem for cube designers. Not the excitement of a snow theme in cube specifically, but the excitement itself. Magic sets are designed to imbue that excitement in players. To make players want to build decks around certain themes and mechanics. To make players want to play certain cards. This effect is what creates a challenge for cube designers.

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