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Reply #195 on: August 05, 2021, 11:46:11 PM
I've played a lot of the new Forgotten Realms expansion and I like it.  The art style is really nice and evocative of the setting.  But they usually do that pretty well.  It's neat to see some of the creatures, cards, and spells, in the field of play.  I would suggest using the Dungeon mechanic.  It's a lot of fun.  You can make it work really well with Green/White/Black.  Pack Tactics has been a little bit more hit or miss for me, but go Green/Red if you want to try it.  Have fun!  And let us know what the Bison clan thinks.   :bigthumb:

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Reply #196 on: August 06, 2021, 07:53:16 AM
Interesting. I may have to have a look at them.

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Reply #197 on: August 06, 2021, 09:00:46 AM
Maybe I'll just play D&D instead.  :whistle:

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Reply #198 on: August 06, 2021, 10:33:15 AM
..a bit drastic, innit?

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Reply #199 on: August 06, 2021, 08:05:38 PM
Maybe I'll just play D&D instead.  :whistle:

Or you could play both. :)



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Reply #200 on: August 18, 2021, 11:06:13 PM
I have spent at least 8 hours over the past week sorting cards...I have OCD with how I organize trading cards... :( 

My unpowered cube has about 40 cards ready to be rotated into it. My pauper cube list is still a work in progress as I drop the card count from 720 to 540. And I have started the initial plans for a commander cube. I love cubes. Fortunately, my wife allows me the dignity of sitting at my table in the walk-in closet to sort cards, make piles, talk to myself, and work out list after list of cards to either find in the collection or to potentially purchase someday.



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Reply #201 on: August 19, 2021, 06:26:13 AM
As I have said before, I have never really got to grips with a cube. Must...try...harder............

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Reply #202 on: August 19, 2021, 10:52:11 AM
Take and combine your battlebox and your toolkit and do a grid or Winston draft with the missus. Viola! You have a cube. :) If you find there are cards which are too powerful or weak, just remove them from the card pool. Winston uses 90 cards a draft and Grid 162 cards. Winston is partial information and grid is full information. 

No right or wrong way really to build a cube. It just allows you to build decks on the fly meaning a ton of replay with a limited and eventually tailored environment. Its also a budget friendly way to get value and variety of game play from a limited pool of cards. Want to add new variety? It's literally as easy as a single new pack of cards or a cheap bulk lot. I could certainly play MTG for the rest of my life and never buy another card and I am sure you can too. I wish I could see your collection to help you curate a cube. You could input your cards as a cube on cubecobra.com and share the link with me if you wanted too and had the time.

**Edit** I play my cubes with two players about 90% of the time. I prefer to play grid draft because I can teach and refresh my wife/kids memories about the cards. The lack of hidden information is, I find, not a huge deal since each player ends up with about 50+ cards and only will use 23 (12-16 creatures and 7-11 non-creatures) or so of them. And if you have a forgetful mind like me, it's basically all hidden information after you end the draft.
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Reply #203 on: August 19, 2021, 10:57:30 AM
A couple of nice draft type explanation.





Only thing I really recommend is balancing the number of cards per the 5 colors and limit the multicolored cards to 3-4 per two color combo. It's much easier than one would imagine.



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Reply #204 on: August 19, 2021, 11:38:28 AM
Excellent  :bigthumb: Thanks, Bison.

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Reply #205 on: September 01, 2021, 07:58:00 AM

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Reply #206 on: September 01, 2021, 05:25:33 PM
That's pretty cool!  Nobody in the Premier League wanted any WOtC money?

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Reply #207 on: September 01, 2021, 05:46:37 PM
That's pretty cool!  Nobody in the Premier League wanted any WOtC money?

more likely WotC wasn't willing to pay that much

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Reply #208 on: September 11, 2021, 07:55:35 PM
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Reply #209 on: September 12, 2021, 06:20:46 AM
The most expensive MtG card.

....that used to be the most expensive MtG card  ;D

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