Martin first caught the Magic: the Gathering bug at university in Australia in 1995, just as Fourth Edition was released (naturally just missing the era of opening dual lands in booster packs). One degree, career, marriage and two kids later, he is still slinging cards across a kitchen table with friends and is spreading the infection to the next generation via cube, EDH and multiplayer formats.
Cube construction

Building a Multiplayer Cube – Blue

Hi everyone, welcome back to the series on building a multiplayer cube. Today we’ll be taking a journey through the blue section of my own cube as an example. You can catch up on the white section here. Okay, let’s go! The Blue Section Firstly, here’s what my blue section currently looks like: Blue has a few different archetypes going on in here. Along with classical blue control, there are two different archetypes it likes to run in combination with red – artifact themes, and Spells Matter. The artifact archetype hands us , , , , , and . Spells

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Cube construction

Building a Multiplayer Cube – White

Hi everyone, and welcome back to our monthly cube discussion! This time around, I’d like to kick off a new set of articles that cover where it all began for me and my own personal cube journey – Multiplayer cube. Multiplayer? What Changes? Firstly, let’s look at what differences a multiplayer cube has over a traditional one. Having multiple opponents to dispatch generally means three things: Aggro strategies don’t work (mostly). If you’re trying to win via straight, creature-based aggro, you might be able to kill a single opponent, but you’re probably running out of gas by the time you

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Cube construction

Cube on a Budget – Commanders in Cube? Really?

Welcome back to Cube on a Budget! We’ve been talking recently about the ability to add in different options like conspiracies, extra boosters and so on – things that really take the cube experience to the next level of wackiness. Today, let’s talk about an even more bonkers level of fun. Commander and Cube, a match made in kitchen table craziness heaven! Commander in a Cube? I Can’t Even… Obviously, we can’t fully replicate building an entire Commander deck in a cube environment. Can you imagine even drafting 100 cards and then trying to build a deck out of them?

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Regicide

Cube on a Budget – Learning the Conspiracy

Hi everyone, and welcome back to our monthly discussion on budget cubing. Cube is a draft format, this we know. In the last few years, Wizards of the Coast have dabbled with releasing a couple of draft-specific sets… how well do they match what we’re trying to do in a cube? Those sets were Conspiracy and Conspiracy: Take the Crown, and, as it turns out, they can take your cube and dial up the fun to eleven while remaining budget. These two sets added a few different cards styles that interact well with cubing – conspiracies, draft-matters cards and monarch

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