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

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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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – The Wrap-Up

Welcome back to the final wrap-up for our Peasant cube on a budget! We’ve spent the last nine months constructing a Peasant cube – let’s look at how we did, how to draft it, and where to start changing the list if you want to go about building one yourself! Firstly, Let’s Remember the Rules We set about constructing our Peasant cube to the following rules: We wanted to build a 360-card cube We intended to stick to the rules of Peasant construction – only cards with at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon could be

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Land

Hi everyone! Welcome back once again to our monthly discussion on how to set up your own Peasant cube! We’ve now made it all the way through to the final section – non-basic land. This might seem a shorter and less exciting job than the other areas, but its setup is crucial in how playable your cube is, and how well it supports decks with two or three colors. But Firstly, The Rules Again Before we go jumping in, let’s remind ourselves of what we set out to achieve: We wanted to build a 360-card cube We intended to stick

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