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

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Black

Welcome back once more to Peasant Cube on a Budget! We’ve already looked at how to make a basic white and blue section of our cube – today, it’s black’s turn. First, The Rules Again But first, a refresher on what exactly we’re trying to achieve here! We’re aiming for a basic 360-card cube. We’re going to fill it with cards that have seen at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon, and are at most $3 a copy as of the time of writing. We’re going to aim for an even color distribution in our cube,

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Blue

Welcome back to our monthly discussion on how to create your own peasant cube on a budget! We’ve already had a go at creating a basic white section of our cube – today we’re going to look at blue. First, The Rules Again Let’s remind ourselves exactly what we’re doing here! We’re aiming for a basic 360-card cube. We’re going to fill it with cards that have seen at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon, and are at most $3 a copy as of the time of writing. We’re going to aim for an even color

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – White

So we recently discussed how anyone can build a cube, and how a budget limit doesn’t prevent you from building an incredible experience. This time out, I want to touch on the format of one of my own cubes to illustrate how to start building your own. “Peasant” has a particular meaning for sixty-card decks – it’s usually a deck built from common cards, supplemented with a handful of uncommons. In Cube, it’s pretty hard to keep that ratio in place, so when we say “Peasant Cube”, we’re really just referring to a cube composed entirely of cards that are

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Cube construction

Anyone Can Build a Cube (Yes, Even You!)

Usually, a Magic: the Gathering player can be placed in one of three boxes when it comes to Cube Draft – either they’ve never heard of it, think it’s the greatest format in the history of Magic, or they’d love to give it a try but the thought of buying or balancing 360+ cards freaks them out. Never fear! Let’s talk about how easy it is to set one up and have some of the greatest fun you’ve ever had at a kitchen table! What is a Cube Draft? Firstly, for the uninitiated, let’s talk about what a cube draft

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