Play Magic With Tom LaPille

I talk about cube drafting.
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Delif's CubeMy cube is designed to be a greatest hits album for Magic. For most of the decks that have ever been good in Magic’s history, there’s a cube deck you can draft that will feel close to it. I have deliberately not included cards like Black Lotus, Mind Twist, or Time Walk that are both overpowered and unfun, since they unbalance games for no effect. However, I do include cards that are overpowered but still interesting like Balance and Survival of the Fittest.

My cube contains 540 cards, which is exactly enough to handle two six-man drafts. There are 70 cards of each color, 70 lands, 60 gold cards, and 60 artifacts. These numbers result in a fun splash of multicolor without punishing people who aren’t interested in being more than two colors.

Make three packs of fifteen and draft just like normal.

Tom’s Cube Lists

Tom’s Cube: White
Tom’s Cube: Blue
Tom’s Cube: Black
Tom’s Cube: Red
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Tom’s Cube: Artifact
Tom’s Cube: Land

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Tom’s Cube Design Handoff Document
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Posted by Tom LaPille on 30 Sep