I'd like to build a cube :)

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Posted on Nov. 5, 2018, 9:29 p.m. by TypicalTimmy

But I don't know where to start :(

Are there any good sites / articles I can read up on to learn how to properly design and balance a cube?

Thanks :3

Pervavita says... #2

Cube Tutor is a good site, you can put it in there and it has resources. I like it a lot more then here for my cube tracking. enter link description here

November 5, 2018 9:59 p.m.

shadow63 says... #3

Card kingdom has a cube you can buy last I looked

November 5, 2018 10:01 p.m.

Boza says... #4

Now, there are several options for that:

  • Find a list online (cube tutor is great) and acquire those cards.
  • See the latest WOTC list on the FOTM MTGO cube.

But to do that, you must first determine what kind of cube you want:

  • Common cube is cheap but lacks a lot of things.
  • Common/uncommon cube is a good balance of everything.

The above are the cheap variants (though there are expensive uncommons like Path to Exile or something like Demonic Tutor)

  • Rare level of cards - most number of possiblities, but also expensive.
  • Legacy/vintage level cube - print out all the cards on a nice sturdy paper (300g), with the best color printer you can find and proxy them. Much cheaper than actually buying a single ABUR dual.
November 6, 2018 5:01 a.m.

Oak_Guy says... #5

I have gone to CubeTutor and selected a cube (chose a Power 360 card cube) , proxied it, sleeved 'em up, and my playgroup loves using it.

From the upper menu select Community/Most Drafted Cubes and there are hundreds to choose from. I have added extra cards, being careful to balance the colors.

Also, if you find a cube where they have included an archetype description, that is great and a real help to all your players.

December 7, 2018 12:59 p.m.

Pervavita says... #6

Or you could if your not into the high cost or proxies you can still use Rare's and Mythic's and just don't care about trying to make it the most powerful but just what you like.

Me I just found some 2 color archetypes (RW tokens, RG Werewolves, BG graveyard for example) and just built with what I had and a few cheap cards to add in. Over time I have added other cards that are cheep as well as a few that have a higher price tag that I have just added. I am cautious of balance between color pairs more then the cost or rarity.

I find it great fun to draft and that's what matters.

December 7, 2018 3:04 p.m.

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