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A cube is a pile of Magic: the Gathering cards (one of each) that you draft with. My cube is Brett Allen's (but I am still missing some cards). I started to build mine for Christmas 2010 and played the first time with it on 24/02/2011.

Additions

Drafting the cube

Two players

  • Solomon draft
    • 96 cards: 13 W/G/R/B/U, 13 colourless, 12 lands, 6 multicoloured cards
    • lay x cards (x can be 4, 5, 8…), player A separates them into two piles (must be at least one card in each pile), player B chooses a pile, player A gets the other pile
    • alternate roles each turn
  • Winston draft
    • 96 cards: 13 W/G/R/B/U, 13 colourless, 12 lands, 6 multicoloured cards
    • set 3 piles with one card face down
    • player A looks at the card(s) under the first pile, take them or put them back and add a card face down on the top of the pile (without looking at it), then looks at the next pile; if the third pile is not taken, draw a card from the not yet drafted cards
    • player B does the same, starting with the first pile
    • start over
  • Winchester draft
    • 96 cards: 13 W/G/R/B/U, 13 colourless, 12 lands, 6 multicoloured cards
    • set 4 piles with one card face up; player A chooses a pile, then adds one card on each of the 4 piles
    • player B does the same
    • start over
    • each player drafts 24 piles
  • Grid draft
    • 144 cards: 19 W/G/R/B/U, 19 colourless, 19 lands, 11 multicoloured cards
    • player A sets 9 cards face up (3 x 3 grid), then chooses one column or one row (3 cards)
    • player B chooses one column or row (2 or 3 cards), cards not drafted are removed from the draft
    • alternate roles each turn
    • each players drafts 16 times 2 or 3 cards (between 40 and 48 cards)

Four players draft

Booster draft

  • 12 boosters of 15 cards:
    • 23 of each colours, artifacts, lands
    • 19 gold
  • in each boosters, put one of each
  • mix the rest and add 7 extra at random

Solomon draft

  • Each round the divider will be given 25 cards to divide into 4 face-up stacks
  • Like 1-on-1 Solomon the divider in each round will get the final stack remaining
  • Unlike regular Solomon, each stack MUST CONTAIN at least 4 cards

Rules questions

  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copies Kitchen Finks : does the token with persist comes back? (07/06/2012)
    • No, tokens vanish once they hit the graveyard
  • Sower of Temptation on Solemn Simulacrum : when SS hits the graveyard, who draws a card? (01/06/2012)
    • The owner of SS, as it goes to his graveyard (and then triggers)
  • flip Who/What/When/Where/Why with Dark Confident (Hugues had both cards in his deck, but it didn't happen)? (28/07/2012)
  • Can a Psychatog survive Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite ?
  • When controling Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, is the first activation of an equipment countered? (23/02/2013)
    • Yes
  • Can I play Shelldock Isle's ability to play a creature during my opponent's turn ? (23/04/2013)
  • Can soulbound trigger more than once with the same creature? (16/09/2013)
    • No: “When a creature with soulbond enters the battlefield, you may pair it with another unpaired creature you control. When another creature enters the battlefield under your control, if you control a creature with soulbond that isn't currently paired, you may pair it with the new creature.” (source)
  • If an equipped creatured is targeted by Control Magic, does the equipment fall off? (03/12/2013)
    • No: “Gaining control of an equipped creature doesn’t give you control of the Equipment on it. The Equipment remains attached to the creature, but only the Equipment’s controller can play its equip ability.”(source)
  • If I hit my opponent's Jace the Mind Sculptor with a creature that is equipped with a Sword of Fire and Ice, does the triggered ability happen? (19/05/2014)
  • When casting Bonfire of the Damned, can I target a Planewalker instead of the opponent? (03/07/2014)
  • If I animate an equipment (e.g. with Karn, Silver Golem), will it “fall off” the equipped creature? (23/07/2014)
    • Yes (source, look for “Karn's Touch”)
  • Exalted vs Maze of Ith (23/07/2014)
    • comprehensive rules: 702.82b A creature “attacks alone” if it's the only creature declared as an attacker in a given combat phase. See rule 506.5.
    • this means than Maze of Ith shuts down Exalted, as only one attacker has to be declared for it to trigger
  • True-Name Nemesis vs Black Sun's Zenith rules
  • Can Phyrexian Metamorph copy Thrun, the Last Troll ? (27/07/2015)
  • Can I animate a creature with protection from black with Diabolic Servitude? (29/11/2015)
  • Smokestack with 2 counters: can I sac for 2 creature + Control Magic? (26/02/2016)
    • Yes, it counts as 2 permanents (source)

Tokens

Cards that generate tokens in the cube:

  • Kjeldoran Outpost (soldier 1/1)
  • Moorland Haunt (spirit 1/1 flying)
  • Batterskull (germ 0/0)
  • Mortardpod (germ 0/0)
  • Myr Battlesphere (myr 1/1)
  • Phyrexian Processor (minion */*)
  • Sword of Body and Mind (wolf 2/2)
  • Wurmcoil Engine (wurm 3/3)
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride (2/2 cat)
  • Blade Splicer (golem 3/3)
  • Brimaz, King of Oreskos (1/1 cat soldier)
  • Decree of Justice (angel 4/4 flying or soldier 1/1)
  • Cloudgoat Ranger (kithkin soldier 1/1)
  • Elspeth, Knight-Errant (soldier 1/1)
  • Emeria Angel (bird 1/1)
  • Entreat the Angels (angel 4/4 flying)
  • Geist-Honored Monk (spirit 1/1 flying)
  • Hero of Bladehold (soldier 1/1)
  • Lingering Souls (spirit 1/1 flying)
  • Precision Captain (soldier 1/1)
  • Spectral Procession (spirit 1/1 flying)
  • Avenger of Zendikar (plant 0/1)
  • Beast Within (beast 3/3)
  • Call of the Herd (elephant 3/3)
  • Deranged Hermit (squirrel 1/1)
  • Garruk, Primal Hunter (beast 3/3 and wurm 6/6)
  • Garruk Relentless (wolf 2/2 and black wolf 1/1)
  • Garruk Wildspeaker (beast 3/3)
  • Imperious Perfect (elf warrior 1/1)
  • Master of the Wild Hunt (wolf 2/2)
  • Rampaging Baloths (beast 4/4)
  • Terastodon (elephant 3/3)
  • Thragtusk (beast 3/3)
  • Verdant Force (saproling 1/1)
  • Blast from the Past (goblin 1/1)
  • Siege-Gang Commander (goblin 1/1)
  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (?)
  • Bitterblossom (faerie rogue 1/1 flying black)
  • Grave Titan (zombie 2/2)
  • Sarcomancy (zombie 2/2)
  • Pack Rat (?)
  • Meloku the Clouded Mirror (illusion 1/1 flying)
  • Geist of Saint Traft (angel 4/4 flying)
  • Huntmaster of the Fells (wolf 2/2)
  • Oona, Queen of the Fae (Faerie rogue 1/1 blue & black)
  • Sorin, Lord of Innistrad (vampire 1/1 lifelink)
  • Vraska the Unseen (assassin 1/1)
magicthegathering/cube.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/23 18:18 by carl