Building My Own Cube 2, pt. 1 – The (Nonexistent) Plan

[EDIT] Well, immediately after I published this, I went to the best place for us Finns to think about stuff, namely my sauna, so I felt the need to add a few things to this article.

I was thinking about how to do this for quite a bit and I didn’t seem to find the right place to start. Maybe top-down? Come up with an idea of a world and then populate it by using existing cards? Some strange mechanical thing?

I guess I went for the latter.

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Amonkhet Brews, pt. 16 – Abusing the New CMC Rule

If you don’t know, unlike previously CMC of split cards is now the sum of the two parts. This was done due to the abuses on older split cards with cards like As Foretold and the different Expertises (mostly Kari Zev’s Expertise). On the other hand, there are cards that like your cards being expensive.

Sorin, Grim NemesisCombustible Gearhulk

There’s two split cards in Amonkhet that seem strong here.

Cut // RibbonsNever // Return

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My Favorite Cards from the Kaladesh Block

This was a tough one. I haven’t played much lately. I only drafted Kaladesh a handful of times and Aether Revolt once. This means these cards don’t resonate with me very strongly, because I haven’t experienced them very much. Another problem is that I just didn’t like Standard during this period, so its hard to have a positive emotional connection to them. While I’m writing this, this feels more like “the cards I hate the least”, but that’s a bit of an exaggeration.

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GMing Mistakes 15 – Not Communicating or Understanding What You Want From the PCs

Oh yes, I’m back with one of those. This time the heading might be way too long, but there we are.

I wonder how many hours of work have I done on different characters before I get to play them over the years? How many times have I used a lot of time on a character only to find out that it didn’t fit into what the GM had in mind at all?

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