Admittedly I haven’t played cube much, but the ones I have played have two attributes I don’t like very much: They are incredibly expensive, even if you don’t take into account all the foiling and other hard to find versions, and they focus too much on powerful cards and synergies instead of interesting strategies or interactions.
Now, I haven’t really build a cube before, so I’m clearly out of my depth, but gladly, I have Dunning-Kruger-effect on my side (meaning I don’t know enough on the subject to know what I don’t know, so I can walk into this confidently and without fear). Hopefully, when I finally get this done I have learned much in the process and can teach you something as well. Learning together, yey.
Last night I decided to try out the Holiday Cube on MTGO. I’d heard it has very powerful cards and you could build all sorts of strange combo decks with it. Well, since I don’t really play combo and I have huge holes in my card knowledge, I didn’t expect much… except I won the pod. Way to go me.
Actually, I probably only won because my opponents had even less understanding of the cube than myself. At least I read this article by Conley Woods. Based on that I decided I’d force a monored aggro deck. At least I know how to play that (although I’m not saying that’s easy, just that I have plenty of experience with those).
Then my plans were immediately wrecked… Here are all my picks with comments (on most):