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Chateau Cube

Chateau Cube

By John Terrill
Château Cube is a series of wide-ranging conversations about Magic the Gathering mtgcube design, play, and theory, hosted by John Terrill of YouTube's Cultic Cube. Episodes are released on roughly alternate Fridays! Come join us for convivial and high-level mtg cube talk.
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22. Innistrad Crimson Vow Review
Let's take a tour through the VOW cards that make the cut for my higher-power and lower-power cubes! Cubes Referenced: Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Projects Referenced: VOW Preview Card: https://youtu.be/C0wlfNKGH60/ Cultic Bestiary tokens: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ Cultic Bestiary apparel: https://culticcube.redbubble.com/ MTG Flavorbot: https://twitter.com/Flavorbot1 Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►Etsy, home of the Bestiary: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
34:26
November 23, 2021
21. Artist of Dragons with Joshua Raphael
Magic artist Joshua Raphael joins us today! Podcast listeners may wish to tune in on YouTube in order to see the art we discuss: https://youtu.be/pFSKYxordaA. Josh illustrated our preview card from Crimson Vow, and besides working on MTG, he has worked on Dungeons & Dragons, Eternal, and Flesh and Blood, and many more IPs. Come hang out and learn about Josh’s style, process, influences, and a case study of how he developed art for Sawblade Slinger. Special thanks to all our Patreon members and to super patron Cube Cobra for their support! Guest Resources: https://www.artstation.com/jsraphael https://twitter.com/jsraphael57 https://www.instagram.com/jsraphael_/ Resources Cited: “Godhunt” logo designer: https://www.instagram.com/diandrahrlmbng/ Crimson Vow preview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0wlfNKGH60 Charitable Organization Featured: Good Food Institute: https://gfi.org/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►Etsy, home of the Bestiary: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: https://twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
28:43
November 8, 2021
20. Innistrad Midnight Hunt Review, pt. 2
Prerelease is upon us for a return to Magic’s beloved spo-o-oky world: Innistrad! I’ve been pouring over the Midnight Hunt spoiler, picking out cards I want to run in my cubes. Today we’ll take a quick tour through the MID offerings that I plan to add to my vintage unpowered environment. Cubes Referenced: Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Projects Referenced: MID review pt. 1: https://youtu.be/L5x6JPbtQvY Cultic Bestiary tokens: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ MTG Flavorbot: https://twitter.com/Flavorbot1 Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►Etsy, home of the Bestiary: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
28:18
October 9, 2021
19. Innistrad Midnight Hunt Review, pt. 1
Prerelease is upon us for a return to Magic’s beloved spo-o-oky world: Innistrad! I’ve been pouring over the Midnight Hunt spoiler, picking out cards I want to run in my cubes. Today we’ll take a quick tour through the MID offerings that I plan to add to my vintage unpowered environment. Cubes Referenced: Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►Etsy, home of the Bestiary: https://culticcube.etsy.com/ ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
39:41
September 18, 2021
18. Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Review
Wizards' Dungeons & Dragons Magic set is entirely spoiled, and it’s time to update the cubes! This episode combines both sections of my video review on Cultic Cube, where I run through the AFR cards that I am adding to my vintage unpowered and to my masters-level unpowered cubes. Video Reviews: Part 1: https://youtu.be/-Ke1BOWvXz4 Part 2: https://youtu.be/_2yX-nor7vg Cubes Referenced: Eleusis: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
01:02:01
July 20, 2021
17. Modern Horizons 2 Additions, pt. 2
Modern Horizons 2 is more or less out now, and it’s time to update the cubes! In the second of a two part series, I run through the MH2 cards that I am adding to my lower power, synergy-driven cube. Cubes Referenced: Video version: https://youtu.be/sNfCnM-QTN8 Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Sources Cited: Derek Gallen: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/author/derekgallen/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
39:37
June 16, 2021
16. Modern Horizons 2 Additions, pt. 1
With Modern Horizons 2 entirely spoiled, it’s time to update the cubes! In the first of a two part series, I run through the MH2 cards that I am adding to my unpowered vintage cube. Cubes Referenced: Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI1-QN2jI6I Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Petty Nobility Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/pettynobility Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
41:51
June 9, 2021
15. The Secret Life of Mana: Strixhaven Symposium lecture
I participated in WOTC’s Strixhaven Symposium live on Twitch, where I represented Quandrix College! My talk: “Manamancy: The origin, application, and exploitation of Magic's fundamental resource.” For those who didn’t catch the live lecture, I reprise it now on the Cultic Cube YouTube channel and on the Chateau Cube podcast! The YT video version of this episode is fully transcribed (turn on closed captions): https://youtu.be/74ndpWv7dkE Quandrix Lectures VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1005041444 Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Works Cited: Howells, William. The Heathens: Primitive Man and His Religions. 1949. Niven, Larry. The Magic Goes Away. 1976. http://www.allenvarney.com/av_mgcwords.html https://twitter.com/Sierkovitz/status/1363915075430592516?s=19 https://twitter.com/Sierkovitz/status/1364001878170873856 https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/160910802053/mark-it-was-my-birthday-and-i-wanted-to-ask https://infinite.tcgplayer.com/article/The-Trouble-with-Toss-Ups-Going-First-in-Standard/3aa0cda9-4162-4352-b073-3b945804a31c https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/level-one/play-or-draw-2015-03-16 https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/taking-the-cultic-cube-on-magic-online-for-a-spin/ Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
27:07
May 7, 2021
14. Streaming Cubemmunity with Floopy Minx
Magic streamer Floopy Minx joins us today! Floopy got her start in our beloved game by playing paper Vintage Cube. When she began her successful professional streaming career, she naturally gravitated toward Cube even as she embraced other formats. She explains today how building a community around her stream fosters goodwill and supports the visibility of non-cisgendered men in Magic. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patrons Djake Noose and Dylan Quern for their support! Guest Resources: https://www.twitch.tv/floopyminx https://floopyminxtcg.com/ Resources Cited: http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/6-things-you-can-do-to-get-more-women-into-magic/  http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/7-counterpoints-to-my-women-in-magic-article/ Charitable Organization Featured: Black Girls Code: https://www.blackgirlscode.com/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: https://twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
51:03
February 26, 2021
13. Archenemy Cube with Andrew Magrini
Andrew Magrini, jankmaster extraordinaire and stalwart of the New York City cube scene, joins us to talk about how he conjoins the high-powered and the broken with the intricate and the idiosyncratic. We discuss Andrew’s vintage cube in the first part of the conversation, then move on to his new passion project, which brings 3 vs. 1 Archenemy game play to cube draft. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patrons Djake Noose and Dylan Quern for their support! Guest Resources: https://twitter.com/AndrewMagrini https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/jank https://cubecobra.com/cube/overview/archenemycube Charitable Organization Featured: Next for Autism: https://www.nextforautism.org/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: https://twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
01:29:40
February 12, 2021
12. Two Player Cube Design with JJ the ManCub
J.J. the ManCub, cube design streamer and lover of cube curiosities, joins us to chat about his approach to creating cubes that express one’s own personality, interests, and principles. He shares joy he has found in bringing the community into his design process as he develops cubes live on stream. Then we chat about the advantages and disadvantages of many different approaches to cubing for two players. We share the methods with which we have had the most fun and success. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patron Djake Noose for their support! Resources Cited: JJ’s cube resources: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GhEFRrivKcyL_owO6u-JZ6KWPDm-vUZ5?usp=sharing Two player draft variants: mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/the-cube-forum/articles-podcasts-and-guides/576611-cubing-with-two-a-guide-to-two-player-draft Guest Resources: linktr.ee/CubeOddity twitch.tv/jjthemancub twitter.com/cubeoddity youtube.com/channel/UCbuzfB4IBeLLWU0wOoLA81Q cubecobra.com/user/view/sirmancub Charitable Organization Featured: Trans Lifeline: https://translifeline.org/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
01:21:11
January 8, 2021
11. Degenerate Micro Cube feat. Andy Mangold
Andy Mangold of Lucky Paper joins us for the conclusion of the conversation that we began last week. Today we focus on the Degenerate Micro Cube, a powerful cube environment that Andy pioneered and that has been his quarantine passion project. It has a novel mechanism for bringing Vintage constructed-level consistency to a limited environment. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patron Djake Noose for their support! Resources Cited: Andy’s article introducing his new cube format: https://luckypaper.co/articles/an-introduction-to-the-degenerate-micro-cube/ Guest Resources: Lucky Paper Podcast: https://luckypaper.co/podcast/  Lucky Paper Blog: https://luckypaper.co/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/luckypaperMtG Charitable Organization Featured: Sunrise Movement: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: https://twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
48:06
December 18, 2020
10. Architect of MTG Cube feat. Andy Mangold
Andy Mangold is the founder of Lucky Paper, a blog devoted to cube, battlebox, and other such sandbox environments. He co-hosts the Lucky Paper podcast, which has quickly proved itself a must-listen resource for cube enthusiasts. In this first segment of a two-part conversation, Andy and I set out to talk about cube in schematic terms, discussing how we approach cube curation largely without focusing on individual cards or strategies. Tune in next week for part two, when Andy will introduce us to a new cube format that he pioneered. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patron Djake Noose for their support! Resources Cited: “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio”: http://citizenarchitectfilm.com/ “Patchwork Girl,” Shelley Jackson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patchwork_Girl_(hypertext) Guest Resources: Lucky Paper Podcast: https://luckypaper.co/podcast/  Lucky Paper Blog: https://luckypaper.co/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/luckypaperMtG Charitable Organization Featured: Sunrise Movement: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/ Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CulticCube Twitter: https://twitter.com/CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
40:32
December 11, 2020
09. #Winning in MTG Cube feat. TeamJBro
Jonathan Brostoff, a.k.a. TeamJBro, is a popular streamer and peerless master of cube play. He won the SCGCon Winter 2019 cube championship, and he is by far and away the most consistent trophy leader in MTGO cubes. CUBECON is very much Jonathan’s initiative as well, and I’m excited to be part of the team that is putting together a big, real-life competitive cube event. Jonathan sits down with me to chat about features of his favorite environments, how he analyzes cube lists when preparing to tackle new environments, and what he looks for in packs as he builds decks. Special thanks to Patreon members and to super patron Dylan Quern for their support!   Resources Cited: Live the Dream Cube: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/cube-spotlight-series-live-dream-2020-09-07 Core Set Cube: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/cube-spotlight-series-core-set-cube-2018-10-30 Cultic Cube: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/cube-spotlight-series-john-terrills-cultic-cube-2020-05-18 Dekkaru Cube: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/cube-spotlight-series-gwen-dekkers-dekkaru-cube-2020-05-08 Cultic p1p1: https://cubecobra.com/cube/draft/5f737735190df80fd8208f33 Dekkaru p1p1: https://cubecobra.com/cube/draft/5f737947190df80fd820f67d MTGO Data Analysis Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkm_AnhySN0   Guest Resources: Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/teamjbro  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jbrostoff    Charitable Organization Featured: Urban Underground: https://www.urbanunderground.org/    Support the Show: ►Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/culticcube  ►TCG Affiliate: http://bit.ly/2QdJxdg  ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: https://bit.ly/3iTRwby  ►Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/31igBF9  I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support!   Show Contact: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/culticcube  Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com  Eleusis Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube  The Cultic Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic  Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
01:00:46
October 10, 2020
08. Reimagining Magic Art feat. Beyond the Machina
Drew Pierce, a.k.a. Beyond the Machina, is an awesome artist and graphic designer who produces Magic-related work. He is also a cube aficionado and designer of a budget-friendly pauper cube. We discuss Drew’s affection for the madness mechanic and how he sculpts an environment around it, cycles and the New Phyrexian shrines, pack one pick one, different ways with heroic, how to value gold cards in draft, uses of auras, the origins of sagas and designing one’s own, pauper bombs, breaking board stalls, Drew’s art aesthetic, his design wit, logo design, benefits of various media, embracing error, politics in mtg art, music and film as inspiration. Much, much love to lovis, who handled video post-production for the YouTube version of the podcast on Cultic Cube. I highly recommend watching this time, as lovis includes not only Magic cards but also loads of Drew’s artwork. Special thanks to super patrons Dylan Quern and Andrew Quist for their support! ►Contest Entry: twitter.com/CulticCube/status/1289204735262613504 Guest Resources: Inked: bit.ly/3148His Alter Sleeves: altersleeves.com/alterist/beyond-the-machina Patreon: patreon.com/beyondthemachina Twitter: twitter.com/BeyondThMachina Instagram: instagram.com/beyondthemachina $60 Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/5e653a031a6de50753890558 Trans Rights Organizations Featured: The Trevor Project: thetrevorproject.org National Center of Transgender Equality: transequality.org Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate: bit.ly/2QdJxdg ►Inked Gaming Affiliate: bit.ly/3iTRwby ►Amazon Affiliate: amzn.to/31igBF9 I have partnered with a few online retailers. If you make a purchase via any of the affiliate links above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
58:29
July 31, 2020
07. Competitive vs. Casual Cube Design feat. Thomas Krone
Thomas Krone has what is, to my knowledge, the longest-running competitive cube event in history: Cubevitational, founded in the Netherlands in 2010. He and I sit down to explore a host of issues: Testing cards, vagaries of pronouncing Garruk, D6 game (Gruul!), Spell punishing mechanics, Green sections, why Thomas began cubing, benefits of different cube sizes, desirability of redundancy for archetype components, differences between designing for competitive and casual cube environments, history of Cubevitational, tips for tournament organization, keeping one’s goals in mind when looking for cube additions, cool new cards, ruminations on modern MTG design, zombie vs. humans cube, uneven sections sizes, tips for aspiring cube designers, effect of MTG Arena for cube, cubing Conspiracies, Magic friendships, breaking cycles of dual lands, cube stories. Special thanks to super patrons Dylan Quern and Andrew Quist! Guest Resources: Thomas’s Twitter: twitter.com/CubeVitational Cubevitational List: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cubevitational Black Lives Matter: Resources and Support: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
59:07
June 26, 2020
06. Better Design with Cube Cobra feat. Gwen Dekker
Gwen Dekker teaches us all about advanced features of Cube Cobra and the behind-the-scenes effort that makes the cube management platform tick. We share stories about the sometimes surprising uses that we have found for Cobra tools. Here we do a p1p1 of the Dekkaru cube, talk about how the two of us met, discuss the ELO system of card ranking for draft AI, Ryan Saxe’s recommender model, hypergeometric analysis, multiplayer drafting (in the future!), Zach Halpern’s dr4ft.info, and as-fan analysis. I give a shout-out to content creators who deserve to be heard and to be better represented in our community. Please find links to them below -- go give them some love! Special thanks to super patrons Dylan Quern and Andrew Quist! Guest Resources: Gwen’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GwenDekker Cube Cobra Website: https://cubecobra.com/ Cube Cobra Twitter: https://twitter.com/CubeCobra1 Cube Cobra Discord: https://discord.gg/Hn39bCU Cube Cobra Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cubecobra Content Creators Mentioned: Color of Magic Podcast, ep. 35: https://www.colorofmtg.com/podcast-1/episode/4f7f9838/episode-35-shut-up-and-shuffle Spike Feeder Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/sfpmtg Usman Jamil articles: coolstuffinc.com/a/?tagged[]=usman%20jamil Resources Cited: Ryan Saxe: https://twitter.com/rcsaxe Zach Halpern’s Dr4ft: https://dr4ft.info/ Mark Rosewater defines “as-fan”: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/few-more-words-rd-2016-11-07 Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
01:02:20
June 12, 2020
05. Aesthetically Unified Cubes with Stephen Konefal
Stephen Konefal has designed many cube environments with the overarching goals of creating aesthetically unified spaces, whether by crafting environments based on place in the multiverse, moment in Magic history, or artistic impulse and style. We discuss lessons that Core Sets teach cube designers, ways of limiting new product overload, knitting together environments mechanically, the artwork of Magic that moves us, the value of cycling, starting one’s first cube, cube’s place between limited and constructed, and Steve’s impressions of Magic personalities. Much love to super patrons Dylan Quern and Andrew Quist! Guest Resources: Steve’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/cubedraft Steve’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cubedraft/ Steve’s Cubes: https://cubecobra.com/user/view/5dad1eb47f812d0fc88d3b4b Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
42:51
June 5, 2020
04. Make Cards Work for You with fleish_dawg
Ben Fleisher, alias fleish_dawg, is brimming with ideas about how to modify existing Magic cards in order to better fit his design vision. You may have heard me mention Ben’s innovations in Cultic Cube videos. Ben and I discuss errataing cards, the value of diverse cube fora, the importance of empathy in design conversation, Ben's boardgame theory of cube, the best Star Trek series, advice for new designers, and our favorite Magic memory. Much love to super patrons Dylan Quern and Andrew Quist.  Guest Resources: Ben’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/fleish_dawg Ben’s Discord: fleish dawg#0329 Ben’s Cube: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/fleish_dawg MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord: https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgcube/ MTG Cube Subreddit: https://discord.gg/5dMeBQx Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Disclaimer: Cultic Cube is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. 
01:03:28
May 15, 2020
03. We're on MTGO! With guest Gwen Dekker.
Here’s a bonus episode that brings exciting news! WOTC is featuring one of my cubes and my guest’s cube on MTGO from May 13-27, 2020! Wizards is using two of the ten cubes that will be played in the main events at CubeCon, an event for which I am an organizer. The spotlighted cubes are legacy environments by me and by our guest, Gwen Dekker. Gwen is the creator and lead developer of Cube Cobra, which is an awesome cube management web platform. Gwen and I sit down together to talk about our differing design visions and we have sculpted cubes that provide totally different play experiences within the same general power band. Come join us for convivial and high-level MTG Cube talk! MTGO Cubes: The Dekkaru Cube (May 13-20, 2020): cubecobra.com/cube/list/dekkaru The Cultic Cube (May 20-27, 2020): cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic Guest Resources: Gwen’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GwenDekker Cube Cobra Website: https://cubecobra.com/ Cube Cobra Twitter: https://twitter.com/CubeCobra1 Cube Cobra Discord: https://discord.gg/Hn39bCU Cube Cobra Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cubecobra Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube The Cultic Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/cultic
49:51
May 9, 2020
02. Designing like a Spike. With SirFunchalot.
We welcome SirFunchalot, co-host of the MTG CubeCats podcast, to Château Cube. Dan and John talk about how Magic compares to other TCGs, the place of game theory in Magic, data collection in cube draft, the role of sideboard cards in cube design, Dan's radically different approaches to designing vintage and legacy environments, and a novel approach to supporting midrange. Come join us for convivial and high-level MTG Cube talk! Guest Resources: MTG CubeCats podcast: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCeivdSTVBVgn0JyvbRbQOVQ MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord: discord.gg/qSNeYpC Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/MTGCubeCats Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube
46:04
May 1, 2020
01. Cube Boomers. With Usman Jamil.
We welcome Usman Jamil, godfather of cube, to Château Cube. Usman and John talk about testing new sets for cube, new card overload, the origins of cube, design level-ups, the "problem" of the 5 color cube deck,  multicolor sections, interpreting testing data, cooking creatively, Picasso, Freud, and Heirloom Blade (of course!). Come join us for convivial and high-level mtg cube talk! Guest Resources: CoolStuffInc articles: coolstuffinc.com/a/?tagged[]=usman%20jamil Third Power podcast: thethirdpowerpodcast.wordpress.com MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord: discord.gg/qSNeYpC Twitter: @UsmanTheRad Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube
56:21
April 17, 2020
00. Welcome!
Château Cube is a series of conversations between me, John Terrill of Cultic Cube (youtube.com/culticcube), and cube designers and players. Topics are free-ranging, but the heart and soul of the conversation is cube. Episodes are released every other Friday. Come join us for convivial and high-level mtg cube talk! Support the Show: ►Patreon: patreon.com/culticcube ►TCG Affiliate Link: bit.ly/2QdJxdg I have partnered with TCGPlayer, so if you purchase any cards via the link above, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. I appreciate your support! Show Contact: YouTube: youtube.com/culticcube Twitter: @CulticCube Email: culticcube@gmail.com Eleusis Cube: cubecobra.com/cube/list/culticcube
00:32
April 17, 2020