Not too long ago, I posted a list of my Un-Cube. Trying to create the most humorous play experience possible, I packed the cube with near-complete sets of both Unhinged and Unglued. After that I added funny cards from Magic's history to try and make every single card in the cube have relevant abilities.
Recently, we were able to draft from the cube and we had a great time. Many humourous moments were had, here is a quick recap;
Drafting cards was humorous, but nothing of note happened. However during deckbuilding there were a couple of funny moments. Cards were often regarded as unplayable for things like "this card is too annoying" or "this card keeps falling off my head!"
I ended up going Black-Green and drafted a [card]Necro-Impotence[/card] Deck. I never got the chance to see if Necro's silver-bordered cousin was as good as the original, but I did have to memorize the stupid artist so I could [card]Aesthetic Consultation[/card] for it. I also got several decent forms of removal and had a decent creature base. My team even won the second match we played. (As an aside, games were played with teams of 2, as there were 4 of us playing and Unglued has many team-based cards.)
It's been a while, so I don't remember much about the games we played, but here are some moments I DO remember and won't soon forget.
By far, the most amusing plays of the evening involved a [card]Working Stiff[/card] in play. The card puts a big target on your head, but not like you'd expet.
People want to try as hard as they can to make you do stuff while not bending your elbows. As soon as the Mummy entered the battlefield, Chris became a quick target for [card]Ashnod's Coupon[/card].
Another awesome [card]Working Stiff[/card] related observation. There is an adverse side to tutoring for cards as well.
All in all, the Un-Cube was a huge success and we had a great time. I removed a few cards like the [card]Wrath of God[/card] and the 4 [card]Feast of Flesh[/card] and added in some other goofy stuff. I have also foiled out several cards to make [card]Super Secret Tech[/card] a more desirable pull.
Hopefully sometime in the near future I will have a chance to pull out the cube again and give it another go.
Until next time,
Use YOUR shoes as counters!
Things have been busy lately. Haven't had much time for WOOBERG or Magic at all with 3 birthdays, home buying, work, business trip and more. We did manage to get in a team draft and 2 games with the Un-Cube which I will post about as soon as time allows.
Thanks for reading,
Playing Magic has taken a back seat to other things in my life lately. In the process of purchasing my first home (yay!), working extra side gigs, and trying to get some of my game designs into playtest...etc.
So since I am not PLAYING much Magic, I have the itch to BUILD for Magic. Today I finished my UN-CUBE! 400 cards of pure gooftastic goodness. All the cards that I could include from the un-sets made it in, as well as several cards from other sets to keep abilites on the un-cards as relevant as possible. (see Homarids and cards starting with Z for example). Decent draft strategies include RW Premium card beats, [card]Now I Know My ABC's[/card] decks, snow-themed decks and much much more.
HERE IS THE LIST!
As you may know, I have four beautiful children running around my house, and one of thier favorite things to play with are shoes. We have TONS of shoes. My eldest daughter (3 years old) buys shoes instead of toys sometimes when we offer to get her something at Target for being good, and my wife is also guilty of being a shoe-lover (pun not intended, but terrible nevertheless).
Then recently it occured to me that there was also something useful I could do with this:
It's no secret that [card]Shoe Tree[/card] is one of my favorite cards from silver-border land for obvious reasons. But recently, I just realized the coolest board state of all time!
New Phyrexia brought with it a mechanic that can cause the above picture to be a legitimate board state!
Proliferate and [card]Shoe Tree[/card] makes me laugh, and all other forms of counter-moving shenanigans can absolutely COVER the table in shoes!
Here is my deck-list that I want so badly to be permitted to play. Never in my life did I think I would be making a deck to simply put as many shoes onto the table as possible, but here I stand (barefoot!).
4 [card]Tropical Island[/card]
2 [card]Everflowing Chalice[/card]
4 [card]Worldly Tutor[/card]
3 [card]Contagion Clasp[/card]
1 [card]Fate Transfer[/card]
3 [card]Land Aid '04[/card]
4 [card]Laughing Hyena[/card]
1 [card]Gilder Bairn[/card]
1 [card]Whispersilk Cloak[/card]
3 [card]Tezzeret's Gambit[/card]
2 [card]Doubling Season[/card]
1 [card]Inexorable Tide[/card]
4 [card]Shoe Tree[/card]
1 [card]Contagion Engine[/card]
The deck is designed more to cause laughter than to win, but there is an ok chance of it taking a couple of games at the multiplayer table as well. [card]Laughing Hyena[/card] and [card]Propaganda[/card] are for the early game protection. The hyena just keeps coming back (with any luck) and [card]Propaganda[/card] is obvious. [card]Land Aid[/card] and [card]Everflowing Chalice[/card] ramp a bit, and the latter has synergy with all of the proliferate. The rest of the deck's plan is simply, land a [card]Shoe Tree[/card] and put as many shoes onto the table as possible (P.S.: bring a bag of extra shoes!)
[card]Fate Transfer[/card] is not at all good in the deck, it's simply in there as a Hail Mary; if you are about to be killed off, move all of the shoes onto someone else's creature so they just sit there on the board, taking up space and stinking. Counters do not have an owner, so they will remain on the board until the permanent is removed from the battlefield!
That's all the time I have this week, see you next week for more variant format goodness!
Until Next time, use YOUR shoes as counters....and PROLIFERATE THEM!
Moderator of WOOBERG.net, the Encyclopedia of Magic Variant formats, Shoe has been playing MTG since mid to late 1994, He acquired the nickname ‘Shoe’ through a stupid joke made during a MTG game about the Chimpokomon episode of South Park. He loves MTG and gaming in general and hopes to work designing games one day. He plays mostly with his 6 year old daughter these days, but multi-player, and weird formats are his preference.