6 thoughts on “Building a Pauper Cube- Part 2, The List!

  1. I recommend as a next step you convert the cube into a google doc. You can start building information on casting costs, color break downs, card types and have it easily reported. And being a google doc, easily shared to the masses to see.

  2. When looking through your cube I noticed green was lacking in one of its primary strengths, big creatures. I understand that you want removal to work in your cube, but green should have a few creatures that are bigger than red removal to make it a more resilient option. Have you considered adding an axebane stag sort of creature (vanilla green common with high P/T) or two? Being hard to remove is part of what green gets to make up for not having removal itself. In fact, there seems to be a distinct lack of expensive (mana wise) cards in your cube which is know is somewhat a part of the pauper format but must also have some element of choice to it. Have you considered maybe adding a few more big spells?

    1. I know that this is going to sound weird, but there are too many situations where creatures as large as Axebane Stang are just too unreasonably good. The way that green gets around red’s removal is to have access to cards like Gather Courage, Invigorate and Mutagenic Growth which can all leave a red player pants down. As weird as it is, even something as seemingly harmless as Yavimaya Wurm can lead to horribly lopsided games in Pauper Cubes and I just don’t want that sort of thing happening in my Cube. There are a few creatures in green with 4+ toughness, as well as Skyshroud troll which help to make the creatures more resilient, and let’s not pretend like Sprout Swarm isn’t one of the biggest effects in the Cube. After playing with the Cube a few times you’ll see that even the three toughness creatures can take over games, and I don’t think that this Cube is wanting for bigger creatures.

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