So I’ve so far done 5 episodes of the cube podcast, “The Third Power” and I think that it’s gone well. I had a long talk with Marshall from Limited Resources after the first episode and he definitely helped me realize what I was doing right and wrong. I think that it’s gone really well so far, the flow is solid and conversational and I’ve been very happy with how they’ve been turning out. Feedback has also been good, overall.
I’ve also been meaning to plug my friend Andy Pekios’ write-up of his making top8 at the SCG 5K in KC. I used to play limited FNM with him about 5 years ago and when I saw him at the top rankings of the charts, I was REALLY stoked. Although he didn’t win the entire thing, it was still good to see some success happen to a friend.
Other random things:
I talked about how I wanted to test Bonehoard in cube and how it seems really good, but I haven’t had time to test it (as I’ve had nearly zero free time lately.) I did some this morning (can’t make the PR today, maybe tomorrow) and I am definitely impressed, at least in midrange. While the lack of evasion can suck, it’s either acting like an Abyss or being equipped onto something with evasion (8/9 Nighthawks are really scary, I hear!) If I can get a PR, I’m going to try to get a foil of it or at least pick up a copy on the cheap online.
I also have changed my mind on Turn the Tide for commons cubes, probably because of Ryan and Marshall dogging on it on Limited Resources. Most of the “shrink” type of effects don’t do that much and I can’t think of too many combat scenarios, now that I think about it, where that’d be a huge blowout. Also blue is incredibly tight (and thanks to my doing the SWOT analysis on blue and white in cube [which, btw, you need to read NOW if you haven’t] – I’m going to redo my sections and focus on the strengths, like getting Cloud Spirit and Rishadan Airship in. So what if they’re not as good as Ravenous Skirge?)
Once I get done with the SWOT articles, I’ll probably do one (or a few) on the differences between commons and non-commons cubes.
Anthony and I are also going to do a Cube “crack-a-pack” at the beginning of each episode since we have Marshall’s blessing to do so. 😀
List updates to come soon. Definitely need to get Black Sun’s Zenith and GO FOR THE THROAT (which, btw, totally sounds like something that would be yelled by the “gang vocals” in a thrash metal song, likely during the chorus.)