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  • posted a message on The Micro Cube Thread (≤270 size)
    Quote from Dolono »
    Looks neat. What's informed your multicolor picks?


    Trial and error Smile

    About 6 months ago I changed up my multi-color. I found that despite having the "best" multi-color card in each color pair (I one one for each) they were becoming dead picks in 4 player and didn't see the table as much even in two player (Winston/Winchester). So I decided to go all hybrid/Split cards with the idea they would see more play (and they have).

    -- Geena --

    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on The Micro Cube Thread (≤270 size)
    Hi!

    So I figured I'd join in here! I've been doing the "Travel Cube" thing a long time - it is a challenge to put one together, but they are really fun to play.

    My updated list is here: http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/1244

    I'ts a "traditional" 180 card cube. 29 of each color, 25 colorless, one multi-color cycle, one land cycle, two utility lands.

    In addition, I have been writing a series of cube articles you may find useful. They are written for beginners, but the entire series is intended to teach them how to set up a small 180 card cube or "cube skeleton" if they want to go bigger.

    The first article can be found here: http://www.nomadgamer.com/2016/7/18/travel-cubed

    I don't pretend to be an expert, but I do have a lot of trial and error experience, so if anyone has a question let me know Smile

    -- Geena --
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    Here's my Origins update! Kind of conservative this time around. Origins is a fantastic set, I'm just waiting to see how things go with a few cards before adding them. I've also been spending most of my cube budget on replacing the Remaining Power 9 proxies with collector's edition cards! (That would be Black Lotus, Time Walk, Ancestral Recall and Mox Sapphire). I also added an Unlimited Mox Jet and Mox Pearl bringing the real Power 9 cards to five!

    Anyway here's the changes....

    IN -----> OUT

    W
    Kytheon, Hero of Akros -----> Savannah Lions Frown
    B
    Kokusho, The Evening Star -----> Priest of the Blood Rite
    Languish -----> Black Sun's Zenith
    G
    Nissa, Vastwood Seer -----> Omnath, Locus of Mana
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on The Official "I would like my Username Changed" Thread
    Hi!

    Could you please change my user name to "Geena" if it is not taken?

    Thanks!
    Posted in: Introduce Yourself
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    Funny aside, While a not insignificant portion of the country was watching the Bruce Jenner interview I was at a comic book store playing Friday Night Magic and getting my clock cleaned since I haven't had time to play any of the cards in this block. Everyone was laid back and the few times that they referred to me it was as "Geena" or "her" and that is all I wanted out of the entire night anyway. They invited me back in two weeks to play in another tournament and to stay after at the store with the group and play casual games after it was over (I didn't bring any decks with me tonight). It was a good evening.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    So... Ben has gotten me all squared away over at CubeTutor, so for anyone that cares or is a bit confused by all the name changes I have been transitioning and full time since December. I'm going by Geena now. So if you are going to gossip about me just use "she" and ""her" and I'll be fine with it. Grin

    In all seriousness, it has taken me a long time to get to this place and Magic and the cube community pulled me through some pretty dark times without even knowing what was going on.

    I don't expect negativity here, but if you are so inclined you always have the ability to just ignore my posts or block my user. It will be easier on both of us.

    Anyway, thanks for being there, and I now return you to the previously scheduled cube list thread.

    -- Geena --

    BTW it apparently gets an act of Congress to get someone at Curse to change a user name. If anyone knows who I can PM to get it done let me know Smile
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    I think you are probably right. I'll drop Puppeteer Clique. Smile
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [180][Unpowered] Geena's Travel Cube [FRF!]
    No changes the Travel Cube in Dragons of Tarkir!

    Zurgo Bellstriker is amazing and close to an include, but I can't cut Goblin Guide or Grim Lavamancer. In a cube this small I value the flexibility of these two mechanics more Smile

    Why so quiet lately? Check out my other thread here: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/the-cube-forum/cube-lists/192751-450-powered-thegebs-shiny-cube-dtk-update?page=6
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    Hi!

    Sorry it has taken me so long to post my Dragons of Tarkir update. I have been going through some life changes, which is an understatement... more to come in a few days. I have also moved to sunny Beaverton Oregon, so if anyone knows a 30's 40's cube group than needs another let me know! The nine day, 3,137 mile drive had me a little pre-occupied, but I caught up on my cube podcasts! Thanks for the company on the road guys!

    Here are my changes. Note that I haven't gone the route of a triple color or morph package so I am only putting in three new cards.

    IN ----- OUT

    W
    Dragon Hunter ----- Soldier of the Pantheon
    Yes, I know this is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, but I like the flavor of this card better and I don't think it hurts the cube.

    R
    Zurgo Bellstriker ----- Generator Servant

    BG
    Kolaghan's Command ----- Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

    Also on my drive I pondered the future of my cube and I have decided to change the rules a bit. Previously my cube had a "gimmick" it was "all-foil" No card could touch my cube's world unless it was printed in shiny. I have decided to amend that a bit. All cards will be foil - unless they are on the Reserved List. Reserved List cards may be proxied until obtained.

    This will give me some new cards to chase!

    So effective immediately real versions of Mox Ruby, Mox Emerald, Timetwister, ABUR Duals, Pox, Recurring Nightmare and Moat are in the cube along with this additional change:

    IN ----- OUT

    B
    The Abyss ------ Snuff Out
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    I agree that despite the 1/1 Weathered Wayfarer is a good utility card and he will probably end up back in the cube with the vanilla Elite Vanguard being removed. My group does not get together a lot but they do like to see new cards so I try and rotate a few in each set. That doesn't mean cards stay in forever. In fact, in my cube if a card doesn't earn its spot as a "staple" over time most of the time those are the same slots that are changed out for a new card in a new set.

    As for card roles I consider this for every change I make, but it should be noted that the theme of this cube is all-foil so for a long time I was running less than optimal cards in some slots because the best card was not available in foil - and there are still a few in there. When a new set comes out I have the opportunity to tighten up archetypes with cards that have a foil version. On occasion this means sometimes cards get exchanged out that do not fill the same role. Feel free to update your cube however you like, but I update for my playgroup and cube archetypes and not to please the forum at large.

    As for Ugin, I run a 450 card powered cube. I support super-ramp so I need quite a few targets for the end game. My environment is one that has seen Emrakul, the Aeons Torn hard cast several times. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon has the upside of being colorless, making him attractive to folks outside of green (artifact ramp). Yes - Karn is better, IMO, but that doesn't take away from the fact Ugin is a solid card. If you can cast it you will most likely take the game. I took out Ratchet Bomb because honestly I enjoy everything in my Artifact section better, and it rarely sees play.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    Yeah I was on the fence with him, but given that I think Bone Shredder has become way outclassed, I'm going to stick him in and see how he does Smile I updated the post above!

    I may add some of the other tribids after I see which ones most people seem to keep over time. I am trying to limit the amount of thrash that occurs in the cube with hype of the next great thing not lasting after the new shiny wears off. I tend to buy cards on impulse Smile I really am not into running a wedge / shard cycle, but I will run the ones that become staples for sure.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [180][Unpowered] Geena's Travel Cube [FRF!]
    Keeping the Travel Cube up-to-date, here is the two changes for Fate Reforged!

    IN -----> OUT

    B
    Mardu Strike Leader -----> Bone Shredder

    G
    Warden of the First Tree -----> River Boa

    Going to miss the little guy, but he has become completely outclassed in the environment.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] Geena's Shiny Cube (Origins Update!)
    Whoo Hoo! Great to be back with new sets! Hope everyone had a great holiday break!

    Here are my changes for Fate Reforged. I stuck to a pretty thin list of changes - mainly because I officially have a freshman attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and I have to pay for that too! Smile

    IN -----> OUT

    W
    Mardu Woe-Reaper -----> Weathered Wayfarer
    Monastery Mentor -----> Precinct Captain

    B
    Mardu Strike Leader -----> Bone Shredder

    G
    Warden of the First Tree -----> River Boa

    X
    Ugin, the Spirit Dragon -----> Ratchet Bomb
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [FRF] Yasova Dragonclaw
    I'll be playing this guy in green. I love this card and the hybrid is great allowing it to pair with several decks. Also its good to note that there are green cards (and a few artifacts) in cube that tap for any color mana - so there is that as well.

    Even if I can't trigger the ability, a 4 power trample creature for 3 is pretty good and sick with a sword Smile
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [180][Unpowered] Geena's Travel Cube [FRF!]
    Trying a few new things here. I started this update to strengthen my planeswalker slots. With a single planeswalker slot in each color I want them all to be stellar.

    In blue I am putting baby Jace back in because Architect has not impressed much at all. I'm also adding Dig Through Time I really think this card is underrated.

    In red I am bringing in Koth who I think is a slam dunk upgrade for Pyromaster. Giving Purphoros a try, but I am wary that the cube may not have enough support to trigger the devotion - we shall see Smile

    IN -----> OUT

    W
    Disenchant (Textless) -----> Disenchant

    U
    Jace Beleren -----> Jace, Architect of Thought
    Dig Through Time -----> Deep Analysis

    R
    Purphoros, God of the Forge -----> Orcish Oriflamme
    Koth of the Hammer -----> Chandra, Pyromaster
    Posted in: Cube Lists
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