It might be getting old, but as I said before, I’m very excited about my new cube! I picked up all the sleeves that I needed and the final few cards that I needed as well. My friend Eric and I spent an hour or two sleeping it up and behold! The cube complete!
Then we had to test it, so Eric and I counted out 180 cards (6 packs each) and then did a Winston draft. At first I was worried that one person would end up with many more cards than the other, but in the end it wasn’t too bad. I did have more cards than Eric, but not too many. My draft started out great with a pick-1 Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, followed shortly by a Corpsejack Menace, then I just kept getting black, green, and white cards (remember that we’re drafting 60 card decks and allowing a support color for any commander 2 colors or less). Eric said that he first-picked a Maelstrom Archangel, but after four or five picks asked if I had seen a Commander up to that point. After a few more picks I could tell he picked up a commander, so we were all good. Personally I really enjoyed the actual draft, and look forward to Winston drafting in the future!
I started drafting Skullbriar, just hoping to pick up Ghave at some point! but he never came up. Eric was drafting Rubinia Soulsinger, but right at the end of the draft he picked a Sliver Queen which opened him up for all five colors, even though he only had 1 sliver! And Eric had a LOT of bombs. He had three of the Gods, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Maelstrom Archangel, Sliver Queen, and quite a few more, so of course he made a five-color deck. Mine was three-color, white, green, and black.
After decks were built we played just one game. Two things really told me how this game was going to play out… First, I had to cast Skullbriar on turn three, not turn two, and second, Eric was able to drop the 7/7 Sliver Queen on turn five!!! I put up an ok fight, but I could just never break through. In the end Eric won pretty easily.
We determined that the cube could use a bit more shuffling before game night, so when I got home I shuffled it really well, then to save just a few minutes in our game night, I pre-made packs so we are all ready to go on Tuesday!