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Everything You Need to Know About Drafting the MTGO Vintage Cube, A Beginner’s Guide by George Alexander Miles
You know we appreciate a good Vintage Cubing over here, and we’ve even got our own primers on the format. But you can never have too much help, George Miles has a nice one over at MTG UK.
Tobi Henke at MTG Mint Card looks at how to win in Standard without its best 3/3.
The new core set has us all excited to start brewing, and Craig Wescoe at TCGPlayer dove straight in with some Cats, Goblins, and Knight builds.
One of the Cube’s most annoying cards is also its most powerful, and to its credit it’s one of the few archetypes in the Vintage Cube that encourages you to depend on creatures. Rudy Briksza at Gathering Magic covers how to draft and optimize Opposition.
Core 2019 is packed with more specific hoser cards than usual, and we’ve covered some of them, like Isolate and Remorseful Cleric, here on CFB. SaffronOlive at MTGGoldfish has a more comprehensive look at all of the targeted hate cards from the new set.
ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball
PV establishes what should happen with the upcoming bans/unbans, and then gazes into his crystal ball to foresee what will actually happen.
What better way to recap and Old School tournament and an old school Draft than with a throwback-style tournament report from LSV?
It certainly wasn’t because of how the deck performed.
Draft some of the most powerful cards in the history of the game alongside Luis Scott-Vargas!
Reid’s cooked up his own list for Vintage built around a few of his favorite cards—and leaving out one of the last cards you’d expect to see cut from a Vintage deck.
Red’s grip on the metagame has finally begun to loosen.
The transmogrification storylines were always my favorite. <3
(🎨 April 2, 1987 C&H by Bill Watterson) pic.twitter.com/SUf9SfywYV
— April King (@CubeApril) June 25, 2018
Today, one of my more antisocial students excitedly told me and a group of 5 classmates that he had gotten an insanely cool new rare card. I watched a group of 6/7th grade students excitedly fawning over a Fleet Swallower. If that isn't Magic, what is?!
— Sam (@ihlenfeldt) June 27, 2018
Who’s updating the fundamentals articles to incorporate the newest archetype? pic.twitter.com/ri9aPJhUqV
— Brad Nelson (@fffreakmtg) June 24, 2018
I made a wild discovery tonight. I tried everything in my quest to beat Goblin Chainwhirler, but nothing consistently worked. I was just about to give up until one last crazy idea struck me.
Why don't I just play it myself?
That ended up working.
— Brian Braun-Duin (@BraunDuinIt) June 23, 2018
This is why you don't drink and draft. Sometimes the mask slips. pic.twitter.com/OMgltcRLgC
— Brian David-Marshall (@Top8Games) June 27, 2018
Research by William Lamping.