I have decided to start a new thread to discuss random cube and non-cube related magic things. I'm going to discuss the process of constructing new cubes here, as well as talking about single cards I have been enjoying. I also plan to discuss Cube Theory and deckbuilding. I thought it would make sense to have a thread to help me organize my thoughts for new projects without haphazardly posting random things about what simply amounts to a string of ideas across the forums. Please feel free to leave any comments you like; I'm really just making this thread so that I'm not spamming other threads. To start things off, I would like to discuss a topic which has been getting to me for a while. I've spent about 2/3rds of my cube career up until this point on the same main cube- I wrote a thread about it here. I think that cube had a lot of good elements, and I would like to discuss them further in the future. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that some of the residual structural issues from my "I have only a limited idea of what I'm doing" phase of cube design are really hindering further development on the list. The list was fun to play, although certain synergy decks were way more powerful than others, and in many color combinations, it made more sense to build a general good stuff deck than an archetype strategy. I think the problems with that list can be summarized as such: I had too large of a power band, the powerful cards were concentrated in the wrong areas, and White had no proper identity. I'll go over these issues in further detail later, but let's just put it like this: I was running Umezawa's Jitte in the same cube as Grim Guardian. Those cards should probably never be seen with one-another in a balanced cube environment. So, I've decided that I am going to re-build my 360 list "from scratch." I use air quotes because I want to use the same general archetypes from my previous attempt (with some fairly sizeable changes, but I'll get to that later). I want gameplay of my new list to feel how I originally intended my previous version to play: synergy-based decks in a medium-high powered environment. In my next post, I will be discussing how I plan on going about balancing and evaluating the cards of my new 360 cube. Feel free to leave any comments you like, this thread is just for me to discuss random things without spamming the forums elsewhere.