Stave Off > Countless Gears RenegadeEssence Scatter > Leave in the DustLawless Broker > Aether PoisonerOrcish Oriflamme > Aether ChaserTajuru Pathwarden > Lifecraft CavalryCultist's Staff > Mobile GarrisonTumble Magnet > Filigree CrawlerSejiri SteppeHalimar DepthsBarren MoorLooming SpiresFertile ThicketMeandering RiverSubmerged BoneyardCinder BarrensTimber GorgeTranquil ExpanseForsaken SanctuaryFoul OrchardWoodland StreamHighland LakeStone Quarry
This is the update by Adam Styborski. The reasons for what cards were added and what cards were removed can be found here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13816&writer=Adam+Styborski&articledate=2-21-2017 Well over a month behind the times, but better late than never ... maybe. A thank you to those who reminded me and remained patient while their reminders went largely unrewarded. :) I liked the flavor of cards like Halimar Depths and Fertile Thicket, but I understand their removal. Playability should trump flavor if you want to increase the chances of everyone having fun.
Conspiracy 2, Kaladesh and Commander 2016 Update
Lone Missionary > Glint-Sleeve ArtisanApex Hawks > Propeller PioneerSpectral Reserves > Palace SentinelsBoomerang > Select for InspectionGhoulcaller's Accomplice > Lawless BrokerUndying Evil > Maulfist SquadDriver of the Dead > Thorn of the Black RoseSnuff Out > RegicideFall of the Hammer > Forked BoltZada's Commando > Brazen WolvesNest Invader > Borderland ExplorerWickerbough Elder > Peema OutriderPrismatic Lens > Eager ConstructFellwar Stone > Renegade FreighterAsh Barrens
This is the update by Adam Styborski. The reasons for what cards were added and what cards were removed can be found here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13606&writer=Adam+Styborski&articledate=11-8-2016 Interesting update that highlights just how out of touch with Magic I am these days. You can drive things AND wear a crown!? My word! But seriously ... I worry Monarch could get out of hand. It could highlight the skill gap in players and provide a more drawn out, agonizing defeat. Or it could get the more timid newbies to actually get out there and start turning cards sideways! With all the love for tokens these days I also wonder how they're doing in the cube overall. Good? Too good? not good enough? Fabricate fits the mould, if anything. Overall quite a few solid adds that I'm looking forward to one day making use of! PS: I spent 20 minutes making the logo for this update. That's 19 more minutes of effort than every other logo found on a Google search. I call it, "Conladic Athering: Takender".
Eldritch Moon Pauper Cube Update
Loyal Cathar > Desperate SentryYouthful Knight > Spectral ReservesArmy of Allah > Borrowed GraceCloudshift > Angelic PurgeWithdraw > Wretched GryffBenthic Infiltrator > Exultant CultistSweep Away > Drag UnderCloud of Faeries > Screeching SkaabDistortion Strike > Laboratory BruteArtificer's Epiphany > Thought ScourWhispers of the Muse > Mental NoteVampire Envoy > Midnight ScavengersHymn to Tourach > Wailing GhoulGore-House Chainwalker > Borderland MarauderSearing Spear > Volcanic HammerLightning Strike > Fire AmbushRush of Adrenaline > Rift BoltFists of Ironwood > Chatter of the SquirrelGarruk's Companion > Grapple with the PastRhox Maulers > Swift SpinnerFyndhorn Elves > Ulvenwald CaptiveLlanowar Elves > WerebearSlippery Bogle > Winged CoatlStrider Harness > Cultist's Staff
This is the update by Adam Styborski. The reasons for what cards were added and what cards were removed can be found here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13467&writer=Adam+Styborski&articledate=8-23-2016 The slight shift into having more spells be at sorcery speed is interesting. It's to make sure there are more interesting decisions, and I hope it plays out that way. Blue seems to have taken a step into the graveyard, which I really like, and Black is starting to lean further in that direction. Graveyard all over is really getting to be a major factor in these colours. I've always been a bit of a fan and there are lots of great cards to pull from! I'm also really interested in seeing how the replacement of Fyndhorn Elves and Llanowar Elves plays out. Decisions abound! Sad to see my fancy Hymn to Tourach go, though! As a final note, check out the link above for a little preview of a future "Conspiracy: Take The Crown" update!
Eternal Masters Pauper Cube Update
Daru Lancer > Thraben InspectorBlade of the Sixth Pride > Elite VanguardMisthoof Kirin > Mistral ChargerGideon's Reproach > HumbleUmara Entangler > Warden of Evos IsleComparative Analysis > Cephalid SageWaterfront Bouncer > Oona's GraceJwar Isle Avenger > Peregrine DrakeCadaver Imp > Night's WhisperTwin Bolt > Undying RageTrumpet Blast > Orcish OriflammeSaddleback Lagac > Emperor CrocodileNatural Connection > Sylvan MightMartial Glory > Rally the Peasants
This is the update by Adam Styborski. The reasons for what cards were added and what cards were removed can be found here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13338&writer=Adam+Styborski&articledate=6-15-2016 Fascinating update! Downshifted cards always make for interesting additions. There aren't any particularly groundbreaking changes, but some simple stuff that looks fun. Warden of Evos Isle and Orcish Oriflamme are the ones that particularly interest me. The former being an interesting build-around and the latter seeming much more interesting to me after I realized it was an enchantment and not an instant or sorcery. I'm hoping there can be more enchantments like this in the future, but I know interesting global enchantments like this are a rare breed. Emperor Crocodile seems like an odd one, to me. Four mana for a 5/5 is noteworthy, but it seems rather easy to play around. If I were doing poorly and top-decked this card I would not be a happy camper. I could see it being a solid tool in a token deck, but otherwise it seems like a bit more of a gamble than I personally like.
Shadows over Innistrad Pauper Cube Update
Shadow Glider > Dauntless CatharHand of Silumgar > Rancid RatsSultai Emissary > Ghoulcaller's AccompliceFoul Spirit > Crow of Dark TidingsMardu Scout > Insolent NeonateTail Slash > Voldaren DuelistBrute Strength > Rush of AdrenalineCrocanura > Byway CourierEvolution Charm > Aim HighWarped Landscape
This is the update by Adam Styborski. The reasons for what cards were added and what cards were removed can be found here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13285&writer=Adam+Styborski&articledate=5-20-2016 I don't have much to say about this one, myself. Thanks to a couple people reminding me there was an update I'm not ghastly far behind on this. Overall it's kind of a mediocre update. A few interesting things in, a few less-used cards out.