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Can I rename, reset or export my cube?

Yes. You can rename and reset your cube through My Account and export you list in a variety of formats on the View Cube page. If you would like to request a new export format then please get in touch.

Can I add a new cube to my account?

Yes. You can add a new cube through My Account.

I've forgotten my password, what should I do?

You can reset your password using your security answers through the Forgotten Password page. If you cannot remember your security answers or are having trouble using this page then please get in touch.

Why is my Pauper/Peasant cube showing up as Budget?

Cube Tutor considers a cube to be 'Budget' if less than 10% of the cards in the list are Rare or Mythic. If your Peasant or Pauper cube is listed as Budget then it's probably because you've got one or two rare cards in the list. To find these cards use the filter on the Edit List page and search for any Rare or Mythic cards. In some cases you can simply change the set, for example changing Epochrasite from Future Sight to Modern Masters might fix your peasant cube. In some cases the card may not have been printed at uncommon but Peasant cubers still consider the card to be uncommon. For example Savannah Lions was only uncommon in Masters Edition IV on Magic Online. In this case you can use the Rarity Override on the Edit List page to modify the rarity of the card.

How can I put Tundra in the Azorious Section of my cube?

You can override the Colour Profile of a card on the Edit List page. By default all lands appear in the colourless section of the list. If you'd like to give a card a different colour identity, for example Tundra is an Azorius card, Gaea's Cradle is a green card, Memnarch is a blue card then simply modify the colour profile. As well as appearing in a different section on the View List page these cards will also be picked by bot drafters who are picking cards of those colours.

I consider Greater Gargadon to be a 1-drop, how can I reflect this?

You can override the converted mana cost of a card on the Edit List page. It will then appear in that section on the view list page.

Why isn't the correct image showing up for my card?

You can use the Edit List page to specify the set for the cards in your list. So if you are seeing an M10 Birds of Paradise image but you'd like to show the Beta one then simply change the set on the Edit List page. Around 95% of the card images from the history of magic are available. Some exceptions include JSS cards and any foreign language cards.

Can I upload scans of my cards?

Not yet, this is an experimental feature that is only supported for Cube 1 (Ben's Cube). It will be rolled out to everyone in the near future.

Where can I look up the set codes?

All of the set codes on Cube Tutor are taken from MagicCards.info. You can find an index of the codes here: http://magiccards.info/sitemap.html

How do I colour code the tags in my cube?

Colour coding the tags in your cube has a couple of uses. Firstly it adds a key to your View List page so that you can quickly see which cards are tagged at a glance, for example see Ben's Cube. Secondly the rows on your Edit List page will also appear with the coloured highlight. To colour code your tags simple visit My Account and set tag colours under My Cubes.

How do the bots decide which cards to pick?

In simple terms the bots use your observed pick orders to determine which cards to pick. You can view these pick orders by looking at the Draft Charts on the Analysis page. Note that you can use the filter to look at the top blue cards, the top creatures etc. In the first few drafts you will notice strong cards tabling or being passed late but assuming that you never pass those cards yourself the bots will learn and act accordingly in the future. Each bot is forcing two colours from the beginning and will rank each pack by highest pick order and will take the highest card in their colours. All of the bots will take colourless cards so don't expect the high ticket colourless cards to be passed too often!

My draft has frozen, what can I do?

There is a known bug with the HoverZoom plugin for Chrome. If you have this plugin installed then please add Cube Tutor to the blacklist. If you don't have this plugin installed then please report the bug to us.

What is Winston Drafting?

Winston is a popular draft variant that is often played when only two players are available, although it is certainly possible to draft with more than two players. You start with a stack of approximately 100 cards (50 per player). When Winston Drafting through Cube Tutor this stack is randomised from the cards in your list. Firstly the top three cards are removed from the stack and placed next to it to create three "piles" of 1 card each. The first player starts the game by looking at the card in Pile 1 and decides whether to Take it or Pass it. If they Take it then it goes to their card pool. If they Pass it, then a new card is added to Pile 1 from the stack and they look at Pile 2. The same process is repeated, and again for Pile 3 if Pile 2 was passed. If the player passes Pile 3 then they take a card from the top of the stack. Whenever a pile is taken the player must replace it with the top card of the stack. As the draft progresses the number of cards in each pile will vary, meaning that the decision to Take or Pass a pack becomes dependent not only on the quality and colour of the cards in the Pile, but also the implied value of the remaining piles. Signalling is also a very important part of Winston Drafting.

How do the Winston Draft bots decide which piles to pick?

The Winston Draft bots use a combination of Card Quality, Signal Score and their own Colour Bias to decide which Pile to pick when Winston Drafting.

How does Castle AI work?

For information on Castle AI and how it works, please visit the Castle AI Hub.

What is Grid Drafting?

Grid Drafting is a popular draft variant that can be played by 2-4 players. Cube Tutor supports Grid Drafting against one Castle AI bot. You start by laying out nine cards in a 3 by 3 grid. The first player looks at the grid and takes either a column or a row of three cards. The second player then looks at the remaining six cards and takes either a row or a column of two or three cards. The remaining cards are discarded and a new grid of nine cards is dealt from the stack. The player who picked second in the first pack now goes first and picks a row or column of three cards. This process carries on until all of the packs have been drafted. By default Cube Tutor suggests thar 18 packs are drafted.

What is the '(CubeTutor) AI Rating'?

Each cube has their own set of Cube Tutor AI bots. When you create a new cube the bots start with absolutely no knowledge about which cards are better than others. This means that in your first few drafts you may see the bots passing very strong cards far later than they should be. However, the bots are watching what you do! As you and others draft your cube, Cube Tutor is collecting information about the "Pick Order" of the cards in your list. You can see this visually on the Analysis page under the 'Draft Charts' section. The bots use this information to inform their own pick decisions, so the higher that a card is on this list, the higher a bot will pick it (assuming that it is on colour). In essence, the more that your cube is drafted, the better the bots will get at drafting it too. This process is called "training" your bots. The AI Rating is a numerical representation how trained your cube specific bots are. When it reaches 100 the AI has enough information about each card to perform well at drafting it. Your AI rating will be updated each time someone drafts a complete pack.

Note that Castle AI bots do not require this training.

What is the Featured Cube?

The Featured Cube gives Cube Tutor users a chance to showcase their cube building prowess! Approximately once every 2-4 weeks a new cube will be given the spotlight. The idea is to highlight cubes with unique or interesting ideas that may not otherwise be noticed. The featured cube can expect to get a lot of attention along with valuable draft and deck data. If you would like to have your cube considered for the Featured Cube then please check out this blog post for instructions.

What is the Categoriser?

Cube Tutor is looking to crowd source information about what cards do. The very first round of Cube Tutor beta testing was completed recently and those who participated helped to generate a first list of tags to use in The Categoriser by attempting to categorise the top 500 cards on Cube Tutor. These tags are available in the drop down menu. If you believe that a tag is missing from the list then you can type it in to the textfield and the tag will be submitted pending approval. The following guidelines apply:

  • Always try to reuse an existing tag before submitting a new one, for example use 'Aggro' instead of submitting a new tag 'Aggressive'.
  • Don't tag a card with anything that is written on the card itself, e.g. 'Deathtouch', 'Human', 'Split Second'.
  • Focus on strategically relevant tags.

Here is the complete list of tags as of June 2014:

  • Acceleration
  • Aggro
  • Anthem
  • Anti-Aggro
  • Anti-Life Gain
  • Anti-Removal
  • Anti-Tokens
  • Blink
  • Bounce
  • Bounce (Creature)
  • Bounce (Own Creature)
  • Bounce (Own Land)
  • Bounce (Own Permanent)
  • Card Advantage
  • Card Draw
  • Card Filter
  • Card Selection
  • Cares About (Instant)
  • Cares About (Sorcery)
  • Cheat Into Play (Artifact)
  • Cheat Into Play (Equipment)
  • Clone (Artifact)
  • Clone (Creature)
  • Combat Trick
  • Control (Creature)
  • Control (Permanent)
  • Counters
  • Counterspell
  • Death Trigger
  • Direct Damage
  • Discard
  • Discard Outlet
  • Enters The Battlefield Trigger
  • Evasion
  • Extra Turn
  • Fateseal
  • Fattie
  • Fetchable (BG)
  • Fetchable (BR)
  • Fetchable (BW)
  • Fetchable (GU)
  • Fetchable (GW)
  • Fetchable (RG)
  • Fetchable (RW)
  • Fetchable (UB)
  • Fetchable (UR)
  • Fetchable (WU)
  • Finisher
  • Fixing (All Colours)
  • Fixing (BG)
  • Fixing (Black)
  • Fixing (Blue)
  • Fixing (BR)
  • Fixing (BW)
  • Fixing (Green)
  • Fixing (GU)
  • Fixing (GW)
  • Fixing (Red)
  • Fixing (RG)
  • Fixing (RW)
  • Fixing (UB)
  • Fixing (UR)
  • Fixing (White)
  • Fixing (WU)
  • Free Spell
  • Graveyard Hate
  • Life Gain
  • Manland
  • Mass Bounce
  • Mass Pump
  • Mass Removal
  • Mass Removal (Artifact)
  • Mass Removal (Creature)
  • Mass Removal (Enchantment)
  • Mass Removal (Land)
  • Mill
  • Needle Effect
  • Pump
  • Reanimation Spell
  • Reanimation Target
  • Recursion (All)
  • Recursion (Creature)
  • Recursion (Instant)
  • Recursion (Land)
  • Recursion (Sorcery)
  • Removal (Artifact)
  • Removal (Creature)
  • Removal (Damage)
  • Removal (Edict)
  • Removal (Enchantment)
  • Removal (Exile)
  • Removal (Land)
  • Removal (Non Creature Permanent)
  • Removal (Non Land Permanent)
  • Removal (Permanent)
  • Removal (Planeswalker)
  • Ritual Effect
  • Sac Outlet (Artifact)
  • Sac Outlet (Creature)
  • Sac Outlet (Land)
  • Self Damage
  • Self Recursion
  • Shuffle
  • Tapper
  • Tempo
  • Tokens
  • Tribal
  • Tutor (All)
  • Tutor (Artifact)
  • Tutor (Basic Land)
  • Tutor (Creature)
  • Tutor (Enchantment)
  • Tutor (Equipment)
  • Tutor (Forest)
  • Tutor (Instant)
  • Tutor (Island)
  • Tutor (Land)
  • Tutor (Mountain)
  • Tutor (Plains)
  • Tutor (Sorcery)
  • Tutor (Swamp)
  • Twiddle
  • Untap Lands

What will the Categoriser be used for?

We have many use cases in mind for the Categoriser including:

  • Tagging Recommendations - Tags will be recommended through the Edit List page.
  • Advanced Analytics - How cool would it be to see the percentage of draw spells in the blue section of your cube?
  • Advanced Draft AI - We'd like the draft bots to know more about drafting to a strategy. The machines are taking over!
  • What Else? - If you have another idea for how we can use this information, please Get in Touch.

What do the username stars mean?

- This user is a Premium subscriber.
- This user has participated in the Cube Tutor Beta program.

Why does the Price page value some of my cards $0.00?

Firstly you should check that your card is set to the correct edition. For example there is no such card as a "Foil Commander Brainstorm". Secondly any cards marked as "Proxy" will not be priced. If you've check those things then it's possible that we don't have a price for your card. Our price information is sourced from TCGPlayer.com, and whilst comprehensive their database does not include prices for everything, most notably Collector's Edition cards.

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