Second Cube: Birthday aka Cosmic Time

My second Cube was a birthday gift for my husband. The theme was much more vague: “stuff Husband likes.” And then when I couldn’t find enough cards, that expanded to “stuff related to time” and “stuff related to parties.”

Like Launch Party is a so-so card, but it has the word “party”!

For this Cube, I bought cards, some from TCG Player, some from my local shop. When buying cards, my only focus really was on cost, keeping it to under $2.00 per card. I did grab older cards (or older prints) when possible, since my husband first started playing Magic in the ’90s, and I thought he’d enjoy seeing the cards again. (Which he did!)

My favorite part of drafting Cubes now is hearing other players exclaim over seeing those older cards.

Because of the age and use of some of the cards, I bought sleeves. But I got a variety of colors so it would look celebratory. You might think this would lead to cheating, but remembering “X card is in Y sleeve” is actually pretty hard, at least in a casual setting. Still, having small amounts of so many sleeves has been more trouble than it’s worth, and if I did it again, I’d get the same sleeves.

This Cube also has multiple of cards, and we did still run into the problem of players getting multiples of kind of crummy cards. Learning how to shuffle has been a big part of the Cube creation process!

Finally, this Cube had two planeswalkers in it, but that’s really just too. (2/300+, such low odds.) Now when I’m putting in “special” cards like that, I make sure I have several.

Card list after the jump.

Abyssal Nightstalker
Abzan Skycaption
Aeon Chronicler
Aerial Formation
Aerie Worshippers X 3
Aeronaut Tinkerer X 3
Aether Adept
Aether Snap
Air Servant
Alive // Well X 2
All Suns’ Dawn
Anchor to the Aether
Animist’s Awakening
Archetype of Imagination
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Astral Cornucopia
Awaken the Bear X 2
Awaken the Sky Tyrant
Bad Moon
Bant Panorama
Bearer of the Heavens
Black Sun’s Zenith
Blanket of Night
Blue Sun’s Zenith X 2
Break of Day
Bred for the Hunt
Brood Butcher X 2
Broodhunter Wurm X 2
Caged Sun
Call of the Nightwing X 2
Call the Skybreaker
Canopy Gorger X 3
Canopy Vista
Captured Sunlight
Celestial Ancient
Celestial Archon
Celestial Crusader
Celestial Flare
Celestial Purge
Celestial Sword
Chaos Moon
Chariot of the Sun X 2
Child of Night X 5
Chimeric Egg
Cloud Manta
Collective Unconscious
Comet Storm
Congregation at Dawn
Crackling Doom
Crown of Doom
Cunning Breezedancer X 2
Curse of the Nightly Hunt X 2
Cylian Sunsinger X 2
Dawn Elemental
Dawn to Dusk
Dawn’s Reflection
Dawnbreak Reclaimer
Dawnbringer Charioteers
Dawnglare Invoker
Dawnglow Infusion
Dawnstrike Paladin
Dawntreader Elk X 2
Day of the Dragons
Dead Reveler
Descendants’ Path
Destructive Revelry X 3
Deus of Calamity
Dig Through Time
Dragon Egg
Dread of Night
Dream Pillager
Dreamstone Hedron X 3
Drifting Meadow
Duskdale Wurm X 2
Duskhunter Bat X 2
Duskmantle Prowler
Duskmantle, House of Shadow
Duskrider Falcon
Duskrider Peregrine
Duskworker X 3
Eidolon of the Great Revel
Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
Emeria, the Sky Ruin
Emrakul’s Hatcher
Enter the Infinite
Etherium Astrolabe
False Dawn
Fate Foretold
Fathom Feeder
Fearsom Awakening
Feast of Dreams X 2
Fertile Thicket
Flamewake Phoenix
Gaea’s Skyfolk
Genesis Hydra
Gift of Tusks X 2
Give // Take X 5
Glaring Spotlight
Griffin Dreamfinder
Growing Ranks
Harbinger of Night
Haunter of Neightveil
Havoc Festival
Heir of the Wilds
Herald of the Pantheon
Hikari, Twilight Guardian
Homeward Path
Horizon Scholar
Howl of the Night Pack X 3
Howling Wolf
Hunger of the Howlpack
Hymn of Rebirth
Impetuous Sunchaser X 8
Into the Void
Isperia’s Skywatch
Jund Panorama
Kalastria Nightwatch
Kami of the Waning Moon
Kitsune Dawnblade
Knight of Dawn X 3
Knight of Dusk X 3
Kruphix’s Insight
Lifespring Druid X 2
Llanowar Reborn X 4
Loam Larva
Lyev Skyknight X 2
Managorger Hydra
Meletis Astronomer X 3
Mer-Ek Nightblade X 2
Meteor Blast X 2
Meteor Storm X 2
Meteorite X 5
Midnight Charm
Midnight Guard
Midnight Haunting
Midnight Recovery X 2
Mistform Skyreaver
Molten Nursery
Moon Heron
Moonbow Illusionist
Moonlight Bargain
Moonlit Strider
Moonsilver Spear
Myr Moonvessel
Mystic Genesis
Night // Day X 2
Night Revelers X 2
Night Soil
Night Terrors
Night’s Whisper
Nightbird’s Clutches
Nightfire Giant X 2
Nighthowler X 2
Nightmare Void
Nightmare X 2
Nightmarish End X 2
Nightscape Battlemage
Nightscape Master
Nightsnare X 4
Nightsoil Kami
Nightveil Specter
Nightwind Glider
Nightwing Shade
Nyxborn Rollicker X 7
Okina Nightwatch X 2
Oreskos Sun Guide X 2
Ornithopter X 4
Orochi Eggwatcher // Shidako, Broodmistress
Orochi Hatchery
Otherworld Atlas
Paragon of New Dawns
Patron of the Moon
Pheres-Band Thunderhoof
Pilgrim’s Eye X 4
Pillory of the Sleepless
Pinion Feast X 2
Planar Void
Polukranos, World Eater
Predator, Flagship
Pristine Skywise
Pristine Talisman
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
Prowling Nightstalker
Reckless Reveler X 8
Renewing Dawn
Restore the Peace
Returned Reveler
Revel of the Fallen God
Reya Dawnbringer
Ribbons of Night X 2
Rise of Eagles
Rollick of Abandon
Sandstone Bridge
Satyr Firedancer
Seeker of Skybreak
Seer’s Sundial X 4
Seraph of Dawn
Serene Sunset
Setessan Starbreaker X 5
Sheltered Aerie
Shifting Sky X 2
Shimian Night Stalker
Shinen of Stars’ Light
Shipwreck Singer X 2
Silhana Starfletcher X 2
Simic Growth Chamber
Siren of the Silent Song X 4
Skarrgan Skybreaker
Sky Diamond
Sky Swallower
Sky Weaver
Sky-Eel School
Skyblinder Staff X 4
Skygames X 5
Skyhunter Skirmisher
Skyline Cascade X 4
Skyreach Manta X 2
Skyrider Elf X 3
Skyshroud Condor
Skyspear Cavalry
Skyward Eye Prophets
Skywing Aven
Skywise Teachings
Sleep X 2
Sol Ring X 4
Spawn of Thraxes
Spawning Bed
Spawning Grounds
Spear of Heliod
Species Gorger X 2
Sphere of the Suns
Spider Spawning
Staff of the Sun Magus
Starfall X 3
Starfield of Nyx
Starli Angel
Stratus Walk X 5
Sun Clasp
Sun Titan
Sun’s Bounty
Sunbeam Spellbomb
Sunblade Elf X 5
Sunblast Angel
Sundering Growth
Sunfire Balm
Sunfire Shaman
Sunglasses of Urza
Sungrace Pegasus
Sungrace Pegasus
Sunhome Guildmage
Sunrise Sovereign
Sunscorch Regent
Sunspire Gatekeepers
Sunspire Griffin
Sunspring Expedition
Suntouched Myr
Sunweb X 2
Sway of the Stars
Temple of Plenty
The Chain Veil
Toils of Night and Day
Twilight Drover
Twilight’s Call
Ur-Golem’s Eye
Urza’s Incubator
Vampire Nighthawk X 2
Vastwood Gorger
Vault Skyward
Vengeful Rebirth
Vivd Creek
Vivid Crag X 2
Vivid Creek
Vivid Grove X 2
Vivid Marsh
Vivid Meadow
Waking Nightmare
Warp World
Wayfarer’s Bauble X 2
White Sun’s Zenith
Wild Celebrants X 9
Wintermoon Mesa
Write Into Being
Zoetic Cavern X 2

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