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Lucky Paper Radio

85 EpisodesProduced by Andy Mangold and Anthony MattoxWebsite

Lucky Paper Radio is a podcast about Magic: the Gathering hosted by lifelong friends Andy Mangold and Anthony Mattox. Focused primarily on sandbox formats like Cube, which are free of banlists, rotation, and net decking, the show is about the best parts of Magic and how to get the most out of the ga… read more


Innistrad: Crimson Vow Mechanics & First Impressions

Our Innistrad: Crimson Vow set survey is open! Please take a few minutes to let us know what you’re testing in your cube from the new set.

Andy and Anthony take a first look at Innistrad: Crimson Vow, breaking down themes, mechanics, and cycles for Cube. They talk about opportunities the headline mechanics including Blood, cleave, and yet another influx of double faced cards could offer for all manner of cubes. They also explore the less obvious, unnamed mechanics of the set that reinforce existing themes.


  • 3:16 — Review structure overview
  • 6:56 — Training
  • 14:31 — Cleave
  • 23:11 — Blood Tokens
  • 28:26 — Daybound/Nightbound
  • 28:58 — Disturb
  • 33:34 — Double Faced Cards
  • 34:50 — Exploit
  • 40:30 — Mythic “Cemetery” Cycle
  • 49:09 — Graveyard themes in general
  • 50:15 — Tribal themes
  • 52:39 — Lifegain theme
  • 55:00 — Enchantments matter
  • 56:07 — Overall impressions

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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