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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


Strixhaven and Commander 2021 Cube Set Review

Our Strixhaven: School of Mages and Commander 2021 prospectives are out! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Andy and Anthony are joined by Lucky Paper contributor Jett for a deep dive on what they believe to be the noteworthy cards from Strixhaven and Commander 2021. In their discussion, they reference their Strixhaven mechanics episode and their episode on Card Evaluation and the Playtesting Paradox.


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 8:28 Elite Spellbinder
  • 14:43 Leonin Lightscribe (and white Magecraft in general)
  • 22:35 Clever Lumimancer
  • 28:19 Professor of Symbology
  • 33:20 Thunderous Orator
  • 37:58 Mavinda, Students’ Advocate
  • 40:32 Pillardrop Rescuer
  • 42:15 Detention Vortex
  • 44:33 Secret Rendezvous
  • 45:32 Multiple Choice
  • 51:58 Frost Trickster
  • 55:23 Curate
  • 59:25 Resculpt
  • 59:30 Tempted by the Oriq
  • 1:02:53 Sedgemoor Witch
  • 1:09:12 Baleful Mastery
  • 1:14:42 Unwilling Ingredient
  • 1:17:14 Brackish Trudge
  • 1:18:44 Oriq Loremage
  • 1:19:53 Lash of Malice
  • 1:23:58 Plumb the Forbidden
  • 1:26:28 Eyetwitch
  • 1:27:05 Laelia, the Blade Reforged
  • 1:32:51 Conspiracy Theorist
  • 1:37:08 Grinning Ignus
  • 1:38:05 Efreet Flamepainter
  • 1:40:07 Abundant Harvest (and the roles of cantrips in different kinds of decks)
  • 1:49:26 Pest Infestation
  • 1:52:47 Bayou Groff
  • 1:54:12 Emergent Sequence
  • 1:57:17 Bookwurm
  • 1:58:50 Paradox Zone (and Fractal Token art criticism)
  • 2:07:14 The Command Cycle, with special focus on Prismari, Witherbloom, and Quandrix Command
  • 2:22:04 Rip Apart
  • 2:26:23 Vanishing Verse
  • 2:29:09 Expressive Iteration
  • 2:35:56 Zephyr Boots
  • 2:37:54 The Campuses
  • 2:38:47 Modal Double Face Cards
  • 2:41:59 Andy, Anthony, and Jett’s favorite cards from Strixhaven and Commander 2021
  • 2:43:00 Outro
  • 2:44:31 Outtakes

You can find the hosts’ Cubes on Cube Cobra:

If you have a question for the show, or want us to do a pack 1, pick 1 from your cube, email us at Please include how you’d like to be credited on air, your pronouns, and if you’re submitting a cube for the pack 1, pick 1, a link to said cube.

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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