Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Booze Cube v1.0

(The spreadsheet with card types and mana costs can be viewed here.)

My goal for this initial version of the cube is to mostly just to have something to playtest the custom drinking cards with.  I'm envisioning this as being drafted for multiplayer games, probably with 3-5 people most of the time.  And, of course, since this is a casual drinking game, I'd rather have people draft fun decks than "powerful" ones; cards like The Asshole should be first picks over efficient removal.

For this first version, I needed to select cards based on two important factors: value (do I give a shit if someone spills beer on them?) and availability (did I find a copy of it when I went through my collection?).  Given those parameters, I selected cards that either seemed fun or played a particular role:

  • Removal: I want to make especially sure that people had access to artifact and enchantment removal in addition to the usual creature removal.  Most removal should destroy or tuck permanents rather than exiling them, but there needs to be a way to get rid of  The Asshole, The President, and Pubcrawler.
  • Mana-Fixing: Since this cube is going to be played by the inebriated, I want mana fixing to be easy and plentiful.  People should still be able play what they want (within reason) when their higher brain functions are impaired.
  • Archetype-Specific Support
    • Enchantress - I'm definitely envisioning a W/x Presidents and Assholes deck, so there needs to be support for this.
    • Reanimator - I want it to at least be a draftable archetype, especially reanimating Voltron.  Probably best in B/G, B/w, or Junk.
    • Artifacts - U/W, U/B, or Esper.
    • Tribal - Dwarves and Zombies each have a lord-ish card.
    • MBC - Should be powerful, but make you get completely wasted in the process.
    • U/x Control - Countermagic should be good but not overwhelming, especially since we already have Force of Will variant Center of Attention.  
    • Aggro - I rarely play aggro in real life, so I just threw in a bunch of creatures that seemed decent at the low end of the curve.  Since this will usually be multiplayer, swarm aggro seems to be a questionable strategy anyway.
    • Ramp - Green has its traditional ramp spells and some fatties to ramp into.  There's also Spring Break, which will definitely lead to some shenanigans with higher CMC spells.
    • Combo - I don't know what other interactions people will discover, but there's definitely some combo potential with Pile of Shit or Jesus Christ and a good sac outlet.
I've never actually designed a cube before, so please feel free to make constructive* suggestions, as I have no idea what I'm doing.  Anyway, here's the list:

White (60)
Dispeller's Capsule
Porcelain Legionaire
Sanctum Gargoyle
Gideon's Lawkeeper
Icatian Javelineers
Mesa Chicken
Suture Priest
Alkie Griffin
Accorder Paladin
Beer Knight
Jesus Christ
Wall of Omens
Roc Egg
Griffin Sentinel
Mesa Enchantress
Order of the Bottle
Palace Guard
White Russian
Cloud Crusader
Serra Angel
Morningwood Seraph
Flipper of the Birds
Social Drinkers
Designated Drinker
Noble Templar
Vengeful Archon
Belushi, Crusher of Cans
Guilty Conscience
Detainment Spell
Happy Hour
Royal Shaming
Forced Worship
My Little Hangover
The Thumbmaster
Two-Drink Minimum
Oblivion Ring
Break the Seal
The Asshole
Armored Ascension
Closing Time
Walk of Shame
The President
Sex Appeal
Faith's Shield
Sacramental Wine
Blessed Wine
Eye for an Eye
Abuna's Chant
Alcoholics Unanimous
Chad, the Pledgemaster
Group Drink
Revoke Existence
Shaken, Not Stirred
Hazing Ritual
Impaired Judgment

Blue (60)
Master of Etherium
Spined Thopter
Faerie Mechanist
Margaritaville Mixologist
Azure Mage
Merfolk Looter
Tequila Mockingbird
Clam Session
Junior Pillager
Aether Adept
The Most Interesting Mage in the World
Phantom Warrior
Mermaid Ingenue
Wall of Frost
Water Servant
Rum Elemental
Spire Monitor
First Mate
Horde of 80s Cartoons
Djinn of Wishes
Mahamoti Djinn
Captain Jack Sparrow
Harbor Serpent
Goliath Sphinx
Rhystic Resort
The Captain Was Here
Mind Control
Curse of Echoes
Beer Before Liquor
Volition Reins
Dream's Grip
Thirst for Rum
Sloppy Seconds
Drink Up, Me Hearties
Mage's Guile
Memory Lapse
Turn to Frog
Psychic Barrier
Fuck You
Traumatic Visions
Center of Attention
Captain Morgan
En Vino Veritas
Wasted Time
Call to Mind
It's 5:00 Somewhere
Trivial Pursuit
Hazy Memories

Black (60)
Horny Demonspawn
Reassembling Skeleton
Bloody Mary
Bloodthrone Vampire
Gatekeeper of Inebria
Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian Pony
Blind Zealot
Liliana's Specter
The Count
Warpath Ghoul
Cadaverous Knight
Death Baron
Entomber Exarch
Lounge Guardian
Carrion Ants
Sparkling Vampire
Barkeep of the Damned
Bourbon Entity
Morkrut Banshee
Twisted Abomination
Cirrhosis Demon
Drowned Sorrows
Oblivion Crown
Zombie Infestation
Phyrexian Arena
Stoned Lich
Unspeakable Symbol
Montezuma's Revenge
Field Sobriety Test
Doom Blade
Geth's Verdict
Grasp of Darkness
Bone Harvest
Bad Trip
Wicked Party
Jack Daniels
Corporate Tutor
Postmortem Lunge
Sir, I'm Going to Have to Ask You to Leave
Dead Drunk
Chain of Smog
Mind Rot
Praetor's Grasp
Death Wish
Syphon Soul
Yawgmoth's Bong Hit
Syphon Mind
Peer Pressure
Rise from the Grave
Unburial Rites
Drinking Alone

Red (60)
Slash Panther
Dwarven Brewmaster
Dwarven Scorcher
Dwarven Grunt
Goblin Bookie
Dwarven Drinking Team
Dwarven Lieutenant
Goblin Wardriver
Pardic Swordsmith
Dwarven Gambler
Dwarven Vigilante
Dwarven Warrior
Manic Vandal
Prodigal Pyromancer
Hurloon Wrangler
Viashino Sandstalker
Oxidda Scrapmelter
Grenadier Wingman
Drunken Master
Party Fiend
Volcanic Dragon
Drunken Hellkite
Capricious Efreet
Rapacious One
Macetail Hystrodon
Disney Dwarves
Endless Rave
Lindsay Lohan's Wild Ride
Dwarven Afterparty
Drinking Game
Superhero House Party
Galvanic Blast
Burning Sensation
Volt Charge
Incite War
Last Call
I'm Rick James, Bitch
Chandra, Gone Wild
Faithless Looting
Spin the Bottle
Keg Stand
Sucker Punch
Pick-Up Line
Misguided Rage
Metallic Mastery
Drunk Dial
Bar Fight
Oh Yeah!

Green (60)
Llanowar Elves
Tavern Wench
Veteran Explorer
Seamus O'Leprechaun
Viridian Emissary
Sylvan Ranger
The Green Fairy
Ambush Viper
Towlie, High as Fuck
Pile of Shit
Garruk's Companion
Keeper of the Vineyard
Krosan Restorer
Sacred Wolf
Llanowar Dealer
Lebowsky, the Dude
That Guy
Giant Spider
Cudgel Troll
Garruk's Packleader
Deerblood Elemental
Autumn Willow
Terra Stomper
Llanowar Townie
Elvish Aberration
Yavimaya Wurm
Krosan Tusker
Wirewood Guardian
Duskdale Wurm
Tequila Wurm
Milwaukee's Beast
Homeric Epic
One For My Homies
Squirrel Nest
Boar Umbra
What Did I Do Last Night
Spring Break
Still Life
Eat the Worm
Doubled Vision
Nature's Claim
Hotboxed Van
Giant Growth
Emerald Charm
Public Urination
Elvish Wine
Juan, the Mind Smasher
Prey Upon
Rampant Growth
Nature's Spiral
Karaoke Night
Acorn Harvest
Creeping Corrosion
Feats of Strength

Multicolor (20)
Tastes Great | Less Filling
Shits | Giggles
A Two at Ten | A Ten at Two
Puke | Rally
Liquor in the Front | Poker in the Rear
Trace of Abundance
Valley Rannet
Selesnya Guildmage
Pale Recluse
Double Cleave
Grazing Kelpie
Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo
Borat Sagdiyev
Hindering Light
Ethercaste Knight
Soul Manipulation
Breath of Malfegor
Architects of Will
Noggle Bridgebreaker

Artifact/Colorless (30)
Foil Mox
Ice Cream Scoop
Elixir of Immortality
Mask of Avacyn
Expedition Map
Howling Mine
Liquid Courage
Tapped Keg
Contagion Clasp
Das Boot
Paddle of Hazing
Urza's Beer Goggles
Helm of Belushi
Stupid Spoiled Whore
Crystal Ball
Tumble Magnet
Beer Pong Table
Cocktail of the Gods
Porcelain Throne
Whisky on the Rocks
Drunken Simulacrum
Edward Fortyhands
Darksteel Sentinel
Voltron, Defender of the Universe
Artisan of Kozilek

Land (20)
Phyrexian Frat House
Shimmering Grotto
Tectonic Edge
Ghost Quarter
Abandoned Speakeasy
Cantina de los Pendejos
Trendy Nightclub
Tiki Bar
Dive Bar
Ye Olde Liquor Store
Maze of Escher
Buried Ruin
Kandazu Refuge
Akoum Refuge
Sejiri Refuge
Jwar Isle Refuge
Graypelt Refuge
Dread Statuary
Tavern of Heroes
Drunk Tank

* - If you're just going to troll, here's my response in advance: Fuck off, and I hope you get AIDS.

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a page where people can suggest new cards for the cube? Something like "sign in booze" for two black target player drinks 2 and draws two cards, or "take a leak" 1 colorless and one blue counter target spell unless it's owner drinks 3 would be pretty cool cards.