Today is Friday the thirteenth, what a lovely day for an update!
Let’s start with a number: 54%
The hard part is over, my Cube now features more than half of the cards with Richard’s signature, and it feels like a tremendous achievement. I don’t know whether I’ll finally reach the 100% one day, but I happen to be a very optimistic person so, we’ll see!
Also, I had the pleasure to play an Old School deck 100% signed by Garfield during Montreal’s Tundra Wolves Challenge, third edition, which took place on March 7th.
I called it “The Garfield Deck” (yeah, how creative, I know.) and the deck pic is featured at the top of this very post.
I had a blast there, and I actually went 4-2, which isn’t too bad for a deck I didn’t playtest at all. Most of my opponents were really surprised after I told them the challenge I had set myself for the deck creation!
It’s been almost ten months since the last update (the baby is doing really well, thank you!). I’ve had the chance to add 70 new cards to my collection since then, including several VERY exciting pieces for the cube:
- artifact blast (thank you Rich!)
- BETA Disenchant
- (new) BETA Sinkhole
- 6x Basic lands
- LEG Winds of Change
- Benthic Djinn
- LEG Storm Seeker
- BETA Hypnotic Specter (Thank you Jay!)
- (new) Hymn to Tourach
- Merchant Scroll
- Goblin Grenade
- BETA Serra Angel
- Tundra Wolves (in French – what are the odds!!!)
- UNL Smoke
- ***Juzam Djinn***
- Living Artifact (A.P.)
- Channel (Thank you Matt! card was also altered to last until end of “game”)
- BETA Psionic Blast
- REV Royal Assassin
- Snake Basket
- Crimson Hellkite
- MIR Maro
- BETA Elvish Archers
- BETA Regrowth
- 4th Lord of Atlantis (Korean)
- UNL Taiga
- High Tide
- REV Sword to Plowshares (French!)
- King Suleiman
- Vampiric Tutor
- 4th Black Knight (Japanese)
- …. and last but not least: ***SHAHRAZAD*** !
Yeah, I also decided to modify the printings allowed in the Cube, and now the extensions range from Alpha until Visions. The more the merrier, right? Plus, these do still have a pretty neat “Old School” feeling to me, in the end. Not sure if I’ll ever cross the line and make it up to the Tempest block… but who knows.
One last thing, I’d like to thank in particular the people who agreed to trade Garfield-cardboard for other Garfield-cardboard, it was a very cool adventure and I hope I can experience this again in the future!
Take care (and wash your hands!),