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'The 540,' a Magic: The Gathering podcast from Star City Games, features Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf discussing their favorite Magic format of all time — Cube.

The 540: Pauper Cube Overview

On this episode of The 540, Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf share everything they know about Pauper Cube, including how to draft one, the pitfalls to avoid, their personal experiences, and more.

The 540: Top 5 Innistrad Cards For Cube

Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf discuss the historical significance of Innistrad sets for MTG Cube, plus directions for building set-specific Cubes and more.

The 540: Physical Cube Logistics

Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf discuss the physical logistics of Cube, including which sleeves and boxes you should buy, the best practices for shuffling, and how many lands, tokens, and dice you’ll need.

The 540: Managing Your Cube Size

Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf examine the different options for Cube size and help identify when and why you should consider increasing or decreasing your card count.

The 540: It’s All About The Lands

On this episode of The 540, Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf break down the goal of lands in Cube, including how many you should include, plus a ranking of the best land cycles.

The 540: Making Your Cube Draft Work

On this episode of The 540, Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf discuss how to identify the Cube Draft metagame, what roles individual cards have, and continue their war on pips.

The 540: Finding Your Drafting Lane

On this episode of The 540, Justin Parnell and Ryan Overturf discuss how to best interact with the first pack of the draft, when to solidify your strategy, and when to switch colors/archetypes.