Thursday, October 1, 2015

Black Border Modern Core Sets (a look back)

Going back as far as September 2012, I looked at the Black Border Modern Core Sets as one group, and over the years since I have wanted to build a cube for these sets only. Now that Origins is the last core set, I am ready to work up a plan for building such a cube for paper cards as well as digital cards. It will likely take me a long time since this is a mountain of cards.

Here are the posts for this theme on this blog:

Recent Core Sets: White
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-white.html

Recent Core Sets: Blue
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-blue.html

Recent Core Sets: Black
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-black.html

Recent Core Sets: Red
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-red.html

Recent Core Sets: Green
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-green.html

Recent Core Sets: Variable Casting and Multicolored
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-variable-casting.html

Recent Core Sets: Artifacts
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-artifacts.html

Recent Core Sets: Dual Lands
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-dual-lands.html

Recent Core Sets: Color and Card Type Balance
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/recent-core-sets-color-and-card-type.html

A Core Set Cube (M10, M11, M12, M13, M14)
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-core-set-cube-m10-m11-m12-m13-m14.html

The Core Set Super Cube
http://mtgadventures.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-core-set-super-cube.html

I have gone back and forth about including Tenth Edition, and I have decided that it must be in. Therefore, the cube as planned is Tenth Edition, M10, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, and Origins. That's eight core sets. That is a ton of cards. I wonder how many decks that match specific archetypes can be built when we limit ourselves to just these cards.