Stybs is creating the Pauper Cube.
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patrons

The Pauper Cube is something that's grown beyond my wildest dreams. 10 years ago I wanted a different way to cube draft with friends at my local game store. Today, the Pauper Cube is played around the world. Every Magic release brings new commons–and a crash of update requests from fans like you.

Now you can join in making the cube even better.

Without the feedback and support of others who love the Pauper Cube as much as I do, it'd be impossible to keep such an amazing way to play tuned up. I want to hear from more of you, and give even more time (and cool cards) to the fans and players that make the cube possible.

PATREON FAQ

What Will Being A Patron Add To The Pauper Cube Experience?

Patreon lets you put your direct, monetary support towards cube updates and unlocks more channels for feedback. Twitter is public and fast, but tough for cooperative and easy-to-read discussions. Discord’s Patreon integration means your feedback can be offered alongside to other passionate Pauper Cube fans, and the entire discussion is easier to follow. I’ll take all the feedback I can get, but a metered and specific place to have a shared discussion privately with fans like you is invaluable too.

But to be clear, if you just want to stay updated and tweet me feedback you don’t need to be a patron at all!

What Content Will Be Behind Patron-Only Posts Or Exclusive To Patrons?

Broadly speaking, patron-only posts on Patreon will include:
  • Rewards teasers, updates and information specific to a paid post
  • Peeks inside the update process, from quick card mockups to test draft feedback
  • Polls, requests and announcements for patrons
  • Stretch goal content, such as a live Q&A session for each new set
Patrons are granted access to the patron-only channels of the Pauper Cube Discord server. While public channels and feedback are welcome, patrons have exclusive channels to chat, tag and and otherwise have the unfettered ability to share your thoughts. You’ll also be able to talk directly to other patrons and discuss their ideas too.

Additional Pauper Cube content, such as blog posts, will remain free and be shared freely—as always.

Where Will My Pauper Cube Patron Money Go?

It will be an even mix of the following:
  • Getting cool versions of every card I’m considering for updates now, and in the future
  • Buying energy drinks for the night owl hours I keep
  • Purchasing and mailing the cards in each update
  • Creating new giveaways and items, such as stickers or tokens

Which Versions/Conditions Of Cards Will Be Included In Rewards For Patrons?

All card rewards will be English printed versions. Newly printed commons will be from their release set; cards from a previous (older) release will whichever printing is generally the most readily available (least expensive). All cards will be in “Near Mint” or “Lightly Played” condition, as per online retailer/marketplace standards. Unfortunately, specific version or printing requests cannot be accommodated. Due to sourcing from multiple retailers, different patrons may receive different versions of the same card.

Will Tokens For Cards That Create Tokens Be Included?

Yes! These, too, will follow the same rules as for other rewards cards. Due to scarcity and limited selection, foil versions of tokens will not be used for patron rewards.

Will You Hate Me If I Stop Being A Patron?

Uh, no. Since you don’t need to be a patron to get updates, read blog posts or provide feedback you won’t miss anything. The Patreon is exclusively opt-in for those generous and fiscally capable of participating. Playing the cube means more than paying the cube!
Tiers
Thank You for Updates
$1 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $1 patron, I'll send you a personalized card and provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Bigger Thank You and Better Stuff
$2 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube a little more! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $2 patron, I'll send you a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, plus provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Biggest Thank You and Sticky Stuff
$3 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube even more! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $3 patron, I'll send you a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, two exclusive Pauper Cube stickers, plus provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Automatic Awesome (United States)
$6 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for generously supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $6 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up non-foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out too so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes United States domestic shipping only.)

Includes Discord rewards
Automatic Awesome (International)
$12 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for generously supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $12 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up non-foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out too so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)

Includes Discord rewards
Foiled Out (United States)
$14 or more per Cube Update
Wow! Thank you for your amazing generosity! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $14 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up premium foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out as well so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes United States domestic shipping only.)

Includes Discord rewards
Foiled Out (International)
$20 or more per Cube Update
Wow! Thank you for your amazing generosity! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $20 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up premium foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out as well so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
88 of 100 patrons
It's time to go big! More than a Q&A session, with enough patrons giving their time to me I'll give the most I can give back and schedule a live stream where I complete the cube update–from start to finish–publicly. The cards being considered, the reasons at hand and your chance to watch the next step of a cube unfold–all discussed and finalized in real-time for every to see!
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The Pauper Cube is something that's grown beyond my wildest dreams. 10 years ago I wanted a different way to cube draft with friends at my local game store. Today, the Pauper Cube is played around the world. Every Magic release brings new commons–and a crash of update requests from fans like you.

Now you can join in making the cube even better.

Without the feedback and support of others who love the Pauper Cube as much as I do, it'd be impossible to keep such an amazing way to play tuned up. I want to hear from more of you, and give even more time (and cool cards) to the fans and players that make the cube possible.

PATREON FAQ

What Will Being A Patron Add To The Pauper Cube Experience?

Patreon lets you put your direct, monetary support towards cube updates and unlocks more channels for feedback. Twitter is public and fast, but tough for cooperative and easy-to-read discussions. Discord’s Patreon integration means your feedback can be offered alongside to other passionate Pauper Cube fans, and the entire discussion is easier to follow. I’ll take all the feedback I can get, but a metered and specific place to have a shared discussion privately with fans like you is invaluable too.

But to be clear, if you just want to stay updated and tweet me feedback you don’t need to be a patron at all!

What Content Will Be Behind Patron-Only Posts Or Exclusive To Patrons?

Broadly speaking, patron-only posts on Patreon will include:
  • Rewards teasers, updates and information specific to a paid post
  • Peeks inside the update process, from quick card mockups to test draft feedback
  • Polls, requests and announcements for patrons
  • Stretch goal content, such as a live Q&A session for each new set
Patrons are granted access to the patron-only channels of the Pauper Cube Discord server. While public channels and feedback are welcome, patrons have exclusive channels to chat, tag and and otherwise have the unfettered ability to share your thoughts. You’ll also be able to talk directly to other patrons and discuss their ideas too.

Additional Pauper Cube content, such as blog posts, will remain free and be shared freely—as always.

Where Will My Pauper Cube Patron Money Go?

It will be an even mix of the following:
  • Getting cool versions of every card I’m considering for updates now, and in the future
  • Buying energy drinks for the night owl hours I keep
  • Purchasing and mailing the cards in each update
  • Creating new giveaways and items, such as stickers or tokens

Which Versions/Conditions Of Cards Will Be Included In Rewards For Patrons?

All card rewards will be English printed versions. Newly printed commons will be from their release set; cards from a previous (older) release will whichever printing is generally the most readily available (least expensive). All cards will be in “Near Mint” or “Lightly Played” condition, as per online retailer/marketplace standards. Unfortunately, specific version or printing requests cannot be accommodated. Due to sourcing from multiple retailers, different patrons may receive different versions of the same card.

Will Tokens For Cards That Create Tokens Be Included?

Yes! These, too, will follow the same rules as for other rewards cards. Due to scarcity and limited selection, foil versions of tokens will not be used for patron rewards.

Will You Hate Me If I Stop Being A Patron?

Uh, no. Since you don’t need to be a patron to get updates, read blog posts or provide feedback you won’t miss anything. The Patreon is exclusively opt-in for those generous and fiscally capable of participating. Playing the cube means more than paying the cube!

Recent posts by Stybs

Tiers
Thank You for Updates
$1 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $1 patron, I'll send you a personalized card and provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Bigger Thank You and Better Stuff
$2 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube a little more! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $2 patron, I'll send you a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, plus provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Biggest Thank You and Sticky Stuff
$3 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for supporting the Pauper Cube even more! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $3 patron, I'll send you a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, two exclusive Pauper Cube stickers, plus provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards
Automatic Awesome (United States)
$6 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for generously supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $6 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up non-foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out too so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes United States domestic shipping only.)

Includes Discord rewards
Automatic Awesome (International)
$12 or more per Cube Update
Thank you for generously supporting the Pauper Cube! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $12 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up non-foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out too so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)

Includes Discord rewards
Foiled Out (United States)
$14 or more per Cube Update
Wow! Thank you for your amazing generosity! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $14 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up premium foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out as well so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.


(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes United States domestic shipping only.)

Includes Discord rewards
Foiled Out (International)
$20 or more per Cube Update
Wow! Thank you for your amazing generosity! While posts and update information is always free, your support makes it easier to keep awesome updates flowing.

As a thank you for becoming a $20 patron, I'll send one-time gifts of a personalized card with some signed basic lands and cards in the Pauper Cube, provide access to the patron-exclusive Discord channels. Additionally, I'll round up premium foil versions of all the cards in each update and send them out as well so you can keep your copy of the Pauper Cube in sync.

(Rewards to be shipped approximately 3 weeks after set release date. Includes international shipping.)
Includes Discord rewards