Two and a half years ago, Adam Styborski stepped down as the maintainer of the pauper cube list and ushered in the Pauper Cube Committee. Today we welcome three new additions to the committee. This decision comes as we’re hoping to bring new perspectives to the cube and also hopefully avoid some of the delays we’ve been dealing with at the current moment moving forward. With this update we bring the total number of committee members to six and hopefully will buy ourselves a bit more bandwidth. Without any further delays, meet your new committee members, Usman Jamil, Neveron and Solset
Usman has been creating cube content since 2010 since creating his own powered cube and pauper cube. He’s worked with Adam over the years in the refinement process of the Pauper Cube and created the Ravnica Cube which was a Spotlight Cube MTGO in early 2022. When he isn’t writing, podcasting or telling people to play Heirloom Blade in their cubes, he’s playing various formats on MTG Arena, talking on Twitter about cube and posting pictures of his three cats.
Neveron began playing Magic casually back in New Phyrexia, and has spent the long Scandinavian winters since then learning the Scryfall syntax and which silver-bordered cards could maybe work in the cube. When he isn’t trawling the Pauper Cube’s discord server, he’s studying systems sciences at university.
Solset began playing Magic as a kid in 1994, when his brother’s friend gave him a box of leftover commons. He’s been hooked on Pauper since. His involvement in Magic has grown from traveling the world to play in the Pro Tour, to judging for his local FNM in the mall. This all led to his greatest Magic passion yet, Pauper cubing. Outside of Magic, he is usually spotted spending time with his growing family and working in higher education.
These are all folks we expect community members to be familiar with, and all of them are people that existing committee members were excited to welcome into the committee. Moving forward we will consider additional members as necessary or if we feel like someone can bring a useful opinion to the table, but aren’t committing to this being a regular thing.