This is going to my first cube. For it I decided to go with an artifact theme, since artifacts are my personal favorites. (loved Mirrodin and Kaladash for this reason) Here's the link to the cubetutor list: http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/96218
The archetypes/themes I currently have are as follows:
White: Equipment Aggro. The simplest of the themes, play low cost creatures and equip them for bonuses.
Blue: Go Wide/Improvise and Affinity. Blue was a bit weird for me since I didn't know what theme to really go for other than just artifacts in general. Even now, it is probably the least focused color. Also, I'm a bit worried about it being too strong, due to blue's overwhelming support for artifacts.
Black: Sac for Value. Black was a similar case to blue, but I ended up with what I feel like could be a fun archetype with getting cheap artifacts out than saccing them for various effects. This and red are why there are so many sac for value artifacts on the list.
Red: Scrap Reanimation. Basically using Daretti, goblin welder, and similar effects reanimate bombs from your graveyard. This, personally, is the archetype I'm looking most forward to.
Green: Artifact Destruction and Energy. Green was a weird one since almost all of it's artifact interactions were to destroy them. I eventually added an energy sub-theme so it could be something more than just artifact destruction and have some interaction with artifacts. Also, I prioritized cards that interact with enemy artifacts in interesting ways over just straight up artifact removal. Myr Tribal. More of a sub theme, I do included several cards that could potential make myr tribal viable.
Also I'm planning on swapping these cards when RIX comes out: Manakin -> Gleaming Barrier Phylactery Lich -> pitiless plundered
I also am planning on having a home rule where you get to pick two artifact lands of your choice, and each artifact land you draft will give you an additional two.
Anyway, with all that, do you guys have any card recommendations? Any archetype advice? Anything looking over/underpowerd? Do I have enough/too much removal? I'm a budget, but am open to proxies.
Sorry if this a long post, but I want to get the cube right the first time.
Edit - some of the spacing didn’t carry through copy-paste.