The Standard Pauper Show, Issue 3

Section 1: Lots and lots of previews!

Let’s cut to the chase. Watching Sam and I go over the cards is pretty awesome, so let’s do that!

Strongly agree, Agree, Neither agree or disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree? Please make your opinions known!!!

Section 2: This card…

Recently spoiled, I want to discuss what it can do:

Turn 1: Play Mountain, Cast [c]Satyr Hoplite[/c]
Turn 2: Play Mountian, Attack with Hoplite, Cast [c]Generator Servant[/c]
Turn 3: Play Mountain, sacrifice servant, cast [c]Pharagax Giant[/c], and now swing in with either a 5/5 or they took 5 damage and you are swinging with a 3/3 which still isn’t bad!

But that is too easy. Let’s think bigger.

Turn 1: Play Forest, cast [c]Elvish Mystic[/c]
Turn 2: Play mountain, tap mystic and mountain Cast [c]Generator Servant[/c], Tap forest for [c]Elvish Mystic[/c]
Turn 3: Play Mountain, tap mystic, tap mystic, tap mountain, tap mountain, tap forest, sacrifice servant, Cast any of the following: [c]Axebane Stag[/c], [c]Groundshaker Sliver[/c], [c]Humbler of Mortals[/c], [c]Ruination Wurm[/c] (my favorite without trample!), or [c] Vulpine Goliath[/c]

How ’bout them apples!?

Currently, 7 CMC is as big as it gets in Standard Pauper. Unless you count monstrosity! The great thing about [c]Generator Servant[/c] isn’t just casting creatures, it can be used to cast ANYTHING!

[c]Chandra’s outrage[/c]? Sure thing!
[c]Read the Bones[/c]? Why not!

The possibilities are limited only by what you have in your hand!

What combos do you see the potential in?

Section 3: This week in Standard Pauper:

Now, let’s look at the latest numbers from PDCMagic.com

MPDC 25.05
30 June 2014
Standard · 23 Players
16 Decks · ~70% Reported
4 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Junk gatekeepers by Forli
2nd Mono Blue Heroic* by DrChrisBakerDC
T4 BW Control* by Garlan
T4 Chaos Merchant* by GodZo
T8 Boros * by Algaru
T8 R* by Carnuz
T8 Orzhov Control* by Mezer
T8 GottaWatchFootball* by Mundisv

Section 4: The winning deck!

JUNK GATEKEEPERS

Standard · Unclassified
1st by Forli in MPDC 25.05 (6-1)

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Creatures
4 Sunspire Gatekeepers
4 Ubul Sar Gatekeepers
3 Deadly Recluse
2 Centaur Healer
2 Elvish Mystic
2 Nessian Asp
2 Saruli Gatekeepers
2 Seller of Songbirds
Spells
4 Coursers’ Accord
4 Stab Wound
2 Altar’s Reap
2 Celestial Flare
2 Grisly Spectacle
1 Sundering Growth
Lands
4 Golgari Guildgate
4 Orzhov Guildgate
4 Selesnya Guildgate
3 Plains
2 Forest
2 Swamp
2 Unknown Shores
1 Dimir Guildgate
1 Simic Guildgate
1 Transguild Promenade

SIDEBOARD
4 Duress
3 Sundering Growth
2 Razortip Whip
2 Grisly Spectacle
2 Celestial Flare
2 Crypt Incursion
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OMG, I’ve gone back to 2013! Can you believe a Gatekeeper deck did this? I am shocked and impressed. I am shimpressed.

Let’s look at a sample opening hand:

I am pretty sure we absolutely must keep this hand. We have psuedo removal by turn three and activated gatekeepers thereafter.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

If you survive to turn 4, you probably win this game. Wow. Great hand and great draws.

Please leave comments below. Good, Bad, Indifferent (I think Facebook needs a Meh button), I want to hear them all!