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 Satyr Hoplite
Turn 2: Play Mountian, Attack with Hoplite, Cast Generator Servant
Turn 3: Play Mountain, sacrifice servant, cast Pharagax Giant, 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 Elvish Mystic
Turn 2: Play mountain, tap mystic and mountain Cast Generator Servant, Tap forest for Elvish Mystic
Turn 3: Play Mountain, tap mystic, tap mystic, tap mountain, tap mountain, tap forest, sacrifice servant, Cast any of the following: Axebane Stag, Groundshaker Sliver, Humbler of Mortals, Ruination Wurm (my favorite without trample!), or Vulpine Goliath

How ’bout them apples!?

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

Chandra’s outrage? Sure thing!
Read the Bones? 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)

Creatures (21)
Sunspire Gatekeepers
Ubul Sar Gatekeepers
Deadly Recluse
Centaur Healer
Elvish Mystic
Nessian Asp
Saruli Gatekeepers
Seller of Songbirds

Spells (15)
Coursers’ Accord
Stab Wound
Altar’s Reap
Celestial Flare
Grisly Spectacle
Sundering Growth
Lands (24)
Golgari Guildgate
Orzhov Guildgate
Selesnya Guildgate
Plains
Forest
Swamp
Unknown Shores
Dimir Guildgate
Simic Guildgate
Transguild Promenade

SIDEBOARD (15)
Duress
Sundering Growth
Razortip Whip
Grisly Spectacle
Celestial Flare
Crypt Incursion

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!

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