It’s time!

The Pauper Gauntlet begins today!

You can now submit your decks in the comments to the main article on mtgolibrar.com: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-pauper-gauntlet.html

Let me say that again: You can not submit your deck in the comments to this article, you have to go to the article named “The Pauper Gauntlet” on mtgolibrary.com here: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-pauper-gauntlet.html

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Things to think about when you submit your deck on mtgolibary.com

You will need to submit a link to your deck list including a sideboard plan in the comments to the post on mtgolibrary.com

* Your deck is submitted for possible entry into the Pauper Gauntlet by posting in the comments on mtgolibrary.com (and nowhere else).

* Your deck must have a deck list available on a web site that I can link to. There are several such services. Here is one: http://tappedout.net/mtg-deck-builder/

* You should include a sideboard plan to help me play the deck. The better you make the sideboard plan, the better my chances are to win with the deck. Remember that a majority of Magic duels are played after sideboarding. Here is a good example of a template for a sideboard plan: http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-13-stompy/

* Your deck is more likely to be approved if it is unique (no similar deck is already approved), if it has community interest, if it has achieved results in Daily Events or Premier Events, if you have a sideboard plan and if you have tips about playing the deck.

* You can submit a deck until noon GMT+2 September 10th in the comments on mtgolibrary.com. If you submit later, your deck will not be in the second season of the Pauper Gauntlet.

* I have the final say whether a deck is approved or not.

* The list of all the decks approved for the second season of the Pauper Gauntlet will be posted on mtgolibrary’s blog on September 14th 2014.

* You do not have to have access to Magic Online to submit a deck. In fact, several brewers were not on Magic Online for the last season. After all, you don’t play your own deck in the Pauper Gauntlet. I play all decks.

Once again – submit your decks in the comments to my article on mtgolibrary.com and not here.

The prequalified decks

23 decks were prequalified for the Gauntlet.

Those are, in the order they will play round 1:

Deck #1: Illusory Tricks
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/06/illusory-tricks-better-than-second-place/

Deck #2: Love Train
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/06/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-2-love-train.html

Deck #3: Exhume Control
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/exhume-and-crush-a-primer/

Deck #4: Izzet Control
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-4-izzet.html

Deck #5: The Green One
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-5-green-one.html

Deck #6: DelverFiend
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/07/the-pauper-gauntlet-competitor-6.html

Deck #7: Delver
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/07/the-pauper-gauntlet-competitor-7-delver.html

Deck #8: BeastDown
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-8-beastdown.html

Deck #9: Goblins
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-9-goblins.html

Deck #10: Tron
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-10-rug-tron.html

Deck #11: Trinket
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-11-ub-trinket-control/

Deck #12: BorosKitty
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/06/boros-kitty-a-primer-in-two-parts/

Deck #13: Stompy
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-13-stompy/

Deck #14: AzoriusKitty Shaffa Style
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-14-azoriuskitty-by-shaffawaffa5/

Deck #15: MBC
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-15-mono-black-control/

Deck #16: AzoriusKitty Power Style
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/08/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-15-azoriuskitty-by-power_t/

Deck #17: MUC
http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/08/pauper-gauntet-competitor-17-mono-blue-control/

Deck #18: White Hot Hottie
List is presented later in this article

Deck #19: Icy Hot Hottie
http://puremtgo.com/articles/rogue-side-episode-4-icy-hot-hottie-and-young-pyromancer

Deck #20: Familiars Sparow style
http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/Digital/MagicOnlineTourn.aspx?x=mtg/digital/magiconline/tourn/6767329

Deck #21: Five Color Green
http://mtgostrat.com/2013/04/1984/

Deck #22: Burn
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2013/11/the-top-decks-of-pauper-burn.html

Deck #23: Affinity
http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2013/11/the-top-decks-of-pauper-affinity.html

White Hot Hottie
jphsnake’s deck Icy Hot Hottie earned a spot in this years Gauntlet by making it far in the first season of the Pauper Gauntlet. He did not feel comfortable with the list in a post-Temporal Fissure environment so he remade the deck into Icy Hot Hottie. I felt that this list was quite different, so I simply allowed both decks to enter the Gauntlet.

White Hot Hottie by jphsnake

Land (23)
Plains
Mountain
Island
Swamp
Forest
Evolving Wilds
Boros Garrison
Dimir Aqueduct
Terramorphic Expanse

Creatures (15)
Mulldrifter
Mournwhelk
Kor Skyfisher
Auramancer
Walker of the Grove

Spells (22)
Angelic Renewal
Seal of Fire
Rush of Knowledge
Journey to Nowhere
Flame Slash
Darksteel Ingot
Cloudshift
Sideboard (15)
Rush of Knowledge
Ingot Chewer
Kor Sanctifiers
Lone Missionary
Pyroblast
Faultgrinder

Looking forward to your deck submissions!

For more about what the Pauper Gauntlet is, check out this video

Submit your decks here:

http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-pauper-gauntlet.html

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