Section 1: The video you all came to see

Sam and I met up online and went through a few decks for this week’s show

Before you scroll down and start posting your desire for these scrumptious decks, let me put them here for you.

Boros Tokens

Spells (28)
Triplicate Spirits
Raise the alarm
Hive Stirrings
Flurry of Horns
Inspired Charge
Weapon Surge

Creatures (11)
Selfless Cathar
Seller of Songbirds
Supply-Line Cranes

Land (21)
10 Plains
Evolving Wilds
Boros Guildgate
Sideboard (15)
Massive Raid
Martial Glory
Lightning Strike
Sactified Charge
Sundering Growth

I made a couple of revisions based on rremedio’s feedback and second place finish in MPDC!

Bant Good Shiz

Creatures (25)
Coral Barrier
Frost Lynx
Shaman of Spring
Nessian Asp
Siege Wurm
Elvish Mystic
Leafcrown Dryad

Spells (11)
Raise the Alarm
Triplicate Spirits
Peel from Reality

Land (24)
Azorius Guildgate
Evolving Wilds
Selesnya Guildgate
Simic Guildgate
Sideboard: (15)
Mizzium Skin
Voyage’s End
Netcaster Spider
Rootborn Defenses

Section 2: This week in review

MPDC 26.01
11 August 2014
Standard · 21 Players
16 Decks · ~76% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st White Wine* by GodZo
2nd Selfless Army* by rremedio1
T4 Esper* by FlxEx
T4 UBMill again* by Kriss
T8 CREATURELESS DIMIR MILL* by milegyenanevem
T8 Creatureless Dimir Mill* by Muzac
T8 ETB* by MyGalaxy
T8 MBC – Mono Black Control* by WujekMZK

Section 3: The winning deck!


Standard · Aggro
1st by GodZo in MPDC 26.01 (6-0)

Creatures (26)
Hopeful Eidolon
Daring Skyjek
Keening Apparition
Sungrace Pegasus
Syndic of Tithes
Heliod’s Pilgrim
Sunspire Griffin

Spells (14)
Gods Willing
Celestial Flare
Ethereal Armor

Land (20)
16 Plains
Radiant Fountain
Sideboard (15)
Beckon Apparition
Nyxborn Shieldmate
Celestial Flare
Concordia Pegasus
Keening Apparition
Razortip Whip

Unless this is the first time you have read my articles, you should know I love mono-colored decks. Given the chance, I would draft mono-color every time I could. The simple elegance of the mana base gets my magic juices flowing. Not in a gross way.

All you have to worry about is what your opponent is doing. You can just trust that the deck will provide the mana you need when you need it. Obviously, it worked for GodZo.

Let’s look at a sample opening hand:

Well, had to mulligan a one lander. However, I am keeping this hand and am glad to do so. I know it puts a lot of pressure on the Skyjek, but I feel we can give him the support needed to push on through.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Is it possible to Eidolon flood? What a weird next 6. Anyway, you have more protection, more mana, and a load of Eidolons. Not bad. Probably not the strongest start ever. I still feel the deck is resilient enough to win with the cards at hand.

Section 3: Podcasting

We are working on making The Standard Pauper Show into a podcast. The goal is to put it on iTunes and watch the sweet, sweet revenue pour in.

This just in, you get no revenue for publishing a podcast on iTunes. Well, that is about par for the course these days.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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