Community Participation League #2: Week Three

Week Three Update!

Hello Ladies and Gentlenerds and welcome welcome welcome to week three!

What a week it was. I played Trinket, against Boros Kitty, and got owned. Always bet on the Kitty folks, it’s just a great deck. I am not good enough at Trinket to play it and win, no matter how much I want to be. Next week I am playing aggro! So be ready, opponent, I am coming for you!

First off, the standings!

Some pretty good stuff going on. Congratulations to the 2-0 crowd. I look up at you from my lowly 0-2 basement and wonder what all that sunshine feels like. Are the birds singing, are the flowers blooming?

Reminders and Updates

Thanks again, guys, for getting your matches done on time, and reporting them in the comments. Remember it’s better if both people in the pairings email each other, don’t wait for your opponent to email you, they may be waiting on you to email them, and then nothing gets done! Email is free! It doesn’t even cost a stamp!

So week three has a few drops, and a few outs. Drops are people who told us “Hey, I want to drop now,” and Outs are people who we never heard from in two weeks and who thus are being removed from the League. Of course any of you guys are free to try again next league and we will welcome you back with open arms.



Thanks for letting me know what was going on guys!!



You all are always more than welcome to come back for the Third League, and to vote in the format, and everything.

And that’s all the updates guys!

I got to watch some more matches this week, got to talk to a bunch of you on the client and it was awesome to get to know some of you guys. I got to talk to Wrasslen on Sunday, Standard Pauper with a drunk guy playing 4 colors, and learned how to get better at an up-and-coming powerhouse in Pauper, Dimir Teachings. Very cool times.


Not much new stuff this week, but Dan is still looking for people to root on decks in the Pauper Gauntlet #2. Go, pick a deck, and if your deck wins you win snazzy prizes. Look, there is a link! Click it!

Speaking of prizes our own Creature-Superbeast Editor Bava gives away weekly prizes in his Faithless Looting articles for budget themed brews. This week’s theme is Wedge color! I submitted one this week, and its Pauper and Necra, and its fun to win fun stuff. Look! Another link.

Oh yeah, you all can also go subscribe to The Standard Pauper show on iTunes now. That’s right, Brennon and Bava got it done, and the show is a Podcast now. Which is super sweet. One word of caution: we have had Dan on the last two weeks, and if you are following the Gauntlet #2 you should be fully caught up on the matches on both the YouTube channels first, as we talk about the results, and spoilers abound.

One of the last matches to go up for the Pauper Gauntlet #2 was one of the decks I submitted, and I thought I would share the deck list. It’s not Tier 1, more like Tier 3, but Dan seemed to enjoy playing it.

[d Title=”Thunder Trees”]
1 Bojuka Bog
3 Evolving Wilds
3 Forgotten Cave
3 Tranquil Thicket
2 Haunted Fengraf
2 Barren Moor
2 Swamp
4 Forest
3 Mountain
2 Quicksand

4 Tilling Treefolk
2 Nantuko Vigilante
2 Krosan Tusker
2 Twisted Abomination

1 Flame Jab
1 Raven’s Crime
4 Firebolt
2 Swirling Sandstorm

4 Crop Rotation
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Resounding Thunder
3 Harrow
2 Grim Harvest

1 Raven’s Crime
1 Grim Harvest
2 Swirling Sandstorm
3 Ancient Grudge
4 Pyroblast
2 Serene Heart
2 Terminate

The thought is to use the Treefolk and utility lands to use the lands in place of spells, to draw cards, and eliminate creatures, with the Crop Rotations letting you re-use lands you already have in play like the Bojuka Bog, you have the Fengrafs to get the Treefolk back to get the Fengrafs back. Your win con is Thunder cycle, and beats. I love the smell of midrange in the morning.


Here are your matches for week three!


Remember email early and often, the more you communicate with your opponent the better chance of getting your match done!

And that’s it for your week three update!

May your opponent never Pyroblast your Mulldrifter in response to your Undying Evil.

Sam Aka Vaultboyhunter

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Sam Olliso

Sam Olliso (vaultboyhunter) started playing magic between Ice Age and 4th Edition, when he was in high school in the 1990s The first Rare he ever ripped was Force of Nature. His favorite card is Counterspell, favorite land Island. He has an amazing wife, a beautiful little baby boy. He enjoys PRE events, is a casual player with Spikey tendencies, and long walks on the beach. Add him on MTGO and message him for an add buddy if you want. He is mostly friendly with strangers, especially if you have candy.