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.

Drops

Avery61
Farfishere
Ztrman

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

Outs

Darkpaladan3
Ecar642
Kayz
Basedx
Lilimpulse
Bdgp009
Pae_forever

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.

Plugs

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!

http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet.html

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.

http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/09/faithless-looting-8-a-wedge-of-ones-own/

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.

Thunder Trees

Lands (25)
Bojuka Bog
Evolving Wilds
Forgotten Cave
Tranquil Thicket
Haunted Fengraf
Barren Moor
Swamp
Forest
Mountain
Quicksand

Creatures (10)
Tilling Treefolk
Nantuko Vigilante
Krosan Tusker
Twisted Abomination

Sorcery (8)
Flame Jab
Raven's Crime
Firebolt
Swirling Sandstorm

Instant (17)
Crop Rotation
Lightning Bolt
Resounding Thunder
Harrow
Grim Harvest
Sideboard (15)
Raven’s Crime
Grim Harvest
Swirling Sandstorm
Ancient Grudge
Pyroblast
Serene Heart
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.

Pairings

Here are your matches for week three!

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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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