The Standard Pauper Show, Issue 24

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

EDIT: Sometimes in my zeal for editing I go over board. This was one of those times. Our own Bava has made the top 2 in the league! Please give him a shout out when you can. Congrats Bava!

Four months of the gauntlet so far, I still can’t believe it has gone by so fast.

MPDC 27.08
15 December 2014
Standard · 17 Players
11 Decks · ~65% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Wins! by MyGalaxy
2nd Izzet Control by tazerdadog
T4 UW Heroes by AmericanGaren
T4 BWR can’t touch this by Ruthelis

Cruise Watch: 2014
1st Place: 0 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 0 Cruise
4th Place: 0 Cruise

Lowest count so far this season. That cost may just be too steep for this format to really embrace it.

Section 2: The Winning Deck

Standard · Aggro
1st by MyGalaxy in MPDC 27.08 (5-0)

4 Loyal Pegasus
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Selfless Cathar
4 Sungrace Pegasus
3 Akroan Skyguard
3 Jeskai Student
1 Cavalry Pegasus

4 Ajani’s Presence
4 Raise the Alarm
3 Inspired Charge
3 Triplicate Spirits
2 Gods Willing

19 Plains
2 Radiant Fountain

4 Pillar of Light
4 Oppressive Rays
3 Divine Favor
3 Kill Shot
1 Triplicate Spirits

Curve time!

Again, the double tower approach to the curve reigns supreme.

You probably cannot ask for a better opening hand. You have two heroes, some creature based pump and a protection spells. What more do you want from an opening hand?

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

If you like gas, then have I got a six card rip for you! I really like where this deck is going. You be aggressive in white and come out looking like a saint! (See what I did there?)

Section 3: You did it! You really made it happen!

For several weeks I have been asking all of you to make Standard Pauper happen at your local gaming store. Finally, one of you did it!

Dr. Chris Baker, who helps out Team Fireball with his medically trained hands, managed to pull off quite the coup! None other than itself is hosting a real live Standard Pauper event this weekend. I am in shock. I love this so much.

Let’s take a look at their posting:


12/21 Standard Pauper
Come join us for Standard Pauper this Sunday!

Format: Standard Pauper is a Constructed format of 75 cards (60 Maindeck, 15 sideboard) consisting entirely of Standard-legal commons only.

Entry: $6

Time: Noon

Rounds: 4


  • 4-0: 10 packs
  • 3-0-1: 8 packs
  • 3-1: 6 packs
  • 2-1-1: 4 packs
  • 2-2: 2 packs
  • 1-3: 1 pack

Amazing, for only $6 you can play a great format, get real live competition experience, and win some really good prizes. This is about as good of support as we could possibly hope for. ChannelFireball is the real deal. They sponsor a killer team at all of the Grand Prix’ and they have some of the best content around for serious magic players. If we ever wanted to be “legit” then now is the time!

I am very sad that I cannot make this event. Unfortunately it is about 1.000 miles away in Santa Clara, CA, and that is a bit out of my range for a day trip. I am hoping that anyone who goes to this event will take pictures or at least copy down some deck lists. I will post them up here along with next article and mention them on the Show as well. If you are in the area please click the link above and register for this fun event.