The Standard Pauper Show, Issue 30

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Boy, that Brennon guys sure does love mono blue.

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 27.12

26 January 2015
Standard · 14 Players
11 Decks · ~79% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Wins! by MyGalaxy
2nd Mono Blue… Again! by Trompinha
T4 Izzet Tokens by DoutorTyr
T4 Deck not found** by DrDemento

Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 0 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 4 Cruise
4th Place: 0 Cruise

The cruise makes a serious comeback this week.

And now for another deck with a bad case of Mono:

4 Loyal Pegasus
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Selfless Cathar
4 Sungrace Pegasus
3 Akroan Skyguard
3 Jeskai Student
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Triplicate Spirits
3 Inspired Charge
2 Ajani’s Presence
2 Gods Willing
2 Pillar of Light
19 Plains
2 Radiant Fountain

4 Divine Favor
3 Smite the Monstrous
3 Erase
2 Pillar of Light
1 Ajani’s Presence
2 Gods Willing

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

I love it! It has dudes, pump and protection.

The curve is different than we have seen, no tower of power here:

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Wow, if this is typical of the sort of draws you get, then sign me up!

Section 3: Fate Reforged

This weekend marks the beginning of Fate Reforged cards on Magic Online. You will need to pick them up but I recommend waiting as long as possible. Commons do not drop seriously until drafting starts. If you buy them this weekend, expect to pay at least .25 tix per card.

Now that you have tempered your fervent card buying, it is time to talk about what to pick up. Please voice your opinions in the comments below.

I’ll start. I think [c]Write Into Being[/c] will be a fantastic pick up. If there is no divination in the M16, I feel this is an excellent replacement.

Write into being lets you do something divination never has. It puts a body on the board. You get to smooth your next draw by choosing whether to put the non-manifested card on either the top or bottom. Divination on turn three leaves you open, while write into being helps steady up the board. Also, the nice thing about manifest is that you can play a creature who is manifest but simply paying its mana cost. Also, if it is a morph, you can pay the morph cost if it is cheaper.

Now, you go!