Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

This is an off week so no PDCMagic this week!

This week I will be discussing other budget magic.

We will be returning to our regularly scheduled programming next week!

Section 3: Can Tiny Leaders have a tiny budget?

In the show you saw this crazy expensive list:

$410 Hanna Pillow Fort (Tiny Leaders)

Tiny Leader (1)
Hanna, Ship’s Navigator

Creature (2)
Drift of Phantasms
Trinket Mage

Planeswalker (1)
Jace Beleren

Instant (5)
Cyclonic Rift
Enlightened Tutor
Forbid
Muddle the Mixture
Mystical Tutor

Sorcery (4)
Fabricate
Idyllic Tutor
Merchant Scroll
Prosperity

Artifact (9)
Anvil of Bogardan
Azorius Signet
Claws of Gix
Expedition Map
Howling Mine
Iron Maiden
Sensei’s Divining Top
Static Orb
Winter Orb

Enchantment (8)
Arcane Laboratory
Luminarch Ascension
Overburden
Propaganda
Rhystic Study
Seal of Cleansing
Solitary Confinement
Standstill

Land (20)
Academy Ruins
Buried Ruin
Celestial Colonnade
Command Tower
Flooded Strand
Glacial Fortress
Hallowed Fountain
Island
Kor Haven
Mystic Gate
Phyrexia’s Core
Plains
Reliquary Tower
Seachrome Coast
Terramorphic Expanse
Tolaria West
Tundra

Sideboard (10)
Aura of Silence
Cleansing Meditation
Ghostly Prison
Minds Aglow
Sculpting Steel
Tormod’s Crypt
Web of Inertia
Relic of Progenitus
Valorous Stance
Celestial Flare

By making some sacrifices, we got it down to the manageable size of $89

Hanna on a Budget (Tiny Leaders)

Tiny Leader (1)
Hanna, Ship’s Navigator

Creature (2)
Drift of Phantasms
Trinket Mage

Planeswalker (1)
Jace Beleren

Instant (6)
Cyclonic Rift
Forbid
Impulse
Long-Term Plans
Muddle the Mixture
Mystical Tutor

Sorcery (3)
Fabricate
Merchant Scroll
Prosperity

Artifact (9)
Anvil of Bogardan
Azorius Signet
Claws of Gix
Expedition Map
Howling Mine
Iron Maiden
Crystal ball
Static Orb
Winter Orb

Enchantment (8)
Arcane Laboratory
Luminarch Ascension
Overburden
Propaganda
Rhystic Study
Seal of Cleansing
Personal Sanctuary
Standstill

Land (20)
Adarkar Wastes
Azorius Chancery
Buried Ruin
Command Tower
Evolving Wilds
Forbidding Watchtower
Glacial Fortress
Halimar Depths
Island
Mystifying Maze
Phyrexia’s Core
Plains
Reliquary Tower
Seachrome Coast
Terramorphic Expanse
Tolaria West
Tranquil Cove

Sideboard (11)
Aura of Silence
Celestial Flare
Cleansing Meditation
Ghostly Prison
Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
Minds Aglow
Relic of Progenitus
Sculpting Steel
Tormod’s Crypt
Valorous Stance
Web of Inertia

I am afraid that what Tiny Leaders has done is take all the most expensive cards in Magic and made a format for them.

Now, for even more budget friendliness you can look at my Lin Sivvi deck:

Lin Sivvi and her Budget Rebels $70 (Tiny Leaders)

Tiny Leader (1)
Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero

Creatures (14)
Amrou Scout
Aven Riftwatcher
Children of Korlis
Defiant Falcon
Defiant Vanguard
Lawbringer
Lightbringer
Mirror Entity
Ramosian Captain
Ramosian Lieutenant
Ramosian Sergeant
Shield Dancer
Steadfast Guard
Thermal Glider

Instant (4)
Condemn
Enlightened Tutor
Path to Exile
Swords to Plowshares

Sorcery (1)
Martial Coup

Artifact (7)
Basalt Monolith
Commander’s Sphere
Hall of Triumph
Hero’s Blade
Lightning Greaves
Swiftfoot Boots
Worn Powerstone

Enchantment (5)
Bound in Silence
Glorious Anthem
Honor of the Pure
Oblivion Ring
Shared Triumph

Land (18)
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
17 Plains

Sideboard: (10)
Champion’s Helm
Dawn Charm
Extraplanar Lens
Oblation
Rule of Law
Stonecloaker
Unexpectedly Absent
Whipcorder
Expedition Map
Sword of Vengeance

If you replace Enlightened Tutor with Quest for the Holy Relic and Lightning Greaves with Whispersilk Cloak, you shave another $20 off the list!

But does that make this a budget-friendly format? I think you would have to consider what playing this format means to you. Are you just trying to jam as many quick games as you can? Maybe this works. Are you trying to have a full evening of competition with your friends? Maybe this works. If you all want to sit around the same table and BS while playing, stick with Commander. If you want to run a mini-tournament in your house for some “prize”, this may work out pretty well.

Do you have any budget friendly non competition legal decks? Lets hear about it!

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