The Standard Pauper Show, Issue 32

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:

[d title=”$410 Hanna Pillow Fort (Tiny Leaders)”]
Tiny Leader
1 Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
Creature
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Trinket Mage

Planeswalker
1 Jace Beleren

Instant
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Forbid
1 Muddle the Mixture
1 Mystical Tutor

Sorcery
1 Fabricate
1 Idyllic Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Prosperity
[/d]
[d]
Artifact
1 Anvil of Bogardan
1 Azorius Signet
1 Claws of Gix
1 Expedition Map
1 Howling Mine
1 Iron Maiden
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Static Orb
1 Winter Orb

Enchantment
1 Arcane Laboratory
1 Luminarch Ascension
1 Overburden
1 Propaganda
1 Rhystic Study
1 Seal of Cleansing
1 Solitary Confinement
1 Standstill
[/d]
[d]
Land
1 Academy Ruins
1 Buried Ruin
1 Celestial Colonnade
1 Command Tower
1 Flooded Strand
1 Glacial Fortress
1 Hallowed Fountain
2 Island
1 Kor Haven
1 Mystic Gate
1 Phyrexia’s Core
3 Plains
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Seachrome Coast
1 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Tolaria West
1 Tundra
[/d]
[d]
Sideboard
1 Aura of Silence
1 Cleansing Meditation
1 Ghostly Prison
1 Minds Aglow
1 Sculpting Steel
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Web of Inertia
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Valorous Stance
1 Celestial Flare
[/d]

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

[d title=”Hanna on a Budget (Tiny Leaders)”]
Tiny Leader
1 Hanna, Ship’s Navigator

Creature
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Trinket Mage

Planeswalker
1 Jace Beleren

Instant
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Forbid
1 Impulse
1 Long-Term Plans
1 Muddle the Mixture
1 Mystical Tutor

Sorcery
1 Fabricate
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Prosperity
[/d]
[d]
Artifact
1 Anvil of Bogardan
1 Azorius Signet
1 Claws of Gix
1 Expedition Map
1 Howling Mine
1 Iron Maiden
1 Crystal ball
1 Static Orb
1 Winter Orb

Enchantment
1 Arcane Laboratory
1 Luminarch Ascension
1 Overburden
1 Propaganda
1 Rhystic Study
1 Seal of Cleansing
1 Personal Sanctuary
1 Standstill
[/d]
[d]
Land
1 Adarkar Wastes
1 Azorius Chancery
1 Buried Ruin
1 Command Tower
1 Evolving Wilds
1 Forbidding Watchtower
1 Glacial Fortress
1 Halimar Depths
2 Island
1 Mystifying Maze
1 Phyrexia’s Core
3 Plains
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Seachrome Coast
1 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Tolaria West
1 Tranquil Cove
[/d]
[d]
Sideboard
1 Aura of Silence
1 Celestial Flare
1 Cleansing Meditation
1 Ghostly Prison
1 Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
1 Minds Aglow
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Sculpting Steel
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Valorous Stance
1 Web of Inertia
[/d]

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:

[d title=”Lin Sivvi and her Budget Rebels $70 (Tiny Leaders)”]
Tiny Leader
1 Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero

Creatures
1 Amrou Scout
1 Aven Riftwatcher
1 Children of Korlis
1 Defiant Falcon
1 Defiant Vanguard
1 Lawbringer
1 Lightbringer
1 Mirror Entity
1 Ramosian Captain
1 Ramosian Lieutenant
1 Ramosian Sergeant
1 Shield Dancer
1 Steadfast Guard
1 Thermal Glider
[/d]
[d]
Instant
1 Condemn
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Path to Exile
1 Swords to Plowshares

Sorcery
1 Martial Coup
[/d]
[d]
Artifact
1 Basalt Monolith
1 Commander’s Sphere
1 Hall of Triumph
1 Hero’s Blade
1 Lightning Greaves
1 Swiftfoot Boots
1 Worn Powerstone

Enchantment
1 Bound in Silence
1 Glorious Anthem
1 Honor of the Pure
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Shared Triumph

Land
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
17 Plains
[/d]
[d]
Sideboard:
1 Champion’s Helm
1 Dawn Charm
1 Extraplanar Lens
1 Oblation
1 Rule of Law
1 Stonecloaker
1 Unexpectedly Absent
1 Whipcorder
1 Expedition Map
1 Sword of Vengeance
[/d]

If you replace [c]Enlightened Tutor[/c] with [c]Quest for the Holy Relic[/c] and [c]Lightning Greaves[/c] with [c]Whispersilk Cloak[/c], 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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