Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 29.02
20 April 2015
Standard · 10 Players
8 Decks · 80% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Formidable Green by Gq1rf7
2nd Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
T4 heroic netdeck by karakusk
T4 Jeskai Trollkens by rremedio1

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

Standard · Aggro
1st by Gq1rf7 in MPDC 29.02 (4-1)

Creatures (33)
Elvish Mystic
Nylea’s Disciple
Swordwise Centaur
Alpine Grizzly
Nessian Courser
Vulpine Goliath
Sedge Scorpion
atarka beastbreaker
epic confrontation
glade watcher
stampeding elk herd

Spells (5)
Aspect of Hydra
Hunter’s Ambush
Lands (22)
22 Forest

Savage Punch
Ranger’s Guile
Sedge Scorpion
Leafcrown Dryad
Hunter’s Ambush
Aspect of Hydra
return to the earth
dragon-scarred bear

Unfortunately, this is an approximation. Until the database is updated, I would strongly recommend (ie. begging) you post the list in the comments section of the deck page. Otherwise, I won’t be able to fully extol the virtues of your decks.

The interesting thing is that this deck took down both SPDC and MPDC this week. That is no small feat. The fact that it is mono colored makes me instantly love it!

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

Now I want to show you a thing of beauty:

Mmmm dat curve! It is so beautiful. My heart can barely stand it.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

So, what can we say about this deck? First of all, you have blockers. The scorpion, gladewatcher and the grizzly are going to hold everything back. Also, once the grizzly hits in the ground you can attack with both watchers. The biggest issue is going to be your finisher. Those elk are far away, and if you aren’t careful, you may never see them.

Section 3: The League

Well, as you know by now, I did not win. I came in second. That’s right, I am a big number 2.

Here is my deck list:

MonoRed Heroic by Cyrulean (Standard Silverblack)

Creatures (18)
Akroan Crusader
Mardu Scout
Monastery Swiftspear
Satyr Hoplite
Foundry Street Denizen

Spells (22)
Hordeling Outburst
Collateral Damage
Titan’s Strength
Wild Slash
Dragon Mantle
Lightning Strike

Land (20)
20 Mountain
Sideboard (15)
Blinding Flare
Frenzied Goblin
Magma Jet
Scouring Sands
Arc Lightning
Humble Defector
Lightning Strike

I wanted nothing over cmc 3. and I wanted to control the board state as much as possible. I used creatures as removal just as often as I used them as my damage dealers. I rarely sent burn to the dome unless it was to finish them off or take advantage of collateral damage.

I sided out the Hordeling Outburst almost every game. I usually opted to bring in roast or arc lightning.

The finals went down like this:

Game one: Punning went up to I think 32 life off of two lands and an Ordeal of Heliod. At the end, I had him at 3 and I was at 5. I had a collateral Damage in my hand and not enough mana to cast it.

Game two: I controlled the board long enough to punch in for 20 damage rather quickly.

Game Three: The butts, they grew too big. I could not burn his heroic dudes fast enough and he over ran me.

I hope you all participate in future events. They are free and fun! Two of my favorite things.

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