The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 12

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 29.05
11 May 2015
Standard · 18 Players
16 Decks · ~89% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Fg by gonz
2nd Ksco Merchant by Papieru
T4 R by Alcarin
T4 Izzet Control by tazerdadog
T8 Mono-Red by IGotCareless
T8 Crazy_Grixis by Mace_Windu
T8 WUB by Nagi_Bultra
T8 Stubborn Dromoka Heores by rremedio1

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

Do my eyes deceive me? Another mono-colored deck as a winner? Well bless my stars, it is mono-green!

The winning deck:

FG
Standard · Unclassified
1st by gonz in MPDC 29.05 (5-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Glade Watcher
4 Stampeding Elk Herd
4 Swordwise Centaur
2 Aerie Bowmasters
2 Nessian Courser
2 Nylea’s Disciple

Spells
4 Aspect of Hydra
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Titanic Growth

Lands
22 Forest

SIDEBOARD
3 Plummet
3 Sedge Scorpion
2 Return to the Earth
2 Living Totem
2 Aerie Bowmasters
1 Savage Punch
1 Nylea’s Disciple
1 Hunter’s Ambush
[/d]

This recent push for mono green in both standard and standard pauper has inspired me to create an modern stompy deck in paper. We will discuss that on a future issue.

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

A decent keep. I wish there were some more protection but this is not a bad start by any means.

Now I want to show you the “curve”:

An actual curve. Such a novel concept in this meta.

Let’s look at the next six cards:

Not bad. Though you aren’t casting that Herd for a long, long time.

Would you have kept that hand? I don’t think you have much of a choice really.

Section 3: A preview

For months and months I have asked for pictures or video of you all playing Standard Pauper at your local store.

And now Mr. Johnnyinabucket has done it! I want to show you what you he did

fnm standard pauper

Look at that hot stuff! This picture was taken at “The Book Stan”

The Book Stan

Address:
6055 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, Texas 77706
Phone (409) 833-2324

From the great state of Texas!

I have a full report and will give it to you on the next MagicGatheringStrat show!