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:

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

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

4 Aspect of Hydra
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Titanic Growth

22 Forest

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

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

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!