The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 17

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.12

Standard · 15 Players
15 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
2nd Mono B Exploit by amnaremotoas
T4 MonoGreen Formidable by Deadlift
T4 Scry is Good by rremedio1
T8 UB TOKEN CONTROL by BaceJeleren
T8 wr tokens by br_laern
T8 Bur by gonz
T8 W/B Control by SirCyan

So, Roberto, what is up with the Top 8s? Now from a player perspective, I like it! Keeps hope alive. Is this a new idea for the tournament?

The winning deck:

Standard · Aggro-Combo
1st by davbricar in SPDC 29.12 (5-1)

4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Sandsteppe Outcast
4 Selfless Cathar
4 Collateral Damage
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Tormenting Voice
4 Triplicate Spirits
4 Trumpet Blast
2 Impact Tremors
9 Mountain
9 Plains
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
4 Scouring Sands
4 Borderland Marauder
4 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
2 Impact Tremors
1 Twin Bolt

I don’t see anything bad about this aggro deck! This thing is real and with all the new thopters coming… but I get ahead of myself.

MPDC 29.12

Standard · 17 Players
15 Decks · ~88% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st RG Monsters by WujekMZK
2nd RW Heroic by Luc3k
T4 Rainbow Constellation by chumpblocckami
T4 MBC Exploit by Malum
T8 MonoG Formidable by Deadlift
T8 CTRL C + V Stomp by DoutorTyr
T8 RG Monsters by Mrozik1141
T8 BUR.n by Yaxarell

The winning deck:

Standard · Aggro
 1st by WujekMZK in MPDC 29.12 (5-1)

4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Hardened Berserker
4 Stampeding Elk Herd
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Ill-Tempered Cyclops
3 Sabertooth Outrider
4 Lightning Strike
3 Fall of the Hammer
2 Commune with the Gods
2 Epic Confrontation
2 Temur Battle Rage
9 Forest
9 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Ranger’s Guile
4 Magma Spray
3 Barrage of Boulders
2 Scouring Sands
2 Epic Confrontation

RG aggro is near and dear to my heart. This deck brings the pain and keeps on tramplin’.

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  monoGreen 
R2:  Loss:  0 – 2 vs.  Deadlift  MonoG Formidable 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  yelloweyes2  G.W. 
T8:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Monsters 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  chumpblocckami  Rainbow Constellation 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Luc3k  RW Heroic 

Section 3: The Spoilers!

I hope everyone has enjoyed this crop of spoilers. I have have thoroughly loved being surprised day after day.

Now I am going to show you my favorite common of the set!

Are you ready?

Here it comes…



Aren’t they beautiful? So elegant, so sleek. I want to make all the thopters all the time.

But Brennon, you ask, what makes these at common? Well I am glad you asked!

How about the red [c]Sandsteppe Outcast[/c]:


And who could forget Captain Aeronaut and his robo-buddy:

Aspiring Aeronaut

So those are it for now, but I am suspecting there will be 2 spells, a red and a blue that will create these beautiful artifacts.

What are you looking forward to playing with the most?