Help Save Standard Pauper!

Don’t Let WotC Take the Standard Pauper Filter Away!

Wizards announced today that they are retiring the Standard Pauper filter from Magic Online along with several other formats. Don’t let them do it!

If you’re on Twitter, contact @mtg_lee @mtgworth @wizards_magic @MagicOnline and tell them not to.

You can directly E-mail those responsible for making decisions on Magic Online: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

In your E-mail, please be calm, rationale, polite, but heartfelt and passionate about the format. It doesn’t have to be long. Just tell them why you like the format and ask them to keep the Standard Pauper filter. If you want, tell them that George Leonard / gwyned gave you their contact info.

Let’s blow up their E-mail and social media with support for the format. Let’s show them just how important Standard Pauper is.

Spread the word, make your voice heard. Do not let them do this!

(content copied and adapted with permission from George Leonard / gwyned via http://writeradept.blogspot.com/2015/10/dont-let-wotc-take-standard-pauper.html)

The MagicGatheringStrat Show

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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Section 2: What is happening this week on the YouTube Channel

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Saturday 9/26/2015 Sunday 9/27/2015 Monday 9/28/2015 Tuesday 9/29/2015 Wednesday 9/30/2015 Thursday 10/1/2015 Friday 10/2/2015
The Set Review Show with Vaultboyhunter Episode 6 Fallen Empires Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R4 Esper Blink ifacts vs UB Teachings Pauper Pig Trinket vs White Weenie Tokens Magic Origins Sealed Deck #6 Standard Pauper Mono Black Exploit vs Boros Aggro Pauper Pig Trinket vs White Weenie Tokens Modern 2 man RG Tron vs Affinity
Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R4 Tortured Transmuter vs Mardu Kitty Pauper Tricksy Transmutations vs Bant Fog Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R5 Tortured Transmuter vs Burn Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R5 Esper Blink ifacts vs Infect Deluxe Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R6 Tortured Transmuter vs UB Angler Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Match 3 vs Jund – Binkabi Modern Living End #1 Match 4 vs Affinity – Binkabi
Modern RG Tron vs UW Gifts Ungiven Tron Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Soul Sisters Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Azorius Land Destruction 2-man Cube Sealed #5 Match 1 vs Temur Ramp – Binkabi Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Grixis Delver Mondern Project Grixis 7 vs Living End with Deck Tech and budget Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Match 4 vs Heartless Summoning – Binkabi
Modern Project Grixis 7 vs Simic Aggro

The MagicGatheringStrat Show

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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Section 2: What is happening this week on the YouTube Channel

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Saturday 9/19/2015 Sunday 9/20/2015 Monday 9/21/2015 Tuesday 9/22/2015 Wednesday 9/23/2015 Thursday 9/24/2015 Friday 9/25/2015
The Set Review Show with Vaultboyhunter Episode 5 The Dark Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R3 Esper Blink ifacts vs RUG Tron MTG Magic the Gathering Pauper Blue Skies play session Magic Origins Sealed Deck #5 Standard Pauper Esper Constellation vs BR Aggro MTG Magic the Gathering Pauper Pig Trinket vs Stompy Modern 2 man RG Tron vs Grixis Control
MTG Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R3 Eidolon and On vs RUG Tron MTG 2-man Cube Sealed #3 Match 1 vs 4c Planeswalkers – Binkabi MTG Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R3 Little Heroic Boros vs Burn Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R3 Artificial Sweetener vs Esper Tokens MTG Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R3 Tortured Transmuter vs Grixis Angler MTG Pauper Turbo Exhume #21 vs MBC – Tobias Modern Mono U Tron vs Junk
MTG Let’s talk about it #6 Being Salty MTG 2-man Cube Sealed #3 Deck Building – Binkabi MTG Modern Project Grixis 5 vs BW Tokens MTG 2-man Cube Sealed #4 Deck Building – Binkabi MTG Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Match 1 vs Zombie Hunt MTG Pauper – Savage Beasts #1 vs Mardu midrange decktech match – Tobias MTG Modern Living End #1 Match 3 vs RG Tron
MTG Modern Teachings Control #1 Match 2 vs Esper Starfield MTG Modern Teachings Control #1 Match 3 vs Grixis Control MTG Modern Project Grixis 5 vs BW Tokens MTG 2-man Cube Sealed #4 Match 1 vs BUG Ramp – Binkabi MTG Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Deck Tech – Binkabi Modern Project Grixis Version 6 deck tech and match vs Afinity MTG Modern Teachings Control #1 Match 4 vs Esper Tezzeret
Modern RG Tron vs Primeval Titan Green MTG Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Collected Slivers MTG Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Match 2 vs Bug Control

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 26

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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Section 2: What is happening this week on the YouTube Channel

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Saturday 9/5/2015 Sunday 9/6/2015 Monday 9/7/2015 Tuesday 9/8/2015 Wednesday 9/9/2015 Thursday 9/10/2015 Friday 9/11/2015
The Set Review Show Episode 3 Antiquities 2-man Cube Sealed #2 Pauper Jund play session – Dan Limited Magic Origins Sealed Deck #4 Standard Pauper Grave Titan Jr vs Grave Titan Jr Pauper Jund Loam play session – Dan Modern RG Tron vs Collected Company
Modern Living End Deck Tech Let’s build a Tiny Leaders Deck together! #3 Modern Project Grixis #3 Pauper Turbo Exhume #19 vs UB Angler – Tobias Pauper Tremor Tokens #7 vs Delver – Tobias PAUPER Jeskai Trinket #3 vs Nacatl Domain Modern Mono U Tron vs BW Tokens
Modern Living End #1 Match 1 vs Blue Combo Mill Pauper Jeskai Midrange Metalcraft vs UB Control – Dan Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R2 Distant Spirits vs UB Angler Modern Project Grixis version 4 Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R2 – Eidolon and On vs Mono Black Devotion Modern Mono U Tron vs Affinity – Pierakor Modern Taking Turns – Farf

Dan plays around with exploit in Standard Pauper:

Pierakor plays his match in the Extended Pauper league:

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 25

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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Section 2: What is happening this week on the YouTube Channel

MagicGatheringStrat’s YouTube page

Saturday 8/29/2015 Sunday 8/30/2015 Monday 8/31/2015 Tuesday 9/1/2015 Wednesday 9/2/2015 Thursday 9/3/2015 Friday 9/4/2015
The Set Review Show with Vaultboyhunter Episode 2 Arabian Nights 2-man Cube Sealed Pauper Tortured Transmuter Limited Magic Origins Sealed Deck Standard Pauper Mono Black Exploit with Cruise vs Mono Red Aggro Pauper Esper Blink-ifacts vs Affinity Magic the Gathering Modern RG Tron vs Scapeshift
MTG Tiny Leaders Tetsuo Umezawa vs Anax and Cymede Exciting Announcements MTG Modern Project Grixis Version 3 Rise of the Eldrazi Draft – Binkabi Extended Pauper League Round 5: pierakor vs NewHJ PAUPER Jeskai Trinket Modern – Kaboom Bees
MTG Tiny Leaders Yasova Dragonclaw vs Chandra Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R1 – All Deaths Welcome vs Elves Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R1 Artificial Sweetener vs Rebels Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R1 Eidolon and On vs Infect MTG Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R1 Esper Blinkifacts vs Burn Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R1 Little Heroic Boros vs Infect Pauper Brewer’s Cup Gauntlet R1 Tortured Transmuter vs Burn

Section 3: What you may have missed this week on the YouTube Channel

Dan plays some sealed deck magic:

Project Grixis Round 2! Help Ted make a strong deck on his weekly budget:

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 23

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

If you missed us, join us Tuesday evening at 12 am Eastern for the the Live show!

http://www.twitch.tv/magicgatheringstrat/

Section 2: What you may have missed

As we announced in the show, I have taken the mantel of Content Manager for the YouTube channel. With that brings a whole host of new responsibilities. Unfortunately it take a lot more of my time.
With that said, I am going to transform this article to more representative of that new role. Here is where I will show case what MagicGatheringStrat does on its various channels

So lets get into it!

YouTube: MagicGatheringStrat

Sam finished up his 7 part series for his Modern Silver Black Cube:

New Creator Showcase:
EternalGamePlayer is a newcomer to our site but he brings a powerful and popular deck. He is new and not all the recording kinks have been worked out. Despite that, I recommend watching this powerful new deck:

Quite a bit of controversy was stirred up over this week’s League match between Pierakor and Tazerdadog. What are your thoughts?

And fan favorite Binkabi shows off his latest crazy creation “Modern Tempo Thieves”:

YouTube: MagicGatheringStrat 2

For those who don’t know yet, this channel is our secondary channel. Where we put experimental and new video makers. We want to grow this site like we have grown our main channel.

Dan put in a lot of work trying to learn the format with a full battery of 4 man drafts:

Magic Origins 4 player draft UB Control vs Avaricious Dragon

Magic Origins 4 player draft Sigil of the Empty Throne

Magic Origins 4 player draft Disciple of the Ring

Magic Origins 4 player draft Shadows of the Past

Twitch: MagicGatheringStrat

Did you know you can watch full length pat broadcasts in Twitch?

http://www.twitch.tv/magicgatheringstrat/profile/past_broadcasts

Pierakor plays a game I have never seen before, XMage! It is a MTGO clone:

xmage'

If you like Mono Blue Tron, this this is a show for you:

monoutron

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 22

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

If you missed us, join us Tuesday evening at 12 am Eastern for the the Live show!

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Section 2: Player run events

Nothing this week… which makes me sad.

Next week! There will be all kinds of brews a brewin’ I am certain.

The Future!

So, now that we have grown into a respectable magic information outlet, its time to up our video game.

This week, in lieu of an article of any substance, I am going to rework the video makers guidelines.

I talked with Dan and Bava and it seems like a good idea to have a YouTube Content Manager. I will be picking up that mantel and running around with it like I have hexproof.

There will be more to come on this later in the week. However, I know it will make us an even better channel than we already are.

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 21

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

If you missed us, join us Tuesday evening at 12 am Eastern for the the Live show!

http://www.twitch.tv/magicgatheringstrat/

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29 Worlds

26-Jul-15
Standard · 11 Players
11 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st Mono B Exploit by amnaremotoas
2nd Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 Exiler by rremedio1
T4 Boros Heroic by WujekMZK
T8 Red Deck Wins by AmericanGaren
T8 Why is Cruel Revival uncommon :( by amnaremotoas
T8 Winged Weenie by Azgan
T8 mono green by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MONO B EXPLOIT
Standard · Control
 1st by amnaremotoas in SPDC 29 Worlds (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Black Cat
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
3 Baleful Eidolon
3 Dutiful Attendant
3 Typhoid Rats
3 Vulturous Aven
2 Disciple of Phenax
2 Gurmag Angler
2 Qarsi Sadist
Spells
4 Sign in Blood
3 Pharika’s Cure
2 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
1 Read the Bones
Lands
15 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain
SIDEBOARD
4 Duress
3 Festergloom
2 Disciple of Phenax
1 Font of Return
1 Flatten
1 Pharika’s Cure
1 Feast of Dreams
1 Disowned Ancestor
1 Eternal Thirst
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  KyranOHyran  Mono Green Devotion 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  Mono Green 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  WujekMZK  Boros Heroic 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control

The winning deck:

EXILER
Standard · Control
 1st by rremedio1 in MPDC 29 WORLDS (5-0)

Yay Roberto!

[d]
Creatures
2 Mnemonic Wall
2 Student of Ojutai
Spells
3 Anticipate
3 Divination
3 Flurry of Horns
3 Last Breath
3 Lightning Strike
3 Magma Spray
3 Nullify
3 Treasure Cruise
2 Pillar of Light
2 Rise of Eagles
2 Voyage’s End
1 Cancel
1 Weave Fate
Lands
6 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
3 Mountain
3 Tranquil Cove
2 Plains
2 Wind-Scarred Crag
SIDEBOARD
4 Negate
3 Scouring Sands
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Pillar of Light
1 Voyage’s End
1 Magma Spray
1 Last Breath
1 Lightning Strike
1 Cancel
[/d]

The MatchUps

Having been a winner in the past, though I consider you all winners, Roberto got a round 1 bye!

R1: 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  evolver3  No Deck Found 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 
T8:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  yelloweyes2  Token Izzet Control 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  JogandoPelado  Red heroic 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 

Do not forget your league matches! Get those in as soon as you can so we can keep the fun train running.

 

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 20

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.15

19-Jul-15
Standard · 18 Players
18 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by DrChrisBakerDC

1st bohaterism by Jonder_qind
2nd Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 Simic Hexproof by DrChrisBakerDC
T4 Boros Heroic by WujekMZK
T8 Red Deck Wins by AmericanGaren
T8 Why is Cruel Revival uncommon :( by amnaremotoas
T8 Winged Weenie by Azgan
T8 mono green by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

BOHATERISM
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Jonder_qind in SPDC 29.15 (6-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Wingsteed Rider
3 Hopeful Eidolon
3 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
Spells
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
4 Gods Willing
4 Titan’s Strength
2 Chosen by Heliod
2 Inferno Fist
2 Temur Battle Rage
Lands
8 Plains
6 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
2 Evolving Wilds
SIDEBOARD
4 Scouring Sands
4 Pillar of Light
4 Kill Shot
3 Erase
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  goraph  RG Monsters 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  DrChrisBakerDC  Simic Hexproof 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Azgan  Winged Weenie 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  amnaremotoas  Why is Cruel Revival uncommon :( 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  DrChrisBakerDC  Simic Hexproof 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 

MPDC 29.15

20-Jul-15
Standard · 18 Players
18 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st RW Heroic by Luc3k
2nd Red heroic by JogandoPelado
T4 Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 Malum`s MBC by DoutorTyr
T8 bohaterism by Jonder_qind
T8 Charge Forward! by kokonade1000
T8 Exiler by rremedio1
T8 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

RW HEROIC
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Luc3k in MPDC 29.15 (5-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Sungrace Pegasus
4 Wingsteed Rider
2 Hopeful Eidolon
1 Ainok Bond-Kin
Spells
4 Defiant Strike
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
3 Titan’s Strength
2 Glaring Aegis
2 Gods Willing
2 Hammerhand
Lands
8 Mountain
8 Plains
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
SIDEBOARD
4 Fall of the Hammer
3 Revoke Existence
3 Heliod’s Pilgrim
2 Temur Battle Rage
2 Gods Willing
1 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Loss:  0 – 2 vs.  JogandoPelado  Red heroic 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  beatnik bobby  Izzet Control 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Jebit  Flurry Monsters 
T8:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  rremedio1  Exiler 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  JogandoPelado  Red heroic 

Section 3: Extended Pauper

Ok so we have some updates to what we will be playing.

MonoBlue Fliers

[d]
Creatures
4 Cloudfin Raptor
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Frostburn Weird
4 Stormbound Geist
2 Cloaked Siren
2 Scrapskin Drake
2 Stitched Drake

Spells
4 Nullify
3 Think Twice
4 Negate
3 Silent Departure
2 Mizzium Skin
1 Rise of Eagles

Lands
19 Island
2 Haunted Fengraf

Sideboard
3 One-Eyed Scarecrow
2 Runner’s Bane
2 Claustrophobia
2 Sidisi’s Faithful
2 Dispel
1 Silent Departure
1 Elgaud Shieldmate
1 Negate
1 Hands of Binding
[/d]

Because I love the mono so much!

Now, here is Sam’s updated deck:

[d]
Creatures
3 Sultai Scavenger
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Gurmag Angler
4 Stormbound Geist
3 Jeskai Sage

Spells
4 Thought Scour
3 Anticipate
3 Murder
4 Forbidden Alchemy
3 Tragic Slip
3 Devour Flesh

Lands
4 Dismal Backwater
4 Evolving Wilds
2 Dimir Guildgate
7 Island
5 Swamp

Sideboard
2 Festergloom
4 Duress
4 Negate
3 Curse of the Bloody Tome
1 Devour Flesh
1 Murder [/d]

What decks are you brewing up?

 

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 19

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.13

SPDC 29.14
12 July 2015
Standard · 10 Players
10 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1 Sorry Roberto! We said it was Dr. Chris in the show.

1st MBC Exploit by Malum
2nd Boros Agro by blessior
T4 Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MBC EXPLOIT
Standard · Control
 1st by Malum in SPDC 29.14 (4-1)

[d]
Spells
Creatures
4 Black Cat
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
3 Dutiful Attendant
3 Pharika’s Chosen
3 Qarsi Sadist
3 Typhoid Rats
3 Vulturous Aven
2 Disciple of Phenax
2 Gurmag Angler
Spells
4 Sign in Blood
3 Duress
2 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
1 Read the Bones
Lands
14 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain
SIDEBOARD
3 Festergloom
3 Shambling Goblin
2 Pharika’s Cure
2 Feast of Dreams
2 Disciple of Phenax
1 Duress
1 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  BrunoDogma  Monstros sensuais 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  rremedio1  Waiting for Nantuko Husk 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  AmericanGaren  Red Deck Wins 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  blessior  Boros Agro 

MPDC 29.13

6-Jul-15
Standard · 13 Players
11 Decks · ~85% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Red heroic by JogandoPelado
2nd RG Monsters by Mrozik1141
T4 Mono Green by CleberCaroni
T4 bohaterism by Jonder_qind
T8 Mono B by chucktowner
T8 Mono-Red Heroic by IGotCareless
T8 RU.n away by Yaxarell
T8 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

RED HEROIC
Standard · Aggro
 1st by JogandoPelado in MPDC 29.14 (6-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Crusader
4 Borderland Marauder
4 Krenko’s Enforcer
4 Satyr Hoplite
2 Goblin Heelcutter
Spells
4 Hammerhand
4 Lightning Strike
4 Titan’s Strength
3 Inferno Fist
3 Magma Spray
3 Temur Battle Rage
2 Dragon Mantle
Lands
19 Mountain
SIDEBOARD
4 Scouring Sands
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Mardu Scout
2 Twin Bolt
1 Goblin Heelcutter
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  monogreen 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  blessior  Azorius Heroic 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Yaxarell  RU.n away 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  IGotCareless  Mono-Red Heroic 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  CleberCaroni  Mono Green 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Monsters 

Section 3: Magic Origins

Here are the deck lists from the show:

Brennon’s Big Green Meanies
[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Stampeding Elk Herd
4 Swordwise Centaur
2 Nessian Courser
4 Rhox Maulers
Spells
4 Aspect of Hydra
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Titanic Growth
Lands
22 Forest
Sideboard
4 Sedge Scorpion
4 Ranger’s Guile
3 Aerial Volley
3 Hunter’s Ambush
1 Alchemist’s Vial
[/d]

Sam’s Thopter Tremors
[d]
Creatures
4 Aeronaut Tinkerer
4 Aspiring Aeronaut
4 Ghirapur Gearcrafter
4 Bonded Construct
2 Ornithopter
Spells
3 Artificer’s Epiphany
4 Collateral Damage
3 Trumpet Blast
3 Anticipate
2 Treasure Cruise
4 Dragon Fodder
3 Impact Tremors
Lands
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
4 Evolving Wilds
6 Mountain
6 Island
Sideboard
15 Forest
[/d]

Section 4: Extended Pauper

What to play what to play? Do I throw away everything I hold dear and play Dimir Mill? My nemesis from the Standard Pauper Gauntlet?

Do I play flicker gate/gary and make every game take about 52 minutes? Why would I do this? How about something more me.
[d]
Creatures
4 Cloudfin Raptor
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Frostburn Weird
4 Stormbound Geist
2 Nephalia Seakite
2 Scrapskin Drake
2 Stitched Drake
Spells
4 Essence Scatter
3 Think Twice
4 Negate
3 Silent Departure
2 Mizzium Skin
1 Hands of Binding
Lands
19 Island
2 Haunted Fengraf
SIDEBOARD
3 One-Eyed Scarecrow
2 Runner’s Bane
2 Claustrophobia
2 Sidisi’s Faithful
2 Dispel
1 Silent Departure
1 Elgaud Shieldmate
1 Negate
1 Hands of Binding
[/d]

I loved this deck back then and still love the weirdly name DRAKEIRD

I call it MonoBlue Fliers.

What are you working on?

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 18

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.13

5-Jul-15
Standard · 17 Players
17 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by DrChrisBakerDC

1st RG Monsters by Jebit
2nd RG Aggro by Mrozik1141
T4 Jeskai Control by DrChrisBakerDC
T4 Ah não, Criolo não by lcribeiro
T8 Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T8 bohaterism by Jonder_qind
T8 Rise and Fall by rremedio1
T8 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

RG MONSTERS
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Jebit in SPDC 29.13 (6-0)

[d]
Spells
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Hardened Berserker
4 Sabertooth Outrider
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Ill-Tempered Cyclops
3 Stampeding Elk Herd
Spells
4 Lightning Strike
3 Fall of the Hammer
2 Epic Confrontation
2 Temur Battle Rage
2 Titanic Growth
Lands
9 Forest
8 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
1 Rugged Highlands
SIDEBOARD
3 Ranger’s Guile
3 Barrage of Boulders
3 Sedge Scorpion
2 Scouring Sands
2 Magma Spray
2 Conifer Strider
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  tommyv  Mono Blue Control 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Aggro 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  monogreen 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  DrChrisBakerDC  Jeskai Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Aggro 

MPDC 29.13

6-Jul-15
Standard · 13 Players
11 Decks · ~85% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st RG Monsters by Mrozik1141
2nd Timer be my Friend by rremedio1
T4 Deck not found** by chucktowner
T4 BUR.n by Yaxarell

The winning deck:

RG MONSTERS
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Mrozik1141 in MPDC 29.13 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Hardened Berserker
4 Sabertooth Outrider
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Stampeding Elk Herd
1 Conifer Strider
Spells
4 Temur Battle Rage
3 Fall of the Hammer
3 Titanic Growth
2 Lightning Strike
2 Tormenting Voice
2 Twin Bolt
Lands
9 Forest
8 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
SIDEBOARD
3 Barrage of Boulders
3 Ranger’s Guile
3 Sedge Scorpion
2 Invasive Species
2 Hammerhand
1 Conifer Strider
1 Fall of the Hammer
[/d]

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, no match ups were available.

Section 3: Magic Origins

So, we have the full set spoiled and lots of powerful cards are included.

So, how can we boost an existing deck?

I think an easy call is to add Auramancer to the Boros Heroic deck for some sweet recursion.

But what cards, if any, transform an existing deck and make it better?

I think [c]Infectious Bloodlust[/c] makes the Boros Heroic deck even better! You already want to swing in. You want to cast enchantments. You want to be able to replace cards you lose. This card makes that deck have a lot more resiliency.

Lets look at Jonder-qind’s deck
[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Wingsteed Rider
3 Hopeful Eidolon
3 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
Spells
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
4 Gods Willing
4 Titan’s Strength
2 Chosen by Heliod
2 Inferno Fist
2 Temur Battle Rage
Lands
9 Plains
7 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
[/d]

If we add in [c]Infectious Bloodlust[/c]:

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Wingsteed Rider
3 Hopeful Eidolon
3 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
Spells
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
4 Gods Willing
4 Titan’s Strength
4 Infectious Bloodlust
2 Temur Battle Rage
Lands
9 Plains
7 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
[/d]

You lose the draw from the Heliod’s, but you gain the ability to go get a card.

What do you think?

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 17

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.12

28-Jun-15
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:

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

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

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

29-Jun-15
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:

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

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

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…

thopter1

thopter2

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]:

ghirapurgearcrafter

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?