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!

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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!

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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”:

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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

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

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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

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 23

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast Brennon is a audio wizard, Sam is sleepy, Dan is a viking, and special guest Fabian is sadangry about the changes to Pauper daily events.

All this plus Standard Pauper, Classic Pauper, Leagues, Pre, Patreon goals, and so much more.

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MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 20

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com Brennon Sam and Dan talk about Standard Pauper! Classic Pauper! Extended Pauper! Leagues! The Pauper Gauntlet! Brews! Cubes! Modern! Metas! Prices!!

If you understand the storylines behind the Eldrazi block and can explain it to us that would be great.

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MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 19

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com show Brennon and Sam miss Dan bunches, plus Standard Pauper, Brews, Prerelease action, PCTs, shout outs from all sorts of Magic folks.

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 11

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 29.04
4 May 2015
Standard · 17 Players
14 Decks · ~82% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

TOP 4
1st Deck Colors Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
2nd Deck Colors BU by totalhate
T4 Deck Colors Ksco Merchant by Papieru
T4 Deck Colors BUR.n by Yaxarell

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

Normally at this point I talk about one of the winners.
However, I want to discuss BambooRush’s deck. He went 3-0 but then was not in the top 4. Jason Moore was the pilot and he wrote about the deck in his latest article on http://www.blackborder.com/q/node/18999

I have enjoyed Jason’s articles for years. His were among the first I ever read on the subject of pauper. I think he is a good player and is a positive influence in the community. If you haven’t, I recommend giving him a read.

A winning deck in its own right

GOLGARI DELVE
Standard · Unclassified
Played by BambooRush in MPDC 29.04 (3-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Gurmag Angler
4 Hooting Mandrills
4 Necromancer’s Assistant
4 Satyr Wayfinder
4 Shambling Attendants
4 Sultai Scavenger

Spells
4 Commune with the Gods
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Scout the Borders
1 Duress
1 Rakshasa’s Secret
1 Read the Bones

Lands
7 Forest
6 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Jungle Hollow

SIDEBOARD
3 Duress
3 Rakshasa’s Secret
2 Sedge Scorpion
2 Plummet
2 Naturalize
2 Hunter’s Ambush
1 Read the Bones[/d]

You should be able to see the synergy. Fill the graveyard, then use it up.

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

I don’t think you can throw back a hand like this. You have threats and enablers.

Now I want to show you the “curve”:

That is not a curve. The thing we have come to know and love about devle decks is that they are heavily skewed as far as the CMC is concerned. So, do not look at this like a normal deck.

Let’s look at the next six cards:

Well, as he mentioned in his article, this is going to be a long grindy fight. In the end, you should have bigger and better creatures than your opponent. Which usually means you will be winning. Thanks, Jason, for giving the MPDC a shot!

Section 3: The League

Classic Pauper
Hurry up!
Last day to sign up is Friday!

What deck will you be piloting?

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 8

Dragons has made some Impacting Tremors on Standard Pauper and this week the combo of Brennon, Sam and Dan talk about the new hotness running infinitely wild on the format!
All that plus Classic Pauper, Cubes, Leagues, Modern, and general nerdy ramblings. It’s the Magicgatheringstrat.com podcast! Thanks for listening.

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 3

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Don’t forget to sign up for the Silverblack League: http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2015/02/announcing-community-league-4-standard-silverblack/

Section 2: Player run events


MPDC 28.02
2 March 2015
Standard · 11 Players
8 Decks · ~73% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st turURu by Yaxarell
2nd Mumm-Ra* by gwyned
T4 Heroic cruise* by Forli
T4 Mono Blue by Trompinha

It’s good to see Mumm-Ra playing. Even without his creator piloting. Coming 2nd even.

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

So, Treasure Cruise is a good card? Who would have thought it?

Lets take a look at the winner:

I don’t know how many Whisk Away you ran, so I had to speculate… but I am not a fan of 60+ card decks.
[d]
Creatures
4 Omenspeaker

Spells
4 Flurry of Horns
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Spray
4 Nullify
4 Rise of Eagles
4 Treasure Cruise
4 Voyage’s End
2 Cancel
2 Divination
3 Whisk Away

Lands
11 Island
6 Mountain
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
3 Evolving Wilds

SIDEBOARD
4 Disdainful Stroke
1 Whisk Away
3 Negate
3 Cancel
3 Scouring Sands
1 Mnemonic Wall

[/d]

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

Wow, mana, removal, blocker with draw smoothing actions and a win con?? Who wouldn’t keep?

Now here is a weird kind of curve/plateau:

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Well, you get ever so close to that rise of eagles mana. I like this a lot. Your opening hand is strong and your draws are really nice.

Section 3: Pauper Comparison

aeriebowmasters

You see here an evolution of sorts. The classic giant spider has been ruling the green skyways since alpha. Aerie Bowmasters is straight up better. But lets look at some of the iterations in between.

The cloudcrown card is a better card. Three power kills a lot more thing and the same CMC makes this a winner. The extra green mana is a downside, but if you are already considering the bowmasters, you have accepted this downside.

I think the penumbra spider gives you a harder choice. This is a card that replaces itself with a token copy. It won’t kill a spire golem, but if that golem gets a piracy charm and breaks through, the token is there to pick up the slack.

The bowmasters gives you the choice for three modes:

1. Turn 3 – You get a 2/2
2. Turn 4 – You can have a 3/4 with reach
3. Turn 6 (forgetting about ramp) – you can have a 4/5 with reach.

That last mode lets you kill just about everything in the air at pauper level.

So, what do you think about this new edition?

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 3

This week there are Dragons and Spoilers everywhere. It’s spoiler season again and we have commons. Plus Standard Pauper, Pauper Classic Tuesday’s, Sealed League, Patreon, Vacations, and Silver Black League!!!!
Its the only podcast you need, and thanks for listening!

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 1

It’s the first episode of the Magic Gathering Strat Podcast and everything is new and shiny! The guys talk about Standard Pauper, Classic Pauper, and what the name change means for the show! Plus special guest Gwyned breaks down being an awesome part of the Standard Pauper community! All this and your chance to support Dan with the Patreon! It’s the Magic Gathering Strat Podcast thanks for listening!

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The Standard Pauper Show, Ep 35

It’s a down week on the show as Standard Pauper is reloading for the new season. The guys take this chance to get caught up, and to talk about fun budget variants they enjoy. Plus Brennon breaks down a not budget Tiny Leaders build, and Dan makes an announcement! Its the Standard Pauper show, thanks for listening.

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The Standard Pauper Show, Ep 34

Worlds! Special guests! The end of the Gauntlet. Mono Red. Nerds! Brennon Sam and Dan welcome Jphsnake to the show to discuss Pauper of all types, Treasure Cruises, Pauper bans and more. Plus a review of the end of the Gauntlet, and the rise of Mono White in Standard Pauper. This is The Jam Treasure Cruise into Everything Show, thanks for listening.

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The Standard Pauper Show, Ep 33

Standard Pauper! Amazing decks! Gary keeps Cruising and Brennon takes to the skies to manifest his greatness. Sam’s cube is examined for its possible paper greatness. All this plus the end of the Pauper Gauntlet.

Thanks for tuning in to the really big Standard Pauper Show!

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