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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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

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 26

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast Brennon Sam and Dan talk about Standard Pauper. YouTube schedules. Classic Pauper. Brewers Cup. Pauper Gauntlet. PRE Events, World Champs, Battle for Zendikar, Zendikar Expedition.

Its a full show, and we do it all in under an hour or the episode is free.

It’s the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast, thanks for listening.

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MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 24

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 23

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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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!

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”:

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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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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.

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. 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. 15

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.09

7-Jun-15
Standard · 16 Players
16 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st Mono Blue Control by tommyv
2nd HEROIC by kukikira
T4 Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T4 Golgari delve by gonz

The winning deck:

Mono Blue Control
Standard · Control
1st by tommyv in SPDC 29.09 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Jeskai Sage
3 Whirlwind Adept
2 Nimbus Naiad
1 Benthic Giant
1 Guardians of Meletis
1 Omenspeaker

Spells
4 Divination
4 Griptide
4 Treasure Cruise
3 Negate
3 Nullify
2 Anticipate
2 Rise of Eagles
2 Whisk Away
1 Voyage’s End

Lands
15 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain

Sideboard
4 Sidisi’s Faithful
4 Disdainful Stroke
4 Coral Barrier
1 Nullify
1 Negate
1 Anticipate [/d]

The Match-Ups

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Loobey  Golgari Grave 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  lcribeiro  Pega Fogo Cabaré 
R3:  Loss:  0 – 2 vs.  kukikira  HEROIC 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  gonz  Golgari delve 
T2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  kukikira  HEROIC 

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MPDC 29.09

8-Jun-15
Standard · 14 Players
13 Decks · ~93% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st No Tremors by gonz
2nd monoGreen by Jonder_qind
T4 Esper control by Forli
T4 BUR.n by Yaxarell

The winning deck:

No Tremors
Standard · Aggro
1st by gonz in MPDC 29.09 (5-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Aven Skirmisher
4 Cavalry Pegasus
4 Loyal Pegasus
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Sandsteppe Outcast
2 Selfless Cathar

Spells
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Triplicate Spirits
4 Trumpet Blast
3 War Flare
2 Lightning Strike

Lands
9 Plains
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag

Sideboard
4 Scouring Sands
3 Erase
3 Pillar of Light
2 Act of Treason
2 Lightning Strike
1 Kill Shot [/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  lcribeiro  Pega Fogo Cabaré 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Forli  Esper control 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  rremedio1  Episode 4: A New Hope 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Forli  Esper control 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  monoGreen 

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Section 3: Bant Fog by Pierakor (Pauper)

[d]
Spells
2 Ponder
2 See Beyond
4 Accumulated Knowledge
2 Arcane Denial
4 Brainstorm
3 Dawn Charm
1 Keep Watch
4 Moment’s Peace
4 Muddle the Mixture
3 Riot Control
4 Words of Wisdom
1 Quiet Disrepair

Enchantments
4 Jace’s Erasure

Lands
7 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Forest
4 Plains
3 Terramorphic Expanse

Sideboard
2 Arcane Denial
1 Dawn Charm
1 Quiet Disrepair
1 Riot Control
1 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Dispel
1 Hindering Light
1 Journey to Nowhere
2 Last Breath
2 Negate
1 Rest for the Weary [/d]

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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?

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 9

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 29.02
20 April 2015
Standard · 10 Players
8 Decks · 80% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Formidable Green by Gq1rf7
2nd Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
T4 heroic netdeck by karakusk
T4 Jeskai Trollkens by rremedio1

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

FORMIDABLE GREEN
Standard · Aggro
1st by Gq1rf7 in MPDC 29.02 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Nylea’s Disciple
4 Swordwise Centaur
2 Alpine Grizzly
2 Nessian Courser
2 Vulpine Goliath
1 Sedge Scorpion
3 atarka beastbreaker
3 epic confrontation
4 glade watcher
4 stampeding elk herd

Spells
3 Aspect of Hydra
2 Hunter’s Ambush

Lands
22 Forest

SIDEBOARD
3 Savage Punch
2 Ranger’s Guile
2 Sedge Scorpion
2 Leafcrown Dryad
2 Hunter’s Ambush
1 Naturalize
1 Aspect of Hydra
1 return to the earth
1 dragon-scarred bear
[/d]

Unfortunately, this is an approximation. Until the database is updated, I would strongly recommend (ie. begging) you post the list in the comments section of the deck page. Otherwise, I won’t be able to fully extol the virtues of your decks.

The interesting thing is that this deck took down both SPDC and MPDC this week. That is no small feat. The fact that it is mono colored makes me instantly love it!

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

Now I want to show you a thing of beauty:

Mmmm dat curve! It is so beautiful. My heart can barely stand it.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

So, what can we say about this deck? First of all, you have blockers. The scorpion, gladewatcher and the grizzly are going to hold everything back. Also, once the grizzly hits in the ground you can attack with both watchers. The biggest issue is going to be your finisher. Those elk are far away, and if you aren’t careful, you may never see them.

Section 3: The League

Well, as you know by now, I did not win. I came in second. That’s right, I am a big number 2.

Here is my deck list:

[d title=”MonoRed Heroic by Cyrulean (Standard Silverblack)”]
Creatures
4 Akroan Crusader
2 Mardu Scout
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Foundry Street Denizen

Spells
2 Hordeling Outburst
3 Collateral Damage
4 Titan’s Strength
3 Wild Slash
3 Dragon Mantle
4 Hammerhand
3 Lightning Strike

Land
20 Mountain

Sideboard
1 Blinding Flare
2 Frenzied Goblin
1 Magma Jet
3 Scouring Sands
3 Arc Lightning
2 Humble Defector
1 Lightning Strike
2 Roast
[/d]

I wanted nothing over cmc 3. and I wanted to control the board state as much as possible. I used creatures as removal just as often as I used them as my damage dealers. I rarely sent burn to the dome unless it was to finish them off or take advantage of collateral damage.

I sided out the Hordeling Outburst almost every game. I usually opted to bring in roast or arc lightning.

The finals went down like this:

Game one: Punning went up to I think 32 life off of two lands and an Ordeal of Heliod. At the end, I had him at 3 and I was at 5. I had a collateral Damage in my hand and not enough mana to cast it.

Game two: I controlled the board long enough to punch in for 20 damage rather quickly.

Game Three: The butts, they grew too big. I could not burn his heroic dudes fast enough and he over ran me.

I hope you all participate in future events. They are free and fun! Two of my favorite things.