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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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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
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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

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!

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

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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

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.

It’s the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast, and we do it live, we do it live!!!

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 22

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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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.

It’s the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast and you are the best ever!

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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?

 

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.

Its the magicgatheringstrat.com show, come on in the water is fine.

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MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 17

Spoilers for Magic Origins!

Brennon, Sam, Dan!!! Spoilers!!! Other stuff!! Spoilers!! Standard Pauper!!! It’s on!!! Weeks in review!!!! So many spoilers!!!

Thanks for listening to the Magicgatheringspoilerpodcast! We love you so much.

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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. 6

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 28.06
30 March 2015
Standard · 12 Players
8 Decks · ~67% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Like a Bolas* by rremedio1
2nd by kukikira
T4 Harsh Tokens* by Adner
T4 turURu by Yaxarell

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

Ok, now for the deck:

Our good friend RRemedio won it all! Way to go Sr. Remedio!

LIKE A BOLAS
Standard · Control
1st by rremedio1 in MPDC 28.06 (5-0)

[d]
Creatures
3 Whirlwind Adept

Spells
1 Bathe in Dragonfire
4 Divination
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Spray
4 Tormenting Voice
4 Treasure Cruise
4 Voyage’s End
2 Aqueous Form
2 Douse in Gloom
2 Eternal Thirst
2 Flurry of Horns
1 Negate

Lands
5 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Mountain
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
2 Bloodfell Caves
2 Dismal Backwater
2 Swamp

SIDEBOARD
2 Bathe in Dragonfire
4 Disdainful Stroke
3 Scouring Sands
3 Negate
2 Coral Barrier
1 Mnemonic Wall
[/d]

I love it! Reminds me of my Fate Reforged PreRelease sealed deck!

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

Control, Control, Control! That is the name of this opening hand. You need to keep your opponent off balance until you can make your move. What is your move? What are you going for?

Whirlwind Adept supported by Flurry of Horns, that is your goal.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Yikes! I hope you built and Arc, because this flood is real! Power our that Treasure Cruise as fast as you can!!!

Take a look at the curve:

More like a real curve this time.

So, what Dragons cards are you wanting to put in your deck?

Any new decks to show off?

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 4

Brennon and Sam. Standard Pauper. Set review set review set review. Your only in depth conversation about the impact of Dragons on Standard Pauper, with words and stuff! Its a long show so strap in and enjoy the ride! Thanks for listening!