April 30-May 1 Pauper Weekend Recap

The April 30 and May 1 Pauper Challenges were the first to feature Streets of New Capenna. A grand total of three cards – Tramway Station, Jewel Thief, and Inspiring Overseer- made it into the Top 32 decks on the weekend. It is still too early in the season to draw any conclusions, but once again, Faeries is setting the pace of the field.

But today I don’t want to talk about that. Where I live – the United States – just saw the hint of what is to come in our future. A leaked document from our Supreme Court is looking to overturn a previous decision and endanger the health and welfare of anyone who can bear children, denying them healthcare regardless of circumstance or potential harm. It has the horrible potential to turn humans with wombs into little more than just that: wombs. And if this decision comes to pass several states already have laws on the books that will make abortion illegal.

Just as worrying is the language used in this decision, which is structured as to roll back rights for marginalized groups. Rights that should be inherent but due to the structure of this country had to be won in hard fought battles.

So forgive me today for not talking too much about Pauper. Instead I encourage you to donate to an abortion fund. Organize and protect your friends and neighbors – protect other humans. And as I posted to Twitter earlier, if you’re reveling in this decision and what it means for the people of this country, I want nothing to do with you.

Normally here I’d put a plug for my Patreon. If you were going to sign up this week thank you, but donate that money to an abortion fund instead.

Published by Alex Ullman

Alex Ullman has been playing Magic since 1994 (he thinks). Since 2005, he's spent most of his time playing and exploring Pauper. One of his proudest accomplishments was being on the winnings side of the 2009 Community Cup. He makes his home in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised.

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