Let’s start by saying I was not expecting to write this today. Normally the posts I release at the start of the week go over the Challenges from the previous weekend and talk about shifts in the metagame. But I saw this tweet from Pauper regular Raptor56 and it got me thinking about the formatContinue reading “A Rant About Tweets”
We had our normal Saturday and Sunday Challenges, as well as a Showcase Challenge that ran on Saturday. While there were plenty of decks that performed well the story of the weekend was one that has been told time and time again over the past several months: Affinity, Boros, and Faeries are all jockeying forContinue reading “May 14-15 Pauper Weekend in Review”
The May 7 and May 8 are not telling us anything new about the format. Affinity, Boros, and Faeries remain the big players in Pauper and unless there’s a format update that is not likely to change. But instead of digging deep on these early results I instead want to talk about a recurring topicContinue reading “May 7-8 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 onceContinue reading “April 30-May 1 Pauper Weekend Recap”
The April 23 and April 24 closed the books on the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty season. Seven weeks after the most recent format update Pauper is ready to turn the page to Streets of New Capenna. There are plenty of stories to tell about the past two months, but if there is one overarching theme itContinue reading “Neon Dynasty Season Wrap”
My Streets of New Capenna Set Review is now live on ChannelFireball. Check it out!
We are in the home stretch of Neon Dynasty season. There’s one more weekend of events before Streets of New Capenna his Magic Online. While the next set looks to be of a lower power level it still has within it the capacity to impact the metagame. But that’s looking to the future and thisContinue reading “April 16-17 Pauper Weekend Recap”
My April Pauper Power Rankings are now live on ChannelFireball!
The April 9 and April 10 Pauper Challenges start us on our second four week tour of the format in the wake of the latest round of bans. The Top 8s from these events were fairly diverse, with 12 different archetypes making it to the single elimination rounds – Grixis Affinity and Dimir Faeries eachContinue reading “April 9-10 Pauper Weekend Recap”
Four weekends have passed since the last round of bans. There have been countless words written about the state of Pauper so today I want to take a slightly different approach. The chart I am presenting today takes into account the eight challenges and one qualifier that have taken place on Magic Online since theContinue reading “April 2-3 Pauper Weekend Recap”