The December 22 Pauper Challenge was a return to form in that it was 7 rounds rather than 6. Flicker Tron continued its downward trend in popularity while two old favorites cemented themselves as players to start 2020. Boros Bully, Boros Monarch, and Izzet Faeries each took home two slots in the Top 8. TheContinue reading “December 22 Pauper Challenge Breakdown”
The year is winding down and Theros Beyond Death spoilers have started appear. But there is still Magic to be played in 2019. The December 15th Pauper Challenge may go down as the event that got me to change my tune about Tron. It is not that the deck underperformed but rather the metagame, finally,Continue reading “December 15th Pauper Challenge Breakdown”
We had to wait a few days for the December 9th Challenge results to be made available. Once they were, it was the second time in the past three weeks that Tron was underrepresented. The week when Tron was present was for the Playoff. So what’s the story? Tron made a total of four appearancesContinue reading “December 9th Pauper Challenge Breakdown”
Growth Spiral was a card I initially wrote off. I figured that if the effect was good enough that Explore would see more play. Combine this with the lack of powerful utility lands in Pauper, the prevalence of Tron, and the lack of anything good to do at the top end and I set theContinue reading “Explorations in Ramp”
This weekend I fired up my old laptop and decided to make a video of a league playthrough. The echo is bad and at times my play is worse. Murasa Black is a fun take on midrange and gives me the opportunity to try and succeed through tight play. Let’s see how I did…
The final Pauper Playoff for 2019 took place on December 1st and Elves won the day. C_is_fore_cookie is a master of the archetype and went through Izzet Faeries, Azorius Familairs, and Flicker Tron on their way to the winner’s circle. There are some notable omissions in this list – Nettle Sentinel for one – asContinue reading “December 1st Pauper Playoff”
After years of maintaining a blog, I decided to finally move things over to WordPress. Simply put, the experience I’ve had on the backend of various Magic websites makes this platform easier to use. I’m excited for my journey to take another turn.