Pauper has turned a proverbial page and we are now in the second four week stretch of Double Masters 2022 Season. The first month ended with Faeries, Boros, and Monastery Swiftspear at the top of the metagame with Affinity remaining a major contender. Last weekend saw a Challenge on Saturday and Sunday in addition toContinue reading “July 30-31 Pauper Weekend Recap”
After July 23 and July 24, Pauper has a full month with the Double Masters 2022 downshifts available and several weeks of some Battle for Baldur’s Gate cards distributed on Magic Online. The resulting format is somehow entirely expected and full of surprises. Let’s start by talking about the elephant in the room – MonasteryContinue reading “July 23-24 Pauper Weekend Recap”
The July 16 and July 17 Pauper Challenges continue to story of Double Masters 2022 and Battle for Baldurs Gate. Monastery Swiftspear is currently defining the format even if the decks it houses are not tearing up the metagame. Monastery Swiftspear powered red decks are far and away the most popular discrete archetype. However, whenContinue reading “July 16-17 Pauper Weekend Recap”
Welcome back to Treasured Finds: a place to appreciate Golgari and Witherbloom in Commander. The other day a friend of me asked how I felt about the proliferation of potential Commanders. Overall, I’m fine with it as it not only gives more people access to different avenues of self expression but it also can enhancesContinue reading “Treasured Finds: Sarulf, Realm Eater”
Today on ChannelFireball, I talk about Militia Bugler and how I think it might have the widest impact out of any card from Double Masters 2022. Check out the article here.
A little push goes a long way, so I want to start by thanking Brian Coval and Phil Gallagher for stumping for me over the weekend. When two people you respect a great deal – as Magic players and as people – give you a shout out, it helps to rekindle a fire. For theContinue reading “July 9-10 Pauper Weekend Recap”
Normally I examine Pauper through the lens of different releases. In my mind it makes sense that, even if a new set does not completely change the format it does provide a new pool of cards. Given the slow and piecemeal roll out of Battle for Baldur’s Gate on Magic Online, and the rapidly approachingContinue reading “June 18-19 Pauper Weekend in Review”
My latest Commander article is now live on ChannelFireball. In this series I’m going to be look at competitive decks from different eras and try to translate them to Commander.
Yesterday the Pauper Format Panel released its view on the current state of the format and everything was quiet for about a day. And then Kalikaiz – someone I respect quite a bit when it comes to Pauper – released this thread on Twitter: And just like that, the conversation began anew. Once again, IContinue reading “A Rant About Different Tweets”
Every so often I need to step away from Pauper. It is not an indictment of the format but rather sometimes, the world just gets to be too much. Without getting into too many details, the past few weeks were really rough on my as a parent of a school-aged child in the United States.Continue reading “Catching Up with Pauper – May & June 2022 Edition”