June 12-13 Pauper Weekend in Reivew

So we are two weeks into the Modern Horizons 2 season and things are…well, they certainly are something. To be blunt I don’t think the format is in a very good place right now (but my guess is you don’t need me to tell you that) but I want to take some time to diveContinue reading “June 12-13 Pauper Weekend in Reivew”

June 5-6 Pauper Weekend in Review

It is impossible to talk about the June 5 and June 6 Pauper Challenges without discussing the format’s current sciurophobia. Yes, I’m going to make you look it up. It is extremely early in the Modern Horizons 2 season but there have been a number of developments that will have a profound impact. The firstContinue reading “June 5-6 Pauper Weekend in Review”

In Anticipation of Modern Horizons 2

I couldn’t bring myself to do a metagame recap for the May 29 and May 30 Pauper Challenges. This has nothing to do with the outcome of those events but rather the looming specter of Modern Horizons 2. The set is poised to turn the metagame on its ear, and the addition of Chatterstorm isContinue reading “In Anticipation of Modern Horizons 2”

May 15-16 Pauper Weekend in Review

We are now second four weeks of Strixhaven season. The May 15 and May 16 Pauper Challenges showcased a continuation of trends seen in the first four weeks. Spellstutter Sprite decks performed extremely well this past weekend, taking down 5 Top 8 slots overall. The other top decks from the first month – Burn, GrixisContinue reading “May 15-16 Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 8-9 Pauper Weekend in Review

Strixhaven Midyear Break We are four weeks into Strixhaven season and thanks to the May 8 and May 9 Pauper Challenges we have the results of eight different events. To that end I want to do a slightly deeper dive on the winner’s metagame. But before we get to that, here’s a TL; DR quickContinue reading “May 8-9 Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 1-2 Pauper Weekend in Review

Last week I talked about the threat of a “Combo Spring” and this week I wish I was clever enough to come up with a good Groundhog Day joke because it seems like my prediction came six weeks too early. The May 1 and May 2 had their fair share of combo decks but theContinue reading “May 1-2 Pauper Weekend in Review”

April 24-25 Pauper Weekend in Review

Or Here Comes Combo Spring There were two Challenges this past weekend and in both the April 24 and April 25 events combo did quite well, taking down a combined 5 Top 8 slots (and two wins). There were also four dedicated combo decks in this week’s League results. These results don’t take into accountContinue reading “April 24-25 Pauper Weekend in Review”