April 18-19 Pauper Weekend in Review

The weekend of April 18-19 was the first weekend under the new Magic Online model where each format receives two Challenges per weekend. I wrote about what the format looked like before the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths on ChannelFireball and last weekend gave me a chance to see if my predictions were anywhereContinue reading “April 18-19 Pauper Weekend in Review”

April 7 Pauper Super Qualifier Breakdown

Due to a parsing error we do not have the results of the April 5th Pauper Challenge. That’s fine because there was a Super Qualifier on April 7th. And while the format will not be getting a Showcase Weekend during the next Magic Online premier play season, there will be twice as many Challenges takingContinue reading “April 7 Pauper Super Qualifier Breakdown”

The Pauper Week in Review – March 29-April 3

Is anyone else feeling the effects of cabin fever? I know I am. I’m having these incredibly vivid dreams that are directly influence by the current events. Not to share too much, but I had a dream that someone came to my apartment to let me know my mother’s mother had died of COVID-19 andContinue reading “The Pauper Week in Review – March 29-April 3”

March 22nd Pauper Challenge Breakdown

As America joins many other countries to practice social distancing, the online options for Magic are booming. There were over 90 players in the March 22nd Pauper Challenge. While plenty of regulars showed up on Sunday there was also an influx of new blood. As has been the case many times this season, new bloodContinue reading “March 22nd Pauper Challenge Breakdown”

March 15th Pauper Challenge Breakdown

The March 15th Pauper Challenge continued to showcase the slow decline of Flicker Tron. The titan of the format has been in a controlled fall for the past few weeks and while it is still a major player in the format it isn’t the behemoth that it was during Throne of Eldraine season. There isContinue reading “March 15th Pauper Challenge Breakdown”

March 8th Pauper Challenge Breakdown

A lot has happened since the March 8th Pauper Challenge. Boros Monarch won the tournament and no one deck stood head and shoulders above the rest in performance. If I am a little more somber than usual, well, you just need to look at what’s going on in the world around us. The Coronavirus PandemicContinue reading “March 8th Pauper Challenge Breakdown”

The March 1st Pauper Showcase

What happens when something broken gets fixed? We’re starting to see the answer. The March 1st Pauper Showcase put Pauper on a larger stage. Showcases are intended to attract a larger segment of the Magic Online player pool. March 1st saw Hall of Famer Paul Rietzl make Top 8 and Players Tour Top 8 competitorContinue reading “The March 1st Pauper Showcase”

Two Weeks of Pauper Data

It’s good to be back. I want to start this off with an apology to you, the reader, and especially to my Patrons. I try to put this recap out every week but sometimes life takes precedence. Last week was one of those weeks. We had a health scare in my family that involved aContinue reading “Two Weeks of Pauper Data”