January 22-23 Pauper Weekend Recap

The bans are in the books and we have a new format. The January 22 and January 23 Challenges were the first major events to take place since the ban of Atog, Bonder’s Ornament, and Prophetic Prism. Affinity won Saturday’s tournament while Cycling Songs took down Sunday. Here is a breakdown of the Top 32:Continue reading “January 22-23 Pauper Weekend Recap”

January 15-16 Pauper Weekend Recap

Another weekend and another pair of Challenges are in the books. Saturday held largely true to recent history with an impressive showing by Grixis Affinity while on Sunday it was an affair that showed off the power of Spellstutter Sprite. The meta at large remains largely unchanged, with Affinity still lapping the field, so IContinue reading “January 15-16 Pauper Weekend Recap”

January 8-9 Pauper Weekend in Review

Okay who am I kidding. We’re going to talk about the Pauper Format Panel. But first, there were two Challenges this past weekend and we started the third segment of Crimson Vow season. Here’s a breakdown of both Top 32s: To the surprise of no one, Grixis Affinity continues to rule the roost. Two ofContinue reading “January 8-9 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Eight Weeks of Crimson Vow

Happy New Year everyone! After a brief hiatus, I am back to talk about – what else? – Pauper! The second four weeks of Crimson Vow season have wrapped up which gives us another huge set of data to examine. For reference, these images include every deck that either finished with at least one TopContinue reading “Eight Weeks of Crimson Vow”

December 18-19 Pauper Weekend Recap

Another year draws to a close. Just like last the waning weeks of 2020 a specter is lingering over Pauper. The December 18 and December 19 Challenges are telling a similar story to the events from earlier in the season: Affinity is the deck to beat by a wide margin and everything else is fightingContinue reading “December 18-19 Pauper Weekend Recap”

December 11-12 Pauper Weekend Recap

When we last left off, Affinity was at the top of the heap. Moving into the second four week chunk of Crimson Vow season with the December 11 and December 12 Challenges, there has been some movement but not enough to unseat the current top deck. The biggest trends to be continued over this weekendContinue reading “December 11-12 Pauper Weekend Recap”

The First Four Weeks of Crimson Vow

Folks, I’m here to tell you that Affinity is good. Shocker, I know. Here is a chart breaking down the macro-archetypes from the first four weeks of Pauper’s Crimson Vow season. While this does not tell the whole story it does give a pretty good image of what is going on: Affinity is the clearContinue reading “The First Four Weeks of Crimson Vow”