Svogthir’s Study: Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hello and welcome to Svogthir’s Study: a place to appreciate Golgari in Commander. When I saw which Commander was up next in my own arbitrary order I felt a pit of dread rise in my gut. It wasn’t that I was worried about writing about this card. Rather I was concerned with confronting my ownContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: Savra, Queen of the Golgari”

Zendikar Rising Season – The Second Check In

There were two Challenges this past weekend, bringing the grand total of results in Zendikar Rising season to 9. In order to examine trends I divide long seasons into four week chunks and wouldn’t you know it, we just hit the end of the eight week. Normally this would give a strong indication of whereContinue reading “Zendikar Rising Season – The Second Check In”

A Chat with Gavin Verhey

A few weeks ago in the midst of Commander Legends preview season Senior Magic Designer and the mind behind the set Gavin Verhey Tweeted that he’d love to come into the MTGPauper Discord to chat about the set. After some back and forth with Gavin we settled upon a date and time. On Wednesday, NovemberContinue reading “A Chat with Gavin Verhey”

October 31-November 1 Pauper Weekend in Review

I’m going to skip my regular summary this week. Instead I implore all of you who live in the United States, who have not done so, to vote. And while I’m not one to tell you how to live your life, I am going to encourage you to vote for the Democratic party because they,Continue reading “October 31-November 1 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Svogthir’s Study: Belbe, Corrupted Observer

Hello and welcome to Svogthir’s Study: a place to appreciate Golgari in Commander. When I first conceived of this series I had intended to go in chronological order. It made sense to follow the progression of a color pair as the game itself evolved. For whatever reason I forgot that we are almost always inContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: Belbe, Corrupted Observer”

October 24-25 Pauper Weekend in Review

The October 24 and October 25 were nothing new. The best decks rose to the top of the metagame and Tron was a dominant force. This week a new crop of hyper linear decks came to battle, headlined by Bogles, Elves, and Turbo Fog. These decks had a solid Saturday and poor Sunday. I don’tContinue reading “October 24-25 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Svogthir’s Study: Iname as One

Hello and welcome to Svogthir’s Study: a place to appreciate Golgari in Commander. I struggled to sit down and write this one. Bodes well for the second article in a series, right? The truth of the matter is this: Iname as One is not a good Commander. I’m not saying you can’t run it orContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: Iname as One”

Introducing Rakdos Blitz

These days most of my Pauper brews are based around Carrion Feeder or trying to turn Tilling Treefolk into a legitimate engine. Every so often, though, I try something outside my comfort zone and am pleasantly surprised. This is one such occurrence. It all started with this post from Jarvis Yu. Prowess decks have longContinue reading “Introducing Rakdos Blitz”

October 17-18 Pauper Weekend in Review

I am not going to dive too deep on the October 17 and October 18 Pauper Challenges. Taking into account what I wrote about last week, not a lot has changed. Goblins and Bogles both put up some solid results but the top of the metagame remains Flicker Tron and Dimir Faeries. I’ve been doingContinue reading “October 17-18 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Svogthir’s Study: Vhati il-Dal

Hello and welcome to Svogthir’s Study: a place to appreciate Golgari in Commander. I’m a dinosaur when it comes to Magic. Many elements of the game that feel intrinsic and vital today were, at one point, novel. I don’t think there’s a better example of this than multicolored (gold) cards, especially those that feature enemyContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: Vhati il-Dal”