May 14-15 Pauper Weekend in Review

We had our normal Saturday and Sunday Challenges, as well as a Showcase Challenge that ran on Saturday. While there were plenty of decks that performed well the story of the weekend was one that has been told time and time again over the past several months: Affinity, Boros, and Faeries are all jockeying forContinue reading “May 14-15 Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 7-8 Pauper Weekend Recap

The May 7 and May 8 are not telling us anything new about the format. Affinity, Boros, and Faeries remain the big players in Pauper and unless there’s a format update that is not likely to change. But instead of digging deep on these early results I instead want to talk about a recurring topicContinue reading “May 7-8 Pauper Weekend Recap”

April 30-May 1 Pauper Weekend Recap

The April 30 and May 1 Pauper Challenges were the first to feature Streets of New Capenna. A grand total of three cards – Tramway Station, Jewel Thief, and Inspiring Overseer- made it into the Top 32 decks on the weekend. It is still too early in the season to draw any conclusions, but onceContinue reading “April 30-May 1 Pauper Weekend Recap”

April 16-17 Pauper Weekend Recap

We are in the home stretch of Neon Dynasty season. There’s one more weekend of events before Streets of New Capenna his Magic Online. While the next set looks to be of a lower power level it still has within it the capacity to impact the metagame. But that’s looking to the future and thisContinue reading “April 16-17 Pauper Weekend Recap”

April 9-10 Pauper Weekend Recap

The April 9 and April 10 Pauper Challenges start us on our second four week tour of the format in the wake of the latest round of bans. The Top 8s from these events were fairly diverse, with 12 different archetypes making it to the single elimination rounds – Grixis Affinity and Dimir Faeries eachContinue reading “April 9-10 Pauper Weekend Recap”

April 2-3 Pauper Weekend Recap

Four weekends have passed since the last round of bans. There have been countless words written about the state of Pauper so today I want to take a slightly different approach. The chart I am presenting today takes into account the eight challenges and one qualifier that have taken place on Magic Online since theContinue reading “April 2-3 Pauper Weekend Recap”

March 26-27 Pauper Weekend Recap

Sorry for the delay in this one folks – a busy week at work and a wedding anniversary takes precedence over my pontificating on Pauper. And the extra few days has given me some time to reflect on this Twitter post from Monday. While I believed the format to be in a good place atContinue reading “March 26-27 Pauper Weekend Recap”

One Engine Just Won’t Do

The March 5-6 Pauper Weekend Recap There were Challenges on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but the results are now a relic thanks to Monday’s bans that will take Galvanic Relay Storm out of the format and require Affinity to reconfigure itself. The chart below represents every deck that had at least 5 Top 32Continue reading “One Engine Just Won’t Do”

February 19-20 Pauper Weekend Recap

The post-Neon Dynasty metagame is starting to take shape and would you believe a one mana artifact is once again setting the Pauper world ablaze? Saturday’s Challenge saw Rakdos Affinity split the finals with Stompy while Sunday’s Challenge was taken down by Rakdos Storm. But when we look at the top of the metagame weContinue reading “February 19-20 Pauper Weekend Recap”