September 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review

Zendikar Rising is here and thus a new season of data tracking can begin. The latest set has some powerful options and three different cards (Cleansing Wildfire, Spare Supplies, Tuktuk Rubblefort) have already found their way into Top 8 lists. I do not expect these to be the last cards from Zendikar Rising to haveContinue reading “September 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review”

August 29-30 Pauper Weekend in Review

After a week where Challenge results didn’t populate due to back end error, we are back! Both August 29 and August 30 played host to six around affairs. We also now have 8 challenge results and, well, would you look at that? We’re standing on the precipice of yet another new release. While Zendikar RisingContinue reading “August 29-30 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Looking at Lists: New Tron

I want to try some new things with this here blog. My plan is to look at a decklist that catches my interest once a week. The deck can be from either Challenge or the League results. Today’s deck is from the 5-0 deck dump. I wanted to talk about Oscar_Franco’s deck for a fewContinue reading “Looking at Lists: New Tron”

June 13-14 Pauper Weekend in Review

We are in the home stretch of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths season as there is only one more weekend of Challenges before Core Set 2021 hits the scene. The results from this past weekend are nothing out of the ordinary and largely make sense given the trends in Pauper. My latest Power Rankings had IzzetContinue reading “June 13-14 Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 9-10 Pauper Weekend in Review

Color me surprised. On the heels of last weekend some speculated that Mono Black Control would be on the rise. Some others – myself included – felt that this would not be the case. Despite containing some powerful cards it just seems like Mono Black Control is never a perfectly positioned deck. A win andContinue reading “May 9-10 Pauper Weekend in Review”

What’s the [Pauper] Play?

I encountered this situation today in the Pauper League and in examining the game, this decision had a huge impact on how the game played out. It is game three and you’re on the play. You are on BG Aristocrats and your opponent is on Flicker Tron. You won game one where your opponent wentContinue reading “What’s the [Pauper] Play?”

April 25-26 Weekend in Review

I was not optimistic about the potential impact of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths in Pauper. After last weekend I was proven rather wrong as already 11 cards from the set have posted a Top 32 Challenge finish or gone 5-0 in the Pauper League. Considering the prevailing popular talking point about new sets is thatContinue reading “April 25-26 Weekend in Review”

Quarantine Commander: Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves

Commander has been a social outlet for me for quite some time. It was a way to take a night out and just jam some games. The last social thing I did was play a few games after weighing the options of going out in the final days before the New York City lock down.Continue reading “Quarantine Commander: Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves”

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”

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”