The April 23 and April 24 closed the books on the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty season. Seven weeks after the most recent format update Pauper is ready to turn the page to Streets of New Capenna. There are plenty of stories to tell about the past two months, but if there is one overarching theme itContinue reading “Neon Dynasty Season Wrap”
My Streets of New Capenna Set Review is now live on ChannelFireball. Check it out!
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”
My April Pauper Power Rankings are now live on ChannelFireball!
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”
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”
If you think I’m going to link that song, you’d be sorely mistaken. Instead I want to take some time to talk about the dearth of good removal in Pauper. Do I have your attention yet? Pauper is home to some fantastic creature removal – Skred, Lightning Bolt, Cast Down, Chainer’s Edict, Snuff Out, SavageContinue reading “Pauper’s Problem with Material”
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”
Here’s a number: 70.83%. That’s the percentage of Top 8 decks from the Saturday and Sunday Challenges, as well as the Super Qualifier that store their card advantage on the board. These cards can be stored either in of Clue or Treasure Tokens, or in the form of Ichor Wellspring and Experimental Synthesizer. The natureContinue reading “March 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review”
I’ve had this idea rattling around in my head for some time now so I decided to put it to the digital paper. If you like this kind of content, please let me know (and consider becoming a Patron) to support more writing in this vein moving forward. In a match of Pauper against anContinue reading “The Snow-Covered Island Problem”