July 11th and 12th Pauper Weekend in Review

The two Pauper Challenges this weekend took place under a dangling sword. A Banned List update was announced for July 13th and the prevailing wisdom was that some part of the Tron deck was going to be excised from the format and that Mystic Sanctuary was a goner. The announcement came and went. Expedition MapContinue reading “July 11th and 12th Pauper Weekend in Review”

July 4th and 5th Pauper Weekend in Review

I was all set to write about the most recent Challenges, and I suppose I’ll say a few words about them. But the real story is this announcement: Yeah. Big news. We’ll get to it in a bit. July 4th saw Slivers take down the challenge. It beat Boros Monarch and Burn on its wayContinue reading “July 4th and 5th Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 23-24 Pauper Weekend in Review

Historically, it’s really hard to keep Delver decks down. When mono-blue Delver rose to prominence, it did so in no small part thanks to the interaction of Cloud of Faeries and Spellstutter Sprite. Then came the era of Augur of Bolas and Gush; once Delver decks were at the top of the metagame. Today itContinue reading “May 23-24 Pauper Weekend in Review”

May 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review

The weekend of May 16-17 took place on the fifth week of Ikoria season. After one month, Flicker Tron proved itself to be the top deck but not by a massive margin. At the end of the first four weeks of Ikoria season we saw a resurgence of Mono Black Control and saw Izzet FaeriesContinue reading “May 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review”

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”