PiDave continues his weekly analysis of the Pauper Standard metagame looking at MPDC.
Archive for the ‘Standard’ Category
Alexander has a great overview of Green in standard right now, points out some stand-out cards and even provides a few useful decklists. Take a look.
PiDave’s metagame analysis keep on coming, this time it’s MPDC 11.12.
PiDave updates us on the state of Standard Pauper, analyzing MPDC 11.11.
In a new series of articles, gwyned explores the winning decklists from each week of the PRE MPDC. This week, gwyned analyzes the insanity of mass-produced tokens in moromete’s winning decklist, TOKENS! and shows off the deck with a quick match.
Perhaps never in the illustrious history of PDC has a Standard rotation been anticipated so eagerly by so many Paupers. True, this is only our third such rotation – but it is a critical and historical one. The pendulum of power is swinging – quite rapidly, in fact – from a world populated by hugely swingy control cards like Aven Riftwatcher, Mystical Teachings, and Tendrils of Corruption. When [i]Time Spiral[/i] and [i]Coldsnap[/i] fade into our memory (and the newly whole PDC Extended format), what we’ll be left with is a fast-paced, aggressive format dominated by – are you ready for this? – auras.
Season 6 is about to end and I’m taking you for a preview tour of what is to come at the final event of the season. What are the decks, who are the players and what are they going to play? For all the answers, comes inside.
I will not list every card in Shadowmoor, as always there are a lot of bad and unplayable cards here. I’ll try to go over every card that has potential or seems to have but hasn’t. A full visual spoiler of Shadowmoor Commons (and Lorwyn/Morningtide) can be found [url=http://www.pdcmagic.com/spoilers/lor-shad.html]here[/url]. Read on!
Disclaimer: I’m talking about Standard playability only!
Due to the casual event at MPDC this week (which was incredibly buggy but a lot of fun) there is no Standard metagame to discuss. Therefore I will go over all decks that have done well in Standard last season and what Shadowmoor cards you will need to acquire. This way you will have some small hints to the new Standard.
Most of this you, as regulars, will already know. But I’m trying to make something I can point new players to if they want to know what to expect. I also used a lot of old material to describe the decks, because I talked about almost every deck in Standard at some point.
Thirteen. Thirteen players attended the MPDC Season 2 Championship. We had twentyfive last week, why the drop in numbers? Well, never mind, the event was still a blast. Because of real life issues I couldn’t host, so stiffdiddypinky substituted for me, while I registered twenty minutes late. Hosting didn’t obstruct his play though, because stiff won the Championship, piloting White Weenie to a 4-1 record. This season’s runner up was yogev, who played Elves! to their best performance yet, a silver 3-1 record.
Also in this edition of The Monday Mulligan; no more “maby” instead of “maybe” and no more “of coarse” instead of “of course”!