Archive for January, 2010

Polyjak: WWK Black for Extended

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Polyjak takes a look at what Worldwake’s black cards will bring to the extended pauper scene.

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MTGOAcademy: Back to Black

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Common Knowledge — This week, Nate316 goes through through building MBC to crush the current metagame.

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PureMTGO: None More Black

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Pauper to the People — Alex presents this week’s version of MBC, and explains exactly what makes Mono-Black Control the deck it is. Hint: it has something to do with Swamps.

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PureMTGO: Everything old is New Again

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

(Pauper to the People) In the wake of four combo decks Storming the most recent top 8, Alex takes a look at the old standby, Mono-Black Control, and tunes it to stand a chance against both Storm and the persistent Goblin menace. The key to the modern metagame might just be Ravenous Rats.

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PureMTGO: Pauper Times 2

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
or..  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Control
Tom provides a fresh look at the pauper format with new deck variations, their matchups and their strategies. One of these rogue decks proves its might against goblins at their best, and even dukes it out in queues. As a double-whammy article, Tom also reveals a poor card choice that ended up in multiple top8 decks in a recent pauper PE. All this and more!
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PureMTGO: Pauper Times: Foundations

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

In this article aimed towards people new to Pauper, Doctor Anime explains what makes a good pauper card good!

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MTGOAcademy: Common Denominators: Storm

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

A video of some Pauper play with the popular Storm deck.

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MTGOAcademy: Common Knowledge: Aggro Evolution

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This article traces the evolution of aggro decks in the Pauper PEs. I think it’s a good primer for players who don’t yet know the ins and outs of competitive Pauper, and for those of you who are already immersed in the format, feel free to add anything I might have missed in the comments. Check it out!

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PureMTGO: Pauper to the People – Geopede Red

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Over at PureMTGO, Alex shares his latest version of Red Green Aggro. Can this deck succeed where previous versions have faltered? Can Plated Geopede and friends stand up to Goblins?

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