Paup Culture

by TinyTim123 Mtgo, on Mar 28 2017

article Deck Pauper Tournament

A new Pauper article series

 Hey everyone and welcome to the first edition of Paup Culture!

In this article series I will be exploring the vast expanses of the MTGO Pauper scene and weekly reviewing our free entry tournament.  Speaking of the tournament, we have recently started a free entry Pauper tournament called the Pauper Championship Series.  It runs weekly and has great prize support from our sponsors here at Manatraders.com.  This tournament was designed to give players not only a weekly competition to hone their skills but also an ongoing leader board that earns you entry into a Tournament of Champions invitational tournament.  The invitational tournament has great prizes as well aside from the obvious bragging rights.  To find out more about the tournament and how you can enter, feel free to check it out here: http://pcsmtgo.weebly.com/.

This week was our first ever Pauper Championship Series, and I was so impressed by the enthusiasm in the room.  Everyone was friendly and excited and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to host for.  This is going to be a great tournament series and everyone is more than welcome.

Alright, on to the first ever Champion of the Pauper Championship Series.  The winner of our first event was littlefield with his new adaptation of "Red Deck Wins".  This deck is basically the old red deck wins with an injection of added speed from Burning-Tree Emisary.  It's fitting that the first winning deck has one of the more hyped cards from the new mm3 release. Let's take a look at the deck.

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by littlefield

Planeswalker (0)
Creature (33)
4
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$ 0.03 ZEN
4
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$ 0.28 BOK
4
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$ .002 FRF
4
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$ .004 M10
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$ 0.02 SHM
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$ .002 KTK
3
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$ 1.18 TE
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$ 0.03 MM
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$ 0.03 MM3
Spells (10)
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$ 0.02 VMA
4
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$ 0.62 M10
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$ 0.02 UD
Land (17)
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$ .002 M11
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$ .002 M12
1
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Sideboard (15)
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$ .002 ORI
3
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$ 0.03 ONS
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$ .002 RTR
3
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$ 4.27 EMA
1
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$ .009 TOR
1
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$ 1.21 JUD
1
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$ 0.03 ME2
75 Cards Total


For anyone new to Pauper or Magic in general, or even for those who just want to play a fast, efficient deck, this could be the option for you.  Basically what you're aiming to do is get your one and two drop creatures down on board as soon as possible and start pressuring your opponent from the word "go".  On turn 3 or 4 a Goblin Bushwhacker can really amp up the pressure giving all of your creatures that added power.  Goblin Heelcutter is another great creature that not only attacks the turn it comes on board if you cast it with dash, but it also makes one of your opponents creatures unable to block letting that every important damage slip through.  Burning-Tree Emisary really adds a ton to this deck giving you the possibility to chain them or even just drop two creatures on turn 2.  The interesting spin on this deck that not many people may have seen before is the addition of Kris Mage.  It's a cheap creature that at first glance doesn't seem to do much but after playing the deck and realizing how bad drawing late land is, her value starts to make itself known.  Being able to use those previously useless lands late game is a huge bonus.



On the spells side of the deck, you don't have much to think about.  You have 10 burn spells that usually will go to your opponents face, but can also be used to get a pesky creature out of the way.  All in all this is a pretty straight forward deck to pilot as I'm sure you can see, but as always there is decisions to be made in certain match ups and tricks that you will learn after playing it a bit.



Another thing I'd also like to note is that we saw quite a few cool decks at the tournament, one being a new take on "Tron".  Dinrova Horror slides into a tron list along with Ghostly Flicker and Mnemonic Wall to run the flicker combo not only returning your opponents board to his hand, but also causing him to discard every time.  It seems like a really cool deck that we may feature more in depth here in the coming weeks, but I personally think there is room for improvement.

I personally want to thank mikeyr00r00 for coming up with the name of this article series, and all of the people in the pauper discord channel for their ongoing support and general whackyness.  If you would like to watch some of mikeyr00r00's new video series you can check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGVm3ydSnNcojI4iMfUjxTg.

If you're interested in joining the growing pauper community go here: https://discord.gg/cxJykX8.

Last but not least if you like watching streams and want to see someone stream a variety of content and also be entered into a prize draw, follow this guy: https://www.twitch.tv/tinytim123mtgo

Anyways, that's all for this week folks, thanks for reading, and I'll see you around next week for another edition.