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This was a slow week for pauper as a whole, so we're diving into challenge results to find a spicy number reminiscent of Kor Skyfisher decks of yore, with some added spicy (Cards that draw 5 anyone?)

Deck list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726754#paper

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After a no banning announcement, we've got a down week and wanted to take some time to talk about our 10 favorite cards in the format! Lots of older tech that isn't seen much these days as we walk through the things that just make us happy!

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The first Pauper Mythic Championship qualifier is in the book so of course we're trying to delve into the lists, the impact the event has on the format and what the future looks like. Wizards has also announced the next supplemental set, Modern Horizons so we're also touching on what we think the set might bring to our format.

MCQ decklists: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pauper-mcq-magicfest-los-angeles#paper

Deck List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/267002

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We're hopping in a time machine this week, but first we've gotta talk the future of mulligans with the proposed changes for Mythic Championship London. Then it's a trip down memory lane to revisit a deck of the past, goblins, the former midrange beast has been sadly missing for some time so we're gonna get to the bottom of where things went wrong.

Deck List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/267002

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It's been a while since we've seen mono black control, a former vanguard of the format really have a solid place in the metagame. Turns out all it needed was a little drop of blue to put up a 12th place finish in last week's challenge. Check out the list and a bit of a trip down memory lane with Mike and Adrian.

Deck list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1665261#paper

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This week, Arena Pauper makes its monthly appearance, this time with the notable new inclusion of Persistent Petitioners. With many calling for this card to get the ax in Arena Pauper, we had to delve into this unique new threat to Arena Pauper players everywhere.

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This week we're taking a look into the sudden resurgence of burn. What on earth in this metagame is motivating people to move back towards the trusty stand by of Bolts and strange utility creatures.

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Adrian's off for this week because Mike has to settle up on a bet. Adam Styborski is one of the faces of pauper cubing and has been for almost a decade. In this episode Mike pokes and prods at the ins and outs of pauper cubing, and asks Adam to reflect on years of experience tweaking his preferred limited fixings

Adams Site: http://thepaupercube.com/

Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_stybs

The Pauper Cube Discord: http://discord.gg/VnvEvft

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This week we had a slight audio mishap and apologize for the quality of this recording.

With that out of the way, we're talking to Jake Mannella who works on our videos series On The Fringe. We talk about the B&R announcement and where brewers should head in the continually narrowing metagame.

If you have requests for future episodes, get in touch with Jake directly via Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeMannella

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Another set has been spoiled. That means it's time for us to go through a huge glut of cards and let you hear our unfiltered thoughts on the newest wave of cards for both arena and classic pauper alike.

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Every other pauper content creator has weighed in at this point, so it's time. We've gotta talk about the upcoming Banned and Restricted announcement. We're talking Gush, format diversity and even monarch and tron.

Set Review is coming next week!

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What? Arena again? Well over the holiday break, MTG arena featured a new event that allowed people to freely play standard pauper in exchange for promos. Of course we decided to jam as much as humanly possible of this super sweet format!

Deck Lists: https://mtgarena.pro/decks/p-white-aggro/

https://mtgarena.pro/decks/pauper-saps-6/

https://mtgarena.pro/decks/ub-pauper-4/

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We've made it to that time of year again, time to look back and see what happened this year in the world of pauper and even some events in magic as a whole! We also couldnt get through this episode without first going on a quick little detour to discuss the newest versions of the Blue/Black Delver decks that absolutely tore up the challenge this past weekend.

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We've done intros to the format, looked at unique takes on classic decks, but today we're talking about what makes the difference in specific archetypes for their respective sub-archetypes. What differentiates the million and one tron lists, the various boros lists, or even the different delver lists? Learn all this and more on this week's episode!

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It's been a minute here since we checked in on the state of organized play for pauper! This week we're blitzing through lists like we're some sort of duo of Wee Dragonauts, covering leagues, a challenge and more goofball questions in the combat step!

Leagues: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pauper-league-2018-11-28https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pauper-league-2018-11-21

Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pauper-challenge-11724061

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It's here! the much awaited review of the last masters set in the foreseeable future! What treasures are hidden in this ending to a strong tradition? What jank do we think is more playable than we should? Will Mike convince Adrian anything is playable? Find out all this and more on this episode of Color Commontary!

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Ultimate masters is being spoiled the day after this episode goes up, and sadly, we're both going to visit family and won't be able to bring you a set review till next week. Until then we talk about one of the hottest // coolest spells being introduced to the format, then take a bit of a walk down memory lane while we discuss Temur Tron and a white combat trick we'd all but forgotten about.

Deck List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pauper-temur-tron-45186#paper

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Pauper Leagues are going competitive. You'll be able to go from a regular pauper player all the way to the pro tour if you want! Well since leagues are getting spikier than usual, we had to do likewise, so we got the streaming, grinding, unstoppable elvish menace, Kendra AKA: TheMaverickGirl on to talk about her takes on these huge changes and what they mean to the format!

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This past weekend, Arena got its own version of pauper on it, and despite protest from one of our hosts in the past, it's finally time to crack open standard pauper and take a look inside. We also talk about the huge announcement of Ultimate Masters!

Deck Lists available via imgur: https://imgur.com/a/5w1YPZE

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It's been ages since we've gotten some good old fashioned fan questions on the show, so when Jonah wrote in asking about removing atog from affinity, we simply couldn't resist! They also sent in a list asking for feedback and we let them hear our thoughts on one of the format's most iconic decks.

After that it's a discussion about the RW tokens deck that Janicestone piloted to a challenge win, it's got some interesting synergies that were just too good to pass up.

Jonah's Affinity List: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/implement-affinity-pauper/

RW Tokens: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1433261#paper

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There's not much to say this week besides this: we got Gavin Verhey from Wizards of the Coast to come on our show after hearing about his love of pauper as a format. So we put him through the ringer with the hopes of answering burning questions about the format direct from WotC!

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This week we're talking one topic and one topic only. Are Tron and Familiars simply the best decks in the format? Listen as we lay into this controversial position and talk about what we feel really matters in the current metagame.

This episode also marks our first episode with our new audio hosting with PodBean, so please alert us if you've had any issues with getting a hold of this new episode.

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Challenge results are in. Familiars has had a while since its reign of terror but this week brought it 2 results in the top 8, so it’s time we talk about it. On top of that, we continue our UR control theme from last week since Hypothesizzle is already showing up in the top 32!

Familiars List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1384105

UR Control list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1384123

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This week we’re returning to a card from guilds because Mike got his hands on it at the prerelease and enjoyed himself. Today it’s all about UR control!

Deck list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pauper-ur-control-58707

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This week we’re here talking about a WB Aristocrats list that piqued our attention after remarks last week that such a deck didn’t exist. We also delve into the perennial favorite Italian Pauper tournament, Paupergeddon, this time with notably reduced lack of knowledge of Italian city names!

Deck List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1349757

And Paupergeddon:

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