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This week we’re talking about the elephant in the room, Drake combo decks, which have taken over MTGO. We also discuss a cool value based aristocrats list and try to brainstorm how combo can exist but not dominate pauper.

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Mike is out moving to the frigid wasteland of Boston Mass, so it’s up to our handsome hero Adrian Gwarzalez and his guest star Aaron Rubin to try and rescue the show from the inevitable ratings slide.

We discuss Mono Blue Delver at length and learn a little bit about Aaron, a local player.

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It’s set review time! Let’s visit the desert plane of Amonkhet and see what it’s got in store for pauper!

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This week we talk about the new hotness in pauper of Peregrine Drake and how you can get pauper going in your area! Apologies for audio glitches, we didn’t notice until after recording.

IRL Pauper thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pauper/comments/4lvi74/irl_fnm_sticky/

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This week we return to Coiling Oracle in a great Bant Acid Trip list, then turn to discuss everyone’s favorite Hymn/Bolt hybrid: Blightning. Finishing things up, we’ve got more Kaladesh spoilers to discuss!

This weeks deck tech: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/470600#online

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This week it’s all about reviewing the latest challenge results. We do a deep dive on the new rendition of the Familiars combo deck as piloted by 420Dragon and that’s about it!

Lists we discuss can be viewed here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pauper-challenge-2017-10-09

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This week marks 52 weeks of doing the show (if you count the 3 we’ve taken off). We’re so glad that you’ve stuck with us or found us in that first year. This week’s deck tech is a spicy little tribal deck from the days of Kamigawa. After that we talk about some common errors that people make either in deckbuilding or during play.

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/581664#online

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This episode, Mike talks about his wedding, Adrian covers the FNMs that happened in his absence and both discuss Pig Trinket, the possibilities of Pauper GPs and also briefly discuss if Brainstorm is actually good in this format.

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Back from his trip, Mike’s highly sleep deprived and ready to discuss pauper again. This week’s deck tech is a boros tokens list looking to crash in for that lethal alpha strike. The maybeboard is a spicy Ice Age orc who can ramp you at a cost. This week’s episode is rounded out by a discussion on the issue of meta perception and how the league format changes the way we see results.

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/517831#online

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This week we go in on a mono green classic: Stompy. Maybeboard discussion is about some possible inclusions for the archetype and we finish off by discussing the deck’s importance in the format.

Deck Tech: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/526708#paper

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This week it’s all about Boros Monarch. We’ve got a deck tech, we’ve got talk of list tweaks, we’ve even got a long discussion about the history of skyfisher decks and why we’re finally seeing them as GOOD decks vs just a deck that preys on absurd decks. We are looking for new suggestions on the comedy/fun segment at the end of the show, so feel free to let us know!

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/665427#paper

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We’re back again this week talking about Mike’s experience with the new blue black deck on the block, UB Forbidden Alchemy. Then we discuss the one spoiler we had for this years commander product. Things devolve quickly into a review of our first 6 months of the cast and a silly top 10 spooky monsters.

Deck tech list: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ub-alchemy/

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Sometimes weird combo decks crop up and we’re here to cover them! Tireless Tribe is one such list and we go fairly deep on it this episode. We also catch up on some general news that occurred in Mike’s absence.

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/694270#paper

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Come with us to the Modern Masters 2017 spoiler fiesta, featuring a cornucopia of downshifts and new toys for the pauper environment. No deck tech or usual content, the spoilers were just too dang exciting to get to anything else!

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This week we’re digging our teeth into the Blue/Red control list that’s been tearing it’s way up into the meta. The discussion topic for today is where a pair of blue aggro decks that fell off in the standings have been

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/557975#paper

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This week we’re talking about manabases and lands, why they’re important and how to tackle them. This week’s upload is a little late, but that’s the price of being responsible adults!

Deck List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/562146#paper

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This week’s a big one. Adrian takes down the Pauperpalooza tournament and shares details on the final match. Color Commontary is finally getting on patreon, as many folks were clamoring for. The deck tech is a spicy sacrifice based Black/Red list. And rounding out this week’s content, the first real look into Amonkhet!

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This week we talk about Eldritch Moon’s spoilers and what we think their effect on the format will be.

Deck tech this week is Eightsixeightsix’s Mardu Tortured Existence list. http://www.mtgo-stats.com/decks/38634

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This week we forgo most of the usual segments in lieu of talking to master craftsman and all around good guy Aaron Cain!

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This week it’s a deck tech about the Presence of Gond/Midnight Guard combo deck that took down the last pauper challenge. After that, we discuss the strangely contentious idea that people look at decklists online and get chewed out for “Netdecking” and why that might not be the worst. Rounding out our discussions is a quick question from twitter on the topic of Battle Boxes!

Deck Tech List: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/658974#paper

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This week we talk EMA spoilers. Sadly, the sheer density of new cards took us to time, so no deck techs or anything. Hopefully an hour of set review makes up for us skipping some of the more regular sections.

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This week Mike and Adrian discuss the weird stepchild of the Modern version of RG Tron. Then some news about conspiracy! We may finally get to have some cards ported over to Magic Online! Rounding it out is the discussion that inevitably rears its head every spoiler season, Modern Masters is almost here and what things will be downshifted?

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This week it’s all black everything as we dig through the fan favorite that doesn’t seem to quite be able to get there these days. We go through a newer list, talk about how the list has changed in response to meta shifts and finish it off with a discussion for the future of “mono” Black.

Deck List this week: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/517832#paper

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