Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Which decks do you want to see in the Pauper Gauntlet S03? Vote here!

For a full explanation of what the Pauper Gauntlet is look here: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html

71 decks are qualified for the Pauper Gaunlet S03. They will be presented in my article here on Sunday. The Champion competition - in which you can win 100 bot credits from mtgotickets.com - will also begin on Sunday and be in that Sunday article.

Now its time for you to decide seven more decks that will get into the third season of the Pauper Gauntlet.

During Open Deck Submission some decks did not receive a "yes" or a "no". They were simply put on hold. Here I will list those decks and explain why they were not accepted into the Gauntlet.

Its now up to you to decide which decks you want in the Gauntlet.

You get THREE VOTES per person. No cheating. Vote for the three decks you want to see in the Pauper Gauntlet. The seven decks with the most votes get in.

Voting will close on Friday November 20th 9 AM GMT+1.

Here are the 14 candidates:

5-color Green: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/5-color-green-1/
Shyft4's crazy deck made it very far in the first season of the Pauper Gauntlet. Do you want to see it again?

BG Ivy Combo:  http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bg-ivy-combo/
Original? You decide. I felt it was quite similar to Project X.

Darker Pinghttp://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/darker-ping/
Mono Red Ping had a suprising run last season and this is the latest evolution of that deck. 

Extort Control: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/08-11-15-extort-control/
Who doesn't love Extort? We haven't seen a deck trying to abuse it since Gray Ghost in season one of the Pauper Gauntlet.

Glass Cannon Red: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/red-glass-cannon/
This deck has the most popular Pauper video on youtube.com/magicgatheringstrat with a turn two kill (which apparently is more fun than a turn one kill which we also have on video with another deck). Its original creator jphsnake did not submit it this year (it was also in season two), probably because Mono Red Heroic (a top 10 deck that is in this year) has evolved to look very similar to this.

Green Grifters: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/green-grifters/
Green Grifters had an amazing run last season and in the end I will let you vote if you want to see it try again this year.

Mono Green Ramp LD: http://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/339169#online
We have a Mono Black LD, Mono Red LD and RG Crusher LD in the Pauper Gauntlet this year. I have no problem playing another LD deck AND it is somewhat fitting to let this deck in during BFZ block, isn't it?

Orzhov Tron: http://deckstats.net/decks/15197/358457-orzhov-tron-magicgatheringstra
Tobias has played this deck on video on MagicGatheringStrat and we have very few Tron decks in the Pauper Gauntlet this year (only RUG Tron I think).

Persistently Undying: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/persistently-undying-v2/
Nothing ever truly dies. Or at least it does not die once.

Suicide Black: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/11-11-15-suicide-black/
All the other colors have better aggro decks with creatures as powerful without needing to take damage. Still you guys seem to love this deck for some reason so here it is for your consideration.

Temur Freed Combo: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/wind-in-the-willows-1/
Love Train (a Freed from the Real combo deck) is already in (again). Do you want another Freed from the Real combo deck?

Thunder Treeshttp://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/thunder-trees/
There are a couple of similar grindy midrange lists in the Gauntlet but maybe you like to see one hour grindfests?

Tortured Toolbox: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/31-08-14-tortured-toolbox/
This deck was also in season two and there are already other Tortured Existence decks that are in. They are not exactly the same as this deck though.

Do not vote for this deck. Who am I kidding? Vote for whatever you want. I will play it if I must.

Please weigh in the quality of the sideboard plans and play instructions when you make your decision.

Brewers, if you want your deck to win the Pauper Gauntlet S03, make sure you add mulligan tips to your deck description as well. Whatever you can do to help me play your deck better will help.

The vote is yours. Use it wisely.

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  1. Orzhov Tron, Persistently Undying, 1-land-spy

    1. Good choices all, except 1-land-spy. :)

    2. I am going to reverse psychology 1-land-spy into the Gauntlet. God, I hope I get good play instructions

  2. Green Grifters, Extort Control, Glass Cannon Red

  3. 5-Color Green, Darker Ping and Green Grifters!

    Tortured toolbox
    Persistently Undying

  5. Thunder Trees, Glass Cannon Red, Tortued Toolbox please .

    I'll spare you the 1 Land Spy vote .

  6. Tortured Toolbox, Suicide Black, 1 Land Spy

  7. Suicide Black, Glass Cannon Red and 1 land spy (sorry about this one, Dan)

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  9. Grifters, Orzhov Tron, and Temur Freed Combo.

  10. 1-land Spy, 1-land Spy, 1-land Spy!!!!

    Just kidding! :)

    Real votes: 1-land Spy (because when watching you play it, your commentary is hilarious), Darker Ping, Extort Control

  11. Temur Freed Combo
    Tortured Toolbox
    Five Color Green

  12. My 3 votes are for Persistently Undying simply because the list is very similar to one I currently have built on MTGO.

    1. You can't give more than one vote for a deck so you might as well vote for two more decks as well

    2. You also can not vote anonymously. That would be exploitable

  13. Can I use my patron submission to make Temur Freed an entry? ;)

    1. No, you have to be a $5 patron for that and you also had to do it before October 16th (although I wavered on that rule and will not do it that way next year). :)

  14. Suicide Black, Thunder Trees, Mono Green Ramp LD

  15. Suicide Black, Mono Green Ramp LD and 1-Land Spy

  16. persistently undying, 5 Color green, Mono Green Ramp LD

  17. Suicide Black, Mono Green Ramp LD and Orzhov Tron!

  18. 5-color green, temur freed combo and glass cannon red :)

  19. Dan, Skarrgan here. Skarrgan very careful thinking and pick mono GREEN ramp and two is GREEN grifting and after very careful delibering three is five color GREEN. Thanking you and your people Dan.
    Yours sindearly, Skarrgan.

    1. Hi, Skarrgan! I have missed you! I hope you will follow the Gauntlet again

    2. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/to_wong_foo_thanks_for_everything_julie_newmar/

  20. Extort Control, Persistently Undying, 1-Land Combo

  21. 5 color green, glass cannon Red, grifter

  22. 5 color green, glass cannon Red, grifter

  23. Extort Control, Green Land Destruction Ramp, 1 Land Combo

  24. The voting is over. 1-land-spy and 5-color green wins with 7 votes. Glass Cannon Red and Mono Green LD Ramp got 6 votes. Suicide Black has 5 votes. Green Grifters and Tortured Toolbox has 4 votes. Those 7 decks make it into the Pauper Gauntlet S03