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    In this article, gwyned evaluates the newly released Dragon's Maze for Standard Pauper. In part-two, you'll find an evaluation of each guild's multicolored card as well as a look at the 4 different cycles of Commons in the set. How good will this set be for Standard Pauper? That's what this article is all about!
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    In this article, gwyned evaluates the newly released Dragon's Maze for Standard Pauper. In part-one, you'll find an evaluation of each guild's mechanic card as well as a look at the other mono-colored cards in the set. How good will this set be for Standard Pauper? That's what this article is all about!
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    In this article, gwyned dives in to evaluating the recently spoiled cycle of Gatekeepers for Dragon's Maze. After the link you'll find an evaluation of the cycle, discussion of what it takes to get the most value out of them, and a quick glimpse into living the dream with these cards.
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    In this article, gwyned takes a look at a recent online petition asking Wizards of the Coast to make Standard Pauper an officially sanctioned format on Magic Online. After the link you'll find a discussion of the pros and cons of this decision as well as my verdict on this issue. Check it out!
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    In this article, gwyned examines the top Commons from Gatecrash for Standard Pauper. After the link you'll find the best card for each color and guild, along with some brief commentary about the overall strength and utility of each card.
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    Over the past few months, White Weenie strategies have dominated the metagame of Standard Pauper. In this article, gwyned examines why this strategy is so powerful in the format and offers some initial tips and strategies to help you increase your odds against this powerful archetype.
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    In this reboot of his article series, gwyned shows his latest deck for Standard Pauper, Grixis Zombies. After the link you'll find the decklist, a quick summary of how the deck works, and video replays from the Swiss rounds from Monday Pauper Deck Challenge 19.06. Enjoy!
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    In this article, gwyned discusses his own involvement with the Standard Pauper format and recounts the efforts by the community to receive official support for the format on Magic Online. He then responds to the most recent response from Wizards of the Coast regarding Standard Pauper and discusses where this great community should go from here.
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    In this article, gwyned breaks down the new combo in Standard Pauper that has all the deckbuilders buzzing. Then, he examines how the deck matches up against White Weenie, the leader in the current metagame. After the link you'll find an explanation of the combo, various options to make it work, a decklist featuring the combo, and a match highlighting how it fairs against White Weenie from MPDC 18.01.
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    In this edition of Standard & Pauper, gwyned brings you all you need to know from the capstone event of MPDC Season 17. After the link you'll find info on the winning decklist, an analysis of the metagame from the event, and a look back at some of the best decks from the season.
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    In this follow-up to his article explaining why Wizards should support Standard Pauper, gwyned responds to some of the most common objections from those who say that this format should not become an officially supported format. Using data collected from the last year of hosting a weekly Standard Pauper PRE, gwyned demonstrates how the format supports a large player base, has a healthy metagame, and does not split the player base that supports Classic Pauper.
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    In a departure from the norm, this week gwyned examines the Standard Pauper format as a whole. In this article, I am driven by a single question: is the Standard Pauper format good? Come explore with me who benefits from this unique format, why I believe its worth greater support for Wizards of the Coast, and what you can do about it.
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    This week, gwyned brings you all you need to know from the capstone event of MPDC Season 16. After the link you'll find info on the winning decklist, an analysis of the metagame from the event, and a look back at some of the best decks from the season.
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    In this edition of Standard & Pauper, gwyned brings you one of his new favorite decklists. Despite seeing very little play this season, BG Morbid has proven to be a worthy contender, capturing the title of a recent Standard Pauper PRE. After the link you'll find the decklist, an analysis of its contents, and two matches showing off the strengths of the deck. Enjoy!
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    In this article, gwyned takes a look at 5 of the best commons for Standard Pauper from Avacyn Restored. Specifically, this article will examine what are arguably the strongest card in each color. After the link you'll find an analysis of these cards, a discussion about their impact in the current metagame, and four other cards that deserve an honorable mention.
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    In this article, gwyned shuffles up the UG Infect Deck and takes it for a spin in the Just For Fun room. After the link you'll find an update from his recent articles, a quick summary of his list, videocasts from matches, and some concluding thoughts about this deck. Enjoy!
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    After many weeks, gwyned returns with another article on the Standard Pauper metagame. Today he brings you the Finals from MPDC 16.05, featuring White Weenie vs. Kuldotha Hawk. After the link you'll find a quick analysis of the two decks as well as video commentary on the final match between these two popular and powerful Standard Pauper decks.
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    In Part Two of his article, gwyned reveals the great opportunity one has when the bottom has dropped out of your game. After the link you'll find a discussion of procedural memory, some tips to deal with your worst Magic habits, and some personal reflection on the changes gwyned has experienced as a result of these steps.
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    Taking a break from his analysis of Standard Pauper, gwyned gives some helpful advice for what to do when the bottom drops out of your Magic game. Drawing from his own recent experiences, he offers a pathway through bad beats, negative variance, and long-term tilt that leads to becoming a better player.
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    Today gwyned takes a break from analyzing the metagame of Monday Pauper Deck Challenge to take an in-depth look at one of the biggest challenges of the format: mana-fixing. After the link you'll find a list of the options at your disposal, an evaluation of their overall effectiveness, and a review of a couple decklists that highlight these options.
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    Today gwyned brings you another Standard & Pauper Deck Tech, this time featuring Kuldotha Hawks, the winning decklist from MPDC 15.11. After the link you'll find the full decklist, some tips and strategies for running the deck, and a video cast of a practice match from the Just For Fun Room. Enjoy!
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    In this bonus article, gwyned reviews the top 13 relevant cards for Standard Pauper from the fully-spoiled Dark Ascension expansion. What are the most powerful Commons in this new set, and how will they impact the Standard Pauper metagame? Check it out after the link.
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    In the second part of this article, gwyned brings you a video cast from the Top 8 of MPDC 15.09. After the link you find a quick introduction, video from the last three rounds of play, and some suggestions on tweaking the deck for future events.
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    Equipped with some brand new software, gwyned brings you a full video cast from MPDC 15.09, featuring his play during the Swiss rounds in the tournament. After the link you find a quick introduction, a brief introduction to his deck, and video from the first four rounds of play.
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    In his first article of the new year, gwyned returns to his original Standard Pauper Izzet Delver deck and takes it for a spin in the Just For Fun room. After the link you'll find a recap of his original list, a quick summary of his recent changes to the deck, and videocasts from two matches. Enjoy!
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