Welcome to the fifth episode of “Science of Pauper”! I have special plans for this week’s contribution that involves you, my dear readership. Instead of introducing another Pauper I have in real life which however costs half a fortune on MTGO, I am going to try to build a deck from scratch. The funny part is that I only specify the first card of the deck and each of you is allowed to add another card. In the end, the deck may aim for something totally different from what the first contributors intended. Here are the rules:
1) You are only allowed to submit one card. Please post your suggestion in the comment section below with a few words why you want to see that particular card in the deck.
2) The card you add must be Pauper legal on MTGO.
3) The card you add must cost one ticket at most. If the prize is around one ticket, please state the bot where you saw the card. The reasoning behind that is to try out non-staple cards.
4) I will decide if the card will be in the main deck or sideboard and how many copies will be played.
Submissions are due to . I will have it running until sufficient cards are submitted (i.e. until this column is popular enough). 30th June 2012 31st July 2012
And who knows? If it is strong and/ or fun (and I bet it will be fun), then I might take it to a daily and see what happens. Anyways, I will definitively do some recordings for you. The deck I would like to build with you contains
Parasitic Strix (Will Lentz)
Chittering Rats (ANZ)
Ponder (Nathan Younkin)
Ninja of the Deep Hours (Chris Plummer, oraymw)
Counterspell (Mikey K)
Ghostly Flicker (Gabo)
Phyrexian Rager (ChrisJW)
Unearth (Peter Olmscheid)
Snuff Out (avery61)
Wormfang Drake (flo)
I am curious and excited to hear your card choices. I would also appreciate some short explanation why you want to include that particular card.
That’s it. Stay clean!