Would you read a Pauper Article series?
Posted on Oct. 15, 2017, 11:36 p.m. by Gattison
So, would you?
I build a lot of paper pauper decks, but I'm not into competitive play (most likely because my LGS doesn't have pauper events, yet), so I wouldn't be writing about how to finely tune your pauper deck and make it Tier 1, although I wouldn't shy away from the topic, either.
I'm considering volunteering to write a series of articles on pauper, focusing on exploring the format, budget alternatives (for those of you who would rather spend $1 instead of $4), possible deck archetypes, brewing, pauper mana bases, sample-decks, and of course, the endless possibilities this format has to offer. Also, I'd be geared more towards paper pauper, since that's what I play, but I'd love to look into the differences between MTGO and paper pauper, as well.
Imagine if berryjon wrote only about pauper (since we're all obviously fans of his), and that's kinda what you'd get. Except maybe a little more in-depth, since I'm only discussing a single format.
Also know that I would love to take suggestions and advice from readers and other Pauper players.
So, TLDR: would you read articles about the pauper format?
eyessky: did I forget to mention anything important?
October 15, 2017 11:37 p.m.
The question isn't 'would we read it'. The question is: can you write it. Are you looking to write a one-off? Or a full series? If it's the latter, seriously consider putting a fixed limit on what you write. The only reason PR keeps going is because there is no subject and no focus. But if you limit yourself to one subject, eventually you're going to run out of new things to talk about or worse yet, run into a creative wall.
So ask yourself - what is your goal?
October 15, 2017 11:46 p.m.
berryjon: thanks for your time, I really appreciate it. =)
I do not intend to write a one-off, no. And I actually did forget to mention something important (it's late, sorry =P). My goal would be to go through the construction of a pauper deck in every single color combination... because that sounds like fun. But, I don't want to limit myself to just that. I just kinda want to talk pauper in general, to some extent at least. To that end, I thought I would commit myself to one "series" of articles at a time, such as 2 or more articles on one specific topic (like "Playing mono-" for instance, or "Playing Infect").
That way I could talk about multiple options for deck-building in each color combo (for instance), and then move on to something else.
As an experienced TO-writer, does that sound like a decent plan to you?
October 16, 2017 12:03 a.m.
I'd be down to clown with some Pauper articles! :D
October 16, 2017 11:34 a.m.
I would definitely like to read this if you do it. I'm newer to the pauper format and really just tend to use it because I have so many cards collecting dust in my boxes. There's something to the challenge of not using all the best cards in MTG. Plus being cheaper is always nicer on the wallet.
I would like to fine tune some decks and maybe branch out into making them more competitive than a random theme deck like lifelink or burn etc. I also tend to want to do tribal decks. Maybe writing about something outside of that might be a topic you could focus on.
Keep me posted, if you don't mind!
October 16, 2017 11:37 a.m.
KingMathoro: good to hear. thanks for your support =)
brandonsperry25: also good to hear. I'll be considering the implications of what I'm getting myself into for a little while, and then I'll make my decision.
I may not be the best guy to talk competitive-level Pauper, but fine-tuning, optimizing, staples and alternatives are all things I would love to discuss, among other things.
October 16, 2017 5:54 p.m.
Gattison I wouldnt be playing competitive pauper at all. Typically we play a game or two when I meet with my play group. Our main focus has always been commander or casual.
But I would always like some tips to be a better player. I feel like that is what most of us are using this site for. And if you have some different insights, then its a win win for me.
I look forward to anything you may put out in the future!