Just today, as I was browsing at PDCMagic.com, which hosts a variety of Player Run Events for various Pauper formats (including Standard Pauper, of course!) I came across this post by user underdog83, linking to an online petition asking Wizards of the Coast to fully support Standard Pauper by adding official sanctioned events for the format. I encourage you to check out the full petition and add your name to the signatures.
Here, in brief, is underdog83's rationale:
- Standard Pauper has a low cost of entry and thus is available to the largest number of players.
- Standard Pauper is uniquely suited for newcomers.
- Standard Pauper is a fun and diverse format, and is unique in that cards that would never see play elsewhere are viable even in the best decks.
- Standard Pauper already boasts a large number of players.
- For these reasons, sanctioned Constructed events for Standard Pauper would generate new players and additional revenue for Wizards of the Coast that they would otherwise miss.
So do you agree with underdog83's rationale? Should Standard Pauper receive officially sanctioned events? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for reading.