Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Two Important Announcements

Today I have two important announcements to call to your attention, especially if you are a devotee of Standard Pauper.

First of all, for those of you who are planning on participating in the Hipsters of the Coast Standard Pauper event, by now you should have received an E-mail confirming the start of the event. Included in that E-mail is the contact info you will need to contact your opponent for this week. Don't forget that you only have until next Monday at noon to complete your first round match. For this week I will be submitted an article to PureMTGO.com for an introduction to this event and will begin videocasting my matches, so be sure and keep an eye on my Twitter feed for when those go live. Frankly, it is amazing that this event has drawn over 150 players from 15 different countries!

Second, I am delighted to announce that a new Standard Pauper event will be coming in the near future. While plans are still being finalized, I will be hosting a special "league-style" Player Run Event that will run in four week "blocks" and capped off with a massive Swiss-style event once a month. Currently, I have secured sponsorship for this monthly event for prizes up to $100 in value. Given the massive participation we're seeing with the Hipsters of the Coast event, I believe this has the potential to be very successful. But here's what I need for you:

I would like to make this event accessible to both European and American players. Obviously, with a "league-style" format, the weekly matches won't be a problem. But, for the once-a-month capstone event, I am hoping to find a time that will work for both audiences, most likely on a weekend.  Given that this audience spans somewhere around eight time zones, this will be quite a challenge!

So, if you are interested in something like this, let me know in the comments what would be a good time and day of the week for this capstone event. Remember, the goal is to make it accessible to both an American and European audience.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Very cool to hear you are hosting a new event. The month by month league style plan with a final event means I can pretty much make it any time. I would suggest Sunday for the show down. Looking forward to it, I'm bummed that I didn't sign up for the Hipster event. Peace,


  2. Love that you are doing this! For me, part of the allure of the Hipster event is the flexibility of play. I would be unlikely be able to attend a capstone type event, due to work/family time constraints. I think the community would love this. I am likely in the minority, but would try and participate at some level if possible.