Prior to the implementation of the Standard Pauper filter, finding matches was always a problem. You had to use the Pauper filter and hope that your opponent checked the "Standard Pauper only" comment field. But when the filter came online, I had hoped those days were over. But with all of the fallout of the new client, so much of the casual scene on Magic Online has disappeared, and with it the ability to easily play casual Standard Pauper games.
One solution that I would like to implement is the idea of Standard Pauper Meetups. This would be scheduled times during the week when whoever is available would agree to get online and pair off against each other with Standard Pauper decks. And as soon as your match is over, both players would put up a new table and pair off against new opponents, and so on, for the allotted time span. The emphasis wouldn't be on winning, per se, but on giving everyone lots of opportunities to practice and play against a variety of decks.
So here's what I need from you. In the comments below, please let me know:
- What times and days of the week would you be able to get online and play for a couple of hours?
- Would you be willing to "host" one of these gatherlings? This would mean being online for the whole duration and explaining to newcomers what was going on.