Thursday, March 3, 2016

Zendikar Unified Pauper Sealed League

Last time, in my discussion on what's going on in Standard Pauper, I linked to an ongoing topic over on the pdcmagic Standard forums about some sort of Standard Pauper Sealed. Apparently Pauper enthusiast Polyjak got impatient with all the discussion and went ahead and announced that he would be hosting a Zendikar Unified Pauper Sealed League. More on that in a moment.

The original Zendikar block will always have a special place in my memory. It was the first block that I was fully invested in the format after my discovery of Magic Online, and I not only played a lot of Standard Pauper at that time, but even dabbled in a surprising amount of Zendikar limited as well. The block contains some very powerful Commons - Flame Slash, Journey to Nowhere, Kor Sanctifiers, Kor Skyfisher, Plated Geopede, Sea Gate Oracle, and Ulamog's Crusher, just to name a few. These are powerful enough that they probably won't ever be reprinted at Common. And now, you have a chance to play with them again.

You can read all the details for the sealed league here, and signup at this link. You'll receive five boosters (one from each of the five sets in Zendikar and Battle for Zendikar blocks), plus two more of your choice (which can't be from the same set), with each pack being generated over at (and the non-Commons stripped out). Once you have your card list, you simply go to your favorite store or bot and purchase the cards you don't have, then create your decklist. And while a few of the more potent Commons are a couple bucks for a playset (with Searing Blaze leading the charge at almost a dollar a piece), most of the Commons can be purchased for less than a nickel each.

Anyway, this sounds like a lot of fun, so I definitely encourage you to participate.

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