Quote from motleyslayer »I finally bought into pauper on MTGO and astrolab seems really good. Hopefully it gets a ban but I guess we'll see. Maybe I just don't know the format enough
On the one hand, that's fourteen very distinct decks, which indicates a very diverse metagame. On the other, you have eight different decks running Astrolabe, which suggests that it's warping.
Quote from WarMachinePrime »Well nothing.
I grow more bored of Pauper every day with the same old decks and same old cards.
A whole format distilled down to 8-9 cards. That's not an increase in format diversity, that's a reduction. One of the defining characteristics of Pauper was that you were generally limited to 1-2 colors. Now you just play whatever you want which means that, for example, every removal spell that's not Skred or Lightning Bolt is now unplayable garbage. Every creature that's not Seeker of the Way or Kor Skyfisher is garbage. Every fog that's not Prismatic Strands is garbage. Etc.