As a protest, Pauper Preliminary decks have only basic lands

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As a protest, Pauper Preliminary decks have only basic lands

Players entered the Pauper Preliminary with lists that used only 60 basic lands, as a form of protest for the state of the format over the past three months.

By Romeu, 09/03/21, translated by Leon, with help from our readers

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An unusual situation occurred in the last Pauper Preliminary: Two of the top three decks in the event had only basic lands on their decklist.
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The fact that these decks did result in this event is due to a move made by several players who joined together to play the Pauper Preliminary with lists that included only 60 basic lands, as a way of protesting the current state of the format.

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And, it seems, the move worked:
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โ€œNext week, there will be a Banned and Restricted update for the Pauper format. No other formats will be impacted.โ€

- Wizards_Magic

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One of the basic lands players, KelMasterP, congratulated the Affinity player
Pauper has been in its most polarized state in recent years, with the triad of Faeries, Storm and Affinity composing between 70 and 80% of the Top 32 Challenges in recent weeks, prompted by the release of Chatterstorm and Sojourner's Companion in Modern Horizons II, leading the community to constantly charge Wizards a position regarding the format in recent months and even , adopt own banlists in independent tournaments.
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Writer and translator for Cards Realm. Plays virtually Magic: The Gathering competitive formats. Pauper Masters' Organizer.

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