Don't start that talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right
Call careers information
Have you got yourself an occupation?
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
"Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello, 1979
I heard the song on something about 3 weeks ago (could even have been my iPod) and it gave me the idea for a pauper deck - soldiers.
There are some great common cards with the soldier sub type and combining these together into a classic white weenie deck seemed like a cool idea. Hordes of soldiers that buff one another can also develop into a serious threat very quickly.
It does feel like there are just too many common soldiers you want to play, some of them even have ETB effects which are pretty good...
There is also the "Hey, lets just make a bunch of token guys" that get buffed by your other troops. Of course you need some guys that finish well and that leads us to these guys:
Seems like a plan. I also understand that there is some good common removal in white too, not to mention the occasional combat trick or two...
One soldier who will not be joining us is the Kor Skyfisher. The reason being that we have a new banned list! Having scoured the Wizards forums I finally found the "official" modern pauper banned list and here it is in all it's glory!
The following cards are BANNED in Modern Pauper:
Empty the Warrens
Seat of the Synod
Vault of Whispers
Tree of Tales
Rite of Flame