Mark Pinder

  • Name: Mark "Wile Coyote" Pinder
  • Preferred Format: Pauper, Tiny Leaders, Limited, Standard


I'm from the UK and according to the wife the least gritty northerner she knows.

I've been playing Magic: The Gathering since Revised but did have a few years away from the game. I left being pretty much a casual player but when I returned, it soon became apparent I was now a competitive player with a serious cardboard addiction.

As well as being a reasonable player, I help arrange events at my local store being the primary tournament organizer and passed my level 1 judge exam.

You might wonder why I've "Wile Coyote" in my name. I've an extensive collection of Wile Coyote memorabilia which has also invaded my Magic: The Gathering collection with a custom alter Tragic Slip and Fatal Push.

I'm firmly in the camp of pineapples on pizza but by far the most awesome pizza was the tropical pizza at the Sports Bar near Grand Prix Stockholm which was chicken, sweet corn, pineapple and banana!

All Articles by Mark Pinder

How to Make a MagicFest Magical

By WileCoyote (2019-05-20)

Usually, when you talk about the MagicFest, your first thoughts are of the Grand Prix main event taking place. However, there are a whole load of other events you can take part in, as well as other MagicFest experiences that can make your weekend a great one.


A Guide to Pauper on MTG Arena

By WileCoyote (2019-04-29)

Traditional Pauper is a great format but recently MTG Arena started running Pauper events too. However, Arena Pauper is based on Standard legal common cards only so it'ss entirely different. Mark still loves it though, so he's here to break down the common archetypes experienced during these interesting limited time events.


A Beginner's Guide to Pauper Archetypes Part 1

By WileCoyote (2019-03-25)

Join Mark as he travels through the current Pauper meta and gives you a snapshot of a few of the hot decks right now. From Delver to Control to straight Creature-based Aggro, He's got the lowdown!


Potential Pauper Stars from Ravnica Allegiance

By WileCoyote (2019-02-28)

Ravnica Allegiance is here and so it's time once again to look at the set and what cards might make into constructed decks. Mark's favorite format is Pauper and he loves to trawl through the common cards as they will not only be the backbone of any draft deck but could become staples in Pauper.


Creatures to Fear in Pauper

By WileCoyote (2019-01-29)

WileCyote has got a list of scary staple creatures used in Pauper. You'll find the best creatures and what decks they tend to be featured in. Some come from way back, some from as recently as Amonkhet, but all of them will fill you with dread when they appear on the other side of the table.