Jeremy aka "Strictly Average" is an 'average' guy with 'average' plans. He is the creator and overboss of Strictly Average Gaming, which includes the Patreon group and StrictlyAverageMTG.com

Strictly Short – Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks

This strictly short was inspired by a phone call I received this morning. My good friend and one of my MTG mentors Steve called me to ask my advice.  Steve runs the LGS that I used to call home, The Dragon’s Lair.  Steve read Strictly’s Simple Prerelease Finance Primer and wanted to know my opinion on the new Planeswalker Decks. Well Steve, This one is for you buddy. The good folks over at MTG Goldfish have already posted the deck lists, with the current pricing of the decks on their site. At first glance, these decks seem to be a

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BREAKING – Aether Revolt Rule Changes

Wizards of the Coast just released their Tournament Rules Release Notes for Aether Revolt. These release notes cover the recent Banned and Restricted Announcement and other rules changes. Pile Shuffling The one change that I feel may affect most of you, is the clarification of Pile Shuffling and when it can be done. They have clarified that they ‘are now restricting pile shuffling to once per game and only at the beginning of that game.’ Here’s the text of the Release Notes: General change throughout the rules document: Past documents have used the terms “event” and “tournament” interchangeably. We have cleaned this up

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Announcement – Jan/Feb Patron Giveaways

I have posted a new post over on the Patreon outlining the Patron giveaways for January and February. These are some pretty neat giveaways and I look forward to sending out sweet gifts.  If you have any feedback on these giveaways or questions about becoming a Patron, feel free to send me a message from the Contact Us page. Standard Patron Giveaway As promised, every Patron will get one entry into a random pool for a giveaway of 1,000 Puca Points, 10 MTGO tix ,or a card of a similar value of my choice. The winner will be notified and

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Strictly’s Simple Prerelease Finance Primer

Its the most wonderful time of the year. With the Kids slinging spells And everyone wanting a Peema Aether-Seer Its the most wonderful time of the year…. Yessiree, it is the most wonderful time of the year! Pre-release weekend.  I’d considered rewriting the whole song but time is short and what I have to share is important. Through trial and error, I have come up with a system for how I handle the financial part of the pre-release weekend. For the most common card types and rarities, I have created for myself a dollar value that represents a decision “threshold”.

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