Eric has been an avid Magic fan and player since re-discovering the game in 2012. He is a Red mage at heart but likes to confuse himself with the varying decision trees presented by mid-range and control decks from time to time. Eric plays mostly casually with his 9-year-old daughter, but manages to get out for every prerelease and a few FNM's and GP's every year. Please reach out to me on twitter @edubious Watch my Twitch stream at twitch.tv/edubious

WAR Standard Deck Tech – Mono-Red

Welcome back to another venture into WAR Standard with me here in Strictly Standard.  No format is complete without representation from decks across all of the archetypes.  And no format can go long without people trying to make their favorite deck work, no matter what.  This includes the hyper-fast linear aggro decks that are so polarizing, with some people saying its the most fun way to win while others claim it’s the “death of Magic” whenever they perform well. Today we are going to review the top performing aggro deck from Magic Arena and Start City Games Open winner Will

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WAR Standard Deck Tech: Grixis Control

Hello and welcome back to Strictly Standard.  As promised, the new reboot of the article series will bring with it new content platforms. One of which will be deck techs for the decks you can expect to face at your FNM tournaments. has been a fan favorite bad-guy since 1994, when he was introduced in Legends.  This time around he is destroying the plane of Ravnica in his quest to become the most powerful Planeswalker in the multiverse, and he is consuming the Spark of other ‘Walkers to do so!  is an extremely powerful card that will own games if

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WAR, What is it Good For?

Welcome back to Strictly Standard, friends.  It has been a hot minute. Sorry for leaving everyone in the lurch there; I went AFK without notice. Life got busy and threw me a curveball, and I just couldn’t keep up with the weekly column on top of family and work obligations. My full apologies, and as I reboot the series, I hope to be able to keep a consistent cadence of releases for you. With that said, I wanted to briefly touch on what we’ve missed. Autumn Burchett won the inaugural Mythic Championship in Cleveland, Ohio with Mono Blue Tempo. A

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RNA Standard Week 4 – And We Have A Grand Prix!

Thank you for joining me this week on the Strictly Standard Meta Report.  We don’t have any Star City Games events to go through, but that doesn’t mean there’s no tournament lists to go through. In fact, we have quite the opposite this week, as there were two officially sponsored Wizards of the Coast tournaments!  The first was the Magic Online Championship Series on February 13th, and the second is our first look at major Professional Standard Magic since the release of Ravnica Allegiance at MagicFest Memphis.  I won’t bury the lead by trying to go in chronological order, so let’s

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