Scott Campbell, better known as MTGPackFoils, has been playing Magic since he was 17 (which was in 1993). He’s known for loving decks such as Azorius Control, Jund, and others (especially in Modern). He is a husband, father, and a former nightclub DJ.

[Pioneer Building] Entering a new Frontier

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I’m sure by now many of you have heard the news that we have a brand new format to play, and that format is called Pioneer. This new format was announced a few weeks ago, and it was somewhat unexpected. However, when we stop to look at how many Magic: the Gathering sets now exist, this is something we should have expected. This article will serve as an introduction to Pioneer, while future articles will review deck archetypes from each of the eras of Standard that Pioneer is covering. In the

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[Modern Magic] Jund Hero Six

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all have been enjoying Magic, and don’t worry. I’ll be talking about the Pioneer format soon, but before that happens I want to address a few things. First as I mentioned last time I am going to update my article titles moving forward. [Legacy’s Impact] While my articles on this format may be few and far between I will write about this format on occasion. [Modern Magic] This has been the primary focus of my articles. [Pioneer Building] This new series will be about the new Pioneer format,

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[Something To Ponder] Magic: the Gathering is not immersive

Hi everybody! Welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all have had a great weekend, and are enjoying the new cards made available in Throne of Eldraine. Today I want to step away from the usual deck techs, and talk about something else that makes Magic: the Gathering great, and my concern that it doesn’t seem to matter anymore. Magic: the Gathering has many different parts to each of the cards in the game. When looking at the front of a card you will notice many different things immediately before reading the whole card. This will range from

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[Modern] Sitting Upon The Throne Of Eldraine

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Today I want to look at just a few cards from Throne of Eldraine that could make an impact in formats outside of Standard. This set is filled with references to many fairy tales, and in some ways feels similar to Innistrad (just not as dark). Let’s take a look at what this set has to offer. White Hey look! Another Human. Oh joy. Sure Human cards are unavoidable when developing a Magic: the Gathering set (Lorwyn through Eventide say “hello”), but let’s not just look at as an obvious inclusion in

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