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.

[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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[Modern] Swords…Victory?

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all have enjoyed your end of summer activities, any big tournaments you have attended, and are looking forward to cards arriving in Throne of Eldraine. While there are cards in that upcoming Standard set that we’ll all want to try in our Modern decks many of us are still making adjustments from the banned and restricted announcement from a month ago. Several of you have wanted my thoughts on this, and honestly I didn’t want to jump to any conclusions before writing about it, or even playing this format

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Magic: the Gathering’s most popular format?

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG for another article. I hope you all have been well, and enjoying some of the Modern tournaments that have been played recently. The format continues to adapt from the last banned and restricted update, and I’ll provide my thoughts on that in a future article. Recently I attended Magicfest Indianapolis, and spent a lot of time playing Magic: the Gathering with a few friends. Not only did I have a lot of fun, but I also wanted to provide my thoughts on the format I played. In my opinion this is

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