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.

[Planeswalker Spotlight] Elspeth Tirel

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. My apologies for the long delay. This past month has been a bit hectic due to things both inside, and outside, of Magic: the Gathering for yours truly. However, I am back to work writing articles about this great game. As promised with the previous article, today I have another entry in the Planeswalker Spotlight series. It’s been awhile, almost a whole year in fact, since I have had an article focused on a single planeswalker; the last one was about Sarkhan. Today I want to look at one of my

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The Modern Impact On Legacy

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Did you have a great weekend? I hope you had a chance to tune into the Team Constructed event in Philadelphia this past weekend hosted by Star City Games (SCG). Legacy has been a format that is still popular with many players in the community, but has had one big stigma over its head for a long time. Price. It’s an expensive format for sure, and a large part of that has been due to the support SCG has put into the format (see last week’s article for how they did

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Magic: the Gathering’s Historic announcement, and why you should pay attention

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all had a great weekend, and had excellent box openings with Core Set 2020. Today I want to take a look at an announcement that honestly I felt like many in the community glossed over due to it not being tied directly to competitive play. Today I’ll be talking about the reveal that “Standard Plus” will be called “Historic”. This past November I wrote my second article about my thoughts on a possible new format. While this did not turn out how I envisioned it, yet, the format

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[Set Review] The Core of Core Set 2020

Hi everybody, and thank you for returning to Strictly Average MTG. After being sick last week (sorry about that) I still want to talk about cards from Core Set 2020 as there are quite a few cards that may be missed on first glance. I have always loved these types of sets, and this one appears to be full of new cards that may see play at many tables in multiple formats. Core Sets for Magic: the Gathering usually have a number of reprints, and are released in the summer to help introduce new players to the game. There was

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