Announcement: Standard League

I am excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Standard League, starting on Monday, March 6th. This league will be held using the Xmage client.  We have partnered with Pucatrade.com to offer prizes for this league. The points are from my personal stash, as Puca has a commitment to no longer generate more points for free. This league will run 8 weeks, and then there will be a TOP 8 playoff at the end. This is a FREE tournament, with prizes paid out in Puca Points.  Each ‘season’ the prizes will vary. For the first season, 1st

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Reminder: One Week Left Until February Giveaway

I recently updated the Patreon with a post regarding our February Giveaway.  With the intent on getting the word out more, I am posting something here.  $27 more to be pledged and the lucky monthly winner gets a gorgeous Deck Box handcrafted by Spencer Baumgarten to go with their BattleBox. Here is the update from the Patreon Site: There is exactly 7 days left in the month of February, and we are at $73 committed for the month. This means there will be the monthly giveaway of 1,000 Puca Points, or a $10 card to the winner selected randomly from all

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Announcement – New Web Site Launch

I am super excited to announce the launch of our new website.  The new address for Strictly Average will now be strictlyaveragemtg.com.  Thanks to the support of this amazing community and my partners on the Patreon page, I was able to upgrade to a host that is controlled entirely by myself and the rest of the SA team.  This means we can do more for you, and have the flexibility to offer some really cool new features. All of the old article links that you may have had previously, or found on Social Media should automagically redirect here.  If something

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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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