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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Cube construction

Building a Multiplayer Cube – White

Hi everyone, and welcome back to our monthly cube discussion! This time around, I’d like to kick off a new set of articles that cover where it all began for me and my own personal cube journey – Multiplayer cube. Multiplayer? What Changes? Firstly, let’s look at what differences a multiplayer cube has over a traditional one. Having multiple opponents to dispatch generally means three things: Aggro strategies don’t work (mostly). If you’re trying to win via straight, creature-based aggro, you might be able to kill a single opponent, but you’re probably running out of gas by the time you

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[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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Cube construction

Cube on a Budget – Commanders in Cube? Really?

Welcome back to Cube on a Budget! We’ve been talking recently about the ability to add in different options like conspiracies, extra boosters and so on – things that really take the cube experience to the next level of wackiness. Today, let’s talk about an even more bonkers level of fun. Commander and Cube, a match made in kitchen table craziness heaven! Commander in a Cube? I Can’t Even… Obviously, we can’t fully replicate building an entire Commander deck in a cube environment. Can you imagine even drafting 100 cards and then trying to build a deck out of them?

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