Invent Your Superiority

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for some more Magic musings by yours truly. As much as I talk about Modern, there are other formats that I do play occasionally, and one of them is EDH. EDH, or Elder Dragon Highlander, is a format where your deck is based entirely around a legendary creature. The deck can only have cards that share the same color(s) as that creature (often named “general” or “commander”). The deck is singleton, containing 100 different cards (though you can have as many basic lands as you need). Games are usually multiplayer. While there

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Guilds of Ravnica – Top 10 Favorite Commander Cards

Hello all!  Long time reader, first time contributor here at Strictly Average MTG.  As a new set is upon us, this is the best time to review our favorite cards of the set and compare them to older staples of the format.  These are my top 10 favorite commander cards from Guilds of Ravnica.  Honorable Mention – Circuitous Route As there are so many great cards in the set, I’ll start by cheating and including a virtual number eleven, which we’ll call my Honorable Mention.  This honor goes to .  This card easily qualifies as one of the best mana

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EDHPSA: Oblivion Ring is not removal

Greetings, Average MtGers! I’m back with another PSA today, and I’d like to discuss why I do not consider effects like to be removal. Before you voice all those thoughts running through your mind, yes I concede there are caveats to this; we’ll talk about caveats down the line. But overall, I do not count these cards as removal when building my decks. “Don’t worry everyone….I’ll be back.” We have seen several iterations of over the years (though I feel a bit bad not giving credit to ), and each card has seemed less powerful than before. I’m speaking of

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EDH IMHO: The Year Wizards almost killed Commander

When you see this image, how does it make you feel? Oh wait, this is the internet, so I already know. This dude…he pisses you off, doesn’t he? That’s the thing with George Lucas. Sure, he created the most successful film franchise of all time. He made something you probably adored. Chances are there is something incredible about one of his stories that inspired you at a young age; a story that was truly creative and inspiring. And then he destroyed it. And why? Because he, like most of mankind, just doesn’t know how to leave something alone. Welcome to

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