[Pioneer Building] Theros through Magic Origins

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average. Pioneer is an exciting format that still hasn’t been figured out yet, and honestly that’s quite alright. The format is almost a month old, and it’s THE format everyone is talking about. From tournament organizers, stores, players, to the villains in MTG Finance, everyone is trying to figure it out. At first glance there seemed to be very few cards available, but as players explored new options revealing themselves. Even I surprise myself with some of the cards I realize are Pioneer legal, and the combinations that can be done with them.

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[Pioneer Building] Reviewing Return to Ravnica through Magic 2015

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all have had a good week, and are enjoying the new format Pioneer. That is exactly what I will be talking about more in depth this week as I cover all of the eras of Standard that are included in this format. There were exactly seven of them in total, and this week you will see an article from me each day going back to review these formats. Why am I doing this? The purpose of this is to review each era of Standard looking at what the

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[Pioneer Building] Entering a new Frontier

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I’m sure by now many of you have heard the news that we have a brand new format to play, and that format is called Pioneer. This new format was announced a few weeks ago, and it was somewhat unexpected. However, when we stop to look at how many Magic: the Gathering sets now exist, this is something we should have expected. This article will serve as an introduction to Pioneer, while future articles will review deck archetypes from each of the eras of Standard that Pioneer is covering. In the

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Cube construction

Building a Multiplayer Cube – Black

Hi everyone, and welcome back to our monthly journey on building a multiplayer cube. Today it’s time to look at my cube’s black section as an example! You can catch up on the rest of the series so far by looking back at the white and blue articles. But for now, let’s forge into black… The Black Section Firstly, here’s what my multiplayer cube’s black section currently looks like: Black has one big mono-colored archetype here – Zombie Tribal. You can see this straight away in the presence of the tribal lords in , and . Also in here because

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