State of the Average #1

Welcome to the first-ever State of the Average. I am not going to commit to the frequency of these wonderfully named articles, because I am unsure how often they are needed.  With the new year, and new content coming out of the site, I felt it was important to bring readers up to speed. I have been extremely busy with many projects, and sadly the content here on the site has suffered.  I honestly thought that it didn’t really matter, until I logged back in to my StrictlyAverageMTG email and found about a dozen notes from people wondering where the

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An Old School evening

Old. School. Magic. For anyone who plays the game, it brings you back to the beginning or your Magic journey, whenever that may be. Similar to the music you listened to in high school that you will consider to be ‘classic’ for the rest of your life (for me, it’s Weezer’s Blue album; as an aside about getting old I have found that actual ‘classic’ music stations play the songs that I remember best from those years), the cards that you first learned the game and played with hold a special place in your memories. I began playing when I

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Strictly Eternal 101 – Metalworking for Fun and Profit?

Strictly Eternal 101 – Metalworking for Fun and Profit? Howdy folks!  It’s Joe again with another installment of Whose Line is it Anyway?  I mean… Legacy.  Right, Legacy.  We’re gonna talk about Legacy stuff.  I may do some improv.  We’ll see how it goes. Anyways, one of the things I wanted to do with this article series is shine a little light on lists that are interesting and different and well… fun?  I mean, we can have fun, right? This week we’re gonna dive into a list that is fun (well, if fun were a subjective measurement and it only

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Strictly Eternal 101 – Musings of a Legacy Rambler

Strictly Eternal 101 – Musings of Legacy Rambler Howdy folks!  My name’s Joe, and you might recognize me from such classic hits as Popeye Stompy Hits the Town and Just What the F*** is Nic Fit Anyways? I’m a bit of a rambler when it comes to both Legacy and Vintage, much to the chagrin of all who will listen.  Both formats resonate with what I truly love about Magic:  skill and proper deck-building are more important than matchup lottery, and where anything (and I mean truly anything) can happen. And so here we are, rambling about these formats to

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