Drafting Level Up – BREAD Theory

Recently, I was discussing my recent draft level up article with a friend, and we began to hash out more ideas for articles.  We started talking about his current draft, where he was passed 4 copies of  and opened a . The two of us went back and forth about our personal drafting theory and how we value cards.  As I was explaining my approach, he said ‘So you use BREAD theory?’ I had no idea what he meant by this since I’d never heard anyone talk about it.  He told me to go home and look it up so I could write about it because it would

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Game Day Decknology

A few weeks ago in my article Strictly Level Up – Brewing a Competitive Deck I discussed my process for brewing a competitive deck and started the shell for what I thought could be a contender in the new world of Standard after Aether Revolt. At the time of writing that article, the list was very rough and looked like this.  After playing between 30 and 40 matches with this list I hammered out a finalized list of 75. The new list added  and .  Thalia is amazing to slow down other aggro decks, put our control opponents a turn behind on mana, and

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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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Artist Showcase–Spencer Baumgarten

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many Artist Showcase articles here on the Strictly Average site.  The plan is to take a few moments and celebrate creators, artists, and craftsman that are making cool things related to this awesome game.  I am currently opening this up to anyone interested in having their work showcased and discussed on the site.  Submissions can be sent through the Contact Us form. These articles can showcase items that are for sale, or just plain interesting and creative. In regards to artists selling their wares, I am merely going to share how

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