Lord of Chaos – Book 6 of the Wheel of Time

What’s in the box!? Lord of Chaos, book six of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic, picks up quickly after Fires of Heaven. Rand al’Thor rules both Cairhien and Andor, but at a great cost. Now he faces not only the expected enemies, but their machinations with those who should be his allies. While in Andor, Rand meets with a ‘new’ character that plays a large part throughout the remainder of the series, if often from the sidelines, Mazrim Taim, a false Dragon from Saldaea that was captured but escaped when Rand rightfully claimed his title of Dragon. Taim is

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (M19 Standard Week 2)

OK, who broke it???  I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed… sound the bugle horns, cue the slow march of finely dressed gentlemen (and women). Old Glory is flapping in the calm breeze as a somber mood consumes the air… RIP M19 Standard: July 7 – July 23, 2018.  So young, so much potential… As I was preparing for this week’s article, anxiously awaiting the SCG Classic reults to confirm my assertions from last week that Grixis Midrange would be the new deck that makes the biggest impact on M19 standard, I pulled up the Magic Online Competitive Standard Constructed League decklists

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Old School: The Eternal Struggle

It has been a while since I last wrote here (6 months, in fact!), which also coincides with the limited opportunities I get to play face-to-face games. But much has transpired- new decks have been built, ideas have continued to percolate, a new format tried out…and prices on our beloved cards have continued to blow through every ceiling that was previously ‘all-time high’. For those of you that caught my title pun, I didn’t actually play V:TES back in the day. Decipher Star Wars CCG ate up my disposable income once I moved on from Magic, and now that I think

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Reviewing The Current Modern Banned List.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I hope you have been enjoying all of the content on this page. Last week I talked about a sweet Modern Tezzerator deck, and most of my articles have been about Magic’s most popular format: Modern. Since its launch seven years ago the format has grown worldwide to be one of the most played either at FNM or at larger tournaments. Players suddenly had the ability to play their cards that were formerly in Standard, but maybe not good enough for Legacy play, and have that in a non-rotating format. When the

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