[Pioneer Building] Battle For Zendikar through Hour of Devastation

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. We’re on day five of this review, and there are two more to go after this. I hope you all are enjoying what I have provided so far, and hopefully this has also sparked some ideas for decks. Speaking of decks, we just left a Standard that rotated within six months of the fall set coming out, and honestly it would not be that long before there was a course correction in Standard play as well as design. Before we start let’s take a look at what we are working with.

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[Pioneer Building] Dragons of Tarkir through Eldritch Moon

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you have enjoyed this series so far. We are currently rounding the turn and taking our first steps towards the end of this review. Today is day four of reviewing each era of Standard that has contributed to the new Pioneer format (which turns a month old now, so Happy Birthday Pioneer). Before I begin I want to mention that any sets I talk about can be viewed here. You can look at all of the products released in Magic: the Gathering’s history all in that one handy link.

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[Pioneer Building] Khans of Tarkir through Oath of the Gatewatch

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Today is day three of the review of each era of Standard encompassing the sets legal in Pioneer. This has been quite an undertaking, and over the last few days there have been a lot of decks represented for each archetype of Aggro, Control, and Midrange (and even a few bonus decks thrown in). However, all of that changes today. Tarkir In Charge As the sets prior to Khans of Tarkir rotated out, Khans was still going strong. It was leading the way in brewing decks, and even trying new cards

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[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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