[Set Review] The Core of Core Set 2020

Hi everybody, and thank you for returning to Strictly Average MTG. After being sick last week (sorry about that) I still want to talk about cards from Core Set 2020 as there are quite a few cards that may be missed on first glance. I have always loved these types of sets, and this one appears to be full of new cards that may see play at many tables in multiple formats. Core Sets for Magic: the Gathering usually have a number of reprints, and are released in the summer to help introduce new players to the game. There was

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Modern Madness: WB Curses

Curses is an Enchantment, Aura/Curse, prison deck whose goal is to create a soft lock on creature and planeswalker-based decks by cheating and into play using . Following this, the deck uses and as finishers. The deck uses hand disruptions such as and to disrupt combo decks as well as protect its hand from potential answers, such as counter spells. The deck also uses mana acceleration in the form of , , and in order to cast Misfortunes as fast as possible. Lastly, the deck runs as Misfortunes numbers 5-8 and as a quick tutor for if our opponent is

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Barely Budget Brews: Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper

Greetings Travelers! Welcome to another edition of Barely Budget Brews, a series that takes on the challenge of brewing up the best possible Commander deck under $100. Commander is a passion of mine but unfortunately my wallet has a hard time keeping up with my passion. Let’s search far and wide for the biggest bang for our buck while still being competitive. Commander Introduction One of the most unique and popular archetypes throughout Magic: the Gathering’s history has been control. Being able to use as few resources as possible in order to gain advantage over your opponents is a powerful

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[My Favorite Standards] Return to Ravnica through Theros blocks & Magic 2015

Hello everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Thank you for being patient while I was on vacation. It appears that while I was gone the Core Set 2020 previews started. What a crazy time to be playing Magic, as we have three sets in War of the Spark, Modern Horizons, and Core Set 2020 all fighting each other for shelf space once the core set is released. That’s a lot of cards in a short window, and depending on what format (or how often) you play you may not have things figured out to determine if the singles you are

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