Cube construction

Cube on a Budget – Commanders in Cube? Really?

Welcome back to Cube on a Budget! We’ve been talking recently about the ability to add in different options like conspiracies, extra boosters and so on – things that really take the cube experience to the next level of wackiness. Today, let’s talk about an even more bonkers level of fun. Commander and Cube, a match made in kitchen table craziness heaven! Commander in a Cube? I Can’t Even… Obviously, we can’t fully replicate building an entire Commander deck in a cube environment. Can you imagine even drafting 100 cards and then trying to build a deck out of them?

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Core 2020 Standard – Jeskai Control Deck Tech

Hello and welcome back to Strictly Standard!  I hope you enjoyed my rundown of the Top 20 cards in Core Set 2020.  This week, I would like to take a stroll through the first deck I built for the Core Set 2020 Standard Season.  This is a Jeskai Control list featuring a few new cards from the newest set to hit Magic’s Standard format, namely .  If you haven’t already read the aforementioned Top 20 list, I will pause here and wait for you to go read my review of the new 6-mana powerhouse.  This deck’s strengths line up to

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The Modern Impact On Legacy

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Did you have a great weekend? I hope you had a chance to tune into the Team Constructed event in Philadelphia this past weekend hosted by Star City Games (SCG). Legacy has been a format that is still popular with many players in the community, but has had one big stigma over its head for a long time. Price. It’s an expensive format for sure, and a large part of that has been due to the support SCG has put into the format (see last week’s article for how they did

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Magic: the Gathering’s Historic announcement, and why you should pay attention

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you all had a great weekend, and had excellent box openings with Core Set 2020. Today I want to take a look at an announcement that honestly I felt like many in the community glossed over due to it not being tied directly to competitive play. Today I’ll be talking about the reveal that “Standard Plus” will be called “Historic”. This past November I wrote my second article about my thoughts on a possible new format. While this did not turn out how I envisioned it, yet, the format

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