The 2018 Q&A

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for my very first ever Q&A! Recently I asked for questions from you all in a variety of topics related to Magic: the Gathering. I’m going to go through each of those, and do my best to answer them here. After that I will discuss some upcoming articles as we get closer to the release of Guilds of Ravnica. Josh asks: “What are decks like BW Tokens, Jund, Abzan, Esper Control, or the like missing to be considered competitive in the modern format right now?“  Thanks for the question, Josh. Honestly Jund

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Strictly Eternal 101 – Building a Vine Up and Down

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again with another edition of Jack and the Beanstalk: Jack Strikes Back! Or rather, a little Legacy content to whet your proverbial whistle. Unfortunately this week we do not have any video content for you guys. Things have been nutty for me as of late, so I just have not had any real time to record the video and get it done. Video stuff is super time consuming, so hopefully we can get back to this for future articles. That being said, this week we are taking a look at the concept of building and tuning an

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The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

When one becomes three, you have to start somewhere The Gathering Storm is the first of three books written largely by Brandon Sanderson to finish the Wheel of Time series following Robert Jordan’s death. Jordan left Sanderson an outline, extensive notes and even several whole chapters to use in the books, so his vision for Rand and company would be fulfilled in the way he intended, even if he himself didn’t get a chance to see it through. And while Jordan originally promised just one more book to finish the series, Sanderson was unable to see how to make that

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Cube construction

Anyone Can Build a Cube (Yes, Even You!)

Usually, a Magic: the Gathering player can be placed in one of three boxes when it comes to Cube Draft – either they’ve never heard of it, think it’s the greatest format in the history of Magic, or they’d love to give it a try but the thought of buying or balancing 360+ cards freaks them out. Never fear! Let’s talk about how easy it is to set one up and have some of the greatest fun you’ve ever had at a kitchen table! What is a Cube Draft? Firstly, for the uninitiated, let’s talk about what a cube draft

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