[Modern] The Top 10 Modern Cards of 2019 #5 – #1

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season as it unfolds, and spending time with people you appreciate. This has been a wild year in Magic: the Gathering, and there has been (what feels like) constant change. While this has made narrowing down a Top 10 (and with this article the Top 5) a bit of a challenge, not too many can argue the ridiculous power that these cards bring. If you missed the bottom half of this Top 10 you can read that here. Without further delay let’s get into

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[Modern] The Top 10 Modern Cards in 2019 #6 to #10

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another article here on Strictly Average MTG. As the year winds down it’s time to reflect back on what has been offered to us for play in Modern. Now while many Magic: the Gathering players will use cards across multiple formats I focus mainly on Modern, and wish to provide that format the review for this Top 10 just like I did last year. Also like last year this will be divided into two parts. Starting with the bottom half today, and the top half next week. With this article going live on December

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[Modern Magic] The Twelf Days of Christmas

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you enjoyed the review of the eras in Standard that encompass the Pioneer format. Now that I am past that, and that the calendar has flipped to December, it is time to not only return to Modern but also review one of the decks I usually play at this time of year. That’s right. It’s time to talk about Elves. Not this one though. That is a Gnome. Not an Elf. Santa’s “helpers” like to make things. They are also small, near childlike in size, and quite jovial. That’s

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[Pioneer Building] Entering a new Frontier

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I’m sure by now many of you have heard the news that we have a brand new format to play, and that format is called Pioneer. This new format was announced a few weeks ago, and it was somewhat unexpected. However, when we stop to look at how many Magic: the Gathering sets now exist, this is something we should have expected. This article will serve as an introduction to Pioneer, while future articles will review deck archetypes from each of the eras of Standard that Pioneer is covering. In the

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