[Planeswalker Spotlight] Elspeth Tirel

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. My apologies for the long delay. This past month has been a bit hectic due to things both inside, and outside, of Magic: the Gathering for yours truly. However, I am back to work writing articles about this great game. As promised with the previous article, today I have another entry in the Planeswalker Spotlight series. It’s been awhile, almost a whole year in fact, since I have had an article focused on a single planeswalker; the last one was about Sarkhan. Today I want to look at one of my

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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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