[Modern] The Gifts of Magic

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Modern article here on Strictly Average MTG. I do appreciate all of you for stopping by to read these articles each week; that is truly the only gift one could ask for. As we approach the end of the year we reach the season of giving as people around the world celebrate several holidays, some of which have gift giving as part of their celebration. Magic: the Gathering is no stranger to giving as it has been doing that for many years. One of the greatest assets to any game is how often can you

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Time!

One of the most basic components of playing Magic is resource management. Many overarching strategies rely on maximizing one or two resources to overwhelm an opponent. For example, a deck like Miracles relies on counter magic, and superior card draw and selection. It carves out an advantageous board state by denying an opponent access to resources while at the same time replenishing hand size. The Deck eventually wins with a ultimate, a pumped up , or a large . Grixis-Control uses discard spells and efficient creature kills spells to support opponent hand and resource denial, eventually going over the top

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Black

Welcome back once more to Peasant Cube on a Budget! We’ve already looked at how to make a basic white and blue section of our cube – today, it’s black’s turn. First, The Rules Again But first, a refresher on what exactly we’re trying to achieve here! We’re aiming for a basic 360-card cube. We’re going to fill it with cards that have seen at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon, and are at most $3 a copy as of the time of writing. We’re going to aim for an even color distribution in our cube,

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[Modern] Elf, Elf, Baby!

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Modern article here on Strictly Average. With it being the beginning of December there is one thing on the minds of most people: Christmas. However there is something about this holiday I need to talk about before I talk about Magic’s most festive tribe. For a long time we have been told what an Elf is around this time of year, and we have been told incorrectly. That’s right. The “Christmas Elf” is not really an Elf. What is it then? A gnome. That’s right. GNOME! Gnomes enjoy to tinker, and create things. Gnomes

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