Scott Campbell, better known as MTGPackFoils, has been playing Magic since he was 17 (which was in 1993). He’s known for loving decks such as Azorius Control, Jund, and others (especially in Modern). He is a husband, father, and a former nightclub DJ.

Do You Mardu?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Strictly Average website for more Modern content. As many of you know the recent Pro Tour (Pro Tour 25th Anniversary) recently concluded, and it was a sweet event. Having Standard, Modern, and Legacy represented throughout the entire tournament was definitely a plus for the tournament. However seeing all of the decks posted was also something to really look forward to as we approached the end of the event. One of the decks listed really reignited my interest in an archetype I gave up on awhile ago, and this one may surprise many of

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A New Format? It’s Possible.

Hello Magic players. I hope you all had a great weekend, and enjoyed watching the Pro Tour (or were lucky enough to go to GenCon). Today I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about one of the possibilities for the future of Magic: the Gathering, and that is a new format. There are two theories I will cover here so let’s dig in. Magic: the Gathering has several formats for competitive play. It’s oldest (Vintage, originally called Type 1), and second oldest (Standard, originally called Type 2) have been on the extreme ends of accessibility during the game’s 25

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Speaking Casually: Take Flight With Esper Dragons

For those of you who follow me I am bringing this article from my website on May 4th, 2018. I hope you enjoy this reprieve especially now as there are people trying Dragons in Esper builds. – Scott Hello everyone, and welcome back. I hope you all have been well, and have enjoyed Dominaria so far. It’s nice to see a lot of excitement back in a Magic set release again, and levels of excitement like this make it a lot easier for players to try new cards in formats outside of Standard than they would otherwise. I personally can

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Reviewing The Current Modern Banned List.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I hope you have been enjoying all of the content on this page. Last week I talked about a sweet Modern Tezzerator deck, and most of my articles have been about Magic’s most popular format: Modern. Since its launch seven years ago the format has grown worldwide to be one of the most played either at FNM or at larger tournaments. Players suddenly had the ability to play their cards that were formerly in Standard, but maybe not good enough for Legacy play, and have that in a non-rotating format. When the

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