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.

[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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[Future Sight] A new Modern?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for another article about Modern Magic: the Gathering. As you know, Mondays usually focus on the Modern format. Today, however, I want to kick off a new article series I am going to title “Future Sight.” This series will focus on looking ahead at possibilities, based on what could happen with the tools we have (or have seen) as a basis for thought. Magic: the Gathering has been my hobby since 1993; however I didn’t start playing at the Friday Night Magic (FNM) level until 2006. Since then one of the things I

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[Something to Ponder] Why we were wrong about Ultimate Masters

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG, as well as another article about Modern. Today I won’t necessarily be talking about decks, or how to play a deck; instead I’ll be talking about some things I think we all missed upon the initial announcement of a product coming soon. Yes, that’s right, we were wrong about Ultimate Masters. The community (collectively) was wrong about Ultimate Masters. However, before we get to that, let’s explain what it is. Ultimate Masters is a reprint set along the lines of the Modern Masters sets, and Iconic Masters. It is a set that is printed

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Invent Your Superiority

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for some more Magic musings by yours truly. As much as I talk about Modern, there are other formats that I do play occasionally, and one of them is EDH. EDH, or Elder Dragon Highlander, is a format where your deck is based entirely around a legendary creature. The deck can only have cards that share the same color(s) as that creature (often named “general” or “commander”). The deck is singleton, containing 100 different cards (though you can have as many basic lands as you need). Games are usually multiplayer. While there

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