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 Magic] Greatness, at any cost

Hi everybody, and welcome back to another discussion about Modern. I mentioned last week that I would talk about my favorite Shard deck. A deck named after a Shard (a deck that consists of three colors, which you can read more about here) usually provides some level of synergy between the card choices. A lot of you may think it’s Esper. However, as much as I have tried it I have always fallen back to Azorius colors, dropping the black to be more consistent. So with that said truly my favorite three color combination is: For all of the years

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I Love You 3,000

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I appreciate you stopping by. Today I’m going to diverge from Modern talk to bring up something a little personal that seemed to kind of converge within the last few weeks. Before I start, I do want to say that this is not a review about any movies that may have been recently released (specifically one released at the end of April this year). The Trigger Baseball is great. I love the sport, and as a kid I loved playing with the neighborhood kids (as rare as it was). I never

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[Modern Magic] Robots, In Control.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for more discussion about Modern. This week I’m going to talk about a deck that has been at the foundation of the format since its beginning. Through many banned & restricted announcements, as well as new Standard sets, this deck has remained unscathed. If you bought into this deck a few years ago, and have not played since then, your deck is still viable while only needing to add a card or two if you choose! That deck is (probably incorrectly called) Affinity. While this archetype is mostly known for the sheer

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[On Your Upkeep] Magic Fatigue

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for more talk about the game we love; Magic: the Gathering. While I mostly write about Modern I do on occasion have other subjects to discuss. Today, with this new article series, there is something I have been wanting to talk about for awhile, and it feels like the right time to do it. It happens to each of us, and lasts different lengths of time. For some it can be a few days or weeks, and for others it feels like an eternity. No it’s not a card. It’s fatigue. What

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