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] Top 10 new cards of 2018: #6-#10

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Modern article here on Strictly Average MTG. As we near the end of the year it is time to look back on the new cards we received that have impacted the Modern format in Magic: the Gathering. Every new set that’s released in Standard will always have some number of cards people play in Modern. Sometimes new cards will provide better options to an existing archetype, or create a new archetype all together. Now we won’t talk about all of the cards that did, but in my opinion these are the cards that

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[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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[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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