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.

[Planeswalker Spotlight] Gideon

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Monday here at Strictly Average. I hope you all had a good weekend, and are getting excited for Standard rotation as Guilds of Ravnica approaches. Thanks to a suggestion from one of the readers I’m going to start a new article series focusing on individual Planeswalkers, and for the first one we’ll take an in depth look at Gideon. Planeswalkers, first introduced in Lorwyn, have been a mainstay in many strategies since their release. From being in Dimir Faeries, supporting a Big Red strategy, and seeing other decks with , as well as

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My Favorite Standards (Ravnica block through Time Spiral block)

Hello everyone. Welcome back to Strictly Average for more musings about the great game that is Magic: the Gathering. I hope your summer has been good so far, and although we are still in that season every August makes me think of fall. As we approach fall one thing that many of us ponder is the upcoming Standard rotation with the release of the new set. This year that will be Guilds of Ravnica. Standard has been one of the oldest (with Vintage being THE oldest) formats in the game’s history, and each fall brings some excitement as a lot

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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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