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.

Bring Out Your Dredge!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for more Modern discussion. I hope you all are doing well, and enjoyed the coverage of Magic all over Twitch this weekend. This article was written before the conclusion of Star City Games’ event in Charlotte this weekend, but I’m sure based on the few weeks we have had with Modern in this post Guilds of Ravnica metagame there is on deck on everyone’s mind. Azorius Control… No wait that’s not it! It’s of course . is an archetype based on a mechanic derived from a card, all with the same name.

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Running The Maze!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Modern article by yours truly. I do really enjoy the format, and have been playing it since it’s inception. While things have changed over the years (for instance we did not have the Onslaught fetchlands in the beginning) it still does evolve over time. New cards presented in Standard give us thoughts to new decks, or at the very least provide a call back to a beloved Standard deck. In Guilds of Ravnica one card did just that sort of callback. While I won’t be using this card in today’s deck it did

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[Planeswalker Spotlight] Sarkhan

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Planeswalker Spotlight. This is the third installment following the spotlights on Gideon, and Sorin respectively. These decks are made to brew around a planeswalker, and try out with your friends and at FNM. Planeswalkers have been around since Lorwyn, and truly it wasn’t until Shards of Alara where they not only felt central to the story, but also cards to build around. Today I’m going to talk about one who devoted his whole life to worshiping dragons: Sarkhan Vol. Sarkhan was a soldier in the Mardu Horde who grew tired of the bloodshed

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[Something To Ponder] Mixed Messages & Ivory Towers

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG for another article in the Something To Ponder series. I hope you all had fun at the Guilds of Ravnica pre-release (I did), and if you did not have a chance it was a lot of fun. Today though I wanted to talk about some issues that have been brought to light since last week, and a few things on my mind with the game as a whole. Gerry Thompson, and The World Championship Last week notable Magic: the Gathering professional player Gerry Thompson posted on Twitter that he was not

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