My Favorite Standards (Scars of Mirrodin through Innistrad and Magic: 2013)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope your week went well! While we sit in anticipation for War of the Spark I would like to visit an article series I started last year, reviewing my favorite Standard settings. While I won’t necessarily go in order, I do want to share with you all memories, and decks, from Magic’s past. More often than not a deck archetype is what players will remember more than anything else. Today I will be going over the first rotation after Caw Blade summer which covered the following sets: Scars of Mirrodin Mirrodin

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Multicolor

Welcome back to our monthly discussion on how to set up your own Peasant cube on a budget! Today we delve into the section of the cube that I seem to enjoy putting together the most – multicolor! But Once Again, Rules First As per usual, let’s remember exactly what the rules are before we rush headlong into danger: We’re aiming to build a 360-card cube We’re going to stick to the rules of Peasant construction – only cards that have had at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon are legal Because we’re on a budget,

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Colorless

Hi everyone, welcome back to our monthly chat on how to construct a peasant cube on a budget! We’re now through the five mono-colored sections, and (some would say) into the really interesting corners. Today, we’ll look at how to create an example colorless section of the cube. But First, the Rules Before we go charging in, let’s remind ourselves of what we’re trying to achieve here: We’re aiming to build a 360-card cube We’re going to stick to the rules of Peasant construction – only cards that have had at least one printing at a rarity of common or

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Arena – U/G Merfolk

Hi friends! This week we will be playing around with one of my favorite tribes that splashed its way back into Standard! I am of course talking about Merfolk. Merfolk decks have been around for a long time and typically operate as tribal aggro decks with anthem lords like . The tribe is classically thought of as Mono-Blue but, along with Pirates and Dinosaurs, Ixalan brought us a fresh take by adding Green as a primary color for Merfolk. The deck’s featured “lords” are and . is a classic lord effect giving all other Merfolk +1 +1, however, offers some

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