Invent Your Superiority

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for some more Magic musings by yours truly. As much as I talk about Modern, there are other formats that I do play occasionally, and one of them is EDH. EDH, or Elder Dragon Highlander, is a format where your deck is based entirely around a legendary creature. The deck can only have cards that share the same color(s) as that creature (often named “general” or “commander”). The deck is singleton, containing 100 different cards (though you can have as many basic lands as you need). Games are usually multiplayer. While there

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Blue

Welcome back to our monthly discussion on how to create your own peasant cube on a budget! We’ve already had a go at creating a basic white section of our cube – today we’re going to look at blue. First, The Rules Again Let’s remind ourselves exactly what we’re doing here! We’re aiming for a basic 360-card cube. We’re going to fill it with cards that have seen at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon, and are at most $3 a copy as of the time of writing. We’re going to aim for an even color

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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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