Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Red

Happy new year, family! I’m sure I type for everyone at Strictly Average when I say I hope your 2019 is a safe and prosperous one! At this time of year, it’s steaming hot down here in Australia, so it’s only appropriate that as the heat reaches its peak here, we’re talking the color red! Let’s look at what makes a good red section in a peasant cube! First, The Rules Again But firstly, all of the previous Peasant Cube on a Budget articles were last year! Let’s remind ourselves of exactly what we’ve got up to so far. We’re

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Just Building Around – Surveil

Thank you for joining me in a new article series I’m calling “Just Building Around” where I take one new card from a recently released product and build a deck for it!  It could be a 4-of in constructed, or it could be a sweet legendary creature as the Commander of a new EDH deck. Either way, I will walk you through my thought process as I come up with awesome synergies, discover new cards, and in the end hopefully build a fun deck. For the inaugural session, I want to take aim at my favorite mechanic to come out

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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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