Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – White

So we recently discussed how anyone can build a cube, and how a budget limit doesn’t prevent you from building an incredible experience. This time out, I want to touch on the format of one of my own cubes to illustrate how to start building your own. “Peasant” has a particular meaning for sixty-card decks – it’s usually a deck built from common cards, supplemented with a handful of uncommons. In Cube, it’s pretty hard to keep that ratio in place, so when we say “Peasant Cube”, we’re really just referring to a cube composed entirely of cards that are

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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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Guilds of Ravnica review: Selesnya

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the last guild from Guilds of Ravnica I’ll be talking about. If you have read all of these put your hand up to the screen as I am giving you a high five right…about…now. Excellent! While one may think the Selesnya Conclave as peace loving, nature protecting, “hippies” (for lack of a better word) their history does tie back to some hypocritical and sinister dealings (Editors Note: Sort of. They were almost taken over by Savra so that Szadek could kill Mat’Selesnya, the ancient parun of the Guild by using the Selesnyans’ Quietmen to

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Guilds of Ravnica – Top 10 Favorite Commander Cards

Hello all!  Long time reader, first time contributor here at Strictly Average MTG.  As a new set is upon us, this is the best time to review our favorite cards of the set and compare them to older staples of the format.  These are my top 10 favorite commander cards from Guilds of Ravnica.  Honorable Mention – Circuitous Route As there are so many great cards in the set, I’ll start by cheating and including a virtual number eleven, which we’ll call my Honorable Mention.  This honor goes to .  This card easily qualifies as one of the best mana

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