[The Colors of Modern] Part 1: Mono Colors

Hello everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I hope you all are enjoying Ravnica Allegiance! In this article I want to get back to Modern, and bring up a subject I have held off from talking about for awhile. Modern is a great format. Yes. You read that right. Modern is a great format. Unlike Legacy, where the archetypes are entrenched, there is still room to brew in Modern. In fact with this series I will show you, over the course of several weeks, that Modern has a known deck for each possible color combination in Magic. Amazing, isn’t it? So

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RNA Standard – Week 1 Results and “How’d I Do?”

Welcome to week 1 of Ravnica Allegiance Standard! And welcome back to the Strictly Standard meta report series where we dive into the past week’s Magic Online decklists and weekend tournament results. It was release weekend, so no WotC sponsored paper tournaments to talk about, but we do get the Star City Games Open and Classic tournaments from Indianapolis and a bevy of Magic Online decks to talk about from both the Competitive Standard Leagues as well as the Standard Mythic Championship Qualifier. Kicking things off, I’d like to take a look at the tournament meta. We have both a

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Ravnica Allegiance key Cards and Looking Ahead at RNA Standard

Welcome back to another installment of Strictly Standard. Last time as we said goodbye to GRN Standard I promised a look ahead at RNA Standard, and what an exciting peek into a new format is in store! Without a rotation to shake things up, there will not be a winners // losers series, but I have plenty of predictions (both reasonable and way out there)! First I’d like to start with a quick breakdown of the guilds we get in Ravnica Allegiance. Kicking things off is the guild of law and order, the Azorius Senate.  Bringing us the powerful control

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GRN Standard – That’s a Wrap

Welcome back to Strictly Standard for 2019!  It’s a new year full of new set releases and new possibilities.  Like, POSSIBLY Mono-Red won’t be good once Ravnica Allegiance releases.  Please GOD tell me Mono-Red won’t be good once Ravnica Allegiance releases…  With the lamentations of a year and a half of aggro dominating the format behind us, I wanted to take a look back at the Standard format that Guilds of Ravnica and the fall rotation gave us. Guilds of Ravnica Standard was an evolving format.  Things started out dominated by the grindy value generating Golgari decks that leverage the graveyard-filling

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