This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (M19 Standard Week 2)

OK, who broke it???  I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed… sound the bugle horns, cue the slow march of finely dressed gentlemen (and women). Old Glory is flapping in the calm breeze as a somber mood consumes the air… RIP M19 Standard: July 7 – July 23, 2018.  So young, so much potential… As I was preparing for this week’s article, anxiously awaiting the SCG Classic reults to confirm my assertions from last week that Grixis Midrange would be the new deck that makes the biggest impact on M19 standard, I pulled up the Magic Online Competitive Standard Constructed League decklists

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Old School: The Eternal Struggle

It has been a while since I last wrote here (6 months, in fact!), which also coincides with the limited opportunities I get to play face-to-face games. But much has transpired- new decks have been built, ideas have continued to percolate, a new format tried out…and prices on our beloved cards have continued to blow through every ceiling that was previously ‘all-time high’. For those of you that caught my title pun, I didn’t actually play V:TES back in the day. Decipher Star Wars CCG ate up my disposable income once I moved on from Magic, and now that I think

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Reviewing The Current Modern Banned List.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I hope you have been enjoying all of the content on this page. Last week I talked about a sweet Modern Tezzerator deck, and most of my articles have been about Magic’s most popular format: Modern. Since its launch seven years ago the format has grown worldwide to be one of the most played either at FNM or at larger tournaments. Players suddenly had the ability to play their cards that were formerly in Standard, but maybe not good enough for Legacy play, and have that in a non-rotating format. When the

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Strictly Eternal 101 – Plugging a Hole in the World

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again, with another edition of Plugs: How Do They Work? or rather, a little Legacy content! It’s a brand new day with a brand new Legacy folks, that’s right it is. With and gone, things are starting to shape up well. This week’s deck comes from the Source, from a player named Lejay. The deck’s name is a hilarious take on a French tree sculpture (that quite frankly, looks like a butt plug). The name of the deck is Sylvan Plug, and it’s essentially a green/black Stompy style deck with some solid disruption and power to back

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