[Planeswalker Spotlight] Gideon

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Monday here at Strictly Average. I hope you all had a good weekend, and are getting excited for Standard rotation as Guilds of Ravnica approaches. Thanks to a suggestion from one of the readers I’m going to start a new article series focusing on individual Planeswalkers, and for the first one we’ll take an in depth look at Gideon. Planeswalkers, first introduced in Lorwyn, have been a mainstay in many strategies since their release. From being in Dimir Faeries, supporting a Big Red strategy, and seeing other decks with , as well as

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Do You Mardu?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Strictly Average website for more Modern content. As many of you know the recent Pro Tour (Pro Tour 25th Anniversary) recently concluded, and it was a sweet event. Having Standard, Modern, and Legacy represented throughout the entire tournament was definitely a plus for the tournament. However seeing all of the decks posted was also something to really look forward to as we approached the end of the event. One of the decks listed really reignited my interest in an archetype I gave up on awhile ago, and this one may surprise many of

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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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Metal Machine Music

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for another Modern article. For those of you following along at home yes the title is a reference to the Industrial Metal band Die Krupps who happen to be one of my favorites. I always try to reference things in my articles to put a little unique twist on things, and provide an overall theme to what I am about to write. Today will be no different as we take a look at one of my favorite planeswalkers ever printed: . (Yes it’s true. John Travolta can be cast as me in the

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