A Tale of Half-a Grand Prix

June, 2017 — Me and my two buddies are just finishing up the Modern Grand Prix in Las Vegas.  We decided we would make this an annual Bro’s Weekend, even after 5 days of Magic in the 110 degree desert heat and fighting the droves of EDC Headliners that made The Strip feel like a scene out of Resident Evil: Extinction. Smash-cut to March 2018 and I find myself eagerly and aggressively mashing the refresh button on cfbevents.com to secure my place in the Modern Main event for GP Las Vegas 2018.  After testing out a REALLY BAD 5-Color Jund

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Hot Deck, Summer In The FNM

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Modern article. Last week I talked about Azorius Miracles in Modern, and since then we have entered a new season: Summer. This season brings a lot of things to us from violent thunderstorms, high humidity, and (perhaps what it’s best known for) intense heat. So to celebrate the beginning of the season we’re going to talk about Burn. Burn decks have been a staple in Magic since the first was cast. Players have been looking for ways to deal damage directly to their opponent, and finish them off with some cheap creatures for a

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All I Need Is A Miracle

Hello everyone! Welcome to my very first article for Strictly Average. Before we begin I want to thank everyone at Strictly Average for bringing me on board, and I hope you all enjoy the content. I play Modern, Legacy, Standard, and EDH. I’ve been playing since Revised so I have a ton of Magic to talk about. However, I will be writing mostly about Modern. Today let’s talk about a sweet Modern Azorius Control deck. Yes. Azorius. Not Jeskai. Control decks have tried to maintain a foothold in Modern for quite some time now, and while one can argue that

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The Strictly Team – SCG Cincinnati Team Open

Howdy folks! This here is a fairly special event: today’s article is presented to you by not one, not two, but three different authors! Joe Dyer, Dennis Gabriels, and Harrison Stoddart are each here to talk about the experience of playing in a Team Constructed event, specifically StarCityGames Cincinnati! Before we dive into the meat of the article and each of us has a chance to go over our experiences, lemme first talk about how this all came about. I had been considered for part of a team locally for the Team Open. Unfortunately, due to some issues, I was

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