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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Guilds of Ravnivca preview: Izzet

Do you like experimentation? Do you like making things explode? Then the Izzet League is for you! They don’t waste any time, and neither should we, so let’s Jump-start our look into the cards in Guilds of Ravnica for Izzet. The Izzet League Followed by those who seek greater knowledge, or those who choose to become part of an experiment, the Izzet League are the inventors on Ravnica. Led, until recently, by the Dracogenius Niv-Mizzet this blue and red mana guild is currently being ran by Ral Zarek. The mechanic this time around for these inventors is Jump-start. While this is

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The Way of Kings: Book 1 of the Stormlight Archives

Sanderson begins his own sprawling epic. The Way of Kings is Brandon Sanderson’s first book in a planned ten book series known as the Stormlight Archives. It introduces us to Roshar, a new world in Sanderson’s Cosmere; just like the Mistborn series and Elantris, it is lightly connected to his other stories. No external knowledge is required to enjoy these books – Editor As is normal for these types of books, Kings is rife with new terminology and taxonomy, not to mention characters, locations and backstory. One thing Sanderson does to break this up, besides having multiple main characters, is introduce

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Guilds of Ravnica review: Golgari

Hello everyone, and welcome back for another guild review. This is perhaps the most anticipated guild review by many of my readers, and when I started playing Magic beyond the kitchen table this was a color combination I gravitated towards. So let’s not waste any time, and get right to it. The Golgari Swarm The largest guild on Ravnica, the Golgari Swarm is host to many necromancers as well as undead. However the guild is not solely focused on such things. They also tend to the land itself as they embrace both life and death as one continuous natural cycle.

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