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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Ravnica Allegiance Review: Simic

We have now reached the end of our journey. It’s time to take a look at new offerings from the Simic Combine. The Simic Combine Where the Gruul are trying to retake the parts of nature taken over by urban sprawl, and the Selesnya try to find harmony between the wilds and civilization, the Simic are about evolution between the two. Unlike the Izzet who experiment to create new things, it is primarily the Simic who experiment on the living, and sometimes on themselves individually. There are multiple options that they explore while constantly trying to adapt to the ever

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Ravnica Allegiance Review: Rakdos

Hey everyone! The circus is in town! …huh? They’re demon worshipers? WHO CARES!? Let’s go!!! The Cult of Rakdos If you have ever heard of the term “Red Light District” that could definitely apply here. From circus type performances, burlesque shows, and nightclubs they have it all. There are even darker festive acts found where the Cult of Rakdos hold sway from fight clubs, twisted versions of their circus performances, and even sex acts. It’s no wonder why this guild is quite popular among the citizens of Ravnica as you are almost guaranteed to never see the same thing twice.

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Ravnica Allegiance Review: Orzhov

Two down, three to go. Today let’s take a look at the people in your neighborhood, also known as the Orzhov Syndicate. The Orzhov Syndicate Where the Azorius Senate are the politicians, and the Boros Legion are the police and detectives, the Orzhov Syndicate are akin to the bankers, judges, and lawyers that we would more often see in real life. While the similarities (mostly) stop at those professions they are one of the most populous guilds thanks to their reliance on the spirits of those who have passed on…through services rendered or services still owed. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper has

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