Barely Budget Brews: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Greetings Travelers! Welcome to the first edition of Barely Budget Brews, a series that takes on the challenge of brewing up the best possible Commander deck under $100. Commander is a passion of mine, but unfortunately my wallet has a hard time keeping up with my passion. Let’s search far and wide for the biggest bang for our buck while still being competitive. Commander Introduction I have very fond memories of every trip I have taken to Ravnica: the City of Guilds. Each set has brought us amazing cards that are used in nearly every deck today. Signets, bounce lands,

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Land

Hi everyone! Welcome back once again to our monthly discussion on how to set up your own Peasant cube! We’ve now made it all the way through to the final section – non-basic land. This might seem a shorter and less exciting job than the other areas, but its setup is crucial in how playable your cube is, and how well it supports decks with two or three colors. But Firstly, The Rules Again Before we go jumping in, let’s remind ourselves of what we set out to achieve: We wanted to build a 360-card cube We intended to stick

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[Modern Magic] Robots, In Control.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for more discussion about Modern. This week I’m going to talk about a deck that has been at the foundation of the format since its beginning. Through many banned & restricted announcements, as well as new Standard sets, this deck has remained unscathed. If you bought into this deck a few years ago, and have not played since then, your deck is still viable while only needing to add a card or two if you choose! That deck is (probably incorrectly called) Affinity. While this archetype is mostly known for the sheer

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WAR, What is it Good For?

Welcome back to Strictly Standard, friends.  It has been a hot minute. Sorry for leaving everyone in the lurch there; I went AFK without notice. Life got busy and threw me a curveball, and I just couldn’t keep up with the weekly column on top of family and work obligations. My full apologies, and as I reboot the series, I hope to be able to keep a consistent cadence of releases for you. With that said, I wanted to briefly touch on what we’ve missed. Autumn Burchett won the inaugural Mythic Championship in Cleveland, Ohio with Mono Blue Tempo. A

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