Modern Madness: Simic Pili-Pala

What is Simic Pili-Pala? It’s a Company creature-combo deck archetype where its goal is to: One, generate an infinite amount of mana; two, cycle through its library until finding a win condition; and three, finish off the opponent using a spell with X in its mana cost. Contrary to Counters Company, however, Pili-Pala has cantrips and counter spells within its repertoire in order to find its combo pieces more efficiently within the first few turns, as well as offer tempo disruption to the opponent’s deck. By having access to these cantrips, Pili-Pala is less reliant on value-creatures in order to

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The London Mulligan, and the Modern Format

Greetings everyone, and welcome back to some more Modern Musings with yours truly. I hope you all have had a good weekend, and (if you are an Marvel fan like I am) are eagerly awaiting Avenger: Endgame this coming weekend. I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of April already. This month has flown by, and as much as some like Winter I am very glad we are in the midst of Spring. Was there anything you did in April that you wish you could have a chance to do-over? How many times do we wish we had a chance

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What Is, And Is Not, On The Horizon

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG for more Magic: the Gathering discussion. As many of you know I primarily discuss the Modern format, and there has been a development within the format I have not yet touched upon. This was primarily on purpose, but it was also announced while I was writing the Colors of Modern series highlighting 32 (!!!) known decks in the format. That said, it’s now time to sit down and take a look at the possibilities that summer could bring us Modern players. Today I shall discuss what we could receive in Modern

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[The Colors of Modern] Part 6: The Nephilim, WUBRG, and Colorless

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG for another Modern article. My name is Scott, and I want to welcome the new followers on Twitter recently. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it. Today we have reached the end of a journey that, when planned, was to take us through the rest of Winter as the first day of Spring happens in a few days. I wanted to showcase at least one deck per possible color combination in Magic: the Gathering for the Modern format. This is done not only to show that there is more to the

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