Reviewing The Current Modern Banned List.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I hope you have been enjoying all of the content on this page. Last week I talked about a sweet Modern Tezzerator deck, and most of my articles have been about Magic’s most popular format: Modern. Since its launch seven years ago the format has grown worldwide to be one of the most played either at FNM or at larger tournaments. Players suddenly had the ability to play their cards that were formerly in Standard, but maybe not good enough for Legacy play, and have that in a non-rotating format. When the

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Metal Machine Music

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for another Modern article. For those of you following along at home yes the title is a reference to the Industrial Metal band Die Krupps who happen to be one of my favorites. I always try to reference things in my articles to put a little unique twist on things, and provide an overall theme to what I am about to write. Today will be no different as we take a look at one of my favorite planeswalkers ever printed: . (Yes it’s true. John Travolta can be cast as me in the

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It’s a Hard-Jund Life For Us

Hello everyone, and welcome back. I hope you all are doing well, and have enjoyed your Magic: 2019 Pre-Release. This coming up Friday it will be released to the masses right in the middle of July. Can you believe we’re nearing the half-way point of the month already? July is moving as fast as Modern, and so as we approach the middle of this month I want to talk about my favorite Midrange deck: Jund. This archetype has been around a lot longer than many may realize. Initially starting when Urza’s Legacy was in Standard cards like , and  were

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Change! You Can Change. (The Banned & Restricted Update)

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a safe, and enjoyable 4th of July celebration here in the USA (or just had an awesome Wednesday otherwise). What a week! The last time I wrote an article I talked about how we should define The Pro Tour, and before the next one occurs this August there will definitely be a change. So let’s just rip the band-aid off, and get to it. On Monday July 2nd Wizards of the Coast banned both , and from Legacy. There were no other changes. While some braced for this impact it still caused quite

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