[Planeswalker Spotlight] Elspeth Tirel

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. My apologies for the long delay. This past month has been a bit hectic due to things both inside, and outside, of Magic: the Gathering for yours truly. However, I am back to work writing articles about this great game. As promised with the previous article, today I have another entry in the Planeswalker Spotlight series. It’s been awhile, almost a whole year in fact, since I have had an article focused on a single planeswalker; the last one was about Sarkhan. Today I want to look at one of my

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The Modern Impact On Legacy

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. Did you have a great weekend? I hope you had a chance to tune into the Team Constructed event in Philadelphia this past weekend hosted by Star City Games (SCG). Legacy has been a format that is still popular with many players in the community, but has had one big stigma over its head for a long time. Price. It’s an expensive format for sure, and a large part of that has been due to the support SCG has put into the format (see last week’s article for how they did

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Modern Madness: WB Curses

Curses is an Enchantment, Aura/Curse, prison deck whose goal is to create a soft lock on creature and planeswalker-based decks by cheating and into play using . Following this, the deck uses and as finishers. The deck uses hand disruptions such as and to disrupt combo decks as well as protect its hand from potential answers, such as counter spells. The deck also uses mana acceleration in the form of , , and in order to cast Misfortunes as fast as possible. Lastly, the deck runs as Misfortunes numbers 5-8 and as a quick tutor for if our opponent is

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[Something To Ponder] The Magic the Gathering Supplemental Draft

Hi everybody, and welcome back to another article here on Strictly Average MTG. It’s that time of year! It’s time for the Magic: the Gathering supplemental draft set. Each year we receive at least one supplemental set designed to draft with other players and build a 40 card “limited format” decks. Some years these sets have been 100% reprints, while others have mixed in new cards. This year we will receive one of the latter. With the release of Modern Horizons this week I want to take the time to not only provide some final thoughts on the set as a

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