My Favorite Standards (Scars of Mirrodin through Innistrad and Magic: 2013)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope your week went well! While we sit in anticipation for War of the Spark I would like to visit an article series I started last year, reviewing my favorite Standard settings. While I won’t necessarily go in order, I do want to share with you all memories, and decks, from Magic’s past. More often than not a deck archetype is what players will remember more than anything else. Today I will be going over the first rotation after Caw Blade summer which covered the following sets: Scars of Mirrodin Mirrodin

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Speaking Casually: Take Flight With Esper Dragons

For those of you who follow me I am bringing this article from my website on May 4th, 2018. I hope you enjoy this reprieve especially now as there are people trying Dragons in Esper builds. – Scott Hello everyone, and welcome back. I hope you all have been well, and have enjoyed Dominaria so far. It’s nice to see a lot of excitement back in a Magic set release again, and levels of excitement like this make it a lot easier for players to try new cards in formats outside of Standard than they would otherwise. I personally can

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Speaking Casually: Solar Flare (with Modern upgrades)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. As I mentioned on Monday when I talked about Modern Burn I would be back on Thursday to bring to you another edition, and for the first time here on Strictly Average, of Speaking Casually. For those of you new to my writings the Speaking Casually series is one where I take a look back at former Standard decks, and recently I have also added Modern upgrades to the decks. The brainchild for this came from a Sam Stoddard article a little over two years ago called “Modern Musings“. In the article he

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