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Competitive Magic

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The serious, play-to-win side of the Magic: The Gathering community.

/r/spikes is about improving your skills in competitive environments. Being a spike isn't about winning, but the desire to win and improve. This subreddit's goal is to provide players with a place that has a serious atmosphere devoid of jokes, memes and low-effort content in order to help more spikes better themselves at magic.

Who is Spike?

"Spike is the competitive player. Spike plays to win. Spike enjoys winning. To accomplish this, Spike will play whatever the best deck is. Spike does not care about deck price, spike will copy decks off the Internet. Spike will borrow other players’ decks."

Do you love Magic, but dislike the competitive, play-to-win atmosphere? Check out /r/magicTCG!

Subreddit Rules

  • Constructive criticism(s) only. Derogatory comments that add nothing to the conversation and/or comments without rationale will be removed without warning.

  • Only competitive decks, or decks built with competitive (NOT FNM) play in mind are to be considered. If you post a "rogue" deck, be prepared with sufficient rationale as to why your deck is competition-worthy in the current meta for your deck's format (post more than 75 cards and a "Please critique" plea!). Rogue decks without a primer or rationale will be removed. We welcome ideas, but require substance.

  • [Description Tags] are required in all posts. Posts without descriptive tags in square brackets will be removed automatically. No exceptions! See this post for details and accepted descriptive tags.

  • Non-deck magic discussion must be had with competition in mind (i.e. psychological factors, tips for tournament preparation). Any posts of a non-competitive nature will be removed.

  • Budget-based competitive discussion should only be posted in our weekly "Budget Beater" threads (posted on Mondays).

  • Use the link flair options. This way people can filter the flairs and find your post. Mods can add it, but it only makes our jobs harder.

  • When discussing changes to an established deck in a format's metagame, be prepared to discuss your rationale for doing so.

  • Tournament reports must come from Competitive REL or higher events. Additionally, reports from events like PTQs, Premier Events, and Daily Events (with a consistent record in dailies) on MTGO are allowed. No FNM reports!

  • Link posts leading to or similar deckbuilding sites will be removed. Post your deck along with some information in the body of a self post instead.

  • Continued violations of any of these rules will result in a temporary, or, in serious cases, permanent ban from the community. Also, posts can and will be removed without warning.

  • Basic reddiquette still applies.

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