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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. Comments should be constructive. Explain your reasoning respectfully. Derogatory/abusive comments will get one warning and a temporary ban from the Mods. Further actions of this nature will result in a permanent ban.

  • Show Your Work. All posts need to demonstrate the thinking behind their idea, decklist, question, etc. Posts with only a decklist and a request for help, or a simple question will be removed. Those type of posts belong in the appropriate weekly thread or the r/spikes Discord.

  • [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).

  • Budget-based competitive discussion should only be posted in our weekly "Ask Spikes" or "Deck Check" threads (posted on Mondays).

  • Posts discussing Hypothetical Formats will be removed. We take competitive Magic as it is. Posts discussing potential bans, decks with cards from only half-spoiled sets, or non-WOTC sponsored formats are prohibited.

  • 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.

  • Tournament reports must come from Competitive REL or higher events. Reports from events like PTQs, Premier Events, and Daily Events (with a consistent record in dailies) on MTGO are allowed. If you believe that a Regular REL event that you attended would be considered competitive, qualify that in your post.

  • 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.

  • No Advertising. Posts with a goal of advertising tournaments, coaching, products, and other non-content services are not-allowed.

  • Posts that do not comply with any of the rules listed above will be removed without warning.

  • Continued violations of any of these rules will result in a temporary, or, in serious cases, permanent ban from the community.

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