Thursday, March 26, 2015

Isn't Standard Pauper an "Official" Format Online?

It was brought to my attention this week that Standard Pauper is not listed as an official online-only format on Wizards' website. Now this might be excusable if they're just trying to focus on the popular or dominant formats. But no, even other casual formats like Kaleidoscope, Momir Basic, Prismatic, Singleton, and Tribal are listed. This seems to be a clear oversight and should be addressed.

Colin, better known to the community as Cabel, is the one who brought this to my attention. If you're curious, you can read some his reasons why he thinks this is the case here (warning though, it's a bit long). I prefer to believe this is simply an oversight on the part of Wizards of the Coast, and as such, the best thing to do is simply to bring it to their attention. Which I did on Twitter.

Now I'm encouraging all of my readers to do the same. Click the link, favorite it, retweet it to your followers, and/or add your own thoughts to the message. This is an easy way to let them know that we still care about this format.

What? You're not on Twitter?! Well, that's a shame, because there is a ton of great content about Magic there, and it gives you an accessible way to interact not only directly with Wizards of the Coast, but with all sorts of Magic personalities and community members. You don't even have to post anything yourself. Just make an account, follow people whose content you enjoy, and be part of the conversation.

And speaking of Cabel, he has recently resumed writing on his blog after a long hiatus, so I encourage you to check it out. He's just finished looking at the new White cards in Dragons of Tarkir. It's always great to have more voices in the Standard Pauper community.

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