Modern & Pioneer League Round 3

Ritchie McAlley

Thanks to everyone who joined in the the Modern, Pioneer and of course Commander Leagues over the last 8 weeks.

 Commander is going from strength to strength with around 30 players every week taking part and over 100 unique players in the league.

Pioneer is getting better and better and becoming the format of choice for people want to play 1v1 60 card decks. Tough period for modern we have a massive community of players so we hope to see a return to play this season.
 
Winning our Pioneer League this season was Marco Vay taking home £72 and runner up was Christian Smith was a runner up with £36 Congratulations. 

Changes Review 

We will not be making any changes to the format this season but would like to confirm a few parts.

  • No roll down to outside of top 8 for no shows
  • Top 8 highest rank choose to play or draw

 

Pioneer

Final March 30th.

Modern

Final March 28th

 

How the Leagues Work

Leagues will be 8 weeks long with the 9th week being the League Grand Final, inviting the top 8 players to play a 3 round Swiss Tournament. The top 4 players from this event will take home a cut of the League Prize Pool. 

Every game you win or draw adds points to your league score, 3 for a win 1 for a Draw. The top 8 ranked players will be invited the the final (random if tied)

Entry each week will be £6 with £3 Store Credit each player going into the League Prize pool and £3 Store Credit for that nights prizes.

The winner of the League Final will take 50% of the prize pool, 2nd 25%. 3rd & 4th 12.5%

How will the prizes on the night work now?

Attendance and number of rounds make this difficult to be fully transparent but we hope to the following: 

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Event Report: Justice Series February 2023!

Isaac Wright
Welcome all! We here at Justplay want to say thank you to all those who came and attended our Age of Sigmar Justice Series this past weekend. Was great to see you all playing and having so much fun with the new Generals Handbook! 

This events theme was Champions! with a whole host of the armies having brought an abundance of these heroes to help them score, kill and control their games. 
Aidans Khorne take on the Lumineth

 

There was an abundance of Ogor armies in play throughout the day, taking advantage of the huge changes with champions to their Tyrant units, able to boss the battlefield a lot more efficiently than most!

 

Though it wasn't Ogors that won the day! The Justice Series crown goes to Mr Paul Bowden with his Seraphon list! going 3-0 and winning with brutal efficiency #serafun

Pauls List follows;

- Army Faction: Seraphon
- Army Type: Starborne
- Subfaction: Fangs of Sotek
- Grand Strategy: The Astromatrix
- Triumph: Indomitable
LEADERS
Slann Starmaster (290)*
- General
- Command Traits: Arcane Might
- Spells: Stellar Tempest
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (160)*
- Artefacts of Power: Serpent God Dagger
- Aspects of the Champion: Stubborn as a Rhinox
Skink Starpriest (140)*
- Spells: Celestial Harmony
Skink Priest (120)**
- Prayers: Curse
Skink Starpriest (140)**
- Spells: Hand of Glory
Celestant-Prime (330)**
BATTLELINE
Skinks (240)*
- Skink Alpha
- Boltspitter and Moonstone Club
Saurus Guard (120)*
Skinks (240)**
- Skink Alpha
- Boltspitter, Celestite Dagger and Star-buckler
Skinks (80)**
- Skink Alpha
- Boltspitter, Celestite Dagger and Star-buckler
ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
1 x The Burning Head (30)
1 x Ravenak's Gnashing Jaws (70)
CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment
TOTAL POINTS: 1960/2000 

Pauls Seraphon in Action!

To see the full standings and other lists for the event, they can be found here:

LISTS AND STANDINGS

 

That wraps up this months Justice Series! Thank you all for attending and we hope to see you at our next in March on the 4th! Tickets are available here: 

TICKETS

 

 

 

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Event Report: NaughtyK RTT January!

Isaac Wright
Thank you to all how came to our first RTT of the year! We are delighted to have had players come from as far as Carlisle to complete in our competitive 40k event!

This weekends saw our first view at the new 40k season, Arks of Omen. With some interesting balances and list changes. The local meta has received quite a mix up! As well as Arks of Omen, this event saw the first use of the new Astra Militarum codex at our events. A few of our local players battled it out with the brave soldiers of humanity to some great effect!

Some photos from the day;


When it comes for placings we have;
3rd Place - Matthew Langton with his Hive Fleet Gorgon Tyranids
2nd Place - Chris Chedotle with his Adepta Soratas 
1st Place - Ash Loftus with his Astra Militarum 
Ash's List follows;
++ Arks of Omen Detachment (Imperium - Astra Militarum) [90 PL, 1,680pts, 1CP] ++

+ Configuration +

Arks of Omen Compulsory Type: Heavy Support

Battle Size [6CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost

Game Type: 5. Chapter Approved: Arks of Omen

Regimental Doctrine: Armoured Superiority, Elite Sharpshooters

+ HQ +

Cadian Castellan [3 PL, 50pts, -1CP]: Chainsword, Laspistol, Stratagem: Warlord Trait, Warlord
. WT: Superior Tactical Training: Prefectus Orders

Platoon Command Squad [6 PL, 100pts, -2CP]: Relic: Finial of the Nemrodesh 1st, Stratagem: Imperial Commander's Armoury, Stratagem: Officer Cadre, WT: Grand Strategist
. Officer of the Fleet
. Platoon Commander: Laspistol
. Veteran Heavy Weapons Team: Mortar
. Veteran w/ Master-Vox: Lasgun
. Veteran w/ Regimental Standard: Lasgun

Tank Commander [10 PL, 170pts, -1CP]: Armoured Tracks, Lascannon, Leman Russ Battle Cannon, Relic: Gatekeeper, Stratagem: Imperial Commander's Armoury

Tank Commander [10 PL, 170pts, -1CP]: Armoured Tracks, Lascannon, Leman Russ Battle Cannon, Stratagem: Officer Cadre, WT: Master Tactician

+ Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 65pts]
. Plasma gun
. Mortar
. Vox
. Sergeant: Laspistol, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 65pts]
. Plasma gun
. Mortar
. Vox
. Sergeant: Laspistol, Chainsword

+ Elites +

Ratlings [2 PL, 50pts]
. 5x Ratling

Ratlings [2 PL, 50pts]
. 5x Ratling

+ Heavy Support +

Heavy Weapons Squad [3 PL, 55pts]
. 3x Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad [3 PL, 55pts]
. 3x Mortar

2x Leman Russ Battle Tanks [18 PL, 340pts]
Armoured Tracks, Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy flamer

2x Leman Russ Battle Tanks [18 PL, 340pts]
Armoured Tracks, Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy flamer

1x Leman Russ Battle Tanks [9 PL, 170pts]
Armoured Tracks, Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy flamer

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium - Astra Militarum) [15 PL, 320pts] ++

Detachment Command Cost (0)

Militarum Tempestus Detachment

+ HQ +

Militarum Tempestus Command Squad [5 PL, 100pts]
. Tempestor Prime: Tempestor Command Rod
. Tempestus Scion: Plasma gun
. Tempestus Scion: Melta gun
. Tempestus Scion w/ Master-Vox
. Tempestus Scion w/ Regimental Standard

+ Troops +

Tempestus Scions [5 PL, 110pts]
. Tempestor: hot shot pistol, Chainsword
. 4x Hot-shot Lasgun
. 2x Plasma gun
. 2x Hot-shot Volley Gun
. Tempestus Scion w/ Vox-caster

Tempestus Scions [5 PL, 110pts]
. Tempestor: Bolt pistol, Chainsword
. 4x Hot-shot Lasgun
. 2x Plasma gun
. 2x Meltagun
. Tempestus Scion w/ Vox-caster

++ Total: [105 PL, 1CP, 2,000pts] ++
 
Ash piloted this list excellently, pipping Chris out for 1st by a singular battle point!
Other lists and final standings can be found here

Our best painted army of the day belonged to Lewis Fargin, for his beautiful Leagues of Votann army. 
Our next NaughtyK event will take place on the 18th February! but our next event will be on the 11th of next month, for our Just Friends: Doubles. We are exited to see you all there!

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Warhammer Trade Price Increases

Ritchie McAlley

Today Games Workshop Increases their trade price by 5.8% on all plastic kits and paints, with no increase in RRP.

This is quite a blow to FLGS like us and our customers, we typically give 15% off on all these products and can not afford to swallow this increase.

We hope that Games Workshop still appreciates the part that stores like JustPlay have in building our communities and giving people fantastic places to play. Meeting other like minded people, playing tournaments. All while offering their range at a discounted price that helps many hobbiests collect and build their armies. Particularly during the tough times we are all facing right now.

We thank every one of you who knows what FLGS offer and have supported us or your own small local small store. And we hope you will still be able to support us in the future. 

We will hold our prices until Tuesday December 27th when new stock will begin to arrive. After this the discount across the vast majority of  plastic kits we offer for sale will now be 10%. The price of Paints, hobby supplies, books and Webstore Exclusive Items will not change. 

Thanks 

Ritchie

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Event Report: NaughtyK RTT December!

Isaac Wright
Thanks to everyone who attended the NaughtyK December last week! we really appreciate  everybody for coming and hope you all had a great time!
Some images of the games on the day!
You can check out the full results HERE
On to our Winners!! We had some incredible armies show up and play on the day, some of the best ever seen in the store! Want to say on behalf of all the staff that the level of hobby was through the roof. With a lot of the armies in contention for best painted. We do have some honorable mentions;
Rhiannon Hal's beautiful Necron Army
Alex Heap's Stunning Grey Knights
The winner of the best painted army on the day Was Christopher Chedotal and his fantastic frozen themed Khorne Daemons! 
Chris with his award 
Finally the Winner of the event! Jack Ferguson with his expertly piloted Death Guard army. List follows;
++ Battalion Detachment -3CP (Chaos - Death Guard) [101 PL, , 1,700pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [6CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]

Game Type: 4. Chapter Approved: War Zone Nephilim

Plague Company: The Ferrymen

+ Stratagems +

Gifts of Decay [-1CP]: Additional Relics

+ HQ +

Malignant Plaguecaster [5 PL, 90pts]: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, 4. Putrescent Vitality

Malignant Plaguecaster [5 PL, 90pts]: 2. Gift of Contagion, 5. Curse of the Leper

+ Troops +

Plague Marines [6 PL, 105pts]
. Plague Champion: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist
. Plague Marine w/ bubotic axe
. Plague Marine w/ cleaver
. Plague Marine w/ flail
. Plague Marine w/ mace and axe

Plague Marines [12 PL, 210pts]
. Plague Champion: Plague knife, Plasma gun, Power fist
. 2x Plague Marine w/ blight launcher: 2x Blight grenades, 2x Blight launcher, 2x Krak grenades, 2x Plague knife
. 2x Plague Marine w/ cleaver: 2x Blight grenades, 2x Great plague cleaver, 2x Krak grenades, 2x Plague knife
. 2x Plague Marine w/ flail: 2x Blight grenades, 2x Flail of corruption, 2x Krak grenades, 2x Plague knife
. Plague Marine w/ mace and axe
. Plague Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun
. Plague Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun

Plague Marines [6 PL, 105pts]
. Plague Champion: Plague knife, Plasma gun, Power fist
. Plague Marine w/ blight launcher
. Plague Marine w/ cleaver
. Plague Marine w/ flail
. Plague Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun

Plague Marines [6 PL, 105pts]
. Plague Champion: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist
. Plague Marine w/ bubotic axe
. Plague Marine w/ cleaver
. Plague Marine w/ flail
. Plague Marine w/ mace and axe

Poxwalkers [6 PL, 100pts]
. 20x Poxwalker: 20x Improvised weapon

Poxwalkers [3 PL, 50pts]
. 10x Poxwalker: 10x Improvised weapon

+ Elites +

Biologus Putrifier [4 PL, -1CP, 65pts]: 4. Arch-Contaminator, Plaguechosen

Deathshroud Terminators [18 PL, -1CP, 250pts]
. Deathshroud Champion: Champion of Disease, 2x Plaguespurt gauntlet, Reaper of Glorious Entropy
. 4x Deathshroud Terminator: 4x Manreaper, 4x Plaguespurt gauntlet

Foul Blightspawn [5 PL, 90pts]: Revolting Stench-vats

+ Fast Attack +

Foetid Bloat-drone [7 PL, 120pts]: Fleshmower

Foetid Bloat-drone [7 PL, 120pts]: Fleshmower

Foetid Bloat-drone [7 PL, 120pts]: Fleshmower

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]

++ Supreme Command Detachment +3CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [15 PL, 2CP, 300pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [3CP]

Legion: Black Legion

+ Primarch | Daemon Primarch | Supreme Commander +

Abaddon the Despoiler [15 PL, -1CP, 300pts]: 3. Merciless Overseer, 5. Eternal Vendetta, 6. Paragon of Hatred, Stratagem: Warlord Trait

++ Total: [116 PL, 2CP, 2,000pts] ++
The next NaughtyK RTT is being held on the 21st January! you can grab your tickets HERE
See you at our next event!
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Event Report: Into the Grimdark December 2022

Ash Gavin

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to attend the beginners' 40K event this weekend! We really appreciate it and hope you all had a great time!

You can check out the full results and armies here https://www.bestcoastpairings.com/event/gTwCPElAS8 and let us know what you think of the new players' choices! 

First congratulations to our winner of the event Elliot Chinnock

Elliot with his Justice trophy with Sean (2nd) and Eddie (3rd)

Elliot won this using this list:

League of Votann - Greater Thurian League

++Patrol Detachment++

+ HQ +

Lord Grimnyr [5 PL, 115pts, -1CP]: Fortify, Interface Echo, Lord Grimnyr, Null Vortex, Stratagem: Relic, The Murmuring Stave
. 2x CORV: 2x Autoch-pattern bolter

Ûthar the Destined [7 PL, 160pts, -1CP]: Ancestral Bearing, Experienced Eye, Stratagem: Warlord Trait, Warlord

+ Troops +

Hearthkyn Warriors w/ ion blasters [7 PL, 177pts]
. Theyn: Autoch-pattern bolt pistol, Concussion gauntlet
. 5x Warrior: 5x Autoch-pattern bolt pistol, 5x Gravitic concussion grenades, 5x Ion blaster
. Warrior w/ comms array: Ion blaster, Multiwave comms array
. Warrior w/ heavy weapon: L7 missile launcher
. Warrior w/ heavy weapon: Magna-rail rifle
. Warrior w/ medipack: Ion blaster, Medipack

+ Elites +

Cthonian Berserks w/ heavy plasma axes [10 PL, 320pts]
. 8x Berserk: 8x Heavy plasma axe
. Berserk with mole grenade launcher: Mole grenade launcher
. Berserk with mole grenade launcher: Mole grenade launcher

+ Heavy Support +

Hekaton Land Fortress [13 PL, 320pts]: Heavy magna-rail cannon, Pan spectral scanner
. 2x Two ion beamers: 4x Ion beamer

++ Patrol Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Brôkhyr Forge-master [5 PL, 115pts, -1CP]: Brôkhyr Forge-master, Kôrvyk's Cuirass, Stratagem: In the Right Hands

+ Troops +

Hearthkyn Warriors w/ ion blasters [7 PL, 172pts]
. Theyn: Autoch-pattern bolt pistol, Plasma axe
. 5x Warrior: 5x Autoch-pattern bolt pistol, 5x Gravitic concussion grenades, 5x Ion blaster
. Warrior w/ comms array: Ion blaster, Multiwave comms array
. Warrior w/ heavy weapon: L7 missile launcher
. Warrior w/ heavy weapon: Magna-rail rifle
. Warrior w/ medipack: Ion blaster, Medipack

+ Elites +

Hearthguard w/ plasma guns and concussion gauntlets [9 PL, 235pts]
. 4x Hearthguard: 4x Concussion gauntlet, 4x EtaCarn plasma gun, 4x Exo-armour grenade launcher
. Hesyr: Concussion hammer, Teleport crest

+ Fast Attack +

Hernkyn Pioneers [5 PL, 125pts]
. Pioneer w/ comms array: Multiwave comms array
. Pioneer w/ HYLas rotary cannon: HYLas rotary cannon
. Pioneer w/ scanner: Pan spectral scanner

Hernkyn Pioneers [5 PL, 125pts]
. Pioneer w/ comms array: Multiwave comms array
. Pioneer w/ HYLas rotary cannon: HYLas rotary cannon
. Pioneer w/ scanner: Pan spectral scanner

+ Heavy Support +

Brôkhyr Thunderkyn w/ SP conversion beamers [5 PL, 135pts]
. 3x Brôkhyr Thunderkyn: 3x SP conversion beamer

++ Total: [78 PL, 1CP, 1,999pts] 

The next Warhammer 40,000 event is 17th of December - you can grab your tickets here: https://justplaygames.uk/collections/event-tickets/products/naughtyk-warhammer-40k-rtt-17-12-2022

See you at our next event!

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Magic the Gathering Leagues Round 2

Ritchie McAlley

Thanks to everyone who joined in the the Modern, Pioneer and of course Commander Leagues over the last 8 weeks. Thanks again to Cat and Luis for the support in running these. 

We hoped to increase instore for play for Modern and Pioneer with a increased incentive to return with the League Prize Pot and the updated Prize Wall for weekly prizes. And it did go got great with mostly positive feedback and some great ideas to carry forward. Plus some things we can think about maybe trying in the future.

Pioneer had a big increase in numbers in no small part down to the fantastic welcoming players and the help of Christian and Stefanos championing the format for everyone. 

our winners sharing nearly £300 in prizes

Changes 

Firstly a few smaller things first:

On the final week the first week of the league begins at 7:30pm (so the quarter finalist eliminated can join in) with a 3 round cap. 

Stand ins will not be allowed for finals week and we will draw the Top 8 pairings based on turn out and to avoid semi final byes.

Each League will have a Christmas break this season. The weekly events will run normally with all £6 in the prize pool that night.

Pioneer

League Break for 2 weeks 22nd & 29th, Final Feb 9th.

Modern

League Break for 2 weeks 20th & 27th, Final Feb 7th.

Prize Wall

Maintaining this across over 40 events with over 120 spins was a challenge!

We are going to scrap the arena codes from this, if you win a spin and want one just ask. 

We are going to have 1 Premier Card this is down from 2 but the quality will stay better for longer. 

The other rares and mythic that are less desirable (worth less) will increase in number. 

With a visual change to. 

Everyone will win a promo Magic the Gathering card and the chase cards will be up longer giving even more people a great chance to win.

How the Leagues Work

Leagues will be 8 weeks long with the 9th week being the League Grand Final, inviting the top 8 players to play a 3 round Swiss Tournament. The top 4 players from this event will take home a cut of the League Prize Pool. 

Every game you win or draw adds points to your league score, 3 for a win 1 for a Draw. The top 8 ranked players will be invited the the final (random if tied)

Entry each week will be £6 with £3 Store Credit each player going into the League Prize pool and £3 Store Credit for that nights prizes.

The winner of the League Final will take 50% of the prize pool, 2nd 25%. 3rd & 4th 12.5%

How will the prizes on the night work now?

Attendance and number of rounds make this difficult to be fully transparent but we hope to the following: 

Winner 50% of the prize pool, 2nd 25%. 3rd & 4th 12.5%

But as important is to make sure people on winning records get a fair share. 

 

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Event Report: Justice Series December '22

Ash Gavin
This weekend was the latest installment of our Age of Sigmar tournaments, the Justice Series!

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Event Report: NaughtyK RTT October!

Isaac Wright
Thanks to everyone who attended the NaughtyK October last week! we really appreciate it and hope you all had a great time!
The event in full swing!
We had some great games on the day!
You can check out the full results HERE
On to our Winners!! in 3rd Place we has Chris with his beautiful Imperial Knights, which he also won best painted with!!!
 
In 2nd Place we have Dylan, piloting Chaos Daemons to the podium!
First congratulations to our winner of the event!
The Fantastic Adam Lane
Adam won the event using his Tyranid force, list as follows;
Player: Adam Lane
Faction: Tyranids
Sub-faction: Leviathan
Trait: Synaptic Goading
Points: 2000
Starting CP: 2
Power Level: 102Secondaries:
No prisoners - 74 wounds (before spawning)
Assassinate - 10
Bring it Down - 12
Abhor the Witch - 13++ Battalion Detachment ++HQ: Winged Hive Tyrant: Warlord, Adrenal Glands, Reaper of Obliterax (-1CP), Adaptive Biology (-1CP), Psychic Scream, Onslaught, Hive Nexus – [225pts, 11PL]
HQ: Neurothrope: Synaptic Tendrils (-1CP), Onslaught, Catalyst, Neuroparasite – [100pts, 5PL]
HQ: Tervigon: Alien Cunning (-1CP), Paraoxym – [220pts, 11PL]TR: 30x Termagants – [210pts, 12PL]
TR: 10x Gargoyles – [80pts, 4PL]
TR: 10x Hormagaunts – [80pts, 4PL]EL: 3x Tyrant Guard: 3x Bonecleaver, 3x Lash whip, 3x Rending Claws – [120pts, 8PL]
EL: 3x Zoanthropes: Psychic Scream, Hive Nexus, [150pts, 7PL]
EL: Malceptor, Enraged Reserves, Neuroparasite, Catalyst – [245pts, 11PL]HS: 3x Biovores – [135pts, 9PL]FL: Harpy: 2x Heavy Venom Cannon, Synaptic Enhancement [215pts, 10PL,]
FL: Harpy: 2x Heavy Venom Cannon, Voracious ammunition [220pts, 10PL]
++ END ROSTER ++
Adam's list focused on dealing a lot of mortal wounds to his opponents army, while controlling the board with spore minds and a very choppy Hive Tyrant!
The next NaughtyK RTT is being held on the 26th November! you can grab your tickets HERE
See you at our next event!
Team JustPlay

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Modern & Pioneer Leagues Plus NEW Prize Wall

Ritchie McAlley

We are expanding our Magic the Gathering League offering to include Modern and Pioneer. Our Commander League has always been a huge success rewarded repeat play instore and a goal anyone can reach, a Top final for the end of the League. 

How will it work?

Leagues will be 8 weeks long with the 9th week being the League Grand Final, inviting the top 8 players to play a 3 round Swiss Tournament. The top 4 players from this event will take home a cut of the League Prize Pool. 

Every game you win or draw adds points to your league score, 3 for a win 1 for a Draw. The top 8 ranked players will be invited the the final (random if tied)

Entry each week will be £6 with £3 Store Credit each player going into the League Prize pool and £3 Store Credit for that nights prizes.

The winner of the League Final will take 50% of the prize pool, 2nd 25%. 3rd & 4th 12.5%

How will the prizes on the night work now?

Attendance and number of rounds make this difficult to be fully transparent but we hope to the following: 

Winner 50% of the prize pool, 2nd 25%. 3rd & 4th 12.5%

But as important is to make sure people on winning records get a fair share. 

Prize Wall changes 

We are seeding the prize wall now and rewarding the top 4 players with a spin on the wheel to win a random card from the wall. We will always make sure there are some great cards available and 1st to 4th all have a chance of winning something awesome! Starting for all events October 4th.

Luis helping with the Prize Wall

When will all this begin?

Modern is every Tuesday starting on October 4th with the final November 29th

Pioneer is every Thursday starting on October 6th with the final December 1st

We hope you like these changes and that you come along to join in. If you want to win the League or grab some prizes each week. 

Thanks to all the members of the community who helped us with feedback on this. Luis and Stephanos for their help with Modern and Pioneer. Not forgetting Cats continuous support with the Commander League.

Team JustPlay

 

 

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