Puca Sweepstakes Roundup — November


Hello Friends! We're back with another Sweepstakes Roundup! We featured the following sweepstakes this month:

Doran, the Siege Tower (FOIL Judge Promo)
Contributed By: Omni
We Paid: 18,882
Sweepstakes Points: 90,600

Karakas (Legends)
Contributed By: Cryogen
We Paid: 17,706
Sweepstakes Points: 101,500

2x Grove of the Burnwillows (FOIL FTV)
Contributed By: Deranged Kermit
We Paid: 22,428
Sweepstakes Points: 94,500

Force of Will (EMA)
Contributed By: Peter Twieg
We Paid: 24,714
Sweepstakes Points: 87,300


Total Payout: 83,750
Total Sweepstakes Incoming Points: 373,900
Total Net: 290,150

We've destroyed 250,000 points for November

Let's be honest: This number is not good. We spent about the same amount of points as last month and netted 200,000 less. My first instinct would be that maybe the card choices were bad; however, we did a Force of Will both months and the Force in November did worse than the one in October. This means that there are other contributing factors. It could be the time of year—maybe during the holidays, less people are engaged on the site. It could also be the format—maybe we could benefit from having a sweepstakes with a smaller entry cost. 

I'm not the kind of person to freak out at the first sign of trouble, so it's going to be business as usual for December. We'll look at the data and maybe try a different sweepstakes format if necessary. In the end, the data will tell us how to proceed—we just need more of it. Until then, here's what we have on tap for December:

2x Aether Vial (Modern Masters)

2x Grove of the Burnwillows (FOIL FTV)

Black Knight (Beta)

Scalding Tarn

Force of Will (FOIL Invocation)

Thanks for reading!

*ICYMI: Our sweepstakes process has recently changed. You can read about it here.

Jonathan Medina is a casual Magic player and lover of people. He has a long history of writing for various Magic sites. He's currently the Content Manager at PucaTrade, and a semi-regular writer at GatheringMagic.com. You can find him on Twitter at @MedinaMakesGame

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