Deckbuilding Contest - February 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\nHello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nBack in January, "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"MTGDS"},{"insert":" wrote "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"an article for EDHREC"},{"insert":" in which they proposed a new voluntary deck restriction: the Hipster Quotient. As MTGDS explains, “"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"A deck's Hipster Quotient is the sum of the proportion of all recorded EDH decks in which its constituent cards (excluding basic lands) appear."},{"insert":"” In other words, since "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Sol Ring"}},{"insert":" appears in 83.7% of decks on EDHREC, it contributes 83.7% to your deck’s Hipster Quotient. "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Reliquary Tower"}},{"insert":", which is played in 27.2% of decks, would add 27.2%. Of course, there’s a huge drop-off when you get to cards like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Equal Treatment"}},{"insert":" which comes in at a statistical 0.0%.\n\nSince no one has the time or sanity to manually calculate a deck’s Hipster Quotient, MTGDS has also developed a web app to do it for you! Just paste in your deck’s URL into the "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Hipster Dragon Highlander Calculator"},{"insert":" and tap “Update”. \n\nThis month, we’re looking for decks that with a low Hipster Quotient. In other words, lists that play fewer popular cards and more obscure ones. Details below!\n\nWhat’s the contest all about?"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Working within the parameters of the prompt provided below, construct a decklist with your own creative spin. Three chosen finalists will be awarded store credit to "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". \n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Construct a Commander/EDH legal deck with a 150% or lower Hipster Quotient, calculated using the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"link":""},"insert":"Hipster Dragon Highlander Calculator"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":". Otherwise, there are no restrictions so just brew the most interesting list you can think of! "},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nHere’s how to participate:"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brew an EDH/Commander legal deck on Archidekt that satisfies the prompt.\nAny unreleased cards spoiled during the contest’s duration are allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Silver-bordered and acorn cards, while cool, are not allowed. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Digital-only cards (such as those designed for the Alchemy format on Arena) are not allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Strictly one deck submitted per user."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nReply to either this newspost or "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"the announcement tweet"},{"insert":" from the "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"@archidekt"},{"insert":" account on Twitter with a link to your deck before 9:00pm ET (UTC -5, currently) on "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Friday, February 24"},{"insert":". Only one submission per user!\nFrom the eligible submissions, we'll select three finalists with lists that we believe best embody the spirit of the prompt. Additional characteristics by which your deck may be judged include playability and uniqueness (i.e. “spice”); budget has no direct bearing on your chances to win. Deck descriptions are not required but certainly may provide valuable context!\n\nOn "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Saturday, February 25, 2022"},{"insert":", we'll tweet out a poll for the community to vote on its favorite of the three selected finalists' lists. Any finalists who submitted their lists on Archidekt will be notified via the email associated with their account. We’ll also publish a newspost on Archidekt announcing the finalists and linking to the poll on Twitter. Each finalist will be awarded store credit to The value of the credit is in US dollars and depends on the finalist's placement in the community poll at the end of its two day duration:\n1st Place Prize - $50"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"2nd Place Prize - $30"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"3rd Place Prize - $20"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Finalists will be contacted via Twitter or email (depending on where they submitted) regarding their winnings following the conclusion of the poll by Tuesday, January 31, 2022. Please note, you must have a Card Kingdom account in order to receive your winnings. It's quick and free-- "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"register here"},{"insert":" if you don't have an account already!\n\nAn important note:"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Unfortunately, due to wild variance in contest laws, eligibility is limited to residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). We’d love to allow all of our users to participate, but ensuring we are legally compliant with each country’s national laws is too great a barrier. For additional information regarding eligibility, check our "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"official contest rules"},{"insert":". \n\nCongratulations to January’s winners! "},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"1st Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Volbe"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Nekusar But White"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"2nd Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Fzzr"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Bant Burn"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"3rd Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"MTGBro23"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Mono Red Pacifist"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nThank you!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"If you have any other questions, feel free to ask here, reach out on Twitter, or join "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"our public Discord server"},{"insert":". We look forward to seeing what you all come up with! \n\nThe Archidekt Team"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 2/18/2023, 7:12:31 AM
yogibear93 avataryogibear93 3 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Feb 2023 deckbuilding contest (Commander / EDH) - Archidekt"},{"insert":" I imagine this to be a truly fantastic and terrible deck, with only a 26% Hipster Quotient. I love mono green, I hate terrible ramp spells, this deck has both.\n"}]}
thelampking avatarthelampking 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\"No, I refuse to cut Reliquary's on theme.\"\n\n\n"}]}
Gavier avatarGavier 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Going with the reliable monored. It never fails!\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 2/18/2023, 4:32:43 AM
Zashu avatarZashu 3 months
Edited 2/24/2023, 5:44:29 PM
Farosh avatarFarosh 3 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Thrun Literally the Last Troll Budget Voltron now a Hipster (Commander / EDH) - Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n\nThrun is very lonely, probably because he keeps killing everyone else.\n"}]}
Hubbartpearce avatarHubbartpearce 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":",__Remnant_of_Memnarch\n\nok, not a crazy Urtet design but if Myr are anything then it is hip.\nDefinitely getting tweaked a bit more later but rn it holds a fair bit of fun in gameplay.\nWhy would you want to do anything other than play the best tribe, draw cards, and ramp?\n"}]}
zacrance avatarzacrance 3 months
wade42 avatarwade42 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Here's my deck featuring "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Medomai the Ageless"}},{"insert":": "},{"attributes":{"link":"'s_About_Time,_Hipster_Edition"},"insert":"It's About Time"},{"insert":". Because, it's "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"about"},{"insert":" time. Suspend cards, Sagas, Extra turns, and Temporal Puns.\n"}]}
Braddy_Buns avatarBraddy_Buns 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I’ve been trying to build a Chun-Li deck ever since the card was first spoiled, but I’ve struggled to find a way to build her that was flavorful as well as at least somewhat viable.\n\nThen I remembered that, in Street Fighter canon, Chun-Li is a cop. So I made a deck all about how Chun-Li is a cop. I call it, “Chun-Li is a Cop.” Every card in the deck is at least vaguely cop-themed, except for the lands. Those are inspired by Street Fighter stages. 79% HQ.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Tripline007 avatarTripline007 3 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Da Bears (Commander / EDH) - Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
bugz_the_cat avatarbugz_the_cat 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"True hipsters got into Dwarven Rock before it was cool "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
cr3453 avatarcr3453 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" \n\nSelesnya Vanilla creatures. A nice 81% Hipster rating. I don't have any abilities on my creatures, no way to give them abilities, and you can't use the ones you do have.\n"}]}
Edited 2/18/2023, 6:02:16 AM
Yeti21 avatarYeti21 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Have you ever wanted to play a janky theme, but also wanted an equally janky wincon? Well, I've got you covered!\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"'s_Sting"},"insert":"'s_Sting"},{"insert":"\n\nThis list is a mono-green control deck built around "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Shigeki, Jukai Visionary"}},{"insert":"'s ability to return as many cards as you want from your graveyard (given you have the mana to do it), and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Regrowth"}},{"insert":"-style effects to loop cards back to your hand over and over. This helps the deck grind super hard in the late game so that we can always have the answer when we need it. \n\nCreature removal is a bit of a snag for green decks of course, so we run a good number of valuable deathtouch creatures like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Oakhame Adversary"}},{"insert":" to make cards like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Spinning Wheel Kick"}},{"insert":" into some great removal (at least by green's standard).\n\nFinally, you may be wondering, how does this deck actually win though? Well, by burning our opponents out of course! ...Ok maybe of course isn't quite right, but nevertheless, it gets the job done. Using Shigeki and a lot of lands, we can return Regrowth, a land untapper ("},{"insert":{"card-link":"Rude Awakening"}},{"insert":" perhaps) and either "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Storm Seeker"}},{"insert":" or "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Hornet Sting"}},{"insert":" to our hand, cast all of them, with regrowth getting Shigeki back, rinse and repeat until we can burn out the table about one damage at a time.\n\nThis deck meets the requirement without cutting too many good pieces, hope you enjoy!\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":" Ape Alone Strong.\n"}]}
Edited 2/18/2023, 6:49:27 AM