Deckbuilding Contest - August 2023

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Jeremy avatarJeremy 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nMagic has a long and storied history of exotic and compelling deck names. From “"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Extended_Pebbles_deck"},"insert":"Fruity Pebbles"},{"insert":"” back in ‘99 to the more recent “"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://commandersherald.com/an-introduction-to-blue-farm/"},"insert":"Blue Farm"},{"insert":"” in cEDH, entire archetypes have even been known to show some zest. \n\nThat said, some recent social media discourse has asserted that the game has slowly shifted away from fun names and toward more boring (if descriptive) titles like “Esper Control” or “4c Ramp”. We have zero interest in weighing in on that in any serious capacity, but it is a good reminder of how fun decks can be when brewers put their mind to it. A personal favorite is “"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/2632697/whos_that_pokmon_its_"},"insert":"Who’s that Pokémon? It’s 𝖂𝖔𝖗𝖑𝖉𝖘𝖕𝖎𝖓𝖊 𝖂𝖚𝖗𝖒"},{"insert":"” for a "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Worldspine Wurm"}},{"insert":" polymorph deck that ended up as a finalist for our hidden commander contest a year or so ago. Absolutely delightful.\n\nPoint is, deck names are a sometimes underappreciated meta aspect to the game that add a bit of fun and intrigue when you’re linked a list to check out. For this month’s Card Kingdom sponsored deckbuilding contest, we’re giving deck names their due! \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"What’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 cardkingdom.com. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"For August’s deckbuilding contest, construct a Commander-legal deck with a compelling name. The name can be silly, serious, or something in between. Either way, it should be appropriate for your deck in particular and enticing to other players. Extra consideration will be given to submissions with both good deck names and interesting/unique lists!  "},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Here’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 "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"are"},{"insert":" allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Silver-bordered and acorn cards, while cool, are "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"not"},{"insert":" allowed. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Digital-only cards (such as those designed for the Alchemy format on Arena) are "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"not"},{"insert":" allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Strictly one deck submitted per user."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Reply to this newspost, "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"the Discord submission post"},{"insert":", or "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/archidekt/status/1692637676799738157?s=20"},"insert":"the announcement tweet"},{"insert":" from the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/archidekt"},"insert":"@archidekt"},{"insert":" account on Twitter with a link to your deck before "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"9:00 pm EDT (UTC -4, currently) on Friday, August 25, 2023"},{"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. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Deck descriptions are not required but certainly may provide valuable context!"},{"insert":"\n\nOn "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Saturday, August 26, 2023"},{"insert":", we’ll add a new Discord post for the community to vote on its favorite of the three selected finalists' lists. Each finalist will be awarded store credit to cardkindom.com. 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 email, Discord or Twitter/X (depending on where they submitted) regarding their winnings following the conclusion of the poll by Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Please note, you must have a Card Kingdom account in order to receive your winnings. It's quick and free-- "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.cardkingdom.com/register"},"insert":"register here"},{"insert":" if you don't have an account already!\n\nAs of this summer, we also now apply a “Contest Winner” role to all finalists, giving them a little trophy icon next to their username on deck tiles (the links that appear on places like the homepage). Prior contest winners have already had this role applied. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"An 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":"https://archidekt.com/contestRules"},"insert":"official contest rules"},{"insert":". \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Thank you!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"This is the first month we’re accepting submissions on "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"Discord"},{"insert":" and using it for voting instead of Twitter. Please bear with us as we feel out this new procedure!  \n\nIf you have any other questions, feel free to ask here, reach out on "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/archidekt"},"insert":"Twitter"},{"insert":", or join our "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"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-\n\n8/26/23: Our finalists have been selected!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Bad Nauseum:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1d9bf0"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/3246936/bad_nauseam"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Dungeons Speedrun any%, no infinites:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1d9bf0"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/3938434/dungeons_speed_run_any_no_infinites"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"The Right to Arm Bears:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1d9bf0"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/3094381/the_right_to_arm_bears"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"insert":"Please "},{"attributes":{"link":"discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"join us in Discord"},{"insert":" for voting on final placement and discussion!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 8/26/2023, 6:27:45 PM
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plasmacuno avatarplasmacuno 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"After a wait far too long in the making, I present to you: The revival you've all been waiting for: The reunion of not just the decade, not just the century, not just the millennium, but of all Magic history: The return at last of Magic's greatest one-hit-wonder: Banding!!!\n\nThat's right, last seen in 2008 (well, outside of The List, anyways), this accursed Mechanic finally makes its debut into Magic's most popular format. Why, you ask? Because… Honestly because I want to curse my friends with having to play against this disaster of a mechanic.\n\nAnd no, this isn't just a thrown together pile of all the cards with banding ever printed! This is an honest to goodness Azorius EDH deck built to maximize the potential of Banding, helmed by the only commander graced with the keyword. We're going to force our opponents to attack and block creatures like Phyrexian Vindicator, Body of Knowledge, and Stuffy Doll, using our ability to assign our opponents' combat damage to keep our creatures always in the safe zone. Ultimately we'll win either with damage from cards like Phyrexian Vindicator, Elesh Norn, or Stuffy Doll or by making repeated attacks with mill creatures like Fleet Swallower or Teresian Mindbreaker, protected from scary blockers.\n\nThat's right, baby. We're "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5151087/bringing_the_band_back_together"},"insert":"Bringing the Band Back Together."},{"insert":" Buy your tickets now!\n\n"}]}
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MrLordMr avatarMrLordMr 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"For your consideration I would like to submit my "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4101069/no_blue_clue_brew"},"insert":"No Blue Clue Brew"},{"insert":". It is a fun deck that aims to make as many clues, foods, and treasures (sometimes squirrels) as it can and then overwelm your opponenets with slowly accrued value and pinging via cards like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Ingenious Artillerist"}},{"insert":" and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Rosie Cotton of South Lane"}},{"insert":". There is also a silly convuluted combo using "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Thorough Investigation"}},{"insert":" for all those who love silly convuluted combos.\n"}]}
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Montyg123 avatarMontyg123 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Sick deck!!!!\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/1043996/the_nonhuman_centipede"},"insert":"The Non-Human Centipede"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"I'll explain this spectacular operation only once..."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nWe're playing Bogles Mutate Voltron here, which, when all goes well, results in a perfectly lethal Non-Human Centipede. If the first sequence doesn't work out, you can always just send your commander to the graveyard, play another Bogle, mutate Brokkos, and it's feeding time all over again.\n\nAnything beyond a three-card construction is going to result in beautiful value. Give your commander double strike and infect to make your opponents bite your boots. And if you really get backed into a corner, try the old Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage combo and mutate onto Marit Lage. Sh"},{"attributes":{"color":"var(--color)","background":"var(--light-background)"},"insert":"e possesses unbelievable strength of character."},{"insert":"\n\nP.S. Make Venomthrope the middle piece. \n"}]}
Edited 8/21/2023, 1:56:00 AM
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flurbil avatarflurbil 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I present to you Errant and Giada in \"Sister Act\" "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4698663/errant_and_giada_in_sister_act"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4698663/errant_and_giada_in_sister_act"},{"insert":"\n\nI LOVE angels and when I saw this commander card, I ended up creating a situation in my head where these two are up to hijinks during MOM and are attempting to gather the angel sisters together to help put on the performance of a lifetime ;) \n"}]}
Edited 8/20/2023, 9:30:38 AM
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almostghost avataralmostghost 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I'll submit my Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves deck, a deck designed to just shoot wolves at your opponents creatures. I present https://archidekt.com/decks/5093678/wolf_cannon_aka_howlitzer\n"}]}
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YABOIMCBATMAN avatarYABOIMCBATMAN 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I got a neat little Phyrexian tribal deck I like to call "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4283472/im_phryexi_an_i_know_it"},"insert":"I'm Phryexi' an I Know It"},{"insert":".\n"}]}
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Equivocat avatarEquivocat 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\"Oh, is that a "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Nekusar, the Mindrazer"}},{"insert":", across the table I see? Yawn, I'll get a few cards off him and kill him before the wheels.\"\n\nNo, no, no, dear opponent. We do not pray at the altar of spinning wheels. We at this congregation subscribe to the mantra of the prisons. Here at the "},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Nekusar Correctional Facility"},{"insert":", the namesake warden will place you in your cell. While you watch him. Slowly. Tick. You. Down.\n\nBut of course, it would be rather unseemly to imprison you and not feed you. So you can have your cards. But you will choke on them. Because you will not be doing much useful with them.\n\nSo come through the "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Portcullis"}},{"insert":" , take a seat at the "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Arena of the Ancients"}},{"insert":", or better yet, join Nekusar himself at the "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Court of Ambition"}},{"insert":". The warden will visit you in the night, and he doesn't kiss nice.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4474750/nekusar_choke_on_your_cards"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4474750/nekusar_choke_on_your_cards"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 8/19/2023, 2:14:22 AM
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DaRav1ol1 avatarDaRav1ol1 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"The goal of this deck is to wipe the entire battlefield and destroy your opponents with an army of bald (mostly dead) creatures. There are only bald or covered heads in my deck. There is a saying that goes \"God only made a few perfect heads, to the others He gave hair\". https://archidekt.com/decks/5182955/no_hair_on_head_i_die_and_youre_dead\n"}]}
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Xelsior avatarXelsior 11 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hehehe "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Memnarch"}},{"insert":" go brrrrrrrrrrr\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5093019/memnarch_all_your_artifact_are_belong_to_me"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5093019/memnarch_all_your_artifact_are_belong_to_me"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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[deleted] avatar[deleted] 8 months
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Biglilsis avatarBiglilsis 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"May I present: "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true,"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5235846/whose_trap_is_it_anyway_where_everything_is_made_up_and_the_points_dont_matter?sort=alpha&stack=multiple"},"insert":"Whose Trap is it Anyway? Where everything is made up and the points don't matter"},{"insert":"\n\nI wanted to build an \"It's a Trap\" deck à la Admiral Ackbar using my Trap cards ("},{"insert":{"card-link":"Archive Trap"}},{"insert":" et al.) Then I decided that if I'm laying traps for my opponents, I could lay some for myself in the form of my creatures. Enter "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Lord of Extinction"}},{"insert":" and his other */* boys. Add in a few cards with \"at random\" lines such as "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Arcane Bombardment"}},{"insert":" and let the crazy highjinks and trap improve ensue.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5235846/whose_trap_is_it_anyway_where_everything_is_made_up_and_the_points_dont_matter?sort=alpha&stack=multiple"},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 8/25/2023, 11:38:46 PM
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hudsonhawk avatarhudsonhawk 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Let's go "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/3486397/chestbursters_lucius_the_invader"},"insert":"Chestbursters"},{"insert":"! (Literally) Popping creatures like that scene from Alien 👽 \n"}]}
Edited 8/25/2023, 9:20:35 PM
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KyleHaleYeah avatarKyleHaleYeah 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I originally brewed this deck for the \"Budget Deck Building Contest\" a few months ago. I put in some upgrades and made it a little more spicy to keep up with our playgroup. \n\nAnyways... here's "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4793091/wonder_walls_commander_budget_build"},"insert":"Wonder Wall"},{"insert":" again.\nA Walls tribal deck with "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Pramikon, Sky Rampart"}},{"insert":" as the commander.\n"}]}
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S1y avatarS1y 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I present the unquestioned authority that is "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/4105748/guile_red_white_and_sonic_boom"},"insert":"Guile, of the Red, White, and Sonic Boom"},{"insert":".\n\nWho else but the Americans would find oil counters appealing? the deck has the goal of stacking as much oil that is required to fuel it's act's of aggression. proliferate not only bolsters oil reserves but gives Guile the charge counters necessary to remain on the offensive. Collect war taxes, build those walls, and stack filibuster counters. the deck is also packed with the added flavor of Eagles, Propaganda, and The Sword of TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY!\n"}]}
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Ante96 avatarAnte96 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Really wanted to make a different spin on Gobins in casual play, most tend to spam the board with etb triggers and swing away. I though it might be more interesting to start "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5207154/lobin_goblins"},"insert":"Lobin' Goblins"},{"insert":" at your opponents faces directly. \n\nIntroducing Pashalik Mons!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nThe deck goes long by sacrificing goblin tokens to red mana sac outlets while pinging opponents at the same time.\nUse tokens to fuel your bigger goblin makers and keep the party rolling!\nEasy to pilot, just keep the ball rolling!\n\n"}]}
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Sethiebones avatarSethiebones 10 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5218995/face_down_ass_up \n\nDeck Name : Face Down Ass Up\nKadena will entice and rule your opponents as she lays face down 2/2 creatures again and again, Little do they know she is going to flip her creatures to control the board then end their lives with mass pump spells and infinite mana. \n"}]}
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