Deckbuilding Contest - August 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 3 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":""},"insert":"Fruity Pebbles"},{"insert":"” back in ‘99 to the more recent “"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"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":""},"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 \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":""},"insert":"the Discord submission post"},{"insert":", 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 "},{"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 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":""},"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":""},"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":""},"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":""},"insert":"Twitter"},{"insert":", or join our "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"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":""},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Dungeons Speedrun any%, no infinites:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1d9bf0"},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"The Right to Arm Bears:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1d9bf0"},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"insert":"Please "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"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
BigMrE avatarBigMrE 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"A throwback to late 90's and early 00's pop hits...\n"}]}
NotionofVice avatarNotionofVice 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I present this brew, with the goal of slinging spells to gerate tokens, it \"Make a man out of you\"\n\n\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"\"I Scry with My Little Eye\" "},{"attributes":{"link":" "},"insert":" "},{"insert":" Use all that peeking to buff your creatures, even if you keep looking at the same card. In a bit of a bind? Scry aggressively and put as many cards on the bottom until you get that card you are looking for. Simic Ascendancy provides an alternate win condition. But if you really want to have fun, say to your opponents, \"I scry with my little eye something...<insert card characteristic here>\" and see if they can guess :).\n"}]}
Da-Wizerd avatarDa-Wizerd 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Here is my smeagol deck "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Smeagol the Tempted Land Thief"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Thought i might try. \nMy first time trying. \nRoast away if need be. \n\n"}]}
Waffleosophy avatarWaffleosophy 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I'll put my hat into the ring with "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Card Draw is a Nerd's Best Friend"},{"insert":" for those of you looking for some delicious mono green jank pile\n\n\n\n"}]}
DaRatKing avatarDaRatKing 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I wish I had looked sooner! I always give my decks names I enjoy such as: Tiamat: Dragons without Boarders, Vampin' in Innastrad: A Wedding You Can't Wash the Red Out Of, Give 'em Da Rats, Krenk'n'Out goblins (aka goblin slayer episode 1) -funny quote to go with- 'Like rats on two legs. \"Mind Goblin?\" -Last words of Yannet Marbrand the Adventurer', and A Stowaway in the Hundred Acre Woods. While I do not mind missing a chance to win. It would sadden me if no one else got to enjoy these names.\n"}]}
theLPdog avatartheLPdog 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"YOOOOOO! Here's my deck link!\n"}]}
Mz3nny avatarMz3nny 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Man, I'm sad I found this post too late to enter. Otherwise, I would have thrown my hat in the ring with "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Mr. Steal Yo Gurl"},{"insert":". This deck is piloted by Kethek, Crucible goliath. Now, you may be wondering why I named it Mr. Steal Yo Gurl. With Kethek's ability to sacrifice a creature at the beginning of the end step, only to replace it with a non-legendary creature of lesser mana value from the top of the deck, I finally found someone who can use all of my Threaten cards. From stealing your creature and throwing it back at your face with effects like Fling and the recently spoiled Adventure side of callous Sell-sword, Burn together, to just sacrificing everything for value with one of the other sac outlets, to just using the whole board to kill everyone, It's a spicy deck that I would have loved to see in this contest. (and it's budget for less than $100). NTR is a trash Fetish, unless you're on the winning side.\n"}]}
Cosmic_Crest avatarCosmic_Crest 3 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"This isn't the best deck I've ever built per say, but it was a fun brew with some friends that I felt would be at least "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"a little"},{"insert":" relevant to this challenge. \n\nThis is my "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"5c \"Devotionanigans\""},{"insert":" deck, using "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true},"insert":"Progenitus"},{"insert":" as a mega devotion piece, and a backup win condition. The deck mainly wins through value plays, such as Thassa bouncing certain creatures, or Heliod's static ability to make big beaters/stabilize my life total.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nThe deck is more a theme deck than anything else, starring the entire cycle of mono gods from Theros: Beyond Death, as well as their Emissaries, Oaths, and Interventions. \n"}]}
Sarcastodon avatarSarcastodon 48 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"I really wish I would have seen this in time to submit my aptly-named "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Slivers Deck"},{"insert":". \n"}]}
[deleted] avatar[deleted] 28 days