Deckbuilding Contest - October 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nHappy October! For this month's Card Kingdom-sponsored deckbuilding contest, we're celebrating spooky season with our scariest deck lists. No, we're not talking about zombies, vampires and werewolves-- we're giving you our blessing to put aside pesky things like \"fun\" and \"fairness\" in favor of making the most threatening deck possible. Details below! \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 October’s deckbuilding contest, construct a Commander-legal deck that aims to be \"The Problem\" in any game it plays. It doesn't necessarily have to be the \"best\" deck, but it should feel like the biggest threat at the table either through pure power or oppressiveness. Just this once, be a jerk! "},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\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/pemYbqkFYd"},"insert":"the Discord submission post"},{"insert":", or "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://x.com/archidekt/status/1715463405429981345?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, October 27, 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, October 28, 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, October 31, 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\n10/28/23 - We have our finalists!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"Calling People Names"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5680132/calling_people_names"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5680132/calling_people_names"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"You Were Supposed to Restore Balance, not Destroy It!"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"Codie's Salty Cookbook"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5485351/codies_salty_cookbook"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5485351/codies_salty_cookbook"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nPlease "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/news/5184069/discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"join us in Discord"},{"insert":" for voting on final placement and discussion!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/28/2023, 9:19:10 PM
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MooGiGon avatarMooGiGon 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I think we can all agree that Slicer hitting the table is generally "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"a"},{"insert":" problem. This deck leans heavily into ramp and protection so that he comes down early & sticks around for a long time. Add in a hearty amount of stax & removal for good measure, and the table will quickly realize that Slicer is, in fact, "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"the"},{"insert":" problem.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5210351/slicer_cedhish"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5210351/slicer_cedhish"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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uighuierwh avataruighuierwh 4 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5670266/_yeah_thats_a_bethesda_game_alright"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5670266/_yeah_thats_a_bethesda_game_alright"},{"insert":"\n\nthis is a universes beyond heavy theme deck focused around using the new Nuka cola vending machine to turn food into more food and money, or as I like to call it, the Bethesda glitch experience! It’s heavy on food and lifegain synergies with the ability to curve out super easily. It also runs displaced dinosaurs both as a finisher, and because the image of Sam cooking Frodo Dino nuggets and coke is super funny to me. It manages to be the problem by generating massive amounts of resources on the form of food, treasure, and clues consistently, looping most of them infinitely, and using them to generate massive token armies, insane card draw, infinite life, and infinitely big creatures\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 1:26:36 PM
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pmaddox avatarpmaddox 4 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5567940/black_and_blue_zombies"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5567940/black_and_blue_zombies"},{"insert":"\nI made this deck after getting a mystery precon deck and actually thought about halloween. So my deck is about milling and bringing zombies back with decay. \n"}]}
Edited 10/20/2023, 11:11:57 PM
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[deleted] avatar[deleted] 3 months
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{"ops":[{"insert":"My favorite deck to be \"The Problem\" is my "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward"}},{"insert":" // "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Street Urchin"}},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4885180/abdel_adrianstreet_urchin_boros_blink"},"insert":"list"},{"insert":". Using cards like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Purphoros, God of the Forge"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Impact Tremors"}},{"insert":", and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines"}},{"insert":", it can shell out damage as long as Abdel hits the table. If those don't work, "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Mondrak, Glory Dominus"}},{"insert":" and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Anointed Procession"}},{"insert":" can create a massive army very quickly, then using "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Street Urchin"}},{"insert":" to get around pesky blockers or ping the table down. The best possible situation is to float a ton of mana, then exile your whole board state with Abdel, and casting either "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Worldfire"}},{"insert":" or "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Obliterate"}},{"insert":" to set all of your opponents into an unwinnable position. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4885180/abdel_adrianstreet_urchin_boros_blink"},"insert":"Boros Blink"},{"insert":" isn't a cEDH list, but it gets scary fast if left unchecked.\n"}]}
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Steamrat21 avatarSteamrat21 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I actually just made a deck with these exact commanders It goes infinite super easy with a bunch of "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"O ring effects"},{"insert":", unfortunately they stopped printing "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"O rings"},{"insert":" that can target your own stuff\n"}]}
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kareestofur avatarkareestofur 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"When I play-tested this, I had 25 cards in hand by turn 4 and was playing other people's cards instead.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/4530494/your_cards_are_belong_to_me_now\n"}]}
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Rhel avatarRhel 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"A friend and I did a similar \"build your meanest deck\" challenge with each other so I just created a list with the highest salt score possible because what's meaner than stax and counterspells? The only person allowed to play the game is me, I'm The Problem.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5678035/esper_mean_girls\n"}]}
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joedf avatarjoedf 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"My pet deck is spooky both ways, not cedh, but spooky meta and halloween wise. \n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/2957085/breath_of_the_undying"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/2957085/breath_of_the_undying"},{"insert":"\n\nmaybe 600+ infinite combos, discard, and cheap interaction, necromancer/aristocrats with zombies, demons, or phyrexians.\n"}]}
Edited 10/20/2023, 10:16:09 PM
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[deleted] avatar[deleted] 3 months
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redrider666 avatarredrider666 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I think the name says it all but who doesn't like Ward 2 dragons . The reason this deck is good is that it is resistant to spot removal. Also, this deck is the only one I need a calculator for. https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5483169/miiryms_house_of_mirrors\n"}]}
Edited 10/20/2023, 10:17:30 PM
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{"ops":[{"insert":"This Deck is Called "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"The Master's Legion"},{"insert":", and It is made to create a ton of Mana, Cast the master with haste, and then swing with myriad creatures and extra combats to drown your opponents in copies of "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"The Master, Multiplied"},{"insert":" as you laugh Manaically. The Deck Is designed In such a way that you will "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ALWAYS "},{"insert":"be the problem, and will lead to a swift victory after the master is on board, or you get shut down and lose. Who needs backup plans when your first plan is "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"PERFECT"},{"insert":"? We are the master, after all. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Every last one of us!"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5675169/the_masters_legion"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5675169/the_masters_legion"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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[deleted] avatar[deleted] 3 months
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PrestonianOne avatarPrestonianOne 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"The #1 Meanest thing in my opinion is killing someone well before the format is designed around. How? One word: Poison. This deck has Atraxa, Paetor's Voice at the helm, poisoning and proliferating your way to victory. Definitely a Phyrexian sub-theme, and some cards lean into that. Almost every single card works to put more poison counters on your opponent through infect, toxic, proliferating, or just straight up giving everybody a poison counter. The cherry on top is that it is fueled by the most infamous non-creatures, such as mana drain, rhystic study, smothering tithe, and cyclonic rift. If the game somehow goes long (or if perhaps you get lucky with smothering tithe) blightsteel colossus or triumph of the hordes are lovely little game enders.\n\n https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5677843/the_problem_with_poison\n"}]}
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MellonHead avatarMellonHead 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I first built this deck a year ago and been playing it sense and improving the deck, has gone through a lot of changes and still has changes going to be made to it\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5627642/shorkai\n"}]}
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ThatHatMan avatarThatHatMan 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5274802/colorless_stax_weldrazi\n\nThis deck is based on the precon, Eldrazi Unbound. Unlike the preconstructed deck, this strategy focuses heavily on pushing the commander out early or at least providing high levels of mana early on to bring out at least one of the titans. Stax interaction is meant to slow the game if you have opponents that play aggro. Fast paced colorless cascade that instantly will make anyone your enemy. \n"}]}
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Mintybird avatarMintybird 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I had an idea to make a deck entirely founded on ending the game as soon as possible, regardless of the fact that I will not win. Heartless Hidetsugu with ramp, draw, furnaces, haste, and a little bit of protection does exactly that. If nobody realizes that I'm not a threat early on, they'll quickly regret that decision when the whole table has to stop playing. It's a power move when I execute my \"losecon\" with barely any HP left because people realized and finally started hitting me.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5656931/heartless\n"}]}
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ghost007m avatarghost007m 4 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5125139/conquerors_of_chaos"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5125139/conquerors_of_chaos"},{"insert":" this is most likely my favorite guilty pleasure deck because I put so much effort into crafting it, and just the idea of an army lead by three different boss monsters is so cool in my opinion \n"}]}
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Crunch1432 avatarCrunch1432 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"fear the giant space baby. This is a child of Alara deck. If they try to attack you or target you with anything, kill the baby. If they try to bounce or exile child of Alara you kill the baby yourself first with a 1 mana instant. You're basically holding a gun to everyone's head the entire game. There're also some theros gods which allow you to still do stuff despite the repeated board wipes. This deck is not meant to win. It is meant to slow down the game and piss off your friends as much as possible until you can't cast your commander anymore. Once commander tax becomes too much, you can't do a whole lot. That's okay though because most people will leave out of frustration before it gets to that point. Please for the love of god do not actually play this with friends.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5677995"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5677995"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/20/2023, 11:50:20 PM
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