Deckbuilding Contest - October 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 6 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 \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":""},"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, 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 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":""},"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\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":""},"insert":""},{"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":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"Codie's Salty Cookbook"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nPlease "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"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
klnhd avatarklnhd 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" \ncount your minutes and save your counterspells otherwise rowan here is gonna be fast to wipe the table\n"}]}
Drake_Soul avatarDrake_Soul 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" \n\nMono White Pillow fort where creatures don't take damage. add on a couple tax to attack me and a combo to prevent me from taking damage then we get this very annoying deck.\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 12:59:33 AM
{"ops":[{"insert":"When I think of “the problem” deck, infect is the first thing to come to mind. But I don’t think that’s exciting enough…still takes too long to take everyone out one by one. My solution? Give your infected creatures double strike and double the speed at which you Compleat your opponents!\n\nThat’s the idea behind this deck, Exalted Compleation- think The Bad Ending for Alara and all those Bant knights now exalting the Praetors. This deck is full of infect and toxic creatures, proliferate triggers, and exalted triggers to pump up your infected minion that’s swinging solo.\n\nRest assured, "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Rafiq of the Many"}},{"insert":" wearing a "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Grafted Exoskeleton"}},{"insert":" is a problem. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Doomskar avatarDoomskar 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"my first thoughts for problem decks is "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Avacyn, Angel of Hope"}},{"insert":" wrath decks. here is the link if you want to play test it.\nif you can ramp into turn 3 "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Worldslayer"}},{"insert":" and turn 4 "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Avacyn, Angel of Hope"}},{"insert":", you become the most annoying player at the table.\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\nThe moment I saw Umbris I had to build it. This deck's entire pointis resource denial through mill or preferably exile. It allows me to use odd cards like Scalplexis and control the board with Toxrill, Sludge Monster combos. It also has a backup commander in Zelix, who may not infinitely combo with Umbris but can generate tons of value all while denying my opponents resources. \n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 2:40:31 AM
AwesomeSauce avatarAwesomeSauce 6 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"MAXIMUM EXTERMINATION! • (Commander / EDH deck) • Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n\nWhen i mentioned this contest to a friend of mine, they suggested I built something adjacent to Group Slug, seeing that as an appropriate \"I AM THE PROBLEM\" deck type. Suffice to say, I had to similar thoughts myself so I went to build this deck the way it is. I'd like to believe the general consensus aligns with that idea, especially since A. this deck also has Discard elements which, like any other form of resource denial, will usually induce some percentage of salt among your opponents and B. in lore, Davros's very presence in a Doctor Who will almost assuredly set off some red flags for everyone involved.\n"}]}
DaveLists avatarDaveLists 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Who doesn't love a non-blue blink deck with a infinite counterspell lockdown endgame? This "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"GW Astral Slide"},{"insert":" list is full of absolutely gross problems, from recurring removal and locking people out of combat or spells, to dropping a "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Containment Priest"}},{"insert":" and turning every cycle into a permanent exile. Late game, "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Eternal Witness"}},{"insert":" effects combine with "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Rule of Law"}},{"insert":" effects and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Lapse of Certainty"}},{"insert":" to lock every opponent out of their decks.\n\nOnce everyone is sufficiently miserable, you can win by repeatedly cycling "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Decree of Justice"}},{"insert":" until you overrun the board.\n"}]}
Equivocat avatarEquivocat 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Let's take the best of infect, and the best of \"oops, all counterspells\". What do we get?\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nMost playgroups hate playing against poison, and you can rest assured that they'll hate playing against it even more when they can't interact with it. More than that, they just get to sit there counting to 10, while we hold the table down.\n\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Isochron Scepter"}},{"insert":"+"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Prologue to Phyresis"}},{"insert":" is the sweetest plum.\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Yawgmoth, Thran Physician"}},{"insert":"+"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Bitterblossom"}},{"insert":" means not only will their creatures never live, they get to watch themselves proliferate.\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Arcane Laboratory"}},{"insert":"+"},{"insert":{"card-link":"As Foretold"}},{"insert":" means they only get to cast once a turn, and we're all but guaranteed to be able to counter it.\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon"}},{"insert":" because someone might need to taste the rainbow sooner than the others.\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 4:06:23 AM
sleepyshaman avatarsleepyshaman 6 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\nThe shattergang brothers are a couple of hooligans all about give your friends the worst deals. you lose a puny goblin while you're killing their commander they just played for the third time:)\n"}]}
Lodusrex avatarLodusrex 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"In my humble opinion, this is the Timmyest deck that ever Timmied. It also tends to make its pilot the archenemy on turn 3 as a result of cheating out massive fatties and jerk cards for jerks due to its multiple polymorph effects. Enjoy!\n\n\n"}]}
Haedes avatarHaedes 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Curses; they aren't a thing that usually comes up durring a game but boy does everyone hate them. Even the designers hate that they made the things. It's stax in the most obnoxious and spooky way possible. Also, we love our poor friend The Unluckiest, the most unfortunate planswalker ever. Way to make Lynde, the only cursed warlock in Innistrad, mad and ruin things for everyone else....\n\n\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 4:36:33 AM
Tiny_kai avatarTiny_kai 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I just wanteed my friends to hate me butbow maybe the entire magic playing community will aswell \n\n\n"}]}
TevishSzat avatarTevishSzat 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\nThe Synthetic Men of Mars\n\nBoasting a horrifying salt score of over 90, Belisarius Cawl here is all primed to make sure the table has a Bad Time, while not actually being a bad deck. Cawl, you see, does a few things. He taps artifacts to make tokens which is handy on two scales, and he taps tokens to draw cards. For tapping artifacts, this means breaking parity on things like Winter Orb. For making tokens, that gives us more meat for the grinder when Smokestack comes knocking. His tokens even handily have vigilance, letting them beat down (for a definition of beating down, they're lousy 2/2s) under untap denial. Taxes, Tapdown, random bounce, it's a hellscape of a game experience.\n\nAnd the best part is? Cawl wins not by suddenly declaring a combo victory, but by grinding. Because he's a multitool who can do something while his oppnents do nothing other than suffer and die under a setup like stasis-smothering tithe. Cawl doesn't care how long it takes to kill you, the steady plink-plink-plink of the astartes will get there eventually\n\nThere is a finite amount of fun available in a Magic game, and Cawl will be having all of it.\n"}]}
Metalhead115 avatarMetalhead115 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"we all know who the best praetor is (hint: he's blue)\n\nfeaturing artifact fuckery, infinites, stax, urza, winter orb, and much much more.\n\nby the time they realize you're the problem you'll be countering everything they throw your way and showing them the true power of the progress engine.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 5:58:52 AM
Boneless avatarBoneless 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Saw this at 1:00 AM and it is now 2:00 AM and I am disgusted with myself. I knew as soon as I saw that you wanted to see decks that were \"scary\" to see on the board I wanted to do something with Hokori, Dust Drinker. But that wasn't enough of a pain to deal with, so I mixed in some blue with Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, just to make sure that my opponents are having no fun at all, and then went down the rabbit hole of terrible STAX pieces and niche combos that mess with the opponents on the board. And just to make it even worse, I added a majority of the mana pool off of artifacts, so the multiple creatures and artifacts that make it so my opponents can't use their lands, have hardly any effect on my side of the board, leaving me open to counterspell and STAX my way to victory.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 6:16:37 AM