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
TheBotanist avatarTheBotanist 5 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Mono-white doesn’t seem scary…until everything has flying and trample and menace and lifelink and vigilance and…and…and…by turn 4. And you didn’t bother countering anything because why waste it on something like Haunted Cloak?? And then you get run over! "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
BenBen37234 avatarBenBen37234 5 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nIn this deck you will slow players down with cards like Thalia, then not let your opponent's untap that much with smoke and other similar effects. All the while annoying them half to death with stasis, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, and Winter Orb. make fast mana with mana crypt, Dual Lands, and mox diamond. To wrap up the annoyances that your opponents had to face while the could never do anything, use divine intervention to end the game in a draw.\n"}]}
Falconnor4 avatarFalconnor4 5 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"This is the most disguising deck Ive ever made:\n\nHaving stupid counters that you can tutor for for most problems while effectively neutering opponents and their draw and taking anything that they have for yourself. Combined with a side of lifegain and infinite combos while having the ability to bypass commander colours with spawnsire and mastermind's acquisition. Its just cruel.\n"}]}
DankCastle avatarDankCastle 5 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nHave you heard of this jerk? Doubt it. You are now walking in blindfolded to the abject horror that is "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Vogar, Necropolis Tyrant"}},{"insert":" . This hulking pile of cardboard violence gets swole when stuff dies. And everything is going to die. Your stuff, my stuff, and oops all of my opponents are dead too. But life and death mean nothing anymore and all that matters is that everyone leaves the game a frustrated shell of a player. This deck is filled with nothing but the most heinous mono black nonsense. It is a hideous amalgamation of infinite combos and oppressive control. There are 19 ways to get infinite death triggers that will either outright win you the game or make Vogar a massive 69,420/69,420 to kill that one player who is already losing their mind with salt over your "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Bitterblossom"}},{"insert":{"card-link":"Contamination"}},{"insert":" lock. And if there ever comes a time when the bell tolls for you just sac that thicc boy and deck yourself. Deny them the satisfation with your last act.\n"}]}
Edited 10/28/2023, 3:17:20 AM
{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\nHow about a under $100 budget Thalia/Gitrog deck? Not the greatest, but everyone HATES when I take this deck out to play.\n"}]}
akafirefly_ avatarakafirefly_ 5 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I think we can all agree that Nicol is one of the bigger MTG villains. This deck does it all; What to give a false sense of security with everyone getting no maximum hand size: check. What about some draw punish: done. Does it even have discard punish: you betcha. \n\n\n\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Tutor out soultether and impact tremors and then gg\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 11/1/2023, 3:56:55 PM
abrain4u avatarabrain4u 5 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nThis deck just keeps pumping threat after threat. Anje, the commander is a one piece engine to dump big guys for reanimation and get you replacement cards. Early game, late game, the deck doesn't care, the big guys just keep coming, and your opponents have terrible trouble keeping any creatures on the board.\n"}]}
furrygamer56 avatarfurrygamer56 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"did any one see the eldrazi deck that i samited \n"}]}
furrygamer56 avatarfurrygamer56 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"when is the next contest going to be?\n"}]}
Jeremy avatarJeremy 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Likely either the end of this month or the beginning of March. We've been working on an exciting new angle for the contests that's required a fair bit of planning to get setup. We're looking forward to bringing them back soon! \n"}]}