Deckbuilding Contest - March 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\nHello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nIn March, for the first time ever, our deckbuilding contest is for a format other than Commander. This month, we’re building Oathbreaker! \n\nFor those unfamiliar, Oathbreaker is a format that was created in 2019 by "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Weirdcards Charitable Club"},{"insert":"– the same folks who run the wonderful "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"MagiKids charity"},{"insert":". Designed to be multiplayer with games that could start and finish over a single lunch break, Oathbreaker has some unique traits that set it apart from other formats. From "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"its official website"},{"insert":", these are Oathbreaker’s quick rules:\n\nOathbreaker is a multiplayer format, played with 60 card singleton decks (only one copy of each card, no limit on basic lands)."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"You start the game with your Oathbreaker and Signature Spell in the command zone."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Your starting life is 20 ."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Your “Oathbreaker” is a Planeswalker. Its color identity determines the contents of your deck."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Your “Signature Spell” must be an instant or sorcery card that falls within your Oathbreaker’s color identity."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"You cast your Oathbreaker from your command zone."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Your Signature Spell may only be cast if your Oathbreaker is on the battlefield under your control."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Both your Oathbreaker and Signature Spell are subject to “command zone tax”. These taxes are tracked individually, i.e. casting your Oathbreaker doesn’t cause your Signature Spell to cost more."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"To find out more, read the "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"full rules"},{"insert":"."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Since we only have Oathbreaker novices here on the Archidekt team, the good folks at Weirdcards have agreed to act as guest judges! In recognition of great work they do as ambassadors of the Magic community, we'll be making a donation to MagiKids for each brewer who participates."},{"insert":" Details below.\n\nWhat’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 March’s deckbuilding contest, construct an Oathbreaker-legal deck that showcases something you think the format’s creators (Weirdcards Charitable Club) may find interesting. There are no other restrictions this month– have fun! For each participant, we'll donate $5 to MagiKids, up to $2000."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nHere’s how to participate:"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brew an Oathbreaker legal deck on Archidekt that satisfies the prompt.\nAny unreleased cards spoiled during the contest’s duration are allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Silver-bordered, acorn and playtest cards, while cool, are not allowed. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Digital-only cards (such as those designed for the Alchemy format on Arena) are not allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Strictly one deck submitted per user."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nReply to either this newspost 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 9:00pm ET (UTC -5, currently) on Friday, March 31. 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. Additional characteristics by which your deck may be judged include playability and uniqueness (i.e. “spice”); budget has no direct bearing on your chances to win. Deck descriptions are not required but certainly may provide valuable context!\n\nOn Saturday, April 1, 2023, we'll tweet out a poll for the community to vote on its favorite of the three selected finalists' lists. Any finalists who submitted their lists on Archidekt will be notified via the email associated with their account. We’ll also publish a newspost on Archidekt announcing the finalists and linking to the poll on Twitter. 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 Twitter or email (depending on where they submitted) regarding their winnings following the conclusion of the poll by Tuesday, April 4, 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\nAn 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 "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"our official contest rules"},{"insert":". \n\nCongratulations to February’s winners! "},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"1st Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"bBork"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"The Forest Fights Back"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"2nd Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Nous"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Hipster Spirited Away"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"3rd Place: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"MrBolas"},{"insert":" - "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Lord of the Rings"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nThank you!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"If you have any other questions, feel free to ask here, reach out on Twitter, or join "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"our 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\nApril 1 Edit: Hey, all! We're going to announce our three finalists tomorrow (Sunday, 4/2) rather today. We ended up with about 200 decks for Weirdcards to go through which is... a lot 😅"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Thank you so much for your patience!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 4/1/2023, 8:47:40 PM
Knightblood avatarKnightblood 2 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Do Not Be Afraid - (Oathbreaker) - Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":",_Storm_Conduit_-_A_Home_for_Lutri\n\nEveryone's favorite otter participates in storm shenanigans with Ral to win the game! \n"}]}
Intethesis avatarIntethesis 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Become an Illithid with "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Tasha's Delicious Ceremorphosis"},{"insert":"! Pilot "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Tasha, the Witch Queen"}},{"insert":", and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Extract Brain"}},{"insert":" to play your opponent's deck straight out of their hand, creating 3/3 Demons while doing so. Mill, Cost Decrease, and Ramp are among the packages supported with this list.\n"}]}
_Maximus_ avatar_Maximus_ 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Built a commander deck around Tasha, so much fun\n"}]}
GlitchHunter avatarGlitchHunter 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Modified my Commander Planeswalker deck for this challenge\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Planeswalkers Only (Oathbreaker)"},{"insert":"\nBurn your opponents using "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Vraska, Relic Seeker"}},{"insert":", and any of "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Chandra, Fire Artisan"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Chandra, Flame's Fury"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Chandra, Pyromaster"}},{"insert":" or "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Chandra, the Firebrand"}},{"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"or"},{"insert":" continuously play the Planeswalkers with "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Triumphant Reckoning"}},{"insert":" and pump up a nearly unstoppable "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Bioessence Hydra"}},{"insert":".\n"}]}
Edited 3/24/2023, 9:40:51 PM
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"\"That player loses the game\""},{"insert":"\nPrimary win conditions include Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo & Vraska emblems/tokens. Casualties of War as the Signature Spell plus supporting spells give heavy board manipulation/wipe potential.\n"}]}
Poondaedalin avatarPoondaedalin 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Had a bit of a silly idea: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"The OK Corral - (Oathbreaker) - Archidekt"},{"insert":"\nBasically, you run coin flip stuff alongside Okaun, Eye of Chaos and Zndrsplit, Eye of Wisdom in order to beef up Okaun to a very high amount of toughness. Then, you can either Fling him at an opponent, give him Haste with Swiftfoot Boots, or you can cast Swords to Plowshares to gain a stupid amount of life. After that point, you can finish out the game with Approach of the Second Sun or Felidar Sovereign. \n"}]}
Edited 3/24/2023, 9:50:17 PM
{"ops":[{"insert":"It says that silver-bordered cards are not allowed, so I suggest moving the silvered cards to your maybeboard and adding substitutes like I did.\n"}]}
ArtistYamer avatarArtistYamer 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" i put together in like 30 minutes, it's a deck all about ajani planeswalker \n"}]}
Fyrwulf avatarFyrwulf 2 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nTamiyo's Trix is a port of the old Extended Trix deck into Oathbeaker. The object is to cast "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Illusions of Grandeur"}},{"insert":" and/or "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Delusions of Mediocrity"}},{"insert":" copy them, gain upwards of 60 life, "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Donate"}},{"insert":" them, and watch as the table has a panic attack as they realize they can't win the game. For added spice, you can hold whoever is enchated with IoG or one of its copies hostage, making demands of them under threat of not paying the Cumulative Upkeep.\n\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Hullbreacher"}},{"insert":" + Wheel lets you screw your opponents out of their hand while also generating sufficient mana to enchant + Donate all of your oppinets at once. "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Dream Halls"}},{"insert":" allows you to cast all of your enchantments for free for the simple cost of discarding a card in your hand, which you can get back with the aforementioned Wheels. \n"}]}
Edited 3/24/2023, 10:15:42 PM
{"ops":[{"insert":"Mechanized Production can create token copies of Mirrormade -> artifact, and the copies can target enchantments.\n"}]}
BionMTG avatarBionMTG 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Everyone has heard of a \"stop hitting yourself\" list. This is my OathBreaker version of a fun / story creating list. It's always fun to have hilarious / interactive games that create memories. This is one of those lists.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\nHope you enjoy...\n"}]}
EOT_Impulse avatarEOT_Impulse 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Here's some BS white combo\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Mono-White Devotion"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Stevenson avatarStevenson 2 months
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TevishSzat avatarTevishSzat 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Dakkon, Shadow Slayer"}},{"insert":" has gone Phyrexian! Using "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Phyresis Outbreak"}},{"insert":" as a signature spell to wipe out enemy creatures, a variety of control and hate pieces to limit options, and the power of Proliferate to finish players off, it's a deck that can rush or grind fairly and that naturally scales up as the game goes on, both with Dakkon's own starting loyalty and the power of Phyresis Outbreak due to poison accumulation.\n"}]}
PBandJake avatarPBandJake 2 months
jdandeneau avatarjdandeneau 2 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Ajani Awakened! "},{"insert":"It's a creature toolbox deck, with Ajani Sleeper Agent in the CZ along with Worldly Tutor to find what I need on upkeep.\n"}]}
DaveTave avatarDaveTave 2 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" \n\nA bunch of the best puppies are just here to have fun! The citizens and warriors walking by just can't help but play with them.\n"}]}