Deckbuilding Contest - August 2023

Jeremy avatarJeremy 8 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
{"ops":[{"insert":"Named after the idea of old arcade cabinets asking you if you have more quarters to continue, here is my "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"boros reanimator list"},{"insert":" with Ryu, World Warrior ("},{"insert":{"card-link":"Vikya, Scorching Stalwart"}},{"insert":") at the helm with a secondary commander in Ken, Burning Brawler if you want to spice things up!\n"}]}
Edited 8/18/2023, 8:51:49 PM
GlitchHunter avatarGlitchHunter 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I will submit "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Juri's Bloodfest"},{"insert":", a simple and easy to use Rakdos sac outlet deck."},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"The wincon is simple, pump "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Juri, Master of the Revue"}},{"insert":" with various sac abilities, then sac her to finish off your opponent."},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"}]}
Ghostyarn avatarGhostyarn 8 months
Ejwins avatarEjwins 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"After the newest spider man movie this golgari deck can pack a punch with the new commander from lotr. Can u guess who it is? Here is my spider tribal deck "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
wade42 avatarwade42 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"For your viewing pleasure, I submit my "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Wild Card deck"},{"insert":", starring "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Wyll, Blade of Frontiers"}},{"insert":" with the "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Sword Coast Sailor"}},{"insert":" background.\n\nThis is my version of a \"Chaos\" deck without the usual salt-inducing Chaos cards ( "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Scrambleverse"}},{"insert":" , "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Warp World"}},{"insert":" , "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Thieves' Auction"}},{"insert":" , "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Possibility Storm"}},{"insert":" , etc.).\n\nThe game plan is to "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"embrace randomness"},{"insert":" (dice rolls, cascade, revealing from top of library with minimal manipulation, etc). I've also included a suite of \"wild cards\" ("},{"insert":{"card-link":"Clone"}},{"insert":" -style effects) that should help even the playing field if someone's bringing some heat to the table. Would more die roll effects be wise? Maybe, but this is optimized for fun more than power.\n\nThe main wincon is commander damage, unblockable via "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Sword Coast Sailor"}},{"insert":" (you will note: the only non-land non-ramp card that doesn't have some kind of random or clone effect). There's some equipment to make him bigger, plus die rolls pump Wyll up. Also, if you're really lucky, you can attack with "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Delina, Wild Mage"}},{"insert":" and copy "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Wyll, Blade of Frontiers"}},{"insert":" ... with some high rolls, you can go non-deterministically infinite (each copy of Wyll gets easier to create with his \"+1 dice roll\" ability).\n"}]}
WellMax42 avatarWellMax42 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I just knew this was getting posted smh... Great deck, can confirm it's even sillier in paper magic\n"}]}
Edited 8/19/2023, 2:45:42 PM
Drake_Soul avatarDrake_Soul 8 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Flames of Chaos"},{"insert":" It's chaos on a stick with Vaevictus Asmadi, The Dire. The best part about this deck Is you'll never miss because it's all permanents. >:D\n"}]}
Edited 8/18/2023, 9:33:11 PM
Xelsior avatarXelsior 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hehehe "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Memnarch"}},{"insert":" go brrrrrrrrrrr\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
[deleted] avatar[deleted] 5 months
Rothruindir avatarRothruindir 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Shadow Wizard Compost Gang\nI think the deck name is self explanatory, the list itself, less so: Meet Nethroi with Umori as a companion - that's right, we're only running creatures and lands... kind of.\n\nIn this deck we run a multitude of Adventure cards to be able to get some extra value out of our creatures, along with an mdfc card which we'll never cast for the creature side. \n\n\n"}]}
OriStrike avatarOriStrike 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hi ! Here's my favorite deck so far. A pure Mono Green deck, named \"Azusa the Golden Tree\" .\n"}]}
Impostor3 avatarImpostor3 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I present to you the Border Patrol. "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 8/18/2023, 10:32:32 PM
DaRav1ol1 avatarDaRav1ol1 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"The goal of this deck is to wipe the entire battlefield and destroy your opponents with an army of bald (mostly dead) creatures. There are only bald or covered heads in my deck. There is a saying that goes \"God only made a few perfect heads, to the others He gave hair\".\n"}]}
Grakazela avatarGrakazela 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":" this is my favourite deck name ive ever come up with. Bot self explanitory and funny. Tye name is\n0_0 -_- 0_0\nA face blinking\n"}]}
Edited 8/18/2023, 11:10:42 PM
Toz avatarToz 8 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Bong Rip"},{"insert":"\nVaevictus Asmadi straight gas\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":" Horrible dreams will leave you diseased and plagueridden. I aim to have fun and offer a good battle, still have a few kinks but what the hell\n"}]}
ArmedMeheecan avatarArmedMeheecan 8 months