Deckbuilding Contest - May 2024

mathimus55 avatarmathimus55 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nWelcome back! I'll be filling in for Jeremy this month running this month's contest. As a reminder for the new structure of the Archidekt Deckbuilding Contest that started last month:\nContest participation is no longer limited by region. We’re so glad to finally have our friends outside of the US and Canada involved as well!"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Finalists are now awarded credit to "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.cardsphere.com/"},"insert":"Cardsphere.com"},{"insert":", a sister site to Archidekt. Cardsphere is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling Magic cards. If you’ve never used it before, Joey from the EDHRECast recently made a great "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUc4-FnefrU&t=1s&pp=ygUKY2FyZHNwaGVyZQ%3D%3D"},"insert":"video covering the basics"},{"insert":"! Depending on their placement, finalists will receive either $250, $150 or $100 in credit."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"The "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/@EDHRECast"},"insert":"EDHRECast YouTube channel"},{"insert":" will now feature a video highlighting the finalist decks from each contest! Olivia Gobert-Hicks and myself will host."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"After the three finalists are announced, their placement is now determined by upvotes on the deck pages themselves. Be sure to vote for your favorite!"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Finally, we’re working with a slightly different cadence (Wednesday-Wednesday-Wednesday-Wednesday). Details on that below."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nWith that out of the way, let's talk about the contest!\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 cardsphere.com. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"For May’s deckbuilding contest, construct a Commander-legal deck that showcases the adage of \""},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time!"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"\" This prompt is open to interpretation - just be sure to explain your reasoning in your submission or deck description."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nHere’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, the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.com/channels/494339685452087296/1225135430970900500"},"insert":"Discord submission post"},{"insert":", or the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://x.com/archidekt/status/1775577489370222865?s=20"},"insert":"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 EST (UTC -5, currently) on Wednesday, May 8, 2024"},{"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":"Wednesday, May 15th, 2024"},{"insert":", we’ll announce three finalists via Discord and a video on the EDHRECast YouTube channel. Each finalist will be awarded credit on cardsphere.com. The value of the credit is in US dollars and depends on the finalist's placement in deck upvotes at the end of the week-long polling period:\n1st Place Prize - $250"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"2nd Place Prize - $150"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"3rd Place Prize - $100"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Finalists will be contacted via email, Discord or Twitter/X (depending on where they submitted) regarding their winnings within roughly 24 hours following the conclusion of voting on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Please note, you must have a Cardsphere account in order to receive your winnings. It's quick and free-- "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.cardsphere.com/signup"},"insert":"register here"},{"insert":" if you don't have an account already!\n\nWe 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":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/contestRules"},"insert":"Official contest rules"},{"insert":".\n\nThank you!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"There are a lot of changes baked into this month’s contest. Please bear with us as we work through any unexpected growing pains!\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 "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/sctEc9Ru36"},"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"}]}
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jcadem avatarjcadem 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"WELP, SEE YA LATER - Norin the Wary\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"var(--light-background)","color":"var(--color)"},"insert":"Whose here for the least time? NORIN"},{"insert":"\n\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5212954/welp_see_ya_later\n"}]}
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netebaG avatarnetebaG 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"psst, as a fellow Norin lover, try Confusion in the Ranks, Norin ends up stealing everyone's board\n"}]}
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SamySapphyre avatarSamySapphyre 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"Titania, Protector of Argoth is the best example of this in my opinion. Snack on all the lands for massive game winning (or losing) swings. All in on the self-inflicted land destruction and pray to Argoth for the win! Marvellous!\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/6973537/she_protec_she_attac_but_most_of_all_she_a_snac_titania"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/6973537/she_protec_she_attac_but_most_of_all_she_a_snac_titania"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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aantet avataraantet 7 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"Let’s play - if I had enough money to afford Arkham…\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7730277/arkham_horror"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7730277/arkham_horror"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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swordmeow avatarswordmeow 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"Shai Hulud\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/7553887/shai_hulud\n"}]}
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Jimnah avatarJimnah 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"\"A fun time\" -- for commander players? I know just the deck.\n\nYou see, us commander players want "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"nothing"},{"insert":" else but to draw cards, "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"even if it kills us"},{"insert":". We want to see every card in our deck because they're our babies — but don't mill us, we want to see our cards in our hands. Let me present to you the most-viewed Sergeant John Benton deck on all of Archidekt, who allows my opponents the opportunity to use their life as a resource like the dirty black player they want to be — whether they want to or not. \n\nJohn ain't here for a long time: either he'll take out the competition with commander damage (or Ram Through) or he'll give them all the tools they need to pull the win out from under us. Either way, I'm in for a fun time. And all that for just 50 bucks, or so it was when I first put the deck together.\n\nWithout further ado, John:\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5969200/john_before_damage_benton"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5969200/john_before_damage_benton"},{"insert":" \n\nAlso just want to point out that as Sergeant, of COURSE his Plains have tanks on 'em.\n"}]}
Edited 5/1/2024, 6:47:41 PM
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{"ops":[{"insert":"Animar and Artifacts, lots of chaos and craziness occurs in this deck. \n\n\nhttps://www.archidekt.com/decks/6885330/artimar\n"}]}
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Jio avatarJio 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"all this deck wants to do is turn sideways ASAP, if this isn't for a long time idk what is\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/7137441/gas_gas_gas \n"}]}
Edited 5/1/2024, 7:15:37 PM
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HeadinPants avatarHeadinPants 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"To block, or not to block? "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"That"},{"insert":" is the question.\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/7554226/the_question_to_block_or_not_to_block"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/7554226/the_question_to_block_or_not_to_block"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 5/1/2024, 7:16:18 PM
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{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/7554039/boulder_throw"},"insert":"Boulder Throw • (Commander / EDH deck) • Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n\nThis list has no removal and one plan. Big power creatures getting turned sideways and thrown at opponents faces. Most of the deck revolves around creatures that come in, attack, then die at the next end step. We utilize them for BIG draws, BIG ramp, and BIG damage. If we aren't the first one dead, then everyone else soon will be! Overall, just a flinging fun time!\n"}]}
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MicahDBest avatarMicahDBest 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/7554781/no_one_will_be_here_for_a_long_time\nsimple and easy\n"}]}
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Pfhish avatarPfhish 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7554700/im_not_here_for_long_time_im_here_for_a_good_time_\n\nAuntie Blythe is here whispering \"just one more shot\" over and over. This deck is all about partying hard and fast with group slug!\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7360021/mean_median_mode i like to choose\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"My tribal Beast! Nostalgic deck Onslaught Devastation. Now is Temur with mutate and commander. Ghidorah is also the Key to everything.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/4811294/ghidorah_king_of_the_beasts_beast_tribal\n"}]}
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Derconug avatarDerconug 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/7201524/polukranos_king_of_hydras\n\nThe deck is all about playing hydras but making x = 0. The hydras show up have a good time immediately die and trigger polukranos' flipped effect. Also running some of the classic white ways to recur cheaper things because the hydras return as 0/0s and leave immediately again. Hydras are temporary, tokens are eternal\n"}]}
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ydnendy avatarydnendy 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"I'm giving you deck, that's definitely not here for a long time :D\nI give you "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Willowdusk, Essence Seer"}},{"insert":" with way too painful way of winning, or at least having fun.\n\nWitherbloom is my first commander deck (and precon) that I've ever owned, and is very close to my heart.\nRecently, I've decided to go into less swingy type of deck, with more consistent lifegain cards and less massive lifeloss cards.\nI still run some, but I wanted to know, what it would feel like to completely go all in, no holds barred.\n\nSo, I give you deck, that wants to cast a spell with massive life loss swing, to be used for giving +1/+1 counters to creatures.\nBut, since we are losing so much life, it would be good to get it back.\nSo, most of the creatures I'm running in this deck are cheap lifelink creatures, mostly with some type of evasion.\n\nIn short, the point is to swing life away, and then get it back with the attack. \nOf course, this doesn't always work, and there are way too many life loss cards in this deck.\nIt's very risky, but that's what makes it fun :D\n\nDecklist: "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7554642/swing_life_away"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7554642"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/3654654"},"insert":"Built"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"background":"var(--light-background)","color":"var(--color)"},"insert":"and "},{"attributes":{"background":"var(--light-background)","link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/6912582"},"insert":"play test"},{"insert":" lists of slower version of this deck\n\nP.S. I hope you won't Rise Against me for the choice of name :))\n"}]}
Edited 5/4/2024, 10:54:17 AM
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mathimus55 avatarmathimus55 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"I'm glad you decided to Give it All. If you need some more ideas, Help Is On the Way\n"}]}
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SterlingAg avatarSterlingAg 23 days
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7541030/klothys"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/7541030/klothys"},{"insert":"\n\n\n This deck makes sure nobody is here for a long time! We all die together! And if I die to my own triggers that hell, sounds like a darn good time to me!\n"}]}
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mathimus55 avatarmathimus55 23 days
{"ops":[{"insert":"Dying together is the least lonely way to go\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"Any decklist I open that has the category \"Burn\" followed by \"26 Cards\" fills me with gruulish levels of excitement\n"}]}
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