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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Magic Arena Decklist Challenge is open and ready.

60 cards, Ixalan only.
To be streamed by someone that just might not screw up completely.

WotC team will choose 8 decklists, and next week the community will vote the top 2.

Wizards is looking for some new intro packs.
Time to surrender your copyright claims and let the R&D team netdeck something worthwhile.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Finally! A competition for Janky Builders... I'm in... maybe - pending time.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Pffft... it's not a true contest unless I get to pilot these things into a tree

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:28 pm 
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If only you could be the streamer Wizards will use to show off the decks.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Even more incentive to understand the block.

I'm in!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 pm 
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I like the novelty of making this contest, but I bet the results are not going to be a lot of fun to look at. The deck are going to be either obvious or bad, mainly because A) One Set worth of cards is not a lot; B) Tribal Sets basically force you in a path; C) You pretty much can't build a Control deck because the best card in the Set is Carnage Tyrant, and there's like one (bad) answer to it in the whole Set and; D) Mana bases are going to be pretty bad unless you play Unclaimed Territory, further reinforcing the tribal aspect.

Anyway, if there's one thing Arena needs right now is fan support, so I might submit something (slightly) less obvious if I have time.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 am 
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felbatista wrote:
I bet the results are not going to be a lot of fun to look at.


I delved into ixalan tribals, and let me tell you there's plenty of fun to be getting.
This is a rich block, and although it might miss some old soon-to-be-restricted cards, it can stand on its own in limited formats.

The only issue I see with this contest is that, quite probably, WotC are looking at stuff to showcase on the stream; particularly effects from Mythic rares and PWs. Many of them can become a sideglance on more aggressive decklists, so it both forces your hand and slims the path.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:41 am 
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felbatista wrote:
C) You pretty much can't build a Control deck because the best card in the Set is Carnage Tyrant, and there's like one (bad) answer to it in the whole Set and; D) Mana bases are going to be pretty bad unless you play Unclaimed Territory, further reinforcing the tribal aspect.


These 2 points alone make me wonder exactly what in the set would compete with R/G Tyrant rush? No sac effects and the only answer in set being Settle the Wreckage doesn't look good. I'm almost imagining a scenario of who's Otepec Huntmaster doesn't eat a Lightning Strike wins. I can't see any aggro build atm with the consistent speed to go under a turn 3 Ripjaw, 4 Alpha or 4/5 Tyrant. Moss Ramp flashbacks intensify.

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I delved into ixalan tribals, and let me tell you there's plenty of fun to be getting.
This is a rich block, and although it might miss some old soon-to-be-restricted cards, it can stand on its own in limited formats.


Slight issue there, its still a constructed format. If we're talking draft, then yeah I could see that fun, but in a scenario where everyone can pick and choose their 60? Hard to see how Treasure.dec using just XLN is lasting long enough with such poor instant speed removal or board wipes.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:56 am 
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Submitted a deck. It's a pirate tribal deck, using mainly flyers based on the raid mechanic. I've called it 'Raiders of the Lost Arrrk' :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:47 am 
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Submitted a deck. It's a pirate tribal deck, using mainly flyers based on the raid mechanic. I've called it 'Raiders of the Lost Arrrk' :)


Dat b funny yo.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Screwing around with RG Dinosaurs, UB Pirates, and UW control. hrmmmm...

I really like one of the new red spells... Repeating Barrage might be good for a midrange RX deck.

Not that sold on any of the new tribals though, tbh - at least not for Ixalan exclusive decks.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:48 am 
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Here's my submission :plot:

Booty Pillagers

Creature (16)
4 x Deadeye Tracker
4 x Fathom Fleet Captain
4 x Kitesail Freebooter
4 x Ruin Raider

Artifact (4)
4 x Fell Flagship

Sorcery (12)
4 x Duress
4 x Heartless Pillage
4 x Walk the Plank

Instant (2)
2 x Vraska's Contempt

Enchantment (4)
4 x Raiders' Wake

Land (22)
22 x Swamp

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:29 am 
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Moving this thread to the shiny new Magic Arena forum. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:51 am 
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Monday 25th September is the final day to send decklists, if anyone is interested into a cookies for copyright barter, and the glory of live stream.

Then community voting top decklists at a later day.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:26 am 
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If anyone submits one that I can vote for, let me knows w. Let's help our fellow members out

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:32 pm 
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First decklists batch is up. Voting is open on Facebook to pick the first one among these 4.

Merry Little Folks by Bogdan

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WG Dino Ramp by Riccardo

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Over the Garden Wall by Rodrigo

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UR Primal Sorcery by Jussi

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Any of these brewers around here?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Would you mind posting a link to where you got those?


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#1 and #3 look terrible and #2 looks obvious (although I'm pretty sure you can make a much better version of that archetype). The only remotely interesting deck between those is #4, but the builder had to include crap like Invocation and the Blue Mythic to make the thing ugly. I hope they saved the best decks for the second batch :(

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:09 am 
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DJ0045 wrote:
Would you mind posting a link to where you got those?


It's the firstmost link, the facebook post.
They didn't handle it adequately, but the decks are single comments on that post.

I'll just change the deck urls to the single comments then, but it's all based on facebook.


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