Recently we hosted a competition here at Australian Tabletop Gaming Network where we asked our readers to submit some homebrew decks using some specific cards in the Standard Format. We had a huge response that required days for us to sift through and pick the top eight.
For reference, entrants were required to pick at least four of the cards below and build a deck around them. They could use just the single print or up to a playset of each card they picked. The rest was up to them, provided it was Standard legal.
The Card List
White: Aviary Mechanic – Refurbish – Master Trinketeer
Blue: Dramatic Reversal – Shrewd Negotiation – Metallurgic Summonings
Black: Aetherborn Marauder – Underhanded Designs – Midnight Oil
Green: Larger Than Life – Armorcraft Judge – Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecraft
Red: Reckless Fireweaver – Start Your Engines – Fateful Showdown
Artifact: Dynavolt Tower – Electrostatic Pummeler – Panharmonicon
The top eight decks that made the cut and were chosen for play were (in order of submission) –
Jordan Bell - Black / White Servo Aggro
Henry Bird - Unnamed
Henry Bird - Unnamed
Mark Kunst - Servo Flicker
Matthew Leacy - Fireweaver's Harmonicon
Lee Nguyen - UR Energy
James Gover - My Rite to be Dramatic
Peter Skurr - Unnamed
Last night the team finally had a chance to sit down and play the tournament itself in the ATGN office using the decks that you had constructed. With eight decks and eight players our winner was to be determined after three rounds of Swiss Pair.
After a few hours of laughing, cussing, mana swamping, mana starving, combo plays and dead draws we finally arrived at a conclusion.
1st Place – Jordan Bell “Black / White Servo Aggro” (Played by Connor)
Jordan receives the Grand Prix Melbourne playmat.
2nd Place – Matt Leacy “Fireweavers Harmonicon” (Played by Harrison)
Matt receives the Grand Prix Sydney playmat.
3rd Place – Mark Kunst “Servo Flicker” (Played by Toby)
Mark receives the Kaladesh Deck Builders Toolkit.
Congratulations to our winners, your prizes are in the mail. Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted a deck, we had a lot of fun reading through them all. Keep an eye on both the ATGN website and Facebook Page for more Magic: The Gathering competitions in the future.