January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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For this challenge, we are asking players "who can hit the most number of characters with blasters in a Shadow Collective deck". Please note, hitting a character multiple times only counts as hitting them once. As always, please provide a deck list, replay link, and screen shot. Players will have until 8:00 pm EST on January 31st to enter. As always you must win the game and it must be in a league match.

Starting this week, Batmouse is offering GEMP gold to those who win deck building challenges. Good luck!


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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Might be a low bar to set, but figured it would generate interest. Three hits.

Also winning with Shadow Collective is a bit difficult for me :D

Won in an open series game, probably would have had a couple more hits if it was fully played out:
https://gemp.starwarsccg.org/gemp-swccg ... wis4n8ccdi

Decklist and Screenshot are in the spoiler below. Yodad was running All Wrapped Up in his SC deck and I am a sucker for that card. Deck looks to do shadow collective things and then take advantage of capture tech (Human Shield, IG V, pings from OG Sonic Bombardment and Hunting Party V, capturing during battle for battle damage) while having a bit higher destiny than usual with all the 7s.
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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Well played. Looks like a fun deck.

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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You shouldn't call it a "deck building challenge" if you have to win with it. It should be a "deck winning challenge."
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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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sjacree wrote:You shouldn't call it a "deck building challenge" if you have to win with it. It should be a "deck winning challenge."
I disagree.

Making a winning build of a deck can, and should, be a part of the challenge.

Otherwise you just sell out to do a silly thing and it's not a real or viable deck.

That's literally the challenge. Do this thing, but still be able to win.

A deck winning challenge you just need to win with a deck, no building required. These challenges require building a deck to complete the challenge.

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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arebelspy wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 10:01 am
sjacree wrote:You shouldn't call it a "deck building challenge" if you have to win with it. It should be a "deck winning challenge."
I disagree.

Making a winning build of a deck can, and should, be a part of the challenge.

Otherwise you just sell out to do a silly thing and it's not a real or viable deck.

That's literally the challenge. Do this thing, but still be able to win.

A deck winning challenge you just need to win with a deck, no building required. These challenges require building a deck to complete the challenge.
Yeah and they would never do that...viewtopic.php?f=1223&t=76907&p=1324067& ... e#p1324067

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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They could just call it the Holotheatre Challenge of the Month. That way it's as open as possible to whatever they want to do.
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Then someone will complain it's not a challenge.

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Berm wrote:
arebelspy wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 10:01 am
sjacree wrote:You shouldn't call it a "deck building challenge" if you have to win with it. It should be a "deck winning challenge."
I disagree.

Making a winning build of a deck can, and should, be a part of the challenge.

Otherwise you just sell out to do a silly thing and it's not a real or viable deck.

That's literally the challenge. Do this thing, but still be able to win.

A deck winning challenge you just need to win with a deck, no building required. These challenges require building a deck to complete the challenge.
Yeah and they would never do that...viewtopic.php?f=1223&t=76907&p=1324067& ... e#p1324067

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Yeah, that one's a deck winning challenge for sure.

Good contrast to this one!

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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arebelspy wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 10:01 am
sjacree wrote:You shouldn't call it a "deck building challenge" if you have to win with it. It should be a "deck winning challenge."
I disagree.

Making a winning build of a deck can, and should, be a part of the challenge.

Otherwise you just sell out to do a silly thing and it's not a real or viable deck.

That's literally the challenge. Do this thing, but still be able to win.

A deck winning challenge you just need to win with a deck, no building required. These challenges require building a deck to complete the challenge.
I'm not saying you shouldn't build a viable deck (one that can win). I'm suggesting that deck building and deck playing are two different skills. Winning is often (and should be) praised; deckbuilding is not. It is too easy to take a winning decklist and win with it yourself. It is much more difficult to paint a masterpiece of a deck or pioneer a decktype and it get the recognition that it deserves. With these challenges, I'm suggesting an emphasis on deck building rather than deck playing.
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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Submitting my shadow collective deck list and the replay in the GEMP tourney. Don't know how many times it hit a character but my opponent kept stepping in front of the blasters ;)



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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Deck link doesn't work for us. Can you hit the export button (the down arrow icon that's third from the left in the open decks), which will download a txt file, which you can attach to a post or copy/paste here?

I know a bunch of us have been wanting to see your list. :D

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Hopefully this works...

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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Worked perfectly! Thanks! :-D

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Re: January 7th Deck Building Challenge

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4 hits from blasters, 2 more hits from hidden weapons is the official count! I assume hidden weapons hits would constitute tiebreakers?

Nice work Yodad, thanks for sharing the deck and good luck in the subsequent rounds of the gempc!
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