Hey everyone, let me tell you a little bit about myself: I'm a guy that likes a challenge. For the last 10 or so weeks, I've started attending my local FNM, which is great fun, but I tend to lose quite often. I simply don't have the income to pour into magic like most other people, but I can still afford the five bucks for gameday each week at the very least.

Like, really, I'd consider myself a fairly decent deckbuilder, but if I'm getting paired with a guy that's spent more than a hundred dollars on their deck, chances are I'm gonna lose. I've dedicated myself to attempting to build a clever deck to hopefully triumph over the FNM and finally get in the top 3. The very best I've done is 3-1, and that was under the most favorable conditions possible, but I still didn't place. I've tried a great deal of different deck builds of my own design, but each week produces the same lackluster results, most nights ending in 2 wins -- 2 losses, breaking even on average.

So I've resigned myself to maybe just being on the losing end of things forever, but if I'm gonna be a loser I might as well have the most fun possible attempting to win, so I've come here!

So your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a good hard look at the list of cards here that comprises my entire standard legal collection, and to make a deck out of it. I'll pick out the one I like, sleeve it up, and take it to FNM.

I'm not asking for miracle here, I'm not asking for a golden gun deck that'll score me 1st place for sure. Hell, it doesn't even need to be competitive, just fun. That's what this game is all about afterall.

Here's the list:

Like, really, I'd consider myself a fairly decent deckbuilder, but if I'm getting paired with a guy that's spent more than a hundred dollars on their deck, chances are I'm gonna lose. I've dedicated myself to attempting to build a clever deck to hopefully triumph over the FNM and finally get in the top 3. The very best I've done is 3-1, and that was under the most favorable conditions possible, but I still didn't place. I've tried a great deal of different deck builds of my own design, but each week produces the same lackluster results, most nights ending in 2 wins -- 2 losses, breaking even on average.

So I've resigned myself to maybe just being on the losing end of things forever, but if I'm gonna be a loser I might as well have the most fun possible attempting to win, so I've come here!

So your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a good hard look at the list of cards here that comprises my entire standard legal collection, and to make a deck out of it. I'll pick out the one I like, sleeve it up, and take it to FNM.

I'm not asking for miracle here, I'm not asking for a golden gun deck that'll score me 1st place for sure. Hell, it doesn't even need to be competitive, just fun. That's what this game is all about afterall.

Here's the list:

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4 x Fiend Hunter

4 x aven squire

4 x knight of glory

1 x fencing ace

1 x war falcon

1 x farbog explorer

1 x angelic wall

1 x cathedral sanctifier

1 x battleflight eagle

1 x spectral gateguards

1 x emancipation angel

1 x serra avatar

4 x doomed traveler

2 x keening apparition

1 x armory guard

1 x griffin guide

1 x intrepid hero

2 x warclamp mastiff

2 x selesnya sentry

3 x guardians of akrasa

1 x prized elephant

1 x pillarfield ox

1 x trained caracal

1 x Bazaar Krovod

4 x Ghostly Possession

4 x Ethereal Armor

2 x oblivion ring

4 x arrest

4 x pacifism

2 x divine favor

1 x knightly valor

1 x sphere of safety

4 x rally the peasants

1 x show of valor

1 x erase

4 x safe passage

2 x eyes in the skies

2 x captain's call

1 x glorious charge

1 x leap of faith

1 x swift justice

2 x trostani's judgment

4 x knight of infamy

4 x typhoid rats

2 x servant of nefarox

2 x daggerdrome imp

4 x abattoir ghoul

4 x stromkirk patrol

1 x veilborn ghoul

1 x athrid gorgon

1 x phylactery lich

2 x sewer shambler

2 x walking corpse

2 x bloodhunter bat

2 x catacomb slug

2 x zombie goliath

1 x giant scorpion

1 x ogre jailbreaker

2 x slum reaper

1 x driver of the dead

1 x tavern swindler

1 x corpse traders

1 x necropolis regent

1 x crypt creeper

1 x undead executioner

1 x vampire nighthawk

1 x bloodthrone vampire

1 x tormented soul

1 x duty-bound dead

1 x Terrus Wurm

1 x drainpipe vermin

1 x dead reveler

1 x perilous shadow

4 x skeletal grimace

3 x crippling blight

1 x blood reckoning

1 x mark of the vampire

1 x deviant glee

4 x sign in blood

4 x victim of night

4 x duress

1 x diabolic revelation

4 x mind rot

4 x rise from the grave

4 x vile rebirth

2 x essence drain

3 x launch party

4 x disentomb

4 x moan of the unhallowed

1 x ultimate price

1 x human frailty

1 x wit's end

1 x destroy the evidence

1 x essence harvest

4 x murder

4 x barter in blood

3 x tribute to hunger

1 x mutilate

4 x cremate

1 x Liliana of the Dark realms

4 x lumberknot

4 x arbor elf

2 x silklash spider

4 x moldgraf monstrosity

4 x avacyn's pilgrim

2 x timberpack wolf

2 x vastwood gorger

4 x elvish visionary

2 x borderland ranger

2 x brushstrider

2 x flinthoof boar

2 x stonefare crocodile

2 x wandering wolf

3 x drudge beetle

1 x yeva's forcemage

1 x roaring primadox

1 x archweaver

1 x axebane guardian

1 x deadbridge goliath

1 x mwonvuli beast tracker

1 x towering indrik

1 x rubbleback rhino

1 x geist trappers

3 x axebane stag

2 x acidic slime

4 x ambush viper

1 x centaur's herald

4 x gutter grime

2 x ground seal

3 x rancor

4 x Spider spawning

4 x naturalize

4 x fog

4 x giant growth

4 x ranger's guile

3 x druid's deliverance

3 x titanic growth

3 x fungal sprouting

3 x plummet

1 x chorus of might

1 x terrifying presence

1 x farseek

1 x bountiful harvest

1 x serpent's gift

4 x caravan vigil

4 x bramblecrush

2 x aerieal predation

4 x prey upon

4 x charmbreaker devils

4 x falkenrath marauders

4 x dragon hatchling

4 x viashino racketeer

4 x Rage thrower

4 x ashmouth hound

4 x scourge of geier reach

2 x mogg flunkies

2 x goblin battle jester

2 x splatter thug

3 x fire elemental

2 x canyon minotaur

1 x furnace whelp

1 x reckless brute

1 x somberwald vigilante

1 x riot ringleader

1 x gore-house chainwalker

1 x fervent cathar

1 x batterhorn

1 x tenement crusher

4 x furor of the bitten

1 x volcanic strength

1 x pyroconvergence

4 x Traitorous blood

4 x infernal plunge

4 x searing spear

3 x fling

2 x mark of mutiny

2 x chandra's fury

2 x kindled fury

2 x explosive impact

1 x smelt

1 x krenko's command

1 x electrickery

1 x uncanny speed

1 x craterize

2 x survery the wreckage

1 x goblin rally

1 x pillar of flame

4 x chandra, the firebrand

4 x lantern spirit

3 x watercourser

3 x arctic aven

2 x wind drake

2 x harbor serpent

2 x kraken hatchling

2 x Archaeomancer

1 x courtly provocateur

1 x merfolk of the pearl trident

1 x stormtide leviathan

1 x welkin tern

1 x soulsworn spirit

1 x doorkeeper

2 x aquus steed

1 x stealer of secrets

1 x scrapskin drake

1 x latch seeker

1 x nephalia smuggler

4 x curiosity

4 x spectral flight

2 x tricks of the trade

1 x paralyzing grasp

1 x chronic flooding

4 x negate

4 x cancel

4 x unsummon

4 x mind sculpt

3 x dispel

2 x downsize

2 x downpour

1 x talrand's invocation

1 x second guess

2 x inaction injunction

1 x index

1 x divination

1 x essence scatter

2 x phyrexian hulk

1 x chronomaton

4 x inquisitor's flail

4 x mask of avacyn

3 x staff of nin

2 x tormod's crypt

2 x sands of delirium

1 x izzet keyrune

1 x bladed bracers

1 x gem of becoming

1 x ring of valkas

1 x ring of kalonia

4 x goblin electromancer

3 x frostburn weird

1 x chemister's trick

1 x counterflux

1 x centaur healer

1 x dryad militant

1 x wayfaring temple

1 x common bond

1 x sundering growth

1 x hero's reunion

1 x courser's accord

1 x armada wurm

1 x call of the conclave

3 x spawn of rix maadi

1 x carnival hellsteed

1 x rakdos cackler

2 x rakdos charm

1 x dreadbore

4 x trestle troll

3 x grisly salvage

1 x lotleth troll

1 x slitherhead

2 x sluiceway scorpion

1 x golgari longlegs

1 x korozda guildmage

2 x new prahv guildmage

1 x search warrant

1 x azor's elocutors

1 x vassal soul

4 x rakdos guildgate

4 x golgari guildgate

2 x selesnya guildgate

1 x izzet guildgate

4 x evolving wilds

4 x transguild promenade

4 x Fiend Hunter

4 x aven squire

4 x knight of glory

1 x fencing ace

1 x war falcon

1 x farbog explorer

1 x angelic wall

1 x cathedral sanctifier

1 x battleflight eagle

1 x spectral gateguards

1 x emancipation angel

1 x serra avatar

4 x doomed traveler

2 x keening apparition

1 x armory guard

1 x griffin guide

1 x intrepid hero

2 x warclamp mastiff

2 x selesnya sentry

3 x guardians of akrasa

1 x prized elephant

1 x pillarfield ox

1 x trained caracal

1 x Bazaar Krovod

4 x Ghostly Possession

4 x Ethereal Armor

2 x oblivion ring

4 x arrest

4 x pacifism

2 x divine favor

1 x knightly valor

1 x sphere of safety

4 x rally the peasants

1 x show of valor

1 x erase

4 x safe passage

2 x eyes in the skies

2 x captain's call

1 x glorious charge

1 x leap of faith

1 x swift justice

2 x trostani's judgment

4 x knight of infamy

4 x typhoid rats

2 x servant of nefarox

2 x daggerdrome imp

4 x abattoir ghoul

4 x stromkirk patrol

1 x veilborn ghoul

1 x athrid gorgon

1 x phylactery lich

2 x sewer shambler

2 x walking corpse

2 x bloodhunter bat

2 x catacomb slug

2 x zombie goliath

1 x giant scorpion

1 x ogre jailbreaker

2 x slum reaper

1 x driver of the dead

1 x tavern swindler

1 x corpse traders

1 x necropolis regent

1 x crypt creeper

1 x undead executioner

1 x vampire nighthawk

1 x bloodthrone vampire

1 x tormented soul

1 x duty-bound dead

1 x Terrus Wurm

1 x drainpipe vermin

1 x dead reveler

1 x perilous shadow

4 x skeletal grimace

3 x crippling blight

1 x blood reckoning

1 x mark of the vampire

1 x deviant glee

4 x sign in blood

4 x victim of night

4 x duress

1 x diabolic revelation

4 x mind rot

4 x rise from the grave

4 x vile rebirth

2 x essence drain

3 x launch party

4 x disentomb

4 x moan of the unhallowed

1 x ultimate price

1 x human frailty

1 x wit's end

1 x destroy the evidence

1 x essence harvest

4 x murder

4 x barter in blood

3 x tribute to hunger

1 x mutilate

4 x cremate

1 x Liliana of the Dark realms

4 x lumberknot

4 x arbor elf

2 x silklash spider

4 x moldgraf monstrosity

4 x avacyn's pilgrim

2 x timberpack wolf

2 x vastwood gorger

4 x elvish visionary

2 x borderland ranger

2 x brushstrider

2 x flinthoof boar

2 x stonefare crocodile

2 x wandering wolf

3 x drudge beetle

1 x yeva's forcemage

1 x roaring primadox

1 x archweaver

1 x axebane guardian

1 x deadbridge goliath

1 x mwonvuli beast tracker

1 x towering indrik

1 x rubbleback rhino

1 x geist trappers

3 x axebane stag

2 x acidic slime

4 x ambush viper

1 x centaur's herald

4 x gutter grime

2 x ground seal

3 x rancor

4 x Spider spawning

4 x naturalize

4 x fog

4 x giant growth

4 x ranger's guile

3 x druid's deliverance

3 x titanic growth

3 x fungal sprouting

3 x plummet

1 x chorus of might

1 x terrifying presence

1 x farseek

1 x bountiful harvest

1 x serpent's gift

4 x caravan vigil

4 x bramblecrush

2 x aerieal predation

4 x prey upon

4 x charmbreaker devils

4 x falkenrath marauders

4 x dragon hatchling

4 x viashino racketeer

4 x Rage thrower

4 x ashmouth hound

4 x scourge of geier reach

2 x mogg flunkies

2 x goblin battle jester

2 x splatter thug

3 x fire elemental

2 x canyon minotaur

1 x furnace whelp

1 x reckless brute

1 x somberwald vigilante

1 x riot ringleader

1 x gore-house chainwalker

1 x fervent cathar

1 x batterhorn

1 x tenement crusher

4 x furor of the bitten

1 x volcanic strength

1 x pyroconvergence

4 x Traitorous blood

4 x infernal plunge

4 x searing spear

3 x fling

2 x mark of mutiny

2 x chandra's fury

2 x kindled fury

2 x explosive impact

1 x smelt

1 x krenko's command

1 x electrickery

1 x uncanny speed

1 x craterize

2 x survery the wreckage

1 x goblin rally

1 x pillar of flame

4 x chandra, the firebrand

4 x lantern spirit

3 x watercourser

3 x arctic aven

2 x wind drake

2 x harbor serpent

2 x kraken hatchling

2 x Archaeomancer

1 x courtly provocateur

1 x merfolk of the pearl trident

1 x stormtide leviathan

1 x welkin tern

1 x soulsworn spirit

1 x doorkeeper

2 x aquus steed

1 x stealer of secrets

1 x scrapskin drake

1 x latch seeker

1 x nephalia smuggler

4 x curiosity

4 x spectral flight

2 x tricks of the trade

1 x paralyzing grasp

1 x chronic flooding

4 x negate

4 x cancel

4 x unsummon

4 x mind sculpt

3 x dispel

2 x downsize

2 x downpour

1 x talrand's invocation

1 x second guess

2 x inaction injunction

1 x index

1 x divination

1 x essence scatter

2 x phyrexian hulk

1 x chronomaton

4 x inquisitor's flail

4 x mask of avacyn

3 x staff of nin

2 x tormod's crypt

2 x sands of delirium

1 x izzet keyrune

1 x bladed bracers

1 x gem of becoming

1 x ring of valkas

1 x ring of kalonia

4 x goblin electromancer

3 x frostburn weird

1 x chemister's trick

1 x counterflux

1 x centaur healer

1 x dryad militant

1 x wayfaring temple

1 x common bond

1 x sundering growth

1 x hero's reunion

1 x courser's accord

1 x armada wurm

1 x call of the conclave

3 x spawn of rix maadi

1 x carnival hellsteed

1 x rakdos cackler

2 x rakdos charm

1 x dreadbore

4 x trestle troll

3 x grisly salvage

1 x lotleth troll

1 x slitherhead

2 x sluiceway scorpion

1 x golgari longlegs

1 x korozda guildmage

2 x new prahv guildmage

1 x search warrant

1 x azor's elocutors

1 x vassal soul

4 x rakdos guildgate

4 x golgari guildgate

2 x selesnya guildgate

1 x izzet guildgate

4 x evolving wilds

4 x transguild promenade

Now, don't let that list restrict you, I can actually pitch in about 5-10 dollars to buy singles if I really have to. Keep that in mind.

If I actually WIN FNM, or atleast place 2nd or 3rd, with the deck built here, well, damn, I guess I'll just have to declare you the winner of the Jank FNM Challenge.