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Rogue Master Brewer: May 2018 Dominaria Open!

It’s Back! The Rogue Master Brewer has returned!








After a many month hiatus, the Team at Rogue Deckbuilder is bringing back an old classic of our community. Dominaria is all about new beginnings after all.



Submission Start – May 3rd, 2018

Submission Deadline – May 23rd 2018 

Deck Voting Period – May 23rd-May 31st 2018

Contest Winner Announced – June 1st 2018


Rogue Brew (rōɡ bro͞o) n.  An innovative, fresh, or original deck idea meant to explore the unsolved territory of any specific meta. Building a successful rogue deck is highly coveted and is generally considered to be the highest achievement for any deck builder.

The Rogue Master Brewer will be a monthly competition sponsored by that will challenge your deck building skills by choosing a specific card(s) and/or format as your starting point for constructing a creative, innovative, fresh deck.

Grand Prize In the past we had a custom made playmat for the Rogue Master Brewer competition’s winner, however we won’t be able to provide one this round so instead we’re offering $35 of in-store credit as Grand Prize. Enough to get a any playmat in the store and a little leftover if something else in the store catches your interest in the future. Runner-up will receive $10 of in-store credit. Kevin will also offer commemorative signed card of his choosing to the top competitors.

How will the Deck Entries be Judged? At the end of the competition, prizes will be awarded to the person(s) with the most interesting decks based upon the following criteria:

Creativity and Originality: This is sponsored by The Rogue Deckbuilder, although personally I have nothing against net decks and net decking, was started to spark interest in innovative exciting decks.

Synergy and Flow: Do the pieces work and flow well with the challenge card? Is the challenge card the focal point of the deck?

Competitiveness: was founded on the premise of competition. As Kevin once described himself, “I consider myself a ‘Johnny/Spike’ looking for new angles to construct my arsenal specifically for competitive play. Each deck should keep this in mind: Can it compete in the competitive environment?”

Fun Factor: Although competition is a major focal point of deck construction, the reason we play this game is ultimately for FUN. My favorite decks have always been decks that do not ignore this and relentlessly pursue the entertainment value of a deck.

Judging the winners: At the end of the allotted time for deck construction, members of the staff will choose either EIGHT or SIXTEEN (depending on number of entrees) decks to move on to the Master Brewer tournament bracket, where they will be randomly pitted against another Top 8/16 deck. The community will then vote over the period of two(2) days for their favorite deck. Links to our voting polls will eventually be found on our Facebook page, our Webpage, Twitter, and our Reddit page and then be totaled. The deck with the most votes moves on to the next round. At the end of the tournament, one deck and will be crowned “The Rogue Master Brewer” and awarded the Grand Prize. The runner up will also receive a prize as well as one honorable mention from the entire pool of submissions.

This month’s challenge is focused on Dominaria. While Standard is the most likely place to find fresh brews, you are not limited to that format. However that does not mean that it is acceptable for you to slot in The Weatherlight into Mardu Vehicles and call it a brew. We’ve all seen Mardu Vehicles; the Toolcraft Exemplar, the Scrapheap Scroungers, Heart of Kiran, etc. I guarantee you weren’t the only one who thought that The Weatherlight was just GAS for the Mardu Vehicles top end. Possibly better than Skysovereign?

Links to deck submissions are to be sent to It is encouraged that you post your decklist on another site and tag the Rogue Master Brewer in the name and/or description #RMBDominaria2018. Not only will this make it easier to view and judge your decklist, but it will also help promote the competition and get more community involvement!

Be original, be creative, and have fun.

Good luck

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