(Sometimes there’s an article or compilation of information so helpful that we at the Academy think it’s worth reposting. Because, in the coming weeks, we would like to encourage the community to build more 100 Card Singleton decklists and play matches, we decided that Zimbardo’s old, but not obsolete, list of 100CS resources was worth another look. In the comments, feel free to ask any questions about the 100CS format, B&R list, and metagame. The original article was published about a year ago. — PlanetWalls)
This article collects all of the quality 100 Card Singleton content that I could find on the web! Below you will find this content sorted into groups, complete with links and dates. Find the newest content at the top of each category. If you are new to the format, you might want to read some general advice and commentary. If you want to play competitively, I would suggest reading some articles by Travis (so many trolls). Of course, you will have to decide for yourself which authors you find to be most enlightening. If you find some content that I have overlooked, please let me know – PM me in game or leave a note in the comments. I will keep this list up to date, so bookmark it!
|9/6/2010||100 Card Singleton Needs You!||Format commentary||Chris Kuehl|
|2/12/2010||Explorers Scope: the 100CS Conundrum||Format commentary||RoninX|
|1/24/2010||Explorers Scope: Why Try 100 Card Singleton?||Format commentary||RoninX|
|1/21/2010||The Top 100 Cards of 100 Card Singleton||Top 100 List||Travis Chance|
|1/7/2010||100%: Contraban(ned)!||Banned list commentary and voting||Travis Chance|
Decks to Beat
|11/23/2010||Snapshot on 100 singleton – The Metagame, Valakut, and UW||UW / Scapeshift||ArchGenius|
|11/6/2010||Suggestions for a 100CS Gauntlet||Various deck lists||Zimbardo|
|7/17/2010||100 Card Singleton Collectors Checklist||Various||Zimbardo|
|10/9/2009||100 Singleton – Major Deck Breakdown||Text File / Deckbuilder Tutorials||ArchGenius|
|1/11/2009||One Double O #4b – Weekend Premiere Event Survival Guide 1||Playing / beating the main decks||Tarmotog|
|1/5/2009||One Double O #4a – Weekend Premiere Event Survival Guide 2||Playing / beating the main decks||Tarmotog|
|8/22/2010||Revisiting 100%: Burnination!||How to beat Red||Travis Chance|
|11/2/2009||100%: Commitment Issues||Deck building commentary||Travis Chance|
|9/27/2009||100 Singleton Bargain Hunting||Budget Staples||ArchGenius|
|9/16/2009||100 Singleton: Jump into the Format: Part 2: The Mana Base||Building a 100CS mana base||ArchGenius|
|9/6/2009||Title: 100 Singleton: Jump into the Format Part 1||PE Card Use Data + Snakes||ArchGenius|
|7/16/2009||Revisiting 100%: Junk Drawer (Sideboards in 100CS)||Sidboarding commentary||Travis Chance|
|3/10/2009||One Double O #10 – Building a Singleton Collection||Tips on building a collection||Tarmotog|
|3/2/2009||One Double O #9 – Consistency Techniques & Some EDH Tips||Battling Inconsistency in 100CS||Tarmotog|
Strategy – Casual
|10/16/2010||Budget Cuts: Back to Basics||Planar Birth, Budget Greedy||Zimbardo|
|9/29/2010||Single(ton) Card Strategies: Relentless Assault||Relentless Assault||Zimbardo|
|4/27/2010||Nerdy Aggression||Sneak Attack||Zimbardo|
|12/20/2009||Budget Cuts: Fun Guy||Saprolings||Zimbardo|
Strategy – Competitive
|10/27/2010||100 Singleton: Survival of the Titans||Survival Titans Scapeshift||ArchGenius|
|8/26/2010||One Double O #36 – Flashback||UGR Madness Survival||Tarmotog|
|8/10/2010||Revisiting 100 Card Elves||Elves||Chris Kuehl|
|5/26/2010||One Double O #34 – Basic Lands||Scapeshift Basics||Tarmotog|
|5/5/2010||100 Singleton – Common Pitfalls, Mistakes, and Blunders||Boros (RW)||ArchGenius|
|5/4/2010||Scapeshifting in 100CS||Scapeshift||platipus10|
|3/18/2010||One Double O #31 – Blu!||Ad Nauseum||Tarmotog|
|3/10/2010||Scapeshift / Valakut in 100 Singleton||Scapeshift||ArchGenius|
|2/24/2010||One Double O #30 – They exist to cease||Living End||Tarmotog|
|2/4/2010||100%: Meta Call(ing the Audible)||UW / Geddons||Travis Chance|
|1/15/2010||One Double O #28 – Next||Storm, Goblins, Rec-Sur, 4C Rock||Tarmotog|
|12/27/2009||Testing: One, Two, Three (A 100 Card Singleton Experience)||UWB Combo Control / GB Elves||Chris Kuehl|
|12/17/2009||100%: TIIIIIIMMMMBERRRRRR!||GWB Landfall||Travis Chance|
|12/13/2009||100 Singleton – All about the Goblins||Goblins||ArchGenius|
|12/6/2009||Testing: One, Two, Three (Belcher / Painter, Elves, Rec-Zur)||Belcher + Painter / Elves / Rec-Sur||Chris Kuehl|
|11/29/2009||Testing: One, Two, Three (UG, Goblins, Reanimator)||UG / Goblins / Reanimator||Chris Kuehl|
|11/6/2009||Testing: One, Two, Three (UG, Goblins, Reanimator)||UG / Goblins / Reanimator||Chris Kuehl|
|9/28/2009||100%: Down and Dirty||Dark Bant||Travis Chance|
|9/23/2009||One Double O #24 – The Present Past||4C Rock (Gainsay)||Tarmotog|
|8/29/2009||Deck Doctor: Mono Black||Mono Black||Travis Chance|
|8/16/2009||Fake Formats – 100Singleton Elves Primer||Elves||Kharlis|
|8/9/2009||100%: Life After Death||Reanimator||Travis Chance|
|7/27/2009||One Double O #21 – One Month of One Hundred||UGB||Tarmotog|
|7/4/2009||Beyond Winning and Losing: Reanimator in 100 singleton||Reanimator||ArchGenius|
|7/2/2009||100%: The Glories of Greed||5 Color “Greedy”||Travis Chance|
|7/1/2009||One Double O #20 – 100 Card Singleton Weekend Challenge 1||Crosis Control||Tarmotog|
|6/26/2009||Revisiting 100%: Mana De-Naya-l||Naya||Travis Chance|
|6/7/2009||One Double O #18 – The 100 Card Singleton Barriers to Entry||Crosis Counter Burn||Tarmotog|
|4/22/2009||One Double O #14 – Building Broad Archetypes||UB Control||Tarmotog|
|2/9/2009||One Double O #7 – Tuning Walkthrough||Jund||Tarmotog|
|2/4/2009||One Double O #6 – Card Evaluation||Card selection + 4C Rock||Tarmotog|
Strategy – Video
1. Are you guys compensating Zimbardo for running this again? (lol)
2. Is the “Weekend Challenge” still happening?
3. Is this supported?
I wanna play.
afaik the weekend challenge made way for daily events and 1x premier event/month.
all of which never fire
Stupid question, but I have seen this on the daily’s.
What is Standard 100 card singleton?
Is it 100 card singleton but only STD cards? There is no info for it on the MTG website.
Yes, Standard card pool only for build stipulations.
Great list. I got started in 100C Singleton when I first read the 5 color greedy deck article. Built the deck and still love to play it.
Standard singleton is 60 cards, not 100 (pretty sure).
This was a great resource by Zimbardo and still is a tremendous intro to the format. A couple new sets doesn’t change that much in a singleton format.
I’d love to see this website become a hub for 100cs and help organize a community for the format so it can grow, similar to how Classic Quarter is for classic.
Alas, WotC’s attempt to make events more available scattered the small community to the wind. Then Commander took off, and I, as one of the few spokesmen for the format, went with it.
I would love to see this format have a resurgence, but not with the current bannings in place. I have no idea what the format moderators are thinking; this is a competitive format. The current bannings seem thoughtless, are not in the spirit of Singleton at all, and suck the variance out of building competitive decks. I have no idea why, but this has always been the red-headed step child of alternative formats, and, I think just maybe we got smacked a little too hard this last time around.
But, if you build it, I will come and take your prizes!