Blast from the Past: 100 Card Singleton Resources Link

(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!


Date Title Content Discussed Author
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

Date Title Content Discussed Author
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

General Advice

Date Title Content Discussed Author
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

Date Title Content Discussed Author
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
5/13/2010 Obliteration!!! Obliteration Zimbardo
4/27/2010 Nerdy Aggression Sneak Attack Zimbardo
3/25/2010 Aural Fixation Auras Zimbardo
12/20/2009 Budget Cuts: Fun Guy Saprolings Zimbardo

Strategy – Competitive

Date Title Content Discussed Author
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

Date Title Content Discussed Author
10/28/2010 100%: Oct Installment pt.4 Sad Time Super Surprise Madness Survival Travis Chance
10/22/2010 100%: Oct Installment pt.3 Darker Yet Madness Survival Travis Chance
10/14/2010 100%: Oct Installment pt.2 Once you go Black.. Madness Survival Travis Chance
10/7/2010 100%: Oct Installment pt.1 Crazy Wif Da Cheez Whiz Madness Survival Travis Chance
9/23/2010 100%: Sept. Installment pt.4 Scorched Earth Jund Travis Chance
9/16/2010 100%: Sept. Installment pt.3 Foreclosure of a Dream Jund Travis Chance
9/9/2010 100%: Sept. Installment pt.2 Killin the Cute Jund Travis Chance
9/2/2010 100%: Sept. Installment pt.1 Landscaping w/ Trav! Jund Travis Chance
8/26/2010 100%: Aug Installment pt.4 The Prodigal Bum Returns Rec-Sur Travis Chance
8/19/2010 100%: Aug Installment pt.3 – Human Punching Bags Rec-Sur Travis Chance
8/12/2010 100%: Aug Installment pt.2 – Time Bandit Rec-Sur Travis Chance
8/5/2010 100%: Aug Installment pt.1 – I’m Baaaa-aaack Rec-Sur Travis Chance
4/22/2010 100%: Death (LIVE!) Reanimator Travis Chance
3/31/2010 100 Card Singleton Two Man: Blue/White Ideal Enduring Ideal JustMeBaby
3/12/2010 100%: Salad Days Mono Green Travis Chance
3/2/2010 100%: Re-Death Reduxed Reanimator (updated) Travis Chance
2/25/2010 100 Card Singleton: Blue/White Control UW / Geddons (updated) Travis Chance
12/31/2009 100%: Rec-Sur DeckTech Rec-Sur Travis Chance
12/25/2009 Testing: One, Two, Three Rec-Sur Rec-Sur Chris Kuehl
12/18/2009 Testing: One, Two, Three Belcher Combo Belcher Combo Chris Kuehl
12/11/2009 Testing: One, Two, Three – Elves Elves Chris Kuehl
9/12/2009 Singleton Tournament Report Part 2 GW Aggro Chris Kuehl
9/12/2009 Singleton Tournament Report Part 1 GW Aggro Chris Kuehl
7/29/2009 Deck Tech 100 Card Singleton Blue-White Control UW Chris Kuehl
6/18/2009 Deck Tech 100 Card Singleton Red Deck Wins Red Deck Wins Chris Kuehl
6/10/2009 Deck Tech 100 Card Singleton Big Naya Naya Chris Kuehl
  1. 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.

  2. afaik the weekend challenge made way for daily events and 1x premier event/month.

    all of which never fire :(

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!