This is a short post to lay out the details of how the donation decklists work on the stream. Continue reading to learn how to get me to shill your favorite deck for you!
How to Submit a Deck
The first step in submitting a donation decklist is DMing me on Twitter, Twitch, or Discord with the decklist you are interested in having me play. You should always get confirmation I am willing to play your deck before sending a donation for it.
I reserve the right to refuse any list for any reason. In general I am willing to take a crack at any tier’d deck or anything especially sweet (read: turn 1-2 kills). Once I have confirmed I am willing to play a list you have sent me you should send a donation using this link. In the donation comment be sure to include a link to the decklist as well as your Twitch username.
How much it costs
If you are one of my Twitch subscribers you should send a $12 donation (this is the cost of a MTGO league). If you are not one of my Twitch subscribers you should send a $20 donation. If you are bad at math this means it is cheaper for you to subscribe and donate $12 rather than $20, but who am I to tell you how to spend your money.
When your deck gets played
Once you send a donation the decklist you submitted gets added to the donation list queue. This queue is played in no particular order. I essentially play the decks as I feel like playing them. In general faster combo decks get preference because they are quicker to play through leagues. I play a deck until the league is finished – which is five total matches or three losses – whichever occurs first.
Don’t like waiting? Me neither!
Thankfully money talks. You can throw a kicker donation of at least $5 on top of the base amount to hop into the priority queue. The top deck in the priority queue will always be played at the start of my next stream. The decks are sorted in the priority queue based on how much of a kicker donation was sent in with them.
Free Donation list every month for $25 Subscribers
As a thank you to my $25 a month subscribers you get a free donation decklist on the house! Just message me on Twitch from your subscribed Twitch account each month to set up which deck you would like me to play.
As a bonus for being consistently awesome your monthly donation list choice will also get put into the priority queue with a bonus $10 worth of democracy points.
Throwing Away your Money
Are you really impatient? Do you like me? Do you hate your money? For $100+ donation I will drop the current league we are playing and start with your deck right away. If you want to wait a short bit, but not too long, for a $50 donation your deck will be started as soon as the current league is finished.
If the current league I was playing was another donation deck – it will remain in the queue since it did not play its league to a natural conclusion.
Q: Are you a sellout for doing this?
A: Absolutely! But Declan is fat and expensive to feed, so here we are. (Disclaimer: Declan eats regardless of how many donation decklists we get, but he really is fat)
Q: How soon will you play my deck?
A: As soon as I feel like it. No promises. The sweeter it is, the sooner it gets played though. If you want to see it sooner rather than later, consider bumping yourself into the priority queue.
Q: Do I have to provide cards for the deck I donate to see?
A: No. MTGO Traders, one of my sponsors, hooks me up with whatever MTGO cards I need. They are great!
Q: Can you notify me when you are playing my deck?
A: Not likely. I do not plan my streams far in advance and just try to fit in decks when I can.
Q: If I can’t watch my deck live will there be an archive of it being played?
A: Definitely. Donation lists are no different from my other streams so they will get archived to my YouTube channel here.
Q: What else can I pay you to do on stream?
A: I don’t know – How much money do you have?