It has been a few years since this challenge was first presented, and there are three new sets of starters that have been released since then. (Lords of the Night, Keepers of Tradition, and Heirs to the Blood.)
Atom Weaver's Deck Bashing Challenge
The VTES Precon Decklist Bashing Challenge 03.01.07
Using only the cards contained in two precon starters of your choice, generate a decklist you think would be competitive in a mid-size constructed tournament (not a qualifier or championship, but assume strong local players, and, say 20 participants). Duplicating a starter is acceptable. Choosing more recent precons (3rd Ed, LOB,
KMW) is preferred (but not mandatory). Alternatively, you could choose to substitute the content of VTES Player's Kit for one precon. If you've got the stones to play it For Real in a sanctioned event, so much the better, let us know how you do.
The goals here are
1) to challenge your m@dd deckbuilding skills!!
2) to generate some ideas for competitive decks that new/early players might look to for inspiration and direction for their own collecting efforts.
Also, I think these decklists could go a long way as evidence against the (false) perceived need for big investment in cards in order to build competitive decks.
The preconstructed decks are detailed here: