So, the way this works is that you will create an archetype in four distinct "phases", that will each last a week: the Main Deck Monster Phase stops accepting submissions 2017/08/08, and will be graded 2017/08/11. The Spell Phase ends for submissions 2017/08/15, and will be graded 2017/08/18. The Trap Phase ends 2017/08/22, and will probably be graded on the 25th, but given that that day is my birthday I may not be finished until the 26th. The ED Phase (because this prompt calls for Synchro Fusion specifically) ends 2017/08/29, and final grades and prizes will be allocated on September 1st.
The prompt in question, which you will all be designing for, is the following:
FIRE Reptile-Type and Fairy-Type monsters with a combination gimmick similar to Gusto or Dragunity: The Reptiles are Union Tuners that can be used as Synchro Material while they're equipped to monsters, and the non-Tuner Fairies generally have consistency-based effects (searching, SSing, recovery, etc). Their primary pastime is Synchro Fusion, with their regular Synchros having solid effects that, naturally, they give both of to their respective Fusions. That said, if you're feeling particularly bold, they can Synchro ladder with increasingly restricted Materials, up to a double-Tuning boss that requires 2 Tuners and 1 Synchro of the archetype as its Materials, and accepting no substitutes. As for what they do with all of this . . . they get advantage, and often can inflict hefty amounts of burn damage, when there are less cards in their Graveyard than the opponent's- which is why they have an archetypal Miracle Fusion and quite a few cards based around stuffing their monsters back into the Deck.
My rubric allocates 100 total points per round: 25 for Literacy (understanding of the prompt as-written), 25 for Creativity (doing things that are fun, interesting, and/or unexpected), 20 for Balance (ignoring outside support, is it UP/OP?), 20 for Interactivity (does outside support break your archetype? Because this is a FIRE prompt, be careful with who you can and cannot Rekindle), and 10 for OCG (maximum 10 points, every mistake is minus 1 point if it's a minor error, 2 if it's a major error).
I am the one and only judge this time, which means that you can and will be graded rather . . . harshly.
Anyway, the entry fee is 100 Points per person. 1st place gets a choice between AGM membership and 2/3 of the pot, 2nd place gets the thing 1st place didn't want, and 3rd place gets the last third of the pot.
You all have until midnight PST Tuesday, August 22nd to make a minimum of 2 Traps for the "Salamander" archetype above, and as a hint, you'll probably want them to be actual surprises you'll be springing on your opponent.