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  1. 7 points
    *leans from behind a wall* Is it safe for me to even appear here anymore? *walks out from behind the wall* Whatever, not like I really care about this place that much, might want to see if I can get out of the negatives, if possible. So, with that little thing out of the way, I'm lavaman555, as far as some, or most, know I am kinda famous for being bad. Wondering why I'm here now, I'm here to post my current list for Orcust, and get some help with it. Currently I am using it in real life, even ran an older version of this list at the Indy Regional on November 3rd. I went 4-5, if you want to know what I played and how each round went, I'll post it after this. So, here's the list, I even given a link to the list if people want to see the cards. Main Deck: (40) Monsters:(20) 3 Armageddon Knight 3 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring 2 Cyber Dragon 1 Dark Grepher 1 Orcust Brass Bombard 3 Orcust Cymbal Skeleton 3 Orcust Harp Horror 2 World Legacy - "World Crown" 2 World Legacy - "World Wand" Spells:(19) 3 Allure of Darkness 2 Called by the Grave 1 Foolish Burial 1 Monster Reborn 2 Orcustrated Babel 2 Orcustrated Einatz 2 Orcustrated Return 2 Terraforming 2 World Legacy Succession 2 World Legacy Survivor Trap:(1) 1 Orcustrated Core Extra Deck:(15) 1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon 1 Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon 1 Borrelguard Dragon 3 Galatea, the Orcust Automaton 1 Knightmare Unicorn 1 Linkuriboh 2 Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator 2 Orcustion 1 Summon Sorceress 1 Topologic Bomber Dragon 1 Wee Witch's Apprentice Side:(15) 3 Droll & Lock Bird 2 Effect Veiler 2 Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju 2 Ghost Orge & Snow Rabbit 2 Twin Twisters 2 Evenly Matched 2 Red Reboot Well, that took a while for me, but other than that, yeah. Hope you guys have fun messing this one up. *goes behind the wall again*
  2. 5 points
    Hello all, I'm back with one final announcement for any and all Goat-heads remaining around these parts. We're in the endgame of the first phase of a long series of grassroots community developments, and it's finally culminating in the launch of GoatFormat.com, the latest and greatest community hub built by Goat players for Goat players. GoatFormat.com was built to give the community a central comprehensive resource for both inexperienced and veteran players. Our goal is to expand existing goat format communities as well as preserving the format we love to play. Tomorrow on Saturday, November 17 at 5:00PM EST, we will begin an inaugural stream on our Twitch channel with a number of announcements of what we have coming in through the pipeline. We are already running a ranked ladder for Goat Format play in our Discord channel, and we have many announcements to come regarding future events. Thank you again and always for the hospitality, and I hope to see all of you in the near future!
  3. 4 points
    For those who don't know, DuelingBook.com added a create-a-card feature with its own room to go with it. This has pretty quickly spawned an idea for a new format... Meme Format Rules 1. All cards in your deck must be custom cards. 2. Games are played best out of 1, no sidedecking. 3. You need at least 5 people watching your duel in order to start (the more, the better). 4. The game ends when a player's lifepoints are reduced to 0 or another win condition is reached. 5. However, when a win condition has been reached, it's not necessarily the case that the player who won actually wins. Instead, the watchers of the duel vote on whose cards were funnier/more interesting/more creative. The player who got the most votes actually wins. Basically, think of it as a hybrid between Cards Against Humanity and Yugioh.
  4. 3 points
    Slick was lynched. They where vanilla townie
  5. 3 points
    I would post them, but DB has better quality than my phone does.
  6. 2 points
    God damn Kittle Gonna miss my projection by like 50 points as well which is always nice
  7. 2 points
    ironically if it was 4 or 6 team he would still be in it
  8. 2 points
    Hola motherfuckers. Rarely come on here anymore but when I do, I see this dumb shit. Checked the archives, you dudes have never beat us. I did find this though: http://duelistgroundz.com/index.php?/topic/114260-duelistgroundzcom-vs-xerocreative/ It's honestly great. We were all like 16. Simpler times. Everything's changed cept for @ygo duelist bodan still being a virgin nearly 9 years l8r.
  9. 2 points
    yeah im just kidding, XC always lost to DGZ lol, i lost both wars i played in against dgz. After 09 i dont think we had another war not sure. we did beat ETC though
  10. 2 points
    Nah this was fun. Didn't want to go on for another day, knew it would be over in a matter of minutes
  11. 2 points
    Win the game. Punish wunter Win the game Punish wunter Can we fucking modkill him for this comment.
  12. 1 point
    There are plenty of revenue returning assets that are not vulnerable to a rise in interest rates or a run on the stock market because of a perceived price to earnings overvaluing. Aka the bond market. Aka literally any other asset than the stock market Finance 101
  13. 1 point
    im hoping this is a sign p5 hits switch cos i dont think i can do anothet JRPG in my living room given I'd rather play VR games or one of the many big games i still havent played (god/witcher 3/horizon)
  14. 1 point
    WHO'S NUMBER 1 NOW?! (still Francis)
  15. 1 point
    love you trolls, ill 2-0 you all even today
  16. 1 point
    6 with 2 byes is alot better. The team in 8th right now still has Cooper Kupp rostered and doesnt even set lineups. 5-8 doesnt deserve to make the playoffs
  17. 1 point
    with gridman trigger finally seems to have remembered that you can tell a story visually. it's super dope. i think the show has a lot of potential.
  18. 1 point
    My mom and I are going to go on a clean diet for 3 months to shave off more pounds. I am currently 203lb, aiming for 170 by feb.
  19. 1 point
    In hindsight, this was absolutely the right decision given the competitiveness of the league imo.
  20. 1 point
    Hello, everybody! It's been a while & I don't exactly have the best reputation, but I thought I would log in & say "hello". How is everybody? Are you well?
  21. 1 point
    Good Luck To Gobstopper (Jordan) at FFTCG worlds this weekend. Can watch at the following stream tomorrow: https://www.twitch.tv/squareenix?fbclid=IwAR2G4SOqMTGUf-izy28eguKyDpTuR2Mc5e16EeV87ARUHbJNb0ATmJMAsQE
  22. 1 point
    It seems completely crazy to cut off a friendship with him just because of his wife. If worst just comes to worse like, be his friend, avoid all social engagements with the wife ever, and if that massively reduces your time with the dude so be it, but you are not "done forever" because of this woman who you may or may not meet socially. If he is inseparable with her and takes her everywhere alright, I guess you can't see him that often, but guy friendships are still real friendships even if you hang out *once every two years*. It's just part of being a dude when you see someone you haven't contacted for 10 years and you act like best buddies. I think that's the absolute worst case scenario. I think the idea that you intentionally blow up your friendship and make him hate your guts because you want to keep his marriage together because his wife hates you because you want him to be with his child is a completely crazy thing you should absolutely never do because it will change nothing about his marriage, at all. If the woman hates you just don't be in the same room as the woman, ever, and let his family life play out.
  23. 1 point
    almost like that was why it was a meme to begin with Go meet girls at anime and gaming conventions, there are hot clever girls there and not a lot of doctors to compete with
  24. 1 point
    yes i realize this is 1) advertising and 2) redundant but trust
  25. 1 point
    banned4advertising
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  28. 1 point
    Wunter was always going to die final day but the Jazz derailment potential was absolutely there
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  30. 1 point
    I explained this. I expected you to be able to turn it around if you lived more than wunter could. Even rei said it was a 50/50 between you and wunter. I took the safe play I don't think wunter had a shot. Any credibility he had was eviscerated by end of day 2.
  31. 1 point
    wunter's odds of survival were low but i think it was worth playing out the final day. with 4 remaining it takes all 3 remaining townies to kill you off, if anyone doesn't vote for you you can snipe a tie vote at the end and roll 75% to win i was committed to voting wunter though, if jazz or faint were scum then well played to them as far as slick goes, if you floata multiple times as town in a "lets revive dgz mafia" game you probably deserve to get lynched
  32. 1 point
    didnt pay attention. game isnt engaging enough to be interesting. wunter picked a really bad nk target. ggwontre
  33. 1 point
    I dont think you should rely on voting pattern in a small game. The small nature makes bussing extremely common.
  34. 1 point
    i mean i was going on the voting pattern entirely it made absolutely no sense that "slickz=scum" based on that was almost second guessing myself and going to go for jazz today based on not switching to malcolm, terrible accusation of slickz yesterday and his intention to kill slickz over wunter d2 but yeah no way wunter wouldve lived anyhow, he did well getting the extra day good work from malcolm connecting to slickz that well in all honesty
  35. 1 point
    Wunter conceded he was Scum Rolecop. Aftergame incoming
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  38. 1 point
    Just dropping in to say Hi. I'm usually a bit of a lurker, but you won't shut me up once I get started. Played the game from its release until around 2010, stopped, then came back last October. Love it even more now than I ever did!
  39. 1 point
    this list is ass. either jerry wang or wilson luc = best player ever. and neither are on there.
  40. 1 point
    As someone who has played competitively against most of the players on this list during their peak/prime and comparing to today’s standards, players are more adept and skilful TODAY then they were back in the day. Gaming in general is at a higher level so you could pick one or two of these players and put them in a list of top pros across the ages if you wanted.
  41. 1 point
    When the 200th YCS in Columbus concluded roughly two weeks ago, I glanced over at Manav Dawar’s winning Sky Striker list and I couldn’t help but notice how his card ratios and deckbuilding philosophy differentiated so much from what I considered to be “optimal” or “the norm”. While I do not wish to detract from Dawar’s success in any way, it goes without saying that his list played a good number of one-ofs and two-ofs that many other players, including myself, would usually opt to play as three-ofs. This is most notable in his hand trap lineup, in which I believe he played 2 Ash Blossom and Joyous Spring, 2 Ghost Ogre and Snow Rabbit, 1 Ghost Belle and Haunted Mansion, and 1 Effect Veiler. Dawar’s decklist got me thinking about what the core ideologies behind building a good deck are (specifically, defining card ratios), as well as some common deckbuilding misconceptions I see players struggle with in today’s metagame. It is my hope with this article that I can explain the difference between one-ofs, two-ofs, and three-ofs in Yugioh. Without further adieu, let’s begin. (A small disclaimer: as with any concepts in general philosophy, objections and exceptions will exist; these are just some general rules and guidelines to follow when deckbuilding. This is also by no means a conclusive article; other categories that define one/two/three-ofs may also, and likely do, exist.) One-Ofs One-ofs in most decks generally exist in two categories. The first category includes cards which are so insanely powerful they are limited on the Forbidden and Limited list, and as such you can only play one copy of said card in your deck. Cards in the current metagame which fall under this category include Firewall Dragon, Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones, Soul Charge, and Monster Reborn. These cards are usually monsters with powerful effects that lead to one-card Extra Links/unbreakable boards or powerful spells that tend to change the tide of a Duel when they resolve successfully. The second category is a little bit more complicated and are what I would define as “generally searchable/tutorable, (secondary) engine cards you usually don’t want to draw, but do not mean end of the world if you DO draw them”. Examples of cards which fall into this category include Knightmare Corruptor Iblee (which is tutorable off of Knightmare Mermaid), Speedroid Taketomborg (which is searchable off of Speedroid Terrortop), and Altergeist Kunquery (which is searchable through a variety of cards in the Altergeist deck like Altergeist Meluseek and Personal Spoofing). These cards are usually cards that are required for an engine to function effectively, but can be bricks or dead draws if seen at the wrong time. However, even when these cards are drawn, the engine it is a part of can still function effectively enough to not justify playing more copies of the pseudo-brick. It is probably important to note that when it comes to cards in the second category, they don’t necessarily have to be very strong to justify their inclusion in the deck at one copy: so long as the card is powerful enough and has enough synergy with the deck, you can justify playing one lone copy of it. Perhaps the best example of this would be with Flamvell Guard and Dragunity Corsesca during the March 2013 Dragon Ruler format. These cards were essentially vanilla tuners that did nothing on their own, but the ability they had to enable the Dragon Ruler deck to go into generic Level 8 Synchro monsters was relevant and powerful enough to justify playing the lone copy of either one of them. The Tuners could also be banished in a pinch as materials to summon a Dragon Ruler as well. Two-Ofs Two-ofs in most decks can be categorized into cards which are powerful enough to be semi-limited; cards that you always want in the deck and are necessary for the deck’s main combo; and cards that are only good at certain stages of the game and/or clog if multiple copies of them are drawn, yet aren’t powerful enough to justify running a playset. That’s a lot to cover, so let’s go over each of the categories one by one. The first category is rather self-explanatory. Cards like Called by the Grave, Scapegoat, and Terraforming would fall under this category. These cards are powerful because they are strong utility cards that are useful in a wide variety of scenarios: if we take a look at the above examples, these cards either help you push through hand traps; are one card Link 4 monsters if they resolve; or serve as extra copies of an Field Spell starter card (e.g. Dragonic Diagram or Trickstar Light Stage) that helps get your deck going. Other examples throughout Yugioh’s history include Nobleman of Crossout in Goat Format and Solemn Warning during the Plant Synchro format. The second category of cards includes cards like Gouki Octostretch and Altergeist Silquitous. Octostretch is an interesting case because if the Gouki player played only one copy of Octostretch, they had a 12.5% chance to open him, and if they drew their lone Octostretch in their opening hand, the deck’s main Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights target disappears. However, the chance of opening both copies of a two-of is extremely slim: the probability of doing so is roughly 1.28%, which means that when going first there is a 98.72% chance at least one copy of Octostretch will be in your deck. This was also the reason why most Gouki lists played an extra Equip Spell to send with Isolde: in the odd event they opened with Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade, they could still send a card like Living Fossil, D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation, or Noble Arms – Arfeudutyr to the GY to summon Octostretch. Another example would be Altergeist Silquitous; Silquitous is a card you always want to have at least one copy of in your deck so that you can summon her off of Multifaker, and much like Octostretch, opening with your lone copy of Silquitous would be less than ideal because it would make Multifaker a much weaker card in general. While Silquitous does suck to draw, drawing one of your two copies of her is better than having one of your deck’s most powerful plays dead if you open with your lone copy of her instead. Finally, the last category of cards doesn’t come up too often in the context of modern Yugioh anymore, but was a category that was relevant in past formats. Perhaps the best example of such a card would be Tsukuyomi in Goat Format. Tsukuyomi was a very powerful card in 2005: it was a one-card out to Thousand-Eyes Restrict, prevented powerful monsters like Airknight Parshath and Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning from being stolen with Snatch Steal (Equip Spells cannot target face-down monsters), and could even recycle face-up Flip monster effects and set up “Tsuk locks”, which were soft locks involving Tsukuyomi, a Flip Effect monster, and ideally some form of backrow protection like Book of Moon or Sakuretsu Armor. However, one of Tsukuyomi’s biggest flaws was that she was a Spirit. While this meant Tsukuyomi would always stick around in your hand if you were careful with her, it also meant seeing multiple copies of her when you already had one in hand was less than ideal; any additional copies you saw of her would essentially be dead. For this reason, most decks that play Tsukuyomi only play two copies of her: despite the fact she’s a great card, the chance of seeing her more often doesn’t offset the potential consequence of seeing more than one copy of her in your hand at any given point of the Duel. It’s also worth noting that Tsukuyomi is also searchable off of Sangan, so the little burger fiend could always fetch her for you if you desperately needed access to her for some reason. Three-Ofs Three-ofs generally exist in two categories, similarly to one-ofs. The first category of three-ofs are pretty straightforward: they are cards you always want to open with and act as (themed) starter cards. Cards in this category include, but are not limited to: Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!, Sky Striker Ace – Raye, Altergeist Multifaker, Armageddon Knight, Dark Grepher, Vision HERO Vyon, Dragonic Diagram, and Trickstar Light Stage. To maximize the chance of opening a playable hand or seeing one of your starter cards, you want to max out on the number of copies you play of said cards – this should be a pretty straightforward concept to understand. The second category of three-ofs are unsearchable, non-engine cards that are powerful enough to warrant playing at three and are cards you always want to open with despite not being a part of your core engine. Cards like these include Pot of Desires, nearly every relevant hand trap (e.g. Ash Blossom and Joyous Spring, Ghost Ogre and Snow Rabbit, Effect Veiler, etc.), and extenders like Junk Forward. What’s important here is the difference between a three-of that sucks to draw in multiples and a two-of that you’d rather not clog with. If you decide to play an unsearchable non-engine card as a three-of, it means that seeing even just one copy of that card is better than potentially opening with two or more copies of it. Conversely, cards that are better when they do not clog instead of being opened more consistently and/or seen more often are better suited to be two-ofs. The line that separates these two categories of cards can often be rather subjective and is also heavily format-dependent, so do keep this in mind when deckbuilding. Having said that, the latter category of three-ofs are what I believe to be the downfall of a lot of decklists in the modern era of Yugioh: they tend to not make use of these category of cards well. People often mistake dead-obvious three-ofs as two-ofs, or in rare scenarios, sometimes even one-ofs. A good example of this being the case would be with Pot of Desires: I wholeheartedly believe that Desires is either a 0-of or a 3-of and nowhere in between. I get upset when I see people play Pot of Desires at 2 in their deck because they don’t “want to open with two copies” or because “they don’t want to draw Desires off of Desires”. The reality is that the chance of either of these two instances happening is so slim that it doesn’t offset the power loss that occurs by playing any less than three copies of Desires: a free +1 is never something you want to pass up on unless you’re about to deck out. Other cards in similar scenarios include powerful combo extenders such as Instant Fusion (William Candia, a Dragon Duel Worlds competitor was playing two copies of Instant Fusion in his deck at Worlds and I was severely questioning how he got as far as he did), as well as essentially every relevant hand trap in the game. Playing any less than three of any particular hand trap is a concept that rarely, if ever, makes sense to me, and should only be done if you can’t find room in your deck for something to cut. Even in this scenario, it is only wise to cut one copy of the weakest playable hand trap against the general expected metagame at that point in time (i.e. if the three most powerful hand traps in the format are Ash, Droll, and Belle, but Belle is the weakest hand trap out of the three, then play 2 Belle and three of the other two hand traps). That about wraps it up for this article. If you enjoy my content, make sure to follow me on Twitter at @Morpp_SSB and check out my streams over at https://twitch.tv/Morpp_SSB. Until next time!
  42. 1 point
    shitty brag thread 28 with 100k in bank lol try 28 with 25k debt not including mortgage although that's a small brag cos to have a mortgage at 28 feels fucking marvellous (especially with that debt), even tho the rate is awful and i've paid off hardly anything in a year after interest i got excited when i plunged myself into more debt to get a nice car that i can afford each month i get very excited when all bills come out and i'm left with 200 in my account to spend on shit i want (although sometimes i need to buy food) i've stopped worrying about money as long as i have enough at the end of each month to eat and maybe buy wine and cheese then i'm good (priorities) i'm never behind on bills but definitely live hand to mouth my lifestyle is not healthy in terms of finance but i'm happy with (almost) a wife and dog that's significantly better than a lot of people, sadly
  43. 1 point
    Im new here, So I might as well say hello. soooooo HI!
  44. 1 point
    This past weekend I visited NJ to attend the YCS. I've been planning to go to this event for a while with Pure Brandish and been testing the deck for a really long time. After a whole month or so of testing and finalizing the deck, I was so confident that I would top this event. Fast forward to the night before the event, I room with my family (PPG) hoping I'd learn some stuff off their decks, playtest and get an idea of what the tournament may look like. It ended up being the complete opposite, I learned nothing, barely play tested and didn't really get an idea of what the tournament might end up looking like because nobody was 100% prepared. This event was gonna take place with the new End-Of-Match-Procedure rules and I had no idea how it was gonna work out but I believed that I could just end up winging it and I'll learn along the way since I was still a little confused about it. It was 6am and I haven't slept for about 20 hours and I attempted to sleep but I just couldn't. When I got to the event the first person I saw there was Based Loli and he didn't know what I looked like since we only interact through facebook and discord. He was extremely shocked that I was not black for some reason and offered me cookies made by his girlfriend. But event started like an hour later so I'll go through my rounds and matchups/interesting moments. Round 1 (0-0): Gouki G1: He wins the dice-roll and chooses to go first. I open no hand traps and he normal summons Gouki Suprex and I knew I was fucked. He does the full Gouki U-board combo. I draw for turn, realize I can't win, I move on to game 2 deciding not to reveal what I was playing. When he was doing the combo something felt off because I've seen this combo go off a million times I think he messed up somewhere but had the extender to fix it up so I immediately assumed that he just wasn't that good. G2: I open pretty well, he had no hand traps and I ended on multi-roll, anchor, strike, Shizuku (with rei in grave), and ash in hand. During the end phase I searched engage with shizuku and I pass. He opens marauding captain I chain anchor to negate it, he passes turn. During my turn I was able to plus off my engage and deal some damage over marauding captain. I set more backrow and ended on shizuku again and searched cannon and pass. He realizes he cannot win this game so he scoops and we move on to game 3. G3: He opens junk forward, activates suprex and summons a gouki and on summon I activate cherries to get rid of his Isolode. He had another extender in hand still managed to end on a pretty good board of knightmare link monsters but nothing too hard to get rid of. I open pretty well, I activated rota to search for rei, activated upstart goblin followed by foolish goods dumping my engage so I can grab it back with kagari. His monsters weren't able to be target or destroyed by card effects or destroyed by battle so this was a little bothersome. I active hornet, link into kagari, grab engage, search shark cannon and draw a card. I activated cannon grabbing one of his link-2 monsters in grave then summoning rei into borreload dragon. I took his knightmare goblin with my borreload so his monsters wouldn't be co-linked anymore so they lose their secondary protection effects and attack over another one of his monsters by reducing it by 500 atk points with borreload effect. I link into Knightmare unicorn shuffling away his phoenix. I don't remember much of what happened in the turns after but went a little back and forth. We were both still pretty high on life and there was more than enough time on the clock. I started gaining control of the game. He draws for turn, he has 3 cards in hand. He twin twisters me and I was just completely shook because I didn't think he'd keep that in going first. However I didn't mind because he only had 1 card in hand and I still had more resources then he did. He activates the soul charge that he top-decked and makes a crazy board and I just didn't have enough to come back from it and he kills me the turn after. I was hella tilted. Round 2 (0-1): Paleozoic G1: Round 2 starts my opponent wins the die-roll and chooses to go first. He summons swap frog and I already knew I was gonna win this round because I played this matchup a lot against my friends so I knew exactly how to play it. He ends up setting 3 to his backrow and passes turn. He activates Anti-Spell Fragrance on my draw phase I chain twin twisters popping 2 of his sets then I jamming wave the 3rd set and play free. I negate the swap frog that he summons on his turn so he couldn't get access to toad. He sets 2 to his backrow and passes turn. I link into kagari and bait a strike. I normal summon rei do some damage and use its eff go into shizuku and do more damage. He summons swap frog again I chain impermanence and he scoops. G2: He opens desires, I had no hand traps or twin twisters so I knew this was gonna be a little tough he summons swap sends roning sets 5 and passes turn. He flips Anti-Spell again and I knew I would have to grind this one out. After a bunch of turns I managed to get rid of his Anti-Spell but now he was sitting on a toad and dupe frog and I was lower on life points but I knew I can probably grind this one out. I look at the clock and I see that we have less than 5 minutes so I just decide to scoop and move on to game 3 to prevent any draws. G3: I open double twin twister so this game was just wraps. On his end phase I activate both and he gets angry as shit. On my turn I used my field spell effect excavating the top 3 cards of my deck and he notices that my rota was hobby league or something and I had no idea what that meant or if I did anything wrong and he was saying how I'll get dq'd for playing with a hobby-league card so I might as well just give him the win instead of getting dq'd. I replied with the famous quote "You must be retarded" (s/o Kamal). He calls judge and the judge says that it's okay but I should switch it anyways to prevent any further problems. One of the players sitting next to me gave me his and said I can keep it. I have no idea who he was but thanks a lot. Fast forward, I win the match because I was way higher in life points and I most certainly would've won regardless. Round 3 (1-1): Altergeist G1: Round 3 starts, I lose the die-roll again and he chooses to go first. He summons meluseek links into linkuriboh searches multi-faker sets 4 and passes turn. On my draw phase he flips anti-spell fragrance cuz clearly I just can't get a break from this card. I set 5 spells to my backrow and pass turn. On my end phase he activates protocol, summons faker to summon silq and uses its eff to bounce one of my spells to my hand then he activates spoofing grabbing meluseek and I scooped because I knew I was just not going to win this game and rather not have any problems with the time later. G2: I open my side cards, twin twister, mind crush and typhoon and I knew this game was gonna be wraps. I used my rota to get rei summon rei to link into shizuku set 3 to my backrow, search engage and pass turn. He sets 4 and ends turn. During his end phase I twister 2 of his sets. On my turn I activate engage he chains imperial order and I hit it with typhoon. He activates his faker in hand I chain mind crush and he just scoops the game. G3: I saw twister in my hand so I felt safe. He summons marionetter, sets protocol, sets 4 and passes turn. During my draw phase he activtes Anti-spell fragrance because CLEARLY I CANT GET A BREAK FROM THIS CARD. I chain twin twister discarding upstart gobbling targeting asf and his set protocol and he responds with imperial order. I start crying a little on the inside and I thought I lost this game for sure and I was already planning on eating pizza by round 4. I normal summon rei and go into shizuku searching engage and pass turn. I had 2 spells in my grave yard so his marionetter wasn't able to beat over my shizuku and even if he did I had the rei in my graveyard to float. I knew that my only win condition at this point was to have him pay all his life points away with imperial order and keep playing until the clock ends. After a few turns he summoned meluseek to attack me directly and then send my link monster to the grave, I activated rei's eff to summon and he chained protocol tributing meluseek to get rid of it and then he searched faker. He used faker's eff in hand and I chained my solemn strike. A lot of turns went by and I ended up rei looping again. In between the turns there was one turn where he activates heavy storm duster to pop 2 of my dead set spells instead of his own imperial order since that was the thing killing him. Fast forward time runs out, he loses because he's at 300 LP and I'm at 1300. Round 4: (2-1) Trickstar G1: Round starts and I win the die-roll finally so I choose to go first. I honestly don't remember much of our match but he locked my sets with double field spell and just ended up killing/burning me in 2 turns. G2: I chose first I remember opening mind a lot of backrow with mind crush as one of them and I mind crushed his evenly during the battle phase and he couldn't break anything so it was an easy win. G3: This was a grindy game and we were both very low at LP he top decks candina to get lilly bell but I had an anchor to stop from dying to lilly and he scooped Round 5: (3-1) SPYRAL G1: Round starts and he chooses to go first he opens drone agent and goes into helix. He activates helix eff I chain ash. He activates one for one discarding master plan summoning quik fix getting big red summoning master plan. This guy goes off makes a broken board of trigate and something and ends with sleeper as well with some knightmare protection effects. I was really close to breaking his board. I knew all I had to do was destroy his sleeper and he gets boardwiped. I used up all my resources to bait his cards as much as I can to a point where all I had was rei + Jamming wave in hand and I had nothing to use jamming wave on so I couldn't destroy his sleeper so I lose. I wasn't worried though because SPYRAL SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. G2: My deck is great so I open backrow and ghost belle and he's playing SPYRAL so he either bricks or I negate helix and win. He bricked, normal tough I anchor he pass. This game goes completely my way so I end up winning. G3: I open ghost belle, and cherries when he's going first. He blind calls agent and gets it right then summons tough. I activate cherries, he chains called to the grave. He summons helix, uses effect and I chain ghost belle and he passes turn. I was able to go for goods and multi roll. Engage into hornet bit to get kagari and use engage again but this time to draw. I afterburner away his helix and attack directly. I set a lot to my backrow and pass turn. It all went downhill for him from there. Round 6: (4-1) Ritual Beasts G1: He wins the die-roll so he chooses to go first. This guy summons ritual beast tamer elder and I almost fell off my chair. This guy started playing really fast and im just reading every card and apparently they have a link monster. He kept doing some crazy ass stuff. I see monsters flying all over the place, from grave to banish to field back to banish from fusion summoning into link summoning it was like watching a fireworks show I was shook. So he ends on dolphin sets 2 and passes. I was not impressed. On my draw phase he activates anti spell fragrance and I chain twin twister discarding upstart gobbling destroying asf and his set macro cosmos. So since the fusions and whatever are all quick effs I knew all I had to do was resolve multi roll to literally just auto win the matchup. I activae multi roll and I target my set hornet bit, he had no response. That's where he fucked up because now I just auto win. I activate engage to search another hornet bit and draw a card. On resolution he activates droll & lock bird but I told him that since I am turn player I have priority on the resolution of card effects so I activate hornet bit on resolution and since he cannot respond I chain widow anchor to take his dolphin then I link into kagari get the engage back. I attack for some damage link into phoenix to get rid of his dolphin and I activate engage again to search another anchor. He scoops. G2: He put on another firework show for me and I drew multi roll again so this game was wraps I hope he learned his lesson the first time. He set his steeds and ended on some fusion guy again. I jamming wave the steeds. I activate multi roll send one of my spells to grave, he doesn't respond. I upstart goblin into a card and he doesn't do anything on resolution. This game was over because I engage to a quick play card again and literally do the same thing so gg. Round 7: (5-1) 60-Card Gouki [Cameron Neal] G1: He wins the die-roll so he chooses to go first. I was so excited when I saw I had to play against this guy because I love trolling the fuck out of him this is Mr. Hot Dog Water himself. He summons Armageddon knight I chain ash and he passes his turn nice deck bro. I activate goods send my engage then I normal summon kagari, activate field spell target my rei chain into kagari I hit a multi-roll so I grab that kagari got me my engage. I activate engage set up my multi roll anchors and impermanence I attack over the knight, summon shizuku, set all my stuff search engage and pass turn. G2: I have a sphere mode in hand but I have no hand traps and he opens the U-board with necro gardna in grave. Now I haven't slept for almost 36 hours so I was gonna misplay at one point and BOY DID I FUCK UP. I OPENED THE ABSOLUTE NUTS AND I MESSED UP! So I had an iblee in field and he had the full board obviously. Instead of tributing goblin, Cerberus and linkuriboh, I tribute over goblin, linkuriboh and PHOENIX. I have no idea why I tribute over the phoenix and after I did that I felt Kamal's spirit touch me and the spirit told me "You must be retarded". So he also had 1 set card with the board and any logical person would obviously assume its called to the grave because I didn't even handtrap him so what else can it be? So since I didn't tribute over his Cerberus none of his monsters were going to be destroyed by card effects so I activate the multi roll then I activated field spell sent the iblee got an engage then I used multi roll on the iblee and SOMEHOW AFTER ALL THOSE PLUSES ALL I ENDED ON WAS multi roll + borreload dragon and he still had a link monster left on board. I played this turn really bad but I knew that I still won because I would set all my cards back and he wouldn't be able to out my borreload since I have anchor in the grave to take away his out. I activate roll to set 4 cards but he says "end of main phase 2" he twisters my roll. WHO KEEPS IN TWISTER GOING FIRST? CAMERON HOT DOG NEALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! Now he does a few combos and gets some monsters on board but nothing enough to get over borreload he makes gryphon and sets his rematch from grave and passes. I draw ghost ogre for turn but that didn't help much. Next turn he rematches his gouki guys back and made one of them big enough to get over borreload. G3: Neither of us put any damage, nobody was slow-playing but time ran out and I got a draw. If only I didn't mess up during game 2 I had this match in the bag so I was back on tilt. Round 8: (5-1-1) Altergeist G1: I won the die-roll so I chose to go first. I don't remember much about this match but I end up winning game 1 by grinding him out and ghost ogre is really good card and it caught him off at the right moment. G2: I opened twister and typhoon and I sided in mind crushes even though I was going second and I was able to hit his marionetter that he searched off the spoofing leaving him without much plays and I beat him because of that. Round 9: (6-1-1) Trickstar Strikers [Bohdan Temnyk] We got re-pairings this round. My first opp was free af. I asked if I can see what he drew since they declared re-pairing and he had cyber dragon toon table of content dark hole trickstar reincarnation and some other card. I have no idea how he made it this far lmao. G1: I play against Bohdan and apparently he knew me or something he was really nice and he's a funny guy. I win the die-roll and go first. I didn't open that well But I managed to end on multi-roll double anchor. He uses hornet into kagari grabs back the hornet then phoenix's one of my anchors and discards reincarnation. I chain my anchor to negate it. He uses the field spell and searches candina locks my other anchor. He gets lilly belle with candina and summons the lilly. He uses lilly, pheonix and candina tp make firewall. He uses reincarnation to revive the lilly and he attacked me directly for 1000 damage. He uses his lycoris In hand to send back the lilly summoning lycoris under his firewall then he crashes his lycoris which triggered firewall effect and he attacks me with lilly again for another 1000 he grabbed back lycoris then use lycoris agains to bounce lilly and summon lycoris under firewall. This was a otk firewall loop and he basically just killed me that turn. I was completely shook because I have never seen this play but apparently its a thing, I thought it was really cool. G2: I don't remember much of this game I remember I had ogre In hand with anchor, mind crush and cannon set down. He tries to field spell lock one of my sets and I chain ogre then he summons candina I let that go through. He gets lilly belle and I mind crush for it and he didn't really have much to do after that. I kept +ing next turn and eventually he just scooped after a few turns later of some grind. G3: We have less than 4-5 minutes of the clock and we are siding. I was pretty sure I was gonna win since it's better to go second in time in my opinion because it's easier to do damage with anchors. Now this is where it gets crazy. We started game 3 with very little time. Bohdan ended on lycoris, 2 sets. His hand was Candina + unknown. I had less than a minute to close off the game. I set widow anchor. I activate multi roll (I was playing around droll and reincarnation this way so I can steal his monster and attack for game) I activate twin twister pitching a random spell he chains reincarnation I chain 2 hornets and he chains shared ride. Everything resolves and he draws a card after the I drew from reincarnation because of the shared ride. I drew into rei but on resolution he drolls me which is exacty what I was expecting. I link summon into kagari targeting my widow anchor he chains ghost ogre destroying the kagari. I get the widow anchor to my hand and he takes SO LONG to write -400s on his notepad. This dude was capping his pen and everything. At this point he has nothing to stop me, no disruptions or anything so I basically win the game. I link summon my other token into shizuku, attempt to widow anchor his lycoris. This guy was acting like he was completely drunk or something. "I don't know whats going on right now" and I kept saying "Anchor anchor anchor" and this guy is slow af so I take his lycoris myself and declare battle phase and the split second after I declare battle phase they called time of the round. Then he says he never agreed to the battle phase but he never had anything to stop me anyways since I knew his hand, field and graveyard. This guy starts getting really angry saying I played out my turn slow and but at the same time he claimed he didn't know what was going on because I played too fast but I only had less than a minute to finish my turn so he made completely no sense. A judge was watching and he asked if Bohdan agreed to battle phase and he did not. I told him that he didn't really have to agree because he had nothing to stop me anyways so if he's gonna be thinking for no reason that's basically stalling out the time and his claim was he didn't know what was going on but all I did was link summon and activate anchor for his lycoris. So I said "Ok bro what card did you have to respond with? If you have something to stop me anywhere you can have the win" and he responded "I don't wanna argue anymore you completely slow played". Lol???????????????????????????? A judge comes over and just asks if Bohdan agreed to bp which he did not. So the judge tells me to sign the slip and that he wins. After I sign the slip, the judge tells me "If you don't agree with our resolution you can just appeal" so I said "Ok I'll appeal then" and the judge responds "Nope too late you already signed the slip" even though he told me to sign the slip. So I basically just got completely YEET'd on. Bohdan tells people that I cheated him lol. The players who were watching told me I definitely deserved that win and he was being a complete asshole. After this Day 1, they posted the standings and I had made it to day 2 with my record of 6-2-1 which still had the chance to top. Day 2 Round 10: (6-2-1) Gouki [Xu, Shunping] G1: I don't remember much of what happened here but I won this game. He tries to shark me because I had an extra deck card in a sleeve that was bigger than the others and I told him that its basically just a divider for me to separate my side deck and he calls a judge about it too lol nice shark bro. G2: He opens the U-board I had opened none of my 12 hand traps or sphere modes so gg. G3: I OPEN THE ABSOLUTE NUTSSSSSS!! I ended on Multi-roll Shizuku field spell 4 set cards (Mind crush, impermanence, anchor, strike). I had 4 in hand, 1 ghost belle and 1 cherry. This was actually wraps, no way he can win. On his turn he attempts to go to the battle phase which was fine. He attempts to go the end of bp I said "At the start of bp, Ill mind crush for evenly matched". Now there was a judge watching us play, the same judge that watched me and Bohdan played and handled that situation. He tells me that I cannot use mind crush because my opponent has priority throughout the whole battle phase and I have to wait for him to end the battle phase or wait for him to activate something. I said that doesn't make any sense. The judge response "I'll get another judge" and I thought I heard him say "I'll get the head judge" so I was under the impression that the head judge will resolve this. The other judge comes up and agrees that I can't use mind crush for the same exact reason and I thought this was the head judge. He stood kinda behind my shoulder and I didn't look back to see if it was the head judge or not. I ask a 3rd judge randomly if this is true and he also says it is so I MUST be wrong and fucked up. He says best time to mind crush for evenly was to do it at the end of main phase 1 lol thx. So he chains evenly to the mind crush and evenlys my whole board but I still had 2 hand traps in hand. So he gets to discard a card from my hand now that I basically called mind crush wrong. He hits the ghost belle out of my hand. He summons 2 monsters and I activate cherries and he activates called to the grave. I sign the slip and walk away. I go to the actual head judge and tell him about the ruling and apparently all 3 of those judges were wrong and what I did was completely legal. Turns out my opp is actually a judge as well and he judged events before which explains why he looked a little confused about the ruling as well but he didn't say anything about it since it favored him. Also, those judges that handled my situation with the mind crush were the same exact judges that handled my situation with Bohdan so bravo to them. At this point I was 6-3-1 so I had no chance of topping and my opponent didn't show up for the next round anyways but that was expected so I ended the event with a record of 7-3-1. First loss to a top deck soul charge Second loss to shark/cheat and the judges Third loss to the judges I believe my deck performed extremely well and I'm sure I am missing more detail in my rounds but this is all I can remember since I went almost 40 hours of no sleep for day 1 and mind was dead. I had a great time at the event with friends and I would like to shoutout everyone who play-tested with me, theorized, and helped me build my deck. Sad that I couldn't make it to top cut because of such dumb reasons. Big shoutout to Gabriel Molina for getting me a whole deck to play for no cost. Shoutouts to my team Tea & Biscuits cuz we da best and shoutout to my boys at PPG said I didn't get to join cuz I didn't top but im with them in spirit. Individual shoutouts for helping me play test and deck build: Noelle Me. Hash Nicey Milk Samoopusteno and all my other irl friends Couldn't have done it without you guys. During the event, Loli was telling everyone that I was a psycho-path because I catfish people online telling them that I'm black and I look like Lil Yachty and everyone seemed to buy his story. Even though I took a major L this event, the biggest win was that I got Kamal's number which is valued more than a YCS Top so I left NJ with a W. Decklist: https://imgur.com/1ewiGrM
  45. 1 point
    Most of these people are cheaters and suck. Like if I played CCV and stacked I could probably have won an event or two. Anyone who isn't a literal moron could edit: by most of these people I mean Adam Corn
  46. 1 point
    XC, YVD, etc didn't have nearly the pull that DN did though If a ygo player has to download something the odds they will use it go down by 50% If they have to install something on top of that its another 25% less I have something of a unique perspective on this having been around and active right around when the "shift" happened It really did change the way we practiced and prepared, old and new players alike will tell you this. The actual capabilities of the program were irrelevant in DN's case -- it didn't add any new functionality at all, it just brought in 10x the audience that the previous sims ever did. DN was when "the internet" stopped functioning as a single region of its own for preparation purposes and started functioning as a bridge between regions Rose tinted goggles + regional bias The new pros aren't like noah, albanese, furman etc everywhere. In texas most of them are tangibly shittier than their predecessors both as people and players, and if any of them are ever actually acting down-to-earth, it's certainly an act to conceal some form of cheating. I remember how good our region looked the year we sent Pedigo to worlds. By contrast, since then we've sent Jimmy Nguyen twice
  47. 1 point
    this list just displays a stunning ignorance of everything that happened after teledad format lmao, basically the last decade of this game. while i think the current best players and the old best players are roughly comparable in terms of technical play, the current players are far and away better at deck building. they've been enriched culturally with all the theoretical discussions that have been worked out in articles, on forums (especially this one,) and by a major technological leap with Dueling Network. DN revolutionized not only how we practice (ye ol "dn grind,") but also exploded the amount of data we have to go on. we're not in the dark anymore. between comparable technical play and better deckbuilding, i believe i'm justified in asserting that the current best players are better than the old best players. the usual responses to this from older-minded players is liable to collapse into a type of "scrub mentality," a cynicism about current format. they'll argue that what we may have gained in deck building, we lost in technical play. but this isn't true at all, some of the most technical formats have been 2013, 2014, and 2015. they'll look at all the generalized 3 ofs and 1 ofs we've worked out, contra the old garbage theories about non-searchable 2 ofs, and not interpret it as an advance in our concepts of deck building, but as a streamlining and dumbing down of deck building as such! now, when you say "greatest," you might mean some notion of "superstardom" that, i'd agree, doesn't really exist anymore. people don't look at the current best players (with some exceptions in patrick etc) how they looked at the best players back then. there's a sort of "down-to-earthness" in the newer best players. so maybe in that sense of "greatness," i'd have less to contend your post with. but just remember, that sense of "greatness" can't be confused with "best."
  48. 1 point
    I bet you also miss the days when you were in control of the only relevant Yugioh simulator. SMASH'D
  49. 1 point
      This honestly might be the first time I have ever seen you spell the word 'card' correctly.
  50. 1 point
    Argue illogically, maybe he'll back down!
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