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  1. 22 points
    This is my first ever tournament report DGZ so bear with me. I tried to make this as interesting as a plant tournament report can be lol I flew out with my usual cast and crew from my hometown Philly—Stephen Silverman, Sean McCabe, Jeff Walker, and Carolyn Colajezzi. We flew out on Wednesday since it was cheaper for everyone else and I refuse to travel alone if I don’t have to. Silverman and I decided early on that we were playing plants 100%. It’s just the best deck, etc. McCabe thought he was going to play rabbit for sure until Friday night when Alistar came to our hotel room and busted his shit like inf games. We all put together a side deck the night before but somehow everyone ended up making their own little changes to it based on our individual experiences and play styles. The build I decided on was: Monsters: 22 3 Maxx “C” 3 Tour Guide From the Underworld 3 Reborn Tengu 2 Thunder King Rai-Oh 1 Debris Dragon 1 Lonefire Blossom 2 Spirit Reaper 1 Glow-Up Bulb 1 Caius the Shadow Monarch 1 Sangan 1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 1 Spore 1 Dandylion 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning Spells: 13 2 Mystical Space Typhoon 2 Enemy Controller 1 Foolish Burial 1 Heavy Storm 1 One for One 1 Scapegoat 1 Dark Hole 1 Book of Moon 1 Mind Control 1 Monster Reborn 1 Pot of Avarice Traps: 5 2 Solemn Warning 1 Solemn Judgment 1 Trap Dustshoot 1 Torrential Tribute Extra Deck: 15 1 Formula Synchron 1 Armory Arm 1 T.G. Hyper Librarian 1 Ally of Justice Catastor 1 Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 1 Orient Dragon 1 Black Rose Dragon 1 Ancient Fairy Dragon 1 Stardust Dragon 1 Scrap Dragon 1 Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 1 Leviair the Sea Dragon 1 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon 1 Number 39: Utopia 1 Wind-Up Zenmaines Side Deck: 15 2 Dimensional Prison 2 Fiendish Chain 2 Doomcaliber Knight 2 Mind Crush 1 Bottomless Trap Hole 1 Mystical Space Typhoon 1 Leeching the Light 1 Royal Decree 1 D.D. Crow 1 Closed Forest 1 Spirit Reaper During the pairings/player meeting both Joe Bogli and I get called to be bounty duelists for YCS Kansas City which was pretty cool. Joe and I talked a lot before the match started since we had become formally acquainted in Toronto. [b][u]Round 1:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Joe Bogli (Plants) Game 1: He wins the die roll and opens up with 2 set backrows, one of which turned out to be Dustshoot. I drew for turn and stared at him then said “anything?” He kinda realized what I was hinting at and then obliged to activate the Dustshoot revealing my hand and putting back my tengu. This also let him see that I had no Maxx C so on his next turn he goes Lonefire reborn and starts to get a pop of rape in but I decide to not scoop because I wanted to see where it would end up (librarian formula obv, oh and he had the avarice too). I somehow, and I still don’t know how, but I comeback with a Trishula play that utterly rapes him and then I start to draw nicely off the top like my own pot of avarice and thunderking and caius. I win this game and we both talk about how there was no way I was supposed to win that game lol Game 2: He wins fairly quickly opening Dustshoot this game as well. I’m noticing an annoying pattern already so we move on to game 3. Game 3: I am in complete control the entire game but I had to sacrifice a lot of my lifepoints to make sure everything worked out and since this is a plant mirror we didn’t have much time left so he is at 8000 and I’m at like 3600 with 4 minutes left. I get him down to 5600 with a direct shot from caius and then he topdecks tour guide, plays darkhole, hits me for 2k and I go down to 1600 in time. I was so mad about going into time because he started playing really slow at the end but w/e. I called on the powers of black god and asked for BLS 1 time and I legit topdecked it and slammed it down on his field of tour guide and Sangan. I normal crow, tribute it for econ, take his Sangan, and have soldier hit him for 5000 and Sangan hit for game. I claimed his bounty and mine and kept it moving. Juice! 1-0 [b][u]Round 2:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Plants Game 1: He wins the die roll and sets 3 backrows. I summon tengu and he goes warning. I reborn it and attack for 1700. I don’t set any backrows or anything because my deck just doesn’t draw traps. He summons a tking which I use econ to take and make utopia by tributing my tengu. I win by just attacking him for turns with utopia. It was weird. Game 2: I remember we both have like 4 cards and I’m staring at my hand of tour guide and one for one so I check his grave and notice he already used 2 maxx c on me. I summon guide, grab Sangan, ram into his tengu, grab dandy, play one for one dandy, go off into librarian+formula and continue to bully him for the rest of the game until he scoops. The exact course of plays were absolutely absurd: · Summon guide, get Sangan and attack tengu with sangan · Get dandy off of Sangan’s effect · One for one dandy, glow up+guide+token into librarian · Mill top card make formula · Draw 2 · Mind control his tengu · Activate my maxx c and Synchro for Brionac with his tengu · Draw 2 · Discard for brio effect, bouncing his tengu · He summons another · I draw for maxx c again · Set Dustshoot and warning. Rapeeeeeeeeeee….. More bounty packs. Juice! 2-0 [b][u]Round 3:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Plants Game 1: I lose game 1 because it literally takes me 7 turns to draw a monster other than 2 maxx c. It also took him ENTIRELY too long to kill me but he got around to it. It was quite a frustrating game. Game 2: I hit him with a surprise doomcaliber knight on his open field where I read a gorz. He looks like he is shitting bricks so he uses maxx c before I attack to kill doomcaliber and I use maxx c knowing he is trying to drop gorz. I draw 2 and make short work of him. Game 3: The most confusing shit happened lol. He opens foolish+debris and just makes a scrap dragon and passes with 3 tokens on board. I’m so lost so I just like summon guide, he veilers, I econ, take scrap, kill all his tokens and his scrap dragon with its effect and pass. He drops a tking and attacks the Sangan. I draw and pass with an open field. He summons another tking and attacks directly lol. I drop the obvious gorz and he says “chain maxx c.” I’m like you can’t do that. Then he just stares at the field dumbfounded for all of 30 seconds which causes him to end his turn with no backrows or anything. I rape with gorz, the token, and reaper. I walk him to the event stage to claim my packs and wish him well. Juice! 3-0 [b][u]Round 4:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs WhaTheFuck Game 1: I win the die roll for once and open soldier and 3 maxx c. I’m like well I hope this guy is playing fucking plants or else lol but little did I fucking know that he was using what SEEMED like T.G. judging by the pot of duality that revealed a horn of the phantom beast and tengu. All I remember is setting a reaper and him dropping an Exarion Universe on me and everyone around started laughing including myself. I scooped because not only was I losing horrendously but it was just game anyways. Game 2: Side decking was very weird for this matchup. I didn’t know what the hell was going on but I put in my 1 pop of decree, the 3[sup]rd[/sup] mst, and 2 dprisons. I drop a turn 1 tking and he summons berserk gorilla which I luckily have a econ to switch to defense and kill. At this point I’m so lost and it’s showing by my animated reactions to his plays. I keep wondering how the hell he beat 3 people before me lol. Somebody in Kansas City had to be tasting tears but I would share none of that salt with them. I ended up molesting him with scrap dragon and double spirit reaper taking away every card he had. Game 3: He opens with a set monster and a set backrow. I summon tking and attack into Exarion Universe who has a huge ass—1900 def!!! I’m like this cant be real. At this point all my friends are there watching and commenting and laughing at me get dougied on by this guy. I’m starting to slowly rage quit and it only gets worse when he end phase typhoons my warning and drops a gene-warped werewolf on my tking. I heard the crowds erupting behind me and the tears welling up in my eyes but I called on black god for some miracle work and he began to answer. I get a tour guide off the top and go into leviathan and beat the shit out of the gene-warped. He draws duality and it shows dark hole, exchange, and warning. Everyone laughs at me again because they see my hand of dark hole and he keeps touching the exchange like he wants to take it. I saw a savage dougie in my future but luckily he didn’t go for style points and just opted to take the dark hole. He dark holes the leviathan and I slowly come back from his deck just crapping out on him. It was a strangely close match but I pulled it out and walked his ass to the stage to collect my well deserved packs. He wasn’t fuckin wit my dougie. 4-0 [b][u]Round 5:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Jesus Suarez (Plants) at table 120? Game 1: If you know anything about me you will know that my nose is like always running and I always have tissues because I’m congested. Well after about 2 minutes of sitting down my nose cleared up. I won the die roll and had +4 on him after a long drawn out game but he just decides to go for game after I used maxx c and I don’t have gorz so it gets there. I was upset that it happened like that but I just got back into the game and sided my doomcals and crow. Game 2: By the start of this game I have a headache. I play super fast because I just want to be done and move. I win fairly easy. Doomcal rapes his tengu and a Trishula play goes down for GG. Game 3: He opens Dustshoot and takes my only playable monster (tengu) and It takes me too long to rip a tour guide. When I do draw it however, I create a one for one dandy play by dark holing both of our Sangans (he has a librarian on the field too which I why I played the dark hole) and he searches crow. I assume he already has maxx c but he doesn’t and I get the play off while he looks depressed and says “damn I shoulda searched out maxx c, I misplayed.” The draw from formula only nets me more maxx c(s) and im at 1800 lp so they aren’t too helpful at that point. He makes a Brionac and kills me next turn. I was a little mad I got Dustshoot OTKd but I was like fuck it he isn’t awful so I hope he’s a good tie breaker (which he turns out to be since he also topped). Since it was my first loss he claimed like 16 packs from my bounty L 4-1 [b][u]Round 6:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Trapless Agents Game 1: He wins the roll and opens Venus which I maxx c causing him to stop after I draw 1 and he just passes. I summon tengu and swing over her then he summons another Venus next turn and I maxx c him again but he still makes Gachi Gachi Gantetsu. I start to slowly notice that I don’t have any traps this game and as many times as I’ve drawn and searched my deck I NEVER draw one for over like 20 turns. It was so crazy and it made me super angry because he started to come back with hyperions and BLS, etc because all his summons just went through. I lose after a 30 minute game without trap cards and I make a comment about his deck. He was like “yeah I like trapless agents and I’m just like yeah I hate trapless plants.” Game 2: I kill him faster than Casey Anthony getting over her daughter’s murder. Game 3: We get into a simplified gamestate and once again I just do not draw traps. I remember that we went into time and I used leeching to drop his life fairly low and I check his grave to see what outs he has left in deck since 2 hyperion, BLS, and reborn are all in grave and there are soooooooooooo many fairies so no Kristya shenanigans either. He says “yeah I don’t think I can win.” I have a glow up and a fluff token in atk mode since I used them for the leeching push (formula was chillin in the grave from earlier this game). He topdecks, looks at me, smirks, and drops the last hyperion on me while it’s his last turn to deal damage to me. I sign the slip and just rage on the inside a little because of how non-cooperative my deck decided to be that whole round. He steals more bounty packs from me just like Jesus from last round and I die a little on the inside. 4-2 [b][u]Round 7:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Roar, Roar, I’m a Dinosaur! Game 1: The mained reapers really just put in work and I win so easily that I’m not even present in the match. I just play on autopilot and basic instinct. It was very underwhelming. Game 2: I put in the 3[sup]rd[/sup] reaper and the 2 fiendish chains and his deck couldn’t deal once again. I made it so that he never summoned an Evolzar in either game and gave him some advice after the match. I collect my bounty packs and wait for the last round of day 1. 5-2 [b][u]Round 8:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith vs Karakuri Game 1: He uses 2 debunk on me in game 1 and I call a judge to have him deck checked because I don’t believe he is maining 2 of them. The first one was a red flag but I said maybe it’s a tech choice which has been done before in the past. When he flipped the second debunk game 1 I was like oh fuck this, raised my hand and yelled-- “JUDDDDDGGGGEEEEE!!!” He actually WAS playing with 2 debunks main decked. I still won and just sided in the 3[sup]rd[/sup] mst, 2 mind crush (yes I know all the Karakuri names and I can describe them in a time of need for mind crush purposes lol), and 2 dprison. Game 2: I remember him going off turn 2 and I’m staring at my in hand dark hole and gorz hoping that it can hold me down. He ends up making stardust at the end of his long ass turn which stymies the plans I had for dark hole but he swings into my gorz play with his 2600 karakuri Synchro. He legit sets 3 backrows and I’m like WTF! I draw, switch both gorz and the 2600 token to attack mode and just say “fuck it, if you got it, you got it. ATTACK.” He kinda just stares at the field and I realize that he doesn’t have mirror force otherwise he would’ve flipped it faster than the end of Kim Kardashian’s marriage. I win shortly after and his backrows were just msts and a gozen match. The reason I ASSUME he didn’t activate the gozen match was because he would’ve had to get rid of his stardust or 7 star Karakuri guy and I would just attack over it with gorz anyways. 6-2 [b][u]End of Day 1 Comments[/u][/b] So I’m really happy at this point because many of my friends have made it into day 2 including Stephen Silverman, Robert Boyajian, Patrick Hoban, Jessy Samek, Jerry Williams, etc. I have to win both of my games tomorrow but no worries because I’m used to this type of anxiety. Billy, Silverman, Jerry, Alistar, Shane, Spicer, Robby, McCabe and I all go out to this nice restaurant to eat. The food was delicious and the stories were even funnier. Silverman talked about how he OD’d on Evan Vargas for taking hours on his turn. Billy was trying to get drunk on long island iced teas lol. We decided to play a prank on Alistar when he came back from the bathroom, making it socially awkward. Shane discusses his fears of germany and how he is NEVER going to Africa because they just kill people in the streets and no one goes to prison or gets convicted lol. It was a fun night. [b][u]Round 9:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith v. Luke Mattingly (Malefic Skill Drain) Game 1: I win the roll and open up with tking and a set mst which made me happy since Alistar lost to him round 8 yesterday and told me that his whole deck is kinda shut down by tking. It proves to be true as he sets 2 backrows and ends his turn. I draw and swing and he takes 1900. On the end phase he uses skill drain. I get happy on the inside because I know what’s about to happen. He plays duality when he draws and I chain mst to his skill drain which would make him go savage minus on the duality play but the other backrow he had was dark bribe and then he plays 2 terraforming, grabbing Necrovalley and geartown, plays both in the correct order, gets a 3000 asshole, plays royal tribute dropping only a spore from my hand but seeing that I have dark hole and econ. I already have a scapegoat and an econ set as well and he is below 6000 with no backrow besides skill drain. I know if I just draw a legitimate monster I have game but I get fucked when I topdeck gorz, and then a warning, and then another warning. When I do go for game he is at 2100 and I econ his 3000 guy, try to attack him directly with it but he had JUST drawn a fucking dark bribe so he negates it and I draw mind control lol (another shit card against this deck). Eventually he builds up some resources and goes for 1 huge attack that gets there. I was salty. Game 2: I win with ease because I open heavy and solemn judgment so I set the play up. He does take the bait by setting 4 backrows. I play heavy and to my fucking surprise he has no response (backrows were 2 royal tributes, skill drain, gozen match). I was so fuckin shocked he set all that. Game 3: I open 4 one-of cards à foolish, dark hole, heavy, and reborn. I only have TGU as a monster and my 6[sup]th[/sup] card is dprison. He drops a tking on his first turn and sets 1 backrow. I decide to just set prison and pass. He attacks, I prison, he dualities for royal tribute after much much deliberation which only broadcast to me that he did NOT HAVE a Necrovalley already. I was right. He summons a second Tking. I draw and set reaper pass again. He summons a barbaros, sets 3 backrows randomly and ends his turn after attacking the reaper. I go dark hole. He uses bribe. I then heavy storm clearing his backrows of skill drain and royal tribute. I summon guide and Xyz into leviathan forcing him to negate. I reborn his tking and foolish for bulb, mill top card and make Catastor against his field of JUST barbaros. I turn reaper to attack mode and swing with both dropping his in-hand malefic stardust dragon. At this point he has 1 card left total and I knew it was game after some more bullying. We talk a bunch about our top16 match in Providence and my misplay back then and then I walk him to the stage to collect my bounty packs. He wishes me luck on the bubble and I keep it moving. 7-2 [b][u]Round 10: - The Bubble[/u][/b] Frazier Smith v. Thomas Vo (Plants) Game 1: I roll a 12 and go first. I knew it was my fucking day at that point because I opened Dustshoot tengu and all these good things. He loses even after his signature BLS topdeck. Game 2: I open doomcaliber knight and double tengu so I’m sad. He opens with tgu into leviathan strangely (I’m just not a fan of this play in the mirror match). I set Sangan and goats and pray that he doesn’t have tking. He draws and uses mst on my goats which I chain and he swings on 2 of them. I have 2 goat tokens and a set Sangan so I summon spore. Make formula, then make Brionac, searching dandylion with the effect of Sangan, pitch dandy to bounce the leviathan, get 2 fluff tokens, activate my maxx c, swing over his tengu, draw a card, discard one of my 2 tengu for brio’s effect targeting tengu, I draw another card. I set torrential and pass. He makes librarian using a bulb and the tengu that I left on the field. He swings over my Brionac and passes. I draw and use the effect of spore which he has no response to. Wow. I summon tengu, make Trishula with the goat token, spore, and tengu. He asks me “do I draw for librarian first?” I look at him a little angry because I was wondering if his intent was to see if I knew the rulings. I obviously remove the librarian with Trishula so that he wont draw, remove the live bulb in his grave, and remove an in-hand tengu (I was a little salty about that part but eh you cant expect to dougie too hard after you already got off a Trishula). He draws and sets a monster and I assume he has gorz. I activate reborn, targeting my Brionac, he uses maxx c, I pitch my dark hole to bounce his set monster, drop that doomcaliber that I had been holding the whole game and declare an attack with it directly. He shuffles his hand and thinks and then puts his hand out offering me the handshake. I was very excited. We talked, he wished me luck in the top, and then I collected the remainder of my bounty packs. I packed an ultimate Leviair Finished swiss 8-2 End of Swiss Comments I went and bought new sleeves since my white player’s choice were dirty as shit. Jarel wishes me luck. Then I go to see who else won their last round. Robby, Silverman, Maurice Brantley, Pat Hoban, Sam Jones, Barret, Jerry, and Steffon Bizzell. I was excited. I talked to a lot of people, signed a tour guide, an ultimate dark armed, some mats, etc. I briefly talked to Frank Debrito and he wished me luck. [b][u]Top 32:[/u][/b] Frazier Smith v. Karl Arbeiter (Karakuri) Game 1: I realized that black god was fucking upon me as soon as I rolled snake eyes but I wasn’t about to rage quit. Fuck that I’ll just rage win. Little did I fucking know that he was going to open with genex neutron and Dustshoot otk, putting back my only playable monster leaving me with mind control, avarice, glow, spore, and a warning. I make a librarian, with mind control and and bulb. Next turn he just msts my warning, drops cyber and a 3 star tuner. I drew another shit card (warning I think). Scoop. Game 2: I remember setting reaper turn 1 and my hand is not very good. I killed a cyber dragon and swung directly with reaper and he activated gorz. Next turn he just attacks into reaper and sets a backrow. He has 1 card in his hand. I draw and almost ended my turn until I realized I had a broken ass play that would just outright win the game. I heavy storm his backrow, reborn his cyber dragon, foolish bulb and mill top card to summon it and Synchro for Trishula removing his last in-hand card, the gorz itself, and the cyber dragon in his grave. He has literally nothing and I win shortly after. Game 3: Black god reminds me how cruel this world can be and that I was actually running Trapless-plants once again. I get a tengu th*rough on turn 1 and attack into a Ninishi (the boggart knight thingy). I mind control it and make black rose destroying his backrow and searching a tengu. He draws and sets 2 backrows and ends. I draw a mst (sigh). I set it and summon Sangan and attack for 2700. He draws, msts my mst, summons kuick to attack Sangan, I chain maxx c to the attack, he says fuck it and brings back Ninishi, uses his extra normal summon to bring out strategist, Synchros for the 7 star, uses its effect to bring out a merchant, makes naturia beast sets a backrow and ends. At this point im kinda furious because I sided in fiendish chains and dprisons and took out some spells but I drew like 3 spells off of maxx C L I summon debris and bring back maxx c to make an orient dragon which he uses solemn judgment on. I pass with the tengu on the field and a bluffed backrow (a spell). He attacks the last 2 tengus with naturia beast and the 7 star Synchro then uses duality to grab warning. I’m seeing my death before my eyes. I summon guide and go to make Zenmaines and he obviously uses warning. I set 2 more backrows and pass (giving me a total of 3 backrows). He attacks me with both and then uses another duality to grab tking. This is where I get mad because he for some reason decides to summon the tking while he has no backrows of his own or anything and if I just happen to have drawn torrential last turn he would’ve lost. There was legit no reason to summon the tking with the control he had on the field but he claimed he was scared of BLS. I spread my graveyard and show him that there are no lights. He says “oh I guess I’m just a bad player.” I lose. We talk and I wish him luck. He apologizes for being bad? I tell him he’s not awful but he only needed to keep attacking with beast and the 7 star to win. “If it worked last turn why change the game state and give me a chance to come back by sacking?” I sign the forms and do an interview with paul clarkà serioustreebornfrog All in all Kansas City was a pretty laidback event. Getting there on Wednesday night sucked because there wasn’t much to do except see twilight and we couldn’t find a good place for food until Friday when everyone else got there. The weekend became so much better though as it went on. I’m happy to have gotten yet another top this year, ending on a good note somewhat. I made a lot of money getting rid of my extra spellground and selling many many crap cards to Troll & Toad. Props: · Topping another event · Hanging out with my friends · Shane Scurry’s world views · Anime discussions with Ryan Newburn · Fucking with Joe Franzo about DW being awful · Fucking with Alistar about him being homeless · 3 ARG members topping (Me, Pat Hoban, Robby) · Having as many tops as Sean McCabe finally · Meeting many new people and supporters · Juicing · Black god helping me rounds 1 and 10 Slops · Breaking my “top with a different deck” rule · Losing to Karakuri in top32 AGAIN · Having a layover flight on the way back · Playing Trapless Plants for 2 rounds of the tournament · Certain body odors · The winner’s FB message to me · Black god fucking on me
  2. 22 points
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  3. 18 points
    The format really suffers due to how poorly the game has been designed and handled for years now. Konami has tried to do the "everything is balanced because everything is broken" way of balancing the game which can work, but not when the Life Points are so low to begin with. They've added in so much to reduce the skill gap and have minimized the effect making mistakes has on a duel; sometimes it doesn't matter if you misplay because your 4th best option is good enough, but that shouldn't be happening on the first 2 turns. At the same time it really feels as though I don't have as big an impact over who wins the duel as I did in formats of the past, I can usually tell by turn 2 or 3 if I or my opponent is going to win (barring some lucky topdecks) which to me is no fun at all. Overall the format is probably as good as it's going to get given how the game is currently handled. I've long since said that the yugioh community is the worst I've seen or been a part of barring a small minority (usually the people that make up this site) and it still holds true. Cheating for mediocre prizes and stealing are still running wild and it's silly and sickening. The overall lack of respect for each other and the notion that everybody is a vendor still exists as well. I'd rather hop on any FPS and get insulted by people on there than deal with the average yugioh player at a regional or YCS. Only casually. I can't take a game that's being designed so that anybody can be the world champion on any given day too seriously.
  4. 15 points
    I like this format. I think it's one of the best we've had in a while. Although only a few decks are truly competitive at the highest level, what matters is that the better players are winning more often. Sure there are some problematic cards in the format (namely BLS, Dustshoot and 1for1), but I don't think any format we've ever had has been without imperfections. Even Goat Control format had the first-turn trinity. Another thing I like about this format, that doesn't seem to be getting a lot of discussion, is the fact that going first in a match doesn't have the same weight it had for the last year or even more. Remember last format, AKA "I must win the die roll format"? It started out with GKs setting up their board then Royal Tributing you, progressed into Six Sam shenanigans, then T.G.'s "set 5, go," then the last few weeks was Tour Guide Plants pre-Xyz ruling change. I think that was one of the worst formats we've ever had, mostly for that aspect. But now going second isn't nearly as much a handicap. Personally speaking, I'm losing just as many die rolls as I always do, but winning an astronomically higher % of matches than I did last format (especially against lesser players). I know in the Toronto YCS coverage (before Konami took a shit on feature matches), I think the percentage of the winning feature match players going first in the match was only ~50%. That's great IMO. What I am really starting to get pissed off at is the Organized Play part of the game. There's too few events, too weak of prize support (not just YCSs but regionals too), and the coverage is a motherfucking joke. You know the coverage site is absolute horse shit when people on YCS weekends prefer to F5 Youtube, DGZ, Facebook, and...ugh...even Pojo instead of the official coverage site. Konami continues to funnel garbage content down everyone's throats and intentionally neglects the perspectives and viewpoints of competitive players. While that may hold some weight in a business standpoint driven mostly by pack and tin sales bought by younger children, as far as Organized Play goes you can't just ignore a big chunk of the people that play the game - especially the group that has the most influence in the playerbase, directly or indirectly. Premier events DRIVE this game, whether Konami admits this or not. It affects the entire playerbase from the pros flying across the country with the intention of winning the event all the way down to little Tommy trying to top his local for the first time. It even affects the sales of their precious packs and tins, with people trying to gear up on tradebait or outright pull good cards to finish their decks for the next regional or YCS. The more premier events there are, the better the coverage there is, and the better prize support there is only benefits everyone involved. Competition goes up, product sales go up, and events get even bigger with more incentive of spending hundreds to travel out of state. People are already traveling across the country for YCSs when you can barely profit for top8ing; think how many more ppl would at least consider going out of their way if Konami reintroduced laptops, tvs, and shitloads of packs back to the prize pool. At the very least the coverage for existing events can be a hell of a lot better. The last several YCSs have been an absolute slap in the face to anyone who enjoys reading ygo content. Where the fuck are all the feature matches (at top tables)? Where are the player interviews? Where are the (good) deck profiles? Where are the [i]working[/i] pictures? WHERE IS THE VIDEO COVERAGE? I think Kohanim or Jason should give a fat middle finger to Konami at the next event and do the coverage everyone wants them to. What's Konami gonna do? Put up no content at all for the event? Fire them? I can't imagine writing YCS coverage is such a lucrative job that is so envious.
  5. 10 points
    [quote name='Pengwan' timestamp='1321927438' post='3035794'] That's not even trolling, its just a common excuse retards use to justify the things they do [/quote] I couldn't agree more. People tend to use the word[i] trolling [/i]as a defense mechanism for their terrible plays. It's not trolling; it's just fucking bad.
  6. 8 points
  7. 8 points
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  8. 8 points
    [quote name='gamebreaker' timestamp='1322027943' post='3036923'] chance977: am i cute enough? im assuming your really a 20 year old girl and not some guy pranking me chance977: or some perv chance977: so which are you? [/quote] don't leave him hangin' man Edit: [img]http://i.imgur.com/FbGuH.png[/img]
  9. 8 points
    [quote name='Wiggles' timestamp='1322013565' post='3036712'] gj frazier you should explain how you made alistar feel awkward lol [/quote] oh, well alistar has this thing where he hates when all the attention is directed towards him in an awkward way so when he came back from the bathroom we agreed to all just get quiet and stare at him. He sits down and scans the table not noticing at first and then realizes that we're all just looking directly at him. The look on his face was priceless and then he just goes, "FUCK YOU GUYS." It was hilarious lol
  10. 8 points
    If she's doing this behind her boyfriends back, she'll do the same to you.
  11. 7 points
    [center][size=4][font=century gothic] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evolcopy.png[/IMG][/center][/center] Evol is a new archetype introduced in Photon Shockwave (PHSW) and receives further support in Order of Chaos (ORCS) and Galactic Overlord (GAOV). This theme plays on the evolution concept and consists of Reptile, Dinosaur, and Dragon type monsters. All the monsters are Fire type and is normally associated with Jurracs due to the Dinosaur type's importance in the deck. This theme is comparable to Gladiator Beasts in which they gain effects from being special summoned by other Evols albeit slightly harder. Another special trait of Evol monsters are their tails are shaped like DNA strands implying Evolution. Evols are comprised of 3 sub-archetypes:[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][b][color=yellow]Evoltile[/b][/color]: These are Reptile type monsters whose effects involve special summoning Evolsaurs from the hand, deck or graveyard, thus activating their effects. They are the first series of monsters in the Evol archetype and thus are crucial in deckbuilding.[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][b][color=orange]Evolsaur[/b][/color]: These are Dinosaur type monsters who are basically effectless monsters unless special summoned by the effect of an Evoltile monster. They are the second series of monsters in the Evol archetype and are of course needed in deckbuilding.[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][b][color=red]Evolzar[/b][/color]: These are Dragon type monsters and are basically the boss monsters of the Evol archetype. They are Xyz monsters that can only be summoned by overlaying 2 Dinosaur monsters of appropriate level. Their effects are quite overpowered for Xyz monsters and are of course required in your Extra deck.[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][center][b][u][color=yellow]Evoltiles[/color][/u][/b][/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/westlo.png[/IMG] [b][color=yellow]Evoltile Westlo[/color][/b] FIRE/Reptile/3/700/1900 [i]FLIP: Special summon 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your deck[/i][/center] [center]A Gravekeeper Spy for the Evol archetype. This is the best method of getting Evolsaurs out. Run 3[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/odonto.png[/IMG] [b][color=yellow]Evoltile Odonto[/color][/b] FIRE/Reptile/2/500/1200 [i]When this card is Normal Summoned, You can special summon 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your hand.[/i][/center] [center]This is the Evol counterpart to Marauding Captain/Boggart Knight except with subpar stats. It's chances of surviving a battle are slim at best, but with Fossil Dig you can make some quick toolboxing tactics using this card. Use anywhere from 0-2.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/gephyros.png[/IMG] [b][color=yellow]Evoltile Gephyro[/color][/b] FIRE/Reptile/1/200/400 [i]When this card is destroyed by battle: You can target 1 "Evolsaur" monster in your graveyard; Special summon that target.[/i][/center] [center]This card feels mediocre at first, but has merits using Creature Swap and a certain Trap card that this archetype possesses. This card is recognized as the only Evoltile monsters whose effect can only be activate at the damage step (not talking about Westlo and the other card here)[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/pleuros.png[/IMG] [color=yellow][b]Evoltile Pleuro[/b][/color] FIRE/Reptile/1/200/200 [i]When this card is destroyed and sent to the graveyard: You can special summon 1 Evolsaur monster from your hand.[/i][/center] [center]This card works like Odonto in which you can special summon an Evolsaur from your hand, but it has to be destroyed first. According to its text, Negating its summon with Warning/Judgment or destroying it in your hand with Deck Devestation Virus will trigger its effect since it doesn't require it to be on the field to get its effect. Like Gephyros, a certain trap card will give this card some merit[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/casineria.png[/IMG] [color=yellow][b]Evoltile Casinerio[/b][/color] FIRE/Reptile/3/1600/400 [i]At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card destroyed an opponent's monster by battle: You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 2 Level 6 or lower FIRE Dinosaur-Type monsters with the same name from your Deck, but their effects are negated. Banish them during the End Phase.[/i][/center] [center]This card is an anamoly for the entire archetype. The main link existing between the Evoltiles and Evolsaurs are the former summoning the latter and activating their effects, however this card brings them out as vanillas, and further more, it's effect is not limited to the Evolsaurs. You can also bring out Jurracs with this card. In regards to that, its limit was necessary because you could create retarded plays with this card that would make Rescue Rabbit look like its bitch should it have been able to activate their effects. With the advent of newer monsters, this card has merit left in it and is worthy of a slot in your deck[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/najasho.png[/IMG] [color=yellow][b]Evoltile Najasho[/b][/color] FIRE/Reptile/2/100/2000 [i]If this card on the field is Tributed: You can Special Summon 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your Deck[/i][/center] [center]Introducing the first TCG Exclusive Evoltile monster and arguably it's best. This card singlehandedly made Enemy Controller relevant and turned Evo-Force into a power card for the theme. As you can tell, the common play involving this card and Evo-Force will create up to 4 monsters under your control and 2 Evolzar drops. The amount of plays you can do with this card is absurd, run 3 along with cards to maximize it's power.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/lagosuchus.png[/IMG] [color=yellow][b]Evoltile Lagosuchus[/b][/color] FIRE/Reptile/3/1200/500 [i]When this card is Normal Summoned: You can send 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.When this card is flipped face-up: You can Special Summon 1 "Evoltile" monster from your Deck.[/i][/center] [center]Looking at it's effect, it's Armageddon Knight meets Gravekeeper's Spy, but what's unique about this is that it doesn't summon Evolsaurs, but Evoltiles hence giving the theme a monster that can bring out Najasho for plays. And it's other effect sets you up for a Westlo flip into Vulcano. A prior weakness of this deck involved setting up the graveyard without taking minuses doing so, but this card alleviates the problem. The main concern however is deck space concering the fact that many Evoltile monsters are very good at what they do, but I see this card with serious potential.[/center][/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][center][b][u][color=orange]Evolsaurs[/color][/b][/u][/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/cerato.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Cerato[/b][/color] FIRE/Dinosaur/4/1900/1400 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: It gains 200 ATK. If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster, each time this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can add 1 "Evoltile" monster from your Deck to your hand.[/i][/center] [center]A 1900 beatstick on its own, a 2100 stick + tutor when evolved. This is arguably the best Evolsaur in terms of effect and even if the effect doesn't fancy you, it's stats will. Include this in your main deck[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/vulcano.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Vulcano[/b][/color] FIRE/Dinosaur/4/1200/1000 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: You can target 1 "Evolsaur" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target. It cannot declare an attack.[/i][/center] [center]This dinosaur will let you Xyz into an Evolzar or any Rank 4 Xyz monster when it evolves. No reason to not include it[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/diplo.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Diplo[/color][/b] FIRE/Dinosaur/4/1600/800 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: Target 1 Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy that target.[/i][/center] [center]Diplo is the Evol counterpart of Beastiari without the power of going into a derp fusion of sorts. If you appreciate a monster based MST, Use him[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/pelta.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Pelta[/color][/b] FIRE/Dinosaur/4/1100/2000 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: It gains 500 DEF. If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster, then is destroyed by battle: You can add 1 "Evoltile" monster from your Deck to your hand.[/i][/center] [center]Horrible, what was Konami smoking when they made this? You expect someone to evolve this with an Evoltile and have a 2500 wall die in battle to grab another Evoltile from your deck? We have Cerato already and its not like the Evol archetype takes advantage of battling like Gladiator Beasts do. Do not run this.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/elias.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Elias[/color][/b] FIRE/Dinosaur/6/100/2400 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: You can Special Summon a Level 6 or lower FIRE Dinosaur-Type monster from your hand.[/i][/center] [center]If you're planning to play the Rank 6 Evolzar or any Rank 6 in general in Evols, this card has one of the best methods of summoning such monsters. With 100 ATK, It's purpose is meant as a defender, which he does better than Pelta ever would. Also like Casineria, It's effect also works with Jurracs. Using its effect to SS a Jurrac tuner in your hand can allow you to make quick Synchro drops or SS another LV6 Fire Dino like this, the next card, or Jurrac Herra to summon a Rank 6. Use at your own discretion.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/terias.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Terias[/color][/b] FIRE/Dinosaur/6/2400/600 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: It loses 500 ATK.[/i][/center] [center]I stand corrected, this is worse than Pelta. If you need another Fire LV6 Dino, use Jurrac Herra. Do not run this.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/darwinos.png[/IMG] [b][color=orange]Evolsaur Darwinos[/color][/b] FIRE/Dinosaur/5/2200/700 [i]When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; increase that target's Level by up to 2.[/i][/center] [center]Our first Level 5 Evolsaur monster that takes its name from the founder of the theory of Evolution, this card puts a certain twist on the theme. For instance, Evols are now capable of summoning Rank 5 monsters using itself and Westlo or other Evolsaur monsters not named Elias/Terias. In rare instances, if you're able to bring out 2 of them together, you can basically summon anywhere from Rank 5 to Rank 7 giving it some variety. Another cool trick is to increase the level of your opponent's monsters, then take control of it via Controller or Mind Control effectively using their monster to Xyz summon. The biggest downfall of this card is that YOU DON'T WANT THIS IN YOUR HAND! Odonto has 0 chemistry with this card and its very hard to get rid of this card in your hand. Run 1 if you must, but no more. Also this is likely to change if we get a Rank 5 Evolzar.[/center][/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][center][b][u][color=red]Evolzars[/color][/b][/u][/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/laggia.png[/IMG] [color=red][b]Evolzar Laggia[/b][/color] FIRE/Dragon/R4/2400/2000 [i]2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters When a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card.[/i][/center] [center]As you can tell by its effect, It's Solemn Judgment on Wings. FOrtunately or Unfortunately (however you wish to look at it), you have to detach both your materials to activate this effect, making this effect a 1 time use only. Regardless, you'd be wise to max this card in your Extra Deck.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/dolkka.png[/IMG] [color=red][b]Evolzar Dolkka[/b][/color] FIRE/Dragon/R4/2300/1700 [i]2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters When an Effect Monster's effect activates: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation and destroy it.[/i][/center] [center]The only thing Laggia could not negate has been given to this fella here. What's worse is that its effect is not only not once per turn, but it requires just 1 Material to activate. Granted, it's not as powerful as what Laggia can negate, but this meta is strongly overwhelmed by monster effects which makes this card a nice drop to handle problems that come your way. I'd advise running at least 2 in your Extra Deck.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/soldde.png[/IMG] [color=red][b]Evolzar Solda[/b][/color] FIRE/Dragon/R6/2600/1000 [i]2 Level 6 Dinosaur-Type monsters While this card has Xyz Materials, this card cannot be destroyed by card effects. When your opponent Special Summons a monster: You can detach an Xyz Material from this card; destroy that monster.[/i][/center] [center]This is the first Rank 6 Dragon Xyz monster and 2nd Rank 6 Xyz monster overall. It's effect is a combination of Tiras, Keeper of Genesis and Thunder King Rai-oh. Like Dolkka, it requires 1 Material to use its effect, however its usability is up to debate on account of the quality of the monsters used to summon him. If you're capable of running LV6 Dinosaurs in your deck, have him in your Extra Deck.[/center] [u]Other Important Monsters:[/u] Jurrac Guiaba Jurrac Velo Jurrac Aeolo Jurrac Herra Tour Guide From The Underworld/Sangan (like seriously, Tour Guide goes in everything) Junk Synchron Hand Traps Wind-Up Zenmaister standard Xyz/Synchros[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][center][b][u][color=limegreen]Evol Spells[/color][/b][/u][/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evokarma.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Evo-Karma[/b][/color] Continuous Spell [i]When a monster(s) is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster you control, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects.[/i][/center] [center]Our first Evol spell card is a continuous card that makes sure barring a Counter Trap your Evolsaur monsters effects will activate without repression. It's a good card, it's just space is tight for things. Give it a try and see if it works for you[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evomiracle.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Evo-Miracle[/b][/color] Quickplay Spell [i]Target 1 monster that was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster; this turn, it cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects.[/i] [center]Our second spell card is a Quickplay card that protects your Evoltile from battle or effects outside of Counter Traps. Like the image portrays, Cerato is the best target, but that doesn't mean you couldn't use it to protect your other Evolsaurs. Like the previous card, it's good if you can find the space[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/primordialsoup.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Primordial Soup[/b][/color] Continuous Spell [i]Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can shuffle up to 2 "Evolsaur" monsters from your hand into your Deck, then draw the same amount of cards. You can only control 1 "Primordial Soup".[/i][/center] [center]Unless your maxing Odonto, drawing into Evolsaurs is something you'd hate to see, even more if you running alot of Evolsaurs. This card is their proverbial Card Trader which comes in handy at times to refresh your hand. I wouldn't mind running 1 copy just for kicks (Only one can be on the field anyways)[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/compulsoryevolution.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Evo-Force[/b][/color] Spell [i]Tribute 1 "Evoltile" monster you control; Special Summon 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your Deck. That monster Special Summoned by this card's effect is treated as if it was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster.[/i][/center] [center]Used up Evoltiles are no longer dead anymore. As great as this card is, the release of Najasho propelled it to power status. I advise you to max this card[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evo-variance.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Evo-Variance[/b][/color] Spell [i]Add 1 "Evoltile" or "Evolsaur" monster from your Deck to your hand. Each player can only activate "Evo-Variance" once per turn.[/i][/center] [center]Fossil Dig is officially obsolete because it does what Dig does and more. Evoltiles are the engine of this deck and we had no way to search for them outside of Pot of Duality. The existence of this card will not only make us less reliant on Duality/Dig, but our monster count would likely change with the advent of this card. You will Run 3.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/compensation.png[/IMG] [color=limegreen][b]Evo-Price[/b][/color] Continuous Spell [i]Once per turn, if a monster is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Evoltile" monster: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.[/i][/center] [center]Another weakness the deck has is getting over bigger threats without the use of other cards. This card rewards your evolution by destroying a threat your opponent controls and unlike Primordial Soup, you can have more than 1 copy of it on the field. Space is another issue so test it out and see where it takes you.[/center] [u]Other important Spells:[/u] The Staples Forbidden Lance Level Limit Area B Fossil Dig Foolish Burial Enemy Controller[/font][/size] [size=4][font=century gothic][center][b][u][color=violet]Evol Traps[/color][/b][/u][/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evobridge.png[/IMG] [color=violet][b]Evolutionary Bridge[/b][/color] Trap [i]When a monster you control is targeted for an attack: Target 1 "Evoltile" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target, then switch the attack target to that monster and conduct damage calculation.[/i][/center] [center]Recall when I was talking about Gephyro and Pleuros, this card functions as their mini engine. It's essentially Monster Reborn meets Jam Blocker, good thing is, those Evoltiles get effects when destroyed in battle. If you plan to use those 2, Run this card.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/junctionofevolution.png[/IMG] [color=violet][b]Evo-Branch[/b][/color] Trap [i]Target 1 Reptile-Type monster you control; destroy it, and Special Summon 1 "Evoltile" monster from your Deck in face-down Defense Position.[/i][/center] [center]A Westlo tutor, who would've thunk? Also puts those dead Evoltiles to use. I wouldn't mind testing a copy out. Also can do tutor Lagosuchus if you want to.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/complusorydegeneration.png[/IMG] [color=violet][b]Degen-Force[/b][/color] Trap [i]Tribute 1 Level 4 or higher Dinosaur-Type monster you control; Special Summon 2 Level 3 or lower Reptile-Type monsters (from your hand or Graveyard).[/i][/center] [center]This card is quite retarded in many ways. Chainable to removal, potential OTK material, ability to make 2 Evolzar Xyz monsters using Casinerio, and of course lets not forget the ability to actually make a Rank 3 Xyz monster. Sadly aside from Najasho usage, this card's true power lies in the validity of Casinerio in the new format. It's still a great card though.[/center] [center][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/E-Force85/evo-instant.png[/IMG] [color=violet][b]Evo-Instant[/b][/color] Trap [i]Tribute 1 Reptile-Type monster; Special Summon 1 "Evolsaur" monster from your Deck.[/i][/center] [center]Basically another card meant to be used with Najasho and also the poor man's Evo-Force (not that it's expensive). Unlike Evo-Force however, this card will not trigger the effect of the Evolsaur monster you attempt to summon and thus, this card is trash and should not be ran.[/center] [u]Other important Trap cards:[/u] The Staples Offerings to the Snake Deity Starlight Road Trap Stun And last I would like to give a shoutout to the man that showed Evols can be a competitive deck. Michael Smith Grant proved with the right build, you can top a YCS. You can see his video here.[/font][/size] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6s4qLYyKPw&feature=player_embedded
  12. 7 points
    TBF he wasn't rubbing it in everyone's faces that he beat Brake. He just seemed super excited (in the little kid way) to win a match that had any significance at all...especially with an unorthodox tech he chose to run. I'd rather see this comical reaction than the high-horsed attitudes I see from most duelists nowadays.
  13. 7 points
    My only issue are the OP power cards that dont bring any balance to the game. Ie dustshoot bls. I also fucking hate one for one but w.e
  14. 6 points
    [img]http://cache.isanyoneup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/copen10.gif[/img]
  15. 6 points
    from the look of things, its a very skilled format and has been. people with multiple tops (sorry if i miss u) billy brake, robbie boyajian, frazier smith, joe giorlando, alistar albans, barret keys, camden keener, Jesse samek. looks like things are headed in the right direction.
  16. 5 points
    Thursday: I only have one class on Thursday when I normally have 3 because one got cancelled and fuck the other one. After my one class my grandparents pick me up from UGA and take me back home. Nothing eventful really happens and I end up staying up the majority of the night and only getting about 2 hours of sleep. Friday: I wake up almost an hour after I was supposed to. I rush to take a shower and get ready to go. My mom works in Atlanta so she takes me to the airport on her way to work. I barely make it and show up about 45 minutes before my flight. I buy my ticket for $80. AirTran U is awesome, if you’re 18-22 you should look into it. I get a quick bite to eat and right as I get to my gate they start boarding. I ended up having a row of 3 seats all to myself. A short 2 hour flight later and I was in Kansas City. I hit up Starbucks on my way out of the airport and use Super Shuttle to get to my hotel. I stayed at the Hilton President. I check in and they give us free continental breakfast every day we’re here because my mom is a gold member. After I get unpacked I have some homework to finish before I start my weekend since I couldn’t be bothered the entire night before and would have much rather been watching Dexter. I’m trying to connect to the internet and one of the connection names was “FBI Surveillance Van.” Fucking awesome. I tried to connect, but I guess they drove away. After I get done with my homework I head over to the convention center. I see James Reed and play Allen Pennington a few times and get destroyed. I then want decide I want to side out of Plants and into an anti-meta-like strategy. Glad I realized how bad that is. I go talk with Tyree and convince him to main Cyber Dragon during the Rabbit Tournament. I pre-register for the event and get a call from Fredella saying he landed. I head back to the hotel to meet up with him. We contemplate going to the Rabbit tournament, but fuck that. We decide to go see a movie instead. Much better decision. We end up seeing the Immortals, which was a shitty movie, but at least it was entertaining. The movie theater was really nice, despite the tickets being $16 each. Every chair was a recliner and the chairs vibrated whenever there was action in the movie. After the movie, we try to walk back to our hotel, but get lost and walk 3 blocks in the wrong direction. For the record, how the fuck is Kansas City a real city? It’s miserably cold; I don’t understand how that many people make a conscience decision to live in such a place. So after walking around for 10 minutes, we realize our hotel was next door to the movie theater. It hits me how tired I am after only 2 hours of sleep the night before. I try to change up my deck a little bit, but really I was just too tired and I pass out about 10:30. Saturday: I wake up at about 6:30 and take a nice long shower. I wake Fredella up and he does the same. Around this time I come to my conclusion on Caius. It’s such a power card, but can be really dead. I decided that the best thing to do was to main one and side a second one. This way I could side the second one in when I was going first and side the first one out when I was going second. Going first, it’s almost guaranteed to be live between Tour Guide and Tengu. This was an amazing decision and it worked flawlessly the entire weekend. After I get dressed, Fredella and I go down and have breakfast. For a hotel, it was incredibly good. When we get done, we head over to the convention center. Billy gives me my Alter Reality hoodie. I accept my responsibility of being a target of deckchecks and general bs the rest of the weekend as I dawn the hoodie. I write my deck list and get in line. I see Alistar in line and ask to compare lists. I see that he’s maining a second Reaper. I decided that I would do something similar to what I did with Caius and I take out a Debunk for a Reaper in the side deck with the intension of siding it against Rabbit, Anti-meta, and any time I sided heavy removal cards. This is the list that I settled on: Monsters: 22 3 Maxx "C" 1 Effect Veiler 1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning 1 Caius the Shadow Monarch 3 Reborn Tengu 3 Tour Guide From the Underworld 1 Sangan 1 Lonefire Blossom 1 Dandylion 1 Glow-Up Bulb 1 Spore 1 Debris Dragon 2 Thunder King Rai-Oh Spells: 13 2 Enemy Controller 2 Mystical Space Typhoon 1 Book of Moon 1 Heavy Storm 1 Monster Reborn 1 Dark Hole 1 Scapegoat 1 Foolish Burial 1 Mind Control 1 Pot of Avarice 1 One for One Traps: 6 2 Solemn Warning 1 Trap Dustshoot 1 Torrential Tribute 1 Solemn Warning 1 Dimensional Prison Side Deck: 15 1 D.D. Crow 2 Cyber Dragon 1 Thunder King Rai-Oh 1 Spirit Reaper 1 Caius the Shadow Monarch 2 Leeching the Light 1 Mystical Space Typhoon 2 Bottomless Trap Hole 1 Dimensional Prison 1 Debunk 1 Malevolent Catastrophe 1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon I guess I’ll go ahead and tell you what I’d change in retrospect, which is actually very little. I wouldn’t change anything in the main deck. In the side, I would definitely take out the Debunk. I hate that card. I’d also take out the Catastrophe, probably for Dust Tornado. Other than that I really wouldn’t change anything. Now the tournament begins. Also I predicted I’d play against 5 Plants, 1 T.G., 1 Dark World, 1 Karakuri, 1 Agent, and 1 Rabbit. Round 1: Patrick Hoban v. Karakuri Game 1: He starts out really strong. He makes Burei and Naturia Barkion. I tribute for Caius and he Veilers. Then I mill for Bulb and make Black Rose. He had no hand and I had like 3 cards. Game 2: This game was really slowed down by the fact that he drew Gozen and Fissure. We turn it into a draw pass game and when I can clear his 1900 defender, I keep pushing with Thunder King and I have protection. 1-0 Round 2: Patrick Hoban v. Plants Game 1: I have a great hand, but double Maxx “C” on his part keeps him in the game. I have to stop specialing and a Heavy then Dark Hole play beats me. Game 2: I Dustshoot his only Monster and play around the rest of his hand to take it fairly easily. At this point I have a suspicion that he sided out his Plants. So I side out my Debunk and Crow for Bottomless. I was right Game 3: I open a very Anti-Meta hand. I start with Rai-Oh, Mind Control his Tengu and make Utopia. I set Bottomless and end. He makes Zenmaines with Tour Guide and attacks. He attacks and I negate. I set Prison and end. He is about to make a play other than just attacking and I act like I thought he was attacking and reach for the material. When I did that he attacked and I flipped Prison. Then he Reborns my Thunder King and I debate Bottomlessing, but he doesn’t wait for a response and starts to summon another monster. This works out for me as it was a Thunder King of his own. He makes Utopia and I Bottomless and take it from there. 2-0 Round 3: Patrick Hoban v. Plants Game 1: I was debating my play and summon Tour Guide and he scoops with like 5000 life points left. Game 2: My opening hand was Prison, Warning, Judgment, 2 Maxx “C”, Crow. He goes first and summons Tengu. The Tengu pushes my shit in for a few turns. Eventually I top a Thunder King and he’s able to get rid of it. I trade my Maxx “C”s for 1 for 1s after losing my Thunder King. Eventually I draw Tengu and I am back in the game. The next turn I drew Foolish for Bulb and made Librarian. I attack into his set Reaper. All he has is that and 1 in hand. Next turn I draw BLS to remove it. He sets a backrow and a monster. I RFG the monster and turn BLS to defense. I attack into Mirror Force. Next turn he draws Heavy and scoops. 3-0 Round 4: Patrick Hoban v. Fili Luna, Rabbit Game 1: I summon Tengu and set MST. He Dualities for Gorz and sets a backrow. I end phase MST his MST. On my turn I attack, he drops Gorz. I Mind Control the Gorz, summon Spore and make Stardust. He Dualities Dark Hole and sets 4 backrow. The token sits there for a few turns because I don’t attack with Stardust in fear of Prison. I build a bigger field and he ends up playing Dark Hole to just Warning my Stardust. He summons Rabbit after that and I get a plus off C. He makes Laggia and after attacking the rest of my field, he attacks directly and I drop Gorz. He tries me and says he negates. I’m like no and take it pretty easily from there. Game 2: First turn I set Reaper and he can’t really get by it. I summon Dandy and XYZ into Zenmaines. It takes him a couple cards to kill it. I summon a second Reaper and hit his hand. I summon Tengu the next turn. Reaper hits his hand 4 times that game. I take it with a hand of things like Avarice, Reborn, and Maxx “C” among other things. 4-0 Round 5: Patrick Hoban v. Steven Silverman, Plants Game 1: He makes Zenmaines and I can’t really deal with it. Game 2: I make Zenmaines and he can’t deal with it. Game 3: I open the nuts. He opens pretty well too, but my hand just was too good. 5-0 Round 6: Patrick Hoban v. Piper We get one of those ghetto feature matches this round. It never got posted though. Game 1: I open Lonefire Reborn, but I don’t know what he’s playing. I also opened Dustshoot so I summon Tour Guide and make Zenmaines and set Dustshoot. I see he has a bad hand of 2 Faders, Trag, 2 Kinkas, and Heavy. I send back Trag. The next turn I drew Dandylion, so I just attack with Zenmaines and set it. The next turn I drew Spore, so I just go Librarian and Formula. I had insane advantage and take it easily. Game 2: I open Dustshoot again and he has another bad hand. I take this game really easily too. The match might have lasted 10 minutes. 6-0 Round 7: Patrick Hoban v. Vincent, Dark World Game 1: A solid Card Destruction and a DDV later and he takes it pretty easily. Game 2: I take it easily with Prisons and such. He can’t keep a monster on board. Game 3: I had a good hand, but he DDVs and hits Tour Guide and a Crow I chained. Then he Mind Crushes my hand of 2 Caius and I lose to Grapha beats. Half way through this game I realized he didn’t have Tour Guides. Very relevant later in the tournament. 6-1 Round 8: Patrick Hoban v. Sam, Plants Sam beat me the last round of day 1 at nats after playing terrible. He proceeded to get second at nats. Game 1: This game takes forever. I was in a losing position the entire game as he had a constant +2 on me throughout the game. He forced a plus with Maxx “C” #1. We broke even on Maxx “C” #2. When he dropped Maxx “C” #3 on my Debris, the game was over. He played very slow and we end this game with 10 minutes left. Game 2: I make first turn Leviathan backed with 2 Maxx “C”s. He One for One Dandys (I don’t know why he kept One for One in) and proceeds to get destroyed. I win this game right as they call for time. I’m happy with a draw since I would only have to go 1-1 on day 2. The judge reminds us of our three minute extension and we start game 3 with three minutes left. Game 3: He Warnings something early (I don’t know why he kept that in either), so I have an early life point lead. I had Goats and he killed 1 of them with Tengu. I Foolish Bulb and use it and he Maxx “C”s. I make Formula and was planning on ending, then making Armory on his turn if need be. I drew Mind Control off Formula though and decided it’d be worth it to give him an extra draw off Maxx “C”. So I Mind Control his Tengu and do so. I play my Avarice and draw Enemy Controller and Maxx “C” off the Avarice. I now feel like I’m a very strong position. He mills for Bulb and tributes it for Enemy Controller targeting my Stardust. I chain my Enemy Controller and take his Tengu. He MSTs my Bottomless and summons Rai-Oh and passes. I draw and Special Cyber to force the negate. It’s his last turn and all I have now is Maxx “C” and Crow. I set the Crow and end. He then explodes. I end up drawing to 8 in hand off the Maxx “C”, but he made Black Rose to turn my Crow to attack mode and then dropped BLS to attack over Crow and then directly for game. 6-2 At this point I was annoyed that I started 6-0 and finished 6-2. I now had to win both of mine tomorrow to top. After a year of making day 2 at every YCS and not topping any of them, I didn’t feel very confident. We leave the venue and head to this Barbeque restaurant. It was really fancy and expensive. I don’t think anyone left without spending at least $30. It was insanely good though. After that we head back to the hotel and fall asleep hella early again. This time about 11. Sunday: I wake up about 6 and shower and dress. Fredella and I leave our hotel room about 7:30. We go down and eat breakfast with the hotel again. We head over and it’s like -427 degrees outside and they won’t fucking let anyone in until 8:45. We got there at 8:20. Fortunately someone finds a door to the other side of the convention center and everyone waits in the warm. Pairings go up at 8:45 and we start at 9. Round 9: Patrick Hoban v. Plants Game 1: I don’t really remember, but I know I take this game with a fair amount of ease. Game 2: I attack his second Tengu and he says that’s his last one. He had 3 cards in his hand, one of which was Tengu. I decided to attack directly. He drops Gorz. I had Tour Guide in my hand, but my Zenmaines was gone, so I decide I am going to summon Tour Guide, make Leviair, get back Thunder King, and XYZ with my last Tengu into Utopia and sit on it. Too bad the last card I didn’t know was Veiler. Game 3: I start and just pass. He summons Tour Guide and I Maxx “C”. He gets Sangan and attacks. I drop Gorz. He makes Zenmaines. On my turn I tribute my token for a set Cyber Dragon and make Chimera with his Zenmaines. I had too much advantage at this point and I win a couple turns later with some help from Caius. 7-2 Round 10: - The Bubble Patrick Hoban v. Agents Game 1: He drops Sorcerer, removes something and summons Earth. I Book the Earth and on my turn make Armory Arm and equip it and attack over Sorcerer for game. Game 2: I open very well; Tengu, Lonefire, Dandylion, Reborn, Heavy, Solemn. He starts and Dustshoots me. He puts back the Lonefire. I summon Tengu and he Warnings. I draw back Lonefire the next turn, Reborn Tengu, make Librarian, Scrap, and Tengu. I drew Maxx “C” off Librarian. His turn he Smashings my Scrap. Then he trys to Dark Hole and I Solemn Judgment. I win the next turn. 8-2 I finally broke the bubble after a year of not topping, I finally got my fourth top! I was extremely excited. I was also glad to see Frazier, Silverman, Goofy, Robby, Jerry Williams, and Moe all top 32 as well. While we’re waiting some guy playing on the bubble I guess falls and hits his head or something and an ambulance comes and carries him away. His opponent gets in trouble because the judges knew he was trying to intentionally draw. They finally announce Top 32 and I finished 12[sup]th[/sup]. Also I was right on 9/10 of my predictions of what I expected to play against. Before Top 32 I go buy new sleeves for the second time that day. During this time Paul Clarke also gives me a deck profile. Top 32: Patrick Hoban v. Larry Chapman, Agents Game 1: I open a really subpar hand, but it gradually gets better. He had Gachi and Venus. He attacked over my first Tengu and I got my second. On my turn I summon Spore and make Catastor and get my third Tengu. Catastor attacks Gachi and removes both materials. Then Tengu attacks Venus. He drops Hyperion and kills my field. I drop BLS the next turn and clear his. He Mind Controls and I’m like he wouldn’t do that if he had Hyperion or something so I Solemn Judgment. I was right and he didn’t have a follow up play. Game 2: He makes an awkward play with Gachi, a 1000 attack Trag, and a Venus swinging for game after Mind Controling my Monster. Game 3: I make Catastor and Tengu to clear both materials on Gachi and attack over Venus. He drops Hyperion and clears my field. On my turn I Avarice back the three Tengus, a Black Rose and a Maxx “C”. I need to draw Tengu to win that turn. I drew 2 of them off the Avarice. I summon Tengu, mill for Bulb and make Librarian. I get my other Tengu. Then I remove Bulb for Spore and make Black Rose. I turn Gachi to attack mode and play Leeching targeting Hyperion and use Rose and Tengu to attack over Gachi for game. Everyone gets deck checked before top 16 and everything was fine. Top 16: Patrick Hoban v. Vincent, Dark World Game 1: I win the roll and open Dustshoot. He has Mirror Force, Bronn, Grapha, Broww, and Snoww and something else. I put back Bronn. He summons Broww and attacks. I drop Gorz. He sets Force and I draw Debris and discard it for One for One to make Stardust. He uses the Mirror Force and I negate. Then he uses Card Destruction to discard Grapha. He targets my set Avarice. I negate. He summons a Dark World and I Torrential. Then I bring Stardust back and attack for game. Game 2: Since I realized he doesn’t have Tour Guides, I sided out my Maxx “C”s. This game lasts a while because of his Dark Smog. He had Dualityed Dragged Down. I have Black Rose and Lonefire (I used the effect and that’s what I normal summoned). He Mind Crushes One for One. He misses and discards Dark Hole. I make a solid read here and set my Avarice and Bottomless before playing MST. I was right and hit the second Mind Crush. I was going to set them anyway because of Dragged, but the order there was really important. The next turn he can’t draw a monster and I attack for game. He probably would have won if he drew a monster because he had Heavy with Grapha in grave. Top 8: Patrick Hoban v. Courtney We get deck checked. Everything is fine. Game 1: This guy’s nice, but he’s legitimately bad. He summons Tour Guide and I play Maxx “C”. He is like FUCK IT and goes ahead and makes Leviair and brings something back. He had also dropped BLS. He knew he couldn’t win that turn because he Dustshooted my hand and knew my 1 set was Enemy Controller. So I drew 3 cards off the Maxx “C” and Enemy Controller the BLS to stay alive. 2 of the cards I drew were Tengu. Then I draw the third Tengu for my turn and just scoop. There were also 2 points he attacked where he would have outright lost to Gorz. Game 2: I hit him directly with Reaper. Next turn I summon Dandy, make Leviair, detatch Dandy to bring back Bulb and make Formula. He has 2 in hand and drops Sorcerer and removes Leviair. Then he sacks Sorcerer for Caius and removes Formula and attacks my last token. I set Torrential and he didn’t end phase MST it so I assumed he didn’t have it. He already had Caius on the field and summons Dimensional Alchemist. I can’t Torrential because he has Tour Guide removed. On my turn I had the intention of summoning Maxx “C”, chaining Torrential, and chaining Enemy Controller to take his Alchemist to stay in the game and so that his Alchemist didn’t get its effect. Since I knew his set wasn’t MST I MST it, but it was Book and he chains it to Alchemist, which ruins my play. I end up stalling out a few turns while he no fear of Gorz attacks and eventually I draw Dark Hole. He tops Dyna and my next 3 draws were Tour Guide, Tour Guide, BLS. It’s really unfortunate to lose to someone who plays like that on such a high stage. Like he’s really nice and all, but he’s God awful. Anyway, they take me up and give me my prizes. I got a backpack, the World Championship 2011 game, and a Nintendo 3Ds. I wasn’t too sad, despite the way I lost and was just thankful to finally top again. This nigga then asks me to play for money. I’m like sure and sit down to play. I attack with something and he chains double Reckless and drops Gorz to the attack. On his turn he sets 5. I draw and he flips Ojama trio. I’m like, “Fuck you” and just pick up my cards and walk away not playing past that turn. Then I play Dubkdad and he proceeds to destroy me. That guy comes back and is like where’s my five dollars. I’m like “Nigga, no.” Lastly Robbie Kohl gives me a deck profile as well. After that we leave the convention center and head to Chipotle for some dinner. Overall I’m very satisfied with how I did this weekend and can’t express how good it feels to finally break the bubble. Also I’m really glad the judges took a new approach this event. If something was wrong with your sleeves and there wasn’t any kind of pattern in the cards, they just had you resleeve rather than give you a gameloss. I think that’s an excellent decision as factory errors are common and that’s not a realistic way of cheating. On a final note I have a couple shout outs to give. Firstly to Macro Matt for letting me borrow Zenmaines, the defining card this weekend. Also to Alter Reality Games for being fantastic. Thanks to everyone who read this 4000 word tournament report.
  17. 5 points
    robyn is annoying as fuck and im really glad she is gone.....if only for a couple hours she sucked and was boring and was not funny wow so glad now gone i dont have to ever see her post on m y precious dgz get out slutgirl
  18. 5 points
    [quote name='sittin on tha toilet' timestamp='1322018968' post='3036797'] [img]http://t.qkme.me/35cbfv.jpg[/img] [/quote] If you look at the picture closely you can see the middle guy wearing black that is spectating is face-palming just based on how fucking retarded this guy is
  19. 5 points
    [quote name='sisicat' timestamp='1322018840' post='3036796'] I Dark Hole'd my Stardust Dragon and Steel Shogun Bureido can I has a Super Rare Blood Mefist? When I saw that I fucking Head+Desk x infinite [/quote] [img]http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n223/Perf_Chaos/Kuroko-Head-Desk.gif[/img]
  20. 5 points
    I had been playing ygo since MRD and quit this format. I hate it. Too many boss monsters, no oppression, and you cant play backrow control thanks to heavy.
  21. 5 points
    why is there so much hate for waller, the karakuri guy is about 80 times worse
  22. 5 points
    [quote name='falolipe' timestamp='1321926512' post='3035783'] [quote name='Scott Page' timestamp='1321922050' post='3035719'] damn. Sucks this retard won[/quote] Attacking mode crow is so god damn pro, the noob was his opponent who cant win even with that XD Like the man said, he was just trolling... and win anyway hahah dont be pussy and stop crying because the man actually do some good reads to the meta and won even trolling like a boss, so you are all seeming like losers who got mad because you think you are so good and a "noob" put his male reproductive organ on your eyes with some good work and a little bit of irreverence xD get over it [/quote] requesting ban
  23. 5 points
    [quote name='Ammit' timestamp='1321979528' post='3036264'] Doing the math, 95 members of dgz would have penises over 6.7 inches. It's not that hard to imagine Ricky being one of them. [/quote] 20 of those are Ash and his multis.
  24. 5 points
    this guy nuts on me with DW, i see there's no way i can win so i admit defeat and leave. then he decides to pm me: [spoiler]xXTaiWinXx: lol ragequit thats wat i called owned Wumbologist: how is it ragequitting lol xXTaiWinXx: wat else u cant even admit defeat its alright u didnt do any dent on me Wumbologist: i did admit defeat lol xXTaiWinXx: no u didnt u left like a noob lmao Wumbologist: lol ok Wumbologist: well obviously you care a lot if you had to hunt me down after the duel to pm me Wumbologist: nerd at ygo hahaha Wumbologist: hope having a card game for your life is fun XD xXTaiWinXx: stop being more pathetic its just sad Wumbologist: lol why cant u use a skillful deck lol Wumbologist: netdecker hahahaha xXTaiWinXx: nah all me noob Wumbologist: lol i saw your deck online nice try haha Wumbologist: cant even think for urself XD Wumbologist: why dont u play something original then come back and holla at me son xXTaiWinXx: maybe u should lokk closely noob Wumbologist: look closely like you did to pojo.com lol Wumbologist: copycat noob xXTaiWinXx: pojo ur ass ur just mad uu didnt get to damage my lp Wumbologist: son u betta step back befo i unleash dis heat on yo grill Wumbologist: u come up in here wit yo netdeckin ass dark world noob trash garbage Wumbologist: straight pojo.com netdeck son Wumbologist: you get some lucky draws Wumbologist: and wanna act like u some kinda pro or sumthin Wumbologist: son i dont play that shit Wumbologist: i keeps it real Wumbologist: true duelists dont netdeck Wumbologist: u aint a true duelist Wumbologist: u a fake ass nigga Wumbologist: i dont respect that Wumbologist: u an embarrasment to da game son[/spoiler] gotta fight fire with fire
  25. 5 points
    I'm sad the next YCS is so far away. I thoroughly enjoy this format
  26. 4 points
    Hey babes, this is my return to competitive yugioh, and seeing as how the last SJC I entered was Orlando in 2010 I forgot how awesome and simultaneously shitty these events are. The Monday before the YCS I bought a brand new 2012 Red Chevy Cruze. This will be relevant later. I plan on leaving Thursday with Scott (Scotty) Mattson so we can spend Thursday night with Newburns bum ass in Omaha. Scott lives in St Cloud, a solid hour and a half away. Thursday morning he finds out he cant get a ride down to the city so he expects me to come get his lazy, broke ass. I drive up there, arrive at his house, and then he makes me turn around and go get him at his college where hes taking the bus to. I get there, creep on the slutty college girls, and then see his fat ass get off the bus. Show off my car like a boss, throw his shit in, and we're off. Except he needs to go home first. We get there, and the first 2 things Im greeted by is the lovely aroma of a home where the residents smoke inside and a dog with a cone around its neck to prevent it from biting its balls off. Sweet. He grabs some food and cards, and then we leave. We head straight down from St Cloud BSing about random shit, and finally get near Omaha. Newburn is at work so we head to the movie theater he works at. We get in, and are greeted by the lovely sight of prepubescent twilight fans. Mind you, its 9:00 pm and the movie doesnt start til 12. What the fuck are they doing here, dont they have homework or cheerleading practice to be at? We go see the Immortals, which is alright, but Freida Pinto is in it and i wanna fuck her in the ass, so I dont complain. When we get out its 11 so we still gotta wait for him to get off at 12. We head over and find Rum Diary which starts at 1105. We head in and there are only 2 other morons in this theater. We watch the first 10 minutes and Im so enraged at how bad the movie is I demand we leave. Id rather put up with watching 400 lb girls run around creaming over Edward then watch this shit. Its now 12:10 and the lobby is empty. Some wanna security cop walks up to us demanding to know what we're doing. I refrain from saying we are attempting to kidnap junior high girls and instead tell him we're waiting for our friend. He gets all serious and uses his fucking walkie talkie to demand where Ryan is. I laugh at all this. Eventually Ryan gets done and he brings us a fucking Pizza, as well as me making him give me an icee. We head to the car and head back to his place. We get there and I meet his dad, whos in a wheelchair and works at a local casino. We test a little and I push Ryans shit in using Karakuri to his plants. Hes pissed but whatever. We watch a movie and I pass out on the couch. Friday morning I wake up and we get showered (something I suggest all yugioh players do once a day), and take off. We first head to pick up ryans friend, jason mccaig. We grab him and head to KC. Get there and find parking in this underground garage. We head to to convention center, find a bunch of jews trying to hustle each other for profit, watch ryan suck some "pros" dicks, and I get bored and leave with Jason and Scott. I trade off a bunch of shitty holos to vendors and pick up some cards I can actually make money off of, and then we head to where the rabbit tourny is and find Josh graham cracker chillin with Turkey, TopTopTop, Pennington and Seriously. Turkey is asian and I am shocked. I watch him play and lose cash, and then I lose to Penningtons DW deck. I also play Newburn some more, beat his ass again, and we eventually leave. Grab our stuff, drop it off in the hotel, and then Newburn wants to follow his lil texas buddies spicer, bowling, brake, etc. Me, Jason and Scott follow for a little bit, but theyre as lost as Helen Keller in a hedgemaze, so we ditch them and head to Chipotle. Jasons never had this delightful food and I proceed to enlighten him. We eat all the food, and I laugh because jasons burrito collapses by the 3rd bite. Amateur. We leave, barely able to walk, and head back to the hotel. I test with Jason a little, Graham gets there, Newburn returns, and Scott brought his friend Tyler too. He has a bunch of shit he wants to sell tomorrow sitting in random deckboxes. I dont care and go to sleep. Saturday morning, wake up, shower (wow, again?), and wake the others lazy asses up. Head to the con center as Im chowing down some Chicken biscuits and Monster. Surprised I wasnt jumped by any black dudes. We chill for awhile, and wait for round 1 to get posted. It goes up and I take my seat The typical 35 minute player meeting begins and Im ready to take a nap if not for the fact Id wake up with nothing I own except my underwear still on. Round 1 Russell Rothman vs Bradley Brown (GKs) he says hes from KC so Im happy cuz I get an easy win. Game 1 I summon TKR and attack his facedown. He compulses my TKR. His turn he flips Guard and attacks directly. Needless to say I win this one. Game 2 I make an early Nat Beast and he activates both Book and Heavy. lol 1-0 Round 2 Russell Rothman vs Josh Brown (Plants) Game 1 I open dustshoot, and win the game subsequently cuz that cards broken, esp when comboed with Nat Beast. Game 2 I take a tengu hit, drop him to 200, but he recovers and shoves my shit with Scrap Dragon. Game 3 a key Solemn Judgment along with a TKR/Utopia combo win the game for me. 2-0 Round 3 Russell Rothman vs Jon Moore (Bakoichi Chaos) He recognizes me cuz we played at Tulsa R5 when we were both undefeated and I used Fiend Comedian on him in a LS mirror match and he flipped a shit. Game 1 I make an early Naturia Beast and he cant get away from Fiendish Chains. G2 I dustshoot him and he has a shitty hand of Mech Chaser, Bakoichi, etc. I Mind Control his Chaser and use it to go in to Burei. Cool story bro, I win. Afterwards he was bitching that I didnt let him respond to my Ninishi summon with veiler, which is basically BS since he didnt know what any of my cards did and had no idea I would have made Nat Beast turn 1. Id like to note that after this round I didnt make Nat Beast again, unless it was late game. This may be part of the reason I didnt do so well, since an early Control Nat Beast wins games 3-0 Round 4 Russell Rothman vs Dalton Bousman (TGs) So this kid pissed me off. He seems shady as shit right away, and he waits a minute for every response. He needs to know if Maxx Cs draw starts a chain, takes a minute to respond with Call of the Haunted when I swung for game, then waited another minute to make sure Call resolved. Game 1 took 35 minutes but I won after not letting him take back some misplays. G2 I draw dead Mind Crushes and have to blind guess. I miss, see his hand of 2 Strikers and Maxx, and proceed to flip my 2nd Mind Crush on Striker. He wins with Rhino and Tengu as times called, so its a tie. He apologizes afterwards and I basically tell him hes shady and he was trying to cheat me and stall, so Im a little Karen. 3-0-1 Round 5 Russell Rothman vs Agents This match is hazy, but I remember being on tilt from the tie and misplay by Solemning a Venus even tho I had Maxx C in hand because I was gonna go for game next turn but he drops Hyperion and I proceed to lose. 3-1-1 So now Im pissed and know I have to win out. Round 6 Russell Rothman vs Michael Klasel (Agents) Another hazy match. All I know is G3 I drop him low and he clears my board with a Hyperion. Im at 21 to his 14 and Im trying to think what the hell I can top with just an MST fd no cards in hand. I top Reborn for Scrap Dragon and proceed to apologize to the dude for sacking him. 4-1-1 Round 7 Russell Rothman vs Plant Doppel This dudes cool as hell. Hes running Doppel/Junk instead of TGU. I remember Fiendish does work after he summons Junk and Gozen is good too. 5-1-1 Round 8 Russell Rothman vs Brandon Reed (Plants) Im waiting at my table and this smelly irritating dude from my local(Jake) comes over getting on my jock. He does this all the time and its irritating as shit. My opp sits down and when Jake is a little away I ask if he can tell Jake to back up when he gets too close. He asks how he will know and I just said "Oh youll know". Jake keeps saying awkward shit like "russ is really good" blah blah. At one point hes literally standing half a foot from the table and Brandon tells him to back up. He also tells him while we're siding that he will need complete silence. Im laughing the whole time in between apologetic looks. Game 1 he goes first and opens Dandy 141, and I chain Maxx C. He ends saying he doesnt think I can clear his field. I open Cyber, Ninishi, Kuick. Needless to say I clear his field and proceed to win. Game 2 he opens TGU in to Zenmaines and a backrow. I special Cyber, he books Zen. I go wtf?, attack and contact MP2. He laughs cuz he forgot and I win from there. Hes a really cool guy and I enjoyed playing him. So I finish day 1 at 26th spot with a 6-1-1 record. Im happy but know the hard shit starts tomorrow. During the tournament Renda started 5-0 and ended 5-3. Trevor landkammer finished 6-1-1, Trevor Lund scrubbed out with shitty TGs, Jake scrubbed out, and lucky for me I got to watch him misplay R2. Graham is 6-2, Newburn scrubbed, Mccaig lost out, etc. Also met Goofy Master who is very much black, to my surprise. That night we drop our shit off at the hotel and me and Graham are hungry. After charging my phone and resleeving we head to Chipotle and this mexican whore hasnt ever had it. Hes bitching the whole time about how cold it is while I laugh at him. Im from MN so this is nothing. Bring it back to the hotel and slip in to a burrito coma. I fall asleep. About 2 hrs later me and graham are awoken by shouting. Its coming from the hall and theres some big fight. I later hear "weve called security, theyre on their way". I look thru the peephole and its some middle aged bitch. She keeps screaming "SHAME ON YOU" to some faggot, and he tries running at her but gets stopped by another dude. I cant fall asleep after that due to graham constantly whispering "shame on you". Fuck you josh. Wake up Sunday, shower (3rd time in 3 days), and head down to the lobby to get some pringles. Head to the building, obv theyre closed at 845 even tho they told us to be there at 830. I go take a shit and then we get let in. Pairings are up already and I go sit down. Round 9 Russell Rothman vs Karl Arbeiter (Karakuri) Game 1 He misses my Solemn J with MST, I go Cyber, Mind Control, Kuick and start synchroing. I can tell he has Warning, and by the time he uses it I use Judgment and swing for game with everything. Game 2 he beats me down with TKR and I dont draw an out to it. G3 I open 2 Genex, TKR, 2 MSt and Mind Crush. Summon TKR set mst end. He opens his 1 of Haipa and swings over TKR. I swing over with genex. He eventually brings out Kurei and Beast after I Mind Crush Merchant and hits me down to 1400. I know his hand is Heavy and Cyber from Mind Crush. My hand is Soldier, Kuick, Ninishi Saizan so I have to Black Rose the field and hope he doesnt top a monster for game so I can climb back in to it next turn setting Soldier. He tops TKR. 6-2-1 Round 10 Russell Rothman vs Ben Lodise (Dark World) At one point I know I lose unless I push. If he doesnt have Mirror or TT I win. I swing and he Forces. Game 2 Shadow Mirror puts in work and he never gets rid of it. G3 I drop TKR over his TGUed Sangan and his EP Dust hits my Bottomless and not Shadow Mirror. I win because of that. So I finish 7-2-1 and proceed to chill with Tyler Lee, whos waiting for his reg finals, while I wait for standings. Only 1 7-2-1 gets in and it isnt me. I find out I got 37th and trevor, a buddy from my local, got 33rd. FOL (F Our Lives). Afterwards Im salty obviously and enter a couple Regionals. The first one I lose to bertha in top 4 because I opened complete garbage (only monster being Kuick all game) and then lost in the 1st round of the next one to DW (aka Sams 2.0). I then watched derek Rouse misplay multiple times in his features and proceeded to rip my hair out from frustration. After all this we decide we want to go to CiCis for pizza. There is a shitload of drama at this point as Scotts friend got cards stolen Friday night and everyones pointing fingers. Graham is demanding Scott pay him for the hotel and Scott refuses because he believes Josh stole it. Then Josh gets paranoid thinking Jason and Scott are gonna go steal his cards and demands we go back asap. Immediately after this we see them heading up the street to us. They all hop in and we head to CiCis 5 miles away. We get there, meet up with Trevor33, Lund, Renda, Jake and his buddy. We eat a shitload of pizza and at one point Renda is fighting with Scott because a fucking cinnamon roll went missing, even though theres a FUCKING PLATE OF CINNAMON ROLLS directly behind them in the BUFFET LINE. I find this painfully ironic. Then Josh blatantly insults Jake. Normally trolling jake is funny, but this was uncomfortably weird and it was almost dead silence as Graham said some brutal things. We get our shit together and take off, taking Graham back to the hotel. After that we head out. Get to Omaha, drop off Jason, then get to Newburns around 8. We watch some border jumpers tv show his dad likes because hes a closet racist and then I go to bed Wake up Monday, shower, Scott is awake, he showers and we say bye to my babe Newburn and we leave. I get a text from Newburn saying his dad was pissed because apparently Scott made a huge mess with popcorn and in the bathroom, even tho the bathroom thing happened when neither of us were in there. 15 minutes in to the trip my window is fogging up like fucking crazy, and no matter how high the heat is it wont go down. I pull off the highway to clear it off and then I start getting a flashing "Engine Overheat Idle Engine" message. WTF. We stop at a gas station and I call onstar. Talk to some wannabe-polite pricks and they say theyll send a tow truck to bring us to the nearest Chevy dealer. We eat gas station food while we wait, and finally dude comes. We hop in and get dropped off. Sit down, explain what happened, and he said it may take a day to get it done. Basically says we can either stay in a hotel tonight or get a rent a car and come back down when its fixed to pick it up. Im like "FUCK THAT" and tell him I refuse. He talks to a Chevy manager and they tell me theyll hire someone to bring my car up to MN for me when its fixed. Wow. We get driven to Enterprise, some bitch rambles on about some band from MN called 9 neighbors or something stupid. We get our rent a car, and finally take off around 1. At some point we stop at bumfuck nowhere city to get gas and bolt out of there asap for fear of being raped behind a shed. We get back in to town around 630 and we stop at Chipotle to bring back to my place. We head in, watch some South Park, then play some Arkham City and Scotts dad shows up to get him. He takes off and my weekend of headaches is concluded. Heres the deck I ran. Its busted but I noticed most people dont know how the shit to play with/against this deck, which is why it can be so successful. Monsters: 20 1 Watchdog 1 Soldier 3 Maxx "C" 3 Komachi Ninishi 2 Kuick 2 Cyber Dragon 3 Merchant 3 Neutron 2 Thunder King Spells: 12 1 Dark Hole 1 Book 1 Reborn 1 Heavy 1 Avarice 2 Duality 3 Typhoon 1 Mind Control 1 Enemy Controller Traps: 8 1 Dustshoot 1 Mirror Force 1 Judgment 2 Warning 3 Fiendish 1 Bureido 2 Burei 1 Trish 1 Scrap 1 Stardust 1 Black Rose 1 Landoise 1 Brionac 1 Beast 1 Catastor 1 Utopia 1 Leviathan 1 Roach 1 Chimeratech 1 Thunder King 1 Cyber Dragon 2 Leeching 2 Gozen Match 2 Debunk 2 Shadow Imprisoning Mirror 2 Bottomless 2 Mind Crush 1 Dust Tornado Only thing I might change is adding another TKR and dropping Econ. Honestly I loved 2 Kuick and I never missed Strategist. Mind Control is great for taking care of TKRs. Also if I had Zenmaines I might have played him Props: EVERYONE, I probably will forget people. If I do, dont cry, you know who you are (Scott, Newburn, Jason, Graham, Renda, Trevor33, Lund, Goofy, TopTopTop, both Tylers, Derek) Derek topping with Karakuri A deck besides Plants winning Chipotle Monster Movies Kansas having an awesome downtown Getting rid of random shit Slops: There are many Car breaking down, what the actual fuck DRAMA 37th place Trevor getting 33rd A bunch of people that couldnt make it (Kral, Mikey, TJ, Kispert, Powers, Garon) Misplaying against Agents Derek misplaying with Karakuri Scotts friend getting his shit jacked Cold/Windy weather Twilight fans Rum Diary Jason snoring Cost of hotel room Faggot jews that make trading not fun Hustlers Sharks Stallers Everyone else scrubbing Josh and Scotts drama Nearly getting a cold every day from the people who dont know what a shower does No pool at the hotel TIES Scrubbing out the 2 regionals Attention whoring girls Notable comments Robbie Kohl looks like a sludge monster. Also I first saw the whore he was with and thought it was magically his gf. Then I realized hell hadnt frozen over yet and found out she was some youtube fangirl. Whoever you are, please go kill yourself immediately. Your life sucks if you have to follow that ugly sack of shit around Why do I get the urge to punch Bowling every time I see him? He just screams bitch How important is yugioh to some of these people that they have to treat anyone they trade with like a moron? Im sorry that you value your Rabbit at $150 and mine at $60, but how about you go to a local and rip off 10 yr olds instead of doing it here There were so many people I wish had come to this, that would have made it more fun. Im glad there were some of those people there, but it just didnt feel the same as the old days. (Kral, Mikey, TJ, Powers, Duke, Julius, Ruggieri, Garon, Treadwell, Steinman, among others) It was great coming back to the game, but I realized just why this game can cause so much irritation for me. Im a chill guy and seeing people who go to such lengths over a childrens card game make me sick. Seriously, how about having a good time with your friends instead of doing whatever you possibly can to fuck over as many people as possible In b4 Karen
  27. 4 points
    [quote name='Arshen' timestamp='1322059948' post='3037155'] [quote name='Dannnnn!!' timestamp='1322048470' post='3037093'] [quote name='Frazier' timestamp='1321997933' post='3036500'] [quote name='Pengwan' timestamp='1321927438' post='3035794'] That's not even trolling, its just a common excuse retards use to justify the things they do [/quote] I couldn't agree more. People tend to use the word[i] trolling [/i]as a defense mechanism for their terrible plays. It's not trolling; it's just fucking bad. [/quote]You in your right mind think, that he thought that summoning d.d. crow and attacking for 100 was the best play lol? I cannot believe he was doing anything other than trolling lol. [/quote] D.D. Crow is not a card you attack with "just to troll" in a tournament. [/quote] Treeborn frog is a monster you troll with and attack for 100 lp every turn XD.
  28. 4 points
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    [quote name='Georgieporgiepuddinandpie' timestamp='1322013039' post='3036694'] [quote name='benthegreat' timestamp='1322012893' post='3036691'] Rock stun? LOL [/quote] Not a bad choice, actually. I mean, its not the best. It has its moments though. [/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/M0U82.png[/img] (side and extra were bs'd) I've tested this and it's actually somewhat competitive and I find it pretty fun to use, so take that for what it's worth.
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    You didnt learn the first time Didnt learn the second Obviously the third time isnt the charm.
  34. 4 points
    [quote name='Harry'' timestamp='1322002499' post='3036568'] i pos'd everyone! [/quote] Very generous of you.
  35. 4 points
    [img]http://i39.tinypic.com/taovnp.gif[/img]
  36. 3 points
    [quote name='benthegreat' timestamp='1322056807' post='3037137'] So Ive done some testing (still not enough) with a Ceruli build, and while I'm still not convinced it's generally sustainable for something like a 10 round tournament, nuking 2+ cards from your opponent's opening hand is nothing to be looked down upon. One game, via a combination of Gates and Dealings, I opened Ceruli, Sillva, Dustshoot, Mind Crush. Shit like that is INSANE. [/quote] YGO, early 2001 CCV, Stein, IO, Forceful/Confi. Dear God.
  37. 3 points
    I would help in a Smogon like section of the site if it were to be created. I'd rather it be an entire different page all together than a forum section though.
  38. 3 points
    I played DN pretty regularly this summer, and I have NEVER played as many idiots as I have in the past two days. I've heard: -Sangan's effect is negated by TGU -Glow-Up Bulb has to be sent from the top of the deck to get its effect -Debris Dragon can't be used for Synchro Summons and every time some retard gets one of these rulings completely and utterly wrong, then says "w/e just go" every time I argue with them, they've won. every single time. they're always playing some shitty inconsistent deck that works maybe 10% of the time the opponent doesn't draw outs. it can't be just me, DN's community has gone from awful to a cesspool for complete imbeciles. EDIT: new one - I can't tribute reaper for E-Con because tributing reaper "targets" it I always knew DN was full of people that don't know how to play the game but it's never happened with this much frequency
  39. 3 points
    1) Diction: [quote name='Fat Camden' timestamp='1321945283' post='3036077'] Not being able to [b]break [/b]through top 16 [/quote] xd 2) Congrats on the top, cool seeing ur rise to success. Its not too farfetched to say a ycs win is only a matter of time
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    Just saying, I didn't take hours. The judge watching the game even stopped listening to Silverman because he was full of shit, especially after Silverman basically started begging for a warning against me. The judge even later found me and apologized for what happened, told me that I wasn't slowplaying, and that Silverman was being talked to about his poor behavior. I should have 2-0'ed, made a misplay, and that, coupled with Silverman's ripped Monster Reborn cost me the match. I heard bad things about Silverman, but I chose to ignore them until I actually met him irl. I believe everything I heard now. If he can piss off Austin Kulman, then he's got to be a huge dick. Regardless, you are clearly a very good player who consistently tops event after event. Congratulations on doing so well.
  42. 3 points
    So many ban-able offenses, so little time. Done and done, clearly he shouldn't play this game while acting like that.
  43. 3 points
    K, so completely baseless accusation and conspiracy levied against Ukitake, the King of Tuberculosis Who else feels it's like, just all a lie
  44. 3 points
  45. 3 points
    guys he neg repped him in if you click this topic you must post, then failed to post, I obv warned him
  46. 3 points
    [quote name='TS Fearless' timestamp='1321984172' post='3036309'] [quote name='0098' timestamp='1321917505' post='3035652'] The guy who sack'd brake round 1 with Disaster Dragon [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmtRaQrwNbU[/media] [/quote] The Solemn Brigade, two bitchslaps and one pimphand [/quote] BILLY FRICKEN' BLAKE!
  47. 3 points
    One game, my opponent went Tour Guide --> Sangan --> XYZ. He told me this same thing, that Tour Guide --> Sangan --> XYZ was the correct play. Then, later in the game, he summoned another Tour Guide --> Tour Guide, and I flipped Torrential Tribute to clear them both and another monster off the field. My point isn't that one play is clearly better or worse than the other play; just that you should recognize that each play comes with its own pros and cons, risks and rewards.
  48. 3 points
    [quote name='0098' timestamp='1321917505' post='3035652'] The guy who sack'd brake round 1 with Disaster Dragon [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmtRaQrwNbU[/media] [/quote] The Solemn Brigade, two bitchslaps and one pimphand
  49. 3 points
    [quote name='0098' timestamp='1321917505' post='3035652'] The guy who sack'd brake round 1 with Disaster Dragon[/quote] Just when I thought I couldn't feel any worse about this YCS after the horrible Karakuri player in the top 4... Seriously, this guy is a joke. But he did beat Billy Frickin' Blake though, so he can't be too terrible.
  50. 3 points
    inb4 a bunch of ppl post that the game sucks
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