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  1. 7 points
    i make this thread every year on here because a lot of duelistgroundz is family in my eyes. today marks my family's 20th anniversary in the states. today would also be my father's 48th birthday.
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    Extending the Night Phase a few hours because I have a job interview tomorrow and want to be able to end the day at a time I will be around. Wish me luck cause it seems like an awesome job!!!
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      [spoiler]phantom knight burning abyss guy punted the game 3 in the quarter finals and didnt push in for damage, forgot scarm search at the end phase. PePe guy controlled no cards and he topdecks monkeyboards and ultimately wins.[/spoiler]
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    It's coming back, if anyone cares. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-14/hunter-x-hunter-manga-to-return-for-1st-time-since-august-2014/.99778
  6. 2 points
    Second part dragged, the end was really cool but I feel like a good 80% of it was just boring unnecessary crap
  7. 2 points
    no hate, just explain to me how can you think it's more or less the best card but you almost never want to see it.
  8. 2 points
    Wow Melissa McBride is such an amazing actress
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    So there's a 0.1% chance of any person to win an/the event before factoring in skill, matchups, luck, play, divine intervention or any other factors ?  
  10. 2 points
    what the fuck happened man i thought you had vegas locked
  11. 2 points
    tbh its better than looking at mike knowles talking
  12. 2 points
    As for the #1 book, you don't have to work in Ecommerce to realize many rating/recommendation algorithms are simply flawed and used to strictly encourage sales conversion. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-things-people-dont-know-amazons-bestsellers-rank-sales-rank/
  13. 2 points
    something about thoughts and emotions
  14. 2 points
    Hope this helps some of you guys. I remember back in 2009, when Jae Kim just gave everyone a list of the best tips and tricks for running TeleDAD, so I did something similar for monarchs:   ACP's 49 Rules of Monarchs If you’re bricking half your games, then you’re building the deck wrong. If you think that you want to blind second, then you’re building the deck wrong. Hand traps are unplayable in the main deck. Maxx C in particular is absolute garbage. Look at every card in your deck list, and write down how it contributes to the t1 nuts. If you can’t, cut it. Yes, the deck is linear. Welcome to modern Yugioh, where you try to do the same thing t1 every game and hope that it holds up. Don’t try to add cute tech to this deck. You’re just shooting yourself in the foot by doing so. If a spell/trap in your deck has the word “monarch” in it, you should never be running exactly 2 copies of it. Don’t avoid running 3 of your best cards because you don’t want to open multiples. Statistically, the chances of opening multiples of some particular 3-of is only 3.6% when going first. If you’re running Escalation with no Return or vice-versa, your deck is probably built wrong. No one can ever beat a t1 monarch + return + escalation going first. It matters very little who goes first or second in a mirror, but you should opt to go 2nd. There are are very few downsides to doing so. If you want to turn your banished Panthiesm into an actual tutor, reveal two copies of a card that your opponent thinks that you need but you actually don’t, and take a second to think and then reveal your singleton copy of the card that you actually want. More often than not, they’ll give you the card that you want. Yes, this has won me matches. If you’re deciding between going t1 Fiend + Domain lock or LV8 + Domain lock, play the Fiend. It’s why we run it. Always Prime + Domain into your LV8s if possible to play around Veiler on your Edea if you run it. Edea is our plan B, not our plan A. The Prime Monarch is how we win the late game. If you’re ever running out of stuff to send from your deck to grave with Erebus/Ehther, know that you fucked up. Overwhelm your opponent in the mirror by resolving Return as quickly as possible. Win the late game in the mirror by using Mega Thestalos/Caius in conjunction with in grave Erebus to burn them out. You can use Erebus on your opponent’s turn to add back a graved Ehther and shit on your opponent. This is particularly good if they know your hand and think the coast is clear. Time management is key. This doesn’t mean stall, you fucking dingus. This means that if you’re going into the next game with 5 minutes left on the clock, you better prioritize lifepoints. Unfortunately, this will happen more than you think it will. Fog King sucks. If you’re losing games to this card, you greatly need to reevaluate your deck and sidedeck. No, you don’t need to side Book of Eclipse, lol. March of the Monarchs sucks. Return lets us dodge Solemn Strike anyways, which is really the main card that we’re worried about. If you tribute Edea for Ehther/Erebus, Edea must be cl1. If you tribute Edea for a Mega Monarch, Edea must be cl2. During your opponent’s main phase, it’s an open game state, so they have priority to do whatever they want as the first action. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t ask them to give up that right. Say “Hey, I want to activate something at the start of your main phase. Is that ok?” and if they say “Sure” then flip your Escalation face-up and Mega Thestalos them. It’s less relevant with the adjusted banlist, but Pendulum decks can tribute summon Monkeyboard to turn off your Domain. That means you should Ehther into Kuraz to blow up Monkeyboard and turn your Domain back on if possible. One For One sucks. Yes, it will win you a game here or there, but don’t be confirmation biased and let that outweigh all of the games where the card does nothing. Upstart Goblin is better than Trade-In/Allure of Darkness/Pot of Duality. Kuraz is pretty damn good in the mirror. T1ing a Kuraz to draw 2 is usually so much better than t1ing a random monarch. Stop constructing your deck as though Tenacity doesn’t have an activation condition. If you have only 9 monsters to reveal to Tenacity, that probably isn’t enough. Double Domain can beat out Mask of Restrict/Fog King. BLS is one of the best cards in post-sideboarded games. Unfortunately, you can’t run it in the Quantum build. Until there’s some sort of deck that plays 15+ traps, Royal Decree sucks and you should not be siding it. Having to wait an extra turn to out their Mask of Restrict is too long. The difference between Treacherous Trap Hole and cards with “Solemn” in their name is that Treacherous Trap Hole can be used to both break up already established boards as well as to stop your opponent from countering your own setup. Solemns are not the swiss army knife that Treacherous is. In fact, if you have a card with “Solemn” in its name anywhere in your main deck or sidedeck, cut it. FTK is your worst matchup. A well-constructed E-Hero deck is your second worst matchup. The strong possibility of every non mirror match siding in Mask of Restrict against you proposes a unique problem. Every Mask out is something that does not contribute to the t1 nuts. Plan accordingly. Anti-Spell Fragrance is better than Kaiser Colosseum in the sidedeck. They can’t Eccentric Archfiend an Anti-Spell Fragrance. For postboard mirror, you should leave exactly 1 copy of Domain in your deck. It’s not the nuts card that it is in other matchups, but you will eventually want to it search it just to have your monarchs be able to run over theirs. If you want to ignore Mask of Restrict/Fog King, just run an extra deck. You can also side in Mask of Restrict for the mirror and Stardust Spark Dragon + Restrict becomes a hard lock against them. Chicken Game isn’t as good as you probably think it is. Running trip Mithra can lead to even stronger t1 nuts plays than usual, like t1 Mithra + Return + Baby Thestalos, search Erebus off Return, play Erebus, dump Panthiesm, search trip Domain, have a Domain lock + 2 random discards t1. If you’re paired up against a Monarch mirror, they are more likely to be running the Edea engine than the Quantum engine, because the Edea engine costs $0. But the Quantum engine is better overall, whether you decide to run 3 Red Layer no Teleport or the full package of both layers and Teleport. Red Layer can be tribute fodder or a Return trigger. It is the definition of versatility. Raigeki, 2 Dark Holes, and 3 Twin Twister should be in your sidedeck, no exceptions. Landrobe is a great out to Fog King, Naturia Beast, Dark Law, and similar. If you activate Escalation into Kuraz as chain link 2 or higher, Kuraz will miss timing. Escalation/Ehther chain link 2 or higher will also cause Return to miss timing. Vanity’s Fiend sucks but may stop sucking in the future. Don’t feel like you’re obligated to run Upstart Goblin, but you’ll probably have to since there currently aren’t 40 playable cards that you can run instead. You should either be running 3 Edea or 0. Don’t try to trick yourself into thinking that 2 or 1 is somehow good. Spirit of the Monarchs is not as good as you think it is. Don’t main or side it (when it comes out). If you ever tell someone that you’re “running the OCG build of monarchs” your deck is probably terrible.
  15. 2 points
    Lately there's have been an influx of illegal migrating to the glorious game of yugioh. They're bringing guns, drugs, crimes, and bad guy. There's only one guy that can stop all of this madness. That person is none other than Trump himself. Trump has personally sent me a perfect decklist for the upcoming YCS. He stated that this deck will make yugioh great again. Trump 2016: 3x Labyrinth Wall. This is the perfect card to stop the illegals from coming over. With an impressive defense of 3000, even the most agile illegal can't climb this mighty wall. 3x Koa'ki Meiru Wall. Sometimes, even the most crafty of illegals will resort to using tools to scale the great wall. This impressive wall on legs will sacrifice its sell to the glory of Trump to prevent any uses of tools. 3x Cannon Soldier 3x Snipe Hunter 1x Twin Barrel Dragon 1x Barrel Dragon 1x Wall Shadow A great wall is nothing without an army of border officers. These ruthless and vicious guards will ensure any illegals caught climbing the great wall will be punished. 3x Elephant Statue of Blessing. Trump is a true blessing to us all, and this precious statue is proof of it. 3x Cardcar D. An important man is nothing without his loyal steed. This armored car will ensure the great man is safe on his journey. 1x  Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle. The Eagle is a stunning mascot of our glorious nation. 1x Erebus The Underworld Monarch. This card is the perfect avatar for Trump. He does not care about the illegals and wishes his loyal subjects to take care of them. 3x Upstart Goblin. Illegals has invaded our nation. It is Mexico's fault. They will pay for the wall. 3x Chicken Game. Trump is an extremely brave man. He is no coward. The Oni Tank represent Mexico. 1x Magical Labyrinth 3x No Entry!! Illegals must be denied entry to our glorious nation. 3x Imperial Iron Wall. Even with spaceships, illegal will have a tough time getting over this impressive wall. 3x Dark Bribe. Sometimes you just gotta bribe some people to tell you where are the illegals coming from. 1x Wall of Revealing Light. This beautiful wall may seem expensive for our nation to afford. Luckily, Mexico will have to pay every single pennies. No side or extra because they're for illegal. Trump does not need them to win Only illegals use noob meta netdeck.
  16. 2 points
    so is this book about how to be a king or how to be good at yu-gi-oh because both goals are pretty antiquated by this point aren't they?
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    Thought this could start an interesting discussion.   I made a spreadsheet to calculate the odds that a player will top/win an event given his odds of winning a single match (or you can think of it as his matchup against the field). You may download the spreadsheet here, and change the value in the C1 cell to see how it affects the odds: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PQjY6tSd-Xm-6neU1c0W8Hyy1LJR_Af7PyoRvNTryn8/edit?usp=sharing   Notes: - Odds were calculated using the binomial distribution - Calculations assume that X-2 or better tops a YCS, X-1-1 or better tops an ARG, and X-1 or better tops a regional. - Not possible to factor in draws into the YCS/regional models, so I just decided to assume that draws will never happen. Rest assured, this is still a very close approximation to what the actual numbers are.   Most importantly, this is not a recommendation of which particular event you should enter. This only calculates odds of winning, not which events are better EV. For that, you'd have to take into account entry fee and prize support.
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    Hey all, my name is Naveen Shankar. I wasn’t going to attend ARG Richmond originally, but then it got re-scheduled to the first weekend of my spring break, and Richmond is only two and a half hours from my house. Unfortunately by the time Richmond got re-scheduled, I had barely played yugioh since Nationals and the ARG 25k, and the only deck I was messing around with was Deskbots. With my schoolwork I wasn’t going to have much time to test, but I definitely wanted to see everyone, so I figured I would work a little more on Deskbots and run them at Richmond without really expecting anything. After all, the deck is much better than people give it credit for, but it’s still not very good.   Flash forward to two weeks before Richmond, and I break my arm playing soccer. I thought I wouldn’t be able to shuffle or look through a deck, but after a little bit my arm became functional enough to hold some objects (and to kind of type), and the head judge Josh showed me some techniques to shuffle with one hand. With all that, it was decided I’d be attending Richmond with one arm and a dream (spoiler the dream dies so quit here if that's what you were looking forward to). I played some games here and there and spent some time thinking about the best list I could make, and the Thursday before the tournament I finalized this list:     1 Deskbot 001 3 Deskbot 002 3 Deskbot 003 3 Deskbot 004 3 Deskbot 005 2 Deskbot 006 3 Speedroid Terrortop 1 Speedroid Taketomborg 1 Speedroid Red-Eyed Dice 2 Maxx “C” 2 Speedroid Menko 1 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit 1 Psychic Commander  1 Karakuri mdl 248 “Nishipachi”   3 Emergency Teleport 3 Forbidden Chalice 3 Machine Duplication 2 Instant Fusion 2 Twin Twisters   1 Maxx “C” 1 Speedroid Menko 1 Battle Fader 2 Wavering Eyes 1 Twin Twisters 3 Imperial Iron Wall 3 Mask of Restrict 1 Rivalry of Warlords 1 Solemn Warning 1 Soul Drain   1 Elder Entity Norden 1 Panzer Dragon 1 Hi-Speedroid Chanbara 1 Naturia Beast 1 Black Rose Dragon 1 Karakul Shogun mdl 00 “Burei” 1 Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 1 Deskbot Jet 1 Totem Bird 1 The Phantom Knights of Break Sword 1 Abyss Dweller 1 Gear Gigant X 1 Cyber Dragon Nova 1 Cyber Dragon Infinity   A lot of my choices and ideas are explained in my deck garage thread I posted a little while ago, but I’ll go over a few more right now. A huge shout out to Brian Clark for discussing most of the choices with me and going over correct lines of play.    You need to see 003 or 004 every game to win. Apart from raw drawing them, you’ve got a few unconventional ways to reach them, namely 005 + 002 + Twin Twisters, Pendulum Summoning 002, 002 + Machine Duplication, Menko + Machine Duplication, Menko + Teleport, and Menko + Red-Eyed Dice. Still, you need more ways to reach 003/004, and Speedroid Terrortop is miles better than any other option. The basic idea is Terrortop -> Red-Eyed Dice -> Burei -> Nishipachi -> Deskbot Jet -> Use Jet’s effect to destroy itself and special summon 004 or 002 from your deck. The thing about Terrortop vs. your other options (Giant Rat, Geargiauger), other than not being a horrendous card, is that if you already have an 003 or 004, you can Terrortop into Break Sword to clear a back row or Rafflesia, which is huge.    Menko is in the deck because apart from providing a few more ways to reach 003/004, it’s pretty much the only way you can win against Kozmo or Mermail. Brian and I were at 14 cards in the side deck, and we needed one more card to side in against Kozmo and/or Mermail. Menko is so good against those decks that playing a 4th Menko in Battle Fader was the obvious conclusion.    I play three Forbidden Chalice because it can negate Ehther on my turn, and generally speaking, against Pepe if you have an 003/004, a way to deal with Rafflesia, and one of your 8 “extension cards,” you’re probably winning. Pepe is actually the best match-up this deck has out of the most popular decks (not saying it’s actually a good match-up, but it’s definitely the closest to even). The extension cards are Machine Duplication, Instant Fusion, and Emergency Teleport because they’re the cards that turn your 004 summons into game-winning monsters (Naturia Beast, Cyber Dragon Infinity, Trishula, and Ignister). The Ariadne Pepe version is slightly different, because there you want Twin Twisters more than Terrortop into Break Sword or Chalice. If you do see Twin Twisters + 003/004 + an extension card you’re probably winning though. Even if they open Rafflesia + traps, once you Twin Twisters their trap, there isn’t actually a card Rafflesia can send that beats 003 or 004. Of course if Pepe opens Felgrand + traps you’re probably screwed, since then you need Twin Twisters + Chalice/Terrortop + 003/004 + an extension card.    The last card I want to mention is Hi-Speedroid Chanbara. The card is really good. Sometimes you look at your hand, wonder what to do, and then realize you can make Chanbara and it’s game. 002 gives Chanbara a boost so it’s easy to spit out damage. Chanbara also gives an option for you to summon off of Terrortop -> Taketomborg -> Red-Eyed Dice. For example, 003 + Terrortop is actually game, since you can go Terrortop -> Taketomborg, normal summon 003, special 002, special Taketomborg, tribute Taketomborg for Red-Eyed Dice, make Terrortop level 4, and make Chanbara. Chanbara then swings for 5600, 003 swings for 2000, and 002 swings for 500.    A quick note on the Monarch match-up. It’s abysmal, so it was a better plan to try to dodge Monarchs than play Veilers, especially considering I expected Mithra/the Quantums to be more popular than the squires. Your primary strategy against any deck is to hope your opponent throws the match, but it’s especially true against Monarchs. Game 2/3 against Monarchs is actually the only time you want to go first (apart from Explosion FTK/Quantums/etc obviously), where you hope you open Mask of Restrict/Rivalry + Totem Bird/Naturia Beast/Infinity. You have to be careful with Naturia Beast + Rivalry, but it’s not uncommon for them to not be able to put Prime in the graveyard. Obviously you don’t ever want to Totem Bird + Rivalry. Then you just hope they brick game 1 or game 3. I’m actually not sure whether you should hope to open Naturia Beast game 1 if you win the die roll, or whether you let them go first anyway to increase the chances of them bricking. I opted to go second since it’s still entirely possible for Monarchs to beat a first turn Naturia Beast.    Last thing before moving on to the actual tournament report. The extra deck is really tight, and I think I went with the best 15 choices, but here are all the cards I wish I could play (roughly in order).    Metaphys Horus (mainly because summoning it with 005 + 001 against Kozmos to negate Kozmotown and take their monster is really good. Plus having access to a level 6 synchro is good).  Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer PSY-Frame Lord Omega Sky Cavalry Centaurea Traptrix Rafflesia Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend Cyber Dragon Nova Constellar Ptolemy M7   For the actual tournament report, I drove down to Richmond with Vince, who would judge, George Nace, who would top with Destiny Heros, Nic “Ginger” Colella, who is that one complete scrub that always seems to work his way into the squad, and Pingyi Zhang, god incarnate of yugioh. We get to Richmond without much incident, and get some half-off appetizers at Applebee’s. I scrape Ginger in a match as per usual, and go to sleep.   The next day we get to the convention center, Josh shows me how to shuffle with one hand, and I say hi to a bunch of people from my locals who drove in that morning to play Force of Will. Among them is Tyler Ulsch who ended up getting second, so congratulations to him! Pairings soon go up, and it’s time to play.   Round 1: vs. Pepe Game 1: He wins the die roll and elects to go first. He plays two scales and uses Wavering Eyes to destroy them and get Joker into Monkeyboard. I Ghost Ogre the Monkeyboard, He sets a card and passes. I Instant Fusion into Black Rose, blow up Joker and his set Twin Twisters, summon 002, and Machine Dupe it. I already had a scale in hand, so I search for 003 and the other scale, Pendulum the 003, and attack for a million damage.    Game 2: He makes me go first, and I open 003 + Teleport for Naturia Beast, and set Rivalry and Chalice. He summons Rescue Rabbit, which I Chalice, and he sets three (I don’t Rivalry here because I want to kill him as quickly as possible to stop him from reaching an out, so I can’t lock myself into only Beasts). In my draw phase he Treacherouses my 003 and Naturia Beast. I summon 003, get 004, run over Rabbit by sending 005, summon 005 and 002, pop his set System Down, and search 003. On his turn he flips Draco-Face Off, and I forget what he gets, but he puts it in the scale. He activates another scale, summons Secondonkey, searches Sorcerer, and I Rivalry. He scoops. He was a nice guy and said he coached soccer at a division II college, so much luck to him next season!   1-0   Round 2: vs. Pepe Game 1: He wins the die roll, and makes me go first. I look deep into this guy's soul, and decide he was the kind of guy who would play Pepe and choose to go second. Also I opened 003 + Teleport so it was a very low cost Naturia Beast. On his turn he sets two cards and passes. I summon 003, and it gets Striked, so I thought he must have bricked, but didn’t really care about Naturia Beast. I attack for 2200 and pass. He draws, shuffles his hand, and says “This Naturia Beast is giving me a lot of trouble.” He then passes. On my turn, I summon Terrortop, and it gets Striked…   Game 2: My hand isn’t two great, but I do Infinity him at some point. Eventually, he makes some play and has King of the Feral Imps, Shaddoll Dragon, and two Ignister in his monster zones, and Monkeyboard and Lizardraw in his scales (forgetting to use Sorcerer’s effect when he summoned it). Apparently he only had 1 Master and 1 Luster in his deck, so he couldn’t summon a card off of his second Ignister, so he couldn’t kill me. He could still put me in a position where I couldn’t draw anything though. When he verifies that I can use 004 on his turn, I figure we’re moving to game 3. However, instead of Ignistering my 004, he pops his Lizardraw for a card, Ignisters my Infinity, and attacks into 004. I send 005, and he scoops.    2-0   Round 3: vs. Super Quantums (John Mizelle) This guy was playing the exact same list as Ryan Levine and Calvin Tahan. I have a better match-up against this deck than most decks, since I could kill it by putting two 003s + a variety of other monsters on board. This requires a lot of cards, but it also meant that as long as I drew Maxx “C” I probably won the game.  Game 1: He almost has Megatron turn 1, but when he uses the field spell to try to overlay the rank 3 on top of Blue Ranger, I Ghost Ogre it. My hand is strong enough to get him to use all his materials and be set up to clear his board for next turn, but I can’t actually kill any of his monsters. He tops an Emergency Teleport to get Blue Layer and the field spell, makes Megatron, and I lose. Game 2: I open Naturia Beast and some protection and win. Game 3: I Maxx “C” him and call correctly on Reasoning, and he also bricks on summoning Megatron after that.  3-0   Round 4: vs. Destiny Heros (George Nace) I drove in with George and knew this was going to be a bad match-up, as you can’t 004 under Dark Law.  Game 1: He won the die roll and opens Omega + Rafflesia. I summon 004, attack Rafflesia, and he sends Treacherous to destroy Rafflesia and 004. On his turn he makes a board and attacks into Menko. He ends with two backrows, Omega, Void Ogre, and something else. On my turn I activate Teleport, which he negates. I then Twin Twisters his two backrows, and summon Psychic Commander. He Omegas the Machine Duplication out of my hand. I make Burei with Menko + Commander, special Nishipachi, make Jet, and destroy Jet to summon 004. I attack Void Ogre with 004, send 006, summon 006 and 004, use 006 to switch the second 004 to attack mode, attack over his other monster, and bring back 002 and Jet. At this point it’s his Omega + whatever he draws + Plague in grave to my two 004s, Jet, 002, 006, and in-hand Machine Duplication + my search off 002. He scoops. Game 2: I Maxx “C” him for lots of cards, and he ends Shadow Mist, Rafflesia, and a backrow. Unfortunately even though I have 8 cards, I have no way to beat Dark Law + Rafflesia, and his set was a Mask Change.   Game 3: I forget exactly what happens, but he wrecks me pretty badly.    3-1   Round 5: vs. Monarchs He says he doesn’t have an extra deck and I die a little inside.  Game 1: He doesn’t brick. Game 2: I open Naturia Beast and Mask of Restrict. Game 3: He has double Ehther in hand + Stormforth. I force the first Stormforth + Ehther without using my normal summon, and then I summon 002 and Dupe it. I try to force the second Ehther by pendulum summoning my 003 and attacking over his first Ehther, but he doesn’t bite. I set Mask of Restrict and just hope he doesn’t summon Ehther to get Kuraz and pop my Mask. He doesn’t, then doesn’t draw his one out to Mask of Restrict, and I win in time.    4-1   Round 6: vs. Monarchs (Brandon Funderburke) No extra deck again :( Game 1: He doesn’t brick Game 2: I open Infinity and Mask of Restrict. Game 3: He semi-bricks, but not enough. He doesn’t end with Stormforth or Ehther, but he does Mithra me, so my two in-hand Terrortops are dead. I clear his board and end with another 003 in my hand, but I don’t have Rivalry or Mask of Restrict, and I had no way to make Naturia Beast and clear his Erebus. On his turn he Mega Thestaloses my 003 and does some other things, and I lose.  This guy goes on to make top 4, congratulations!   4-2   Round 7: vs. Pepe Game 1: I think I Naturia Beast him.  Game 2: He beats me somehow, can’t remember exactly how Game 3: I force his Nightmare negations, run over Nightmare with 003 into 004, and have Twin Twisters for his scales. This guy definitely threw at some point, but I can’t remember exactly when.    5-2   Round 8: vs. Pepe (Tej Trivedi) We get paired against each other, get repaired, then play each other again. It’s unfortunate that two members of Team Tunak Tunak Council were paired against each other mere hours after the formation of the team, but it is what it is. This was my first time meeting Tej, and he was quite nice. I had read about him from Tyler Nolan’s reports here on DGz, and I accidentally call him Meatball (he corrects me and informs me Meatball is actually Jeff Walker). Game 1: He opens with Felgrand, Ignister, some other monster, and three backrow. I scoop without showing him what I’m playing. Game 2: He sets two and passes. I Twin Twisters his back rows and make Naturia Beast.  Game 3: He chooses to go first, and activates Draco-Face Off. I Maxx “C” him, and he puts Luster in his extra and one of the other guys in his scale. I forget exactly what happens, but he ends on Joker, three back rows, and a low and a high scale, without Pendulum summoning. On my turn I Twin Twisters two of his back rows, hitting Warning and something else (I think Wavering Eyes but his Monkeyboard was already gone so he didn’t activate it). At this point I have two Teleport and 003. I decide to play it safe and play around Strike, so I use both Teleports to make Break Sword and pop his set Twin Twisters. Then I summon 003, get 004, crash 003 into Joker, run over Joker with 004 sending 005, summon 005 and 003, and pop his high scale. At this point it’s my 003, 004, and 005 vs. his low scale, and I just pray he doesn’t draw anything. He draws a Strike, and sets it. I draw 003, which gets Striked, and I attack for a lot of damage. On his turn he draws, considers his options for a little bit, sets a back row, and passes. I draw 004 and summon it. I attack with 005 (or at least I thought I did, more on this in a little bit), attack with 004, and then attack with 003. When I attack with 003, he Face-Offs, and he summons the guy the attack mode (if he summoned it in defense I could attack over it then boost my 004 for exact game). I decide to let 003 die so I can run over his monster with 004, send 005, summon 005 and 003, pop his other scale, and make Infinity to put him on a no outer.    However, when I go to attack with 004, he tells me I already attacked with that 004, and that the monster I hadn’t attacked with yet was 005. I don’t think he was trying to scum me, he seemed pretty sincere. Still, I was positive I had attacked with 005 first, so there was no good way to resolve the dispute since it would have just been my word vs. his. We were just playing for the credit and I didn’t feel like getting a judge involved, so I gave it to him, and he topped a high scale to win the game. He split the store credit with me though, so definitely no hard feelings.    5-3   Nic went x-2 with Squire Monarchs (amazing performance from him imo, didn't think he had it in him) and Pingyi went x-2 with Extra Deck Monarchs (cause even gods can bleed), losing one match to his opponent’s third Mask of Restrict after outing the first two with Adreus and Tiras and finishing the game with 9 cards left in deck and three of them being Twin Twisters. George goes 6-0-2 with Destiny Heros and is 6th seed.    We stick around for a little bit to wait for Vince to finish, then go to buffet hibachi with some other Maryland guys + Jarred Randolph (who makes the fatal mistake of not playing Books again smh Jarred just follow your heart), and head back to our hotel. I try to convince Ginger to play my visionary Hieratic Nekroz deck that goes Cycle into Brio into Ultimaya Tzolkin for the 1k the next day (trash deck for trash duelist), but he doesn’t bite. Pingyi pulls out his Pepe deck infused with the OCG play style, insisting that the only way to play Pepe was to let Helpprincess help you, and scrapes Ginger in a few matches, mostly by Key Beetling his Solemn card so it couldn’t get Twin Twistered.    Ping, Nic, and I wake up in time to see George vs. Hoban on stream, then George loses in top 8 to Dan. At the convention center I get some fried chicken, drink a bottle of Surge I find on the table, and play some EDH 100 card yugioh highlander. Nic makes probably the only good play he’s ever going to make in his life and Ptolemeuses into Cyber Dragon Nova when his opponent Raigekis him, and I realize if that ever happens to my Nova I can summon Panzer Dragon. We leave soon to put an end to an all-in-all great weekend. I go to school in Pittsburgh though, so hopefully I’ll see everyone at ARG Pittsburgh! Thanks for reading.    jk ily ginger
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    My reads D2 and D3 were absolute shit, in both instances I pretty much thought "It's really unlikely mafia is this stupid", turns out they were.
  20. 1 point
    Not to pull this card but if Obama did something like that, they'd be calling for impeachment.
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    The walls were closing in. It was like the spirit of the Gemstone Mine was embodied in the walls of Mafia Corp. The pressure was even getting to Underwood…until he learned the Ravens signed Eric Weddle (okay boys we lit!!!).   People were antsy and on edge. Anger and violence could be felt in the air. You could see it growing in people’s faces. Their enemies were arising outside and the hate was flowing. Their cries of protest could shatter the moon with the desire to bloody the sky with the blood of Mafia Corp employees.  (props to anyone that figures this one out alive – dead pm me)   Nelrick could sense it. He could sense that the frustration was overtaking his comrades. He knew that somehow he had to alleviate the pressure. It was then that he knew what he must do.   Corporate Scapegoat Nelrick: Guys, the pressure outside is mounting. There are riots in the street and law enforcement can’t keep up. We haven’t showered or eaten anything other than vending machine crap and salads (read as pizza) for days. Tbh, I can’t take it anymore. I’m going to sacrifice myself to appease the masses, and hopefully alleviate the pressure on us.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rcsKixPY24   (hit play while you read this shit. Have some respect)   Nelrick put on his best suit. He straightened his tie carefully as he stared at his reflection in the mirror with a cool resolve.   Nelrick (to this reflection): Alright buddy. You can do this. This what you were born to do. You’ve gone through harder things before.   He reflected on these hardships. Getting lynched on DGZ all the time. The amnesia incident. Getting Nk’d irl and returning from the dead.   He walked out of the room and stared onto the long corridor leading to the outside where he would hold his press conference.   His friends lined the wall with tears in their eyes. Even the cold-blooded Underwood’s face beamed with a sense of reverent pride for Nelrick and what he was about to do.   As he walked down the hall, shaking the hands of his friends and consoling them, his heart grew glad. An eerie calm overtook him. All of the petrifying fear that had plagued him was gone.   Just before he took the final step to his death, he turned around, gave his friends a thumbs up, and told them   Nelrick: “I’ll see you guys again on the other side” smiling   After the gruesome death of Nelrick, the crowd’s bloodlust was appeased, at least for a short while.   “What have we done.”   A thought that permeated almost everyone’s minds. Almost…   There were two attempts on the life of Nelrick. He was   [spoiler] The Cop – Once per night, you may scan one player and learn their affiliation so long as you are not blocked and your switch is in the ON position.   [/spoiler]     Day Four Starts Now and Will End in 25 hrs (3 PM EST Tomorrow) or when majority is reached (4). PM me if any questions. 
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    Speaking of blocking ads, I have never whitelisted a site that wasn't dg. I make sure to have ads enabled. The revenue that is made from viewed ads is what is making dg great again. God bless duelistgroundz and my amazingly long penis and tallness.
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    i'm sorry about your dad but very glad you and your family got away from that mess, happy 20th man  :)
  25. 1 point
    i should have used this instead of performapal. I wouldn't have bricked and swept the whole thing   smh
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    Glad to see you are still doing well, at least I hope. :)
  27. 1 point
    Sounds like Trump needs to make his rallys great again before he can make America great again.
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    tbh the best part of the show was knowing I can actually purchase Booty-Os
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    ??? yes they can, it just won't be long term weight loss, a bunch of bullshit 10 step programs you see ads for on TV have testimonials like that and then the people just gain the weight back when they start eating again
  32. 1 point
    this show felt like one of those international shows from 1997-2003 that literally meant nothing but occasionally had good wrestling, meaning overall it sucked. i was so bored.
  33. 1 point
    the commentary seems on point, insightful comments on card interactions and rulings for all parts of the community, explaining reasonings behind plays, deck theory and calling players out on misplays. Better than the Europeans anyway, because even if Luke and Oli are likeable persons, Jerome and Rob simply know their business better.
  34. 1 point
    these intermissions are the yugioh equivalent of check out my mixtape
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    smh lose round 2 to peter cheng brick twice vs infinity floodgate smh wonder why SHUFFLE WITH HANDS VISIBLE PARALLEL TO THE TABLE PLS
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    https://youtu.be/oNvFPKujc5w
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    The d hero list from facebook.       
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    Why 2 arma, 1 rota over 3 arma, 1 rota? I don't see why you'd want to run less the maximum amount of copies of him when you for example could drop the unexpected dai for an arma without lowering your scale consistency.   I like your post just for the shatterfoil diamond dire wolf.
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    I only watched the final match played with the build at prague. It looks like he used a lot of different cards that could raise the ceiling of the deck. I mean, he won easily through a strike+mojo+tincan even though he misplayed! That's clear evidence that including high ceiling cards like instant, AK+friends and soul charge are the best way to play this deck. Ive had the most personal success avoiding things like ariadne and streamlining with terraforming and chicken game, then siding a lone copy of zombie world for the monarch match up (which is the nuts because you don't need to worry about stormforth+ether getting in your way on turn 1). Also zephy+chicken game has a fantastic interaction.    
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      I think you should just use the build you like using more. There is still a whole bunch of work to be done on the deck until the 'optimal' build is found anyway and who knows, come the banlist, all this talk could well be quite irrelevant haha.
  42. 1 point
    Let's take a look at a build that topped before Personally I think Bernie is a really bad deck, the duelist was just lucky with his metacall. Bernie has no chance against trump
  43. 1 point
    I feel obligated to go. No work on the 30th.  Might just go to hang out. My desire to learn real YGO is low.
  44. 1 point
    also the book costs less than a single copy of maxx c, you guys literally could not be more retarded
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    I created a website to tell people a little more about the book and what it has to offer.    http://premier-list.wix.com/roadoftheking   I hope people find $25 to be reasonably priced. I honestly would love to just give it away for free, because the community would benefit so much if everyone read it, but as a recent college graduate with something like $60,000 in student loans I'm just not in a position to do that. I'm not expecting this to get me out of debt or anything, I just hope everyone understands why I can't outright give away something that took me a year and a half to write. I also wanted to give people an incentive to try it out, so if you pre-order it before March 21 you can get it for $5 off at just $19.99. The book is about twice as long as Chapin's and only about half the price if you pre-order it.    I'm sure people are wondering how I will distinguish myself from Chapin's work other than by providing examples for Yu-Gi-Oh instead of Magic, but I assure you there is very little overlap. I'm a big fan of Next Level Magic and highly recommend players who want to improve read it as well, but NLM was only one of about a dozen books I read while doing research for my own book. Most of the lessons come from great business leaders like Charlie Munger, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Peter Thiel, as well as my own experiences from playing the game.    While Chapin focuses on technical play, going so far as to state it as being more impactful than all other factors combined, I disagree and think that deckbuilding is far more important and my book reflects that. I also directly challenge Chapin's "Theory of Everything" as being an insufficient framework to guide card theory and attempt to build a better guiding framework of my own. It's not that I think his Theory of Everything is outright wrong, I just think it's insufficient and think that we can evolve beyond it, but this evolution wouldn't have been possible without his initial contribution so I believe he still deserves a lot of credit.    I'm hoping it will be a high quality production. It's currently being edited and proofed (both conceptually and grammatically) to ensure that by the time it is released it will be the kind of book you want to tell your friends about.   There are no secrets left unsaid. It's everything I know about the game all brought together. I basically wrote it to Ben to explain all the concepts I would have trouble articulating in a casual conversation, but wanted to make sure he understood so he can keep growing. It was only later that I realized how much the community would be able to benefit from it if they read it. I certainly learned a lot by writing it and I'm sure anybody who reads it will also learn a lot. It was a lot of hard work, but it has been an extremely rewarding experience and I hope you all enjoy it. 
  46. 1 point
    I hope after this Frazier Smith writes a novel on how to dress for a ygo event.
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    also the bitch i called pregnant is scum so i wanted to piss her off some more also legit thought she was pregnant no regrets except i didnt get to hit uthor again
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    for the love of god can someone remove this cancer from dgz
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