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Ynusgridorh

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  1. Skilled Dark Magician is the closest thing you can find to Exarion: it's a dark monster than can answer Airknight, run over any set, inflict huge amounts of damage on an open field and have enough defense to wall an Asura. Dekoichi can do none of these things and would constantly put you behind on summon if you don't go first. No card can truly replace Exarion but Skilled Dark is the second best option out there.
  2. Very true. Most people I see on Dueling Book have never played pre-Exarion before. Some of them don't even know a format without Exarion even existed. Those people would never give the format a try if they didn't have any incentive to do so. That alone is a good enough reason to exclude Exarion from the cardpool in my opinion. People who want to keep playing Exarion Goat or even CRV Goat can still do so in unlimited so it's not like anybody's getting screwed.
  3. Yeah, Exarion is too good not to be played.
  4. Skilled Dark can trade with Airknight and run over almost everything. Strike Ninja has weak stats for a beater and isn't needed with 1 BLS and 3 Sorc.
  5. [Pre-Exarion] Chaos Dimension: Keeping the number of combo pieces to a minimum makes the deck less likely to brick and more resilient to disruption and turn 1 Duo. The goal is to avoid situations in which you either have to stay passive and wait for the OTK or being recklessly aggressive and risk losing everything to a timely counter. The deck operates like a regular aggro deck with a lot of high stats monsters that can apply pressure from the get-go. Having the additional option of setting walls allows you to play aggressively without sacrificing defense. Chaos Sorcerer outs TER and any other card that can stall the game, something Bazoo cannot do. Dimension Fusion is an insane win condition that makes your chance of winning increases as the game goes on. Having a copy of it often means you can spam the field without worrying about Mirror or Torrential. Upstart seems to conflict with the deck's aggressive strategy but the consistency boost is noticeable as one card can turn a dead hand into a winning one.
  6. This just came out and it's pretty good. Two kids living in 2045 find out that their orphanage is actually a farm and they're all food for demons. http://kissmanga.com/Manga/The-Promised-Neverland/001---Grace-Field-House?id=308212 http://kissmanga.com/Manga/The-Promised-Neverland/002---Exit?id=308548
  7. I asked people in the Goat thread what they wanted before making the cardpool and there was no consensus so I just went with whatever I felt like, which is an authentic and more diverse format.
  8. This is Winter talking via me (don't ask me what's going on). 1) Proof for 1 2) It was a stupid chaos dragon deck, idk where it would be now. But you're in a better position to find that than me 3) name history on YCM, has nothing to do with "Wytner" 4) cover in 1)'s emails 5) covered in 3's pic 6) I'm aware Claire, which is why I said it was poor evidence
  9. Winter said this never happened. He also asked me to relay this message: By the way, I can send him all your questions and comments (for only 97$).
  10. I used to side Zaborg until I realized how bad it was. Tribute monsters that only get their effects when tribute summoned are not worth playing unless you're using a deck that can tribute your opponent's monsters such as Monarch (note that Zaborg isn't even good in Monarch). The best thing about a tribute is that you can discard and revive it with Premature or Call to avoid going -1. Airknight is actually one of the best cards to discard for Duo, Graceful and Tribe since it turns Premature and Call into win conditions. Zaborg, on the other hand, doesn't just make Premature and Call bad, it forces you to run these cards in order to keep it live. That's a double liability. Zaborg's drawbacks outweigh its benefits. Being able to summon it means you're already ahead on summon and are already in a good spot. Even when Zaborg is successfully summoned, it doesn't stay long enough on the field to apply any pressure and get walled by everything. It pays for itself on summon but so does Airknight most of the time, and Airknight doesn't even need to pay for itself when summoned from the grave.
  11. The other sections aren't?
  12. Once you get used to it, this will be the only forum you're on.
  13. The only way there isn't infinite number of things that don't exist is if everything exists. If nothing can travel faster than the speed of light then I can imagine an infinite number of things that travel faster than the speed of light and none of those things will exist. I can't prove to you they don't exist, I can't take a picture of their nonexistence or catch it on tape but I'll have to postulate it. Existence is similar to time in the sense that we all know what it is but struggle to define it. I can't give you a satisfactory definition but if you come up with one, I'm sure I'll agree with it. Parallel universes are mathematically possible but still unproven. We can acknowledge their possibility but not their existence so I won't base my reasoning on them. In any case, it's up to those who affirm the existence of God to prove that God exists. It's not up to those who deny it to prove God doesn't exist.
  14. My conclusion that the number of nonexisting things is infinite is actually based on reasoning. For each thing that exists, an infinite number of variations can be imagined. For instance, you can take any animal with a defined number of legs and picture a version of the same animal with 1, 2, 3 or 100 additional legs. The possibilities are limitless because there's always an infinite amount of numbers greater than any given number. The second part of my reasoning is that the number of existing things is finite. This could very well be false as Gojira pointed out and I encourage anybody with a science background to correct me if I'm wrong. I'm aware this is more of an assumption than a deduction. 1) The universe could be finite and if it was, the number of existing things would also be finite. 2) Even if the universe was infinite, the amount of matter it contains could be finite. 3) Even if the amount of matter was infinite, the fact the universe has unchanging laws could limit the variety of things that exist within it. Since objects can't exceed a certain size without collapsing, the number of combinations of elementary particles could be limited. While this is an interesting paradox, I don't think talking about of objects whose nonexistence has been proven makes sense to begin with. You can prove that something exists but you can never prove something doesn't exist. There could be no evidence of nonexistence as something that doesn't exist doesn't leave any mark in the world. That's why the burden of proof is on those who assert the existence of something rather than those who contest it. That's also why you shouldn't ask somebody to prove he's not guilty of a crime as it would require that person to prove the nonexistence of his crime.
  15. I'd suck my own cock is I was a contortionist.
  16. I would certainly never let a friend who can't swim jump into a canal and would be more than willing to smack some sense into him if needed. But they were all 13-year-olds and probably didn't know about his phobia or weren't fully aware of the risk. If they were older, I would think they're some of those so-called friends who encourage people to do dangerous stuff by telling them how cool it is.
  17. I thought the story would be about some guy fucking his girlfriend's sister in the stall next to yours. Cool story but I'm disappointed.
  18. I'm an atheist looking for proof of the existence of God(s). The number of existing things is finite, the number of nonexisting things is infinite. There are bipeds, quadrupeds and octopeds, but there are no animals with 1, 2, 3, 4 billion legs and so on. Non-existence is the rule, existence is the exception. If something's existence isn't proven, its non-existence must be postulated. It goes like this: - Irrebuttable evidence = existence - Indication of existence = possibility of existence - Nothing = non-existence Now, not all religious are blind believers. Some of them base their beliefs on facts and rational reasoning. Most Jewish rabbis would be able to tell you why their believe in the Bible, notably by pointing out the concordance between the prophecies and historical events. Whether their arguments are compelling or not, their way of thinking isn't irrational. Jews for Judaism have just released the first of a 7-part video series called The Logical Foundation of Judaism. The first video is an introduction which deals exclusively with philosophical matters but the next parts should be more interesting. Judaism is a very rational religion as well as a complete law system. The study of the Talmud is a great way to develop and sharpen one's ability to think logically, hence why Jews are generally smart. Have you ever wondered why Jews don't accept Jesus as the Messiah? Here are the logical explanations: The Real Messiah - Part 1 The Real Messiah - Part 2
  19. I thought the same thing at first but the manga definitely gets more interesting as it goes on. Chapter 7 is a real turning point.
  20. Forgot to mention Platinum End (from Death Note's creators): http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Platina-End 13 people who lost the will to live are chosen by 13 angels to become God candidates. They're allowed to use the powers bestowed upon them to do anything during the 999 days leading to God's retirement, including killing other candidates. Exactly what you're looking for, if you haven't read it yet.
  21. The first chapter of Demon's Plan was worth a read: http://mangastream.com/r/demons_plan/001/3825/1 Let's see if it goes anywhere.
  22. I don't know if it's because the author isn't on Kishi's level or because I just enjoyed the movie too much but this manga fails to give me the Naruto vibes. The artwork and story aren't as good and the idea of a future without ninjas doesn't seem appealing. Still waiting for it to get past the movie arc to form my opinion.
  23. Thread of the year candidate!