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  1. Sky Strikers vs Raigeki

    Raye must be in the graveyard when the "Sky Striker Ace" monster leaves the field. Astrograph only works how it does because the hand is not public knowledge. This is most likely because it prevents ruling issues about whether or not Astro was in your hand when the card was destroyed or not. Trigger effects in the hand work differently than trigger effects that activate in public knowledge locations (grave, field, etc.).
  2. YCS Secaucus Tournament Report

    Nice report. You did well dude, but it sucks you didn't top. And wtf is wrong with those judges. The rulebook has a whole page with an actual flowchart for the steps of the battle phase.
  3. Didn't see anyone else post this, but this list is hilarious. It's like Konami just doesn't give a shit anymore. http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/ Forbidden: Dinomight Knight Grandsoil Lithosagym Denglong Emeral Broadbull Drident Limited: Ignis Miscellaneousaurus Ratpier Dark Hole Gateway of the Six Kaiju Slumber True King's Return Semi-Limited: BLS-EOTB Luster Pendulum Mathematician Brionac Hyper Librarian Brain Control Burial From a Different Dimension El Shaddoll Fusion Preparation of Rites No Longer on the List: Debris Dragon Honest Rescue Cat Rescue Rabbit Summoner Monk Witch of the Black Forest Charge of the Light Brigade Dragon Ravine Wavering Eyes If anyone has already posted this, then my bad, but this is a hilariously bad list (though all of them are tbh). El Shaddoll Fusion going to 2 is just salt in the wound to people who want to play Shaddolls, and the Grandsoil limit when the obvious problem is Firewall Dragon.
  4. Goat Format Semi-Staples: This vs. That (Which was better?)

    ^ In addition to what he said, Monarchs in general weren't that great because they need to be tribute summoned to activate their effects. Without cards like the Gadgets or Treeborn which helped make Monarchs more popular in future formats, tribute summoning wasn't usually very optimal. Airknight and Jinzo, however, are very strong when paired with Premature/CoTH. Ditching an Airknight for Graceful and then later reviving it with Premature Burial is a very rewarding play. Other than that, a lot of the backrow in the format is chainable, and most players don't set too many backrow for fear of Heavy Storm. Jinzo still isn't that great either though because it doesn't generate any actual advantage, unlike Airknight.
  5. If you're going first with Duo, there's almost no reason not to use it. The chance of the opponent having Serpent is very low. A lot of people tend to hold their Graceful much longer than they should. If you're in a pretty poor position, and your best move without using Charity is subpar, then there's no point in the game going even more downhill just so you might be able to get a single +1 later on. If your opponent went first and all they have is a t-set with no trinity in grave, then I would just hold the NoC and attack the set. If they waste resources protecting the set (like using BoM on a monster that's not a threat or using ring on something like sangan), then obviously you use NoC. If the opponent goes first and uses trinity or sets multiple backrow, then obviously you use NoC for the Faith or Jar. You use it to pressure the opponent or out a problematic monster. Very rarely, if ever, would you ever want to set Tsuku. Only maybe in situations where both of you are just setting and passing, and you don't want to discard anything for the hand size limit. When you guys are facing HAM or whatever the reasoning/gate turbo deck is called, what exactly do you side in and out when playing a typical Goat deck? The deck is still very rare and in all honesty isn't that good outside of lucky wins when they open the nuts, so I don't know if siding things specifically for it is worth it, but losing to stuff like Reasoning+Gate+Chaos stuff is stupid.
  6. Have you ever read the rulebook before? Regardless of whether a card says to tribute a monster you "control" or not is irrelevant considering to tribute, by definition, is to send a monster you control to the graveyard, unless explicitly stated otherwise on the card. You can also tribute set cards, by definition, unless the card explicitly states otherwise. Furthermore, to control a card is simply to have it in your Monster Zone, Spell & Trap Zone, Field Zone, or Pendulum Zone. Whether a card is face-down or not is irrelevant; if it is on your side of the field, you control it. Before posting idiotic answers, read the rulebook. You can find it here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/rulebook/EN_SDSE_Rulebook.pdf Page 49 defines "Control" and "Possess." "Cards you “control” are the cards in your Monster Zone, Spell & Trap Zone, Field Zone, and Pendulum Zone. Cards in your “possession” include all cards you control, plus the cards in your hand, Deck, Extra Deck, Graveyard, your banished cards, cards in the middle of being Summoned to your side of the field, and Xyz Materials attached to monsters you control. If a player takes control of a card from their opponent, move it to the new controller’s side of the field. If sent to the Graveyard, or returned to the hand or Deck, it is always returned to the Graveyard / hand / Deck of the original owner." Page 51 defines "Tribute." "Tributing is sending a monster you control to the Graveyard. You can Tribute a face-up or face-down monster, unless otherwise specified. Tributing a monster is one possible cost for Summoning a monster or activating an effect. A monster sent to the Graveyard by Tributing is not treated as “destroyed.”"
  7. Set Rotation

    2014, a bit after the wcq season iirc. Same time they changed the first turn draw rule.
  8. Duelingbook

    Opt in. Same username as on here.
  9. Duelingbook

    It's up pretty much 24/7 now, but disconnecting is still a real issue.
  10. Individual players' playstyles do not exist. Different decks may behave differently, but there are always good plays and bad plays, depending on the situation, and good players will be able to determine which play is the best to make in most situations. Both formats have their obvious pros and cons, but trying to change Exarion Goats into a completely different format with changed effects seems stupid and pointless. All it would do is cause unnecessary confusion between players. First, you'll start with changing Exarion's effect, then you'll change Ring, then BLS, etc., etc. If you want to play with Exarion, then play Exarion Goats. If you don't, then don't. It's that simple.
  11. I know more about numbers than all of you, AMA

    This is where you're wrong.
  12. Growing up in the Sacramento, California area, I never heard anyone thank the bus driver, but that's probably because a large majority of the people who rode the bus were high school students. Now that I'm attending school in Central Cali, it's hit or miss. Most people don't, but whenever I do take the bus, there are at least a few people who do thank the driver before getting off.
  13. YCS Anahiem Nov 26

    This alone makes the stream worth watching, even in a shitty format like this one.
  14. According to Problem-Solving Card Text, the "then" conjunction means that when resolving the effect, if the attack is not negated, the rest of the effect will not be applied. You can refer to the Konami article regarding PSCT conjunctions, here, to learn more.
  15. I didn't see anything about this, so here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/ If someone already posted a thread about this, then my apologies. Forbidden: Performapal Monkeyboard Kaiser Colosseum Limited: Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Ehther, The Heavenly Monarch Kozmo Dark Destroyer Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal Emergency Teleport Pantheism of the Monarchs Pendulum Call The Monarchs Stormforth Semi-Limited: Maxx "C" Thunder King Rai-Oh Wind-Up Magician No Longer Limited: Thousand-Eyes Restrict Allure of Darkness Gold Sarcophagus
  16. Ignoring summoning condition

    Special Summon Monsters must first be special summoned properly before being able to be summoned from the graveyard, regardless of whether or not the card summoning it "ignores its summoning conditions." All monsters with the text "Must first be Special Summoned..." or "Must be Special Summoned... and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways" are Special Summon Monsters.
  17. Lullaby of Obedience

    Honestly, I doubt Lullaby will be a very great or popular card. It seems rather lackluster to be honest. Sure, taking one of your opponent's best monsters sounds amazing, but in practice, most good monsters get their effects off when they leave the field or can recur themselves, so you have to be careful how you use it. There just seem to be many, better matchup-specific side cards than Lullaby which is only good in the mirror. Lullaby still seems like it would be alright in some mirrors though. In BA for instance, it searches out Terrortop. In Pendulums, you can search out Kirin which can be devastating considering it's limited now. You would just have to watch out for it leaving the field though. In Metalfoes, you can search out Gofu for the insane Crystal Wing opening. In D/D, you can search out Keplar or even Ragnarock or Thomas which can be very good for your large 3-4 card combos. If Herald somehow becomes popular (doubt it considering the deck has so many issues), it can steal a Scepter or one of your rituals.
  18. Dueling Network

    There should be three options on the top-left of the window, something like "always chain," "sometimes chain," and "never chain." Also, if you hold down the 'A' key on your keyboard, it will force the prompt up whenever possible, and if you hold down the 'S' key, it will prevent the prompt from coming up.
  19. So, Herald topped YCS Rimini. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKMRW4S_XiU His List: 3 Herald of Perfection 3 Cyber Angel Benten 1 Saffira Queen of Dragons 3 Manju of the Thousand Hands 3 Star Steraph Scepter 3 Star Seraph Sovereignty 2 Summoner Monk 3 Ritual Sanctuary 3 Terraforming 3 Dawn of the Herald 1 Hymn of Light 3 Pre-Preparation of Rites 1 Preparation of Rites 3 Instant Fusion 1 Soul Charge 1 Raigeki 1 Upstart Goblin 1 One Day of Peace 1 Metalfoe Fusion 1 Elder Entity Norden 1 Darkfire Dragon 1 Abyss Dweller 1 Diamond Dire Wolf 1 Daigusto Emeral 1 Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer 1 Fairy Cheer Girl 1 Steelswarm Roach 1 Stellarknight Delteros 1 Evilswarm Ouroboros 1 Number 104: Maquerade 1 Constellar Tellarknight Diamond 1 Number 24: Dragulas the Vampiric Dragon 1 Constellar Ptolemy M7 1 Number 39: Utopic Beyond 2 Dark Hole 2 Book of Eclipse 3 Maxx "C" 3 Twin Twisters 2 Ally of Justice Cyclone Reader 2 Effect Veiler 1 Artifact Lancea Metalfoe Fusion was to discard for Sanctuary, making it essentially costless. Roach was for pendulums. Masquerade was for BA/Kozmo. Lancea was for Kozmo/Monarchs and could be recycled with Saffira. The rest was pretty self-explanatory.
  20. Pokemon GO

    To be honest, I've hatched very few worthwhile pokemon. The only very good pokemon I hatched was an 1100-ish Snorlax pretty early on, but I caught a 1047 and a 1989 one later in the wild. Heck, even my three Chansey and my Lapras I found in the wild. I did hatch a Growlithe, Eevee, Magikarp, etc. every so often though, so it's whatever.
  21. United States Presidential Election

    How exactly is Brexit comparable to Trump's campaign? I personally don't know much about Britain's politics and how the EU actually affected its economy, so it would be helpful if someone could give me a brief rundown of it. Most of the sources I find and people I ask are very biased in favor of either viewpoint, so a hopefully less biased summary would be appreciated. As for his speech, it honestly didn't seem too impressive. He pretty much just talked for six minutes about Trump being the answer to corporatism and big money and about Obama and Clinton being terrible for the country, but he doesn't really delve into how Trump will create this change or how Obama was such an awful President. Sure, as far as we know, Trump isn't being paid by any special interest groups, but this still doesn't fix many of the US's issues and has a rather minimal impact on Trump's actual policies. Honestly, this is one of my biggest issues with the current election (and mainstream politics in general). Most political debates or speeches are filled with political propaganda and pointless rhetoric that create the appearance of a long, elaborate speech but don't actually add any substance or material to it. Narrowing down these speeches to be more concise and to the point seems to me like it would help them be much more effective and persuasive to the audiences.
  22. Metalfoes - Deck Discussion

    Have you played a Magician or Performapal Magician deck recently? Pendulum Call wasn't that great of a card to begin with and was only ever included out of necessity for consistency reasons. The Monkeyboard ban hurts much more than the Pend Call limit because now you can't rely as much on Joker or Sorcerer to get free backup scales. Iris and Abductor are still completely insane cards though, and I'm sure the Magician decks can adapt with things like Igknight Reload. In fact, one of the Magician players from Worlds was playing a teched out build with the Wind Barrier Statue (Bunuku, Kirin, Avian, and Oaf are all Wind) that for the time being looks like it could be a very potent threat with the new forbidden list. This might not be a terrible idea, but those disruption monsters still won't be as good as Kirin simply for the fact that Kirin is a pendulum monster, so you could pop it for free with your Metalfoe scales and so you could recycle it if it ever got destroyed or removed from the field (bar banishing/spinning. most of which now target). Outside of like Avian, Gendo, or Jowgen, all those seem pretty matchup specific as well. Still interesting suggestions though. Burning Abyss and Magicians will probably still be pretty relevant after the new list tbh. For the time being, I wouldn't count them out yet at least. With Demise still at 3 and the top tier decks being hit quite a bit, stun decks might see a small resurgence as well, making Strike even more of an issue. And @buckwheatloaf, the Kozmo idea probably isn't any better than it was before. The Kirin limit has literally no affect on how good (or bad) a Kozmo engine would be, so if it wasn't any good before, idk why it would be better now. Sure, it could act like a replacement engine for the two lost copies of Kirin, but the engine seems rather gimmicky. What targets do you even have for Allure besides Dark Lady? Any additional copies of Gofu you might draw? Town is also only useful if you already have your scales setup, and I would definitely not run Desires with the new F/L list. The risk of banishing Kirin is just too great.
  23. You guys are just arguing over semantics at this point. It is clear that the limits on Cir and Beatrice will hurt BA, but not to the extent where it becomes competitively nonviable. BA will clearly still be a very powerful deck with the potential to remain a solid top-tier deck, especially with the hits to the other top decks. Arguing over whether the impact of Cherries and the impact of these limits is a valid comparison is trivial and irrelevant.
  24. I could honestly go on and on about how Maxx "C" can be absurdly powerful and imbalanced in a fast format with high-ceiling, low-trap combo decks, where it can lead to completely one-sided blowouts. When going first, Maxx "C" allows the player to make a huge field and then completely cripple his opponent's chance of getting over it or risk giving up too many cards. When going second, Maxx "C" allows the player to stop his opponent from making a large field, forcing the opponent to give him huge card advantage or risk getting blown out or OTKd the following turn. Hell, in things like the BA mirror match, Maxx "C" is almost never dead and is always at the very least a +1 on top of forcing your opponent to preemptively end his play. Sure, this is a very simplified and idealistic approach to the game, but at the rate that power creep is growing, a cost-less, high-impact card like Maxx "C" can become exponentially better in the near future, to the point where I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually gets banned. Maxx suffers from a similar dilemma that Soul Charge had in HAT format where if one player sees it and the other doesn't, the insane power of Maxx "C" can completely swing the game in his favor. If you want an example of what I'm talking about, then just look at UK Nats' finals match where the BA player got blown out by Maxx "C" both games for a swift 2-0. Furthermore, the argument that Maxx "C" keeps combo decks in balance is completely untrue. Maxx "C" has never prevented decks like Mermails, Rulers, Shaddolls, BA, Nekroz, etc. from being tier 1. I do agree though that the semi-limit seems completely random and pointless.