Friday, October 11, 2013

Current Blackwing Build

I will be playing this build in locals on Saturday because I'm tired of playing Dragon Rulers.  I will however be playing Dragon Rulers on Sunday at regionals in Norcross.

3 Blackwing Shura the Blue Flame
2 Blackwing Sirocco
3 BW Bora
2 BW Blizzard
3 BW Kalut
1 BW Gale
1 BW Kochi
1 BW Zephyros
1 Dark Armed Dragon

1 Allure of Darkness
3 Black Whirlwind
1 Book of Moon
1 Dark Hole
3 Pot of Duality

1 Bottomless
1 Complusory
1 Delta Crow Anti Reverse
3 Icarus Attack (sooo goood)
2 Mirror Force
1 Solemn Warning
3 Vanity's Emptiness

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tournament Report September 14th Plant Rulers

So I ran pretty much the same deck I ran last time except I put in Corsesca and Lonefire Blossom.

 Round 1 vs Chaos Dragon Game 1 Free Game 2 Free

 Round 2 vs Gladiator Beast
Game 1 I use all three of my Maxx Cs on him this game....
Game 2 I didn't really draw into my side deck cards. I think I drew like one of my MSTs and that's it. I remember doing a play with dracossack and blackrose dragon after he fiendish chained my BRD.

 Round 3 vs Dragon Rulers
 Game 1 LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF TOKENS, he gets out a shooting star dragon but can't hit me, I take the shooting star dragon, I cant hit him, we play for a really long time with tokens and ramming and can't really do damage. Time is called.....I win in time
 Game 2 He goes first, I make a colossal fighter and swing for 2800. He makes a big eye and takes it and swings for 2800. I make a big eye to try and take his big eye to take colossal. He uses veiler. He wins.
Game 3 He opens with a set monster. I open with a blaster and a gaia with two dandylion tokens. I run over his guard for 600 with gaia attack for 2800 directly. He is able to make a play but thanks to the two tokens he wasn't able to kill me. I win in time. We were more than 40 minutes over time because you can't draw at locals

 Round 4 vs Mecha Rulers
Game 1 We go back and forth I take game with thanks to the overwhelming power that dragons can create. Game 2 He opened double electric virus ftw
Game 3 We played back and forth for a little bit. Eventually time is called.....I'm able to make a big play and hit him down to like 700. Then on his turn I immediately flipped Vanity's Emptiness. He sets a monster, my blaster bounces to my hand. I draw its another emptiness and its my last turn in time. So I set effect veiler set my other emptiness. He summons some level 4 phantom beast thing flips his facedown its another phantom beast, he runs over veiler killing it and the emptiness, he attacks with the other one and i flip the second emptiness, he wasnt able to go into gagaga cowboy, but even if he could have I dont think it would have mattered......

 Round 5 vs Plant Rulers
Alright so Chris and me are both undefeated and guaranteed top 8 so we just play three games no side decking just for the hell of it. I honestly didn't care about finishing undefeated.
Game 1 I got all out with return on like turn 2 cause well who the fuck cares....I win this game on turn 4 I think.
Game 2 He otks me with red-eyes blaster tempest
 Game 3 He otks me again after flipping trap stun to stop my mirror force

Top 8 is annouced
 Top 8 vs Gladiator Beast Sorry Jesse :(
Game 1 I win this game pretty easily
Game 2 I make a huge misplay because I'm stupid and didn't think about what deck he was playing...... Game 3 I don't make the same mistake twice kill his fossil dyna with blaster. Make a dracossack to pop his facedown monster just in case its another fossil dyna, then flip return for game

 Top 4--We split

 Deck list is on my facebook page
 Pros Making money
 Cons Playing Jesse in Swiss and in Top8 :(

 the top 8 was
Plant Rulers
Plant Rulers
Mecha Rulers
Dragon Rulers
Blue Rulers
Gladiator Beast
Evilswarm ]

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Planned Events

Saturday September 14th, Statesboro, Local -Plant Rulers Saturday October 5th, Kissimmee Regionals -Dragon Rulers (build undecided) Sunday October 13th, Norcross Regionals -Deck Unknown If I go to Kissimmee and get my invite for WCQ I will probably sell off my Dragon Rulers and attend the Norcross Regionals for fun and play 12 Gauge Monarchs just for fun. If anybody is at and of these events and wants to trade, talk, whatever feel free to look me up.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Damage Step, Substeps, and Calculation Explained

Alright, so with the resurgence of popularity in Blackwings I think its time I broke down the damage step and the substeps so people can gain a greater understanding of what exactly happens when they are declaring an attack and when they should or shouldn't use a certain card to try and trample over their opponents monster.  There are many articles out there that are very complicated when it comes to explaining things so I want to try and make this as clear as possible.  Since this is an adult oriented blog, this allows me use certain words to better increase your understanding of when you can and can't do things.

When attacking there are 7 substeps that take place before its all said and done.  Most people just think there are 3 or maybe even just 2, but for those that don't know there are 7!! 7!!!!! Okay now that we got that out of the way.....On to explaining the seven substeps and what you can and can't do during them.

Attack Decleration
Mirror Force, Sakuretsu, etc is activated right now.

Before Entering Damage Step
Cards that don't need to be activated in response to an attack maybe activated right now, Waboku, etc as long as it is a spell speed 2.  You can have multiple chains in this step before both players agree to move on to the Damage Step.

Substep 1
This is the start of the Damage Step.  First thing that happens are Continuous Effects.  The effects of cards like Steamroid and Jain, Lightsworn Paladin happen right now!  So the boosting of their attacks is the first thing to happen.  You got it???  THE VERY FIRST THING !!!  Next in substep two we have Trigger Effects, such as Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, Mystic Swordsman LV2, etc.   During this step you may also activate spell speed two cards that increase or decrease a monsters attack.

Substep 2
Flipping monsters face-up.  If the monster is face-down now it will be flipped face-up.  FLIP EFFECTS DO NOT FUCKING ACTIVATE IN THIS STEP!!!!!  TRIGGER EFFECTS THAT ACTIVATE WHEN FLIPPED FACE-UP DO NOT ACTIVATE AT THIS TIME!!! (Tsukuyomi)  Now that the monster is face up if it has a Continuous Effect it is now applied.  So if they are attacking a face down Jinzo, traps can no longer be used after this part of Substep 2 because he is now face-up and negating cards.  During this step you may also activate spell speed two cards that increase or decrease a monsters attack

Substep 3
This is the step right before we actually enter damage calculation.  Now cards such as Ehren, Lightsworn Monk's effects activate.  Other notable cards like this are Drillroid and Ninja Grand Master Sasuke.  Now we have cards that have effects that activate when they are attacked and flipped face up, this is the substep these cards actually activate in.  Cards like Ancient Lamp and Blast Sphere.  Normally such cards say "without applying Damage Calculation".  A classic card Reflect Bounder also gains his effect during this substep.  During this step you may also activate spell speed two cards that increase or decrease a monsters attack.  Now there is one thing I should note about substep 3.  YOU ARE ALLOWED MULTIPLE CHAINS IN THIS STEP FOR ATTACK INCREASING AND DECREASING CARDS!!  So if you have Shrink set and Rush Recklessly and your opponent uses Solemn Judgment to negate Shrink.  You are now free to start a NEW chain to activate the Rush Recklessly.

Substep 4
We are now entering damage calculation.  Now we can activate cards that say "during damage calculation".  There is only one Chain allowed during this step.  Before this chain starts any Continuous Effects that are specific to damage calculation are applied! YOU HEAR ME FUCKERS!! BEFORE STARTING THE CHAIN!!!!  Substep 4 is usually the most optimal step to use Honest who can be activated during any of these steps, but there is no real reason to activate Honest prior to substep 4.  The only effects that can be used during this one chain are cards that say "during damage calculation" and effects that negate them, like Counter Traps and Light and Darkness Dragon.  EFFECTS THAT INCREASE OR DECREASE A MONSTERS ATTACK CAN NOT BE USED AT THIS TIME!!! YOU MISSED THE TIMING FOR SHRINK IF YOU ARE TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!!

Let me give you an example of how substep 4 works.
I have a Thunder King Rai-Oh.  I attack your Sabersaurus.  I ask do you have any responses during substeps 1-3.  You reply no.  I say alright.  Substep 4 aka Damage Calculation I will use my Honest.  You flip Shrink in attempt to chain to Honest.  I laugh at you for being bad at this game cause you just missed your chance to use the Shrink.

Now Honest vs Honest!!!!!
Same scenario except now you have Thunder King too.  I attack.  I ask for a response you do nothing.  I declare substep 4 aka Damage Calculation and use my Honest.  You decide to chain your Honest to my Honest.  Well now when the chain resolves my Honest will be chain link 1 and resolve after yours making my monster still 1900 more than your monster and you wasted your Honest.

Substep 5
We are now done with damage calculation.  Now we can use cards like Don Zaloog, and Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer if they inflicted damage.  There are a couple of other things that can happen here but are card specific and I don't want to get into that cause they are bad cards....

Substep 6
Now your flip effect will resolve!!!! REJOICE YOU CAN RYKO!!!!  This is also the step when cards like Snowman Eater activate their effects.  D.D. Warrior Lady and D. D. Assailant activate now.

Substep 7  WOO LAST ONE!!!
You are now entering the end of the damage step and cards like Mystic Tomato and shit attempt to activate now, as long as they aren't banished of course.   This is also the time to use Hydrogeddon and Blue Thunder effects to gain your pluses.  Fulhelmknights destroying a defense position monster effect activates during this step as well.  This is also when you get The Six Samurai Zanji's effect and Chainsaw Insect and other cards that activate in this manner.


So you are probably wondering? Well when the fuck should I use Kalut ???  During substep 4 because it can be used during damage calculation!  So when the fuck can I forbidden lance????  Substep 3 and sooner.  In other words if you know your opponent has Kalut and you need to make their monster small enough so that Kalut won't matter, you better do it before substep 4 aka Damage Calculation

Welcome to the crazy world of the damage step substeps.  If you have any questions feel free to ask, I'd rather you didn't because I'm lazy and fuck you....Naw I'm just kidding......Love you guys <3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Statesboro Local Tournament Report 8/31 - September 2013 Format

So I initially wanted to run Sabers at this, but then I figured I'd just run Dragon Plants as it is a stronger deck and has a better comeback factor.  I came to this conclusion after a bunch of testing on Dueling Network.  Sabers just weren't able to keep up with Agents, Infernity, Blackwing, etc.... So I ran a janky version of Plant Rulers.  I will post the list after the report.

Round 1  vs Chaos Dragons
Game 1
I won this game pretty easily after taking his Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon...
Game 2
This game was all mine after his first turn.  For some reason he decided it would be a good idea to turn 1 set his Electric Virus =/  I comment......I won....

Round 2 vs Lightsworn
Game 1
He drops a tragoedia on my first attack.  I saw nothing else.  I killed him before he could do anything else.
Game 2
I finally see that he is playing Lightsworn.  He uses recharge, hits crap.  He sets a monster.  I go for big field, dracossack his facedown Ryko swing for a bit then pass.  He drops a Gorz on me but it didn't help much.  I just took it with Big Eye and used it to make a Master of Blades.....

Round 3 vs Destiny Zombie
Game 1
I open with 3 D.D.R........yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Game 2
I open with two shadow imprisoning mirrors and a hand full of dragons to his Mind Drain.  I lost

Round 4 vs X-Sabers
Game 1
He wipe the floor with me thanks to gottoms' e-cal and faultroll plays.
Game 2
I take this game pretty convincingly thanks to Star Eater.
Game 3
Star Eater again shows his head but this time he was able to drop Catastor to kill it.  I make a big Dracossack play to clear his field thanks to Mecha Phantombeast Tetherwolfs effect. Time is then called.  He has one in hand card and sits there for about 5 minutes thinking.  I ask him if there is anything he can do cause honestly I was tired of waiting, he only had 1 in hand card and no field, wasting time.  He finally summons the damn thing and it was Fulhelm knight which he kills my token brings back Fulhelm knight.  I get through that.  He makes a Bogart play with Ragigura or something.  I just know it was the last turn of the game and he had Bogart in Atk mode, Ragigura in def mode, and a dark soul.  I went into Gaia for the trample, then dropped a few other big ass monsters and swung for game cause fuck winning by time.

Round 5 vs Infernity
Game 1
I completely don't remember this game but I had final life points me at 5200 and him at 2800, then I lost.....
Game 2
I remember like using blaster to kill his Imperial Iron Wall then killing him with Star Eater attacks.  I do remember that in this game I used Return from the Different Dimension and he Bottomless'd I wanted to cry but I got my dragon searches....
Game 3
I open up with 4 Dragons and a D.D.R in my hand so I drop a first turn Dracossack.  He tried to Imperial Iron Wall me on my turn I used Trap Stun....  He couldn't get around my plays.  He didn't even touch me this game.  I do remember he used Archfiend to search Infernity Break or whatever that trap is called, but he didn't have any Infernity in the graveyard to activate it.  So I just went into a Stardust Dragon and then started killing his field.  He conceded.....

Top 8 is announced I was 5th place or something I don't know.....My friends from High School had arrived to my college town so at this point I was ready to go and started shouting to split top 8.  After I did the math everyone was okay with splitting top 8 giving everyone about $20 store credit.  So I leave and then we spend the next three hours trying to figure out what to eat until we finally go to Chilis and then mine was free.   Good day yo.....

Now for the decklist to my extra bad version of Plant Rulers or Dragon Ruler Plants  DRP whatever man idk what to call it

Return from the different dimension
Compulsory Evacuation Device
Trap Stun
Trap Stun

Sacred Sword of Seven Stars
Sacred Sword of Seven Stars
Sacred Sword of Seven Stars
D. D. R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation
D. D. R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation
D. D. R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation
Dark Hole
Gold Sarcophagus
Mystical Space Typhoon
Mystical Space Typhoon
Burial From a Different Dimension
One for One  (this was sided out almost alllllll day)
Foolish Burial

Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
Redox, Dragon ruler of Boulders
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
Effect Veiler
Effect Veiler
Effect Veiler
Flamvell Guard
Debris Dragon
Debris Dragon
Card Trooper
Card Trooper
Swift Scarecrow
Mecha Phantom Beast Tetherwolf
Mecha Phantom Beast Tetherwolf

Extra Deck
Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger
Number 11: Big Eye
Number 74: Master of Blades
Star Eater
Armory Arm
Iron Chain Dragon (no orient dragon soooo)
Colossal Fighter
Formula Synchron
Scrap Dragon
Stardust Dragon
Crimson Blader
Red Dragon Archfiend
Black Rose Dragon

I hate the fact that my main deck was 42 cards and I still drew 3 DDR that one game......

Side deck is irrelevant cause its full of stuff for local meta, but Maxx "C" is in the side deck, its not needed at my locals to be main decked.

Any questions let me know.

My next article will be posted on Wed. and I will be teaching you all the sub-steps in the damage step since cards like Kalut, Bujin, Honest are seeing more play now......

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Top decks for the new format

So it is now August 28, 2013.  The ban list has been known for about a week or so.  There are decks that are already starting to shine above the rest in online play as well as various locals that are already using the new format.  Right now there is a good bit of decks people are trying to play.

Here is a short list of the decks people are playing with success:

  • Plant Rulers
  • Evilswarms
  • Infernities
  • Agents 
  • Destiny Zombies
  • Mermails
  • Spellbooks
There are a few more but in the end of the day my picks for the definite top 2 of the format have to be Plant Rulers and Agents.  Both create big monsters or hard to kill monsters at a faster pace than other decks and have many outs built right into the main deck.  These two decks will definitely be seeing a lot of play this format.  Everyone wants a format where there is variety, but lets be serious this is a card game that people want to win.  They will definitely play the top decks and these two in my opinion are going to be the top two of the format as far as seeing play goes.

I want to share with you guys my current build for Plant Rulers.  I don't know if I will be playing this in real life for the simple fact that we have switched to a four month format.  I'm not sure if I will be attending any major events during the next four months that would warrant me paying for the cards I need to finish the deck.  Our local is currently only about one time per month.  I just can't justify investing in cards for a deck that I will only play four times.  Anyway on to the list.

Monsters 26
Tidal x3
Blaster x3
Reedox x3
Tempest x3
Fog King x2
Mecha Phantom Beast Tetherhawk x2
Effect Veiler x3
Spore x1
Dandylion x1
Debris Dragon x2
Lonefire blossom x1
Gorz The Emissary of Darkness x1
Flamvell Guard x1
Card Trooper x2

Sacred Sword of The Seven Stars x3
Gold Sarcophagus x1
Dark Hole x1
D.D.R x3
One for One x1
Foolish Burial x1

Traps 2
Return from the different dimension x1
Compulsory Evacuation Device x1

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tallahassee Florida Regional Report 8/24/2013 Frog Monarchs

I have full life points and things saved from yesterday but I don't really feel like that's something that needs to be included in this report.

It was around 3:30am when I woke up to get ready to leave.  Peyton and myself went to go pick up the other people, we were on our way to Florida around 4:30am.  It was a long drive.  Much longer than we expected.  We get there and its already 9:40 in the morning.  We are rushing and panicking trying to fill out our deck list and get in line to pay for the event.  We all managed to enter except for one of the guys that rode with us, he didn't have a deck built yet and just said screw it and decided to trade all day.

We open up our packs for entering, pull absolute just shit.  Nothing worth making a note on at all.  I shove the commons and rares in the side pocket of my book bag and I'm pretty sure they are still just sitting in there.  I want to run XX-Sabers next format so I planned on just scrubbing the regional and trying to get all the stuff I needed for my deck.  Well things didn't go according to plan.....

Round 1 Frogarchs vs Mermail
Game 1 I open up with a set Ronintoadin and then he OTKs me on the next turn with Megalo, etc...I could only think well this is going to be a fast day. I'm talking to the guy like I usually try and do, I'm a talkative person when I'm dueling I hate people that are TOO serious....
Game 2  Well this game didn't go over so well for him.  I open Swap Frog send Treeborn with 4 Monarchs in hand.  He didn't have an answer especially after Raiza made him Redraw twice.....During this game I was talking to him and told him what he should side against me.  He left all his Spell/Trap destruction in the deck so after this game he sides it all out.  I'm too nice of a person.
Game 3  He opens really strong.  I do a few plays.  I use Herald of Pure Light to cycle my Caius and Effect Veiler back into my hand.  He does a huge play and I guess he was expecting me to use the Veiler to try and stop it, but I just let him do it.  He misplays and tries to attack with Megalo with his Abbysgaios up, he even tributed a monster for the effect.  Anyway he kills my Herald with Gaios then main phase two went into a second Gaios.  I draw bring back treeborn and pass my turn.  He swings and I battle fader.  I draw bring back treeborn frog.  Tribute for enemy controller on his Gaios.  Monster Reborn his Megalo bring back a ronin to tribute for megalo's effect and swing on him for game after ramming his Gaios into each other.

So I won round 1....

Round 2 vs Dragon Synchro  (kid told me he didn't like XYZ)
Game 1  I otk him with Daigusto Phoenix Raiza play.
Game 2  He opens with like Star Eater and Stardust Dragon.  I use Soul Exchange to tribute his Star Eater for my LaDD and pass back.  He uses heavy to run over my LaDD with his Stardust Dragon.  I top Enemy Controller and realize I have game as long as he doesn't have something to stop attacks.  I use Enemy Controller to take his Stardust Dragon.  I XYZ into Daigusto Phoenix targeting Stardust Dragon.  He flips breakthough skill to negate, I tell him good game since he used his entire hand last round to go into the Star Eater, Stardust play and all he had was the set card.  I go into a second Daigusto Phoenix and hit him for 8000 exactly using Stardust Dragon for 5000 then the two Daigusto Phoenix for 3000.

So I won round 2 and got the attention of one of the judges since well I was a little loud and shit while I was playing and I was making big plays, not boring Monarch plays.  He tells me if I keep winning I will get a feature match.  I don't care either way, but cool incentive I guess.  Judge was a cool guy.  The guy I played Round 2 for some reason didn't go Crimson Blader was really confusing =/  He told me it was his first regional and I was trying to help him calm down and relax then well I OTK'd him and got all turned up as the young people say.....Peyton got a tie this round against 6 Samurai

Round 3 vs Six Samurai
Game 1 He opens NUTS.  Double Reckless Greed into Six Sam United into his 3rd Reckless Greed.  He dropped 5 monsters two of which were Shi En and Shien.....I scooped
Game 2  I side Puppet Plants.  He opens up crazy again.  I open up with double Battle Fader and double Puppet Plant.  I take his Shi En and Shien.  I go into a Daigusto Phoenix.  Bring back a Ronintoad in attack position.  Ram his Shien into the 6 Sam xyz, attack for exact game thanks to Toad.  He was like wow I didn't expect you to have those.  I side them for Spellbooks....
Game 3 I open with 1 Puppet Plant this game and a Fader.  He goes into Grandmaster, Kizan, Shien, Shi En, and Zanji.  I use battle fader.  I start my turn.  I Puppet Plant Shi En.  Run over his Grandmaster with it.  Activate Enemy Controller tributing his Shi En to take Kizan and then ram Kizan and Zanji together, then swing direct with Swap Frog.  Few turns go by.  I don't remember all the specifics but I remember ending this game with Dark Mist which I summoned three times thanks to him using Mist Wurm and like Compulsory Evacuation Device on it.  I attack for exact game with Dark Mist for 2150.

I was hype as fuck after making two come backs against huge fields from the six sam and for attack for exact game 3 times already using Daigusto Phoenix.

Round 4 vs Dragon Rulers
Game 1  I open up with a set Dupe Frog and pass.  He plays like Seven Swords on blaster passing back to me after setting one card.  I go into Swap Frog.  He uses Maxx C, doesn't get the draw but whatever.  I think for a second knowing I'm playing Dragon Rulers and decide to go for the OTK.  He gets 4 draws off his Maxx C in the end.  I swing with Raiza, Daigusto, Daigusto for game.  He didn't draw Veiler.
Game 2
He opens up skill drain after going into two big XYZ.   I scoop on turn 3 not wanting to waste time since my only out was Heavy...
Game 3 I side deck in my MSTs
He opens with skill drain again, but he had nothing else after summoning one dragon ruler.  I poked him with Swap Frog like 6 times then Soul Exchanged his set monster for Caius.  Then he still had nothing and I won.

The judge told me I would have a feature match next round.  It was almost round 4 but round 4 had to be repaired.  Also Round 5 had to be repaired.........TOO MANY FUCKING REPAIRS LEARN TO TYPE THE SHIT INTO THE COMPUTER!!!!!!!! Anyway, Round 5 I finally get the feature match and its me vs my friend Joey playing spellbooks.

Round 5 vs Spellbooks
Game 1
I know his deck so just to make a play I use Swap Frog to send everything to the graveyard my first turn.  He jowgens.  I have nothing he wins.
Game 2
My side deck wins the game.  OVERWORKED IS TOO SKRONG!!!
Game 3
I win this game by using Herald of Pure light to swap the Dark Dust Spirit in my hand for the Caius in my graveyard.  Then use it to banish his Gachi to swing for game.   Again... OVERWORKED TOO SKRONG!

So I'm 5-0  fucking everybody and their momma knows what I'm playing at this point.  People are like yelling shit at me from down the table when I go to sit down.  Sigh its annoying when people know what your deck is before they even sit down.....

Round 6 vs Dragon Rulers
Game 1
I opend a hand of all tribute monsters....I lost....
Game 2 
I opened a hand of just garbage again.  I only had one play with Electric Virus and well he had the Book of Moon.  I scooped.....

I didn't draw a single frog this game......

Round 7
Game 1
I don't draw a frog....I lost
Game 2
I used overworked to clear his field and attack for game.
Game 3
I didn't draw a frog and well lost....

Wtf two back to back rounds, NO FUCKING FROGS, #Salt  .......I'm mentally preparing for round 8. Because I just went from 5-0 needing 1 win to get my invite which is all I wanted to potentially not getting my invite at all.  I go shit to clear my mind and my stomach of that foot long Sub I had for lunch, I shouldn't have gotten it, after coming back from China my stomach has shrunken and I can't eat as much.  I was overly full.  It was like 4 rounds of me needing to use the bathroom but couldn't.  It sucked......anyway.  Finally went felt alright, started preparing my self for this last round to try and win to get my damn invite at least

Round 8 vs Evilswarms
Game 1 
He opens with Marauding Captain like evilswarm.  I don't know the names of any of these damn things by the way.  Then I remember thinking yeah.  This is going to be an easy match if he goes Ophion right now.  He didn't.  He went in to Key Beetle.  Attached a Vanity's Emptiness to it, then a Safe Zone.  Then proceeded to fuck me in my ass.
Game 2
This game was back and forth.  I take him down to 1400.  He then gets out bigger things and takes me down in life points.  I come back and clear his field leaving him with just 1 set card.  He top decks and its and evilswarm monster.  Turns out his face down was that trap card that lets you like send and evilswarm back to deck or some shit to grab another and well he does some shit.  Puts me on 750......Gagaga Cowboy wins him the game.....

All I could think WAS FUUUUUUUUU I just went from 5-0 to 5-3 and definitely didn't get my invite since it was only top 24 getting invites.  Regional was surprisingly smaller than what we expected it to be...Pairings go up Peyton gets 7th place.  I get 27th place #Salt Peyton gets his playmat.  Signs his Invite form.  Sells his playmat.  Then we got to Waffle House

I asked the woman what comes on the Sausage Biscuit >__>;  Proceed to order two of them and some Hashbrowns to eat my sorrows away in their greasy goodness.......

We get home at 3:30 in the morning.  The exact time we woke up.  It was a full 24 hours..........We decided to never go to a Florida Regional again........

In the end.  I didn't even get to finish my Saber deck....Still missing two Hyunlei >_<;; Nobody had the damn thing yesterday......

Waffle House
That kid that cheated with Laval Quasar deck and got caught in round 8.  I have a picture of him sitting in his chair of sorrow filling out his DQ paperwork if anybody wants to see it :P

The day
Yugioh (I really hate this game.  A lot of people don't believe me but I really do hate yugioh...)
Still needing my invite, I DONT WANT TO GO TO ANOTHER REGIONAL!!!!

Well that's about it I guess.  I don't have much else to add.  If you read this on pojo, cool, if you read this on my blog, your even cooler.  thanks for reading....if you didn't read it, you suck

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tempest Dragunity and Tournament Report

I feel like this could be a really good deck depending on if we get the same ban list as the OCG or not.  I will be creating the deck on the 20th and testing it out.  I'll write up an article for it after thorough testing.  I really like the combos the deck has and its ability to drop lots of cards by just drawing into a ravine and bw zephyros (sp?).

On to the tournament report....This is all coming from memory I lost my paper I had crap written on so bare with me....

Round 1 Frog Monarch vs Mecha Phantom Beast
Game 1
This game was fairly fast.  He lost to caius + 2 Daigusto Phoenix
Game 2
This duel was long and took forever......I eventually just scooped it up to go to game 3 after many turns of nothing
Game 3
We both passed a few times without doing much of anything.  I remember I discarding Gorz this game in the end phase because I had a reborn in hand.  There were many times this game where I could have went into a rank 7 but loaned mine out and couldn't...but I made a big play hitting him for a lot and putting him on 700.  Then after a few turns I lost most of my field presence to compulse, etc...   He is sitting behind tokens galore and like 1 actual monster.  He finally gets out another real monster then uses its effect to pop a token to search.  Then he goes into a dracossack and pops my monster.  I'm looking at my hand and his field. I had hit him a few times and put him on 700 already.  I was trying to figure out a way to clear the tokens then go into Dark Mist and kill his dracossack.  I had a swap frog in hand, two ronin in the grave but only one frog to banish for them.  I was also holding tour guide.  I chose to summon tour guide, thinking well if I just get the Leviair I can bring back my banished Swap Frog use its effect.  Bounce it to my hand then Special Another Swap Frog leaving me with more options and better presence.  I go into Leviair....He flips bottomless trap hole....FUuuuuuck me right??  Well I pass back doing nothing.  He swings I drop a battle fader.  I draw into a dupe frog so now I make the play for Dark Mist.  I hit and put him on 600, but I couldn't kill the dracossack and new it would just get popped next turn.  He kills it passes back to me time is called.  I bring out a Treeborn and Toad.  Time to stall for game....He couldn't get rid of both.  Passes back.  I draw fader. I set up more stall.  Pass.  He sets a backrow and passes back.  I just pass.  He finally makes a huge play with the Dragon Rulers trying to make a come back.  I fader.  I realize I only need to draw a caius for game so I pray to BasedGod to give me one or I lose next turn to his big ass field....I draw. Its my 3rd battle fader.  He does another big play. Attacks.  Fader....That was last turn.  GG Won by Time

Round 2 Frog Monarchs vs Old Dragon Ruler build (Ladd and stuff)
Game 1
He gets out a LADD turn 1 I cant deal with it...No treeborn frog at all and I had two tour guide in hand :(
Game 2
I open two fucking Obelisk and think I'm Summoning 1 of these!!!!  He summons LaDD first turn again.  I deal with it making him kill his DDV.  I'm like WOO I'm safe.  Then he goes into dragons, kills my shit goes into Big Eye sets a card.....the bastard top decked DDV =/  I scooped with a hand of Soul Exchange and two obelisk

Round 3 Frog Monarch vs Warrior Stuff
Game 1
I rape.....I had obelisk and ladd on the field....
Game 2 I sided out all my Maxx C
He starts off by summoning marauding captain....i kill it with leviathen.  He summons command knight uses some spell card that makes his monster like a fucking Catastor and kills my leviathen.  I dark hole and then rape some more.....

Round 4 Frog Monarch vs Inzektor...this guy was annoying and carried around a fucking army duffel of tins and shit....If you are reading this DONT FUCKING BRING ALL THOSE TINS FULL OF SHITTY FUCKING CARDS TO THE STORE ANYMORE....This guy literally knocked over the chair with his big ass back and just kept going didn't pick it up.....
Game 1
He just keeps saying annoying things trying to be funny....He opens with like Grasshopper attached with the 2400 thing....I raiza that shit.  Swing.  He sets a monster.  I drop daigusto phoenix.  Swing swing swing game
Game 2
I have no frogs just 2 raiza 1 caius effect veiler and soul exchange in my first 5 cards.  He summons Centipede and equips with the 2400 thing.  I soul exchange it for raiza and bounce his facedown.  He summons ladybug and attempts to use its effect.  I veiler.  He passes.  I tribute for raiza bounce ladybug swing.  He draws sets.  I tribute for caius banish swing.  He draws. Scoops  These two games went fairly quick thank god cause this guy was fucking annoying.....

Round 5 Frog Monarch vs Galaxy Dragon
Game 1
He fucks me up but plays poorly
Game 2
I get out a LaDD he can't really cope with it.
Game 3
I open with 4 Monarchs and Frog, my 6th card is Lightning Vortex.  I set frog.  He runs it over.  I bring it back he compulses it.  I pass.  He swings.  I draw soul exchange.  He chains something to negate or something.  I lightning vortex his one monster just to pitch treeborn.  He can't capitalize off my open field.  I  Raiza, then Raiza again, then go into Strike Bounzer with him on 800.  He scoops

4-1  My only loss is undefeated.

Top 8 is paired.  My friend is also in top 8.  I said if we get paired I'll give him the win cause I know the entire top 4 will be dragons and I don't want to play against that shit again.  We are paired together.  Top 4 was Dragon Ruler, Dragon Ruler, Dragon Ruler, Prophecy.  My friend being one of the Dragon Rulers.  His only loss was also to the undefeated.  Prizes are split.  My friend and I split our prizes together.  We go to some BBQ place that's cheap as fuck and eat good.

So after being back in America for 1 month and after entering two tournaments my record looks like this

8-3 only losing to 3 Dragon Ruler

Well that's all I got for today.  I'm going to sleep as the first day of classes is today and its 2:30 in the morning right now.  I'll post up the Tempeset Dragunity after the ban list is officially announced

Cya later scrubs

Friday, August 16, 2013

September 2013 OCG List

- Burner, Dragon Ruler of Sparks
- Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets
- Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles
- Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts
- Spellbook of Judgment

- Genex Ally Birdman
- Wind-Up Shark
- Number 11: Big Eye
- Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
- Mermail Abyssteus
- Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster
- Divine Wind of Mist Valley
- Super Rejuvenation
- Abyss-sphere

- Chaos Sorcerer
- Gladiator Beast Bestiari
- Neo-Spacian Grand Mole
- Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
- Fire Formation - Tenki
- Black Whirlwind

Newly Unlimited:
- Wind-Up Magician
- Tsukuyomi
- E -- Emergency Call
- Pot of Duality
- Advanced Ritual Art
- Scapegoat
- Mirror Force
- Reasoning

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Worlds 2013

So Worlds day 1 has come to an end a little while ago.  DRAGON RULERS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!! America is currently in first place, but we will see how things pan out tomorrow.  Oh yeah we are first place in both tournaments.  Worlds & Dragon Duels!!  Well I just wanted to update saying.....fuck dragons and there is I think 1 prophecy in the top 8 as well........I'm too lazy to check right now, its saturday night >_>

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Banned/Restricted List PREDICTION

 Welcome to my first true article after returning to America and returning to real life Yu-Gi-Oh!  Which is a good thing because Dueling Network, however fun it may be for some to play online is not my first choice when it comes to playing Yu-Gi-Oh!!!!!!  Before I get into the article I would like to wish good luck to a friend of mine Mr. Patrick Hoban.  I remember when I met you over 7 years ago at a regional after Shonen Jump Championship Atlanta, look at you now.  Bring home the gold for ‘Muricuh!!  I can imagine Dragon Rulers will be winning in Vegas, lets just hope its his build.

Anyway, on to a more serious topic and something on the minds of all players right now.  The ban and restricted list that is upcoming.  “What should I keep?  What should I get rid of?  What should I pick-up?”  These are all questions everyone wants to know mainly because Konami always puts out a list with cards nobody expects to get hit and some cards that should have gotten slapped with a ban hammer walked away with only a limiting only to be banned later.  First off I will give a list of the cards I feel need to be dealt with, but please keep in mind this is my personal opinion on what I feel is going to happen.  After I list it I will give explanations on why these changes need to be made to make this game a little more enjoyable.

Newly banned cards:
  • Card Destruction
  • Gateway of the Six Samurai
  • Spellbook of Judgment

Newly limited cards:
  • Atlantean Dragoons
  • Rescue Rabbit
  • Lavalal Chain
  • Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
  • Brain Control
  • Fire Formation Tenki
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Rekindling
  • Super Rejuvenation
  • Vantiy’s Emptiness

Newly Semi-Limited cards:
  • Mermail Abyssmegalo
  • Legendary Six Samurai Shi En
  • Number 11: Big Eye
  • Black Whirlwind
  • Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Reinforcement of the Army

No longer limited
  • Destiny Hero Malicious
  • Thunder King Rai Oh

Lets start things off by reminding you this is just my opinion on what I would like to see happen to this game to make it a more enjoyable experience and try to deal with the power creep that is going on right now.

Card Destruction:  Ok first off FUCK THIS CARD.  If you have ever played this format then you have seen how destructive this card is in a Dragon deck.  I personally have used this card to OTK with dragons on more than one occasion since my return to America.  I want to hurt dragons but I dont want to completely kill the deck as we know it.  I believe the archtype should still exist, but having this card at their disposal is not something I want to be a part of.....

Gateway of the Six Samurai:  You are probably wondering, “Why the hell did he put this on the list? That deck SUCKS!”  Well there is a reason I put it on the list.  This was the main problem card of the Six Samurai deck.  If you delete this card from the picture then you can bring Shi En back to two without worrying about it breaking the game.  I will discuss this more in my post about Shi En

Spellbook of Judgment:  This being banned should be a no brainer, but I will explain anyway.  Spellbook player opens with this in his hand, and lets say....4 other spell cards and a Kycoo.  Spellbook player uses his whole hand that turn, then in the end phase gains a brand new hand and gets to special summon a monster.  Its not the fact that Judgment lets you add cards to your hand that is so ridiculous.  Its the fact that it allows you to pick what cards you add to your hand.  It has the ability to go into your deck, grab what cards you want in your hand and make that your hand, then the little shit gives you a special summon!  Its gone.

Atlantean Dragoons:  Alright.  I chose to limit this card because of how powerful Mermails are and will be if the only decks that get hit by the ban list are Dragons.  Mermails were the most powerful deck at the beginning of this format because of its access to the Rank 7 monsters.  Then came Dragons which did the same thing, but faster and better.  Well if you just hit Dragons, then the Mermails will come creeping back up.  This card’s searching ability is reason enough to put him at one.  I dont want to kill the deck, but I don’t want to get OTK’d by it like I was before Dragons came along.

Rescue Rabbit:  Honestly I want to ban this card, but putting it at one is just as good as banning it.  A card that gives you a free two monsters is never good.  Just take a look at his other Recue pal, Rescue Cat.  This card was very deadly upon release then got put to two, well I feel it should be at 1.  Free beaters that turn into a hard to deal with XYZ, no thanks.

Lavalal Chain:  This card makes Infernities just nuts.  Its adds a lot of speed and allows for more combos than Internities should be allowed.  I said this about a few other cards, but if we are going to hit Dragons and Spellbooks we also need to make sure we keep the other decks in check.  We can’t only focus on hitting those two decks.

Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack:  This is another one of those cards that if you have been playing this format you understand why it should go to one.  Its a big attack easy summon monster that has a destruction effect as well as a protection effect.  So your telling me that releasing a card that can give you two more monsters, destroy a card, and can’t be killed as long as it has one of its own tokens on the field was invented in our game and its easy to spam??  Then I’m telling you it needs to be at one.  With my extensive, EXTENSIVE play against Dragons dealing with one Dracossack was never a problem.  The problem comes when next turn they bring the Dragons back, go into another Sack, then destroy the field presence you just created in order to deal with the first one.  Fuck that and fuck this card.  It goes to one!

Brain Control:  Yep motherfuckers I brought back Brain Control!  Some people feel that this card is bad for the game because it requires no real skill or setup.  Just pay your 800 take your opponents monster, potentially win the game.  Well I feel that if we play a game where Big Eye is a card that is allowed then let other decks that can’t go into the Big guy have a monster stealer as well.  This card can be bad for the game, but I always felt it was better for the game and I want to Brain Control Big Eye to take your other monster.  Yea this is a personal choice, not a smart one :P

Fire Formation Tenki:  This a preemptive strike towards the second tier one deck that was running things before the release of Prophecy and Dragon Rulers.  With them being hit and with the release of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist Cock it puts FF back in contention.  Well I want to keep them in contention but if 
Reinforcement of the Army can’t be at three then this card should not be either!

Gold Sarcophagus:  This card was NEVER intended to be used like it is.  Gold Sarcophagus is a remnant from a slower time in Yu-Gi-Oh.  A time where waiting two turns for a power card was possible.  Now with Dragon Rulers it is just being abused and raped for its powers.  Powers it never should have seen.  Unfortunately this old beauty needs to be limited to help slow down the Rulers of the Tiers, Dragons....

Rekindling:  Alright.  This is another preemptive strike.  This card allows Fire Fist to bring back a possible 5 monsters, for FREE.  Well guess what.  I don’t want them to have this shit at 3.  Only an idiot would think this card should remained untouched.  Can you imagine the abuse this card will see if it stays at 3?  A late game Rekindling into a bunch of XYZ, oh wait I have a 2nd one in my hand, let me XYZ up then bring out some more to fuck you harder!! WOOOOOOO!!! No -_-;;  Fuck that and fuck this card as well!

Super Rejuvenation:  I see no real reason to ban this card.  Limiting it should be enough.  It can become dead really fast at one.  It makes it a tough choice to even include in a Dragon deck.  Not much to be said here, besides that it should not be at three that’s a definite.

Vanity’s Emptiness:  This card should be limited for the same reasons Royal Oppression got banned.  Let me remind you.  Royal Oppression was banned because once upon a time we had a format where Teleport Dragons were a thing.  They set up a huge field presence then flipped Royal Oppression so that you could not recover on the following turn.  Well the same thing happens with this card.  Dragons make a huge field of Draco, Big Eye, Master of Blades, etc then they flip this and fuck you from making any kind of come back the following turn unless you have a way to kill a monster or a spell/trap immediately on the following turn.

Mermail Abyssmegalo:  This is another problem card that should be dealt with preemptively.  Just hitting Dragoons is not enough.  Megalo should not go unscathed.
Legendary Six Samurai Shi En:  I put this at two because I banned Gateway.  With Gateway gone this card is no where near as easy to drop or easy to abuse.  This card is no longer as strong as it was upon release thanks to XYZ monsters.  Honestly it could go to three and not make that much of a difference, but I feel more comfortable putting it at two.

Number 11 Big Eye:  I honestly feel this card is going to be in the Tins.  I have been telling people this ever since the announcement of the Tins being the Dragons.  This card will probably go to one in real life, but I feel it’s okay at two.  You can’t leave it at three otherwise Dragons will just switch out Dracossack abuse for Big Eye abuse.  This card will be exaclty like Goyo Guardian.  It came out in a set.  Was overly used.  Steals opponents monsters with ease.  Mass released in a easy to get method.  Put to one.  Then eventually it will be banned just like Goyo, but for now I wouldn’t mind seeing it at two.

Black Whirlwind:  Lets be honest right now.  They put Kalut at three and Blackwings still suck.  They need something to help speed them up just a little bit.  I’d rather see this at two than Gale simply because Gale is a tuner that halfs a monsters attack and can be special summoned from hand to give you a easy Synchro/XYZ play.  Black Whirlwind > Gale.

Charge of the Light Brigade:  I just don’t see why this should be at one.  Two is a good number for this.  Gives the deck a decent amount of speed and helps other decks that like to tech in Lightsworns.

Reinforcement of the Army:  With the banning of Gateway this helps Six Samurai to compete.  I know what everyone else is thinking though, “What about HEROES?”  Well think about it like this, When was the last time Heroes was actually top tier?  Heroes are good but even with this at two it doesn’t break them wide open.  It’s just like putting eCall back at three but instead of just benefiting Heroes we are benefiting all warriors.

Destiny Hero Malicious:  With Emergency Teleport at three bringing this back to three might seem a bit dangerous, but honestly I don’t see where it would affect the game so much.  Also some of the funnest times I had playing this game was back when Destiny Heroes was a splashable engine.  I miss those times.  So sue me bitch its my list I do what I want!!!

Thunder King Rai Oh:  Why the fuck was this put at two??? No description here, just put the fucking card back to three Konami!!!!

Well that is my list.  I’m open to hearing opinions, etc.  Just leave a comment below.  Message me on Pojo.  Do whatever it is you want to do to contact me.  Post up on my facebook page.  Enjoy my list or don’t.  I like it!

I'm BACK!!!

This blog is about to become WAY more active now that I am back in America.  I will be dedicating more of my free time to this now that I'm back in America and I'm active in the YuGiOh community once again.

My next blog post will go up tonight and it will be about the ban list.  After going to a few tournaments since returning to America.  I think I have finally collected enough data to understand what needs to be done to this game in September.

Anyway.  I'm back.  I have a new laptop, I have a new recording device coming in the mail, I will be playing tier 1 after the September list as I plan on taking my final year (possibly) of Yu-Gi-Oh very seriously.  So watch out Statesboro, I'm not playing frogs anymore ; )     Except on the 17th.  Its the last tournament we will have of this format and well there is no point in investing in cards with the ban list incoming.

I'm off to go write my article on what I feel should be restricted/banned, etc!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Elemental Dragons are CHEAP!!!!!!!!


Too bad the extra deck is going to cost you your left leg.  Thanks to some spanish yugioh community we now have confirmation that the E-Dragons and even the babies came to the TCG to join the party.  They came with a small price tag but good luck with that fucking extra deck!  Enjoy

Friday, May 3, 2013


The meta has once again changed thanks to the release of Hidden Arsenal 7.  We now have the powerful new Evilswarms in the meta fucking shit up and basically all but replacing Dino-Rabbit.  Now we have more annoying things to deal with in the face of Ophion or however the fuck his name is spelled.  Lets not forget about the other cards released though!!!  WE GOT TIN GOLDFISH NOW!! WOOT now the annoying gadget deck you usually play maybe once a regional or YCS has gotten just a little bit better with the release of its own Marauding Captain that gives them an instant Gear Giant X! YEA! Seriously though you can expect to see a few more of these decks appearing around now.  Also the release of Daigusto Emeral again not sure of spelling cause its kind of late as I type this and I am to lazy to check to see how to spell it, don't like it?  Get over it  <3   Anyway back to YUGIOH!!!!  So we also got the new Constellar cards which are in my opinion, just alright.  Not great, but I'm sure someone will try to build a deck out of them worthwhile.

Next up is the picture rumors of the Elemental Dragon tins, if this is true FUCK YEAAAAAAAA If this is fake, whatever, just get original copies you cheap bastards!  I will write a better more thought out article for you guys to read later, but this was just a quick update to remind you guys that fucking Evilswarm has arrived!!!

On a side note, Mermail is too broken 60 card decks top 4'ing regionals, 53 card builds winning YCSes and shit...this is just crazy.  Its like I cant decide what to run, but since the deck searches and pulls a lot let me just put everything in this bitch and hope for the best.


I will be back soon with real content, just so damn busy lately :(

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

EPISODE 9! Article about Swap Frog's friends coming soon!

EPISODE 9 MOFUCKER!!!!! CONTENT OF A OLD SCHOOL 12 gauge monarch deck that well does exactly what it did 20 formats ago but sacking for monarchs like twice and winning...., share with your friends and dong forget to read my blog cause well its actually better content then this shit

Saturday, April 13, 2013

China as told by a Ginger Part 1

Today has been an extraordinarily bad day.  I want to take this time I have to share with you my time in China.  I will start at the very beginning.  I'm warning you now this is going to be a long read.

I was only able to go to China because of what I thought at the time was a miracle scholarship I was awarded during the summer.  Prior to that I was accepted into the program, but I had no way to actually pay for my plane ticket and visa.  So I got the scholarship, bought my ticket, bought some luggage and went to China August 8, 2012.  I came a month before school started here and went to Changsha to spend the month with my girlfriend.  Things were not so bad in Changsha besides the fact that the room I was renting didn't have internet and I was forced to use my iPhone to do anything internet related.  I ate lots of interesting foods and had an alright time.  My girlfriend and I had a bit of a falling out when I first came to China.  We seemed to disagree a lot.  We were in her hometown so her opinion on things were quite high.  She generally seemed very disappointed in me since I complained about her city a lot, but eventually that all changed.  I would like to add that my birthday is August 11th so I came on the 8th so that I could spend my birthday with her.  At the time she was interning at a bank in Changsha so I was only able to see her during lunch time, because well her parents didn't know I existed so she couldn't come after work.  So I spent an entire month just waiting for lunch time to come so that we could spend time together.  Eventually the month came to an end and I had to leave Changsha to go to school, she also had to go back to her school which was not in Changsha.
If I would have stayed in America and took summer classes last summer instead of preparing for China I could have graduated last December, but instead I wanted to spend this time with my girlfriend to see if she was "the one".  Anyway school started in China, I was only there taking Chinese classes which started every morning at 8 am.  A few days after arriving I was told to go to the office because there was something urgent they wanted to ask me.  Turns out the urgent question was just them needing an English teacher.  They told me it paid 140RMB a hour and that it was 4 hours a week.  I accepted since I only saw it as extra money.  I have no true prior teaching experience.  I was a TA back in America for Database Systems, but that is a subject I know also I wasn't the teacher, I was only the helper.  Teaching wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but in the end I grew tired of trying.  They gave me Class B, which are the students who did bad on their preliminary test and were put into the lower class, but the book for Class A and Class B are the same.  Soon I realized most of my students did not want to be there or have any interest in the topics covered at all.  Most of the time they didn't even know what I was saying anyway since their English was so poor.  I honestly was trying my best and trying different ways to teach them, but nothing worked out and I got tired of their bullshit.  None of them did the homework, they all complained about everything, and I was just annoyed by their lack of effort to even fake things at that point, so I gave up.  I came to class taught them and just bullshitted 2 hours until class was over.  At this time I started working at a place called NDI.  Things were going well at NDI for the most part.  I was making more money than I was teaching at my college because I was working more hours.  Then I was asked to teach at a different NDI on the other side of the city, as a favor to the woman that found the job for me I accepted.  I taught there for five hours on a Saturday because that's what I was told they needed me to do.   Two weeks goes by and its pay day!! Yippee!!!  NDI refuses to pay me for working those five hours.  The office would not sign the form relinquishing the payment to me because they said I worked more hours than their full-time employees.  I told the woman that made me work there and she told me to come to the HQ and argue and demand my money. So I did and finally got paid about 1 month AFTER I was supposed to get paid.  I want go into full details here but just know I can't work at NDI anymore.

There are a lot of things I have left out but I will live that for tomorrow.....right now, I really feel crushed and can't type anymore....(this feeling has nothing to do with whats in this article, i'll explain in next article

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mermail Win YCS....again

     So if you haven't been sleeping under a rock you know that right now the current top deck is Mermail.  Mono Mermail, Merlantean whatever you want to call it.  It has won back to back YCSs now and has definitely put itself at the top of the food chain with Fire Fist following close behind, but soon that all changes.  With the impeding release of Hidden Arsenal 7 the meta will once again get a face lift.  The new Evilswarms will be coming out and you can't forget that gadgets will be getting the new Tin Goldfish card to add to their arsenal as well.  So once again you are going to be seeing people drop Rescue Rabbit and xyz but now its going to be into cards like Evilswarm Ophion instead of Dolkka. The meta will change as Merlantean will be phased out and the deck will have to adapt to the new threat.

     Alright now I just want to touch on the idea of Sealed play for a second.  For those that don't know what happened at YCS San Diego, Day 1 was Sealed.  Everyone showed up, they were given paper, pen, and packs.  The opened the 10 packs, wrote down on the paper what was in them and then returned the packs back to the TO to redistribute.  This was done so that people couldn't just say "OH MY GOD I PULLED TRIP TOUR GUIDE SO GREAT!!!!"  Cause if they wanted to put three tour guide in that means they would lose them.  On the other hand the opposite might have occurred. "Oh shit I pulled star foil Tour Guide!!! Let me just slide that under the table real quick and replace it with some lower value card"  I don't know if they had any protection against such things happening but that's whatever I guess.  In sealed play (using Battle Packs) I would not want a Tour Guide anyway unless I pulled some rank 3 xyz monsters that are going to help.  Most people built a 30 card deck with the highest attack monsters they pulled and threw in a few high defense monsters just for good measure.  Which is what you should do, but now let me just talk about how I really feel about Sealed play.........


Yu-Gi-Oh should never have sealed play.  I hate the entire concept of it.  Who in the fuck wants to drive/fly/walk miles and miles and miles to show up and not even know what they are going to be able to play until they get there.  This shit might work for Magic, but its not for YuGiOh.  This game should only be constructed.  I know I personally would never travel even one hour just to base my entire tournament performance on whether or not I got enough 1900 attack monsters or 2000 defense monsters.  That's just stupid.  Sealed play seems like a huge waste of time to me.  Your entire tournament experience depends on what you get from random packs.  I don't know about you guys, but I don't even buy packs let alone am I going to buy 10 packs and pray to god/buddha/ala/tom cruise that I get enough decent cards to make a playable deck.  Just no, fuck that...YuGiOh is luck based enough.  I don't see a reason with adding more dumb luck to this game by making it so you have to open a bunch of pretty shitty packs and make a deck.  It can weed out the bad players from the good players if you think about it in the sense that a good player should be able to win even if the deck is unfamiliar, but think about it like this, it doesn't matter how great you are at the game if your packs don't even come with one monster with 1900 ATK or 2000 DEF you are going to lose.  You are going to get steam rolled by other people that did get them whether they are good or not, because this isn't a combo-based format its a "OH big attack let me put him in here format!"  Also what if you don't get any monster destruction.  No fissures, no anything......You get a bunch of worthless spells.  I'm sorry but Yu Gi Oh is lucky enough without adding in these stupid pack opening factors.

So in short


If you like sealed play...FUCK YOU!!!!!

Naw I'm just kidding your cool.  I love you.  Enjoy your sealed play...alone....cause nobody likes it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Swap Frog

     This is my first true article for the Angry Ginger Blog. I want to take this time to say, this is no longer a Yu-Gi-Oh only blog. I am going to also use this blog to talk about various opinions and just thoughts that come through my head during the day here in China.
If you have seen my Facebook page you know that I am a lover of all things Swap Frog. I have loved this card since it was first introduced a few years back. Lets start with taking a look at what Swap Frog is and what it does:

“You can discard 1 WATER monster to Special Summon this card from your hand. When this card is Summoned, you can select and send 1 Level 2 or lower Aqua-Type WATER monster from your Deck or your side of the field to the Graveyard. Once per turn, you can return 1 monster you control to your hand to Normal Summon 1 "Frog" monster, except "Swap Frog" or "Frog the Jam", in addition to your Normal Summon or Set this turn.”

     Alright so lets take a look at the ways to Summon Swap Frog. You can normal summon it and then use its effect to send 1 Level 2 or lower Aqua-Type water monster to the graveyard or you can Special Summon him by discarding 1 water monster to the graveyard. So there are two ways to summon him, this allows for a few interesting plays. I will discuss these plays in a minute lets take a look at the rest of his effects first. “Once per turn, you can return 1 monster you control to your hand to Normal Summon 1 “Frog” monster, except for Swap and Frog the Jam, in addition to your normal summon or set.” Alright so he has a built in effect that allows you to normal summon a second time during your turn as long as its a Frog monster. This effect is usually used every single turn you summon a Swap Frog. The extra Normal summon is not important, it is just an added bonus. I can not remember the last time I used his extra Normal summon. The big thing here is the cost!! Returning 1 monster you control... You can return Swap Frog to use him again!
     So let's say we are playing Slushy Frog. We can discard Slushy to Special Summon Swap Frog, then use Swap Frog's effect to send a second Slushy to the graveyard. Now just from this place you already have two Slushy in the graveyard waiting to use their awesome effect to bring out a Poseidra or other Sea-Serpant you may be running. Then you can pay the cost of his effect to return Swap Frog to the hand. Then either Special Summon OR Normal Summon the Swap Frog to send the final Slushy to the graveyard! Now just from two summons you have your graveyard loaded up with Slushy and ready to go. Alright lets think about this from a different approach.
    You are running Frog Monarch. The turn before you dropped a Caius the Shadow Monarch on your opponent. Your hand consists of Swap Frog, Dupe Frog, Mystical Space Typhoon. Your opponent T-Set (set 1 monster 1 spell/trap) and ended his turn. You use the Mystical Space Typhoon, the discard Dupe Frog to Special Summon Swap Frog. With Swap Frogs effect you are now free to send an Aqua to the graveyard, lets say you already have Ronintoadin in the Graveyard so you opt to send a Treeborn Frog to the grave for later use. Now you can return Caius to your hand for Swap Frogs effect. Banish your Dupe Frog for Ronintoadin and then Tribute the toad to resummon Caius to banish their only monster on the field. So in these examples you are using Swap Frog's ability to not only spam himself, but also spam other bigger monsters if need be.
     The Swap Frog engine is pretty versatile in that it can fit in most tribute heavy decks and full the tribute summons. Now lets look further at how Swap Frog works. Here are the rulings posted on the yugioh wikia about Swap Frog:
  • You can Normal Summon this monster. (This is pretty obvious and is what makes him so versatile when dumping frogs into the graveyard.
  • Discarding 1 WATER monster is a cost. (So you have to discard the monster to gain the SS)
  • Sending a monster from your Deck to the Graveyard does not target. (So you don't have to worry about misplaying by saying one monster and then while flipping through the deck you change your mind)
  • Returning a monster you control to your hand is a cost. (This is a big one. This allows you to re-use Swap if the opponent Effect Veiler'd him or just return Swap if they flip up a Skill Drain)
  • If you activate the effect of more than 1 “Swap Frog”, you can only Normal Summon 1 time in addition to your Normal Summon or set. (His effect is not accumulative, not that it really matters)
  • If the effect of “Swap Frog” activates and is resolved, and later during the turn “Skill Drain” is activated, you can still Normal Summon a “Frog” monster in addition to your Normal Summon or Set. (This just feels kind of obvious to me....)
  • You do not Normal Summon at the resolution of “Swap Frog's” effect. It allows you to Normal Summon a “Frog” monster at any time you would be able to Normal Summon a monster during that turn. (Again this seems pretty obvious, you don't have to use his effect at all if you don't want to)

     Alright so those are the basic rulings for Swap Frog. Some are helpful in clarifying how his effects work and some are just things you'd think people would understand based on how the game works, but none the less they are there and I'm sure they have helped someone in the past. In my examples I have talked about the Swap Frog Engine. I will discuss this in my second article and show you why these little Level 2 monsters are worth sending to the graveyard. Besides the obvious one of giving you tribute fodder for Monarchs.

     Thanks for reading the article and if you didn't read it thanks for just coming to the website. Leave a comment below or on my official Facebook page. If you have any video ideas or anything you want to say just give me a message.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Welcome to the all new Angry Ginger Yu-Gi-Oh! Blog.  Here you can find content about my opinions and other things such as deck list, links to my videos, Yu-Gi-Oh news, player gossip, and just me bitching in general about life!  If you are not familiar with who I am head on over to the About Me page and find out more!  Stay tuned for more blog post as I will make several post a week.  I promise to do good actual informative articles about my opinion and what I think the current state of the game is and the state of the meta.  ALSO FUCK GRAMMAR FUCK YOU AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY ARTICLES YOU CAN GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!!!  Nawwwww, I'm just kidding.  I love you.  You are awesome.  We all love you.  You're so sexy.  Can I touch your face.  Okay this is getting a little weird.  Welcome to my new blog hopefully I can make things entertaining.  Love you all and of course I love me more than you.

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