ARG Circuit Series Championship Round 6: Alex Vansant (Bujin) Vs. Paul Cooper (Herald)

Alright Alter Reality Gamers we have a stellar feature match here for you in Round 6. We have Alex “My net worth would increase 1% if I won.” Vansant from Dearborn Heights, Michigan playing Bujin. His opponent is none other than Paul “EmptyJar” Cooper from Kansas City, MO and he is playing Herald. This should be an interesting Match so lets jump right into it.

Game 1

Paul wins the die roll and opts to go second.

Alex opens with Tenki, Crane, Yamato, Kaiser and Upstart. Upstart gives him Compulsory Evacuation Device and Paul 1000 taking him to 9000. He summons Bujin Yamato, plays Kaiser Colosseum, and sets 1 card to the back row to end. Yamato’s effect gives him Bujingi Turtle to his hand and he sends it to the Graveyard

Paul summons Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands and searches Herald of Perfection. Manju attacks and Pauls tries to bluff Honest but just attacks into Yamato destroying the Manju and takes 400 damage dropping him to 8600. He plays Advanced Ritual Art sending Gyuakutenno Megami summoning Herald in Defense. Next Preparation of Rites is activated getting him another Herald from his deck and adding back ARA from grave. He ends with that.

Alex draws Bujincarnation for turn and enters Battle Phase. Yamato attacks into Herald of Perfection and in Damage Alex activates Bujingi Crane but Paul negates it by discarding Nikitama, Alex takes 1000 dropping to 7000. Fire Formation-Tenki is activated to search for Bujin Hirume and adds it to his hand. Hirume is summoned by banishing Bujingi Crane from the Graveyard. Yamato and Hirume are used to Xyz Summon Bujinki Kagutsuchi, its effect activates but Herald of Perfection discards another copy of itself to negate it and Kagutsuchi saves itself by detaching Yamato. He passes with that.

Paul draws and then activates Preparation of Rites to add another Herald from his deck to his hand. He ends with that.

Alex draws Mikazuchi for turn and passes back to Paul.

Paul draws and then passes with that.

Alex draws another copy of Bujincarnation and turns Kagutsuchi to Defense. Ending with that.

Paul draws and ends again.

Alex draws Fire Formation-Tenki is activated and Paul lets it resolve, letting Alex search for Yamato. Bujin Yamato is summoned and Alex ends his turn attempting to activate Yamatos effect…and it goes through letting him add then send Bujingi Hare to the Graveyard.

Paul draws for his turn and activates Advanced Ritual Art sending Gyakutenno Megami to the Graveyard to summon another copy of Herald of Perfection to the field. He ends with that.

Alex draws Wiretap for his turn and then proceeds to End Phase to activate Bujin Yamato’s effect to add and then send Bujingi Quilin to the Graveyard.

Paul draws then just ends.

Alex draws another Bujin Mikazuchi for his turn. He ends his turn and activates Bujin Yamato’s effect again to add and send Bujingi Hare to the Graveyard.

Paul draws and then sets 1 backrow to end.

Alex draws Torrential Tribute for his turn. He chooses to end his turn to activate Bujin Yamato’s effect to add Bujingi Crane to hand and sends wiretap to the Graveyard.

Paul draws then ends and discards Aratama to maintain the Hand Size Limit.

Alex draws Fiendish Chain for his turn and opts to set Torrential Tribute. He proceeds to End Phase and searches for another Bujingi Crane to hand and sending a copy of Mikazuhi to the Graveyard.

Paul draws and then sends Senju of the The Thousand Hands to maintain the Hand Size Limit.

Alex draws Book of Moon for turn. Yamato and Mikazuchi are used to Xyz Summon Starliege Paladynamo. Alex proceeds to the Battle Phase and attacks with Bujintei Kagutsuchi into a Herald and in the damage step he discards Crane but it’s negated by Herald and Alex loses 100 dropping him to 6900. He sets Fiendish and ends.

Paul draws for turn and then ends.

Alex activates Fiendish chain but that’s negated by Paul discarding Manju of the Thousand Hands. Pot of Duality is activated revealing Fiendish Chain, Wiretap and Bottomless Trap Hole, he takes the Fiendish Chain. He activates the Bujingi Quilins effect banishing it to destroy Paul’s Herald but it’s negated by Paul discarding Izanami to the Graveyard. He ends by setting Fiendish Chain.

Paul draws and passes again.

Alex draws another Pot of Duality for turn and activates Fiendish Chain which resolves on a copy of herald. Compulsory is activated but negated by a discarded Izanami. Kagutsuchi attacks and Crane is activated but negated by a discarded Honest, causing him to take 100 to 6800. Pot of Duality lets Alex grab another Yamato over solemn warning and Dimensional Prison. He ends with that.

Paul draws and activates Upstart Goblin giving Alex 1000 taking him to 7800. He chooses to Xyz Summon into Constellar Ptolemy M7 using the two Herald of Perfection. He activates the effect to add back a Herald of Perfection to his hand. Next Advanced Ritual Art is used to send Gyakutenno Megami and Summon Herald of Perfection from his hand. He attacks over the Starliege for 700 taking him to 7100 and letting Alex draw Honest. He ends with that.

Alex draws Upstart Goblin for his turn. He activates it and draws another one, activating it to give him Bottomless Trap Hole and taking Paul to 10,600. He attacks with Kagutsuchi and tries to use Honest but Paul uses his last in hand card Freya, Spirit of Victory to negate it and have Alex take 100 dropping him to 7000.

Paul draws for turn and he activates Constellar Ptolemy’s effect to add Honest back to his hand. He passes with that.

Alex draws Fire Formation-Tenki for turn. He attacks and trades off with M7 letting his Kagutsuchi be destroyed. Next he activates Bujincarnation Special Summoning Yamato and Quilin back to the field. He Xyz Summons into Diamon Dire Wolf and uses it’s effect targeting Herald but it’s negated by Paul sending Honest to the Graveyard. Yamato is summoned and Quilin is banished to destroy the Herald finally!

Paul draws and sets sa monster then passes.

Alex draws and attacks over a set Sonic Bird. Then passes and end his turn.

Paul draws and sets a monster.

Alex draws for turn then attacks Pauls set Aratama which lets him search for Izanami. He passes and activates Yamato to add Turtle to hand and sending Wiretap to grave.

Paul draws and activates Upstart Goblin bringing alex to 8000. He sets a monster and passes. (Time is called.)

Alex draws Solemn Warning for turn and summons Turtle to Xyz Summon Number 82: Heartlandraco. He detaches Turtle to attack directly for 2000 dropping Paul to 8600. He passes with that.

Paul Flip Summons Izanami and discards Senju of the Thousand Hands to add Nikitama back to hand. Paul attacks into Heartlandraco with Izanami and drops himself down to 7700. He sets a monster to end his turn.

Alex draws Dimension Prison for his turn. He detaches Bujin Yamato to be able to attack directly for 2000 and putting Paul down to 5700. He ends with that.

Paul Flip Summons Yaksha and activates its effect to bounce Kaiser to Alex’s Hand. Next Nikitama is summoned and another Copy of Nikitama is summoned. Yaksha and Nikitama are used to Xyz Summon Number 101: Silent Honor ARK but Bottomless Trap Hole is activated to try and destroy the 101 but it saves itself. Paul passes with that.

Alex draws another Kaiser Colosseum for turn. He turn Heartlandraco to Defense and activates Kaiser Colosseum. He also sets Dimension Prison to end.

Paul draws for turn and activates Upstart Goblin giving Alex 1000 to bring him to 9000. He ends up conceding with that, not drawing what he needs.

Alex ends up winning a longggggggg Game 1 with Bujin defeating Paul Cooper’s Herald of Perfection deck and moves on with 5-1 record!

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