ARGCS Indianapolis: Player Interviews

How's it going everybody?  Before the tournament began this morning, I sat down with a few duelists to pick their brain and to learn a little bit more about them.  Keep on the lookout for more interviews from a wide variety of duelists!


Patrick Hoban

Age: Old enough to drink

Occupation: Jerry Inc.

Hometown: Covington, GA

Accomplishments: 5 rings, 20 tops

How have you enjoyed the past format: It’s been good to me *smirk*.

What do you hope is changed on the new Forbidden and Limited list?: Finish banning the alternate win-con cards (Life Equalizer), a lot of cards that could be unbanned like Stratos and Tribe-Infecting Virus, even Yata-Garasu but keep Heavy Storm banned. Vanity’s Emptiness also needs to be hit in some way.  Mind Control and Super Polymerization are unfair.

Who is your best play testing partner and why? - Ben Leverett and Desmond Johnson because the’ll play test with me for hours on end.

What do you like most about the ARG Circuit Series?: They make the events as frequent as they use to be so.  

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Drink, I’m in a fraternity.

What’s the last good book you read?: Next Level Magic

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?: American Hustle

Where would you like to live other than where you are now? - Los Angeles

Who is one person you look to and why? - Sam Pedigo. he’s one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met.  I feel that he thinks about things in the right way.


Alex Medina

Age: 17

Occupation: YPFL

Hometown: Indianapolis

Accomplishments: 2 Regional Tops, face on a mat

How have you enjoyed the past format?: Satisfied but wanting some change.  Shaddolls are the biggest problem.

What’s the best format you’ve ever played in?: April 2014, Geargia is my favorite deck!

What do you hope is changed on the new Forbidden and Limited list?:  I hope Soul Charge goes to at least 2, and something needs to be done about Super Polymerization

Who is your best play testing partner and why?: Sherwin, our games are rambunctious but he puts up with it!

What do you like most about the ARG Circuit Series?: Big prizes!

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Party and think about card games.

What’s the last good book you read?: Animal Farm

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?: Occulus

Where would you like to live other than where you are now?: Anywhere not Indiana

Who is one person you look to and why?: Patrick Hoban because he’s God’s gift to the game.


Larry Musgrove

Age: 17

Occupation: Student, Arby’s Cashier

Hometown: Cincinatti, OH

Accomplishments: YCS Philly Top 16 2014,  4th ARG Columbus, 2nd ARGCS 20k, 8 regional tops

How have you enjoyed the past format?: I’ve enjoyed it but have had to stray away from my favorite deck, Geargia.

What’s the favorite format you’ve ever played in?: 2012 Tour Guide Plants

What do you hope is changed on the new Forbidden and Limited list?: Vanity’s Emptiness to 1 because that card is OP, Soul Charge to 2 or 1

Who is your best play testing partner and why?: Eddie North.  He has a lot of experience with the game. Sket Brock helped me get better.

What do you like most about the ARG Circuit Series?: Higher concentration of competitive players

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Video Games

What’s the last good book you read?: Ender's Game

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?: TMNT

Where would you like to live other than where you are now?: Closer to No Limit Gaming in Dayton, OH

Who is one person you look to and why?: Sket Brock, because he’s taught me good life lessons, helps me stay calm when I get angry, and Facebook says we’re best friends.


Desmond Johnson

Age: 22

Occupation: College Student and Professional Harpist

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Accomplishments: 10 Major event tops

How have you enjoyed the past format?: I’ve really enjoyed it, we were able to figure out the strong decks quickly and move forward.  

What’s the best format you’ve ever played in?: Dragon Ruler Nationals Format

What do you hope is changed on the new Forbidden and Limited list?: Definitely take Vanity’s Emptiness and Super Polumerization out of the game.  Super Poly while is a skill-based card, it is a complete blowout when one person has it and the other doesn't

Who is your best play testing partner and why?: Patrick Hoban because I started improving as soon as we started hanging out.  I made Pat Hoban what he is today.

What do you like most about the ARG Circuit Series?: The understanding of the staff, reasonable enforcement of rules and a well-run event.

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Play the Harp

What’s the last good book you read?: Harry Potter

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?: Shawshank Redemption

Where would you like to live other than where you are now?: California

Who is one person you look to and why?: Elizabeth Remy Johnson, my harp instructor.  She’s prepared me for life as a professional musician.


Doug Zeef

Age: 19

Occupation: Writer and student

Hometown: Grand Rapid, Michigan

Accomplishments: The best Spirit player in the game.

How have you enjoyed the past format?: Loved it because you can top with anything if you’re not bad.

What’s the best format you’ve ever played in?: April 2014 Format

What do you hope is changed on the new Forbidden and Limited list?: I don’t think Soul Charge is a problem, but something needs to be done with Emptiness.  Ban Skill Drain.

Who is your best play testing partner and why?: Joe Buth, because he’s amazing at Theory-Oh

What do you like most about the ARG Circuit Series?: The splendid mats they gave out, and cash prizes!

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Sleep

What’s the last good book you read?: Kite Runner

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?: Memento

Where would you like to live other than where you are now?: New York City

Who is one person you look to and why?: My mom.

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