How to Be a Budget Player in an Expensive META

Tour Guide from the Underworld costs $160. It’s heartbreaking, but true. The one card that near everyone in the game wants, and only those who can afford it have. The price is high, but not without reason. Tour Guide’s versatility gives it a good reason to be played in virtually every deck. Plus, with Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning back again this format, the need for DARK monsters in your deck is even greater. LIGHT decks such as Agents and Lightsworn use it for this reason, while other decks, such as Dark World, use it to help Read more


I got out of the car and walked inside. My first impression can be summed up in one word: WHOA. I was twelve years old, and it was my first Yu-Gi-Oh tournament ever: a Regional about half an hour away from my house. Inside were hundreds of players trading, buying cards, selling cards, dueling, or preparing their decklists for the tournament. My experience in the game was extremely limited: I’d never played against anyone outside of my own group of friends at our elementary school. I’d never heard of a local tournament store, let alone been to one. But I’d Read more