The Rock Doc' and Destiny Nurse Aoi

Greetings, ARG readers! I’m here to take a shot at the deck doctor contest set up by ARG. Let’s get right into it. Here’s the deck list Billy Brake submitted – Rock Stun! 3 Koa’ki Meiru Guardian 3 Koa’ki Meiru Sandman 3 Koa’ki Meiru Wall 3 Block Golem 2 Card Trooper 2 Maxx “C” 2 Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo 1 Neo-Spacian Grandmole 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 2 Soul Taker 2 Pot of Duality 1 Seal of Orichalcos 1 Monster Reborn 1 Dark Hole 2 Dimensional Prison 2 Solemn Warning 2 Call of the Haunted 2 Bottomless Traphole 2 Torrential Tribute 1 Read more


Greetings, ARG readers! I’m taking a break from writing about Battle Pack this week to talk about a very important issue every duelist is facing leading up to the 2012 WCQ: combating the Chaos Dragon deck. Coming fresh off a win at YCS Philadelphia, Chaos Dragons are certainly going to be a popular deck at this year’s World Championship Qualifier in Ohio. I have been theorizing about several different side deck cards (that aren’t already heavily played) that I want to share with you with the hope that these choices will make your battle against the dragons a little bit Read more


Hello again! I’m here this week to discuss more on the upcoming Battle Pack: Epic Dawn (BPED) set that will be released later this month. First, I want to start with some good news. Although BPED is officially being released May 29th, YCS Philadelphia will be holding BPED sealed side events on both the 19th and 20th – a week and a half before hobby stores get the product! I will be attending this YCS and while I hope I don’t have time for side events because I’m doing well in the main event, knowing BPED sealed play is debuting Read more


Hello, once again, duelists! I’m back once again this week to discuss an important topic of draft and sealed (and even constructed) play – building your deck! We all have our own styles of play and probably have some quirky ways we go about constructing our decks, but building a deck in sealed is somewhat different in a few ways; you only have a limited amount of time to see your cards and build your deck, the card pool is not in your control, and your strategy will not be as well supported as it would be in a constructed Read more


Greetings again, Yugi-pals! I’m back this week to discuss what I consider the most difficult concept in drafting – counter drafting. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge a comment left on my last article. Somebody mentioned that Konami does not specifically mention drafting on the Battle Pack: Epic Dawn product page. While this is true, the set was designed for seal play. It would not be unreasonable to pick up some packs and draft with friends! I really cannot express just how fun drafting is – everyone should give it AT LEAST one shot. Now, let’s move on to Read more


A New Dawn

Categories: Free Articles, YuGiOh!

Greetings, ARG community! My name is Tej, and I’ve been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Since the very beginning. Having experience in other TCGs, namely VS Sytem, there was always something missing from Yugs that I longed for: sealed play! While there have been a few draft and sealed events such as Retro Draft and Dawn of the XYZ starter deck tournaments, there has yet to be a set created with the idea of draft play in mind. Until now! With Battle Pack: Epic Dawn (BPED) just a little over a month away, it seems the time is ripe to begin talking about Read more


Hey all! I’m here to submit one last article for the Holiday Contest here at ARG. Instead of talking about a card or deck to consider, I want to take a look at an unfortunate reality of most card games – cheating. In my eleven or so years of playing this game, I have come across many dirty players, and have also had friends explain to me ways that they have been cheated. Cheating can occur before your match starts, while your match is going on, in between games, and sometimes even after your match has concluded. So, let’s get to Read more


Greetings, ARG readers! Last week I discussed a card that I thought deserved a second look. If you missed that article, I highly suggest you read that before reading this. Just click http://articles.alterealitygames.com/?p=7700 to be warped to my previous piece. This week, I want to discuss a particular deck that utilized Giant Germ. I asked you all to stop by on Dueling Network to help me playtest, and I am pleased to say I had a couple players come in with the intention of testing against the Giant Germ deck. I mentioned a few different decks that could utilize Giant Read more


Hello, all! My name is Tej, and I hail from South Jersey. My local card store is All Things Fun! in West Berlin, NJ. I’ve been playing the game (on and off) since the beginning. Due to college, I usually only have time to play during the summers and holidays. During my “off” time, I still keep in touch with some players, and try to stay up to date on the newest cards and deck strategies. But enough about me – on to the article! The goal of the series “Cards to Consider” is to re-introduce an already existing, yet Read more