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So I felt like it would be cool for you guys to see what it’s like on the writer’s perspective of an event. Going into this event I was fully prepared to play until Jim asked for some writers, and well I personally enjoy the writing aspect of the game more than I do playing so I instantly accepted it. Thursday It took forever, and after a series of delays and having to stop by our locals so people could get cards, we head off to Charlotte around 8:30 PM and after quite a bit of struggling we manage to Read more

Finals Feature Match Patrick Hoban (Mermails) vs. Bodan Temnyk After all’s said and done it comes down, it all comes down to these two.   Game 1 Bodan wins the die roll and starts us off with a Pot of Duality adding Bottomless Trap Hole to his hand. He summons Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and sets 3 before passing. Hoban starts by playing a Patrick Hoban (Upstart Goblin) to draw a new card. He sets a monster and two backrow before passing. 9000-8000 Bodan summons Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla and declares an attack and Read more

Top 4 Feature Match Ian Slobodianuk (Harpies) vs. Bodan Temnyk (Fire Fist) With a $700 difference in making the Finals and losing here, both duelists are relatively calm heading into this Top 4 match. Bodan wins the die roll and will be playing first! Game 1 Bodan opens up with a Pot of Duality to add Mystical Space Typhoon to hand. With a grip of 6 Spells and Traps he sets 5 cards and passes his turn. Ian begins his turn by summoning Harpie Channeler and with no responses to the summon he pitches Harpie Lady 1 to activate the Read more

As we’ve seen all weekend, Fire Fist are undoubtedly one of the overplayed decks of the format. Its dominance can’t be ignored. Both Sean and Bodan are piloting it here this weekend. Sean took first, using the Leopard combo to grab a Tensu, followed by Tenki for a Spirt. That turned into a Horse Prince that pulled Rooster, searching Bear for Sean. Rooster sent Tenki and set Tensen from Sean’s deck. He set 2 and ended turn. Bodan activated and resolved a Gyokkou on one of Sean’s face down cards. He set two cards and summoned a Cardcar, which grabbed Read more

Top 8 Feature Match Jordan Winters (Fire Fist) vs. Jono Ritzau (Fire Fist) Welcome to Top 8! Winters wins the die roll and elects to take first. Game 1 Winters starts off by playing Pot of Duality to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to his hand of Trap Hole, Fiendish Chain, Call of the Haunted, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist -Gorilla. He elects to summon the Bear and set 4 before passing. Jono opens with his own Duality to add another Duality to his hand. He summons Coach Soldier Wolfbark, but it’s met Read more

Name: Tahmid Zaman Hometown: Queens, New York What deck are you playing today? Hieratics Why did you decide to play this deck? Cause I’m the best What deck are you most prepared for? Mermail and Fire Fist What deck are you least prepared for? Geargia What would you do with the prize money if you won? Flights to other events Shout outs? Just Team Black, that’s about it.   Name: Corey Encinas Hometown: Phoenix, Az What deck are you playing today? Cool Clogs and Gears Why did you decide to play this deck? I’ve been playing the deck for awhile Read more