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Stanley Ng is 3-1 heading into round 5 with Bujins. His deck packs some inherently good cards against dragons, such as Vanity’s Emptiness and Kaiser Colliseum. Vanity’s Emptiness doesn’t really need explaining, but Kaiser Colliseum is kind of an under the radar card that has been picking up steam lately. It works well in stun-esque decks that aim to simplify the game. When played correctly it limits the range of plays that decks like Dragons can make.  Dragunity Rulers have seemingly fallen out of favor to the generic Dragon Rulers, but if Hin Ting Lee has anything to say about Read more

Sean McCabe already showed us what his Constellar deck was capable of in Round 3, but Larry Musgrove’s Dragon Ruler deck will be a new challenge! Game 1 Musgrove wins the die roll and opens the duel. Musgrove Normal Summoned Card Trooper, milling Dragon’s Ravine, Vanity’s Emptiness, and Raigeki Break. He set one card and ends his turn. McGabe used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy a set Skill Drain. Fire Formation – Tenki grabbed McCabe a Constellar Kaus from his deck, which he Normal Summoned. Card Trooper fell to Kaus, but Musgrove drew a card thanks to Card Trooper! McCabe Read more

Today we have duelists Britten Malone and Nathan Forte squaring off in Round 4 of the ARGCS Columbus both hopeful to make day 2 for a chance at the $1500 prize credit! Game 1 After winning the dice roll, Nathan took the first turn! After drawing to start things off he decided to simply set 1 and pass his turn. Britten drew for his turn before playing Sacred Sword of the Seven Stars by banishing Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms. He drew into Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Cards of Consonance before searching for Debris Dragon with Tempest’s effect. Read more

In every format there is the inevitable ‘best deck’ which rises to the cream of the meta. In these times, the mirror match exists as a testament to a player’s skill and can so far as to highlight the greatest shortcomings of a game. So it is that we have the honor of bring you two Dragunity Ruler pilots, Brandon Wigley and Benjamin Deeter, pushing their decks the boundary of broken! The die is cast, choosing Wigley to go first!   GAME 1 Wigley opens to a hand of Tempest, Dragon Ravine, Raigeki Break, Dragunity Dux, Dragunity Phalanx and Castle Read more

Both Allen Pearl and Sean McCabe have been around the game for a while, but both are using newer cards to bolster their decks. Allen is fighting with the explosive power of Lavals, and McCabe is tying to fight back with Constellars!   McCabe summoned Consteallar Sheartan and added Constellar Kaus to his hand. He set three and passed his turn.   Pearl summoned Cardcar D and drew two with its effect. During the End Phase, he discarded Laval Cannon because he had seven cards in hand!   McCabe shuffled his hand for a while before thinking. He summon Constellar Read more

Round 2 has found Kenny Johnson vs Maverick Steele! Will Dragons be able to overpower the awesome deterrent that Spellbooks have in the form of Spellbook of Fate? Spellbooks are often the deck that people have said they are most afraid to duel against! Let’s see if Maverick can bottle that fear and use it as a weapon against Kenny today! Steele won the die roll and elected to go first. His opening hand consisted of two copies of Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, Maxx “C,” Justice of Prophecy, Spellbook of Secrets and Pot of Duality.   He summoned Spellbook Magician Read more

Here in round 2 we have Adam Culp who’s piloting Spellbooks, facing off with Nick Curtis, who’s playing Evilswarm. Typically in the case of this matchup, whoever gets their plays rolling first will usually be the one coming out on top. Evilswarm, while incredibly linear, is a very solid choice against Spellbooks. Ophion prevents problematic things like Priestess and World of Prophecy from hitting the field, and Infestation Pandemic can stymie a Spellbook of Fate play. On the flip side of things, if Spellbooks land a World of Prophecy or they starting grinding out advantage with The Grand Spellbook Tower, Read more

Round one we have the pleasure of highlighting a match between Johnathan Hughes and Jordan Winters. Jordan Winters is fresh off his top in Toronto only a month ago, but that doesn’t deter Hughes the slightest as shown by the hunger in his eyes. Following a shake and a roll, Winters is chosen to go first.   GAME 1 He starts his turn conservatively, summoning a Card Trooper to mill Maxx “C”, Poki Poki Draco, and Dragunity Corsesca. He pitches Tempest with Tempest to tutor Blaster, sets 1 backrow and passes. Hughes begins by banishing Tidal to draw two with Read more

Name: Taylor “Pancake” Cornelius  Hometown: Hopkinsville, Kentucky Local store: Bluegrass Magic What deck are you playing today? Geargia Karakuri Why did you choose Geargia Karakuri? Other decks are too expensive, and I know the combos of the deck. What deck(s) are most prepared for? The Dragon Ruler variants. Easiest matchup for me. What deck(s) are you least prepared for? Spellbooks because no matter what I do they have a Fate. If you took home the first place prize, what would you spend the $1,500 credit on? Trip vouchers or wait until next set to get something I really want. What is your favorite card(s) or combo(s) in your Read more

In the first round the ARG Circuit Series, Matt Schriver (Blue-Eyes Plant Dragons) is facing Kyle Borally (Lightsworn) in the feature match! Borally won the die roll and elected to go first.   Borally started the match activated Solar Recharge, discarding Ehren, Lightsworn Monk and milling Lyla, Lightsworn Socereres and Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner. He Normal Summoned Lumina and pitched Gorz, the Emissary of Darkness to Special Summon another Lumina! He played Wonder Wand and sent the first Lumina to the graveyard to draw two cards. Using the second Lumina effect, he pitched Wulf, Lightsworn Beast to Special Summon Wulf! During Read more