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frazier smith

Hey, duelists. This week I’m going to go over some of the best cards in the newest set, Secrets of Eternity, and tell you what uses I’ve found for them. Let’s get right to it then. Soul Transition Normal Trap If you control no Special Summoned monsters: Tribute 1 face-up Level 4 Normal Summoned/Set monster; draw 2 cards. You can only activate 1 “Soul Transition” per turn. You cannot Special Summon monsters the turn you activate this card. Soul Transition was made with the idea of Qliphorts in mind. All of them can be normal summoned as level 4 monsters, Read more

I remember as if it were yesterday, the first time I entered a card shop and saw something familiar, something that brought me back to my youth.  The last time I had seen those duel monster cards, now neatly displayed in a glass showcase at this particular card shop, was in elementary school where everyone thought they were Yugi and Kaiba.  Nostalgia got the better of me, and I decided to buy a pack.  The card I pulled was white – it was an Ultimate Rare copy of Blackwing Armor Master! Who knows what my interest for the game would Read more

Hey everyone! Back again this week with an article talking about what you might expect at your upcoming state championship! The beauty of this event is that so far we have not had a premier event to showcase the new cards that came out in Secrets of Eternity. Even further more than that, the HERO structure deck will be legal leaving the splashable engine of mask change second and an array of fusion monsters live. What I love about all this is it will leave plenty of room for people to make the case that the way they play the deck Read more

max reynolds

Hello everyone! With only one week to go until YCS Charleston I’m sure all those who plan on attending have begun playtesting with their selective groups, and if you haven’t well then what are you waiting for? Aside from playtesting and the “Yugioh” aspect in general, there are some other things you should have sorted out for this event. If you are travelling from out of state, you should ensure that you have a place to stay, because too many times I hear about players just sleeping in their cars. If you’re travelling with a decently sized group, splitting a Read more


Hello duelists! Next weekend starts a series of three back-to-back-to-back weekends of premier tournaments all across the country beginning with YCS Charleston, followed by ARGCS Dallas, and then finally YCS Seattle. Since the last major tournament in Orlando, the set Secrets of Eternity has been released. While the Forbidden and Limited list technically changed with the calendar year, its impact on the meta of the previous format proved to be relatively nonexistent. It is much more likely that Secrets of Eternity will have a much greater impact on the format than the list did. Ever since the release of the Read more

rosty elkun

Hello Duelists, this week I’d like to discuss something that I noticed at the past ARGCS and other premier events recently: the various travails of playing on camera. As you guys know, most of the Alter Reality Games Circuit Series are streamed (internet connection permitting) and recently, we have also incorporated YouTube feature matches, but what does that do to the players who play in these feature matches? The main point of this article is to be aware of the things that are going on and not to fall victim to these things when you get a feature match! Makes Read more

max reynolds

Following the completion of ARGCS Orlando Burning Abyss claimed first place yet again! Burning Abyss has demonstrated its power time and time again, as it has dominated almost every event since its release. Secret’s of Eternity has brought even more support for Burning Abyss, Satellarknights, Qliphort, and even Shaddolls, thus making the format even more stale because nothing new was introduced that will see competitive play. The next premier event is YCS Charleston and the only other new set of cards we will have access to are the ones provided in the new Hero structure deck. In light of this Read more

Archetype Analysis: Infernoids Secrets of Eternity becomes available to the TCG today on January 16, 2015, and with it comes new support for many archetypes that see widespread play in the current meta. New support will also be available in this expansion for some older decks, such as Morphotronics, Rock Stun, Volcanics, and Dragunity. Today, we’ll be looking at a brand new archetype making its TCG debut in the expansion: Infernoids. Infernoids are an archetype of FIRE-attribute Fiend-type monsters that share similar summoning conditions and restrictions. Generally, to summon an Infernoid monster, the total levels and ranks of all effect Read more

Mind games are one of the best parts of competitive Yu-Gi-Oh. If a player knows how to use them correctly, he/she will have an intrinsic edge over the competition. While there are many forms of mind games at our disposal, I feel that one of the most used and least understood is the ability to bait your opponent into doing what you want. Let’s go over a few steps and a real-life example to help illustrate. Understanding Your Win Condition First and foremost, in order to properly bait someone, you will need to understand your current win condition. In a Read more

Hello Duelists! This week I’d like to share my tournament experience with you guys from ARGCS Orlando this past weekend. I went undefeated in Swiss using Qliphort (tying round 8, and scooping my last round). Then I would go on to lose in top 4 to the eventual winner. Let’s get right into it! Round 1: Qliphort So I gave out my deck list to one person who was attending the event and who else would I play if not the only person in the room that has the same list as me? Game 1: He goes first and I Read more