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Hey everybody! Last week I talked about the contradictions that Djinn created in terms of deckbuilding and technical play for Nekroz. This week I’m back with the other half of the problem; the contradictions created from the various other floodgates present in the current format.   These are cards like Mistake, Anti-Spell Fragrance, Vanity’s Emptiness, and Lose 1 Turn. All of these cards are exceptional against Nekroz, but they come with their own set of problems when using them and building to get around them.   If you’re not playing Nekroz, it may seem very obvious that you want to Read more


Hello again, Duelists! Welcome back to The Scoop! This is the realest Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report that you’ll find, and of course it’s right here on ARG! The 150th YCS has concluded and TJ Kinsley has reigned victorious piloting Nekroz! Not only did he win the event, he did not lose a single match the entire event. I had the pleasure of playing TJ as an undefeated during Swiss Rounds, and after a fantastic 3-game match, I can absolutely say that he was very prepared and deserving of his victory. Also, a huge congratulations to fellow ARG Writer Max Reynolds for making Read more

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Hello everyone! I’m back this week to report on how my regional experience was at the Garden City regionals in Michigan this past weekend. I played Nekroz because I felt like it would give me the best chance to do well at the event, and I also wanted to test some ideas that I had for the 150th YCS this coming weekend. Before I get into the overall event and all that happened, I will display my deck list and elaborate on my card choices. The Deck   Monsters (25) 1 Bull Blader 1 Djinn Releaser of Rituals 3 Manju Read more


Salutations, Duelists! Welcome back to The Scoop! This is the realeset Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report that you’ll find, and of course it’s right here on ARG! Making the Cut Before Making the Cut It’s most duelists dream to make the top cut and, subsequently, win any YCS event that they enter. This particular YCS, however, may pose a different challenge that precedes the challenge of making the top cut after swiss! Under the FAQ for the 150th YCS in Columbus, there’s a bit of a note which states that the seating for this event is 2,100 people. The most recently significant YCS Read more

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Hello duelists and welcome back! The most successful strategies in this game have proven to be ones that establish a semi-soft lock, in which you play your cards and then make it so that your opponent cannot play their cards. While there is a rewarding feeling that comes with attrition wars and an exchange of cards with your opponent, it has been proven time and time again that the semi-soft lock is superior in terms of achieving results.   The first reminisces of this appeared in Tele-DAD with Royal Oppression and reemerged in Dragon Rulers with Vanity’s Emptiness. Since that time, Read more

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About Me:What makes me qualified to write this? Nothing.  I am a player from Georgia. I have been playing the game competitively since 2013. However at that time I was playing on a budget. I am no longer playing on a low budget and can vastly spend money on any deck I want to. I have played just about every deck online for a period of two to three weeks. So with that said I am here to bring you the monstrosities that I create. The Square Theory in a Nutshell: Well back a couple formats and months ago a Read more

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Hello everyone! I’m back this week to discuss one of my favorite ways to play Yugioh, which I hope will spark some new found interest in the area at events! Have you ever found yourself looking through your collection and found the likes of Red-Eyes Black Dragon, Elemental Hero Flame Wingman, or even the fabled Dark Magician? Well you’re not alone, because everyone has seen these old-school cards and wished they could put them to use at least once in their dueling career! If you’ve ever watched a live action Yugioh series, then you probably have a favorite character that Read more

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Hello Duelists! Maximizing the value of the cards in our deck is one of the keys to winning, but how exactly do we maximize the value of our cards? This week I’ll be discussing how to maximize the value of one of the most played cards this format: Mind Crush. Mind Crush is one of the strongest trap cards available in the current meta as it has at least some application against every commonly used deck (Nekroz, Burning Abyss, Shaddoll, Ritual Beast, Satellarknight, Qliphort, etc). Depending on which deck you’re using, there will be different times that you want to Read more

Dominique Roberts

My greetings, duelists! Welcome back to The Scoop! This is the realeset Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report that you’ll find, and of course it’s right here on ARG! Is Switching Correct? We’re only a week and some change away from the 150th YCS and players all around the country are scrambling to finalize plans and gather up their decks! With the release of the new set, Crossed Souls, Shaddolls are truly gaining some ground in terms of the number of people converting to the deck. It’s ability to further combat Nekroz with its new Water-based Fusion monster has enticed a great portion of Read more


Name: Nicholas Ma Age: 23 Occupation: Cognitive Retraining Specialist / Grad Student Hometown: Team War Council Headquarters MVP Card: Cairngorgon, Antiluminescent Knight or Gungnir Previous Accomplishments: 8 Premier Event Tops What will you spend your prize credit on: account or Kayne West related items What card are you looking forward to in Crossed Souls: The Madolche Name: Maxwell Schrack Age: 23 Occupation: Mike Bechara’s Senpai Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD MVP Card: Artifact Lancea Previous Accomplishments: 1 ARG Top What will you spend your prize credit on: Cash Outttt What card are you looking forward to in Crossed Souls: Haven’t Read more