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Now that there have been two events in ARG format, I wanted to take the time to discuss the popular decks that we’ve seen so far and how they stack up against one another. I think it’s important to understand how cards interact across all matchups, so let’s dive right in, shall we? Satellarknights I had the pleasure of playing this deck at the first ARG format event in Charlotte, North Carolina. While it wasn’t my first choice, I am still happy to have gained the experience from using something other than Nekroz for once this year. I think this Read more


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“You have fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality” – Ogata; Godzilla, King of the Monsters(1956) Hey there, duelists! Welcome back to The Scoop! The absolute realest Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report on the internet, and of course it’s right here on ARG! This weekend is the sneak preview for the upcoming TCG set release, Clash of Rebellions! It brings support for archetypes like Red-Eyes, Toons, Cyber Dragons, and Infernoids! The set also introduces new archetypes Kozmo, based on a mixture of The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars and the Kaiju archetype, based on the monsters from the Read more


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  Hello everyone, I’m back this week to talk about why Nekroz has won the past two ARG Circuit Series events under the new ARG Ban List as well as explain how the deck has changed! After seeing the changes that the ARG list made I was very reluctant to continue playing Nekroz and actually began looking into Burning Abyss. I devised a Burning Abyss variant that was very similar to the Big BA deck that had a big showing at YCS Charleston this past Spring. I played quite a few games with the deck until I realized that playing Read more


Name: Richard Serrato Age: 15 Occupation: Market Basket Hometown: Brockton Deck (MVP Card): Elemental Hero Stratos Previous YGO Accompishents: None Are you coming to the 25K Championship: Perhaps What Change Would you Like to see on the ARG List: Stratos to 3! Name: Peter Cheng Age: 25 Occupation: Hometown: Jersey Deck (MVP Card): Nekroz of Valkyrus Previous YGO Accompishents: Top 8 a local a couple months ago Are you coming to the 25K Championship: Yes What Change Would you Like to see on the ARG List: Nothing at the moment Name: Ben Leverett Age: 15 Occupation: World Traveler Hometown: Atlanta Read more


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Announcement Date: July 27, 2015 Effective Date:  Immediately El Shaddoll Construct is no longer restricted. Nekroz of Unicore is no longer restricted. Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz is restricted to one (1). Debris Dragon is restricted to two (2). Deep Sea Diva is restricted to two (2). Wind-Up Magician is no longer restricted. Wind-Up Hunter is now banned. The complete list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here. Next ARG FORMAT Announcement: Season 3.   EXPLANATION OF CHANGES As another ARG Format event comes to a close, we’re excited to see all of the innovation put forth by Read more


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Steven McMearty – Nekroz Main Deck: Monsters: 29 1 Nekroz of Decisive Armor 3 Nekroz of Valkyrus 1 Nekroz of Gungnir 2 Nekroz of Brionac 1 Nekroz of Catastor 1 Nekroz of Unicore 3 Nekroz of Clausolas 1 Great Sorcerer of the Nekroz 1 Exa, Enforcer of the Nekroz 3 Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz 3 Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands 3 Senju of the Thousand Hands 2 Denko Sekka 2 Puppet Plant 2 Maxx “C” Spells: 11 1 Raigeki 1 Preparation of Rites 1 Nekroz Kaleidoscope 2 Nekroz Mirror 3 Nekroz Cycle 3 Reinforcement of the Army Traps: Read more


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Place Name Points 1 Rowe, Tommy 25 2 McMearty, Steven 22 3 Leverett, Ben 22 4 Cohen, Sam 22 5 Robbins, Steven 22 6 Basile, Matthew 22 7 Giang, Larry 22 8 Cheng, Peter 22 9 Racioppi, Nicholas 22 10 Phinney, Jake 22 11 Smith, Frazier 22 12 Silverman, Vinnie 21 13 Halligan, Kevin 21 14 Serrato, Richard 21 15 Howard, Robert 21 16 Wrona, Matt 21 17 Gandlin, Brian 21 18 Pandolfi, Greg 21 19 Botelho, Kyle 21 20 Nistico, Matthew 21 21 Boulanger, Ryan 21 22 Feeney, Luke 21 23 Brooks, Thomas 20 24 Roche, Jonathan 19 25 Read more


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Salutations, duelists! Welcome back to The Scoop! The absolute realest Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report on the internet, and of course it’s right here on ARG! We once lived in a world of one Forbidden and Limited lists. You built your deck for whatever format was in play, and adjusted, still according to that list, for the duration of the format. Every event you played in followed that format, unless some sort of special rule was in play, which was not often. This is what we were accustomed to, and although we complained about it plenty and had multiple suggestions in regards Read more


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Announcement Date: July 20, 2015 Effective Date:  Immediately El Shaddoll Construct is restricted to 2 (Two). The complete list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here. Next ARG FORMAT Announcement: July 28, 2015   EXPLANATION OF CHANGES With our ignagural list we felt after this past weekend’s ARG Charlotte Circuit Series we weakened Shaddoll’s more then we had wanted to. With our new ARG Format we will evaluate the list a little closer for any imbalance after each Circuit Series event.  We will look at cards that are unlikely to add more strength to the already powerful decks Read more


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Name: Ben Burns Age: 23 Occupation: Student Hometown: Hickory, NC MVP Card: Apopliphort Towers and Brandon for driving me to day 2. Previous Accomplishments: Who? What do you like about the ARG List?: Torrential to two. What change would you like to see to the ARG List?: Qliphort Scout to -1.   Name: Jake Phinney (Mike Albanese) Age: 17 Occupation: Duelist Hometown: Greensboro, NC MVP Card: Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand Previous Accomplishments: 7 ARG Tops / 1 NAWCQ Top 6 What do you like about the ARG List?: Everything What change would you like to see to the ARG List?: Read more