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frazier smith

There are plenty of things about the game that you should know before playing in a major event. When I was watching the live stream from ARGCS Atlanta, I noticed that not everyone realizes the importance of rulings knowledge, or how end of round procedures can affect your match. While being an amazing deck builder and an amazing player can carry you far, you will certainly want to have the full package to perform well on a consistent basis. I am going to go over a real-life example and provide some advice on how you should prepare beforehand. I will Read more


rosty elkun

Hello Duelists! After looking at the results of the past couple ARGCS’ and YCS London I found something pretty interesting. At least one Satellarknight deck has made it to the top cut of each one of those events. Unfortunately at the ARGCS that the Satellarknights made the top cut of, both of them were eliminated in the top 16. So I started looking into the deck and one of my friends Danny Polito had a pretty interesting take on the deck, which was that he was using Artifacts in it. Initially I didn’t think much of it but after playing Read more


max reynolds

Hello everyone! I’m back this weekend to discuss my trip to ARGCS Atlanta along with my report on my first place finish in the 1k In One Day Event! At 4am on Friday my good friend Dalton Buxrude and I drove to the airport in Milwaukee and boarded our flight to Charlotte. Once we landed in Charlotte we waited for about twenty minutes then boarded our connecting flight to Atlanta where we met up with Desmond Johnson and my bae Jeff Jones. As Desmond drove us back to the Leverett’s we quickly learned that he had the voice of an Read more


Hey guys! I’m back this week with an article about one of my favorite archetypes ever, Heros! Ever since Hero’s Strike! was announced, Zodiac has been buzzing about the fact and fiction of what we will be seeing in the deck, and what these cards mean for the archetype itself. So for those of you who don’t know, I’m going to tell all of you about 4 of the new cards coming out in Hero’s Strike!   Masked Hero Dark Law: “Must be Special Summoned with “Mask Change” and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Any card sent to Read more


patrickhoban

“Why don’t you switch to Magic?”   “You could make a lot of money.”   I get asked this all the time. It’s a perfectly legitimate question. Magic has tournaments every weekend in cities around the world, prizes that reflect an entire middle class family’s total income, and various other admirable qualities such as a Pro Tour and a Hall of Fame. When you consider we’re playing for an oversized mouse pad, a bus fare home, and a pat on the back, the decision seems more than obvious if you were to compare the two. Despite the inherent differences, I Read more


frazier smith

Today, I’ve decided that I wanted to talk about one of the more subtle fundamentals in Yu-Gi-Oh–how not to side. Side decking can be a very complicated thing, but it doesn’t have to be. I often see players lose entire games because they don’t know how to do it. Incorrect siding includes putting in cards that are less than stellar when going first or second, siding too many cards for a specific matchup, which effectively ruins the foundation of your own deck, and siding the wrong cards altogether. I’m going to delve into each of these problems, and provide some insight Read more


rosty elkun

Hello Duelists! As most of you guys know, being in a situation where you can only win by topdecking is far from ideal. But different decks can do very different things with just one card. I’ll be taking a look at the big three decks and evaluating how many plays per turn you have, how hard it is to access them, how many resources they consume, and how much they actually do. There are two types of “Scary” decks in Yugioh. One is the “I’m going to put up a humongous unbreakable board and you can’t really do much about Read more


How’s it going guys?  Another Circuit is in the books, and with it, another victory for Burning Abyss.  But don’t let the dominance of Burning Abyss underscore the accomplishments of Shaddoll, Qliphort, and Satellarknight duelists alike who battled their way into the Top 16!  Today I’ll be going over the Top 5 stand-out cards from the event.   5. Denko Sekka For the second week in a row, Denko Sekka was the reason four Shaddoll players made it into the Top Cut.  Jeff Jones, one of the game’s best innovators, spear-headed the design of the Denko-Dolls list which did so Read more


Name: Jordan Bermudez Age: 15 Occupation: Losing to Desmond in Goats =( Hometown: Louisville, KY Deck (MVP Card): Denko Sekka/Shaddoll Fusion Previous YGO Accomplishments: 2 premier tops one ARG win and Alex Medinas twin =) Are you going to win your ARG State Championship on 2-7-15?: If Hoban isn’t there XD How many ARG Points do you currently have saved?: too many! Name: Ben Leverett Age: 14 Occupation: World Traveler Hometown: A-Town Shawty! Deck (MVP Card): Enemy Controller Previous YGO Accomplishments: 4 tops, this is my 5th Are you going to win your ARG State Championship on 2-7-15?: You know Read more


Ben Leverett – Burning Abyss  3 Tour Guide from the Underworld 3 Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 2 Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 3 Upstart Goblin 1 Night Beam 1 Allure of Darkness 1 Soul Charge 1 Foolish Burial 3 Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss 3 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 3 Vanity’s Emptiness 2 Karma Cut Read more