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jeff jones

So with the new format upon us, I feel like Geargia and Bujins are by far the most popular decks. Not to be counted out, with great showings are still Mermails and Fire Fist variants, but many people have turned to Geargia as they were untouched by the F/L list, as well as Bujins for similar reasons. Of course, not I. I’m always trying to innovate new things, and I’m back this week to show you my updated Ghostrick Spirit deck in which I was able to place 1st at my regional in Garden City this past weekend. For those Read more


Hello, duelists. For today’s article, I decided to do a one-on-one interview with the reigning YCS Chicago Champ, Tom Mak. Tom and I have known each other for years, and I can easily vouch for him as being one of the better players to ever touch a Yu-Gi-Oh card. We’ve been attending the same local for over half a decade, and he’s been pretty consistent throughout his career, despite having played far less than myself. His exemplary list of credentials includes 6 tops in total: 3 YCS, 1 SJC, and 2 Nationals. In 2011, he made the Top4 at the Read more


     A week and a half ago, I was able to place in the Top 32 of YCS Chicago and today I’m here with my tournament report! Right after my poor performance in ARG North Carolina and loosing to 2 Fire Fist decks in Swiss, I immediately dropped Hieratics. I felt that the deck was too fragile and I was loosing because constant streams of back rows/Wolfbarks were too overwhelming. Essentially the first deck I pick up right after is Fire Fists. (As you can tell from the past few articles I’ve written about Fire Fist and giving examples Read more

paul cashen

When the new forbidden and limited list was announced during the middle of March, it seemed as if the majority of players felt rather underwhelmed by it. There were a total of nine changes on the list this time round. Whilst everyone were in agreement with what decks should be hit (namely, Mermail and Fire Fist), there was a general discordance between the player base as to how to best hit them. When the list was published, a limit to Mermail Abyssgunde was the solitary hit to Mermail, a deck which has been weakened for three successive formats now but still Read more


Good evening everybody! The April 2014 format kicks off in a couple days and I’m sure you’re all busy working hard perfecting your decks for the upcoming format. Today I’d like to present to you a revolutionary deck building concept that I’ve been working on for quite some time. It applies economic concepts to deck building by allowing you to make decisions at the margin. It has a wide range of applications and can be applied in just about every area of deck building. I’m going to start out by giving you some background on the topic to show you Read more

jordan w.

Hello ARG readers! Before I start I’d like to congratulate all of my friends who managed to top YCS Chicago this past weekend! Unfortunately I myself fell just short of the top cut losing in the final round of swiss. With that event behind us, it is now time to focus on the future! As I’m sure you are aware, the ban list was revealed last Wednesday. While I’ve heard many different opinions on the list, I myself am I huge fan! In this article I will discuss the changes made in the list, and how it is likely to Read more


Greetings, duelists! We’re soaring high after two back-to-back major events in Las Vegas and Chicago, respectively, where Bujins reigned supreme both times! I bet no one saw that one coming; Bujins are definitely a good deck, but the majority of the field was still Water and Fire Fist. It seems the deck is forcing itself into the meta as a serious threat, and I can guarantee that some hardcore side deck tech will be sure to emerge in the coming months, seeing as how it was completely unaffected by the banlist. Regardless of that, though, I’m here today to talk Read more

ARG Circuit Johnny

Hey everyone, pardon the complete mess of a pun in the title.  I couldn’t resist!  If the pun was too terrible for you, feel free to print out this article and rip it in two.  Then it’d be tear-able!  Huh? In this article I’ll go over some basics of negation mechanics.  As I’ve interacted with players and readers, I’ve found some gaps in understanding that I’d like to address.  As my pun intimated, I will give some applications relevant to the card Evilswarm Exciton Knight.  The lack of a “once per turn” clause on this recent release enables an uncommon Read more

jeff jones

Even after the surprising events of ARG Vegas (where Bujins were able to take out Blue Eyes Mythic Rulers in the finals) Mermails and Fire Fist are still the most popular decks, and with the format quickly coming to a close and YCS Chicago on the horizon, I wanted to end the format with something cool and innovative. I was talking with my good friend Robby B and he mentioned he had a really cool Ghostrick deck which played Dark Necrofear. I sat there and wondered… okay? But, how do you win? He told me you dont really win, and Read more

dalton bousman

As a follow up to the previous article, I figured it would be nice to give some insight on how I decided to construct my deck this weekend. I assume at first glance people do not immediately know which cards are better to put in and take out for certain match ups. This will hopefully help anyone out who is planning on attending the YCS this weekend, and playing a similar deck list that I played this past weekend with  ideas for the next event, how to side, and maybe a few things to keep in mind while playing. Mind Read more