ARG Round 1 Players Championship: Alyxander Lisgathe (Spellbooks/BLHS) vs. Ned Salkovitch (Traptrix Artifacts)

First thing is first, It feels so good to be back. It has been 3 months since I have been at a Circuit Series due to a car accident on my way to YCS Las Vegas. Well well well here we go, it’s been a year in the making. We have Alyxander Litsgathe from Hollywood, CA playing…he got 2nd at the Richmond ARGCS. His opponent Ned Salkovitch from Springfield, New Jersey playing a Traptrix Artifact variant, he topped the Philadelphia ARGCS. Let us get underway with this Round 1 Feature Match!

Ned wins the roll and opts to summon a well known card to the tournament scene these days, Traptrix Myrmeleo and searches Bottomeless Trap Hole with her effect. He sets 3 to his back row and passes.

Alyx draws for turn and summons Spellbook Magician of Prophecy to search Spellbook of Secrets, to search Spellbook of the Master revealing Spellbook of Eternity to copy Secrets and searches Spellbook of Fate. Pot of Duality reveals another Pot of Duality, Spellbook of Wisdom, and The Grand Spellbook Tower, the Tower is taken. He activates it and sets a back row to end.

Ned draws Wiretap for turn and tributes Myrm to summon Artifact Beagalltach. He attacks the Spellbook Magician and Alyx activates Spellbook of Fate banishing Spellbook of Secrets and Spellbook of the Master to turn the Spellbook Magician facedown, making sure he is able to search Spellbook of Wisdom to his hand. Ned continues to press on activating Call of the Haunted to summon Traptrix Myrmeleo which destroys The Grand Spellbook Tower and summons another Spellbook Magician which is destroyed in battle by Traptrix Myrmeleo. He sets 2 to his back row and passes his turn.

Alyx draws for turn and summons Justice of Prophecy, Ned responds with Bottomless Trap Hole but Justice is saved by Spellbook of Wisdom calling Traps. Spellbook of Eternity is activated to add back Spellbook of the Master. Spellbook of Master is activated revealing another Spellbook of Eternity to copy Spellbook of Eternity adding back Spellbook of Secrets. Justice attacks over Artifact Beagalltach for 200-7800. He activates The Grand Spellbook Tower and sets a back row. Justice of Prophecy activates her effect to banish itself, letting him search High Priestess of Prophecy and Spellbook of Secrets.

Ned draws Pot of Duality for turn. He activates it to reveal Breakthrough Skill, Artifact Moralltach, and Torrential Tribute and he opts to take the Artifact Moralltach to hand. He attacks for 1600-6400 with Traptrix Myrmeleo. Sets the Artifact Moralltach in his back row to end his turn.

Alyx draws for turn then sends back Spellbook of Fate with The Grand Spellbook Tower to draw again. Spellbook of Secrets gets his Spellbook of Wisdom from deck. High Priestess of Prophecy is summoned by revealing Spellbook of Wisdom, Spellbook of Eternity and Spellbook Library of the Crescent. Ned activates Call of the Haunted to bring back Artifact Beagalltach from grave and Alyx activates Maxx “C” to draw. Ned destroys his set Artifact Moralltach to summon it back from the Graveyard, activating the effect to destroy High Priestess. Justice of Prophecy is summoned to attack over the Artifact Beagalltach for 200-7600. Spellbook of Fate is activated to banish the Artifact Moralltach. At the End Phase he banishes the Justice adding High Priestess and Spellbook of Secrets.

Ned draws Dark Hole and attacks directly with Traptrix Myrmeleo for 1600-4800. He passes after that.

Alyx draws for turn and activates The Grand Spellbook Tower to send back Spellbook of Fate to draw again. High Priestess of Prophecy is summoned by revealing Spellbook of Wisdom, Spellbook Library of the Crescent and Spellbook of Secrets. Spellbook of Secrets lets Alyx search for Spellbook Magician of Prophecy from his deck. Spellbook Magician is summoned to the field and Ned concedes game 1 with that.

Game 2

Ned decides to let Alyx go first. Alyx sets 2 cards to his back row and ends.

Ned opens with Breakthrough Skill, CardCar D, Torrential Tribute, Traptrix Dionaea, Call of the Haunted and draws another Traptrix Dionaea for turn. He summons CardCar D, sets 3 to his back row and activates CardCar D letting him tribute it to draw Artifact Beagalltach and Solemn Warning to end.

Alyx summons Justice of Prophecy which gets blasted with Torrential Tribute. Alyx passes back with nothing else.

Ned draws Artifact Moralltach for turn and summon Traptrix Dionaea to attack for 1700-6300. He sets Artifact Beagalltach to his back row to end.

Alyx draws for turn and then ends.

Ned draws Artifact Ignition for turn and tributes Dionaea for Artifact Moralltach to attack into Fiendish chain. He sets the Artifact Ignition to end.

Alyx sets a back row and ends.

Ned draws Artifact Sanctum for turn and summons Traptrix Dionaea which activates her effect and gets stopped by Fiendish Chain as well (Two Chains!). He passes with that.

Alyx reveals 3 Spellbooks for High Priestess of Prophecy and Ned responds with Artifact Ignition to destroy his set Artifact Beagalltach and setting Artifact Moralltach, summoning back the Artifact Beagalltach to destroy the newly set Artifact Moralltach and Alyx concedes with that!

Alyx has an unfortunate hand in Game 2 to let Ned even the score. Alyx opts to go first in the final game, a handshake and a good luck starts the Game.

Game 3

Alyx sets 3 and passes.

Ned opens with two Artifact Sactums, Artifact Ignition, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Artifact Beagalltach. He sets the two Sanctums, Artifact Ignition, and the Artifact Beagalltach to end his turn.

Alyx draws and ends. Ned activates Artifact Sanctum to summon an Artifact Moralltach.

Ned draws Soul Charge for turn. He attacks into a Fiendish Chain and sets the Bottomless Trap Hole to end.

Alyx draws for his turn. He Summons High Priestess of Prophecy by revealing The Grand Spellbook Tower, Spellbook of Secrets and Spellbook of Wisdom, and the summon resolves. Ned activates Artifact Sanctum to summon another Artifact Moralltach to the field to destroy the High Priestess. Next Spellbook of Secrets lets Alyx search Spellbook Magician of Prophecy from the deck and the Magician is summoned, activating his effect to search Spellbook of the Master. Ned activates Artifact Ignition to destroy his set Artifact Beagalltach and set an Artifact Moralltach summoning the Beagalltach back to the field and activating the effect to destroy the newly set Moralltach which destroys the Spellbook Magician. Alyx activates The Grand Spellbook Tower in Main Phase 2 and ends.

Ned draws Maxx “C” for turn. He Xyz summons into Tiras, Keeper of Genesis using Artifact Beagalltach and an Artifact Moralltach and attacks directly with Tiras and the two Moralltachs for 6800-1200. He destroys the Tower at the end of the Battle Phase with Tiras’ effect which lets Alyx Special Summon Spellbook Magician from the deck. In Main Phase 2  Ned summons Number 61: Volcasaurus and activates the effect to destroy the Spellbook Magician to deal 500-700. He passes with that.

Alyx draws for turn, then activates Duality to reveal 3 cards that don’t help him and instantly concedes knowing he can’t deal with Ned’s field.

Ned Salkovitch take a commanding Match in our Round 1 feature match here in Cleveland, OH! Fear not though Alyxander Litsgathe (Based Loli) fans this is a double elimination tournament so he can win out the rest of the day and still top this event. Until the next round everyone, Corphish signing out.

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