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Welcome to Round 2 everyone! The duel kicks off with Tahmid rolling a 6 against Moore’s 4 and he elects to take first. Tahmid opens with Mermail Abysshilde, Patrick Hoban, Genex Undine, Atlantean Marksman, Mermail Abyssocea and Mermail Abyssmegalo. He kicks things off with Undine sending Atlantean Dragoons to graveyard to add Genex Controller to his hand while netting him Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord with Dragoons. Upstart follows drawing him a Maxx “C”. He presses onward by discarding Hilde and Marksman to special Megalo netting him a Abyssphere to his hand while Special Summoning Ocea from his hand with Hilde’s Read more


Name: Tahmid Zaman Hometown: Queens, New York What deck are you playing today? Hieratics Why did you decide to play this deck? Cause I’m the best What deck are you most prepared for? Mermail and Fire Fist What deck are you least prepared for? Geargia What would you do with the prize money if you won? Flights to other events Shout outs? Just Team Black, that’s about it.   Name: Corey Encinas Hometown: Phoenix, Az What deck are you playing today? Cool Clogs and Gears Why did you decide to play this deck? I’ve been playing the deck for awhile Read more


When it comes to deck building in Vanguard, people usually tend to avoid mixing in units from different clans. This is because a lot of units in the game can only really work within their own clans. There comes a time however when a certain card is released and it shows synergies in completely different clans. One of those cards I’d like to discuss today is Demonic Dragon Mage, Mahoraga. Mahoraga is a 5,000 power grade 1 Kagero that gains an additional +5,000 power when you retire an opponent’s rear guard, until the end phase, making it essentially the successor Read more


Hello, and welcome to my first article for ARG’s Cardfight Vanguard article contest. In this article I want to go over one of my favorite clans in the game, Pale Moon. The clan debuted in BT03 and focuses on utlizing your soul to work with your rear guards to either apply pressure or pure offensive power. It’s one of my clans mainly because it can do so much with the soul, which is one of Vanguard’s most unique mechanics in my opinion. This article, albeit a long read, will cover all of the cards that I feel are relevant when Read more


Ah, look at that field of columns with total powers of 20000 or 21000 each, all waiting to force out a minimum of 2 cards from your opponent for each attack because their Vanguard is defending with a Power of 10000 or 11000. But wait, BT05: Awakening of Twin Blades has appeared, and with it, a trio of units that shall change the way we play the game! With the new expansion set come the hybrid unit, Majesty Lord Blaster, and the Crossride units, Dragonic Overlord the End and Phantom Blaster Overlord. These units have made it possible to guard Read more


Remember Wingal? That old grade 1 from the original trial deck that had no use other than to support Blaster Blade? Well, he’s back. Wingal Brave is a new addition to the already established Royal Paladin clan. Introduced in BT05 along with Majesty Lord Blaster, this card helped create one of the most successful decks in the Japanese metagame, as well as one of the first decks to be punctured by the Japanese restriction list. But how exactly did this card become so important? And more importantly, what can other decks do about it? First, let’s take a look at the Read more


There are a half dozen trading card games vying for your support and attention at all times. Every game has its intricacies, but all of the major TCGs you’ll encounter boil down to “play guys and attack.” Since everything is so derivative on the surface, it’s easy to understand why the typical player gravitates toward whichever game is most popular. Kaijudo is a fledgling game whose current player base is dwarfed in comparison to the Yu-Gi-Oh!s and Magics of the world. The Duel Masters pedigree and the Wizards of the Coast backing might have caught your attention for a moment, Read more


Hello. As I sit down to write an article I consider a few things: Originality, information, accuracy, and a few more key points that I always look to address. I read other articles to be certain I don’t infringe on what other people have come up with, although I like to believe myself an original thinker. I love writing these articles and I especially enjoy it when people express their interest and let me know that they have benefited from knowledge that I was able to express through writing Yugi-Articles. These are things I think about as I sit down Read more


A Brief History of Time Hello Duelists, my name is Tanner Trachsel and I am 19 years old from London, Ontario, Canada (though my home store is Phoenix Games in Kitchener, Ontario). I started playing the great game of Yu-Gi-Oh all the way back when Metal Raiders was a new booster pack (that’s 2002 for those who don’t know). Being a 12 year old kid without much understanding of the game and going up against such decks as Goat Control and the Yata Lock, I got discouraged and promptly “quit”. In June 2010 I was on a school trip for Read more


Hey everyone! Dominique Roberts back again on the scene to provide you exactly what you want in the Yu-Gi-Oh World! Ladies and gentleman, you just have been DQ’ed! Now before you become alarmed, DQ’ed here does not mean disqualified. It means ‘Deck Questioned’. It is the theme and title of a new series of articles I am releasing. Before I write each article I will take questions via Facebook, Twitter and Texts from friends regarding a specific deck which will be posted on my Facebook page. I will then take the time to analyze those questions and make sure I Read more