The Great Oppression...

Welcome back once again!  Today I want to show everyone a new concept I have stumbled upon that I feel taps into the power of Royal Oppression.  Its really a simple trick, and one I have been testing with lately and have found I really like.  I first came to this conclusion by realizing, “what can your opponent really do to you if they aren’t special summoning?”.  Every powerful play in the game has to do with an explosion of Special Summons and a swing in card advantage or life points as a result.  The answer: I believe is Black Read more

A Chaotic Experience

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Hello to all my fellow duelists out there! Today I want to write about something completely different than I normally do.  As you can probably infer from the title, I’m going to write about my experience this past weekend after playing in the San Antonio Texas Regional with my own Chaos deck! I ended up making the Top 8 so it was a successful run, but I wanted to share my experiences with the deck during the tournament and give a little history as well! To start, I had been testing Chaos during the first month or two of the Read more

YCS Kansas has just passed and with it many decks made surprise appearances.  Chaos winning the entire event was something that no one saw coming.  Karakuri seems to keep creeping closer and closer to its first win, placing 3rd after everything was said and done.  Rescue Rabbit made its debut and unsurprisingly lived up to its hype, taking a whopping 3 spots in the top 8!  And just as I had expected it to, Dark World broke the top 32 barrier it could not break in Ohio, taking up another 3 spots in the Top 32!  The top 32 at Read more

Kansas City is right around the corner and the newest set Photon Shockwave will finally be legal and along with the new set many new powerful cards will be introduced, including the much hyped Rescue Rabbit! Rescue Rabbit is exactly the card I want to focus on for this article and I want to discuss and go over multiple cards that benefit the deck. Rescue Rabbit This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck. You can Banish this face-up card you control; Special Summon 2 Level 4 or lower Normal Monsters with the same name from your Deck. Destroy Read more

I would like to start off this article with something that I am sure everyone can see coming…. And that is a CONGRATULATIONS to your newest 2 time YCS Champion Billy Brake. I can’t think of anyone that is more qualified at the moment to win a YCS and its nice to see someone win that has put the time in. You deserved it buddy! First let me say this will not be an article only about Dark World, because I am sure everyone has read enough of that. Now lets get on with the article! A question many people Read more

Welcome back everyone, today I would like to discuss a new theme that is going to be released very soon and more importantly will be legal at the upcoming YCS in Ohio! Can anyone guess what deck that may be? I’m assuming it wasn’t too hard to guess the theme I would like to talk about today is Dark World! I would like to take a look at various approaches you can take when building this deck and share a little bit of insight I have gained thus far when practicing with the deck. First, let’s take a look at Read more

Welcome back everyone! Is anyone out there having trouble figuring out what to play at YCS Toronto? Well today I have a special article that goes over a deck I built for a Box Tournament this past weekend and ended up going undefeated with it to score an overall 7-0 record in the tournament winning the whole thing! So maybe after this you will gain a little insight into what exactly you would like to pilot going into your next tournament! Lets jump right into the deck list and I will go over some choices and cover some of the Read more

Hello once again, and welcome back! Today I want to go over the Updated Rulebook change and how I think it will affect the format, deck choices, and some cards that gain power with the ruling change; specifically the recently added section that goes over XYZ material monsters and how that ruling update effects the interaction between Tour Guide from the Underworld, and Sangan. Let’s start off with a quote from Jerome McHale’s recent article on the website that explains what exactly happens to the monster materials when you XYZ summon: “Monsters that become Xyz Materials stop being treated Read more

Hello everybody, I would like to start off with an introduction and a big thank you to ARG for the opportunity to write for their website!  A little history about myself, my name is Ryan Spicer, and I have been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! for around 7 years now and competitively since 2006.  Some accomplishments include winning Shonen Jump Chicago in 2008, placing 2nd three times at various SJC events, and finishing in the top 4, 8, 16, and 32 six other times.  I have a total of 10 Premier event top cut appearances ranging from SJC’s, YCS’s, and Nationals and 25 Read more