Massachusetts Regional Tournament Report

YCS Austin Texas is just around the corner and a lot of you who are going are probably looking for "the best deck." Ask just about anyone what they think "the best deck" is and they will most likely will reply with Water. That would be a completely reasonable response, as water has some of the most powerful plays the game has ever seen, but I want to give you my reasoning as to why I think it isn't the right deck for any up and coming events in the next couple of weeks. First of all, sure… your water deck can side some Soul Takers and Dust Tornados and such, but you aren't always going to have them for opposing Banisher of the Radiances and Macro Cosmos'. I feel that the luck has to be in your favor when staring down at those opposing cards as they prove to be enormous threats to the deck. As a result, I only feel that it would be necessary, at least in my mind, to run a deck that doesn't really get blown out by any single card and can stand up well against the current meta. Last week on the ARG YouTube channel, I posted a video explaining why I thought Macro Rabbit was one of the better decks in the current metagame. I really like that Macro Rabbit runs a crazy amount of trap cards and backs it up with the most insane Rank 4s in the game.

This past weekend, I managed to get a lot of testing in with my Macro Rabbit deck in the Massachusetts Regional. It ended up being only 230 players because of the cap, but it looked like there would be 400+ had they allowed everyone to play. I entered the Tournament with Macro Rabbit and here are my results:

ROUND 1 - Steve L - Samurai
I find Samurai to be a fairly easy matchup especially after siding. All I need are a few traps and I'm golden. My theory stands correct as I 2-0 him. He gets out a Shien and Naturia Beast game one, but I get him with a clutch Torrential. Breakthrough Skill and Snowman Eater put in a lot of work game 2.


ROUND 2 - Nick D - Fire Fist
He is running an awesome version of Fire Fist. Pretty much a Beast Warrior Control deck with Beast King Barbaros, Winged Rhynos, and other awesome cards. Winged Rhynos is actually pretty good. It is pretty much just a pseudo WInd-Up Rabbit. I managed to 2-0 him because I had lots of Traps, but the Winged Rhynos proved to be a problem.


ROUND 3 - Andrew M - Hero
Another 2-0 victory. I managed to get him down to no cards fairly early Game 1, but he ripped a Miracle fusion to come back into the game. I managed to eventually draw into a Dimensional Prison for his Elemental Hero the Shining and seal the deal. Snowman Eater put in a lot of work game 2.


ROUND 4- Gao - Hieratic

She has Hieratic Dragon King of Atum Sleeves as well as a custom Hieratic Playmat. I had a strong read that she was running FIre Fists, but I guess I was wrong… She Activated a Hieratic Seal of Convocation turn one so at this point I knew she was running Hieratics. At one point in the game, she managed to summon 3 Hieratic Dragon of Su in one turn and used all three effects combined with a Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy all 4 of my back rows and then she amassed an unstoppable board and defeated me in one push. Game two was fairly similar. She dropped a Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon early game and I didn't have any real answers. I lost pretty quickly.


ROUND 5 - I completely forget


Pedro L - Fire King Hazy Flame
I get paired up versus my friend Pedro. I know he is running Hazy Flame Fire Kings. That deck can be a pain if you don't have an answer for Fire King High Avatar Garunix. Luckily for me, Pedro didn't draw the best of hands both games and I managed to


Eli K - Samurai
Another 2-0 victory versus Samurai. I manage to win the die roll and open rescue rabbit plus a few traps. He follows up with Six Samurai United and then Gateway of the Six. I decide it would be a great idea to negate the Gateway with Laggia and I win soon after thanks to traps
Game 2 he starts off with a Shien, but I answer it with a Dimensional Prison + Fiendish Chain. I run him low on resources and eventually knock his LP down to 0.


Tim V - Rabbit
The game started off with both a Die Roll win and a turn one Rescue Rabbit on my side if I recall correctly. I managed to win that game with an Evolzar Laggia backed up with a plethora of traps. Things managed to turn around as Tim opened game two with a Rescue Rabbit into Evolzar Laggia backed up with a lot of traps. To be honest, I wasn't exactly happy with the way I played this game. I opened 2 Snowman Eater against him, so at one point I thought it would be a solid play to flip a Snowman Eater to kill his Evolzar Laggia. THe problem was that he had 5 set spell/traps in his back row and answer my first Snowman with a warning. I drew another Snowman Eater on the following turn, so i figured yet again that flipping my snowman to kill his Laggia would be a good play. He responded with a Fiendish Chain and it really set me back and I lost soon after. My reasoning for flipping the Snowmen instead of letting him attack into them was that I had only 2 or 3 traps in hand to his 5 set and I was afraid he would summon a Tour Guide front he Underworld or a Rescue Rabbit fon the following turn. At this point he would have a Dolkka, Laggia, and a Leviair to my set Snowman, Dprison, MST, and Forbidden Lance. That would be an un-winnable position and I wanted to stray away from it as much as possible. I'm not exactly sure if I made the right or wrong play there, but it for sure costed me that single game. Game three was in his favor throughout. I didn't have a lot of traps, but I did have a couple of Snowmen again. There was one point in the game where he had a really clutch Solemn Judgment on one of my important cards (honestly forget what it was at this point.) That Solemn Really Sealed the deal. He managed to get me 2-1

Thanks a lot, Tim! *sarcasm* This tournament report would have been way more cool had I beaten you and advanced to top 8.

Overall record: 6-2 - 18th Place



3 Sabersaurus
3 Kabazauls
3 Jurrac Guaiba
2 Rescue Rabbit
2 Tour Guide from the Underworld
2 Cardcar D

3 Forbidden Lance
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Pot of Duality
1 Heavy Storm
1 Dark Hole
1 Monster Reborn

3 Dimensional Prison
2 Macro Cosmos
2 Fiendish Chain
2 Torrential Tribute
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Solemn Warning
1 Solemn Judgment
1 Starlight Road
1 Mirror Force


1 Stardust Dragon
1 Wind Up Zenmaines
1 Temtempo the Percussion Djinn
1 Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction
1 Gagaga Cowboy
1 Abyss Dweller
1 Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
1 Number 50: Blackship of Corn
2 Evolzar Dolkka
2 Evolzar Laggia
1 Number 39: Utopia


3 Banisher of the Radiance
3 Snowman Eater
1 Maxx "C"
1 Effect Veiler
2 Breakthrough Skill
2 Compulsory Evacuation Device
2 Dust Tornado
1 Mirror Force

I feel as though the Main deck is nearly perfect and I wouldn't really change anything. Maybe Pot of Duality… just maybe, but it honestly has been testing really well. The side and extra also tested extremely well but I will be 100% changing the side deck up before YCS Austin. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my report on the regional.

- Paul