All posts tagged kaijudo

The community is buzzing. The anticipation is mounting. We’re mere days away from the first ever Kaijudo Championship tournament in Seattle! I imagine that most everyone who has already qualified has a pretty good idea about what deck they plan to bring to the table at this point. For those of you out there who may still be unsure, and for those of you (like me) who hope to win one of the LCQs on Friday, here are some last-minute testing tips. Deckbuilding Is a Process Building the right deck is an inexact science, but there are rules of thumb Read more


Hey there Kaijudo Duelists, Aiden Thorne here and today we will be going over a new mini series I wanted to start, “Tier 1 Card Reviews”. You are going to quickly find that my views vary greatly compared to most of the other competitive players out there. Frankly, I don’t believe our meta is as diverse and healthy as everyone claims it to be; just because your local has different decks every week doesn’t mean they are all competitive. I haven’t really tested at all for Seattle yet, and I’m still quite confident in my ability to perform well. I Read more


It’s easy to identify deck archetypes and ascribe roles to them. Rush tries to kill the opponent as fast as it can. Midrange curves out and attempts to outlast rush, but kill before the late game. Tempo usually overlaps with midrange, but may be more open-ended as to its kill turn. Control tries to hang around as long as it can until winning with fatties is inevitable. We all implicitly understand the gameplans of decks that fall within this paradigm. Decks that don’t fall within this paradigm are probably lacking in focus; in Kaijudo, it’s essential to know your deck’s Read more


Hey there Kaijudo Duelists, Aiden Thorne here and this week I’ll be hitting an interesting topic: Limited play in Kaijudo. For those of you who play other games, you understand how fun the limited format can be; I’m here to tell you that I’ve found the limited play in Kaijudo to be unrivaled. What exactly is limited? Well there are two most common forms, drafting and sealed. Drafting is where you get a certain number of booster packs, open one, choose a card from it, and then pass the remaining cards to the player next to you; you then repeat Read more


Now that the inaugural KMC season is over, it’s a good time to relax and reflect on the changes Kaijudo has experienced over the past few months. The pressures of expectations and trip preparations no longer linger for most of us — unless of course you’re one of the lucky few who qualified for the Kaijudo Championship in Seattle. It’s a good time to try out some fun decks at your local Duel Day, try some booster pack-based limited formats, or even put together a “Kaijudo Cube.” If you’re like me, however, and you’re crazy enough to seriously consider traveling Read more


Hey there Kaijudo Duelists, Aiden Thorne here, and I’m bringing you the results of the KMC this weekend! We have finally reached the final week and now we know who will be going to Seattle from the KMCs! This was a crazy week and I’m already super late on covering it! Lots of real life stuff caused me to have some delays; I’m behind on pretty much everything right now haha. Let’s jump straight into the reviews! The KMC happened in Oakmont, PA; let’s see what took this KMC by storm! Total Players: 63 Top 8: 1 Carl Miccioto – Read more


The final weekend of the KMC season weekend came and went, and the pressure of the high stakes was palpable. While many players opted to go with tried-and-true formulas, a select few came to the table with their own brews, and found great success with them. KMC Kentucky champion Brian Durkin is no stranger to going against the grain; many will instantly associate him with Greed Dragons, as he was one of the first to pilot the deck to a top finish. Brian played an innovative midrange deck at Mr. Nice Guy Games in Oakmont, PA, and he sat down Read more


Hey there Kaijudo Duelists, Aiden Thorne here, and I’m bringing you the results of the KMC this weekend! There was only one KMC this time around, and it was in the wonderful city of Las Vegas! So far I’ve had to change the direction I wanted to go with this article twice; I really hope I don’t step on any toes with my ‘filler’ content! The KMC happened in Las Vegas, NV; what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless you win a free trip to Seattle! Total Players: 26 Top 8: 1. Stephen Liberto – Dominus Control aka Keeper of Read more


Megabugs are MegaFun

Categories: Kaijudo

There is one deck I thought that would never be a viable deck, but now it is one of my favorites, Megabugs! Little support has been given to this type of creature until the latest set, Clash of the Duel Masters, came out. One card changed the whole game for this deck. The Hive Queen is not only the best Megabug, but in my opinion, one of the best evolutions. Which is why my guess is they chose to make it a Megabug. It’s effect is when it attacks, you look at the top 3 cards of your deck and Read more


Instead of looking at promising deck lists being spotted at KMCs like I’ve been doing the past few weeks, I’ll be looking at a few single cards this week; specifically, those cards from Clash of the Duel Masters that have proven themselves to be far better than players gave them credit for.  These are cards that, while they might have not completely shifted the meta themselves, have definitely impacted it in a major way.  All of them can be seen in large numbers at KMCs and definitely need to be prepared for if you expect to do well.  Without any Read more