What’s up everyone? I first wanted to start by telling a little about myself. I’m Jason Wright. I also go by another name, “Mr. West”. Now like most of the players in this game I’ve been here since the beginning of the game back in 2002. However, I didn’t really start competing until around Phantom Darkness set release. At that time I was what you would call as stubborn player with no insight into the game. For the longest time I played Spellcasters: Dark Magician, Spell counter, Secret Village, Gravekeepers, etc. The fact of the matter is I wasn’t willing to branch out and explore deck types out of that particular type. This lead to learning my biggest lesson: The Name of the Game.
Naturally as a competitive player in Yugioh you want to get better with each local, regional, YCS, National, and World Champion experience. The path to being a better player is always a tough one. The better the players you face means, the better you get at the game. Now it’s time for the real explanation of the title.
- What’s the Name of the Game?
Yu-Gi-Oh! is right but not the answer you’re looking for.
- What’s the Name of the Game?
The name of the game is “Special Summons”. You create a deck which has the capability of special summoning faster than your opponent or you create a deck which controls the field slowing down your opponent or preventing special summons.
There have only been a number of decks, which are great at special summoning monsters and overwhelming your opponents.
For example, Special Summons: Teledad Format, Lightsworns, plant synchro w/ reborn tengu (pre tourguide), TGU Plants, Hero decks favoring the Shining and Absolute Zero, and now Chaos Decks. The decks preventing special summons or slowing them down to your pace are Anti-Meta with Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo, Doomcaliber Knight, and Thunder King Rai-Oh. Next up are both ritual decks: Relinquished, and Herlad of Perfection and their use of the Djinn Monsters for ritual summons. Mainly, Djinn Releaser of Rituals which is,
Atk 1200/ Def 2000
The Effect Reads: “When you Ritual Summon a Ritual Monster, you can remove from play this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon. While the monster Ritual Summoned using this card is face-up on the field, your opponent cannot Special Summon.”
Now the reason I am stating this is due to the fact that card alone played in the right hands can cripple every deck I just listed that special summons and can still abuse Tour Guide From the Underworld. Its tough making a comeback against a deck which creates a one sided matchup.
The thing to really know about yourself, the deck you want to play is to always experiment and try various builds to see what style you are comfortable with. The types of deck you often play are usually a glimpse into your personality. Any experience player can use that to their advantage during a match. It’s what poker calls a “tell”. Defining yourself as a player leads you to play more experienced players. The biggest advantage to this is you always learn from your failures. The huge amount of play testing for a Regionals allow for more time getting used to the deck you’ve prepared many months before. The time taken to get used to a deck knowing its ins and outs takes time and practice. A player realizes that when he or she gets used to side deck. Knowing a deck like the back of your hand can be rather interesting, as you grow with a deck the better a player you can choose to become, don’t stick with one type, and expand your knowledge.
The name of the game is “Special Summons”. You create a deck which has the capability of special summoning faster than your opponent or you create a deck which controls the field slowing down your opponent or preventing special summons. There have only been a number of decks, which are great at special summoning monsters and overwhelming your opponents.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a great game no matter how you play it. A simple insight of knowing what you want to do from the start when you want to start competing at larger events. I hope this article has given all readers a just a small reminder when you first began starting to play the game. Until next time everyone, I’m Jason Wright aka “Mr. West”.
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