Sunday, September 25, 2011

F1 Weekend...

Hi All Once Again =D

Before i get on with Yu-Gi-Oh Matters, for those that do not know, this is the F1 Weekend in Singapore!!! And i'm LOVING IT :)

Back to topic, this is a busy and tiring week for me due to both work and personal matters. So i did not participate in any tournaments this week. However, i did stay through 1 tournament and i'll report on some interesting stuff i saw for today.

Venue: Active Game Collection (aka Lor Ah Soo)
Format: Single Elimination *Same event as the last post
Players: 18

Decks used by participants:
2 x GB
1 x Hero Beat
1 x Skill Drain Beat
1 x Twilight Lightlord
1 x Twilight Zombie
2 x Agent Angel
1 x TG Bolt Angel
1 x Machina Gadget
1 x Dragunity
2 x Grave BF
2 x WWBF
1 x Dragon Beat (Red Eyes Black Metal + FGD FTW)
1 x Battery man Deck
1 x Junk Doppel Frog variant

Winner: Wei Ann (Dragunity) with 4 wins
2nd: Calvin (GB) with 4 wins
3rd/4th: Cassandra (Machina Gadget) & Zheng Hei ( TG Bolt Angel)
*With 18 participants in Single Elimination format, 4 players were randomly chosen to play for Round 0. This allows the tournament to be conducted with a perfect number. Hence, though Calvin got 2nd, he was part of Round 0, explaining the same number of wins as Wei Ann.

In the finals, Wei Ann (Dragunity) focused on getting a Stardust Dragon out in the early game. This prevented Calvin's monsters (GB) which are lesser in Att points, to conduct battle and perform his GB tagging tricks. With that, the Stardust acted as an insurance for his future summoning. In one of the game, Wei Ann went on to summon a 2nd Stardust Dragon just to unleash the beat down!!! Calvin wasn't able to break the first turn summoning of Stardust and lost his game and match.

There are a few interesting techs that i saw from decks today and would like to share with all of you.

1) Frogs in Junk Doppel!!! With the reduction of Traps in decks, there ain't many cards that'll stop Treeborn Frog from swimming up every turn. This small and innocent looking monster is an important factor in the deck. Firstly, it's 1 additional star for synchro. Second, it's a monster that can be used as a tribute. Last but DEFINITELY not least, it's a freaking wall!!!

2) Bolt Hedgedog in TG angels. They are free exceed materials for Daigusto Phoenix once you manage to get them into graveyard!!! And for them to "float up" from the graveyard, all you need is either a TG Striker or Agent - Earth.

3) Batteryman Deck and Dragon Deck. How long has it been since we see them? But still, they are capable to pull some cool tricks from their respective sleeves and stun their opponents. An opponent of the Dragon deck actually commented "A FGD!!!" in shock when the player actually activated his 'Future Fusion'.

Overall, it's a good tournament with lot of different decks. Like said in my last post, it's cool to run different decks outside of the Tier Table. This is what made the game interesting!!! Keep it up people =D

Till the next time, Ciaossu ~_~"
Off to my F1 race...

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I've created a blog :)
I know... It took me like FOREVER...

Ha ha ha :) :) :)

Before proceeding on, let me briefly introduce myself.

Name: Jackie

Country: Singapore

Horoscope: Gemini

Favourite Game: Yugioh Trading Card Game

Favourite Card: Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin (now you know where this forum got its name from :P)

Favourite Deck: HERO BEAT

Favourite Band: Maroon 5 (I'm moving like Jagger)

Purpose of this Blog: Discussion of Worldwide YGO Happenings.

Unknowingly, I've been in this game for a decade or so (since 2002). Through these 10 years, I've seen a lot of changes in the game. From the Chaos era to Monarch's Rule, over to the endless Perfect Circle, after which the Dark Dive Bombing (OTK) and following on, the Debris Dandy/Junk Doppel Synchro Frenzy... All of them left an unforgettable impact in any players who have ever played Yugioh. And these are the main reason why players stick to Yugioh even after so many years! Players are addicted to refreshing themselves with new ideas, concepts, strategies.

The thrill of one out-witting the other in a mental game is indescribable. If you think Chinese Chess is mentally challenging, you've definitely never tried Yugioh where Planning + Skill + Luck are all part of the Game. Try finishing an opponent with 8000 LP when you're left with just 50 LP!!! Consider that a challenge to those who have never had such a comeback before =)

To end off my introduction, I'll be posting my performance in a local Ranking Tournament on Sun, 18 Sep 11.

Format: Single Elimination

Basically, More Wins = More Points = Higher chances of qualifying for next year's Asia Championship

Deck used: Diva Tengu

Match 1: Benjamin (Gravekeeper)


Duel 1: Diva Tengu Synchro Beatdown

Duel 2: He had more control over the entire game. Trap Dustshoot removed the only useful monster in my hand. After realising my hand without any Gorz, he had 3 Gravekeeper monsters to beatdown me, reducing my LP to less than 3k. Just when all hopes are diminishing, I drew a Dark Hole. Activated it without hesitation and he countered me with a Starlight Road... So that's basically the end for that duel.

Duel 3: He had a lot of set cards on his field but had no monsters. A E-Hero Stratos in my starting hand ensured i have backup for his future moves. After 2-3 turns, he had one Necrovalley on the Field with 3 set cards while i have a Grow-up Bulb in my graveyard and a D-Hero Malicious in my hand. I thought of summoning the Malicious and together with Grow-up Bulb, summon a Black Rose Dragon to destroy his entire field. However, the thought of Starlight Road form the previous duel held me back. And the following turn, i managed to summon a Scrap Dragon and one by one, i destroyed his set cards for the victory. Of which, one of them was really a Starlight Road!!! *Lucky me :)

Match 2: Calvin (Dark World)


Duel 1: Random Synchro beat again :)

Duel 2: Got beatdown by Grapha and his massive back rows...

Duel 3: Trishula + Stardust on second turn decided the duel :)

Match 3: Bryan Tew (Dark World)


Duel 1: Received a endless cycle of Grapha again...

Duel 2: Cool opening hand with Tengu, Malicious and D-Draw provided consistency throughout the entire match.

Duel 3: Time was called. I managed to deal more damage to his LP such that even after a 3k grapha direct attack, i will still have a lead.

Match 4: Skye (Offering Gadget)


Duel 1: Don't even know how i got reduced to zero...

Duel 2: BAD HAND... =.="

Overall result: 2nd place with 3 wins

Summary: This deck which took me less then 2 hours to construct managed to work!!! Miraculously, the bad hand rate is not that frequent. However, when it occurs, the chances to turn the tides are very very slim. I'll continue to tune this deck to see how far can it bring me.

Bottom-line, from my observation, this is an 'old school' era.

This meta game is back to the Chaos Era where people don't exactly play a lot of traps. 3 MST running wild and Heavy Storm is mainly the reason being so. Next, 2 Tragoedia and 1 Gorz explains why people put 2 mind crush in their main deck. When you're uncertain if any monsters will jump out of the blue, just buy an insurance. Mind crush him and full force ahead!!!

*On a separate note, i'll be reviewing on the card mind crush most likely next week. Keep a look out :)

However, one thing doesn't change in this game. The element of SURPRISE. When you play a deck which people are unfamiliar with, you have the advantage of catching them off-guard. Have creativity!!! Remember when people tell you to think out of the box? This is a platform where you'll only get better and better through experiments of originality. That's where you actually fail, learn from your mistakes and slowly develop into your own style. Isn't that what made this game fun and enjoyable in the very first place?!?!

Hope you guys have enjoyed my very first post. I know i can be a bit lengthy at times. But oh well :D Do keep a lookout for my next post. Till next time, Ciaossu ~.~