Before I get started I like to thank
Pojo for putting this article up!
Marc’s Pojo Screen Name:
I like to thank you for taking your time away to do
this interview for me. I will start with the basics;
what is your name?
Marc: Marc Glass
Marc: I’m starting to be called Broken Glass.
Ally: Why is that?
I think it is a play on words, one, my last name,
and two, b/c I am doing kind of good
Ally: KIND OF good? You topped 8 and won Shonen Jump
Columbus with an expensive Diamond Dude Turbo deck
(DDT). How did that make you feel?
Marc: lol, I was really happy, as soon as I won I
sunk my head in my hands b/c I thought there would
be no way I would come back from that first game
thrashing from Lazarro.
Marc: the deck is expensive, but i stick to one deck
Marc: Last format I ran warrior toolbox with trip
Ally: Your first game? Care to explain to the Pojo
readers why it was so stressful?
Marc: it wasn't stressful so much; he made great
plays and gained advantage fast!
Marc: I was left with one card in hand, reasoning,
he called 8, dmoc went to the graveyard, that was my
only out, I was just hoping there would not be a
repeat of St. Louis.
Ally: What was almost a repeat at the St. Louis SJ?
Marc: I went undefeated at St. Louis sjc until the
finals; I lost to Carlo Perez 2-0, which was even
worse due to the fact that I beat him in the swiss
Marc: At Orlando, I had to play my teammate in the
t8, I lost, but he came away with a crush card so it
was all good
Marc: I needed a DS anyways.
Ally: Hehe. Well you got what you wanted both times
now by getting a DS and winning a Shonen Jump. Do
you think you can do it again at the next jump you
will be attending?
Marc: I will be at Montréal, I never make any
guarantees though, I just enjoy traveling, meeting
new people, and making new friends.
Marc: I never thought that yugioh would take me to
Canada; I have wanted to go for a long time
Ally: I hear it's a beautiful country. Maybe you
will meet more people when you go. So who are you
Marc: Me, Chris "McNabb Evans", Brian long, bobby
Bandura, Phillip Anthony (t4 SJC Columbus), he is
the newest member of our team.
Ally: That’s cool. What team are you on?
Marc: Team Hungerforce, Jeff Jones should be there
too, but he lives in Michigan so we will meet him
Ally: Will you be running DDT again in Montréal?
Marc: Yes, I am trying some new ideas out for it,
hopefully it works.
Ally: Will just have to wait and see. Can you give
the viewers a basic rundown about your DDT deck?
Marc: The big guys are DMoC, Jinzo, and Dasher.
Marc: DMoC is great for the magic recursion and most
monsters in the game can't match his attack
Marc: If he is destroyed, he is removed from play
which helps me.
Marc: Jinzo gives me the lockdown effect I need to
swing away, he matches with monarchs and is not a
floater like some other cards.
Marc: Dasher is great for Destiny Draw and his
ability to turn a bad top decked DMoC or Jinzo into
a change in the tide.
Marc: Anthony Alvardo can tell you how many times I
"Dashed Out" DMoC FTW
Marc: Stratos is probably still the key for the
deck, even though he is at one, he searches, and
usually ends up being removed from play so i can
bring him back for his heavy storm effect
Marc: Diamond Dude, what more do I need to say about
him, he sent Destiny Draw to the graveyard about 10
times over the course of the tourney, i can't ask
for more than that.
Marc: Malicious, what a great card
Marc: discard with destiny draw, remove from play,
summon another, monster gate, or tribute.
Marc: card trooper, I think this card is what is
keeping the deck alive, his ability to mill, and
draw power make the deck faster.
Marc: Traps: I decided to run Threatening Roar b/c
Kris Perovic said it prevents u from getting into a
ground mole lock, I was running Waboku b4, i have
seen too many grand mole locks
Marc: it is also chainable, sorry Mobius
Marc: magics: monster gate and reasoning are great
for speed and swarm ability, especially when i send
monster gate to the graveyard with diamond dude
Marc: Phoenix Blade is the engine for the OTK,
didn't always work, but gave me a spell card back in
hand for magical stone
Marc: d-draw goes w/o saying.
Marc: i think the rest is pretty straight forward
Ally: Wow! The deck sounds pretty intense! Do you
ever get bad draws with the deck?
Marc: oh yes, if u read the feature match against
Jeff Baumgartner game 2, i didn't draw any monsters
for 2 turns, after I did though, it was all I needed
Marc: also, i drew 2 or 3 malicious in one hand one
game, I won, but I don't know how
Ally: Ouch, Does that happen a lot?
Marc: no, i do a huge power shuffle; so long as the
malicious don't stick together i am usually good
Ally: Usually is an understatement haha. Well let’s
see, what made you want to play DDT?
Ally: And does it use a lot of skill to play?
Marc: I wanted to play DDT b/c it looked like a lot
of fun, and i was run
Marc: the cards just flow out of your hands and deck
and they all connect for the eventual win
Marc: the deck takes a lot of skill to play
Marc: it is definitely not one you can netdeck it
today and take to a Shonen tomorrow
Marc: i started playing it back in January
Marc: i have played it so much that i don't make
Ally: Practice makes perfect basically. Don't worry
this interview is almost over lol.
Ally: What you think of the new format?
Marc: i like it, they just need to ban snatch steal
and ring of destruction
Ally: You think Monster Gate and Reasoning might see
limitation on the next list?
Marc: no, b/c DDT is non existent in Japan now
Marc: and that is the only deck it is run in
Marc: from what I have seen
Ally: Aw I see. How do you think DDT made an impact
on the meta?
Marc: i think it really caught people off guard,
most people thought b/c of the limitation of Stratos
and dimension fusion that it was dead, kris and I
proved them wrong
Ally: Yes you did. Was Kris deck similar to yours
and what were the differences?
Marc: i ran dasher, he ran exiled force, i sided
Marc: i made him a fan of dasher after he saw what
dasher did for me at the jump
Ally: Why you decide to side Exiled Force while Kris
Marc: i sided it b/c I didn't see the need to main
it, I never sided into it either, I should have when
I went against some of the monarch decks that ran 3
spy and 1 or 2 grandmaster, also works against
reaper, or I have to hope that i have a vortex
Ally: Ok, last question! What advice can you give to
a new player?
Marc: find out what works for you and your play
style, just b/c it didn't work today doesn't mean it
won't work tomorrow, we are not in the chaos era
where only 1 or 2 decks could win, it is the most
open format and anything can win now, play test a
lot, take your losses and learn from them, meet new
people and learn from the more seasoned players
Ally: Thank you for the helpful advice Marc and I
also like to thank you again for taking your own
time to do this interview. Would please give a
closing statement to the viewers?
Marc: I wouldn't be where I am if I did not have the
competition I have played against. You only become
better by playing against the best. I am only where
I am because I stand on the shoulders of giants.
Travel, meet new people, make new friends, and have
fun doing it.
Marc: Team Hungerforce FTW