Before I begin, I'd like to thank
Pojo for adding this to the main site!
Richard's Screen Name: http://www.pojo.biz/board/member.php?u=39351
Richard: Lets do this!
Richard: LERRRRRRRROY JEEEENKINS!
Richard: Sorry I had to do it =[
Lol, that was a nice opening :P. Lets start with the
easy stuff, what is your name?
Richard: Richard Treadwell.
Ally: Where do you live currently?
Richard: Wilson, NC.
Ally: Not too far from where I live. Well maybe just
TWO states over :P. So I hear you top 8ed a Shonen
Jump once. Can you tell the Pojo readers which one
it was and what year?
Richard: SJC Durham last February (2006).
Richard: First SJC I'd ever been to.
Ally: Wow, that’s pretty good. How did it feel when
you top 8ed your first jump and what place did you
Richard: It didn't really sink in until that night
when I got back into my hotel room and saw my
name/picture on Metagame. Then I was like "Oh wow,
this is cool" xD.
Richard: I finished 4th.
Ally: Yeah it is pretty amazing to be on
What deck were you running?
Richard: Warrior Toolbox with a teched Goldd. That
one random Goldd won me soooooo many matches.
Ally: I see. Were there any times where the Goldd
didn't help you at all?
Richard: People hit it _every_ single time.
Ally: What did your opponents hit Goldd with the
Richard: Well since almost everyone ran 3x Spirit
Reaper and 1x-2x Don, with some Thestaloses here and
there, I guess mainly those 3.
Ally: Did you think at times you were about to lose
and you came back and won?
Richard: Um lemme think back.
I'm sure there were a few times.
Oh yeah I remember one.
Richard: It was game 3, and I had a Saku set with
Sillva and Dark Hole in my hand. My opponent goes
summon Reaper and attacks, and I think for a few
seconds and decide to let it go through. Sure
enough, he hit Sillva instead of Dark Hole, lost his
last 2 cards in his hand, and I won a few turns
later. I think I was at like 1200 or so to his
Ally: That’s amazing! Now that we've heard about
your deck experiences can you tell the Pojo readers
a bit about your deck? Like what’s the basic concept
Well it was just basic Warrior Toolbox (2x DDA, 1x
DDWL, 1x Don, 1x Exiled, 1x MSLV2, 1x DDS) for that
format. Almost every game I sided DDS out for a
second LV2 for all of the Dekos and Merchants that
were just getting popular. I just played really
conservative and swung when I knew I would gain a
lot of advantage.
Ally: Interesting. How would you describe your
semifinals match in the Durham SJC top 8?
Richard: Garbage. I had him down to 100 the first
game and he came back with a COTH to beat me.
Second game same scenario, except I won with a
topped Kycoo. Third game went to time, and I had
advantage after a second turn Don+Reaper hit, but he
had life and eventually won =[.
Ally: That stinks! At least your top 4ed and got
your invite. What prize did you get?
Richard: A PSP and a lot of packs.
Ally: Pull anything good our of the packs?
Richard: I think I pulled an Ult Treeborn and I
forgot everything else.
Ally: You got the best card out of SOI so no worries
Ally: Recently, you attended the Houston SJC in
2007. How was that experience for you?
Richard: It was really fun. I met a lot of people
that I knew from different online communities, and
it was cool to just hang out with them and stuff.
Ally: That’s great and I got to see you again :P
haha. How did it feel to finish 17th though?
Richard: It sucked really bad.
Ally: Yes it did. Can you tell the viewers what you
were running at Houston?
Richard: Bazoo/Return with no Troopers (I couldn't
get any =[).
Richard: With Warrior Toolbox.
Ally: Pretty good though for getting 17th with no
troopers. When do you plan to attend your next
Richard: Probably Philly.
Richard: It will be my 3rd SJC.
Ally: That’s great! I hope you do better
Tell the Pojo users a little about yourself! What
made you want to play YGO!?
Richard: Um...I think I decided to start playing
like 5 years ago or so when I was in 8th grade. I
saw a Yugi and Kaiba Structure Deck at a gas station
and was hooked from there xD
Ally: Hehe. What was the first deck you ran when you
started playing? A noobish one ;) ?
Richard: I think it was like a mixture of those 2
starters with some MRD cards thrown in there.
Richard: Pretty beast =p
Ally: Suuureee it was j/k! I noticed you are a level
2 YGO! judge. How did that come about?
Richard: I took my LV1 test a few years ago online,
then took my LV2 test at SJC Charlotte back in the
summer of 2005.
Richard: I normally play rather than judge, though.
Ally: Hehe here’s some random questions for you.
What’s your favorite color?
Richard: Uhhhhh I guess I'd say black?
Ally: Black? You're boring not really haha ;x. What
you think of the current format?
Richard: It's actually very, very good except for
Ring and Snatch.
Richard: One of the better formats.
Ally: I see. Two more questions for you. What you
hope to accomplish in your YGO! career?
Richard: Ummm I have no clue. Obviously I would
like to top 16 more SJCs/Nats, but usually I just
play to hang out with my friends I hardly get to
see. I think I've gotten past the point of playing
just to play.
Ally: That’s great! I wish you good luck. Last
question, do you have any good deck advice for the
new kids that are starting this game?
Richard: Sure. Just play to have fun. That's the
whole point of this game. Don't be afraid to ask
for advice, and don't take anything personally.
Ally: That’s good advice you gave Richard and that
does it for the interview. Would you please give a
closing statement for the viewers?
Richard: AMP runs through people. And um yea I
guess that's it xD.
Richard: Don't take YGO too seriously.
Richard: It's no fun that way.