recently contacted me through AIM eager to jump on
my now fast growing bandwagon of people I’ve
interviewed. From what I gather Chris is a very
respected online member, who is no stranger to the
top 8 table at many regionals and Shonen Jumps. In
his Yu-Gi-Oh! career he has piloted some of some of
the most interesting, and thoughtful decks seen in
Astonishingly he has had 4 deck
profiles in less than one year. If this isn’t a
testament to this man’s deck building creativity
nothing is! For all deck lists and explanations
please do visit
or click on these links provided.
Burn deck list profile -
ˇ Prickle Down deck list profile -
ˇ BluMoos deck list profile -
ˇ Macro Cosmos deck list profile -
Also this is a player who is an
excellent all rounder. He doesn’t just innovate, he
has playing skills too. To back up his catalogue of
deck types he has 2 SJC top eights under his belt.
In short this is a very promising player indeed.
Thankfully, he has taken the time to
be interviewed by me for you the readers of pojo!
1. You first shot to ‘fame’ at SJC
Denver where you played a Chaos Sorcerer deck. Many
people over these previous formats have blamed
certain cards such as Chaos Sorcerer, and others now
banned for producing an era that not many other deck
types were viable. What is your view on cards such
as Chaos Sorcerer, which seemingly dominate a Meta?
1A. Chaos Sorcerer was good for the
sheer advantage it created upon summoning it. Being
so easy to summon as the card is was always a
general plus among the players. Free card advantage
is really hard to find during the time of the game,
so no wonder it made such an impact on the meta,
likewise of it’s predecessors, Chaos Emperor Dragon
and Black Luster Soldier.
2. Along this same theme, do you
believe that Konami and UDE did well on this current
ban list? Do you think there are any flaws in their
list, and is there a ‘Cookie Cutter’ forming for
2A. The Ban List will never be
perfect, as no matter the changes that UDE and
Konami bring to the game, there’ll always be people
who complain about it. It’s just part of the game.
As for a ‘Cookie Cutter’ deck forming this format,
you could certainly look to DDT(Diamond Dude Turbo)
to fill the void of one. Aside from that, the only
other deck that can look to it as far as consistency
goes would be Monarchs.
3. Next you top eighted at SJC
Seattle, placing 3rd overall. To date this has been
your most successful Shonen Jump outing and with a
deck which sported 2 Prickle Fairy, and a lone
Banisher of the Radiance. Why did you run these
cards in this format, and why do you think they
brought you such success?
3A. Prickle Fairy was a card that I
found while I was looking for new and exciting
things one night. I instantly thought about what I
could use to help fulfill this cards potential, and
Hydrogeddon and Drillroid instantly came to my mind.
Along with Monarchs being the top tier deck at the
time, Prickle Fairies effect made it worthwhile. As
for the Banisher of the Radiance, it ended up in my
maindeck all thanks to my man David “Blunt” Huertas,
who decided on it last minute. Banisher proved worth
the ‘tech’ slot in my deck by allowing me to further
disrupt Monarch decks and Recruiter deck’s
throughout the day. So to put it all short, call it
a perfect metacall.
4. One of the decks that you are
famous for, on the message boards at least, is that
of BluMoos. What is the basic strategy behind this
deck and why do you believe it never held the top
tables at a Shonen Jump?
4A. Well the deck in fact did grace
the top tables at the Shonen Jump it debuted in, but
for a brief moment. Regardless, the deck’s basic
strategy was made to utilize Lady Assailant of the
Flames remove from game ability with Return from a
Different Dimension to create quick and massive
swings in the opponents life points. Lady Assailant
was another card, likewise of Prickle Fairy, that I
came up with while just looking for new cards. Props
go out to Duy Bui and Jimbo Robinson for running the
5. What makes you such an innovator
in this game, and why do you believe you have such a
success in creating deck types?
5A. I try to think outside the box
when it comes to deck building. If my opponents
either don’t know what the cards do or what the deck
does, then I like to think it’s an advantage in my
favor. Also, the main reason I generally never run
what the current meta runs has to do with the Mirror
Matches. Sure, skill can make or break the mirror
match, but it’s also whoever draws the better hand.
Not running that gives me different ways to play
against those decks, whereas the Mirror Match could
6. Currently, what are you working
on, and can we get a sneak peak at it?
6A. I have my hands in quite a few
deck ideas at the moment. I can share one, which has
to do with the Rock attribute. The decks strategy is
to swarm the opponent with special summons via The
Rock Spirit, Gigantes, and Megarock Dragon, which
fueling a remove from game engine I further abuse in
7. What do you feel is the best
deck that you have created and why?
7A. I don’t really know what my best
deck would be, as I have made so many decks to
choose from. I can answer, though, that my favorite
deck out of all the decks I have built would have to
be Gravekeepers. I never achieved anything with
them, but it’s been the only deck through every
format that I’ve continued to work on in hope to
8. At SJC Houston we saw a lot of
deck types reaching the top tables. Emon’s Bazooper
failed to reach the top eight a month later at SJC
Columbus. Do you think that this win is just new ban
list jitters and the deck type just isn’t viable
right now or is it still force to be reckoned with?
8A. I’ll refer to it as I would about
Team Scoops Bazoo Return deck which won SJC Anaheim.
I believe both were to take advantage on the slow
pace of the current formats while the decks were
played. However, Scoops build seemed to die out
after the win. So far, we’re on pace to another
incident with Emons Bazoo Trooper deck. The only way
Bazoo Return would place at the top of the SJC is if
someone could innovate a new variant to it, and
until then, could lay dormant.
9. If you could release one OCG
only card into the TCG what card would it be and
9A. Very tough question, but I would
have to say Fuin no Ogonhitsu, also known as Gold
Sarcophagus. The reason why is the ability to search
for any card in the game and being able to get the
card in a few turns. Could help so many struggling
themed deck types in the game.
10. Are there any other points you
would like to make, or any shout outs to make?
10A.First, I would like to send a
shout out to the team I’m on, J Spot, and to Project
D for helping me with many of my deck ideas.