Before I start! I like to thank Pojo
for putting this article up for me!
Domino’s Screen Name:
get started, I like to thank you for taking your
time away from whatever you were doing to do this
interview. First question, what is your name?
online alias is "Domino."
It's my favorite movie, and when I chose it at the
time, I thought "that's a pretty cool name”
keira knightley is hot
men ;x j/k. How old are you?
Recently you finished 19th at Shonen Jump Columbus
with an interesting deck. Can you tell the readers
about your deck?
When people look at the deck, they usually assume
it's Explosion based, and I get killed by Decree.
use troopers to not only mill for explosion
to combo with premature, call, feathers
they are a huge source of draw power
That the deck is otherwise lacking
people are also very afraid to Sakuretsu / Ring
them, because it's a +1 for me
they push for damage, along with cyber phoenixs, and
sometimes they kill, sometimes I finish them off
with Brain Controls / Snatch Steal / Ring / Cylinder
despite the fact that it's a combo deck, I feel that
in the right hands (mine) it's definitely one of the
best decks out there right now
outspeeds DDT very well
anything running card trooper is a dream for me
consistent is the deck?
it's extremely consistent
thing about it is
because of the various win conditions
it's difficult to get a bad hand
aside from DMOC opening hand with no way to get rid
something along the lines of 2 feather / 2 smash /
most every hand is good
and the deck is a stacker's dream
Ally: I bet
it is ;x
trooper, duplication, limiter
Right. Are you going to play this deck again at the
next Shonen Jump you attend?
going to make a couple key changes that should
surprise everyone I play against
win me a few games
hopefully get another meatgame feature match too.
Oh! speaking of that how did it feel that your deck
for a profile and you were on metagame?
love getting coverage at jumps
aside from my 2nd time (out of four jumps) going x-1
and losing last round and coming 3 places away from
that's the best part
That’s got to suck. At least you didn't finish 17th
do you feel about the current metagame and you think
your Magical Explosion deck is going to have a heavy
impact on it?
Well, aside from the online players from other
well-known places, I don't think people are going to
be considering my deck a real threat until I get to
day2, which should happen soon. Once I do, though, I
think it might.
doesn't lose too much, and the things it does lose
to, it has a pretty close matchup with
Aside from game1 vs. Demise being practically a coin
flip, only a dedicated Macro that opens with Macro
and hard negation has a strong chance of winning
mostly because of the varied win conditions
I think that once I make day2, people are going to
start seeing how strong of an archetype it is
Ok I see. I hear your
famous for war duels. Care to explain a little about
isn't too much to say besides I always use strong,
well-built decks with sides to counter the expected
matchups, and I play solidly making few misplays,
and make good reads.
lets me beat most people
Against good players, though, I have to outthink
them. That’s always an enjoyable experience.
Hehe that’s always a
competition. Can you tell the users whats your war
at this other famous site for a year, and my record
on there is 97-25 in wars
I've been on a 6-7 win streak because of the
Very impressive. I have
a few more questions for you. What you think of the
current banned list nad if you could change one
thing on it what would it be?
personally enjoy the current list. I would get rid
of Snatch and Ring, but other than that, it's good.
The past 2 formats have progressively allowed skill
to become more of a factor, and although the list is
far from perfect, UDE (whoever makes them) has been
taking steps in the right direction.
Ever since the banning
of Cyber-Stein they have been. Hopefully there will
be more things in the future.
Ally: What do you wish to accomplish
in this card game?
are just to make a fair amount of money off of the
game while traveling the country and meeting people.
Once I win a Jump, I'll get a sponsor and then
everything will be set.
Good luck with that!
Are you on a team currently and if so which team?
with Jordan Denk, Marcus Spanier, Eric Herdzik, and
don't know how to spell Nik's last name, so we all
just call him Dr. Nik
he's a doctor, y'know
Final question for you,
Has YGO! made a big influence in your life?
It's given me a much more competitive sense for the
other games I play, and has taught me a few choice
lessons such as the cliché "don't judge a book by
it's cover" in relation to people, although
ironically, shady people are generally pretty shady
I see. I'm glad it
taught you a few things and I also like to thank you
for doing this interview with me. Would you like to
give a closing statement?
I'd like to
say that, first of all, Yu-Gi-Oh! is serious
business, and secondly, that Jeff Jones is the best