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October 2007

ThatGuy's Shot: Proper Deck Building - That Guy

Welcome to ThatGuy's Shot! Just a thing I've started in which I may introduce new deck ideas, concepts, strategies, etc. So if you wanna learn, refresh, or just laugh when I make a mistkae, here's the place to. So here it is, my first article in the line of shots.

On a side note, it's been awhile since my last article, partly due to school and a lot of action on the message boards. I know I said I'd post my deck but I changed my mind due to other reasons.

Proper Deck Building

I know people have different ways of making a deck such as the objective, strategy, and reason. Well good, I'm on the right track . But aside from that, these are just a few steps anyone, whether it be newbie or master of the game, could benefit from.
First off, figure out why you're playing a children's card game, cause you're a man, you're 40...No, this isn't Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged or Mike Gundy. The first step is to figure out how the deck will fight, for fun or for competition? Once you have that established, move on to what your deck will actually be. Is it a Gravekeeper's, Magent Warrior, what? After that, figure out how your deck will play out, or as otherwise put, the objective. OTK? Effect win? Beatdown? Make every other deck look good? Pick one for the sake of picking one...or making your deck and then move on to the construction.
Now here comes the 5 most important rules ever...in deck building. First, consult the banned/restricted list. Yes John, Yata has been gone for quite some time now. Next, make sure your deck has one, count it, one central focus. Demise will never be brought out if Manju has to fetch Don Zaloog (which it can't). Thirdly (that a word?), have an answer to the main threat. Don't go into a tournament thinking you are going to beat a Burn Deck when all you got is level 4 monsters. Fourth, take a nap before you continue, because organizing cards is one 4311 of a task. Fifth and certainly the least, leave room for change. There's nothing worse than taking apart a deck that you put your heart (btw, Change of Heart is banned) into. So with all that + some of your own style, you got yourself a deck that can correct itself, has a focus, has a plan, and won't lose every duel...unless you actually picked the option of making every other deck look good.
Now that you have your deck, go duel someone and when you lose, tell them to never go to the TCG Strategies forum in the Yu-Gi-Oh section 'cause ThatGuy will be dishin out the advice yo. So thanks for listenting...I mean reading.

Email me at bamoon518@yahoo.com or AIM: thatguytotheleft
And until next time.

 


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