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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
PSYCH dueling Part 2
Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all!
Last week I brought you the first installment of what I
called PSYCH Dueling.
Today, I bring you part two, what a beginner (not
necessarily a n00b) duelist would use PSYCH. Also, at the
end, I'll be addressing some of the frequent questions I'm
asked, sort of how Pook did in his last article.
As you learned previously...
P stands for Psychology
A beginner may not be able to Psych their opponet as well as
an experienced player can. However, we learn through
experience. A beginner learns some psychological tactics
from their more experienced opponent's. This can help
inspire the lesser talented person to begin working on their
S stands for Stalling
A beginner may not compete that much at official
tournaments, but will definatley learn to utilize the stall
technique once it is used against them.
Beginners may not make their moves as quickly as experienced
players because they aren't as confident. As previously
mentioned, this can cause them to move less-confidently as
Y stands for Yourself
Here, a beginner may think he or she is on top of the world
and that nothing is going to stop them on their way to the
top. Losses can be very hard for beginners to accept
thinking they built this "all powerful" deck and then to be
crushed in their first official duel. This happens to us
all, but we gain experience from our losses. This helps the
beginner acquire experience which will in turn help develop
their dueling skill.
C stands for Countering
Starting out, the beginner probably doesn't have all the
necessary cards to counter such popular threats from today.
Such as your Black Luster Soldier, your Warriors, Zombies,
Chaos, or any mix in between. Having just started the game,
it is important to do research about what decks and deck
types run rampant in the current metagame. Never leap into a
game or anything else without having done some back ground
H stands for Have Fun
This one is usually easiest for beginners because they are
usually simply dueling to HAVE FUN. This is something that
more experienced players sometimes forget to do. It doesn't
hurt for a beginner to tell their opponent just to lighten
up, regardless of if he or she is being slaughtered. Duels
are supposed to be FUN win or lose. Don't forget that.
Now, as for some of my frequently asked questions or
Question: Can I send you my deck for an analysis/rating?
Answer: Yes, of course. I am happy to help with anything I
can. Remember, my closing line is always feel free to e-mail
me about ANYTHING, and I think decks qualify under anything,
Question: How do I become a Featured Writer/COtD person?
Answer: Pook addressed this one, but I'm going to as well.
It's probably the most commonly asked question here. These
things aren't up to anyone but Pojo himself aka he who runs
the site. We writers/COtD staff people have NO say, NONE
whatsoever in who does what around here.
Question: What is your favorite card?
Answer: As my name implies, that'd be Dark Paladin, but I
love all Spellcaster cards in general, as you all should be
well aware of by now.
Question: Do you think the government will ever make an
official Yugioh dueling day that's a Federal Holiday?
Schools and work are closed and everyone just sits and
Answer: I've only been asked this once, and it was by a nice
man who suggested I do this after reading Pook's FAQ
article. Since this is for him, I had to include this
question. That'll probably never happen, but we can dream,
Well, that does it for today, and next week look for the
final installment of PSYCH Dueling, PSYCH Dueling Part III!
Until next time, feel free to contact me with anything @
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)