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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
Interview #2 Jason of Johnson City, Tennessee
Hello again, I'm back with interview number two. Today I
interview Jason from Tennessee, but there's still
forty-eight states left and I want to here from YOU!
Dark Paladin: What is your first and last name?
Jason: Jason Brooks
Dark Paladin: How old are you?
Dark Paladin: What city and state do you live in?
Jason: Johnson City Tennessee
Dark Paladin: How long have you been dueling?
Jason: Since the game started back in March of 2001.
Dark Paladin: Cool, it's always nice to meet people who have
been around since the beginning of the game. Real veterans.
What is the current deck type you run?
Jason: My deck cant really be described. I guess you could
call it choas but i dont really get BLS out that often for a
Personally I just use him to help me gain the upper hand at
the moment. After that he just serves as a warning to my
opponents that I can counter whatever it is they are about
Dark Paladin: You use Soldier yet you don't depend on him
for your victory. That's pretty unique. Most people use him
as the ONLY way to win. What is the most significant
tournament achievment you have acquired, and when?
Jason: I almost always place first in my local torunaments,
depending on the format being played that week. I dont fair
as well in pre ban anymore but i do always make the top 4.
But my biggest achievement personally was placing at
Regionals last year in 20th place out of i think 120
duelist. The nubmers are shadey because of all the things
that I've done since. Though I did beat a guy who had
qualified for Nationals at the event in Charolete that was
fun plus we both had fun talking about all the stuff we
Dark Paladin: Awesome Jason, you seem to be quite the
successful duelist. What is your favorite card and booster
Jason: Jinzo, Pharo's Servant
Why is said (card/booster) your favorite? Well its a bit of
Back when the set first came out my friend was building an
He was close to finishing it and realized he didnt have
enough 7 tools of the bandits, and asked if i had a spare.
Personally I had amasaed just under a dozen of them for some
reason or another and said I would trade him one for his
Jinzo. Since then it has remained main decked for me and has
always come up when i need him the most. Sorta like my
friend is helping me in every match.
Dark Paladin: Awesome, that's a bit of the anime touch in
there hmm...like between say Yugi and Joey, but it's still
cool. What do you believe is the biggest problem in the
Jason: The lack of orginality even in decks. I dont mean
make an original deck I mean create some tech for your main
deck that no one is expecting. I use Windstorm of Equata and
it confuses all those that come against it and never can
figure out why i use it.
Dark Paladin: I couldn't agree with you more, that's
something I believe that is truely hurting the game
today--the complete lack of originality. What do you believe
can/should be done to fix said problem?
Jason: There is nothing more that can be done than to help
people learn and understand that the unexpected can be the
difference between winning and loosing. Even one card change
can create havoc or some like throwing in soul release as
side board knowing youll come up against choas, or using
enemy controler/book of moon/windstorm of equata to create
problems for beatdowns. Just orginality in decks could go a
long way to making us all better players.
Dark Paladin: Again, I couldn't agree more. Ok Jason, last
Do you believe the new ban list will help or hurt the game
Jason: The new ban list will help balance out the game a
littlebut some of the cards being banned dont make sense. I
can understand BLS EOB, Mirror Force, Delenquient Duo and
Sinster Serpent. Those are understandable but Ring of
Destruction threw me for a loop. As did Graceful Charity if
Serpent is gone then why bother banning a draw card that
forces you to discard 2.
If topdecked as your only card in hand Graceful can almost
hinder and much as it helps.
Also Ring of Destruction isnt much of a big deal without
barrel behind the door or trap board eraser to help it out.
Even with Limiter Removal unlimited to 3 a deck its still
not going to be game changing without playing 2 or 3 and
Ring of D.
Though some of the stuff that is becoming unbanned doesnt
make sense Dark Hole can be a game changing card if used
properly, though I guess that could be said of any card. But
Dark Hole could make the entire field change giving the
person who uses it a bit of an unfair advantage. Though Dark
Hole is the only card i know of that is coming off the ban
list. Try as I might I'm only finding bits and peices of
information and can draw my conclusions from that.
Dark Paladin: Thanks for your time Jason!
As I said, I'd like one interview PER state...Tennessee and
Georgia are done, but e-mail me if you're from any of the
other 48 states @ email@example.com
First person from a state will be interviewed.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)