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My Thoughts on the New List

4-4, 2006

[Attention: The following is a condensed rant and diatribe based on every featured writer/ message board hopeful who decided it best to offer their “thoughts” on ban list topics. To have fun I have decided to construct it like MadLib, where I remove all of the card names and replace them with names of my own choosing. Enjoy.]

My thoughts on the Ban List

Hello everyone and welcome back to a long overdue article from yours truly.

This new format has graced us for a big two days now and many of us have been testing our decks for a bit longer. It’s time to give you a report on how this list is shaping up.

Konami really seems to have disappointed us in many aspects. One of the main things they have tried to turn people away from is the one turn kill deck. You can see it through the banning of Larvae Moth and Nekogal #1, as well as the restriction of Two-Pronged Attack, Penguin Knight, and Hieroglyph Lithograph. It’s a start, but is sadly not enough.

As new sets are released more one turn kills resurface. Konami and Upper Deck have completely overlooked the potential danger from the predecessor incarnate, Nekogal #2, and the completely vicious first turn kill it sets up with Darkness Approaches. As if that is not enough, Elemental Hero Bubbleman Neo has seen a dominating performance at this past SJC (There was 20 of them counted amongst the top 8 decks). Does this not strike Konami as a problem?

I could go into a humongous debate as to why Neo needs restricting at the very least. Entire decks have had to be reconstructed and rethought just to try and combat his wrath. It is one of the most splash-able and overpowered monsters in the format, often times creating instant two-for-ones.

Would someone please tell me why, oh why, is Pot of Generosity still unrestricted? This might be the only true “staple” card we have left. Its advantage swings games drastically in one player’s direction [not saying which player…lol…] that people often find they cannot recover from. I mean, think about it. This card can almost single handedly destroy such popular kill conditions as Des Koala and Secret Barrel. This, in turn, does not promote originality and growth if such decks will be doomed to failure.

I mean, where’s the Warrior Support? And what about Spellcasters? These disgustingly obscene lists we continue to get only keep the same cookie cutter Winged Beast and Aqua decks on top. Aren’t we all just a little tired of this? We could be seeing Yata Garasu or the Envoys (Do people even remember them from way back in IOC days?) but no…

Every SJC half the decks are Harpie Lady and half are Chuck Norris OTK. Every now and again we MIGHT see a Reptile or Fairy deck inching in. Just take a look at the latest “champion’s” deck list from SJC Provo (Utah).

[3] Harpie Lady
[3] Harpie Lady Sisters
[3] Elegant Egotist
[2] Petit Angel
[2] Hieroglyph Lithograph
[3] Pot of Avarice
[1] Des Voltsgalph
[12] Islands
[12] Green Energy

Side Deck:

[3] Larvae Moth
[2] Bulbasaur
[5] Chuck Norris
[1] Giant Trunade
[2] HeroClix Superman
[1] Darkness Approaches
[1] Nekogal #1

Wow! Good Job “Champion”! You shameless netdecker! Everyone knows my teammates and I made this deck over two months ago. What? You think if you just splashed Petit Angel no one would find out? And look at the side…

Cheap OTK. As predictable as a menstruation cycle.

This deck should show the failure of this list to everyone. What about the little man: Struggling to make such underrated cards as Chaos Sorcerer, D.D. Assailant, and Pot of Avarice work? When will support come to allow me to use my Exiled Force or Magician of Faith (Does anyone even play that?)?

Ok Konami. Let us all take a step or two back and try things again. Overpowered and overused = bad. Underused, theme-promoting, and balanced cards = good. So…

Is it good for this environment to allow Gate Guardian to remain unchecked? No. When run in threes, this card has too much power with other classic combos like Ante, Exchange, and virtually any Ritual Monster.

Now let us all pretend we actually listen to our fans. Hmm….

For the new set, let’s come up with unique methods to search for Raigeki as well as a new card that allows me to draw three cards from my deck. That way larger hand size is promoted and it will downplay the use of Pot of Generosity.

I don’t know. Maybe I am just letting it all get to my head. But I, for one, am sick of having to hope beyond hope that I draw a Prohibition to call on Larvae Moth.

Until next time…
N00bVaDeR aKa LeoN

 


 


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