When Cards Collide 1


When Cards Collide
By Ryoga


1: Darn Effects!
Edit 1: Grammar and Stuff


            Hello all! This is my first article. I’ve tried to do something I hadn’t seen anyone else do since the days of Pokemon. Long back when I played Pokemon, a friend of mine would set up the playing field into the most impossible layout, and tell me to win the game in one turn. Frankly, I never really did very well with them, but I was young and they did teach me to think about the game before doing anything. On that reassuring note, I say that I’m making some for Yu-Gi-Oh and you happen to be reading your way painfully towards one. I give you the playing field as it stands, and leave you with a simple problem; win the game in one turn. What could be simpler? Hopefully, quite a bit, otherwise I’m not doing my job very well. This week’s, I think, shouldn’t be that hard. You don’t even have to consider the graveyard.

            In this Duel you have just had a rather bad turn. You are now left monster-less and with only a face-down Skill Drain, which you didn’t activate last turn as you forgot it was there (bad human). Your hand, though, is strong, and though you can’t reduce your Life Points low enough to reverse Megamorph’s effect, you can see victory. How will you do it?



Field: (the upper part of the screen are your opponent’s cards)

Megamorph (equipped to Mataza)





Mataza the Zapper (face-up ATK)


Berserk Gorilla (face-up ATK)


Spirit Reaper (face-up DEF)












Skill Drain (face-down)






Your Hand:

    Mystical Space Typhoon, Change of Heart, Goblin Attack Force, Axe of Despair



Your Life Points:                                  4200


Your Opponent’s Life Points:             3100


You start during your Main Phase 1 having done nothing this turn.


            My solution will be in the next issue, though it is not guaranteed to be the only solution. Also, below I list spoilers of the cards involved in this puzzle.





Name # Attribute Other Type Lv ATK DEF Rarity ID# Text
Axe of Despair MRL-002 Equip SPELL Ultra Rare 40619825 A monster equipped with this card increases its ATK by 1000 points. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, you can offer 1 monster from the field as a Tribute to place it on top of your Deck.
Berserk Gorilla IOC-013 Beast Effect EARTH 4 2000 1000 Rare 39168895 If this card is in face-up Defense Position on the field, destroy this card. The controller of this card must attack with this card when possible.
Change of Heart  MRD-060 Normal SPELL Ultra Rare 04031928 (Edited) Select 1 monster on your opponent's side of the field. Take control of the selected monster until the End Phase of this turn.
Goblin Attack Force PSV-094 Warrior Effect EARTH 4 2300 0 Ultra Rare 78658561 When this card attack, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. This position cannot be changed during your next turn.
Mataza the Zapper IOC-086 Warrior Effect DARK 3 1300 800 Rare 22609617 This monster can attack twice during the same Battle Phase. As long as this card remains face-up on the field, control of this card cannot switch.
Megamorph MRL-061 Equip SPELL Ultra Rare 22046459 If your Life Points are lower than your opponent's, the original ATK of a monster equipped with this card is doubled. If your Life Points are higher, the original ATK is halved.
Mystical Space Typhoon MRL-047 Quick SPELL Ultra Rare 05318639 Destroys 1 Magic or Trap card on the field.
Skill Drain DCR-049 Continuous TRAP Rare 82732705 Pay 1000 Life Points. As long as this card remains face-up on the field, negate the effects of all face-up Effect Monsters on the field.
Spirit Reaper PGD-076 Zombie Effect DARK 3 300 200 Rare 23205979 This monster is not destroyed as a result of battle at any time, although damage calculation is applied normally. When this card is specifically designated as a target of the effect of a Magic., Trap, or Effect Monster Card, this card is immediately destroyed. When this card attacks your opponent's Life Points directly, 1 card is randomly selected from your opponent's hand and discarded to the Graveyard.