When Cards Collide
By Ryoga 

2: Destruction All ‘Round, Baby!
Edit 1: Arithmetic is not studied in higher mathematics

Last Solution:  

  1. Pay 1000 Life Points to activate Skill Drain (your LP now 3200).
  2. Activate Change of Heart, targeting Mataza the Zapper.
  3. Activate Mystical Space Typhoon, targeting Skill Drain.
  4. Activate Axe of Despair, equipping your opponent’s Spirit Reaper. It is destroyed by its own effect.
  5. Normal Summon Goblin Attack Force.
  6. Attack Berserk Gorilla with Goblin Attack Force, turning Goblin Attack Force to Defense Position, and doing 300 damage (your opponent's LP now 2800)
  7. Attack your opponent with Mataza the Zapper twice to do 5200 damage directly to their Life Points (your opponent controls Megamorph, so its effect looks at his life points).

Final Result: Him - (-2400), You - 3200

Puzzle - Win the Game in One Turn:

            Your luck is slightly better this time. Your opponent only has only one monster and no face-down cards. Annoyingly, he is on 10,600 Life Points due to that almightily of cards, Nimble Momonga. You do have a Ring of Destruction face-down, but rather disturbingly for you are only on 1900 LP. All looks grim, so how can you win?

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








Berserk Gorilla (face-up ATK)










Witch of the Black Forest (face-down DEF)


Magician of Faith (face-down DEF)

Ring of Destruction (face-down)

Destruction Ring (face-down) 





Your Hand: 
    Premature Burial, Tremendous Fire, Enemy Controller


Your Life Points:                                    1900

Your Opponent’s Life Points:                10,700 

Your Deck Contains the Following Monsters You Can Obtain: 
Magical Scientist, Jinzo, Berserk Gorilla, Cannon Soldier, Gemini Elf, Man-Eater Bug

Your Graveyard Contains the Following Cards: 

Raigeki, Last Will, Spear Dragon, Call of the Haunted, Dark Hole

Your Fusion Deck Contains Only: 
Dark Flare Knight 

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


            My solution will be in the next issue, though it is unlikely to be the only solution. For your further entertainment, what those cards above actually do:

8/7/5 (the British way, day first): Dear god this is basic. Now I know where all those people that send in puzzles with meaningless cards got the idea. I removed them (your opponent used to have a graveyard).


Name # Attribute Other Type Lv ATK DEF Rarity ID# Text
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.
Call of the Haunted PSV-012 Continuous   TRAP       Ultra Rare 97077563 Select 1 monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it in face-up Attack Position. When this card is destroyed or removed from the field, the summoned monster is destroyed. If the summoned monster is destroyed, this card is also destroyed.
Cannon Soldier  MRD-106 Machine Effect DARK 4 1300 1400 Rare 11384280 (Edited) Tribute 1 monster on your side of the field to inflict 500 points of damage to your opponent's Life Points.
Dark Flare Night DCR-017 Warrior Fusion/Effect DARK 6 2200 800 Super Rare 13722870 Dark Magician + Flame Swordsman Any damage to the controller of this card from battle involving this monster becomes 0. When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, Special Summon 1 "Mirage Knight" from your hand or Deck.
Dark Hole LOB-052 Normal   SPELL       Super Rare 53129443 Destroys all monsters on the field.
Destruction Ring IOC-101 Normal   TRAP       Rare 21219755 Destroy 1 face-up monster on your side of the field to inflict 1000 points of damage to both player's Life Points.
Enemy Controller AST-037 Quick   SPELL       Ultra Rare 98045062 Select and activate 1 of the following effects: -Change the Battle Position of 1 face-up monster on your opponent's side of the field; -Offer 1 monster on your side of the field as a Tribute. Select 1 face-up monster on your opponent's side of the field. Take control of the selected card until the End Phase of the turn this card is activated.
Gemini Elf LON-000 Spellcaster   EARTH 4 1900 900 Secret Rare 69140098 Elf twins that alternate their attacks.
Jinzo PSV-000 Machine Effect DARK 6 2400 1500 Secret Rare 77585513 As long as this card remains face-up on the field, all Trap Cards cannot be activated. The effects of all face-up Trap Cards are also negated.
Last Will SDY-039 Normal   SPELL       Common 85602018 (Edited) You can only use this card's effect once, and only during this turn. When a monster on your side of the field is sent to your Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 monster with an ATK of 1500 points or less from your Deck. Then shuffle your Deck.
Magical Scientist MFC-073 Spellcaster Effect DARK 1 300 300 Common 34206604 Pay 1000 Life Points to Special Summon 1 Level 6 or lower Fusion Monster from your Fusion Deck in face-up Attack or Defense Position. That Fusion Monster cannot attack your opponent's Life Points directly, and is returned to your Fusion Deck at the end of the turn.
Magician of Faith  MRD-036 Spellcaster Effect LIGHT 1 300 400 Rare 31560081 (Edited) FLIP: Select 1 Spell Card from your Graveyard. Add the selected card to your hand.
Man-Eater Bug LOB-108 Insect Effect EARTH 2 450 600 Super Rare 54652250 FLIP: Destroys one monster on the field (regardless of position).
Premature Burial PSV-037 Equip   SPELL       Ultra Rare 70828412 Pay 800 Life Points. Select 1 Monster Card from your Graveyard, Special Summon it to the field in face-up Attack Position, and equip it with this card. When this card is destroyed, the monster is also destroyed.
Raigeki LOB-053 Normal   SPELL       Super Rare 12580477 Destroys all your opponent's monsters on the field.
Ring of Destruction PGD-000 Normal   TRAP       Secret Rare 83555666 Destroy 1 face-up Monster Card and inflict Direct Damage equal to the destroyed card's ATK to the Life Points of both you and your opponent.
Spear Dragon LOD-035 Dragon Effect WIND 4 1900 0 Super Rare 31553716 If this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points. When this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step.
Tremendous Fire  MRD-088 Normal   SPELL       Common -- Inflicts 1000 points of Direct Damage to your opponent's Life Points and 500 points of Direct Damage to your Life Points.
Witch of the Black Forest  MRD-116 Spellcaster Effect DARK 4 1100 1200 Rare 78010363 (Edited) When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, select 1 monster with a DEF of 1500 or less from your Deck, show it to your opponent, and add it to your hand. Then shuffle your Deck.