When Cards Collide
By Ryoga

29: Psychosis of the Undead
Edit 1: Slight Change in LP


Last Solution:

            It appears my comments last time about no one answering brought out the readers en mass to reply to this one. Pity not many of you got it right. It’s a tricky one, though, so don’t feel down heartened! It works by using the fact the monster has to by face-up on the field when its effect resolves to be negated. Jeff Burmeister, Michael Zaton, and Ryan Ewing worked this out and presented their answers wonderfully. All congratulations to them!

  1. Flip Summon Magician of Faith. Her effect activates, and in response chain Ring of Destruction to destroy her. Do 300 damage to both player’s Life Points. Then, as she isn’t on the field to be negated, add Book of Moon to your hand (your LP now 600 and his LP now 2400).
  2. Activate Creature Swap. You receive Exiled Force and he receives Witch of the Black Forest.
  3. Tribute Exiled Force to activate his effect. Again, as he isn’t on the field his effect is not negated and you can destroy Summoned Skull.
  4. Activate Smashing Ground to destroy Witch of the Black Forest. Use her effect to add Tribe-Infecting Virus to your hand.
  5. Normal Summon Tribe-Infecting Virus.
  6. Discard Monster Reincarnation from your hand and declare Warrior to activate Tribe’s effect. Chain with Book of Moon to turn Tribe face-down. Both Goblin Attack Force’s are then destroyed.
  7. Activate Call of the Haunted to Special Summon Zaborg the Thunder Monarch.
  8. Attack with Zaborg to do 2400 damage.

Final Result: Him - 0, You – 600


Problem – Win the Game in One Turn:

            Zombies! I’ve got tons of them now that I have the Zombie Madness Deck. As such, I can throw them around and have some fun! Ah, I haven’t had fun making one of these in far to long (I’ve just been on holiday, so I’m in a good mood). Legal Note: Ryoga does not use Zombies, nor does he desire to use Zombies. Neither Mataza the Zapper nor Lava Golem are Zombies and therefore Zombies are not useful to me. Yet. (18/7/5: They still ain't. Mataza hasn't failed be that badly yet, so I'm sticking with him.)


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


Offerings to the Doomed (face-down)


Shooting Star Bow – Ceal (face-up equipping to Pyramid Turtle)


Don Zaloog (face-up ATK)

Mobius the Frost Monarch (face-up ATK)

The Fiend Megacyber (Face-up ATK)


Ameba (face-up DEF)







Pyramid Turtle (face-up ATK)

Ryu Kokki (face-up ATK)





Call of the Haunted (face-up targeting Ryu Kokki)

Exchange (face-down)



Your Hand: 
Spiritualism, Premature Burial, Giant Rat, Ryu Kokki, Double Spell, The Forceful Sentry


Your Life Points:                                 1800  

Your Opponent’s Life Points:             6200


Your Deck Contains Only the Following Cards: 
Vampire Lord, Master Kyonshee, Pyramid Turtle, Regenerating Mummy


Your Graveyard Contains:
Makyura the Destructor, Pyramid Turtle, Dark Jeroid


Your Opponent’s Graveyard Contains: 
Giant Trunade, Creature Swap


Your Opponent’s Hand Contains:
Emergency Provisions, Zombyra the Dark


Shooting Star Bow – Ceal is owned BY YOU. 

If you activate Exchange, your answer must be correct regardless of which card your opponent chooses (i.e. you have only one card in your hand or you activate no further cards from your hand during this turn).

If you activate Creature Swap, your opponent will select the face-up monster they control with the lowest ATK. If they control Ameba, he will select that irregardless of any other monster he may control.


If Don Zaloog’s effect is used on your opponent’s Deck, consider the cards irrelevant and your opponent’s Deck infinite in size (yes, that does mean that you would be sucked into the black hole generated by infinite mass, but this is hypothetical).  

If Don Zaloog’s effect is triggered while in your opponent’s control, a card will be discarded from your hand when possible.
(18/7/5: You can't do something that you can't do, so this had to change.)


If you ever play a monster with an ATK of 2000 or more that is not Vampire Lord, your opponent will activate Offerings to the Doomed, targeting that monster.  


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


This puzzle is the official “No Magician of Faith” puzzle. That is the reason it was made, to not use Magician of Faith! Oh, I am professional, aren’t I? Well, if you want professionalism, go read Jaelove. Jaelove knows substantially more about gameplay than I do and writes like a Harvard Professor of English (18/7/5: And wins far more tournaments than me). If you hadn’t guessed, I owe Jaelove a favour (oh how I bow to you, Painful Choice, greatest card that I never realized was great. Obey his sage teachings).




Name # Type Other Attribute L A D Rarity ID # Text
Regenerating Mummy AST-079 Zombie Effect DARK 4 1800 1500 Common 70821187 When this card is sent directly from your hand to the Graveyard by an effect controlled by your opponent, return this card from the Graveyard to your hand.
Goblin Training Centre BOG-US017 Continuous SPELL Painfully Rare *%&@*&%* The ATK of all face-up monsters you control becomes 2500 and their DEF becomes 0. At the end of your Battle Phase, turn all monsters that attacked this turn to Defense Position. You may not change the battle positions of monsters manually.
Makyura the Destructor DB1-EN169 Warrior Effect DARK 4 1600 1200 Super Rare 21593977 During the turn this card is sent to the Graveyard, the owner of this card can activate Trap Card(s) from his/her hand.
Vampire Lord DCR-000 Zombie Effect DARK 5 2000 1500 Secret Rare 53839837 Each time this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent, declare 1 card type (Monster, Spell, or Trap). Your opponent selects 1 card of that type from his/her Deck and sends it to the Graveyard. Also, when this card is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard by your opponent's card effect, it is Special Summoned to the field during your next Standby Phase.
Shooting Star Bow - Ceal DCR-033 Equip SPELL Common 95638658 A monster equipped with this card decreases its ATK by 1000 points. A monster equipped with this card can attack your opponent's Life Points directly.
Exchange EDS-001 Normal TRAP Secret Rare 05556668 (Edited) Both players show their hands to each other and select 1 card from each other's hand. Add the selected card to your hand and you can use it in theis Duel. (When the cards are sent to the Graveyard, they are sent to the Graveyard pf the original owner.)
Ryu Kokki IOC-090 Zombie Effect DARK 6 2400 2000 Common 57281778 If a monster that battles with this monster is a Warrior or Spellcaster-Type monster, destroy that monster at the end of the Damage Step.
Emergency Provisions LOD-033 Quick SPELL Common 53046408 Send Magic or Trap Cards on your side of the field to the Graveyard to increase your Life Points by 2000 points per card. This card is excluded.
Creature Swap LOD-081 Normal SPELL Ultra Rare 31036355 Both players select 1 monster on their respective fields and switch control of them to each other. The battle positions of these cards cannot change during the turn this card is activated.
Offerings to the Doomed LON-051 Quick SPELL Common 19230407 Destroys 1 face-up monster. Skip your next Draw Phase.
Zombyra the Dark LON-074 Warrior Effect DARK 4 2100 500 Common 88472456 This card cannot attack a player directly. Each time this card destroys a monster in battle, decrease the ATK of this card by 200 points.
Spiritualism LON-094 Normal SPELL Rare 15866454 Return 1 Magic or Trap Card on your opponent's side of the field. This card's activation and effect cannot be negated by any other card.
Double Spell MFC-106 Normal SPELL Ultra Rare 24096228 Discard 1 Spell Card from your hand. Select 1 Spell Card from your opponent's Graveyard and activate it from the Graveyard as your Spell Card.
Ameba MRL-010 Aqua Effect WATER 1 300 350 Rare 95174353 When this card is face-up on the field and control shifts to your opponent, inflict 2000 points of Direct Damage to your opponent's Life Points. This effect can only be used once as long as this card remains face-up on the field.
The Forceful Sentry MRL-045 Normal SPELL Ultra Rare 42829885 (Edited) Look at your opponent's hand. Select 1 card among them and return it to his/her Deck. The Deck is then shuffled.
Giant Trunade MRL-048 Normal SPELL Super Rare 42703248 Returns all Magic and Trap cards on the field to the respective owner's hands.
Giant Rat MRL-079 Beast Effect EARTH 4 1400 1450 Rare 97017120 (Edited) When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you can Special Summon 1 EARTH monster with an ATK of 1500  in face-up Attack Position from your Deck. Then shuffle the Deck.
Pyramid Turtle PGD-026 Zombie Effect EARTH 4 1200 1400 Rare 77044671 When this card is sent to the Graveyard as the result of battle, you may select 1 Zombie-Type monster with a DEF of 2000 or less from your Deck and Special Summon it to the field in face-up Attack or Defense Position (no Tribute is required for monster of Level 5 or more). The Deck is then shuffled.
Don Zaloog PGD-029 Warrior Effect DARK 4 1400 1500 Ultra Rare 26922024 When this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points, you can select and activate 1 of the following effects: - Select 1 card from your opponent's hand randomly and discard it to the Graveyard; - Send 2 cards from the top of your opponent's Deck to the Graveyard.
Master Kyonshee PGD-053 Zombie EARTH 4 1750 1000 Common 24530661 A wandering Kyonshee searching for a strong rival to defeat. They say he was known as the master of all martial arts.
Dark Jeroid PGD-056 Fiend Effect DARK 4 1200 1500 Rare 90980792 When this monster is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned, or Special Summoned, select 1 face-up monster on the field and decrease its ATK by 800 points. The effect lasts until the selected card is destroyed or removed from the field.
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.
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.
The Fiend Megacyber PSV-100 Warrior Effect DARK 6 2200 1200 Ultra Rare 66362965 (Edited) You can Special Summon this card from your hand if your opponent has at least 2 more monsters on the field than you do.
Mobius the Frost Monarch SOD-EN022 Aqua Effect WATER 6 2400 1000 Super Rare 04929256 When this card is Tribute Summoned successfully, you can destroy up to 2 Spell or Trap Cards on the field.