When Cards Collide
By Ryoga

30: Silence
Edit 1: Some Alternate Answers Removed


Last Solution:  

    From moggs@student.swosu.edu:

1. Pay 800 Life Points to activate Premature Burial and Special Summon Makyura the Destructor (your LP now 1000).

2. Discard Spiritualism to activate Double Spell to activate Giant Trunade from your opponent's Graveyard. Ryu Kokki is destroyed.

3. Pay 800 Life Points to activate Premature Burial and Special Summon Ryu Kokki (your LP now 200).

4. Activate Shooting Star Bow - Ceal, equipping it to The Fiend Megacyber.

5. Tribute Makyura the Destructor, triggering its effect, to Tribute Summon Ryu Kokki.

6. Activate Call of the Haunted from your hand to Special Summon Dark Jeroid. Use Dark Jeriod's effect to reduce Don Zaloog's ATK to 600.

7. Activate The Forceful Sentry, selecting Zombrya the Dark.

8. Activate Exchange. You give Giant Rat, you receive Offerings to the Doomed.

9. Activate Offerings to the Doomed to destroy Mobius the Frost Monarch.

10. Have Pyramid Turtle attack The Fiend Megacyber, destroying both. Use Pyramid Turtle's effect to Special Summon Vampire Lord.

11. Have Dark Jeriod attack and destroy Ameba.

12. Have both Ryu Kokki and Vampire Lord attack Don Zaloog, then directly, to do 2400 + 2400 + 2000 - 600 = 6200 damage.

Final Result: Him – 0, You – 200



Problem – Win the Game in One Turn:

            Is there much that can be said about this one? You’ve got a big Graveyard and a reasonably sized hand. Enjoy!


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


Rod of Silence – Kay’est (face-up equipping Zombyra)





Zombyra the Dark (face-up ATK)


Ameba (face-up DEF)








Witch of the Black Forest (face-down DEF)

Magician of Faith (face-down DEF)

Mask of Darkness (face-down DEF)








Your Hand: 
Monster Reincarnation, Back to Square One, Remove Brainwashing, Prenumbral Soldier Lady


Your Life Points:                                 300  

Your Opponent’s Life Points:             4600


Your Deck Contains the Following Cards That You Can Obtain: 
Mystic Tomato, Don Zaloog


Your Graveyard Contains:
Zombyra the Dark, Call of the Haunted, Exchange, Curse of Anubis, Makyura the Destructor, Monster Reborn, Mystical Space Typhoon


Your Opponent’s Hand Contains: 
Double Attack, Ceasefire


Ameba’s effect has not been used during this game.

Zombyra the Dark has not destroyed a monster as a result of battle.

The cards currently in your opponent’s deck are irrelevant.

All cards are controlled by their respective owners.  
You start your turn in your Main Phase 1 having done nothing this turn.

If you activate Creature Swap, he will select Ameba. If Ameba cannot be chosen, he will select Zombyra the Dark.
If you activate Exchange, your answer must work regardless of the card your opponent chooses.


Now, what do these puzzles teach us? Well, the main point is if you want to do something impressive, you need an impressive hand size and card advantage. Chaos decks do well as they don’t intend to do anything impressive, just continually whack you ‘round the head with monsters.

Also, I wouldn’t mind seeing some artwork for my BOG-US cards if anyone wants to draw some and if Pojo will let me post them.



Name # Type Other Attribute L A D Rarity ID # Text
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.
Back to Square One RDS-EN044 Normal   SPELL       Common 47453433 Discard 1 card from your hand. Return 1 monster on the field to the top of the owner's Deck.
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.
Ceasefire PSV-030 Normal   TRAP       Ultra Rare 36468556 (Edited) Flip all face-down Defense Position monsters on the field face-up Flip Effects are not activated at this time. Inflict 500 points of Direct Damage to your opponent's Life Points for each Effect Monster on the field.
Curse of Anubis AST-105 Normal   TRAP       Ultra Rare 66742250 All face-up Effect Monsters on the field are changed to Defense Position. During the turn this card is activated, the original DEF of those Effect Monsters becomes 0 and their Battle Positions cannot be changed.
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.
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 this Duel. (When the cards are sent to the Graveyard, they are sent to the Graveyard pf the original owner.)
Interesting Accountant BOG-US018 Fiend Effect DARK 1 200 300 Type 43B Rare £$%¥¢₣€₫ Discard two cards and select one face-up monster on your side of the field. Increase your Life Points by and inflict Direct Damage to your opponent's Life Points equal to that monsters ATK. The selected monster may not attack during this 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.
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.
Mask of Darkness  MRD-014 Fiend Effect DARK 2 900 400 Rare 28933734 (Edited) FLIP: Select 1 Trap Card from your Graveyard. Add the selected card to your hand.
Monster Reborn LOB-118 Normal   SPELL       Ultra Rare 83764718 (Edited) Select 1 monster from either you or your opponent's Graveyard. Special Summon the selected monster on your side of the field.
Monster Reincarnation RDS-EN045 Normal   SPELL       Super Rare 74848038 Discard 1 card from your hand. Add 1 Monster Card from your Graveyard to your hand.
Mystic Tomato MRL-094 Plant Effect DARK 4 1400 1100 Rare 83011277 (Edited) When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you can Special Summon 1 DARK monster with an ATK of 1500  in face-up Attack Position from your Deck. Then shuffle the Deck.
Mystical Space Typhoon MRL-047 Quick   SPELL       Ultra Rare 05318639 Destroys 1 Magic or Trap card on the field.
Penumbral Soldier Lady SOD-EN033 Warrior Effect DARK 6 2100 1400 Super Rare 64751286 If this card battles with a LIGHT monster, increase the ATK of this card by 1000 points during the Damage Step.
Remove Brainwashing MFC-101 Continuous   TRAP       Common 94739788 As long as this card remains face-up on the field, the control of all monsters return to the original owners.
Rod of Silence - Kay'est DCR-036 Equip   SPELL       Common 95515060 A monster equipped with this card increases its DEF by 500 points. Negate the effect of a Spell Card (excluding this card) that specifically designates a monster equipped with this card as a target and destroy it.
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.
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.