When Cards Collide
By Ryoga 

31: Guest Writer Day!
Edit 1: Removed Cannon Soldier


Last Solution:      

  1. Tribute Summon Prenumbral Soldier Lady by offering Witch of the Black Forest as a tribute. Use Witch’s effect to add Don Zaloog to your hand.
  2. Activate Monster Reincarnation by discarding Don Zaloog to return Makyura the Destructor to your hand.
    a) Makyura's effect activates.
  3. Activate Back to Square One by discarding Makyura the Destructor to return Ameba to the top of your opponent’s Deck.
  4. Flip Summon Magician of Faith and Mask of Darkness. Use their effects to return Monster Reborn and Call of the Haunted to your hand.
  5. Activate Call of the Haunted to Special Summon Don Zaloog to the field.
  6. Have Prenumbral Soldier Lady attack Zombyra the Dark, destroying both.
  7. Have Magician of Faith, Mask of Darkness, and Don Zaloog attack your opponent’s Life Points directly doing 300 + 900 + 1400 = 2600 damage (his LP now 1900). 
    a) Use Don Zaloog’s effect to discard the top two cards of your opponent’s Deck to the Graveyard .
  8. Activate Monster Reborn to Special Summon Ameba from your opponent’s Graveyard.
  9. Activate Remove Brainwashing. Ameba shifts control back to your opponent. 
    a) Its effect deals 2000 damage to your opponent.

Final Result: Him – 0, You – 300

Problem – Win the Game in One Turn:

            I’ve had this puzzle in my e-mail account for the last few months. It sat there and did nothing but be a rather good puzzle. I do apologize to the author for waiting so long, but it took a while to decide if I wanted to do this or not. It is a rather fun puzzle. All I’ve done is reformat and remove the Traps and some Spells (you couldn’t use them). Apparently, this actually happened. Without further ado, I present the Machine Puzzle by Kris VDP (tony_escorpio@yahoo.com)!


            Your opponent’s machines have been pummeling you all match. She has Jinzo, Reflect Bounder, and Mechanical Chaser face-up on the field, and has just obliterated 3 of your Mother Grizzly’s and you left with a worthless Koitsu on your field.  

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



Premature Burial (face-up equipping Reflect Bounder)



Jinzo (face-up ATK)


Reflect Bounder (face-up ATK)


Mechanicalchaser (face-up ATK)








Koitsu (face-up ATK)









Your Hand: 
Double Spell, Double Spell, Book of Moon, KA2 Death Scissors, Mystical Space Typhoon


Your Life Points:                                 1200  

Your Opponent’s Life Points:             7200


Your Graveyard Contains:
Needle Burrower, Slate Warrior, Mother Grizzly, Mother Grizzly, Mother Grizzly


Your Opponent’s Graveyard Contains: 
X-Head Cannon, Limiter Removal, Heavy Storm, Blowback Dragon, Mystical Space Typhoon, Creature Swap, Tribe-Infecting Virus, Monster Reborn


Your opponent has no cards in her hand.
If you activate Creature Swap, the puzzle must work regardless of which monster you receive.
Assume all coin flips will result in tails.  
You start your turn in your Main Phase 1 having done nothing this turn.


What do you lot think? I liked it. I get submissions like this one about ever fortnight, but (no insult meant to those who sent them) they weren’t as tricky as I might have liked. Anyone is open to send in a submission, but I have a limited amount of time to read them and only will post submissions about every three or four months/when I run out of ideas.

Also, in the Guest Writer Day mood, here is BOG-US018, as seen by Alex Cheruveli:



Name # Type Other Attribute L A D Rarity ID # Text
Blowback Dragon AST-022 Dragon Effect DARK 6 2300 1200 Ultra Rare 25551951 Toss a coin 3 times. If at least 2 of the results are Heads, select 1 card on your opponent's side of the field and destroy it. This effect can only be used once per turn during your Main Phase.
Book of Alfie Moon BOG-US019 Quick   SPELL       Eastend Rare 11225588 You may activate this card when your opponent activates a Spell or Trap card and has at least one card in their hand. That player has a sudden bout of doubt (negate the effect of the activated card and return it to the owner's hand. That card cannot be activated again this turn).
Book of Moon PGD-035 Quick   SPELL       Rare 14087893 Flip 1 face-up monster on the field into face-down Defense Position. 
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.
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.
Heavy Storm  MRD-142 Normal   SPELL       Super Rare 19617556 Destroys all Magic and Trap cards on the field.
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.
KA-2 Des Scissors AST-019 Machine Effect DARK 4 1000 1000 Common 52768103 When this card destroys a monster and sends it to the Graveyard as a result of battle, inflict damage to your opponent's Life Points equal to the Level of the destroyed monster X 500 points.
Koitsu MFC-080 Fairy Union WATER # 200 100 Common 69456283 Once per turn during your Main Phase, if you control this monster on the field, you can equip it to your "Aitsu" as an Equip Spell Card OR change it back to a monster in face-up Attack Position. When equipped to a monster by this card's effect, that monster's ATK/DEF is increased by 3000 points, and when it attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's DEF position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points. (1 monster can only be equipped with 1 Union Monster at a time. If the monster that this card is equipped to is destroyed in battle, this card is destroyed instead.)
Limiter Removal PSV-064 Quick   SPELL       Super Rare 23171610 (Edited) Double the ATK of all face-up Machine-Type monsters that are on your side of the field when you activate this card. During the End Phase, destroy all Monster Cards that were affected by this effect.
Mechanicalchaser TP1-001 Machine   DARK 4 1850 800 Ultra Rare 07359741 A monster that relentlessly pursues its target under orders of the Machine King.
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.
Mother Grizzly MRL-090 Beast-Warrior Effect WATER 4 1400 1000 Rare 57839750 (Edited) When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you can Special Summon 1 WATER 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.
Needle Burrower AST-020 Machine Effect DARK 5 1700 1700 Super Rare 98162242 When this card destroys a monster and sends it to the Graveyard as a result of battle, inflict damage to your opponent's Life Points equal to the Level of the destroyed monster X 500 points.
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.
Reflect Bounder DCR-012 Machine Effect LIGHT 4 1700 1000 Ultra Rare 02851070 When this face-up Attack Position card is attacked by a monster on your opponent's side of the field, before damage calculation is resolved in the Damage Step, this card inflicts damage to your opponent's Life Points equal  to the ATK of the attacking monster. Then, after damage calculation is resolved, this card is destroyed.
Slate Warrior WC4-003 Fiend Effect WIND 4 1900 400 Secret Rare 78636495 FLIP: Increase the ATK and DEF of this monster by 500 points. The ATK and DEF of a monster that destroys this monster as a result of battle is decreased by 500 points.
Tribe-Infecting Virus MFC-076 Aqua Effect WATER 4 1600 1000 Super Rare 33184167 Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 Type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.
X-Head Cannon MFC-004 Machine   LIGHT 4 1800 1500 Super Rare 62651957 A monster with a mighty cannon barrel, it is able to integrate its attacks. It attacks in many ways by combing and separating with other monsters.