RegnR8's Panda Power
Tournament Report for August 8, 2004
Newnan Sports Cards
Newnan, Ga
Free to enter
Single Elimination
20 or so people. The crowd was smaller than usual. I suspect it was due to being the last weekend before school starting and a lot of folks were probably on vacation.
1st place gets 4 packs
2nd place gets 3 packs
3rd place gets 2 packs
Hi all,
Welcome to another installment of the ever popular Tournament Report! Thanks for all your emails and comments! I don't really answer a lot of my IM's though, because I'm not in front of the computer a whole lot. My computer may be online but, I'm not a lot of the times. If you're lucky, you might catch me with some down time and I'll chat a bit.
Anyway, on to the report!
This week, I decided to try the Panda deck again. I really enjoy the deck because it is a lot of fun to use. I switched up the main deck a little to try out the Book of Moon thing again. I had to make room by taking out my Secret Barrels. Ouch. I really like Secret Barrel but, I wanted the deck to be more of a pure trample deck with out the burn aspect. I could always switch in the Secret Barrels if I needed to.
Here's the deck:
x3 Gyaku-Gire Panda
x3 Spear Dragon
x3 Enraged Battle Ox
x3 Berserk Gorilla
x2 Dark Driceratops
x1 WotBF
x1 Sangan
x1 Fiber Jar
x1 Jinzo
x1 Graceful Charity
x1 Pot of Greed
x1 Monster Reborn
x1 Harpie's Feather Duster
x1 Heavy Storm
x3 Mystical Space Typhoon
x1 Dark Hole
x1 Raigeki
x2 Book of Moon
x1 Snatch Steal
x1 Change of Heart
x1 Imperial Order
x3 Ojama Trio
x3 Waboku
x1 Call of the Haunted
x1 Magical Scientist
x2 Scapegoat
x1 Call of the Haunted
x2 The Fiend Megacyber
x3 Nimble Momonga
x1 Book of Moon
x2 Nobleman of Crossout
x3 Secret Barrel
The usual bad guys
Panda VS Nothing in particular
I get paired up with a beginner in the first round and talk him through the first duel. He kept trying to bring out high level monsters with no tributes and typical noob stuff. Well, I was really patient with him the first game. I explained about the tribute thing a half dozen times and he kept trying to summon high level monsters, I began to get a little impatient. Well, needless to say, I won.
I have to play someone I've never dueled before, nor seen in the store. The judge told me I  would enjoy my opponent's Mage Power, United We Stand and Axe of Despairs. If you've been paying attention to any of my reports, you know I can not stand equip beatdown decks. I am determined to totally destroy any one who plays with 3 Axe's, Mage Power and UWS. It is my mission in Yugioh to expand people's mind, to enlighten them, as it were, to realize having power ups in your deck doesn't make you unstoppable or the greatest Yugioh player in the world. It has been my experience that the majority of people who utilize all the power up cards in their deck are usually extremely cocky and arrogant and actually do not know how to play the game very well. My experience was only further cemented when I began dueling this young man.....
Pandas VS Equip Beatdown
The first thing this guy does is ask if he could look through my deck before we dueled. I told him he could not. He said, "It doesn't matter because you're going to lose anyway."
Oh Boy. That really ripped me. Like I've mentioned before, I am 42 years old and I do NOT feel a 13 year old should smart talk to me, especially when he has no idea I have been the store champion for 2 seasons. I felt the heat rise up and the hairs on the back of my neck get prickly. I was going to tear this chump to pieces. I hoped I would anyway.
Well, the game began and he kept on dissin' me the whole time. I wasn't really getting any good draws. I wasn't getting obliterated, but I wasn't actually doing a lot of damage to him either. He didn't understand the Panda and Ox's had the trample effect and I kept hitting his face down cards and kept doing damage to him and he argued about it.
I was able to activate Waboku offensively a couple of times to take out his Berserk Gorilla with my own and he argued with me over that, too.
He brought out his Vampire Lord and gloated over that, and the fact he had a couple of other monsters on the field too.
I played Raigeki and Monster Reborn his Vampire Lord and he didn't like that.
Next turn he summons TIV and calls out "Vampire". I tell him he wasted a card because there's no such monster type as "Vampire".
He argued with me. I told him VLord was a "Zombie" type not a "Vampire" and he would have to discard another card for TIV and call it right if he wanted to destroy him. He asked me if I would let him "take it back". I refused. I told him if he had enough nerve to get up all in my face, he should know how to play the game. If he made a mistake, it was his fault, not mine. Too bad. deal with it.
He dealt with it by emptying his hand to get rid of his own Vampire Lord.
He finally told me he thought he was going to lose and I agreed with him and he did lose. I used Change of Heart on his TIV, tributed it for Dark Driceratops and killed him with it.
Sweetness! The punky kid played so predictable and perfect it was beautiful! On his first turn he summoned a Berserk Gorilla, equipped it with Mage Power and set every single card he had in his hand in his M/T zone!
I played Heavy Storm and Dark Hole. I proceeded to completely anihillate him.
You should have seen his face when I locked up his monster zone with 5 Ojama tokens and I had 2 Pandas and an Enraged Battle Ox on the field. It was over quickly.
I informed him he needed to not be so cocky and should play the game with his cards and not his mouth. He went away eating crow and humble pie. Delicious.
Pandas VS ???
Last week, Gary was messing around with an Exodia deck and he told me he was playing with something "different" this week. Hmmm. I wondered what it was, but told him I wasn't going to ask him. I would find out soon enough.
Pandas VS Beatdown
OK. So it wasn't anything THAT different. He did use Zaborg the Thunder Monarch, which is really a great card and I've been thinking about building a deck around him that uses nothing but monster and M/T removal cards. That would be fun to see if it worked.
I had him down with a Panda and 3 Ojama Tokens on the field, when he managed to Waboku for a turn and tributed for Zaborg and destroyed my Panda. Crap. Oh well. The only card I was afraid of the whole duel was the Zaborg because it could take out a monster when it was summoned.
We traded Waboku's for a while until he ran out of them and I started hitting his defense position GAF's and Giant Orcs with all my trample monsters for the win.
Well, I Fiber flipped about 5 times, which always gave me a slight advantage each time. I really didn't want Zaborg on the field at all, so Fiber Jar was my best friend this duel.
I didn't really get the Ojama/Panda combo any during this duel. I had so much trample in the deck and he kept bring out GAFs, Orcs and Spear Dragons. I would Waboku his attacks or Book of Moon and then trample whatever monster he had, usually something with 0 defense. I won the second game pretty easily but they were, by far, the most fun duels I had.
Pandas VS Beatdown
What can I say? I just couldn't get anything going at all. This guy's deck is fairly straight forward and in fact, it's a little weaker than most competitive beatdowns I've faced but, I couldn't get anything going to save my life! I didn't draw any Waboku or Book of Moon or anything that could help me stave off his attacks so I could set something up. Oh well. Not much to reveal here other than I got beat.
Oh well, I was out of the Tournament for this week but the Pandas had another good showing and I know I can win with it! Maybe next week!
We hung out and I did a lot more trading and ate Pizza from Little Caesar's. They have a large Pepperoni pizza for $5.00. I'll
sometimes buy several and feed whoever hasn't gone home.
Until next next week, may all your duels be victorious!