Halifax, N.S., Canada
Aug. 21, 2004
A lot of people competed today. About 30... I think.
I compete at the Odyssey tourney as often as I can. Iím one of the higher ranked duelists there, but Iíve never actually won the tourney. Came close once, though.
I run a machine themed chaos deck (with a Chaos Sorceror standing in for BLS:Envoy). Why? For some reason, Bandit Keith ended up being my favorite character in the series, so I wanted to build a cold hearted heavy metal deck after his. Mine could beat his easily, though...
X-head Cannon x3
Y-dragon Head x2
Z-metal Tank x2
Cyber Raider (a surprise for people who use equips)
Breaker the Magical Warrior
Witch of the Black Forest
Magician of Faith
Pot of Greed
Limiter Removal x2
Change of Heart
Harpies Feather Duster
Call of the Haunted
The Fiend Megacyber
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer x2
Nobleman of Crossout
Mystical Plasma Zone
Offerings to the Doomed
Gear Golem the Moving Fortress
Ring of Destruction
Ka-2 Des Scissors
Pre-tourney, I dueled a noob whoís eyes kept getting bigger whenever I made a move. Heh heh. Intimidation is fun. He kept playing defensively, so it was no real challenge. His eyes could have almost exploded when I brought out my CED...
On to the first match,
Adam, Machine Chaos vs. (sorry-forgot-your-name) Unfocused beatdown, or something
I wasnít too worried. His cards werenít in sleeves. No sleeves = N00B
I forgot to write down my first hand. It wasnít really an issue, though. He kept throwing La Jinnís in defense. I got my Airknight out and trampled him to death, following up with a direct attack from my WotBF. I did that, like three times. The only damage I took was when I MSTíd his Chain Energy (500 lp to play any card). I ended by hitting him directly with my Jinzo, Airknight, and Chaos Sorcerer.
Ha, I remember my first hand. I had Pot of Greed, Mag of Faith, Cyber Raider, Z-metal, and Premature. He actually hit me once this time. Canít remember how. It was an 1800 hitting one of my Zís. Anyway, he went first and set a monster and pretty much his entire hand in the m/t zone. I used my PoG (the Bong of Greed) and drew Dark Hole, which I activated... with no response. Hmmm, all those traps and no Jammer? I summoned Z and attacked directly... with no response... not even a Waboku? I later got another Z on the field and hit with both. This is where his 1800 smashed one of my Zís. I drew and got Y-dragon Head. I summoned it and fused with my remaining Z and brought out YZ-Tank Dragon, blowing away his 1800. He set a monster (um, you DO know what YZís effect is, right?). I discarded a card and destroyed his set monster, summoned Drillago and attacked for the win.
Me: 8000-7700-7200 (Chain Energy again, I think)
One win. Hooray!
On to the next game...
Adam, Machine Chaos vs. Steven, Way-too-rude-and-full-of-himself-deck
This guy was not a great sport. He kept giving me a hard time whenever I asked if he was done his turn. (He needs to say so)
I went first and I had Jinzo, Breaker, Reflect Bounder, Limiter and Waboku. The only monster he managed to get out was an Opticlops, which I destroyed with Breaker. I used Breakerís counter to break a card on his field later on, then Wabokuíd to protect him. I ended up getting out Airknight and attacking for a few turns for the win.
This went pretty fast. He went first, and summoned Opticlops again. Whee. I started with PoG, Graceful Charity, Dark Hole, X, and Breaker. I somehow hit him for 300 damage, with Breaker I believe. I set a few cards. Nothing special, just CotH and Imp Order, but enough to bluff him from attacking my counter-less Breaker. Next turn I got out CED and summoned X, then Raigekiíd. The trio attacked directly, leaving him with 1300 lp, then CEDís effect did the rest.
Aftermath... he wasnít very reactive to losing, but cleaned up his cards and went up to report the progress pretty quickly. He had been complaining a lot about the rules and how they would be so much better with his ďYou Win!Ē spell card (play it and you win). Real original. I didnít really trust him, so I went up to make sure he reported honorably. He did, so its all good. Iíll give him points for that.
Adam, Machine Chaos vs. Jason, Should have more faith in himself beatdown
Jason is alright. I used to play him at another tourney across town. He was very unimpressed when he found out he had to duel me. Especially since I had crushed him numerous times at the other tourney. That was my old deck though. He had never beaten me to date.
We were into the final 8 now. I donít know why they decided to get rid of the third round, but whatever.
I started with Reflect Bounder, Monster reborn, Change of Heart, MST, and CED. I took first blood by using CoH and attacking with his monster and mine. He followed by doing the same thing to me and adding a Spear Dragon. Ouch. I could tell he was afraid of me, but he was doing quite well. I was down most of my life points... when I flipped his Fiber Jar... blarg. It was pretty much downhill from there. I had X on the field after that, and had jsut summoned Z thinking I would break out the fusion, but he Torrential Tributed. Neither of us had any monsters for a few turns, but he got the first one. Archfiend Soldier finished me... It was the only round too, so that was it for me. Oh well. It was an earned victory on Jasonís part, so I shook his hand, and on he goes to the final 4.
He lost in the next round to the guy who ultimately won the tournament.
Now on to the props and slops
1. To J.C. for winning the tourney
2. To Jason for finally beating me
3. To me for getting into the final 8
4. To machines for being my favorite archtype in the world!!
1. To Steven for being so non-sportsman-like
2. To me for not getting farther :(
3. To FIBER JAR for indirectly ending my mechanical rampage...
4. To the packs that the winner and runner-up got for having nothing great in them.
5. To noobie card thieves who think they can do any better by stealing the hard earned cards of higher duelists.
6. For there being more slops than props...
Thoughts? Rants? Complaints? Machine users? Send me your deck fixes and such (I know mine needs improvement)