RegnR8's Panda's - A New Hope - Sports Cards and Collectibles - Fayetteville, Ga - June 19, 2004
Entry Fee $5.00 You get a pack for entering
1st place 4 packs
2nd place 3 packs
Swiss Format (yuk)
About 20 - 25 people were there today
Good Day! Welcome to this week's tournament report number 1 of 2! I hope this reading finds you all well and winning!
We arrived at the shop a little before 11AM. Of course, the large French Vanilla Coffee with cream and sugar from the Dunkin' Donuts was first on the agenda! Yum.
We signed up and got Legacy of Darkness packs. I pulled a Drop Off. Finally a decent, playable card. My daughter pulled Injection Fairy Lily! What the? That's the 2nd one she's gotten in like 4 weeks! Amazing! She was actually bummed out about it! Oh well.
I traded one of my Spirit of the Pharoah for a Gear Golem and a Saturn. I had a hard time parting with the Spirit becasue I want to make a deck around him but, I wanted the Gear Golem to build a deck around and the Saturn to build a deck around. Oh well.
I decided to try out the Panda deck again this week. As usual, I made a change on it. This time, I put all the Nimble Momonga in the side deck and replaced them with Spear Dragon. I hoped it would make it a little more aggressive.
x3 Gyaku-Gire Panda
x3 Spear Dragon
x3 Enraged Battle Ox
x2 Berserk Gorilla
x2 Dark Driceratops
x1 WotBF
x1 Sangan
x1 Fiber Jar
x1 Magical Scientist
x1 Jinzo
x1 Graceful Charity
x1 Pot of Greed
x1 Monster Reborn
x1 Harpie's Feather Duster
x3 Mystical Space Typhoon
x1 Dark Hole
x1 Raigeki
x1 United We Stand
x2 Scapegoat
x1 Imperial Order
x3 Ojama Trio
x3 Waboku
x3 Secret Barrel
x1 Creature Swap
x1 Ceasefire
x1 Call of the Haunted
x1 Heavy Storm
x1 Berserk Gorilla
x2 The Fiend Megacyber
x3 Nimble Momonga
x3 Book of Moon
x2 Nobleman of Crossout
The usual bad guys
The first pairings were called.
Panda VS Beatdown
I got paired with a young man about 12 years old. I didn't know if he was a noob or not, because I had never seen him before. I didn't know what to expect so, I was going to play a little conservative to feel him out.
Game 1
I win the die roll and chose to go first. I pick up Dark Driceratops, Berserk Gorilla, Dark Hole, Spear Dragon, Imperial Order and draw Fiber Jar. I set the I.O. and summon the Gorilla and end my turn.
He summons Tribe Infecting Virus and discards to destroy my Gorilla and attacks, then ends his turn. OK. He knows how to use TIV, so I'm thinking he knows what he's doing.
I draw Harpie's Feather Duster. I play Dark Hole and attack with a Spear Dragon.
He activates Dark Hole and I chain Imperial Order. He summons something and attacks my Spear Dragon. He asks me if I'm going to pay for Imperial Order while it's still HIS turn. That was annoying. I got a little ticked. I told him when I am in MY standby phase, I'll tell him wether or not I'm paying for Imperial Order. He ends his turn.
I draw an Ojama Trio. I tell him I AM paying for Imperial Order and set the Trio and Fiber Jar.
He summons Manju of the Thousand Hands and now I'm thinking this guy is not as good as I had originally thought. He attacks my Fiber Jar. Ha!
I get a Waboku, Enraged Battle Ox, Gorilla, Secret Barrel and Ojama Trio in the Fiber flip.
He draws his cards, turns to the person sitting next to him, shows him a card and says, "I can't play with this, can I?" It's freakin' Slifer!!!!!!! When told he can not play with god cards, he puts the Slifer back in his deck box and then draws another card!! I almost DQ'd him right there, but I thought I could beat him so, I let it slide without saying anything. I know, I'm too nice.
He doesn't set anything and ends his turn. Yeah, he's not nearly as good as I thought.
I hit him with a Gorilla, set the Waboku, Ojama Trio and Secret Barrel.
He MST's my Waboku, which I activate, along with the Trio, Secret Barrel combo and hit him pretty good with that. He sets a F/D monster and ends his turn.
I draw another Secret Barrel and keep attacking Ojama tokens, then activate the Secret Barrel for the win.
Game 2
Let's just say the more I played this kid, the more he irked me and the more I knew he didn't know what he was doing. Here's some noob stuff he did in this duel alone:
He tried to Snatch Steal my face down monster.
He summoned Breaker, removed the token to destroy a Waboku when I had Imperial Order face up on the field. On his next turn he tried to remove another token from it to destroy the Imperial Order (?). I told him he couldn't do that unless Breaker had another token on him. He says, "O.K., then I put another token on him."  Whatthe??? I told him he just couldn't go around sticking tokens on cards whenever he felt like. Then he said I TOLD him he could do it!!! ARGH! No, no, NO!
He summoned Bazoo and tried to remove spell cards for his effect.
Grrr. Well, I won with a couple of Secret Barrels on one turn. It was ugly.
Panda VS Chaos
I have to play Tony this round who uses a Chaos deck pretty similar to mine, except his deck is a little more control oriented. I had beaten him 2 or 3 weeks ago and I was ready for the challenge.
Game 1
He chose to go first and activated Painful Choice on his opening turn. That's always a good opening card if you're using a Chaos deck, but a terrible opening card if you're playing against a Chaos deck. I think I even said, "Not already!" He picks all 3 DMoC, TIV and Jinzo for the Painful Choice. I go ahead and give him a DMoC, fully expecting all of them to hit the field this turn. He then plays Graceful Charity. Oh, I am starting to feel the hurt right now. If you get the cards churning early in a Chaos deck, there's no stopping it, and I was feeling the churn coming on hard! He discarded the DMoC and Dimension Fusion for Graceful's effect. He set 3 M/T cards and a monster, ending his turn.
OK. That wasn't as bad as I thought. He has the graveyard set up for the DMoC/Monster Reborn OTK, but obviously doesn't have a recursion card in his hand. He may have a Call of The Haunted set but, I don't think he'll use it without something more useful than a Dimension Fusion and a Painful Choice in the graveyard. I'm thinking one of the M/T cards is Imperial Order.
I draw and he actives Drop Off. I put my Harpie's Feather Duster in the graveyard. Darn. Well, I figured out what 1 of his set M/T cards were! LOL. I set an Ojama Trio and WotBF.
He activates Change of Heart on my WotBF, flips up his Sangan and attacks with both. I activate the Ojama Trio and eat 2100LP damage from a Witch and a Sangan. That's so lame!
I tribute the Witch for a Dark Driceratops, get Fiber Jar with WotBF effect, and attack his Sangan. Magic Cylinder! Now I know what the other M/T card was, and boy, did it hurt finding out!  I only have 3500LP left! I'm practically killing myself!
He does the Thunder Dragon thing, tributes his Sangan for one and gets Cyber Jar with Sangan's effect.
I managed to get my Fiber Jar out before his Cyber Jar to reset the game! I got the cards I needed after the Fiber flip, while Tony's deck seemed to stall a little. Before I knew it, it was 3500 - 4500. Dark Driceratops got him down to 800LP. I think he Raigeki'd my monsters after a Cyber flip, but I got a Secret Barrel in the flip and activated it on his turn for the win!
That was a fun duel!
Game 2
This was not a fun duel. I was winning by a few hundred LP when I got Yata locked. Blegh.
Game 3
Another no fun duel. Horrible draws for me. Nothing but Tribute monsters and when I finally got a monster, Tony promptly Raigeki'd and simply kicked my booty.
Oh well. I lost in the second round but that's OK. The deck did well against the Chaos because during the set of duels, not 1 Chaos monster showed up on the field. I thought that was pretty good.
We had another tournament to go to today so, we said our goodbyes! I got my 2nd large French Vanilla with cream and sugar for the road trip! Caffeine high, baby!!
Make sure to check out my other tournament report for today. The Panda's Strike Back!

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