“A Unique Hand Control”
Participants (estimate): 45
Prizes: 1st - $10 credit 2nd - $5 credit Winner of loser’s bracket - $5
My deck is kind of weird, but it truly works.
1x Vampire Lord
1x Spirit Reaper
1x Don Zaloog
1x Magical Scientist
2x Slate Warrior
1x Breaker the Magical Warrior
1x Tribe-Infecting Virus
1x Sinister Serpent
1x Fiber Jar
1x Witch of the
1x Dark Hole
1x Harpie’s Feather Duster
1x Pot of Greed
1x Graceful Charity
1x Change of Heart
1x Monster Reborn
3x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Snatch Steal
1x Premature Burial
1x Delinquent Duo
1x The Forceful Sentry
1x Swords of Revealing Light
1x Painful Choice
1x Mirage of Nightmare
1x Mirror Force
1x Imperial Order
1x Ring of Destruction
1x Call of the Haunted
1x Exiled Force
1x Don Zaloog
1x Spirit Reaper
1x Ryu Kokki
2x Book of Life
2x Pyramid Turtle
1x Gemini Elf
1x Luster Dragon #2
1x Skilled Dark Magician
2x Drop Off
1x Airknight Parshath
1x Zombyra the Dark
3x Dark Flare Knight
1x Dark Baltar the Terrible
1x Ryu Senshi
1x Fiend Skull Dragon
1x Thousand-Eyes Restrict
2x Super Roboyarou
Before the tournament started, I bought four Invasion of Chaos packs, and pulled Insect Princess and Freed the Brave Wanderer. Oh well, I guess luck wasn’t with me… After I tried and tried again to trade for either of the Chaos monsters, RJ started calling names. I was paired up with Nick.
Match 1.1 – Me v. Nick (Warrior/Beatdown)
Well, it started off with me playing a couple defensive maneuvers and him emptying his hand to bring out some of his Warriors. Midway through the duel, he left himself completely handless and I had Yata and a Sinister Serpent facedown. The only problem was that he also had Blindly Loyal Goblin on the field. I draw…Painful Choice. I play it, taking Dark Hole, Raigeki, Monster Reborn, Vampire Lord, and SNATCH STEAL. What was I thinking? Of course, he picks SS, and stupidly, I play it. Ewww… After this, all I drew were support spells but no destructive ones, and he just kept pounding away at my LP with the Warriors he topdecked. He was consistently gaining LP too, so I was screwed. There was no excuse for my losing this duel, except for stupidity (which is a terrible excuse).
End result: Me – 0, Nick – 5800
Match 1.2 – Me v. Nick
Complete hand annihilation. I got a much better hand than last time, and within a few turns, I left him handless. I managed to bring out Yata on the fifth or sixth turn, and locked him.
End result: Me – 6200, Nick - LOCK
Match 1.3 – Me v. Nick
I would like to say that I won this duel, but I didn’t. I couldn’t draw any monsters at all! Fortunately, I was able to hold my ground with Sinister Serpent for a while, but I think he got Lesser Fiend out and removed SS, so I was unable to protect my LP. I was able to set a Scapegoat later on and stall for two turns, but I couldn’t seem to draw any destructive spells or any good monsters, so I was screwed. I had absolutely nothing, and he had a FULL field of monsters (GAF, Lesser Fiend, Hayabusa, Marauding, and Amazonness Paladin). He annihilated the rest of my LP.
End result: Me – 0, Nick – 8000
Oh well, I was out, but fortunately, there was a loser’s bracket, so I told them I lost and went to play Luke for the first match of the bracket.
Match 1.1 – Me v. Luke (Trample/Burn)
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End result: Me – 4800?, Luke – 0
Match 1.2 – Me v. Luke
Basically the same as last time, but I established field advantage much earlier, and saw my Vamp Lord coming back very often. I left him handless in 3-4 turns, brought out Jinzo to counter his facedown m/t, but it was a Scapegoat… Grrrr… He was able to stall for one more turn, but I brought out Yata and hit him for a nice lock.
End result: Me – 6100, Luke – 0
Match 2.1 – Me v. Bradley (Control)
Well, his deck was good, except that instead of using beaststicks or hand disruptors, he used Dark Jeroids and Newdorias. I guess he was either partial to fiends, or maybe it was secretly a Dark Necrofear deck. He played well, but from what I could see from my Sentry, his hand could not hold in his duel. I smacked him around a few times with Slate and soon realized that its secondary effect was static. It didn’t matter, but he managed to lower my monster’s ATK strengths by a lot in a short time. I was able to gain field advantage and rip his hand out for the win.
End result: Me – 2000?, Him – 0
Match 2.2 – Me v. Bradley
I was able to take a good hit a few turns in that killed him by reviving, gaining control, and summoning another monster. After that, I had Scientist in my hand, so when he summoned the next turn to kill both my monsters, he didn’t realize he was sealing his defeat. Next turn, I whipped out Scientist and TER, sucked up Jinzo, attacked his Jeroid for the last 1000 that I needed to win. Its all gravy…
End result: Me – 5500?, Him – 0
Match 3.1 – Me v. Chuck (partially formed Chaos deck…)
Well, I could tell if he was in the loser’s bracket and he had a Chaos deck he obviously had either CED or Soldier missing, so I asked him which one. He was missing Chaos Soldier… Well, that fits in, because everyone at the store told me that they opened at least ten boxes and hadn’t found one Chaos Soldier, just the Dragon. We started dueling, and a few turns in, he played Graceful, and dropped Sorcerer and a lightie (I think Bounder). He was trying to blast me to smithereens… I was prepared not to allow this to happen. I got rid of his facedown Tomato with Baltar via Scientist and hit him direct for 300, setting a Waboku. He tried to kill Scientist, but I Wabokued. From then on was pretty much him stalling until he drew CED, but I managed to pull a Fiber Flip on him and hit him for 1100 with Witch. Again, all he does is set monsters, so I finally brought out V-Lord and attacked, bringing him close to 4000. We are at almost even LP, but I stole his Angel and attacked for a few turns, which brought him down. I was able to grab the win a few turns later…
End result: Me – 4300, Chuck - 0
Match 3.2 – Me v. Chuck
This duel went much faster, but again, he didn’t get any Chaos monsters out on me (thankfully). I was able to attack direct a few times. He tried to employ his stalling technique again, but I was able to destroy the little searchers before they wreaked havoc upon me. I got another few quick hits in, and its game.
End result: Me – 7000 (from a Delinquent Duo payment), Chuck – 0
Match 4.1 (Finals of the loser’s bracket) – Me v. Jerome (another partially formed Chaos deck…)
I KNOW that he didn’t have Chaos Soldier, because he and I were trying to get the same Soldier off of Nick (Kramer). Even though I offered him a BETTER deal than McHale did, he somehow looked past our friendship just to make me angry. Oh well. I think I won the dice roll, so I played Graceful + Forceful Sentry, set a monster and a m/t and ended. The next two turns, I was able to get two hits on his LP with Don, taking out most of his hand. It just progressed from there until I was able to Yata lock him a few turns later. He didn’t even make me play it out J
End result: Me - 4500?, Jerome – LOCK
Match 4.2 – Me v. Jerome
His starting hand was just sick. He went first, Pot, Graceful, Delinquent… I was able to take the field a few turns later, but I left myself handless and open. Oh well… He was able to get rid of my monsters and beat my LP out.
End result: Me – 0, Jerome – 5100?
Match 4.3 – Me v. Jerome
I don’t really remember this duel, but on his first turn, he dealt me 5500 damage, leaving himself with hardly a hand and I had a Dark Hole. I left him handless via Don + The Forceful Sentry to his CED, and protected with Wabokus and stuff like that, while I was able to hit away with Don until he had no LP left. That’s what happens when you use all your resources up first turn.
End result: Me – 2500, Jerome – 0
Winner of loser’s bracket: Me
Well, I collected my $5 prize to pay for an IOC pack, and again, I pulled CRAP! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Getting to go to the tournament
Jerome for being somewhat tolerable today; he did not use any cheesy technical crap
Trading for 2x Marauding Captain and my THIRD Slate Warrior later today (thanks, Matt!)
NINE packs of IOC – 7 Rares, 1 Ultra, 1 Super (****!)
Losing to Wilimowski in the first round
Kramer for not trading me his Chaos Soldier!!!!!
I am REALLY angry about my luck today, so if you have something to say to me, approach me CAUTIOUSLY and if you are lucky, you may get a response…
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Thanks for listening!