Clever, by Akusu
Freshers SportCards, London, Ontario
9th of January, 2005
About 25 participants
Well, it was a day as usual. I woke
up, had my shower, and went downstairs for some lunch. I meant to do some
strategizing,(building a side deck for one) but got sidetracked by Advance
Wars™. I left my house about quarter to twelve so that I could go to the bank
there early: the only people already there were the storeowners and the Judge.
He challenged me to play, and we dueled a few times. I won only about a quarter
of the games. I was trying to make sure that this Judge was 100% concrete on the
Skill Drain rulings, which, unsurprisingly, he wasn’t. He attempted to tell me
that Skill Drain doesn’t affect Zombyra or Fusilier’s attack points. Oh well. I
corrected him, as I’d seen the rulings this morning.
more people arrived I attempted to trade a few cards off of people. My deck
wasn’t complete(still isn’t) and I needed a few things. I managed to convince a
kid to trade me his Call of the haunted along with a few other things. I turned
this into the 3rd GAF I’d been looking for. So out went the Zombyra I
had, and in it went.
needed a Raigeki break, and eventually had to settle for a book of moon instead.
I had been testing Ring of Destruction as a replacement, but wasn’t impressed.
is always a draw on Sundays, which is at 2:00. It wasn’t that bad, I ended up
winning twice, with a Deck Box and a ghetto Yugioh magazine being my prizes. I
dueled and traded until 3:00 when the tournament started.
We don’t have to register our decks(it’s an informal tournament), so I entered with this deck:
Skull Archfiend of Lightning
Goblin Attack Force
Pot of Greed
Big Bang Shot
Book of Moon
Call of the Haunted
this one was pretty easy. She was running a Harpy deck that was nowhere near
complete, let alone viable.
her easily with an early Skill Drain and Fusilier. I continued with GAF’s and
Orcs, taking out the monsters she could put down. A cold Wave sealed her fate.
pulled a nice Second turn move here, summoning Harpy lady 2, Elegant Egotist for
a HLS and Change of Hearting my Slate Warrior. All attacked, my facedown Skill
Drain and Dust Tornado useless. The next turn I played Cold Wave, chaining the
Skill Drain and summoned a Fusilier. I only had 1850 lp at this point but it was
enough to allow me to win.
was up against a Burn deck. It was a younger kid that had just pulled a DB1 Pot
of Greed earlier, refusing to trade it to me. I got my revenge :P
was a shocker. I summoned a Fusilier and a Slate Warrior by the second turn. He
had a G-Bind face-down and proceeded to tribute both my monsters for a Lava
Golem(something he blindsided me with). Luckily, I had a Dust Tornado down and a
Skill Drain. Thus making Lava Golem an advantage. I broke through his defenses
and took out his lp, 2 Cold Waves in a row helping immensely.
went First. The first things he played were Chain Energy, Toll and a G-Bind
facedown. This was costing me a lot to play through. Eventually, it stood at
1000 lp, him still with the Toll and Chain Energy. I had a GAF, Orc and Fusilier
with Skill Drian on the field, but I couldn’t do anything unless I could get a
Dust Tornado or a MST to get rid of his Toll. Luckily, I only had to wait about
4 turns(at a standstill, since he didn’t have enough lp to risk playing cards
either). It was over when I pulled an MST.
running Chaos Morph. This was not an easy match, though it was one that I have
played before and he was not playing much different than usual.
I went first. I had a Skill Drain and GAF out and I was ready to use it. I didn’t have too much trouble though, since I was able to Book of Moon his BLS and attack it with Fusilier. He didn’t last too much further than that.
went first. He confiscated a Fusilier from me, since I had two Skill Drains in
my hand anyways. I recovered from it fairly easily, using a Giant Orc and GAF to
control his monsters. Eventually though, he got out BLS due to a poor decision
and BLS, Breaker and Tribe eventually got through my defenses.
I was getting a little nervous. Richard voiced his annoyance about my deck
though, and even though BLS is a weakness of my deck, I still managed to pull it
off. I had to BoM BLS and attack it, Raigeki Break it and finally to Dust
Tornado the Premature Burial to kill it. Once I had done that though, it was
sorry for this kid. I somehow always end up eliminating at least one small kid
and I basically took him out with Fusiliers and Big Bang Shot.
didn’t last overly long. I had to explain both Cold Wave and Skill Drain to him
though. GAF and Fusilier took him out.
got this whole duel was a Fusilier for monsters. Luckily enough, I had Skill
Drain and a Big Bang Shot, so I won.
match was making me nervous. I knew that I didn’t want to duel the person that
he had eliminated; he had torn me apart earlier (granted I’d modified my deck a
bit since then). Luckily enough though I simply had to duel him. He was running
a slight variation on CCCW with Morph added. Interestingly enough, I tore him
apart. I had a much easier time than I had had with Richard.
wasn’t used to fighting Skill Drain, and was totally taken apart by it. I
managed to get one out first turn and used Big Bang Shot to hurt him badly, when
he played Scapegoats and Morphed one into a TER. It was fairly short.
getting quite nervous about this; at this point everyone watching was asking me
which box I wanted. I had taken him apart the last duel. He even forgot to side
deck in his Berserk Gorillas. I got a few beatsticks out and a Fusilier to boot
and got him to the point where all he had was monsters and two Metmorphs in his
hand and on the field. He wanted to give up but I asked him if he was really
gonna do that (considering it was the finals). He decided it wasn’t a good idea.
He managed to book of moon my GAF and attack with a Kycoo. I top decked a
Fusilier and finished him off. A friendly handshake and I turned around to
collect my prize.
Yess!!! I won for once, and with a very new deck. This was great for me. I chose
a box of SOD(I could have gotten AST instead) and got a bunch of staple cards
from that set. It also helped a couple of Future Projects: I got an Inferno Fire
Blast and an Ultimate Ectoplasmer. Also pulled two Horus 6’s(one ULT one Super),
Ectoplasmer, Null and Void, Mobius…
convincing Newman to trade me his GAF
Sythron for helping me build my deck
Little Kid who gave me a great deal on promos/COTH
Richard for putting up a great fight
Jake for getting as far as he did
Sythron for getting eliminated before playing me
Jake for giving up
My deck for so few opportunities to use Necrofear
The Judge for throwing bogus rulings at me.
Feel Free to Comment. I'm still working on the deck.