RegnR8's Absolute Rule of the Monarchs -Jan. 16, 2005
Absolute Rule of the Monarchs
Tournament Report for Jan.16, 2005
Free to play
1st gets 4 packs
2nd gets 3
3rd gets 2
17 people today.
Welcome to another tournament report! I hope this writing finds you well and winning.
Saturday was Regionals here in the sunny South. Our store held it's regular tournament that day but, nobody came, so they rescheduled one for Sunday. After Regionals, I was very satisfied with the way my deck performed, especially with the addition of Metamorphosis. I took the Metamorphosis idea and expanded on it. I also decided to try out Thestalos. I tossed in The Forceful Sentry to make the hand control aspect, and the addition of the Fire Monarch make a little more sense. I never added Thestalos before because I felt he would work best in a total hand control deck. I still feel that but, I decided to try him out and see if he was worthy enough to warrant a permanent place in the deck.
I was warned to not post my deck list anymore because so many people have been taking my deck and claiming it as their own. I kind of agree, but information sharing is a good thing. I would hate to end up facing a copy of my own deck. That would tick me off. People that copy other people's decks are really lame. Hmmm. Interesting I should mention that, because that pretty much happened to me today....
Absolute Rule of the Monarchs
x3 Berserk Gorilla
x2 Mobius the Frost Monarch
x2 Zaborg the Thunder Monarch
x1 Thestalos the Fire Monarch
x1 Tribe Infecting Virus
x1 Sinister Serpent
x1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
x1 Morphing Jar
x1 Night Assailant
x1 Fiber Jar
x1 Magical Scientist
Nobleman of Crossout
x2 Creature Swap
x2 Book of Moon
x1 Pot of Greed
x1 Change of Heart
x1 Snatch Steal
x1 Swords of Revealing Light
x1 Heavy Storm
x1 Mystical Space Typhoon
x1 Painful Choice
x1 Premature Burial
x1 The Forceful Sentry
Bottomless Trap Hole
x1 Ring of Destruction
x1 Call of the Haunted
x3 King Tiger Wanghu
x2 Magic Drain
x2 Magic Jammer
x1 Torrential Tribute
x1 Divine Wrath
x1 Giant Trunade
x1 Royal Decree
MONARCHS VS CHAOS CONTROL
I face my first boring deck of the day. Yet another Chaos Control craptacular.
I win the die roll and go first. I get Premature Burial, Ring, Nimble, Gorilla, Assailant and MST. I set the Nimble and MST.
He plays Confiscation, pays 1000LP to take my Premature Burial. He sets a S/T card and I MST his Ring. He sets a monster and another S/T card. Good. He's already dumped 4 cards from his hand.
I draw and he Drops Off my Nimble. Heh. Whoopee. Who gives a rip? I set Ring and an Assailant and end my turn.
He draws, flips up a Tomato to attack and I Ring it. LoL. He ends his turn. Awww....
I draw a Scapegoat, summon a Gorilla, flip up my Nimble and attack for 3000LP damage. I set the Scapegoat.
He summons Reflect Bounder and attacks my set Night Assailant. Hahaha. Who's getting controlled now? I destroy his Reflect Bounder. He Prematures the Reflect Bounder and sets a S/T card.
Off my Gorilla and I don't CARE! HAHA! I'm winning and I attack his
Reflect with my Gorilla and happily take the 2000LP damage. Then I
attack him with a Nimble!
It's 4600 - 500 when he special summons Chaos Sorceror! Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle! It's BLS's little brother who will be taking BLS's place once he is BANNED! He summons a Shining Angel and attacks the Gorilla with the Sorceror and my Nimble with the Angel and I get 1000LP and get my last Nimble to the field.
I topdeck Metamorphosis and am very pleased with that. I moan like, I didn't draw anything helpful and say something like, "Oh you got this one. Man, I hate that stupid Chaos sorceror. It's just as bad as BLS."
He draws and attacks. I activate Scapegoat and he attacks two of them.
He has a clear S/T zone and I Morph a token into TER, take his Sorceror and attack his Angel with it for the win. LOL.
He wants to roll again to see who goes first. I don't understand why he would want to do that but, I agree and win the die roll again.
I go first and draw Painful Choice, Book of Moon, Nimble, Snatch, Zaborg and Ring. I play Painful and offer him Morphing Jar, Sinister, Forceful, Gorilla and Nobleman of Crossout. He gives me the Serpent. I set Book of Moon and the Nimble.
He draws and plays Painful, too. He offers me some light and darks and the Serpent. I give him the Serpent becasue it DOESN'T MATTER! He sets a monster and ends his turn.
I draw Mobius, tribute my Nimble for Zaborg, destroy his Angel and attack for 2400.
He draws, summons TiV and discards his Serpent for thunder and kills off my Zaborg. He special summons Chaos Sorceror. Oh, man. Will the madness NEVER end!!!??? He attacks me with both and I take it.
I'm at 4100 and he is at 5600 when I Snatch his Sorceror, tribute it fro Mobius and attack his Tribe. I set Ring and end my turn.
Premature's Tribe and discards for aqua. He destroys my Mobius but
leaves his Tribe on the field and attacks with it. I tell him his TiV is
destroyed, too. DOH! He suffers a Homer moment and is stupified while
putting his TIV in the graveyard. Awww. Too bad.
He sets a monster and I know it's Sinister because he didn't discard it for Tribe and he has no other cards in his hand.
I draw Call of the Haunted and set it. I summon Breaker and attack his Sinister.
He draws, gets Sinster and sets a monster. Not sure if it's the Serpent or not.
I draw Bottomless and set it. I Call Mobius back, hit his face down monster with Breaker and it's DD Warrior Lady. He removes both from play. Whatever. I attack him directly for 2400. This puts him at 2400 and I Ring Mobius for the win.
RECORD 1 - 0
MONARCHS VS CONTROL DECK THIS GUY COPIED FROM SOMEONE ELSE
I want to give you a little background on this particular duelist. I'm not going to mention any names, but the players at my store will probably know who I'm talking about. I started beating him on a regular basis and one day, he wrote all the cards down in my deck and copied it card for card and began using it. Cheap. I still beat him, but it was aggravating to have to play a mirror match with him all the time. Well, he quit Yugioh for a while and didn't play for a long time. Recently, he came back. He didn't have a deck so, one of the other players let him use one of his. Well, low and behold, he copied it. This week he came with his own deck and it was maybe one or two cards off of the deck he copied. It would have been an exact duplicate, but he hadn't gotten all the cards he needed yet.
I go first and draw 2 Bottomless, Zaborg, Thestalos, NoC and Metamorphosis. I tell him he's got this game and set the Bottomless.
He sets one S/T, summons Don Zaloog and takes out my Thestalos.
He Drops Off my Creature Swap and I end my turn.
He summons a Tomato, attacks with it and the Don and takes out my NoC.
I draw and set Metamorphosis and end my turn.
He sets a face down monster, attacks with the Don and the Tomato again and takes out my Zaborg.
I draw Scientist. Well, this could save me, but it's gonna cost me most of my LP. I summon the Scientist, pay 1000LP for TER and take his Tomato. I Morph the Scientist into another TER and suck up his face down Fiber Jar. I end my turn.
He draws, sets the S/T card he drew and ends his turn.
I draw and he Rings my 1400attack TER for game.
Almost pulled that one out. Oh well. Better luck next time. I got a horrible opening hand.
I go to my side deck. I sub in my King Tigers, 2 Kinetics, Torrential, Royal Decree and Jinzo.
I go first and draw MST, Fiber, Metamorphosis, Scientist, Mobius and a Goat. Good opening hand. I set the Goat and the MST but no monster, and end my turn. He's asks, "Is that it? Is that all you want to do?"
I tell him, "That's it."
He draws and sets one S/T. I MST it. He summons Breaker and he removes the token and I activate the Scapegoat. He attacks a token. He ends his turn.
I draw a King Tiger. Excellent. Let's see if I can lock him up right now...I summon the Tiger and Morph a token to TER and take his Breaker. I attack him for 1600 with Thousand Eyes Restrict.
He top decks Tribe. GWAHH!!! He summons Tribe, discards for beast, then Fissure's my TER. That's wacked. He attacks with TIV.
I draw, grumble a bit and set Fiber.
He summons a Tomato, Changes my Fiber, attacks with the Tomato and the TiV, then flips my Fiber.
I get Sinister, PoG, Mobius, Call, and Change of Heart. He sets one S/T, pays 1000LP to Confiscate my Pot and ends his turn.
I draw Metamorphosis and he activates Time Seal. I summon the Serpent, Morph it to TER, set Change of Heart because I have to, and end my turn.
He summons Exiled Force and gets rids of TER. Darn it. He plays Giant Trunade.
I can't draw so, I do nothing but set the Change of Heart.
He summons a Spirit Reaper and attacks, taking out my Sinister. LOL.
I draw a King Tiger Wanghu. I Change of Heart his Reaper, destroying it and attack him for 1700LP.
He plays Forceful and takes out my Mobius. He sets a monster and ends his turn.
I draw Jinzo, attack his face down Tomato with the Tiger and he gets another Tomato but it's automatically destroyed. Hehe. The Tiger shuts him down and I'm able to kill him in a couple of turns when I can do enough damage by tributing the Tiger for Jinzo.
He goes first and sets a monster and one S/T.
I draw Premature, Book of Moon, Metamorphosis, Kinetic, Goat and Zaborg. I think his face down is either and Angel or Tomato so I set the Kinetic, the Book of Moon and the Goat. I set Metamorphosis just in case he has one of the pregnators. I'm hoping he doesn't have Heavy Storm.
He draws and shows me Heavy Storm. OH CRAP! The ONE card I didn't want him to draw and it's probably going to cost me the match. I activate the Scapegoat. He Changes my Kinetc and tributes it for Thestalos and he picks my Zaborg. He flips up his Spirit Reaper and attacks two tokens. Man, I'm getting my butt kicked by a deck this guy didn't even build!
I draw Premature Burial and have to pay to get my Zaborg back. I summon a Gorilla and hammer his Reaper with both of them. That does a good bit of damage so, maybe I'm not out of this yet.
He draws a freaking Snatch Steal! MAN! This copy cat is pulling off the top decks of the century against me!! He Snatch's my Zaborg and kills all my tokens and the Gorilla and I have no cards in my hand.
I top deck Tribe Infecting Virus. I have no cards in my hand so fat lotta good TiV does. I conceed.
I tell him to turn around and thank the person who was sitting behind him because he was the one who built the deck, not him. I also told him to not be too happy. Until he beats me with a deck he built on his own, he would always be a second rate duelist.
Well, I'm out in the second round today. That's really too bad because the deck is better than that. I got some bad draws and he got some amazing top decks and I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles. Yeah, maybe it's sour grapes, too. But, I have worked on this deck for 3 months now and this guy comes up, copies somebody else's deck and wins. That's a bunch of hooey.
So, we hang out, eat pizza and duel some more and I win a lot and lose a few.
There was no school the next day, so I invited everyone in the store to come over to my house in the afternnoon to duel and play HALO or whatever. Well, 9 people came and we had a great time!
That's it for this week's tournament reports. It has been a long weekend, what with Regionals and all, but a fun one.
I am changing my deck again, yo. I really love the way the Metamorphosis works, so I'm going to strengthen that aspect of it a little more.
Until next time, happy dueling!
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