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 Yugioh Tournament Reports

 From: Darelliott@aol.com [mailto:Darelliott@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 9:29 AM
To: yugiohreports@pojo.com
Subject: RegnR8's Return of the Monarchs - 8/13/05

RegnR8's Return of the Monarchs
Tournament Report for 8/14/05

Hi all,

Welcome to this week's tournament report. I hope this writing finds you well and winning!

Normally, I have two tournaments each weekend but, I only went to one this week. You see, a few months ago, my daughter and I were driving home at night from a tournament. It was dark, and while we were on the expressway, my sunroof suddenly flew off and I haven't been able to replace it yet. I had to drive my car today and the forecast was for a fifty percent chance of rain, so I decided to not go to the tournament in the afternoon. I would have hated to have gotten caught in a downpour with a big hole in my roof! LoL.

I've been messing with decks for the past couple of weeks and returned to the Monarchs for this week. I did change it some, simply because I was already using Metamorphsis and Scapegoats for TER (thanks to bryu for the suggestion to begin with) WAY BEFORE the battle position rulings changed so, adding a couple of Tsukuyomi was a no brainer. I'm thinking of putting in a couple of Magician of Faith and a Book of Moon or two, too. Man, that's so cookie cutter, though.....

This week I get screwed by MANTIS again.

Return of the Monarchs

x3 Mobius the Frost Monarch
x1 Jinzo
x1 Berserk Gorilla
x1 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
x3 Nimble Momonga
x2 Tsukuyomi
x1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
x1 Tribe Infecting Virus
x1 Sinister Serpent
x1 Exiled Force
x1 DD Warrior Lady
x1 Sangan

x1 Pot of Greed
x1 Graceful Charity
x1 Delinquent Duo
x1 Heavy Storm
x1 Mystical Space Typhoon
x1 Snatch Steal
x1 Swords of Revealing Light
x1 Premature Burial
x2 Nobleman of Crossout
x3 Scapegoat
x3 Metamorphosis

x1 Call of the Haunted
x1 Ring of Destruction
x1 Torrential Tribute
x1 Mirror Force
x2 Bottomless Trap Hole
x2 Royal Decree


x1 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
x1 Chiron the Mage
x1 Berserk Gorilla
x2 Enraged Battle Ox
x3 King Tiger Wanghu
x2 Light of Intervention
x1 Ceasefire
x1 Dust Tornado
x1 Lightning Vortex
x2 Smashing Ground

The sad thing about this deck is, it keeps leaning toward a cookie cutter everytime I switch it up....I mean really, look at the trap line up. Except for the Decree it's pretty standard stuff. The spells? Man, if that isn't so close to nearly staple these days, I don't know what is.

Oh well....

Sports Cards and Collectibles
Fayetteville, Ga
$5.00 to play and you get a pack
5 rounds of Swiss
Advanced Format
1st gets 3 packs
2nd gets 2
3rd gets a kick in the pants because they suck
About 15 people showed up today

Not a good crowd today. Much smaller than usual. I did get like, my eighth Deck Devastation Virus though. Whatever. It works well in the right sort of deck.


MONARCHS VS Phoenix/Chaos

I am paired up with MasterLance in the first round. he and I haven't played in quite a while. I've kept an eye out on him when he duels others, so, I'm pretty sure I know his deck


I win the die roll and chose to go second...No, just kidding. I wanted to make sure you were paying attention. I go first and draw a decent first hand consisting of Metamorphosis, Tsuku, Breaker, Graceful, RoD and Gorilla. I activate Graceful, draw Mobius, Call of the Haunted and my second Tsuku. I discard Mobius and Tsuku. I summon the Gorilla and set ring.

He sets 1 S/T and one monster. Come on NoC!

I draw a BTH and activate Swords, flipping up his Cyber Jar. He gets a bunch of unsummoneable stuff except TIV. I get NOTHING out but my TiV. I Ring his TiV, tribute mine for a Mobius I had gotten in the Cyber flip and destroy his set Gaint Trunade. HA! A bluff! I set a Scapegoat and attack him directly for 2400. I activate SoRL.

He draws and activates Graceful Charity, discarding Sinster (of course) and Kycoo. He sets one S/T, activates SoRL and sets a monster. I'm fairly certain it's a Magician of Faith this time. Right after Graceful you set a monster? Come on, that's a MoF for sure.

I draw MST and use it on his set S/T and not his Swords. It's a Dust Tornado and he chains it on my SoRL. I Nobleman his set card and guess what it was? If you guessed Magician of Faith, you'd be correct! Both his MoF's go OUT of the game and I summon Breaker, get rid of his SoRL and attack him for 1600 and then 2400 with Mobius for game. GG.


I really thought I was going to lose this duel very badly. He goes first and opens up with Graaceful, discarding NoC and a Trunade. He sets one S/T and one face down monster. I'll bet you a gazillion dollars it's a Magician of Faith.

My hand is Graceful, Mobius, BTH, Heavy Storm, Royal Decree and I draw Jinzo. Not too good. I need Graceful to give me something useable. I draw Sangan, TiV and the second Decree. I discard nearly $300. I am so not liking this. I go ahead and Heavy his Dust Tornado (yeah that was a waste). I summon Sangan and attack his, yup, MoF. He gets back Graceful. I set Bottomless Trap Hole and end my turn. This isn't looking too good for me.

He draws and plays Graceful again. He discards Swords and Torrential Tribute then activates Pot of Greed. Yes, this is going from bad to worse for me in a great hurry. He sets one S/T and summons Asura Priest. I think about letting him attack my Sangan, but decide to Bottomless it. Whew. I dodged a bullet there.

I draw NoC and tribute Sangan for Jinzo. I grab Exiled Force with Sangan just in case he brings out something nasty real soon. I attack with Jinzo and he responds with Scapegoat. Curses. I set NoC as a bluff and end my turn. I have TiV in hand so, I should be ok. Jinzo + TiV = pretty good field.

Typically during this part of the duel, my big monster gets Snatched. I am expecting it but it doesn't happen. This is actually good. He sets an S/T and ends his turn.

I summon TiV, discard Mobius to get rid of his tokens and attack with Jinzo. He responds with Book of Moon on Jinzo and takes the 1600 attack from TiV. Well, that didn't go quite as I had hoped. At least I drew frist blood. 8000 - 6400.

He summons Tsukuyomi, flips TiV down, NoC's my Jinzo and attacks Tribe. That sucked but he didn't do any damage to me.

I summon Exiled, set Bottomless and attack for 1000. Wow. I'm actually winning. 8000 - 5400.

He summons Tsukuyomi and attacks my Exiled. This is still not looking too bad. He sets another S/T.

I draw Torrential and end my turn.

He has 4 cards in hand to my 2. He sets a monster and ends. This is interesting. He has used PoG once and Graceful twice but is still playing defensively. He must not have the greatest of hands, even after all that drawing.

I draw a Tsuku. I NoC his Tsuku. I set my Tsuku. I need it for protection.

He summons DDWL and I Bottomless it. He has two S/T on an open field. I certainly hope it's nothing to get rid of my Mobius.

I tribute Tsuku for Mobius and destroy his set Premature Burial and Giant Trunade. !?! The set Premature Burial really surprised me. I attack for 2400. I am really shocked at how the duel has swung back into my favor. 8000 - 3000. I set Scapegoat.

Eventually a flipped Cyber Jar hurts him and I Snatch his TIV, discard for all his monsters and attack with TiV and a Gorilla for the win.



For some reason, I have to play this gentleman week after week! What is up with that!? He doesn't want to duel me, and I do not want to duel him. Not for personal reasons but because we duel each other ALL THE TIME. Well, he's been on a winning streak against me anyway.

These two duels were very long and drawn out. Both times, I was winning but couldn't hang on to the lead. The first game he got Jinzo and DMoC on me for a large hit. I knew he was holding Delinquent because he'd gotten it with MoF. I had to set everything so he wouldn't Duo it. I had no cards in my hand and top deck Tribe. NO!!! If I had just held onto some cards. Oh well.

The second duel was similar to the first. He gets out BLS on me late game for a big hit when I was winning and he caught up in LP damage with that one. I summon Tsuku, flip his BLS down and NoC it but he summons a Blade Knight, attacks me down to 300LP then Rings it in my draw phase. Awww. darn.



What the ?!? MANTIS pairs me up with the guy I just dueled in the second round! I am so getting tired of that junk! It ticks me off and I go ahead and scoop so I can go home. If I had won, I would have moved on and he would have been dropped. I just don't think that's right. I think if I had dueled him again and won, I would have scooped anyway. I needed to leave anyway. It looks like rain and I can't get caught driving around without a roof!

Well, that's it for this week. Next weekend is another regional event and I am thinking about going but part of me says it's just too big a hassle and expense. I also have this "been there, done that" mentality about it and have nothing to prove anyway so...we'll see.

So, until next time, happy dueling!



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