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From: Darelliott@aol.com [mailto:Darelliott@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:40 AM
Subject: RegnR8's Anti-Meta Monarchs - July 9, 2005
RegnR8's Anti-Meta Monarchs
Tournament Report for 7/9/05
Welcome to today's edition of the tournament report! I hope
this writing finds you well and winning!
Last week, my report generated a lot of discussion. A
comment was made that a certain card I chose to use was
"horrible". Another comment stated the deck wasn't even
"close to decent". Some comments were helpful but, a few
were critical of the way the deck is constructed. Well,
everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course, but from
comments I saw, some people simply do not realize what I am
attempting to accomplish and do not understand I do not want
to delve too far into the "cookie cutter" decks of late. I
will have to admit though, my side deck, which is geared to
bring the deck to a more consistant performer, was more
effective than the main deck, and I am probably going to
switch the deck up to reflect that. I consistantly went for
13 cards from my side deck between duels, and they are what
really helped out today.
I didn't change the deck any from last week, even though it
did not perform as well as I had hoped.
x3 King Tiger Wanghu
x2 Enraged Battle Ox
x2 Berserk Gorilla
x1 Sinister Serpent
x1 DD Warrior Lady
x1 Blade Knight
x1 Graceful Charity
x1 Delinquent Duo
x1 Snatch Steal
x1 Heavy Storm
x2 Nobleman of Crossout
x1 Swords of Revealing Light
x1 Premature Burial
x2 Smashing Ground
x1 Lightning Vortex
x2 Bait Doll
x1 Ring of Destruction
x1 Call of the Haunted
x1 Mirror Force
x2 Bottomless Trap Hole
x2 Light of Intervention
x1 Injection Fairy Lily
x3 Nimble Momonga
x1 Exiled Force
x1 Blade Knight
x1 Torrential Tribute
Sports Cards and Collectibles
$5.00 to play
5 rounds of Swiss
1st place gets 3 packs
2nd place gets 2
3rd place gets a hardy "You suck" from everyone
About 20 people today, a decent crowd. A few more kids than
usual but, a lot of better players, too. I did NOT get
paired up with a kid except in the semi-finals.
The tournament was moved from 11AM to 2PM today to
accomodate a signing by an Atlanta Braves baseball player
coming in for a autograph session. I half expected no one to
show up but, when I arrived about 15 minutes late, there was
still a good crowd.
MONARCHS VS BEATDOWN WITH A LITTLE HAND CONTROL
This deck is pretty standard beatdown material. Nothing too
different or unexpected.
Well, not much to report on this first duel. I pretty much
get wiped out. He plays Heavy Storm on 3 of my set cards and
uses Drop Off on me. I summon a Kycoo but it gets Trap
Hole'd. Lightning Vortex wipes out my field and I have
pretty much no hand and I lose badly. 8000 - 0. Not a good
I side deck out all the Tigers, Light of Intervention and
the Oxs and some other stuff to put in the Nimbles, Jinzo,
Scapegoat, Metamorphosis and bunch of other things (even the
Torrential Tribute, which I normally do not use).
Thousand Eyes Restrict totally locks up the field and I
tribute one for Mobius and Snatch Steal his Vampire Lord and
that was pretty much all she wrote. GG.
This time, he side decks and I do not. Drop Off's, TiV and
Vortex waste his cards and hand. He summons a Cyber Jar in
attack position and attacks me and this immediately tells me
he has no monsters. Why did he summon it? I do not know, go
ask your dad. (A little Dr. Seuss reference). I play
conservatively, saving my resources. I take a few feeble
attacks, but when the time is right, I unleash my fury.
Soon, he is topdecking and a lone Kycoo attacks him a few
times and I even get in a couple of whacks with Sinister
Serpent for laughs.
MONARCHS VS EARTH BEATDOWN
I watched the tail end of a duel between this deck and
another player. I noticed Gaia Power on the field and
Goblin, Ancient Gear Beast and Injection, along with
Berserk, Gigantes and other big Earth types, even a Ancient
Gear Golem made it to the field one time.
A win the die roll and open up with Graceful and Delinquent.
I fill my hand while emptying his. He Snatch's my Gorilla,
but I Bottomless the Gear Beast he tributes it for. Light of
Intervention forces him to play his Nimble face up so, I
Snatch it and tribute it for Mobius. A couple of turns
later, I have Mobius and a Call of the Haunted Kycoo on the
field and he can't recover.
A long duel forces us both into top decking. I have attacked
all his Nimbles so, he's at 10,300LP and I'm pretty low.
Well, in a duel similar to one I had last week, but this
time the shoe is on the other foot, he gets Injection out
with 10,300LP and I get hammered like a nail! OUCH. GG.
I go to my side deck and switch out 13 cards. On his first
turn, he Snatch's my Gorilla and tributes it for a Machine
King. I am able to stall with Swords and manage to tribute a
set Kycoo for Jinzo. I saw Limiter Removal in an earlier
duel and he had two S/T cards set. I was afraid of him
having a set Limiter so, I Vortex his King instead of
attacking it and get in a clear shot with my Jinzo.
He Premature's his Machine King and suicides with my Jinzo,
so I guess he didn't have the Limiter set after all.
I Premature my Jinzo and he's holding a bunch of S/T cards
and can't get rid of it. I attack him with out reprisal.
MONARCHS VS WARRIOR BEATDOWN
This is a pure warrior deck. Command Knight, Blade Knight,
Marauding Captain, RotA, etc., etc.
I win the die roll and summon a Gorilla and set Ring.
He opens up with Graceful Charity and then Pot of Greed.
Crap. This doesn't look good. He activates RotA and gets a
Chaosrider Gustaph. Yeah, whatever. He sets one face down
and two S/T.
I NoC his Cyber (thankfully) and tribute my Gorilla for
Mobius destoying his set MST and Call of the Haunted. He
chains his MST to my Ring. I do not activate it and attack
for 2400. I set the Ceasefire.
He Heavy's and I activate the Ceasefire. He follows that up
with Vortex and can't do anything else.
I Premature Mobius, summon DDWL and he never recovers. I
pretty much run over him.
I have the upperhand the entire duel. Desperate, he empties
his hand, summoning a Blade Knight with UWS and an A Forces.
He does get in one good hit on me, but I Snatch Steal his
Blade Knight next turn, summon Breaker and attack for the
Well, here I am in the semi-finals. Not bad for a deck that
uses sucky and horrible cards.
MONARCHS VS CHAOS BEATDOWN
I haven't played this young man in several months. He hasn't
been coming lately, but he knows his stuff. I think he's
about 14 or 15 years old, but that really has no bearing on
the fact that he's in the semi-finals. He may have had a
pretty easy road up to the semi's because of his lack of
points, but I am not taking this duel lightly.
I lose the die roll, but get a fairly decent opening hand.
Pot, Light of Intervention, King Tiger, Kycoo and
Bottomless. He sets one face down and one S/T. I draw
Enraged Battle Ox and summon it and it gets Ringed. Ouch.
He doesn't summon anything next turn. I activate Light of
Intervention and summon a Tiger. This totally screws him
over. He keeps dropping out Magician of Faith and Night
Assailant and they're both destroyed and I know he's doing
it on purpose to get Light and Darks in the graveyard. Sure
enough, he special summons Chaos Sorceror. I Bottomless it,
he uses priority, but I have three monsters on the field and
he has nothing left. I use a Bait Doll to get rid of his
Magic Cylinder. Yeah, that card is horrible (sarcasm).
I get murdered. His Cyber Jar kills me, giving him
everything and giving me nothing. I stall for a while, but
he just got all he needed in the Cyber flip to totally cream
me in a hurry.
I side deck in the 13 cards again. This was a very close
duel. He stalls with Scapegoat and so do I. He quickly
summons an Asura Priest and cockily declares, "I attack all
of them!" I tell him to hang on a minute and activate Ring
of Destruction.. LoL.
We both stall a good while, but I top deck Jinzo when I have
Swords out and a set Nimble. He has a Gorilla out and I
tribute my Nimble for Jinzo and attack his Gorilla for the
MONARCHS VS BEATDOWN
This deck is a severe walloping beatdown deck and totally
wiped me out a couple of weeks ago. Goblin after Goblin kept
coming out and I pretty much got slaughtered in a hurry. I
knew I would probably lose the first duel because my
monsters were just too weak. If I got a bunch of Tigers and
Oxs, I knew I couldn't compete with his Goblins and such.
We go back and forth for a while. I hold out longer than
expected, but he counters everything I try to do and I lose.
His Cyber Jar gave us a lot of resources but, I used mine up
before he used his. I didn't lose quite as bad as I
suspected, but I did lose nonetheless.
I side deck in 13 cards. What a great duel. We counter
everything each of us does for a long while because he
fliped his Cyber Jar and we both get a hand full of cards.
This time, I knew he had BLS in is hand and could summon
him, but a timely Delinquent Duo luckily plucked it from his
hand and sent it to the graveyard where he happily slept the
remainder of the duel. Later, I tribute a Gorilla for Mobius
but he chains his Book of Moon to it. When he tries to
attack it with his Gorilla, Mirror Force takes care of that
ape and I attack him with Mobius next turn for the win.
Another great duel. I attack him pretty good early on and
know he gets Cyber Jar with Sangan but he doesn't set it for
a while. When he does set it, I draw Pot of Greed and hope I
draw Nobleman of Crossout but do not. I have a Bottomless
set and take a chance and do NOT attack his Cyber. He flips
his Cyber Jar and gets a few monsters that I Bottomless.
Gotta love it! Cyber Jar AGAIN fills our hands with cards,
so we play carefully from that point on. The Cyber flip
gives him a BLS and I have to be very careful now. Soon, he
does bring him out, but in defense position, and removes my
set Nimble, attack with a GAF and setting a face down
I draw Nobleman this time and take out his set monster,
summon Tribe and call warrior, getting rid of his GAF and
BLS. Haha! I was at 500LP but managed to mount a comeback
with Tribe because he had no hand left!
HEY! I win. It's amazing how you can go from total loser to
total winner in a week. It does have a lot to do with luck
but, today I had a lot of duels that were actually won on
skill and thought. BLS came out once and I took him out.
Yes, it is easy to get rid of IF (and that is a big IF) you
have the right cards at the right time.
Not bad, I get my packs for winning and get a Lightning
Vortex (yeah), a Dark Mirror Force (meh) and a Brain Jacker
Well, that's all for today. Not bad if I do say so myself.
Until next time, happy dueling!