December 14th 2020
MBT’s YGO Cwarentine Series has been delivering strong competitive play with a healthy mix of saucy deck-building during COVID restrictions. In its 11th iteration on November 29th, Zoodiac took the field by storm, with Mt Fuji’s Zoo Eldlich variant winning out over Basam Steel’s Dragon Link. Zoo had an unavoidable presence in both swiss (14%+ of the 256-player field) and top cut (7 of 16). But, what caught viewers’ attention was some previously peculiar top cut diversity.
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June 19th 2020
Many players probably only recognize the Tenyis because of Vishuda or Adhara. Only a few players know every Tenyi card and fewer can pronounce them all correctly. Most players though? Most players don’t know them at all.
Let’s change that. We’re taking a dive deep on Tenyis, what most players get wrong about them, and how to maximize their potential. Strap in, this is a long one.
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January 11th 2020
Hunting for my nationals invite brought me to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on January 4th for the Chicago Regional. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure I wanted to play the event until around two days before. The format to me has become stale, which nearly dissuaded me from playing, but friends from my locals convinced me otherwise. I decided to play the deck I’ve played most this format: Lost World Dinos.
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November 5th 2019
Let’s get this out of the way: I’m not saying all hand traps are bad. However, the mentality around hand traps in general has been shifting for a while. The way hand traps are used to impact the game has drastically changed and in this change, yes, most hand traps suck.
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October 19th 2019
In one of the most enthralling top cut runs of 2019, Shannon Long fought his way to second place at PPG Columbus. What made his run so exciting was his deck choice: Mekk-Knights. Not Mekk-Knight Invoked, just Mekk-Knights. Long piloted a nearly identical version of the deck to top 32 at YCS Fort Worth just one week earlier.
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July 1st 2019
July 21, 2017—the release date of Structure Deck: Link Strike—is now almost two years behind us.
That date marks the beginning of Master Rule 4 (MR4). MR4 drastically altered both card design and Yugioh gameplay as a whole. Let’s dive into the impacts we’ve seen since MR4’s inception and the introduction of links.
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May 4th 2019
“3x Dinosmasher’s” returns. Konami announced on 23 April that Miscellaneousaurus—one of the Dinosaur archetype’s most outstanding playmakers, and also Dinos’ ticket to a disruption-free good time—would be returning to its pre-September 2017 glory.
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February 25th 2019
Brick-and-mortar establishments no longer limit how we get new cards. As the internet has fostered new connectedness in the Yugioh community, online venues for buying, selling, and trading cards have sprung up to answer the growing problem of how to get cards that you can’t find locally.
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November 8th 2018
The exasperation behind this statement echoes with defeat. Jones, piloting Danger! Darkworld FTK at Niagara Falls, is one of the now 13 duelists that have taken Top 32 slots with FTK-based decks at the YCS level since the September 2018 list. As the September 2018 format progresses, FTKs are increasingly more significant an issue, frustrating a large chunk of the player base.
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