Sunday, 17 September 2017

Forbidden & Limited Discussion by GeoTheBacon

It's my turn!!!

Welcome to a rare post by GeoTheBacon, where I will try to break down for you why I think the banlist is the way it is, while trying to shed some light on the massive shift!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MyPochi's One Man Journey in YOTSG 2017

Hi everyone MyPochi here! As most of you have known from Ken Sir's pre-YOTSG 2017 post, I am the only player in Dueling "C" this time.

And this is my experience at YOTSG 2017!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

YOTSG 2017 Experience

I suck at Facebook statuses, Whatssap Thank You messages and Instagram/Twitter. Blogging is really my main medium. It has been a week, but here goes...

As most of you have known, I joined the recent YOTSG event not as a player but as a scribe reporting the event and typing the Event Coverage articles (which by the way you can check out here. #ShamelessSelfPromotion)

I would like to thank all my colleagues and friends for the event experience. I have always wanted to take the back seat and experience a YGO event. But have mostly been playing. Not that there has been any success nor achievements.
As a player of the event, it is really tough to blog about it or even write a decent article about the event, except from my own point of view, which is quite myopic. However, over the weekends, I got to observe duels as a Reporter and comment on them through the Event Coverages.

  • From a writer's standpoint, I would say it is an art of its own, a challenge for me to translate moves, actions, card activations into words and seek various different synonyms and alternatives to make the Event Coverage feel alive, less boring.
  • From a duelist and player's point of view, I got to witness plenty of different decks, their playing style, combos, common mistakes and errors.
My only regret is my incapability of covering more duel rounds and events. Ultimately though, I shouldn't complain. I felt like a kid learning how to walk for a first time, as exaggerating as it sounds. To me, it was a whole new learning experience, one which I will always treasure.

In short, my first event as a Reporter - a huge success and pleasant experience. I would like to thank my colleagues and friends in the Judge Team, seniors and mentors who gave me advice for the event. Everyone also provided me plenty of help in their own way, be it helping me get what I need or answering my cries for help.

Another shoutout goes to all the friends who were playing at the event. Thanks to everyone who came over to say Hi. I enjoyed the small talk and greeting jokes I made with everyone. It really helped to keep me from being brain dead. I was wearing a formal attire for that day (and one of the first instances I went that formal in half a decade) so it surprised plenty of people, since most were probably assuming I was playing for the event.

Lastly, many thanks and shoutouts would been incomplete without thanking my Family and Friends. My parents supported me to no end, understanding my committment and busy weekend. Friends whom I turned down for dinner meetups and hangouts, thank you for your understanding as well.

From a lone blogger to the current Dueling "C", and being part of reputable websites BeyondTheDuel and Ygoprodeck, I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank everyone who gave me a chance to work with them, all my friends and acquitances for their support, and once again for all the readers.

I hope to continue this line of work in the future and honestly, I may start doing more Written Coverage for duels, from online Youtube videos featuring interesting decks (as practice), or Live Duels from locals weekly rankings.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Costly Alternative to Terraforming - a Duo Dragon Engine

How does using a Field Spell to search another Field Spell count? Curious? This is how we can do it.
But to introduce the Field Spell - Dragon Ravine!
An article by GeoTheBacon
Ken Sir: Yup you read it right.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Duel Video Coverage - Magibullet vs Spellbook Invoked True Draco

Video Link: Player's Club
Player A  偉 Wei (魔彈) [Left] VS Player B 海狗 Hai Gou (召喚真龍魔導) [Right]

YOTSG 2017

Hello everyone. Apologies for the lack of updates again. I have a feeling I might have to repeat this message quite a few times over the next few months as I adapt to college life.

YOTSG 2017 is this coming weekend, a two-day event from 2nd to 3rd September.

I (Ken Sir) will be involved with the written coverage of the event. For updates regarding the event, kindly keep a lookout on BeyondTheDuel and YgoEvents.

GeoTheBacon and SanganFTK will be participating as judges.
Number 4 and 5 -K.Xavage & Traveller of the Burning Herpes are occupied with their school work and committments.

So the only representative of Dueling "C" this time round will be.......

The one that looks like Shurit and sized like Shurit, who loves Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz:


At this rate I doubt Dueling "C" will make a name for ourselves anytime soon lol... Additionally, the next few posts on the blog will be written coverage on Duel Videos. This serves as part of my 'warm-up' and preparation. I hope everyone enjoys reading it. Let me know if you would like to see more of such Written Commentary/Coverage on the blog.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Yosenjus in August 2017 OCG

My recent posts have been mostly about Pendulum Monsters, which is funny that I almost forgot that Yosenjus were introduced as a Pendulum Summoning archetype.

While there aren't any surprising new addition to the family, an idea that has been dormant for quite some time might just have what it takes to bring my favourite archetype back to its former glory.
Yes, former glory implied that it was glorious once

Yosenju Divine Mountain Wind debuted in Dimension Box LIMITED EDITION
Normal Spell
If you control no monsters: Activate 1 of these effects;
● Add 1 Level 5 or higher "Yosenju" monster from your Deck to your hand.
● Place 1 "Yosenju Shinchu L" and 1 "Yosenju Shinchu R" from your Deck in your Pendulum Zones, but destroy them during your opponent's next End Phase.
For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except "Yosenju" monsters.

Mayosenju Daibak has been around for even longer but has never really caught on. The restrictions placed on its Monster Effect was simply too harsh and the Pendulum Effect did not really compensate for it. In terms of its Monster Effect, it could not compare to the late Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin either. Hence Mayosenju Daibak never really saw much play.

Now that Master Peace the TruedracoSlaying King has taken a backseat in the metagame, Pendulum Summoning is probably much easily to achieve. I also recalled Rippling Mirror Force giving me tons of trouble when I attempted direct attacks with Yosenju Kama 2. Glad that it has seen a fall in usage since then.

 ============ Main Deck : 40 ============
Mayosenju Daibak x3
Supreme King Gate Infinity x3
Yosenju Kama 2 x2
Yosenju Kama 1 x3
Yosenju Kama 3 x3
Yosenju Shinchu L x2
Yosenju Shinchu R x3
Maxx "C" x3
Swift Scarecrow x2
Harpie's Feather Duster x1
Dark Hole x2
Yosenju's Divine Mountain Winds x3
Yosen Training Grounds x2
Fire Formation - Tenki x2
Drowning Mirror Force x3
Yosenjus' Secret Move x3
============ Extra Deck : 15 ============
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max x1
Number S39: Utopia the Lightning x3
Number S39: Utopia Prime x1
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon x1
Number C39: Utopia Ray x2
Number 39: Utopia x3
Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer x1
Evilswarm Exciton Knight x1
Gagaga Cowboy x1


There are a few ideas involved in the deck.
  • Mayosenju Daibak not only clears threats but also returns the searched-and-placed Pendulum Scales (by Yosenju Divine Mountain Wind) back to the hand.
  • Supreme King Gate Infinity functions as a high-scale which can interact with both Yosenju Shinchu L and Yosenju Shinchu R
  • Shinchu L remains to act to fufil the condition for Yosenju's Secret Move 
  •  Mayosenju Daibak is Level 10. Two of them can summon Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max. This is an extension of how Level 4 Yosenju rush used to rely on Gagaga Cowboy to finish the job.

In my opnion, for the deck to succeed in being Anti-Meta, it would have to balance between choosing to Normal Summon or Pendulum Summon, careful to play around any Solemn Judgment or Solemn Warning

Slow Life is worth consideration but probably not in this build. Its effect is likely to pose a problem for plenty of current meta decks.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Deck Profile: Mist Valley Pendulum Magicians

We previously mentioned about Pendulum Magicians, during last week's post.
However I neglected to mention another engine that is unfazed by the Link Mechanics and remains splashable in Pendulum Decks.
Mist Valley Apex Avian.