Friday, January 28, 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament In My Hometown Again!

Hey, guys! I have a great news for you guys especially for those whose live in Seremban! The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament in Seremban will fall on this coming February! It is open to the public and no matter you are beginner, advanced or expertise Yu-Gi-Oh! players! If you wanna grab the prizes please come and join this event on the following day. Below is the details of the tournament.

Venue: Recess shop, 2nd floor, Terminal 1 Shopping Center, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Date and time: 12th February 2011(Saturday), 12pm-6pm

Registration fee: RM25 
Ban list: Refer to September 2010 ban list(Check it here or this page)
Grand place Gold Rare Trishula, Ice Barrier Dragon x1, Gold Series 2011(GS03) japanese version x5 packs
The rest of prizes will be announced by the person in charge soon.
Closing Date of Registration: Any player whose interested with this event please register yourself before 12th February 2011 or on-site register.

Rules and regulations:
1. This tournament is open to the public.
2. Participants are required to register themselves for the tournament latest before 12.00pm. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced. 
3. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.
4. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice.
5. The event host reserve all rights for the final decision.
Special Notice:
1. Korea and Upper card are not allowed in ALL Official tournaments. The tournament organizer will only allow original Konami Japanese or Asia English Version Official Card Game to be used in Official Tournament. 
2. Promo cards from Shueisha Magazine or Comics, Duel Terminal (DT), Premium Pack(PP) and Limited Edition(LE) cards can be used in this tournament even though it have not reprinted.
3. All deck size must be 40-60, Extra deck 0-15, Side Deck 0-15.
4. Any players who found cheating or changing of cards during in the tournament will be disqualify instantly.
5. Judges have all right to disqualify duelist who misconduct and rule violations.
6. Judges decision is final.
Person in-charge: Au Fatt Loong 016-2191868
Feel free to attend, please call the contact person. Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your time and wish you guys good luck for competing in the tournament! Please stay tuned for my next post!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Forecast for March 2011's Ban List

Hey, guys! We already passed through year 2010 for several weeks. However, there are one more important thing for all Duelists around the world besides the release of new cards which is the March 2011 ban list. Thus, I would like to share my own forecast of March 2011's ban list to you guys.

Unlike the previous forecast, this time I will predict that the coming March 2011 ban list is a major hit to the trend of OCG and TCG. Before I continue my forecast, I would like to share some of my opinion towards the current situation of OCG. With the effect of September 2010 ban list, the whole trend of OCG is becoming more horrible and OTKs still frequently happen during tournament. However, this situation mostly occurs among Blackwings and Six Samurai decks.

Among all those popular decks before the impact of September 2010 ban list, Infernity, Lightsworn, Blackwings, Frogs, Frog Monarchs, Quickdraw Dandy and Cat-Synchro are superb decks during those time. With the apply of September 2010 ban list, 3 major popular decks have been hit heavily and they are Cat-synchro, Frogs and Infernity. Start from that moment, some of these decks started disappeared from the eyes of public. Therefore I would predicted that these decks may re-appears in the eyes of public soon because Konami may need to reduce the OTKs speed through releasing these powerful decks to against the popular decks especially Blackwings and Six Samurai.

With the release of Extreme Victory(EXVC), psychic will definitely become the next FTK/OTK deck. By using these whole new set of psychic support cards, psychic deck can regain their FTK/OTK opportunity. Basically, Konami quite against with the idea of FTK/OTKs thus Mind Master may say goodbye to all psychic players after March 2011. Besides, this new booster pack is a bit more focus on out of play monster(s) from the graveyard or deck. For more details of EXVC, check it at this page.

Okay, below is my forecast ban list.

Mind Master
Monster Reborn

Judgment Dragon
Rescue Cat
Tech-Genus(TG) Hyper Librarian 
Heavy Storm
Mystical Space Typhoon

Black Rose Dragon
Debris Dragon
Neo-spacian Grand Mole
Emergency Teleport
Gateway of Six
Pot of Avarice
Pot of Duality
Royal Decree
Royal Oppression
Icarus Attack

Snipe Hunter
Bottomless Trap Hole
Magic Cylinder

However, this ban list does not hitting much to the decks such as Karakuri, Scraps, Plant OTK, or even Tech Genus(TG). Apart from that, with the air of Yugioh Zexal series during the Spring of 2011 in Japan, Konami may change the rules of game soon due to they will introduce the new method of special summoning - Exceed/Excess Summon and new archtype of Monster - Exceed/Excess monsters. This special summon required players to have 2 or more monsters with the same star level in order to perform Exceed Summon of Exceed monster(s). According to the duel ruling in the Yugioh Zexal comic, the Exceed Summon materials will placed on the fields instead of sending to the graveyard as performed by Synchro Summon. Thus, Konami needs to add additional rulings about this special summon.

I predicted that the Exceed Summon is also a special summon of monster from the Extra deck thus the Extra deck card limits may change to 20 cards. In addition, Exceed Summon also required a new archtype of monster that helps to perform Exceed Summon which similar to Tuner in Synchro Summon. Thus, we may see a whole set of monster series occurs in the next booster pack(705) and the year 2011 starter deck. Hopefully this special summon is another style of game play thus the game may become more interesting.

Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your time and wish you guys have a blast day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Is it Gold Enough?

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share the full card list of Gold Series 2011(OCG). I think most of us also have awaiting for the arrival of GS2011 and Konami did not disappointed us this time.

Full card list(has been arranged in sequence):

Mask of Darkness
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
Injection Fairy Lily
D.D. Warrior Lady
Chaos Sorcerer
Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch
Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
Chimeratech Fortress Dragon(NR)
Gungnir, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier(NR)
Nobleman of Crossout
Dark Hole
United We Stand
Fires of Doomsday
Dust Tornado
Trap Hole
Compulsory Evacuation Device
Widespread Ruin

Based on the card list, we can concluded that this pack of gold series is valuable to buy. Almost all the cards that reprinted in GS2011 are usable in most of the decks and even NR such as Injection Fairy Lily and Fires of Doomsday also included. This is a great news for all OCG players since rare cards as Gungnir can be found easily. So what are you waiting for? Go and grab GS2011 as soon as possible for all OCG players.

Somehow, the appearance of GS2011 would certainly change some of the OCG countries' tournament style. Thus, we may see more types of decks compete in the national tournament event. However, the release of GS2011 does not much affected the Blackwings and Six Samurai decks. Another latest news about Extreme Victory (EXVC) is almost all Bruno cards are reprinted in this booster pack. Thus, Tech Genus(TG) may become the next popular decks soon.

The TG cards will included the first 12 star synchro monster which is TG Halberd Cannon and it is a monster version of "Solemn Warning". Apart from that, it is easy to synchro summon because it does not have much restriction on the synchro material. Somehow, it is one of important synchro monster for TG deck players. Another good synchro monster for TG is TG Recipro Dragonfly which works as a combo with TG Hyper Librarian for drawing card(s). However, this combo would only works well if we use Plant TG deck. They also have a TG version of Gladiator's Return which is TGX3-DX2 but it is a trap card and it allows player to draws 2 cards.

Okay, that's all I wanna share today! Thanks for your time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Angel Top Deck

Hey, guys! Happy new year! Today I would like to share about the latest top deck at Japan for these few weeks. Just with the release of Lost Sanctuary (SD20) in the OCG, Angel has regain their position in most of the unofficial tournament. However, Debris Plant, Quickdraw Dandy, Blackwings and Six Samurai are still the most popular decks among others in the OCG.

During these days, we seldom see the Herald of Perfection deck in the OCG tournament although Angel deck has been released for a number of weeks. Most of the Angel players started focus on Master Hyperion because of its destruction effect and it is easily to special summon from the hand. However, they also more focuses on the usage of Angel tuners such as The Agent of Mystery - Earth and Herald of Orange Light. By adding these cards, we can have choices to synchro summon destructive synchro monsters such as Trishula, Mist Wurm, Scrap Dragon and Black Rose Dragon.

With the help of synchro monsters, they can even swarm the field more faster and this also enable Archlord Kristya to special summon from the hand more easily. Thus, prevent their opponent from special summoning monsters. Apart from that, with the aid of Herald of Orange Light, they can stop those destructive monsters' effect from the opponent such as Dark Armed Dragon, Brionac, Trishula, Black Rose Dragon and others. Besides, they may also put Ancient Holy Wvyern in their extra deck because it can helps in OTK opponent at certain time.

In my opinion, Angel deck that focuses on super draw can gain more advantage than those decks that lack of draw engine. During those days, Blackwings are powerful enough because of drawing and hand card advantage from the Allure of Darkness and Black Whirlwind. But with the limit of Allure of Darkness and Black Whirlwind, Blackwings swarming speed are a bit slower than those days. As a conclusion, Angel deck that focuses on drawing engine is more powerful. Before I end my post today, I would like to share deck list for the super draw Angel deck.

Master Hyperion x3
The Agent of Mystery - Earth x3
Archlord Kristya x2
Honest x2
The Angel of Creation - Venus x3
Mystical Shine Ball x3
Herald of Orange Light x3
Herald of Purple Light x1

Mystical Space Typhoon x2
Monster Reborn x1
Book of Moon x2
Cold Wave x1
Pot of Duality x3
Dark Hole x1
Giant Tornado x1
Treasure of Heaven x3

Solemn Judgment x1
Solemn Wishing x2
Mirror Force x1
Torrential Tribute x1
Return from the Different Dimension x1
Dimensional Prison x1

Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your time. Wish you guys have a blast new year and let's us await for the release of GS2011 in the OCG. Please stay tuned for my next post.