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Monday, August 22, 2011

Playtesting vs Theory-oh

So I'm sitting behind my computer screen checking out other people's opinions on the new Sept 1st forbidden/limited list.  First thing I notice is that almost everyone is saying the same damn thing...verbatim!  LS are gonna be broken,  Zombies are broken, Heavy Storm back means that people aren't gonna set a bunch of backrow cards now, Mind Crush is at two so noa I rek some nubs, blah, blah, blah...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Open Letter to Konami

Dear Konami,

  My name is B. Darnell Alexander and I have a YouTube channel called, "dubkdad1."  On this YouTube channel, I positively promote Yu-gi-oh and as a result I have obtained over 16,000 subscribers many of whom are loyal followers of my videos.  On any given day, some 5,000+ people are viewing videos I have created about this game.  Lately, however, I have become more and more frustrated by a few things that are going on with my favorite hobby of all time.  I'm writing this letter to express the grievences that I and other competitive players have with the way you run Organize Play in Yu-gi-oh. 

Konami Keeps on Trollin

Whatever your opinion you have about Konami, you cannot doubt that they know how to market product unlike any other gaming company in the world.  They really aren't as concerned about Organized Play as they are concerned about their true cash cow...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Deck Concept I'm Considering

I really hate this time of the year in Yugioh.  Early to mid August/February is sort of the lull in competitive yugioh.  Twice a year, Konami sees fit to drop the banhammer or ease a previous banhammer on cards in the card pool.  I have absolutely no motivation to test, play, or even spend money on anything Yugioh related.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cards I Miss, But Are Too Broken To Ever Come Back part 1

What are some of your favorite cards of all time?  If you are like me, the damn card is probably banned...and more than likely it deserved it's banned status.  To the newer players or less competitive players, understanding the Restricted status of cards is difficult.  This can be attributed to the fact that they either did not play the game in the card's prime, therefore don't have recurring nightmares of it's brokeness.  Or for whatever selfish reason, they just want to run the card because it's cool.  In today's article, I'll discuss my Monster of All Time:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Making Overpowered Cards Balanced

Twice a year, Konami sees fit to Limit, Semi-Limit, or outright Ban cards because of their inability to fully grasp card interactions with cards they create set to set.  The best way to explain this is Rescue Cat.  The card in of itself was bad Design, as Inherent +1s are not good for the game.  However, the card had always been balanced by the fact that cards you could grab with it were absolute GAAHBIJ!  That all changed with the release of  X Saber Airbellum and later on XX Saber Darksoul.  It's almost like they make cards just so they can ban cards... 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Analyzing the Recent Success of Anti-Meta

Whether you are using Tech Genus, Malefic Beats, or even Anti Monster Beasts, you are using an anti-meta deck.  The obvious definition for anti-meta is any deck that seeks to counter the current meta.  Not too long ago, Gravekeeper's did that job very well.  Now they seem to be eclipsed by more battle oriented decks.  Where GK's depended on Necrovalley to shut down graveyards and gain atk/def stats, this new breed of decks use specialized monsters with advantage generating effects on their own without much reliance on other cards.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sacked vs Outplayed

How many times have you been in a tournament and heard someone exclaim, "ZOMG, I got sacked soooo hard!" or "Good job, you outplayed me sir!"? I'm pretty the amount of times you heard the former far outnumbers the times you heard the latter.

Friday, August 5, 2011


First, let me just correct some of you idiots right now.  The mechanic is called XYZ, pronounced "Ik-Seez". No Konami did NOT change the name of the mechanic. There should be no LOGICAL reason to say asinine things like, "I prefer to say Exceeds!" 

Dueling Network

As much as I love yugioh, I really HATE Dueling Network at times.  How many retarded people are their in this world?  Sometimes I just wanna rage quit life when I'm playing some REALLY (B)ad (K)id and they try to oppress during the Damage Step and claim that they are a "level 3" judge and therefore they should know if it works or not. 

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