Saturday, January 29, 2011

Regionals Report 1/29/11

I went to Regionals today with my Scrap Worm deck. I met with vadangchoinga, Riku, and one of Riku's friends.

I decided to trade my Pot of Duality for two Solemn Warnings, which is exactly what happened. So, I was already really happy with that. I was also able to pick up a play-set of Gold Rare Don Zaloogs, which I needed for a new deck.

Unfortunately, the tournament didn't turn out so well...

Round 1: vs Dragons (?) - OXX
-This guy was running part Hopeless Dragons, part Rock Stun. It was weird, but apparently it was effective. I feel that I could have won if he didn't draw Future Fusion in games two and three, though. It is an idea, though, using Future Fusion to basically plus-3 off of three Red-Eyes Wyverns and a Red-Eyes Metal Darkness Dragon.

Round 2: vs Spellcasters - OO
-I destroyed my Solemn Warnings for Scrap Dragon's effect. They weren't exactly helpful.

Round 3: vs Machina Gadgets - OXX
-He used two Solemn Warnings, Royal Oppression (once, I chained MST), and Solemn Judgment in the first duel. He dropped to 250 LP, so I could win with a Scrap Chimera. I forgot what exactly happened in the second duel, but I lost the third duel to Royal Oppression and multiple Doomcaliber Knights and Rai-Ohs.

Round 4: vs X-Sabers - OXX
-In the first duel, I Scrap Dragon'd him. In the second duel, he went Cold Wave, Boggart Knight, Emmesblade, double Faultroll. I couldn't draw anything in the third duel, and he swarmed me again.

With that, I dropped. But, I joined a Win-a-Box tournament.

Round 1: vs Zombies - XOO
-I really liked this guy's Zombie deck, and we discussed it after the match. The only problem I have with Zombies right now is that they're too slow. Anyway, I got killed by Brionac in the first duel, I killed him with a Scrap Dragon in the second duel, and I controlled him with Scrap Dragon and Solemn Warning in the third duel.

Round 2: vs Chaos Blackwings - OO
-I was up against Riku. My one mained Effect Veiler saved me in the first duel, and I won the second duel in a top-decking war.

Round 3: vs Debris Lightsworn - XX
-In both duels, he opened with two Solar Recharges. He pulled out Shooting Star Dragon and revealed three Tuners to kill me in the first duel. In the second duel, I lost four cards to a Cold Wave/Debris Dragon into Black Rose Dragon play, but Judgment Dragon was what killed me.

So, dueling didn't go that well today, but I did get a bunch of good trades. I got a Scrap Dragon, Catastor, Blackwing Armor Master, three Genex Ally Duradark (kill those Shi'ens!), and Scrap Mind Reader. There were numerous non-holo cards that I got, too.

I also got to take some videos with my friends. Some of them are going to me on my channel, while others should be going up on vadangchoinga's channel.

So yeah, it was pretty fun today, even though I scrubbed out of the tournament.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hopes for the March 2011 Ban List

Please note that these are my hopes for the ban list, as opposed to predictions or ideal scenarios.

  • Cold Wave to 0 - Given.
  • Mind Control to 0 - This is worse than Brain Control, to an extent. No one Tribute Summons anymore, and this hits face-downs, making it immune to Book of Moon.
  • Mind Master to 0 - It facilitates FTK's.
  • Heavy Storm to 1 - I liked the game better when it wasn't back row-wars.
  • Mystical Space Typhoon to 1 - This goes hand in hand with Heavy Storm.
  • Judgment Dragon to 1 - This should've happened forever ago.
  • Gateway of the Six to 1 - Same as Judgment Dragon, but now it's seriously affecting the meta.
  • XX-Saber Faultroll to 1 - The real problem behind X-Saber swarms.
  • Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North to 1 - One-card Brionac for a deck that's already sacky? No thanks.
  • Dandylion to 1 - The tokens are generated far too easily by recurring this card multiple times for free.
  • Solemn Warning to 1 - I like being able to summon my Monsters.
  • Treeborn Frog to 1 - Kind of the same idea as Dandylion. It mitigates the cost of Tribute and Synchro Summoning too well.
  • Fishborg Blaster to 1 - This hurts Fish OTK.
  • Royal Tribute to 1 - Gravekeeper's don't deserve a super Crush Card Virus.
  • Necro Gardna to 2 - This is my only selfish hope for the ban list.
  • Gold Sarcophagus to 3 - Same as six months ago. It could help my Cyber Ouroboros draw engine, but I won't care either way.

Yeah, it's not in order because I just wrote it up as I thought of the cards, for the most part. There's actually a lot more that I want than last year. I guess it's because there are so many more good decks nowadays.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Random Stuff #24

There will not be videos this week, because Aki was busy and stuff. I may have the time to post some sort of deck profile or some such thing, but it's doubtful.

Apparently YCS Anaheim is scheduled for April 9-10. That's cool, since I should be able to go. Good thing it's after the ban list. That'll certainly make it interesting.

There are actually quite a few big events coming up. This Saturday is a Regional, then the Storm of Ragnarok Sneak Preview. The weekend after that is a 1K tournament, and after that is another Wii/Xbox 360 tournament. I'm happy about the Regional, but February is going to be filled with Six Samurai craziness.

Hopefully, the ban list will deal with Six Samurai, not to mention the other problems with the format. I'll probably post a hopes for the ban list thing again.

Side Decking is quite difficult when so many decks are viable, especially when I'm playing a fragile deck like Scraps. Unless I draw awesomely and/or side in like ten cards, it's hard to beat bad match-ups.

It's hard to switch to a new deck, though. My Scrap build is exactly what I would want in a deck. A controlling deck that has the ability to make a huge reversal with just one card (Scrap Chimera) if need be. It's kind of like how Monarchs were for me, before Necro Gardna got messed up by Lightsworn. I also liked Vayu Turbo, but it's dead this format because of Stun, specifically Gravekeeper's.

So yeah, my Necro Monarchy, Vayu Turbo, and Scrap decks were the only decks I really liked. That's kinda sad. I'm sure that I would like X-Sabers, if I had the money to buy Emmersblades...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tournament Report 1/21/11

I went to the same card shop I went to last week with the same deck as last week. Actually, I changed one card...

Before the tournament started, I played a little bit with my Round 2 opponent from this tournament and the owner of the shop.

Round 1: vs Lightsworn

This was my Round 2 opponent from last weekend.

-Duel 1: He misplayed his Beckoning Light, but he drew into a Judgment Dragon that I couldn't deal with.
-Duel 2: I controlled the game and stuff. Don't remember exactly.
-Duel 3: For the first few turns, he didn't draw any Lightsworn at all. I pushed the duel into a top-decking war, and I was able to beat him down with Worms.

Round 2: vs Newbie Machina Gadgets

He got his Gearframe early, and my Worm Yagans were kind of useless, but I still won 2-0.

Round 3: vs E-Heroes

This was my Round 2 opponent from this tournament, whom I had dueled against earlier. We both already knew each other's decks, so it didn't really make a difference.

-Duel 1: He was drawing really badly. No E-Calls, Stratos, Prisma, or Oceans. His starting play was a Set Woodsman with no defensive back rows, so I ran it over with Cyber Dragon. That's how the duel progressed for a while, and he was forced to use E-Hero Gaia instead of E-Hero Absolute Zero to deal with my threats. Either way, I forced him down to top-decking and beat him in with two Worm Xex.
-Duel 2: He had more Monsters than I had outs. Apparently he drew practically all-Monsters, since my Mystical Space Typhoon and Giant Trunade were dead for most of the duel.
-Duel 3: He beat me down with Rai-Ohs, and I couldn't deal with them effectively.

Round 4: vs Newbie Machina Gadgets

He got his Gearframe early as well, so he was able to spam Machina Fortress. Again, Worm Yagan was notably worthless in this match-up. Regardless, I pulled through and won 2-0.

I ended up going 3-1 and getting 3rd place. That got me a total of four packs. I pulled a Tyrant's Temper, Anarchist Monk Ranshin, and an Ultra Rare Red Nova Dragon. Three holos in four packs is good.

I also did some trading, getting a second Gungnir for Aki, an Ultimate Rare Tuning for the Worm Junk deck, and other random cards, including Duel Terminal E-Hero Stratos and Wattsquirrel.

One thing I noticed that I didn't like about this Scrap Worm build was Worm Yagan. Worm Xex is awesome because it's an 1800 ATK plus-1 that puts another non-Tuner on the field. But, Worm Yagan's effect is mandatory and bouncing face-up Monsters generally serves no real purpose. It's great against Synchros, but half of the Synchros people play will just remove Worm Yagan from the field before it's flipped. Bouncing stuff like Rai-Oh is pointless, and bouncing stuff like Stratos or Gearframe gives my opponent another plus-1.

If Worm Yagan could bounce face-down Monsters, then I would be okay with it. But, since it can't, I'm considering finding another engine to use in the Scrap deck. I'll most likely continue to use the Worm engine through next week (for Regionals), but I want to see if something else would work better.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Random Stuff #23

The 5D's episode was pretty interesting. We got to see Tech Genus Hyper Librarian and Halberd Cannon, but Junk Berserker was disappointing. Yusei summoned it, its attack was stopped, and it died on the next turn. Why was Junk Berserker the key card for this episode...? It should've been Hyper Librarian.

Scrap Dragon also made another cameo as a Synchro Monster from the future that everyone blames for destroying the world. That's pretty cool.

Speaking of Scraps, Scrap Breaker, a TCG-exclusive for Storm of Ragnarok, was just announced. People are hyping it like they did with Scrap Mind Reader, and we all know where that went... At least it has a cool name. Like Mind Reader, I'll attempt to maybe pick one up if it's possible. If it's a Secret Rare, then I won't even bother. It would have just been smarter to import Scrap Orthros.

I've been thinking about playing a Fabled deck. They seem good, but they're very one-dimensional, like Coelacanth OTK, which is why I'm not enthusiastic to use them.

I might start going to that card shop that I went to last weekend instead of the usual one for locals. It's closer, nicer, and there are less newbs there. I'll have to see what happens, though, since I don't want to just abandon all of my friends at the usual card shop.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Worm Junk

This is the first idea I've actually liked for a new deck. It's like Scraps in a way, but it has more variation. Take note that I just threw this deck together today, so it's nowhere near perfect. I just worked off of the framework for the Scrap Worm deck, or whatever you want to call it.

Monsters: (20)

Chaos Sorcerer x2
Cyber Dragon x2
Worm Xex x3
Armageddon Knight
Worm Yagan x2
Junk Synchron x3
Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind
Vengeful Shinobi
Worm Linx
Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
Plaguespreader Zombie
Effect Veiler

Spells: (14)

Monster Reborn
Dark Hole
Giant Trunade
Mystical Space Typhoon x2
Mind Control
Allure of Darkness
Pot of Avarice
Pot of Duality
Gold Sarcophagus
Reinforcement of the Army
Tuning x2
Dark Eruption

Traps: (6)

Mirror Force
Torrential Tribute
Bottomless Trap Hole x2
Solemn Judgment
Dust Tornado

Extra Deck: (15)

Ally of Justice Decisive Armor
Mist Wurm
Infernity Doom Dragon
Scrap Dragon
Colossal Fighter
Junk Destroyer
Stardust Dragon
Scrap Archfiend
Black Rose Dragon
Goyo Guardian
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Magical Android
Junk Warrior
Ally of Justice Catastor x2

There are only three Junk Synchron targets. No, I'm not crazy. Worm Xex doesn't only dump Worm Yagan; it can dump Worm Linx, too. Armageddon Knight can dump Vengeful Shinobi. I can also search Vengeful Shinobi with Reinforcement of the Army, and Sangan can search all three targets.

By the way, I chose Worm Linx over Worm Opera and Worm Falco because it can do something if it survives. But now, I'm considering Worm Opera because it helps against Stun decks. This is all in the event that I draw the Level 2 Worm, of course. Otherwise, it's just something I'd dump with Worm Xex if I don't have another target in the Graveyard already.

I don't like Pot of Avarice, so I only have one in the deck. It conflicts with Chaos Sorcerer, Worm Yagan, Junk Synchron, Plaguespreader Zombie, Monster Reborn, and Dark Eruption. So yeah, I don't like dead draws.

I chose Dust Tornado over Call of the Haunted because I don't like losing to Gravekeeper's. I actually haven't lost to Gravekeeper's in a tournament match, yet. I'd like to keep it that way.

The Extra Deck is a little odd, but in a good way. Having access to AOJ Decisive Armor means that I don't have to care as much about the Lightsworn match-up, which is nice.

In this deck, I feel that having two Catastors is necessary. Junk Synchron is just so easily accessible now, so I would most likely draw into a second copy before being able to recycle the first Catastor. Testing may prove otherwise, since Junk Synchron can be used for other stuff, like the aforementioned Decisive Armor, Junk Destroyer, Infernity Doom Dragon, and such.

I want to fit a Junk Archer in the Extra Deck because it's cool, but I wouldn't know what to take out. If I find that I only need one Catastor, then I could take one out for the Junk Archer. I want to keep the Junk Warrior, though. It's an easy out to Catastor, oddly enough.

I just realized that I would want some space for a Chimeratech Fortress Dragon as well. I actually haven't used it for quite a while, so it may not be necessary in the Main Deck. It may not be necessary at all, since Machina Gadgets are almost non-existent at my locals and as a threat.

Well, I'm going to work with this deck a little and see if I can make it competitive. Until then, I'll just have to continue using Scraps.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tournament Report 1/15/11

I've been bogged down with homework all week, which is why I haven't been posting and also why I've had no time to edit videos. For instance, I spent 12 hours yesterday writing up a research paper from scratch.

Enough about that, though. I went to a tournament at a card shop that focuses primarily on Magic the Gathering, but is starting to get into Yu-Gi-Oh. First prize was a Wii or an Xbox 360. It was four rounds with a Top 8 cut.

Round 1: vs Gladiator Beasts

-Duel 1: I controlled the game with multiple Scrap Dragons. He just ended up running out of back rows.
-Duel 2: He started with Dimensional Fissure, but I started with at least one Mystical Space Typhoon/Dust Tornado in my hand, so I didn't care. He had to use Solemn Warning on my Worm Xex, because none of his Gladiator Beasts could get over it. I forgot exactly how I won.

Round 2: vs Blackwings

-Duel 1: I drew into all of my Scrap Chimeras, which means I win. I even recycled one with a Scrap effect, so I essentially had four.
-Duel 2: He drew all of his Icarus Attacks, but I drew a Dust Tornado and Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy two of them. He hid behind Spirit Reaper until I drew a Scrap Beast to pair with my Scrap Chimera.

Round 3: vs Debris Plants

-Duel 1: For some reason, I always seem to auto-lose to this deck.
-Duel 2: I won because I drew an amazing hand consisting of Worm Xex, Scrap Beast, Scrapstorm, Solemn Judgment, Power Filter, and Zombie World.
-Duel 3: I drew almost the exact same hand as above, but he drew multiple Rykos to destroy all of my stuff. I was down too many cards and couldn't do damage fast enough, so I lost.

Round 4: vs Gladiator Beasts

-Duel 1: He had Prisma and two Test Tigers, so I thought that I was doomed. But, I was able to get rid of his back row and turn the game around with a Scrap Chimera and a Monster Reborn.
-Duel 2: I drew a terrible all-Spell hand and couldn't do much with it. By the time I drew my Monsters, it was too late.
-Duel 3: I drew an all-Monster hand plus Monster Reborn, which is basically a Monster. He used Prisma for Bestiari, but I used Bottomless Trap Hole, fearing Test Tiger. He then played Dimensional Fissure and two back rows. I Monster Reborned the Bestiari and tuned it with the Scrap Goblin I had on the field for Black Rose Dragon, removing his Bestiari from play and destroying his back row. I was able to follow up that awesome play with Worm Xex into Worm Yagan. He rammed his Laquari into my Worm Xex, and with that, I had no big Monsters to attack with. After that I just kept drawing incoherent Spells/Traps, and I couldn't do anything against his Gladiator Beasts.

Apparently my tiebreakers were bad, because I got something like 9th place. I thought I had a really good chance, too, since I would have a good match-up against Gladiator Beasts and other Stun decks. But, for some reason, I just couldn't draw any Monsters.

And still, siding ten cards against Debris Plants doesn't help me win. I'm really looking into switching decks, but I can't figure out what to play. I'll probably play Scraps through this month, but I still want to make a new competitive deck.

I actually just looked through the Nordic Monsters from Storm of Ragnarok. The Nordic Beasts seem to be the best ones to use, but they aren't anywhere near amazing.

Anyways, it was really interesting learning a bit more about Magic the Gathering while I was there. I found out that Japanese Magic cards are legal in tournaments, and you don't even need to provide translations because judges handle that. I also got some cool new dice. So yeah, even though I got killed by Debris Plants, again, it was pretty fun overall.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dale Bellido's Scrap Build

This was going to be a Random Stuff post, but there's enough to talk about with Dale's deck, so I just took the post in that direction.

I really like Dale Bellido's new Scrap build. I understand why he made some of his odd choices, such as the omission of Giant Trunade and using two Effect Veilers. Those are most likely the product of the meta in his area, though.

I question the consistency, though. Scrap Beast is almost always needed, and drawing into them isn't reliable enough for me.

Relevant side note: If you've been reading my blog for long enough, you know that I have huge issues with my deck's consistency. I always seem to draw the worst possible hand for the situation that I'm in. For instance, at locals on Saturday, in Round 3, Duel 1, he started with Aurkus and a back row. My hand was all targeting cards, so I couldn't do anything but Set a Ryko and back rows. Instead of drawing one of three Worm Xex, one of five Scrap Beasts (includes two Scrapyards), one of two Cyber Dragons, or even one of three Scrap Chimeras, I drew Ryko and Worm Yagan as my Monsters. It's that bad. The chance of drawing a Monster that could get over Aurkus was over 92%, and it failed.

So, I like to have reliable access to my Scrap Beasts, which is why I'm adamant about playing two Scrapyards. I recognize Dale's decision to drop Scrapyards, but I won't trust my chances of drawing the main Tuner of the deck to just three cards in the deck.

I also don't like dead draws, which is why I would only play one Scrap Golem and two Scrapstorms. Yes, they effectively win games when they go off successfully, but they're dead draws late game.

I've expressed my... lack of being impressed by Effect Veiler, but I can see why he uses it. It's a savior card against Giant Trunade, Cold Wave, and cards that D.D. Crow does nothing against. I still like Forbidden Chalice, but given that the meta in my area has become less Stun-ish, and also due to the inclusion of the Worm engine, I would probably drop a Forbidden Chalice to tech Effect Veiler once more.

If I were rich, I could get Solemn Warnings. I don't like them, though, since with my luck, they'd probably end up killing me faster. It's something I'm strongly considering, though. I doubt that I'd outright buy them for $40-50 each, though. I would trade for them, given the opportunity.

That basically sums everything up. So yeah, I'm probably going to change my Scrap Worms (it's still Anti-Stun) build a little, and I'll have to see how Dale's deck changes. I'm most interested in the Side Deck, since mine isn't helping me from getting double Judgment Dragon'd or triple Debris Dragon'd, despite siding in twice as many cards as what most players would. So yeah...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tournament Report 1/8/11

So, I went to locals with the exact same deck as I did last weekend. The Worms were awesome, as usual.

Before the tournament, I talked a bit with my Round 3 opponent from this tournament. JC also happened to be there..

Round 1: vs Newbie Deck

Um, yeah... Somehow, he didn't kill my tiebreakers, actually.

Round 2: vs Gravekeeper's

My opponent was a pretty cool guy. He was kind of new to Yu-Gi-Oh, as he had been playing Magic the Gathering, so he wasn't that familiar with the game. He was still pretty good, though.

-Duel 1: I knew that he was playing Gravekeeper's so I wasted all of my Graveyard-based cards before he played Necrovalley. With that, I had two Scrap Dragons on the field, and he scooped when I decimated his field.
-Duel 2: He locked me down with a bunch of Traps and Necrovalley, and he kept drawing Monsters after I got rid of them.
-Duel 3: This duel went into time, since the second game took so long. He only drew one Monster, which I got rid of, and I was able to attack directly with Banisher of the Radiance. He couldn't get through my field and deal enough damage before the last turns were up, so I won.

Round 3: vs Debris Lightsworn

This was my Round 4 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: He started with an Aurkus, which was okay. But on his second turn, he Foolish Burial'd for Wulf, which he tributed for Celestia, which milled another Wulf. And like that, I dropped down to 2400 LP. If I hadn't topped Dark Hole, I would have died the next turn. Even so, I had to play defensively, otherwise his Set Solemn Warning would have left me open, and I would have died much quicker. Either way, he was able to kill me with Judgment Dragon.
-Duel 2: He didn't draw well, and I beat him down with Scrap Beast for two turns. Then, he Set Ryko. I destroyed his lone Set Trap with Mystical Space Typhoon, then dropped Cyber Dragon and Scrap Goblin to Synchro Summon Avenging Knight Parshath. I pierced the Ryko, and used Forbidden Chalice to stop its effect. He then summoned Lyla and ended his turn. I switched it to Defense Position with Parshath's effect and attacked it for game.
-Duel 3: He started with Solar Recharge, discarding Garoth, milling Dandylion and Glow-Up Bulb. He then used Charge of the Light Brigade, searching Lumina. He used Glow-Up Bulb's effect, then Synchro Summoned Formula Synchron to draw. Lumina was summoned, discarding Spore to revive Garoth. Spore removed Dandylion, then was Tuned to the last Fluff Token to Synchro Summon Catastor. He had four Monsters with five cards in hand. I Special Summoned Cyber Dragon and passed priority. He declined to do anything, so I was able to fuse for Chimeratech Fortress Dragon with 3000 ATK. I pushed through and held off with it for a little while, but he used Beckoning Light for two Judgment Dragons and Lumina, so I got OTK'd.

Round 4: vs Blackwings

My opponent was JC. He was using a Blackwing deck he borrowed from a friend.

-Duel 1: He started with Black Whirlwind and Dark Armed Dragon, and my hand wasn't that great. I got him down to top-decking, but I was top-decking myself. He topped Dark Creator, and I was at 2000 LP.
-Duel 2: He had game, with Dark Armed Dragon, but he misplayed. So I was able to go for game with Scrap Twin Dragon.
-Duel 3: He dropped me down to 1000 LP, and once I had gotten rid of all of his cards, he topped Blizzard...

Round 5: vs Cyberdarks

-Duel 1: I killed him with Scrap Dragon and such.
-Duel 2: Same as the first duel.

So, I ended up going X-2, again. It's quite saddening. I want to switch decks, but I want to continue using Worm Xex and Yagan, and I'm not sure of what deck I would even switch to. So yeah, I'll probably continue to use Scraps with Worms.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Suicidey saw me before locals last weekend with the Avenging Knight Parshath I had just gotten. "What are you playing?" he asked in confusion.

"Worms." I wasn't technically lying; there were Worms in my deck...

"I don't have a side for that!" He thought that I was using straight Worms with Worm Zero, I suppose.

As soon as Round 1, my opponent had no idea of how to effectively deal with the Worms I was playing. He ended up wasting a D.D. Crow on Worm Yagan instead of using it on a Scrap because he wasn't sure of how I wanted to use it.

Not to mention that Worm Yagan, and even Worm Xex to an extent, have long and tedious effects.

Basically, people had no idea of what I was trying to do with the Worms, and therefore misplayed.

This surprise factor almost always works in your favor. If your opponent is confused as to what your objective is, then you can easily take advantage of that.

However, the reverse is true, as well. If you don't know what your opponent is trying to do, then you'll have a tough time stopping them.

So, to combat this, it would be a good idea to look into every single card in the game. Well, maybe not every card. You can exclude Normal Monsters and "unplayable" cards, such as Extra Veiler and Card Breaker. Those two cards have absolutely no potential to be played. None.

But yeah, some cards can be surprisingly good. You just have to figure out what they are.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tournament Report 1/2/11

First tournament of the year for me. Yay.

I went with a changed-up Scrap Anti-Stun variant. I dropped the Rai-Oh, D.D. Warrior Lady, and other stuff to make room for some Worm Xex and Worm Yagan. The Worms worked out much better than I expected. They also gave access to Avenging Knight Parshath.

Round 1: vs Machina Gadgets

This was my Round 3 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: His Solidarity gave me a rough time, since I couldn't get over his Gadgets.
-Duel 2: He sided out the Solidarities for Banishers and Doomcaliber Knights, so I was able to beat him down with Worm Xex. When I tried to use Worm Yagan, he said, "I don't know what that does, but I'll D.D. Crow it," so I made due without it.
-Duel 3: I was playing around a Machina Fortress that I thought was in his hand, but it wasn't there. It also didn't help that he kept drawing Doomcaliber Knights after I got rid of them. Regardless, it was a fun match.

Even so, losing the first round sucks.

Round 2: vs Newbie Deck

I won...

Round 3: vs Gravekeeper's

-Duel 1: I ran him out of Spells/Traps, which was odd, since he only played 15 Monsters.
-Duel 2: He first turn Royal Tributed three of my Monsters. I couldn't do much with the remnants of my hand, and was unable to draw Monsters quickly enough.
-Duel 3: I rushed him with two Scrap Dragons.

Round 4: vs Debris Plants

-Duel 1: He protected his Card Trooper for a few turns and milled a Dandylion. I got him down to a few hundred LP, but he dropped Tytannial and Black Rose Dragon...
-Duel 2: I got him down to a few hundred LP again, but he got to his Dandylion and kept generating tokens. It didn't help that he destroyed my Power Filters as soon as I played them.

Whenever I play against Debris Plants, they always seem to draw/mill amazingly, which is annoying. Siding ten cards for that match-up apparently isn't enough.

After that I dropped, since I couldn't win anything. The Turbo Pack 4 was bad, as well.

What's cool is that Yusei JB got first place and a box of Hidden Arsenal 3. He was kind enough to give me a few Worm cards that he didn't need.

So yeah, that's pretty much it. Not a great way to start the year, and I'm still trying to make a new deck.