Sunday, December 25, 2011

Random Stuff #38

So, I was unable to go to locals this weekend, not that I expected to be able to.  I wanted to test out my Scrap Worms a little more, but I guess that'll have to wait.

I've been thinking about what deck to play when Order of Chaos comes out in January.  It'd be nice to continue using my Scrap Worms, since it can use Number C39: Utopia Ray, but the deck would be weak against Inzektors.  Seeing as how Inzektors would probably be pretty popular, I'd probably have to use a different deck, like T.G. Zombies.  We'll see.

Either way, for the holidays, I got a bunch of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, among other things.  This includes eight packs of Duelist Pack: Crow, four packs of Generation Force, four packs of Photon Shockwave, and two Generation Force: Special Editions.  The best card I pulled out of all of these packs was an Ultra Rare Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.  Oh wait, I spoke too soon.  The best thing I got was one of those free entry coupons for Side Events at a YCS.  Yeah, that bad.

However, I did get Starcraft II, which is pretty cool.  I haven't starting playing it yet, though, because I'm looking into another game at the moment.  That game is RuneScape.  Runescape is pretty fun when you start out, then it gets boring once you finish all of the free to play stuff, then becomes fun again once you're a member.  I'm planning on just playing for free until I get bored, since I'm not going to be committing as much time to it as I used to.

So yeah, I'm still looking for new deck ideas.  I'm satisfied with staying with either my Scrap Worms or T.G. Zombies until the end of the format, but if I can find something better, then I'd want to try it out.  I mean, if the format stays relatively the same after the ban list, then it won't take much adapting, and I'll be able to use the same deck from this format, whatever that may be.  If not, though, then we'll see what happens then.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tournament Report 12/18/11

So, since I'm most likely going to be unable to go to locals next weekend, I decided to go today.  I was pretty disappointed with my T.G. Zombie deck, so I threw together my Scrap Worms to take to the tournament.

There were about 26 players with quite a few newbs.  Guess who I get to play first...

Round 1: vs Newbie Agent Fairies

He didn't even have Synchros...

Round 2: vs  Agent Fairies

-Duel 1: The initial Bottomless Trap Hole on his Venus forced him to fight an uphill battle.  After a couple turns, I ended up with a field of Steelswarm Roach and Scrap Dragon.  He couldn't get through the Roach , so I won.
-Duel 2: He started with a Set Herald of Orange Light.  I Set Worm Yagan, Scrapyard, and Bottomless Trap Hole.  He used Heavy Storm, then summoned Earth to search Venus.  He attacked, and I had to bounce the Earth with Yagan's effect.  I played the other Scrapyard I had to grab Scrap Beast and make Scrap Dragon.  It attacked over the Set Herald, and I Set a second Bottomless and a Dimensional Prison.  He destroyed my Scrap Dragon with Smashing Ground, and I got back Scrap Beast.  I used Bottomless Trap Hole on the Venus that he Normal Summoned, and he ended his turn.  I drew into Light-Imprisoning Mirror, and that let me lock down all of his effects while Scrap Beast continued to run over his wienies.  A Scrapstorm later let me turn Scrap Beast into a Scrap Dragon, and he couldn't get over it.

Round 3: vs Zombie Plants

This was my Round 4 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: I pushed through his floaters with my Scraps and Worm Yagan.  He couldn't deal with the resulting Scrap Dragon, so I was able to win fairly easily.
-Duel 2: He made a Lonefire Blossom play after using Foolish Burial on Dandylion.  That let him make a Trishula; I had Effect Veiler, but he had Book of Moon.  I lost all of the Scraps from both my hand and Graveyard, so I couldn't recover.
-Duel 3: I opened with a Worm Xex play and a Set Debunk.  He just Set a Monster.  I summoned Scrap Chimera and used it to attack over the Sangan, which I banished with Debunk.  Xex attacked into Gorz, but I bounced Gorz with Yagan, then overlaid my Worms for Utopia.  He crashed a Reborn Tengu into my Scrap Chimera, but didn't have much follow-up.  I ran over the next two Tengus with Utopia.  He held out with that Gorz in hand, but I had like four cards on him, so I didn't mind waiting.  Eventually, he Set a Dandylion and a Call of the Haunted.  I ran over the Dandylion with a Scrap Dragon, then killed a Token with Utopia.  He tributed the Token for Cyber Dragon, then attacked my Scrap Dragon with it.  I declined to negate with Utopia, and he used Book of Moon and Call of the Haunted to revive his Banisher of the Radiance.  My Scrap Dragon got banished, but I simply destroyed both of his Monsters next turn with Utopia and another Scrap Beast.  Mirror Force killed my Utopia, and we both started Setting Monsters.  I kept running over his wienies with Cyber Dragon, but I didn't want to let him drop Gorz.  After a few turns, though, I had gathered the necessary cards to OTK him.  I summoned a Scrap Chimera to make Scrap Dragon and destroy his lone Trap, then I Flip Summoned a Scrap Beast to go with the Worm Yagan I Monster Reborned to make Avenging Knight Parshath.  That pierced his Plaguespreader Zombie, letting Scrap Dragon finish him off before he could drop Gorz.  Yet another duel won by Avenging Knight Parshath.

Round 4: vs Dino Rabbits

This was my Round 4 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: I went first, but opened up with a hand full of Spells.  I used Scrapyard to get Scrap Beast, summoned it, and Set Scrapstorm and Mystical Space Typhoon.  He hit the former with his own MST, and I Chained it to grab my Scrap Chimera.  Then he used Gold Sarcophagus for Mind Control and summoned Sabersaurus.  He attacked directly and ended without a back row.  I summoned Scrap Dragon using Scrap Chimera and ran over his Sabersaurus.  He summoned Tour Guide to grab Sangan, then Set a Trap.  I used Scrap Dragon's effect, targeting my MST and his Sangan, then Chained the MST to destroy his Set Starlight Road.  He searched for a Rescue Rabbit, but it was too late.  I summoned Scrap Chimera to revive Scrap Beast, then Mind Controlled his Tour Guide to make Scrap Archfiend.  He was at 7100 LP, and I attacked with everything for 7200 damage.
-Duel 2: He opened with a Sabersaurus and two back rows.  I Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, ran over the Sabersaurus, then Set three Traps.  He hit my Dimensional Prison with an MST in my End Phase, then dropped Electric Virus to steal my Cyber Dragon.  He attacked with it, then tributed it for Caius the Shadow Monarch.  Caius' effect targeted my Fiendish Chain, so I Chained it to negate.  I couldn't do anything but summon a Scrap Chimera and Set Scrapstorm.  He summoned another Sabersaurus and attacked, forcing me to use Scrapstorm; I sent Scrap Beast to the Graveyard and took a direct attack.  I was able to make Colossal Fighter using Cyber Dragon and Scrap Goblin on the following turn to run over the Sabersaurus, but he dropped Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning to banish it.  I topped Scrap Chimera and used it to make Scrap Dragon.  I destroyed Fiendish Chain and the BLS with its effect, then ran over Caius.  He topped a second Electric Virus to get rid of my Scrap Dragon and my Set MST, leaving me at 200 LP.  I drew and Set Maxx "C".  He drew Rai-Oh and beat me down with it.  I drew a Worm Xex, meaning that I could've had a small chance to come back, but I decided to scoop so that he didn't see the Worms.
-Duel 3: I opened with all three Worm Xex and a Worm Yagan...  Opening with three Xex is okay, but opening the Yagan preventing me from making a second Worm Xex play after he used Solemn Warning to negate the Flip Summon of my Special Summoned Worm Yagan.  So, I died rather slowly to some beatdown from Rai-Oh and Sabersaurus for a while.  He eventually decided to Mind Control my Set Worm Yagan after I used the third Worm Xex to revive it and overlaid it with his Sabersaurus to make a Steelswarm Roach.  I was able to banish the Rai-Oh with Dimensional Prison, the first Trap I drew all game.  I drew Scrapyard, finally, but getting Scrap Beast in an attempt to make Scrap Dragon would be a waste against his Roach.  So, I grabbed Scrap Goblin and Set it.  He destroyed it by attacking with Roach, then another Rai-Oh.  From there, I decided to stall: I summoned Scrap Chimera to grab Scrap Goblin in Defense Position and ended.  He attacked both of my Monsters, dealing 200 damage, while I got back the Chimera using Goblin's effect.  I continued to stall like this for a while; even though I kind of expected to lose this duel, being able to make this kind of play with Chimera and Goblin made me feel glad that I was playing Scraps again.  Either way, he tributed his Rai-Oh for Caius after a while in an attempt to banish my Scrap Goblin, but I Veiled Caius' effect.  From there, I started to take 700 damage per turn with his Caius attacking over the Scrap Chimera.  When I was down to 300 LP, I drew Scrapstorm.  I made the Chimera/Goblin play and Set the Scrapstorm.  He attacked, but I destroyed my Chimera so that I wouldn't take the damage, also allowing me to set up my Scrap Beast for later.  Finally able to make an offensive play, I summoned Chimera and revived Beast.  Beast attacked his Set Sangan, and I used Debunk on its effect.  Chimera attacked over Roach with help from Forbidden Lance, and I decided to go into Utopia to protect myself and avoid Electric Virus.  It didn't matter what I made, though, since he dropped BLS to banish my Monster, then attacked directly with Caius for game.  I played the best I could with what I drew, but I guess it isn't enough sometimes.

Round 5: vs X-Sabers

This was my Round 1 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: He started with a Set Super-Nimble Mega Hamster and a couple back rows.  I made a Worm Xex play (if you haven't figured out by now, that means I Normal Summoned Worm Xex, sent Worm Yagan to the Graveyard, then revived Worm Yagan with its own effect) and attacked his Set Hamster, letting him grab X-Saber Airbellum.  I Set a couple of Traps and ended my turn.  He summoned XX-Saber Darksoul, and I decided to negate its summon with Solemn Warning.  He attacked my Set Worm Yagan, and I bounced the attacking Airbellum.  Then, he played Dark Hole and Set Trap Dustshoot.  I drew and lost Cyber Dragon with the rest of my hand being Scrapstorm, Effect Veiler, and Dark Hole.  I ended, and he summoned and attacked with Airbellum.  I flipped Dimensional Prison, but he negated it with Trap Stun.  I lost the Veiler from my hand and drew into Scrap Beast.  I destroyed Airbellum with Dark Hole and summoned and attacked with the Beast.  I Set Scrapstorm to finish out my turn.  He summoned and attacked with XX-Saber Emmersblade, and I used Scrapstorm.  I drew Forbidden Lance and grabbed Scrap Chimera from my Graveyard, then took the direct attack from Emmersblade.  I drew into Scrapyard, then made Scrap Dragon with Scrap Chimera.  Scrapyard got me Scrap Orthros which got my Chimera back to my hand.  I Set the Lance to destroy with Scrap Dragon's effect so that I could destroy Emmersblade.  I hesitated to attack against his lone back row, but decided to risk it.  He summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and stalled behind that for a turn while I drew into Gorz.  He then flipped his Trap, Gottoms' Emergency Call, to revive Darksoul and Airbellum.  He tuned Fulhelmknight to Darksoul to make Brionac, then summoned a second Fulhelmknight.  He pitched his last card, X-Saber Pashuul, to bounce my Scrap Dragon.  He attacked with Airbellum, and I Chained Gorz.  I lost my other card, Scrap Chimera, but Gorz stopped him from killing me.  He declined to attack the Kaien Token with Brionac, and ended up forgetting his Darksoul search.  I attacked his Fulhelmknight with the Token to force its effect, then over the Brionac with Gorz.  I Set the Lance I drew and ended.  His draw was apparently of no help, as he decided to scoop.  Apparently, he had somewhere to go, since he just gave me the whole match.

So, I ended up going 4-1 and getting 3rd place.  Since today's tournament was a box tournament, X-1's got Hobby League cards.  I got a D.D. Warrior Lady, even though I'm never going to use it... And the Turbo Pack 6 wasn't completely horrible, since I pulled a Rare Stardust Dragon.

Even though I wasn't able to win, I was pretty happy that I was playing Scraps again.  I'm not sure if I will continue to play Scraps, since not drawing Tuners means I auto-lose and also that I have some trouble with bigger Monsters, but I feel like it's not as bad as auto-losing to not drawing Goblin Zombie in T.G. Zombies.  At least I can hold out with the Worms, and I'm not only gaining advantage through searches, which Rai-Oh messes with.  My deck also isn't as reliant on the Graveyard and doesn't die to Gozen Match, so that's good.  Oh, and I'm also now able to play Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror and Solemn Warning, so that's pretty cool.

I'm still thinking about Flamvells, since I have all of the cards to make the deck, but it seems worse than the Karakuri deck I made, so I'm not so sure.  If anyone has some interesting deck ideas, I'd be happy to hear them, especially if they use Phantom Skyblaster...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Regionals Report 12/17/11

So there was a Regional today, and I think I'll start this report from the beginning of the day.  And by the beginning of the day, I mean 12:00 AM.

Katana, sickpenguin, evilhamsdwch, and their friend, teamsuicide69, were over at my house to finish up their decks and borrow cards and such.  I lent out a bunch of cards, including Chaos Trap Holes, Bottomless Trap Holes, Compulsory Evacuation Devices, a Mystical Space Typhoon, a Rivalry of Warlords, a Gozen Match, and a Leviair the Sea Dragon.  They ended up running Six Samurai, Junk Doppel, Agent Fairies, and Hero Beat, respectively.  After they ended up leaving, which was at about 2:15 AM, I rushed to print out my T.G. Zombie deck list (I would've printed it earlier, but I thought that I might change something after some last minute testing with my friends; I didn't change anything, though...), and ended up falling asleep at about 3:00 AM.  Seeing as how I had to wake up at 7:30 AM, I only got four hours of sleep.  Yeah...

I left my house at about 8:30 AM, and we got to the Regional at about 9:10 AM.  We would've left later, but sickpenguin and I concocted a plan to tell everyone else that registration ends at 9:00 AM to ensure that we wouldn't be late.  That's because we often got to Regionals with very little time to spare when we went as a group in the past, and we didn't want to be late.  So, we got there with plenty of time to register and for them to fill out their deck lists.

The entrance packs weren't very good for most of us.  I pulled an Alexandrite Dragon, Wind-Up Knight, and two Laval Dual Slashers (from the same pack, actually).  teamsuicide69 ended up pulling Wind-Up Zenmaines, so he made his money back.

There ended up being 580-something players there today.  That means 10 rounds... Ironically, though, sickpenguin and evilhamsdwch were paired against each other for the first round.

Round 1: vs "Synchrocentric" - XOX
-He had answers to my few defenses in the first duel, but didn't draw any Monsters besides Reborn Tengu in the second.  I drew no Monsters besides Effect Veiler in the third duel and lost fairly quickly...

Round 2: vs "Synchrocentric" - OO
-I stole his Scrap Dragon with Creature Swap, then made Trishula in the first duel.  We just sat back behind stall cards in the second duel, but I was eventually able to clear out his field and go for game.

Round 3: vs ??? - OO
-I have no idea what he was playing.  I assume it was some sort of Stun, since the only Monsters I saw were Reborn Tengu, Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo, Spirit Reaper, and Thunder King Rai-Oh.  Either way, I had no difficulty playing through his back rows, since he didn't play anything Continuous like Dimensional Fissure or Skill Drain.

Round 4: vs Hero Beat - XX
-He mained Skill Drain, and I didn't draw into Spell/Trap destruction either game.  I would've been able to survive if he didn't keep drawing Gemini Sparks and Geminis to go with them.

Round 5: vs Kuriboh Chaos - XOO
-I lost the first game to Gorz shortly after I dropped Trishula.  I won the second duel because I was able to apply constant pressure with a string of Synchros.  The third game was much quicker; Creature Swap his BLS for game.

By this point, everyone in our group was X-2 or had already dropped.  Katana and evilhamsdwch dropped after Round 2 to go to Disneyland while the rest of us continued playing.  teamsuicide69 had dropped after Round 4 with an X-2 record.  sickpenguin and I decided to drop after Round 5, as we both had X-2 records.  We were all pretty tired from the late night and decided to leave instead of entering any side events.

So, we were all pretty disappointed, having scrubbed out so quickly.  Oh well, it was decent practice, I suppose.  But, we all contemplated switching decks after this Regional.  I'm still having the same problem with my T.G. Zombies: not drawing Goblin Zombie.  Without Goblin Zombie, I can't gain a stream of advantage while making Synchro plays.  T.G.'s have to minus to Synchro, by themselves, which really hurts when I'm trying to push through a Rai-Oh and/or back rows.

The problem is that I wouldn't know what deck to switch to.  Nothing else I would consider using is really as good as T.G. Zombies... I have a bunch of choices, including Karakuri, X-Sabers, Dark Worlds, HEROes, and even Stun builds.  I just don't like any of them.  Perhaps I should consider Flamvells...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tournament Report 12/11/11

As planned, I went to locals today with my T.G. Zombie deck. Before the tournament started, though, I got to play a few games against vadangchoinga with my new fun deck. It uses Gem-Knights, a theme which I really like. Unfortunately, it's not a very good deck, as you will most likely see on my YouTube channel sometime this week.

There were about 30 players there, with plenty of regulars, but also plenty of newbs.

Round 1: vs Newbie Hero Beat

It was obvious that he was a newb, but he wasn't too bad. Either way, I just pushed through his Dimensional Fissures with Synchros that he didn't have answers to.

Round 2: vs Chaos

This was my Round 4 opponent from this tournament. He was playing a Chaos deck similar to the one that won that recent YCS.

-Duel 1: I gained a lot of advantage on him with all of my searches and an early Trishula.
-Duel 2: He opened with Pot of Duality to fetch BLS. I kept his grave clear of Lights for a while, and he decided to push with a Chaos Sorcerer once a Rai-Oh hit his Graveyard. The Chaos Sorcerer's effect banished my T.G. Wonder Magician, and his Dimensional Alchemist attacked me directly. I used Dark Hole to clear out his Monsters, and he grabbed Gorz with Alchemist's effect. I made Brionac using Mystic Tomato and a T.G. Striker (Monster Reborn) and chucked my last card to bounce his Set card. He was at 2200 LP, and I knew that none of his cards were Battle Fader, so I attacked for game.

Round 3: vs Newbie X-Sabers

This was my Round 1 opponent from this tournament. Trishula messed with him both games, banishing a bunch of his X-Sabers.

Round 4: vs Newbie Dark Worlds

He played situational cards like Forced Requisition, Goldd, and Sillva. Unfortunately for me, he drew the perfect ratio of Dark World Monsters to discard outlets, and I could only make passive plays while he went crazy every turn. I literally only got to play three turns out of the whole match, since I lost all of my cards to his effects and Deck Devastation Virus. This makes me consider siding more against Dark Worlds, but decks like this don't draw well all the time; it would be like siding for Exodia FTK. Sometimes, there's just nothing you can do. It happens...

Round 5: vs Six Samurai

This was my Round 2 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: He went first with a Shi En backed by a bunch of back rows and a Grandmaster. I stalled for a bit behind Mystic Tomato, but I lost a lot of momentum to his Rivalry of Warlords. He swarmed with T.G. Hyper Librarian, Naturia Beast, Ally of Justice Catastor, and a Grandmaster equipped with Spirit of the Six Samurai, and I died.
-Duel 2: I should have lost this duel to a late game swarm of Shi En and Double-Edged Sword Technique, but he misplayed. He forgot that he couldn't Synchro while he had Rivalry up. He died to the burn from Double-Edged Sword Technique in his End Phase.
-Duel 3: He controlled me with two Solemn Warnings and other back rows long enough to amass pluses from his Gateway, and I couldn't recover.

So, I pretty much scrubbed out after losing to two luck-based decks. Oh well, it happens.

The main thing is that I got to test out siding Tragoedia. It didn't do much, honestly. I only drew it once all day and I banished it for Allure of Darkness. I feel as though it should be more helpful than Chaos Trap Hole, but that remains to be seen. I think I'll stick with it for the Regional next weekend, but I still want to change the Side Deck a little bit.

After the tournament, I played against some random regulars with my fun deck that uses Gem-Knights. It actually won a match against T.G. Plants, so that was surprising. Other than that, it just lost a bunch, which I was expecting. I can't wait for the new Duel Terminals so that I can get the new Gem-Knights to improve the deck.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Siding Tragoedia

So, I was talking with vadangchoinga a bit about the upcoming Regional, trying to figure out how to fix our decks, and I came up with the idea of siding Tragoedia in my T.G. Zombie deck.

Why not? It deals with the everpresent Thunder King Rai-Oh and provides additional defense, which my deck tends to lack. Tragoedia also provides an easy way of dealing with an early Evolzar Laggia or Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En. It can even steal opponents' Monsters and provide for easy Synchro/Xyz Summons.

I then had to decide on what to take out of my Side Deck for two Tragoedia. Chaos Trap Hole and Tragoedia were going to be sided in against the same match-ups, more or less, so I decided to swap those two. Tragoedia also does more against Dino-Rabbit and Six Samurai than Chaos Trap Hole.

But, Tragoedia is only good early game, and is a dead draw. Chaos Trap Hole can at least function to stop things like Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Tour Guide from the Underworld instead of just trying to react to them. While my hand is usually full to boost Tragoedia's attack, I wouldn't want to discard many of my Monsters to make use of its effect. I can also make much more explosive plays if I start my turn with an empty field, as opposed to one with Tragoedia left on it.

Chaos Trap Hole actually fulfills an important role in the Dark World match-up, acting as a Solemn Warning that also banishes. But it doesn't do all that much in most match-ups; I would normally only side it for Dark Worlds, Gladiator Beasts, Agent Fairies, and Lightsworn, and it's decent, but not that great.

Tragoedia does provide more aggressive plays for when I side out my Creature Swaps, letting me take my opponent's Monsters. I suppose that I could use it fairly decently late game as well, assuming I have another Monster. I think I'll try it out at tomorrow's tournament and see how it works, since I'm still not completely convinced that it will help.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"I'm finally free!"

So, I'm done with all my school work and I'm off for a month. Awesome.

What's even more awesome is that there's a Regional in my area next weekend (December 17), which I'm definitely going to.

I'm also planning on going to the 100th YCS in Long Beach next year, March 24-25. Just a random note...

Blog posts and video uploads should be much more frequent during these few weeks. While I'm not able to upload a duel video today, I should be able to upload practically daily (meaning any day I'm not at a tournament) starting tomorrow.

So yeah...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hidden Arsenal 6...?


Could this really be the product page for Hidden Arsenal 6...?


No, it's not. It's my final project for my Writing class.

So, what do you think? How convincing was it?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tournament Report 12/3/11

I went to locals today, as usual. Also as usual, I took my T.G. Zombies.

There were 30 players there, including plenty of regulars.

Round 1: vs T.G. Zombies

A mirror match, really...? Anyways, I was playing against a regular who I hadn't played against before.

-Duel 1: We both had lackluster hands from what I could tell, and I just made a Leviair with his Sangan and my Spirit Reaper, which was Veiled, to beat him down. He Creature Swapped to take it, and I Creature Swapped it back. I had answers to most of his plays and was able to win fairly easily.
-Duel 2: The duel ended with my Brionac clearing his field and going for game. I don't remember the beginning; it wasn't too eventful.

Round 2: vs Malefic Skill Drain

I was playing against vadangchoinga.

-Duel 1: He opened with a bunch of back rows and a Beast King Barbaros. Skill Drain stopped my effects, Safe Zone protected Barbaros, and Dark Bribe protected the back row. Nothing I could do.
-Duel 2: He didn't have as many back rows, and I was able to Creature Swap his Ancient Gear Gajiltron Dragon to beat him down.
-Duel 3: I tried to make a push with Brionac, but got shut down by Skill Drain. From there, I made a Colossal Fighter to stall. He couldn't get through it, so we just ended up Setting back rows for a while. I drew into Heavy Storm to destroy the Safe Zone protecting his Barbaros and a Skill Drain, and my Set Compulsory Evacuation Device bounced his Gajiltron Dragon. I was able to beat him down with Colossal Fighter and Splendid Rose with his field cleared.

Round 3: vs Six Samurai

This was my Round 5 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: He opened pretty badly, with two Kagemusha and no other Monsters, but I opened pretty badly, too. I couldn't get over the 1800 DEF of his Kagemusha and through his back row, so we were just sitting there until he made a Shi En backed by a full back row. My Gorz got Warned, and I scooped.
-Duel 2: I Dust Tornado'd and MST'd everything he Set and destroyed his Solidarities with Scrap Dragon. He couldn't do anything top-decking.
-Duel 3: He attacked with Mizuho, and I dropped Gorz. Kizan attacked over the Token, and he tributed the Kizan for Mizuho's effect. I had Effect Veiler, though, and he regretted not using Warning on the Gorz. I beat him up slowly with Gorz, but he played a second Solidarity, Kageki, and Grandmaster to run over my Monsters. I made double Synchro'd up to Black Rose Dragon using T.G. Striker, T.G. Warwolf, and Plaguespreader Zombie to destroy his field. He only had 400 LP left, so I revived Plaguespreader with its own effect to attack for game.

Round 4: vs Zombie Plants

This was my Round 4 opponent from this tournament.

-Duel 1: He drew a lackluster hand, and I was able to capitalize with Creature Swaps on the few good Monsters he did drop. Splendid Rose helped out, too.
-Duel 2: He opened with Reborn Tengu and a back row. Rai-Oh ran over the first Tengu, and I stole the second one with Mind Control to overlay for Number 39: Utopia. I attacked his Set Monster next turn, and he used Book of Moon on Utopia. He used his Set Spore and a summoned Zombie Master to make Magical Android. When he attacked, I used my own Book of Moon. But, when I Flip Summoned Utopia, I lost it to Solemn Warning. So, I Set T.G. Striker. He attacked it, and I got T.G. Warwolf. That let me make T.G. Wonder Magician with a second Striker on my turn, destroying his Set Soul Release (he forgot to play it last turn). Creature Swap switched our Synchros, and I attacked over my Wonder Magician with his Magical Android to draw a card. From there, I was able to beat him down with his Magical Android, and he didn't have any answers.

Round 5: vs Stun

This was my Round 5 opponent from this tournament. This was the finals, but we decided not to split, since neither of us wanted anything specific, and the prizes were pretty good for both 1st and 2nd.

-Duel 1: I made an early push with Caius, but he got rid of it with D.D. Warrior Lady. Dark Hole cleared out his Monsters, and I made a push with Brionac to finish him off.
-Duel 2: I had pretty decent control over the duel, but he was able to chip away at my LP. He used Dark Hole to clear out my field, and I died to a Breaker.
-Duel 3: I opened with a Set Snowman Eater. He opened with King Tiger Wanghu and Dimensional Fissure. Snowman Eater's effect destroyed Wanghu, and I supposed Warwolf to overlay for Leviair and steal his banished Wanghu. I beat him down with those two Monsters for a bit, but his D.D. Warrior Lady banished my Leviair, and he made his own Leviair using Banisher of the Radiance and my Warwolf (Monster Reborn). I was forced to get rid of it with my Brionac's effect after failing to destroy it with Utopia, otherwise he would be able to use its effect to grab back his Wanghu, which I didn't have an answer to. That Brionac cleared his field on the following turn and allowed me to go for game.

So, I went undefeated and got 1st place. Using the store credit I got, I bought a Super Rare Royal Decree, two Photon Sabre Tigers, a Secret Rare Gallis the Star Beast, and some Duel Masters-sized sleeves for Aki.

So yeah, I'm not sure what else I can do with the deck. It seems to be pretty solid now that I added more Spell/Trap destruction to the Side Deck and started playing Heavy Storm again.