Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all readers and friends!

Its the time of the year to eat turkey and rip open your presents!

Duel Society wishes you a happy festive season. ^_^

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Forum

Yo all!

We've got a new forum for Yu-Gi-Oh players created by a friend of ours.

Link: http://sg-ygo.userboard.net/index.htm

Its a place for you to discuss about news, card rulings and theres even a trading corner.
Yes. If you need to know anything about Yu-Gi-Oh, just visit it!

So do sign up and interact with the community! But don't abandon this blog either. Hehe.

Peace out!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Experience on Christmas Tournament Held on December 9th 2007 Part 2

Well Goulian here! Grats Kenneth again for reaching 3rd place in this tournament! There is still alot more room for you to reach the top buddy! As for me, I didn't really did well in this tournament this time and got myself at the 46th place! But oh well~ Its still great that our friends manage to reach top 8! =D And I hope everyone in this tournament tried their very best! I did.. and I hope everyone did too! And for those that did not do well in this tournament.. Try your best next time! Okay as for my results. Here it is below!

Elimination Round VS Some Person( Forget the person's name.. Sorry! Gem Beast Deck)
OXO 2:1 Win

Quite an okay game for me that day. Since it was a [Gem Beast] deck, I felt that it was going to be a hard one to go over. Especially when this match is a Elimination Match! Maybe it was lucky that his deck wasn't the same as Kenneth's [Gem Beast] deck. If it was.. Well it might just be Good Game for me! In the first round I Cleared his hand using my [Protector Of The Sanctaury] combo. But in the second round I was bullied by his cats! I blame the [Gem Beast - Topaz Tiger] for killing my [Protector Of The Sanctuary] so easily when its defence is like 1900! And the [Gem Beast - Amenthyst Cat] for direct attacking me so many times! (Ah!!! My FACE!) In the third round.. Since we were left with 5 mins to finish it, I side decked my [Protector Of The Sanctuary] Combo out and put in the [E-HERO Hell Gainer] rush cards in. And I won the match using [E-HERO Dark Gaia]. Nice match!

First Round Swiss VS Yu Hang(Demise OTK)
XX- 0:2 Lose

Due to some error in parrings.. We VS each other during the first round! As I knew before hand that his deck was a Demise OTK Deck.... I wasn't sure if I can handle it. But I lost to him before I am able to defend myself properly against his Demise. And where is my [Envoy Of Hades - Gors] when I needed it badly LOL!

Second Round Swiss VS Some Person(Forget the name again! Destiny-LADD Deck)
OO- 2:0 Win

Again won in the first round because I was able to do my [Protector Of The Sanctuary] combo and killed his hand cards fast enough and also stopping his [D-HERO Diskguy] from drawing the 2 cards that he needed to save him. Won in the second round because of the [E-HERO Hell Gainer] rush combo again ! Nice person and Nice Game too!

Third Round Swiss VS Ivan (Raiza Deck I think? Ivan do tell me again!)
XX- 0:2 Lose

He pratically controlled my field using his 3 copies of [Wind Emperor Raiza] And I was stucked with drawing the same card for 3 rounds! Now I know how those players felt when their hand cards were killed by my combo >.<>

Fourth Round Swiss VS *ding* (Deck: *ding*)
--- 0:0 Default Win

Won because my opponent did not appear for his match. Was very disappointed as I wanna play it till the very last and not winning by default. Oh well.. Not much to comment on about this.

Well as for those wanting to know what I played that day. Here below is my decklist and if you all liked it. Do try it out and tell me how isit =D Decklist Below.

Protector Of The Sanctuary Deck

Decksize: 41

Monsters: 20

3x Protector Of The Sanctuary
2x Giant Rat
1x E-HERO Airman
1x E-HERO Wildman
1x Magical Warrior-Breaker
1x Card Gunner
2x Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo
1x Neo-Spacian Ground Mole
1x Morphing Jar
1x E-HERO Malicious Edge
1x Envoy Of Hades- Gors
2x Cyber Dragon
1x Sangan
1x Magician Of Faith
1x Treeborn Frog
Magic: 14

1x Card Destruction
1x Pot Of Avarice
1x Reinforcement Of The Army
1x Brain Control
1x Heavy Storm
2x Dark Calling
2x Hand Severing
1x Cyclone
1x Enemy Controller
1x Shrink
1x Scapegoat
1x Early Burial

Traps: 7
2x Disturbance Strategy
2x Desert Sunlight
1x Holy Barrier-Mirror Force
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Cry Of Living Dead
Side Deck : 15


1x E-HERO Malicious Edge
2x E-HERO Hell Gainer
2x Earth Emperor Granmarg
1x Exiled Force
1x Card Blocker
1x Dandelion

Magic: 5

1x Lightning Vortex
1x Foolish Burial
1x Nobleman Of Crossout
1x Shrink
1x Book Of Moon
Traps: 2
1x Spiritual Art Earth - Kurogane
1x Waboku

Fusion Deck: 8

3x Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
3x E-HERO Dark Gaia
1x E-HERO Malicious Devil
1x E-HERO Ground Neos

So do try if out and tell me about how you feel about this deck lol ! Grats to ken and yong siang again for getting 3rd and 1st!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Experience on Christmas Tournament on 9th December 07

Hi guys. Thanks all for your grats and stuff. Really appreciated! Cuz I really never expected myself to even play to top 8... which I have never even been to.

Well anyway, I'm here to share my entire experience for the entire tournament!

I also decided to play Ocean Control instead of my usual Destiny L&DD deck for a change.

Elimination Match vs Someguy(forgot the name liao,dunno wad deck)
2:1 - Win
The worst game that day. Everyone who stood beside me should know my opponent =_=
Anyway, my deck somehow died to a 3k+ att mirage dragon. Basket.

First Round Swiss vs Zon Xu(If I nvr forget the name, DestinyL&DD)
2:0 - Win
He was a really nice guy. And it was a really great game. It was stressful playing against the first L&DD deck that day. He had my lifepoints down to 900 on the first game and 300 on the second! So near to dying. I had to use my solem judgements against that Light & Darkness Dragon! Well, great game anyway.

Second Round Swiss vs WeiQuan(GG/Dad, DestinyL&DD)
2:1 - Win
Abit sad. Since we were going against close friends. But since it was a tournament, we decided to give it our best and it really was! My lifepoints were reduced to 225 on the first game! He secured the second game by controlling me with L&DD and I didn't have any answer to it. I secured the wins with Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo. Thanks dad for the win! I knew I had to make this win worth it.

Third Round Swiss vs Someone =_= (Beatdown deck)
2:0 - Win
I somehow was a little nervous when I saw that Raiou face up on his side deck! It totally kills my Ocean control! So I quickly secured a win on the first round just in case I would die on the next after side-decking. At first, he didn't want to side deck and I was like "Are you sure?!" but he decided to put the Raiou in after I asked him that! T_T
I somehow managed to win with Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo again.

Forth Round Swiss vs Chee Xian(Ocean Beats)
0:2 - Loss
It was the best game that day!!!! It wasn't exactly a mirror game if you asked me. But we had some similiar cards. I died badly becus his monster removal cards were ALOT more than mine. And he played Gors! Which I didn't. Anyway, it was really exciting. There was even a point where I was struggling to survive at 25 lifepoints on the first game! The second game ended really fast because his Injection Fairy Lily killed me quite badly.

Top 8
First Round Top 8 vs Someone(I forgot this guy's name, ZombieRush)
2:0 - Win
Was a fast game. Cuz one Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo killed his entire deck.

Second Round Top 8 vs Yong Siang (DestinyL&DD)
0:2 - Loss
His luck too power already! Heavy Storm on both first turns. It blew away my anti-sac mask =_= basket! and he killed off my Airman so that the deck just died.

Third Round Top 8 vs Mickey (Beatdown Deck) (for 3rd & 4th place)
2:0 - Win
Dunno how I won. I really forgot le. I just remembered it was a really fierce game too. And we had to rush for time as we were running out of time.
Decklists for 3rd & 1st

3rd Place - Ocean Control

Total Deck Size: 45

Monsters: 14
E.Hero Airman x 1
E.Hero Ocean x 3
E.Hero Wildman x 2
E.Hero The Heat x 1
E.Hero Another Neos x 2
Neo Spacian Ground Mole x 1
Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo x 3
DD Warrior Lady x 1

Magic: 21
E - Emergency Call x 3
R - Right Justice x 2
Smashing Ground x 1
Shrink x 2
Hero City 2 x 2
Reinforcements of an Army x 2
Hero's Bond x 1
United We Stand x 1
Premature Burial x 1
Nobleman of Crossout x 1
Heavy Storm x 1
Mystical Space Typhoon x 1
Enemy Controller x 1
Pot of Avarice x 1
Lightning Vortex x 1

Trap: 10
Bottomless Trap Hole x 2
Sakeretsu Armor x 2
Call of the Haunted x 1
Mirror Force x 1
Trap Dustshoot x 1
Solem Judgement x 3

Sidedeck: 15
Cyber Dragon x 2
Des Wombat x 2
Mobius the Frost Monarch x 1
Emmisary of Hades - Gors x 1
D.D. Crow x 1
Twister x 2
Different Dimension Capusle x 1
Super Fusion x 1
Anti Sacrificial Mask x 2
Pulling the Rug x 2

Fusion Deck: 9
E.Hero Ground Neos x 1
Rainbow Neos x 1
Chimeratech Fortress Dragon x 3
Chimeratech Over Dragon x 1
Cyber Twin Dragon x 1
Cyber End Dragon x 1
F.G.D x 1
1st Place - Destiny L&DD

Total Deck Size: 42

Monsters: 22
Light & Darkness Dragon x 3
Cyber Dragon x 1
E.Hero Airman x 1
D-Hero Diabolicguy x 2
D-Hero Bloo-D x 1
D-Hero Diskguy x 1
D-Hero Defendguy x 1
D-Hero Doomguy x 1
Treeborn Frog x 1
Spirit Reaper x 1
Dandelion x 1
Marshmallon x 1
D.D. Crow x 1
Sangan x 1
Spell Striker x 1
D.D. Warrior Lady x 1
Raiza the Storm Monarch x 2
Emmisary of Hades - Gors x 1

Magic: 15
Destiny Draw x 3
Reinforcements of an Army x 2
Enemy Controller x 1
Premature Burial x 1
Heavy Storm x 1
Foolish Burial x 1
Pot of Avarice x 1
Book of Moon x 1
Lightning Vortex 1
Mystical Space Typhoon x 1
Brain Control x 1
Scapegoat x 1

Trap: 5
Tidal Wave x 1
Mirror Force x 1
Call of the Haunted x 1
Deck Destruction Virus x 1
Dimension Imprisonment x 1

Sidedeck: 15
Breaker the Magicial Warrior x 1
Mobius the Frost Monarch x 2
Sniper Hunter x 1
D.D. Crow x 1
Jinzo x 2
Cyber Dragon x 1
E.Hero Wildman x 2
Spell Striker x 1
Lightning Vortex x 1
Soul Exchange x 1
Royal Decree x 2
Overall, I felt that it was a great experience getting 3rd. After about 3 years of playing the game, I finally got a medal! Really very happy.
I thank you all for your blessing, good luck, cursings or whatever!
Next tournament, hope the rest can make it! Jia you! (Especially you Colin!)

Pics will be posted later!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Card Reviews: 4 Cards in 1 Review!

Hey all! Sorry that Duel Society wasn't updated for a very long time... My deepest apologies as the 2 of us Blog masters are busy with work and school. So we hadn't had time to type our reviews. (Actually it was me that haven done my review, so kenneth can't type it till my turn is over lol =X sorry ken!) So in order to compensate for the tons of late reviews that was supposed to be posted earlier... I decided to do a 4 in 1 card review post! The cards that will be in this post are... [Hand Severing] , [E-HERO Hell Brat], [Hero's Rule 2] and [Fusion Decimation]! Here I go!

First up is...

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[Hand Severing]
Quick-Play Magic
Both players send 2 cards from their respective hands to the graveyard, and then draw 2 cards from their respective decks.

Now this was a card used by Yubel-Johan, and quite a "strong" card to boast about in refreshing both player's hand cards, although the player that activated this [Hand Severing] will have a disadvantage of losing 1 card rather than the opponent, which loses no hand cards and gets the benefits of refreshing their hand. However, there are ways that will devastate your opponent on unabling to draw cards from the effects from [Hand Severing] if you combo this card with a monster card called [Protector Of The Sanctuary] as it doesn't allow your opponent to draw cards outside of the draw phase. But do note that when [Protector Of The Sanctuary] is on the field, you are unable to activate any cards that lets your opponent draw cards outside of the draw phase too.. But there is a loop hole =D.. Lets just give a simple example!

Chain 1 : Activate [Hand Severing]

Chain 2: Activate [Call Of The Haunted] Select [Protector Of The Sanctuary] as the target


Chain 2 Resolves: Special Summons [Protector Of The Sanctuary] onto the field.

Chain 1 Resolves: Both players send 2 cards from their hands to the grave. Due to [Protector Of The Sanctuary] effect. Your opponent sends 2 cards from his or her hand to the graveyard and is unable to draw 2 new cards from his or her deck. But the controller of [Protector Of The Sanctuary] is able to draw 2 new cards from his or her deck. =D Sweet combo? LOL!

Or another nice combo will be sending 2 [D-HERO Dashguy] to the graveyard during the draw phase and hope that the 2 new cards that are drawn from the deck will be monster cards. So that you are able to special summon them onto the field using [D-HERO Dashguy] effect.

And do note another important word in [Hand Severing] effect. It is "Send" 2 cards from the hand to the graveyard, and not "Discard" 2 cards from the hand to the graveyard. So [Dark World] monsters users. Do not get a wrong idea on using this card to summon out [Dark World] monsters easily ya.

And 2nd in place will be...

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[E-HERO Hell Brat]
Attribute: Dark, Type: Demon
Effect Monster , 2 Stars, Atk 300/ Def 600
When there are no monsters existing on your side of the field, you can special summon this card onto your side of the field in attack position. If this card was used as a sacrifice to normal summon a [HERO] monster, draw 1 card from your deck during this turn's end phase.

Ah! One of Ha-Oh Judai's Evil Heroes! And this is one Evil Hero that is quite powerful. Besides having a special summon effect that may be stronger than [Cyber Dragon] special summon effect. This card allows the player to normal summon a high level [HERO] monster in the first turn. Like an example will be... Special summon [E-HERO Hell Brat] and then sacrifice it for [HERO] monsters that needs 1 monster sacrifice to be normal summoned out like [D-HERO Dashguy], [E-HERO Necro Darkman] and [E-HERO Malicious Edge]. And then drawing a card during the turn you sacrificed [E-HERO Hell Brat] to normal summon a [HERO] monster.

Do note that if you sacrificed [E-HERO Hell Brat] to normal summon other kinds of monsters like [Wind Emperor Raiza] , its effect will not activate to allow you to draw 1 card from your deck during that turn's end phase. And also if you sacrificed [E-HERO Hell Brat] to special summon [D-HERO Bloo-D] , you will also not be able to draw 1 card during that turn's end phase as the [HERO] monster that sacrificed [E-HERO Hell Brat] has to be normal summoned and not special summoned.

Another combo will be... Since [E-HERO Hell Brat] is 1 of the only Evil Heroes to be a Dark Attribute. Cards like [Crush Card Virus] will work pretty well for it since it has a low attack strength. There are actually more potential in using this card. But I guess its better for you guys to find out yourselves! =X Next!

3rd in place...

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[Hero's Rule 2]
Counter Trap
Negate the activation of a Monster card effect, Magic or Trap card's effects that targets the grave.

A simple counter trap card that proves to be useful against most decks in the metagame these days. I usually has it in my side deck most of the time to be able to counter a few cards that the opponent uses them and depending on the grave for most of the effects. Cards like [Pot Of Avarice] , [Premature Burial] , [Call Of The Haunted], [Dark Magician Of Chaos] and one of the current metagame's favourite monster [Light And Darkness Dragon] revival ability.

It can also be used to protect your own cards in the graveyard from being harmed by your opponent. [Hero's Rule 2] can protect your grave from... [D.D Crow] , [Disappear], [Autonomous Action Unit], [Big Burn] and so on so forth!

Depending on you and your opponent's strategies, this card is good in both your main deck and in the side deck too. It depends on the situations too. =D Ok! Last card next!

4th in place!

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[Fusion Decimation]
Normal Magic
Discard a [Polymerization] from your hand to the graveyard to activate this card. Select a Fusion monster from the Fusion Deck and send it to the grave, select 1 Fusion Material monster stated on the Fusion Monster and special summon it from your hand. The monster is sent to the graveyard during the end phase of this turn.

This card used when Judai was so scared of using [Polymerization] lol ! But it sure is quite a powerful card to use in decks that depends on Fusion summoning strong monsters but they just do not have the required fusion material monsters in the hand or field. This card can help by summoning big sized and highly powered fusion material monsters from your hand quickly.

A few fusion monsters to use for [Fusion Decimation] will be like... [E-HERO Malicious Devil] , [E-HERO Dark Gaia] or any fusion monsters that has powerful monsters as their fusion materials. Although the monster that was special summoned by [Fusion Decimation] will be sent to the graveyard during that turn's end phase. It is not that big a problem, as most probably this card will only be used as a last resort to finish off your opponent. If you are unable to win him or her in that turn.. Then its most probably good game lol ! But do try it when you guys have thought of more powerful ideas to use [Fusion Decimation]!

Quite sorry again as a few cards here has very short reviews this time >.< .... But we will update again soon on the cards from the [Phantom Darkness] booster pack. Right after Kenneth's exciting review on the remaining cards of the Duelist pack! If you have any questions or feedbacks.. Do contact us at our email address! Thanks! Or just leave a message at the Duel Chat! box at the right hand side of this blog! Till then to my next update! And Good Luck to those participating in Sunday's Upcoming tournament! Goulian Signing off!