Monday, September 13, 2010

Both bloggers gone for awhile due to National Service

Yes as what the above titles suggests, the 2 bloggers of Duel Society. Naming me and Kenneth, will not be around for quite a long time because......

1) Kenneth is currently serving his time in National Service.

2) Me, Colin is going to start serving my turn in National Service on the 16th of September! Which makes today one of the last three days that I still have my freedom!

So actually I'm going to express some of my thoughts today. Not really on the game but ya.

I'll just summarise it perhaps in a short paragraph.

I'm actually regretting why haven't I posted more during my free time. Now that I'm heading to serve my time in National Service as a army man. I would most probably deplete my time totally to it. Not having much time to update this blog anymore. OR if fortunately, updates will still come up, but only on rare occasions. I really appreciate all the effort that my readers take to visit my blog every time. Only to find disappointment that there isn't much updates being brought up by me. I sincerely apologise upon this. Hopefully after my National Service, I will be more responsible and blog more about dueling in the world of YGO =D (Hopefully!)

Again, thanks to all my readers! This blog is not closing down. Duel Society will still remain open here for readers to refer back to previous posts. And who knows? Perhaps one fine day, a rare update might just appear for you guys to read up on.

Till then to my update that will come quite awhile later.

Ciaossu! And Sincerely appreciating all Duel Society readers and supporters!

Colin A.K.A Dogchain/Goulian signing off~!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Full List Of The Banlist (September 2010 - March 2011)

Hi guys! For those that are still not sure about the latest changes of the banlist that will be taking effect from the 1st of September 2010. You can always refer to Duel Society for your convenience! Right lets get it started!

Legend - * is newly added cards

Forbidden/Banned Cards 「禁止カード」:
The following cards cannot be placed into a deck:

Substitoad 「イレカエル」*
Victory Dragon 「ヴィクトリー・ドラゴン」
Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End 「混沌帝龍 -終焉の使者-」
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning 「カオス・ソルジャー -開闢の使者-」
Sinister Serpent 「キラー・スネーク」
Witch of the Black Forest 「黒き森のウィッチ」
Dark Magician of Chaos 「混沌の黒魔術師」
Thousand-Eyes Restrict 「サウザンド・アイズ・サクリファイス」
Cyber Jar 「サイバーポッド」
Makyura the Destructor 「処刑人-マキュラ」
Magician of Faith 「聖なる魔術師」
Dark Dive Bomber 「ダーク・ダイブ・ボンバー」
Tsukuyomi 「月読命」
Destiny Hero - Disk Commander 「D-HEROディスクガイ」
Cyber-Stein 「デビルフランケン」
Tribe-Infecting Virus 「同族感染ウィルス」
Fiber Jar 「ファイバーポッド」
Magical Scientist 「魔導サイエンティスト」
Yata-Garasu 「八汰烏」
Rescue Cat 「レスキューキャット」*
Mirage of Nightmare 「悪夢の蜃気楼」
Delinquent Duo 「いたずら好きな双子悪魔」
Temple of the Kings 「王家の神殿」
Confiscation 「押収」
Heavy Storm 「大嵐」*
Painful Choice 「苦渋の選択」
The Forceful Sentry 「強引な番兵」
Snatch Steal 「強奪」
Pot of Greed 「強欲な壺」
Change of Heart 「心変わり」
Raigeki 「サンダー・ボルト」
Dimension Fusion 「次元融合」
Card of Safe Return 「生還の宝札」
Brain Control 「洗脳-ブレインコントロール」*
Butterfly Dagger - Elma 「蝶の短剣-エルマ」
Graceful Charity 「天使の施し」
Harpie's Feather Duster 「ハーピィの羽根帚」
Premature Burial 「早すぎた埋葬」
Metamorphosis 「突然変異」
Last Will 「遺言状」
Imperial Order 「王宮の勅命」
Exchange of the Spirit 「現世と冥界の逆転」
Crush Card Virus 「死のデッキ破壊ウイルス」
Sixth Sense 「第六感」
Time Seal 「刻の封印」
Ring of Destruction 「破壊輪」
Last Turn 「ラストバトル!」

Restricted Cards 「制限カード」:
Only 1 copy of the following cards can be placed into a deck:

Elemental Hero Stratos 「E・HEROエアーマン」
Card Gunner 「カードガンナー」
Gladial Beast Bestarori 「剣闘獣ベストロウリィ」
Sangan 「クリッター」
Goyou Guardian 「ゴヨウ・ガーディアン」
Summon Priest 「召喚僧サモンプリースト」
Zombie Carrier 「ゾンビキャリア」
Dark Armed Dragon 「ダーク・アームド・ドラゴン」
Spirit Reaper 「魂を削る死霊」
Tragoedia 「トラゴエディア」
Night Assailant 「深淵の暗殺者」
Neo-Spacian Grand Mole 「N・グランモール」
Necro Gardna 「ネクロ・ガードナー」
Necroface 「ネクロフェイス」
Trishula - Dragon of the Ice Boundary 「氷結界の龍 トリシューラ」*
Brionac - Dragon of the Ice Boundary 「氷結界の龍 ブリューナク」
Exodia the Forbidden One 「封印されしエクゾディア」
Right Leg of the Forbidden One 「封印されし者の右足」
Right Arm of the Forbidden One 「封印されし者の右腕」
Left Leg of the Forbidden One 「封印されし者の左足」
Left Arm of the Forbidden One 「封印されし者の左腕」
Black Feather - Gale of the Hurricane 「BF-疾風のゲイル」
Marshmallon 「マシュマロン」
Envoy of Hades - Gors 「冥府の使者ゴーズ」
Mezuki 「馬頭鬼」
Morphing Jar 「メタモルポット」
Mental Master 「メンタルマスター」
Lumina - Lightlord Summoner 「ライトロード・サモナー ルミナス」

Burial from a Different Dimension 「異次元からの埋葬」
Infernity Gun 「インフェルニティガン」*
Overload Fusion 「オーバーロード・フュージョン」
Foolish Burial 「おろかな埋葬」
Megamorph 「巨大化」
Emergency Teleport 「緊急テレポート」
Black Whirlwind 「黒い旋風」*
Advanced Ritual Art 「高等儀式術」
Monster Reborn 「死者蘇生」*
Scapegoat 「スケープ・ゴート」
Mind Control 「精神操作」
Reinforcement of the Army 「増援」
Cold Wave 「大寒波」
Destiny Draw 「デステニー・ドロー」
Card Destruction 「手札抹殺」
Giant Trunade 「ハリケーン」
Charge of the Light Brigade 「光の援軍」
Swords of Revealing Light 「光の護封剣」
Dark Hole 「ブラック・ホール」*
Future Fusion 「未来融合-フューチャー・フュージョン」
Reasoning 「名推理」
Monster Gate 「モンスターゲート」
Allure of Darkness 「闇の誘惑」
Limiter Removal 「リミッター解除」
Level Limit - Area B 「レベル制限B地区」
One for One 「ワン・フォー・ワン」
Royal Oppression 「王宮の弾圧」*
Solemn Judgment 「神の宣告」
Gravity Bind 「グラヴィティ・バインド-超重力の網-」
Torrential Tribute 「激流葬」
Mirror Force 「聖なるバリア -ミラーフォース-」
Trap Dustshoot 「ダスト・シュート」
Ceasefire 「停戦協定」
The Transmigration Prophecy 「転生の予言」
Wall of Revealing Light 「光の護封壁」
Mind Crush 「マインドクラッシュ」
Magical Explosion 「マジカル・エクスプロージョン」
Call of the Haunted 「リビングデッドの呼び声」

Semi-Restricted Cards 「準制限カード」:
Only 2 copies of the following cards can be placed into a deck:

Honest 「オネスト」
Chaos Sorcerer 「カオス・ソーサラー」*
Judgement Dragon 「裁きの龍」
Demise, King of Armageddon 「終焉の王デミス」
Snipe Hunter 「スナイプ・ストーカー」*
Dandelion 「ダンディライオン」
D-HERO Diabolicguy 「D-HERO ディアボリックガイ」
Dulauren, Tiger King of the Ice Boundary 「氷結界の虎王ドゥローレン」
Lonefire Blossom 「ローンファイア・ブロッサム」
Mystical Space Typhoon 「サイクロン」*
Chain Strike 「連鎖爆撃」
Gold Sarcophagus 「封印の黄金櫃」
Magical Stone Excavation 「魔法石の採掘」

Ojama Trio 「おジャマトリオ」*
Skill Drain 「スキルドレイン」
Ultimate Offering 「血の代償」
Bottomless Trap Hole 「奈落の落とし穴」
Magic Cylinder 「魔法の筒」*

Released from the Banlist/No longer restricted 「準制限」:
3 copies allowed per deck:

Goblin Zombie 「ゴブリンゾンビ」*
Cyber Dragon 「サイバー・ドラゴン」*

Black Rose Dragon 「ブラック・ローズ・ドラゴン」*
Treeborn Frog 「黄泉ガエル」*
United We Stand 「団結の力」*
Royal Decree 「王宮のお触れ」*

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thoughts on Banlist (09/2010)

Right! Been awhile since my last update on the World championships 2010 singapore qualifiers during June. So this coming post will be about the latest changes to the banlist that will be taking effect from the start of this coming September 2010. Below will be my thoughts for it. Let it roll!

Newly Banned

Rescue Cat 『レスキューキャット』
- No more abusing it on pair with [Summon Priest]! No more calling on two copies of [X-Saber Airbellum] to go for double directo attack! Resulting in 2 hand card loss for your opponents! No more quick synchro summoning of [Arcanite Magician] resulting in most of the time, a 2 cards loss on your opponent's side of the field almost instantly. Poor cat =( *pats*

Substitoad 『イレカエル』
- With this "toad" banned from the game for at least 6 months before it might be released into the light again. This probably will just stop the FTK or OTK of different kinds of frog variation decks. I haven't had much time to experience an all out OTK or FTK by a frog deck. So I hadn't had much idea on what to say for this toad. But by all the rumors and also a frog deck winning this year's world championships 2010. It would seem that this card has caused a very big impact in the game. Banning this card will stop the repeatable cycle of being to summon out different frogs for synchro summoning or for feeding it to [Mass Driver] for FTK purposes.

Brain Control 『洗脳-ブレインコントロール』
- I'm gonna cry, its my favourite card that wins games! But surely enough, no easy grabbing of your opponent's monsters in hope of gaining a swift victory! Scenarios like.....

1) Grab your opponents low level monster, use it for a synchro summon and then ponch ponch!

2) Grab your opponent's monster with high attack and aim for a directo attack. Most probably killing him if without any defenses.

3) Grab your opponent's monster! Use the "Hit and Release" technique!

Heavy Storm 『大嵐』

- Following Bahamut84 of dueling days on this: Stupid control decks can now set 5 M/T without fear of [Heavy Storm]! How to touch myself! Though ya there is still [Giant Trunade] around! And probably good because there is now one lesser card for [Starlight Road] to negate! *cough cough*

Newly Restricted to 1

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Boundary 『氷結界の龍 トリシューラ』
- Summoning one copy of it is already capable of giving your opponent quite a big disadvantage! Imagine being able to summon 3 copies till your opponent gets pretty screwed up by its powerful effect of removing 3 cards away from the game. Restricting this card to a single copy is a pretty good idea though! (I only have one copy thats why! =D)

Monster Reborn 『死者蘇生』
- Yes Konami has seen the light! Favourite card of all time! Guess in this new banlist, as what Bahamut84 of dueling days said. This will be the new card that win games! Witness the prowress of reviving your opponent's [Goyou Guardian] then using it to snatch another of your opponent's superior monster to be at your disposal! This is getting me pretty much excited!

Dark Hole 『ブラック・ホール』
- Woo! It doesn't matter to me whether [Heavy Storm] is banned! Usually I would rather the monsters get destroyed so that I can still declare attacks! Regardless of my opponent's magic and trap cards. That is actually how reckless I am while playing =X. Oh come on! But even so, more [Starlight Road] love anyone? Or is anyone willing to find their [White Hole]s to counter-attack [Dark Hole]? =P

Black Whirlwind 『黒い旋風』
- Slows down the theme monsters [Black Feathers], however they are still going strong in this metagame with their support cards and all. Usually some [Black Feather] themed decks will win even without the support of [Black Whirlwind]. Lets just see how much will it affect them in this banlist shall we?

Infernity Gun 『インフェルニティガン』
- With this card restricted to a single copy per deck, this lowers the possibility of allowing [Infernity] decks to be able to OTK their opponents in an instant. However still with the help of [Monster Reborn], things are still possible! So by limiting this card... Ok, at least it lowers the violence level of the deck.

Royal Oppression 『王宮の弾圧』
- Being at one copy? Lesser worries of a special summon seal!

Newly Restricted to 2

Chaos Sorcerer 『カオス・ソーサラー』
- Being at 2 copies brings back more hope and violence for Twilight decks. Can see this card being abused in the near future. Lets just see how it'll fare then!

Snipe Hunter 『スナイプストーカー』
- More [Fabled/Demon Roar God] love? Easier filling your graveyard of light and dark monsters to feed to [Chaos Sorcerer]. Its un-confirmed destruction effect makes it able to "most probably" snipe the all-famous [Stardust Dragon]

Mystical Space Typhoon 『サイクロン』
- I always preferred this card than [Dust Tornado]. Reason being that it is a quick-play magic card. Able to activate at almost anytime! Now with two copies of [Mystical Space Typhoon], who needs so many [Wild Tornado] or [Twister]? Just destroy all the [Royal Oppression]s, [Black Whirlwind]s, [Royal Decree]s and [Infernity Gun]s away with [Mystical Space Typhoon]!

Magic Cylinder 『魔法の筒』
- Orz okays, its really not that safe to try to directo attack your opponents even with [Dimension Prison] and [Mirror Force] out of the way. Although this card does not remove your monsters' prescence. It can still kill you if your superior monsters fall into this trap. Being at 2 copies now means it will be able to deal even bigger damage to you or your opponent! More [Mental Sphere Demon] in your extra decks anyone?

Ojama Trio 『おジャマトリオ』
- Easy, activate and summon the tokens to your opponent's side of the field. [Dark Hole] for easy 900 damage to your opponent's lifepoints! =D

Newly Unrestricted/Released from Banlist

Black Rose Dragon 『ブラック・ローズ・ドラゴン』
- Woo! More [Starlight Road] love people! Junk and Debris decks will surely love the comeback of this card at 3 copies. Pair it up with [Monster Reborn] for better results =D

Cyber Dragon 『サイバー・ドラゴン』
- Who now really needs [Vice Dragon] when [Cyber Dragon] is back at 3? Faster synchro summoning, big beatstick, faster advance summoning too. Combo with [Super Fusion] and [E-HERO Prisma] for better results? =P

Goblin Zombie 『ゴブリンゾンビ』
- Enables more searching of your zombie type monsters! Doesn't really happen to have much impact on this metagame yet from my opinion.

Treeborn Frog 『黄泉ガエル』
- Yes yes, taking one out with [D.D Crow] isn't enough anymore! More [Crack of the Different Dimension] people!

United We Stand 『団結の力』
- Nowdays we like to flood our field with [Dandelion Tokens]! So with so many in flooding, how about giving them some love to deal some damage to our opponents? Sounds good? =D

Royal Decree 『王宮のお触れ』
- So much trap card hatred! But with 2 copies of [Mystical Space Typhoon] around. It shouldn't be that much of a problem.

Overall Review: From this new format, all we can see are more and more mass destruction that will probably rain on every match that you will be playing coming this september? This will also probably just increase the sales of [Starlight Road]! Do remember that [Starlight Road] is being reprinted soon in the latest [Fudou Yusei Duelist Pack 3]! So Konami will mostly want more love for this card since it will be made available for usage for the grand tournaments in the asia countries excluding Japan in the near future. So guys... Get more [Starlight Road]! =D

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tournament Report on World Championships 2010 Singapore Qualifiers!

Yes I'm back! Apparently! And I know its been awhile since I posted, for around 5 to 6 months? Well I've also been MIA-ed for YGO and been trapped in the world of warcraft(which I'm actually starting to get pretty bored inside of it lololololololol) And so... YGO has perked up my interest for it again~! Okay to cut it short, below are the results of my tournament yesterday =D

Deck Used: Junkyard Assault A.K.A Commonly as Dandy Warrior

First round VS Javier (Gladial Beasts)

First round it was due to constant Synchro Summoning of Junk Destroyer and for him to be without and Gladial Beasts on his field for me to destroy his set cards which was one [Gladial Beast Chariot] and another trap which unfortunately I wasn't able to recall.
Second round I was pretty much getting controlled with all the Gladial Beasts driving their Chariots around banging all my [Debris Dragon] and [Junk Synchron] here and there =(
Third round was the Win with the [Lightlord Monk Eileen] that Techy gave me for me to kick a few direct attacks at my opponent hoho, ending the match with [Wicked Emperor Gaius].

With that, I passed the eliminations!

Second round VS Sorry I really can't Recall your name >.< (Machina Gadgets)

His build of the deck was too much of a control deck, with so much [Fissure] and [Smashing Ground]s running here and there, I just couldn't bear to sacrifice my [A.O.J Catastor], so in the end I had to keep summoning [Junk Destroyer] to try to get a lead in field card advantage. But it could also meant that he had a bad hand, since my [Junk Destroyer]s usually died to [Fissure] and [Smashing Ground]s instead of the traps. Second Round, Nothing to say, [Royal Oppression] and [D.D Crow] owns all =D Third Round, Early lead with [Drill Warrior] and [Dandelion tokens] gave me free attacks because all he had set down was [Bottomless Traphole] till I decided to [Junk Destroyer] his reverse cards, forcing him to activate it before I summon [Wicked Emperor Gaius] to target itself, dealing a final 1000 damage to his lifepoints for the win! Great match!

Third Round vs Xiao An (Black Feathers)

This first round with Xiao An teaches me one thing, NEVER EVER farm too much with [Drill Warrior]! Even with 4 tokens trying to protect me against a one turn kill, it is still possible! So when there is a chance to destroy 3 - 4 cards on the field with [Junk Destroyer]...Just destroy the whole world!
Second round, [Royal Oppression] rules! Enough said!

Overall, thanks for the learning experience Xiao An!

Fourth Round vs Bixuan (Cat Synchro)

First Round: Early lead with [Junk Destroyer] is nice!
Second Round: Again... all my [Royal Decree] were milled away~~~~ So [Royal Oppression] was there to kill me with his one standing Synchro monster there!
Third Round: [Royal Decree] rocks! [Wicked Emperor Gaius] for the win too!

Overall, thanks for the great match Bixuan!

Fifth Round Vs DSummon

Gah spit on [Gadgetron Dragons]!!!!! LOL!

Overall very nice match with Dsummon. Now I am going to be dreaming of [Gadgetron Dragons] every night =(

Sixth Round vs Yulong (Fish)

Guess I run out of luck, totally bad hand for both rounds, but managed to survive long before I acutally died lol

Nice match though! End Results of the day: 3 wins 3 lose but nv go up to top 8 = Srubbed!

Decklist below!

Deck name: Junkyard Assault

Deck size: 40

Monsters: 24

3x Junk Synchron
3x Quick Synchron
2x Synchron Explorer
1x Debris Dragon
1x Tuning Supporter
1x Yomi Frog
2x Bolt Hedgehog
2x Dandelion
1x Level Stealer
1x Spore
2x Wicked Emperor Gaius
1x Sangan
1x Lightlord Hunter Raikou
1x Lightlord Magician Laila
1x Lightlord Monk Eileen
1x Lightlord Summoner Lumina

Magic: 12

2x Pot of Avarice
1x Pot of Greediosity
1x Cold Wave
2x Solar Exchange
1x Reinforcement of the Light
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x Foolish Burial
1x Heavy Storm
1x One for One
1x Brain Control

Traps: 4

2x Thunder Break
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Holy Barrier - Mirror Force

Side Deck: 15

Monsters: 4

1x Cyber Dragon
3x Battle Fader

Magic: 3

1x Hurricane
2x My Body as a Shield

Traps: 8

2x Bottomless Traphole
2x Karma Cut
2x Royal Decree
2x Wasteland Tornado

Extra Deck: 15

3x Junk Destroyer
1x Stardust Dragon
1x Scrap Dragon
1x Gigantech Fighter
1x Blackrose Dragon
1x Nitro Warrior
1x Junk Archer
1x Drill Warrior
1x Goyou Guardian
1x Brionac - Dragon of the Ice Boundary
1x Junk Warrior
1x A.O.J Catastor
1x Arms Aid

Right thats all for today's update! Lets hope that I'll have more updates to come! See ya all next time =D