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Preface
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Previous club hosted by Gleam Noiyam. I actually believe I was the last poster in the last club, trying to keep it alive (but failed haha), so I've been wanting to remake the club, especially since I've been playing tons of Yugioh lately. I'm honestly more familiar with the TCG than the anime (decently familiar with the whole show, but I've only thoroughly watched the first installment). That being said, I don't intend for this to be entirely TCG focused.

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luo xiang
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Judge Mandolore Shepard
Satoshi "Yami" Ookami
Revise Librarian
Quilva
Meloetta
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Zehn
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Honest
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luo xiang

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Posted February 3rd, 2015
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4.8 Years
Name: luo xiang
Favorite card: honest because I can have two now in my cyber dragons and artifacts lol

Topic: I started yugioh in college and played a huge veriety of decks. I think that all decks serve a purpose and that home brewed decks can also shine! I just play cassually. The competing scene in yugioh is too costly and I find that the way Konami manages its ban list is kinda scary. So I prefer making decks that are typically anti meta xD I also play mtg alooooot aswell LOL I have seen only the first series with yugi and joey
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Username: machomuu
Favorite Card: Hmm...I don't know that I have one. That said, I'm a big fan of the Gagaga archetype, and I enjoy cards that tell stories through several card artworks (ie the Gigobyte saga, Marauding Captain's Story, D.D. Warrior Lady, etc.).

Do you watch the anime, play the TCG, both, or neither?
Since I started college, thanks to a friend, I started playing the TCG again (though much more seriously than I used to, oh so many years ago). So I've once again started playing, and that's pretty much where I am right now.

As for the anime, I watched it growing up, so I've seen a good deal of the original (back when it first aired in the West, in fact) and most of what was aired on Miguzi of GX. Recently, I'd say back when I got back into the TCG, I started watching Zexal for laughs but ended up liking it quite a bit. It's now my favorite series for reasons explained here. I partially follow Arc-V since it seems to be getting interesting. Maybe. There are signs of it, at least.
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Hiatus

Seen August 19th, 2019
Posted July 14th, 2018
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7.3 Years
Username: Peitharchia.
Favorite Card: There's many, with one of my top favorites being Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Do you watch the anime, play the TCG, both, or neither?
Currently, for me, it's neither, unfortunately. However, I used to collect their cards a lot, and have wound up spending a lot of money under them (if I were to make an estimate, it would likely have to be around $500 in total, haha). I still have these trading cards somewhere down my basement. I've been considering to sell them on eBay, Amazon, and so forth, but sadly, I haven't had much of chance to get around to this as of yet.

As a dulist, I suppose I was all right. I have had enough knowledge and experience to pull off a few wins here and there, but there were definitely more room for extra advancements and whatnot. Sadly, I didn't actually have much people to go up against back then, so I couldn't practice much.

Anime--I'm a fan of original season. It used to air on Cartoon Network over at US, and always find myself figuring out ways not to miss whenever the show is on television; all around, it was excellent! It was sort of disappointing to see that they had to remove all original characters and whatnot in next season (missed them a lot), but GX itself, however, wasn't that bad, at least in my eyes.

Judge Mandolore Shepard

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Seen March 1st, 2018
Posted March 1st, 2018
9,433 posts
5.6 Years
I might as well join this one.

Username: Judge Mandolore Shepard
Favorite Card: Considering it took me years to get this card, I would have to go with Dark Magician Girl.

Do you watch the anime, play the TCG, both or neither?

Currently I do neither. I collected the cards up until this past February when I finally got a Dark Magician Girl card. I do still have my collection of cards. I have them in a card binder where I have them sorted by Monster, Spell, and Trap. I have them alphabetized as well.

As for the anime, I only watched the original and GX. As for my favorite characters, I am a fan of Mai Valentine in the original, and Alexis Rhodes in GX.
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Memento Mori

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Posted July 3rd, 2018
14,530 posts
11.3 Years
Username: Satoshi "Yami" Ookami
Favorite Card: Destiny Board

Do you watch the anime, play the TCG, both, or neither?
Both but neither right now =D I only play with few guys that have YGO but not on pro level.
As for anime, I've been neglecting it a bit... =D I stopped after GX.
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Flushed

never eat raspberries

Seen November 4th, 2017
Posted May 18th, 2017
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^ Destiny Board is a really interesting card.

Anyways, thanks y'all for joining, and happy New Year! It sounds like a lot of people have been out of the Yugioh scene for awhile, so I encourage you all to pick it back up this year, whether it be watching the show, collecting the cards, playing budget decks, or going all out to make a meta deck and a run at the competitive scene. I know the latter costs a lot, and I'll be the first to admit I've sunk a lot of money into the game, but I've found it's one of the things I really enjoy, and even if you want to save money, some decks cost relatively little, or you can simply watch the show.

Distant

the solitary light

Age 23
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12.3 Years
Whoa, how the heck did I miss this?! I hope it's not too late to join...

Username: Revise Librarian
Favorite Card: Junk Synchron... though Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North and Double-Fin Shark are out there, too. And Quasar. Quasar is very important.

Do you watch the anime, play the TCG, both, or neither?
All of the above except for "neither." YGO is my life. I've literally seen every single episode of every series subbed (except for DM, which I saw the dub of). My personal favorite is Zexal, but I'd say 5D's is the best in terms of plot writing (while still having acceptable duels). ARC-V looks like it could easily surpass 5D's, but I won't make any assumptions until it's finished. (Gosh, just wait until it gets its own "Freedom Arc.")

As for the TCG/OCG, I've been playing for about four years, and I still play it today (not to mention I'm almost always up to date on the OCG/TCG news). I refuse to use meta archetypes like Shaddolls, Qliphorts, Necloths, and Burning Abyss, but I make my decks as competitive as possible while accepting that I'd auto lose to certain decks like Qliphorts. Right now, I'm running Blackwings, Junk Doppel (Synchrons for my OCG build), Sharks (OCG only), and Karakuris, as well as other various test decks. Despite my dislike for Mermails and Atlanteans, I had to pick up a Merlantean deck just to deal with the newer archetypes, though obviously it doesn't always work out. I'd be willing to duel anyone on YGOPro or DevPro, but preferably not Dueling Network unless they have absolutely no other options.

To be honest, I've never joined a club before and I'm not exactly sure how they work, but I just read the rules so hopefully everything will work out!
(Sorry if it's an unwritten norm to not revive seemingly dead clubs, but I couldn't resist simply because it was YGO.)

"I'm thinking of you as we leap to seize our dreams.
Your light guides me, like clovers swaying across the meadow.
Our clustering wishes will shine fervently for the rest of eternity."

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Seen November 4th, 2017
Posted May 18th, 2017
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Not too late to join at all! In fact, I was about to bump for the two-week rule, but don't need to now haha. And yeah, there's not much to clubs, just a place to discuss a common interest.

In regards to the anime, I haven't watched as much as you, but from what I've heard, 5D's was the most mature(?) or realistic plot wise which is why a lot of people liked it.

And I'm the same with the CG, I can't play meta, one, because it's overplayed, and two, I'm a poor college student haha. But it does come down to the whole fun vs winning debate, meta will certainly net you the wins (assuming you're good lol), but playing rogue and decks you love is what the game is all about. I've been playing mostly Racoons and Harpies, which aren't terrible, they just don't have the stuff to consistently win against meta. I'm looking forward to playing Spirit Beasts, not sure how that will fit in with the meta since I'm pretty sure most people are going to be playing Nekroz/cloths (and still like Qli, BA still).

And of course if it isn't convenient for people to play irl, Dueling Network and YGOpro are great online tools to play. I personally agree that DN is kinda weird, I honestly am lazy and like my effects to resolve by themselves haha. But yeah we could definitely do club dueling and tournaments or whatever, I haven't played YGOPro/Dev with specific people (only like the random strangers), but I do know it's possible, and there's things like tag duels that can be fun.

Distant

the solitary light

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Not too late to join at all! In fact, I was about to bump for the two-week rule, but don't need to now haha. And yeah, there's not much to clubs, just a place to discuss a common interest.
Ahh, okay. Gotcha!

In regards to the anime, I haven't watched as much as you, but from what I've heard, 5D's was the most mature(?) or realistic plot wise which is why a lot of people liked it.
I guess that's true, but to be honest the maturity and realism is what made me dislike it at first. The reason it grew on me is probably because of the cast, character development, plot execution, and of course, the soundtrack (not in the dub, unfortunately). Also, the pacing is really good (except during the Freedom Arc, which has like GX-level pacing).

And I'm the same with the CG, I can't play meta, one, because it's overplayed, and two, I'm a poor college student haha. But it does come down to the whole fun vs winning debate, meta will certainly net you the wins (assuming you're good lol), but playing rogue and decks you love is what the game is all about. I've been playing mostly Racoons and Harpies, which aren't terrible, they just don't have the stuff to consistently win against meta. I'm looking forward to playing Spirit Beasts, not sure how that will fit in with the meta since I'm pretty sure most people are going to be playing Nekroz/cloths (and still like Qli, BA still).

And of course if it isn't convenient for people to play irl, Dueling Network and YGOpro are great online tools to play. I personally agree that DN is kinda weird, I honestly am lazy and like my effects to resolve by themselves haha. But yeah we could definitely do club dueling and tournaments or whatever, I haven't played YGOPro/Dev with specific people (only like the random strangers), but I do know it's possible, and there's things like tag duels that can be fun.
YES! I agree with you completely. xD Raccoons are pretty interesting; I didn't know that people actually played them until a while back. As for Spirit Beasts, I think they have wayyy better card design than Shaddolls, though Konami might have purposely designed SBs to be weaker since they aren't core set material (y'know... the $50 secret rares LOL).

I generally try to add my own spin to certain decks that no one would expect (so long as it doesn't trade consistency). For example, after weeks of testing, I decided to run Urgent Tuning at 3 in my Blackwing deck, which makes me feel like a total idiot. However, the new support from the recent Premium Pack made Blackwings a lot more consistent, and Urgent Tuning almost never clogs unless I open with all three. xD

Regarding DN: Yeah... I suck at math, and I really don't wanna be holding a calculator when I'm dueling online. xD
Same for me with YGOPro, but I also like testing decks against the AI (embarrassing mistakes tend to happen on my part, haha). I always wanted to try out a tag duel, but I'm more nervous about screwing over my partner rather than losing. I did, however, try out a one-man tag duel by opening four YGOPro windows on LAN mode, lol.

I'd absolutely love a club tournament, but at the very least I'm hoping that this thread would be a decent way to set up duels between members and whatnot.

Anyways, here's my (failed) attempt at starting a topic:
If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)

If I somehow managed to do that wrong, please just ignore me. xDDD

"I'm thinking of you as we leap to seize our dreams.
Your light guides me, like clovers swaying across the meadow.
Our clustering wishes will shine fervently for the rest of eternity."

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Flushed

never eat raspberries

Seen November 4th, 2017
Posted May 18th, 2017
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Yeah I test a lot against the AI as well. That's how I've become accustomed to facing a lot of the more relevant decks (although there's no AI Burning Abyss deck). But yeah, if you (or anyone else for that matter) wanted to duel me on YGOPro I'd love to learn how to set up the matches because I remember having trouble with the rooms or whatever when I wanted to duel a friend.

And you're topic is fine, I think as far as rules and stuff go as long as you don't spam or flame or whatever mods (or myself as a club owner I guess) are pretty lenient.

If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)

I'm honestly still a little new to the competitive scene, so I'm going to assume a lot of the older cards (even the seemingly harmless ones) create insane loops or whatever, causing their bans. Like Sinister Serpent doesn't seem like too bad of a design to me (endless discard fodder is really the only thing that comes to mind), but I wasn't around back in the day to see what it could do haha.

So with that in mind, of the more contemporary stuff, I'm thinking unban Stratos. Heroes I know are getting a lot of TCG support soon so I think Stratos to even one could help out the deck a lot. I'm not sure where it stands now with the new support, but I don't think it's top tier stuff at first glance.

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Username: Quilva
Favorite Card: Ones that i make and script in ygopro Hard to chose but i would say "King of the Skull Servants", "Demise, King of Armageddon" and "Hieratic Dragon King of Atum", most Spirit and Ghostrick cards are a close follow up

I used to test against AI (especially in ygopro), but unless the AI was specifically programmed to destroy with the deck it's using, it usually plays like an idiot and doesn't help testing the deck :/

If you could unban one card, which card would it be?
Thousand Eyes Restrict to show people who think it's weak how wrong they are.

Dawn

of the Final Day

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Ooh, count me in! I'm actually re-watching The Abridged Series right now to get myself in the mood to watch everything...and buy the 3DS game. I keep meaning to get back into YGO, but I stopped watching after the first seasons of 5Ds ended, so I've missed...uh, a lot. After the collapse of the YGO forum I used to frequent, my interest kinda dwindled. That, plus 5Ds was awful after the first season. Anyways...

Username: Meloetta
Favourite card: Cyber Tutu! She's something of a signature card for me...I always ran one in my deck, regardless of synergy...or lack thereof. I still carry one in my wallet, actually...

If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)

Hmm...*checks banlist for the first time in about seven years*

Yata Garasu! It took me forever to get one of these cards; it's one of the few I still have tucked away in my tin, as well. I used to run a Lockdown deck when I played the DS games; I liked being a jerk and backing people into a corner. Yata is one of the most potentially infuriating lockdown cards there is, ahaha~

Of course it wouldn't be good for the metagame (which was in a pretty dark place when I stopped keeping tabs on it anyway) but...eh, this is all hypothetical. xD

Distant

the solitary light

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Yeah I test a lot against the AI as well. That's how I've become accustomed to facing a lot of the more relevant decks (although there's no AI Burning Abyss deck). But yeah, if you (or anyone else for that matter) wanted to duel me on YGOPro I'd love to learn how to set up the matches because I remember having trouble with the rooms or whatever when I wanted to duel a friend.

And you're topic is fine, I think as far as rules and stuff go as long as you don't spam or flame or whatever mods (or myself as a club owner I guess) are pretty lenient.

If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)

I'm honestly still a little new to the competitive scene, so I'm going to assume a lot of the older cards (even the seemingly harmless ones) create insane loops or whatever, causing their bans. Like Sinister Serpent doesn't seem like too bad of a design to me (endless discard fodder is really the only thing that comes to mind), but I wasn't around back in the day to see what it could do haha.

So with that in mind, of the more contemporary stuff, I'm thinking unban Stratos. Heroes I know are getting a lot of TCG support soon so I think Stratos to even one could help out the deck a lot. I'm not sure where it stands now with the new support, but I don't think it's top tier stuff at first glance.
Ah, I think I had a bit of trouble with rooms in the past as well, but the latest version should be working properly.

Sinister Serpent is literally getting errata'd (in the OCG, anyway) to this:
Spoiler:
Sinister Serpent

You can only use the effect of “Sinister Serpent” once per turn. (1) During your Standby Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard: You can add this card to your hand. During your opponent’s next End Phase, banish 1 “Sinister Serpent” from your Graveyard.

I'd be fine with Stratos so long as Konami doesn't hit ROTA again. >.<

Username: Quilva
Favorite Card: Ones that i make and script in ygopro
Whoa... no way! That's just amazing! You officially have my respect. ^^
And welcome to the club, haha.

I used to test against AI (especially in ygopro), but unless the AI was specifically programmed to destroy with the deck it's using, it usually plays like an idiot and doesn't help testing the deck :/
That's true, but it has gotten significantly better lately (still not a good opponent, but definitely better than nothing). I mainly use it to test consistency (opening hands, certain combos, etc.)

If you could unban one card, which card would it be?
Thousand Eyes Restrict to show people who think it's weak how wrong they are.
I... don't want to imagine the consequences of unbanning that thing. xD

Anyways...

If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)
Okay, I know I said only one card, but I'll list multiple candidates assuming that they won't be unbanned together.

Sangan
Honestly, I believe that adding extra consistency is a much better way to go than topdecking a card like Raigeki. Sangan is technically harmless... as in, if you're gonna do any harm to your opponent, it'll be with your other cards, not with Sangan itself. Well, okay, that argument can also be made with Pot of Greed, but Sangan is much slower, weaker and fairer.

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Come on now, if you take into consideration all of the recent powercreep, there are much worse threats out there. Sure, it has some easy removal, but there isn't much more to the card.

Pot of Greed... okay, no.
Pot of Avarice
I'll admit that I want Avarice back only because of personal biases. To be fair, it IS a pretty dead draw if you get it too early, and recycling monsters (save for Extra Deck monsters) can "unthin" your deck, but that's about it.

Fishborg Blaster
COMPLETE PERSONAL BIAS. VERY UNHEALTHY. However, I would legitimately be amused to see Fish OTK become a thing again.


EDIT:
Ooh, count me in! I'm actually re-watching The Abridged Series right now to get myself in the mood to watch everything...and buy the 3DS game. I keep meaning to get back into YGO, but I stopped watching after the first seasons of 5Ds ended, so I've missed...uh, a lot. After the collapse of the YGO forum I used to frequent, my interest kinda dwindled. That, plus 5Ds was awful after the first season. Anyways...

Username: Zeria
Favourite card: Cyber Tutu! She's something of a signature card for me...I always ran one in my deck, regardless of synergy...or lack thereof. I still carry one in my wallet, actually...

If you could unban only one card from the current banlist, which card will it be, and why? (Also, do you think that card would be healthy for the game?)

Hmm...*checks banlist for the first time in about seven years*

Yata Garasu! It took me forever to get one of these cards; it's one of the few I still have tucked away in my tin, as well. I used to run a Lockdown deck when I played the DS games; I liked being a jerk and backing people into a corner. Yata is one of the most potentially infuriating lockdown cards there is, ahaha~

Of course it wouldn't be good for the metagame (which was in a pretty dark place when I stopped keeping tabs on it anyway) but...eh, this is all hypothetical. xD
Whoops! I did not mean to leave you out, sorry. xD Anyways, welcome!

I understand how you feel about 5D's; the Freedom Arc [episodes 65-85] came as a shock to me as well (it had "GX Syndrome" written all over it). However, the writers started getting their act together around the Crash Town Arc. As for the WRGP, it wasn't as good as the Dark Signers Arc, but it was a HUGE improvement from the abomination that was the Freedom Arc. Despite that, it wasn't until the final arc (the Ark Cradle) when the show finally became as good as its former self. Whether or not you decide to continue is entirely up to you; I'm not gonna force you aha. xD It's a pretty darn long series, and I know full well how painful it can be to watch long shows.

About Yata Garasu, do you remember what kind of cards you used along with it? I'm incredibly curious to know what kind of setups it can work with, haha. It's fine if you don't remember, considering it's been years and all. xD

"I'm thinking of you as we leap to seize our dreams.
Your light guides me, like clovers swaying across the meadow.
Our clustering wishes will shine fervently for the rest of eternity."

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Dawn

of the Final Day

Age 29
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Away with the fairies
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Whoops! I did not mean to leave you out, sorry. xD Anyways, welcome!

I understand how you feel about 5D's; the Freedom Arc [episodes 65-85] came as a shock to me as well (it had "GX Syndrome" written all over it). However, the writers started getting their act together around the Crash Town Arc. As for the WRGP, it wasn't as good as the Dark Signers Arc, but it was a HUGE improvement from the abomination that was the Freedom Arc. Despite that, it wasn't until the final arc (the Ark Cradle) when the show finally became as good as its former self. Whether or not you decide to continue is entirely up to you; I'm not gonna force you aha. xD It's a pretty darn long series, and I know full well how painful it can be to watch long shows.

About Yata Garasu, do you remember what kind of cards you used along with it? I'm incredibly curious to know what kind of setups it can work with, haha. It's fine if you don't remember, considering it's been years and all. xD
Thanks :3

Actually, my issue with 5Ds wasn't with the plot so much as it was the complete and utter destruction of Aki's character. She went from being a psychopath to being a hopelessly dependant cheerleader, and the ending scene with her and Yusei...ugh. I did stop watching 5Ds because it stopped interesting me, but the main (or one of the main) reason I didn't pick it up again afterwards was due to the fact that my favourite character was butchered by poor writing. Yu-Gi-Oh! has never had a strong female protagonist (at least, one that can actually stand by themselves and win consistently) despite first appearances - Mai, Asuka and Aki all started out well, but degenerated as the series progressed - and it really bothers me. Well, I've not seen much of Zexal or Arc-V, so I don't know if they've bucked the trend, but I don't have much hope for it.

I can't remember what I ran originally - I just threw whatever I liked into my deck and had a general theme - but on the DS games I ran a standard Horus Lockdown deck with a few twists...so, Horus the Black Flame Dragon Lv.8, Jinzo/Royal Decree (or was it Royal Command? I always mix those two up) and Drillroid as a combo. Stop spells, stop traps, clear the field of face-downs without any worry. Throw Yata into that and that's pretty much the end of it if you get set up. xD

Another combo/deck style I really loved before it became banned/restricted was an RFG/Necroface deck. Put Soul Absorption on the field, use Sealed Gold Coffin to remove Necroface from play...+5000 Life Points at least, unless you're lucky enough to remove another Necroface during the event. Then summon one of the Helios cards. Or summon the Necroface when you get it back. God, that was so much fun. xD

Flushed

never eat raspberries

Seen November 4th, 2017
Posted May 18th, 2017
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6.2 Years
Welcome everyone to the club!

Username: Quilva
I used to test against AI (especially in ygopro), but unless the AI was specifically programmed to destroy with the deck it's using, it usually plays like an idiot and doesn't help testing the deck :/
Yeah the AIs are really stupid when playing decks I make, which makes your matchups kinda limited haha.

Ooh, count me in! I'm actually re-watching The Abridged Series right now to get myself in the mood to watch everything...and buy the 3DS game. I keep meaning to get back into YGO, but I stopped watching after the first seasons of 5Ds ended, so I've missed...uh, a lot. After the collapse of the YGO forum I used to frequent, my interest kinda dwindled. That, plus 5Ds was awful after the first season. Anyways...

Favourite card: Cyber Tutu! She's something of a signature card for me...I always ran one in my deck, regardless of synergy...or lack thereof. I still carry one in my wallet, actually...
Out of interest, what forum would that be? I'm actually a member to one right now that's a bit dead.

And I'm actually a fan of Cyber Blader, although Cyber Tutu is probably easier to splash into random decks haha.

Ah, I think I had a bit of trouble with rooms in the past as well, but the latest version should be working properly.

Sinister Serpent is literally getting errata'd (in the OCG, anyway) to this:
Spoiler:
Sinister Serpent

You can only use the effect of “Sinister Serpent” once per turn. (1) During your Standby Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard: You can add this card to your hand. During your opponent’s next End Phase, banish 1 “Sinister Serpent” from your Graveyard.


I'd be fine with Stratos so long as Konami doesn't hit ROTA again. >.<

Pot of Avarice
I'll admit that I want Avarice back only because of personal biases. To be fair, it IS a pretty dead draw if you get it too early, and recycling monsters (save for Extra Deck monsters) can "unthin" your deck, but that's about it.
Yeah I heard a lot of cards were getting errata'd over in the OCG, forgot Serpent was one of them.

And if Konami hit ROTA, all the more reason to bring Stratos back. Not sure what it's at in the OCG, but 3 in the TCG is pretty crazy imo.

Pot I don't really have an opinion on, but I hope it stays banned, because I traded away my Ultimate Rare 1st ed Avarice. :< haha

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Out of interest, what forum would that be? I'm actually a member to one right now that's a bit dead.

And I'm actually a fan of Cyber Blader, although Cyber Tutu is probably easier to splash into random decks haha.
Janime. The site is long gone, but it was very, VERY active until around 2011, when everyone migrated over to NeoArk Cradle...dunno if that site is still active; I haven't been on it for about a year now. Most of my friends kinda scattered once the forum died, and only one or two migrated over there. It's a longer, more convoluted tale than this, but I'll not go into the messy details. xD

I don't mind Cyber Blader or Cyber Prima either...Asuka had some very nice cards, actually. Not the most functional, but still lots of fun to use, which is the main thing to me :3

I actually really enjoyed GX up to the third season...the Crystal Beasts were a broken archetype, and things started to get very weird after that point. I never watched the fourth season, actually...well, I watched the Yugi vs. Jaden duel, but only to watch Jaden get demolished. But the dub was fantastically awful! Camula's voice still haunts me sometimes. xD

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Thanks :3

Actually, my issue with 5Ds wasn't with the plot so much as it was the complete and utter destruction of Aki's character. She went from being a psychopath to being a hopelessly dependant cheerleader, and the ending scene with her and Yusei...ugh. I did stop watching 5Ds because it stopped interesting me, but the main (or one of the main) reason I didn't pick it up again afterwards was due to the fact that my favourite character was butchered by poor writing. Yu-Gi-Oh! has never had a strong female protagonist (at least, one that can actually stand by themselves and win consistently) despite first appearances - Mai, Asuka and Aki all started out well, but degenerated as the series progressed - and it really bothers me. Well, I've not seen much of Zexal or Arc-V, so I don't know if they've bucked the trend, but I don't have much hope for it.

I can't remember what I ran originally - I just threw whatever I liked into my deck and had a general theme - but on the DS games I ran a standard Horus Lockdown deck with a few twists...so, Horus the Black Flame Dragon Lv.8, Jinzo/Royal Decree (or was it Royal Command? I always mix those two up) and Drillroid as a combo. Stop spells, stop traps, clear the field of face-downs without any worry. Throw Yata into that and that's pretty much the end of it if you get set up. xD

Another combo/deck style I really loved before it became banned/restricted was an RFG/Necroface deck. Put Soul Absorption on the field, use Sealed Gold Coffin to remove Necroface from play...+5000 Life Points at least, unless you're lucky enough to remove another Necroface during the event. Then summon one of the Helios cards. Or summon the Necroface when you get it back. God, that was so much fun. xD
Ah, I see. Even though it (technically, maybe?) made sense for her to stop being a psychopath, I'll definitely agree with you that writers went absolute overkill on her. In Zexal, Kotori is absolutely useless, but Rio (Ryoga's sister) is a really awesome character, though she isn't introduced until Zexal II (around episode 78). She's a really strong duelist (in Zexal standards), mostly because her brother is the "rival character" of the show. Unfortunately, even she gets shafted for 20 or so episodes, but unlike Aki, Rio manages to unshaft herself by episode 124, after "the big reveal" (can't spoil it xD). However, by that point in the series, things are getting REALLY crazy, and the surviving characters have to endure some pretty tragic things.

In ARC-V, they finally broke the trend of shafting female characters. Yuzu, at first, seems like a super-spunky version of Kotori, but she actually duels and ends up getting her own rival named Masumi. Masumi is an incredibly strong duelist (she literally runs a Gem-Knight deck O.o) and I think you might like her personality, but she does start off bland during the first three or so episodes that she was introduced in.

Now if you're looking for a good psychopathic character, I have excellent news for you. In Zexal II, we are introduced to a plot-breaking character by the name of "Vector." (I strongly advise that you DON'T look him up if you plan on eventually watching the show.) He's just plain twisted in the head, yet incredibly brilliant, and he was even introduced under a different identity (I won't go too far on spoiling that). Heck, even the most passionate haters of the Zexal series regard Vector as the undisputed best psychopath in all of YGO, and one of the best villains to ever grace the planet. My sister calls him the "Junko" of Zexal, which to my knowledge is a Danganronpa reference.

Also, that second deck you listed is very creative! It almost sounds like the same kind of mindset that I would have when creating a fun deck based around a gimmick.

Janime. The site is long gone, but it was very, VERY active until around 2011, when everyone migrated over to NeoArk Cradle...dunno if that site is still active; I haven't been on it for about a year now. Most of my friends kinda scattered once the forum died, and only one or two migrated over there. It's a longer, more convoluted tale than this, but I'll not go into the messy details. xD

I actually really enjoyed GX up to the third season...the Crystal Beasts were a broken archetype, and things started to get very weird after that point. I never watched the fourth season, actually...well, I watched the Yugi vs. Jaden duel, but only to watch Jaden get demolished. But the dub was fantastically awful! Camula's voice still haunts me sometimes. xD
Neo Ark Cradle is definitely still alive and well (I've done my fair share of lurking on there xD).

Really? That's surprising. xD Most people actually liked the Dark World arc more than the rest of GX, mainly because "good episodes" were an exception in all of the other seasons/arcs. (But when they were good, they were REALLY good.) I used to like the dub until I found out how much they derailed Shou, my favorite character (though I admit that "Syrus" is a decent dub name).

And if Konami hit ROTA, all the more reason to bring Stratos back. Not sure what it's at in the OCG, but 3 in the TCG is pretty crazy imo.

Pot I don't really have an opinion on, but I hope it stays banned, because I traded away my Ultimate Rare 1st ed Avarice. :< haha
It's limited to 1 in the OCG. {D:} Despite being pretty crazy at 3, some weaker decks DESPERATELY need it, like Synchrons. I guess Emergency Call would be a potential target if Stratos ever came back, lol.

Also, can I suggest a card for the next "Card of the Day"? (Unless you want to keep it random, of course.)
Spoiler:


Ikkai Yasumi (or Lose A Turn)
Continuous Trap Card
You can only activate this card if you control no Special Summoned monsters
(1) If a monster is Special Summoned: Its effects are negated until the end of this turn.
(2) If an Effect Monster is Special Summoned in Attack Position: Change it to Defense Position.

You WOULD do this, Konami. -___-

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Yeah I can do a writeup of that, just learned about it the other day too, so I'm semi familiar with it. I've been trying to think of something else to do for random cards, because it's getting kinda boring (as you can tell from what I've reviewed so far; I stopped for a couple days after generating Bunilla haha). But yeah I was thinking maybe newer cards, stuff that hasn't been released.

@Meloetta: I actually started watching GX a little while ago. Only got through a couple episodes, but it was pretty interesting. Wanted to watch the Waking the Dragons arc of the first series though because I just found out it existed haha.

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Ah, I see. Even though it (technically, maybe?) made sense for her to stop being a psychopath, I'll definitely agree with you that writers went absolute overkill on her. In Zexal, Kotori is absolutely useless, but Rio (Ryoga's sister) is a really awesome character, though she isn't introduced until Zexal II (around episode 78). She's a really strong duelist (in Zexal standards), mostly because her brother is the "rival character" of the show. Unfortunately, even she gets shafted for 20 or so episodes, but unlike Aki, Rio manages to unshaft herself by episode 124, after "the big reveal" (can't spoil it xD). However, by that point in the series, things are getting REALLY crazy, and the surviving characters have to endure some pretty tragic things.

In ARC-V, they finally broke the trend of shafting female characters. Yuzu, at first, seems like a super-spunky version of Kotori, but she actually duels and ends up getting her own rival named Masumi. Masumi is an incredibly strong duelist (she literally runs a Gem-Knight deck O.o) and I think you might like her personality, but she does start off bland during the first three or so episodes that she was introduced in.

Now if you're looking for a good psychopathic character, I have excellent news for you. In Zexal II, we are introduced to a plot-breaking character by the name of "Vector." (I strongly advise that you DON'T look him up if you plan on eventually watching the show.) He's just plain twisted in the head, yet incredibly brilliant, and he was even introduced under a different identity (I won't go too far on spoiling that). Heck, even the most passionate haters of the Zexal series regard Vector as the undisputed best psychopath in all of YGO, and one of the best villains to ever grace the planet. My sister calls him the "Junko" of Zexal, which to my knowledge is a Danganronpa reference.

Also, that second deck you listed is very creative! It almost sounds like the same kind of mindset that I would have when creating a fun deck based around a gimmick.
Oh, it made sense for her to stop being a psycho, but it didn't make sense for her to lose her independant, strong spirit and ability to duel with the best of them. I mean, she was a Signer! A main character by any definition! It was sad to see her character slowly being sapped away and then demolished entirely...much like Asuka. After she was brainwashed by Saiou, that was it for her really.

It's good to know there is a bit more variety in Zexal and Arc-V, though! I shall look forward to watching them...after I've watched everything that came before them, aha. I need to get back to the roots of the show before I jump into the newer stuff; it's all changed up I believe, at least in terminology, and I never really got the gist of synchro monsters, aha. I watched the first episode of Arc-V when it aired initially and I could barely follow it! The psychotic characters were always my favourites, though - Marik put on such a fantastic show in the Battle City Arc! With his crazy faces, blatant disregard of the rules by fusing himself with Ra, and systematic destruction of everyone who faced him. The Egyptian Gods and their theme music didn't hurt either. xD

Thanks! I might still have it stored on my copy of WC08, actually...I'll have to look. Burn decks were great too! Bad Reaction to Simochi was such a troll card...use Upstart Goblin, Rain of Mercy or, better yet, The Eye of Truth! Plus three Solar Flare Dragons and maybe a Stealth Bird if you've got Level Limit - Area B or Gravity Bind on the field, just for that extra bit of damage. Anything that involved stalling and sitting behind a nearly impenetrable combo, really. Of course, most of my decks, if not all of them, would be useless against the current metagame, but they sufficed back in 2008. xD

I never really liked the real-life metagame though, to be honest...everyone used the same cards. It was Six Samurai, then Dark-based decks, around then, and it was kinda dull; there wasn't much room for creativity, and it all came down to who drew what first.

Neo Ark Cradle is definitely still alive and well (I've done my fair share of lurking on there xD).

Really? That's surprising. xD Most people actually liked the Dark World arc more than the rest of GX, mainly because "good episodes" were an exception in all of the other seasons/arcs. (But when they were good, they were REALLY good.) I used to like the dub until I found out how much they derailed Shou, my favorite character (though I admit that "Syrus" is a decent dub name).
That's good to know...maybe I'll go back and check on things somewhen soon. I'd hope people would still remember me...I did make about 22,000 posts on Janime, after all; I practically lived there for about five years! xD

They were? I never really noticed...I think I just found the earlier duels more engaging; the cards were more interesting. Evil!Jaden never really did anything for me - and nor did the sudden massive influx of random new characters, each with their own mediocre deck themes - and Yubel was just plain confusing. They ramped things up a bit in terms of plot, but the excitement of the duels was gone. Shou's character development was pretty good throughout, though! Shame the same can't be said of his brother, who devolved into a total jerk, and not even a likeable one...

@Meloetta: I actually started watching GX a little while ago. Only got through a couple episodes, but it was pretty interesting. Wanted to watch the Waking the Dragons arc of the first series though because I just found out it existed haha.
I liked GX for its focus on fusion monsters, which had been previously next to useless...the Elemental Heroes were an odd bunch. The Neo-Spacians were pretty awful, but it felt very fresh and exciting coming off of the second series, in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it! :3
A lot of people frown on Waking the Dragons...personally, I quite liked it! It was no worse than the Virtual World Arc, and it was a lot better than the KC Cup! I kinda feel like it inspired 5Ds a bit as well...all those dragons running around. It's always dragons. xD

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Oh, it made sense for her to stop being a psycho, but it didn't make sense for her to lose her independant, strong spirit and ability to duel with the best of them. I mean, she was a Signer! A main character by any definition! It was sad to see her character slowly being sapped away and then demolished entirely...much like Asuka. After she was brainwashed by Saiou, that was it for her really.
This.
While Rio (in Zexal) was heavily shafted in terms of screentime (partly due to a coma), the writers at least didn't take away her strong spirit, and especially not her dueling skills.

It's good to know there is a bit more variety in Zexal and Arc-V, though! I shall look forward to watching them...after I've watched everything that came before them, aha. I need to get back to the roots of the show before I jump into the newer stuff; it's all changed up I believe, at least in terminology, and I never really got the gist of synchro monsters, aha. I watched the first episode of Arc-V when it aired initially and I could barely follow it! The psychotic characters were always my favourites, though - Marik put on such a fantastic show in the Battle City Arc! With his crazy faces, blatant disregard of the rules by fusing himself with Ra, and systematic destruction of everyone who faced him. The Egyptian Gods and their theme music didn't hurt either. xD
Yup, then you're definitely gonna enjoy every single moment that Vector is on screen. *tempted to post a picture, but can't due to major spoilers*
I'd say, if you manage to survive the slow start of Zexal, then you'll be good to go!

Thanks! I might still have it stored on my copy of WC08, actually...I'll have to look. Burn decks were great too! Bad Reaction to Simochi was such a troll card...use Upstart Goblin, Rain of Mercy or, better yet, The Eye of Truth! Plus three Solar Flare Dragons and maybe a Stealth Bird if you've got Level Limit - Area B or Gravity Bind on the field, just for that extra bit of damage. Anything that involved stalling and sitting behind a nearly impenetrable combo, really. Of course, most of my decks, if not all of them, would be useless against the current metagame, but they sufficed back in 2008. xD

I never really liked the real-life metagame though, to be honest...everyone used the same cards. It was Six Samurai, then Dark-based decks, around then, and it was kinda dull; there wasn't much room for creativity, and it all came down to who drew what first.
Well, whaddya know! The first (real) deck that I ever made happened to be a Simochi deck! Good times. xD
After that, I made a Legendary Ocean deck with Gravity Bind and Tornado Wall, combined with low-level monsters who attack directly when Legendary Ocean is face up. x3

The metagame today gives me mixed feelings. The game became very diverse in terms of deck styles and summoning methods, but the problem is that most of the new archetypes are too absurdly overpowered, like by a larger scale than ever before (there are exceptions, of course).

They were? I never really noticed...I think I just found the earlier duels more engaging; the cards were more interesting. Evil!Jaden never really did anything for me - and nor did the sudden massive influx of random new characters, each with their own mediocre deck themes - and Yubel was just plain confusing. They ramped things up a bit in terms of plot, but the excitement of the duels was gone. Shou's character development was pretty good throughout, though! Shame the same can't be said of his brother, who devolved into a total jerk, and not even a likeable one...
Ah, so you were looking at it from a duel writing perspective, eh? In that case, you're right... the duel writing indeed declined, but the opposite applies to the plot. Before the Disclosure Duels arc, all of the "relevant" episodes were buried between loads of random irrelevant episodes that had no synergy between them. Like, Judai spent several episodes lost in the woods after getting Neos while doing ABSOLUTELY nothing, and then the writers threw in a "Hell Kaiser" episode in between. After the Hell Kaiser episode? Judai, still in the woods, meets up with SAL the monkey and hallucinates (in starvation) about all of his past opponents... and at the end of the episode, the Duel Academy was right in front of him but he accidentally went the wrong way! Also, the love duel between Manjoume and Asuka was placed right between the duel with Amnael and the duel with Kagemaru, which was hilariously ridiculous. xD

In the Kaiser's defense, that was actually pretty understandable, and he did get his composure back in the Dark World arc. Usually, something like that happens to characters off-screen (see Himuro from 5D's and Ryoga from Zexal), and they have to overcome their past in order to achieve character development. It worked out pretty well with Himuro, except for the fact that he was written out of the show, and Ryoga (AKA Shark) is universally accepted to be one of the best characters in Zexal. As for the Kaiser, he was less fortunate because his degeneration happened on screen, but remember that he was actually a figure for Shou's development, and ultimately Shou is the more important character.

Also, there is one little thing that caught my attention:
>I did make about 22,000 posts on Janime

>Evil!Jaden
The way you used that exclamation point... I officially have zero doubts that you were a part of a Yu-Gi-Oh community, aha. xD
(I've seen plenty of YGO-related posts that use the "Description!Character" format, such as "Batman!Shark," "JokeCharacter!Jack," etc.)

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This.
While Rio (in Zexal) was heavily shafted in terms of screentime (partly due to a coma), the writers at least didn't take away her strong spirit, and especially not her dueling skills.
It would have been nice if they'd given Asuka and Aki the same treatment...I'm not even going to comment on Mai. xD

Yup, then you're definitely gonna enjoy every single moment that Vector is on screen. *tempted to post a picture, but can't due to major spoilers*
I'd say, if you manage to survive the slow start of Zexal, then you'll be good to go!
Well, Yu-Gi-Oh! is traditionally quite slow to start, no? At least, the less said about the Duelist Kingdom arc of the first season, the better. It takes a while to set the scene and introduce the plot, since it's going to span at least a hundred episodes. I can persevere with a bad start...even if some of the character designs are ridiculous. xD

Well, whaddya know! The first (real) deck that I ever made happened to be a Simochi deck! Good times. xD
After that, I made a Legendary Ocean deck with Gravity Bind and Tornado Wall, combined with low-level monsters who attack directly when Legendary Ocean is face up. x3

The metagame today gives me mixed feelings. The game became very diverse in terms of deck styles and summoning methods, but the problem is that most of the new archetypes are too absurdly overpowered, like by a larger scale than ever before (there are exceptions, of course).
Agh, Mako always kicked my backside across the table with that godawful combo! I hate field spell cards. xD

More overpowered than Six Samurai and Lightsworn? They were both a menace...Six Samurai for the ability to fill your field within two turns if you drew the right cards (plus the existing Warrior-type support that already existed in the metagame thanks to the earlier Elemental Heroes...) and the Lightsworn were just designed to blast through an opponent to compensate for the fact that your deck was getting systematically demolished...I always wondered if they would work with RFG cards and Necroface, actually; I never got the chance to test those in the game. But Rainbow Dragon I hate for its brokenness. Judgement Dragon? That was Chaos Emperor Dragon all over again.

Ah, so you were looking at it from a duel writing perspective, eh? In that case, you're right... the duel writing indeed declined, but the opposite applies to the plot. Before the Disclosure Duels arc, all of the "relevant" episodes were buried between loads of random irrelevant episodes that had no synergy between them. Like, Judai spent several episodes lost in the woods after getting Neos while doing ABSOLUTELY nothing, and then the writers threw in a "Hell Kaiser" episode in between. After the Hell Kaiser episode? Judai, still in the woods, meets up with SAL the monkey and hallucinates (in starvation) about all of his past opponents... and at the end of the episode, the Duel Academy was right in front of him but he accidentally went the wrong way! Also, the love duel between Manjoume and Asuka was placed right between the duel with Amnael and the duel with Kagemaru, which was hilariously ridiculous. xD
Yup...after all, it's a show about card games, first and foremost. Without engaging duels, the plot might as well be nothing but filler, because the conflicts never get resolved in a satisfactory fashion. If the fate of the planet - or multiple dimensions - rests on these games, and if it's going to last multiple episodes, it needs to be engaging. I need to actually care about the resolution. GX lost that for me after the second season; the main character had turned EVIL, but that sense of urgency that was present in Duel Monsters (freakin' season zero, screwing with the series ordering! xD) was completely lost in the influx of new characters.

I suppose the God cards might have had something to do with that, although the Sacred Beasts were quite interesting, even if they were obviously inferior to said cards. I did like Armityle though. I think the problem was the lack of development for the new characters in particular...it would have been so much better if someone who had been with Judai since the beginning brought him back to his senses - Shou would be the obvious candidate, although Kaiser or Manjoume would have worked just as well. The plot was throw in interesting directions, but the character focus was totally skewed, so it was hard to really care about what was going on. At least, that was how I felt. Who knows, maybe I'll change my tune when I watch it again, but I doubt it somehow. xD

In the Kaiser's defense, that was actually pretty understandable, and he did get his composure back in the Dark World arc. Usually, something like that happens to characters off-screen (see Himuro from 5D's and Ryoga from Zexal), and they have to overcome their past in order to achieve character development. It worked out pretty well with Himuro, except for the fact that he was written out of the show, and Ryoga (AKA Shark) is universally accepted to be one of the best characters in Zexal. As for the Kaiser, he was less fortunate because his degeneration happened on screen, but remember that he was actually a figure for Shou's development, and ultimately Shou is the more important character.
It was, but I would have liked to have seen a clearer focus, rather than this back-and-forth pandering that led the viewer to read between the lines...assuming there was anything to read, anyway. Again, it felt like the writers couldn't decide who they wanted to focus on, at least in terms of the relationship between the two brothers. Shou advanced all right on his own, but his brother had always been a major source of inspiration and his spectacular inferiority complex, and there was never really any proper resolution between the two; he never really stepped out of Kaiser's shadow...after all, he got absolutely demolished when he duelled him. Kaiser, by the same token, never really recovered from his degeneration, which started off brilliantly but ended up turning him into another random antagonist wandering about. Kaiser WAS important, for being the first to give Judai the beating he deserved (and for tying with him afterwards, which in no way diminished his standing as a credible duelist) and for being that senior, experienced character that shows like this always seem to have. His losing was important for his character progression, but I don't really think he ever recovered properly from the loss, which was...disappointing, considering what the writers tried to do with him. I dunno, I'm rambling. xD

Also, there is one little thing that caught my attention:

The way you used that exclamation point... I officially have zero doubts that you were a part of a Yu-Gi-Oh community, aha. xD
(I've seen plenty of YGO-related posts that use the "Description!Character" format, such as "Batman!Shark," "JokeCharacter!Jack," etc.)
What can I say...old habits die hard. xD

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It would have been nice if they'd given Asuka and Aki the same treatment...I'm not even going to comment on Mai. xD
Then again, we have Sherry from 5D's. She technically ties with Yusei (in a sense... not literally), and she kinda replaces Jack Atlas as the rival, seeing as the latter degenerated into a joke character. xD

Well, Yu-Gi-Oh! is traditionally quite slow to start, no? At least, the less said about the Duelist Kingdom arc of the first season, the better. It takes a while to set the scene and introduce the plot, since it's going to span at least a hundred episodes. I can persevere with a bad start...even if some of the character designs are ridiculous. xD
Well, people generally consider Zexal to have the second slowest start after GX. The first nine episodes of Zexal seem like filler-ish duels, except for the fact that they're technically not fillers. The plot starts kicking in once Shark comes back, but they do take quite a while to find a clear direction for the plot to move.

The weird thing about Zexal is that they intentionally made the characters look stupid at first, and then they transitioned into having dramatically better designs (most notably Yuma and Shark).
Examples:
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More overpowered than Six Samurai and Lightsworn? They were both a menace...Six Samurai for the ability to fill your field within two turns if you drew the right cards (plus the existing Warrior-type support that already existed in the metagame thanks to the earlier Elemental Heroes...) and the Lightsworn were just designed to blast through an opponent to compensate for the fact that your deck was getting systematically demolished...I always wondered if they would work with RFG cards and Necroface, actually; I never got the chance to test those in the game. But Rainbow Dragon I hate for its brokenness. Judgement Dragon? That was Chaos Emperor Dragon all over again.
Yes... back in my day, Six Samurai decks had toooo much power, but now they're absolute jokes against the likes of today's archetypes. I don't even want to begin explaining what they're capable of... O_o

Lightsworns are pretty tame now, but I mostly see them as side engines for decks who like a lot of milling (such as Junk Doppel, Chaos Dragons, etc.). Also, Michael (their Synchro) gets put into plenty of random decks that have tuners and LIGHT monsters.

Yup...after all, it's a show about card games, first and foremost. Without engaging duels, the plot might as well be nothing but filler, because the conflicts never get resolved in a satisfactory fashion. If the fate of the planet - or multiple dimensions - rests on these games, and if it's going to last multiple episodes, it needs to be engaging. I need to actually care about the resolution. GX lost that for me after the second season; the main character had turned EVIL, but that sense of urgency that was present in Duel Monsters (freakin' season zero, screwing with the series ordering! xD) was completely lost in the influx of new characters.
Yeah... the problem with basically any series after DM is that they're FORCING everything to resolve with a card game, even when card games would otherwise be irrelevant to the plot (though it never personally bothered me). The only time they acknowledged this was during the Judai vs Saiou confrontation, but that satellite was SOOO poorly executed, and Judai screwed up by throwing his key towards Ed even though Tyranno could've just Kattobing'd in the first place. (I actually burst out laughing when Saiou refused to duel. xD)

I'm pretty sure every person has a different perception of the word "engaging," but I'll give you a fair warning so that you don't give your hopes up. In GX, 5D's, Zexal, and even ARC-V, the creativity of the duels are -usually- inversely related to the stakes at risk. So if the stakes are high, the duels will be rather... situational (there are many exceptions, of course). I don't know what to tell you if you hate situational cards, but I personally feel that they don't degenerate the show as heavily as most people make them out to. Also, Judai's Rainbow Neos set a standard for all subsequent series. Apparently, Extra Deck monsters can now appear out of thin air, but the only time it's actually annoying is in ARC-V.

Another thing I must note is that the anime considers "stacking" to be a skill, not a method of cheating. Hence, the Kaiser spent all of his childhood training at a dojo in order to learn how to stack three Cyber Dragons and the right spell cards (reference to Kaiba, who is probably like the best stacker of all time xD).

I suppose the God cards might have had something to do with that, although the Sacred Beasts were quite interesting, even if they were obviously inferior to said cards. I did like Armityle though. I think the problem was the lack of development for the new characters in particular...it would have been so much better if someone who had been with Judai since the beginning brought him back to his senses - Shou would be the obvious candidate, although Kaiser or Manjoume would have worked just as well. The plot was throw in interesting directions, but the character focus was totally skewed, so it was hard to really care about what was going on. At least, that was how I felt. Who knows, maybe I'll change my tune when I watch it again, but I doubt it somehow. xD
Well, I'll admit that a majority of the new characters (such as Jim and O'Brien) weren't necessarily needed in the plot, but they were pretty darn well-written, despite being replaceable by the already established characters. However, Amon is a different story... he was a complete waste of a character slot. He turned evil, tried to become the main antagonist, failed pretty hard at doing so, and most importantly, got defeated by the actual antagonist (rather than Judai). The only thing I'll give him credit for is putting Manjoume in his place. (You gotta admit, Manjoume DID deserve that... come on, picking a fight because someone is richer than you? xD)

I do wish it was Shou who brought an end to the Supreme King, but the writers didn't give him enough duel-development episodes to warrant the skills to do so. I guess they wanted to save his growth for the end, but they definitely could've done more with him.

It was, but I would have liked to have seen a clearer focus, rather than this back-and-forth pandering that led the viewer to read between the lines...assuming there was anything to read, anyway. Again, it felt like the writers couldn't decide who they wanted to focus on, at least in terms of the relationship between the two brothers. Shou advanced all right on his own, but his brother had always been a major source of inspiration and his spectacular inferiority complex, and there was never really any proper resolution between the two; he never really stepped out of Kaiser's shadow...after all, he got absolutely demolished when he duelled him. Kaiser, by the same token, never really recovered from his degeneration, which started off brilliantly but ended up turning him into another random antagonist wandering about. Kaiser WAS important, for being the first to give Judai the beating he deserved (and for tying with him afterwards, which in no way diminished his standing as a credible duelist) and for being that senior, experienced character that shows like this always seem to have. His losing was important for his character progression, but I don't really think he ever recovered properly from the loss, which was...disappointing, considering what the writers tried to do with him. I dunno, I'm rambling. xD
I wouldn't say "demolished," as Shou literally had that duel won... minus the fact that the Kaiser stacked De-Fusion at the bottom of his deck. xDDD (Reverse-Cyber Style... I see what they did there! =P)

Shou did actually step out of the Kaiser's shadow, but you said that you haven't seen the final season, right? So for now I don't think I should spoil how. xD (Just know that it was pretty rushed.)

As for the Kaiser not recovering from his degeneration, that's... both true and untrue at the same time, haha. Ultimately, it was just the product of lazy writing and poor pacing. xD It looks as if the writers wanted to do a lot more with him, but they just couldn't plan out their episode numbers accordingly. As a result, he regained his personality out of nowhere during the Dark World arc, and his excuse for turning normal was that he simply "got over the phase of craving for victory." xD So yeah, there wasn't a single event that "snapped" him back to normal, but the writers had no more room for another walking antagonist. xD So in a sense, when you said that he never "recovered properly," you're right... rather than redeeming himself, he just stopped being evil xD (well, IF he qualified as evil anyways).
I guess that's what happens when the writers don't use all of their episodes wisely, they just end up rushing things.


Yeah I can do a writeup of that, just learned about it the other day too, so I'm semi familiar with it. I've been trying to think of something else to do for random cards, because it's getting kinda boring (as you can tell from what I've reviewed so far; I stopped for a couple days after generating Bunilla haha). But yeah I was thinking maybe newer cards, stuff that hasn't been released.
Ah, I didn't notice that you already had it up, haha. But now the alternative discussion is up-to-date, so that's always good!

Alternative/On-going discussion: Thoughts on today's/a previous day's random card?

My thoughts on Lose a Turn... Honestly, I don't think it was necessary for Konami to make this card, especially since Skill Drain and Vanity's are still sitting at 3. Sure, it isn't as abusable by other decks, but what good does it do for the game by having this card alongside Vanity's and Skill Drain rather than as a replacement? I personally feel that making the game revolve around floodgates is the wrong way to go... but hey, maybe Konami is only trying to get Vanilla Pendulums to rule the world for a few months before changing their minds. xD

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I liked GX for its focus on fusion monsters, which had been previously next to useless...the Elemental Heroes were an odd bunch. The Neo-Spacians were pretty awful, but it felt very fresh and exciting coming off of the second series, in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it! :3
A lot of people frown on Waking the Dragons...personally, I quite liked it! It was no worse than the Virtual World Arc, and it was a lot better than the KC Cup! I kinda feel like it inspired 5Ds a bit as well...all those dragons running around. It's always dragons. xD
Yeah so far I'm not too into Waking the Dragons haha, I'm sad that they replaced the Mai dub voice actor. But a lot of the cards in the season were just released in the Dragons of Legend Pack about a year ago so it's really interesting seeing all of these cards in the show.

And nowadays in the T/OCG, fusions are pretty commonplace. Several archetypes run primarily on fusions, and Heroes are getting new support, but yeah in the GX days, fusions were pretty innovative.

Ah, I didn't notice that you already had it up, haha. But now the alternative discussion is up-to-date, so that's always good!

Alternative/On-going discussion: Thoughts on today's/a previous day's random card?

My thoughts on Lose a Turn... Honestly, I don't think it was necessary for Konami to make this card, especially since Skill Drain and Vanity's are still sitting at 3. Sure, it isn't as abusable by other decks, but what good does it do for the game by having this card alongside Vanity's and Skill Drain rather than as a replacement? I personally feel that making the game revolve around floodgates is the wrong way to go... but hey, maybe Konami is only trying to get Vanilla Pendulums to rule the world for a few months before changing their minds. xD
Floodgate, that's the term I was looking for (you definitely have better analysis than me haha). But yeah I've always thought Vanity's should get hit. Skill Drain not as much when half of the monsters these days are getting effects in the grave. But like I said, I definitely don't think this card is as powerful as the other floodgates, but I agree that in conjunction with the other untouched floodgates that's just more copies in your deck that shuts stuff down.

In regards to Vanilla Pendulum, they're getting stronger every set haha. I played against them at a locals the other day and definitely underestimated them.

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Floodgate, that's the term I was looking for (you definitely have better analysis than me haha). But yeah I've always thought Vanity's should get hit. Skill Drain not as much when half of the monsters these days are getting effects in the grave. But like I said, I definitely don't think this card is as powerful as the other floodgates, but I agree that in conjunction with the other untouched floodgates that's just more copies in your deck that shuts stuff down.

In regards to Vanilla Pendulum, they're getting stronger every set haha. I played against them at a locals the other day and definitely underestimated them.
By this point, I don't think it would be a bad idea for Heavy Storm to come back... even if some people would frown upon it. (Heck, I'd daresay that it would be decent at 2, rather than 1.)

Oh, dear... the apocalypse begins! I'll admit that they are a genuinely interesting deck, but Qliphorts kind of... skewed my opinion on Pendulums, haha. Too bad that Vanilla Pendulums will mostly have to rely on Rank 4's, as I would've been amused to see a Vanilla Bunilla Pendulum deck. /lamepun

The Neo-Spacians were pretty awful, but it felt very fresh and exciting coming off of the second series
Aww, Grand Mole is crying in a corner now. {D:}


Anyways, it looks like the banlist topic has been dead for over a day now (ignoring the fact that I just brought up Heavy Storm LOL), so I might as well start a new one:
What archetype(s) would you like to see a new Structure Deck for? (Anything goes; it can be from the TCG/OCG, the anime, or even the manga.)

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