New York Comic Con (NYCC) went online this weekend as "NYCC x MCM Comic Con Metaverse", and Konami was hosting some really awesome remote duel tournaments! Run by the staff of Shadow Realm Games and supported by many diligent judges, tournaments ran smoothly all weekend with lots of prizes, from Win-a-Mats and Speed Duels, to Duel Links events, Sacred Beast Structure Deck tournaments, and last but not least, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! (AOTGC).

If you've ever been to a YCS in your lifetime, you've probably seen, or even participated in a Giant Card side event. I remember my first YCS, YCS Toronto in 2013, seeing the giant Gear Gigant X and telling myself, "Wow, someday I'll win something like that." And this past weekend, I did!

That's one more item checked off my bucket list.

I knew weeks ahead of time that I only had Friday off the weekend of Metaverse, so I definitely wanted to participate in the Giant Card event. I wasn't confident that I could go undefeated, which is what it would take to win one of the marquee oversized prizes, but it's always worth a shot to try. And hey, if I did lose and drop from the event, I figured I'd just go into some Win-a-Mats after.

The Toon Kingdom Extravaganza playmat looks super nice! I know a lot of my friends went all-in, grinding for hours in lots of Win-a-Mat tournaments chasing them.

But I'm not here to talk about winning decklists from Win-a-Mats; those were smaller tournaments and Konami fired a ton of them, so there would just be too many to recap. The biggest events out of the entire weekend were the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournaments. And yeah, you had to go undefeated to win one.

Would this count as a premiere event? They're probably the biggest Remote Duel tournaments we've had so far in terms of prizing, since those giant cards can go for anywhere from 800 to 1500 dollars. Even the medium sized cards awarded to 2nd and 3rd Place can often fetch a few hundred bucks. I know: I won a couple of them over the course of my path to a full-sized version.

So who won the three big events and with what decks? I won Friday with my Lost World Dinosaurs. Paulie Aronson won on Saturday with Dragon Link. And "Sir" Pak Pamornsut won on Sunday with his infamous Infernobles. Taken together, those three decks are a pretty good representation of the current format; in my opinion they're the three best decks right now, and probably the three most popular in competition.

I do think Invoked Dogmatika's consistent enough to fit in somewhere amongst those three strategies, but I also want to point out that Numeron Decks – Both Subterror and Eldlich variants – are also quite powerful. If this was a triangle type of format, I'd think Numeron decks are on that spectrum somewhere, but just less represented in most metagames.

Friday's Lucky Giant Card Winner…. Me!

Anyways, the Dinosaur deck I went with is very similar to the one I showed you in my previous article. I've just changed some of the card choices to adapt to what I figured I'd play against.

I chose to main deck Artifact Lancea as I thought it was generally a better card if the most represented decks were going to be Dragon Link, Invoked or Dinosaurs. In reality I barely drew it in Game 1s, and there were actually more Infernoble players than I suspected. I think in hindsight I'd probably choose to main deck Nibiru, the Primal Being over Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring or Artifact Lancea.

Here's my updated list from the event!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - No-Halq Dinosaurs by Hanko Chow

'No-Halq Dinosaurs' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Hanko Chow

Event: NYCC x MCM Comic Con Metaverse

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Cards

Set Rotation

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Set 2 Field Spells with different names from your Deck on the field (1 on your field, and 1 on your opponent's field). While either of those cards remain Set on the field, neither player can activate or Set other Field Spells.

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Petiteranodon

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If this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or higher Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck, but it cannot attack this turn.

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Tornado Dragon

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; destroy it.

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Babycerasaurus

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If this card is destroyed by an effect and sent to the Graveyard, select 1 Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck and Special Summon it.

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Fossil Dig

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Add 1 Level 6 or lower Dinosaur monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Double Evolution Pill

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Banish 1 Dinosaur monster and 1 non-Dinosaur monster from your hand and/or GY; Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher Dinosaur monster from your hand or Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You can only activate 1 "Double Evolution Pill" per turn.

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 "Dinowrestler" monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn.

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Miscellaneousaurus

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During either player's Main Phase: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; during this Main Phase, Dinosaur-Type monsters you control are unaffected by your opponent's activated effects. You can banish any number of Dinosaur-Type monsters from your Graveyard, including this card; Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck with a Level equal to the total number of monsters banished to activate this effect, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only use this effect of "Miscellaneousaurus" once per turn.

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PSY-Framegear Gamma

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Linkuriboh

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1 Level 1 monster

When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can Tribute this card; change that opponent's monster's ATK to 0, until the end of this turn. If this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 Level 1 monster; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Linkuriboh" once per turn.

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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Artifact Dagda

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2 monsters with different names

When the effect of another card on the field is activated (Quick Effect): You can Set 1 "Artifact" monster from your hand or Deck to your Spell & Trap Zone as a Spell, but destroy it during your opponent's next End Phase. During your opponent's turn, if this Link Summoned card is destroyed: You can Special Summon 1 "Artifact" monster from your GY in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Artifact Dagda" once per turn.

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Droll & Lock Bird

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If your opponent adds a card(s) from their Deck to their hand, except during the Draw Phase, you can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard. For the rest of this turn, neither player can add card(s) from their Deck to their hand. (Drawing cards is also considered as "adding a card to the hand".)

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Evolzar Laggia

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters

During either player's turn, when a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

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True King Lithosagym, the Disaster

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If this card is in your hand: You can destroy 2 other monsters in your hand and/or face-up field, including an EARTH monster, and if you do, Special Summon this card, and if you do that, and both destroyed monsters were EARTH, you can also look at your opponent's Extra Deck and banish up to 3 monsters from it with different names. If this card is destroyed by card effect: You can Special Summon 1 non-EARTH Wyrm monster from your GY. You can only use each effect of "True King Lithosagym, the Disaster" once per turn.

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Lightning Storm

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Lightning Storm deals X damage to any target, where X is 3 plus the number of charge counters on Lightning Storm.
Discard a land card: Put two charge counters on Lightning Storm. You may choose a new target for it. Any player may activate this ability but only if Lightning Storm is on the stack.

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Red Reboot

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When your opponent activates a Trap Card: Negate the activation, and if you do, Set that card face-down, then they can Set 1 other Trap directly from their Deck. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent cannot activate Trap Cards. You can activate this card from your hand by paying half your LP.

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Pentestag

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2 Effect Monsters

If your linked monster attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

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Dark Ruler No More

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Negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls, until the end of this turn, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent takes no damage. Neither player can activate monster effects in response to this card's activation.

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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Knightmare Phoenix

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it, then, if this card was co-linked when this effect was activated, you can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Knightmare Phoenix" once per turn. Co-linked monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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When a card or effect is activated that includes any of these effects (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect.

• Add a card from the Deck to the hand.
• Special Summon from the Deck.
• Send a card from the Deck to the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring" once per turn.

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Secure Gardna

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1 Cyberse Link Monster

After this card is Special Summoned, you take no effect damage for the rest of this turn. Once per turn, if you would take battle or effect damage, you take no damage. Cannot be used as Link Material. You can only control 1 "Secure Gardna".

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Evolzar Dolkka

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur monsters

When another monster's effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that monster.

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Ultimate Conductor Tyranno

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 2 Dinosaur monsters from your GY. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can destroy 1 monster in your hand or field, and if you do, change all face-up monsters your opponent controls to face-down Defense Position. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card attacks a Defense Position monster: You can inflict 1000 damage to your opponent, and if you do, send that Defense Position monster to the GY.

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Dragonic Diagram

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All "True Draco" and "True King" monsters on the field gain 300 ATK and DEF. The first time each Tribute Summoned "True Draco" or "True King" monster would be destroyed by battle each turn, it is not destroyed. Once per turn: You can destroy 1 other card you control or in your hand, and if you do, add 1 "True Draco" or "True King" card from your Deck to your hand.

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Mystic Mine

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, your opponent cannot activate monster effects or declare an attack. If you control more monsters than your opponent does, you cannot activate monster effects or declare an attack. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if both players control the same number of monsters: Destroy this card.

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Animadorned Archosaur

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can destroy 1 Dinosaur monster in your hand or face-up field, except "Animadorned Archosaur", then add 1 Reptile, Sea Serpent, or Winged Beast monster with the same original Level as that destroyed monster, OR 1 "Evolution Pill" Spell, from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Animadorned Archosaur" once per turn.

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Giant Rex

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Cannot attack directly. If this card is banished: You can Special Summon this card, and if you do, this card gains 200 ATK for each of your banished Dinosaur monsters. You can only use this effect of "Giant Rex" once per turn.

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Harpie's Feather Duster

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Destroy all of your opponent''s Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

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PSY-Framelord Lambda

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2 monsters, except Tokens

You can activate the effects of "PSY-Framegear" monsters in your hand even while you control a monster(s). If a face-up Psychic monster you control is banished face-up while you control this monster (except during the Damage Step): You can activate this effect; during the End Phase of this turn, add 1 "PSY-Frame" card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "PSY-Framelord Lambda" once per turn.

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PSY-Framelord Omega

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish both this face-up card from the field and 1 random card from your opponent's hand, face-up, until your next Standby Phase. Once per turn, during your opponent's Standby Phase: You can target 1 banished card; return it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other card in the GY; shuffle both that card and this card from the GY into the Deck.

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Souleating Oviraptor

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can take 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or send it to the GY. You can target 1 other Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster on the field; destroy it, then Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your GY in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Souleating Oviraptor" once per turn.

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Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

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During either player's turn, when a monster on the field activates its effect, or when a Spell/Trap Card that is already face-up on the field activates its effect: You can send this card from your hand or field to the Graveyard; destroy that card on the field. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" once per turn.

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Pot of Extravagance

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At the start of your Main Phase 1: Banish 3 or 6 random face-down cards from your Extra Deck, face-down; draw 1 card for every 3 cards banished. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot draw any cards by card effects.

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Lost World

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All monsters on the field lose 500 ATK/DEF, except Dinosaur monsters. Once per turn, if a Dinosaur monster is Normal or Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 "Jurraegg Token" (Dinosaur/EARTH/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) to your opponent's field in Defense Position. While your opponent controls a Token, they cannot target monsters on the field with card effects, except Tokens. Once per turn, if a Normal Monster(s) on the field would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can destroy that many Dinosaur monsters in your hand and/or Deck instead.

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Artifact Lancea

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, if this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. During your opponent's turn: You can Tribute this card from your hand or face-up from your side of the field; neither player can banish cards for the rest of this turn. (this is a Quick Effect).

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On Friday, there were exactly 32 participants in the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournament. The tournament was Single Elimination all the way through, and I went undefeated so I played all five rounds.

In Round 1 my opponent had the same playmat as I did! That made me laugh a bit. He was playing a 40-card version of Dragon Link and I won 2-0. In Round 2 I played against Infernobles and that was a 2-0 as well.

In Round 3 I played Esala Wathuthantrige. If you're not familiar, he's a strong contender in Yu-Gi-Oh and you can see some of his Top Cut finishes here. He was runninng Dogmatika Invoked.

In Game 1 I opened pretty subpar against his Dogmatika board with El Shaddoll Winda. Luckily there was no Invoked Mechaba, so I was able to resolve Mystic Mine. After realizing he had no Main Deck answers to Mystic Mine, he chose to scoop Game 1 to save time.

Game 2, I opened with Artifact Lancea to keep Wathuthantrige from resolving Invocation properly. So he ended up searching for Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted with Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous and set one to his backrow. I had Dragonic Diagram and Miscellaneousaurus with Babycerasaurus, which meant I had enough resources to summon Tornado Dragon, force out his Dogmatika Punishment, and end up with an Evolzar Dolkka and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno, wiping his board for a game-winning position.

Round 4 arrives and I'm in Top 4, so I was feeling pretty good. My opponent was another Dragon Link player, this time running 60 cards and packing the Predaplant Verte Anaconda with the Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon package. I learned he was playing 60 cards, so I elected to go first after winning the roll.

I opened with a horrifying hand of Psy-Frame Driver, Lost World, Terraforming and Set Rotation with Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. I put the Set Rotation face-down. My opponent sent Absorouter Dragon to the graveyard with Dragon Ravine to get Rokket Tracer, and when he tried to use Boot Sector Launch to go off, the Set Rotation let me disrupt his combo.

But yup, even though I stopped that play, my opponent was able to summon Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon to cut me off from any good topdecks I could've had. I forfeited Game 1 to save time. I opened a lot better in Game 2, ending on Evolzar Dolkka and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno with a Petiteranodon. That meant a Dinowrestler Pankratops, and my opponent quickly surrendered to move on to Game 3.

I opened with a Droll & Lock Bird, which immediately came in handy, as my opponent resolved Black Metal Dragon effect to search Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. But he followed it up with a Triple Tactics Talent to reveal my hand of Souleating Oviraptor, two Babycerasaurus and a Pot of Extravagance. He chose to shuffle back the Pot of Extravagance.

Droll & Lock Bird

Under a lot of pressure, my opponent accidentally committed a Noctovision Dragon from his hand, thinking he could end on Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. Midway through the play he realized he couldn't search another card because he was still under Droll & Lock Bird. It was a small mistake but he still ended with the Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and Predaplant Verte Anaconda, plus a few cards in his hand.

After a final cut of my deck, I thought about all the good topdecks I could have to play through my opponent's one negate. A Miscellaneousaurus or a Fossil Dig to search it would be nice. I draw Double Evolution Pill. I summon Souleating Oviraptor to use its effect, and he actually met it with a Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. So I got the Miscellaneousaurus, used its protection effect, then attempted the other ability to summon out a Level 1: he negated that with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

I activated the Double Evolution Pill banishing Souleating Oviraptor from my graveyard along with the Droll & Lock Bird from earlier. It resolved, and I destroyed both baby Dinosaurs in my hand trough a series of combos and ended up with a Linkuriboh, a Petiteranodon, and an Ultimate Conductor Tyranno with another Double Evolution Pill to clear my opponent's board. He conceded a couple turns later.

So it's Round 5, and at this point, I'm just thankful I even made it this far. I've wound up in 2nd Place at a couple Giant Card events before, so I guess I'm used to it.

My opponent goes first, Normal Summoning Neo Space Connector. I looked at my hand and I had both Psy-Framegear Gamma and Infinite Impermanence. I was greedy and chose to use PSY-Framegear Gamma, hoping it would just end my opponent's turn, but he actually had Infernoble Knight Oliver, a card to pitch for it, and Fire Flint Lady to follow up. He summoned Crystron Halqifibrax and did the entire combo.

I tried playing the game on my turn, but I realized that I couldn't get anything going. Onto Game 2

I opened with the Dragonic Diagram combo, and used True King Lithosagym, the Disaster to take away my opponent's most important boss monsters from his Extra Deck. I set up wit a Rank 4 and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno and he scooped.

Game 3 I went second with Nibiru, the Primal Being, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Infinite Impermanence, Double Evolution Pill and Dark Ruler No More. I resolved Infinite Impermanence to negate his Immortal Phoenix Gearfried and wiped his board with Nibiru, the Primal Being. He passed, but he had a huge Rock token. I actually just needed any Dinosaur just to resolve Double Evolution Pill

I topdecked Petiteranodon! Not gonna complain, it's what I needed! I Normal Summoned it and used both monsters to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix. Double Evolution Pill got me to Ultimate Conductor Tyranno and that took care of his token. Over the next couple turns, I just flipping his monsters face-down with Ultimate Conductor Tyranno whenever he tried to combo out. I topdecked a Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, a Psy-Frame Driver and finally a Pot of Extravagance along the way, drawing me into a Fossil Dig. My opponent conceded, knowing that I can actually play the game and steamroll advantage from there.

Overall, I felt pretty lucky at some points. There were plenty of better draws in those topdeck scenarios, but they got me to where I am now. Now I just gotta wait for my Giant Jinzo the Machine Menace to arrive!

That was my tournament report from the Friday event, but I managed to contact the winner of the Saturday tournament as well, and not only did he volunteer his decklist, but his theory and thoughts on why he chose to play his build of Dragon Link.

Saturday's Giant Card Winner Paulie Aronson

Aronson was kind enough to provide us with a ton of insight, which we'll present below. First up, his general thoughts on the Metaverse event.

"That was a fun weekend! I was able to win two Win-a-Mats and a Giant Card with my 60-card Dragon Link deck. My total record for the weekend was 15-2 in matches. I've been playing this build throughout the format and I've been very happy with it."

From there he offered some details about his specific build.

"To give some context on why I play 60 cards: this deck has quite a lot of bricks, cards like Vylon Cube, Smoke Grenade of the Thief, Dragon Buster Destruction Sword, Psy-Frame Driver and Boot Sector Launch to name a few. The big reason to play a higher deck count is to lower the risk of drawing dead cards that clog your hand; you're less likely to draw your bricks in a 60-card deck than you would with a 40-card deck.

"On the flip side, a bigger total deck size lowers your chance to draw your best cards. It's a trade-off that I feel is worthwhile in this strategy, because even though Black Metal Dragon, Chaos Space, and Starliege Seyfert are indeed powerful cards, you only need to see one of them for a strong hand. Even without any of them, your hands are still really powerful since most of the deck's remaining cards are extenders. I feel it's simply more important to avoid drawing bricks as much as possible."

Aronson continued explaining the ins and outs of playing a 60-card build optimally.

"You have to fulfill one criteria for a bigger deck size to be correct: the cards you add have to maintain the same ratio of combo cards to non-combo cards as the original 40-card build would have. For example: say you're playing a 40-card deck and 30 of those cards are starters or extenders (the remainder being engine requirements, hand traps, or utility cards). 75% of that deck is combo cards. If your increase the deck size from 40 to 60, it's important that of the 20 cards you add, 75% should be starters or extenders.

"It's also arguably important to keep the ratio of hand traps in the deck the same, especially in this combo and mirror-heavy format. "

So why does that work?

"The Rokket engine is key to keeping the deck's ratio of extenders correct. Thanks to Boot Sector Launch, every Rokket's essentially an extender, especially since most players won't negate Striker Dragon search. That's why my build has such a high Rokket count.'

Aronson noted another detail that gives 60-card decks an advantage: "The other benefit is that you have more flexibility to swap cards around when you're Side Decking."

Always handy. How about matchups?

"This deck really doesn't have any bad matchups," Aronson explained. "The side packages let the deck play through tons of boards, given that you only need one or two combo pieces to OTK on your turn. For those who aren't as familiar with Dragon Link: any two Dragons, or one Dragon plus one Tuner (or one Rokket due to Boot Sector's second effect), is full combo.

"The deck's also extremely consistent. Siding out the correct cards has actually made a huge difference in reliability. I had quite a few weak hands this weekend, but I don't think I hit a single full-on brick opening across seventeen matches."

The Saturday ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD was bigger than Friday's, and actually went for one more round as a result.

"My Giant Card event on Saturday had 60 players, so I played six rounds in total. I played against two Infernobles, two Invoked Dogmatikas, an Eldlich variant, and something else that I can't remember. I'm just surprised that I didn't play a mirror match!"

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dragon Link by Paulie Aronson

'Dragon Link' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Paulie Aronson

Event: NYCC x MCM Comic Con Metaverse

Rank: 1st

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Dragon Buster Destruction Sword

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You can target 1 "Buster Blader" you control; equip this monster from your hand or your side of the field to that target. While this card is equipped to a monster, your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. While this card is equipped to a monster: You can Special Summon this equipped card. You can only use this effect of "Dragon Buster Destruction Sword" once per turn.

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Black Metal Dragon

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You can target 1 "Red-Eyes" monster you control, except "Red-Eyes B. Chick"; equip this monster from your hand or your side of the field to that target. It gains 600 ATK. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Red-Eyes" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Red-Eyes B. Chick".

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Boot Sector Launch

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All "Rokket" monsters on the field gain 300 ATK/DEF.

You can activate 1 of these effects;
• Special Summon up to 2 "Rokket" monsters with different names from your hand in Defense Position.
• If your opponent controls more monsters than you do: Special Summon "Rokket" monsters with different names from your GY in Defense Position, up to the difference. You can only use this effect of "Boot Sector Launch" once per turn.

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Striker Dragon

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Boot Sector Launch" from your Deck to your hand. You can target 1 face-up monster you control and 1 "Rokket" monster in your GY; destroy that monster on the field, and if you do, add that other monster from the GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Striker Dragon" once per turn.

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Lightning Storm

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Lightning Storm deals X damage to any target, where X is 3 plus the number of charge counters on Lightning Storm.
Discard a land card: Put two charge counters on Lightning Storm. You may choose a new target for it. Any player may activate this ability but only if Lightning Storm is on the stack.

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White Dragon Wyverburster

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 DARK monster from your GY. You can only Special Summon "White Dragon Wyverburster" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 "Black Dragon Collapserpent" from your Deck to your hand.

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Rokket Synchron

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 Level 5 or higher DARK Dragon monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, negate its effects, destroy it during the End Phase, also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters.

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Starliege Seyfert

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You can send any number of Dragon monsters from your hand and/or face-up field to the GY; add 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand, whose Level equals the total original Levels of those monsters sent to the GY. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Level 8 LIGHT or DARK Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Starliege Seyfert" once per turn.

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Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 face-up Dragon monster you control. You can only Special Summon "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" once per turn this way. During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or GY, except "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon". You can only use this effect of "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" once per turn.

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Effect Veiler

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During your opponent's Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; negate the effects of that face-up monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn.

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Martial Metal Marcher

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Tuner in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but negate its effects. You can only use this effect of "Martial Metal Marcher" once per turn. A Synchro Monster that used this card as material is treated as a Tuner while face-up on the field.

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Dragon Ravine

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Once per turn: You can discard 1 card, then activate 1 of these effects;

• Add 1 Level 4 or lower "Dragunity" monster from your Deck to your hand.
• Send 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to the GY.

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Linkross

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1 Link-2 or higher Link Monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon a number of "Link Tokens" (Cyberse/LIGHT/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) up to the Link Rating of the monster used for this card's Link Summon, also you cannot use "Link Tokens" as Link Material for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Linkross" once per turn.

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Triple Tactics Talent

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If your opponent has activated a monster effect during your Main Phase this turn: Activate 1 of these effects;

• Draw 2 cards.
• Take control of 1 monster your opponent controls until the End Phase.
• Look at your opponent's hand, and choose 1 card from it to shuffle into the Deck.
You can only activate 1 "Triple Tactics Talent" per turn.

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Silverrokket Dragon

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When a Link Monster's effect is activated that targets this face-up card on the field (Quick Effect): You can destroy this card, then look at your opponent's Extra Deck and banish 1 card from it. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was destroyed on the field by battle or card effect and sent there this turn: You can Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, except "Silverrokket Dragon". You can only use each effect of "Silverrokket Dragon" once per turn.

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Noctovision Dragon

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When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a face-down card(s) you control (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your GY; negate that effect, also your opponent cannot target that face-down card(s) with card effects for the rest of this turn. You can only use each of the following effects of "Noctovision Dragon" once per turn.

• If a DARK Dragon monster(s) is Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• If this card is sent to the GY as Link Material: You can draw 1 card.

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Thunder King, the Lightningstrike Kaiju

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field in Attack Position, by Tributing 1 monster they control. If your opponent controls a "Kaiju" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Attack Position. You can only control 1 "Kaiju" monster. Once per turn: You can remove 3 Kaiju Counters from anywhere on the field; your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated for the rest of this turn, also this card can make up to 3 attacks on monsters during each Battle Phase this turn.

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Union Carrier

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2 monsters with the same Type or Attribute

Cannot be used as Link Material the turn it is Link Summoned. You can target 1 face-up monster you control; equip 1 monster to it from your hand or Deck with its same original Type or Attribute. The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK. If you equipped it from the Deck, you cannot Special Summon monsters with that Equip Card's name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Union Carrier" once per turn.

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Black Dragon Collapserpent

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT monster from your GY. You can only Special Summon "Black Dragon Collapserpent" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 "White Dragon Wyverburster" from your Deck to your hand.

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Protector Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman

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2 monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can send 1 "Destruction Sword" card from your Deck to the GY, then, you can Special Summon 1 "Buster Blader" monster from your hand. At the end of your Battle Phase, if your opponent controls no monsters: You can target 1 "Buster Blader" monster you control that did not declare an attack this turn; inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK. You can only use each effect of "Protector Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman" once per turn.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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When a card or effect is activated that includes any of these effects (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect.

• Add a card from the Deck to the hand.
• Special Summon from the Deck.
• Send a card from the Deck to the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring" once per turn.

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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Dragunity Divine Lance

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Equip only to a "Dragunity" monster. It gains ATK equal to its Level x 100, also it is unaffected by Trap effects. During your Main Phase: You can equip 1 Dragon-Type "Dragunity" Tuner monster from your Deck to the monster equipped with this card. You can only use this effect of "Dragunity Divine Lance" once per turn.

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Guardragon Elpy

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Elpy" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Elpy(s)" once per turn.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Living Fossil

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your GY; Special Summon it and equip it with this card, but banish it when it leaves the field (even if this card has left the field). When this card leaves the field, banish the equipped monster. The equipped monster loses 1000 ATK/DEF, also its effects are negated. You can only activate 1 "Living Fossil" per turn.

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Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

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During either player's turn, when a monster on the field activates its effect, or when a Spell/Trap Card that is already face-up on the field activates its effect: You can send this card from your hand or field to the Graveyard; destroy that card on the field. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" once per turn.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap or monster effect is activated: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Radian, the Multidimensional Kaiju

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field in Attack Position, by Tributing 1 monster they control. If your opponent controls a "Kaiju" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Attack Position. You can only control 1 "Kaiju" monster. Once per turn: You can remove 2 Kaiju Counters from anywhere on the field; Special Summon 1 "Radian Token" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 7/ATK 2800/DEF 0), but it cannot be used as a Synchro Material.

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Rokket Tracer

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(Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up card you control; destroy it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, except "Rokket Tracer", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters. You can only use this effect of "Rokket Tracer" once per turn.

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One for One

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Send 1 monster from your hand to the Graveyard; Special Summon 1 Level 1 monster from your hand or Deck.

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Droll & Lock Bird

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If your opponent adds a card(s) from their Deck to their hand, except during the Draw Phase, you can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard. For the rest of this turn, neither player can add card(s) from their Deck to their hand. (Drawing cards is also considered as "adding a card to the hand".)

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Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres

Market Price: $5.02

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2 Dragon monsters

Once per opponent's turn, if this card is in the Extra Monster Zone (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field; return 1 face-up card on the field to the hand. If this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck, but make its ATK/DEF 0. You can only use this effect of "Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres" once per turn.

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Quick Launch

Market Price: $1.31

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Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, but it cannot attack, also destroy it during the End Phase.

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Omni Dragon Brotaur

Market Price: $2.05

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If a monster you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon this card from the GY (if it was there when the monster was destroyed) or hand (even if not), but banish it when it leaves the field. If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; discard 1 card, and if you do, add 1 monster from your Deck to your hand, with the same Type and Attribute as that target, but a different name. You can only use each effect of "Omni Dragon Brotaur" once per turn.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Smoke Grenade of the Thief

Market Price: $0.67

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When this card is destroyed by a card effect while equipped to a monster: Look at your opponent's hand and discard 1 card from their hand.


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PSY-Framegear Gamma

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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Borreload Savage Dragon

Market Price: $29.47

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can equip 1 Link Monster from your GY to this card, and if you do, place Borrel Counters on this card equal to that Link Monster's Link Rating. This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster equipped to it by its effect. When your opponent activates a card or effect (Quick Effect): You can remove 1 Borrel Counter from this card; negate the activation. You can only use this effect of "Borreload Savage Dragon" once per turn.

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Dragunity Phalanx

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Once per turn, while this card is equipped to a monster: You can Special Summon this equipped card.

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Guardragon Pisty

Market Price: $1.04

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. During your Main Phase: You can target 1 of your Dragon monsters that is banished or in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Pisty" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Pisty(s)" once per turn.

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Absorouter Dragon

Market Price: $0.92

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If you control a "Rokket" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Absorouter Dragon" once per turn this way. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Absorouter Dragon" once per turn.

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Chaos Space

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Send 1 LIGHT or DARK monster from your hand to the GY; add 1 LIGHT or DARK monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set from your Deck to your hand, with a Level from 4 to 8, and with a different Attribute than that monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 of your banished LIGHT or DARK monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set; place that monster on the bottom of the deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use each effects of "Chaos Space" once per turn.

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Infinite Impermanence

Market Price: $9.46

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Dragunity Knight - Romulus

Market Price: $0.35

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2 Dragon and/or Winged Beast monsters, except Tokens

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Dragunity" Spell/Trap or 1 "Dragon Ravine" from your Deck to your hand. If a Dragon monster(s) is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck to a zone this card points to (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 Dragon or Winged Beast monster from your hand in Defense Position, but for the rest of this turn, its effects (if any) are negated and it cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use each effect of "Dragunity Knight - Romulus" once per turn.

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World Legacy Guardragon

Market Price: $0.58

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When this card is activated: You can target 1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand or Special Summon it. Once per turn: You can target 1 Dragon monster you control; move that monster you control to another of your Main Monster Zones. You can only activate 1 "World Legacy Guardragon" per turn.

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Rokket Recharger

Market Price: $2.25

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If a DARK monster(s) you control that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can send this card from your hand or field to the GY, then target 1 of those destroyed monsters; Special Summon 1 DARK monster from your GY with a different original name from that targeted monster. You can only use this effect of "Rokket Recharger" once per turn. While you control a DARK monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks.

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Chaos Dragon Levianeer

Market Price: $3.37

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 3 LIGHT and/or DARK monsters from your GY. When Summoned this way: You can activate this effect; apply the following effect, based on the Attribute(s) of the monsters banished for the Special Summon, also this card cannot attack for the rest of this turn. • Only LIGHT: Special Summon 1 monster from your GY in Defense Position. • Only DARK: Shuffle 1random card from your opponent's hand into the Deck. • Both LIGHT and DARK: Destroy up to 2 cards on the field. 

You can only use this effect of "Chaos Dragon Levianeer" once per turn.

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Artifact Lancea

Market Price: $0.81

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, if this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. During your opponent's turn: You can Tribute this card from your hand or face-up from your side of the field; neither player can banish cards for the rest of this turn. (this is a Quick Effect).

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Borrelsword Dragon

Market Price: $12.93

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3+ Effect Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Attack Position monster; change it to Defense Position, also, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation. Once per turn, when this card declares an attack on a face-up monster: You can activate this effect; until the end of this turn, this card gains ATK equal to half that monster's current ATK, and if it does, that monster's current ATK is halved.

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Vylon Cube

Market Price: $1.03

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard for a Synchro Summon of a LIGHT monster: You can add 1 Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Aronson's parting words:

"In any case, I hope you guys try out this deck and enjoy it! It's extremely powerful and has a lot of niche plays you can unlock with enough experience. Lastly, I'd like to give a shoutout to my friends Hani and Nick, as well as my teammates from Luxury Gaming! Especially Pak, for winning the Sunday giant card. And to Hanko himself, both for having me contribute to this article and for winning the Friday Giant Card! The biggest shoutout of all goes to my friend Bradd Cyr, the original creator of this deck, who taught me everything about it, working with me to optimize it."

Big thanks to Paulie for taking the time to share so much info with us!

Sunday's Giant Card Winner Pak Pamornsut

Pak posted an extensively detailed report on his Youtube channel, but he sent me his matchups so I can present them here. First up, here's his build.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Infernoble Knights by Pak Pamornsut

'Infernoble Knights' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Pak Pamornsut

Event: NYCC x MCM Comic Con Metaverse

Rank: 1st

Advanced

Market Price: $481.16

Cards

Martial Metal Marcher

Market Price: $0.34

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Tuner in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but negate its effects. You can only use this effect of "Martial Metal Marcher" once per turn. A Synchro Monster that used this card as material is treated as a Tuner while face-up on the field.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

Market Price: $43.56

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Smoke Grenade of the Thief

Market Price: $0.67

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When this card is destroyed by a card effect while equipped to a monster: Look at your opponent's hand and discard 1 card from their hand.


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Infernoble Knight - Renaud

Market Price: $21.87

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If you control a FIRE Warrior monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). If Summoned this way, treat this card as a Tuner. You can only Special Summon "Infernoble Knight - Renaud" once per turn this way. If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 of your FIRE Warrior monsters, or 1 of your Equip Spells, that is banished or in your GY, except "Infernoble Knight - Renaud"; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Infernoble Knight - Renaud" once per turn.

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Infernoble Knight Captain Roland

Market Price: $0.07

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can activate this effect; during the End Phase of this turn, send 1 Equip Spell from your Deck to the GY, then add 1 Warrior monster from your Deck to your hand. During the Main Phase, if this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Warrior monster you control; equip this card to that monster you control as an Equip Spell that gives it 500 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Infernoble Knight Captain Roland" once per turn.

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Red Reboot

Market Price: $0.28

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When your opponent activates a Trap Card: Negate the activation, and if you do, Set that card face-down, then they can Set 1 other Trap directly from their Deck. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent cannot activate Trap Cards. You can activate this card from your hand by paying half your LP.

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Herald of the Arc Light

Market Price: $1.60

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap or monster effect is activated: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Deskbot 001

Market Price: $0.56

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This card gains 500 ATK and DEF for each Machine monster you control. If 2 or more Machine monsters are Special Summoned at the same time while this card is in your GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card.

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Formula Synchron

Market Price: $1.35

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1 Tuner + 1 non-Tuner monster

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. Once per Chain, during your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon using this card you control.

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Secret Six Samurai - Genba

Market Price: $1.75

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 of your banished "Six Samurai" monsters; add it to your hand. If exactly 1 "Six Samurai" monster you control (and no other cards) would be destroyed by card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead.

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Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights

Market Price: $3.55

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2 Warrior monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 Warrior monster from your Deck to your hand, but for the rest of this turn, you cannot Normal Summon/Set or Special Summon monsters with that name, nor activate their monster effects. You can send any number of Equip Spells with different names from your Deck to the GY; Special Summon 1 Warrior monster from your Deck, whose Level equals the number of cards sent to the GY. You can only use each effect of "Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights" once per turn.

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PSY-Framegear Gamma

Market Price: $4.31

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Reinforcement of the Army

Market Price: $0.11

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Add 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Harpie's Feather Duster

Market Price: $3.08

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Destroy all of your opponent''s Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

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Tatsunoko

Market Price: $0.20

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1 Tuner + 1* non-Tuner monsters

If this Synchro Summoned monster would be used as a Synchro Material, 1 monster in your hand can be used as 1 of the other materials. Unaffected by other monsters' effects.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Coltwing

Market Price: $0.27

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When this card is Special Summoned: Special Summon 2 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine-Type/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). You must control another "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster to activate and to resolve this effect. This card's Level is increased by the total Levels of all "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" you control. While you control a Token, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. Once per turn: You can Tribute 2 Tokens, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target, and if you do, banish it.

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Infernoble Knight Ogier

Market Price: $0.09

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While this card is an Equip Card, the equipped monster cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each of the following effects of "Infernoble Knight Ogier" once per turn. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can send 1 "Noble Arms" card, or 1 FIRE Warrior monster except "Infernoble Knight Ogier", from your Deck to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 Warrior monster you control; equip this card to that monster you control.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon

Market Price: $4.09

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2+ Machine monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon 3 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0), also you cannot Link Summon for the rest of this turn. Once per turn: You can Tribute up to 3 monsters, then apply 1 of these effects, based on the number Tributed;.
• 1: Destroy 1 card on the field.
• 2: Special Summon 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster from your Deck.
• 3: Add 1 Trap from your GY to your hand.

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Super Quantum Red Layer

Market Price: $1.32

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If you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only use each of the following effects of "Super Quantum Red Layer" once per turn.

• When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 "Super Quant" card in your GY; add it to your hand.
• If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 "Super Quant" monster in your GY, except "Super Quantum Red Layer"; Special Summon it, but it cannot activate its effects.

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Heritage of the Chalice

Market Price: $2.36

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Add 1 "Noble Knight" monster or 1 "Noble Arms" card from your Deck or GY to your hand. If your "Noble Knight" monster equipped with a "Noble Arms" Equip Spell is destroyed by battle and sent to the GY, while this card is in your GY: You can add this card to your hand. You can only use 1 "Heritage of the Chalice" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Neo Space Connector

Market Price: $0.20

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Neo-Spacian" monster or 1 "Elemental HERO Neos" from your hand or Deck in Defense Position. You can Tribute this card, then target 1 "Neo-Spacian" monster or 1 "Elemental HERO Neos" in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Neo Space Connector" once per turn.

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D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation

Market Price: $0.66

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Discard 1 card. Select 1 of your removed from play monsters. Special Summon it in Attack Position, and equip it with this card. When this card is removed from the field, destroy the equipped monster.

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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Plaguespreader Zombie

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If this card is in your GY: You can place 1 card from your hand on the top of the Deck; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field.

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Infernoble Arms - Durendal

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While this card is equipped to a monster: You can add 1 Level 5 or lower FIRE Warrior monster from your Deck to your hand, then destroy this card. If this card is sent to the GY because the equipped monster is sent to the GY: You can target 1 Level 5 or lower FIRE Warrior monster in your GY; Special Summon it, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of the turn, except Warrior monsters. You can only use 1 ""Infernoble Arms - Durendal"" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Lightning Storm

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Lightning Storm deals X damage to any target, where X is 3 plus the number of charge counters on Lightning Storm.
Discard a land card: Put two charge counters on Lightning Storm. You may choose a new target for it. Any player may activate this ability but only if Lightning Storm is on the stack.

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Armageddon Knight

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When this card is Summoned: You can send 1 DARK monster from your Deck to the GY.

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Living Fossil

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your GY; Special Summon it and equip it with this card, but banish it when it leaves the field (even if this card has left the field). When this card leaves the field, banish the equipped monster. The equipped monster loses 1000 ATK/DEF, also its effects are negated. You can only activate 1 "Living Fossil" per turn.

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Evenly Matched

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At the end of the Battle Phase, if your opponent controls more cards than you do: You can make your opponent banish cards from their field face-down so they control the same number of cards as you do. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin

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Once per turn: You can discard 1 card; look at your opponent's hand and choose 1 monster. If you control a monster with ATK greater than or equal to the ATK of the chosen card, destroy the chosen card, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent. Otherwise, take 500 damage.

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Fire Flint Lady

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If you control a Warrior monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. You can send this card from the field to the GY; Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior monster from your hand, and if you do, your opponent cannot target it with card effects this turn. You can only use each effect of "Fire Flint Lady" once per turn.

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Triple Tactics Talent

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If your opponent has activated a monster effect during your Main Phase this turn: Activate 1 of these effects;

• Draw 2 cards.
• Take control of 1 monster your opponent controls until the End Phase.
• Look at your opponent's hand, and choose 1 card from it to shuffle into the Deck.
You can only activate 1 "Triple Tactics Talent" per turn.

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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PSY-Framelord Omega

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish both this face-up card from the field and 1 random card from your opponent's hand, face-up, until your next Standby Phase. Once per turn, during your opponent's Standby Phase: You can target 1 banished card; return it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other card in the GY; shuffle both that card and this card from the GY into the Deck.

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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Immortal Phoenix Gearfried

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You can banish 1 Equip Spell from your field or GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card attacks: You can equip 1 face-up monster on the field to this card (max. 1) as an Equip Spell that gives this card 500 ATK. When a monster effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can send 1 face-up Equip Card you control to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You can only use each effect of "Immortal Phoenix Gearfried" once per turn.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Divine Sword - Phoenix Blade

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You can only equip this card to a Warrior-Type monster. Increase the ATK of the equipped monster by 300 points. If this card is in your Graveyard during your Main Phase, by removing from play 2 Warrior-Type monsters from your Graveyard, add this card to your hand.

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 "Dinowrestler" monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn.

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Power Tool Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can select 3 Equip Spell Cards from your Deck, have your opponent pick 1 of them at random, and add it to your hand. Return the remaining cards to your Deck. If this card would be destroyed while equipped with an Equip Spell Card, you can send that card to the Graveyard instead.

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Infernoble Knight Oliver

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While this card is an Equip Card, your opponent cannot target the equipped monster with card effects. You can only use each of the following effects of "Infernoble Knight Oliver" once per turn. You can send 1 FIRE Warrior monster or 1 Equip Spell from your hand or face-up field to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand as a Level 1 monster. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 Warrior monster you control; equip this card to that monster you control.

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Infernoble Knight Emperor Charles

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If an Equip Card becomes equipped to a monster on the field, even during the Damage Step: You can destroy 1 card on the field. During the End Phase: You can equip 1 Equip Spell from your hand or GY to this card, then you can equip 1 FIRE Warrior monster from your Deck to this card as an Equip Spell that gives it 500 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Infernoble Knight Emperor Charles" once per turn.

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Borreload Savage Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can equip 1 Link Monster from your GY to this card, and if you do, place Borrel Counters on this card equal to that Link Monster's Link Rating. This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster equipped to it by its effect. When your opponent activates a card or effect (Quick Effect): You can remove 1 Borrel Counter from this card; negate the activation. You can only use this effect of "Borreload Savage Dragon" once per turn.

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Linkross

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1 Link-2 or higher Link Monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon a number of "Link Tokens" (Cyberse/LIGHT/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) up to the Link Rating of the monster used for this card's Link Summon, also you cannot use "Link Tokens" as Link Material for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Linkross" once per turn.

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Sunday's Giant Card event had around 40 participants, and Pamornsut's matchups were as follows:

Pamornsut actually had a different list the night before the convention kicked off. But tournament protocols for this event required you to pre-register and play all three days with the deck you submitted, so he wasn't allowed to change his deck from the one he'd registered previously. Nevertheless, through thick and thin, he came out on top in Sunday's Giant Card event.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

I've seen Pamornsut practice with Infernobles since before Rise of the Duelist was released in the TCG, and it goes to show you how building experience with one deck over and over can reward you with a better understanding of how to play it. That said, it's also important to learn how other decks work just to get a feel for their perspectives, what they want to do, and their strengths and weaknesses.

Pak is the man who's practiced Infernobles 10,000 times and he even showcases everything you need to know about it on his channel. It's a very educational resource to better understand combo decks, and I'd definitely recommend you watch his stuff.

The Winged Dragon of Ra (Alternate Art)

The Weekend Is Over

So yeah, I got the Giant Jinzo the Machine Menace! Paulie got the Giant The Winged Dragon of Ra (Alternate Art) with the new artwork, and Pak got the Giant Egyptian God Slime. I did hear that there were some technical issues which are probably inevitable in these types of events, especially with so many players in a Discord server all at once, but my Friday event ran smoothly.

I want to take the time here to thank all the staff from Shadow Realm Games for hosting such an amazing weekend. They host local Remote Duel tournaments every day on their Discord server Grandmaster Games, and it's a great place to try out remote dueling! You can find their server right here.

This entire weekend wouldn't have been possible without all the judges who ran the event, and supported all of us who competed, from scorekeeping to monitoring games. I actually felt really comfortable in this type of setting; the extra set of eyes on competitive games made me feel really safe playing against my opponents, so that the integrity of the game states could be more assured.

Thank you! Till next time.