Another Remote Duel Extravaganza weekend has passed, giving us another amazing Sunday Main Event that awards the Top 64 finishers an invite to the next Invitational Qualifier, as well as two ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events held across the two days.

The Giant Card this time around featured the new Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon from Legendary Duelists: Season 2, which really caught my eye since I'm a Blue-Eyes fan myself. This weekend we saw some continued success from Virtual World and Drytron, but we also saw some big surprises with decks like Sky Striker and Numeron OTK making the Top 8.

Let's get into it, and let's start with the first big win of the weekend.

The Saturday Giant Card Event

So I planned to compete in both Giant Card events to keep my momentum going after my hot streak from the weekend before. In the end I landed 3rd Place at the Saturday Giant Card event, scoring an "oversized" card for my efforts. I'm still not sure what they're officially called? They're not the actual GIANT cards awarded to 1st Place, since they're less than half the size. But they're still big enough to be called a prize!

I was still piloting the same Prank-Kids list as last time, and it still did pretty well, as I expected! But sadly I lost Round 1 right away in the Sunday Giant Card event, to something that I don't think I had control over. I chose to go first, and my first Prank-Kid I could draw was the sixth card on my deck rather than in my opening five. Oh well, it happens.

Anyways, I lost to Mike Thomas and his Virtual World in Top 4 of the Saturday Giant Card. Fortunately for him, he went on and beat Jesse Kotton in the finals to win it all!

Mike's been a competitive and consistent player in the past year of the online Yu-Gi-Oh era. He helped popularize Vylon Cube with Smoke Grenade of the Thief in the Dragon Link combo deck last format, to help the deck avoid auto-losing to Dark Ruler No More or a patient Nibiru, the Primal Being. With Dragon Link largely gone from competition, he was on Virtual World for the weekend.

Thomas was kind enough to give me his list and his time for his questions, though he asked to hold back two of his Side Deck cards - a wish we were happy to respect. He said that those cards didn't come up over the weekend anyways, so he wanted to keep them close to his chest in case they could help him win an upcoming tournament.

Here's what he ran!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Virtual World by Mike Thomas

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

Created By: Mike Thomas

Event: January Extravaganza ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Rank: 1st

Advanced

Market Price: $248.69

Cards

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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Virtual World City - Kauwloon

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Place 1 "Virtual World Gate" card from your Deck face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone, then you can apply any of the following effect(s) in sequence, based on the number of "Virtual World Gate" cards you control.

• 2+: All "Virtual World" monsters you control gain 200 ATK this turn.
• 3+: Send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the GY.
• 4: Special Summon up to 4 "Virtual World" monsters with different names from your Extra Deck.
You can only activate 1 "Virtual World City - Kauwloon" per turn.

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Virtual World Gate - Qinglong

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You can banish 1 "Virtual World" card from your GY, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; negate its effects until the end of this turn (even if this card leaves the field). You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 "Virtual World" monster from your Deck to your hand, then send 1 card from your hand to the GY. You can only use each effect of "Virtual World Gate - Qinglong" once per turn.

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Vermillion Dragon Mech

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can banish 1 Tuner from your hand, field, or Graveyard, then target 1 card on the field; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished Tuners; add it to your 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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Stardust Charge Warrior

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Stardust Charge Warrior" once per turn. This card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls, once each.

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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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Cloudcastle

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Level 9 monster in your GY; Special Summon that target. Level 8 or lower monsters cannot attack the turn they are Normal or Special Summoned.

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Virtual World Kyubi - Shenshen

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Any card sent from the field to the GY is banished instead. You can only use each of the following effects of "Virtual World Kyubi - Shenshen" once per turn. When your monster declares an attack: You can return 1 banished monster to the owner's GY. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the GY: You can banish 2 other monsters from your GY with different original Types and Attributes from each other; Special Summon this card from your GY.

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Virtual World Roshi - Laolao

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If this card is in your hand: You can target 1 "Virtual World" card you control; send 1 "Virtual World" card of a different type (Monster, Spell, Trap) from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon this card, then, you can Special Summon 1 "Virtual World" monster from your GY in Defense Position, with a different name than the card sent to the GY, but negate its effects. For the rest of this turn, you can only Special Summon Level/Rank 3 or higher monsters. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Roshi - Laolao" once per turn.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

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2 Level 12 monsters

Once per turn, if an Xyz Monster battled this turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" by using 1 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; send all other cards from the field to the GY. Once per turn, if another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can attach 1 card from your hand, Deck, or Extra Deck to this card as material.

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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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Virtual World Mai-Hime - Lulu

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If this card is in your hand: You can target 1 "Virtual World" card you control; send 1 "Virtual World" card of a different type (Monster, Spell, Trap) from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon this card, then, you can add 1 "Virtual World" card of the third type from your Deck to your hand, except "Virtual World Mai-Hime - Lulu". For the rest of this turn, you can only Special Summon Level/Rank 3 or higher monsters. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Mai-Hime - Lulu" once per turn.

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Virtual World Hime - Nyannyan

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If a Level 3 monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your field while this card is in your GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card as a Tuner, but banish it when it leaves the field, also for the rest of this turn, you can only Special Summon Level/Rank 3 or higher monsters. If this card is banished: You can target 1 of your other banished cards; shuffle it into the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Virtual World Hime - Nyannyan" once per turn.

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Virtual World Beast - Jiujiu

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects while you have 2 or more monsters in your GY with the same original Type and Attribute, but different names. You can banish 2 monsters from your GY with the same original Type and Attribute, but different names, then target 1 card on the field; send it to the GY. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Beast - Jiujiu" once per turn.

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Chaofeng, Phantom of the Yang Zing

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

While this Synchro Summoned card is on the field, your opponent cannot activate effects of monsters with the same original Attribute(s) as the "Yang Zing" monster(s) used for the Synchro Summon of this card. When this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the GY: You can add 1 Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand. Once per turn, when a monster(s) your opponent controls is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Wyrm-Type monster from your Deck, in Defense Position, whose original Attribute matches the original Attribute that 1 of those destroyed monsters had on the field.

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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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Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters Gains 500 ATK/DEF for each card in your hand. You can only use each of the following effects of "Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys" once per turn.
• If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw cards equal to the number of non-Tuners used for its Synchro Summon.
• (Quick Effect): You can discard 2 cards, then target 1 card on the field; destroy it.

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Foolish Burial Goods

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Send 1 Spell/Trap from your Deck to the GY. You can only activate 1 "Foolish Burial Goods" per turn.

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Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow

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2+ Level 3 monsters

Once per turn, when an opponent's monster activates its effect (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; the activated effect becomes "both players draw 1 card". You can target 1 other "Number" Xyz Monster you control; attach this card to it as material. (Transfer its materials to that monster.) You can only use this effect of "Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow" 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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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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Coral Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is sent from the field to the GY: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Coral Dragon" once per turn.

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Ally of Justice Cycle Reader

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During either player's turn, you can discard this card to select and remove from play up to 2 LIGHT monsters from your opponent's Graveyard.

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True King of All Calamities

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2 or more Level 9 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and declare 1 Attribute; this turn, all face-up monsters on the field become that Attribute, also all monsters in your opponent's possession with that Attribute cannot activate their effects or attack. Monsters that "True Draco" and "True King" monsters in your hand would destroy with their effects can be chosen from your opponent's field.

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Constellar Ptolemy M7

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2 Level 6 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a "Constellar" Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material, other than "Constellar Ptolemy M7". (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If Summoned this way, the following effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster on the field or in either player's GY; return that target to the 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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Emergency Teleport

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Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Psychic-Type monster from your hand or Deck, but banish it during the End Phase of this turn.

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Virtual World Gate - Chuche

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You can target 1 face-up card on the field; shuffle 2 of your banished "Virtual World" cards with different names from each other into the Deck, then destroy that card. During your Main Phase: You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Virtual World" monster you control; increase or decrease its Level/Rank by 3 until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Virtual World Gate - Chuche" once per turn.

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Number 49: Fortune Tune

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2 Level 3 monsters

During each of your Standby Phases: Gain 500 Life Points. This card cannot be targeted by card effects. If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. When this card is sent from the field to the GY: Target 2 Level 3 monsters in your GY; shuffle them both into the Deck, and if you do, return this card from your GY to the Extra Deck. You can only use this effect of "Number 49: Fortune Tune" once per turn.

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Pot of Desires

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Banish 10 cards from the top of your Deck, face-down; draw 2 cards. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Desires" per turn.

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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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Virtual World Kirin - Lili

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If this card is in your hand: You can target 1 "Virtual World" card you control; send 1 "Virtual World" card of a different type (Monster, Spell, Trap) from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon this card, then, you can send 1 "Virtual World" card of the third type from your Deck to the GY, except "Virtual World Kirin - Lili". For the rest of this turn, you can only Special Summon Level/Rank 3 or higher monsters. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Kirin - Lili" once per turn.

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Virtual World Xiezhi - Jiji

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If this card is in your hand: You can target 1 "Virtual World" card you control; send 1 "Virtual World" card of a different type (Monster, Spell, Trap) from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon this card, then, during the End Phase of this turn, you can add 1 "Virtual World" monster from your GY to your hand, except "Virtual World Xiezhi - Jiji". For the rest of this turn, you can only Special Summon Level/Rank 3 or higher monsters. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Xiezhi - Jiji" once per turn.

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I went on to ask Thomas a few questions after the event.

Hey Mike! Congratulations on your Giant Card! How was the event for you and what made you decide to play Virtual World?

Hey Hanko! The event started off a bit rough for me, as I nearly lost my first round to Pacifis, the Phantasm City. After Round 1 though, the tournament was mostly familiar territory.

I played against two Drytron decks, a mirror match, a Prank-Kids build, and an Eldlich deck. While I won most of my matches this weekend thanks to the powerful effect of True King of All Calamities, Number 49: Fortune Tune proved to be the strongest card in my Extra Deck. I'd originally included the card as a safe Rank 3 to use in setting up Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder, but in both my first and final match, it was Number 49: Fortune Tune effect to gain Life Points that stole the show.

As for why I chose Virtual World, I've spent most of the format playing Drytron, but ultimately decided to switch strategies a few days before the Extravaganza because I feared that Drytron would be too heavily respected for the weekend. However, I will note that Drytron performed very well in the main event, and won the second Giant Card on Sunday, so I may have to make a return to the deck soon.

Blazing Vortex is coming out soon, bringing Virtual World Oto-Hime - Toutou and Virtual World Gate - Xuanwu to the TCG. Will those new support cards be good for the deck, and if so, how many would you include in a future build?

I think both cards are essential for the Virtual World deck moving forward. One of the strategy's biggest weaknesses right now is that sometimes it needs to jump through several hoops to make its plays, but the new support in Blazing Vortex mitigates those problems significantly. Although I'd only run one of each of the new cards, I think they'll have a huge impact on the deck moving forward.

Do you enjoy remote duels, and is it something you'll be doing more of in the future?

I had a fantastic time playing in my first official remote duel event this weekend! Due to my father's age and health, I've spent most of the past year in fairly strict isolation—so nothing felt better than to physically hold and shuffle cards for the first time in so long. I'd really been missing the feeling of going to in-person events, and the Extravaganza scratched that itch perfectly.

I'm absolutely planning on participating in more remote duel events in the future, and I've actually been starting to play them with members of my Twitch Community. I think if anyone reading this is still holding out on remote duels, they should 100% give it a chance; and I'm especially glad that Konami's gone to such an effort to give the Yu-Gi-Oh! community an opportunity to continue playing the game we love, during such unprecedented times.

Thank you Mike, and congratulations again on your win! Be sure to check out his twitch stream if you have time!

What Happened In The Main Event?

One day later in the Sunday Main Event, Bryce Cloe went 7-0-1 after 8 rounds of Swiss competition, and ended up 1st Place out of more than 270 players.

His deck of choice? Invoked Eldlich; we haven't seen that deck at the top tables for a while, so it's nice that a control deck can still win an event of this caliber. Here's what he played.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Invoked Eldlich by Bryce Cloe

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

Created By: Bryce Cloe

Event: January Remote Duel Extravaganza

Rank: 1st

Advanced

Market Price: $658.92

Cards

Cursed Eldland

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You cannot declare attacks, except with Zombie monsters. You can only use each of the following effects of "Cursed Eldland" once per turn.

• You can pay 800 LP; add 1 "Eldlich" monster or 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
• If this card is sent from the Spell & Trap Zone to the GY: You can send 1 "Eldlich" monster or 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap from your Deck to the GY.

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Huaquero of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 5/ATK 1800/DEF 1500) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can banish 1 card from either GY. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Huaquero of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Invoked Augoeides

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 Fusion Monster

If this card is Special Summoned, or a monster(s) is Special Summoned to your opponent's field: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Invoked Augoeides" once per turn. Once per turn: You can banish 1 Fusion Monster from your GY; this card gains ATK equal to that banished monster's ATK, until the end of your opponent's 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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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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Knightmare Unicorn

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; return it to the Deck, 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 Unicorn" once per turn. While any co-linked "Knightmare" monsters are on the field, for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, draw 1 card for each different card name among those co-linked "Knightmare" monsters, instead of drawing just 1 card.

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Terraforming

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

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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Invoked Purgatrio

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 FIRE monster

This card gains 200 ATK for each card your opponent controls. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

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Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

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"Dark Magician" + "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" or 1 Dragon Effect Monster

Cannot be destroyed by card effects. Neither player can target this card with card effects. During your Main Phase: You can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original ATK. You can use this effect a number of times per turn up to the number of Normal Monsters used as Fusion Material for this card. Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, and if you do that, this card gains 1000 ATK.

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Link Spider

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1 Normal Monster

Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from your hand to your zone this card points to.

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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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Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine

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Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your Deck or GY, but if you control no "Eldlich" monsters, you can only Special Summon "Eldlich" monsters with this effect. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except Zombie monsters. You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine" effect per turn, and only once that 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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Red-Eyes Black Dragon

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A ferocious dragon with a deadly attack.

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Dark Magician

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Eldlixir of Black Awakening

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Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but if you control no "Eldlich" monsters, you can only Special Summon "Eldlich" monsters with this effect. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except Zombie monsters. You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Eldlixir of Black Awakening" effect per turn, and only once that 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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Invocation

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand as Fusion Material. If Summoning an "Invoked" Fusion Monster this way, you can also banish monsters from your field and/or either player's GY as Fusion Material. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 of your banished "Aleister the Invoker"; shuffle this card into the Deck, and if you do, add that monster to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Invocation" once 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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Relinquished Anima

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1 Level 1 monster, except a Token

You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to; equip that face-up monster to this card (max. 1). You can only use this effect of "Relinquished Anima" once per turn. This card gains ATK equal to that equipped monster's.

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Eldlich the Golden Lord

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You can send this card and 1 Spell/Trap from your hand to the GY, then target 1 card on the field; send it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 Spell/Trap you control to the GY; add this card to your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your hand, and if you do, until the end of your opponent's turn, it gains 1000 ATK/DEF and cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each effect of "Eldlich the Golden Lord" once per turn.

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Magicians' Souls

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You can send up to 2 Spells/Traps from your hand and/or field to the GY; draw that many cards. If this card is in your hand: You can send 1 Level 6 or higher Spellcaster monster from your Deck to the GY, then activate 1 of these effects;

• Special Summon this card.
• Send this card to the GY, then, you can Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician" or 1 "Dark Magician Girl" from your GY.
You can only use each effect of "Magicians' Souls" once per turn.

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Aleister the Invoker

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During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard, then target 1 Fusion Monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK and DEF until the end of this turn. If this card is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up: You can add 1 "Invocation" from your Deck to your hand.

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Palladium Oracle Mana

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When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets 1 Spellcaster monster you control (and no other cards), while this card is in your hand or GY (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Palladium Oracle Mana" once per turn. Level 7 or higher Spellcaster monsters you control cannot be destroyed by card effects. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician Girl" from your hand, Deck, or GY.

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Invoked Raidjin

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 WIND monster

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; change it to face-down Defense Position.

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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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Magical Meltdown

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Aleister the Invoker" from your Deck to your hand. The activation of your cards and effects that include an effect that Fusion Summons a Fusion Monster cannot be negated, also your opponent's cards and effects cannot activate when a monster is Fusion Summoned this way. You can only activate 1 "Magical Meltdown" per turn.

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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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Conquistador of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 5/ATK 500/DEF 1800) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can destroy 1 face-up card on the field. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Conquistador of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

Once per turn, when a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can send the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap) from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, banish that card.

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Invoked Caliga

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 DARK monster

If a player's monster effect attempts to activate, none of that player's monsters can activate their effects for the rest of this turn while this card is face-up on the field. Each player can attack with only 1 monster during each Battle Phase.

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Red-Eyes Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster that lists a "Red-Eyes" monster as material from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand, Deck, or field as Fusion Materials, and if you do, its name becomes "Red-Eyes Black Dragon". You cannot Normal or Special Summon other monsters the turn you activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" per turn.

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Artemis, the Magistus Moon Maiden

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1 Level 4 or lower Spellcaster monster

If another "Magistus" monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned while you control this monster (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 of those monsters; equip this card you control to it. While this card is equipped to a monster: You can add 1 "Magistus" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Artemis, the Magistus Moon Maiden" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Artemis, the Magistus Moon Maiden" once per turn.

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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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Eldlixir of White Destiny

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Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your hand or GY, but if you control no "Eldlich" monsters, you can only Special Summon "Eldlich" monsters with this effect. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except Zombie monsters. During your Main Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Eldlixir of White Destiny" effect per turn, and only once that 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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Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent's 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. When your opponent activates a card or effect, except "Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju" (Quick Effect): You can remove 2 Kaiju Counters from anywhere on the field; negate the activation, and if you do, banish that card.

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Barricadeborg Blocker

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2 monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card; during the End Phase of this turn, add 1 Continuous or Field Spell from your GY to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Barricadeborg Blocker" once per turn. Face-up Spells you control cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects.

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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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Like Mike, Bryce was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

Congratulations on your victory Bryce! Getting 1st Place after 8 rounds of Swiss is amazing, especially with this deck in a field of Virtual Worlds and Drytrons. How was the event for you, and what made you decide to play Invoked Eldlich?

The event was great! I had a great time being able to play one of my favorite decks, Invoked Eldlich with Magicians' Souls and Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. I chose this deck because I've been playing Invoked since the full-power Gouki and Sky Striker format, so I've [really gotten to know how] the deck works and its weaknesses. I also thought Eldlich seemed to be the best engine to pair with it, for its flexibility and grinding capability.

Will you give us a quick rundown on your matchups and anything notable to point out?

Most of my matchups were either Dogmatika variants or Zoodiacs, with the exception of Round 3 where I tied against Prank-Kids, and the Finals where I played against Drytrons.

During Round 4 or 5, where I played against Dogmatika Trickstars, I only had access to Invoked Purgatrio and went to declare a direct attack into my opponent's one backrow, thinking it would be a free 3500 damage with Aleister the Invoker in the damage step. But he didn't read Invoked Purgatrio and he flipped Scapegoat to try and block. That actually gave me lethal damage with Invoked Purgatrio piercing effect, since I could attack all the tokens for game.

Not many competitors are playing Infinite Impermanence this format. What are your thoughts on it against the most popular matchups?

I wanted to have Infinite Impermanence for decks like the mirror match, Dogmatika variants with El Shaddoll Winda, Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder and Vanity's Ruler. Against those strategies it was great! It's also an easy card to side out against Dinos and Virtual World.

Do you have any changes planned to improve your deck?

So I think the Side Deck's the thing that needs the most work. I'm planning on taking out the Kaijus for Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion or Cosmic Cyclone, but I need more testing before I can decide on which.

Did you enjoy remote duels and do you have any shoutouts you want to give?

Remote duels are a ton of fun and I'd recommend everybody play in them if your locals are running them.

As for people I want to shout out, my testing partners Brian, Ian and Alex helped me test and theory craft this deck. Also my friends Orlando and Ramon, for helping me get my Magicians' Souls. Finally I'd like to thank all the folks who support my YouTubbe channel HomeBrewYGO.

Thank you Bryce for your time, and congratulations again on your win in the January Extravaganza Main Event!

What Happened With The Sunday Giant Card Event?

On the same day, Esala Wathuthantrige finally won a Remote Duel Giant Card tournament! He's been playing every Giant Card event in each Extravaganza, and he finally got what he's wanted. Wathuthantrige piloted Drytrons this time, and defeated his friend Jesse Kotton in the Finals.

…Wait, what? Yes, Kotton made back-to-back 2nd Place finishes at BOTH Giant Card events! I heard he actually switched it up and played an Eldlich deck instead of Drytrons. Unfortunately Jesse's list hasn't been made public yet, so I don't know what it's all about.

But I did manage to get Esala's deck list when they streamed on their public Duelist Academy Twitch stream post event. Here's what he played.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Drytron by Esala Wathuthantrige

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

Created By: Esala Wathuthantrige

Event: January Extravaganza ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Rank: 1st

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Market Price: $333.58

Cards

Drytron Gamma Eltanin

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster with 2000 ATK from your GY, except "Drytron Gamma Eltanin". You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Gamma Eltanin" once per turn.

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Cyber Angel Natasha

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster you control; gain LP equal to half its ATK. When a Ritual Monster you control is targeted for an attack: You can negate the attack. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 other "Cyber Angel" monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; Special Summon this card, and if you do, take control of that monster.

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Knightmare Cerberus

Market Price: $2.92

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2 monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Special Summoned monster in your opponent's Main Monster Zone; 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 Cerberus" once per turn. Your co-linked monsters cannot be destroyed by card effects.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

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2 Level 12 monsters

Once per turn, if an Xyz Monster battled this turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" by using 1 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; send all other cards from the field to the GY. Once per turn, if another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can attach 1 card from your hand, Deck, or Extra Deck to this card as material.

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Drytron Fafnir

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Drytron" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, except "Drytron Fafnir". The activation and the activated effects of Ritual Spell Cards cannot be negated. Once per turn, if a monster is Normal or Special Summoned face-up while you control a "Drytron" monster (except during the Damage Step): You can reduce that monster's Level by 1 per 1000 of its current ATK (min. Level 1) for the rest of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Fafnir" per turn.

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Drytron Zeta Aldhibah

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Zeta Aldhibah" once per turn.

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Denko Sekka

Market Price: $0.16

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Cannot be Special Summoned. While you control no Set Spells/Traps, neither player can Set Spells/Traps nor activate Spell/Trap Cards that are Set on the field.

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Dawn Knight

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If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can send 1 LIGHT monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is sent from your Deck to the Graveyard: Target 1 LIGHT monster in your Graveyard; place that target on the top of your Deck. You can only use 1 "Dawn Knight" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Drytron Delta Altais

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell in your hand, and if you do, draw 1 card. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Delta Altais" once per turn.

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Meteonis Drytron

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any Ritual Monster from your hand or GY. You must also Tribute Machine monsters from your hand or field whose total ATK equal or exceed the ATK of the Ritual Monster you Ritual Summon. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 "Drytron" monster you control; it loses exactly 1000 ATK until the end of your opponent's turn, and if it does, add this card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Meteonis Drytron" once per turn.

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Herald of Purple Light

Market Price: $0.40

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During either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Trap Card: You can send this card and 1 other Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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Herald of Mirage Lights

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2 monsters with the same Type and Attribute, except Tokens

When a Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can send 1 Fairy monster from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by an opponent's card: You can add up to 2 Ritual Monsters and/or Ritual Spells with different names from your GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Herald of Mirage Lights" once per turn.

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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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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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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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Drytron Alpha Thuban

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Alpha Thuban" once per turn.

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Drytron Meteonis Draconids

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Meteonis Drytron". Your opponent cannot target this card with monster effects. If the total Levels of monsters used for its Ritual Summon are 2 or less, this card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls once each. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can banish monsters from your GY whose combined ATK equals exactly 2000 or 4000, then target 1 face-up card your opponent controls for every 2000 ATK of the total; send that card(s) to the GY. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Meteonis Draconids" once per turn.

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Knightmare Unicorn

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; return it to the Deck, 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 Unicorn" once per turn. While any co-linked "Knightmare" monsters are on the field, for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, draw 1 card for each different card name among those co-linked "Knightmare" monsters, instead of drawing just 1 card.

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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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Borrelsword Dragon

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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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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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Herald of Orange Light

Market Price: $2.54

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During either player's turn, when an opponent's Effect Monster's effect activates: You can send this card and 1 other Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard; negate the activation and destroy it.

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Vanity's Ruler

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This card cannot be Special Summoned. Your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters.

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Downerd Magician

Market Price: $2.06

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2 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters

During your Main Phase 2, you can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 3 or lower Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If this card attacked or was attacked, after damage calculation: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Cyber Angel Benten

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". If this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original DEF in the GY. If this card is Tributed: You can add 1 LIGHT Fairy monster from your Deck to your hand.

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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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Droll & Lock Bird

Market Price: $14.09

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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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Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior

Market Price: $3.03

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2+ Link Monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: Draw cards equal to the number of "World Chalice" monsters this card points to. You can only use this effect of "Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior" once per turn. Once per turn: You can send 1 card from each player's field to the GYs. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can Special Summon 1 "World Chalice" monster from your hand.

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Drytron Beta Rastaban

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can return 1 of your banished "Drytron" monsters to the GY. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Beta Rastaban" 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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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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Eva

Market Price: $0.21

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If this card is sent to the GY: You can banish up to 2 other LIGHT Fairy monsters from your field and/or GY; add the same number of Level 2 or lower LIGHT Fairy monsters with different names from your Deck to your hand, except "Eva". You can only use this effect of "Eva" once per turn.

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Kikinagashi Fucho

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2 Level 1 monsters

Unaffected by other cards' effects. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; for the rest of this turn, this card cannot be destroyed by battle, also you take no battle damage from attacks involving this card.

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Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

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2+ monsters with different names, except Tokens

You can only control 1 "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess". The original ATK of this card becomes 800 x the number of Link Materials used for its Link Summon. Once per Chain, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can make this card lose exactly 800 ATK, and if you do, negate the activation.

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Ally of Justice Cycle Reader

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During either player's turn, you can discard this card to select and remove from play up to 2 LIGHT monsters from your opponent's Graveyard.

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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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Drytron Nova

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Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster from your Deck, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Nova" per turn. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this card.

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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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Relinquished Anima

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1 Level 1 monster, except a Token

You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to; equip that face-up monster to this card (max. 1). You can only use this effect of "Relinquished Anima" once per turn. This card gains ATK equal to that equipped monster's.

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Preparation of Rites

Market Price: $0.68

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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Lyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale

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2 or more Level 1 monsters

This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. This card can attack directly. While this card has Xyz Material, it can attack a number of times each Battle Phase, up to the number of Xyz Materials attached to it. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; until the end of this turn, "Lyrilusc" monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects, also you take no battle damage.

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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

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When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 Ritual Monster Card or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Cyber Emergency

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Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, or 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster, from your Deck to your hand. If the activation of this card in its owner's possession was negated by your opponent's card effect and sent to your GY: You can discard 1 card; add this card to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Emergency" per turn.

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Accesscode Talker

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2+ Effect Monsters

Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this card's effect activations. If this card is Link Summoned: You can target 1 Link Monster that was used as material for its Link Summon; this card gains ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating x 1000. You can banish 1 Link Monster from your field or GY; destroy 1 card your opponent controls, also for the rest of this turn, you cannot banish monsters with that same Attribute to activate this effect of "Accesscode Talker".

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Esala talks about his strategy in the early part of the stream, highlighting why it's important to play Vanity Ruler and cards like Herald of Purple Light. You can find the stream here, and the deck discussion begins around 13:45.

So The Weekend Is Over

With that, another online Extravaganza is over! It seems like we're getting these once a month now. Some things to note this time around: the tournament organizers were more serious about capping the event at 256 players, but they also allowed more players after Round 1 if they accepted a Round 1 loss.

Even with the penalty, there was still big demand to commpete and the event was inevitably as long as the last one back in December. I can't thank the tournament organizers enough, as well as the judge staff, for hosting and organizing these types of events so frequently. They really give every Yu-Gi-Oh player out there something to look forward to.

Blazing Vortex is right around the corner and only time will tell how the new set will impact competition. Hopefully I can adapt in time and, and practice enough to be ready for the Remote Duel Invitational.