Remote Duels have come a long way. We're starting to see that even with just small gatherings of six to ten players to start, enough dedication and the right advertising can build a remote local up to a full 32 players: enough for five rounds of competitive Yu-Gi-Oh. It's happening everywhere as you read this.

Last month's New York Comic Con online event was a huge step; it proved that with enough manpower and enough judges, it's possible to host a 60-player Remote Duel tournament with few or no problems. Then suddenly with only a week's notice, Konami surprised us all by announcing the first-ever Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza, which took place just last weekend. It was a crazy-ambitious event hosted in not only select Latin American Discord servers, but also the same American server that hosted the previous event for New York Comic Con too.

And impressively, Konami and tournament organizers Shadow Realm Games did it again! With the help of many judges, they hosted and organized another amazing tournament weekend. This one had more Win-a-Mats, more Structure Deck duels, Speed Duels, Duel Links tournaments, and yet again, the ever-popular Attack of the Giant Card!! events.

BUT! There was another twist this time. The weekend featured a Sunday "Main Event" tournament, with a huge cap of 256 players. The top finishers earned an EXCLUSIVE 2020 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Qualifier National Playmat! I assume this was the mat they were supposed to give out this year for the WCQs, had we not been in lockdown. It has the full artwork of Ferocious Flame Swordsman on a fiery red background, a very appealing and collectible prize.

But that's not all! The main event was also awarding invites to the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier, the same invitations slated to be given out at the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event next week on December 5th and 6th! Since the main event was contested in a Swiss format rather than the harsher single elimination style of Giant Card!! tournaments, many players remarked that it felt like an online Regional, since the prizing and length of the tournament was very similar to the Regional Qualifiers we all know and love from the pre-COVID days.

So What All Happened?

I, my fellow writer Zachariah Butler, and many of my online friends all took the weekend off to play in the Extravaganza. Unfortunately I could only get the Sunday off, but that was all I needed to be able to play in the main event.

My friend Jibriel Braithwaite ended up winning the Saturday Attack of the Giant Card!! tournament, going undefeated against 70+ other players with Virtual World. That earned him not only the giant GOLD RARE alternate art Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess (Alternate Art) but also free entry into the Sunday main event.

Sunday also had another Attack of the Giant Card!! event and this time, also awarding a giant printing of Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess (Alternate Art). Participation in the Sunday Giant card event was a bit slower, because so many players wanted to compete in the main event instead, even though winning an exclusive giant card could be worth more than an exclusive playmat. As a result, it took a couple more hours than planned to reach the 32 player minimum to fire that second Giant Card!! tournament.

In the end, Ashik Najib beat Jesse Kotton in the finals of that Sunday Giant Card!! to earn himself the giant, gold Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess (Alternate Art). But we'll get more into that later.

As for the main event, it got over 185 participants for initial signup! And after Round 1, they decided to let eve more players participate if they chose to accept a Round 1 loss, which brought up the count to 191! That's pretty astounding! The player cap was set to 256 competitors, but who knew that there were so many players interested in Remote Dueling at a competitive level, especially with only a few days' notice. It's crazy to think how each and every one of those players had their own Remote Duel setup at home. We really, really need to thank all the staff members who were able to handle such a large-scale online event!

Once we were over 130 players that meant we were playing 8 Rounds, each being 50 minutes of Yu-Gi-Oh. We started at 10:00am PST, or 1:00pm my time, so I knew it was going to be a loooooong day, just like how Regionals should be.

While that might sound like a bit much to some, that kind of tournament is exactly what I and many other duelists like me dream of having nowadays. We all miss those moments when a judge's voice comes on the mic and says, "You have 40 minutes, you may begin." Or even the dreaded, "That's time in the round, please proceed to your end of match procedures." It might not be exactly the same as it was, but this was still amazing, and in some ways maybe even better, since it was all played from the comfort of your own home!

I participated in the event and overall, I really enjoyed it. I like Remote Duels in general, especially when you get to compete with other players who know the unique ins and outs of the medium. But because of this event's prizing and Swiss format, my mindset was much more lax than normal; I felt that I could afford some mistakes. The prize, AKA "the playmat" was to be given to everyone in the Top 16, So I didn't have to win the entire event, I just need to top. Worse case, I figured I could still try to Top 64 for the invite. Ideally speaking, I could afford up to two losses to have a chance at the playmat, and possibly a third loss at most to get the invite and score a decent finish.

Unfortunately for me I ended up getting two losses and a draw at the end of it all, finishing at 26th place piloting Dinosaurs. On the other hand, Ryan Yu also played Dinosaurs, and ended up going undefeated in all 8 Rounds to win this groundbreaking event!

There were so many big names in competition, from Championship-level veterans like Esala Wathuthantrige, Paulie Aronson, and Ryan Levine, to creators and fan-favorites like Pak Pamornsut, Robert Kenny, and even Susu from HeadtoHead Battles. Competition was fierce! It was definitely not your average Remote Duel locals and certainly worthy of being called an online Regional.

But enough of the introductions. I know what you're all here for, you want those decklists! And I've found them for you! I even asked the weekend's most successful players some questions to get more of their thoughts on how they approached this unique event. Even when life is strange and dueling is different, winners of events like these deserve the spotlight.

Saturday's Giant Card Winner: Jibriel Braithwaite

I've seen Jibriel top lots of online events in the last year, playing a range of decks: stuff like Madolches, Infernobles and now Virtual World. This weekend, he ended up winning the Saturday Giant Card!! by defeating over 70 other players, and winning against Esala in the finals.

Here's what he ran.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Virtual World by Jibriel Braithwaite

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

Created By: Jibriel Braithwaite

Event: November Remote Duel Extravaganza

Rank: 1st

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Cards

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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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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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 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 Phoenix - Fanfan

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2+ Level 6 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 2 materials from this card, then target 1 face-up card your opponent controls and 1 card in either GY; banish them. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed by battle with an opponent's attacking monster, or by an opponent's card effect while in its owner's Monster Zone: You can Special Summon 2 "Virtual World" monsters with the same Type and Attribute as each other from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Virtual World Phoenix - Fanfan" 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 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 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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Number 39: Utopia Beyond

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2 Level 6 monsters

If this card is Xyz Summoned: The ATK of all monsters your opponent currently controls become 0. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control and 1 "Utopia" monster in your Graveyard; banish the first target, and if you do, Special Summon the second target, then gain 1250 LP.

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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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Imperial Order

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Negate all Spell effects on the field. Once per turn, during the Standby Phase, you must pay 700 LP (this is not optional), or this card is destroyed.

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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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Skill Drain

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Pay 1000 Life Points. The effects of all face-up Effect Monsters are negated.

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The Phantom Knights of Break Sword

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2 Level 3 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 card you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed: You can target 2 "The Phantom Knights" monsters with the same Level in your GY; Special Summon them and increase their Levels by 1, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters.

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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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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 you do, its effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard; return that target to the hand.

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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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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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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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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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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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Twin Twisters

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Discard 1 card, then target up to 2 Spells/Traps on the field; destroy them.

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Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir

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2 Level 9 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects;
- Banish 1 card your opponent controls.
- Banish 1 random card from your opponent's hand.
- Banish 1 card from your opponent's Graveyard.
- Banish the top card of your opponent's Deck, face-up.

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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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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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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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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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Token Collector

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If a Token is Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from the GY (if it was there when the Token was Special Summoned) or hand (even if not). You can only use this effect of "Token Collector" once per turn. If this card is Special Summoned: Destroy as many Tokens on the field as possible, and if you do, this card gains 400 ATK for each Token destroyed. Neither player can Special Summon Tokens.

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Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger

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2 Level 7 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 5 or 6 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage.

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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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Cloudcastle

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

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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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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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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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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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Jibriel was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions for me in the wake of the weekend. Here's how it went.

Hey Jib, how was the weekend overall for your deck? Did you change much of your build after Saturday, for the Sunday event?

"The weekend went great, I can't complain at all. I experienced minimal bricking issues during the Giant Card!! event. After this weekend I'd change the third Foolish Burial Goods for a Metalfoes Fusion."

What matchups did you face in the Giant Card!! tournament? Do you remember any highlights that you want to share from that event?

"I don't remember all my matchups but I can tell you there were lots of Zoodiac decks in contention. I played against four Zoo decks in total."

What made you decide to play Virtual World? I've noticed you played Infernobles before, why change now?

"I decided to play Virtual World because I've been following the deck from the OCG, and after some recent tested success I decided to stick with it."

Do you think this deck has any bad matchups? Against traps, floodgates, hand traps or huge monster boards?

"In my opinion the hardest matchup for the deck is Infernoble Knights. The deck could brick at times and when that happens you usually need a turn to try to get back into the game, but Infernobles usually won't give you that turn."

The deck's pretty popular nowadays. What do you suggest players do in the mirror match?

"The mirror's really tricky, but weirdly enough the key to winning it, is just ignoring the True King of All Calamities. Most of the time you're still able to make your own True King of All Calamities while you're under your opponent's lock."

Your list is very solid. One might even say that Virtual Worlds is a pretty affordable deck. But if someone were to ask you what they could replace Triple Tactics Talent with since they don't have it, what would you suggest they run instead?

"If Triple Tactics Talent is out of your range I'd advise you to play a copy of Called by the Grave with two Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit."

How many games did you win just because you were able to resolve True King of All Calamities to essentially skip your opponent's turn? What's the "game plan" when you don't want to make Calamities?

"Obviously people are really sick of True King of All Calamities, but in reality it only wins you the combo matchup. Against strategies like Eldlic/Zoo/Invoked, it simplifies the game but doesn't win the match outright.

"So instead, I try to draw as many cards as I can. Climbing with Coral Dragon or Stardust Charge Warrior into Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys is great, since it's got a Quick Effect to pop any card. I also try to prioritize summoning Virtual World Kyubi - Shenshen, especially in the Eldlich matchup so that their traps won't go to the grave while it's on the field."

Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

If they hosted another huge Remote Duel event like this weekend, would you play in it?

"If Konami hosted another big event I'd definitely play. I had a great time this weekend."

To conclude this, any shoutouts you want to give?

"Shoutout to my team and sponsor, Team Playmakers!"

Thanks for your time Jibriel! And congratulations on your giant Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess (Alternate Art)!

Sunday's Main Event Winner: Ryan Yu

Ryan Yu's one of Canada's best players, competing on the level of his fellow countrymen Jesse Kotton and Gabriel Vargas as one of the leading players in the modern era. From a slew of Regional successes, to winning it all at the Dragon Duel World Championship in 2017, Ryan's an experienced pilot who can consistently do well because he studies the game so intensely. His insight and understanding often let him choose the perfect deck for any given event, getting him an upper hand over his opponents.

Last weekend he did it again, beating out more than 190 other players to go 8-0, and win the Extravaganza main event with Dinosaurs. With such tough competition, including a Finals Match against Paulie Aronson, Yu's win was a huge accomplishment, especially for such a young player.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dinosaurs by Ryan Yu

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

Created By: Ryan Yu

Event: November Remote Duel Extravaganza

Rank: 1st

Advanced

Market Price: $490.58

Cards

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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Ultimate Conductor Tyranno

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 2 Dinosaur-Type monsters from your Graveyard. Once per turn, during either player's Main Phase: 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 Graveyard.

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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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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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Evolzar Laggia

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters // 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 destroy that card.

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Token Collector

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If a Token is Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from the GY (if it was there when the Token was Special Summoned) or hand (even if not). You can only use this effect of "Token Collector" once per turn. If this card is Special Summoned: Destroy as many Tokens on the field as possible, and if you do, this card gains 400 ATK for each Token destroyed. Neither player can Special Summon Tokens.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell 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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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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Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer

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2 Level 4 monsters

You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; change it to face-down Defense Position. You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card, then target 1 other face-up card on the field; shuffle it into the Deck. You can only use 1 "Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer" effect per turn, and only once that 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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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 Graveyard. 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 Graveyard in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Souleating Oviraptor" once per turn.

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Fossil Dig

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

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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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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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Survival's End

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Destroy as many Normal Monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monsters from your Deck, up to the number destroyed, but destroy them during the End Phase. You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 Dinosaur-Type monster you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them.

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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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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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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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Lost World

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All monsters on the field lose 500 ATK and DEF, except Dinosaur-Type monsters. Once per turn, if a Dinosaur-Type monster is Normal or Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 "Jurraegg Token" (Dinosaur-Type/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-Type monsters in your hand and/or Deck instead.

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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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Abyss Dweller

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2 Level 4 monsters

While this card has an Xyz Material attached that was originally WATER, all WATER monsters you control gain 500 ATK. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; any card effects that activate in your opponent's Graveyard cannot be activated this turn.

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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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Babycerasaurus

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If this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck.0

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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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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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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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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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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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Evolzar Dolkka

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters // When an Effect Monster’s effect activates: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation and destroy it.

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Twin Twisters

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Discard 1 card, then target up to 2 Spells/Traps on the field; destroy them.

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Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, during your Standby Phase, detach 1 material from this card. If you cannot, destroy it. This Attack Position card cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. Your opponent cannot target this Attack Position card with card effects. While this card is in face-up Defense Position, change all face-up monsters on the field to Defense Position, also negate the activated effects of monsters that were in Defense Position when that effect was activated.

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D.D. Crow

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During either player's turn: You can discard this card to the Graveyard, then target 1 card in your opponent's Graveyard; banish that target.

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Skull Meister

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When a card effect is activated in your opponent's GY (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; negate that effect.

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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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Hey Ryan, how was the weekend for you?

"Hi! Overall my weekend was pretty great. I was pretty tired after all the Remote Dueling - I played 14 rounds of Yu-Gi-Oh! In total - but it was the most fun I've had playing in a really long time. It felt good to be using real cards again, and most of my opponents were super pleasant and just excited to be able to play cards again.

"Another big part of it was the way that the tournament organizers set everything up: it ran very smoothly, and I'm grateful to all of the staff who devoted their weekend to doing this for the players."

Why did you choose to play Dinosaurs over any other deck?

"I chose to play Dinosaurs primarily because it was the only deck I had available. I played it recently at the August Remote Duel Invitational and took it to the Top 8 at the team LCS. I didn't have a lot of time to prepare, being busy with school and only vaguely aware of the event before it was brought up to me by a friend.

"Eventually I just asked my friend Franco, who was one of my teammates from the LCS, and also the only person to top the last LCS with Dinosaurs, for his list. I consulted with a couple of other friends and made some minor edits. I might have ended up playing a Zoodiac variant given more time, but I feel very comfortable with Dinosaurs so it wasn't a huge deal to me."

Do you remember your matchups for the event? Any notable highlights you want to share?

"My matchups were as follows…

"Here are a couple memorable anecdotes from my rounds:

"In Round 3, I got a game loss because I wasn't aware of the pairings. But I got to choose turns for Game 2, and let my opponent go first… he promptly Normal Summoned Inspector Boarder and set some backrow. Needless to say, I thought I was going to lose the match in record time. However, my hand was very apt for playing out of it, as I had Dinowrestler Pankratops, Infinite Impermanence, and Lost World. I resolved a clutch Survival's End to deal with his Inspector Boarder, putting him too far behind to come back.

"In Round 5, I played against Esala, the only person I lost to throughout the weekend - he eliminated me from the Giant Card!! on Saturday in 2-0 fashion. In Game 1, he didn't draw a Zoodiac monster, so I was able to pressure him into conceding. Then in Game 2, I drew pretty poorly, and he was able to put enough damage on board after a couple of turns.

"Game 3 was a whirlwind: I drew three copies of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and he drew one of his own which stopped my only play. I kept using Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring against his copies of Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine to stop him from putting lethal on the field, but it was still looking pretty bad.

"After a few turns, he had a board of Eldlich, the Golden Lord with a Divine Arsenal AA Zeus - Sky Thunder on the field with some Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine facedown, and a mystery card set. I had a Babycerasaurus, Lost World, and Survival's End set. I drew Miscellaneousaurus for turn, and I thought I would be able to steal the game…

…But when I used its effect to summon Animadorned Archosaur from my deck and destroy my Babycerasaurus, he chained Different Dimension Ground! I couldn't summon with Babycerasaurus or use my Double Evolution Pill, since I had no Dinosaurs to banish. He used Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder in the End Phase to banish my Subterror Nemesis Archer, sending my Survival's End to the graveyard too.

"The next turn he drew Cursed Eldland and put me at 100 Life Points with another Eldlich the Golden Lord and Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder, but I'd run him out of practically all of his Eldlich cards. I drew a Babycersaurus for turn, which was pretty much perfect. I activated Lost World and Normal Summoned the baby, giving him a Juraegg token.

When I threatened to attack and trigger some damage step effects, he had to use Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder, and I chained Survival's End in my Graveyard to destroy Babycerasaurus and Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder, clearing the entire field. I summoned Souleating Oviraptor and added Petiteranodon after that, attacking for 1800.

In Main Phase 2 I used Double Evolution Pill for Ultimate Conductor Tyranno and passed. The next turn he drew a card to discard for Eldlich the Golden Lord, sending away my Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. He then flipped up a Huaquero of the Golden Land, his last Golden Land card, to crash into my Souleating Oviraptor.

This put him at zero cards to my Petiteranodon in hand, and he was at 5300 LP to my 100 with 1 minute left on the clock. I drew another Survival's End, Normal Summoned Petiteranodon, attacked for 500, set Survival's End and passed. He drew a dead Nibiru, the Primal Being and had to pass back. I then drew Fossil Dig for an Souleating Oviraptor, which let me get another Ultimate Conductor Tyranno to steal the game! That was definitely my closest match of the weekend, and I was really fortunate to have won the topdeck war there.

"In Round 8, I played against Paulie Aronson's 60-card Dragon Link deck. He won the die roll and chose to start Game 1… but he passed with no moves. I proceeded to combo, playing through both Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Infinite Impermanence with my Lost World. In Game 2, he went first… and passed again after setting a card I later found out to be Cosmic Cyclone. I used PSY-Framegear Gamma when he tried to Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring my Pot of Extravagance, and that's a wrap!"

Personally I want to know why some Dinosaur players choose to play Accesscode Talker. Why did you run it? What scenarios does it come up in to make it worth such a big commitment?

"I don't think Accesscode Talker is that big of a commitment in this deck, as Dinosaur's actually a lot better at Link-climbing than most people realize. All of the babies really add up, especially when you're exchanging them with Souleating Oviraptor and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. So, playing Accesscode Talker is definitely a great option.

"It tends to come up in situations where you need to push for lethal, like the Dinosaur mirror, where closing out the game fast is imperative, and you can finagle your way into a 5300 ATK Accesscode Talker and a 3500 ATK Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. It can also deal with cluttered fields against decks like Eldlich and Altergeist."


I noticed you chose to play Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer over other options. What made you decide to play it in this format?

"I opted to play Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer solely as an out to Infinitrack Fortress Megaclops. I expected Zoodiac to be very popular for the weekend, and while it's typically a very favourable matchup for Dinosaurs thanks to Miscellaneousaurus, the standard Dinosaur deck has no searchable outs to Infinitrack Fortress Megaclops. I didn't want to have to draw Infinite Impermanence if they went for it, so I removed a PSY-Framelord Omega to fit it in."

How was Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir? Did you ever make it? I also play the card now and I enjoy its applications.

"Bagooska was one of the best cards in my Extra Deck last weekend. It's especially good against rogue decks, and decks that are heavily reliant on monster effects but lack Link Monsters.

"In particular, this weekend I made it on three separate occasions: once against an Infernoid player, once against Zoodiacs, and once in a Dinosaur mirror match. It was pivotal in all three games, buying me the turn I needed to out-resource my opponent."

A lot of players out there complain about Dinosaurs, thinking it's a ban-worthy deck. Since you've now added another victory to Dinosaurs' record, do you think there's any chances that Dinosaur cards will get hit on the Forbidden & Limited List? And if so, what cards and why?

"I'm not sure that this weekend's results will influence Konami's decisions regarding the upcoming Forbidden & Limited list, but it wouldn't surprise me, seeing as how there's a lack of data for them to analyze due to COVID-19. However, in my opinion, the fact that only two Dinosaurs made the Top 16 should say something about the deck.

"I don't think it's nearly as unfair as people make it out to be: people love to complain about Miscellaneousaurus in particular because of the way that it protects all of your plays for a phase, or about Ultimate Conductor Tyranno potential to end a game instantly, but most of the deck's critics are happy to overlook Dinosaur's flaws. To name a few, firstly, the deck's pretty inconsistent compared to decks like Infernoble and Dragon Link.

"Secondly, the deck has a large choke point, that being the activation of Miscellaneousaurus in the graveyard. I was usually able to shut down my mirror matches with Skull Meister, D.D. Crow, PSY-Framegear Gamma, or Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, and I felt pretty in control whenever I played against one.

"Finally, there's a suite of cards that are incredibly efficient against Dinosaur that most people don't make use of. These include Kaijus, Triple Tactics Talent, Dark Ruler No More, Forbidden Droplet, and many more. I would say that Dinosaur is actually quite easy to prepare for if you're planning on participating in an event.

"That being said, I think that a hit to the deck would entail a limitation on either Souleating Oviraptor, Miscellaneousaus or both. They both do so much for the deck, acting as multi-purpose combo starters and extenders."

What are your thoughts on the entire remote dueling experience? Do you think it's expensive? How do you think Remote Duels can be improved on?

"I think that Remote Duels are a great way to play Yu-Gi-Oh! right now. I for one enjoy them a lot, as I can talk with my opponents and use actual cards when dueling. I don't find it expensive at all, as you just need to be able to stream a portion of your desk to play.

"The only things you need are cards (which isn't any different from "normal" play), and a phone or some other way to stream. I think the only area of potential improvement for Remote Duels would be more defined policy in terms of disconnects: in particular, I think that if one player is clearly about to win a game before they disconnect, penalties should be issued on a case-by-case basis, with consideration being given to the current game state."

If they hosted another huge Remote Duel event like this weekend, would you play in it?

"I would love to play in another one of these Remote Duel events!"

To conclude this, any shoutouts you want to give?

"To conclude, I'd like to shout out the WaF discord, especially the people who helped me with my deck and gave me encouragement - you know who you are! The same goes for my sponsor, Team GameNation, and my family."

Thanks for your time Ryan Yu, and congratulations on winning the weekend's main event!

Sunday's Giant Card Winner Ashik Najib!

Ashik Najib was one of the few lucky players to participate in Sunday's Attack of the Giant Card!! event. Ashik went undefeated and bested the rest of the field, facing Jesse Kotton in the Finals to win his Giant Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess (Alternate Art).

Najib played Invoked Dogmatika Eldlich. A very spicy mix, with very custom ratios.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dogmatika Invoked Eldlich by Ashik Najib

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

Created By: Ashik Najib

Event: November Remote Duel Extravaganza

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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

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

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Invoked Elysium

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1 "Invoked" monster + 1 monster that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck

Must first be Fusion Summoned with the above Fusion Materials. While face-up on the field, this card is also DARK, EARTH, WATER, FIRE, and WIND-Attribute. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 "Invoked" monster you control or in your GY; banish it and all monsters your opponent controls with the same Attribute as that monster.

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Titaniklad the Ash Dragon

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"Fallen of Albaz" + 1 monster with 2500 or more ATK

Gains ATK equal to the combined original Levels of the monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 100. After this card is Fusion Summoned, for the rest of this turn, it is unaffected by the activated effects of any other monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 "Fallen of Albaz" or "Dogmatika" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Titaniklad the Ash Dragon" once per turn.

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Salamangreat Almiraj

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1 Normal Summoned monster with 1000 or less ATK

(Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 1 monster you control; it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects this turn. When a Normal Summoned monster you control is destroyed by battle, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Salamangreat Almiraj" 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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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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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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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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Forbidden Droplet

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Send any number of other cards from your hand and/or field to the GY; choose that many Effect Monsters your opponent controls, and until the end of this turn, their ATK is halved, also their effects are negated. In response to this card's activation, your opponent cannot activate cards, or the effects of cards, with the same original type (Monster/Spell/Trap) as the cards sent to the GY to activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Forbidden Droplet" per turn.

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Black Luster Soldier - Soldier of Chaos

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3 monsters with different names

If this card was Link Summoned using a Level 7 or higher monster(s) as material, your opponent cannot target it with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can activate 1 of these effects;
• This card gains 1500 ATK.
• This card can make a second attack during the Battle Phase of your next turn.
• Banish 1 card on the field.

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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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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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Artifact Lancea

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, if this Set card in the Spell & Trap 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 field; neither player can banish cards for the rest of this turn (this is a Quick Effect).

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Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous

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Cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. You can only use each of the following effects of "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous" once per turn. If a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can activate this effect; add 1 "Dogmatika" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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Elder Entity N'tss

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell 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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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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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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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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Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

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When a monster on the field activates its effect, or when a Spell/Trap that is already face-up on the field activates its effect (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand or field to the GY; destroy that card on the field. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" once per turn.

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Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted

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During the Main Phase, if a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, then, if you control another "Dogmatika" monster, you can negate the effects of 1 face-up monster on the field, until the end of this turn. When your "Dogmatika" monster declares an attack: You can make all "Dogmatika" monsters you currently control gain 500 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted" once per turn.

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Twin Twisters

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Discard 1 card, then target up to 2 Spells/Traps on the field; destroy them.

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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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Dogmatika Punishment

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; send 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from your Extra Deck to the GY, and if you do, destroy that monster. Until the end of your next turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Dogmatika Punishment" per turn.

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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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Dimensional Barrier

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Declare 1 monster card type (Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Pendulum); for the rest of this turn, neither player can Special Summon monsters of the declared type, also negate the effects of all monsters of that type while they are on the field. You can only activate 1 "Dimensional Barrier" per turn.

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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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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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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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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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Wind Pegasus @Ignister

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

During your Main Phase: You can destroy Spells/Traps your opponent controls, up to the number of "@Ignister" monsters you control. If another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect, while this card is on the field or in the GY: You can banish this card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; shuffle it into the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Wind Pegasus @Ignister" once per turn.

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Nadir Servant

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Send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, then add 1 "Dogmatika" monster or "Fallen of Albaz" from your Deck or GY to your hand, that has ATK less than or equal to that sent monster in the GY, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Nadir Servant" per turn.

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There Can Be Only One

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Each player can only control 1 monster of each Type. If a player controls 2 or more monsters of the same Type, they must send some to the GY so they control no more than 1 monster of that Type.

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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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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 card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Invocation" once per turn.

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Hello Ashik, will you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from? Have you ever topped any other events before?

"I'm from Georgia. I've topped the occasional Regional but no premier tops yet."

How was the weekend overall for you? Did you play in any of the other tournaments such as Win-a-Mats or the Saturday Giant Card?

"I played some events on Saturday, winning a Win-a-Mat, but lost the Giant Card!! event in Top 8, unfortunately. Glad I won the Sunday one!"

Why did you choose to play this deck?

"It's a flexible deck with a lot of room for innovation depending on your build. Consequently you can play weird ratios that other decks normally can't."

How were your matchups? Any notable highlights you want to share?

"My matchups on Sunday were Fluffals, Dragon Link, Zoodiacs, Phantom Knights, and Virtual World. My only loss in the whole tournament was one game to the Zoodiac player."

"I lost the dice roll in the last round against Virtual World, not to mention I didn't draw any hand traps. So on my turn, I had to bait the trap card Virtual World Gate - Chuche, then play Mystic Mine control for 50 minutes. It was a single game match!"

I see you Side Decked two copies of Dimensional Barrier? How was that card for you this weekend? What made you side two of it?

"It was pretty good. In sided games you need absolute stops to decks that side Lightning Storm or Harpie's Feather Duster against you, and this card fills that role pretty well. I only played two because I wanted room to play There Can Be Only One, which isn't as good at playing around removal but more impactful."

What's your opinion on the Shaddoll package with Dogmatika Maximus that other players run in decks like this? Why did you not choose to play it?

"I didn't feel the engine was necessary, but more importantly using Dogmatika Maximus effect Turn 1 is a bit naive."

What are your thoughts on the entire remote dueling experience? Do you enjoy it? Do you think it's expensive? How do you think Remote Duels can be improved?

"Other than the occasional connection issue here and there, it was fantastic! There are actually a lot of elements about remote events that outshine events in real life, actually. No expensive flights or hotels, no scrambling to find your round opponent amidst a crowd of players, and of course the ability to duel from the comfort of my own home."

If they hosted another huge Remote Duel event like this weekend, would you play in it?

"Yeah, this was really fun."

To conclude this, any shoutouts you want to give?

"Shoutout to my brother for building the deck. He gets all the credit. His words not mine!"

Thank you for your time Ashik Najib! And congratulations on winning a giant Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess!

The Weekend Is Over

Yet another fantastic event has ended. The next big one will be the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day! Remote Duel event hosted by OTS stores in their discord servers, the weekend of December 5th and 6th.

I want to take the time again to thank all the staff members at Shadow Realm Games, as well as the many judges that helped organize the event, and the Organized Play team that created this in the first place. Without them, these events wouldn't exist. If you want to get started yourself, be sure to check out OTS store Grandmaster Games' discord server if you're interested in Remote Duels. They host a tournament every day of the week so it's a great place to start out.

Virtual World hype was very real this event, but I think that doesn't actually make them the best deck. We have to realize that combo decks like Dragon Link and Infernobles still exist, and they proved themselves by taking up a big portion of the Top 16 in the Sunday main event. You still have to respect those matchups and play the proper answers, while also acknowledging other decks such as Dinosaurs, Zoodiacs, Eldlich, Dogmatika Invoked and heck, even Buster Blader cards, mainly Prologue of the Destruction Swordsman comboed with Destruction Sword Memories.

I still enjoy the current format as it is, but I can't wait till the next Forbidden & Limited list changes, hopefully sometime in December. Till next time.