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#YOHTAI – A Place For Hearthstone.. Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Posted by Yogizilla on April 17, 2014

Over at Geeky Antics we have been keeping busy reporting the latest #Hearthstone news.  We have info on how to get Hearthstone on the iPad or iPhone now.  We even have some sneak peeks for the upcoming Adventure Mode (Curse of Naxxramas), new cards, and shifts in the meta.  It’s an exciting time to be a geek – especially if you are on a budget!

Stan Faryna has started the #YOHTAI initiative as we prepare for some collaborative livestreams, special video series, and game nights.  Help us out by sharing your Battle Tag over at Geeky Antics and sharing via social media.  Tweet, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Squidoo..  Whatever you use, get it out there – we can do it!

Our hope is that this will help us all find more worthy opponents where the competition is more balanced.  Matchmaking still leaves a bit to be desired on Hearthstone but we reckon the mobile apps and single-player content will change that a lot.  There’s also Arena Mode, which we highly recommend once you get a good grasp on the basics.

Show Stan some love.  Share this and leave comments with your BNet Battle Tag (in the format USERNAME#ID).  Feel free to leave your Twitter, Twitch, Skype, Raptr, and other pertinent social media stuff.

This is #1 of the series and we hope to see many more.  We can’t make it happen without you.  Let’s do this!

GAME ON!

Ye Olde #Hearthstone Tavern and Inn (16 April 2014) Issue No. 1.

via Ye Olde #Hearthstone Tavern and Inn (16 April 2014) Issue No. 1.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Box Buster, Shonen Jump, and Shenanigans

Posted by Yogizilla on February 18, 2012

Yo gamers and geeks!

So I finally buckled down and decided to start recording videos since most don’t have the patience to read my long-winded posts (understandable).  I have a great webcam but my lighting stinks.  There’s going to be lots of editing before those hit the interwebz.

Until I get those videos out, I wanted to share my recent spree of Yu-Gi-Oh! purchases.  There’s quite a bit so I’ll just focus on the following purchases:

  • 4 Order Of Chaos booster packs
  • 1 Generation Force Special Edition box set

Before I dig into some of the goodies I got, there are three things you need to know before buying Yu-Gi-Oh! cards:

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Special Edition box sets are often cheaper than buying booster packs and come with guaranteed super/ultra rare cards.
  2. Being a Shonen Jump subscriber means you get access to awesome duel strategies and core deck builds..  Plus FREE Yu-Gi-Oh! cards – w00t!!
  3. While buying single cards will guarantee you get exactly what you need, it’s often more cost-effective to go with structure/starter decks, lots, tins, or box sets.

Speaking of Shonen Jump, I am still disappointed they are going 100% digital but it seems they’ll still send out the occasional freebies, primarily for new subscribers and renewals.  Oh well..  At least I got this card in the second to last issue (EVER??) of Shonen Jump:

Shonen Jump LIMITED EDITION X-Saber Souza

Thanks to this Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! freebie, I'm actually rebuilding and playing my X-Saber deck again!

 

Read on for Yu-Gi-Oh! box buster fun and other shenanigans!

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Box Busters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments in Augusta/CSRA, and MORE!

Posted by Yogizilla on January 24, 2012

It’s official…

Yu-Gi-Oh! still rocks my socks!

I have been uber busy (and distracted) but the past few months have been so much fun.  I’ve had the opportunity to jam with my kids and Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans of all ages, thanks in part to the Augusta Book Exchange and their Sunday Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments.

Box busters are still in the plans but what I am looking to do is buy a few boxes of current-gen Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and share some of our personal favorites.  We are looking at Order of Chaos, Generation Force, and Hidden Arsenal booster packs, amongst others.  That will be in the more distant future, though.

For a look at some of my more recent Yu-Gi-Oh! faves and “mini busters”, check out these posts:

https://duelpassonline.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/2011-yu-gi-oh-box-buster-preview-rise-of-destiny/

https://duelpassonline.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/yu-gi-oh-favorites-meklord-emperor-wisel/

Yu-Gi-Oh! deck building is still one of my favorite things but it’s tons of fun to try out new recipes too!

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If you happen to be in the Augusta, Georgia or CSRA (Central Savannah River Area), I invite you to come check out the Augusta Book Exchange in Martinez, near the Bobby Jones Expressway Wal-Mart (which we like to call Wally World since it’s like a amusement park for some of us locals LOL).

This place reminds me of my favorite geek shop in my hometown of NYC: The Compleat Strategist.  InsiderPages describes TCS as a place where it’s cozy and easily to lose oneself for hours.  I agree and the Augusta Book Exchange is the same experience.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck Recipes – “Chaos Rising” (Prototype Dark/Light Deck) – By Yogizilla

Posted by Yogizilla on August 12, 2011

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I’ve always had a love affair with DARK monsters but LIGHT monsters are no slouch in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, either – ESPECIALLY with cards like Honest and Athena out there!

After playing Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia for a few days now, my quest to build “perfect” Dark decks has begun once again. I am looking to build a Zombie deck, a LIGHT/DARK deck, and a synchro-summon DARK deck, amongst others. In this installment, we’ll look at my recipe for “Chaos Rising” thus far…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Chaos Sorcerer

Chaos Sorcerer makes Dark Magician look like a pansy.

SUMMARY: My prototype deck still has lots of work to be done but I’ve won more duels than I have lost with it. The build revolves around Chaos Sorcerer, a monster that can remove from play one face-up monster on the field once every turn (at the cost of not being able to attack with him that turn). I’d say that is my key card but I have other winning strategies in this deck and I’d say it is rather flexible, in spite of it’s imperfections. Combining Light and Dark monsters is always fun and I’ll add more to my deck once I acquire the right cards (this is a Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 5D’s video game deck, just so you know, but it works well offline too).

This is a maxed-out deck at 60 cards.  Currently, 28 cards are SPELL or TRAP cards, the rest are monsters.  Nothing in my Extra Deck.  Side Deck is mainly a placeholder so this deck has been tuned for single duels.  Read more to see the cards in my deck right now…

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Cleaning Up Shop – Not Interested In Bumburbia – Relevant Comments FTW!

Posted by Yogizilla on April 14, 2011

I’ve noticed a lot of comments that are either copy-and-paste self-promoting junk or full of foul language. Let’s keep things relevant. Post about Anime, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and/or video games. If I didn’t approve your comments, it’s probably cause it seemed spammy or inappropriate.

That said, I appreciate all the cool comments and I’m trying hard to reply to everyone. Just a heads-up: I don’t do Skype or webcam duels. If you want to duel, challenge me via Yu-Gi-Oh! Online (PC) or Yu-Gi-Oh! Decade Duels (XBox 360). I’m always up for a friendly duel if work is not keeping me busy or I’m not distracted by XBox LIVE or the massive Netflix Anime Instant Play Collection.

I’ve said it before but I promise to expand the Card Showcase and do a HUGE Yu-Gi-Oh! Box Buster so be patient. I’m a very busy bear-lizard. Please leave a good comment and maybe you’ll win some Yu-Gi-Oh! Or Pokemon goodies.

Speaking of which, I still got some Pokemon goodies for interested parties. It’s pretty rare stuff so these won’t be freebies. Tweet me if interested. Add Yogizilla and NipplesOfFate, my gaming clan, on Twitter then message me to qualify! Be sure to share DPO with friends and like/link your favorite content on here! 8)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Duel Challenges – Get Ready!!!

Posted by Yogizilla on May 15, 2007

The stage for a great new era for Yu-Gi-Oh! has been set in 2007. With Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Duel Evolution providing new content every month and the recent release of Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007, we can see a deliberate effort to bring the game to different types of gamers, not just the hardcore TCG players and Neutral Ground hobbits. I love how the online community for YGOO is evolving. There’s something for everyone. If you want free, cheesy duels, you can find one of many interest groups out there that do webcam duels but, if you want the complete events and community, there is no better choice than Yu-Gi-Oh! Online; yeah, I may be a bit biased because I just so happen to play the game and love every last bit of it!

With the coming Gunslinger events on Yu-Gi-Oh! Online May 18th and 19th it’s time to prepare! Tricky’s Magic and The Tricky are the cards to be awarded for 6-win and 7-win streaks, accordingly. If you are unfamiliar with how Duelist Trial and Gunslinger work, it’s simple: Duelist Trial awards you a rank depending on how many wins you get whereas Gunslinger is all about survival, or how long you can win without losing. In Gunslinger, the longer you last, the better the cards you get after each battle. If you lose lots of battle during the Gunslinger event, expect to get many copies of the same card. No worries – chances are you can trade them with some newbie later on!

Yugi VS. Kaiba: Who Wins??

Shonen Jump features the original unstoppable duelists of the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Years later, who would come out on top? We vote for Yugi.

 

Oh shizzle, Gunslinger is around the corner… It’s time to duel!

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Duel School: How To Play Yu-Gi-Oh!

Posted by Yogizilla on March 15, 2007

It took a little while longer than I had hoped but I finally completed the Duel School page, which will be a great resource for new (yes, learn how to play Yu-Gi-Oh! on this new page) and casual duelists alike. Heck, this approach to dueling may give even old school Yu-Gi-Oh! players a fresh, new perspective. I personally hope it helps debunk some of the myths of the game while showing people that the game is easy to learn, fun to play, and good for anyone that likes TCG’s or strategic games in general. I always say this: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a game that can be easily learned yet offers enough complexity for even the most advanced gaming strategists.

I enjoyed putting together this information though, I must admit, WordPress was being very naughty. I almost lost all my work somehow and then the formatting was stripped out of everything. I will be polishing up the page a bit and hopefully citing more external resources to help you with your homework. Speaking of homework, I will also be finding ways to tie in the Duel Challenges page to give all of you out there a fresh new way to learn and re-learn the game. I think everyone could stand to learn more by returning to the basics, really!

As part of the launch of this major new section, I am asking folks in the gaming community to guest blog for us, help us collect Yu-Gi-Oh! resources, and share any feedback you may have. Promoting our efforts definitely goes a long way! Perhaps if we all work a little bit here and there, on a consistent basis, we can hit the 25K mark by the end of this month and set a more aggressive goal for next month. At this rate, I think we can very well do it.

All I know is that all this fun stuff has caught my partner-in-crime’s eye so hopefully Ugocean will grace us with his presence. He’s been terribly busy with back-end stuff and some other projects we have going on. We’ve pretty much decided that anything that is PR, customer service, or content-related is my department. He’s enjoying his time with servers, analytics, PHP, and a guy named Jobi. We love you Ugocean!

Thanks to all of you that have sent me e-mail messages and comments here on WordPress, MySpace, and other places. Some of you have requested training so I hope our duel school gives you a good place to start. If you want to set up an online meetup, your best bet is e-mailing me or using our challenges area. Don’t be shy: I love receiving and responding to messages, so long as they are nice and not mere spam! I am looking forward to your response on this initiative and the other goodies we are working on. Good times, good times… =o)

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Adventures in Dueling: Yogi Explores the Dark World

Posted by Yogizilla on March 3, 2007

I figured I would post once again while I am on a roll here.  Today was a nice end-cap to a great Duelist Trial.  I wish I didn’t have all this work to do but at least I am being good and not letting the game totally distract me…  Well, not as much as I usually can.  I enjoyed a good amount of DT action today and, I must say, I prefer DT over Gunslinger though both flavors are very tasty to the duelist palette, metaphorically speaking, of course.

I see that there are still a lot of the same decks out there though some people are running more advanced decks such as insane burn and last turn decks. YGOO2 brought with it a great affinity to the Dark World cards and, I must say, this is a trend that I really think is cool. One of my favorite things about my favorite cards (yes, that is very much redunant) is having flexibility. For our purposes, when I refer to a card’s or deck’s flexibility, I am referring to how adaptable the cards are. Many YGO cards are deceptively simplistic in their description but actually serve deeper purposes than what they may initially let off.

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NEW Yu-Gi-Oh goodness coming your way!

Posted by Yogizilla on March 2, 2007

Hello all! =oD

I’ve been busy working on many projects but fear not: I am still here and back with a vengeance. There was a bit of a black-out period on YGOO due to the free practice lobby and lack of new players, it seems. Now, the new evolution of YGOO really seems to be aiding in our mission to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! to the masses, not just the younger generations.

I am super duper inspired, especially after receiving very nice messages from our customers and some folks I have dueled online. It’s great meeting people from all over the world and, as we expand internationally, we’re going to try to bring you some different goodies. First up, we’re going to restructure this blog so that we can put a focus on some of the major trends/recipes and their respective counters, card spotlights, and other duel tips.

The refreshing thing is that now we are seeing variety in strategies and recipes online. For a while, most people were running the same kinds of decks, which got very boring and predictable. Anyone that duels me knows that I use many different decks and constantly retool them. I like to have fun with the game and do unorthodox things. As such, my approach to duel strategy is to avoid mainstream techniques and catch people off-guard a bit, keep ’em guessing!

In the coming months, I hope to put up some quality content on here that you can all enjoy alongside our excellent customer service and product delivery. As it is, we are one of the few suppliers of duelpasses for Yu-Gi-Oh! online but we also want to focus more on the community by not only building relationships but expanding the community and creating more opportunity for great duels, good times, and long-lasting relationships. Again, thank you all for the kind words. Please remember to leave your mark on our guestbook and comment ’til your heart is content!

COMING SOON: Deck tips, duel strategies, duel request area, and the long-awaited Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Evo review!!!

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