You requested, here it is: an area dedicated to duel requests and other YGOO-related challenges. If you are on Yu-Gi-Oh! Online and are looking for some practice or a friendly duel, drop us a line here and we’ll look you up. Be sure to leave your handle, typical hours of play, and other pertinent information so that we may find you.
Don’t just stop on the basic information, either. Let us know everything you’d like to share with the Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling world: how long you’ve played Yu-Gi-Oh!, where you live, where you have travelled to, other hobbies… Whatever’s clever! We want to help build the community up by showing folks that people of all backgrounds, ages, and interests play this game, not just the youngins!
Not only will this be a great way for duelists all over the world to get to know each other but also a great way to set up other fun challenges. Check back here for challenge updates. If you complete the challenge, be sure to share your experience in a nice comment! Alternatively, you can e-mail us to have your testimonial posted in our “Mail Bag” area, or wherever it may be appropriate!
CHALLENGE #1: David Versus Goliath
PREMISE: Old-school duelists can appreciate a simple beatdown deck more than most but the object here is to make a deck that has no heavy-handed heroes. That means put away your Egyptian god cards, Level 7’s, or whatever other cheesy hulks you may have in the trunks. This is all about “finessing it” rather than playing hard-nose Yu-Gi-Oh!
CONDITIONS: None of your monster cards can possess an attack higher than 1500 nor can they exceed Level 4. The following cards are explicitly prohibited:
- Injection Fairy Lily
- Spirit Reaper
- Gravity Bind
- Swords of Revealing Light
- Nimble Mumongo
- Giant Germ
OBSERVATIONS: Take note of what combos you use to counter over-powering monsters and to avoid “invincible” monsters on the field. What we’re trying to see here is how many people can breathe without really strong monsters and typical recipes here.
BONUS: Complete the above challenge without using any monsters that are inherently invulnerable to battle damage and claim extra bragging rights!
CHALLENGE #2: Counting Counters
PREMISE: They say efficiency is the only way to survive in a tournament. To many, that means never needing to swap cards from your side deck. That may seem extreme but it sure makes for a fun challenge. Seeing how most duelists use very similar, if not the very same, recipes these days, one has to wonder if there is a solid counter deck out there…
CONDITIONS: Create a deck that will counter the most popular recipes out there. This deck must be different from what you usually do and must have at least one major type of deck in mind. The goal is to create a counter deck and see if you can adapt it to other deck builds. Your deck must survive ten consecutive duels, whether they are singles or matches; that means ten duelists in a row. The absolute must here is keeping a duel strategy in mind and countering it so avoid any multi-purpose builds, though adaptability is part of the build, of course.
OBSERVATIONS: Jot down the TOP 5 cards you saw the most (guesstimate if you must) as well as the general recipes and combos you saw. You may find that everyone you dueled has a common core in their deck. For extra fun statistics, see how long you can last with the same deck without making any adjustments. How many counter counts can you reach before you revert to your old deck or make some major adjustments?
BONUS: Add a little ziff to things by not using any limited cards and, if you dare, no semi-limited cards!
Don’t forget: when you contact us with your winning strategy, be sure to include which challenge you beat so that we can readily-identify, where on our web site we can feature your story!