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Ultimate Pegasus Challenge! Round 1: Robbie Kohl vs. Carlos Valdez

October 21st, 2012

This is the Ultimate Pegasus Challenge: Things will pan out like a regular tournament, except for one problem. The creator of the game is here, and he’s feeling finicky! He’ll be throwing out rule changes on a whim, and all Duelists participating must comply! Darren Dunston, the voice of Pegasus, took hold of the microphone.

“Hello, and welcome to the ultimate Pegasus challenge. It’s all about me! Do you have what it takes?” Pegasus asked. There was a murmur from the crowd. “I SAID do you think you have what it takes?” Now the Duelists all cheered! “All right. Good luck everyone. Commence Dueling!”

In this first round, we’re sitting down with Robbie Kohl and Carlos Valdez. Robbie is here from Auburn, Indiana, and is playing his signature Machina Gadget Deck. Carlos has come from New Rochelle in Westchester, New York. He’s hoping to be successful with his Gem-Knight Deck!

Carlos Valdez is a pretty cool guyDuel 1

Valdez started by Normal Summoning Gem-Knight Garnet, then setting two back row.

Kohl had Pot of Avarice, Fiendish Chain, Machina Cannon, Pot of Duality, Solemn Warning, and Machina Gearframe. “Why are you 1900, and why are you Normal?!” Kohl laughed, unable to defeat Garnet in battle, nor use his Fiendish Chain on it. He activated Duality, revealing Dimensional Prison, Machina Fortress, and Solemn Warning. He chose to take the Fortress, shuffling the others back. He Normal Summoned Gearframe next, and Valdez banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole. Gearframe added another Fortress to Kohl’s hand. Kohl Set Chain and Warning.

Valdez Normal Summoned Gem Merchant and played Gem-Knight Fusion! Before it could resolve, Pegasus interrupted!

“Attention everyone, it seems we have a little change. Please discard your hand and draw that many cards!”

Kohl lost everything, then drew Yellow Gadget , Solemn Warning, Red Gadget, and Tragoedia.

Valdez continued with his Gem-Knight Fusion, and Fusion Summoned Gem-Knight Citrine! Before he could enter his Battle Phase, Kohl stopped it with Fiendish Chain.

Kohl drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He Normal Summoned Yellow Gadget and searched out Green Gadget. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole.

Valdez Normal Summoned Gem-Knight Tourmaline, but lost it to Bottomless Trap Hole.

Kohl drew Torrential Tribute. He played his Red Gadget, but before it could search…

“Attention Duelists! New rule. You cannot attack unless you say… Yu-Gi-Oh!”

Kohl searched out a Yellow Gadget , then overlayed his Gadgets for Gear Gigant X! That gave him a Gearframe, and Kohl shouted “YU-GI-OH!!!” only to lose Gear Gigant X to Mirror Force!

Valdez Normal Summoned Gem-Knight Iolite, and Kohl activated Torrential Tribute! Valdez saved Iolite with Compulsory Evacuation Device, but lost Citrine.

Kohl drew his own Compulsory Evacuation Device. He played Gearframe and added Fortress to his hand.

The room had been rather quiet up to now… “I’m not hearing many ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’s…” Pegasus said, and immediately there were several shouts of “YU-GI-OH!!!!”

Kohl discarded Fortress and Yellow Gadget , then let out a cry of “YU-GI-OH!!!” before Gearframe attacked directly. “YU-GI-OH!!!!!!!!!” once more, and Fortress hit directly! Kohl Set Solemn Warning.

Valdez Normal Summoned Iolite again. He banished Garnet to add Gem-Knight Fusion back to his hand.

“Just so you know… judges will verify match slips,” Pegasus reminded everyone. “Oh, and another thing… Swap Life Points with your opponent!” Kohl dropped down to 3700, while Valdez went back to 8000!

Kohl drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Summoned Green Gadget, adding Red Gadget to his hand. He overlayed Green Gadget and Gearframe for another Gear Gigant X, then had it add Yellow Gadget  to his hand. He discarded Red and Yellow from his hand to revive a Fortress.  Gear Gigant X destroyed Iolite. Fortress attacked directly, and Valdez played his Gorz the Emissary of Darkness! Gorz Special Summoned a 2500 ATK/DEF Emissary of Darkness Token. In Main Phase 2, Kohl overlayed both Fortresses for Number 11: Big Eye and had it steal Gorz!

Traitor!Valdez Normal Summoned Gem-Knight Alexandrite, then Tributed it to Special Summon Gem-Knight Crystal from his Deck! Crystal attacked to destroy Gear Gigant X.

“You cannot Set monsters. Flip all face-down monsters to face-up, and all FLIP Effects are negated. I repeat, no monsters may be face-down, and their FLIP Effects are negated!” At the moment Pegasus hadn’t affected this Duel, but neither player would be able to Set monsters  until the next rule change.

Kohl drew Maxx “C”. Big Eye stole Valdez’s Emissary of Darkness Token. Gorz destroyed Crystal, the token attacked directly, followed by Big Eye!

Valdez Normal Summoned Garnet, then played Pot of Duality to choose between Mystical Space Typhoon, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Gem-Knight Emerald. He chose to take Mystical Space Typhoon. He played it to destroy Kohl’s Compulsory Evacuation Device, but it was Chained to return Garnet to his Valdez’s hand!

On his next turn, Kohl finished Valdez off with his own Gorz and Emissary Token!

“Attention Duelists… destroy all monsters with 1500 or more ATK!” Luckily for these guys, they’d just finished their Duel. There were a lot of shouts of both despair and joy from the other Duelists though!

Duel 2

Valdez began with Gem-Knight Garnet and two Set cards.

Kohl’s hand was 2 Gearframes, 2 Mystical Space Typhoons, Solemn Warning, and Bottomless Trap Hole. He destroyed Valdez’s Bottomless Trap Hole and Solemn Warning with his Typhoons, then Normal Summoned Gearframe. It added Fortress to his hand. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole and Warning.

Valdez Tributed Garnet for Gem-Knight Crystal! He activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Kohl’s Bottomless Trap Hole, then attacked Gearframe.

“All right, everyone. I’ve changed my mind. Now, destroy all monsters with 1500 or more ATK!” Valdez lost his Crystal! Lucky for him, he had Monster Reborn to bring it back!

Kohl drew Green Gadget. He Normal Summoned Gearframe to add another Fortress to his hand, then he discarded both Fortresses to bring one out of the Graveyard! Fortress destroyed Crystal and Gearframe attacked directly.

Valdez activated Book of Moon to turn Fortress face-down… but had no follow-up.

Kohl drew Red Gadget. He Summoned it, getting Yellow Gadget  to his hand. He flipped up the Fortress, then discarded his 2 Gadgets in his hand to revive Fortress. He attacked with all his monsters to finish the Match!

Robbie Kohl wins his first Match in the Ultimate Pegasus Challenge, despite all of Pegasus’s pestering!