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Round 1 Feature Match: Patrick O’Leary vs. Matthew Faccenda

May 13th, 2017

Welcome to Round 1 of YCS Pittsburgh! We’re starting things off with one of the biggest new strategies, a mix of the True Kings from Maximum Crisis and the new Dinosaurs from the Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck. It’s being piloted by Patrick O’Leary, a Duelist who made the trip from Michigan. His opponent is Matthew Faccenda, from here in Pennsylvania, using another strategy that has been powered up recently: Buster Blader! Using cards like Wizard Buster Destruction Sword, he could shut down his opponent’s strategy. Buster Blader gains strength when facing Dragons, but now he’s up against Wyrms and Dinosaurs. Who will prevail?

Duel 1

O’Leary won the roll and chose to play first. He led with Dragonic Diagram, destroying Petiteranodon to add True King Lithosagym, the Disaster to his hand, and he Special Summoned Souleating Oviraptor with Petiteranodon’s effect. He used its effect to search for Babycerasaurus, which he Normal Summoned. He had Oviraptor destroy Babycerasaurus to Special Summon Petiteranodon, and Faccenda used Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit to destroy Oviraptor. Babycerasaurus’s effect still resolved, and it Special Summoned another Babycerasaurus. O’Leary destroyed both of his baby dinosaurs to Special Summon Lithosagym, and banished Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier; Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend; and Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon from Faccenda’s Extra Deck. His Dinosaurs’ effects resolved next, and he Special Summoned Jurrac Aeolo and Miscellaneousaurus. He tuned them together for Denglong, First of the Yang Zing. He made it level 9, sending True King Agnimazud, the Vanisher to the Graveyard. He Xyz Summoned True King of All Calamities in Defense Position, and Set one card to his back row.

Faccenda had a hand of Dragon Buster Destruction Sword, Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman, Primitive Butterfly, and Chain Resonator. O’Leary immediately used the effect of True King of All Calamities, making everything FIRE and preventing the effects of those monsters. Faccenda Set a Whelp, unable to make a play.

O’Leary played another Oviraptor, then used Miscellaneousaurus in the Graveyard to Special Summon Babycerasaurus. Oviraptor destroyed it and revived Jurrac Aeolo, then Babycerasaurus Special Summoned another Miscellaneousaurus. He used his Diagram next, destroying a card from his hand to add True King Bahrastos, the Fathomer to his hand. He used True King of All Calamities again, making everything EARTH, and then Special Summoned True King Lithosagym, the Disaster, destroying Bahrastos and another card. He Special Summoned another Lithosagym in Defense Position, with Bahrastos’s effect. He Synchro Summoned Naturia Beast, then Xyz Sumoned another True King of All Calamities! He Special Summoned Ultimate Conductor Tyranno from his hand, and moved to the Battle Phase! With so much ATK on the field, he wiped out Faccenda’s Whelp and all of his Life Points!


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Duel 2

Faccenda chose to play first this time. He started off with a hand of Red Resonator, 2 Red Warg, Chain Resonator, and Destruction Swordsman Fusion. He played Red Resonator, using its effect to Special Summon Chain Resonator, and he also Special Summoned Red Warg. He tuned his two Red monsters to Synchro Summon Buster Dragon, then combined that with Chain Resonator to Synchro Summon Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss!

O’Leary handed over Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju, Tributing the Red Dragon! Next, he played Souleating Oviraptor. He activated Dragonic Diagram, destroying True King Bahrastos, the Fathomer in his hand to add True King Lithosagym, the Disaster to his hand, and Bahastos Special Summoned another Lithosagym in Defense Position. He Special Summoned True King Agnimazud, the Vanisher next, destroying Jurrac Aeolo and Babycerasaurus in his hand. Babycerasaurus’s effect Special Summoned another copy of itself to the field. O’Leary Special Summoned the Lithosagym from his hand, destroying Babycerasaurus and the Lithosagym on the field, and he banished Buster Dragon, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon, and Stardust Spark Dragon from Faccenda’s Extra Deck. Babycerasaurus’s effect Special Summoned Miscellaneousaurus. Oviraptor destroyed Miscellaneousaurus, and revived Jurrac Aeolo. He Xyz Summoned True King of All Calamities, made everything EARTH, then Synchro Summoned Naturia Beast! He had True King of All Calamities destroy Gameciel, then Beast and Agnimazud attacked directly. Faccenda was down to 1500 just Life Points.


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Faccenda drew Buster Blader. His Deck’s big focus would be no help in this situation! He offered his opponent a handshake, conceding in the face of O’Leary’s nearly unstoppable field!

Patrick O’Leary starts off YCS Pittsburgh with a victory, thanks to his True King Dinosaur Deck!