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Round 9 Feature Match: Ed Acepcion vs. Zeyad Khal

February 25th, 2018

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2018 UDS Winter Invitational in Sacramento! We’ve got Carson, CA’s Ed Acepcion back at the Feature Match table. We saw his Magical Musketeer Deck yesterday, where he won his Feature Match. He’s got a 7-2 record now, still in a good position to make it to the Top 8. His opponent is a Sacramento Duelist, Zeyad Khal. Khal’s playing Trickstars today, and he’s in for a surprise – he’s never played against Magical Musketeers before. We’ll see how quickly he can adapt to them.

Duel 1

Acepcion won the die roll and chose to play first.



He had two Magical Musket – Desperado, Magical Musketeer Starfire, Pot of Desires, and Magical Musket – Steady Hands. He played Starfire and activated Desires in the same column, drawing another Starfire and another Desires. Starfire Special Summoned Magical Musketeer Caspar in Defense Position. He passed his turn.

Khal played Terraforming, but he did it in the same column as Caspar! Khal got Trickstar Light Stage, and Acepcion got Magical Musket – Last Stand. Khal took a moment read over the Musketeers again, making sure he was clear on how they worked – he couldn’t afford more mistakes like that. Khal played Light Stage, and Acepcion used Desperado behind Starfire, destroying Light Stage. Starfire Special Summoned Magical Musketeer Doc to the field. Khal played Pot of Desires, this time correctly playing it in an empty column, but Acepcion used Last Stand to negate it, and used Doc to get Desperado back. Khal banished five cards from his Extra Deck to Special Summon Eater of Millions, and Normal Summoned Trickstar Lycoris. He attacked with Eater of Millions, banishing Caspar. Lycoris attacked Starfire, but Steady Hands let Starfire win the battle. Khal Set a back row card to finish.

Acepcion drew Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. He played Desperado to destroy Eater of Millions, and used Doc to get back Last Stand. He Normal Summoned a second Starfire and attacked with everything.

Khal flipped up Trickstar Reincarnation, and Acepcion negated it with Ash Blossom. Khal immediately conceded!



Duel 2

Khal chose to play first. He played Pot of Desires, then Set two to his back row.



Acepcion had Magical Musketeer Kidbrave, Pot of Duality, Raigeki, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Raigeki, and Magical Musket – Steady Hands. He drew Magical Musket – Desperado. He Normal Summoned Kidbrave and attacked. In Main Phase 2, he played Pot of Duality behind Kidbrave. Khal negated it with Ash Blossom, but Acepcion was still able to use Kidbrave. He discarded Steady Hands to draw Magical Musket – Cross-Domination and Solemn Scolding. He Set Scolding behind Kidbrave.

Khal used Cosmic Cyclone to banish Scolding. He Special Summoned Eater of Millions, banishing five from his Extra Deck, then Normal Summoned Lycoris. Acepcion used Desperado to destroy Eater of Millions when it attacked.

Acepcion drew another Ash Blossom. He played Raigeki, Khal responded with Trickstar Reincarnation, and Acepcion negated it with Ash Blossom. He then used Kidbrave, discarding Cross-Domination to draw Doc and Caspar. He Normal Summoned Caspar and attacked with both monsters. In the End Phase, Khal flipped Scapegoat.

Khal used all of his Sheep Tokens to play Proxy Dragon, Linkuriboh, and Link Spider. He used all of them to Link Summon Borreload Dragon. Borreload weakened Caspar and destroyed it in battle.

Acepcion drew Imperial Iron Wall. He Set it and Normal Summoned Doc in the same column.

Khal sent Borreload to attack Kidbrave, and used its effect to steal it. Kidbrave attacked Doc. Acepcion flipped Imperial Iron Wall, and Khal Chained Trickstar Reincarnation from the Graveyard to Special Summon Lycoris. Acepcion used Doc’s effect to add Steady Hands back. He played Steady Hands on Doc, but Khal had Honest to boost Kidbrave! Lycoris attacked directly, then Khal Set one to his back row. Kidbrave went to the Graveyard at the end of the turn.

Acepcion drew Pot of Duality, taking Upstart Goblin instead of Pot of Desires or Caspar. He played Upstart Goblin to draw Magical Musket – Fiendish Deal. He Set it and Ash Blossom, but Khal simply attacked with his monsters to finish Acepcion off!



Khal isn’t going down without a fight! It all comes down to this final Duel.

Duel 3

Acepcion played first in the final Duel. He had Caspar, Fiendish Deal, Ash Blossom, Kidbrave, and Cross-Domination. He Summoned Caspar.

Khal played Terraforming for Light Stage. He activated it, and Acepcion negated it with Ash Blossom. Khal played Trickstar Candina for the first time in the Match, and it was negated by Cross-Domination. Caspar added Desperado to Acepcion’s hand. Khal Set two back row cards.

Acepcion drew Raigeki and immediately played it, then used Caspar to get Last Stand. He played Kidbrave in the same column as one of Khal’s Set cards. Caspar and Kidbrave attacked directly.

Khal played Raigeki, and Acepcion used Fiendish Deal in an empty column. Khal flipped Unending Nightmare in response, and Acepcion played Last Stand behind Caspar! Caspar put Cross-Domination in his hand. Khal continued with Pot of Desires. He Normal Summoned Candina, and Acepcion negated it with Cross-Domination.

Acepcion drew Pot of Duality, playing it to reveal Ties of the Brethren, Pot of Desires, and Caspar. He took Desires, then used the on-field Caspar to get Last Stand. He played Desires behind Kidbrave, drawing Desperado and Ties of the Brethren. Kidbrave’s effect discarded Desperado to draw Ties of the Brethren and another Caspar. He played Caspar, Khal used Solemn Warning, and Acepcion used Last Stand! He used Desperado to destroy Candina, and attacked with everything!



Ed Acepcion wins with Magical Musketeers!