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2011/04 – Anaheim, CA tagged with 'Tech Update'

The Deck List Dilemma (Or: How to avoid giving your opponent a free win.)

April 10th, 2011

As we were waiting for the completion of the Top 16 Deck Checks for the main event YCS tournament, it seemed like a good time to reflect on an unfortunately common problem this weekend: Deck list errors.

Do not let this happen to you!

Over 150 Duelists had a problem at this event because their Deck list was unclear or just plain wrong. A whopping 119 Deck lists required clarification because the list was not written correctly, like missing numbers of cards played or incomplete card names.

A total of 60 penalties had to be issued for Deck list related penalties. And 23 of those were simple mathematical errors, like missing cards in a Duelist’s listed Extra Deck, or the wrong number of cards played in multiples. These things are easy to fix so you can avoid this happening to you.

The penalties are steep: usually a GAME LOSS. Read more…

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Tech Update: Round 5

April 9th, 2011

We’re finishing up Round 5 (of 9) right now. And based on the Decks we’ve been able to see so far, a few single card trends have made themselves obvious across the Day 1 field. These 4 cards are seeing more play than usual here today at the YCS.

Let’s talk about how you can use them in your Deck. Read more…

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YCS Charlotte Card Tech – By the Numbers

April 9th, 2011

Now that we’ve taken a look at the most popular Decks from YCS Charlotte, let’s take a look at trends in some of the most popular individual cards! Read more…

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YCS Charlotte Decks – By the Numbers

April 9th, 2011

On March 1, the Forbidden & Limited Cards List was updated, bringing us what players refer to as a “new format”. New formats can really shake things up, because older Decks can get powered up or powered down, and new Decks can emerge as a result!

A few weeks ago in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first YCS of this new format was held, and a new group of competitive Decks has emerged. An incredible 14 different types of Decks made it into the Top 32, but on top of them all was the same Deck as a month earlier: the Six Samurai! But does this mean that Six Samurais are “the Deck to beat,” or did Samurai do well just because there were so many of them? Take a look at the 5 most popular Decks used at YCS Charlotte! Read more…

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