Articles by: Jason Grabher Meyer

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How Performapals Are Still Topping: Everything You Need To Know

How Performapals Are Still Topping: Everything You Need To Know

The past three weeks have been an interesting time. First the Adjusted List was released, drawing the same brief nod of the head from deeply competitive players whenever a new format’s announced, but getting a ton of heat from more intermediate players for the sheer speed of the list’s appearance […]

by × February 22, 2016 × 10 comments

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Wing Raiders: The Phantom Knights Of Break Sword

Wing Raiders: The Phantom Knights Of Break Sword

Wing Raiders is a fascinating release, because while two thirds of the set’s devoted to three particular themes – Raidraptors, Super Quantums, and The Phantom Knights – each theme has at least one new card with big potential in other strategies. Raidraptor – Force Strix is a generic Rank 4 […]

by × February 15, 2016 × 7 comments

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Questioning The Adjusted List

Questioning The Adjusted List

With YCS Atlanta now in the history books, the Adjusted List has gone into effect. Applying to all Regionals, UDS events, and all tournaments held at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Qualifiers it’s set to have a big impact. Tellarknight Ptolemaeus, Performage Damage Juggler, and Performage Plushfire are all Forbidden, weakening the consistency […]

by × February 8, 2016 × 3 comments

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Hidden Gems From From The First BOSH Regionals

Hidden Gems From From The First BOSH Regionals

Breakers of Shadow was a tremendous release, offering a ton of new cards that were obviously competitive the moment they were announced. Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Kozmo Tincan, Cyber Dragon Infinity, Traptrix Rafflesia, Solemn Strike, Twin Twisters… a lot of big cards made an impact on the first weekend where BOSH […]

by × February 1, 2016 × 8 comments

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Looking Ahead: Traptrix Rafflesia

Looking Ahead: Traptrix Rafflesia

As we count down the final hours to the Breakers of Shadow Sneak Peeks, it’s interesting to reflect on all the weirdness surrounding the set. On one hand, it’s a landmark release because it’s the first core booster to feature the new “foil in every pack” collation – every pack’s […]

by × January 5, 2016 × 2 comments

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Looking Ahead: The New Kozmos

Looking Ahead: The New Kozmos

Some of the biggest news this year was the unexpected leak of new cards from Breakers of Shadow, and while the reveal of Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer made waves, the bulk of that discussion hinged on cards we’d never seen before: the new Kozmo support. Kozmo Farmgirl, Kozmo Forerunner, and Kozmotown […]

by × December 29, 2015 × 3 comments

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Looking Ahead: Solemn Notice and Ariadne the Absolver

Looking Ahead: Solemn Notice and Ariadne the Absolver

There are tons of big cards coming from Breakers of Shadow, and a lot of them are either strong generic support, or flexible themed material that carry a namestamp, but can actually fit into all sorts of strategies. While the new Kozmos, Deskbots, and Superheavy Samurai monsters are all closely […]

by × December 22, 2015 × 2 comments

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Patrick James’ Top 8 Chaos Dragons

Patrick James’ Top 8 Chaos Dragons

Some stories are just too good to ignore. What do you do when you lose a bet, and the penalty is entering your next Regional Qualifier with a deck deemed non-competitive? If you’re Patrick James, you apparently just grab your favorite deck from 2012 and Top 8 your Regional anyways. […]

by × November 24, 2015 × 5 comments

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Beating Pendulums And Kozmos: The Defining Trap Cards

Beating Pendulums And Kozmos: The Defining Trap Cards

The current Advanced Format feels like one of the freshest competitive environments we’ve ever seen. The hits to Nekroz, Shaddolls, Burning Abyss, Qliphorts, and Ritual Beasts didn’t just make room for weaker strategies and new decks to start performing better, they changed the actual shape of the game on some […]

by × November 17, 2015 × 2 comments

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Side Deck Picks For The New Format

Side Deck Picks For The New Format

Any time a new format arrives there are lots of challenges that are unique to sunrise periods, when everything’s fresh and undefined. If just a few changes arrive when a format shifts, you need to consider them all and how they might affect that decks you play. But if the […]

by × November 3, 2015 × 8 comments