Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blast from the Past: Blackwings

In my last article I talked about the myriad changes brought about thanks to the September 1, 2013 TCG forbidden and limited list. Among those changes was the very unexpected (in my opinion, at least) unlimiting of Black Whirlwind, which, along with the three Kalut the deck was given previously, immediately made Blackwings a viable deck again.

This was proven when Blackwings placed in the top 4 at YCS Toronto out of more than 700 duelists who played at the event during the first week in the new format. This is easily the best a Blackwing deck has done at a major event since the 2009-2010 era when Konami decided to go after the deck by limiting Kalut and semi-limiting Icarus Attack, the deck's bread-and-butter trap card. 

Given this success, I'd like to take a long, critical look at the deck in a new article type I'm calling "Blast from the Past." These articles will periodically revisit decks that were once popular, fell out of playability, and later returned in a significant way. They'll analyze the given deck's viability in the new format/meta-game, what effects (if any) the deck may have on the shape of the game, and whether or not the deck ultimately has staying power in the face of other archetypes that are currently being played or that will soon be released. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Feature: A World of Changes

Greetings, Yu-Gi-Oh players! It's been a very long time since I've updated this site, but I resumed playing competitively a few months ago and spent that time learning about the current state of the game in order to get back into the swing of things. Obviously, a lot of things have changed in the time that I've been gone, and I thought that giving my thoughts on some of these changes would be a perfect way to get back into regular posting here on the blog. I'm glad to be back, and I hope you all enjoy reading the new (and old!) posts on the site.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Feature: Heavy Storm, the Ultimate Double-Edged Sword

The new September forbidden list brought a lot of surprises to competitive Yu-Gi-Oh, and will surely change the entire pace of the current format, but there is one returning card that immediately and single-handedly will change the game as we have grown to know it over the past two formats, and that is Heavy Storm.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's been quite a while...

But I'm back! I've really gotten back into the game lately, and because of the new format that's just around the corner, I'm legitimately excited to start playing competitively again. I'll be tracking my progress here on the blog throughout the format, similar to how I did a while back. I apologize for the extended absence, I had a lot of other things in my personal life to take care of. I'll also be writing up some new articles on the current trends and shape of the meta game, as well as tournament reports and maybe even some YCS coverage if I get around to going to any this format, which is likely!

I've also spruced up the blog's looks a little bit with a new banner to sort of celebrate the return of the blog. Look forward to lots of new activity both on the blog and on the forums. It feels good to be back at the reins, and I'm hoping you all are as happy as I am that RPYGO is back!

Friday, April 1, 2011

APRIL FOOLS -- Have a new video to make up for it!

It's Been a Good Ride...

But, as they say, all good things must come to an end.

I've been thinking about it a lot over the past few weeks and I've decided to close RPYGO. I have a lot of pressing things going on in my personal life and can no longer devote the time and effort it takes to continue delivering the type of high quality content I want to on the site.

Thanks for all of the support along the way guys, it's been amazing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Feature: Dimensional Forest

So, as I'm sure most of you are aware, I've been teasing a new deck that I've been testing at a few of my locals over the past few days on Twitter and various forums. Well, after a lot of play testing both in tournaments and with my group of YGO buddies, I'm finally ready to reveal the deck list and concept!