Episode 120: The Millennium Era

Episode 120, the first of the Millennium Era arc is out now. Read it here.

Having completed their mission in Atlantis, Yuni, Seto, and everyone else head off for their next temporal destination, Ancient Egypt, home of Pharaoh Atem and Priest Seto. Despite their efforts, they captured and branded as threats to Egypt. Now they must face off against the wielders of the Millennium Items.

Until next time, duel on!

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Episode 119 Review

Trap Monsters have long been one of my favorite concepts in the game of Yu-Gi-Oh. It’s just such a fun idea that traps can turn into monsters. For as long as I’ve known about the existence of Trap Monsters, I’ve thought there should be an archetype based on them. They almost did when they made Tiki Soul and Tiki Curse, both of which supported Trap Monsters, but they never went anywhere with it. It’s a shame that this game has been going on for as long as it has, and it has yet to do that. Despite how much I wanted to make a deck based off of Trap Monsters, I could never fit it in. It dawned on me recently that due to the Fang of Critias being focused on traps, it would be perfect to give Critias a trap-based deck that uses Trap Monsters. Actually, now that I have made Trap Monster deck, I’ve made every type of deck I wanted to make. Also, in case you hadn’t notice, in addition to Trap Monsters, the normal traps of Critias’ deck were based off of famous Trap Cards, such as the Mirrored Force o the Reliquary being based off of Mirror Force.

Until next time, duel on!

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Episode 118 Review

So normally I’ll only do one review per two part episode, but I decided that since this was a two part episode featuring two different duels (which is something I’ve never done before), I’d just go ahead an review them as two separate episodes. Perhaps most important about this episode is it ends the five episode duel drought that’s been going on since episode 113. As I said before, I’d never gone more than a single episode without a duel before, so this definitely was an interesting experience. If you look back to the Dawn of the Duel arc, there was only three duels the entire time, Kaiba vs. Bakura, Yugi vs. Bakura, and Yugi vs. Atem, the rest was all ancient Egyptian shadow games. I’m somewhat modeling off of that by not having the focus on dueling, but I just couldn’t cut it out as completely as was done then. The inspiration for Timaeus’ deck should be obvious, as it was meant to synergize with the Eye of Timaeus card, but I also made it the way I did because despite being five seasons and 118 episodes into the series, I had yet to make a true Fusion-based deck. Sure, a couple of duelists had Fusions as their ace monsters, but no one used a deck that had the central strategy of Fusion Summoning.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 117 Review

This episode answers what was perhaps one of the biggest unanswered questions of the Waking the Dragons arc. It is stated that in the Battle of Atlantis neither side was victorious. Somehow, even with Timaeus, Critias, and Hermos sealed away, Ironheart and his monster army somehow managed to seal away the Great Leviathan, but in the process, Atlantis was destroyed. Of course, in this timeline, the knights were still there to help, but it is to be assumed that Ironheart could have done it alone in the original timeline. The funny thing about this episode is I thought it would be fairly short at first. I figured that if the entire episode was going to be just fighting the Great Leviathan, then I couldn’t make it last that long. However, things just kept on popping up that I felt I had to elaborate on, turning this into one of the longest episodes of the season.

Until next time, duel on!