Episode 110 Review

The tension that lead to the fight in this episode has really been building up from the beginning of this season. The point behind this plot point really refers to the base incompatibility between Yuni and Ma’at. They started off as bitter enemies, but were forced to work together due to a shared enemy. Since this is the first time they’ve really had a chance to debate the philosophy of Chaos vs. Order, the sparks started to fly. This really infers that had they New Yugoha not invaded, the two never would have become friends in the first place. As for the duel, Inti’s deck has an interesting story. Going back to my original plan to have each of the Hand of Order have a unique play style, this deck was to be a deck based off of achieving an instant win condition. That much was set early on. However, soon before I started writing the episode, I realized that one of the only monster types I had yet to showcase were Geminis. Only days before I started writing, I created the Enigmachine concept, combing my two ideas, instant win and Gemini.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 110: Chaotic Order

Episode 110 is out, and able to be read here.

Yuni and Ma’at may have defeated the previous two opponents to challenge them, but things are not right between them. A schism started by their differences in beliefs has now lead to an all out fight. Now separated from Ma’at, Yuni must face yet another member of the Hand of Order.

Also, happy Star Wars Day everyone! May the Fourth be with you!

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 109 Review

The major point of interest of this episode was Amaterasu’s deck. I’ve always been of the opinion that modern Yu-Gi-Oh is really all about archetypes, and yet even up through Zexal, most characters don’t use true archetypes. Most characters seem to use decks based off of vaguely related monsters and/or themes. Normally, I do archetypes instead. Actually, every single character up until this point has used an archetype-based deck. Amaterasu is my first character not to. I already new that Amaterasu’s deck would be based off of a lock-down strategy of some kind, as to go with the theme of alternative decks for the Hand of Order. I realized that in the real game, most lock-downs come from unrelated cards that happen to work together. I figured I should replicate that here. In order to add to the realism, I made it my goal to utilize as many real-world cards as possible.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 109: Clash of Order

Read episode 109 here.

When a small debate turns into a heated argument between Yuni and Ma’at, things get pretty strained between the two of them. Interrupting this argument, comes another member of the Hand of Order, this one challenging Ma’at to a duel. The duelist’s unique deck and finely tuned strategy quickly puts Ma’at into a tough corner, where victory seems impossible.

Until next time, duel on!