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Hello, fine peoples!

Been playing a lot of World Duel Carnival on my 3DS recently. I've run through all the characters in the main story mode with the condition: "every time I win, I can swap out one card from my deck. If my extra deck is not full, I can add 1 card to it in addition to the swap".

It was an interesting challenge because I could change some underlying aspects of the character decks, but I couldn't fully overhaul the deck because each character's campaign consisted of 11 total duels. For example, I started with Quattro's Gimmick Puppet deck and I was able to take out the brickier Gimmick Puppets to add Machina Fortress and 3 Machina Gearframe, however even in the last duel I was able to summon Gimmick Puppet of Leo.

Anyways, I decided to take this to the logical extreme and now I'm starting the last duelist's campaign.

The last duelist is essentially the Tag Force games' protagonist, i.e. the Vagabond from Duel Links. Unlike the rest, he duels every character in the game in order to get to his ending. This consists of ~40 duels.

To start, I am going to have a fully randomized deck of 40 cards (20 monsters, 10 spells, and 10 traps) and only 5 extra deck cards. Further, when I win, I will choose monster, spell or trap and get a choice of 1 of 3 random cards to swap into my deck. For the Extra Deck, I'll probably usually randomize 1 of 3 Xyzs (or maybe Syncs, depending on how my deck shapes) to swap in. Anyone here can also suggest a number which I'll use in my next random choice.

I'll keep my initial card list, current card list and change log in the OP with details in further posts.

Original Card List


Change Log


Current Card List


Some duels will definitely be easier than others. I dunno if I'll even be able to get through it all, but it should be interesting to try!

I'll try to update after every duel/few duels.


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Whew, took a while to get everything together.  Didn't even get to look at my deck properly so...

 

Hmm...

 

Well, it sucks, but it does have a few things going for it.  The Blackwing, Cybernetic Magician and Reptilliane make decent enough boss monsters until I can get enough Level 4 DARKs to summon the Evilswarm and Master Key Beetle.  I got really lucky with Bottomless and Creature Swap.  All that said, 12 cards of my deck are completely unusable mostly because they are archetype-locked.  For now, I just have to get lucky in my duels.

 

I think for my first swap I'll aim for a new monster in place of Divine Relic Mjollnir.  It can't hurt to go for a low level monster considering how top-heavy my deck is right now.


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Whew!

Bounced across a couple duelists after quick losses but then pulled out my first lucky win vs Cody Callus (Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry deck)!

Time for the roulette!
Card 1950: Mataza the Zapper
Card 1900: Majestic Mech - Ohka
Card 260: Beautiful Beast Trainer

Decided to grab Mataza the Zapper. Was actually considering MM - Ohka because it'd open up the use of Celestial Transformation as well as being NS-able without tributes in case I need something temporary. But I didn't feel good about it considering the number of high level monsters I already have.

Now for Ex Deck Roulette!
57: Gagagigo the Risen
22: Comics Hero King Arthur
3: Alchemic Magician

Decided to go with my boy Gagagigo. It'll be difficult to tailor my deck to a type, and even though Gigo needs 3 mats, it has significantly higher ATK than a lot of the decks around. If I get good level 4s, it could be good to have.


*that evening*

I decided to go up against Quattro (Gimmick Puppets) next since I figured I could beat over a lot of his lvl 4s and he has quite a few brick cards between his level 8s, Dark Armed Dragon, and Puppet Ritual.

...about 10 duels and some hair-pulling later, and I finally get a lucky game where I beat him down with Mataza the Zapper (my boy already putting in work!) and Sunlight Unicorn.

Going for another monster, c'mon lady luck!
70: Ally of Justice Unknown Crusher
2807: Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth
2877: The Agent of Miracles - Jupiter

Took out Weights and Zenmeisures for the Agent of Miracles. It really pains me to pass over Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth since it's probably one of my favorite cards, but the Agent is a Level 4 beater that also enables Celestial Transformation.

And now for an Xyz:
46: Evilswarm Ouroboros
115: Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction
141: Number 74: Master of Blades

Le sigh.. Ouroboros is the clear choice here, but now it saddens me because now I'll probably never summon Gagagigo, even if I do get a chance to summon it. Oh well, here's to another Rank 4!
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Duel 3


Duel 4


Duel 5


Deck flow and thoughts


Gonna update card changes and put in my current deck list later tonight.


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Updated my current card list + change log in the OP.


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Played a bit last night but couldn't get a single win.

There are some characters that seem to have inconsistent decks (Yuma + The Sparrow), while there are others that have a low power ceiling (Dr. Faker and Brooke Walker).

Unfortunately, I usually cannot defeat the former duelists because my deck is so slow it lets them pull their inconsistent combos together, and I cannot defeat the latter ones because their monsters can destroy mine before I can summon something over their power threshold. ...also Mirror Force.

I'll probably play some more on Friday (too busy to sink hours into the game rn), but if things still do not go well, I might have to make an addendum to the rules.
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