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#7069798 Skrappers [16/16] [I'm Being Self-Indulgent]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 18 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

Look, I've made these for ME, okay? Here we-a go.

Link Monsters

Xyz Monsters

Spells and Traps

Maximum self-indulgence with this theme. I wanted machines, and I wanted Rank 10. Of course, the deal with Rank 10 is that I've never felt like those monsters should be as easily and consistently accessed as any other lower-rank Xyz monster. Rank 10 is a very, very strong pool of monsters and that hasn't changed over the years. To compensate, I've come up with a way to add an extra step and some extra setup to get to that pool of very strong monsters.
Overall pleased with this theme, I put a fair bit of work into it. I like how open-ended its plays are, and I feel like its strengths lie in that there's a lot it can do fairly well. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

#7068279 President Trump: Why are we having all these people from shithole countries c...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 13 January 2018 - 12:13 AM

First, I do feel the need to explain the racist nature of the statement, mostly because it hasn't come up before and the discussion seemed to just move onto semantics and other stuff.


To ask why they keep accepting people from "Shithole" countries isn't so much a statement on the country's economic state, but it's a statement on its people. If those people are immigrating over, the person is immigrating, not the country. To ask why America keeps accepting people from those countries very, very, very heavily implies that there is no perceived worth in anyone immigrating from that country, that there is nothing of value that they can bring to the table that makes them worth accepting into the nation. Of course, the statement would be limited to only this, if it wasn't for the fact that Trump only referred to African nations and Haiti.


Nations of predominantly black citizens, while simultaneously saying that they should be accepting immigrants from a nation of predominantly white people regardless of how completely opposite that nation is in political ideology. This sort of discourse is incredibly similar to the same narrative that's said when a company hires a more diverse base of employees. People will say "But why would you hire these women for just diversity instead of qualification?" I mean, the hidden narrative right there is that they don't believe women could be more qualified than the men who were competing for the same job. In the same way, Trump is suggesting that he believes literally anyone from Norway is more qualified to be a US citizen than anyone from all of Africa or Haiti. That's problematic.


Now, do I think he meant it in a racist manner? Ultimately, I don't know. I'm not Trump, I don't know his intentions and it's entirely possible that he meant it purely in a manner of speaking about the nation itself, as others in this thread have suggested. However, that doesn't discount what he said, and what he said was really, really not good.


There's a lot of weight in what he said, and to suggest that nobody from any nation of those sorts has anything of value to bring is, frankly, a prejudiced thing to say. It's discounting and devaluing people over something that actually has no effect on their value as a person. There should be no defending what he said. Even as Zai said, there are better ways to phrase it that don't come across as hateful, but honestly the same message is there. Even if you paint it gold and encrust it in jewels, a piece of shit is still a piece of shit (referring to the statement, not the person).


Regarding the issue of immigration itself, no your country does not have an obligation to accept immigrants from, well, anywhere. But there should be good reasoning behind that, not just blind prejudice. Also, I don't know how much everyone here knows about the process of immigration, but it's not as simple as people just being accepted willy nilly easily. Nor should it be. There should be vetting for qualifications, financial position and potential job placement (it'd probably be worse for someone to let them put everything they had to move overseas just to become almost immediately homeless because they weren't prepared), criminal record, etc. And this process does exist; place of origin should have no meaning in the face of this process. If a person qualifies to immigrate, they should be able to immigrate.


People are people. We are all capable of the same potential, to do the same amount of good, and the same amount of wrong. Discrimination from anyone, against anyone, is not right, ESPECIALLY coming from a world leader. If a person is going to go through the effort and the process to become the face of your nation, to be its leader and represent it to the world, then a high standard should be placed upon them. What Trump said was unacceptable, and regardless if you support him or not I would strongly suggest you think about what it is that he said and what's going on. A nation's leader should always be under scrutiny, by its supporters and opponents alike. That's part of how a nation grows and becomes a better place, when its people hold its leader accountable for their words and their actions.

#7067939 [FLOD] Yajirovader

Posted by VCR_CAT on 12 January 2018 - 12:48 AM

To clarify that third effect: When your opponent summons a monster, you move it to the monster zone that's closest to this card but also right next to the column of that monster. You don't get to choose which zone. For example:

[  ][  ][x][  ][  ]
    [  ]    [  ]
[o][y][  ][z][p]

If your opponent summons their monster to X, then if your monster is in zone O, move it to zone Y. If your monster was in zone P, then it would move to zone Z.


Overall, just... not a good card. But a funny card, that's first sure. It'd definitely be very annoying to play around, but it's not going to prevent any major boards from happening if your opponent knows what they're doing.

#7067260 Future of the TCG & OCG Section

Posted by VCR_CAT on 09 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

Posting source is largely unnecessary. It's difficult to falsify a leak and not have it be easily disproven/punished if it ever came up, and in the case of rumor threads, those should be largely discouraged outside of a more general discussion forum (whatever the heck it would be called after the needless changes). Rumors should never be treated as what's going to be the real thing, so if those just aren't posted in the news there's not really a need for linking your source.


For Leak Times, yeah no the advanced clause for the OP is largely unnecessary. The purpose of the AC should be to discourage shitposting, which has happened quite a few times in the recent past, not to just add a pointless addition to time.


Really, all we need the topics to be are: accurately titled, well-organized and easy to read/understand. In the case of batch-leaks, it would be nice to have separate threads for each card, but that adds a lot of other needless efforts and steps that aren't needed, and having a thread for each batch isn't the problem.


Also, people should remember that shift+ctrl+v or paste-without-formatting is a thing that should be done. It's not hard to make it look nice, and adds like no time to posting the thread.

#7066076 [FLOD] Fleeting Infinity

Posted by VCR_CAT on 04 January 2018 - 02:14 AM

I mean, like, any trap, hand or otherwise, is pretty bad if you're not seeing it in your hand on the first turn. You can argue that seeing this on your second turn kinda sucks, but like, so does seeing a Blossom or Ogre on your second turn after your opponent already did all their biz.

The discussion just feels like it's going into the typical "This card is bad in situations where it's bad" territory. But it's like Black and (in a round-about way) myself said; this is just kind of a Veiler card. It's not bad, it's not amazing but it's not bad by any means. If you're going first and you see this in your hand, then yeah you set it. You don't pass unless you're being a supreme meme lord and playing Gorz in the year of our lord 2018 (please someone do this). If you're stuck going second, which WILL happen in pretty much almost every match you go in unless your opponent really wants to go second and you really want to go first, then you have a nifty little Veiler in your hand.


If you're going second and you see this as your draw, then it's about as bad as seeing any hand trap as your draw going second instead of being in your opening hand. It's gonna feel bad.

#7066064 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 04 January 2018 - 01:13 AM




"ATLAS... IMPACT!!!!!" Ichiro shouted, slamming his palm down on the ring. The ground shook violently as a massive fissure, aimed directly at Mike, yawned open. Mike had just managed to jump out of the way of the crack, but realized what he should be doing. Mike made sure to keep his breathing steady, in through the nose, and out through the mouth. He had practiced this in his training, but two weeks wasn't quite long enough to get the technique down pat. The cannon extended from his wrist brace retracted, and he turned around to face the chasm.


"But it's now or never," Mike muttered, taking one last deep breath before leaping straight into the chasm. His feet hit against the side, and with his hands stretched out and aimed just down, he ran alongside the fissure's wall with a light, steady stream of force being exerted from his hands to keep him from falling down any further. Once the chasm was beginning to get too narrow for him to run any further, he jump upwards and put a lot of his remaining force in a blast from the jets on his back and the ones on his feet.




In a burst of green light he shot from the chasm, wisps of neon-green energy trailing from his body, fist wound back and ready to put the remainder of his force into a strong punch aimed at Ichiro. With this move he would have emptied his reserves completely and would need to take a second to refill his suit's charge. Hopefully that wouldn't be necessary.

#7065568 Dova's Competitions #6: Return of the Rare Type/Attribute Combos! [FI...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 01 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

You are going to have to explain yourself further on this one, please.

Effects that include the plural and the singular with the (s) always word their resolved effect in the plural and act as if you are dealing with multiple cards, or use language that works with either. Your effect deals with the singular and says “target 1”. The ruling problem comes into play because Cairngorgon need to be very specific. If multiple cards are being targeted but your effect only changes 1, then what target is being changed? You have to be specific and clear, that’s the point of PSCT.

Your wording isn’t “technically correct” because different effects use the wording you used; you still used unsound wording and the text is still incorrect.

#7065561 Dova's Competitions #6: Return of the Rare Type/Attribute Combos! [FI...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 01 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

Oh Dova, I think you need to look at Zazu's OCG thread again. https://forum.yugioh...-card-properly/ If you direct your attention to Spoilers 14 and 28, you'll see that using "a monster" is technically correct. Well, technically it's "a monster(s)", but still. Why is it technically correct? Because using "a monster(s)" means my card can deal with cards that target more than 1 card while "exactly 1 monster" cannot. So yea, I'd like some points back please (not like it'd make much of a difference, but gotta keep you honest)? Oh, did I miss the memo that said that Level 4 1500 ATK monsters shouldn't be made? I must have, oh well.


Except the card's wording would be radically different if you were to accommodate the effect to work against effects that target multiple cards. In this case, you have to specify "Exactly 1" or you change the wording to accommodate multiple cards. That's not "technically correct", your wording is still incorrect.

#7064661 A School of Villains [IC/Not Accepting/PG-16]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 27 December 2017 - 07:56 PM



Arleigh sat in Linguistics, stoic as a statue, and quiet, save for the subtle groan escaping her vocal chords; a steady tone that seemed to last the entirety of the teacher speaking and establishing what their class would be about. Arleigh had gone into this class thinking it would be about simple grammar and etymology, an easy 'A' for her to accomplish and waste time in. Instead, she was given some bullshit about stopping heroes with """words""" and getting people to join her """cause""".


Whatever that meant.


Arleigh never wanted henchmen. She never wanted a personal army or anything close to an organization. All of this was too much work to accomplish simple goals of killing world leaders and inciting war and chaos. Why bother spending all the time trying to organize all of those people, pay them or whatever, when she could just do all of this herself? She would probably need to buy them guns, too. Not really anyone else could do what she could. Aria glowered down at her empty paper. What a waste of time, none of this was applicable to what she wanted to do. She paused for a moment, thinking. Does inciting populations into riots count? Maybe it did. Hopefully it did. If it didn't, then Aria would probably fail this class anyways. She reached over, grabbed her pen, and began to scrawl a simple, grandiose speech on the paper hastily.


Do you all see this man? This is the man who once lead your country. He maintained order, was feared, was liked by some and hated by many. Do you see him? Do you see him dead, bleeding like any other rat on the street? These people who lead your country are no different from you or me. They want you to think they're stronger, but they'll bleed and die just like the rest of us. And for whatever fleeting strength their weapons may give them, they can't hope to stand up to all of you when you rise. If you're done letting these people walk all over you, then take up arms, take to the streets, and show them how weak they really are.


Arleigh looked at her paper with an annoyance, and signed her name and the date on the top. Then, she took her paper to the front of the class, early, and almost slammed it on the teacher's desk.


"I'm done. May I go, now?" She said with a bored annoyance.

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#7062789 [Written] LINK to the Past

Posted by VCR_CAT on 19 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

If the Premium Pack is going to make game-original Links supporting animes, this is definitely the route they need to take rather than...


...well, whatever they call PP20.



Between these, my favorites would have to be DMoD, Utopic Dreamer, and Crimson Majestic. DMoD supports aspects of the Yugi theme that they more or less brush under the rug with the later salvos of Dark Magician support, though it really doesn't take much to make them better (read: one good Link Monster). I was a bit hesitant at first for "Link 1 with 2500 ATK??!1!>?!", but with a material that demands a monster already with equal or greater attack, that's really not an issue. It's maybe a problem if it goes much bigger to a significant degree, but it doooooesn't. Utopic Dreamer just being a silly Zexal support more or less captures a lot of Yuma and what was going on in that show. And yes, I agree that restricting it maybe to level 4/Rank 4's would be a bit better. A bit of a danger is that, while not terribly practical at the moment, cards like Number 77 and 84 lack once-per-turns on their summon, and while (especially) if you're trading in Rank 10's for this one Link monster, I feel like doing it closer at the end of a turn for just a straight draw 6 is going to be more than worth it. Like I said, combos like that presently aren't the most practical, but that's not to say they wouldn't ever be.


Crimson Majestic is just good for feeling like every aspect of a purified Tzolkin, which hits all the right notes for what kind of card that would be. At once I feel like the summoning of the Synchro monsters should be limited to zones it points to, but also at the same time you have to have already summoned those monsters in that duel, which is already an accomplishment. So if you're getting the maximum reward for that monster, you more or less earned it.

Overall, good stuff good stuff!

#7062248 Beyond Duplication [Deskbots]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 16 December 2017 - 11:37 PM




Deskbot 009 - x1

Deskbot 008 - x1

Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frission - x1

Deskbot 006 - x2

Symphonic Warrior Miccs - x2

Black Wing - Gofu the Vague Shadow - x1

Deskbot 005 - x3

Deskbot 004 - x3

Symphonic Warrior Guitaars - x3

Genex Ally Birdman - x1

Deskbot 003 - x3

Deskbot 002 - x3

Red Resonator - x2

Maxx "C" - x1

Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion - x1

Deskbot 001 - x1

Symphonic Warrior Basses - x1



Resonator Call - x3

Deskbot Base - x2

Foolish Burial - x1

Upstart Goblin - x1

Wavering Eyes - x3


Extra Deck

Skulldeat, the Chained Dracoserpent - x1

Firewall Dragon - x1

Borreload Dragon - x1

Summon Sorceress - x1

Crystron Needlefiber - x2

Qliphort Genius - x1

Proxy Dragon - x1

Deskbot Jet - x1

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier - x1

PSY-Framelord Omega - x1

Samurai Destroyer - x1

Ancient Fairy Dragon - x1

Stardust Charge Warrior - x1

Naturia Beast - x1




First, to get a glaring question out the way that I'm definitely sure would have been asked right away:


While the impact of Machine Dupe within Deskbots cannot be denied, it was ultimately inconsistent, bricky, and actually not needed. I put the slots to different use, focusing instead on Needlefiber combos, making sure Deskbot 002 wasn't dead in the water if I had it in the hand, and working off of combo potential and synergies with other engines such as Symphonics. The end result is actually a fairly competent combo deck that can still switch on the classic Deskbot OTK at a dime if one so pleases, but is actually capable of first turn fields and some very strong plussing.


The simple combo that should explain some techs goes as follows:

1 Tuner + 1 non-Tuner goes into Needlefiber, Needlefiber summons O-Lion, Needlefiber + O-Lion into Summon Sorceress. O-Lion's graveyard effect procs and summons a token to Sorceress's point, Sorceress summons Deskbot 001 from the deck, and depending on my field I can go into Skulldeat with either 3 or 4 unique materials (though the 4 is typically not difficult to pull off). This grants me an additional summon, linked zones to work with, and my combos can work off of the value gained from Deskbot 002's and leading towards Pendulum Summoning at least 2 machines to proc 001 in the grave to get that free tuner that I can do with what I please.


There's a lot more other combos, and the deck is really flexible in end-goal turns, it all depends on what cards I have access to and what works best in a given turn to go into. 004 still stands as one of the strongest normal summons I can do mid-game and can really turn a duel around; Wavering Eyes adds so much value off of 005 and 006's float effects while also allowing me to search Guitaars to work off of. Guitaars gives me the option of either getting that tuner I need for Needlefiber or giving me Miccs whom I can use to combo more than 1 003 off of in a turn. Destrudo acts for his good old use of level 7 synchros, but in general can become a free body on the field to work with on Link Summons, or as that tuner I need for Needlefiber. Red Resonator, again, sets up for Needlefiber and procs 002's effect quite well, and Resonator Call adds that little extra deck thinning that Deskbots could really use to help consistency.


The deck is still bricky, as Deskbots are wont to be, but there's a lot this deck is capable of, and really it's a deck I'm quite pleased with after testing it thus far.

#7061843 Dova's Competitions #6: Return of the Rare Type/Attribute Combos! [FI...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 14 December 2017 - 09:19 PM

and here we-a go:



#7060817 Future of the TCG & OCG Section

Posted by VCR_CAT on 10 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

These rules range from just being purely cosmetic, to completely superfluous, and then to over complicated. None of them actually address any problems with discussions going on between members.


For leaks, I think the only necessary rule is that all the effects/name/etc. of the card(s) you're posting should be there. No more threads that are posted containing only a picture and nothing else. But regardless of that, flooding isn't an issue, never had been an issue, and isn't something that needs to be focused on so much.


The thread tags thing is completely unnecessary and I strongly urge you to go back on that. We can tell what a thread's about by the title and its contents; we don't need this extra convolution for the creation of threads.


Finally, do you have any plans to address and enforce the advanced clause for the section? Because I'm still seeing threads and posts (I can seriously report them for you if you'd like) that treat this section more like Misc. than anything else.

#7060760 Le Crayon Corner~

Posted by VCR_CAT on 10 December 2017 - 12:23 AM

Just some in-class doodles I did over the past semester. I did a lot more, but these four stand out as the ones I'm particularly most proud of.


The preface is that I decided to experiment on a much cartoonier style than usual, drawing inspiration from a game setting idea I've kinda toyed with my head for fun for quite some time. Said game idea won't go anywhere because I have no applicable skills to the game industry besides writing (rip), but the idea was fun to think about nonetheless.



#7060520 Dova's Competitions #6: Return of the Rare Type/Attribute Combos! [FI...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 08 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

I honestly feel like you should expand the perimeters, because there are still a fair few other under-used type/attribute combos that are left out because of overly strict requirements, and what's left is really just a Fish/Sea-Serpent/Aqua fest.