Went to my usual locals last night (Thursday), decided to play Frognarchs. Due to time constraints, which I think is bullcrap, we had 31 people play 4 rounds, with Top4 splitting. Such a format pretty much screams Single Elimination, what with the likelihood of multiple 4-0's. Pretty gross, considering every other week it's been swiss rounds.
R1: LFN (Frognarchs) vs Jason (Light Beat)
G1: He won the dice roll, and opened up w/ Pot of Duality, revealing an Alius, and some S/T. Mobius did work, and a Caius ensured his Neos Alius was removed from play.
G2: He gets a Skill Drain up, I have no outs, and I get beat down swiftly
G3: More frognarch goodness.
R2: LFN (Frognarchs) vs David (Lightsworn)
This round I really don't remember, but removing monsters, including a GuB, from play with Caius, is always good. I drew into my DD Crows he milled his, so idk, lucky there I guess. LADD put in work too.
Result: OO or OXO I forgot which
R3: LFN (Frognarchs) vs Nigel (Blackwings)
G1: He opens pretty shitty and Monarchs do work
G2: He ends up swinging w/ a vanilla Armed Wing while I had Gorz in hand, and during damage step drops a Kalut for exactly 1400 damage for game.
G3: I get around his Dark Armed, but Blizzard revive Shura, special summon Bora, while I had only Raiza and Formula Synchron on the field, spelled my doom. He declared end of main phase, granting me the opportunity to synchro, I forget the circumstance, but it didn't really matter whether I did synchro or not, I would still have lost.
Because this is essentially Single Elimination, I lost my chance to top lol. DEMORALIZED
R4: LFN (Frognarchs) vs Alvin (GB)
omg terrible matchup. I also dont' have much of a side for Gb cause honestly nobody plays it in my area anymore and I wasn't expecting him to show up lol. Mainly I sided in Burial from a Different Dimension, Cyber Dragons, and Giant Trunade
G1: He doesn't draw a GB for the longest time, eventually my monarchs push through all his backrow and I get it.
G2: Retiari and Chariot did work.
G3: Retiari and Chariot did more work, then he reborns my Goyo, Retiari's my coincidentally 5th monster in grave, leaving my in-hand Pot of Avarice dead, and I couldn't get over Goyo and with 1800 LP left, with him having Goyo and a pumped Laquari on the field, I THEN drew into Gorz. Yea nice lol. Yugiohhhhhh
Hilarious but not game-changing, I sprung Treacherous Trap Hole soooo many times over the course of the tourney it was hilarious.
Malicious's were terrible/useless, I drew into a copy only ONCE, and I removed it from play with Allure of Darkness so yea. Lolz not once did I get to carry out Malicious + Monarch or Malicious + Genex Controller = Locomotion R-Genex shenanigans.