• Worlds Day Live Blog: One Chance to Qualify



    Welp. Here we go. In just a little while, I'll head downstairs and get my badge and stuff. The big surprise to many, it seems, is that they are checking YGO serial numbers, for good or ill. That led to a scramble among people who didn't think to look at that at home and had the wrong die for Blue Eyes. Like me. Luckily, I figured that out thanks to one Mr. Shawn Ely (thanks dude). We spent a lot of time talking last night, all of us, and after a quick tune-up, I think my team is ready to go. It was great to meet some people in person finally and see others again - a host of guys from DA and others.

    With the variety that everyone's talking about, it's going to be interesting to see what happens. Might need to throw out the baby, the bathwater, and everything else. I believe my team deals with enough threats while providing enough of its own that I have a shot, but what I'm going to see is also less predictable. That's ok, though, because that means great things for this game.

    Ok, I'm going to go find breakfast and get registered. Updates below throughout the day.

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    2:31 - The Dice Mastering isn't over for me this weekend. I'll be drafting tomorrow and playing for an oversized Tsarina on Sunday.

    2:03 - Lost a race against a power bolt team 2-0. Dropped out and checking out the con. Had a GREAT conversation with Tom Vasel about Dice Master.

    12:49 - Not my day. 1-2. The problem with such an open field is that there is no rhyme or reason. One game will be an amazing matchup, one will not. That's dice! We'll see how the next game goes.

    12:12 - Bold prediction: No definite meta will come about from this.

    11:58 - Ruling alert: Millenium Puzzle + Jinzo - damage takes place when you place the puzzle in the field.

    11:47 - 1-1 with a drop. I'll take it. I really feel like I'm missing out on the con though.

    11:10 - Helping the DA guys get info about first player/second player wins/losses. Looking forward to seeing the data later. Round two should happen soon.

    10:46 - Met Zee Garcia of Dice Tower. Super down-to-earth guy.

    10:41 - just lost 4-0 to a Gobby team. Nothing else but Gobby.

    10:15 - Getting ready for seating. Here goes nothing.

    9:59 - Registered and waiting. Good stuff.

    8:48 - I'm a big old ball of official!



    8:41 - Registration! What fun. Short line. They have Spyfall for sale somwhere here. Must-get.
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Man... wish I was there to see how my team would handle that landscape.
    1. Dave's Avatar
      Dave -
      Randy, if you're talking about what I think you're talking about... I mean, it would have some potential.
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Oh, you know I'm talking about what you think think I'm talking about.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      I think I know what he thinks he is talking about and I think it would do much better than it did in my home when I tried it out against my girlfriend.

      She thinks what I think he thinks he is talking about is crazy.
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      I feel like this clip belongs here.

      http://youtu.be/JuhTQwzizDI

      (@Ken or anyone else. Feel free to edit this and help me embed this, saving people a click. I'm not seeing the quick button to embed a video.)
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
      think think
      I'm going to leave this right here...

      Also, that means I'm probably in for a real treat tomorrow having such limited access to what is going on these two qualifying days. How exciting!
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Best of luck!!
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      Comments are usually shorter, so we don't allow embeds in them. That's why you didn't see the option. Maybe we should?
    1. fun4willis's Avatar
      fun4willis -
      Good luck sir.

      I am so envious of your current position. I'd love to be playing DM at the highest level instead of sitting at silly work
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Regarding missing out on the con: That's exactly what my buddy was referring to and what I tried to reference in the podcast. So much to take in to spend your day in a tournament...
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Ruling alert: Millenium Puzzle + Jinzo - damage takes place when you place the puzzle in the field.
      The good news is, the puzzle doesn't do damage when you use it to KO the Jinzo.
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      I have to say that I am seriously PISSED about checking serial numbers. I have all of mine but how many dice do we all get of the same card, why is Yugioh any different than any of the other sets. After Defending Yugioh for a long time, telling everyone how great a set it is, with a stupid restriction like that on the set, I think I might retract all the things I have said about it. I just checked and I have all the Die but does this mean I can only play one Jinzo as I only have one of the dice? Stupid!
    1. AJV1785's Avatar
      AJV1785 -
      You could play 4 Jinzo's... all you need is at least one of the die to match the card, the other 3 can be whatever number.
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      Right. Only one die must match. It's a bit of a mystery as to why the serial numbers were added, but the leading speculation is that it is something Konami insisted on. Since no other sets have them, that makes sense.
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      Ok well I think it is stupid. I was just talking to somone last night about this at my local tourney. I just looked at all of my dice I found the right dice. But imagine flying from Colorado to Origins without my entire collection (since it fits in a suitcase just for dice masters) and not having the right die for my team. I would have rage quit the game right there and then. Seriously, I can get beat by other players, but to loose a tournament before I start because of a serial number on a die. Konami may say put serials on the dice for collecting value, but Wizkids doesn't have to enforce it in another game.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      No disrespect intended, but that's something you can check prior to the tournament. If it was something that needed to happen to get the set made, there you go.

      If it was that big of a deal, I'd have tried to make a deal with someone there.
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      I can see how that happens. I know for myself I have been proxying cards and dice and using a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I think if you're not exceptionally careful it could be a very easy thing to overlook. That said, RJ I agree with you.I also think there might be merit to Wiz Kids not sticking to the requirement in tournaments.I'm not sure there's an easy answer, but I'm glad this is the only set so far that we've had to deal with this issue.
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      @RJRETRO No offense taken. I really am being quite reactionary about it. I admit that. The issue is they did not do this at Nationals, or Canadian Nationals because we would have heard. It is not in there tournament rules per say, as I have read them and I cannot find it in the Yugioh Book (so please if someone knows please post). I know it says it must match the card, and the serial is on the card I get that. But if taken at it's word it means you can only play with Multiples of the same rare. I know they say you only need one. However, I do not know about everyone else, but keeping track of one Die out of my collection, I feel is ridiculous. It was one of the reasons some of the people I know do not like the Yugioh set. It is most likely the reason there has never been any OP for Yugioh. It is probably why there will never be another Yugioh set. The dice are small and I have HUNDREDS of them. I cannot explain why it makes me so irrationally angry, but it does. I guess it is fear that I am going to loose one die and the card becomes useless. With working as hard as I did just to get Blue-Eyes and Jinzo, the idea that a serialed die in a game with Hundreds of die goes missing and I am screwed, just makes me furious. I hope no one takes this personally. But I think it is unrealistic.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      ...actually, let me go see if my BEWD die/card match. Never even thought to check.

      Okay, mine match. Whew!
    1. fun4willis's Avatar
      fun4willis -
      Page 22 YuGiOh Rules book...

      "Serial Numbers
      Each Monster and Action die has a serial number on one side; this number matches the serial number on the first die face in the lower left-hand corner of the monster die data card. At least one of the dice used with any monster die data card must have a serial number that matches the monster die data card.
      For example, Jimmy wants to use a 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous monster on his team. Jimmy owns one 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous, two 009 - Baby Dragon, Juvenile Reptile , and one 041 - Baby Dragon, Soft Scales. He can now play up to four dice with his 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous because it has a max of 4 AND he has at least one 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous die to use with it. If, for some reason, Jimmy had a 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous card but not the corresponding die, he would not be able to use 071 - Baby Dragon, Cute but Dangerous on his team."