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So I finally got to do some card trading for the first time in years. I must say it was quite a nice feeling. It was only casual play- no locals, no tournament so people were fairly chilled out and playing for fun. Fortunately this meant that there was quite a variety of people looking for quite different things. It this variety of player that makes me think it is quite possible to make some money back by simply investing, then casting your trading net wide to reach out to many players. This would be quite different at regionals, or bigger tournaments!

The quality of trade binders wasn’t that great, and I received a bunch of compliments for my folder so that was good. I felt my folder was pretty average considering I removed half of it before I left to go. This is because I know I wont trade any of it, so there is no point in sticking it in there. All the hoarding of cards has paid off!

I went in there with the aim to get a bunch of staples for decks that are currently being built; however I came away with none of that! However feel I did manage to get some decent trades, given that the cost of many cards I traded cost me little to obtain. A lot of cards I traded were from tins, given that the value cards are usually not the cover card I feel I have done well. Some cards, like turbo pack Crush Card I won, so that I feel is a plus (sure there was a investment for locals etc).

So here is what I traded;

Out: In

1 secret (Tin) Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo : 1 ultimate 1st Ed Battle Fader

1 ultimate (Tin) Giga Brilliant : 1 secret Gem Knight Pearl

1 common Blackwing Kalut and Bora : 1 starfoil Krebons

1 secret (Tin) Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis : 1 super (Special Edition) Acid Golem of Destruction and 1 common Battle Fader

1 super Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and 1 rare Crush Card virus : 1 secret Mezuki

1 rare Lonefire Blossom : 1 super Galaxy Serpent

 

Do you think I made a good deal? Any similar experiences you have had with trading?

 

Hey guys, dtvglads here for my first of many posts!

YCS Toronto has just gone and it was good to see some diversity in the top 32. There was 12 dragons/dragunity, 4 mermail , 3 prophecy, 3 evilswarm, 1 geargia, 1 madolche, 2 fire fist, 1 infernity, 1 herald agent, 1 blackwing, 2 constellar and 1 undisclosed. Alas though, the almighty Dragon Rulers rained supreme once again even though many thought they were dead when the babies got hit. It seems the skillers have made Dragons still a big force in the game! The winner was Edward Kuang with Dragon Rulers, second place was Sorosh Saberian, third was Patrick Hoban with Dragunities and in fourth was Sehabi Kheireddine with Blackwings!

This format is going to be very interesting as there is room for any deck to win any big tournament but after the new banlist, Dragon Rulers take this one! YCS London will be interesting to see how that goes and hopefully Dragons won’t win again! (I’m a Fire Fist player :P)

Leave any comments on your thoughts to YCS Toronto, and the rest of the format.

After some consideration I thought I’d add a new page to talk about another hobby of mine- Yugioh. I used to be competitive (qualifying for the Uk championships a few years ago- TeleDAD, Lightsworn and Gladiator Beast formats) until other things took priority. Now I have a little more time to think about it, and my younger brother who is currently playing competitively will be giving insights from our point of view.

With a new format looming (Sept 2013), now seems like a good time to get into blogging about it!

Ker