These used to be fun because you had to use a specific deck type and it eliminated the unfun meta and pay to win people. Now just run exodia and you win but it's not any fun. Waste of a good moment to destress from not placing in the KC at all this year is all I see this as.
It didn't make you use certain decks. All you were really forced to do was include a few certain cards depending on your character. Last year's special duels was a lot of fur hire. But even then there was still more variety because of that rule compared to this special duel.
My Special Duels King of Games Aster Phoenix deck.
Very sad event. Meet only a few original decks(DM decks with Yami/Arkana) else just specific decks(Pegasus Relinquish) or only Meta decks(SSA/FH/Amazoness/MH). With loaner decks this could have been fun out of meta BS.
Yeah that's really nice. Especially with my Tea so I can run into def monster as I want w/o fear(okay only with very few effect monster/cards played during so). Yeah not everything is a beauty, but still they could draw them worse. (^.^)
The thing with Spellbooks is that the duels either end quickly (Turn 2 or 3) or end in the following century (usually against stall). I do feel Grass variants take a lot longer than Silent Spellbook though.
There are 2 ways to counter Aliens: Stop their A-Counters or overwhelm their resources (every deck's weakness). If you can't stop their A-Counters, aim for card advantage and play accordingly. If you can't make +s like Spellbook, Amazoness, Heroes, Fur Hire, etc, then your matchup against Aliens gets harder...so, that could be the reason you have a hard time against Aliens.
I would have liked the event to be 15 core cards and you could only change 5 cards. That would have been more fair and fun. Maybe 13 and 7....really, all I did was remove one super headlong and added to apophis. I lost the balance skill with this deck, but it still was quite a bit more powerful than the decks I faced. 'A new way to duel'....not really. Just another tiny restriction to overcome with meta. Fun, but kinda lame also. 13 to 7 or 15 to 5 would kill meta in this type of event and be a lot more fun for everyone.
That would have made the event a lot more fun, and interesting. So much potential wasted.
I used Odion with Geargia. Lost 4 times, maybe 5. I started yesterday night, got to Gold 2 with no loses. Lost and stopped. Started again today, lost my first and went back to Gold 1, went to Gold 3 and lost 1. Went to KOG. Ok, so, only 3 loses.
I lost to a Gold 3 to KOG 30-card Rookie Fur Hire player and he won. lol, this deck is definitely tier 0. Be careful though, Konami will probably kill the deck with the Forbidden/Limited list if it gets out of hand in PvP and PvE events.
They are powerful. If I go first, I typically win against them. If they go first, and actually play a card, then I typically lose. If the match is not decided by who goes first, then I think I probably lose to them a little more than what I beat them. I am using Geargia right now with 3 canadia and 3 floodgate.
Last day are so much easier with meta slaves gone with my DM deck reaching KoG.