Friday, December 21, 2012

The Awesome Cardfight!! Vanguard Random Pack Opening

What's up! This is my very first Cardfight Vanguard video! It is the first to come. I'm planning on showcasing my Royal Paladin deck very soon! Please watch my video and subscribe to my Youtube channel!

BT01-The Descent of The King of Knights

Demon Eater-R
Tyrant, Deathrex-R
Stealth Dragon, Voidmaster x1
Karma Queen x2
Covenant Knight, Randolf x1
Fogal x1
Oracle Guardian, Nike x1
Stealth Dragon, Dreamaster x1
Hungry Dumpty x1
Shining Lady x1
Redshow Milly x1
Embodiment of Armor, Bahr x2
Tough Boy x1

BT03-Cavalry of Black Steel

Black Dragon Whelp, Vortimer-R x1
Transmuated Thief, Steal Spider x1
Petal Fairy x1
Knight of Fighting Spirit, Dordona x1
Gyre Slinger x1

BT06-Breaker of Limits

Circular Saw, Kiriel-RRR x1
Lizard Soldier, Saishin-R x1
Holy Mage, Manawydan x1
Million Ray Pegasus x1
Critical Hit Angel x1
Thermometer Angel x1
John The Ghostie x1
Dragon Spirit x1
God-Eating Zombie Shark x1
Turboraizer x1

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Royal Paladins Return To Locals!

I'm on holiday break! It was time to visit my locals today. I wanted to test out my new cards Alfred Early and High Dog Breeder, Akane! Sadly there weren't many cardfighters in the shop. Most players have gone home for the holidays! Hopefully things will pick up next year!

Today I played against a Granblue player. This was my very first time playing against a Granblue deck. I remember watching Gouki use the deck in the anime. I had in mind what to expect from my opponent. The first match was very close. Things got interesting on my opponent's third turn. We were both at 3 damage. He swung at my Vanguard with his Grade 3 unit. I didn't guard against his attack. His first trigger check was a critical trigger, and lucky for me his second wasn't a trigger. My following turn won me the game. I did a basic support attack with Grancelot.  I won 6-5!

My Royal Paladins dominated the second game. My opponent didn't draw a Grade 3 until his fifth and sixth turn. That's a death sentence in Cardfight Vanguard! That gave me a huge hand advantage. I called my heavy hitters Galatin and Alfred Early to join my Vanguard Grancelot. I had too much attack power for my opponent to handle. All of my attacks were above 15,000 Power. I finished off my opponent using Grancelot's counterblast! His counterblast gave him plus 2 critical and 5000 power.

I was disappointed that I didn't get a chance to play Akane and use Alfred Early's skill. It's all good.

Here is my current Royal Paladin deck list! I've made a few changes since the last time!

Grade 0-Triggers x16
Future Knight, Liew x1
Bringer of Good Luck, Epona x3
Weapons Dealer, Govannon x4
Flogal x4
Yggdrasil Maiden, Elanie x4

Grade 1 x14
Little Sage, Marron x4
Lake Maiden, Lien x2
Starlight Unicorn x2
Knight of Rose Morgana x2
Flash Shield, Iseult x1
Wingal x3

Grade 2 x11
Blaster Blade x3
Knight of Silence, Galatin x4
Knight of The Harp, Tristan x2
High Dog Breeder, Akane x2

Grade 3 x8
Alfred Early x2
Knight of Conviction, Bors x2
Crimson Butterfuly Brigitte x1
Solitary Knight, Grancelot x3

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cardfight Vanguard! Season 3: Link Joker Arc

Bushiroad has announced season 3 for Cardfight Vanguard! The season's name is Link Joker Arc! I've heard rumors that this season is more focused towards the manga.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Art of Guarding The Vanguard!

Guarding is an art in Cardfight!! Vanguard. Do you know when to guard attacks? Knowing when to guard is a major key to victory. This guide will help you master in art of guarding!

First we need to know our shield power. Critical triggers, stand triggers, and heal triggers have 10,000 shield power. Draw triggers, Grade 1 units, and most Grade 2 units have 5,000 shield power. Remember Grade 3 units cannot guard attacks. Special Grade 1 units are perfect guards that completely negates an attack. All guards can only guard one unit.

I do not recommend guarding two attacks during in the first turn. Don't waste shields early in the game. You may need them late game to stop very power attacks when your opponent has three front row units. Secondly, do not worry about your opponent's chances to draw a critical trigger. The chances are very slim because a Grade 1 unit only has one trigger deck. Their chances to get a critical trigger are very slim. By taking minor damage early in the game, you have allowed yourself to set up Counter Blast.

You also need to know how much shield to guard with during attacks from the opponent's Vanguard. Once your opponent has upgraded his or her Vanguard to a Grade 3 unit then you have some tough decisions to make. Grade 3 units have Twin Drive! Your opponent has the potential to draw two trigger units which will increase a unit's attack and a critical trigger will increase an attacker's damage. Twin Drive gives players the potential to add 10,000 power to any unit including the Vanguard. If you want to avoid this problem, then guard with the correct amount of shield power to avoid any attacks from the Vanguard coming through with any critical trigger effects. For example, your Vanguard is Alfred Early with 10,000 power. Your opponent attacks with his or her Vanguard, Demon of the Silver Spear, Gusion with 10,000. You will need a shield with 15,000 power combined with Alfred Early's 10,000 power to create a 25,000 shield.

Furthermore, Grade 2 rear-units have the ability to intercept. This allows them to guard against attacks. Most Grade 2 units have 5000 shield power. However, some Grade 2 units shield power doubles to 10,000 shield power when they are the same clan as the Vanguard. These special grade 2 units can be very useful when you're low on strong shields.

The game is evolving. Perfect guards were once used to stop very powerful attacks from normal grade 3 units. However, today perfect guards are best used against Grade 3 units with Limit Break. Limit Break is a major game changer. Many Limit Break abilities greatly increases the Vanguard's power. Perfect guards are needed to be used against Limit Breaks or you're greatly risking the game.

Finally look at your opponent's damage zone and drop zones for triggers. This can help you know the probability of your opponent getting a trigger unit especially a critical trigger during trigger checks. This will also determine whether or not you should guard against the Vanguard. It also tells you how much shield power you need to guard with.

In conclusion, guarding is an art every Cardfight Vanguard player must master to become a better player. Understand your opponent's strategy.  Know when you can take damage! You will become the master of guarding!

Please leave your questions, comments, and concerns below!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Awesome Six Samurai Deck Profile

It's time for me to release my next Yugioh! video. Today I'm featuring my Six Samurai deck. My Six Samurai's deck cards are all from starter decks and booster packs. I won't be buying any singles for the deck. I'm working with what I got.

Deck List

Great Shogun Shien x2
Grandmaster of the Six Samurai x2
The Six Samurai - Yariza x2
The Six Samurai - Yacichi x3
Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi x1
The Six Samurai - Irou x1
The Six Samurai Nisashi x2
The Six Samurai Kamon x2
The Six Samurai Zanji x3
Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan x1
Legendary Six Samurai - Kageki x1
Shien's Squire x 1
Chamberlain of the Six Samurai x1

Shadow of The Six Samurai - Shein
Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En

Shien's Castle of Mist x1
Cunning of the Six Samurai x1
Six Samurai United x1
Temple of the Six x1
Shien's Dojo x1
Gateway of the Six x1
Shien's Smoke Signal x1
Dark Hole x1
Mystical Space Typhoon x1

Fiendish Chain x1
Dimensional Prison x1
Return of the Six Samurai x2
Double-Edge Sowrd Technique x1
Backs to the Wall x1
Eliminating the League x1
Mirror Force x1
Swift Samurai Storm! x2
Dust Tornado x1
Trap Hole x1

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Royal Paladins Invade Locals

Hi everybody! For the past few two weeks I've been going to my locals for some Vanguard action! The store is across the street from my campus so its not far from my dorm at all. Lately not too many players have been around. Last week I taught a new player the basics and I met a casual player who uses a Oracle Think Tank deck.

I'm a running a Royal Paladin deck. It's an edited trail deck. The deck list is at the bottom of the post! Please tell me what you think about my current build. It's still being constructed as I get better support cards from booster packs.

Last Saturday I was feeling the flow! My holly knights the Royal Paladins were dominant. I won 5 out of 6 matches against Oracle Think Tank. I was getting great draws and drive triggers in every match. I forced my opponent to stay on the defense. The Royal Paladins were punishing my opposition. Blaster Blade was a beast in matches. He was very useful by retiring Silent Tom.

Today I revisited my locals. I brought a few booster packs and I got a SP Blaster Blade. I didn't realize there was a normal artwork Blaster Blade in VGE-BT01. I added the new Blaster Blade and removed a Vovenant Knight, Randolf. Then I decided to make a few more changes to my deck. One Wingal and Solitary Knight, Grancelot were also added to the deck while remove two other cards.

Today I had some very late game bad draws. I lost 3 out of 4 games against the same Oracle Think Tank player. Again he was the only vanguard player in the store at the time. My hands were terrible late game throughout my matches. In the third game I lost two Blaster Blades due to damage. How unlucky can a guy get? The fourth match was very tight and it came down to the last few turns. Both of us were at five damage. Unfortunately for me my Royal Paladins weren't together on the battle field. I was forced to play defensively because I only had Brigitte as the Vanguard and Galatin in the rear-guard. Once I ran out of shields the match was over.

My deck has a long ways to go become it can truly become a force! In good time my Royal Paladins will punish my opponents! This is my deck after my most recent changes!

Grade 0-Starting Vanguard
Stardust Trumpeter x1

Grade 0-Triggers x16
Future Knight, Liew x1
Bringer of Good Luck, Epona x3
Weapons Dealer, Govannon x4
Flogal x4
Yggdrasil Maiden, Elanie x4

Grade 1 x14
Little Sage, Marron x4
Lake Maiden, Lien x2
Starlight Unicorn x2
Knight of Rose Morgana x2
Flash Shield, Iseult x1
Wingal x3

Grade 2 x11
Blaster Blade x3
Knight of Silence, Galatin x4
Knight of The Harp, Tristan x2
Vovenant Knight, Randolf x2

Grade 3 x8
Knight of Conviction, Bors x2
Crimson Butterfuly Brigitte x3
Solitary Knight, Grancelot x3

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My First Yugioh! Opening Video!

This year I made my very first Yugioh! opening video! I was very nervous. I've never did anything like this before, but it was also exciting. This video features the 2012 Premium Collection Tin! It contains Elemental HERO The Shining, Terror-Byte,4 additional secret rares, and 8 super rares.

Rare Card List

1. Elemental HERO The Shining
2. Terror-Byte
3. Masked Hero Acid
4. Gravity Warrior
5. Photon Wyvern
6. Void Ogre Dragon
7. Firewing Pegasus
8. Junk Forward
9. Armored Bee
10. Machina Cannon
11. Quick Span Knight
12. Meter B. Dragon
13. Beastly Mirror Ritual
14.Great Poseidon Beetle

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to get free Yugioh! cards!

Yugioh! can be a very expensive card game. Cards aren't cheap. What if there was way to get free Yugioh! cards? I bet that would make your day.

There is a way to get free Yugioh! cards. Join the reward site Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a fun and easy way to get free Yugioh! cards. By using Swagbucks you can earn "swagbucks" by searching the web, doing surveys, voting in polls, and so much more. I average about 100 swagbucks a day! That's a lot of swagbucks for our goal to get free Yugioh! cards. You can redeem swagbucks for prizes. Prizes includes gift cards, music, video games, and much more.

You have the option to buy Amazon and Wal-Mart gift cards. Both stores have carry the cards. I suggest the best gift card to remeed your Swagbucks for is Amazon. An $5 Amazon gift card is only 450 swagbucks. Buying $5 Amazon gift cards is actually cheaper then redeeming for higher price Amazon gift cards. A $25 Amazon gift card cost 3150 swagbucks. You can redeem 2250 swagbucks for 5 $5 Amazon gift cards. You can easily buy Yugioh! cards through and buy any particular card you desire. Before you make any purchase always check store's reviews. Reviews can tell you a lot about an online store.

Click the banner below to create your Swabucks account! What are you waiting for!? Join now!

Search & Win

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cardfight! Vanguard

The newest card game on the block is Cardfight! Vanguard. It's creating a craze around TCG players.

How to play!
Picture it! You're on the surface of the planet Cray. Your units have joined you in battle!

Deck Size

You deck must have excatully 50 cards.

Drop Zone

The drop zone is where you discard cards, place defeated units, and guards. 

How To Start Playing!

Both players start with a Grade 0 unit in the Vanguard circle. Once per turn you may ride your unit to the next grade. For example you can ride a Grade 0 unit to a Grade 1 one unit. You can only ride your Vanguard once per turn except when a card effect allows you to Superior Ride your Vanguard!

Calling Units!

You can have up to five units in the rear guard circle! However, you can only have rear guard units equal and less than your Vanguard's grade. Superior Rides are the only exceptions to this rule.


You can attack with your 3 front row units. Your 3 back row units will support the units. A back row unit can only support the unit directly above it. Support combines the attack power of the back row and front row units. An unit's attack power is located at the bottom of the card.

A attack must be great or equal to the opponent's guard power. A successful attack will deal one damage.

Drive Trigger!

When your Vanguard attacks then you will perform the legendary Drive Trigger Check! You will draw a card hoping to draw a trigger. Grade 0, Grade 1, and Grade 2 Vanguards can only draw one card for a driver trigger check. However, Grade 3 Vanguard units can only TWO cards for a drive trigger check! 

For further information about triggers please continue reading to Grade 0 card rules! 


Offense sells tickets! Defense wins championships! Guarding is the best defense in Cardfight! Vanguard. You can guard by using units in your hand. Only Grade 0, Grade 1, and Grade 2 cards can guard. A unit's guard power is located on the card's right side.  You can only guard with units equal or less than your Vanguard's Grade. Once the attack is over put all guarding units into the drop zone. 

A successful guard must have more power than the opponent's attacking power! If your guard is successful then you don't take damage!

Fighters be aware of drive trigger checks! If the attacking Vanguard receives a trigger and its attack becomes more powerful than your guard power then the attack is successful. 

A wise man named Kai once told me "you are not required to guard against all attacks". It is up to you to know when to guard and not to guard. 

Perfect Guard 

A perfect guard completely protects you. Some units have a special ability to negate an opponent's attack! They require you to put one card in your drop zone! Use these cards wisely! 

How To Win! 

To win a match you will need to deal six damage to your opponent. 

Grade 0

Grade 0 cards have many purposes. They are your starting vanguard, triggers, and are most powerful defensive units.


Heal Trigger- Recover one damage!

Draw Trigger-Draw a card!

Stand Trigger-Stand one unit!

Critical Trigger- Plus one damage!

You can give the 5000 attack boost to any unit on your field! You may also give the plus one damage to any unit on your field!

Can you draw two Critical Triggers for 3 damage? Good luck!

Grade 1

Guard 1 units are the next grade! The most important Grade 1 units are the Perfect Guards. They completely block attacks and you won't receive damage! 

Grade 2

Grade 2 cards are very powerful and important. They can be your offense and defense. They have the special ability to intercept guard. 

Grade 3 

Grade 3 cards are some of the most powerful cards in the game. A Grade 3 Vanguard has Twin Drive! Twin Drive allows a Grade 3 Vanguard to do two Drive Trigger checks! Their weakness is a lack of defense. Grade 3 cards cannot defend or intercept. 

If you have questions then post a comment below! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World Opening!

What's up everybody! Tonight me and my friends went to target and I brought Yugi's World! It's $29.99 and well worth the price! The Seal of Orichalcos looks pretty sweet. The effect isn't that great, but I'll still play it for fun. My friends helped me make my second Yugitube video. 

Rare Card List

The Seal of Orichalcos-Ultra
Five Headed Dragon-Ultra
Morphing Jar-Ultra
Dark Necrofear-Ultra
Monster Reborn-Ultra
Heavy Storm-Ultra
Solar Flare Dragon-Super
Heavy Storm-Ultra
Red Gadget-Ultra
UFO Turtle-Secret
Malevolent Catastrophe-Super
The Agent of Wisdom - Mercury-Super
Big Eye- Rare
Toon Goblin Attack Force-Rare
Catapult Turtle-Rare
Toon Masked Sorcerer-Rare
Phoenix Wing Wind Blast-Secret

Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome To Awesome Card Games

Hi everyone! My name is Franklin. This my first personal TCG blog. I will be discussing Cardfight Vanguard! and Yugioh! strategies! Deck profiles and videos will be posted. My specialty in Cardfight!! Vanguard are Royal Paladin decks and in Yugioh! it is Spellcaster decks. Please stay tone for Cardfight!! Vanguard and Yugioh! content!