Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures - Chapter 001
|Series||Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures|
|Japanese magazine||V Jump|
|Japanese||June 21, 2019|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures chapters|
|Next||"Tenyi VS Simorgh"|
In her apartment in Tokyo, Japan, a young woman is looking for her younger brother, only to discover that he's already left for the card shop. She's not surprised, as the latest set in the Official Card Game is being released today. Indeed, the young Shoma has already made his way to the Satellite Shop, a specialty store for all things Yu-Gi-Oh!. Today is the day that the newest set Rising Rampage is being released, and the store is holding a "Deck Construction" event. He enters, nervous about being around so many people, but starstruck by the holograms projected by the Duel Disks.
At a nearby table, a young Duelist called Strong Jukyu complains to the nearby guide that he doesn't have an opponent. The "guide", whose name tag reads Des, reminds him that she's only a part-timer here, but does concede that there aren't an even number of participants today, so he's been left out. However, Jukyu notices the just-arrived Shoma, and invites him to be his opponent today. Shoma is thrilled to have an opponent, and excitedly accepts. Des tells Shoma that anyone can join the event with the purchase of a Rising Rampage box. Jukyu asks if Shoma even brought any of his own materials to the event today, and Shoma reveals from his backpack not only his own Duel Disk, but multiple Deck boxes worth of cards, leaving Jukyu and Des stunned. Before continuing, Des informs Shoma that he must fill out a form and receive a "Duelist ID" to participate in official events.
Shoma eagerly fills in the form and is given his Duelist ID, calling it the rarest card he's ever had. Jukyu is doubtful, saying that an ID card is hardly that impressive. Shoma explains that he's from out in the countryside, where he usually had to wait a week to get the newest sets, and where there were never many opponents. In fact, it was always just him and his older sister Ageha, until she left for Tokyo three years ago for work. Since then, he's built a number of Decks on his own, but with only himself to play against. However, his sister recently invited him to move in with her in her apartment, located near the Satellite Shop, and he jumped at the opportunity.
With that, the Deck Construction event can begin. Des explains the rules: using the cards found within their Rising Rampage box, participants have 30 minutes to construct a 40-card Deck, using at least 20 Rising Rampage cards. After that, each participant will compete in three single-elimination Duels against other participants. With that, she officially declares the start of the event. Everyone struggles in their own way, whether trying to remember all the new effects, or not finding the cards they want, or just being unsure of what cards to use in general. Des thinks to herself that this is the charm of the "Deck Construction" event: nobody's guaranteed to find the cards they want, so how can they build the best Deck with what they have?
Meanwhile, Shoma is studying the cards he has. He knows the three biggest Deck themes in Rising Rampage are "Marincess", "Simorgh", and "Tenyi". He chooses to build a "Tenyi" Deck with what he has. He visualizes his Deck building process as a conversation he's having with the monsters in the theme. He asks "Monk of the Tenyi" and "Berserker of the Tenyi" their advice on how many of the "Tenyi" Spirits he should include, and they naturally say three of each one. However, Shoma replies that he didn't find three copies of all the monsters. The three are unsure how to proceed, but "Shaman of the Tenyi" points out the obvious solution of finding other cards to support the theme in place of what he's missing. Shoma thinks for a moment, and seems to think of the right cards for the situation. Outside of his fantasies, Des announces that there are only five minutes of Deck construction left. Shoma's Deck is ready, and he rushes to put the cards in sleeves to prevent damaging them.
In a short time, Shoma begins his Duel against Jukyu in the Duel arena. Jukyu takes the first move, and immediately uses his "Simorgh" Deck he built to perform his "God Strong Wind" combo, filling his field with three powerful monsters: "Simorgh, Lord of the Storm", "Simorgh of Darkness", and "Mist Valley Apex Avian", using his entire starting hand to do so. Jukyu declares that his victory's in the bag. Shoma rises to the challenge, and Summons the 2500 DEF "Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda" by its effect, before using it as Link Material to Summon the 1000 ATK "Monk of the Tenyi". Jukyu is shocked that Shoma would use a powerful monster to Summon a weaker monster, but Shoma declares that during this turn, he will bring down all of Jukyu's monsters.
Featured Duel: Shoma Yusa vs Strong Jukyu
Turn 1: Strong Jukyu
Note: Jukyu's first turn is not depicted during the chapter itself; however, a page from the end of the chapter describes the full turn in detail.
Jukyu activates "Simorgh Onslaught", discarding "Simorgh, Bird of Calamity" to add two "Simorgh" monsters with different Attributes from his Deck. He adds "Simorgh of Darkness" and "Simorgh, Lord of the Storm". He then activates the Field Spell "Elborz, the Sacred Lands of Simorgh", which increases the ATK/DEF of all WIND Winged Beast monsters on the field by 300, then Normal Summons "Simorgh, Bird of Beginning" (L1/0 → 300/1600 → 1900). Since it was Normal Summoned, Jukyu activates its effect. During this turn, he can conduct an additional Normal Summon of a "Simorgh" monster. He then activates the first effect of "Elborz, the Sacred Lands of Simorgh". By revealing a Level 5 or higher WIND Winged Beast monster in his hand, he can Tribute Summon Winged Beast monsters for one less Tribute for the rest of the turn. He reveals "Simorgh, Lord of the Storm".
Jukyu uses his second Normal Summon to Tribute "Simorgh, Bird of Beginning" and Tribute Summon "Simorgh, Lord of the Storm" (L8/2900 → 3200/2000 → 2300). Since he Tribute Summoned a WIND monster, Jukyu activates the effect of "Simorgh of Darkness" in his hand, Special Summoning it (L8/2900/2000) in Attack Position. While on the field, it is also a WIND monster ("Simorgh of Darkness": 2900 → 3200 ATK/2000 → 2300 DEF). Since Shoma controls no Spells/Traps, Jukyu activates the effects of both "Simorgh, Bird of Beginning" and "Simorgh, Bird of Calamity" in his GY, Special Summoning both to his field in Defense Position; however, they will both be banished when they leave the field. Jukyu activates the second effect of "Elborz, the Sacred Lands of Simorgh". As he controls a WIND Winged Beast monster, he can immediately Normal Summon a Winged Beast monster. He Tributes "Simorgh, Bird of Beginning" to Tribute Summon "Mist Valley Apex Avian" (L7/2700 → 3000/2000 → 2300) in Attack Position.
He draws "Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda". Since he controls no Effect Monsters, Shoma activates the effect of "Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda" to Special Summon it from his hand (L7/1500/2500) in Defense Position. Shoma sets "Vishuda" (1 non-Link "Tenyi" monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Monk of the Tenyi" (1000/↓).
- Duel continues in the next chapter.
The following cards appeared in this chapter. Cards in italics debuted here.