Cyrus in Magnolia, TX (Mythic TRUK)

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  1. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    So, a few weeks hot off of a win with the Garbage TRUK (Infernape), I didn't know if I even wanted to go to another tourney: after all, I've been pretty busy lately :X. Buuuuuut with some coaxing from Team **********, and more so my brother/Lauren, I decided to play in the nearby Magnolia, TX event.

    I was torn between what I did (or didn't) want to play: the metagame down there is confusing thanks to a pretty even split between Blisseyvire and Rgon variants (or so I assume). However, I figured...what they hey? Let's play MYTHIC TRUK!

    So the reason why it's called Mythic TRUK is because, put simply, it doesn't exist! KingGengar does NOT have a soul for pushing Mario on the Pokegym for so long, so through extrapolation, his deck doesn't have a soul! Just kidding about KG not having a soul...buuuuut nothing about Mythic TRUK! :X

    My brother goes with Garbage TRUK (with our anti-water tech), and Lauren (Billy's girlfriend) sticks with her Infernape/Blissey (which I'm thinking was a sneaking inspiration for Clay's recent Empoleon/Blissey :p).

    Round 1: VS Manuel (Feraligatr d with Rayquaza ex d tech)

    All right so I'm thinking, "cool, he's playing a tech sniper!" However, he starts with it, thus instantly guaranteeing me two prizes from the get-go. I win pretty quickly from there. One soul down.

    Round 2: VS Lauren Ko (Infernape/Blissey)

    Oh no, a team member of "Kettlero and Ko"! Well, she began to make me sweat pretty early with some early hitters, but my Revenge is just so good with a million pluspowers and jive. She tried to save my soul, but....two souls down!

    Round 3: VS Denise (Feraligatr)

    Slow start on her part, but even slower start on mine (lone Riolu sitting out there, rolling 0/3 in Wild Kick). Eventually I get rolling and take her Gatr out. A third soul down!


    So you all know how I've been doing, but Lauren is 2-1 (winning her third game after losing to me), and Billy was a solid 3-0! Our anti-water tech worked AMAZINGLY well, as my brother beat not only an Empoleon/Lucario, but a Speed Empoleon as well! I forget who he beat R3, but quite impressive!

    Round 4: VS Billy Kettler (Garbage TRUK)

    So...we mulligan twice each until he finally gets a basic. However...I mulligan uhhh, three more times! EWWWW!

    Ah well, it got better because I got to go first "and" with a Riolu VS Skitty! I Wild Kicked for the win aaaand...H-TAILS!!! So from there my brother built up an insane setup, while I was struggling. However, Lucario helped setup some critical KO's, and made Revenging soooo much easier. Eventually it got to a point where, due to him having two DRE prized, he had to send up Delcatty ex to upstream my Machamp for KO. Little did he know that I had a Lucario with two pluspowers to one-shot him. He got really, close, but in the end, his last two prizes sealed the deal (both dre). I ended up winning on time, bu we played for fun and I took it.

    It definitely would've been closer if one of those DRE didn't evade him for so long, but eh, lady luck seemed to balance out, as I whiffed on maaaaany key cards. The difference was razor-thin though, and is a testament to how GOOD he's gotten in the past year. All I know is that if you underestimate him just 'cause he's "Kettler's brother," you're foolish. Soul #4 down!

    Round 5: VS Adam Garcia (Moving TRUK)

    I FTKO him with Riolu. He had extra basics to bench, but he purposely chose not to because he didn't want to draw the game out. A fifth soul...partially down!

    So we break, and cut to the top four. I don't know how the young folk went, but here was the top four for Masters:

    1st Seed (5-0): Johnny K (Mythic TRUK)
    2nd Seed (4-1): Billy K (Garbage TRUK)
    3rd Seed (4-1): Diana C (Flygon/Electivire)
    4th Seed (4-1): Adam G (Moving TRUK)

    Final Four: VS Adam (Moving TRUK)

    Game One-I don't remember how I won, but I won pretty quickly.

    Game Two-I had a "meh" start and he had a decent one (I say "decent" because he setup just fine, but was forced to sit with a lonely Chansey for a couple turns). Eventually he starts steamrolling me while I'm forced to play catch up. For quite some time he remains ahead of by just a "little" bit until the turning point: Machamp+Cessation Crystal+Revenge. That bought me a key turn, and made it so that he couldn't move energy back to the Vire. I then retreated for a Cario and ko'd him. He Pulse Barriered me, and I began working towards the next few turns (although not doing any damage). It keeps on shooting back and forth until all he needs is a DRE.,..well, luckily he used up all the DRE he ran, and I won by a turn. Good game man, and way to know a thing or (or fifty) about South park :D. (7-0 games, 6-0 matches)

    My brother beat Diana Chambers in two, although it was a narrow win. The Super Kettlero brothers make it to the finals!!!

    Finals: VS Billy (Garbage TRUK)

    Game One-I get out a fast Riolu+stuff vs his T1 Delcatty. My hitters are just putting way too much pressure on him way too early, and I force him into dropping a TGW: if he wins he stands a chance to come back, and if he loses then well...on to game two...On to game two. Sorry, man :(.

    Game Two-Similar to the last game, only he was one card shy of having a godly hand. Instead he was forced into rc'ing to an ape turn one. I think he TGW'd me by turn two or three, and the same result: I won the wager (quite unlike every other Wager we've played up to this point...he's won vs me about 55% of the time!). I build up a giant, unstoppable army of soulless warriors, and we eventually shake hands, head home, etc. (9-0 games, 7-0 matches).

    -Me not having a soul
    -Mythic TRUK DEFINITELY not having a soul!!!
    -Team Kettlero and Ko for doing realy well: Johnny 7-0, Billy 5-2, and Lauren 3-2. Thanks for the ride, a good time, laffs, etc
    -Adam (good work, son! :D)
    -Diana (good work, ma'am)
    -whoever won the young folk divisions
    -Mike, Mia n' staff for a well-run event.
    -Taco Bell
    -Toothpaste (I'm a college kid who doesn't get out much)

    -Wal-Mart (WAL FREAKING MART!!!), of ALL places, did not have cans of club soda! You have to be KIDDING me! It's WAL MART...they have EVERYTHING!!!

    *sigh* Hope you enjoyed the read! :X
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  2. Jason

    Jason New Member

    So Mario won...Gj on playing Mario Kettler :)
  3. ToysRUsKid

    ToysRUsKid Active Member

    Way to boost his ego pal.
  4. KingGengar

    KingGengar New Member

    My astral projection is coming to get you....

    But, in the meantime... good job!
  5. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Just to let you know everyone, MARIO IS A DECK IN A BLISSEY HEAVY ENVIRONMENT, Muwahaha... Gj Kettler once again :D
  6. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Eh, at least I didn't call it Mario. ;x
  7. shiftrymaster68

    shiftrymaster68 Active Member

    SOULLESS FTW! I KNEW you didn't have a soul Johnny! lol j/k, GJ man. Coming to any BR's next week?
  8. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Awfully tempted, but I think I should opt out on br's for homework :p. I most likely wouldn't play though: just judge (if applicable) or watch. :p
  9. Adam Garcia

    Adam Garcia New Member

    Kettler is my hero!

    GJ on playing my auto loss ;P

    They Took Are Jobs
  10. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    Mario doesn't beat a real Blissey TRUK. Sure it beats random Blisseys but TRUKs are another story.

    Anyways, Chad's going to give you the "GET OFF MY BOARDS" treatment for this =P

    I thought you needed a 60 card deck to play pogeymanz =O GJ winning without even playing a deck Kettler, you're just too good!
  11. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    On the contrary, while he wasn't a TRUK player, I'd actually say he played it quite well/had a pretty good list. His energy and trainers were just a little goofy, but I'd say it was well-played and well-built; a worthy competitor.

    Good work at your BR's too, Kant! :D
  12. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Actually, I mentioned to Billy that I was working on a InferBlissey aka Burning TRUK ;)

    You dont know how many TRUKs I went through to get to my final variant that I had built the day before in Biology. :lol: Who said school wasnt edumacational? :lol:

    Great Job Kettler's Nonetheless!
  13. Bolt

    Bolt New Member

    mythic truk!!!

  14. eauxmar

    eauxmar New Member

    ily <3
  15. Dark Weedle

    Dark Weedle New Member

    ewwww mario gross. But goodjob jonny maybe we'll see you next week? TOK is comming down for the weekend
  16. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Nice job Kettler.
    You're too good at this game, lol.
    Surprisingly our metagame is filled w/ Infernacatty rather than Blissey.
  17. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    Kettler: It was good to see you buddy :)
    GG on winning and Kettler Bro's in T2 :)

  18. galonso

    galonso New Member

    Right! The "real" Blissey TRUK doesn't lose to Mario. What a bunch of garbage. This TRUK nonsense has gotten really old, really fast.
  19. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    This coming from the guy BEGGING for TRUK lists a few weeks ago through PM
  20. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Clay: good work too dawg.

    Bolt: thx ilulab as well!

    Omar: and ilulab as well.

    Elm: A lot of the metagame in general is filled with older stuff, mixed in with the popular thngs these days (Taco Flavored Blisses, Rampardos, etc). Inferncatty obviously did well both times my brother used it, placing first and second, so it's in more than San Anton! :)

    Guy and Kant: I'll qualify your points...

    Mythic DOES beat even the best Moving, despite the hot sauce and sour cream we put into it a while back (again, it's "mythic," so I'm sure you haven't tested it that extensively). However, it's definitely not an autoloss, like how that guy who doesn't like Kant is saying. Every time I've used Moving TRUK against a Mario I either won or got close to winning, and vice-versa. That's just my word, so take it fwiw.

    Now get off my boards with that spam plz kay kay thanks! ;P

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