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Ryan Atlus

  • Name: Ryan Atlus
  • Preferred formats: Critter, Synchrocentric


"Hello, readers! My name's Ryan, and I was a casual player for a long time before becoming more competitive in 2016. I've taken several regional tops and my most iconic achievement is becoming the LLDS Champion in 2018. I'm a big fan of the game's history and past formats, which are often a lot of fun to play!"

All Articles by Ryan Atlus

Yu-Gi-Oh! History: The Gadget Archetype, Part 2

By RyanA (2021-10-19)

The last article went over the first six years of the Gadget life cycle. We talked about their initial play in the "Good Stuff plus Machines" deck. We talked about the Machina deck and how rank four xyz monsters improved them. But the Dragon Rulers were coming. How would they fare in that unfriendly landscape?


Yu-Gi-Oh! History: The Gadget Archetype, Part 1

By RyanA (2021-10-07)

Gadgets are a deck with quite a few years on their counter. This small archetype has seen some moderate rogue success due to synergizing well with different engines and tech cards. Today, let us have a look at that journey. It's a tale with ups and downs, and some of you will recognize chapters in this saga.


Yu-Gi-Oh! History: Duelist Alliance

By RyanA (2021-09-21)

Some sets have a bigger impact on the game than others. Duelist Alliance, released in August 2014, went down in history as one of the few big sets that heavily shook up the format. Not only was this the first set of the pendulum era, it more importantly introduced several new meta contenders.

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Zombies at the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier

By RyanA (2021-09-16)

Up until a few days before the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier, I had no idea if I was even going to play in the event. After all, the weather would be great and my room would be warm. The evening before the event I won my locals with Zombies, and then I wanted to see how far I could take the deck.


Card Spotlight: Ready Fusion

By RyanA (2021-08-19)

Ready Fusion is one of the more desirable secret rares from the new expansion, Dawn of Majesty. The card's artwork shows a pack of instant soup, apparently endorsed by Magical Scientist who gives the soup a big thumbs-up. The soup packet is a reference to the noodle variant Instant Fusion.