I stand here on the eve of battle, like a thousand players before me and thousands more to come, ready to see if my limited testing at home is ready to compete. Or at least that’s how it feels before your first local event.
My name is Glen, an entry level player from Victoria, Australia who like many others were mesmerised by FFTCG at PaxAUS 2019. Since then I have searched YouTube, Reddit, Facebook communities to watch content, learn about the game and grow my card collection to see what I like to build and play with.
Hello everyone, I have a quick article for you today. I gathered this data on the two deck format from the European and North American Championships, but I was so busy at work that I was never able to report on the tournament. I wanted to release the graphs below because I still think it is interesting to observe what people played, and we are going to see a Two-Deck format again at Worlds.
However, Opus X will be legal at Worlds, so we may not see all the same decks or proportions of decks depending on how players test with the new cards. That being said, lets take a look at what people brought with a Worlds Qualification on the line.
Before we can begin this article, I need to shout out my very first patron for my Patreon. I want to extend a HUGE thank you to James Lockwood for supporting me. I spend a LOT of time working on The Mysidia Post, now that it includes articles, YouTube, and a podcast (I basically don't play video games anymore). I greatly appreciate the support that my fans show me. This allows me to pay for my website, and hopefully it will eventually help me upgrade my equipment to make better content for you all. Thanks again James!
Hello Mysidians, boy do I have a treat for you this week. I am proud to bring you an interview with one of the most involved community members in FFTCG, James Lockwood. James has been a part of the FFTCG community since the beginning, and has a very positive and significant online presence on Facebook. But lets have James tell you the rest himself. Enjoy the interview!
Hello Mysidians! I am back with another tournament report. Below I will break down the stream into all the matches with timestamps so you can go back and watch matchups that you find interesting. Below the stream information, I also have compiled the Top 8 deck lists from this 77-player tournament. Let’s get into it.
Disclaimer: The player names were mostly in Japanese, and while they often said some of them out loud, I didn't want to botch it, so I may not use player names in the descriptions below.
Hello Mysidians! I am trying something new this week, a tournament report! Below I will break down the stream into all the matches with timestamps so you can go back and watch matchups that you find interesting. Keep in mind The Break Zone interviewed the winners after each match, so check them out for more insight on the match and the deck the winner ran. Below the stream information, I also have compiled a list of the Top 32 decks that qualified for Day 2 of the event to compete in the Draft portion of the tournament. Finally, I made up each Top 8 deck list on FFDecks for you to check out!
Before we get into it, I just want to congratulate Mathew Okimoto on his 3rd Crystal Cup victory this season, what incredible dominance. I also want to send a big congratulations to Emmanuel Onate for making the Finals and qualifying for Worlds! All while playing a creative deck we don’t see too much of. Finally I want to shout out The Break Zone for an awesome stream, RB for her hard work Gunslinging and managing parts of the event, Samsonite Prime for rocking it as Head Judge, and all the Desert Sky Gaming/Arizona peeps that ran one of the fastest and smoothest Crystal Cups of the year.
Welcome back Mysidians! This week I had the pleasure of talking to Mohammad Zaiem Ahmad, a fellow member of Card of Ivalice's FFTCG team. Mohammad has had a very successful year, coming second at the Lightning CC and again almost qualifying for Worlds at Gencon. Mohammad is known for playing a mean Mono Water, but don't peg him for a one trick pony or you'll be sorry. Read on for the full interview with Mohammad!
Hello Mysidians, welcome back to another Meta Report. We haven’t seen too many changes since our last report, but it is nice to keep up with the numbers and observe if any decks are on the rise. Just a reminder for these articles, we only look at tournaments with 17+ players, or five rounds of swiss. I also don’t have information on tournaments that aren’t posted, so always assume this is not the full picture. Alright, lets get into it.
Welcome back Mysidians! Since Opus IX came out, I have been tracking tournaments on FF Decks and the official Japanese tournament reports in order to gather information about the meta. At first, I was looking at all tournaments, regardless of size, just to get some information. You can find a video I made based on that information here. However, for this article I only used tournaments with 17+ players, or 5 rounds of swiss play. I do not have too much scientific thinking behind that decision; besides 5 rounds are a larger sample size than 4. Because of that player cut-off, I was mainly looking at Local Qualifiers, Grand Opens, and Crystal Cups.
I think that looking at those tournaments can be more relevant than including all Local tournaments. For example. my local tournament at Magic Stronghold is usually 4 rounds, but some weeks we all show up with meta decks and others we play more fun builds. At an event like a Local Qualifier or larger, you are more likely to see safer and stronger choices of decks.
For this analysis I looked at 19 tournaments. It should be noted that Gen Con is not included in this list (except for 1st place), as I don’t have the results available to me. Below I have posted a video recap from my YouTube channel, please feel free to check it out and subscribe if you enjoy it! I will also post all the tournaments that I looked at for this report at the bottom of the article.
Hello Mysidians! This morning I was minding my own business, recovering after a long travel day yesterday, when Square Enix posted a ban announcement on Facebook. I checked the link and I couldn’t believe my eyes, Rikku 1-089H will be banned effective Friday, September 13th, 2019. This coincides with the new dual starter deck “Wraith vs Knight”. You can see the official announcement here.
Welcome back to another Opus IX Deck Tech! This week I am going to talk about Mono Ice, as it has received some rad new tools for its list. If you missed last weeks article we talked about Type-0 Cadets, and you can find that piece here.
When I first started playing FFTCG, Ice was my favourite element. I played a lot of it until Opus V, and then I started pivoting more towards playing Earth based decks, and a little Wind too. Despite that I have always checked in and maintained a Mono Ice list, playing it occasionally. But let’s not wait any longer, its time to check out the list.
Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.