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Round 3: Marius Prinz (Machina Roid) vs. Vincent Laine (Gadgets)

27.04.2013 | 15:07 |

Facing each other in round 3 are Germany’s Marius Prinz and Vincent Laine. Sounds like a classic already!

Prinz is relying on his home-brewed “Machina Roid” Deck while Laine is piloting a Gadget Deck. It’s a Machine Mirror Match of sorts, with both players trying to plow through a field of Mermails, Firefists and Dino Rabbits.
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Vincent Laine is bringing Gadgets to the Feature Match table!

Vincent Laine is bringing Gadgets to the Feature Match table!


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Prinz won the die roll and opted to go first. He only Set a back row card and passed play.

Laine had [red] to add [yellow] to his hand, he Set a spell or trap himself and attacked directly, resulting in the first change in Life Points. [mst] destroyed [ced] during the End Phase and play was back to Prinz.

He used [frame] to add [fortress] to his hand, now also getting his engine going. He discarded [unknown] and [fortress] to [ss] the latter, he then attacked over [red] and a direct attack with [frame] followed. He added a second back row card for good measure and passed play.
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Prinz seemed to be in a good position early on!

Prinz seemed to be in a good position early on!


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Laine started rebuilding with [yellow], finding [green]. He then followed it up with a [fortress] of his own, but Prinz had a [bth] to deal with it. Laine Set a spell or trap and ended.

[ced] recycled [frame] and just like the first time he [ns]ed it, Prinz added another [fortress]. He discarded 2 copies to add it to his field, but not before [frame] equipped the first copy and without declaring an attack, he ended his turn.

Laine’s engine kept rolling, with [yellow] finding [red]. He checked his face-down card and he also held on to [poa], [limiter] and 2 monsters.
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The Gadgets were starting to fight back!

The Gadgets were starting to fight back!


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After giving it some thought, he used both of his Gadgets to [xyz] [ggx], to which Prinz responded with [tt]! He detached [frame], which meant only his [fortress] stayed on the field. Laine on the other hand took the invitation, using [poa] to refill his hand and empty his Graveyard.
He added 2 more back row cards and passed play.

Prinz opted not to attack. His set back row card ([sj]) got destroyed by [mst] during the End Phase.

Laine [ns]ed [red], he chained [limiter] as well as [chain sum]. He added [frame], this got him [fortress], he had yet another Gadget in his hand and after a series of Summons, he was left with [fortress] (equipped with [frame]) and [ggx] on the field.
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The Gadgets were slowly gaining the upper hand!

The Gadgets were slowly gaining the upper hand!


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He attacked with his [fortress], losing his [frame] and [ggx] (thanks to the effect of Prinz’ [fortress]).

Prinz simply passed play.

Laine went even crazier this time, activating [double summon], [ns]ing [red] and [green] to add even more Gadgets to his hand and further thin out his Deck. He calculated the damage totals, declared attacks with his Gadgets and [fortress] and that left Prinz on 1700 Life Points.
He [xyz]ed [maestro] in [mp] 2 and ended.
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Maestroke seemed like a great play at this point!

Maestroke seemed like a great play at this point!


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[hole] didn’t help against [maestro] and when Laine also had [mst] to get rid of the Set [limiter], Prinz knew it was over.

[h2]Vincent Laine takes the lead![/h2]

After a good start, Prinz clearly lost some steam, not being able to keep up the pressure. It might have been a better move to play a little riskier, trying to apply more pressure with his [fortress] rather than giving Laine time to get his own engine going with his Gadgets adding one monster after another to his hand. Will we see a different approach in the second Duel or some crazy Side Decking tech?
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Prinz now had to win 2 Duels in a row!

Prinz now had to win 2 Duels in a row!


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Prinz wanted to go first again, this time setting a card to each zone.

Laine didn’t waste any time, [ns]ing [yellow] to add [green] to his hand. He set a Spell or Trap Card and passed play without attacking.

Both players were going for a more conservative approach it seemed, with Prinz setting 2 spells or traps.

[storm] wiped both players back rows, Laine then [ns]ed [green], he activated [double summon], [red] followed and he then [ss]ed [fortress] and [16]. He used the effect of [16], declaring “Monster”, he attacked over [expressroid] and [fortress] attacked directly.
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Prinz left the Gadgets too much room to breathe, allowing them to go for Shock Master!

Prinz left the Gadgets too much room to breathe, allowing them to go for Shock Master!


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[reborn] brought back [expressroid]. Prinz added 2 back row cards and he ended.

Laine used the effect of [16], to which Prinz chained [fchalice] to strip it off its effect. He then attacked over [expressroid] with [fortress] and ended.

[hole] wiped the field. Prinz added a second back row card.

Play was back to Laine, who opted to not perform any actions. Nothing happened on the following turn.

Laine now picked up steam again, with [red] allowing him to add [yellow] to his hand. He attacked directly, leaving Prinz on 4200 Life Points.

Prinz didn’t perform any actions.
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Once again, Prinz was left without a field while the Gadgets stood strong!

Once again, Prinz was left without a field while the Gadgets stood strong!


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When [yellow] came down, Prinz used [veiler] to negate its effect. Laine attacked with both of his monsters, he Set a third spell or trap and ended.

Prinz also added a third back row card.

Laine attacked and Prinz took the damage after some consideration. Another attack followed. This time Prinz did respond, extending his hand.

[h2]Vincent Laine overcomes Marius Prinz![/h2]