It's been awhile since we've done an episode of Talking Goats. Tomorrow will feature ACP and Skully, and they will be discussing GoatFormat.com's biggest initiative for 2019. No spoilers on what that is! You'll want to make sure that you see this one live at twitch.tv/GoatFormat, tomorrow (3/24/2019) at 10 AM EST. We'll be taking questions from the chat as we go.
Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Goat Format has a lot of minor deckbuilding decisions that are seemingly inconsequential but can make a substancial difference in terms of a player's long-term winrate. While the consensus current format deckbuilding theory dictates that one should play three of all the good cards in order to maximize the chances of seeing them quickly, that rule of thumb does not apply especially well to Goat Format. Why? The fact that Goat Format games can last 20 turns rather than a few changes things a lot. This can be confusing to less experienced players in the format. Playing 3 copies of a flip effect monster in Goat Format presents a significant risk: Nobleman of Crossout.
Chaos Sorcerer is more popular than ever in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Goat Format, and Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning is a near staple as well. However, players often give little thought regarding which battle position to summon their chaos monster in. Some players default to summoning their chaos monsters in defense because it’s what they see everyone else doing. However, the correct battle position is very dependent upon the gamestate and the matchup. These pros and cons will be summarized below.
Format Library is bringing back their long running Format Library Championship tournament series. It's a live Goat Format Format tournament, and it's happening this Saturday and 1 PM EST. For all of the details, visit: https://formatlibrary.weebly.com/flc_registration.html
What is Library FTK?
Library FTK is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Goat Format deck that draws its entire deck in a single turn using one of its 3 copies of Royal Magical Library. It does this by continually replaying continuous spells with (3 copies of) Giant Trunade. These continuous spells include but are not limited to 3 Convulsion of Nature and 3 Archfiend’s Oath. The deck is also often known as "Tundo FTK", named after the deck's creator, Vincent Tundo.