VGC writes: "Five or so years ago, I was asked to participate in running Sunday Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments at the retail store I work at. The logic was that I was about the nerdiest person there, and I used to play Magic: The Gathering, so I would seem to be the obvious choice. Next thing you know I was smack dab in the middle of a sea of sugar fueled kids and pre-teens, tossing down cards like old men at a casino. Immediately I respected the game, as it took the basic idea behind most collectable card games, and simplified it to a more manageable level, so that even a total novice could pick it up. On the flipside, the game was very deep, so you could come up with all sorts of crazy combinations."