Announcement: On Hiatus Until Sept. 8, 2017, Updates to Content

This announcement is a notice for our readers that we will collectively be taking a break from the blog until the 8th of September of 2017. During this time, the writers of the blog will be taking a much needed rest in order to combat fatigue, to catch up on archived content management, and to explore different avenues for the future of Cardfight Lab Tech.

In addition to this, Cardfight Lab Tech is no longer exploring the option to regularly create content on Future Card Buddyfight. This clarification is needed due to the website’s failure to generate consistent content around the game of Buddyfight. Although the content will not be created on a regular basis, this blog may publish content on occasion related to Future Card Buddyfight, which may include publishing some archived content related to that game. The decision related to the frequency of the creation of Future Card Buddyfight content is subject to change in the future.

We would like to thank our readers for your continued support as we attempt to create quality content. Keep having fun, and we hope to see you around!

Announcement: Changes Happening on Cardfight Lab Tech

As recently shared on Facebook and Twitter, there are some big things happening at Cardfight Lab Tech. As a short overview, here are some changes that are happening very soon:

  • Due to the large amount of demand, Cardfight Lab Tech will be expanding its focus to include more expensive deck builds along with our budget deck lists for Cardfight!! Vanguard. We hope that this decision will help the blog diversify this content while still helping players to play smarter and better than before, no matter how small or large our readers budgets may be.
  • As of 29 April 2017, the blog will be using its newly created Twitch channel to stream local Columbus, Ohio players as they play Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight. This content will be carried over to our YouTube Channel in the future after such live streams have taken place.
  • Our first official live stream will be taking place during Card Academy’s First Annual Sakura Fest event, which will include Buddyfight (starting around 12 PM EST on 29 April 2017) and Cardfight!! Vanguard (starting around 12 PM EST on 30 April 2017). This live stream will be hosted on Twitch, which can be found at the address below.
  • Cardfight Lab Tech is currently working on expanding blog content to include information about Future Card Buddyfight. This will include rearranging content and menus to accommodate future content. Although this is the case, Cardfight!! Vanguard is the main focus of this blog until further notice.
  • Due to the increase in content, our weekly posting schedule will be changing if all goes according to plan. The announcement of the new posting schedule will be posted on our Facebook Page as of 1 May 2017. The link to our Facebook Page can be found below.

That is today’s big news for the blog! If you have any questions or concerns, please post in the comments section of this post. Thanks for the continued support!

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Interview with SFOSC, Champions of Ohio’s Vanguard Spring Fest Team League

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Cardfighters (from left to right) Michael Wait, Luke Flynn, and Andrew Duluard went on to win the Cardfight!! Vanguard tournament in Ohio during the Bushiroad Spring Fest Team League in June 2016. Credit for the photo goes to Heather Duluard.

We would like to congratulate Team SFOSC, the team that won the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team Event at the Bushiroad Spring Fest in Columbus, Ohio. Among its ranks, Andrew Duluard, Luke Flynn, and Michael Wait played as a team. In this team, Andrew played as Neo Nectar (Ahsha Bloom deck build), Luke Flynn played as Gold Paladin (Liberators deck build), and Michael Wait played as Granblue (Nightrose deck build). Their deck lists can be found here.

Q: How do you feel about winning the regional qualifier in Columbus, OH?

Andrew: Winning felt pretty good, but simply getting top 8 and eventually having our deck lists posted is great in itself.

Michael: Good, strong.

Luke:  I felt that it was a great accomplishment to win the tournament with two good friends and a great honor to play against such talented cardfighters.


Q: How did you all decide what decks would sit in which chair for the tournament?

Andrew: It really came down to which decks we thought may be at which spots, such as expecting Kagero at the lower spots and thus having Michael as seat three. I was in seat two as we believed that my deck had very few in unwinnable match-ups and that even if so, the rest of the team would have a better shot.

Michael: Basically, we put me where I had the greatest chances of facing an Overlord.

Luke: We decided that I would be seat one with my Gold Paladins because that would be where most of the control decks would be seated and I have the best counters too control decks.


Q: How did you prepare for the qualifier?

Andrew: We mainly prepared just by playing in our local tournaments and leagues.

Michael: Set-up games, set-up games, and more set-up games.

Luke: We prepared by testing different deck lists and played against different decks with those decks.


Q: How many years have you been playing the game?

Andrew: I’ve been playing the game since the very beginning, although the first year only consisted of the first Kagero trial deck.

Michael: 4? 5? For as long as the game’s been out.

Luke: I’ve been playing for four or five years.


Q: Besides the Continental Championships, what else do you want to do in California?

Andrew: Simply looking around Cali and observing the differences between it and Ohio will be cool in itself. Other than that, I mainly plan to stay pretty focused, as we won’t have too much time to wander.

Michael: Catch new stuff in Pokémon Go. 

Luke: While in California, I want to go sightseeing and hunt for Pokémon on Pokémon Go.


Q: Is there anything else you would like to say about the upcoming event?

Andrew: I hope that it’s fun and that we do well and have fun.

Luke: I’d like too thank my friends, family and teammates for helping too make this happen.


Q: Do you have any last minute words you would like to say to anyone?

Andrew: I would like to thank all my friends and family for supporting my hobbies and helping me to prepare for these tournaments. I would also like to thank Cody Vojtech for building the deck I used before obtaining and fine-tuning it. Finally, I’d like to thank my local game stores for their continued distribution and outlets of fun throughout my life.

Michael: I’m the Strongest Fighter of the Strongest Clan. From start to finish it’s always the climax.