Stacking The Deck!

Stacking The Deck!

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Waking up in an unfamiliar body within the Slifer Red dorm, what's a teen to do? Especially when there was no deck in sight and no currency to spend on new cards. Thankfully, an avid fan such as himself knew all about the discarded cards in a well deep within the forest of Duel Academy Island. With those spirits by his side, he'd fight his way to victory and survive! Self-Insert!

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Stacking The Deck!  is a well-thought out fanfiction, that quite elegantly finds the sweet spot between dumping information on the reader or not providing any context for what is going on. The enthusiasm contained in this story is infectious enough for me to enjoy reading this, despite lacking the background knowledge on this series. Great start!


Good start, but let down by the usual tropes

Reviewed at: Chapter 10 -

Note: I have read this fic already on another site up to chapter 26, so this review can´t really be exclusevly about the 10 chapters (to date) on here. 

It´s a typical SI, with the usual troops that apply to it. The basic story and writing is nice enough and the author at least didn´t start to immediatly pull out archetypes from multiple generations ahead to dunk on his opponent and feel superior because he managed to beat Jadens elemental heroes with fucking dragon rulers or something like that, so props for that. 

The downside is that the other typical Si troops are in full effect. You have our protag being amazing in duelling (never lost a single duel, the best duelling score average in the whole academy, once beat like half of the male obelisk dorm in a single duell that was him vs everyone else in one turn). 

Of course everyone is super impressed by him and that ranges from Jaden to professor Crowler ... naturally also includes the female students .. because of course it does. 

Love interest looks to be Alexis ... because of course she is. But since the teenage student isn´t enough dark magician girl gets thrown in for possible harem shannenigans.

So yeah, the base is there but it gets dragged down by the usual shit that SI fics tend to be full off.