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  1. It can go either way, depending on how the RP’s host allows. Also, this isn’t just for Yugioh RPs.
  2. I’m gonna headbutt ya, ya freakin’ cow!

  3. For the purposes of this post, the names of everyone involved will be initialized using only the first letter of their names. As a key: C – my partner K – another competitor from my college Dr. M – my professor/faculty sponsor In the May of 2019, Dr. M invited me, C, and K to compete in SkillsUSA, an international organization dedicated to promoting the trades with many colleges and even high schools as chapters. SkillsUSA had just added cyber security and computer programming as areas of focus to their ever-expanding roster, so as the director of the ITS program at my community college, Dr. M pounced on the opportunity to join as the college’s first chapter in the organization. Since we were majoring in cyber security, Dr. M entered me and C in the state competition that SkillsUSA was hosting. K entered the programming competition. When we got there, C and I went to our areas as did K. To our surprise, C and I were the only ones that showed up, aside from only one high school team who we weren’t competing against anyway. We did however still at least attempt to complete the lab that was set up. The lab scenario was straight forward. We were given a server to connect to and had to find any vulnerabilities we could with it and write a report on what we found.The main rule was that we were not allowed to use password cracking software. I took an Nmap of the server and used an open-source vulnerability scanner called OWASP to scan it. C used Nessus. All together, we found, if I remember correctly, ten vulnerabilities, several open ports, and that it was using Windows 7 as the OS. K fortunately had his fair share of competition. I’m not sure exactly what he did, but I do remember him saying something about a having to write a program with a GUI that could convert a number into the correct Roman numerals. He believed that he only got second place, but when he got called up to get the gold medal, he learned that the person who he thought beat him didn’t include a GUI, which halved his score. In July came the national event. Once again, C and I competed in cyber security and K in programming. Now, I should mention that at the time I was a complete noob with Linux. Fortunately, C was an expert. I should also note that Dr. M REALLY likes the programming language Java. This will be important later. In addition, the whole month of June, K was really stressing out because he wanted to win, but kept freaking out because he had started studying C++ and felt like he had forgotten Java. The first thing that stood out was that, unlike at the state level, we had real competition. The first thing that we did, strangely but welcome enough, was take a certification exam, the ETA (Electronics and Technicians Association) ITS (Information Technology Security) to be more precise. C got an 84 while I got a 74. The minimum passing score is a 75, so I didn’t get the certification (by 1 freaking point!). The rest of our scoring looked as follows: I should also make a note that the digital forensics lab wasn’t working, so everyone got full credit for it. The station I felt most prepared for was the wireless and mobile device security, which had us configure security settings on a tablet, enable remote wipe and configure a VPN using the Opera browser. On the managed switch table, we had to set up several VLANs on a Cisco switch. C had a script written preemptively on how to do it (which was allowed). However, the commands we needed didn’t exist. We also saw that other teams had to use a GUI to do it. According to them though, they would have gotten much further if they had to do it from the command line instead. Meanwhile with K, I don’t know what programs he had to write, but looking over his scorecard, he clearly got jipped. The written test, which counted for a big percentage of his score, was unfair. The competition clearly said that the competitors could use any language they pleased, but the test was written with C in mind, which K wasn’t familiar with. If it weren’t for this, he would have gotten first place. There was also a section for a competition in video game design. One table I remember was a high school table that had a game called Battle Champions. I told the girl working on it that it looked like something that would have been on the SEGA Genesis and I loved it. I wish I had taken a picture of it. Prior to the awards ceremony, there was a “Meet the Employer” hour, where, as the name suggests, we got a chance to meet potential employers. Due to SkillsUSA’s primary chapters being welders however, that was what most of the employers were looking for. Humorously enough, the corporation my dad works for had a booth there with the regional HR manager there, and she sure knew who I was through my dad. You see, when he first got hired at this company, my dad had a little run-in with the IT department. The printer in the shipping department wasn’t working, and the IT guys couldn’t do anything about it due to needing a ticket filled out so they can document all their work. Being the reasonable guy that he is, my dad took the printer and threw it into the IT guys’ office. He’s not allowed back there anymore. Unfortunately though, she didn’t have any IT internships she could offer me, but one company was interested and I’m still waiting to hear back from them as they said that it would have to be a Summer internship next year. In the meantime, I’m trying to get on a national research lab near my college that Dr. M has personal contacts in, and yes, these contacts are in supervisor positions. In the end, we all got third place. C and K were actually relieved because they had kids ( C had his first kid this year and K has a 5 and 13 year old) and the international event was in Russia. This was probably one of the better experiences I’ve had in life so far. Whatever I do next, I hope that it will be as good a learning experience as this was for me.
  4. Who broke the spoiler tags?

  5. [spoiler=monsters] Redneck Bumpkin level 4 FIRE Warrior/Effect ATK: 1600 DEF: 200 When this card is Summoned: You can add 1 "Redneck" Spell/Trap card from your Deck to Hand. If this card attacks an opponent's monster and inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can Special Summon 1 "Redneck" monster from your Deck, but its effects are negated until the End Phase. You can only use each effect of "Redneck Bumpkin" once per turn. - Redneck Fighter level 4 FIRE Warrior/Effect ATK: 2000 DEF: 0 Cannot attack directly. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each. During the End Phase, if this card attacked an opponent's monster and inflicted battle damage to your opponent: You can draw 1 card. You can only use the effect of "Redneck Fighter" once per turn. - Redneck Hunter level 3 FIRE Warrior/Effect ATK: 1000 DEF: 400 If this card attacks an opponent's monster and inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can discard 1 card in your opponent's Hand. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacks an opponent's monster and inflicts battle damage to your opponent: Add 1 "Redneck" monster from your Deck to Hand. [/spoiler] [spoiler=spells] Redneck Country field spell If the original ATK of a monster is greater than its original DEF, switch the original ATK and DEF. All monsters on the field may inflict piercing damage. If a "Redneck" monster attacks, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. - Redneck Riot spell Monsters your opponent controls cannot be destroyed by battle this turn. All "Redneck" monsters you control can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each. - Redneck Courage Quickplay Spell Double the ATK of all "Redneck" monsters you control, but negate their effects and they are destroyed during the End Phase. [/spoiler] [spoiler=traps] Redneck Rules continuous trap If you control "Redneck Country," you can activate this card from your Hand. Monsters on the field cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can discard 1 card; Negate the effects of monsters in the GY this turn. During the End Phase, destroy 1 Spell/Trap card on the field or destroy this card(this is not optional). [/spoiler]
  6. [spoiler=Culprit][/spoiler] Slowly expanding this archetype. CIS B1 Battle Droid EARTH Level 3 Machine/Effect ATK: 1500 DEF: 0 Can only be used as material in the Link Summon of a "CIS" monster. If this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "CIS B1 Battle Droid" from your Deck. [spoiler=flavor] The B1 battle droid is the most used battle droid by the CIS. While being completely ineffective in 1-on-1 combat, the B1 was meant to be as cheap as possible so it could be deployed in sheer numbers. The effect to summon it references the CIS's battle strategy of having an infinite number of droids continuously walk forward holding down the trigger on their blaster. CIS B2 Battle Droid EARTH Level 4 Machine/Effect ATK: 1800 DEF: 1000 Can only be used as material in the Link Summon of a "CIS" monster. If this card is Normal Summoned: You can, immediately after this effect resolves, Normal Summon 1 "CIS" monster from your Hand (except "CIS B2 Battle Droid"). You only gain this effect of "CIS B2 Battle Droid" once per turn. If this card battles an opponent's monster: It gains 500 ATK. [spoiler=flavor] The B2 Super Battle Droid was designed to remedy the flaws of the B1. While being more expensive, the B2 had thicker armor and a better processor that made it more suited for actual combat, as the B1 was originally intended to work security on Trade Federation Lukerhulks to scare off pirates. Because it was more expensive, it was intended to be deployed in smaller numbers with its own posse of B1s to back it up. CIS Droideka EARTH Level 4 Machine/Effect ATK: 2000 DEF: 0 If you control only "CIS" cards, you can Special Summon this card from your Hand. You can only use this effect of "CIS Droideka" once per turn. Cannot be destroyed by battle. While this card is face-up on the field, your opponent cannot target other “CIS” monsters with attacks, except for “CIS Droideka”. [spoiler=flavor] Also known as a destroyer droid, the droideka is probably one of, if not the most, feared droid on the battlefield due to its deflector shield. This shield could withstand most attacks outside of the heavy weapons category, making it effective at cutting down infantry. An interesting fact about this droid is that it was so expensive, that the Trade Federation cut the Colicoid inventors of the droideka a deal that they would pay for it with exotic meat instead of money. reasoning that hiring hunters was more cost effective than actually purchasing the droid. CIS Dwarf Spider Droid EARTH Level 5 Machine/Effect ATK: 2000 DEF: 0 If your opponent controls a Defense Position monster, you can Special Summon this card(from your Hand). You can only use this effect of "CIS Dwarf Spider Droid" once per turn. If this card destroys a Defense Position monster, you can apply 1 of these effects: -Inflict piercing damage to your opponent. -This card can attack a second time. If this card is destroyed by a monster(by battle or by effect): Destroy that monster. [spoiler=flavor] The Dwarf Spider Droid was used by the Commerce Guild at their debt slave mining operations. When the miners got the idea that they didn't need their Commerce Guild oppressors and hid in the mines, the Commerce Guild deployed this nightmare. Since it was made to operate in a mine, it has incredibly slow movement, but makes up for it by having a powerful blaster that can fire slow powerful bolts or smaller faster bolts, and in case it gets destroyed, it comes equipped with its own self-destruct mode. Geonosis field spell You take no damage from battles involving "CIS" monsters. If a "CIS" monster attacks an opponent's monster with a higher ATK: It gains 1000 ATK until the end of the Damage Step. During your End Phase: You can Special Summon 1 "CIS Geonosian Warrior Tokens" (Instect/EARTH/Level 1/ATK: 1000 DEF: 0), but it can only be used as material in the Link Summon of a "CIS" monster. [spoiler=flavor] Geonosis was the home to the Geonosians, who were committed to the Separatist cause to the bitter end, even long after the Clone Wars ended. It was the home of the first droid factories and was a major tactical victory for the CIS, as there only objective was to successfully retreat. CIS Revolt Trap If an opponent's monster attacks a "CIS" monster you control, or if an opponent's monster targets a "CIS" monster you control with a card effect: Target that monster; Destroy it. You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "CIS" Spell/Trap card from your Deck, and if you control "Geonosis" when this effect resolves, you can activate it this turn. You can only activate each effect of "CIS Revolt" once per turn. CIS Commando Droid EARTH Machine/Link/Effect ATK: 1500 LINK-1 Compass: 1 Down 1 "CIS" monster Once per turn, this card cannot be destroyed. This card can attack directly, but if it does so with this effect, its ATK is halved until the end of the Damage Step. If this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can target 1 card your opponent controls; Destroy it. [spoiler=flavor] The BX Commando Droid was developed for the purpose of infiltration and sabotage. It had an advanced processor that allowed it to use much more advanced tactics than the B1 and B2, and could act more independently. It could even engage in hand-to-hand combat, a luxury the B1 and B2 lacked in. In addition, it had tough armor that allowed it to take several punches CIS Defoliator EARTH Machine/Link/Effect ATK: 2000 LINK-2 compass: left,right 2 "CIS" monsters (Quick Effect) You can tribute 1 other "CIS" monster you control, then target 1 card your opponent controls; Destroy it. If this card is destroyed by your opponent: You can Special Summon 1 non-Link "CIS" monster from your GY. [spoiler=flavor] The defoliator is a cannon that can be attached to an AAT (armored assault tank) and had an incredible area of effect with an incendiary round that incinerated anything it touched. CIS Super Tank EARTH Machine/Link/Effect ATK: 3000 Link-3 compass: up,left,down 2+ "CIS" Effect monsters Cannot be destroyed by card effects. Once per turn: You can activate this effect; Other monsters you control cannot attack, also destroy all Attack Position monsters your opponent controls with less ATK than this card, then reduce this card’s ATK by 500(permanently). Any battle damage your opponent takes this turn is halved. If this card is sent from the field to the GY by your opponent's card or effect: Special Summon 1 non-Link "CIS" monster from your GY. [spoiler=flavor] The Super Tank only ever saw action in the Second Battle of Geonosis. It was a massive juggernaut that had a massive amount of rockets it could fire, as well as heavy blasters on the front. In addition, it had thick armor that could take on several heavy Republic artillery and walk out unscathed.
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