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    Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories for the PSX
    S-Tec FAQ
    Version 1.2
    April 2003
    
    Written by StanIsMyMaster@aol.com
    
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    This guide is copyrighted 2002-2003 by me. Don't copy this entire thing word
    for
    word and give it out to your buddies or post it on your site, please. You are
    welcomed to use this for your own sake and use the advice and tips here to give
    out to your buddies who are having problems teching someone hard.
    
    This guide will only be found at GameFAQs. Only there. Only. Get it?
    
    Yu-Gi-Oh: Forbidden Memories is copyrighted Konami and Kazuki Takahashi.
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Version updates
    II. What is "Tec"? and other questions
    III. Common help for teching
    IV. Help with people who rarely fuse
    V. Help with Pegasus
    VI. Cards obtained on S-TEC
    VII. What the magic cards are
    VIII. Magic card abbreviations
    IX. Contact information
    X. Credits
    
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    I. Version updates
    
    Version 1.2: Added new cards that are obtainable and new questions to "What is
    'Tec'?". I am very happy with all the positive feedback that is coming in. ^_^
    Thank you to everyone who sends me an e-mail telling me how useful this is to
    him or her. It makes me really happy. Please keep e-mailing me with questions
    pertaining to S-TEC and suggestions for additions - I want to make this a
    better FAQ!
    
    Version 1.1: Section six formerly known as people worth teching has been
    changed
    to a list of cards obtained from everyone on S-TEC. It's a work in progress and
    I owe a lot of it blklustersoldier. Thanks a whole bunch for the list! I love
    you, man (or woman)!! Added another question to section number two. Added in
    some more stuff for section number three.
    
    Version 1.0: Everything here!
    
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    II. What is "Tec"? and other questions
    
    Q1. What is "Tec"?
    A1. "Tec" is the rank you get when you withstand a duel using lot of defending,
    trap, and magic cards. Also known as endurance.
    
    Q2. How do you get "tec" ranks?
    A2. Making your opponent's cards run out before yours automatically gets you an
    S-tec rank. Your opponent can also have at least 4 less cards than you at the
    end of a duel to get a lower tec rank. You can also kill your opponent when
    s/he
    has just one card left, but it's not a guaranteed S rank every time. An
    alternative way of getting a tec rank is that YOU use up a lot of cards and
    then
    kill off your opponent's LP, but that'll only get you a low rank. There are
    probably other ways out there, too.
    
    Q3. Do you get better cards with tec ranks?
    A3. Better magic/trap cards, yes. Not better monsters.
    
    Q4. Can't I just S-POW Pegasus until I get a Megamorph?
    A4. Well, you can but I doubt you'll ever receive one. S-tec ranks are time
    consuming, I know. On average for me against people who don't fuse often, they
    take about 20 or 25 minutes.
    
    Q5. What's "HFD"?
    A5. Harpie's Feather Duster. I try not to use abbreviations when it comes to
    magic cards, but I may get a little lazy and throw an HFD or DCJ at you. For
    your convenience, there is a section below listing magic card abbreviations.
    
    Q6. Do I need to tec Low Meadow Mage and Jono 2 for MBD?
    A6. NO! Do not waste your time S-TECing these two for Meteor B. Dragon! MBD is
    a
    monster card. S-TEC increases your chances of getting better magic cards. S-POW
    increases your chances of getting better monster cards.
    
    Q7: Can you tell me where to get Dark Magician, Gaia the Fierce Knight, etc.?
    A7: I'll answer these types of questions if you've included a question about
    S-TECing or complimented me on this FAQ. If not, I won't answer. Information on
    monster cards can be found in other FAQs.
    
    Q8: Why did I get a Widespread Ruin from Isis on C-POW?
    A8: It's possible to get some good magics/traps on a POW rank, though it's much
    easier with a TEC rank.
    
    Q9: Can you get rituals like Gate Guardian and Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon on
    S-TEC?
    A9: As far as I am concerned - no. Do not waste your time trying. I have
    S-TECed endlessly, and people on the message boards have S-TECed endlessly. It
    all turned out the same - no ritual monsters as bases.
    
    Q10: How about Summoned Skull or Black Skull Dragon? Can you get them with
    S-TEC?
    A10: No. Those cards are in the same situation as rituals.
    
    Q11: I have done twenty S-TECs on Pegasus and gotten jack. Why?
    A11: Magic cards given with S-TECs are randomly given. It might have something
    to do with if you attack, use direct damage cards, etc., but I have not found
    much of a pattern yet. I say it's all random. It all depends on your luck.
    
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    III. Common help for teching
    
    If you have never S-TECed before, it's quite easy, albeit time-consuming. All
    you need to do is play one card at a time. Keep on playing one card from your
    hand (only fuse if really needed) and protecting your lifepoints (all though if
    you lose some LP, it's not going to hurt your rank) until your opponent runs
    out
    of cards or you get down to zero cards and take out your opponent's lifepoints.
    
    Typically when you lay a card face down during your first 3 turns, the computer
    will fuse. If not, you can either go ahead and cream them to try again or wait
    until they fuse. Most of the time, the computer will get fusion happy when they
    already have a card on the field. Thus, don't destroy the first card they have
    on the field when you're awaiting for them to fuse.
    
    When you're going for an S-tec rank, don't fuse often, if ever. Against people
    who hardly fuse like Pegasus and Jono 2, doing a fusion yourself is a bad idea.
    Against people who get fusion happy easily like Maia, Bandit Keith, Kaiba,
    etc.,
    doing one or two fusions is fine. ^_^
    
    The computer doesn't have to fuse, either, for you to get an S-tec. Use lots of
    magic cards throughout the duel and when the computer has one or two cards
    left,
    you can kill them off and get an S-tec. ^_^ It's not a guaranteed S-tec,
    though.
    It's sometimes A-tec.
    
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    IV. Help with people who rarely fuse
    
    Some people are so annoying and won't fuse. There's an alternate form to making
    some people fuse. If you use a magic card on your first turn, there's a high
    chance the computer will fuse and (of course) attack you. "Wah!! But I'll lose
    LP that wayyy!" Get over it. For S-tec battles, LP doesn't matter so as long as
    neither you nor the computer gets zero life points.
    
    Like mentioned earlier, you do NOT, I repeat, you do NOT have to have the
    computer fuse in order to get an S-tec. As long as you use a lot of magic cards
    (like 15 - 20 or however many you put in your deck), you can kill the computer
    when they have 1 - 4 cards left and get a nice tec rank.
    
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    V. Help with Pegasus
    
    Pegasus, the biggest cheater in the game. He can see your cards because of his
    Millenium Eye. Can you even S-tec him? Yes, you can go against him and S-tec
    successfully! Why would you want to, though? The reason why is because he has
    the best magic cards you probably should have to beat the game! Cards like
    Widespread Ruin, Megamorph, and Bright Castle.
    
    Now, it's really a challenge to survive through him. He doesn't fuse often, and
    leaving his cards will only result in Dragon Capture Jars and Raigekis on you!
    That's why this little nuisance gets his own section.
    
    Before you go off to battle him, you should fight the Low Meadow Mage and
    obtain
    strong cards! Get some cards with 2300 or higher ATK. Then you may start the
    long process of S-tecing Pegasus.
    
    To get him to fuse: Place a card face down on your first turn. He will place a
    card down and in defense mode on his turn. On your second turn, play a magic
    card or put it face down. If not, put down another monster face down. Don't
    kill
    off his monster!! He'll fuse on his next turn or should. If not, try for
    another
    round. If he still doesn't, end the battle and try again. Also, you can use a
    magic card on your first turn and he'll fuse. Pegasus will usually fuse to make
    a Crimson Sunbird or Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon.
    
    What to do after he fuses: KILL, KILL, KILL! His cards, at least. After he
    fuses,
    don't leave anymore of his cards on the field from this point onward. If you
    do,
    he'll Raigeki you or Dragon Capture Jar you. Take out his cards one by one.
    He'll use his magic cards when he runs out of monster cards. Be able to survive
    through three Raigekis and 3 Dragon Capture Jars.
    
    Pegasus also has some other magic cards he uses. He will place Invisible Wires
    and Fake Traps down. Pegasus' other magic cards include Bright Castle and
    Harpie's Feather Duster. Three of each magic card. Also a word of warning with
    Pegasus - he will sometimes bring out his Meteor Black Dragon!! Good luck with
    him. ^_^ I hope you have better luck than I do. It took me forever to get a
    Megamorph (about 120-150 S-TECs, yow).
    
    *By the way!* I have heard that the game glitches or something sometimes and
    Pegasus will end up using FOUR Raigekis! Gulp!
    
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    VI. Cards Obtained on S-TEC
    
    A list of what everyone gives out. It's a work in progress. BIG BIG BIG thanks
    and much credits goes to blklustersoldier. Asterisks indicate what
    blklustersoldier submitted in. Many, many, many thanks once more to you!
    
    Simon
    -------
    Dark Hole*
    Sogen*
    Hamburger Recipe
    Spellbinding Circle
    
    Teana
    -------
    Forest*
    Silver Bow n Arrow*
    House of Adhesive Tape*
    
    Jono
    -------
    Sword of Dark Destruction*
    Kunai with Chain*
    Hinotama*
    Novox's Prayer*
    Salamandra*
    Dark Hole*
    Sogen*
    
    Villager 1
    -------
    Beast Fangs*
    Silver Bow n Arrow*
    Fortress Whale's Oath*
    Cursebreaker*
    Book of Secret Arts*
    Red Medicine*
    Yamadron Ritual*
    Curse of Tri-Horned Dragon*
    Revival of Sennen Genjin*
    Final Flame
    House of Adhesive Tape
    Elf's Light
    
    Villager 2
    -------
    Red Medicine*
    Sogen*
    Mooyan Curry*
    Goblin's Secret Remedy*
    Cursebreaker*
    Yami
    
    Villager 3
    -------
    Bear Trap*
    Cyber Shield*
    Dark Piercing Light*
    Fake Trap*
    Yami
    
    Seto
    -------
    Vile Germs*
    Eternal Rest*
    Fake Trap*
    Final Flame*
    Hinotama*
    Sparks*
    Sword of Dark Destruction*
    Forest*
    
    Heishin
    -------
    
    Rex
    -------
    Wasteland*
    Bear Trap (contributed by Person Man)
    
    Weevil
    -------
    Hamburger Recipe*
    Mooyan Curry*
    Laser Cannon Armor*
    Dark Piercing Light*
    Fake Trap*
    Bear Trap*
    Insect Armor with Laser Cannon*
    
    Mai
    -------
    Electro-whip*
    Harpy's Feather Duster*
    Elf's Light*
    Red Medicine*
    Invisible Wire*
    Malevolent Nuzzler*
    Commencement Dance*
    Soul of Pure*
    Horn of Light*
    Spellbinding Circle
    Acid Trap Hole (contributed by loverfighter)
    
    Bandit Keith
    -------
    Metalmorph*
    Stop Defense
    Novox's Prayer
    Acid Trap Hole
    Stain Storm (contributed by im_invisible)
    Yami
    Mystical Moon
    Wasteland
    
    Shadi
    -------
    Steel Shell*
    Bear Trap*
    Raigeki
    
    Yami Bakura
    -------
    Black Pendant
    Book of Secret Arts
    Bright Castle
    Yamadron Ritual
    Garma Sword Oath*
    Warrior Elimination*
    Dark Piercing Light*
    Puppet Ritual
    Bad Reaction to Simochi
    Revival of Sennen Genjin
    Invisible Wire
    Novox's Prayer
    Harpie's Feather Duster (contributed by im_invisible)
    Zera Ritual
    Umi
    Fake Trap
    Acid Trap Hole
    Construct of Mask
    Revival of Skeleton Rider
    Resurrection of Chakra
    Curse of Tri-Horned Dragon
    Fortress Whale's Oath
    Silver Bow and Arrow
    
    Pegasus
    -------
    Widespread Ruin
    Harpie's Feather Duster
    Bright Castle
    Megamorph
    Dragon Capture Jar
    Acid Trap Hole
    Magical Labyrinth
    Dragon Treasure
    Revival of Skeleton Rider
    Yamadron Ritual
    Forest
    Goblin Fan
    
    Isis
    -------
    Widespread Ruin
    Harpie's Feather Duster
    Swords of Revealing Light
    Eternal Drought
    Black Pendant
    Dragon Treasure
    Eternal Rest
    Curse of Millenium Shield*
    Goblin's Secret Remedy*
    Umi
    Wasteland
    Commencement Dance
    Elf's Light
    Cyber Shield
    
    Kaiba
    -------
    Widespread Ruin
    Crush Card
    Warrior Elimination
    Dark Energy
    Dragon Capture Jar
    Commencement Dance
    Bad Reaction to Simochi*
    
    Mage Soldier
    -------
    Fake Trap
    Yami
    Dark Energy
    Machine Conversion Factory
    
    Jono 2
    -------
    Kunai With Chain
    Sogen
    Salamandra
    
    Teana 2
    -------
    Dian Keto the Cure Master
    Silver Bow n Arrow
    Elf's Light
    Winged Trumpeter
    Forest
    
    Low Ocean Mage
    -------
    Umi
    
    High Ocean Mage
    -------
    Umi
    Revival of Sennen Genjin
    Sogen
    Construct of Mask
    Invigoration
    Power of Kaishin
    
    Low Forest Mage
    -------
    Forest
    Invigoration (contributed by call_me_king)
    Sparks
    Eatgaboon
    
    High Forest Mage
    -------
    Machine Conversion Factory
    Forest
    
    Low Mountain Mage
    -------
    Steel Shell
    Mountain
    
    High Mountain Mage
    -------
    Goblin Fan
    Harpie's Feather Duster
    Cyber Shield (contributed by call_me_king)
    Mountain
    
    Low Desert Mage
    -------
    Wasteland
    Eatgaboon
    
    High Desert Mage
    -------
    Wasteland
    Puppet Ritual
    Ookazi
    Goblin Fan
    Eatgaboon
    
    Low Meadow Mage
    -------
    Fake Trap (contributed by the_names_drew)
    Warrior Elimination
    
    High Meadow Mage
    -------
    Widespread Ruin*
    Sogen
    Harpie's Feather Duster (contributed by MariksTwin)
    Acid Trap Hole (contributed by MariksTwin)
    Dark Energy (contributed by MariksTwin)
    
    Labyrinth Mage
    -------
    Axe of Despair*
    Magical Labyrinth*
    Goblin Fan*
    
    Seto 2
    -------
    Spellbinding Circle*
    Eatgaboon*
    
    Guardian Neku
    -------
    Widespread Ruin
    Acid Trap Hole (contributed by MariksTwin)
    Axe of Despair
    Cursebreaker
    
    Guardian Sebek
    -------
    
    Heishin 2
    -------
    Raigeki*
    Eatgaboon
    Violet Crystal
    Dark Hole
    
    Seto 3
    -------
    Megamorph
    Shadow Spell
    Crush Card
    Ultimate Dragon Ritual
    Horn of The Unicorn*
    Spell Binding Circle*
    Dragon Treasure*
    
    Darknite
    -------
    Megamorph*
    Acid Trap Hole*
    Dragon Treasure*
    Widespread Ruin*
    Commencement Dance
    
    
    Nitemare
    ------
    Elf's Light*
    Eternal Drought*
    Acid Trap Hole*
    Goblin's Secret Remedy*
    
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    VII. What the magic cards are
    
    Okay, you might be reading this and wondering "Well, what the heck is such and
    such card?" I understand. Here are what some of the magic/equip/trap cards that
    you may be hunting do:
    
    Megamorph - Powers up any monster by 1000 ATK/DFD
    Bright Castle - Powers up any monster by 500 ATK/DFD
    Widespread Ruin - A trap that destroys any monster that attacks
    Acid Trap Hole - A trap that destroys any monster with 3000 ATK or less
    Dragon Capture Jar - Sucks in all dragon type monsters on opponent's field
    Harpie's Feather Duster - Dusts away all of an opponent's face-down magic cards
    Raigeki - Destroys all of an opponent's cards on the field
    Crush Card - Destroys all of an opponent's cards with 1500 ATK or more on the
    field
    Swords of Revealing Light - Prevents an opponent from attacking for three turns
    
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    VIII. Magic card abbreviations
    
    DCJ = Dragon Capture Jar
    HFD = Harpie's Feather Duster
    SoRL = Swords of Revealing Light
    BC = Bright Castle
    DT = Dragon Treasure
    WR = Widespread Ruin
    DKtCM = Dian Keto the Cure Master
    MM = Megamorph or Metalmorph
    
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    IX. Contact information
    
    If you need help S-tecing someone in particular, you are free to e-mail me at
    StanIsMyMaster@aol.com. Don't be afraid to, I love helping out people. If you
    want to e-mail me with comments, compliments, constructive flames, questions,
    help, or fun tidbit information about something paranormal, you can do so. ^_^
    Please put in the title something about "S-Tec" so I won't delete your e-mail!
    Please be polite, too.
    
    If you want to say hi to me on the GameFAQs message board, please do so! ^_^
    I'm DoichiMyLove.
    
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    X. Credits
    
    Credits to Konami and Kazuki Takahashi for making such a tedious-at-times-but-
    otherwise-fun game. ^_^
    
    Credits to the Yu-Gi-Oh: Forbidden Memories GameFAQs message board and everyone
    there because of all their gradual help so numerous to individually recognize!!
    
    Credits to blklustersoldier for sending in such a large list of information
    pertaining to what cards can be received from duelists. Thank you very much!
    
    Credits to everyone who has sent in information pertaining to where cards can
    be obtained. You're individually recognized next to the card you submitted.
    
    Credits to my sweetheart for being my sweetheart. I love you, Doichi.
    
    Credits to you for reading this. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it!
    
    Credits to my mommy for taking me to go buy this game back in April 2002.
    
    Credits to CJayC at GameFAQs for posting this. Thank you very much!!