Yan OCann December 7th 2018
In a society where colossal dragons, a woman in a mech suit, and solitaire dominate the meta landscape, it is worthwhile to appreciate an archetype on the rogue/casual scene. With the recent release of Hidden Summoners, a new archetype arrived: Prank-Kids. And they’re stirring up trouble.
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Just Lunning December 6th 2018
Since beginning in the 1990s, the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game has gone through a multitude of changes. New cards types are introduced regularly, and a card’s viability can vary from month to month as game-redefining sets are introduced and ban lists are updated. Robert Boyajian has experienced many of those changes firsthand– both as a professional Yu-Gi-Oh! player with multiple tournament wins under his belt and more recently, as Konami’s TCG Marketing Specialist. He takes us through his favorite things about the TCG and how his relationship with the popular card game has changed since joining Konami’s staff.
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PRL December 4th 2018
Most cardgames aim for some sort of mechanical identity, where different cards, decks, or archetypes have mechanics associated with them. Perhaps the most famous example of this is Magic: The Gathering’s color pie, where the different colors of mana have associated strengths and weaknesses. In this series of articles we will be examining the mechanical identities of the different attributes in Yu-Gi-Oh! and what that means for card design.
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Yan OCann December 2nd 2018
With the competitive format overrun by 1-card FTKs and Extra Links, it was only a matter of time before Konami released the new TCG Forbidden & Limited List to deal with said issues.
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TreetopDuelist November 23rd 2018
Ever wanted to play some Yugioh without the possibility of playing against an FTK, Floodgate, Burn, Extra-Link, or Hand-Loop deck? Trinity is your best bet. With monthly tournaments and an active Discord community, there’s no better time to get started in Trinity! This article concisely covers everything you need to start playing straight away.
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Yan OCann November 14th 2018
The Forbidden & Limited List is an item of fascination for many duelists. Whenever the time for a new list rolls around, it becomes the main, if not only, topic of conversation throughout most of the community. Banlist predictions and custom lists litter forums and YouTube. It is the law of the land, determining which decks will rule next.
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baMMax November 8th 2018
The exasperation behind this statement echoes with defeat. Jones, piloting Danger! Darkworld FTK at Niagara Falls, is one of the now 13 duelists that have taken Top 32 slots with FTK-based decks at the YCS level since the September 2018 list. As the September 2018 format progresses, FTKs are increasingly more significant an issue, frustrating a large chunk of the player base.
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Just Griffin November 7th 2018
When the Danger! monsters were revealed in Cybernetic Horizon, duelists quickly devised a strategy to pair them with the older Dark World monsters. The two archetypes’ strategies of discarding seemed made for one another. The deck failed to accomplish much in the metagame until the release of Soul Fusion, however. After Soul Fusion introduced new Danger! monsters, especially Danger!? Tsuchinoko?, a few duelists realized that Danger! and Dark World monsters could form a combined engine to perform a consistent First-Turn Kill.
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