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Petition for Konami to Create a Dueling Network-type Simulator thing

16 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

You're all gonna call me an idiot, but I decided to create a petition for Konami to create a DN-type simulator. All those interested can find it here: https://www.change.o...ork-replacement


Create a Link Monster for the Above Archetype

18 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

All right, so here's how this will work. At the end of a post, the poster will name an archetype for someone else to create a Link monster for. I'll go ahead and do a sample post and turn it over to the next person.

 

Example:

 

Battlin' Boxer Journeyman

Link 2/FIRE/Warrior/Link/Effect

ATK/2800

Links: Bottom Left, Bottom Right

Materials: 2 "Battlin' Boxer" monsters

Once per turn, during your End Phase: You can add 1 "Battlin' Boxer" monster from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand, then send 1 "Battlin' Boxer" monster from your hand to the Graveyard.

 

Next: Bujin.


New World Championship System Announced!

14 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

Yesterday, Konami Digital Entertainment announced a change to the way invites to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship are earned for the 2017 season! Instead of only the top X amount of players at a World Championship Qualifier Tournament earning invites to Worlds, you can now earn World Championship Qualifier Points by topping at an event that gives invites to a WCQ, such as a Regional Qualifier or OTS Championship. The number of Points awarded to each Duelist is determined by the number of WCQ invites handed out at the event. For example, at an event where 32 invites are given out, the winner of the event would receive 32 WCQ Points, second place would receive 31 Points, third would receive 30, and so on until the 32nd-place player, who would receive one World Championship Qualifier Point. Additionally, WCQ Points are awarded retroactively for any players who have already topped at events this season before the announcement was given out.

 

This also affects the number of Duelists who are being sent to Worlds through the WCQ Tournament itself. In North America, for example, only the top four Duelists at the WCQ Tournament will go to the World Championship Tournament, and then the top two American WCQ Point scorers and the highest Canadian WCQ Point scorer, that aren't in the top four at the WCQ Tournament itself, will also receive invites.

 

This change will definitely affect the way the competitive scene, particularly Regionals, are viewed. Previously, one could argue that the outcome of a given Regional didn't really matter. Now, though, they are indisputably more important. Also, rather than just attend Regionals until you receive your WCQ invite, it's now encouraged to play at as many Regional Qualifier Tournaments as you can to be able to get as many WCQ Points as possible.

 

The official article by Konami can be found here: http://www.yugioh-ca...int-System.html


F/L List Prediction - Post-RATE/FUEN

01 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

It's becoming pretty clear that we probably won't get another banlist until after Yosenju v2.0 hits the TCG. So I decided to put together another banlist prediction thread about what Konami might do in the aftermath of Raging Tempest and/or Fusion Enforcers.

 

Newly Forbidden:

 

M-X Saber Invoker. This is obvioiusly a hit to Zoodiacs. Not only does Invoker get your combos going if you didn't draw into Tenki or Ratpier, but along with the new Sea Monster of Theseus, it enables a three-card hand loop in an already powerful deck.

 

Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin. This card is just too good. It's a Neo-Spacian Grand Mole on crack (and there was a time when we could have three of these, but only one Mole...). Kirin is not very fun to deal with. It's the most broken Pendulum card in the game. Gonna be honest here: I would really prefer Monkeyboard at three than this card legal.

 

Bahamut Shark. Stops decks that have no business making Toadally Awesome from making Toadally Awesome. Fun fact: Dino-Rabbit decks can make this with Kabazauls and Hydrogeddon, adding even more negation power to one of the most NOPE-heavy decks ever.

 

Ultimaya Tzolkin. Similar to Bahamut Shark and Tellarknight Ptolemaeus, this card makes it so that decks that normally can't make certain powerful boss monsters can bypass the normal Summoning requirement and cheat them into play. I think we learned from Monarchs that cheating boss monsters into play isn't a good idea.

 

Anti-Spell Fragrance. This is a little unusual for me, since I don't have an absolute hatred for all floodgates as the rest of the community does. But there reaches a point where it just starts to get out of hand. A card that's able to shut down an entire mechanic, without even so much as a cost or a self-destruct clause, that gets sided into most decks, is definitely beyond that point.

 

Wind-Up Hunter. Konami is easing up on Wind-Ups, and that means they need to get rid of any possibility of the hand loop coming back.

 

Newly Limited:

 

Fire Formation - Tenki. Again, a hit to Zoodiacs. This will further hurt their consistency. RIP Fire Fists.

 

PSY-Framelord Omega. Do I really need to explain this?

 

Dimensional Barrier. I don't think I need to explain this, either...

 

Daigusto Emeral. This is to restrict all the Ratpier loop shenanigans.

 

Elemental HERO Stratos. #FREESTRATOS!!!!!

 

Artifact Scythe. The surprise hit. Similar to Anti-Spell and Dim-Barrier, this card places a blanket ban on an entire mechanic. Which is pretty powerful.

 

Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity. Hunter goes, Carrier comes back. Simple enough.

 

D/D Swirl Slime. Hurts the consistency of the Different Dimension Demon deck. (Try saying that five times fast...)

 

Zoodiac Whiptail. This is on here to impede the offensive and attack-deterrent power of Zoodiacs a little.

 

Twin Twisters. A card that not only wipes backrow, but also sets up your Graveyard...? What were you thinking, Konami?

 

Newly Semi-Limited:

 

Mathematician. This guy hasn't done anything in a while.

 

Artifact Moralltach. This thing hasn't done much in a while, either. It's mostly Scythe.

 

Infernity Archfiend. With Lavalval Chain banned, Archfiend could probably come up to three, to be honest.

 

D/D Lamia. Again, hurts the consistency of D/D/D.

 

Torrential Tribute. A Tier 0 format where the best deck is constantly spamming the board and can make quick recoveries is as good a time as any to bring this up to two.

 

Newly Unlimited:

 

Thunder King Rai-Oh. He got semi'd last list, and he could come up to three on this next one. We'll see.

 

Wind-Up Magician. Like Thunder King, Magician was brought up to two last list, and will probably come up to three on the next list.

 

Book of Moon. Way past its prime.

 

Compulsory Evacuation Device. This too.

 

Kaiser Colosseum. Wasn't remotely a problem when it got banned. I honestly feel like it was banned to appease Pendulum players for not banning Anti-Spell Fragrance.

 

So, there you have it. That's my prediction for the post-Raging Tempest/Fusion Enforcers banlist. Any changes you would have liked to see? Any changes here you think shouldn't be made? Discuss!


F/L - Torrential Tribute

19 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Torrential Tribute


When a monster(s) is Summoned: Destroy all monsters on the field. (I think we're all familiar with this card, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post the effect.)

 

What does everybody think? Should Torrential Tribute still be limited next banlist? There are many factors to consider with this card. The first one I'll bring up is the speed of the format. We're about to get Zoodiacs, full-force D/D, and other spammy decks in the TCG, and being able to flip this card and wreck their board would be pretty good, considering their general lack of floating. That could really go either way - Konami might keep it limited to protect the meta as they sometimes do for the first few months of a format, or they could decide to give it to us as a method of combating them.

 

The next factor I'll bring up is the availability of other board wipes. In addition to the 1 Torrential Tribute, we here in TCGland also have 3 Interrupted Kaiju Slumber (a little bit less generic, I know), 2 Dark Hole, and a Raigeki. In Japan, where this card is at 3, they only have 1 Dark Hole and the Slumbers. Perhaps Konami just doesn't want us to have too many board wipes in the game - which, really, is a good idea.

 

Finally, I'm going to talk about power creep. This card has been completely shoved out of the meta with the advent of much more one-sided cards such as Solemn Strike and Dimensional Barrier (neither of which has any business being at 3 while Torrential Tribute is at 1, imho). The availability of these newer, more powerful, cards basically prevents Torrential Tribute from being as relevant as it was when it was limited a few years ago.

 

So, what do you think? Should Torrential be less restricted? Discuss!

 


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