The only thing that surpasses a sequel story is a prequel story. V Trial Deck 09: Shinemon Nitta tells the other side of a story established before the events of Cardfight!! Vanguard's first season. This new story offers a new taste to the cosmic Genesis clan of United Sanctuary.
Each trial deck includes 50 cards, five Force Gift Markers, a beginner's guide, a paper playmat, and four different holographic cards. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of 14,99 € and is available beginning 15 November 2019. Oh, and this product also introduces the Astral Plane mechanic to the V Series.
Shinemon 'Shin' Nitta was the owner and manager of Card Capital, the famous game store that our heroes hang out at. In the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime, Shin becomes the protagonist of the story in his third year at high school, where he tries to save the future of Card Capital, utilizing the Genesis clan and the new Astral Plane mechanic to achieve this. Astral Plane is a Rear-Guard circle state, but only if specific conditions are met - only Astral Deity units can be placed in this "upgraded" (RC).
Giant Deity of Distant World, Valkerion is the first Astral Deity introduced in this new Vanguard expansion. As a grade 5 unit, Valkerion has an astounding 70000 [Power] packed with a powerful effect: When Valkerion is placed from hand, the Genesis player looks at the top five cards in their deck, puts one card into their drop zone, and Valkerion's [Drive] becomes equal to the grade of the card chosen. Since all Astral Deities can attack even from the back row and perform drive checks, this new mechanic can give the piece that was missing for Genesis to regain their top tier status.
How does a Rear-Guard circle become an Astral Plane? Gleaming Lord, Uranus, the main ride from this Trial Deck, has the answer. If the player has five or more Force Gift Markers in their Vanguard circle, Uranus transforms the back row middle Rear-Guard Circle in an Astral Plane, ready for Valkerion. Uranus also gets an extra Force Imaginary Gift when placed by paying [Soul Blast (2)], lowering the threshold needed for this new grade 5.
In general, all Cardfight!! Vanguard preconstructed decks are perfect for both new and expert players. V Trial Deck 09: Shinemon Nitta is no exception, so check it out!