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Yu-Gi-Oh! Rules Update 2021

By RobinS (2021-11-30)

It finally happened—after more than eighteen months of uncertainty. Konami implemented new rules for the TCG, which had already been part of the OCG since April 2020. The new rules are in effect immediately. This article discusses all changes and provides some examples of their impact on gameplay and strategies.

Yu-Gi-Oh! History: The Gadget Archetype, Part 2

By RyanA (2021-10-19)

The last article went over the first six years of the Gadget life cycle. We talked about their initial play in the "Good Stuff plus Machines" deck. We talked about the Machina deck and how rank four xyz monsters improved them. But the Dragon Rulers were coming. How would they fare in that unfriendly landscape?

Rulings to Know: Forbidden Droplet

By RobinS (2021-09-09)

Even over a year after its initial release, Forbidden Droplet still causes a lot of confusion among players. This articles investigates several important interactions with Forbidden Droplet of which a competitive player should be aware. They might make the difference between winning and losing a duel!

Topping the Remote Duel YCS with Tri-Brigade

By RyanA (2021-07-21)

Over the past few months, Remote Duels have increased in popularity. It was only a matter of time until they were followed up by something bigger: an actual two-day YCS held through Remote Duels, right after the new Forbidden & Limited List dropped. Here's the story of a 10-2 run with Tri-Brigade!

Rulings to Know: Tri-Brigade Revolt

By RobinS (2021-06-17)

Today's article looks at one of the current metagame's most popular cards: Tri-Brigade Revolt. Certain card interactions with Revolt have caused a great deal of confusion among players over the last few weeks. This article will look at those interactions and explain how they work.

The New Metagame at the Benelux Extravaganza

By RyanA (2021-06-16)

A new set being introduced to the game is often an exciting opportunity for duelists to build new decks or to update their old ones. Lightning Overdrive added cards to a couple different strategies, which were successful at the past Benelux Remote Duel Extravaganza. Let's see what changed!

Building on a Budget: Zombie World

By RyanA (2021-04-29)

Zombie Horde was a great structure deck because of how fun the mirror match was. After all, the entire deck's strategy was interacting with the opponent's cards, and playing Zombie World in Constructed lets you do just that. Since it's a structure-based strategy, it also won't break the bank.

Report: Top 4 at the Invitational with Red-Eyes Eldlich

By Tatsym (2021-03-23)

The Remote Duel Invitational marked the end of the previous format. But to do well at this event, you didn't need to play any of the cards that since ended up on the Forbidden and Limited List. One could also sneak Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon-powered Eldlich past a bunch of True Kings of All Calamities …

News from February's Benelux Extravaganza

By RyanA (2021-02-17)

The Extravaganza event for the Benelux region, comprised of the Netherlands, northern Belgium, and Luxemburg, had 76 players entering. This put us just over the seven-round mark—plenty of playtime for these duelists to show off their skills! (Or in my personal case, lack thereof.)

Building on a Budget: Dark Magician

By RyanA (2021-02-02)

For competitive players spending a couple hundred euros on a deck is nothing out of the ordinary, but not everyone has the ability to do so. Still that shouldn't stop them from aiming for the best possible results. I firmly believe you should play a deck you like, and for many people that's Dark Magician!

Card Spotlight: Ice Dragon's Prison

By ThomasR (2021-01-12)

Ice Dragon's Prison is one of my favorite cards of the last year. It became a favorite mainly because it has such an interesting effect. Initially I didn't realize just how strong it would be. I picked up a single copy for my cube, but I certainly regret not buying a set for Constructed too!

The Top 5 Best-Selling Monsters, Spells, and Traps of 2020

By ThomasR (2020-12-21)

For our final Insight article of the year, we're revealing the correct answers to our Christmas contests. It's time to show off the monster, spell, and trap cards that were traded the most on Cardmarket.com between January and the end of October. How many of them did you guess correctly?

Should Broadbull Stay Banned?

By ThomasR (2020-11-18)

With the recent arrival of Phantom Rage, the TCG is seeing some new contenders to the heavy Dragon Link and Dinosaur metagame that preceded it. While some of the new themes introduced have been underwhelming, the set includes a wealth of support cards for pre-existing archetypes.

Getting Back to Locals, Staying in Touch with Yu-Gi-Oh!

By Tatsym (2020-06-24)

Locals around the world have been starting up again after the break. Everyone is of course really excited to get back into the game. Whether you have been grinding online play or playing through a webcam, nothing beats some old-fashioned real-life duels. This article will prepare you to get back into the game.

Phantasm Spiral: The Menace That Won't Go Away

By SamS (2020-06-11)

Phantasm Spiral is an archetype that never seems to leave the scene. No matter how hard you hit it, it somehow always bounces back. The last time I played the deck, I had multiple copies of Terraforming and Card of Demise on my side, but today we'll look at a recent top list that shows it can well work without them.

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