Zombies at the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier
Up until a few days before the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier, I had no idea if I was even going to play in the event. After all, the weather would be great and my room would be warm. The evening before the event I won my locals with Zombies, and then I wanted to see how far I could take the deck.
2021 Tin of Ancient Battles Anticipation
It is a fact we all know. The megatins make for the best reprint sets of the year. The community eagerly awaits them every year—this year even more so due to the product delay, which pushed the tins back for a month or more past their originally scheduled release date. Let's discuss the latest leaks!
Rulings to Know: Forbidden Droplet
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!
Natural Balance Versus the Ban List
Unlike many of the big trading card games, Yu-Gi-Oh! does not feature a set rotation system. That's why, throughout history, it has had to find other ways to balance the game. One option is to remove cards from the game via bannings. However, there are other, more elegant ways too.
Diving Deeper: An introduction to Plunder Patroll, Part 2
Today we dive deeper into the ocean on which the Plunder Patroll sails. There are several ways to play the archetype, different ways for the strategy's ships to conquer the seven seas. This article takes a closer look at the going-second variant of the deck and discusses some additional tech choices.
High Ceiling Strategies: Shooting for the Stars
You can divide decks by the floor and the ceiling of their power level. The more consistent typically operate at a decent floor but don't try to shatter any glass ceilings. High-ceiling strategies on the other hand need certain types of conditions to be met in order to take off. If they do, they're all but unstoppable.
Best-Selling Cards on Cardmarket, August 2021
Cardmarket has a section showing the best-selling cards on its website. Today we are taking a look at the most popular purchases as of August 29 and try to offer some analysis. Why are they in such a high demand? What trends are there to pick up on? What insight for future purchases can we glean?
Top 5 Most Supported Archetypes
There are over 10,000 individual cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!, but they absolutely aren't distributed evenly across the hundreds of archetypes. Some archetypes are miniscule (Skyblaster with just two cards) while others are massive. Let's take a look at the latter (and see how quantity doesn't equal quality).
Card Spotlight: Link Apple
Dawn of Majesty is the latest set to release in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. With it come two new members of the cyberse type: Link Apple and Antihuman Intelligence ME-PSY-YA. Both of them are sought-after cards for more than just cyberse collectors, the difference in rarity notwithstanding.
Card Spotlight: Ready Fusion
Ready Fusion is one of the more desirable secret rares from the new expansion, Dawn of Majesty. The card's artwork shows a pack of instant soup, apparently endorsed by Magical Scientist who gives the soup a big thumbs-up. The soup packet is a reference to the noodle variant Instant Fusion.