Is Virtual World the New Deck to Beat?
Virtual World came out of nowhere and took down a major! Well, we all knew it was a good deck. But most people thought it would only come into its own after the upcoming ban list announcement, scheduled for the second half of December. In this article, we will look at why the deck has shown up to the party early.
The Battle City Box: An Ambitious Product
Loyal readers may have noticed that I'm a big fan of the Speed Duel format. When the Battle City Box was announced, it was immediately clear that it would change the format, but it turned out to be an interesting product. Some of its properties and goals are things completely new to Yu-Gi-Oh! …
Return of the Staples
Yu-Gi-Oh! always has been dominated by strong generic cards. These so-called staples see broad application across all kinds of decks and strategies. Each format has their own, and each new release brings new staples. But nowadays it seems like 50% of any deck are good generic cards.
History of the Synchro Mechanic
Synchro monsters were the first new card type to be added to the extra deck, originally named fusion deck. Although some players were skeptical of them at first and hesitant to try them out, they quickly became a staple in competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! In this article we'll have a look at the mechanic's lifespan.
Maximum Gold: Maximum Reprints
Another gold set with much more appealing gold rare cards has hit the market and has become an instant success overnight. At the time of writing this article, the twenty best-selling cards on Cardmarket are all cards from Maximum Gold. It is a very special set that has something for everyone!
Should Broadbull Stay Banned?
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.
Useful Generic Cards from Phantom Rage
Phantom Rage is out. Apart from archetype-specific legacy support and entirely new archetypes hitting the scene, we also get a bunch of generic cards that fit into different decks or side decks. Let us take a look and see what this set has to offer us in the generic cards department.
Looking Back at Seven Years of Yu-Gi-Oh!
We all played make-believe Yu-Gi-Oh! back in the day. We saw the show on the television and all copied what they did. We all wanted to be Yami Yugi and summon Dark Magician. Eventually, we picked up the game for real. For this article I want to look back on my seven years of play.
The Return of the Pranksters
Sometimes, it doesn't take much to turn a deck from bad to good, or from has-been to relevant again. Phantom Rage offers players a way to rekindle their interest in Prank-Kids with the release of just one card. But this card is all that the deck needs to jump back into the competitive scene.
Speed Duel: A Look at the Current Format
One of the more lively Discord servers focused on the format, Tetra Speed Duel, recently hosted a tournament with an ultra rare Jinzo as the prize. Under the current social regulations the special events where you could pick one up in your store have been scarce, so naturally people were pretty hyped about this.