Why Is Last Turn Banned?
Over the years, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has banned many cards. Even though several cards were later released from the banlist again, dozens of cards that were banned at some point never managed to get off the list. This article will investigate why Last Turn in particular remains banned to this day.
Name a More Iconic Duo …
Some cards are great alone, but others shine brightest when they show up with a friend. The two-card combo has been a staple of Yu-Gi-Oh! for many years now, arguably stretching back to some of the very first sets of the game. It wasn't until a few years later that combo-based play really became the norm though.
Age of Numerons
Battles of Legends: Armageddon has dropped last week and introduced us to the Numeron archetype. Will a couple of Rank 1 Xyz monsters impact the metagame? Is this a deck or an engine? Where can it fit? So many questions that we will explore together. Welcome to the age of Numerons!
What's Stronger, Pot of Greed or Ancestral Recall?
Inspired by a tweet from a former pro player and current designer at Wizards of the Coast, this article attempts to compare cards from two vastly different game systems. A thought exercise just as much as an exercise in hilarity, you may learn a thing or two about Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh! along the way.
Dinosaurs – Not so Extinct
Have you ever tried making dinosaurs competitive in the past? By "past" I do not mean pre-historically. As a matter of fact, I can argue that this type was extinct up until April 2017. Was it a meteor or aliens that brought them to life? Nope, it was the Dinosmasher's Fury structure deck that changed everything.
A Study in Nekroz
With The Secret Forces in February 2015, Nekroz instantly became not only a fan-favorite, but also the deck to beat right upon release. It was the one of the first ritual themes and Konami did a great job creating this powerful blue archetype. That was five years ago though. Where does the deck stand right now?
Up to Speed on Speed Duels
Starter Decks: Twisted Knightmares and Match of the Millennium were released near the end of May and greatly shook up the competitive scene. Last format, which started in December with the release of Trials of the Kingdom, was mostly dominated by the Cocoon Warrior strategy.
The Cost of Playing Pot of Extravagance
Draw cards are powerful and popular. Some are better than others, but only one of them could currently force you to stay away from certain decks due to financial implications. Is the card itself insanely expensive? Not really; it just received its first reprint. Nevertheless it is potentially quite expensive to use.
The Legacy of Aleister and the Invoked
It's the 24th of February in 2017. You just bought a booster box of the new set Fusion Enforcers, hoping to get that new Invoked Archetype. You open up your first couple of booster packs and there is Aleister the Invoker. You have no idea how much this card will impact the metagame going forward.
The Value of Your Old Cards
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a game that requires buying cards. Archetypes rise and fall, newer ones come along, and some cards that used to be expensive lose their value while others gain value and popularity over time. Have you been playing for a while? Do you have a collection of cards? Why don't we take a look through them?