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Best Practices Guide – New Update

March 24th, 2021

Remote Duel has been with us for a while now! If you have been participating in Remote Duel we hope you have read the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide, which explains the adaptations to game play which are necessary when you aren’t Dueling in person.

What is the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide?

It is a document which explains how to prepare for your Remote Duel event, how to manage the parts of gameplay that require adaptation for Discord,  and how to resolve issues that are unique to Remote Dueling.  You need to know the information it contains in order to participate in a Remote Duel.

Why is it important?

If you’ve participated in Sanctioned Organized Play, you know that there are standard policies which apply to all events. When you enter a tournament, you know what to expect since these policies exist to make tournaments efficient and consistent. The Best Practices Guide works the same way, enabling you to prepare for your Remote Duel, understand how the processes will work, and help make the experience more enjoyable.

What do I need to know?

The Remote Duel Best Practices Guide will walk you through the Remote Duel process – beginning with setting up to play through how to manage the situations unique to Remote Duel, to help ensure a consistent play experience for everyone.

Expanded Infractions/Penalties:

We’ve updated this latest version with some additional policies to help make the Remote Dueling experience clearer, which will help reassure many Duelists that the Discord gameplay experience can be fair. 
Please pay careful attention to the Setting Up To Play, Remote Duel Etiquette, Changing Control of a Card, and Remote Duel Tournament Policies sections.

Remote Duel-specific Forbidden List:

We have also implemented a Forbidden List specifically for Remote Duel.
There are a number of cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME designed to grant your opponent access to Private Knowledge of cards in your hand or Deck. Since it is difficult to resolve these kinds of cards in Remote Duel while reassuring the opponent that you have not also seen the relevant cards, we have instead opted to treat these cards as Forbidden, in Remote Duel only.  There are a few other cards that present other difficulties, and they are added as well.

Cards Forbidden in Remote Duel are not Forbidden for in-person play, therefore they are not displayed on the Advanced or Traditional Format Forbidden & Limited List.

The following cards are Forbidden only for Remote Duel.

Ancient Telescope
Blizzard Warrior
Contact with the Aquamirror
Dark Scorpion – Chick the Yellow
Destiny HERO – Dominance
Diabolos, King of the Abyss
Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly
Goddess Skuld’s Oracle
Parasite Paracide
Senri Eye
Spell Vanishing
SYPRAL Gear – Drone
Transmission Gear

It’s been about a year since most of us have been able to play together, and we miss it – we miss hanging out at our local OTS, we miss traveling to new locations for bigger events. But in the meantime, Remote Duel gives us the chance to sit down, shuffle up our Decks and handle our cards again as we get together with our friends and just enjoy the game.

Make sure to read through the updated Best Practices Guide prior to your next Remote Duel event!

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