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Code of the Duelist is here!

August 4th, 2017

Code of the Duelist launches everywhere today! It’s also tournament legal starting today, making this weekend your first chance to try out Trickstars, Vendread, World Chalice, Gouki, and cool Link Monsters like Firewall Dragon and Topologic Bomber Dragon.

Now that Link Monsters have arrived in force and the field layout has changed to incorporate the new Extra Monster Zones, a number of older cards have had their text updated accordingly. They are… Read more…

Link Monster Vocabulary!

July 21st, 2017

Today marks the release of Starter Deck: Link Strike, and the start of the next era of Yu-Gi-Oh! Link Monsters are different than every type of monster before them, so they needed some specialized words and phrases to describe them, their effects, and the individual parts of the Link Monster cards. Before we get into that though, it’s highly recommend that you watch this video to learn about the updates to the official rules and the basics of how Link Monsters and Link Summoning work. If you’ve already seen it, great! If not, we recommend checking it out, then coming back here. Read more…

Light’s Revenge: Just in Time

June 23rd, 2017

​Five and a half years ago in Photon Shockwave, Duelists caught their first glimpse of the Timelords in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. Previously seen in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime series, the Timelords were nigh unstoppable monsters that had devastating effects after their attacks! Metaion, the Timelord was the first of these monsters to be released in the TCG, a terrifying force that could clear your opponent’s field in a single attack! Now, Duelists can unleash even more power of the Timelords, as Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge introduces 4 new “Timelord” monsters and the perfect support card to compliment them!

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2017 Summer Timeline

June 10th, 2017

Lots of exciting things are coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG this Summer. It’s so much that we wanted to list out some key dates, all in one place, to help everyone keep track of what’s happening when. Here we go!

 

June 12: New Forbidden & Limited Cards List takes effect.

(The new list was announced last month, but officially kicks in on Monday.)

 

June 23: Pendulum Evolution booster set releases.

(This 60-card all-foil set has 10 new Ultra Rare Pendulum-themed cards, plus 50 Super Rare reprints of some of the best Pendulum cards ever released. You get TWO of the new Ultra Rares per pack. Be on the lookout for the set’s super-powered headliners: Astrograph Sorcerer & Chronograph Sorcerer!)

WCQ Note: Pendulum Evolution (all cards) is legal for World Championship Qualifiers in Europe, Oceania, and North America. But the new cards in it are not legal in World Championship Qualifiers for Central America or South America.

 

World Championship Qualifiers:

June 24 & 25: Europe
June 24 & 25: Central America
July 1 & 2: South America
July 2: Oceania
July 8 & 9: North America

(All events take place with the current rules and the June 12 Forbidden & Limited Cards List.)

 

July 7: Battles of Legend – Light’s Revenge – booster set releases.

(This 80-card all-foil set lets you get your own copy of former YCS Prize Card Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn, plus over 30 brand-new cards and dozens of reprints of the hottest monsters from the last few years that will knock your socks off!)

WCQ Note: Battles of Legend – Light’s Revenge – is fully legal for the North American WCQ.

 

July 21: Starter Deck – Link Strike – releases.

(Starter Deck – Link Strike – introduces Link Monsters and the new Extra Monster Zone rules, which you can play with starting on that day. Some Official Tournament Stores will also have new 2-player Game Mats available, featuring the full Extra Monster Zones!)

July 22 & 23: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day

(That weekend, Official Tournament Stores in the Americas can host a special Yu-Gi-Oh! Day featuring a Link Strike sealed deck tournament, where you can win a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day rubber Game Mat featuring the new Extra Monster Zones!)

 

July 29: Code of the Duelist sneak peek

August 4: Code of the Duelist releases

(Link Monsters come front and center as Code of the Duelist introduces 10 new Link monsters plus new Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters. You can attend the Sneak Peek a few days earlier to pick up a Vendread Houndhorde card for some rabid zombie dog excitement!)

 

August 5: OTS Pack 5 releases

(The newest Official Tournament Store prize pack should be available around this date. Exact date may vary for your region.)

 

August 12 & 13: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship

(While most Duelists will not attend the World Championship, look for details on special events you might be able to participate in, that weekend, at your local Official Tournament Store!)

 

Late August: New tournament season!

(Regionals and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events start up again a week or two after the World Championship. Once we start seeing results come in, we can take a look at the current tournament environment and start planning for the new Forbidden & Limited List update, which probably would be mid-September at the soonest, possibly later depending on how the tournament scene looks.)

 

August 25: 2017 Mega-Tins

(This year’s tins feature Yugi Muto & Yami Yugi on one tin, and Seto Kaiba on the other. Each comes with Pot of Desires and the brand-new Proxy Dragon Link Monster, plus other cards.)

 

August 26 & 27: YCS Rimini & YCS Toronto

(These are the first YCS events of the new tournament season!)

 

September 8: Legendary Duelists booster releases

(Inspired by the original anime series and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, this set features new cards inspired by iconic monsters used by Joey, Mai, Mako, Zane, Syrus, and Bastion!)

 

That takes us through the Summer and into Fall, when even more stuff will be coming out. So stay tuned, and have a great Dueling Summer!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Forbidden & Limited Cards List has been updated!

May 18th, 2017

You can find the latest update in its usual spot. Please note that these changes do not take effect until the conclusion of the National Championship season, so if you’ve preparing intently for your National Championship, all of your work is still valid. This will be the Forbidden & Limited Cards List used for the World Championship Qualifiers, so if you’ve already qualified you can get a head start on your preparations!