It’s been a little over 3 months since the Forbidden & Limited List was updated, and we’ve been getting some questions about what’s up with that, so here’s a little detail on what’s going on.
You can find it here.
Remember, this takes effect July 14th! That means that the World Championship Qualifier in Detroit still uses the current Forbidden & Limited Cards List!
Expect to see the new Forbidden & Limited Cards List (which will take effect January 1, 2014) posted next Friday. Friday the 13th!! <<cue ominous music>>
(Nothing is set in stone, of course. Caveat that list may not go up as scheduled due to localized zombie apocalypse, haunted office building, Batteryman rebellion, etc.)
The Forbidden & Limited Cards List has been updated. You can find it here. This list will take effect on September 1st, 2013, however a special exception has been made for YCS Toronto. YCS Toronto will use the new Forbidden & Limited Cards List even though the event begins before September 1st.
Welcome back! Today, we’re going to talk about some of the hidden elements to the F&L List that aren’t immediately obvious to the general observer.
The “bandwagon effect” is a documented psychological phenomenon wherein the more people are doing something, the more likely other people are to start doing it, too. (Other names for this include “groupthink,” “sheeple,” “keeping up with the Joneses,” etc.)
Today I’m going to talk about how the bandwagon effect applies to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and specifically about how it can distort appearances of tournament performance, and how that impacts our decisions on the Forbidden & Limited Cards list.