New MTG Judge Promos in Fall 2018

 

We haven’t seen a cool looking Lord of Atlantis since 7th edition. This will probably be the most sought after version of this card really soon.

Already an EDH staple in a fairly short time. Effectively a white counterspell/Time stop, this card is sure to save your bacon quite often in a multiplayer game of Commander.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Banlist effective Sept 17, 2018

Source: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/

Forbidden

Samsara Lotus
Knightmare Goblin
M-X Saber Invoker

Limited

A-Assault Core
Elemental Hero Stratos
Morhin Jar
Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
Evilswarm Exciton Knight
A Hero Lives
Card Destruction
Sky-Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
Super Polymerization

Semi-Limited

Kozmo Dark Destroyer
Calle dby the Grave
Limited Removal
Scapegoat
Terraforming

 

Unlimited

Apoqliphort Towers
Destiny Hero Disk Commander
Burial from a Different Dimension
Ring of Destruction

 

Lost CCGs: WWE Raw Deal

Shot Not Taken

There was an explosion of collectible card games (CCGs) in the late 90’s and in the shuffle, a lot of great games got lost in time. If you can find them for cheap, they can actually be a lot of fun. I want to highlight some of these forgotten CCGs in my new blog segment simply called Lost CCGs!

I have to start with Comic Images’ WWE Raw Deal which is probably my favorite “lost” CCG. It was quite popular in its heyday but they couldn’t quite capitalize on the momentum. It is such a shame but not surprising. I found these Paul Heyman and Evolution decks for only $2 each. If my memory serves me right, these are two cornerstones for powerhouse decks.

Raw Deal Evolution and Paul Heyman

I imagine professional wrestling to be incredibly difficult to convert as a card game. There are just so many elements to stimulated a match in a…

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Lost CCGs: World of Warcraft TCG

Shot Not Taken

I don’t have any packs this week since I spent my weekly “budget” on virtual cards, Hearthstone’s newest set Goblins vs Gnomes so I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the World of Warcraft CCG/ TCG.

Unlike other lost CCGs I have highlighted on this blog, World of Warcraft only went out of print last year. It was first published by Upper Deck Entertainment. As we know, Upper Deck made a number of questionable business decisions (like making bootleg Yu-Gi-Oh cards) and lost the license in 2010. Cryptozoic Entertainment then took the mantle only to lose the license when Blizzard decided to make Hearthstone.

Wow Cards

World of Warcraft TCG took a lot of inspiration from Magic and improved a lot of the more unpopular aspects of MTG, namely the quest/ mana crystals, be able to attack allies or heroes and the damage not removed…

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Lost CCGs: Universal Fighting System Collectible Card Game

Shot Not Taken

I don’t think it is fair to say Universal Fighting System Collectible Card Game aka UFS CCG is a dead CCG just yet but it is definitely a dying one. There are still UFS CCG sets being released but most of the local gaming stores near me don’t stock them any more. The packs or decks I do find are usually for sale. I got 10 packs of UFS Red Horizon Tides of Vengeance and a Dr Wiley starter deck for $12.

Universal Fighting System Cards

What piqued my interest in UFS initially is their licensed sets like Megaman and Street Fighter. UFS mimics classic fighting games (like Street Fighter) and the goal is to land enough attacks to knock out your opponent’s character. What I think is the strongest element of the game is the push your luck mechanics. For example, each time you play a card you have to see if the…

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YU-GI-OH! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition’ Variant Reprints

Konami has shared the Super Rare variant reprint cards that will be included in the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition release.
Konami teased the release in April (see “Konami Plans ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Advent Calendar’”), but only said there were two Super Rare variants of sought-after cards and one of to two Super Rare variant preview cards from the fall booster set.

 

 

The Super Rare variants have been revealed to be either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy, or SPYRAL Super Agent.

 

The box include 3 Cybernetic Horizon Booster Packs, one of two Super Rare variants, and one of two Super Rare variant preview cards from the fall booster. MSRP is $9.99.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Booster Set releases on July 27 (see “’Yu-Gi-Oh! Cybernetic Horizon’ Booster”) and modernizes may popular Duelist deck themes from the past.

Art for ‘Magic – Global Series: JIANG YANGGU VS. MU YANLING’

Wizards of the Coast has released box art for its upcoming Magic: The Gathering – Global Series: Jiang Yanggu vs. Mu Yanling.

Announced during the “mini-announcement” in February (see “New Products on the Way for ‘Magic: The Gathering'”), the Global Series product brings a world perspective to Magic with a team of artists, writers, and folklorists from a specific country (in this case, China) to craft a new Magic story rooted in the aesthetics and mythology of their home. Global Series products include two 60 -card decks, including two new foil Planeswalker cards, a foil double-sided token, and an informational insert. MSRP is $29.99. Release is planned for June 22.

This product will release shortly after the new Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2019 (see “‘Dominaria,’ ‘Core Set 2019’ and ‘Challenger Decks'”).