Duelist Pack: “Rivals of the Pharaoh”

The greatest Duelists attract the most fearsome foes, and the legendary Pharaoh is no exception! Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh is packed with cards used by and inspired by the Pharaoh’s toughest opponents and their most exhilarating Duels from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series.

Sometimes a friend, more often an enemy, billionaire Duelist extraordinaire Seto Kaiba pushed the Pharaoh to his limits from the very first episode. His Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s signature move, Neutron Blast, is now a Spell Card that lets your own Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon attack 3 times in a turn – once for each head – without interruption! Duelists can also use knowledge of their own greatest rivals to their advantage with Lullaby of Obedience, a one-of-a-kind Spell Card that lets you play any monster you can name from your opponent’s Deck!

When the dust settled on the Battle City Tournament, it became apparent that Yugi’s mild-mannered schoolmate Bakura, possessed by the evil spirit of the Millennium Ring, was the Pharaoh’s true enemy all along. Fans have been requesting Bakura’s Dark Sanctuary Field Spell for over a decade, and now it’s finally here! While Dark Sanctuary is in play, every attack your opponent makes has a 50% chance of backfiring completely and damaging your opponent, plus you can also use your Monster Zones to complete the Destiny Board’s terrifying message and win the Duel automatically!

To free the Pharaoh’s soul from eternal imprisonment in the Millennium Puzzle, Yugi had to defeat him in one climactic Duel in Egypt. Yugi’s Silent Swordsman and Silent Magician monsters from that Duel represented his own personal growth throughout the original series, and now, 10 years later, those monsters have grown up too! These new monsters can shush Spell Cards while their Attack Points grow and grow throughout the Duel, eventually becoming strong enough to take down even the toughest monsters Dueling has to offer.

Last but certainly not least, you’ll even find cards used by Maximillion Pegasus and Marik Ishtar, the Pharaoh’s final opponents from Duelist Kingdom and Battle City, respectively.

 

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Release Date: September 16, 2016

Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh contains 11 brand-new cards, and 46 cards in all: 24 Commons, 10 Rares, 6 Super Rares, and 6 Ultra Rares.

Source: http://www.ygonation.com/tcg-news/duelist-pack-rivals-of-the-pharaoh

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Yugioh Legendary Decks II Box Set

Coming off the success of last year’s inaugural release, Konami Digital Entertainment Inc, is proud to bring you the latest product offering, Legendary Decks II which brings together 3 legendary characters all in one box.  “Exodia, obliterate!”  The words that ended Yugi’s first Duel in the original animated series are just the beginning in Legendary Decks II!  Legendary Decks II traces the journeys of Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey from Duelist Kingdom to Battle City and beyond, with three unique Decks that let you employ each of their greatest strategies!

Each Legendary Decks II box set includes:
• 43-card Deck based on Yugi and his unstoppable Exodia, the Forbidden One.  For the first time in more than 8 years, brand-new cards to help assemble the five pieces of Exodia are included! This Deck ALSO contains all 3 playable   versions of the Egyptian God Cards, available together in one place for the first time ever!
• 43-card Deck based on Kaiba and his legendary engine of destruction, Blue-Eyes White Dragon! For Seto Kaiba, might always made right, so this Deck is packed with powerful monsters and destructive Spell and Trap Cards!
• 43-card Deck based on Joey and his ferocious Red-Eyes B. Dragon!  No one grew more as a Duelist and a person during the original series than Joey, so this Deck includes cards that grow and change from turn to turn like Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon and Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning.
• 3 brand-new Secret Rare cards to enhance Decks built around Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl: Eternal Soul, Dark Burning Attack, and Dark Burning Magic.
• 3 Ultra Rare Token Cards. Each one depicts one of the three legendary Duelists of the original animated series with their signature monsters!

What if Weevil never threw Yugi’s Exodia cards overboard?  Is there any way Kaiba could ever lose to Joey? Would Joey have been able to defeat all 3 Egyptian God Cards like Yugi did? With Legendary Decks II, players and fans of the original series can try out these fantasy scenarios while also grabbing cards that can power up strategies introduced in Clash of RebellionsBreakers of ShadowShining VictoriesThe Dark Illusion, and Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh!
 

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Release October 7 ,2016

 *Product name, card names and set configuration subject to change.

Source: http://www.ygonation.com/tcg-news/yugioh-legendary-decks-ii-box-set

Dragon Ball Z: Awakening

Panini America has announced the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Z: Awakening, the next expansion for Dragon Ball Z TCG, set to arrive in stores on Halloween weekend, October 28.

This expansion comes in both boosters and starters. It features the ultimate villain, Cell, The Cell Games, popular characters like Goku, Gohan, Hercule, and more. Preconstructed starter decks include a tournament-legal 60-card deck, one Mastery card, four Main Personality cards, a playmat, and a comprehensive rulebook that has everything a new player would need to begin play. There are 140 new cards in the set, all available via booster, including powerful new Ultra Rares.

MSRP for starters is $14.99 and $3.99 for boosters.

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Source: http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34739/dragon-ball-z-awakening

 

GW Tokens in Modern

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At a recent Grand Prix, Matt Nass sleeved up this list containing two notable GW Token all-stars from Standard (Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar) to a Top 16 finish:

G/W Tokens

Modern Format

Creatures:10
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Noble Hierarch
2 Avacyn’s Pilgrim

Instants:10
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Path to Exile
2 Dismember

Sorceries:8
4 Lingering Souls
4 Spectral Procession

Planeswalkers: 7
4 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
3 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar




Lands: 25
3 Windbrisk Heights
Gavony Township
4 Windswept Heath
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Godless Shrine
1 Overgrown Tomb
2 Temple Garden
2 Forest
2 Plains
2 Horizon Canopy
Sideboard:
2 Burrenton Forge-Tender
2 Creeping Corrosion
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Gut Shot
2 Rule of Law
3 Stony Silence
Timely Reinforcements

Being able to jam a bunch of your Standard format cards into a Modern deck is always fun. It somewhat justifies playing both formats (for example, if you played Voice of Resurgence a few Standard formats ago, you’re probably happy you still have those handy). Of course, it doesn’t always happen that way (see: Siege Rhino).

Aside from the usual Modern staples that you may have from other Modern decks, the deck is not very pricey to construct with the exception of Horizon Canopy, but that can be replaced. You’ll often get a Turn 2 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar which roadblocks many many decks by simply pumping out a plant token every turn. Of course, it’s more important role here is that it buffs your token team by giving them some +1/+1 counters every so often. Who needs Honor of the Pure and co. when you have a planeswalker that gives you that little bit of extra versatility.

Gideon offers another angle of attack against decks that are not equipped to take him down (decks with no Path to Exile / Dismember). Although, with the rise of Nahiri, the Harbinger in Modern Jeskai decks, Dreadbore is now a thing.

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The 1-2 Zendikar token punch!

The rest of the deck is very unsurprising really, it’s most of what we’re already used to seeing in Black/White Tokens. The only reason the black splash exists is for the Lingering Souls flashback option which comes up a lot. Like, a lot a lot! Windbrisk Heights is a little less exciting as we can’t cast a Zealous Persecution out from under it in mid-attack to change combat math and potentially wipe out some of our opponent’s board. It’s still fine value, since it gives us a free card and if that card happens to be Gavony Township then we can insta-pump our attackers as well in an uncounterable way.

Sequencing your spells for maximum damage/efficiency is very important in this deck. However, unlike most aggressive decks, it actually does very very well defensively. Don’t expect to be favored against a lot of combo decks in Game 1 though as it’s mostly a race and the deck doesn’t pack many answers to those. It’s definitely a nice deck to have in your Modern gauntlet and to try out at some of your local gaming store’s Modern events.

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August 2016 FNM Promo

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Eldrazi-licious!

Need some colored mana for to keep playing the Eldrazis when the Origins painlands go away? Look no further: Crumbling Vestige is here to save the day. Giving you a sweet mana despite coming into play tapped, it will have no trouble filling that Eldrazi void. Also, since it’s a ‘sort of’ Tendo Ice- Bridge, it may even get some Commander love.

Here’s the little land in all it’s glory:

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So, run! don’t walk to the neerast FNM in the month of August to pick up these little spicy goodnesses!

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