UFS: Mini State of the Game – Post Worlds 2017

Worlds Recap

This year, 40 Teams and 125 singles participants joined us for our largest World Championships in the Jasco Games era! We have seen positive growth every year since we have been publishing UFS, and we only expect our numbers to keep growing.

We’d like to start by congratulating our new World Champions, Tim Keefe and Team Black Bear Diner (William Bryan, Bryce Gross and Jayce Fuentebella) on their first place finishes! You can check out the finals matches on Twitch (and soon YouTube) to see our champions as they make their way onto cardboard.
www.twitch.tv/PlayUFS/videos/all

Overall, we are very happy with our Worlds results. We had an excellent venue, great exposure to new players and local Vegas con-goers, and we were able to give out some of the best participation prize support we have ever handed out! Thanks again to Dex Protection for providing all of our players with premium deck boxes! If you did not get a chance to thank them for supporting our players, please be sure to message them on Facebook, Twitter and their website.

 

Bans

There are still a few things that need settled in the format as we continue our transition in game design. Rotation will have a definite impact on the game as well as some of the defensive pieces added to the card pool with Street Fighter, but there are still a few characters and decks that are not what we intend for the format. We will not be announcing the bans immediately as we need time to test the cards in mind, but you can expect there will be some cards to go in the next couple of weeks.

 

Street Fighter Updates & Partial Delay

We hope you are all enjoying the new Street Fighter cards after this Pre-Release weekend! We feel this is one of the best select format (“Draft”) sets, ever to come out in UFS. If you haven’t drafted the set yet, we highly recommend you give it a shot. The more you draft, the better you get, and the more you learn new deck types in the set.

The Street Fighter booster cards will all be tournament legal as of May 26th! Please keep this in mind if you are looking to attend the upcoming PTC event in San Antonio.

Also note, the Street Fighter 2-Player Turbo Decks will be legal immediately upon their release in stores.

That having been said, there will be a slight delay on the release of the 2-Player Turbo Boxes. Our US manufacturer has had some difficulties getting these new boxes assembled in a timely manner. They expect them to be finished in the next week, but that means we are looking at a few more weeks until they get through distribution and to your stores. In the mean time, the booster cards will all still be legal for tournament play and your stores will be able to re-stock them until the official release. Upon official release, of the 2-Player Turbo Boxes, your stores can continue to stock boosters but will also be able to get the Chun Li and Ryu Turbo Decks!

We do our best to avoid delays but there are often issues that are out of our hands such as this one, so we appreciate your patience!

 

Standard Legality List

The Standard legality list has been updated with the upcoming release of Street Fighter.

Standard Legality List – May 26th

Please note that The King of Fighters XIII has rotated into “Jasco Legacy” (working title). KOF Ruler of Time will rotate with Cowboy Bebop, and KOF NeoMax will rotate with Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers. Mortal Kombat is now scheduled for an early 2018 release.

 

Player of the Year Ranking

The 2017 Player of the Year Ranking will be updated soon with results from both Teams and Singles from the World Championship.

 

Source: https://jascogames.com/mini-sotg-post-worlds-2017/

New pictures and details on Commander Anthology

Wizards of the Coast has shared the official artwork and more details on the upcoming Commander Anthology for Magic: The Gathering.

The four decks included in Commander Anthology are “Heavenly Inferno,” ‘Evasive Maneuvers,” “Guided by Nature,” and “Plunder the Graves.” The decks will include all cards released with the original decks. The box will also include four specialized life counters and tokens.

Commander is a multiplayer format for Magic where players use 100-card singleton decks, including one Legendary Creature which acts as “Commander” for the deck, influencing the way the deck is built and the player’s strategy in the game. MSRP is $164.99. Commander Anthology releases on June 9.

The Commander Anthology gathers together popular Magic: Commander decks from previous releases, similar to what was done for the Duel Deck: Anthology and Planechase Anthology. The release was announced last summer with several other high profile Magic: The Gathering products (see “Plethora of ‘Magic’ Announcements from PAX”).

 

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37505/new-picture-details-magic-commander-anthology

Pokemon New expansion

Pokemon USA will release the new Pokemon: Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows expansion set for the Pokemon TCG on August 4.

The set will introduce new Pokemon like Necrozma-GX and Tapu Fini-GX, as well as including Machamp-GX, Charizard-GX, Darkai-GX and Ho-Oh-GX. The set includes more than 140 cards, 12 new Pokemon-GX, and 6 full-art Supporter cards featuring human characters.

The Burning Shadows Launch Display will include 8 Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows Theme Decks, 72 Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows Booster Packs, 16 foil cards (8 each of 2 designs), 16 promo deck boxes featuring Ho-Oh and Necrozmal, and a shelf display to hold the new products.

The Burning Shadows Booster Box will include 36 Booster Packs which include 10 cards each.

The Burning Shadows Prerelease Box will include a 22-card Evolution pack with key cards from current and prior sets, 4 Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows Booster Packs, 1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards, and a deck building tip sheet.

The Burning Shadows Elite Trainer Box includes 8 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon-Burning Shadows Booster Packs, 65 card sleeves featuring Necrozma, 45 Pokemon TCG Energy cards, 6 damage-counter dice, 1 competition-legal coin-flip die, 2 acrylic condition markers and 1 acrylic GX marker, a collector’s box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organized,  player’s guide to the Sun & Moon-Burning Shadows expansion, and a code card for the online game.

The Burning Shadows 3-Pack Booster will also be available.

This expansion follows the Sun & Moon: Guardians Rising expansion that released in May (see “New Pokemon Rise this Spring”). Additional new products will be released in July (see “More GX ‘Pokemon’ Arriving”).

 

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37531/pokemon-tcg-descends-darkness

July to September FNM Promos

This is a very good selection of FNM cards coming up

Reverse Engineed July

Renegade Rallier August

Fatal Push September

Fatal Push is clearly the one everyone will be attending their FNM’s to snatch up! It sees tons of play in pretty much all formats and the artwork is rather sweet compared to the original as well.

 

Source: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/july-through-september-fnm-promo-update-2017-05-22

UFS: Top 16 Worlds 2017

Here are the top decklists from the recent Worlds held at LVL UP Expo
1st Place – Tim Keefe

Pharaoh Man (Life)

(1) Character
1 Pharaoh Man

(7) Actions
4 Revoke
2 Templar
1 Not Over Yet

(19) Attacks
4 Sturmwaffe
4 Iron Knuckle
3 Pharaoh Wave
3 Death Valley Face Plant
2 Dagger Strike
2 Soul Trap
1 KERSPLAT!!

(35) Foundations
4 Immortal Knowledge
4 Quick and Precise
3 8000 Degrees
3 Dust in the Wind
3 Caught Red Handed
3 Young Mercenary
3 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons
2 Portal Barrier
2 Powers Split
2 Herald of Germania
2 Scorned Beauty
1 Exposition
1 Kyokugen Disciple
1 Over the Top
1 Survivalist

(62) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Haoh Raiou Ken
1 Templar
1 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons
1 Caught Red Handed
1 Dust in the Wind
1 Scorned Beauty
1 Herald of Germania

2nd Place – Iari Melchor

Turbo Man (Void)

(1) Character
1 Turbo Man

(7) Actions
4 Revoke
3 Transform

(2) Assets
2 Hannya

(17) Attacks
4 Top Spin
4 Scorch Wheel
3 Maxima Laser
3 Turbo Slam
2 Leaf Shield
1 Psycho Medley 13

(33) Foundation
4 Petrol Power
4 8000 Degrees
4 Immortal Knowledge
4 Soul Beats
3 Athena’s Knight
3 Caught Red Handed
2 Breaking Bread
2 Design Flaws
2 Lesser Half
2 No Air Bags
2 Portal Barrier
1 Damnation

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Leaf Shield
2 Dust in the Wind
2 Ceratanium Blades
1 Caught Red Handed
1 Survivalist

3rd Place – Garett Brett

Slash Man (Air)

(1) Character
1 Slash Man

(9) Actions
4 Dodge!
4 Templar
1 STOP!

(4) Assets
2 Sweet Baby Challenge
1 Team Art of Fighting
1 Udstad

(14) Attacks
4 Hien Shippuu Ryuujen Kyaku
4 Nivose
3 Slash Claw
2 Hien Shippuu Kyaku
1 Toy Touch

(50) Foundations
4 Bridging the Races
4 Champion of Muay Thai
4 The Dragon of Kyokugen
4 High Seas Adventure
4 Ophidiophobia
4 Soba Freak
4 Third Successor
4 Traveling Performer
3 Ever Hopeful
3 Hatred of Autumn
3 Journey West
3 Push the Limit
2 Second Chance
1 Aerial Defense
1 Black Justice
1 Prototype
1 Ready to Pounce

(78) total

(8) Sideboard
1 Felicia
1 Valiant Assault
2 Dancing Flash
2 Delta Kick
2 Herald of Germania

4th Place – Jeremy Johnston
Mega Man 2 (Order)

(1) Character


1 Mega Man 2

(3) Actions
3 Showdown

(3) Assets
3 Kien

(20) Attacks
4 Hien Shippuu Ryuujen Kyaku
4 Dragon’s Claw
4 Chain Blade
3 Death Valley Face Plant
3 Flail Strike
2 Leaf Shield

(34) Foundations
4 Seasoned Guide
4 Partners in Crimefighting
4 Developmental Years
4 The Dragon of Kyokugen
4 Armor Expert
4 Artifice Avarice
3 Student of the Grand Chronicle
2 Weapons Upgrade
2 Getting a Ride
2 Agile Warrior
1 Trained by the Streets

(61) total

(8) Sideboard
3 STOP!
3 Homemade Explosives
2 Body of Spirits

5th Place – Matthew Turner

Demitri (Life)

(1) Character
1 Demitri

(2) Actions
2 Templar

(19) Attacks
4 Sliding Ankle Breaker
4 Darkside Master
4 Negative Stolen
4 Tombstone Stunner
3 Search Snake

(40) Foundations
4 Athena’s Knight
4 Surveyor
4 Caught Red Handed
4 Mathematician
4 High School Crush
4 Over the Top
4 8000 Degrees
4 Immortal Knowledge
4 Portal Barrier
1 Ki Techniques
1 Egotistical
1 Patriot Stance
1 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons

(62) total

(8) Sideboard
3 Revoke
3 Scorned Beauty
2 Herald of Germania

6th Place – Chris Pratt
Nehtali*** (Chaos)

(1) Character


1 Nehtali***

(2) Actions
2 STOP!

(6) Assets
3 Kyo’s Jacket
2 Team K’
1 The Golden Ticket

(18) Attacks
4 Hyper Bomb
4 Yamato Suramu
3 108-Shiki Yamibarai
3 Skull Barrier
2 Critical Split
1 Spine Sweep
1 Assassination Attempt

(33) Foundations
4 Lesser Half
4 The Wall of Goro
3 Ever Hopeful
3 Over the Top
3 Samurai Robotto
3 Powerful Assassin
2 Agile
2 Surveyor
2 Designed for Combat
2 Balanced Fighter
2 Determination
1 Sweet Nothings
1 Peaceful Messenger
1 Intelligent and Shrewd

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
3 Peaceful Messenger
2 Chained Gyro Gash
1 Polar Warp
1 Dodge!
1 Spine Sweep

7th Place – Clint Badger

Zoey (Water)

(1) Character
1 Zoey

(4) Actions
4 Out of Your League

(23) Attacks
4 Gravity Hold
4 Hair Trigger
4 Cowboy Battery
3 Furaingu Yamato Supia
3 Delta Kick
3 Focus Charge
1 Toy Touch
1 Kachousen

(32) Foundations
4 Journey West
4 Way of the Four Fists
4 Short Fuse
4 Heart of the Mountain
4 Second Chance
3 Caught Red Handed
3 High Seas Adventure
3 Bridging the Races
2 Agile
1 Humanity’s Sentry

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
4 STOP!
2 Humanity’s Sentry
1 Caught Red Handed
1 High Seas Adventure

8th Place – Rodney Garland

Bomb Man (Order)

(1) Character
1 Bomb Man

(4) Actions
4 Sacrifice

(8) Assets
4 The Golden Ticket
4 Squishy Wizards

(35) Attacks
4 Gravity Hold
4 Mega Ball
4 Silver Tomahawk
4 Chain Blade
4 Blaze Whip
4 Rapid Mega Buster
4 Hair Trigger
4 Skull Barrier
3 Feather Shot

(12) Foundations
4 Artifice Avarice
4 Balanced Fighter
4 Clear Cutter

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
3 Orders From Heidern
3 Nobel Prize
2 Deliverance

9th Place – Christian Moore

Kyo* (Fire)

(1) Character
1 Kyo*

(5) Actions
3 STOP!
2 Out of Your League

(4) Assets
2 Kyo’s Jacket
2 Team Ikari Warriors

(20) Attacks
4 Choke Throw
4 108-Shiki Yamibarai
3 Eggsplosion
3 Dragonflare
2 Jagged Barrage
2 Double Axe Handle
2 Spine Sweep

(40) Foundations
4 8000 Degrees
4 The Wall of Goro
4 Push the Limit
4 Pyrokinesis
3 No Surprises
3 God of War
3 Never Stumbles
2 Always Watching
2 Where the Seas Meet
2 Determination
2 Design Flaws
2 Basic Training
2 Reunion of Champions
2 Kreutz Bloodline
1 The Land of Makai

(70) total

(8) Sideboard
4 Race Against Time
3 Guardian’s Mark
1 Out of Your League

 10th Place – Ben Shoemaker

Yamato Man (All)

(1) Character
1 Yamato Man

(4) Actions
4 Throw it Down!

(5) Assets
2 Kien
2 The Golden Ticket
1 Drew Maffei, Lion Buddy

(19) Attacks
4 Scorch Wheel
4 Steel Resurrection
4 KERSPLAT!!
4 Segaki Offering
3 Flame Sword

(31) Foundations
4 Stolen Sword
4 Petrol Powered
4 Artifice Avarice
3 The Human Weapon
3 The Hungry Wolf
3 Cursed Fate
3 Samurai Robotto
3 Hidden Behind Flames
2 Power Struggles
2 Fool Me Twice

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
1 Metal Man
1 Koppouken Training
2 Templar
2 Hannya
1 Power Struggles

11th Place – Christopher Goldsmith

Bass (Earth)

(1) Character
1 Bass

(3) Assets
3 Treble

(18) Attacks
4 Dark Laser
4 Rocket Buster
4 Somersault Kick
3 Power Wave
3 Sliding Ankle Breaker

(38) Foundations
4 Push the Limit
4 Immortal Knowledge
4 Champion of Muay Thai
4 Heart of the Mountain
4 The Wall of Goro
3 Short Fuse
2 A World Unprepared
2 Koppouken Training
2 Trained by the Streets
2 Always Watching
2 Reclaiming What’s Ours
1 Improved Design
1 Evil Imposter
1 Jiang Shi
1 Surveyor
1 The Out of Control Giant

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
3 STOP!
3 Sibling Rivalry
2 Hellgate Executioner

12th Place – Kevin Broberg

Saiki (Death)

(1) Character
1 Saiki

(1) Action
1 Dodge!

(8) Assets
3 Fort Negley Restored
2 Team Psycho Soldier
2 Admiral Toofis von McChompington
1 Le Malta

(18) Attacks
4 Hyper Bomb
4 Nivose
4 Shell Kick
3 Cowboy Battery
1 Burning Blitz Vortex
1 Dimension Door Ambush
1 Skull Barrier

(35) Foundations
4 Know Your Objective
4 Pulled to Majigen
4 The Dragon of Kyokugen
3 Powers Split
3 Reactive Style
3 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons
2 Over the Top
2 Powerful Assassin
2 Power Struggles
2 Peaceful Messenger
2 Black Justice
1 Celestial Being
1 Hakkesshu of Death
1 Ever Hopeful
1 Rook Takes Pawn

(63) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Peaceful Messenger
1 Dodge!
1 Showdown
1 Celestial Being
1 Dimension Door Ambush
1 Burning Blitz Vortex
1 Skull Barrier

13th Place – Mason Johnson

Mai (Life)

(1) Character
1 Mai

(9) Actions
4 Templar
3 Revoke
2 Not Over Yet

(4) Assets
2 Grandmother’s Hairpin
2 Team Women Fighters

(19) Attacks
4 KERSPLAT!!
4 Tombstone Stunner
4 Sliding Ankle Breaker
3 Hien Houou Kyaku
2 Tornado Hold
1 Haoh Raiou Ken
1 Shiranui-Ryuu: Kunoichi-no-Mai

(31) Foundations
4 Quick and Precise
4 Immortal Knowledge
4 8000 Degrees
4 Hidden Laughter
2 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons
2 Surveyor
2 Patriot Stance
2 Detachable Body
2 Dust in the Wind
1 Kreutz Bloodline
1 Caught Red Handed
1 Egotistical
1 Cursed Fate
1 Beauty Can Overcome

(64) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Egyptian Pyramid
2 Mathematician
2 Fire Storm
1 Survivalist
1 Dust in the Wind

14th Place – Izaiah Main

Basilio San Juan (Death)

(1) Character
1 Basilio San Juan

(4) Assets
2 Greek Fire
2 Majigen

(14) Attacks
4 Homing Missiles
4 Napalm Bomb
3 Mystic Cyclone
3 Nero=Fatica

(41) Foundations
4 Balanced Fighter
4 Designed for Combat
4 No Other Purpose
4 Soul Beats
4 The Hunt For Spiders and Dragons
3 Answer to No One
2 Diplomatic
2 Eternal Beauty
2 Growing Bored
2 Lonely
2 Seeking Allies
2 Seeking Information
2 Shanghai’s God of War
2 Successor of Aensland
2 Walking Arsenal

(60) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Beyond the Gate
2 Shanghai’s God of War
2 Greek Fire
2 Flying Fortress Buster

15th Place – Heilodoro Ramirez

Felicia (Air)

(1) Character
1 Felicia

(5) Actions
3 Templar
2 Dodge!

(2) Assets
2 Sweet Baby Challenge

(20) Attacks
4 Hien Shippuu Ryuujen Kyaku
4 Hien Shippuu Kyaku
4 Nivose
2 Delta Kick
2 Dancing Flash
2 Cat Spike
2 Iron Knuckle

(33) Foundations
4 Push the Limit
4 Bridging the Races
4 The Dragon of Kyokugen
4 Ophidiophobia
3 Champion of Muay Thai
3 Artifice Avarice
2 Ever Hopeful
2 Second Chance
2 Scorned Beauty
2 Traveling Performer
1 High Seas Adventure
1 Prototype
1 Herald of Germania

(61) total

(8) Sideboard
2 Journey West
2 Pulled to Majigen
2 Secret History
1 Templar
1 Herald of Germania

16th Place – Tamren Cardwell

Dr. Wily** (Death)

(1) Character
1 Dr. Wily**

(10) Assets
4 Skull Fortress II
3 Le Malta
2 Team Psycho Soldier
1 Admiral Toofis von McChompington

(20) Attacks
4 Capsule Zap
4 Mecha Dragon Blast
4 Pinbot Strike
3 Cowboy Battery
3 MM:\Copy
2 Gamma Crush

(30) Foundations
4 Premeditated Attack
4 Dr. Wily’s Challenge
4 A New Alliance
3 Powerful Assassin
3 Designed for Combat
3 Know Your Objective
3 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragons
2 Reformed Scientist
2 Double Crosser
1 The Power of Dark Energy
1 The Mysterious Mr. X

(61) total

(8) Sideboard
3 Power Struggles
2 Balanced Fighter
1 Reformed Scientist
1 The Hunt for Spiders and Dragon
1 MM:\Copy

Star Wars:Destiny Worlds winning decklist

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Congrats to Destiny World Champion Daniel Weiser who took it down with Vader Raider!

And yes, the decklist doesn’t say Daniel Weiser but they ran the same list apparently.

Final two decks were

Vader raider
ePhasma Bala Trooper

Top 16 decks

Dooku Jabba x2
Phasma Bala trooper x2
Han Rey x2
Leia ackbar
Vader raider x3
Jango trooper trooper
Bala nightsister trooper trooper
Poe Rey x4

 

Interesting decklist to say the least, a lot of those cards were thought to be initially unplayable /sub-optimal

Source: https://www.facebook.com/StarkillerBaseDestiny/