[TCG] The Grand Creators

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It’s time for an adventure!

Arriving December 3, 2021, The Grand Creators (MSRP: $3.99 per pack) is bringing forth 3 new strategies into existence and featuring a brand-new, World Premiere Spell Card for Inzektors, the winner of the 2020 Create-A-Card Project which was selected by the Yu-Gi-Oh! community! In addition, 15 more cards, a mix of old and new cards, will become Collector’s Rares in this 60-card booster set.

The Grand Creators booster set contains a total of:

10 Ultra Rares
15 Super Rares
35 Rares
*15 cards in the set are also available as Collector’s Rares

Plus, each Grand Creators booster pack contains 7 cards, including:

1 Foil card per pack
6 Rare cards per pack

The Grand Creators wills 3 new strategies into existence and features a brand-new, World Premiere Spell Card for Inzektors, the winner of the 2020 Create-A-Card Project, selected by the Yu-Gi-Oh! community! In addition, 15 more cards, a mix of old and new cards, will become Collector’s Rares in this 60-card booster set.

Here’s a hint of what you can expect from each theme!

• Art that comes alive! These monsters pour their blood and sweat into their craft to create their masterpieces. Use as many Level 3 Psychic monsters in your Deck as you can to maximize the destructive potential of their Level 11 Synchro Monster.
• A Dutiful Xyz Monster who saves souls! A theme with an Xyz Monster that repels evil.
• An exciting adventure awaits you! Gather your fellowship and become the hero of your own Duel!

The Grand Creators will also contain the card created as a result of the 2020 Create-A-Card Project, a powerful Spell Card that will enhance “Inzektor” Decks and strategies to a whole new level! Make sure your Inzektor Deck is sleeved up and ready to go!

Inzektors were chosen by the fans through a series of single-elimination polls, emerging victorious out of the 16 themes that were part of the project. Fans were tasked with choosing which theme should receive a World Premiere card in a 2021 product, as well as what card type it should be, and what kind of product it should be released in. They chose an Inzektor Spell Card to be released in one of 2021’s 60-card booster sets, and fittingly, The Grand Creators is the stage this new card will debut on.

The Grand Creators booster set contains 60-cards:
10 Ultra Rares
15 Super Rares
35 Rares
*15 cards in the set are also available as Collector’s Rares

Each booster pack contains 7 cards:
1 Foil card per pack
6 Rare cards per pack
*Set content subject to change

OTS Tournament Pack 17

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Finish 2021 in style with OTS Tournament Pack 17! OTS Tournament Packs give Duelists an exclusive chance to acquire tons of tournament mainstays and some iconic cards like never before! OTS Tournament Packs are not-for-sale items and are only provided EXCLUSIVELY to Official Tournament Stores (OTS), so make sure to reach out to your local OTS for details. OTS Tournament Packs are the only way Duelists can get ahold of Ultimate Rare cards, a fan favorite!

Whether it’s Dueling your friends or crushing competition, one of the most powerful Trap Cards for any Duelist’s Deck has always been Infinite Impermanence, which will be available as an Ultimate Rare exclusively in OTS Tournament Pack 17. Also, one of the most sought-after Link Monsters, Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos is now getting an awesome Ultimate Rare treatment. With such powerful and fun cards inside, OTS Tournament Pack 17 will be sure to make your tournament experience top notch.

Be sure to check back for more information!

The OTS Tournament Pack 17 set contains 26 cards:

13 Commons

10 Super Rares

3 Ultimate Rares

*Name and content subject to change.

[DAMA-EN] Despia

Source: https://ygorganization.com/tcgtranslatorsversusthefuturemasterduelprogramcode/

Aluber the Jester of Despia
Level 4 DARK Fairy Effect Monster
ATK 1800
DEF 0
If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 “Despia” Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. If a face-up Fusion Monster you control is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of an opponent’s card effect, while this card is in your GY: You can target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; Special Summon this card, and if you do, negate the targeted monster’s effects until the end of this turn. You can only use 1 “Aluber the Jester of Despia” effect per turn and only once that turn.

Note: This proxy has an enormous translation error that basically renders the “Despia” Deck almost non-functional. Aluber in the Official Card Game searches “Branded” cards, not “Despia” cards.

Despain Quaeritis
Level 8 LIGHT Fiend Fusion Effect Monster
ATK 2500
DEF 2500
Materials: 1 “Despia” monster + 1 LIGHT or DARK monster
During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can change the ATK of all monsters currently on the field to 0 until the end of this turn, except Level 8 or higher Fusion Monsters. If this face-up card in its owner’s control leaves the field because of an opponent’s card effect: YOu can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 “Fallen of Albaz” or 1 “Despia” monster, from your Deck. You can only use each effect of “Despian Quaeritis” once per turn.

Protecting Spirit Loagaeth
Level 7 LIGHT Fairy Effect Monster
ATK 2400
DEF 2100
If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 monster on the field; it cannot be destroyed by battle this turn. You can only use each of the following effects of “Protecting Spirit Loagaeth” once per turn. If an effect of a Fairy Monster you control is activated (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. You can target 1 face-up card your opponent controls and 1 Attack Position monster you control; banish that opponent’s card, and if you do, change your monster to Defense Position.

Note: In so far as we know, no she is not Ecclesia.

Dramaturge of Despia
Level 8 DARK Fairy Effect Monster
ATK 3000
DEF 1500
If a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz or Link Monster is Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 Effect Monster on the field; negate its effects until the end of this turn. If this card in your hand or field is used as Fusion Material, and sent to the GY or banished: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use each effect of “Dramaturge of Despia” once per turn.

Note: This is erroneous, but not as severe as Aluber.

Despia, Theater of the Branded
Field Spell Card
During your Main Phase: You can Fusion Summon 1 Level 8 or higher Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or field as Fusion material. If a face-up non-Fusion Fairy monster you control leaves the field by an opponent’s card effect, or is destroyed by battle: You can target 1 Level 8 or higher Fusion Monster in your GY; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of “Despia, Theater of the Branded” once per turn.

Branded Opening
Quick-Play Spell Card
Discard 1 card, then take 1 “Despia” monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or Special Summon it in Defense Position, also for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck, except Fusion Monsters. If a Fusion Monster(s) you control would be destroyed by card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead. You can only use each effect of “Branded Opening” once per turn.

Despian Proskenion
Level 11 LIGHT Fiend Fusion Effect Monster
ATK 3200
DEF 3200
Materials: 1 “Despia” monster + 1 LIGHT monster + 1 DARK monster
During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Fusion, Synchro, Xyz or Link Monster in your opponent’s GY; banish it or Special Summon it to your field. When this card destroys an opponent’s monster by battle: You can inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster’s original ATK or DEF (whichever is higher). You can only use each effect of “Despian Proskenion” once per turn.

Level 1 DARK Fairy Effect Monster
ATK 400
DEF 400
If this card is sent to the GY, or banish, by a card effect: You can add 1 “Despia” monster from your Deck to your hand, except “Despian Tragedy”. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 “Branded” Spell/Trap in your GY; Set it to your field. You can only use 1 “Despian Tragedy” effect per turn, and only once that turn.

Despian Comedy
Level 1 DARK Fairy Effect Monster
ATK 0
DEF 2000
When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a face-up “Despia” card(s) you control (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect. If this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 Fusion Monster; Special Summon this card. You can only use 1 “Despian Comedy” effect per turn, and only once that turn.

WIZARDS OF THE COAST TEASES A PHYREXIAN ‘MAGIC: THE GATHERING’ DROP

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48355/wizards-coast-teases-phyrexian-magic-the-gathering-drop

Wizards of the Coast teased a new Secret Lair Drop Series set, for Magic: The Gathering, themed around the Phyrexian Praetors.
Magic: The Gathering’s praetors, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite; Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur; Sheoldred, Whispering One; Urabrask the Hidden; and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, are getting a new makeover. The new drop set will feature these legendary creatures in a Phyrexian-language Showcase frame. These drops will be available both through the Secret Lair website and the MTG-Arena in-client store soon.

There has been no word as to the MSRP of this product as of the publication of this article.

SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS A NEW ‘FINAL FANTASY TCG’ BOOSTER EXPANSION

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48364/square-enix-unveils-new-final-fantasy-tcg-booster-expansion

Square Enix unveiled Final Fantasy TCG: Crystal Dominion, a new expansion for Final Fantasy TCG, for release on November 26.
Crystal Dominion adds a new feature to games of Final Fantasy TCG. Some Character abilities and Summons will be able to be paid in Crystals, instead of Crystal Points, and Crystals accumulate as players use more abilities. The set comes with 130 normal cards and 166 premium cards, 24 of which are full-art. Packs come with 12 cards and include a Premium card; booster boxes will come with 36 packs.

This expansion also showcases the work of a number of artists. The artists that contributed to this set were by Gen Kobayashi, Ryoma Ito, Akira Oguro, Toshitaka Matsuda, Kumiko Koike, and Yukihiro Kajimoto.

ULTRA PRO UNVEILS ‘MAGIC: THE GATHERING’ JAPANESE EDITION PLAYMATS

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ltra PRO unveiled Magic: The Gathering: Strixhaven – Japanese Mystical Archive Play Mats for release in June.
Similar to the upcoming release of the English edition playmats (see “Ultra PRO Offers Up ‘Magic: The Gathering’s’ Mystical Archive”), retailers can now order the Japanese edition playmats in limited quantities. These mats will be standard-sized and feature the artwork from the Japanese versions of cards in the Mystical Archive. Popular pieces of art from the set include the Demonic Tutor by Sumie Okazu, Time Warp by Shie Nanahara, and Lightning Bolt by Ezoi.

The list of art available is as follows:

Swords to Plowshares by Nagano
Gods Willing by Tada
Mana Tithe by Magane Okuda
Ephemerate by Yumeko
Dark Ritual by Rien
Defiant Strike by Amayagido
Revitalize by Yaomojun
Divine Gambit by Kiritada
Approach of the Second Sun by Nagano
Gift of Estates by Yaya
Teferi’s Protection by So-Taro
Brainstorm by Ayako Ishiguro
Compulsive Research by Tomohito
Counterspell by Rindo Karasuba
Memory Lapse by Yumeko
Negate by Koji Nishino
Opt by Rien
Strategic Planning by Hatori Kyoka
Whirlwind Denial by Aogachou
Day of Judgment by Maiko Yoshizawa
Blue Sun’s Zenith by Ezoi
Time Warp by Shie Nanahara
Mind’s Desire by Yaya
Tezzeret’s Gambit by Tomohito
Agonizing Remorse by Maiko Aoji
Duress by romiy
Village Rites by Kaoru Hagiya
Eliminate by Karuta Shiki
Doom Blade by Rindo Karasuba
Inquisition of Kozilek by Yuka Oka
Faithless Looting by Shiro Yayoi
Crux of Fate by Kota Nakatsubo
Demonic Tutor by Sumie Okazu
Tainted Pact by Yusuke Katekari
Sign in Blood by Kaoru Yukishiro
Tendrils of Agony by Daken
Claim the Firstborn by Norikatsu Miyoshi
Infuriate by Yangyang / Xiaji
Shock by Ryanroro
Thrill of Possibility by Ayako Ishiguro
Grapeshot by Hatori Kyoka
Lightning Bolt by Ezoi
Stone Rain by Tobihachi
Urza’s Rage by Maiko Aoji
Mizzix’s Mastery by Hiro Suda
Chaos Warp by Hisashi Momose
Adventurous Impulse by Sakura Tomo
Snakeskin Veil by Yuhki Takeuchi
Cultivate by Uichi Ukumo
Increasing Vengeance by D-suzuki
Harmonize by Yuka Sakuma
Regrowth by romiy
Weather the Storm by Kukka
Despark by Kiritada
Electrolyze by Hatori Kyoka
Growth Spiral by Karuta Shiki
Lightning Helix by Daken
Putrefy by Magane Okuda
Primal Command by Kukka
Natural Order by Ayami Nakashima
Channel by Shie Nanahara
Krosan Grip by Norikatsu Miyoshi
Abundant Harvest by Yuka Sakuma
Each playmat will retail for $25.99.

$50,000 IS UP FOR GRABS PLAYING MTG ARENA AGAINST MRBEAST

Source: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/mrbeast

This Friday, April 23, you can jump in to MTG Arena‘s FNM at Home: Featuring MrBeast event and play for your opportunity to win one of two $25,000 prizes!

  • Download MTG Arena and log in before the event on Friday, April 23. (Don’t already have a Wizards account? Create yours today!)
  • Join this week’s FNM at Home event and choose from a preconstructed deck provided by the event.
  • Play for free in this week’s FNM at Home event between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon) PT. (Or all day—Magic is fun!)
  • Make sure you to play your games all the way through—win or lose—to be eligible to win. (You won’t know which of your opponents could be MrBeast!)
  • If you played against MrBeast, we’ll contact you through the email address your account was registered with.

And that’s everything you need to do for your opportunity to win $25,000—play for free, join in the fun, and enjoy MTG Arena alongside MrBeast!

We’ll see you at the FNM at Home: Featuring MrBeast this Friday, April 23, on MTG Arena.

OFFICIAL RULES

As with any contest, there are some important things you need to know about your opportunity to win $25,000 playing MrBeast.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Promotion begins at 11:00 a.m. PT 4/23/21 and ends at 12:00 p.m. PT 4/23/21. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, Canada (excl. QC), Japan, The UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Portugal who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in their place of residence, whichever is older, at the time of entry. Click Here for Official Rules, including how to enter, odds, prize details, and restrictions. Skill-testing question required for Canadian winners. Two (2) prizes available ($25,000 USD each). Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Msg&data rates may apply. Sponsor: Wizards of the Coast, 1600 Lind Avenue Southwest, #400, Renton, WA 98057, USA.

WIZARDS OF THE COAST RELEASES PHOTO TEASING THE NEXT ‘MAGIC: THE GATHERING’ ‘SECRET LAIR’ RELEASE

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48140/wizards-coast-releases-photo-teasing-next-magic-the-gathering-secret-lair-release

Wizards of the Coast released a new clue as to the what cards will be featured in the next Secret Lair: Drop Series release, which will likely be Strixhaven: School of Mages-themed.
It has been a few months since WotC previewed a Secret Lair drop (see “Wizards of the Coast Unveils ‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Secret Lair: Smitten Superdrop'”). With the pending release of the new Strixhaven: School of Mages set on the horizon (see “Wizards of the Coast Updates Release Information for ‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Strixhaven: School of Mages’ “), WotC released a tweet through their Secret Lair twitter feed with a photo that provides some clues to the nature of the next drop. The photo depicts the upper half of a bookcase from the Secretorium with four unrevealed cards on the top shelf that will be included in this Strixhaven-themed release.

Underneath the top shelf, there are items that likely provide clues to which four cards will be included. Twitter user speculation as to the identity of these cards, based on the clues, include Scroll Rack, AEther Vial, Baleful Strix, Springleaf Drum, and others.

WIZARDS OF THE COAST’S ‘UNIVERSES BEYOND’ ANNOUNCEMENT REVEALS THEIR LICENSING PLANS FOR ‘MAGIC: THE GATHERING’

They Will Make ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Sets Featuring ‘Warhammer 40,000’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47694/wizards-coasts-universes-beyond-announcement-reveals-their-licensing-plans-magic-the-gathering

Wizards of the Coast announced Universes Beyond, a sub-brand series for Magic: The Gathering, that will include Magic expansions featuring Lord of the Rings and Warhammer 40,000. Products for this sub-brand series are slated to begin releasing in 2022.
Last fall’s Secret Lair X The Walking Dead (see “Preview: ‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Secret Lair X The Walking Dead’ Contents and Images”) was apparently only a test run for what WotC has in store for fans of Magic: The Gathering in 2022. Universes Beyond allows fans of Magic to play a game of Magic featuring characters, worlds, and stories outside the traditional Multiverse of Magic: The Gathering. These Universes Beyond sets will still have traditional Magic cards, but the cards will be branded slightly differently with a unique holofoil stamp and are not legal for Standard play.

The first two licenses WotC will explore with this new Magic sub-brand are Lord of the Rings and Warhammer 40,000, which had both been CCGs in the past (see ” Warhammer 40k CCG at Printer”, and also “LOTR Starter Decks Sell Out”). They will make Commander Decks for Warhammer 40K, Lord of the Rings product in an unspecified format. [note: corrected from an earlier version that said both would be Commander Decks – 2/28/21, 5:30 CT – ed.]

The adoption of Universes Beyond opens Magic sets up to several possibilities for license collaborations, as their parent company Hasbro has toy licenses for Disney brands as well as a healthy catalogue of in-house licenses such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and G.I. Joe, some of which have already appeared on Magic cards (see “‘My Little Pony’ ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Card Set Will Be Sold To Raise Money For Extra Life Charity”).

Wizards of the Coast also left the door open for producing re-skinned treatments of Magic: The Gathering cards featuring licenses, like the Godzilla cards found in Ikoria (see “Godzilla Pantheon to Appear in ‘Magic: The Gathering – Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths'”). They will default to letting the cards “stand on their own”, but if a “charming re-skin opportunity” comes up, they may take advantage of it. On another related note, the upcoming Adventures in Forgotten Realms set will not be part of Universes Beyond; it will still be a Standard set (see “Wizards of the Coast Drops ‘Magic: The Gathering’s’ Release Schedule For 2021”), although as of the publication of this article, Forgotten Realms has not been canonized as part of the Magic Multiverse (although WotC did say they may do so in the future). [Note: This was corrected from a statement that Forgotten Realms was slated to be canonized 2/28/2021 2 CT, ed.]