Link Monsters, how do they work?

There are some serious changes coming to Yugioh. I first read them, didn’t completely understand the implications and thought that the game was going to shit. It’s not, if anything, it’s quite the improvement. There’s a lot to unpack with Link Monsters and Link summoning as well as the Pendulum Zone changes. I don’t typically like to talk about what’s coming from the OCG because if the head of TCG Yugioh wanted us to know, we’d know but the inverse is also true. If we weren’t supposed to know, there’s no way we’d know and Konami would clean up their game. Let’s get into the changes, allow me to explain what they are then I’ll explain what it means for the game. Continue reading “Link Monsters, how do they work?”

Set Review: Raging Tempest Part 1

Raging Tempest is out. Zoodiacs are out. The world is over. The rat is named Ratpier. Yugioh has gone to the dogs. Three secrets are Zoodiac cards that you need at least two copies of. Welcome to the RATE set review. It’s been out since Friday and we’ve had a weekend to see the good decks but let’s take a look at the set even though you probably know all the good cards, anyways. In this part I’m going to go over the notable super, ultra and secret rares. The next part will be the notable commons and rares. Let’s-a-go. Continue reading “Set Review: Raging Tempest Part 1”

Magic: Frontier’s Boogeyman is not that difficult to play

Heads up Yugioh players, this is about Magic. Read on if you like, click an ad and move on if you’re not interested. A lot of people hate Frontier as a format simply because it’s not extended and it’s not official. Regardless of how you feel about Frontier, it’s picked up a lot of steam. There’s a lot of talk that the format is just 4-color midrange and that simply isn’t true. Atarka Red largely acts as the fun police making sure nobody is trying to get too durdly. If Atarka Red is the fun police, 4-color Rally is the boogeyman that everybody’s scared of, nobody wants to play against but yet, not many people are really playing the deck. Why is that? Continue reading “Magic: Frontier’s Boogeyman is not that difficult to play”

Deck of the day: Burning Shiranui

If you’ve read anything I’ve written before, you probably know I’m not a fan of more than 40 cards. There’s one Magic writer that always includes his spicy sixty-first card, which is less impactful than a 41st and I cringe at the thought of going over the 60-card minimum there. Not long ago, Murray got 6th place at a regional with Burning Shiranui. Who is Murray? I’m assuming he’s from England because the regional was in Newcastle, England and was only 45ish people but that doesn’t mean the deck isn’t a good deck. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Burning Shiranui”

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you’re having a happy, stress-free Christmas. If you’re not, I hope it’s because you’re celebrating another holiday. Regardless, today’s card of the day has to be Santa Claws, there’s just not another card that fits as nicely as Santa Claws. Sure, there’s stuff like Space Gift, Gift Card, Token Sundae, Token Feastevil, and the one we missed, Token Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Zoodiacs are coming to invade the meta

zodiacbeastdrancia-rate-jp-urI can’t find any official information on their names but let’s take a look at Zoodiacs. They’re dominating in the OCG and do quite some crazy combos. I briefly skimmed them when they were first translated, saw that you can Xyz Summon the Xyz with just one material, saw that Rat was broken and promptly ignored them because I don’t play OCG and I don’t want to put money into the pockets of those that make money from people hyping up stuff that will come out in like four months for us. Let’s get into the new meta post RATE. Continue reading “Zoodiacs are coming to invade the meta”

Holiday Christmas Yugioh Gift Guide

spacegift-lodt-en-c-1eIt’s always hard to know what to get somebody for the holidays. If you’re not an enfranchised Yugioh player yourself but have someone in your life that does play, it’s nearly impossible to know what to get them and to know the difference between a starter deck, a booster pack, a booster box and, generally, what to gift your Yugioh player. Hopefully, this Christmas gift guide can help you purchase something within your price range and something that the Yugioh player in your life will actually enjoy. Continue reading “Holiday Christmas Yugioh Gift Guide”