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Beginning of the New Chronicle


Review Date: 04.02.09

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 1.30
Limited: 1.75

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 = average.
5 is the highest rating.

Beastly Mage

Beginning of the New Chronicle

Today's card, I think, is something of a last-ditch effort for those running squads. It's a turn 8 card with 3 hand cost. Yes, 3!

In limited, if you are running squads and you draft this card, it could help. But in constructed I'm not sure if this card will help out that much.

Sorry for the short review, but I just don't think this card can cut the mustard at the moment.


Limited: 1.5/5
Constructed: 1/5
Art: The only really good thing about this card!/5


2008 Stone
Village Kage
Beginning of the New Chronicle

Another one of these missions…What is this, the third one of its kind that puts a squad ninja in play? The whole turn 8 3 hand cost thing just doesn’t do it for me. Besides that, we have yet to see any squads that you want to play right out of the reinforcement deck that are worth dropping 4 cards from your hand for. If you do for whatever reason decide to run this card, you’d best not forget about your opponents Hayate.

Limited: 2/5 There are squads in the set at least…
Constructed: 1/5 A turn 8 mission eating up deck space with a 3 hand cost? No thanks.
Matthew Low 4/2 - Thursday - Beginning of the New Chronicle - Mission - Earth/Wind

Um so this card has the exact same text as Eternal Rivalry, except it is Earth/Wind instead of Lightning/Fire. Go figure.

I don't think any of the squads so far are worth 4 cards in your hand. Not to mention that also means you can't play those said Ninjas, where most of the squads has at least one of the Ninjas very playable, though you would be able to play an off element guy. Not to mention you need to be at turn 8, not be dead, be willing to give up 4 cards, and still be alive down 4 cards in hand.

Not a plan.

Until there's some uber-amazing squad that's going to knock my socks off that worth taking the risk of having a dead card for 8 turns, and soaking up 4 cards for a Ninja who can easily be removed, I'm going to pass.

Constructed: 1.2 out of 5.0 (Just read above.)
Limited: 1.0 out of 5.0 (No.)
Mark Howard Beginning of the New Chronicle is the Earth/Wind varient of Eternal Rivalry (Fire/Lightning). It isn't too much of an amazing card. Turn 8 and a M A S S I V E hand cost of 3 make this card VERY hard to play. Even in a Hyuga deck, which will have an overflowing hand at any point in the game (at least, if you're using it right), this mission is costly. You just get to put in any Squad for free. Not so amazing when it's the most expensive card in the game.

Art: I thought the 4th Hokage was the only one cool enough to have to quote.
Fun Fact: CCG is pronounced "Ka ka ga".
StormVyper Zera Beginning of the New Chronicle

We kick off Day 4 of Earth week here at Pojo with the Squad aid, Beginning of the New Chronicle. Much like its' Fire/Water counterpart previewed in Shonen Jump, this card allows you to put in play a Squad card without a need for the actual ninjas, but is comes at a very steep cost. Turn 8 is pretty late, considering most games would have ended or would be finishing up by then. And with a Hand Cost of 3 (4 cards from your hand in total), the Squad you put in play has to literally win you the game outright. And when I say win outright, I mean play this and drop Kakashi/Pakkun when your opponent only has 3 cards left in their Deck (or something to that extent). You can give this card a swing yourself, but I personally wouldn't waste valuable mission space on it.

Constructed - 1 out of 5 (I like the art.. That is all.)
Limited - 2 out of 5
Artwork - It looks like a poster for an action movie. <3
~StormVyper Zera
Steven Dally Jr. Beginning Of The New Chronicle

Well here is the card that's the opposite of the card "Eternal Rivalry" that was shown on the Naruto boards earlier this week.

Now as many will see when they first see this card is "3 hand cost? Turn 8? Why would I want to use this?"

Well let's take a look. The effect, that allows you to put out a Squad card from
your Squad deck for free! Yes you can't have any of those Squad required cards out in play, but this card, just like Eternal Rivalry lets you play those "one of" copies of a certain Squad cards in your Squad deck late game. This card in my opinion has much more potential as more and more Squad cards come out, but even now, with cards such as Kakashi/Pakkun, Hinata/Neji, and the infamous one that was shared on the Naruto Podcast (Sorry, not going to spoil it, if you don't know,go take a listen and be surprised. ;D), this card could definitely see a "one of" in my opinion, fighting for space in most decks for draw of course, but will be wanted if the player does in fact play with Squads.

But I'll look forward with testing this out with some of the more popular Squads when the set comes out.

Limited - 2.5-3/5 Depends on if you get Squads WITH the card in draft, otherwise useless.
Constructed - 3/5 Will get a higher ranking as more Squads come out.

Side note - Wasn't this card previewed with Eternal Rivalry with a turn 7 Entrance and a 2 hand? What happened? ?_?

Steven Dally Jr.


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