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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
The State of the Current Metagame Part XVII--A New World of Yugioh
August 4, 2008

Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all!  Wow, I'm aware I haven't written anything...in months.  As opposed to giving you a bunch of excuses, I'm simply going to tell you that I've been busy, but this is something important to everyone who plays the game of Yugioh.

 

Today, I'll be addressing the new 5D series, and the newest Booster Pack, "The Duelist Genesis" and some other things, including new rule changes.  First, most of this information is taken from this website from upperdeck's Yugioh page:

 

http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/yugioh/en/news/strategy.aspx?aid=4481

 

There are new types of monsters:

 

First, there are monsters known as "Synchro Monsters."

 

Now, Synchro Monsters are very powerful, but they do NOT go into your Main Deck, they go in your Extra Deck.  Now, Synchro Monsters need to be Synchro Summoned. 

 

In order to Synchro Summon a Synchro Monster, you need 1 Tuner monster (look for “Tuner” next to its Type). The Tuner Monster and other face-up monsters you use for the Synchro Summon are called Synchro Material Monsters. The sum of their Levels is the Level of Synchro Monster you can Summon.

 

To Synchro Summon a Synchro Monster:

 

 

1. Have a Tuner monster and 1 or more non-Tuner monsters face-up on the field.

 

2. Make sure the Levels of the monsters you want to use add up exactly to the Level of the Synchro Monster you want to Summon. (You don’t have to use all your monsters.)

 

3. Send the Tuner and the other monsters you are using to your Graveyard.

 

4. Special Summon the Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck!

 

Example:

 

Stardust Dragon

Level 8

Wind-Dragon-Synchro-Effect

2500 atk. 2000 def.

 

You can tribute summon this card to negate the activation of a Magic or Trap card or Effect Monster Card that destroys a card or cards on the Field and destroy that card.  If you negate an effect in this way, you can Special Summon this card from the Graveyard during the End Phase.

 

White Synchro Monster Cards are a powerful new kind of monster! Synchro Monsters go in your Extra Deck – they do Now, for a few rule changes:

 

1)  Your Main Deck must be between 40 and 60 cards.

 

In addition to the 40 card minimum, your Main Deck now has a maximum size limit of 60 cards. Remember, it’s usually best to stay close to the 40 card minimum so you can draw and use your strongest and favorite cards more reliably.

 

2)  The Fusion Deck is now called the Extra Deck. It can be between 0 and 15 cards.

 

Not just for Fusion Monsters anymore, you can also include the new white-framed Synchro Monster Cards in this Deck. The Extra Deck still uses all the same rules as the Fusion Deck. You can include up to 3 copies of a card in your Extra Deck.

 

There is now a maximum size limit of 15 cards so you need to choose carefully which Synchro and Fusion Monsters to use.

 

3.  Your Side Deck can be between 0 and 15 cards. It no longer has to be exactly one or the other.

 

After each Duel in a Match, you can swap any card from your Side Deck with a card from your Main Deck to customize your strategy against your opponent. The number of cards in your Side Deck before and after you swap any cards must be exactly the same.

 

 4.  “Multi-Trigger” Effect Monster effects are now called “Quick Effects.”

 

This is a change in terminology to help players better identify and understand this category of monster effects. There are no rules changes to how any cards are played.

 

The term “Multi-Trigger” was confusing to many players. The new term, Quick Effect, better describes the defining characteristic of these monster effects.

 

So, this adds a completely new aspect to Yugioh!  I'm continuing my reasearch, looking more into Tuner and Synchro monsters, and trying to find a Spoiler for The Duelist Genesis booster.  I will continue to bring you new information as I find it!

 

That does it for today, and as always, feel free to contact me @ tsearcy@lssu.edu

 

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

 

~Dark Paladin~

 


 


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