List Announcement from Upper Deck
of this year, the Forbidden List for the
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME was activated for
tournaments in Asia. A list of 10 cards was
forbidden for use, with the intention that the
Forbidden List would change every few months
(and would not always be 10 cards).
Upper Deck Entertainment will soon begin to
offer the choice to stores and tournament
organizers to run tournaments using the
Forbidden List in North America, Europe, Latin
America, and Oceana. The list of Forbidden Cards
will be posted on the Forbidden/Limited list in
its usual place.
However, we realize that some players and stores
will not want to use a format with a Forbidden
List. So we will be offering TWO formats: one
that uses the Forbidden List, and one that does
not. When the Forbidden List is not used, cards
normally on the Forbidden List may, or may not,
Stores and Tournament Organizers will have the
choice of which types of tournaments to run.
Also, they are not locked into one format or the
other. A store can run a tournament with the
Forbidden List on one day and a tournament
without the Forbidden List on the next day.
You, the player, can participate in any
tournaments you want, no matter what the format.
Both tournament formats will count toward the
same player ranking. There will not be separate
rankings for the two formats.
We expect to begin supporting tournaments using
the Forbidden List on October 1, 2004.
Official names for the two formats will be
As with the tins, this was a UDE initiative
carried out with Konami's consent, so complaints
on this one should be addressed to me.
We also pulled the old Forbidden List
announcement off the Forbidden/Limited page,
since it's now obsolete. And we changed the list
so it's "Updated for Ancient Sanctuary" so
people will know it's current (even though no
changes were made to the actual list)."
UDE Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG R&D Lead
Upper Deck Entertainment
Thanks to Austin for the News