History Tabletopgame / YuGiOh

28th May '16 3:59:08 PM emillang1000
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* BribingYourWayToVictory: A common complaint of the game is that while ''any'' card which is useful will be several dollars on the secondary market, Konami has not halped matters in the slightest by creating "[[PowerCreep Archetypes]]" - groups of cards which have ThemeNaming, have super-synergy with one another, and generally are created with a specific deck design in mind. Basically, Konami designs a pre-constructed, tournament-quality deck made of cards which only function with one another & basically nothing else, and then releases it in pieces in random card packs. Eventually most of these cards are reprinted at lower rarities in compilation sets, but only after new Archetypes come out which make those cards obsolete, meaning that players have to shell out lots of money right when the archetype comes out if they want to win with it.

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* BribingYourWayToVictory: A common complaint of the game is that while ''any'' card which is useful will be several dollars on the secondary market, Konami has not halped helped matters in the slightest by creating "[[PowerCreep Archetypes]]" - groups of cards which have ThemeNaming, have super-synergy with one another, and generally are created with a very specific deck design in mind. mind upon creation.
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Basically, Konami designs a pre-constructed, specific, tournament-quality deck made of new cards which only function with one another & basically nothing else, and then releases it that deck in pieces in random card packs. Eventually Eventually, most of these cards are reprinted at lower rarities in compilation sets, but only after new Archetypes come out which make those cards obsolete, meaning that players have obsolete. So if you want to win at all in tournaments, you ''have'' to shell out lots of money to use an Archetype right when the it comes out, or else it'll be an uphill battle to win in tournaments with that same archetype comes out if they want when it's widely available months to win with it. years later.
28th May '16 3:53:09 PM emillang1000
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* BribingYourWayToVictory: A common complaint of the game is that while ''any'' card which is useful will be several dollars on the secondary market, Konami has not halped matters in the slightest by creating "[[PowerCreep Archetypes]]" - groups of cards which have ThemeNaming, have super-synergy with one another, and generally are created with a specific deck design in mind. Basically, Konami designs a pre-constructed, tournament-quality deck made of cards which only function with one another & basically nothing else, and then releases it in pieces in random card packs. Eventually most of these cards are reprinted at lower rarities in compilation sets, but only after new Archetypes come out which make those cards obsolete, meaning that players have to shell out lots of money right when the archetype comes out if they want to win with it.
28th May '16 3:33:43 PM emillang1000
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** As of 2016, there are so many cards and archetypes that heavily involve cycling cards from the hand/deck/field to the graveyard, from the graveyard to the Banished Zone, then from the Banished Zone right back into the hand/deck/field in a single turn, if not in direct order of one another, '''every single turn''', that not only is DeaderThanDead a massively {{Suberveted}} trope in this game, DeathIsCheap has become something of a DeadHorseTrope to the game.

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** As of 2016, there are so many cards and archetypes that heavily involve cycling cards from the hand/deck/field to the graveyard, from the graveyard to the Banished Zone, then from the Banished Zone right back into the hand/deck/field in a single turn, if not in direct order of one another, '''every single turn''', that not only is DeaderThanDead a massively {{Suberveted}} {{Subverted}} trope in this game, DeathIsCheap has become something of a DeadHorseTrope to the game.
28th May '16 3:32:20 PM emillang1000
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** As of 2016, there are so many cards and archetypes that heavily involve cycling cards from the hand/deck/field to the graveyard, from the graveyard to the Banished Zone, then from the Banished Zone right back into the hand/deck/field in a single turn, if not in direct order of one another, '''every single turn''', that not only is DeaderThanDead a massively {{Suberveted}} trope in this game, DeathIsCheap has become something of a DeadHorseTrope to the game.
18th May '16 4:53:22 PM emillang1000
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** The cards [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber-Stein Cyber-Stein]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Magical_Scientist Magical Scientist]]. Both are banned in the Advanced Format and Limited in Traditional Format - they both can pull Fusion monsters from the Extra Deck by paying LP.
18th May '16 4:34:50 PM emillang1000
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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format wins with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing and playing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]], which then begins a gigantic chain of summons, resulting in 4-5 monsters Synchro & Xyz monsters which completely lock down your opponent before they can even draw their first card.

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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. rare and restricted. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest Forest, for example, were both two of the only real "tutors" for a very long time, and were Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, monsters (later cards also let you search for example.other cards, but were usually extremely restrictive or very hard to activate). Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; either Limited or have restriction which hopefully prevent you from drawing Exodia; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format wins with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing and playing having [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]], Cat]] in your opening hand, which then begins a gigantic chain of summons, resulting in 4-5 monsters Synchro & Xyz monsters which completely lock down your opponent before they can even draw their first card.
18th May '16 4:29:45 PM emillang1000
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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format completely locks down its opponent on the very first turn with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]].

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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format completely locks down its opponent on the very first turn wins with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing and playing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]]. Cat]], which then begins a gigantic chain of summons, resulting in 4-5 monsters Synchro & Xyz monsters which completely lock down your opponent before they can even draw their first card.
18th May '16 4:22:57 PM emillang1000
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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were also rare, but more plentiful. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format completely locks down its opponent on the very first turn with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]].

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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were also rare, but slightly more plentiful.plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format completely locks down its opponent on the very first turn with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]].
18th May '16 4:20:16 PM emillang1000
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** What makes this even more disgusting, or perhaps what makes this disgusting, period, is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest were both Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters, for example. Cards which drew cards were also rare, but more plentiful. However, these days, draw cards are rare & often extremely restrictive in how they can be used (often having very pigeonholed requirements)and/or Limited; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format completely locks down its opponent on the very first turn with almost 100% certainty by simply drawing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]].
3rd May '16 10:12:55 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ShownTheirWork: As the YMMV page under GeniusBonus explains, the makers put a fair amount of effort into things when they make an archetype based on famous mythological or historical topics. Even examining card art can tell a story in itself.
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