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    No it doesn't, or it would say "until the End...

    No it doesn't, or it would say "until the End Phase/the end of this turn/the rest of this turn/etc" like literally every other spell card with an effect that lasts for one turn. If there's any reason...
  2. They're not, at least in New Zealand. "New...

    They're not, at least in New Zealand. "New Zealand Mint" isn't the government mint of New Zealand. It is a private company and they do not produce any of the money New Zealand uses. However, if...
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    Sticky: So it requires a 5 card combo in an outdated...

    So it requires a 5 card combo in an outdated deck? Yeah man, that's real busted lol.
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    I'm going to end this conversation because it's...

    I'm going to end this conversation because it's going nowhere. You are not listening to any points, which is a bad sign for your format. I wish you all the best of luck, and urge you to reconsider...
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    So then you just build your deck around Skill...

    So then you just build your deck around Skill Drain and it doesn't matter? Fiendish is actually weaker than both Veiler and Chalice in that it does nothing to several cards you feel should be in this...
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    Sticky: It's RNG because you're picking 4 cards off the...

    It's RNG because you're picking 4 cards off the top of your deck. If you only get 1 good card out of those 4, guess where it's ending up? For a similar example, Monster Gate/Reasoning are RNG because...
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    Cards having no drawback is not a reason to ban...

    Cards having no drawback is not a reason to ban them. I would say that Fiendish and Breakthrough already have the innate drawback of being Trap Slow, unlike Chalice or Veiler. Fiendish can't even...
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    Sticky: Balance was actually part of the goal, not...

    Balance was actually part of the goal, not antithetical. The point was to help show that balance is far less black or white than most people assume. Swift was just too good in a monster heavy meta,...
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    Sticky: uhhhhhhh, I mean there's no point since you're...

    uhhhhhhh, I mean there's no point since you're not winning anything, but there's no rule in this thread that says you can't create your own Rank 4's just because. If people do give you trouble for it...
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    Sticky: Luckily for you all (a lil unlucky for me), I had...

    Luckily for you all (a lil unlucky for me), I had planned to visit the library today to do some stuff but I got snowed in. So instead I did my write-ups. for some, not all, I chose to rewrite effects...
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    Circumvented in a purely physical sense only....

    Circumvented in a purely physical sense only. Many of these cards are very infamous for their effects, and are years old. The issue with any unoffical errata on a conceptual level is that if you say...
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    Some immediate issues: - The amount of testing...

    Some immediate issues:

    - The amount of testing you have done must have been either very little or very ineffective to think absurdly fair cards like Breakthrough Skill and Fiendish Chain need to...
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    Sticky: I had notes but it looks like they vanished. I'm...

    I had notes but it looks like they vanished. I'm def not trying to avoid doing it (I think it's important) so if anyone would like to help out by linking me their entries I can give a real quick...
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    Sticky: I'm of the opinion that most cards really do not...

    I'm of the opinion that most cards really do not deserve to be locked behind being non-generic. The issue is if a card is good enough to be using while non-generic (Naturia Beast as a huge example)...
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    Sticky: I thought it would be fun to expand on this a bit...

    I thought it would be fun to expand on this a bit by making Koa'ki Meiru Synchros.

    Koa'ki Meiru Amalgamate

    Level 5 EARTH/Rock-Type/Synchro
    2500/1900

    1 Tuner+1 or more non-Tuner monsters...
  16. its not like ygorg can just send a reporter to...

    its not like ygorg can just send a reporter to germany. if theres nothing coming out of nurnberg its because no one in nurnberg is sharing worthwhile info.
  17. Monarchs are only tier 1 (and only in the OCG)...

    Monarchs are only tier 1 (and only in the OCG) because OCG tournament structure immensely favors bad decks that can steal a few wins due to the fact that the vast majority of tournaments are local...
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    Sticky: I mean here's an idea I just cooked up during...

    I mean here's an idea I just cooked up during class (slow day today)

    Core Maintenance Droid
    Level 2 EARTH/Machine-Type/Tuner
    0/1900

    If this card is Special Summoned, "Koa'ki Meiru" Monsters...
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    Cards in Structure Decks are only meant to be...

    Cards in Structure Decks are only meant to be playable, not optimal (and within that subset, older cards that need reprints tend to have a higher priority). The Fire King Structure Deck had Manticore...
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    Sticky: Patently untrue since Diamond Core lets you not...

    Patently untrue since Diamond Core lets you not pay a cost and avoid destruction, all while being balanced. Painfully so even.
  21. But "the sound not matching" isn't unique to this...

    But "the sound not matching" isn't unique to this one. Partnaga is partner and naga. There's also the Skullcrobat Joker that people here were pretty upset about out. Or even the recent release of...
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    Cards have to be available in a product in that...

    Cards have to be available in a product in that specific country to be legal. Towers Turbo was big in Europe way after it died in the US because Europe didn't have a legal print of Diamond King Crab...
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    Sticky: Not yet, school has just started and I got...

    Not yet, school has just started and I got slammed hard with the first week.

    also, some of the cards are a lot harder to evaluate than others. It'll come, though I can't give a solid ETA.
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    White Stone also showed up in some Dragon Ruler...

    White Stone also showed up in some Dragon Ruler Decks after the smalls were banned.
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    It would be useless because if you want to spoof...

    It would be useless because if you want to spoof losing a connection you can just terminate your internet momentarily and from the client's end this is completely identical. This is also why DN(+F)...
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    Sticky: I would honestly just go for it tbh this might be...

    I would honestly just go for it tbh this might be awhile.



    I mean I'll get to it but your cards were mostly fine. It was a bit hard to pick the overall winner tbh
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    Sticky: Hi all, the contest is officially over. First...

    Hi all, the contest is officially over.

    First of all, the winner is Sanokal with Skull Magician! It's the one that I liked the most in terms of usability vs power.

    As for everyone's write-ups,...
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    The basis being, that if it doesn't matter how...

    The basis being, that if it doesn't matter how many tuners you need, that's motivation to run more tuners because even 2 tuners can still make a synchro, especially if effects like Hydride also...
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    Remember, I am discussing as an overall, purely...

    Remember, I am discussing as an overall, purely hypothetical scope. The fact that you need 1 tuner and other non-tuners, is a fact that is true solely because of our current design timeline. Konami...
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    People trying to ditch Ariadne immediately are...

    People trying to ditch Ariadne immediately are following the prevalent theory among top players right now that Ariadne is just an awful card and not worth building for, so they're trying to milk...
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    I disagree that the comparison is moot on a...

    I disagree that the comparison is moot on a theoretical level, because the differences do inform card design and ergo the card pool itself. Neither in reality exist on their own because they inform...
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    This is a good way to think about it, but the...

    This is a good way to think about it, but the power creep waves you speak of happen more often than that. In fact, they happen every single time we get a new set. This is for an important reason:...
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    Remember that my point is to ignore external...

    Remember that my point is to ignore external factors, because obviously right now one is favored, but that is not a static relationship. This is to combat the perception that, for example (not...
  34. It is necessary to have "sample" on an image so...

    It is necessary to have "sample" on an image so that the image can't just be ripped to make pirated products. It sucks but there's not really an alternative.
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    Sticky: Don't worry about getting submissions in, as...

    Don't worry about getting submissions in, as tomorrow is the last day, and I will probably end it fairly late in the day in my timezone (GMT-7). Feel free to keep making stuff up!
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    Concept Comparison: Xyz vs Synchro

    There is an idea that I hope to dispel, using this post. That idea is that Xyz are inherently better than Synchro as mechanics, instead of the relative strength of Xyz & Synchro monsters being a...
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    My issue is I would disagree that something like...

    My issue is I would disagree that something like Luster is a sign that "the marketing is too much". Luster is a strong card sure. Luster was almost certainly designed way before it was known how well...
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    You are absolutely supposed to consult the card...

    You are absolutely supposed to consult the card that made the token. Tokens themselves have no effects, for example. Any effect they have is from the card that made them.

    Also, all the stats and...
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    ????????????? So what should Konami do then? No...

    ????????????? So what should Konami do then? No marketing? Let the game flounder just because "this card is disagreeable to me"? You have to understand that it just looks really bad to be complaining...
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    Constellars had the negative effect of Kaus not...

    Constellars had the negative effect of Kaus not being able to synch anything at all.

    Level changing effects are generally more powerful in Synchro decks than Xyz decks so of course it's gonna be...
  41. The issue is there's way more impactful stuff you...

    The issue is there's way more impactful stuff you can do with Dracos than hitting Ariadne, getting a trap and then passing.

    Why would I play traps that can be played through and don't replace...
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    Sticky: ftr when I decide the winner I'll also be giving...

    ftr when I decide the winner I'll also be giving critique to every entry posted. I was planning to do so from the beginning, or else it's not much of a "teaching moment"!
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    Sticky: I'm liking the ideas shown so far. For fun, I'll...

    I'm liking the ideas shown so far. For fun, I'll show off an idea I've been kicking around that fits.

    Magma Core Cycler

    Rank 4 FIRE/Pyro-Type

    0/2600

    2 Level 4 Monsters
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    Sticky: Alright folks, here's your next CaC contest. I...

    Alright folks, here's your next CaC contest. I want to take this opportunity to have a teaching moment, so this theme will be a bit "contentious".

    Your Challenge: Make a Generic Rank 4 Xyz...
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    Zefrasaber was "good" because it was a way to...

    Zefrasaber was "good" because it was a way to ritual under Spell Canceler and not lose but by the time it actually came out Spell Canceler was less popular so it didn't matter.
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    Sticky: It's not "easy" but DNA Surgery and Forgotten...

    It's not "easy" but DNA Surgery and Forgotten Temple of the Deep let you loop this card for draws, albeit slowly.
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    Also worth remembering, that, as the article...

    Also worth remembering, that, as the article itself points out, Reload and Juggler do interact because Juggler can become Conductor or Plush to shuffle back. The article is fine. The one error is the...
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    The cards in the first list aren't meant to work...

    The cards in the first list aren't meant to work together. They're meant to be cards that you want to pick up in preparation for the new BOSH cards.
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    I actually like this one a little more. ...

    I actually like this one a little more.

    "Dracorivals" is a bit....mild for what Luster and Vector are
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    But people have always been saying that. Like...

    But people have always been saying that. Like ever since the debut where not all of that was a factor. Even when it was The Best Deck TCG-side. There was basically zero basis, and you could never get...
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