Author: Akira

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D/D (Basic Combo)

While Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes may be dominating the competitive scene, Akaba’s D/D could proved to be a dark horse in the OCG 2016.04 format. A victory in the YOT Taiwan 2016 and a strong steady showing in recent Japanese...

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YOT Taiwan 2016

On the 30 April and 1 May 2016, Taiwan held its very first Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament, attracting almost 500 participants for the main event, and over 160 participants for the Asia Premier. With both the OCG 2016.04 Forbidden...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions 4.23 Roadshow

The recent Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions 4.23 roadshow at the Shinjuku train station has an impressive 7649 unique cards on display, featuring almost every OCG card that was printed from 4 February 1999 to 22 April...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Asia Card Sleeves 2015

The trend of card sleeves with glossy surface continues from 2014. While the YOT and Asia Championship sleeves retained their trend of a generic design (instead of monsters artwork), they come in compatible design with the playmat that...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Asia Card Sleeves 2014

Continuing from 2004 to 2013, 2014 saw more sleeves being distributed in OCG Asia. While the quantity increased, the quality retrogressed, going from the popular shiny surface, to a mere glossy one. The card sleeves are listed in...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Asia Card Sleeves 2004 – 2013

Over the years, many official card sleeves have been distributed across the OCG Asia region. This article will cover all official card sleeves that were distributed in the OCG Asia region from 2004 to 2013. The card sleeves...

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OCG 2016.01 Metagame (1 Jan – 31 Mar 2016)

Konami was too optimistic with the OCG 2016.01 Forbidden and Limited List. While Performage is gone, Performapal Dracoslayer continues to reign supreme in the OCG 2016.01 format, retaining its 59% share of the metagame. With a total of...

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Spell/Trap Destruction in OCG 2016.04

As the metagame slows down in the OCG 2016.04 format, we see the re-emergence of trap-heavy control decks such as Qliphort. By analysing 132 decks with Top 8 or better results from 17 Japanese tournaments played in the...

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OCG 2016.04 with Odd-Eyes

The upcoming OCG 2016.04 has hit Performapal Dracoslayer pretty hard. Performapal Monkeyboard is forbidden, while Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer and Draco Face-Off are limited. This results in...

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Card Shops in Taipei, Taiwan

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Taiwan as an overseas judge for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship 2015. During my stay, I had the chance to visit the various Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Shops in Taipei, Taiwan. For those...