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For those not in the know, I did actually write a prediction article preceding this, but it was made utterly redundant about 2 hours after I finished it, as the banlist dropped waaayyy earlier than anticipated. That was the first surprise regarding this banlist update, the second being of course that the changes made this time around were really good. No, I’m serious; 25 alterations were made to the F/L list and there’s almost nothing
Another banlist season to mark the end of another incredibly average format. You know, sometimes I lie awake at night and think about how much better Yu-Gi-Oh! would be if say, Konami suddenly decided they weren’t going to release any more cards after Power of the Elements, ‘cos it’s all been downhill since then. Sure, we’d miss out on some cards I actually think are cool, like Blazing Cartesia, or The Bystial Lubellion, but I’d

The Yu-Gi-Oh! August/September 2023 banlist aftermath

Posted on September 22, 2023
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Category: Yu-Gi-Oh!
I strongly debated whether or not there was even a point to writing this one. Not because the banlist was bad or anything, in fact, most of the changes made were good this time around (with a strong emphasis on the “most” part), it’s just that there’s not exactly much to talk about – Konami only changed 5 cards! We endure months and months of being Shiftered and Eradicatored and this is all we get?
6 long months of Kashtira domination – the times when any cards sent to the Graveyard weren’t banished instead feel like a distant memory at this point. I don’t even have the energy to really be mad about it anymore, as the feelings of frustration at Riseheart for banishing all my important one-ofs from my deck has me but a shallow, empty husk. Besides, if I had a penny for every time my opponent had

The Yu-Gi-Oh! June 2023 banlist aftermath

Posted on June 9, 2023
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Category: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Fucking FINALLY! We’ve certainly been pining for this one. It feels like Kashtira format has gone on for an eternity, probably because the deck is so boring that time itself grinds to a halt. But at last, the banlist is here! And it looks like that the best deck going forward will be *checks notes* Kashtira. Whoopie. Let’s break this down, shall we? BANNED CARDS Cyber-Stein Superheavy or no Superheavy, Cyber-Stein has never promoted anything

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