A while ago I posted about the next Yu-Gi-Oh, Arc-V, soon after that it was announced that the new type of monsters would be called Pendulum Monsters. Just last night, these mysterious monsters where finally explained.
This is a Pendulum Monster:
Notice two things, its is half-spell, half monster, and there is an extra text box with red and blue marks. These monsters are placed in the main deck. When you activate them, you place them in one of two new zones on the field known as the Pendulum Zone. The two Pendulum Zones are one either side of the field. While in these zones, these cards count as spells, and as thus, activate the effect in the extra text box. Once you have both zones filled, you can perform a Pendulum Summon. What you do is look at your two Pendulum Monsters, look at their scales (the red and blue marks, the blue mark for the monster in the left zone, and the red for the one on the right), then, from your hand and/or Extra Deck (more on the Extra Deck later) you can summon as many monsters as possible that have a level in between the two scales (Example: a blue scale of one, and a red scale of eight can summon any number of monster that is from level two to seven). If a monster in the Pendulum Zone is destroyed, it is placed face up on top of the Extra Deck. When Pendulum Summoning, if you chose to summon from the extra deck, you can summon the Pendulum Monsters that are there. This is the only way to summon a Pendulum Monster as a monster. You can only Pendulum Summon once per turn.
Please note: I reserve the right to be wrong on any part of the explanation.
In addition, two new rules have been announced. Starting with the release of Arc-V, the player who takes the first turn will not draw, meaning that they play with only five cards. Also, two field spells can be on the field at the same time.
How does this new mechanic and these new rules affect the future of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium? You’re just going to have to wait and find out.