Episode 80 Review

This episode was the first time that we’ve seen Ma’at since loosing to Yuni. It obvious that the combination of the vision of the first Lord of Order and Yuni’s mercy towards him has had a major impact on him. Ma’at’s question of the true meaning of Order only gets more complicated when e learns that the New Yugohans use Order as well. One thing I have to admit to. Normally when making the names of cards, I try to use names that would actually appear in the TCG or English anime, including the censoring. “Demon” becomes “Archfiend”, “Death” becomes “Des,” “Angel” becomes “Archlord,” and so on. I let that slip a little by calling an archetype the Cult of Order, since it would never be allowed to be called a cult in English. I thought that it was just too good of a name to give up, and not all that bad, so I did it anyways. However, I did sensor some other card ideas. The card Ritual Supply might have been called Volunteers for Tribute in Japan (you get it, right?). The same applied to several other cards used by Valex.

Until next time, duel on!

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Shadow Storm

Here’s the final booster pack of season 2!

Name: Shadow Storm

Abbreviation: SHSM

Cover Card: Supreme Darkness Evolution: Lich Lord the Divine

Spans Episodes: 42-48

Introduces the following archetypes: Cryptic and Barbarous

Also contains the following archetypes: Plasma, Cosmic, Phantom Nebula, Darkness Evolution, Lithic, Monolithic, Invader, Cyber-Tech, Lich, Steelswarm, Archfiend, and Dark World.

Contains cards used by: Seto Ossius, Scourge, Brutus Marc, Tori Rekishi, Enigma, Savage, Zenith Xenox, Yugi Muto (Yuni Oha), Ruin, Plague, Demon, and Doom.

And with that, we have finally caught up the booster packs with the series. From this point on, expect a booster pack every 6-8 episodes.

By the way, I just added another information page, this one about he Duel Gauntlet. Be sure to read it.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 48 Review

And here it is, the review for the final episode of season 2!

***Spoiler Alert***

It feels so nice to have finished writing season 2. This episode was full of surprises. We had the brand new Supreme Darkness Evolution, and Yugi’s use of Slifer the Sky Dragon. The idea for a Supreme Darkness Evolution is actually an idea that came to me only a couple of weeks ago. I thought, “Hey, if a Darkness Evolution is an Evolution of an Evolution monster, than why can’t I Evolve a Darkness Evolution into another Darkness Evolution?” And so the idea was born. As for the other surprise, I had that planned for Yugi to use Slifer in this duel since I first decided to have Yugi take control. Especially since I’ve been having Yugi use a new version of different famous cards of his, I figured it be a good conclusion to have Yugi use one of his most famous cards of all time. Also, I managed to draw a direct connection between Slifer and Chronos, beyond just the looks, but more on that in a later season. Another interesting note of this episode were the three unknown Disciples of Darkness in the Battle Royale. I gave each of their already existing archetypes a new Evolution and Darkness Evolution monster. The Steelswarms were given Steelswarm Cyclone, and Darkness Evolution: Steelswarm Goliath, presumably evolved from Steelswarm Hercules, and named after the cyclomatus and goliath beetles, just as other Steelswarms are based off of bugs, especially beetles. The Archfiends got Archfiend Lord of Doomsday, and Darkness Evolution: High Archfiend Lord of Armageddon, supposedly evolved from Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Terror, whose Japanese name involved genesis. Finally, the Dark Worlds got Bleck, Master of Dark World and Darkness Evolution: Shide, High Lord of Dark World, presumably evolved from Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World. Their names are distortion of Black and Shade, just as all of the other Dark World monsters are distortions of colors. I was only sad that I couldn’t make the full card stats and effects of these cards. Finally, just as I ended season 1, season 2 was finished in a mysterious appearance by Otto. I can’t give many details on that, but expect to see more of him around in the future.

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Season 3: Guardian of the Balance premiers later tonight! Stay tuned!

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 46 Review

***Spoiler Alert***

And so we finally enter the finale of Season 2. The main feature of this episode was the Battle Royale duel. my inspiration for it came from episodes 106 and 107 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. In those episodes, an army of robots known as the Diabalo start to attack duelist in the World Dueling Grand Prix, including Yusei. That duel still had somewhat of a structured pattern. I decided that I wanted to completely break down the structure and have an all out free-for-all brawl. Three of the Disciples in the duel were previously unknown. Demon, Plague, and Doom were all made for this duel because I wanted at least 10 Disciples to go up against Yugi. Demon used Archfiends, Plague used Steelswarm, and Doom used Dark World. I didn’t want to make whole new decks for these random characters, so I gave them what in my mind where the three most “evil” archetypes.

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Until next time, duel on!