Special Episode: Pendulums, Back in Action

First off, I would like to say, this is this website’s 100th post! Yay!

That’s right, you read it correctly, just released is a special episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium! Read it here.

So Arc-V has been out in Japan for three weeks now. In order to celebrate, I’ve created this special episode. The goal of the episode is to integrate new concepts from Arc-V, such as Pendulum Monsters/Summoning, Action Duels, and the new Genryuu type.

In this episode, in the aftermath of the World of Duel Tournament, a new pro-dueling star is rising. His name is Jean Foucault and his quest is to reintroduce the Action Duel and Pendulum Monsters to the world of dueling. Jean challenges Yuni, the newly crowned King of Games, to an exhibition Action Duel. How will Yuni fare in this duel, one of a type that is completely foreign to him?

Just so you guys know, I’ll be taking a short seasonal break for the next two or so weeks, but stick around, because I still might make a couple of posts here.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 77: Inner Demons Part 3

The final episode of Season 3: Guardian of the Balance is out now! Don’t miss this epic episode, found here!

The end is near! Yuni, after realizing that reducing Oblivion’s life points to zero isn’t enough to defeat him, must launch an all-out assault in order to win. It’s do or die for Yuni in what could possibly be the most important duel of his life. Can Yuni face the End of the World, and come out victorious? And don’t miss the end of this episode, were everything about Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium will change forever!

Also, in order to celebrate the new show, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, I’ve updated the Yu-Gi-Oh! Timeline with preliminary events from the show, such as the introduction of Pendulum Monsters and Action Duels.

Until next time, duel on!

New Type: Genryuu!

This may not have anything to do with Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium, but I just had to share.

That’s right, coming along with the release of Arc-V is the release of a new monster type, the Genryuu! Ryuu is Japanese for dragon, while gen roughly translates to legendary or mythic. These monsters appear to be dragons, but with an extra flare, making them mythical. Here’s an example:

This specific monster is part of the first ever Genryuu archetype, called the Dragonstars. It is not yet known how these cards will differ from normal dragons, and it is possible that the name Genryuu will not stick in America, but there are many possibilities. I just like dragons so much, this has me excited.

On a Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium note, after some consideration, I have decided how to introduce Pendulum Summoning and Monsters into my story. Sometime in the future (probably during the season break between Seasons 3 and 4) I will write a Pendulum Summoning special. This special episode will introduce the concept of Pendulum Summoning to the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium and thus explain why they have been absent so far. Who knows, I might also introduce the Genryuus there as well.

Until next time, duel on!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V and Pendulum Monsters

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.