Important news regarding the Forbidden & Limited Cards

Konami to implement a new idea called the Adjusted List.

Here’s some important news regarding the Forbidden & Limited Cards List used for high-level tournaments!

Konami constantly monitors the Decks and cards used at sanctioned events of all levels, from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series all the way down to local tournaments. Some cards and Decks are always doing better than others, and that’s okay. But we need to make sure that no Deck becomes so powerful that it drowns out the others, because you, the Duelists, have always told us that you like to have a wide variety of Decks show up at your tournaments.

There’s a lot of buzz these days about the Performapal/Performage Decks that have been growing in strength. And while we always expected this deck to be very strong (or even the strongest), it’s strangling some of the other competitive Decks right now, and we’re going to take steps to even things out a little bit.

Performage Plushfire - DOCS-EN-016At the same time, we don’t want to perform a knee-jerk reaction on the Forbidden & Limited Cards List, because that list isn’t just for high-end tournament play, but also for when Duelists play at their friend’s house, at school, or wherever their Dueling might take them.

So what they’re going to do is implement a new idea called the Adjusted List. The Adjusted List places additional restrictions on certain cards, but only for certain sanctioned events.

Beginning February 8, 2016, in addition to the Forbidden & Limited Cards list, all tournaments held at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, Regional Qualifier events, and UDS Qualifier and Invitational events will have these additional Deck construction rules:

Performage Plushfire – Forbidden
Performage Damage Juggler – Forbidden
Tellarknight Ptolemaeus – Forbidden
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker – Limited
Performapal Monkeyboard – Limited
Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer – Limited

This is referred to as the “Adjusted List”. The standard Forbidden & Limited Cards list applies except where superceded by this Adjusted List.

The full, applies-everywhere Forbidden & Limited Cards List will be updated in a month or two in its usual manner, and some (perhaps all) of these Adjusted List restrictions will likely get rolled into that.

And some of you are going to ask, “Are we going to get an Adjusted List from now on, half-way between F&L Lists?” And the answer is “Probably not, this is an extreme case. But we’ll see how things go.” If you do attend a YCS Event, be sure and come up to let us know your thoughts on this!

Additionally, Official Tournament Stores are free to use the Adjusted List for their local events if they wish. Be sure and check with your Official Tournament Store to confirm.

You can find additional information and explanation here.

We hope that this will improve everyone’s enjoyment at the tournament level. Thank you for your continued support, and happy Dueling!

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