After Mega Tin 2015, OCG Ban List Thoughts, Pre-Release Hype

Mega Tin 2015


(Note to self: Never use cellphone to take pictures, always bring camera)

I got the Odd Eyes tin to get a copy of Elder Entity Norden, the card once feared to destroy the tcg. This card is clearly absurd and its utility in hundreds of decks make it seem very likely that either him or his partner in crime Instant Fusion are going to be hit on the next banlist.

Speaking of a banlist…

OCG Banlist Reaction

So this list (which you can view here) came out 10 days ago and at this point it makes more sense (I think?) to discuss my opinions really quickly. I mean the new tcg list could up now as I type this!

Newly Forbidden:

Elder Entity Norden
Tellarknight Ptolmaeus

This right here needs to happen maybe not now, but sometime down the road. Ptolmaeus allows any rank 4 spam deck (cough cough Performages) to make Cyber Dragon Infinity, which is rank 6 miniature Silent Honor Ark fused with Quasar. While usually requiring Cyber Dragon Nova to be played, Ptolmaeus allows you to cheat it out very easily. Norden or Instant Fusion also has to go. Personally, I’d rather lose the cup of ramen over Norden, but it is what it is.

Newly Limited:

Elemental HERO Shadow Mist (I’m honestly surprised ocg would hit Heroes, which is a very popular deck over there)
Glow-Up Bulb (Whispers of plant synchro?)
Insight Magician (Whenever this deck comes out in TCG, it will probably get hit here too)
Deep Sea Diva (If Mermail ever gets that new support card…)
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz (Hahaha, we’ve already got this)

Newly Semi-Limited:

Kuribandit (Ok…)
Mermail Abyssteus (I wonder when Mermail is getting that new support card…)
Evigishki Gustkraken (Sure, deck isn’t doing anything)
Mind Control (Sure)
Book of Moon (Book to 2 would be amazing, but I don’t see it happening though)
Charge of the Light Brigade (Uh, TCG already has this)
Gold Sarcophagus (Again I don’t see how to abuse it right now with no D-Rulers)
Allure of Darkness (Would be fine)
Dragon Shrine (Fine)
Gateway of the Six (…)


(I’m not sure who decided to bring this back, but I’m also not sure if this will make Six Sams relevant at this point)
Sinister Shadow Games (Sure, I don’t think we’ll ever see this limited in tcg tbh)
Crush Card Virus (No, this + BA is a nightmare for certain decks!)

Newly Unlimited:

Elemental HERO Bubbleman (I find it shocking Bubbleman keeps switching up in ocg, but never gets touched in tcg)
Honest (Oh no…. no… NOOOOOOOOOOOO)
Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End (This doesn’t feel right)
Dark Magician of Chaos (Same feels as CED)
Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind (Uh huh…. this didn’t take way to long to happen)
Manju of the Ten Thousand Hooves (Again ocg plays with this one, tcg never touches it)
Formula Synchron (Behind tcg yet again)
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity (When are we going to get this poor guy back?)
Instant Fusion (No Norden makes this card irrelevant)
Magical Stone Excavation (If Chicken Game or RML goes, then this is fine)
Transmigration Prophecy (No one is going to abuse this)
Bottomless Trap Hole (Woah, that’s pretty crazy, not sure how to feel)

That was way too many shorts quips about cards. Time for something more important like preparing for the BFZ pre-release tomorrow!

Battle For Zendikar Hype

A friend showed me this site to test pools for BFZ. That combined with thoroughly reviewing the set (274 cards though!) is how I’m getting ready for the event.


Sadly, the only card I know I want and will actually play in any deck is this one. I’m also not getting the box of BFZ at present. There’s just too much reason telling me that it’s a bad idea. I don’t want or need the vast majority of the cards in the set. Also I’m still certain that the re-sale value of most of the rares will be negligible.

Anyways I should really get back to those papers I have to write for class 0_o

Thanks for reading


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