Category Archives: Yu Gi Oh TCG

Yu Gi Oh – Turbo Pack 8 – Set list

Hello Nurglings!

I’m not very active with the Yu Gi Oh card game anymore, but I thought I would keep sharing SOME of the news about the game and upcoming products.
Just for the hell of it. For the ones of you that started following this blog becuase of the Yu Gi Oh content here. 🙂

So here it is. Turbo Pack 8 spoiler!

Ultimate Rare
Thunder King Rai-Oh

Ultra Rare
Skill Drain

Super Rare
Green Gadget
Red Gadget
Upstart Goblin
Mirror of Oath

Rares
Aligator’s Sword Dragon
Alligator Sword
Lost Guardian
Gozen match
Magician’s Unite

Commons
The Emperor’s Holiday
Elephant Statue Of Blessing
Gemini Imps
Flamveil Firedog
Really Eternal Rest
Rock Bombardment



Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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The biggest Trading Card Game tournament ever held is…

Hello Nurglings!

Yea I know that you’re all excited, sitting at your computers, or with your Ipads or phones on the buss thinking: well isn’t this obvious?

Magic The Gathering must be the game that held the biggest tournament in the TCG category. That would be the obvious answer from the top of any gamers head I think. Some may take a step further and see it as a trick question and quickly jump on to:

Pokémon. It’s a popular game and plenty of kids still play that around the world. Tournaments still seems to be doing best in the US and Japan though. Pokémon is indeed one of the best selling card games on the market. That is strengthened by the fact that it keeps going together with a cartoon for kids plus a series of games that are popular for people in all ages.

But no. Neither of the above is the correct answer.

Yup… you guessed it.

The correct answer is Yu Gi Oh! And the tournament:
100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament!
So how many people joined the tournament Nurgle? Well let me start by telling you this, they made 3,500 play mats for the tournament to give out to the players… they ran out of play mats. The final player count:

So now you know.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh – Finals of YCS Toulouse Video – Jack Bruun from Sweden!

Hello Nurglings!

Just wanted to share a video of the finals from YCS Toulouse. Jack Bruun is in fact from Sweden, and to honor him I thought I would share this with you all. Jack is clearly one of the best players in Sweden right now, and I’m not sure, but he may even be one of the best players in Europe. I need to look into how other Yu Gi Oh players have been finishing at YCS tournaments lately, but I will keep that for a rainy day. He sadly only finished second, but… second is still a great spot!

(Interview from the coverage.)
Age: 15
Hometown: Gothenbourg, Sweden
Occupation: Pupil, 9th grade

What did you play this weekend and why?
Dino Rabbit – I consider it to be the best Deck as it can answer every other card in the Deck! It’s extremely strong whenever you can start the game!

What’s been your biggest accomplishment so far?
I made Top 32 in Brighton and also reached day 2 in Leipzig!

What card from GAOV are you most looking forward to?
I only checked out a few cards, but Cardcar – D seems like the standout card in the set, so I’ll go with that!

Will you attend the WCQ: EC in Milan?
Yes, certainly!


Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Ignorant gaming communities, and how to join them.

Hello Nurglings!

Warning: This is a very long article!


I thought I would share something that has been… not bothering me, but it’s a thought that has been twirling around in my head. Lately there have been a lot of articles posted about the female players of Magic, how they are looked at by 90% of the players who are male. And thankfully also their accomplishments in Magic.

I was thinking about this at the same time as I was sitting down at my local hobby shop, looking through my Yu Gi Oh collection. At the same time I was talking with a few of my friends that plays Magic the Gathering. The room was crowded with players playing different card games. A World of Warcraft TCG tournament was taking place in the room, some Yu Gi Oh players took up a big table discussing the game and playing it, and in front of me my friends were sleeving The Spoils decks to demo the game at an event here in Gothenburg the next day. A huge mix of games and players of all ages, it was a good day for card games.
In the past I was very active in the Yu Gi Oh community, as a gamer and collector. I’m still a moderator at the biggest Yu Gi Oh forum in Sweden, and I try to stay somewhat up to date so I can join the discussions or at least understand them. A year or so ago I switched my focus to other card games and haven’t really been active with Yu Gi Oh.

Recently the Yu Gi Oh Swedish national was announced, and I thought I would join in. Meeting with the people again and doing something that I actually enjoy more than gaming; going to events and experiencing the social side of card gaming. When sitting with the cards I was met by skepticism from the other Yu Gi Oh players. Mainly because I wasn’t active anymore, and they questioned why I would start with it now instead of just keep playing Magic the Gathering.

This onetime thing didn’t really bother me too much, I know the Yu Gi Oh players around here and shortly after I was offered to borrow cards for Nationals if I really wanted to join. I KNEW this, but what if I was a new player, sitting down for the first time, building a deck for a tournament that is way over my head (and still is to be honest). Just to hear: why are you even trying?


Yu Gi Oh is a constant eternal format just like Magic the Gatherings Vintage or Legacy. All cards are allowed in tournaments except for a selected few on a banlist. These types of formats and games usually costs more than games focused around new cards and sets. This is because of a simple thing: supply and demand. The older the set gets, the cards from it gets harder to find and fewer and fewer cards keep rotating between players. The prices go up and it becomes less interesting for new players to join that type of game because of this.

But not only is the cost a problem, but the community that plays these eternal formats are usually players that have stuck with it for a long time. What I’ve noticed with these players is the fact that not many of them allow new players to “join in”. New blood is considered players without skills and without decks and cards that are interesting to play against. And that may be true, new players don’t have the decks or skills yet, but why shut them out just because they aren’t at your level?

I think this is one of many things that are happening within Magic right now, discussing the female players. The male demographic is having issues with the fact that this smaller group of players that haven’t really been successful before, are starting to become worthy opponents. If a smaller group of Legacy players have issues with new players without skills or decks. The male gaming community as a whole has been having this issue with female players. It’s time to become more accepting of new players, especially if we want our gaming groups or games in general to grow.

We can’t let the new players be shut out just because they don’t know everything from the start. If we talk about the game with them, play it with them and discuss things that they may want to think about. They will find that once you become a part of the community, the community is awesome. The social aspect of card games is a huge thing, blogs, forums, gaming groups, these are all huge and important things for a card game to have. But as a social game, we also need to respect each other and people we meet through gaming. No matter the gender, what they’ve played before, how much they’ve played or even what their names are.


Learn the basics:
If you’re a new player, or someone that wants to try a new game out. Try and look at the rules before you head down to your local hobby or gaming store. The more of the basic rules you know, the easier it will be for the older players to respect you as a new player.

Be social:
Even if the gamers there may a bit nervous with you being new. Talk to them, they are not as dangerous as they look.

Put your hard skin on:
As the new player you will realize that there is a lot of “friendly bullying” going on between players. And this is nothing to be afraid of, this is something that is very common within any type of gaming, online or offline.

Ask other players for help (even if you don’t really want it):

People that think they are good at any game, love to talk about their skills. Ask the other players for help, about your deck, gaming style or whatever. They love to share what they think is best. This way it’s easier to talk to them afterwards and that is a huge positive side effect of asking a simple question.

Well that was it for now everyone.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh Online is closing – Check out Dueling Network!

Hello Nurglings!

I know a lot of you have been visiting the blog to read about Yu Gi Oh Online closing down, and indeed it is sad news. Especially for all of you that put a lot of time and money in to the game. Luckily I never did, well at least not money.

For all of you that have been playing it for a long time and will be trying to move on after it closes down, here is: Dueling Network. It’s a site dedicated to create a free Yu Gi Oh Online “game”. You can build decks, play against other players, go up in ranking and so on. It’s a neat site and it hasn’t been taken down by the bigger ups yet… so maybe Konami will just let it pass.

The best idea for Konami would be to support the site. We will just have to wait and see if that ever happens. So for now you can play Yu Gi Oh Online, but after it closes down…

http://www.duelingnetwork.com/
(Add: Nurgle btw!)

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Yu-Gi-Oh Online – Duel Accelerator – Closing down within the next 6 months

Hello Nurglings.

A sad day for all Yu Gi Oh Online fans.

It seems dueling Network managed to do something, and that was making the less popular official online gaming service: shut down. No I don’t really know if it’s thanks to dueling network. Below follows the official announcement and I will miss the game for sure, especially the great tournaments and easy game play.

As when any online multiplayer game shuts down, I feel sorry for the people that invested a lot of time and money to enhance the experience. I feel for you…

Dear fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE,

Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR is an online game for PC which allows players from all over the world to compete in online duels following the rules of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s OCG that thanks to all of you reached world wide popularity.

Though the Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE adventure started in 2005 and it was enjoyed by so many worldwide, unfortunately this adventure must come to an end. Due to internal decisions Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR will go offline on 09/30/2012 17:00 Pacific Standard Time .

You may find a detailed schedule for the next 6 months and a basic FAQ at the bottom of the page.

Our heartfelt gratitude go out to all the dedicated and loyal duelists all over the world who have shared their passion with us, contributed to build this service and all those who have participated. We hope that you enjoyed your duels and trades and look forward to having you compete against friends worldwide with the next great Konami game.

We’re commited to supporting service until the very last day.
Please excuse the inconveniences.

Your Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE team

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgle Update! Grand Prix Road Trip! (And other things)

Hello my Nurglings!

Time for another Nurgle update. Boring as usual, because it’s all about me and what’s going on so…

SELLING CARDS
First thing first, the last few days I’ve been taking pictures of cards I want to sell, yea that’s right. I’m currently selling my complete Yu Gi Oh collection, except for a few cards. Most of my more expensive and useful Pokémon cards, and plenty of Magic The Gathering cards. Taking pictures of the cards is the fun part, putting them on auction sites is … not. So I’m going to start with that this week if I can possibly find the time. I will update you when the auctions are up so that you can take a look.

JOIND THE FNM

I played my first FNM in a very very very long time yesterday. I must say that I really enjoyed it! I’ve really been missing that feeling of playing in a tournament, even if it just a small one. The whole idea of actually wanting to win to proceed further and make the best of your game makes it so exciting. Together with my somewhat homebrewed Tempered Steel deck, I even managed to grab a second place spot (out of 19 players). Awesome!

MAGIC THE GATHERING ROAD TRIP
Yea that’s right, me and a few friends are planning to go to the GP in Sweden. We live in Sweden, so not going there would be very lame wouldn’t it? It’s me, Mika (the designated driver and girlfriend) Johnny, Frazze and the second designated driver: Niklas. We just recently found out that the format is limited, and we will do our best to prepare for this format, looking at other limited tournaments before that and even doing a small limited practice together.

By the way, the GP is in Malmö Sweden. If you’re coming over here to play, say hi!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh – Nisse (Karakuri) Vs. Billy (Agents) – Two Single Games

Hello my Nurglings!

Time for some more Yu Gi Oh duels! I will be doing a few magic ones in the near future aswell so stay tuned for that. 🙂


Until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh Tattoo – Treeborn Frog

Hello my Nurglings!

Just wanted to share this awesome tattoo! Link to the her website in the picture. 🙂
But if you’re to lazy to type yourself, copy this: http://www.yami.se

Until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh Match – Nisse (Karakuri) Vs. Billy (Agents) – Single Game

Hello Nurglings!

Enjoy a video.

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!