Forbidden Cards List Announcement
In February of this year, the Forbidden List for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD
GAME was activated for tournaments in Asia. A list of 10 cards was forbidden for use, with the intention that the Forbidden
List would change every few months (and would not always be 10 cards).
Upper Deck Entertainment will soon begin to
offer the choice to stores and tournament organizers to run tournaments using the Forbidden List in North America, Europe,
Latin America, and Oceana. The list of Forbidden Cards will be posted on the Forbidden/Limited list in its usual place.
we realize that some players and stores will not want to use a format with a Forbidden List. So we will be offering TWO
formats: one that uses the Forbidden List, and one that does not. When the Forbidden List is not used, cards normally on the
Forbidden List may, or may not, be Limited instead.
Stores and Tournament Organizers will have the choice of which
types of tournaments to run. Also, they are not locked into one format or the other. A store can run a tournament with the
Forbidden List on one day and a tournament without the Forbidden List on the next day.
You, the player, can participate
in any tournaments you want, no matter what the format. Both tournament formats will count toward the same player ranking.
There will not be separate rankings for the two formats.
We expect to begin supporting tournaments using the Forbidden
List on October 1, 2004.
Official names for the two formats will be announced soon.
Exclusive Pack at the 2004 World Championship
Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will now have a chance to take a sneek-peek
at the never-before-seen Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Exclusive Pack at the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2004 World Championship event. The Exclusive
Pack will be available for sale at the event on July 25 in the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The cards will be
released nationally in conjunction with the upcoming Warner Bros. production, "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie" in August.
The Exclusive Pack is the only set that will feature signature monsters of Anubis and additional monsters and cards featured
in the movie. The Exclusive Pack cards are playable with previously released cards and in tournaments, the eight-card set
consists of five Common cards and three Ultra Rare cards.
World Wide card use policy
Effective as of May 1st, Upper Deck will eliminate the rule that only English cards
designated for that territory can be used in tournament play. Meaning that any English card can be used around the world.
Asian-English is still prohibited for any territory other than Asia.
Dark Paladin card
There was an error in the printing of the first edition Dark Paladin card from the Magician's
Force booster where the wrong character was used on the card (MFC-105). However, the correct image is used on the unlimited
edition Dark Paladin card. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this error. Consumers wishing to exchange their first
edition Dark Paladin card for the first edition card with the correct image on it can send their card and mailing information
to the address below:
Upper Deck Entertainment
Dark Paladin Redemptions
PO BOX 130938
Carlsbad, CA 92013