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How to Play NEWGiOh?

Posted by Steven Kraml on

This should help everyone interested in how NewGiOh is played, typed it myself. See any mistakes, shoot me an email at Sales@CollectorStore.Com

OVERALL RULES:

1. Legal Cards: You can only play with cards printed in Cybernetic Revolution (CRV) or older. You may play with cards outside these sets such as side sets, structure decks, etc. as long as they were printed before CRV's release date. (below is an outline of all the legal sets)(No, you do NOT need to own the original, any reprints will work too)
2. Ban List: You must follow the Ban List (below is their most up to date list)
3. Other Details: You play as if you are back in 2005 this means: you DO draw on your first turn, you do replace your opponent's field spell when you play yours, you play with cards as ORIGINALLY printed (ignore all erratas, so yes, that "Sinister Serpent" will return to your hand with ease), and priority is a thing again.

CRV or Older

Here is the complete list of all sets, side sets, decks, tins, and even special release cards (note: that some of these cards might be on the current Ban List ~ so watch out for that!)

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon (LOB) - March 8, 2002

Metal Raiders (MRD) - June 26, 2002

Magic Ruler (MRL) / Spell Ruler (SRL) - September 16, 2002

Pharaoh's Servant (PSV) - October 20, 2002

Labyrinth of Nightmare (LON) - March 1, 2003

Legacy of Darkness (LOD) - June 6, 2003

Pharaonic Guardian (PGD) - July 18, 2003

Magician's Force (MFC) - October 10, 2003

Dark Crisis (DCR) - December 1, 2003

Invasion of Chaos (IOC) - March 1, 2004

Ancient Sanctuary (AST) - June 1, 2004

Soul of the Duelist (SOD) - October 1, 2004

Rise of Destiny (RDS) - November 24, 2004

Flaming Eternity (FET) - March 3, 2005

The Lost Millennium (TLM) - June 1, 2005

Cybernetic Revolution (CRV) - August 6, 2005

Dark Beginning 1 (DB1) - October 27, 2004

Dark Revelation 1 (DR1) - March 19, 2005

Dark Beginning 2 (DB2) - July 27, 2005

Tournament Pack 1st Season (TP1) - September 21, 2002

Tournament Pack 2nd Season (TP2) - December 21, 2002

Tournament Pack 3rd Season (TP3) - March 29, 2003

Tournament Pack 4 (TP4) - November 15, 2003

Tournament Pack 5 (TP5) - October 15, 2004

Tournament Pack 6 (TP6) - June 1, 2005

002 Collectors Tins (2002) BPT-PromoEN-2002

BPT-001 Dark Magician

BPT-002 Summoned Skull

BPT-003 Blue-Eyes White Dragon

BPT-004 Lord of D.

BPT-005 Red-Eyes B. Dragon

BPT-006 B. Skull Dragon

2003 Collectors Tins (2003) BPT-PromoEN-2003

BPT-007 Dark Magician

BPT-008 Buster Blader

BPT-009 Blue-Eyes White Dragon

BPT-010 XYZ-Dragon Cannon

BPT-011 Jinzo

BPT-012 Gearfried the Iron Knight

Collectors Tins: Series 1 Promos (2004) CT1-PromoEN

CT1-EN001 Total Defense Shogun

CT1-EN002 Blade Knight

CT1-EN003 Command Knight

CT1-EN004 Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight

CT1-EN005 Insect Queen

CT1-EN006 Obnoxious Celtic Guard

Collectors Tins: Series 2 Promos (2005) CT2-PromoEN

CT2-EN001 Gilford the Lightning

CT2-EN002 Exarion Universe

CT2-EN003 Vorse Raider

CT2-EN004 Dark Magician Girl

CT2-EN005 Rocket Warrior

CT2-EN006 Panther Warrior

JMP-001 Blue-Eyes White Dragon (alternate artwork)

JMP-EN001 Blue-Eyes White Dragon (alternate artwork)

JMP-002 Red-Eyes B. Dragon

JMP-EN002 Red-Eyes B. Dragon

JMP-EN003 Archfiend of Gilfer

JMP-EN004 Obelisk the Tormentor (original) (Sorry fans, the original was never tournament legal, so you can scratch that off your decklist)

JMP-EN005 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

JUMP-EN006 Unity

JUMP-EN007 Yu-Jo Friendship

JUMP-EN008 Judgment of the Pharaoh


Ban List



EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2015

FORBIDDENUPDATED
ARMED SAMURAI - BEN KEI6/23/15
BLACK LUSTER SOLDIER – ENVOY OF THE BEGINNING
CHAOS EMPEROR DRAGON – ENVOY OF THE END
CYBER-STEIN
FIBER JAR
MAGICAL SCIENTIST
MAKYURA THE DESTRUCTOR
WITCH OF THE BLACK FOREST
YATA-GARASU
BUTTERFLY DAGGER – ELMA
CHANGE OF HEART
CONFISCATION
DARK HOLE
DELINQUENT DUO
DIMENSION FUSION6/23/15
HARPIE’S FEATHER DUSTER
MIRAGE OF NIGHTMARE
MONSTER REBORN
PAINFUL CHOICE
RAIGEKI
THE FORCEFUL SENTRY
IMPERIAL ORDER
LAST TURN6/23/15
RING OF DESTRUCTION
LIMITED
CYBER DRAGON
CYBER JAR
DARK MAGICIAN OF CHAOS
EXILED FORCE
EXODIA THE FORBIDDEN ONE
INJECTION FAIRY LILY
JINZO
LEFT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
LEFT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
MORPHING JAR
PROTECTOR OF THE SANCTUARY
REFLECT BOUNDER
RIGHT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
RIGHT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
SACRED PHOENIX OF NEPHTHYS
SANGAN
SINISTER SERPENT
TRIBE-INFECTING VIRUS
TWIN-HEADED BEHEMOTH
BOOK OF TAIYOU
CARD DESTRUCTION
GIANT TRUNADE6/23/15
GRACEFUL CHARITY
HEAVY STORM
LIGHTNING VORTEX
MAGE POWER
MYSTICAL SPACE TYPHOON
POT OF GREED
PREMATURE BURIAL
REASONING6/23/15
SNATCH STEAL
SWORDS OF REVEALING LIGHT
UNITED WE STAND
CALL OF THE HAUNTED
CEASEFIRE
DECK DEVASTATION VIRUS
MAGIC CYLINDER
MIRROR FORCE
RECKLESS GREED
RETURN FROM THE DIFFERENT DIMENSION
TORRENTIAL TRIBUTE
TRAP DUSTSHOOT6/23/15
SEMI-LIMITED
ABYSS SOLDIER
BREAKER THE MAGICAL WARRIOR6/23/15
DARK SCORPION – CHICK THE YELLOW
MANTICORE OF DARKNESS
MARAUDING CAPTAIN
NIGHT ASSAILANT
RESCUE CAT6/23/15
VAMPIRE LORD
COLD WAVE6/23/15
CREATURE SWAP
EMERGENCY PROVISIONS
LEVEL LIMIT – AREA B
NOBLEMAN OF CROSSOUT
REINFORCEMENT OF THE ARMY
UPSTART GOBLIN
GOOD GOBLIN HOUSEKEEPING
GRAVITY BIND
UNLIMITED
D.D. WARRIOR LADY
MAGICAL UNDERTAKER*
MAJIOSHELDON*
MEZUKI*
RYKO, LIGHTSWORN HUNTER*
TOUR GUIDE FROM THE UNDERWORLD*
NUMBER 30: ACID GOLEM OF DESTRUCTION*
WONDER WAND*
HORN OF THE PHANTOM BEAST*
*NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CARD POOL


Go to their website for most up to date banlist: www.NewGiOh.com


Other Details


1. Draw on first turn: This used to be a rule in YuGiOh for a very long time. It was only until around 2013 (I think) they changed the rules on how drawing first works.

2. Field spells: Another long standing rule that wasn't changed until they also changed the drawing on first turn. So if you play a field spell (activating it or simply setting it) it does replace your opponent's field spell. The spell card is considered destroyed by game mechanic, not card effect; however, it is counted as being destroyed all the same.

3. Some popular cards you will see that have erratas:

Keep in mind, that some of these MAY BE BANNED. Also there is technically 100s of YGO erratas many of which were just to clarify their effects, the ones I'm posting are just of cards who erratas made their effects change. The pictures you see are the cards with the original effects (may not be original sets):

All cards that now say "(This card is treated as an Archfiend Card)" those cards ARE STILL Archfiend Cards even though their originals do not say this. This is because of some old Upper Deck rules back when Upper Deck Entertainment still ran the show. When they originally made cards they changed some of their names to save on card text space, little did they realize that Konami Corp. had long term plans, including the concept of name-themed cards (archetypes).


4. "Priority" is back: Overall, this format is amazing, but there are a few things I disagree with this format on (let's be honest, we all have our own opinions), this one though will require special attention. Priority is an old game mechanic that confuses the minds of many many players for generations. Seriously, judges and pro players struggled with it very often during the day. Why? Because it kind of goes against basic game mechanic rules. But NewGiOh wants it to feel like its 2005 again, so that is why they brought it back.
Let me make this as simple as I can:
FIRST when you talk about this with people they will call it "Priority" when in reality Priority has two meanings back then:

  • Priority as in who gets to play next: So let us say it is my turn ~ I play "Pot of Greed" and draw 2 cards. I now want to set my "Sinister Serpent" but you realize that I now have 4 cards in hand and want to activate your "Trap Dustshoot". So you flip your "Trap Dustshoot" before I can declare my next move. I can tell you "Woh! Wait, its mine turn, which means I have the priority to do something after a chain resolves before you do, so let me think for a second" and then proceed to set the "Sinister Serpent" (then you would have to re-set your "Trap Dustshoot" for another point in the game). (This is technically the correct use of the term "Priority")


  • Priority as in during the summoning window and "Once per turn" effects: So let us say it is my turn ~ I special summon "Chaos Sorcerer", you activate "Bottomless Trap Hole" to destroy Chaos Sorcerer during its summoning window.


Because this is back in 2005, I get to say to you, "Good trap, but since it is my turn, I get to call priority and activate Chaos Sorcerer's effect to remove one of your face up monsters from the game before it gets destroyed."

This was confusing because the rules state that whenever player A does something (like special summoning a monster), player B gets to respond next (such as with a trap hole card), then it is back to player A but that player must respond with something of equal speed (trap cards are speed 2, monster effects are speed 1 (usually)). So logically "Chaos Sorcerer" should die without effect.

What I believe happened was at first they thought that as long as the summoning wasn't negated (such as by "Solemn Judgment") then the monster hits the field. Now that it is on the field, the monster has "priority" to activate its effects, but may only do so once before the opponent gets to respond such as with "Bottomless Trap Hole". (Now-a-days it has been clarified that this thought process is incorrect, and that while the monster does hit the field if not negated, cards like bottomless still activate in the summoning window, thus the monster does NOT get priority to activate any speed 1 effects)



If you want some more info on how the game was played back in the day here is a link to the individual card rulings from Upper Deck in Microsoft Word Document form. The second link is to UDE Advance Rules for the game, also in a Word document.
UDE Individual Card Rulings

UDE Advance Rulings

And I recommend you visit NewGiOh.com for the latest news on the format. Make sure nothing has changed since I posted this. And give them a shout on www.facebook.com/newgiohTCG

Good luck everyone, and keep on playing!

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