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BATTLES OF LEGEND: TERMINAL REVENGE made a really bad decision

BATTLES OF LEGEND: TERMINAL REVENGE made a really bad decision

About a week ago, Konami launched Battles of Legend: Terminal Vengeance for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Game TCG. This set is designed to revive the strategies of the old Duel Terminal series like Genex, Infernoids, Ritual Beasts, and even Ice Barrier.

Heck, a lot of the new cards actually make Ice Barrier a potential Rogue Tier deck. Just thinking about it makes me crazy. Of course, the two cards that have really caught the community’s attention are Phantom of Yubel and Dragon Master Spell (more on that later).

In addition, a fair number of reprints have been published. Terminal RevengeNotable ones include The Legendary Exodia Incarnate and Sengenjin which make sense with The Forbidden Infinity coming out next month, Substitoad and Snatch Steal are just classic cards, Diviner of the Herald, Aromaseraphy Jasmine, many Branded cards have received reprints, including Branded Fusion, and many (if not all) Spright cards, which is a decent strategy.

There were also some really weird inclusions like Barox, Skelgon, and The End of Anubis. I’m extremely confused about these inclusions, honestly. If I’m being honest, the high-end reprints probably should have been included in Rarity Collection 2.

I also wish the five Exodia tracks had been included for the hype of The Forbidden InfinityI know they were included in Legendary Decks II which was reprinted this year, but The Legendary Exodia Incarnate was also included in those decks and was reprinted here anyway.

I want to tackle the biggest problem with Terminal Revenge: Dragon Master Magic. Konami made a very anti-consumer decision when they decided that this card would only be available as a Quarter Century Secret Rare.

As of this writing, the price on TCGPlayer.com is $610 plus $0.99 shipping. That’s crazy! The card is not meta warped. It’s a card designed for nostalgic players and collectors who like Blue-Eyes decks and is one of the most expensive cards in the game right now.

The difference is that all the other cards except Ten Thousand Dragon are either specific rarities or a misprint. I know a lot of people are pissed that this card was put behind a paywall just so Konami could make sure the set sold more than a few cases.

Unfortunately, this really damages player confidence, which already seems to be under strain at the moment.

In addition to the Dragon Master Magia fiasco, there are two new alternate arts for Sky Striker Ace – Raye and Sky Striker Ace – Roze, locked in the Quarter Century Secret Rare.

I’m not that upset about these cards because they are alternate art and not brand new cards locked behind an artificially high rarity. However, I think they should have been available in other rarities like Secret Rare.

Maybe it’s because the current state of the game is Snake Eye or nothing, but at the end of the day, Terminal Revenge It’s a pretty intermediate set, to be honest.

It contains a ton of cards for specific archetypes, but the archetypes aren’t the most exciting in my opinion, and the rarity distribution makes it difficult to easily get the cards you need.

That being said, if your Official Tournament Store (or Konami) wanted, they could run an event centered around these archetypes and it would probably be a fun event.

There are some fun (and very weird) reprints included that definitely help give the setting momentum (thanks for finally reprinting Aromaseraphy Jasmine, now can we have a reprint of Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy?).

Konami was kind enough to send me a box of Terminal Revenge and you can check out my draws below. I admit my draws weren’t great (spoiler alert), but I was happy to get a few more copies of Branded Fusion and a few more cards.

Let me know in the comments if you think I’m being a little harsh on this set and what your favorite cards are.

by Tommy Williams
Source: Geek Tyrant

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