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Konami Presents:
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) New York Comic Con 2017 – FAQ
UPDATED: 9/21/17
When:
Oct 5 - 8, 2017
Where:
Javits Center
655 W. 34th St. New York, NY 10001
Booth #1321

Basic Information

  • Where is the Konami Booth at New York Comic Con?
  • What activities will there be at the Konami Booth?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area at New York Comic Con?
  • Will I need a New York Comic Con Badge to play in the Organized Play Area?
  • What is the Organized Play schedule for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the booth?
  • Are there events for me to participate in if I don’t have my own Deck?

Tournament Information

  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Demo Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • What is a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number, and can I get one at New York Comic Con, or will I need to have one before I attend the show?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about Yu-Gi-Oh! events at New York Comic Con?

 


Booth Information

Q: Where is the Konami Booth at New York Comic Con?

A: The Konami booth number is #1321 and is located near the 3B entrance of the Javits Center.

Javits Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

A New York Comic Con badge will be required in order to attend. Go to http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/ for more information about the event.

Q: What activities will there be at the Konami Booth?

A: There will be many cool things you can do at the Konami Booth this year!

  • Green Screen Photo Booth: You can make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card with all-new updated designs!
  • Con Exclusive Game Mat: Head over to the retail counter to pick up the 2017 New York Comic-Con Exclusive Game Mat before it sells out! Available for $30.00 USD, this year’s Game Mat features the singular awesomeness that is Seto Kaiba!

  • Retail: Plenty of products will be made available for sale throughout the show, including the newly released 2017 Mega-Tins, Legendary Duelists, and the brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Legendary Dragon Decks,that goes on sale in our retail area on Thursday!
  • Game Demos for New Players: Don’t know how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG?  Or already know how to play but don’t know the new game mechanic, Link Summons?  Complete a demo with one of our experts for a show-exclusive coupon of 1 free booster pack with the purchase of any Starter Deck!
  • Demos for Advanced Players: Players wanting to tweak their Deck-building strategies can get helpful hints from Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG experts on-hand throughout the show.
  • Duel the Master: Players feeling lucky and confident in their Dueling skills can Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some prizes!
  • Card Displays: Test your card knowledge as you peruse the giant card displays! Featuring hundreds of cards highlighting the different eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! and cards from the most recently released products, this show of cards is sure to please old-school Duelists and new players alike.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: New York Comic Con attendees can enjoy this exciting, free-to-play mobile game in a special tournament format. Choose from the selection of pre-generated Characters to Duel with their signature decks, and battle your opponent for a chance to earn a limited-edition pin! All participants will win a prize, while supplies last. 

Q: What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the popular TRADING CARD GAME to life on iOS and Android devices. Duelists will kindle the spirit of Yugi, Kaiba and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action!

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Duelists construct the ultimate Deck by choosing from more than 700 authentic Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play in fast-paced, real-time PvP (Player vs Player) Duels, allowing them to battle other Duelists from all over the world. The essence of Yu-Gi-Oh! is re-imagined for mobile as players can Summon Monsters and use Traps and Spells in an effort to reduce their opponent’s Life Points toward victory. 

Key Features:

  • Entering the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links connects players with Duelists from all over the world
  • Unlock and play as characters from the original anime series with familiar voice-overs
  • Made for mobile with quick and simple gameplay for real-time PvP Duels on-the-go
  • Build the ultimate Deck from more than 700 classic Monster, Trap and Spell cards
  • 3D Duel field with incredible cut scenes and CGI when Summoning Rare Cards

Visit the website for more info: https://www.konami.com/yugioh/duel_links/en/

Q: Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area at New York Comic Con?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area is located in the Konami Booth #1321, next to the Reception counter. The Starter Deck tournaments will require you to have your own Starter Deck (see details below under “Are there events for me to participate in if I don’t have my own Deck?“), but all tournaments running throughout the show will be free, with great prizes available to attendees.
 
Q: Will I need a New York Comic Con Badge to play in the Organized Play Area?

A: You WILL need a New York Comic Con Badge to participate in any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments held in the Organized Play Area, but all of our tournaments are free of charge!  Except for Open Dueling and Duelist League, there are specific start times for all tournaments, so please check the start times at the booth so that you don’t miss out!

Q: What is the Organized Play schedule for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the booth?

A:

DAYS and TIMES

 

Thursday October 5th

Friday October 6th

Saturday October 7th

Sunday October 8th

Open Dueling

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am - 6:30pm

10:00am - 6:30pm

10:00am – 4:30pm

Duelist League

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 4:30pm

Demo Deck Tournament

10:30am
12:30pm
2:30pm

10:30am
12:30pm
2:30pm

10:30am
12:30pm
2:30pm

10:30am
12:30pm

Starter Deck Tournament


12:00pm


12:00pm


12:00pm


1:00pm

Win-A-Mat

11:00am
2:00pm
5:00pm

11:00am
3:00pm
5:00pm

11:00am
3:00pm
5:00pm

12:00pm
2:00pm

Dragon Duel (2005 or later)

N/A

1:00pm

1:00pm

11:00am

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

N/A

2:00pm

2:00pm

N/A

 

Name

Entry Fee

# of Participants

Format

Prizing

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!**

FREE

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Demo Deck Tournament

FREE

4

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: 2 OTS packs

Dragon Duel

FREE

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Top 4 receive an invite to 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

Starter Deck: Link Strike Tournament*

FREE

8

Sealed Format Starter Deck: Link Strike

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat

Win-A-Mat*

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

*You will require your own Deck for this tournament.
**Deck List Required.

Based on Show Floor Hours:
Thursday, October 5th                   10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, October 6th                        10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, October 7th                   10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, October 8th                      10:00am – 5:00pm (Kids Day)

Q: Are there events for me to participate in if I don’t have my own Deck?

A:  Purchase a sealed Starter Deck: Link Strike and be able to use it to Duel in any of our Sealed Starter Deck tournaments throughout the weekend.  

Duelists can also bring their own Sealed or opened Starter Deck: Link Strike to use for the tournaments. If your Deck is not Sealed, a judge will have to verify the Deck contents prior to the tournament.

 


Tournament Information

Q: What is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Players are paired off based on each player’s win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, who is then declared the winner.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year. The current requirement is for Duelists born in 2005 or later.
Dragon Duel tournaments are Sealed Format, Swiss events. Dragon Duels offer a chance to earn an invite to the 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff. Eligible participants will be provided with the cards to participate in this event.
The Dragon Duels at New York Comic Con 2017 will be Sealed Play using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn.  Here are the rules for the Dragon Duel Sealed Play:

  • Each Dragon Duelist is given 10 sealed Battle Packs.
  • The Dragon Duelists then need to open all of the Battle Packs and separate the Xyz monsters and Starfoils from the rest of the cards.
  • The Dragon Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their 40 card main Deck, should they choose to sleeve their deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves. You do not need to use these sleeves in the event.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size (Minimum)

40 non-Xyz Monster Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-XYZ Monster Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No  Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is FREE!!
Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (copy of birth certificate, passport, etc.).
Duelists must be born in 2005 or later.
A minimum of four (4) Duelists are required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.
A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are considered to be Tier 2 events.
All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ, or their guardian, must complete a copy of the 2018 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the parent/guardian.

Q: What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • Each Duelist brings a sealed Starter Deck: Link Strike to the Konami booth with them. They can use that Deck to participate in that day’s Starter Deck events until they win one of those events and the Starter Deck Game Mat.
  • If your Starter Deck: Link Strike Deck is not Sealed, a judge will have to verify the Deck contents prior to the tournament.
  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for a Demo Deck Tournament?

A:

  • Attend the Konami booth and receive a 20-card Demo Deck for completing a Demo with one of our Demo Volunteers. Once the Demo has concluded, test your skills against other Duelists in a 4-Player, Single-Elimination tournament!
  • Once the above step is completed, the Duelists will then play against their first round opponent in a best 1-out of-1 Match. 
  • The winner of the tournament will receive two (2) OTS Packs!

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

N/A

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?

A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists that are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments. The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play without all the pressures found in higher level tournaments.

The Duelist League is an Advanced Format, Constructed event only playing 3 Rounds of Swiss with no Top Cut. At the end of the rounds of Swiss the Duelist ranked in 1st place will get 2 random Duelist League Rare Card. All participants will receive a random Duelist League Card.

Q: What is a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number, and can I get one at New York Comic Con, or will I need to have one before I attend the show?

A: A CARD GAME ID is your Konami Player ID, and is used to track your progress within any tournament that is sanctioned by Konami. It is also used to track your rating and rankings against other Duelists around the world!

If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about Yu-Gi-Oh! events at New York Comic Con?

A: Before Tuesday, October 4th, you can contact:
                E-mail:  us-cardsupport@konami.com
                Phone: 310-220-8630

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