Legacy of the Valiant lets Duelists infuse their Decks with the strength of the very land itself! Excavate new strategies from the tombs of ancient kings, with the biggest batch of Gravekeeper cards since 2010’s Structure Deck Marik.
Unearth astonishing new game mechanics with a brand new Plant theme like you’ve never seen before, guaranteed to turn your Duels upside-down. More Monarch cards – the mightiest rulers of the land! Following their re-introduction in Shadow Specters, Legacy of the Valiant includes new Monarch cards, including a Ghost Rare version of the brand new Mobius the Mega Monarch! Plus new cards for Bujin, Chronomaly, and Ghostrick Decks, and much, much more.
Participating stores will be randomly handing out exclusive Legacy of the Valiant Game Mats at the Sneak Peek. Plus, everybody will receive a limited edition, Ultra Rare Sylvan Bladefender card, and a Legacy of the Valiant mini-poster while supplies last! Supplies are limited, so show up early and don’t get left out!
As with every set, Legacy of the Valiant includes 10 Bonus Cards (previously available only in Japan), plus 10 World Premiere cards never before seen anywhere on Earth! You won't want to miss out!
- What are Sneak Peeks?
- Where and when is the Sneak Peek?
- What is the attendance capacity for the Sneak Peek?
- How much does it cost to enter a Sneak Peek?
- What are the prizes for Sneak Peek?
- What is the format for the Sneak Peek?
- What is “Sealed” format for the Sneak Peek?
- What is Open Dueling?
- Can I play in more than one Sneak Peek?
- Can I get a COSSY ID number at the Sneak Peek, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
- Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
- Can I use my own cards in my Sneak Peek Deck?
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- What will I need to bring to a Sneak Peek?
- What if I lost an item at a Sneak Peek?
- If I’ve never been to a Sneak Peek, what should I expect?
- I want to judge at a Sneak Peek, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I volunteer?
- Whom should I contact for more information about a specific Sneak Peek?
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- How long will the Sneak Peek last?
- Can I buy and sell cards from other participants at the event?
- I would like to provide feedback to KDE concerning the Sneak Peek I attended, who should I contact? AT THE SNEAK PEEK
Q: What are Sneak Peeks?
Sneak Peeks are pre-release events that provide the opportunity to preview an upcoming set at an Official Tournament Store (OTS). Sneak Peeks are primarily non-competitive events that require minimal staffing on behalf of the Tournament Organizer and a high standard of sportsmanship from the players.
Only Konami OTS are permitted to host a Sneak Peek.
Sneak Peeks are run as casual events, meaning the level of rules enforcement is light to moderate. The primary goal of Sneak Peeks is to encourage all participants to have an enjoyable experience while introducing them to the newest Booster set release.
Q: Where and when is the Sneak Peek?
The Legacy of the Valiant Sneak Peek will be held on Saturday and/or Sunday, January 18th-19th, 2014. A list of locations for currently scheduled Sneak Peek events can be found online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/sneakpeek/sneakpeek_current-locations.html. Please contact the OTS for exact date(s) and time(s) for their Sneak Peek.
Sneak Peeks may not start before 8:00AM local time and should not conclude after 8:00PM local time. Midnight Sneak Peeks are not allowed.
Q: What is the attendance capacity for the Sneak Peek?
Due to safety and fire regulations, each Sneak Peek has a seating capacity and it will vary from location to location. It is advised that you arrive early enough to register for the Sneak Peek so that you can ensure a spot in the event. If you have any additional questions, please contact the OTS directly at the phone number that corresponds with the event in the Sneak Peek listings page.
Q: How much does it cost to enter a Sneak Peek?
The registration fee for a Sneak Peek is $20.00 US in the United States ($25.00 CND in Canada) or the SRP of 5 Booster Packs, no exceptions. All players entering the Legacy of the Valiant Sneak Peek must receive the following items:
- 5 Legacy of the Valiant Booster Packs
- 1 Sneak Peek promo, Sylvan Bladefender
- 1 Legacy of the Valiant set checklist
Sales tax may not be charged for the Sneak Peek entry fee. If a region requires sales tax to be charged on entry fees, then the current entry fees should be considered to already include the sales tax.
Q: What are the prizes for Sneak Peek?
In addition to the items a participant receives upon registering for the Sneak Peek, they are also eligible to win an exclusive Legacy of the Valiant Game Mat. These Game Mats are to be distributed randomly as either door prizes or through drawings to those who registered and participated in the Sneak Peek. These Game Mats may not be given as a prize for winning a tournament.
Q: What is the format for the Sneak Peek?
Sneak Peek events must be conducted as Sealed Format, Open Dueling events. Sneak Peeks are not allowed to be run as tournaments. The format details provided here supersede any tournament details found in other official KDE policy documents.
There is no specific time limit given for players to complete any given Match. The Tournament Organizer may implement a time limit if it is properly advertised prior to the beginning of the Sneak Peek event.
Q: What is “Sealed” format for the Sneak Peek?
Participants use the 5 Booster Packs and the Promo Card they received at Registration and build a Deck to play with. The Deck must meet the following requirements:
- A Minimum of 20 cards must be used for the Main Deck.
- All cards not used in the Main Deck are automatically considered to be a part of the Side Deck. The usual 0 – 15 card Side Deck rule does not apply.
- All Synchro Monsters, Fusion Monsters, and Xyz Monsters must go in the Extra Deck.
- Players start out each game with 8,000 Life Points.
- Players play a Best 2-out-of-3 Match against an opponent to declare a winner.
- Unlike Constructed Decks, Sealed Decks have no restrictions on the number of any specific card in the Deck. A player may include as many copies of any card he or she likes, even more than three, provided all copies of those cards were obtained only from the product given for Deck-building in that event.
- In between games of a Match, you can add, subtract or exchange cards from the Main Deck with cards in the Side Deck. Main Deck size cannot be less than 20 cards.
Players may not trade the cards they received in their product with other players until they are done participating in the Sneak Peek.
Players may not add cards they already own to their Sneak Peek Deck. Only the Promo and the cards pulled from the Booster Packs provided for that player at Registration may be used for Deck building. Using cards not obtained from the five booster packs and promo card is considered cheating.
Q: What is Open Dueling?
An Open Dueling event means there are no appointed pairings, no records of Wins and Losses maintained, and no time limit given on any given match. Players match up against others in the event at their own discretion.
Players should play a Match against 5 different opponents using the Deck built for the Sneak Peek. A player who enters a Sneak Peek event but does not participate in any matches, is not eligible to win one of the Game Mats as a door prize.
Once a player has their Deck built, they can Duel as much as they want against the other players in the Sneak Peek. These Duels are for fun and have no bearing on prize distribution.
Tournament Organizers and staff should be able to assist Duelists that may have difficulties finding other Duelists to Duel against.
Q: Can I play in more than one Sneak Peek?
Each player may only participate in the Sneak Peek once per day per location. Entering multiple times throughout the course of the day at the same location is not allowed. This is to give as many different Duelists a chance to preview the new set.
Q: Can I get a COSSY ID number at the Sneak Peek, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
Since a Sneak Peek event is not a tournament, a COSSY ID is not required. Some Tournament Organizers may require a valid COSSY ID in order to track player totals at the event. If you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can get one at the event. If you already have a COSSY ID number but do not remember the 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new COSSY IDs if the previous ID can be found.
Q: Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
No. Since you are not playing with your regular constructed Deck, Deck Lists are not required to participate in a Sneak Peek.
Q: Can I use my own cards in my Sneak Peek Deck?
Only the Promo and the cards pulled from the Booster Packs provided to that Duelist at Registration may be used for Deck-building. Using cards not obtained in the product directly given is considered cheating.
PREPARING FOR THE SNEAK PEEK
Tournament Organizers retain the right to refuse entry to players who have engaged in criminal behavior, such as theft or violent conduct. Tournament Organizers may contact KDE via email@example.com if they have any questions about a player’s eligibility to compete.
A current list of players who are ineligible to participate in official KDE events can be found at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/suspended.html.
Any tournament official associated with or working an event cannot play in that specific event. This includes, but is not limited to, the Judge Staff, Scorekeeper, Event Staff, and Tournament Organizer.
Suspended persons may not enter the venue of a Sneak Peek tournament, no exceptions. If a suspended person is discovered at the venue, they may be charged with offenses including but not limited to trespassing, as well as an extension of their suspension.
Q: What will I need to bring to a Sneak Peek?
You should bring any Dueling supplies you will need, such as paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. If you have a COSSY ID number, you should bring your number in case the Tournament Organizer will need it. You’ll also need the entry fee for the Sneak Peek, as well as money for any incidentals (food, drink, etc.).
Q: What if I lost an item at a Sneak Peek?
Duelists are responsible for looking after their own belongings at the Sneak Peek. Konami Digital Entertainment, Tournament Organizers, Staff, and Judges bear no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for, any loss, theft or damage to the person or personal property of any attendee.
Duelists who lost items should seek the Lost & Found on-site. If the item is not found on-site, Duelists are encouraged to contact the Tournament Organizer within a 60-day period on the chance the lost item has been turned in.
Q: If I’ve never been to a Sneak Peek, what should I expect?
Sneak Peeks are local level events held at participating Official Tournament Stores (OTS), and attract both casual and competitive Duelists who want to preview the upcoming booster set before its official release date.
There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the Sneak Peek.
Read over the list of things you will need for the event, and make sure you have everything.
You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor. Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.
When you get to the event, you will need to register in order to play. Please check with a staff member on site for instructions regarding registration.
Please arrive early enough before the Sneak Peek is scheduled to start to ensure you will be properly registered for the event. Supplies are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Tournament Organizer.
Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully. These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event, and give you a good idea of what to expect. You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf
Q: I want to judge at a Sneak Peek, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I volunteer?
Sneak Peeks do not require Official Konami Judges to supervise Open Dueling. Some Tournament Organizers will opt to have an Official Konami Judge as it provides players with a better event experience.
If you’re interested in judging, you should contact the Tournament Organizer for the Sneak Peek as soon as possible (use the contact number provided in the Sneak Peek Locator listing). Most Tournament Organizers are always on the lookout for Judge Staff, so be prepared to provide your full name, contact information, including e-mail and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience.
Q: Whom should I contact for more information about a specific Sneak Peek?
Your best resource for answers about a specific Sneak Peek event is the contact number listed on the Sneak Peek Locator listing. KDE won’t be able to answer questions such as “How do I get to the venue?,” “Where should I park?,” “When does registration start?,” and so forth. For questions such as these, you will need to contact the Tournament Organizer directly.
If you have more general questions about Sneak Peeks, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be as detailed as possible, so we can try to provide you with the answers you’re seeking!
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Q: How long will the Sneak Peek last?
Please contact the OTS for exact date(s) and time(s) for their Sneak Peek.
Q: Can I buy and sell cards from other participants at the event?
Each Sneak Peek location may have different buying, selling, or trading policies. Duelists should contact the Tournament Organizer and inquire about that store’s policies regarding buying, selling, and trading.
Q: I would like to provide feedback to KDE concerning the Sneak Peek I attended, who should I contact?
If you attended one of our Sneak Peeks and would like to send us feedback, you can send us an e-mail about your specific event by e-mailing us at email@example.com. With the header line “North America LVAL Sneak Peek Feedback [Store Name]”. All feedback, including comments about the organizer, the judges, or the event itself, will be welcome! All feedback is always kept confidential. Please make sure your e-mail includes which Sneak Peek you attended, including date and location.