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Konami Presents:
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) New York Comic Con 2018 – FAQ
UPDATED: 10/1/18
When:
October 4 - 7, 2018
Where:
Javits Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Where is the Konami Booth at New York Comic Con?
  • What activities will there be at the Konami Booth?
  • What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links?
  • 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 a Win-A-Mat?
  • What is an ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Tournament?
  • What is a Duel Links Tournament?
  • What are the rules for an Advanced Duel Links Tournament?

 


Basic 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 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 2018 New York Comic-Con Exclusive Game Mat before it sells out! Available for $30.00 USD, this year's Game Mat features Yusei Fudo and the brand-new Junk Speeder, both featured prominently on the 2018 Mega-Tins!

  • Retail Store: Plenty of products will be made available for sale throughout the show, like the newly released 2018 Mega-Tins and Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss!
  • 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 spin the prize wheel!  Don't forget to bring your own Deck to this!
  • 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, including Soul Fusion available October 19th! 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 and its recent update, Duel World (5D's), in a special demo. Choose from the selection of pre-generated Characters to Duel with their signature decks, and battle your opponents to earn a limited-edition lanyard, while supplies last. Don't forget to download Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links onto your smartphone and experience Duel World (5D's) released on September 25th! Also you can "Rev it Up" by participating in one of our Duel Links Tournaments and experience Synchro Summoning like you've never seen it before!

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, Jaden, Yusei 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 3,000 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 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 3,000 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.  Note that you will need to bring your own Advanced Constructed Deck for many of these tournaments.

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

2018

Thursday October 4th

Friday October 5th

Saturday October 6th

Sunday October 7th

Open Dueling**

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


1:00pm


1:00pm


1:00pm


1:00pm

Win-A-Mat

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

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

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

12:00pm
2:00pm

Dragon Duel (2006 or later)

N/A

N/A

1:00pm

11:00am

Duel Links

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 6:30pm

10:00am – 4:30pm

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

Duel Links Tournament

FREE

4-8

Duel Links Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Duel Links Coin

Demo Deck Tournament

FREE

4

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: 2 Tournament packs

Dragon Duel

FREE

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Top 4 receive an invite to 2019 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, Regional Game Mat, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

Starter Deck: Codebreaker Tournament

FREE

8

Sealed Format Starter Deck: Codebreaker

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

*Deck List Required.
** Subject to available table space.

Based on Show Floor Hours:

Thursday, October 4th                   10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, October 5th                         10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, October 6th                    10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, October 7th                       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: Codebreaker and 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: Codebreaker 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 2006 or later.
Dragon Duel tournaments are Sealed Format, Swiss events. Dragon Duels offer a chance to earn an invite to the 2019 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 2018 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 2006 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 2019 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: Codebreaker 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: Codebreaker 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) Tournament 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 a Win-A-Mat?

A: This event is a Single-Elimination Style, Constructed tournament that adheres to the Advanced Format. The 1st Place winner receives the Win-A-Mat Game Mat. Win-A-Mat events are offered at your local Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) tournaments as a public event. We are proud to offer this event here for your convenience.

Q: What is an ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Tournament?

A: This event is a Single-Elimination Style, Constructed tournament that adheres to the Advanced Format. The 1st Place winner receives a larger than life Yu-Gi-Oh! card based on a popular card design. ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events are only offered at YCS tournaments or Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza as a public event. We are proud to offer this event here for your convenience.

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

A: This is a two-round elimination style event for four Duelists that is open to the public. Step up to the digital gaming kiosk and choose from several pre-loaded Decks, each based on a top Duelist from the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series. The winner will receive a Duel Links Coin!

Q: What are the rules for an Advanced Duel Links Tournament?

A: This event allows you to bring your device and connect to others on site for a Duel Links format, Single Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest Duel Links Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for a Duel Links Game Mat. Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.  Please make sure you have the latest version downloaded to participate.

 

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