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Here is the full results for the Argent Saga Championship Richmond!

Unfortunately there is not a lot of information released from this event. As such there is no Champion/Spirit breakdown etc.

There were 140 players in attendance.



Top 16 was the lists as follows (Will hand type the lists shortly for easier view and copy/pasting into Untap):




Champion/Spirit:
1 Luna, the Dark Spirit
1 Jemial, Cryptic Caster

Towers:
1 Tower of Light
1 Tower of Water
1 Tower of Fire
1 Tower of Darkness
1 Tower of Air

Main Deck:
1 Delayed Poison
1 Silver Watchwoman
2 Celestial Magic: Chronostasis
2 Soul Transfer
3 Omega Magic: Mizu
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
3 Phantasmal Guards
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress
3 Mr. Kins, Cryptic Familiar
3 Azure Seer
3 Azure Guardian
1 Great Stormfish
2 Kako, Brother of Destiny
3 Iakuma Wave Bender
3 Iakuma Juggernaut
2 Golem of Vengeance
1 Harbinger Of Vabriel

Shard Deck:
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
3 Nightmare Crystal
5 Argent Shard
1 Z crystal

Sideboard:
1 Crystal Dimensional Dragon
3 Acid Monger
1 Great Stormfish
3 Amateur Witch
1 Taphael, Fallen Celestial Of Rottar
3 Cryptic Deflection
1 W crystal
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Leviathan, the Ancient Serpent





Champion/Spirit:
1 Kyte, the Air Spirit
1 Auron, the Golden Rose

Towers:
1 Tower of Light
1 Tower of Fire
1 Tower of Air
1 Tower of Water
1 Tower of Air

Main Deck:
1 Royal Deflection
1 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Winds of Cloudsea
3 Arbor Carbuncle
1 Sylphia, Spirit of the Air
1 Garga, Keeper of Gales
3 Shining Shardagger
3 Blessed Shardcloak
3 Longinus
1 Vrscika, The Scorpion Hammer
3 Kalibur, the Sacred Shardsword
3 Mel Corum
3 Supply Deal
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer
1 Iskandar, the Mythical King
1 Silver Watchwoman
3 Corum War Room
1 Finishing Ray
1 Yuki, The Lightning Flash
1 Black Rose Knight
3 Statue at the Argent Tower
2 Standard Shardsword

Shard Deck:
3 Z crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
6 Argent Shard

Sideboard:
2 Disintegration Shot
1 Lightning Shot
2 Royal Deflection
1 Brant, The Wicked Judge
2 Yuki, The Lightning Flash
3 Omega Magic: Hikari
2 Omega Magic: Kaze



Champion/Spirit:
1 Liam, Traitor of Knights
1 Kyte, the Air Spirit

Towers:
1 Tower of Air
1 Tower of Fire
1 Tower of Light
1 Tower of Darkness
1 Tower of Water

Main Deck:
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Sylphia, Spirit of the Air
2 Nanatsu, the Pure Shinobi
1 Royal Deflection
1 Iskandar, the Mythical King
2 Artred, the Luminous Warrior
3 Mel Corum
3 Yuki, The Lightning Flash
2 Finishing Ray
3 Omega Magic: Hikari
3 Corum Squire
1 Supply Deal
1 Longinus
3 Kalibur, the Sacred Shardsword
2 Standard Shardsword
2 Shining Shardagger
1 Blessed Shardcloak
3 Statue at the Argent Tower
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer
1 Silver Watchwoman

Shard Deck:
6 Argent Shard
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
3 Z crystal

Sideboard:
1 Konost, the Aerial Fortress
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Brant, The Wicked Judge
1 Luna, the Dark Spirit
1 Holy Slash
3 Demon Of The Evil Eye
3 Omega Magic: Yami
1 Finishing Ray
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 The Greatest Heist



Champion/Spirit:
1 Hoenna, Immoral Conjurer
1 Kyte, the Air Spirit

Towers:
1 Tower of Light
1 Tower of Fire
1 Tower of Air
1 Tower of Darkness
1 Tower of Water

Main Deck:
1 Hellish Guardhound
3 Shrieker
3 Failed Golem #1
1 Golem of Vengeance
2 Golem of Allurement
3 Golem of Avarice
3 Golem of Devourment
1 Philosopher’s Stone
3 Hidden Laboratory
2 Silver Watchwoman
3 Returning Shadows
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Delayed Poison
3 Dusk Strike
1 Nanatsu, the Pure Shinobi
1 Dagger
1 Sylphia, Spirit of the Air
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Garga, Keeper of Gales
3 Omega Magic: Kaze

Shard Deck:
3 Z crystal
6 Argent Shard
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Sideboard:
3 Raging Shardbeast
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer
3 Argent Egg
3 Skyship Engineer
1 Golem of Vengeance
2 Golem of Indolence
2 Acid Monger





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Argent News


If you’d prefer a video version of the news, click below:

Some really cool announcements to get into today so let’s go!


CR UPDATE:



The Comprehensive Rules (CR) for the game have been updated! This includes clarifications on how certain interactions etc work, and future proofing for other things as well. 

You can read the full CR HERE where all the new additions are highlighted in blue. It includes clarifications on Shard interactions, ability costs while on the chase, adjusting tower requirements to fit the new towers, and more!

I highly recommend checking these out before you continue playing, to make sure you are playing correctly and so you can convey it to your fellow players as well.


NEW SET ANNOUNCED:



The next set to come after Revelations has been shown! If you are at an LGS, they will often get promotional materials for current and future products of the games they sell. In this case, they got a poster!

As you can see above, it is a set called ‘Ascension’. It continues the trend of all the sets consisting of a single word, and they all seem to be following a path almost of a single person (Betrayed, gets a revelation after betrayal, makes it on their own into ascension). The artwork shown is really awesome as well, and I’m looking forward to see if the rest of the set follows suit!


PROMO PACKS:



The recent Championship this weekend (Results will be added to this website soon) had a new addition to the $100 entry last minute. With this VIP entry it was announced you would get a Promo Pack.

At the time of announcement it was unclear what exactly was included in said pack. Surprisingly not a lot of people posted about these packs that I saw outside of one, who showed that it had a Full Art promo of Phantasmal Guards! This is a pretty cool addition, especially considering nothing else was expected outside the previous announcements. 

On a side note, the envelope it was housed in was a last minute thing. The envelope they were supposed to use was unfortunately delayed by the printer. So next Championship it should be nice and shiny!


GENESIS RELEASED:



If you missed it, the mini Expansion 2: Genesis was released this past week! With it came new cards, reprinted cards, and our very first brand new towers!

As covered last week, the towers are locked to the Champion color so it is impossible to run multiple of them. But it is exciting to finally add some variety to the tower dynamics.

Each expansion pack comes with 1 of each card, so you will need to buy 3 to get a playset. You also have a chance of buying a pack that is completely foil so keep an eye out for that as well!


SPOILERS STARTED:



Speaking of sets coming out, we are getting close to the new set, ‘Revelations’ coming out! And with that, spoilers are now officially starting for this new set. 

You can see a couple above, but there are already new card types, interactions etc that we can see starting. It also is building on existing mechanics (such as gears, darkness discard etc). Whether darkness needs more support is yet to be seen though.

I’m not sure if these spoilers will be releasing daily, every other day or what, or what quantity they will consistently release either. But quite a few were spoiled with more on the way so there will be lots to discuss! We will have videos covering these spoilers as well weekly while they are coming out so stay tuned!


ARGENT SAGA COMIC:



A post was made in the official Facebook group, floating around the idea of an Argent Saga comic! This wasn’t confirmed, nor is it for sure going to happen. The post was meant to garner interest and see if this is something people would like to see in the game going forward.

Lots of people chimed in, but it seemed like the majority would like to see it happen. The mock up they made above already looks cool, and giving the Lore buffs something to physically collect besides cards would be pretty awesome. We’ll be sure to follow this if it comes to fruition sometime in the future.


STAY TUNED:



Lastly for anyone wanting more Argent Saga content, stay tuned! Over on our Youtube channel we are working on possibly having a consistent flow of Argent Saga content besides the news and spoiler videos. Due to time constraints we haven’t been able to, but new developments may change that soon! 



So thanks for the support and we hope to see you guys around the channel! Until next week.



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FOW NEWS


If you’d prefer a video version of the news, click below:

Okay so a lot of exciting things just happened, so let’s dive into it!


CR UPDATED:



That’s right, we got the CR updated! This actually happened literal minutes after our news was posted last week. You can find the full CR HERE. All of the new items are marked in red text making it easy to find.

I’d highly recommend checking these changes out, and sharing it with everyone at your locals so everyone is on the same page.

The biggest addition to it was adding that Alice is considered every race in the game, and even listing every single race in existence. So it adds a handy guide for anyone curious, and confirming what we all assumed to be true.

In a separate post, however (not in the CR) FOW also clarified the Lucifer resonator. The question people had was what counted towards his ability of gaining life back at the end of the turn. In the official FOW post, they said most things, including damage taken from battle, count towards his ability. This comes across as perhaps a bit too strong for me, but I’ll let you guys be the judge of that.


CASTER ACRYLICS:



Caster Chronicles is having a big tournament in Canada! With this is some awesome prizing. As you can see above, some really cool collectible Casters are on the line! Obviously these aren’t game legal or anything, but are really cool collectible items for a game with some great art. I personally would love to get these, especially Arthur there. 

This is in addition to the already great prizing, including Chibi cards. For full details check out the tournament site HERE


 MEMORIAL CARDS:



So Memorial cards are in the next set, which have been confirmed to be reprints of past promo cards. The big question on people’s minds are how distribution would work. There are 80 memorial cards and only 67 new cards after all. Will these flood the packs, making them annoying after thoughts that are just pack filler? Or will it be not that many per pack, making them pointless as a reprint who’s purpose is to get it into the hands of people who don’t have access.

Well we may have an answer thanks to Chris Weekly FOW Updates. It looks like it is confirmed to be ONE Memorial card per pack! This, in my opinion, is the best case scenario for the quantity of cards we have. That being said, I do think if they do something to distinguish the cards and make them collectible (such as new art, or a new golden border or stamp etc) then this could turn out to be a good gameplan in the end. As long as the useage of the reprinted cards extends to the old versions as well I would be happy with the overall plan of said reprints.

But that’s the full confirmation there, one Memorial card per pack! We’ll see how the rest of the distribution works hopefully soon as well.


NEW RULER REVEALED:



We got our first look at a new ruler! You can see it above. This is not the ruler in the starter decks, but will in fact be in the booster box. So we are getting Three rulers this first set for sure.

This is considered the ‘Buy a Box Promo’ card, meaning when you buy a booster box you will automatically get this card. That is actually a pretty good idea for introducing rulers outside of a starter deck, but not inside booster packs. Most people will get it in the cheaper booster boxes, and there will be lots of them so it will be cheap on the secondary market. 

It introduces lots of new effects and terminology that we will have to wait and find out about. You can check out our videos if you would like to hear our thoughts in detail.

One big thing that was pointed out obviously, is the lack of art on the back side. It is literally the same piece of art, with some slight alterations on both sides of the ruler. This is a bit unfortunate as the big thing FOW is known for is their art, and this will be the only version of this ruler so there is no chance currently for a better art version. Hopefully this isn’t the trend for all the rulers going forward, as that is one of my personal favorite aspects of the game is the cool rulers and their flip sides etc.


SPOILERS:



Also with that ruler reveal was possibly the start of spoilers? It isn’t the official spoiler season, but we did get the two cards shown above. Whether that means we will get more from the same source, or if it will officially start elsewhere is yet to be seen. 

If you are curious as to the unofficial translations of the cards, it is as follows: 

Resonator: Dragon [Flying] [Enter] => Target J/resonator opponent controls losses all it’s Effect until end of turn, then destroy it, if J-Ruler destroyed this way, that card losses all effects until end of game.

Chant (Sword Art) [Quickcast] Choose 1 or Choose 2 if u Control “Lars, Knight of the Holy Soul” [1~ Remove target resonator with power 900 or more] [2~Search your deck for a “Five Heroes” card, then reveal it and put into your hand. shuffle your deck

(Thanks to @JetsetSensei for those translations)


FOW FESTIVAL HAPPENED:



In case you missed it, the FOW Festival happened this past weekend. It was all streamed on the Ruler School Channel if you want to go check out some of the matches. 

A total of 54 people ended up showing up. We will have a full breakdown of the event on our website here later this week, but it was a success! TSW Rulers were given out, tons of prizing, Vite Ramen and their Circuit Series mats were given out and much more. It ended up being a very interesting showing of Rulers and breakdowns as well!

Hopefully this leads to lots more successful tournaments, especially as the Vite Ramen Circuit Series starts to fire off.


VITE RAMEN INTERVIEW:



Speaking of which, we did an interview with the CEO of Vite Ramen! Check us go over it on the podcast, and look for the interview by itself later this week (Or on our Patreon right now). In it we discuss the Circuit Series, the final tournament it’s leading to, what got him and the others into FOW and more!

It’s a fun and interesting conversation so check it out soon as you can!


GODZILLA INCOMING:



Lastly I have a Godzilla video incoming! It will be based on the new Chrono Clash card game, and will feature Colin going over each of the cards in the game, and how they relate to the  lore and history of Godzilla. 

It will feature the card itself, with video from the movies in the background and the relevant music. It will be four separate videos in total and requires quite a bit of effort, so please check it out if you are interested! Even if you aren’t too interested in the card game itself, the lore parts should prove to be quite interesting.



Well that’s all the news for this week, see you next week!



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Argent News


If you prefer a video version of the news, click below:

So we took some time off, so let’s play some catch up!


SPOILERS:



So we are in the midst of a new spoiler season! This is for the next mini expansion set, ‘Genesis’. We here at TCGScrubs got our own 2 exclusive cards we covered on the channel with a guest from True Duelist! Link HERE if you want to check that out. 

But some things of note to point out were a new ability on cards, and new towers! The new ability is ‘Brawler’. It is explained as ‘This unit may attack active and exhausted units the turn it comes into play’. So that’s really cool, basically giving it Quickness as well as Target Attack all in one for one turn! There should be some pretty cool decks that slot these types of cards in going forward.

The big thing is the inclusion of new towers! These were spoiled by TCGPlayer, and add an interesting dynamic, as you can see below:



So you can basically only run one of these towers at a time, and they add some very cool and interesting dynamics to the game! In addition to now being a true mystery as to what towers you might face up against next. The power levels of some of the towers, mainly the dark tower are a little concerning. But we’ll wait for this and the next booster box to come out to find out if there is a reason for this bigger spike.


CHAMPIONSHIPS:



So here will be some different bits of information that are related to Championship events. The first bigger news is there is a championship in Florida! You can see from the image above it takes place in December on the 13th to the 15th. The big takeaway from it is from the images for prizing, which includes a new card called ‘Daylon’, in addition to a really cool mat. 
 
There is also a mysterious Promo Pack that is available to get. The details of this are unknown, though it is teased to maybe be revealed at a later date.

The other news is for anyone traveling to the Championship in Richmond, just so everyone knows the new expansion ‘Genesis’ comes out the same day as the tournament, and will be completely legal! So make sure you are testing and planning for that before the event.


PROMOS:



We got a look at several other promos as well in addition to the new Daylon just shown above. Two of them are going to be promos during the October LGS tournament structure.

In addition to Yuki finally being available to normal people there will also be 2 new full art Promos called Shrieker and Song of the Skys! You can check them out below:


So those are some crazy strong abilities potentially, even introducing the first natively zero cost card! What the power level of that could be we’ll have to wait and see. But these are available in the tournament kits already out for this month, so be sure to attend your local LGS to get some!

Another promo that will be available is in Richmond for the Championship. This is Silvermist Phoenix, of which you can read the ability below. Seems like a solid card, and it is neutral in color which I think makes it much more fun to get as a player since it can be slotted in any deck technically. 


Also revealed was the Pre-Release promo! It is Ketsu, a new Augment Gear. It allows continues recycling of itself to buff units, in addition to only being a 1 cost card.




JUDGE PROGRAM:



So Jim (Owner of Argent Saga) made a post with some information for anyone looking to be a Judge, for LGS’s, and just players in general. The full post you can read above, but I’ll give a summary quick here.

-They are working on a Judge Rank program
-Texting matches at Championships, as well as Team Tracking at events
-Sanctioned tournaments need at least 4 players, and need to be logged in ERRES

And some other quick notes on there as well you should read. Main thing is for yourself and your LGS to familiarize yourselves with ERRES and be sure to use it as needed.


ERGON SUSPENDED:



So after the most recent Championship, Ergon has been suspended. Ergon was one of, if not the most popular champion for people to use in most events. At the most recent championship it not only was the largest percentage in attendance, but also the biggest showing in top 8. In addition to this, he was pointed to as one of the reasons games stalled out and went slow (or at least the reason for consistency on that front).

In response to all this, the company suspended him right after the event. This is not an outright ban, as he will become playable again after Set 2 releases (so don’t panic if you like him). It is great that the suspension hammer dropped so quickly, though it is a little bit of a bummer that a card got so out of control already in the game. 

I still think this is in relation to the fact that just not enough cards are out yet. If the problem persists after he returns in set 2, then there might start to be more widespread concern about power levels in my opinion. But we shall wait and see.


TOKENS:



It was also announced that we will be getting tokens at some point! These it is assumed would be in the set, as was the case with the last booster box. This time around they are doing something unique.

A poll was held in the Argent Saga Facebook group on if people wanted the tokens to be just copy/pasted art from the related card, slightly altered coloring of that card, or a vector style art of the card. The winner was Vector, as you can see above. This is a cool idea for tokens (while obviously saving them money on not getting new art) and should make a cool addition to your deck. I personally love official tokens so I’m glad they are going this route so quickly.

 
REVELATIONS PRE-RELEASE:



So November 8-10th will be Pre-Release for Argent Saga: Revelations! This has been referred to as ‘Sneak Peek’ in some posts as well, but is a pre-release. 

As you can see above, it includes the previously mentioned promo, 3 booster packs, and an intro deck. The question mark makes me assume the intro deck is random, and is part of the 5 intro decks we have already received. So be sure to talk to your LGS and make sure they are getting the kit in so you can participate as well.


PAX NERFED:



It was announced almost a month ago that Argent Saga would be at PAX Unplugged, on December 6-8th. They were working on details so nothing else was given at the time.

Unfortunately, it was recently updated that PAX Unplugged had nerfed their space. As such  Argent Saga will no longer be present at the event. This isn’t the best of news, but at least nothing concrete was promised. It is unclear if there were previous plans that PAX backed out of, or if Argent Saga just couldn’t secure what they needed during negotiations. Either way just keep that in mind if you were planning on attending the event.


INFORMATION DUMP:



Jim also recently did a post going over some other random bits of information. This is where the news about PAX was revealed, but I figured I’d just put the full post below since not a whole lot of details is given for most the points, however they are still good to be aware of. 

-October Luna Metal cards for Regionals Top 8 will not arrive till middle of October, we will ship them out to the players from our headquarters as soon as we get them and throw in a promo pack for the wait.
-Dallas in January and Vegas in February will be announced soon, waiting on final contract
-Today is October 1st, so our first month of LGS support. We audit each order and make sure LGSes are using and documenting their tournaments in ERRES. We usually ship 5 days a week and they can reorder more kits as needed, we hope to see more stores building communities.
  • -Working on Argent Cups for those stores building a community and applying for regionals we are working on a common middle ground on how to award these starting 2020 to LGSes. We are currently in the planning for these. I like to make these where players grind Cups for Argent Cup points for items like byes, promos at the Championships. Will be looking for ideas from the community.
  • -Kickstarter, Car and National Championship is tentatively scheduled for summer 2020.
  • -Game Master program has started. We are interviewing around 3 to 5 GM’s a week.
  • -A lot of TO’s and GM’s are asking for support for conventions and we are actively working with them on these as well.


That’s all the news for this last couple weeks. Let us know if we missed anything!



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FOW NEWS


If you’d prefer a video version of the news, click below:


VIDEO NEWS

We were on a hiatus so we got a whole lot to catch up on!


VITE RAMEN CIRCUIT SERIES:



As we had reported awhile back, Vite Ramen had announced they were going to start their own Circuit Series! This would be their own version of what ARG used to do, all leading to their own Nationals event. 

Well the kits are officially available to order! You can get them HERE. Be sure to share that link around, as it is the only way to access the kit on their website. 

A kit comes with a Judge playmat, a Champion playmat, 7 playmats for the remainder of top 8, and 8 Vite Circuit Nationals Invites. You can see the exclusive playmat design above! 

So be sure to talk to your LGS about this. If they order a kit, and report it officially there is even a guarantee attached. If they report that they didn’t at least make their money back, Vite Ramen will refund the difference! This is really awesome of them, and I highly recommend you support if you can through this tournament kit, and even their Ramen (which is really good by the way, no sponsor just like it). 


FOW FESTIVAL:



As we’ve been covering, Ruler School has teamed with different people to put on the Force of Will Festival this very weekend! Now there were a couple quick updates on it, though they are probably not too relevant since the event is so close now.

First is the location has changed. It was originally at a school, then recently it switched to a local game store instead. This switch now changed the cap of players that can attend to 58. If you plan on attending, it is highly recommended you pre-register. You can show up and pay on site if you wish, however there will be an extra $5 charge, and it cannot be guaranteed that you can enter if the seats are full.

Like I said, that is this weekend so be sure to tune into Ruler School’s Youtube channel for a livestream commentary! And if you are attending enjoy all the prizing and such that will be there as well. Should be exciting!


REGALIA RETURN:



We got a look at the next cluster’s first set! This next set, Alice Origin, in addition to having reprints (which will most likely include Regalia) also has brand new Regalia! Though in a much different form.

You can see above what it looks like, this was shown in a couple different languages. It translates as follows:

(MYTHIC)
Regalia
Your J-Ruler gains (DRAIN)
Rest. Produce 2 will in any combinations of Fire/Light. Spend those will only to play Strangers or activate abilities of 12 Protector Gods or God’s Arts.

At least that’s the rough translation that I was able to get. If you have a correction let us know and we’ll fix it. But Regalia is back, and in a very interesting way. You can hear our full thoughts on the most recent Podcast where we discuss where this could go, as well as power levels etc.

The addition on the card of saying you can only play ‘Strangers’ is an interesting one. Once again we discuss this on the podcast but it could refer to a new version of the Runes in this new cluster, or a way to play the Memorial cards in a legal fashion. 


STARTER DECKS:



The starter decks for the next cluster have been revealed as well! You can see them in the images above. We had reported on these starters in past news segments, but now we have the official product images.

The biggest thing to note is the packaging very clearly is showing 2 different colors on each box. It’s obvious the starters will be dual color going by this, but to what extent? Your guess is as good as ours, but it’s very likely that they could be introducing a new form of dual stones, maybe in the vain of the Lapis Cluster stones. That could lead to some cool and exciting decks and really shift the game going into the next cluster. We’ll have to wait and see though.


ERRATAS:



The official Erratas are now live on the FOW website! You can check it out HERE. They are what we previously reported on, which is clarifying that Dark Alice can’t banish a J-ruler, and that Utgarda still destroys a J/Resonator with its discard effect. It’s nice that these are official now, though I’m not sure I agree with what happened with Utgarda. Funny side note, originally the errata was mistyped and by reading, errata-ed the enter text, not the discard text. 

Hopefully we get a CR update soon as well, since that is supposed to come in October and we haven’t heard anything further.


REPRINT WHERE:



Speaking of not hearing anything, there was a post awhile back we reported on that a reprint of this recent set was coming to help everyone get product who didn’t. While this wasn’t confirmed officially, we reported on it since it seemed like it was from a reliable source. However, it was brought to my attention we still haven’t heard anything about this. If this reprint was in fact happening, at minimum distributors or people in the know should be aware of it.

I’m not saying the reprint isn’t happening, but if it is they are waiting quite awhile to do it or at least update us or the distributors what is going on. Hopefully we hear an update on this soon.


WANDERER BAN LIST:



The Unofficial (but somewhat official) Wanderer ban list has recently been updated. If you’d like to read the full post made by the Wanderer committee going into detail, you can check that out HERE

Nothing has been added to the list, however, two things have been taken off! These are ‘Tell a Fairy Tale’ and ‘Lumia’! They are now unofficially (officially) unbanned for Wanderer games and tournaments. Obviously with the new Enter effects in the CR this will lead to lots of interesting shenanigans and combos so it will be interesting to see what people make with this now.


GODZILLA ENTERS:



Godzilla Chrono Clash has been released! It actually released a bit over a week ago, but we’ve been away. We’ve been covering the release of this game in the news for a while now, so it’s cool that it is in the open. However, with its release came a couple issues. 

First of which is the distribution of the product itself. I saw a decent amount of posts from people having trouble finding the product at their local game stores. I myself had this problem as well (hence the late release of our Box Opening on our channel). Our local game store only ordered to pre-orders, and their distributor didn’t have anymore to order. This was the case with another LGS I checked as well, and my local Target that carries Naruto did not have Godzilla. Online prices on Amazon for this had gone up for a short period, peaking at $70 per box! It has now gone down to $55 plus $7 in shipping. I am not sure why this was, if it was a problem of not printing enough product for demand, or under printing due to not enough demand. But it seems to be settling down now.

The second problem that came up was in the gameplay itself. The game introduced a couple new mechanics, the most noteable of which is ‘Sneak Attack’ that the majority of the community seems to agree is too strong in its current state. I myself have not had a chance to test this out, since I only just now received product. But it looks like the company may be addressing some of these problems in the near future with possible rule changes, so we will keep you guys up to date going forward.

As far as the game on our channel, now that we have product look forward to gameplay in the near future! We are also working on a series that is going to dive in to the Lore of Godzilla based on each individual card for anyone not familiar (or fans wanting to refresh themselves). That’s a big project we are excited about and should be starting to release in the next week or two.


INDEPENDENT CARD GAMES:



If you missed it, this past week we did a couple cool videos based on indy or up and coming card games. One was a box opening/gameplay of a fun game called Gem Blenders. We will probably have another video for them in the future so be sure to check that out!

Another we did was for Manacrest, an upcoming physical/digital card game that looks really interesting. This video was an interview with one of the creators and I highly recommend checking that out as well. 

We hope to keep up to date once in a while with those 2 games, as well as showcasing other indy games that we are interested in so stay tuned!




That’s all for this week, thanks for catching up with us and see you next week!



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Here is the full results for the first ever Argent Saga Championship!

For complete write ups from/during the tournament, check out the official Argent Saga website with their written articles HERE


Champion/Spirit Breakdown:
60 Ergon – (41 Kyte, 15 Fizzy)
53 Hoenna (34 Sola, 12 Fizzy)
29 Dragonholt (9 Sola, 7 Kyte)
23 Liam (12 Kyte, 8 Fizzy)
19 Jemial (12 Kyte)
14 Eitan (10 Kyte)
4 Gillian
4 Ariana
1 Auron

Top 16:

Noriyuki Ayokawa
1st Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
1 Acid Monger
3 Golem of Devourment
2 Golem of Jealousy
3 Golem of Avarice
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Golem of Allurement
2 Gloom Oligarch
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer
1 Silver Watchwoman
2 Iakuma Juggernaut
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress
3 Great Stormfish
3 Omega Magic: Yami
2 Omega Magic: Mizu
2 Dusk Strike
3 Delayed Poison
2 Strike of the Golems
1 Philosopher’s Stone

6 Argent Shard
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
3 Cryptic Crystal

Side:
1 Dusk Strike
2 Brain Wipe Beam
2 Soul Transfer
1 Debilitating Miasma
1 Hidden Laboratory
1 Acid Monger
1 Golem of Jealousy
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Golem of Indolence
1 Zephyr Crystal
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 Crystal Dimension Dragon
1 Transfiguration Master
Vinnie Silverman
2nd Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
1 Catastrophe Demon
3 Golem of Allurement
1 Golem of Jealousy
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Golem of Avarice
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Delayed Poison
1 Philosopher’s Stone
2 Gloom Oligarch
1 Acid Monger
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Golem of Vengeance
2 Strike of the Golems
2 Dusk Strike
2 Iakuma Juggernaut
2 Great Stormfish
2 Omega Magic: Mizu
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress
1 Iakuma Wave Bender

6 Argent Shard
3 Cryptic Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Sola, the Light Spirit
1 Acid Monger
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Golem of Indolence
2 Soul Transfer
2 Hidden Laboratory
2 Azure Guardian
2 Debilitating Miasma
2 Brain Wipe Beam
1 Golem of Jealousy
 
Phillip Pena
3rd Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
2 Gloom Oligarch
3 Golem of Allurement
1 Golem of Jealousy
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Golem of Avarice
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 Philosopher’s Stone
3 Delayed Poison
3 Omega Magic Yami
2 Dusk Strike
2 Strike of the Golem
1 Mei-Yu Grand Sorceress
2 Iakume Juggernaut
1 Iakume Wave Bender
2 Great Stormfish
2 Omega Magic Miseu
1 Professor Rudy, Magic Engineer
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Acid Monger
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Catastrophe Demon

6 Argent Shard
3 Cryptic Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
2 Brain Wipe Beam
1 Golem of Jealousy
2 Debilitating Miasma
2 Hidden Laboratory
1 Acid Monger
2 Soul Transfer
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Golem of Indolence
2 Azure Guardian
1 Sola, the Light Spirit
Nick Blandin
4th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Kyte the Air Spirit
3 Argent Egg
3 Delayed Poison
1 Novice Protector
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Omega Magic: Yami
2 Golem of Avarice
2 Golem of Allurement
1 Brain Wipe Beam
3 Hellish Guardhound
1 Gloom Oligarch
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
3 Debilitating Miasma
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Twilight Knight
3 Poisonous Strike
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
1 Lightning Shot
1 Skytree Hawk
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Golem of Allurement
1 Philosopher’s Stone
3 Failed Golem #1
3 Raging Shardbeast
1 Skytree Hawk
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Silver Watchwoman
2 Sandsea Traveler
1 Acid Monger
Jonathan Ball
5th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Kyte, the Air Spirit
1 Novice Protector
3 Debilitating Miasma
3 Golem of Devourment
2 Golem of Avarice
3 Argent Egg
1 Twilight Knight
1 Gloom Oligarch
2 Golem of Allurement
3 Hellish Guardhound
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
2 Lightning Shot
3 Poisonous Strike
3 Delayed Poison
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Dusk Strike
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Philosopher’s Stone
1 Professor Rudy
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Disintegration Shot
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Acid Monger
3 Skytree Hawk
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
1 Golem of Avarice
1 Golem of Vengeance
3 Failed Golem #1
Matthew Robinson
6th Place
Jemial, Cryptic Caster // Kyte, the Air Spirit
1 Leviathan, the Ancient Serpent
1 Stormcaster of Azure Tower
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress
2 Iakuma Juggernaut
3 Iakuma Wave Bender
3 Azure Guardian
3 Azure Seer
3 Mr. Kins, Cryptic Familiar
2 Celestial Magic: Chronostasis
3 Shards of Winter
3 Phantasmal Guards
3 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
3 Garga, Keeper of Gales
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
2 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Twilight Knight
3 Silver Watchwoman
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Stormcaster of Azure Tower
2 Great Stormfish
3 Stormfish
1 Celestial Magic: Chronostasis
3 Cryptic Deflection
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
2 Lightning Shot
1 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Ariana’s Amulet
Collin Kaiser
7th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
3 Argent Egg
3 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
3 Delayed Poison
1 Ariana’s Amulet
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Twilight Knight
3 Golem of Devourment
1 Acid Monger
3 Omega Magic: Yami
1 Dusk Strike
3 Hellish Guardhound
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Brain Wipe Beam
3 Poisonous Strike
1 Debilitating Miasma
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Catastrophe Demon
3 Celestial Magic: Chronostasis
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress
1 Leviathan, the Ancient Serpent

6 Argent Shard
3 Cryptic Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Turin, the Primal Turtle
1 Iakuma Juggernaut
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Brain Wipe Beam
1 Soul Transfer
1 Cry of Madness
1 Debilitating Miasma
1 Golem of Avarice
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Golem of Allurement
1 Philosopher’s Stone
3 Failed Golem #1
Jordan Gaubert
8th Place
Hoenna, Immoral Conjurer // Sola, the Light Spirit
3 Raging Shardbeast
3 Delayed Poison
3 Failed Golem #1
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Hidden Laboratory
2 Golem of Allurement
3 Yuki, the Lightning Flash
3 Golem of Devourment
2 Dusk Strike
2 Finishing Ray
2 Silver Watchwoman
3 Omega Magic: Hikari
1 Philosopher’s Stone
1 Strike of the Golems
1 Debilitating Miasma
1 Twilight Knight
2 Golem of Jealousy
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 Golem of Avarice

6 Argent Shard
3 Hallowed Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
2 Holy Slash
1 Dusk Strike
3 Hellish Guardhound
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Golem of Allurement
1 Debilitating Miasma
3 Argent Egg
3 Acid Monger
Ryan Valentino
9th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Kyte, the Air Spirit
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
1 Skytree Hawk
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Lightning Shot
1 Twilight Knight
3 Argent Egg
3 Debilitating Miasma
1 Gloom Oligarch
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
2 Golem of Avarice
2 Golem of Allurement
3 Poisonous Strike
3 Delayed Poison
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Omega Magic: Yami
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Dusk Strike
1 Novice Protector

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
3 Raging Shardbeast
2 Skytree Hawk
2 Sandseas Traveler
2 Failed Golem #1
1 Golem of Allurement
1 Transfiguration Master
1 Philosopher’s Stone
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
Michael Hood
10th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
1 Acid Monger
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
2 Gloom Oligarch
3 Hellish Guardhound
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Golem of Avarice
3 Golem of Devourment
1 Dusk Strike
2 Cruel Accord
3 Brain Wipe Beam
2 Debilitating Miasma
3 Delayed Poison
3 Poisonous Strike
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
2 Cryptic Secret
2 Phantasmal Guards
1 Mei-Yu, Grand Sorceress

5 Argent Shard
3 Cryptic Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
1 Zephyr Crystal

Side Deck:
2 Zephyr Crystal
1 Argent Shard
1 Kyte, the Air Spirit
2 Skyship Engineer
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
2 Lightning Shot
2 Dusk Strike
Derrick Mugwaneza
11th Place
Liam, Traitor of Knights // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
3 Raging Shardbeast
3 Corum Squire
3 Azure Seer
2 Amateur Witch
1 Iskandar, the Mythical King
3 Omega Magic: Hikari
3 Shining Shardagger
3 Corum War Room
3 Vi’s Blessing
3 Shardsword Nova
3 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
3 Kalibur, the Sacred Shardsword
2 Longinus, Mythical Shardlance
2 Standard Shardsword
1 Standard Shardshield
1 Blessed Shardcloak
1 Supply Deal

6 Argent Shard
3 Cryptic Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
3 Corum Phalanx
1 Standard Shardshield
2 Force Blast
1 Longinus, Mythical Shardlance
3 Yuki, the Lightning Flash
2 Acid Monger
3 Argent Archer
Jake Moore
12th Place
Hoenna, Immoral Conjurer // Sola, the Light Spirit
3 Failed Golem #1
3 Golem of Devourment
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Golem of Vengeance
1 Golem of Indolence
1 Golem of Jealousy
2 Golem of Avarice
3 Dusk Strike
2 Delayed Poison
1 Philosopher’s Stone
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Hidden Laboratory
1 Brain Wipe Beam
3 Yuki, the Lightning Flash
3 Omega Magic: Hikari
2 Holy Slash
3 Raging Shardbeast
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Professor Rudy, Magical Engineer

6 Argent Shard
3 Hallowed Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
2 Transfiguration Master
1 Ariana’s Amulet
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Finishing Ray
2 Golem of Indolence
1 Golem of Avarice
2 Hellish Guardhound
1 Brain Wipe Beam
1 Delayed Poison
3 Acid Monger
Erik Goodwin
14th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Kyte, the Air Spirit
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
2 Lightning Shot
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
2 Novice Protector
3 Argent Shard
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Twilight Knight
3 Debilitating Miasma
3 Poisonous Strike
3 Delayed Poison
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Omega Magic: Yami
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Golem of Avarice
2 Gloom Oligarch

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Novice Protector
1 Acid Monger
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Greathawk of Cloudsea
3 Skytree Hawk
1 Golem of Vengeance
1 Soul Transfer
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Philosopher’s Stone
1 Golem of Avarice
3 Failed Golem #1
John Tatta
15th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Kyte, the Air Spirit
3 Argent Egg
3 Delayed Poison
3 Omega Magic: Yami
1 Dusk Strike
3 Poisonous Strike
2 Debilitating Miasma
1 Brain Wipe Beam
1 Twilight Knight
2 Silver Watchwoman
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Gloom Oligarch
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Golem of Avarice
3 Hellish Guardhound
3 Golem of Devourment
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Monarch’s Sky Dagger
1 Sylphia, Spirit of Air
1 Lightning Shot
3 Omega Magic: Kaze
2 Greathawk of Cloudsea

6 Argent Shard
3 Zephyr Crystal
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby

Side Deck:
1 Luna, the Dark Spirit
3 Failed Golem #1
1 Golem of Jealousy
1 Golem of Avarice
1 Golem of Allurement
2 Raging Shardbeast
1 Skyship Engineer
1 Sandsea Traveler
2 Skytree Hawk
1 Garga, Keeper of Gales
1 Acid Monger
Joseph Gray
16th Place
Ergon, the Tragic Gargoyle // Fizzy, the Water Spirit
3 Argent Egg
1 Acid Monger
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Twilight Knight
3 Golem of Devourment
3 Hellish Guardhound
2 Golem of Allurement
2 Golem of Avarice
1 Gloom Oligarch
1 Nobe, the Shadow Guardian
1 Catastrophe Demon
1 Golem of Vengeance
3 Omega Magic: Yami
3 Delayed Poison
2 Debilitating Miasmu
1 Dusk Strike
1 Soul Transfer
1 Poisonous Strike
1 Cry of Madness
1 Mei-Yu, the Grand Sorceress
1 Stormcaster of Azure Tower
2 Omega Magic: Mizu
2 Ancient Serpent’s Breath
1 Tidal Rush
1 Celestial Magic: Chronostasis

6 Argent Shard
1 Corona, the Spirit Ruby
3 Cryptic Crystal

Side Deck:
1 Silver Watchwoman
1 Transmutation Master
2 Acid Monger
2 Azure Guardian
3 Brain Wipe Beam
2 Soul Transfer
1 Golem of Avarice
3 Failed Golem #1
1 Philosopher’s Stone
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FOW NEWS


If you’d prefer a video version of the news, click below:


VIDEO NEWS

A lot of interesting things came to light this week so let’s get into it!


ERRATAS AND CR DETAILS:



So last week we talked about how we heard that the company was possibly doing a CR update in the next month. Those same sources posted details of what the CR will actually accomplish, as well as a possible errata the company will do as well.

You can see the full details in the images below, but it includes changes in the CR with how loss of life works (which affects Lucifer), clarification on the Alice resonator, and an errata to Utgarda Loki to make it’s ‘inheritance’ ability stronger. To hear some of our specific thoughts on these be sure to check out this past week’s podcast!




NEW BOX DESIGN:



So we already got the announcement of next cluster’s Alice Origin name and details. Now we have the booster box design! You can see it above, but it is similar to what we’ve seen before. The 2 big changes are the blue booster packs, and the slimmer box design.

The slim design is obviously to accommodate the smaller sets now. Not too much to examine, but cool to see! Thanks to Chris Hartl over at Chris Weekly FOW Update for these images. Follow his Facebook page HERE


FOW GRAND FESTIVAL PRIZE:



We got a prizing update for the upcoming FOW Festival put on by Ruler School! You can see above we now have Halloween themed energize coins! These are super awesome, and look super cute as well. There is now over $7,000 worth of prizing on top of cash prizing at the tournament.

So if you are planning on going, be sure to register! These coins are limited to the first 90 players with different levels of choosing the coin based on entry. You can register HERE. We at TCGScrubs are still figuring out if we will go, so we will keep you guys updated!


REPRINT INCOMING:



So one of the big issues with the most recent set was a large amount of seemingly shorted or cancelled orders. If you want details we have several videos/articles going into details about the situation. That being said, it looks like a reprint is incoming of the set! 

This is very surprising, as the company is usually very adverse to reprinting sets. This could possibly mean one of the theories myself and Rudy has was correct, in that some of the shipment was damaged/lost resulting in the shortage of orders. In any case, it’s very heartening to see reprints announced and coming so soon. I’m hoping they don’t do what they’ve done before with second print runs, where they go to a much cheaper and lower quality printer to get the orders done cheap and quick. The quality of the print in this set is one of its biggest strengths.
Once again, thanks to Chris Hartl for these images alerting us to this news.


MEMORIAL CARDS:



So we possibly got an update on what Memorial cards are. If you are unaware, Memorial cards were listed in the sales sheet for the next cluster. Nobody knows what this is, and it takes up more than half of all the cards in the set. Well, it looks like we may have gotten some unfortunate news in that regard.

It looks like our early theories were correct, and memorial cards will be a form of reprint. Not just a regular reprint like last set either, these will be reprints from things like Alice cluster, and WILL NOT be legal in New Frontiers. It also looks like they will be old Promo cards updated with new borders and such. They will be playable in draft and sealed (possibly). 

Now this is not only a bit annoying, but potentially really bad for players not in the know. It is annoying because these take up the majority of the set. So one of two things will happen. Either opening packs will be boring because you are pulling nothing but these reprinted old cards that you can’t play, or you will be barely pulling any of these reprinted cards to make it worthwhile (the purpose of a reprint is to get access to old cards, making these hard to pull defeats that purpose). With the current count of these, there is almost no way to win in this situation.

Add to that they are not legal in NF. This is not something easy to communicate to new players or players who aren’t active online with the game. Passive players make up the majority of any game, and this will just muddy the waters greatly. I’m really not sure how this can turn out to be a net positive for the next set, especially since there will now be 80 reprinted cards and only 67 actually new and legal cards. Hopefully more details come out regarding this soon, though it’s safe to say we won’t know until the set actually comes out again.


BUY 2 BOX PROMO:



One interesting thing that was noted from the new set’s sales sheet, was the lack of a buy-2-box promo! This is very encouraging, as loose promos are just asking to be messed with at the distributor level. 

Now this could be done for a couple reasons. The first is that they listed to community feedback and decided to right the course. This one is a little hard to believe, but it is entirely possible (maybe they’ll address that in that Q and A that happened over 2 months ago).

The second, and most likely reason in my opinion, is due to the smaller booster box sizes. Before, they wanted to incentivize people to spend an extra $100 to get 64 packs total for that promo. Now, people are more than likely going to spend $100 to get 2 booster boxes no matter what due to their size and price. The incentive is no longer needed. Therefore, why spend the money on the promo when people will be buying 2 boxes by default from now on? This makes total sense and works out for everyone in the end, so I’m glad they did it. 


GP HONG KONG:



Hong Kong’s GP is this weekend! With that comes some really cool prizing we will share here. Above is the participation playmat you can get. Nice artwork that is being used and such. Below is the also what looks to be the Champion playmat? Which may be unique to this event and single champion.



It was also announced that there will be a Genesis side event here, which should prove very interesting.


GODZILLA GETTING TOHO STUFF:



So as many of you know, Chrono Clash is coming out with a Godzilla set which is shaping up to be awesome. We are in the middle of spoilers, and with that got some interesting surprises. 

It looks as if the Godzilla set will be using multiple movie properties from TOHO! TOHO is the studio behind Godzilla, and have done quite a few monster/creature films that exist outside of Godzilla lore. 2 cards that were spoiled are these movies that exist outside of Godzilla, one having mushroom people, and another with a character from War of the Gargantuas. If you don’t know what any of that is, don’t worry! We will explain it all at a later date.

Now these technically could be considered Godzilla canon in a sense. The recent Godzilla Anime trilogy on Netflix had a prequel novel in Japan, in that the earth was assaulted by various monsters that included many of the ones in these side TOHO movies. So the creatures in these movies in a round about way could be considered part of the Godzilla universe. In any case it’s awesome to see these more obscure movies/creatures being brought to light!




That’s all for this week, see everyone in a couple weeks! (I’m taking a week off)



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Argent News


If you’d prefer a video version of the news, click below:

So we got some exciting announcements this week so let’s get into it!


PROMOS REVEALED:



The above promos have been revealed! These came to us via the promotional materials sent to local game stores. On it it advertised these for upcoming events. The one at the front is significant because it is the first naturally  0 cost card! Whether that is good or bad will be for you to decide.

The second card in the back seems to say ‘Arrive – Send the top three cards of your deck into the discard zone’. Or at least that is the most likely scenario. This obviously is meant to work really well with Ergon. 

These seem pretty interesting! Both seem very playable and potentially high power levels as well, so look forward to that. 


EXPANSION PREVIEWED:



In a livestream video, Argent Saga previewed a box opening of the upcoming set, Genesis. They opened several boxes showing off the packaging, cards and how they look, including the foils they opened above! If you want to watch the video in its entirety, check it out HERE

One good thing from the video is it looks like this set for sure uses the foiling method from the 2.0 run of Betrayal, meaning cards will be legible, which is always nice.


ARGENT BRANDED SLEEVES:



In that same video mentioned above, we were given the first look at some Argent Saga branded sleeves! Now, these are in beta currently and I’m not sure if a release date was mentioned, but they can’t be too far off now.

There were 3 versions shown above. The stones and card back are sort of the expected generic sleeves, which is still cool to have. The shard sleeves in particular will be nice to have and use exclusively on the Shard deck. The art sleeves I’ll be looking forward to though like the one shown above. I’d pay top dollar if they are ever able to do that in Art Matte form as well.


RE-RELEASE STARTED:



In case you missed it, re-release events have started! This is another release event for Betrayal, for anyone who might have missed them the first time around. There were already events last weekend, with more this upcoming and future weekends. 

Be sure to check in with your locals store to find out when yours is. It is probably too late to order a box if your store didn’t get one, so be sure to ask your store to stay on top of it in the future! This one came with some cool promos and prizing shown above.


GAME MASTER:



So details regarding Game Masters was given by Argent Saga. If you don’t know, this is the program where you can sign up to basically help promote the game at stores that they go to.
It’s a very interesting idea for a program, and sounds like it has benefits outside of just promoting the game. The full details were given below:

I am not sure we have posted much about the Game Master program we are creating. You have to be a judge, so I know it has been posted in the official judge group.

We were able to launch Argent Saga so successfully since many of you decided to take some locally printed demo decks and fan out across parts of the United States demoing Argent Saga and with the success we have put into action a program very similar which we will call Game Master.

Here are a few details and requirements of the Game Master program.

⁂ Be a judge in good current standing.
⁂ Focus is on areas with out current Argent Saga OP
⁂ Have store sign up for LGS
⁂ Start with Demo Days/Nights
⁂ Start a weekly tournament. The Game Master can TO or partner with the store. Build a community.

Game Masters will apply and be interviewed and full support and compensation from Argent Saga. Maybe the store gets motivated and takes over, maybe the store lets the Game Master show up and run weekly tournaments we are looking for GM’s who are business minded and can change the mind of store owners who might be unwilling to take a risk or our complacent.

There are many more details, but I promised my team I keep it as short as I can here in the public official group, think about becoming a Judge Game Master.

For more information on becoming a Game Master contact judge@argentsaga.com


So as mentioned above, people who participate will get full support and compensation from Argent Saga. They want to make sure you are a Judge and are promoting it in an area that does not already have OP. Plus various other details. I highly recommend reading above is you want to participate or contacting the above email as well! 

You can actually officially apply to be a Game Master by going to the link HERE

SIDE EVENTS:



Side events were announced for Indianapolis! You can read them all above, where it has everything from the normal 8 man pods, to battling a champion.

If you plan on attending, don’t forget to register at the official page HERE! It ends Friday at 9 PM CST




That’s all the news for this week, see you next time!



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FOW NEWS


If you prefer a video version of the new, click below:

We have 2 weeks worth of news to get to, and a lot happened so let’s get going!


SET RELEASED:



So let’s just start with the big one. The set officially came out and had a pre-release before that! Now a lot of interesting things have come from that so we’ll make this one big section about the set’s pre-release and release. 

Pre-release:

So there were a lot of questions going into pre-release from the community. How do we treat Runes? What quantity are the card’s pull rates? Is drafting possible if too many Runes are pulled? etc. Unfortunately with no answers from the company, and still as of yet no word on if we’ll hear back from that ‘Q and A’ that was run months ago, the community was left to fend for themselves. This lead to probably the biggest mixed bag of a pre-release in the game’s history. 

There were some people who were able to make the most of it with house rules, but based on posts and comments online it looks like even with house rules (such as making all runes rune/chants etc) it still left a lackluster pre-release. The low pull rates of most the new cards made creative deck building harder as well, and a little less exciting for opening packs.

Release:

The actual release of the set was pretty interesting. So during pre-release, everybody got their pre-release kits without any problem. There are even some you can still get places because of the proper arrangement of quantities. However the main set release is quite different. You can check out our video on the channel where we go into some details, but the amount of product that ended up at stores was significantly lower than expected in some cases.

It is almost impossible to figure out the root cause of this, but we got several reports of stores not getting their full allotments, which translated to many players not getting their full allotments. In the US, the main distributor that can be linked to this is GTS Distribution. Not sure the exact distributors, but this problem occured in Germany and New Zealand possibly as well. Other countries had shortages, but they were shortages after pre-orders were met, where as the 3 listed before had pre-orders cut by as much as 80% some people alleged. 

Rudy of Alpha Investments made a video going over the shortages as well, saying that he thinks it could have been deliberate by the company to raise box value. When we asked him, he said his boxes that he had ordered from the company went from 120, to 60, to 30, then finally 12 at the end. He said FOW literally made the exact number of boxes that distributors pre-ordered and nothing more (usually FOW prints to order plus 10%). He personally thinks it was that combined with something happening to the product, either being lost or damaged.

Unfortunately the biggest takeaway here is if you want product guaranteed going forward, you need to pre-order. And not just regular pre-order, you need to do it by the distributor pre-order deadline. Because if FOW doesn’t print extra again, there will be no way to affordably get product. Currently as of writing the booster boxes are sitting at $150 minimum, with single prices extremely high across the board. Pre-order deadline for distributors of the next set possibly is September 11th so put those in! Happy Little Hug Factory already has pre-orders up for the next set so be sure to click the banner ad on this page to head over there.

Moving on to other notes on the release. Secret Rares are gone now. They are replaced by a second god pack. This set has 20 SR’s instead of the normal 10, so one god pack literally has 10 High Gods in it, and the other god pack has the remaining 10. The print quality of the set is really good though. We talk about it in our box opening, but the quality is some of the best FOW has done, with full texturing, really nice foiling, and not grimy feel.

Inside the booster box in the box with all the stones they included 2 sets of 2 tokens. 2 for the Moon additions, and 2 cat tokens. This is awesome they finally are doing tokens again, even in the smaller capacity.
The moon token is using art from Alice cluster, while the cat token is using art from a Casters related board game I think. Not a huge fan of the cat art. The Satan promo is in the box, however the Kaguya buy-2-box promo has been delayed for a significant amount of people. Hopefully they all make it in and don’t end up being hoarded by distributors again.



That’s most of the main ‘release’ points. Hopefully that covers everything!


ERRATAS:



So with the company walling itself off of communication with players, we are left to our own devices for some things. One of these is erratas. As of now there are at least 2 cards that are significantly different depending on the language. They are Lucifer and Utgarda Loki. Lucifer in English says you gain life if you lost it. In at least 1 other language it says instead you gain life if you lost or paid for it. This is quite a huge difference with big gamechanging possibilities. 

The second one is Utgarda Loki. In English it has all the abilities for being played from hand (discard, lose life) except the destroying of a J/Resonator. In some other languages it includes that destruction as well. This one specifically we will talk about because it is something some parts of the community have weighed in on. It seems (from what we can tell) certain groups in Australia have ‘ruled’ that Loki will be ‘errated’ to use all abilities including the destruction. Putting aside the fact that this potentially is extremely strong, this is very hard to figure out for the game. Now instead of just doing what cards say in your language until we hear otherwise, cards will be played drastically different based on the country you’re in, the locals you are at, or the event you are attending. 

So whenever you are going to an event, it is very important to ask what their ruling is on this, because it will greatly affect testing and deck building. One example is the upcoming FOW Festival Event being put on by Ruler School. They have officially confirmed they will be using the errated version of the card. So it’s good they are getting this information out early so everybody knows ahead of time. But this is going to be a literal case by case basis depending on locals etc, and new players will have a very hard time with this because there is no official ruling. A large chunk, if not technically a majority of players don’t use Facebook. And if they do they would only follow the official FOW page. So without an official ruling displayed on the website or Official FB page people just won’t know. And if you try explaining that it was a community ruling made by people who aren’t officially part of the company (or even judges, since the judge program no longer exists), people won’t believe you or will simply ignore the ruling. 

So as of right now for Utgarda Loki, chunks of players are adapting the errata, so it may be up to you and your locals on whether to do so as well. Just keep in mind to check before each event or interaction how to properly use it or possibly Lucifer if that gets brought up as well.


NEW CIRCUIT SERIES:



As we mentioned last time, Jeremy of Ruler School is running a big FOW event! This is an event being held October 12th in Michigan. For full details check it out HERE.
But there were a couple cool announcements regarding this event, and a whole slew of possible other events! Jeremy announced that Vite Ramen (You may remember them from sponsoring our very own Oscar to commentate a WGPQ earlier this year) will be creating a brand new FOW Circuit Series! There isn’t a whole lot of details yet, but it was promised that stores will be able to order kits eventually to participate in the circuit. We’ll hopefully get dates and more details soon.

With that announcement it was said the Festival will be the first event of the series! The winner will get an invite to the eventual Nationals Tournament they will be hosting (with more details on that coming later). It will also include an exclusive Vite Ramen Top 8 playmat! I’m really excited  to see what comes of this. The guys at Vite Ramen have been super cool when we worked with them, and they are really passionate about FOW and helping the community. So it’s great to see something like this. I am not sponsored, but I’d also highly recommend people try out their Ramen to show their support! It’s actually really good and healthy 😉


NEXT SET ANNOUNCED:



The next set, as well as details about it were released! Announced was Alice Origin 1 and Alice Origin 2. We can assume that is the name of the cluster. A minor note is that the booster packs for Alice Origin 1 are blue now!

Full details on the set were somewhat given out. Keep in mind that FOW ever since the new company took over is pretty terrible at sales sheets, so we’ll do our best to convey it correctly. First is the next set comes out in November! It is officially going from 36 pack booster boxes to 20 pack boxes, the first time FOW has ever changed box  size. The new price, which you can see on HLHF, is now at $48, which is roughly 11 cents more per pack. 

The pre release kit will have 60 packs, down from 72, meaning less people can play at a pre-release per kit. The order due date for this is for sure the 11th, with release on November 4th. 

There will be 2 starter decks released as well, one for Melgis, and one for Faria. As you can see they are trying to replicate Alice Cluster in some fashion. They will be releasing different starter decks with each booster box (no word on if they would ever reprint them, so be sure to pre-order once again!). These starters are on HLHF for $15 each. 



Full card ratios were released for the next set, which is it will have 147 cards, including 29 normal, 19 rare, 19 super rare, 80 memorial, and basic magic stones. Starters will have 61 cards, one ruler card, 2 special magic stones, a basic magic stone, and a random 5 cards, and an unnamed additional card. So there is a couple things to break down with that information. First, is the set size. This may be a product of bad sales sheets, but that number is abnormally large. Second, common/uncommon rarities are gone! They have been merged into the new ‘normal’ rarity. What this means, we are not sure, but it may change pack ratios. And hopefully it does, because SR’s are at 19! This would lead to the same problem we are having now of abnormally high priced/hard to get staple carrds. That many SR’s also means large power spikes potentially, unless the company doesn’t repeat this set and moves forward with a better plan for cards. Lastly is memorial cards.  We have no idea what this is, but my fear is this sounds very very close to sounding like a reprint. Hopefully it isn’t and it’s some sort of weird new rarity or something!

So that’s the new set. Like mentioned, be sure to pre-order quickly! Happy Little Hug Factory has over 200 boxes up for pre-order, but they tend to sell fast so get those and starters soon as you can.


CR UPDATE:



Now with a new set release, usually the week before pre-release we get an update to the CR. Seeing as we are a week out of the actual release, obviously we haven’t gotten one yet. Luckily there is hope we might! 

In a comment thread on Facebook, two people at least, including Stephanie Shaw said they had talked to people who are in the know, and a CR update should be coming between now and October. This is very good news at least! If true we could possibly get a CR update before the next Major FOW event. The CR has been very much needed, seeing as new abilities and interactions were introduced in this set. Things like how Alice, Zeus Incarnate might work in a couple ways is the perfect example. 

Whether this update might include possible erratas is yet to be seen, but it’s probably safe to say a ban list update is completely out of the question.


CESSPOOL:



So this is a weird one. A poster was received for this set, Decisive Battle for Valhalla. This is already weird because for this and the last couple sets they have been sending posters to stores etc to advertise the current set, rather than the next one. So this poster for DBV got in and as you can see above it has a very weird ad on it.

Now this is already weird, because it feels automatically like  the company doesn’t have faith in FOW enough to even give it a full poster. But on top of that Cesspool just looks like a weird game! 

In it you enter the city of immorality and do a crime management simulator with the them of narcotics manufacturing and smuggling. If that doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will. It is a game that has been in Japan since 2017 and it looks like Eye Spy may have bought it and is releasing to the US soon. So, look forward to that?


GODZILLA SPOILERS:



Moving onto Chrono Clash, spoilers have started for Godzilla! There was already an initial dump of spoilers, but now we are in a somewhat steady release of cards from the set. Best way to follow them is to join the Chrono Clash Facebook page, as they are released sporadically and looks like some are being released to content creators as well. 

We won’t be covering the spoiler release, as we are still familiarizing ourselves with the game. But expect a full breakdown once they all are revealed!


NARUTO EXPANSIONS:



Another set of Chrono Clash news is the announcement of new Naruto sets! This was a long running concern of the community, that there would never be (or at least there would be long gaps) another Naruto release in Chrono Clash. Luckily they are getting not 1, but 2 new expansion sets for the main games! No other details or spoilers, but the fact that support is continuing for the sets is very promising, and gives hope they might do the same for Godzilla as well.

With that announcement they also said they will have a new tournament kit to go with it, and will be doing reprints of the original set for people to get as well!

Expect Chrono Clash content from us soon. We were delayed due to circumstances, but have some really cool and unique plans that I think a lot of people will want to watch, even those that don’t play the game! So stay tuned!




That’s the big info dump of news for this week! See you all next time!



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If you prefer a video version of the news, click below:

Otherwise we have a lot of catch up to do this week and a ton of news!


QUICK REMINDERS:



Just a couple reminders I thought we should go over, especially for people newer to the game. 

Firstly, if you are wanting to connect with the community at large, get questions you have answered, etc be sure to join the Argent Saga Facebook group! It is located HERE

For any judge questions, such as questions on how cards/card interactions work or general gameplay inquiries, be sure to join the Argent Judge group and ask it there instead of the normal Facebook group. You can find that HERE

For selling and buying card singles, or any transaction really on Facebook be sure to check out the official group since it isn’t allowed in the above groups. Get to it HERE

And lastly, be sure to check into our website here for Top 8 lists/breakdowns of all major Argent Saga events, in addition to our weekly news here both in video and article form.


STREAMING OF ARGENT SAGA:



This Friday we here at TCGScrubs will be streaming a mini competition of Argent Saga at Shenanigans Esports and Gaming Venue! This is an Austin vs. San Antonio event that will serve as a preview of what we might see later on, as it is allowing people to proxy cards they need from the next set ‘Generations’ in addition to any promo cards they may need that are not readily available. 

This will also serve to help test the stream for when we will be driving out to broadcast the Regionals at the same store later this month! So be sure to follow both Shenanigan’s Youtube and Twitch, as well as ours to see that this Friday and later this month!


OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP:



A new Championship was announced! This one will be taking place in Ohio where Argent Saga is located at! This will be taking place November 2nd-3rd with $5,000 in cash prizes on the line. There will also be side events that Friday to win Prize Wall items and more! 

There is also the $100 VIP package which includes 10 promo stones, Buckeye promo, Ruka Promo, custom dice, and more! For full details check out the event page HERE


WAVE 2.0 FOILING:



So Wave 2.0 of Betrayal is out! If you missed it or your locals haven’t gotten it, here is a look above at what the foiling is now. As you can see, they are now legible! The foiling no longer goes over the text box or name of the card, making it much easier to see what it says.

The scratch foiling I personally am still not a fan of, because you straight up can’t see the art on the card (and since there are no normal versions of these cards, the art will never get its full due). But the other foiling looks superb now for sure. I haven’t seen any complaints as of yet on card quality or scratching etc that plagued the first set. We’ll let you know if that comes up, or any difference for the numbered full art cards since we haven’t seen anyone pull that from 2.0 yet as well.


GENESIS SPOILED:



In case you missed it, Generations, the mini expansion set for the game was fully spoiled! You can see these spoilers on their website HERE. We will have a video going over everything in detail later this week or next week hopefully. In the meantime check out the website, or our video where we exclusively spoiled a card from the set and went into detail of it.


NEW PROMOS:



We got several new promos! These were revealed via the Argent Saga website. I’m not sure if there has been a designation of what they are all tied to, but keep a lookout for events or locals that my get them in some fashion!

On the subject of promos a new promo was unlocked for Indianapolis! This was unlocked since 100 people registered for the event already! It is the GZ Promo, which a lot of people have been having trouble getting. This is pretty cool, and is automatically unlocked if you are getting the VIP package. So be sure to get that, which also comes with all the other promos and extras as well!




MORE REGIONAL EVENTS:



They also added a bunch of new Regionals! These are the smaller events held at various gamestores across the country. You can check out the official list HERE for every single one.

There is now 30 total events! Some, like in TX, have multiple events in similar locations over the next couple months, which is really cool for people like us that are near them. The website shows how many people they can hold, locations, contact information, and more!

Unfortunately, it does look like 2 events on the list are cancelled. One is at Kirwan’s Game Store who have been big advocates for Argent Saga. They cancelled because they didn’t like that their event was at the same time as the Argent Championship. While the timing could be a little unfortunate, it does seem weird to straight up cancel the event. There were already posts from several people saying they were planning on attending that event and cannot attend the Championship, so now they have nowhere to go.

Kirwan did something similar when they ran Force of Will. They were the official store for a WGPQ event, and ended up cancelling it even though the attendance was there and even people willing to upfront cash to increase prizing and guarantee no store loss. Whenever something happens they don’t like, they seem to cancel the event regardless of player input, which is unfortunate for everybody since as of right now they were the only NY store running a Regional event. 


POSSIBLE DRAFT:



So one thing that a lot of people have been asking for is the possibility of drafting. This is a very popular thing in card games as it brings excitement during things like releases, and a random different type of game that you can constantly do on a whim. 

From the get go it felt like the possibility of draft was not going to be realized, especially due to the logistics of making a game structured like Argent Saga into a draftable format. However it seems like the company might be getting close to it, especially after the burst in the game’s popularity. 

In a Facebook post, Jim (owner of AS) said that he had just come out of a meeting where they were discussing draft in future sets. Questions came up obviously for how things like Affinity would work, access to Champion/Spirits etc. We don’t know any details or when this integration may happen, but it’s great to hear it’s happening at some point! He re-iterated they are working on this during a livestream he did as well.

Slightly related to this was another announcement that could be used for drafting in the future. It is going to be used for Set 2: Revelations, and is a Sneak Peek event. This was described as a format that will possibly act as a pre-release (details aren’t all there). It would take place in November. 

He ran a poll asking what people would like to see in the event, and by far the clear winner is people wanting to just pay $20 and get 5 packs of the new set plus a promo. I like the sound of this and it could be a lot of fun depending on how it’s executed. Considering they are just now doing a poll for it, it’s probably too early to tell for sure what this could end up looking like.


REVELATIONS PRE-ORDER:



Speaking of Revelations, it is up for Pre-Order now! The link and announcement was posted on Facebook, showing that you can now pre-order it through a distributor. This means you most likely can pre-order at your locals or wherever relevant. 

It’s important to get pre-orders in, as it allows a minimum allocation of product, as well as guaranteeing you don’t miss out on the set if it proves to be popular. The release date is November 11th, with Pre-

Orders needing to be locked in by October 3rd! If you are curious on card distribution, numbers, etc check out the listing HERE


DALLAS EVENT COMING:



A new event is possibly announced! This one is near and dear to us since it’s closer. Jim posted on the Facebook group again announcing that he’d be visiting Dallas area in Texas and will be running an event! 

He ran a poll asking what day of the month people would prefer, and the biggest winner so far was January 3rd-5th. We don’t know what type of event or scale this could be, but over 100 people voted in the poll which is promising. Dallas events have tended to have pretty big crowds from the couple card games I’ve seen. I look forward to hopefully hearing more of this!




That’s all the news for this week (or past 2 weeks)! If I missed anything please let us know, especially if it’s important enough to cover next week. And with that we’ll see you next week!



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