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Flash Flyer - Sakura

Flash Flyer - Sakura

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Advanced Cards FAQ

04 March 2018 - 06:01 AM

This is a guide to this section in its entirety. It is NOT a design manual and exists to answer common non-rules based questions or things I did not explain clearly in the rulebook itself. 


What is Advanced Cards?
Like its name suggests, this is a section where you post cards that are properly designed and have the capacity to at least function in the current pool, while also being able to see their applications. As such, the designing and reply standards are higher than that of Casual Cards.
Before you post in here, look at the rulebook because that explains a lot of the stuff listed below in greater detail. 


Different sections?
When you come in here, you'll notice that there are four subforums in here. They are as following, and are meant for such.

  • Advanced Singles: This is technically the main Advanced Cards forum (when you first click on the link), and you post single card threads here.
    • You are currently reading this thread in Advanced Singles, as well as where you will view the rulebook and the OCG guide.
  • Advanced Multiples: Threads with 2 or more cards, with the exception of Ritual Monsters and their corresponding Ritual Spell, go here.
  • Archive Forum: Those of you from 2012-early 2013 may know this as the Multiple Written area when the place was split between written and non-written cards.
    • If you don't see your cards in the regular Multiples area, they are probably in here as archived threads.
  • YGOPro: This isn't a cardmaking forum, per say, but moreso an area where you can post your customs for other users to play with on the system. Also gives you a place to show how your cards are working out. 
  • Other TCG: Any cards that aren't Yugioh go here. Unlike the rest of the area, there is no Multiples section given the lesser traffic, nor are the design notes required for the area.

What kind of stuff can I post in this section?

1. Properly designed cards


The concept of design is very subjective and depends on your perspective as a member and player. For common applications, this means making cards that adhere to the standards that Konami has set for the game and demonstrating that you know what's going on in the current state (either in the card pool and/or competitively) when you post. 


For Other TCG players, it's already assumed you know what you're doing design-wise.


2. Card erratas and anime/manga card porting

You are permitted to remake any card that has either not been released in the actual game or an existing one (either your take on what should’ve been done, how to get it off the banlist or move it up a bit). If posting an errata, please mention this in the thread title. Using the [Errata] tag is sufficient enough.

Just note that you do have to show significant changes from the original cards in terms of application and such, because they will be checked. Updating the OCG doesn't count.


(You may errata the original God cards in this section.)


3. SUPPORT cards for Divine-Beast/Creator God or DIVINE-Attribute monsters


You can add new SUPPORT cards (like backrow or new Main Deck), but just not new Divine-Beast / DIVINE monsters. (See below)


What kind of stuff has to go to Casual Cards?


1. Divine-Beast/Creator God or DIVINE-Attribute monsters
Basically, we haven't gotten any since 5D's (anime-wise, despite the Aesirs getting modified to general Synchros) and the game itself hasn't made new ones. While stuff like The True Name and Mound of the Bound Creator exist generically for DIVINE monsters, it's not really enough; also because DIVINE is "technically" a special class.

This has nothing to do with DM biases, but rather the above.


Policy is currently under review, however if new Divine-Beast monsters are added, you will be expected to do your research and design them to a higher standard.


2. Fake Types and Attributes
Advanced is patterned off / designed for the actual game, so you cannot be using Types or Attributes that do not exist officially. Also note that the LAUGH Attribute is technically a joke attribute and cannot be used here. 


Excluding Divine-Beast and Creator God, you got 23 Types to choose from, and the main 6 Attributes. 

3. Experimental concepts
Same as #2 in this section; if the concept doesn't exist (as in official abilities, subtypes, mechanic), it needs to go into Experimental to avoid any ruling issues in figuring out how they'd work.


Newly revealed official stuff like summon mechanics should be in there too, unless we have enough information to make an informed review on how stuff works.

4. Joke/OP'd cards



Anything that is intentionally busted (or is obvious that no work is put in) must be posted in this section, or it'll be moved on-sight. 


How am I supposed to post my cards?
It's noted in the rulebook, but at a bare minimum, you do need to put the effects underneath if you use pictures. Don't assume members can read directly off the card.
In the event that images go out (which they sometimes do because Imgur or whatever host is down) or Imgur is unviewable in certain institutions/countries, it helps to have the rest of the info underneath, like name, Type, Attribute, Level/Rank/Link, etc.
This is a template that I use, but you may modify it or post it your own way as deemed necessary. Just make sure you have all the required info. 


Level/Rank | Attribute | Spell/Trap Type | Monster Type | Subtype
Pendulum Scale
Link Markers
ATK/DEF / Link Number
Effect(s) / Flavor Text


The Advanced Clause is in the rulebook. What is that?
Basically, it is a required posting standard that all members must abide by when in this section. It generally boils down to explaining your thought process, both as a designer and a reviewer. 

Why do thread creators need design notes?


This was posed back in mid/late 2016 and not originally by me.


In essence, you need to be able to back up your design process and show us what you're doing. Don't just throw stuff in here without being able to justify it. Additionally, it also helps us figure out where you're trying to go and help you improve on that. 


Think of this as answering a short answer question with the notes; your card is the answer, and the notes are how you arrived at this. The point is not to make you write essays in this section, but justify your design.


(You are more than welcome to write more than 25-30 words if you want, though I recommend not writing more than you have to in order to save you time. Remember, notes will be in spoiler tags.)


[This does not apply to the Other TCG section, however you can add them if you want.]


What kind of mentality should I have for this section?
Topic creator

Remember that Advanced is geared more for a competitive atmosphere and making cards work in here. That doesn't mean stuff must be designed for tournaments, but rather you should design with the current game in mind, given how much has changed over the years.


Be willing to accept critique (or rather, you must be able to take critique). While it is ultimately your decision on how to proceed with your cardmaking, you must, at a bare minimum, be receptive to critique and not just shrug off user's comments because they're suggesting a design you don't want to. Be thankful that members gave you a review.

You're not going to have perfect cards when you come in here, because design is subjective and based on the type of effects and playstyles that people are exposed to. Some members may be more tolerable of certain styles than others. 
Don't be a jackass and be demeaning to a member because their card design isn't great. While you can be more critical due to how Advanced is structured, do not have your review border on personal attacks towards thread creators. 


While you may have a different level of tolerance towards certain playstyles, including whatever may be present in a user's cards, please try to grade from a general perspective as much as possible.


You're allowed to compliment users too; doesn't always have to be technical comments.

Do I have to be a metagame expert to post in this section?




However, you do need to be aware of what cards exist / see common play at present in addition to recent additions from both ends; TCG and OCG. While Custom Cards is catered more towards the TCG side because nearly all of you play this format, you should also know about what gets released in Japan, since they do end up here eventually. 


If you aren't up to speed with current trends and what's come out, it's advised you look around the TCG section (or use YGOrganization, etc.) a bit to see a sample of the game before you come in here.


(Newer members, you're always welcome here in here, but make sure you can handle it.)



Most of the regular members should be familiar with how things are run in here, but it never hurts to ask if there's something that requires clarification.


If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm more than happy to answer. 

General usergroup updates

01 March 2018 - 05:02 AM

Some of you are going to like this.


Effective March 1st, 2018 (which is technically today), there is a new general usergroup [as in ones that are reliant on post count] marked Elite Members which spans the length of the entire 5-star rank. This means that the Advanced Member group only covers up to 999 posts, as opposed to comprising everything from Levels 3 to 5 like it did in the past.




(It still follows the general pattern from here, except Advanced got split into two; nothing else has changed. Please don't confuse your user RANK / level stars with the groups.)




0 - 149 posts = Members (correlates to Level 1 and 2 members)

150 - 999 posts = Advanced Members (correlates to Level 3 and 4 members)

1,000 - 4,999 posts = Elite Members (correlates to Level 5 members)

5,000 - 9,999 posts = Senior Members (correlates to Level 6 members)

10,000+ posts = Legendary Members (correlates to Level 7 members)


If you're in a different group than what is listed here for your post count, you have to post in an area with it enabled in order for the site to recalibrate your group. They are automatically set to "promote" you once you pass into the above thresholds. 



But Sakura, why make another group?


Simple answer being that Elite Members will now be able to swear in posts without being censored by the filter (and will also be applied to Senior Members as well). Once you hit 1,000 posts, you no longer are bound by the filter. However, do take into account that if you guys abuse this privilege, you will be moved to a group that still has it enabled. 


A lot of you asked for the filter to be lowered, and after some consideration, we decided that 1,000 is a just amount of posts required. Additionally, it also ties into you being eligible to participate in the Halloween masquerades for instance (as it is currently set at 1,000 posts minimum).


Also because of how the swear filter bypass feature works here, and has to be done individually for GROUPS; not for sections. 



Those of you who've managed to hit 4-digit post count and haven't bought a custom group of your own; enjoy having the filter off.

+ Animation/Graphic Novels Rulebook +

24 February 2018 - 02:03 AM

[UPDATED: 2/23/2018]

1. Regular site rules apply. 
Anything written in the general rules also apply here.
2. Section is for discussing things pertaining to any form of animation, graphic novels and comic strips; regardless of origin.
Although this section has been revamped since last February, most of the discussion has generally been anime/manga as a carryover from its original state.
You are not restricted from posting solely anime/manga stuff; if it's an animated feature or in a comic format for reading, then it is permissible to post in this section. This may also include cartoons/comics that are exclusive to your country of residence and you feel are worth discussing.


General movies and printed books should be taken to Film & Literature. Soundtrack discussions from the series should be taken to the Music section.
Stuff you can do in this section (non-exhaustive)



3. Linking or directing to illegal streaming sites for media is strictly prohibited.
If you find the latest chapter or episode of a particular series, DO NOT link to nor mention the site by name in the thread, unless it is a legal hosting site like Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, etc. This ties into the general rule about illegal content.
Posting a link to an illegal site will result in WP being issued. 


4. Any general series thoughts should be directed to the main thread for it. 
If the series is still active (i.e. Pokémon Sun & Moon, Yugioh VRAINS), then take any discussion about it to the official thread for it. Do not make a new topic unless it's been around 4-6 months after the last post.


If thread is past this time period, you can remake it, but it shouldn't be an issue most of the time. Exceptions to this shall be dealt with on a case-by-case basis (i.e. if series has been out of production for a while, but has since returned to airing).


If a series has the same characters in every arc [more/less], then just keep all of the discussion in one thread. An example would be the One Piece thread.


Spinoff series like Pokémon S/M, VRAINS, Dragon Ball and so forth (which have different protagonists/cast) can have their own threads for each generation. 

5. Spoilering
This isn't so much a rule, but more as suggested guidelines. Won't be punished too much.
Upcoming episodes
While this won't be heavily punished (and more on you guys to be mindful), if information on a new chapter/episode of a series comes out, please try to post them in spoiler tags, or write minimal information as possible. Episode name and airing date are usually sufficient enough, as are poster reveals.


Recent chapter/episode releases
For the most part, keep any of your thoughts pertaining to fresh chapters/episodes in spoilers for around 1-2 days after the airing date so everyone can get around to viewing it themselves without being spoiled. 

Going back to rule 3, if you've seen/read the new content, don't mention WHERE you found it.
6. Civility clause
It's fine to have differing opinions on a series or an episode/character and so forth, but it isn't okay for you to attack another user for their opinions.
Respect other user's opinions and keep the discussions civil; else, you will be penalized. 
7. Bumping clause
If a series has gotten a recent update, a period of up to 6 months from the last post date will be permitted for bumping the discussion thread without penalty. Otherwise, if it's a really old thread, then you should remake it. 

Please don't bump these unless absolutely necessary.
8. Posting quality
Please try to maintain quality discussions in the sections by keeping off-topic discussions and shortposting (including reaction images) to a minimum. As long as your post pertains to the discussion and provides a textual response of reasonable length, you should be fine.
Spamming will be penalized as appropriate.


Any punishments you get will consist of either warning points, a verbal reminder in the thread/PM and/or both. Warn points will generally expire in a week, unless otherwise stated in the PM for more severe offenses.


Ultimately, the rules have not been dramatically altered from the original version by Yin/Roxas; aside from fleshing out a few things and updating it to reflect the current state of the area. (Most of the core stuff is still here)


Please ask if there are any questions/concerns regarding the above rules.

YCM GPT 8 (Match L6-4)

11 February 2018 - 03:02 AM

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Match ends 2/12 @ 10 pm HST

You may vote for up to 2 'mons


All voting posts must be at least 10 words or longer.

YCM GPT 8 (Match L6-3)

11 February 2018 - 02:59 AM

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Match ends 2/12 @ 10 pm HST

You may vote for up to 2 'mons


All voting posts must be at least 10 words or longer.