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Tragoedia-JUMP-EN-UR-LE

"Tragoedia" is an example of a card already reprinted with Problem-Solving Card Text. This is a pre-PSCT print of the card from Shonen Jump promotional cards.

Problem-Solving Card Text (often abbreviated PSCT) was an update to card effect text, introduced to Booster Packs with the release of Generation Force,[1] and Starter Decks with the release of Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz, with the intent to simplify card effects to the point that most situations could be resolved simply by applying logic.[2] It was announced by Kevin Tewart through a series of blog posts to Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TCG Strategy Site.[2][3]

Legendary Collection 2 Mega-Pack was in part created to reprint many old cards with the new text style (including the "HERO" monsters).[citation needed]

Changes

Tragoedia-BP01-EN-SFR-1E

This is the PSCT reprint version from Battle Pack: Epic Dawn.

Wording

Names

Action structure

  • Activation conditions (anything that limits when or how often you can activate a card/effect) are now denoted with a colon " : ".[6]
  • Activation functions (anything that happens when you activate a card/effect, includes things like costs and targeting) is now denoted with a semicolon " ; ".[6]
Effects that starts a Chain always have a colon or semicolon. The activation of a Spell and Trap Card always starts a Chain.[6]
  • Monsters with Built-In Special Summon other than Synchro and Xyz is now denoted with parentheses " () " the location from where they can be Special Summoned.[5]
  • The conjunctions "and", "and if you do", "also", and "then" have different meanings in the resolution of the effect:
  • In "Do A, then do B", B happens after A. These things happen in sequence, not simultaneously. A is required for B, but NOT vice-versa. If A does not happen, then stop. If B cannot happen, you still do A.[7]
  • In "Do A and B", both A and B happen at the same time. BOTH A and B are required. If you cannot do both, then you do nothing.[7]
  • In "Do A, and if you do, do B", both A and B happen at the same time. A is required for B, but NOT vice-versa. If A does not happen, then stop. If B cannot happen, you still do A.[7]
  • In "Do A, also do B", both A and B happen at the same time. Neither is required for the other. Just do as much as you can.[7]
  • The words "that target" or "those targets" and "it" or "they" have different meanings in the resolution of the effect:
  • "That target" and "those targets" indicates that the targets must still be the same targets with the same characteristics in all steps
  • "It" and "they" indicate that the targets only need the specified characteristics at the time of targeting.[8]
  • Some conditions other than the target condition have to be met during the resolving of the effect, or the effect disappears (e.g. "Zombie Master", "Goe Goe the Gallant Ninja").
  • The phrase "in the Graveyard" indicates that you must check the states of the card in the Graveyard (e.g. "Armory Arm"). This means that if something takes the card out of the Graveyard, then you no longer have a reference point.
  • Effects may only apply to the current card on play, not the next-played cards (e.g. "Limiter Removal")
  • Any effect that has "During either player's turn:", or similar text, is a Quick Effect. Some monsters may indicates in their text that the effect is a Quick Effect (e.g. "Swift Scarecrow").
  • Some effects can be used against both: activation of a card and activation of a card’s effect (e.g. "Stardust Dragon").
  • Some cards and effects cannot be activated during the Damage Step (e.g. "Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest").
  • Monsters that cannot be targeted for attacks cannot prevent your opponent from attacking directly (e.g. "Guardian Kay'est").
  • If you cannot Summon, you can still Set (e.g. "Stray Lambs").
  • Cards need to be in your possession, or you cannot use their effect (e.g. "Dark Necrofear").

References

  1. "Product Info - Generation Force". Yugioh-Card.com. http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/bp-genf.html. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tewart, Kevin (May 20, 2011). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 1: Reading the Cards of Tomorrow". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=2906. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  3. "Tag - How to read your cards". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?tag=how-to-read-your-cards. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Tewart, Kevin (May 23, 2011). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 2: New Words & Phrases". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=2915. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Tewart, Kevin (July 27, 2011). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 5: Special Summons". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3111. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Tewart, Kevin (June 1, 2011). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 3: Conditions, Activations, and Effects". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=2947. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Tewart, Kevin (December 12, 2012). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 7: 2012 Update – Conjunction Functions". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=4514.
  8. Tewart, Kevin (June 1, 2011). "Problem-Solving Card Text, Part 4: The Clues on Your Cards". Konami. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=2962. Retrieved September 13, 2011.

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