The most recent booster pack, Legendary Duelists: Immortal Destiny, features cards from the darker characters of the first 5 anime series, like Bakura's "Destiny Board" and "Dark Necrofear"! The next booster to come out has already been announced, Chaos Impact, which will be launched on October 25th, for TCG. And it has already driven many TCG players crazy with how many of the new cards are OCG only. What's OCG? It stands for "Official Card Game" and they are the cards that are primarily released in Asia.
TCG stands for "trading card game" and is released for most of the Western countries. OCG cards are illegal in TCG tournaments and vice-versa, and both have separate ban lists and even have differences in the way certain card effects work. And whatever the reason for the difference is, it doesn't change the fact that it doesn't seem fair that TCG players miss out on things their OCG counterparts get to enjoy.
Here are 10 OCG Cards That TCG Players Wished Were Legal.
10 Bye Bye Damage
Trap cards are often the trickiest and sometimes the most devastating cards that can be played in the whole game. They typically either focus on destroying an opponents monsters, their deck or them directly. "Bye Bye Damage" focuses on the latter and came from the 2019 Premium Pack.
It'll help in a pinch when an opponent is fixing to destroy one of your monsters. "Bye Bye Damage" keeps the attacked monster from being destroyed and it deals out twice as much damage to your opponent as they did to you!
9 Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon
Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series Arc-V were anxiously awaiting for when "Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon" would be released. Unfortunately for TCG players it's currently an OCG card only and was released in the Master Guide 5 promotional card set. This Synchro/Pendulum monster has the ability to gain the same attack power as the monster it attacks, once per turn. If "Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon" gets destroyed, it gets sent back to the Pendulum Zone. Even more amazing is that players can choose between two effects of "Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon".
They can either target a player's effect monster and negate its effect or it can destroy all Level 5 and higher monsters on the opposing player's side of the field.
8 The Creator God Of Light, Horahky
Fans of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series might remember this monster. During the Memory World Arc where the Pharoh faced against Zorc Necrophades, after learning his name he was able to use the Egyptian God cards to summon "The Creator God of Light, Horakhty "and defeat Zorc and Bakura.
Well for OCG players she's an actual card in the game and she has the same amazingly strong presence as she did in the anime series! She's a Special Summon that can only be played when a player sacrifices "Slifer the Sky Dragon", "Obelisk the Tormentor" and "The Winged Dragon of Ra". Once she's summoned the player who controls her wins the game, automatically.
7 Action Magic - Double Banking
"Action Magic - Double Backing" came from the 20th Premium Pack. It features cards from "Number", "Pendulum", "HERO", "Junk" archetypes and more, including this quick-play Spell card. A monster that destroys an opposing player's monster on the turn that Action Magic - Double Backing is played, gets to make a second attack immediately after. It also has another effect, that lets a player return this card to their Spell & Trap Zone if it is already in their Graveyard. So a player could potentially use this Spell card twice in one match!
Or even six times, since it's an Unlimited card, meaning there can be three of them in a deck at a time.
6 Abyss Actor - Twinkle Littlestar
"Abyss Actor -Twinkle Littlestar" was released in Limited Edition Dimension Box back in November of 2016. She's apart of the Abyss Actor set of monsters and is an Unlimited Pendulum summon. TCG players with Abyss Actor Decks are especially disappointed that she wasn't released in a pack over here, yet.
Her effect would greatly benefit them, as when she's summoned she can't be destroyed by battle on the player's turn, and she has the ability to make 3 attacks on each Battle Phase. The drawback is that when she's summoned you can't Pendulum Summon any monsters outside of the "Abyss Actor" though anyone that uses her probably already has a deck mostly made up of those types of monsters.
5 Magi Magi Magician Gal
The "Dark Magician Girl" is just as iconic to the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise as the "Dark Magician", and maybe even more so with all the different variants of her that are out there. This is one of them, "Magi Magi Magician Gal" that was a special card included in Issue 2 of 2012 Weekly Shonen Jump. She's stronger than the OG "Dark Magician Girl" by 400 attack points, though she's an Xyz summon here.
She requires 2 Level 6 Spellcasters and when a player detaches one monster card from her and discards one from their hand they can activate one of her two effects. They can either take control of an opponent's monster, or special summon a monster from their graveyard on to their field.
4 Crusher Run
Ever since the early days on the card game, Machine type monsters have been around. Typically they have high attack power and come with different effects to make them some of the heavy-hitters of the game. And the Trap card "Crusher Run" should help out any player with a Machine type deck.
If an Earth Machine type monster a player controls is destroyed this card allows that player to target and destroy one card on the field. If they banish Crusher Run to the graveyard they can set either an "Outrigger Extension" or a "Spin Turn" monster on the field from their graveyard or deck.
3 Rose Bell Of Revelation
Custom English card provided by Alanmac95, fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga this card will be familiar as one of Akiza's. When it's played, it will allow a player to add a Plant type monster with 2400 attack or higher from their deck to their hand. They can also special summon that monster from their hand if they banish "Rose Bell of Revelation" to the graveyard.
And there are plenty of Plant monsters with 2400 or more attack power, making this card perfect to quickly summon monsters like "Tytannial, Princess of Camellias", or even Akiza's signature monster "Black Rose Dragon"!
2 Bayonet Punisher
The newest animated series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is VRAINS features dueling in cyberspace called LINK VRAINS. The series brings new monster archetypes like "Code Talker" and "Borrel". "Bayonet Punisher" is a Spell card that supports the latter archetype. It has 4 different effects that a player can take, depending on the card types of the "Borrel" monsters a player controls on their field. If it's a Fusion then Banish one monster their opponent controls.
If it's a Synchro then they can banish 3 face-down cards from their opponent's Extra Deck. If it's an Xyz monster then they can banish a Spell or Trap card. And if it's a Link monster then they can banish 3 cards from their Graveyard, effectively taking them out of the game.
1 Salamangreat Blaze Dragon
Translated English card provided by AlanMac95, "Salamangreat Blaze Dragon" takes 2 level 4 monsters to Xyz summon it to the field and has several different effects. It can destroy a monster under an opponent's control if it was Xyz summoned. If during the battle phase, "Salamangreat Blaze Dragon" has no material, (the monsters used to summon it), then the player who wields it can Special Summon a "Salamangreat" Xyz monster from their Extra deck.
It can also protect itself from being destroyed. If an opponent targets it, it can even use one of its material cards to take the attack instead.