Forbidden cards are essentially "banned" cards, while limited simply means that you can only put 1 in a deck, semi-limited is up to two in your deck only. Some cards in the OCG/TCG are either forbidden, or limited, and this is due to their ability to create an unbalanced experience for the game.
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There are currently no Forbidden/Limited cards yet, but on Jun 30, there is a news announcement which gives further detail about this feature, and that it will be implemented on Aug 3. Restructer Revolution is the only thing that's mentioned, showing that it will be a Limited (only 1) status, along with the details of why it's on the list.
Yup. CV Im kind of on the fence about. While RE and BEWD decks took a huge hit, it IS a card that just lets you play for free, stopping any offensive or defensive comeback plays your opponent could possibly make
Anonymous 9days ago
But no seriously. Why the are we kept from using these cards in PVE where they throw out powerful cards we either dont have access to *COUGH FUCKING COUGH LIGHTNING VORTEX* or multiple copies of cards we have in limited supply such as time machine? Thats called artificial difficulty, and that's bullshit
Because Kaibaman is essential for a Blue-Eyes deck and Blue Dragon Summoner is essential for a multitude of Normal Dragon/Warrior/Spellcaster decks like Dark Magician. Limiting/banning them would basically kill the meta as a whole, in other words a majority of decks would be difficult to run
You can negate those effects and those monsters can be dealt with fairly easily. With what was said below, Blue Dragon Summoner is beneficial and almost necessary for warrior/spellcaster/dragon decks. Kaibaman, while frustrating at times, has definite balance in the game.
They didn't ban/limit enough CA stuff. Red-Eyes Spirit is debatable. Champion's Vigilance was a good choice---if an enemy flings out something like Blue-Eyes or Red-Eyes turn 1 and sets 2 Champion's Vigilance, there's nothing you can do. You're basically dead.
Anonymous 12days ago
Considering it took me a whole YEAR since the game's release to get one copy of Vigilance, I'm fine without using it. 3 copies of E-Con is all the defense I need for my Blue-Eyes deck
BTW, if anyone has suggestions for a Horus/Armed Dragon deck, I'm in the middle of building/testing one. So far, it can hold up against LV.51 SD's fairly well. It just needs more support.
I have to agree with a lot of the comments here. Many players spend their rare tickets on purchasing these cards - has almost nothing to do with spending real money. However Konami seems to be giving no rectification for this. Hearthstone allowed you to dust your cards that had changes to them for full value for example. I would have expected something similar here.