Archive for December, 2015

Press Release: Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 Returns Bigger Than Ever

December 16, 2015

Bushiroad announced that the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be held from February to July 2016 at various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania. The festival consists of 3 major tournaments, one for each of the company’s English Edition trading card games – Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight.

Bushiroad will continue the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League tournament series at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016. Players are to group themselves into teams of 3, in order to compete against other teams. In addition, the Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown tournament and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge tournament will also be held at the festival.

Players participating in these 3 major tournaments may receive an event exclusive hot-stamped promotional card and a special deck case for their respective tournaments. A limited edition pin will be given as a reward to the top 8 teams and players. The top 4 teams and players will also receive certificates as testaments of their skills.

This year, the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 is expanding its regional qualifiers to 23 locations. This is an increase of 8 locations compared to 2015. Besides the North America Continental Finals, the AsiaOceania Continental Finals and Europe Continental Finals are added to the festival lineup. A special thing to note is that the Singapore Regional Qualifier and Asia-Oceania Continental Finals will be held at the C3 CharaExpo 2016.

C3 CharaExpo 2016 is a Japanese anime, manga, games and cosplay event in Singapore that will be held July 9 and 10 2016 at Singapore EXPO.

To kick start the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016, Bushiroad will launch the PR Coupon Campaign in official Bushiroad tournament shops. Players participating in any official Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight shop tournaments from February 1 to April 3, 2016 will receive a PR Coupon.

The coupon may be used to redeem exclusive PR cards at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 when players participate in any of the 3 main tournaments. A Cardfight!! Online serial code is also included in the coupon and can be used to redeem a free PR card within the online game.

Free fight events for all 3 trading card games will be conducted concurrently at the festival and participants may receive exclusive promotional cards after playing for a number of rounds. Furthermore, the Future Card Buddyfight Junior Challenge will also be held as a side event at various locations for players below a certain age.

The Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be taking place at the following locations:

*All dates and locations are subjected to change



Press Release: Konami Delivers Yu-Gi Oh! TCG Master of Pendulum Structure Deck

December 7, 2015

Helping Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME fans get geared up for some serious Dueling during their upcoming holiday gatherings, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is set to introduce the Master of Pendulum Structure Deck to players nationwide on December 4. The Master of Pendulum Structure Deck contains ten brand-new cards, including brand-new Synchro and Xyz Monsters and includes cards both new and experienced Duelists will enjoy!

Living up to its name, Master of Pendulum includes awesome new Pendulum Monsters that are flush with powerful effects and mystifying strategies. Each Structure Deck is laden with Spellcasters, empowering Duelists with the ability to easily destroy opponent cards. Players can do just that with the spellbinding Dragonpulse Magician and Dragonpit Magician by discarding Pendulum Monsters to target an opponent’s Monster, Spell, or Trap card and destroy them. Additionally, the handy Pendulum Call Spell Card lets a player pick a perfect pair of Magician Pendulum Monsters, while protecting the Magician cards in their own Pendulum Zones.

This formidable Structure Deck even lets Duelists dabble in Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summoning and includes one of each kind of monster. Players will want to try their hand at Synchro Summoning Odd-Eyes Meteorburst Dragon or double down on Level 7 monsters to Xyz Summon Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon in their next Duel.

This 43-card Deck has great synergy with the Clash of Rebellions and Dimension of Chaos booster sets, and it’s easy on the holiday budget too at just $9.99 per Deck. It contains 38 Common Cards, 2 Ultra Rare Cards, 3 Super Rare Cards, 1 Dueling Guide, 1 Rulebook and 1 Deluxe Game Mat.

For additional Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG gift ideas this holiday season, visit

Duelists can watch all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s on in the United States.. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon!

Shinobigami – Modern Ninja Battle Tabletop RPG from Japan

December 6, 2015

Kotodama Heavy Industries, who have already crowdfunded and translated Japanese RPGs Tenra Bansho Zero and Ryuutama, are now looking to bring over the RPG Shinobigami God of the Shinobi by Adventure Planning Service from Japan.

Shinobigami is designed as a one session RPG with possibilities of reusing characters for future games.  The game features six warring ninja clans with their own goals and abilities, yet have to work together for the game.  Each player will have their Secret to deal with as well.

The core rule book will contain the rules for play and a replay (or an entire session of play) written in screen play format printed in format similar to a volume of manga and has everything you will need to play the game.  They will also release a supplement/advance rule book as well in the same format.  It will include extra charts, sub-clans, rules for “normal humans”, and more to add variety to your games.

They are also working on expansion material for the game that will be coming out a well.  These include new scenarios to play,full color quick play guide, a Weird West reskin of the game, theme run scenarios, guidebook to writing scenarios, a behind the scenes book with interviews with the creators and translators, printer-friendly versions, Roll20 package, and print and play cards.  The highest level of backing gets you a limited edition version of both the core book and supplement book.

Instead of just dollars for expansion goals, they are looking for actual number of backers even if they back at lower numbers, so that the more who back the more the backers.  The first backer milestone at 1,00 Backers was release with a reskin of the game with everyone as magical girls, a second set of three interconnect scenarios, and ten new and unique ninja character illustrations for the game.  At 1,5000 Backers they will create a one player one GM game set in a noir setting.  At 2,000 Backers they will release a 1800’s Regency Era setting and one where everyone is a different phase of David Bowie’s career.

It looks like a fun game to play.  They are way pass their goal so this project is a go, but they only have a little over 1,100 backers.  Meaning they have a way to go before you can play as David Bowie.