Archive for Events and Tournaments

Dragon Ball Events at Gen Con 2017

Gen Con time is here again and RetroDBZ will be there to cover all the Dragon Ball action, as well as hosting a few events of it’s own. Here is your guide to everything Dragon Ball that we could find! For the most up-to-date info and for finding more players, trades and events, we have […]

A Message From the Future for RetroDBZ

Hiya BroZ, I know it’s been a while since we’ve posted on here. I encourage all fans of Retro DBZ games to follow us on our Facebook page for more regular updates, but I wanted to deliver a message a to everyone who comes here for our great card library, classic decks and tournament coverage. […]

Gen Con 2016 Dragon Ball Z Wrap-up!

Hey BroZ, Gen Con 2016 has come and gone, and we hope you enjoyed all the Dragon Ball Z events this year. We’d like to thank Tim Batow for keeping the RetroDBZ alive with his innovative Fusion Format Tournament that he ran this year in place of our regular straight RetroDBZ event. By all accounts, […]

Con Report – Cryptozoic at Gen Con 2015

Hey BroZ, We’re still sorting out everything from all the excitement at Gen Con 2015 this weekend (which you can see some of on our Facebook page), but we wanted to try to get some of our interviews out there first. First up, we spoke to Sara Miguel, Marketing Coordinator at Cryptozoic Entertainment about some […]

Virtual Card Set 2015 – Last Update Before The Gen Con 2015 Dragon Ball Z Tournament

Hey BroZ, With all the excitement of Panini America hosting the first official DBZ Tournament at Gen Con in nearly a decade, we told you this year would be a more subdued year for Virtual Cards for the RetroDBZ format. Well, here is the final batch of cards for you to work with before the […]

JustSaiyan.com Events at Gen Con Indy 2015

A lot has changed since the last time we announced our annual events for Gen Con. Now that the game is back in print, this will be the first Gen Con with events for the Panini America game. We fully expect many of our events to sell out (like many have for the past few […]

North Kai 2015

So here we are again. It’s that time of the year where we start the tournament circuit. This year will be no different. This will be the third annual North Kai championship event. As many of you know this is the biggest event of the Retro Series outside of gencon. First year we had about […]

Chippys Crazy BFT – Analyzing Orange Captain Ginyu

Chippy’s Crazy BFT – Analyzing Orange Captain Ginyu So another weekend has come and gone, filled with DBZ battles extraordinaire. We just recently had our first BFT, and some of the results are surprising. Over half of the field played Orange Ginyu, and over 80% of the field played some form of Ginyu. The Top […]

Play DBZ for a Good Cause

Area 51 Gaming and Collectibles in Grapevine TX is having a DBZ charity tournament on Saturday, December 13th. The event starts at 2pm and is $5+ as entry fee. All entry fees are donated to Cook Children’s Cancer Center so you can add to your entry fee as much as you would like to donate. […]

Yajirobe Black Energetic Expanded Deck: Winner of 2004 DBZ Atlanta Regional

Talk about a blast from the past! I was going through some of my old belongings and I found the deck list for my Black Yajirobe deck that I used to win a Dragon Ball GT Expanded Regional at the DBZ Atlanta Comic Con event way back in 2004. There were 128 players in that […]

Black Style Piccolo Panini America Playtester Deck List

Earlier this week I was able to free up enough time from my busy work schedule to go play in a local tournament with my nephew.  It has been over ten years since my nephew and I had played in a DBZ tournament in San Antonio together.  So the nostalgia factor was high.  I ran Piccolo Black […]

Final Gen Con 2014 Preparations, CRD Updates and Schedule

This is it, we are about to head out to Gen Con 2014 where we will have a few demo decks to sample the Panini America Dragon Ball Z CCG. We have posted a couple of the demo decks in the Card Library where you can actually print out and sample your own games with […]

The Dragon Ball Z CCG: The Journey From Score Entertainment to Panini America

It’s been such a crazy week since the announcement that the Dragon Ball Z game was coming back. It’s fun to look to the future, but while we wait for more information let’s look at how we got to where we are now. A few years ago, some alumni from Score Entertainment got together at […]

Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z CCG Image Library is Live

We have collected all of the images released of the Panini America Dragon Ball Z CCG and posted them in our Card Library. Most of these had to be taken via cell phone on the floor of a very crowded San Diego Comic Con, so some images may be hard to read or have obscured […]

Your Wish Has Been Granted

Its  hard to believe that what started as a casual lunch conversation at last years Comic Con has turned out to be one of the most exciting announcements to come out of this years Comic Con. We here at RetroDBZccg are proud to announce that Panini America will be releasing the game we all know […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Twisted Personality

This is the last Virtual Card that will be legal for Gen Con. It was made and released based on fan feedback and a demand for a Majin Dabura that would make a useful ally, as well as one that could work well with the underrated Majin Dabura Lv. 2 MBS HT card. This card […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Love and Raditz!

Ok, we heard you and we are making it happen! We underestimated the Raditz love. The earlier revealed Blue Double Sunday is now Blue Raditz Double Sunday! We better see some Trunks Saga Blue Style Mastery decks with HT Raditz Lv. 1 and Dragon’s Victory after this! The fans have spoken!

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Rainbow Convention

Only 30 days until Gen Con, so we are pushing out the last legal cards ASAP so you can get to building your decks. These are the cards that were worked on and even changed by the community after receiving their input on the official Facebook group for Retro DBZ (we accept all members, just ask […]

Gen Con 2014 Final Events Schedule

This is the final events schedule for JustSaiyan events at Gen Con Indy 2014. Added is the Dragon Ball panel on Thursday. While we try to accommodate everyone, preference is always given to those who reserve their space. For some panels, this has never been a problem and so far we haven’t had an issue […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Ghost Fixers

Discuss this article with other players on our discussion page by clicking here. This final Baba fix was the center of much discussion from the community, and as a result it’s re-release was delayed as we included a suggestion made on our discussion page that we feel changed it for the better. Ghost Usher’s original […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Leader of the Banned

Discuss this article with us in our discussion group by clicking here! A few months ago, while we didn’t issue an outright ban we asked tournament organizers to temporarily disallow using Baba in their events while we worked on some solutions to address a few complaints with the strength and mechanics of the deck. While […]

DBZ Backyard Brawl 2014 is Coming to Ohio

Joshua Merckle is bring the back yard brawl to Ohio When: July 12 Where: 80 Oakcrest Dr. Woodsfield, OH 43793 For directions or problems call my cell @ 1-740-579-1830 Time: Shooting for a 12ish to 1 PM start if you call ahead of time saying you will be late will can postpone the start for a […]

Red Tapion – Matthew Shrum’s Deck List and Cell Games Report

So I figure I’ve been to enough events to start contributing to the community too. Fourth is the charm I suppose. After North Kai, Jacob Shrum, Matt Gette, and I talked a fair amount about what we may run at the Cell Games. Jake talked some about going all in, hardcore, in it to win […]

Kevin Bock’s Tenka’ichi Budokai Tournament Report

We had 11 people come out to play, far more than I expected. We even had 2 random local guys come and play that I didn’t expect whatsoever, I thought that was pretty cool. Guys came from Oklahoma, KC, and Northern Kansas (Manhattan). Overall, a pretty good turnout. I wasn’t sure what deck to run. […]

Respect Your Elders A Roshi Tournament Report

Master Roshi: he is the old man with blue balls. As far as I can tell in my fairly short experience with the game, that’s what he has been for a long time. If you’ve listened to Endurance Test, you know that I like to try odd things and experiment around so I decided to […]

Danny Rider’s West Kai Tournament Report

Ever since discovering the Retro community online and rediscovering my enjoyment of the DBZ game, I’ve been itching to play in a tournament. Gen Cons came and went, players seemed to be having a blast across the nation, and out West I was resigned to dream big and catch the random pick-up games with players […]

RetroDBZccg Gencon Player Interview: Joey DiCarlo

After a very long wait I’ve uploaded the second of the three players interviews I did at last years Gencon.  This one features the long time player Joey DiCarlo.

Dragon Ballin’ 004: Baba Black vs Vegeta Blue

A few weeks ago after playing all day in the North Kai tournament and then drinking all too much, the only thing on my mind was recording a DBZ match with my friend Chris Smith. Witness as we unquestionably cause Chris’ wife to wake at 2 am as the clash of Baba vs Vegeta unfolds. Enjoy. […]

East Kai Venue Change

Aye! Dios mio!   Looks like I made a boo boo. Sorry Dragon Ballers, but I hope you are all going to get this in time, but the location of the tournament has changed and is reflected below. But rest easy, the new location is naturally bigger and better than the last. I have the […]

Gen Con 2014 Preliminary Events Schedule

It’s that time again already for the planning to start for Gen Con 2014. The event schedule is already live on the Gen Con website, so let us point out some of the events we have that are already on the schedule. Anime events have not been added to the schedule yet, but we anticipate […]

Ryan Lewis’ North Kai Tournament Report

So after 16 hours of driving, 7 states, going back in time, and a man who strangely resembled Mr. Popo on a bicycle almost running into our car in the middle of the night, here it is…a report from the highest ranked DBZ CCG loser in the game right now…enjoy!   R1: Matt Gette > […]

King Piccolo’s Wrath

These three cards mark the end of The King Piccolo cards.  If you are planing on playing in one of the tournaments this month be sure to check with the tournaments. organizer to find out if these cards will be legal or not.

Derby City Budokai

I am proud to announce that Matt Stevens will be hosting a DBZ CCG tournament here in the Derby City’s very Comic Book World. June 14, 2014 Comic Book World – 6905 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville KY 40219 This tournament will follow the following rules: 1) All RetroDBZ rules 2) Swiss tournament format with best-of-3 in […]

Dragon Ball Z CCG Championship Series presents the Cell Games 2014

You are cordially invited to The Cell Games 2014! This is the annual Diecon weekend tournament to play and celebrate the DBZ CCG. Held Diecon weekend to commemorate what was biggest regional events in DBZ CCG. We will be holding this event in Granite City, Illinois just ten minutes from both Downtown St. Louis and the […]

CRD and Virtual Card Balance Update

The first few tournaments of the year have come and gone.  Some exciting new decks have popped up that are pushing the power level of the game up.  We have spent the last month looking at evaluating power level of certain decks and cards.  We have decided to rework a handful of the virtual to […]

Evil is a Family Affair

King Piccolo isn’t complete without his nasty little children.  Well they are not very little.  But very nasty and evil.  Just like Piccolo all of King Piccolo’s children have Namekian Heritage.

2014 East Kai Championship Emmaus, PA

Now that the North Kai Championship has come to a close and the smell of Gen Con is in the air, it’s time for the ladies to have fun. Come join the current 2014 DBZ CCG #1 Loser Ryan Lewis and myself as we dance, party, and have a blast…literally. We’ve got a bunch of […]

Joel’s North Kai Tournament Report

Due to laziness and the bounty of good content from other players coming after tournaments, I’ve avoided posting/writing/whatevering anything when I’ve gotten home.  After others dashed to the keyboard just hours after North Kai, I was going to avoid writing anything for this one, too.  But in my exhausted state I told Nick Glas(s)er I’d […]

Satan City Championship Evansville, Indiana

Satan City Championship Details: Date: July 19th, 2014 Time: Registration at 2pm, Round 1 starts at 2:45 Venue: Comic Quest – 2260 E Morgan Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711 Cost: FREE! Rules: Following all RetroDBZccg.com rulings and erratas. Also all the virtual cards made on Retros site are legal. Proxies are legal, only if its an […]

2014 North Kai Top 8 Josh Merckle v John Wood

Hey guys, here’s the first top cut match of the vids I’ll be rolling out “Greetings Dragon Ballers, I’m going to try and release these videos as fast I can, I know I kept you waiting. I figured we’d start with the top cut matches since they’re the juicy ones. The first of 6 matches […]

Tenka’ichi Budokai Tournament Witchita, KS

The community has really taken the initiative this year and organizing tournaments in record amounts.  Another one has been scheduled in Witchita, KS. 2014 Tenka’ichi Budokai Tournament Date: May 24, 2014 Place: The Burrow in Wichita, KS (180 S. Rock Rd. # 200 Wichita, Kansas 67207)Rules: Following all RetroDBZccg.com rulings and erratas. Also all the […]

The Road to North Kai 2014

I know many of you must be antsy about seeing those action packed North Kai tournament Top 4 match videos and beyond, but good things come to those who wait. In the mean time, follow along with me as I travel halfway across the country. Join the East Kai crew as we voyage to the […]

Charlie’s Popo Invitational Recap

I love Janemba. His powers are a very fresh take on the game and offer an extremely fun playing experience. When building a deck for him I looked over each different style and landed on Red, since Goku’s Power Strike, Red Power Punch, and Red Pulverize have great synergy together and all work with his […]

Kevin Bock’s North Kai 2014 Tournament Report

I was considering this deck and Baba Black CS (which I ran at Gencon) for the entire week and even hours leading up to North Kai. I know Baba is a much stronger deck, but for the sake of running something new and different, I chose to roll with Bardock. Here is the deck list: […]

A Look Back at the 2014 North Kai Championship

Hello Z fighters! Chris Smith here with my look back at this year’s North Kai Championship. I’ll be giving you all a brief tournament report and other thoughts I had during this spectacular weekend. Well enough staring down at each other for a few episodes and let’s get to it. Tournament Report: Retro Frieza MBS […]

Shannon Jakul’s North Kai Tournament Report

I hope everyone that travelled to North Kai has made it home safe, or if you have not left yet I wish you a safe journey. Remember, it’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Here is a deck list of my Vegeta, Raging Saiyan Orange MBS deck. In playtesting, this deck was code word “Range Vegetables” because […]

Dragon Ballin’ with a Frenchman 003: Tapion Orange vs Gohan Black

The Frenchman is back again battling it out with fellow Z warrior Joshua Merckle. Tapion 1-4 Orange WGS Goku Sensei Orange Rapid Attacks x3 Gohans Kick Orange Reflex COGD x2 Black Water Confusion Drill YI Huh??? 68 + 6 = 74 Physical Attacks 24 O. Sword Sweep x3 Gokus Power Strike x3 Gohans Kick x2 […]

Dragon Ballin’ with a Frenchman 002: Vegeta Freestyle vs. Bojack Black

Joshua Merckle was in the area so I logically forced him into recording some DBZ matches. We managed to get three done so heres the first. Watch this time as a bait flips the game upside down. :O Follow Didier Greenleaf on Twitter @DidierGreenleaf and subcribe to his youtube channel 

One and the Same: The Unmerging of Cooler

Early last week released some updates to the crd.  The updates were met with much excitement.  But by far the most talked about change was the combining of Cooler and Meta-Cooler into the same personality.  This change sparked a discussion with the passion and fire of a great saiyan warrior.  This lead me down a […]

West Kai Tournament May, 25 Las Vegas

Please be sure to RSVP to this event either on the Facebook group page or with the store directly as gaming space may fill up fast, and seating will become limited. If anyone needs recommendations on lodging (in Las Vegas?), directions to the store or any questions please refer to the group Facebook page. This […]

The CRD Just Got Updated!!!

With North Kai right around the corner we wanted to get out any changes to the crd.  For the most part the crd updates are very minor.  With nothing being banned or restricted.  In fact we felt it was time to remove some cards from the restricted list.  Blazing Anger, Enraged and Gohan’s Anger are […]

Dragon Ballin’ 001: Future Gohan Saiyan vs Krillin Freestyle

Get ready world to be met with one fierce short bald man… and I’m not talking about myself. I bet you watched all the RetroDBZ videos from Gen Con 2013 and still want more! Check out my new video segment titled “Dragon Ballin’ with a Frenchman” where I play games with special guests. Browse my […]

Dallas Sci-Fi Expo 2014

The Just Saiyan guys were at the Dallas Comic-Con Sci-Fi Expo this past weekend, getting their usual geek on. We got to jump into the “Dr.Who Panel” with Karen Gillan and Sylvester McCoy (which we have plenty of pictures from below) and catch “The Vigilante” Stephen Amell from the CW’s Arrow at his panel. Overall […]

The Popo Invitational

As much as we would love to attend the North Kai event next month, it’s a long trek those of us in the South. To make up for it, we will be hosting the first annual Popo Invitational tournament the following weekend, on March 22nd. Anyone and everyone who can make it is invited, we […]

Gencon 2013 Championship Finals Match – Trunks vs Goku

At long last the finals match from the 2013 Championship.  Mike Ingersell (Trunks Freestyle Sword) vs Billy Skreiner (Goku Orange).

Gencon 2013 Top 4 Feature Match – Trunks Freestyle Sword vs Broly Saiyan

We are getting close to the finals…….  In this Top 4 feature match Mike Ingersoll (Trunks Freestyle Sword) battles Scott Dashy (Broly Saiyan).

Gencon 2013 Top 8 Feature Match – Broly vs Master Roshi

On the next exciting episode of Dragon Ball Z. Broly (Scott Dashy) takes on Master Roshi (Joey DiCarlo).  

Gencon 2013 Top 16 Feature Match – Cell Jrs vs Yajirobe Non-Toku

Behold the first of the top cut matches.  Joel G piloting his Cell Jr Namekian deck versus Chris Baker and his Yajirobe Non-Toku deck.

JustSaiyan.com at Dallas Sci-Fi Expo 2014 Feb. 8-9

The staff of Just Saiyan/Retro DBZ will be covering the Dallas Sci Fi Expo this weekend. Feel free to sound off if you’ll be there. For those that can’t make it, we’ll be posting pics and updates throughout the weekend. Later BroZ!

Gencon 2013 Feature Match – Cell Jrs vs Cell

The next Gencon feature match is a battle of Namekians.  Joel G piloting his Cell Jr Namekian deck versus Reals and his Cell Namekian deck.

Gencon 2013 Feature Match – Blue Majin Buu vs Red Goku Anger

Its taken a long time but the first feature match from Gencon is up and ready for your viewing pleasure.  This match is between Fresko (Blue Majin Buu) and Josh Merckle (Goku Red Anger).  Be sure to keep checking back in because more match videos will going up all week.

Video Blog: 2014 Updates

A quick video talking about whats coming up in 2014.

Late to the Party: Booking Your Convention Hotel Last Minute

One of the biggest conventions that we attend, Gen Con Indy, announced today that for the first time in its nearly 47 year history that it has sold out of rooms in its dedicated housing block on day one. While this is a wonderful problem to have for the convention, inevitably this leaves many people out […]

Didier Plays with Himself: Tapion Orange vs Vegeta Freestyle

It’s been a while since a video went up here, so I bet you’re teething for some hot DBZ action. Catch glimpses of my smiling face in my new YouTube segment entitled ‘Didier Plays with Himself.’ Witness as I face off two decks in epic battles that shake the table in my living room.  

North Kai Tournament! March 15, 2014 in Beloit, WI

Dragonball Z Championship Series : North Kai Tournament 2014 Date: March 15, 2014 Time: Registration starts at 10;00, Tournament starts 11:00am – 6:00pm Battlefield: AK Comics 2000 Sutler Ave. Beloit, WI 53511 1-(608)-364-0442 Cost: $10.00 Rules: Following all RetroDBZccg.com rulings and erratas. Also all the virtual cards made on Retros site are legal. Proxies are […]

The Quick and Easy Path

After getting feedback from the community and reviewing the source material, as of the next CRD update Bardock will be usable as a Villain and become a Rogue personality. Feel free to start constructing villain decks with Bardock as your MP or ally. This of course only affects Retro DBZ formatted events, however as always […]

(How To) Run Your Own Damn Event!

Some of the most frequent questions we get are 1)”Are there any events near X?” and 2) “Will you run an event at X?”. While we wish we could be everywhere and have more than a few events a year, the realities are that we don’t have the money to travel about the US (and […]

Gencon Player Interview: Didier Greenleaf

Its taking me awhile to go through all the video footage I recorded at Gencon this year.  But Im almost done.  Im going to kick the videos off a player interview Didier Greenleaf.  Match, panel and more player interviews with be post over the next couple of weeks.

Broly is Tuff Enough: DBMs Gencon Tuff Enough Tournament Report

About The Deck I have never played Saiyan in any sanctioned event before, both standard and TE.  I did know Broly was probably the most powerful choice, especially with Broly, The Electrified.  So, I cobbled together a proto-version of this deck on OCTGN and was fortunate enough to playtest a few games.  I definitely wanted […]

Goku’s Anger: Merckle’s Gencon Tournament Report

After the changes and new cards time was running out before gencon, so I decided to build an old classic. It seemed like a good choice since I wasn’t sure what the meta was going to be. I went back n forth between SSJ Goku lv 4 and King’s Pupil. I ended up going with […]

Team Baba: Shannon Jakul’s Gencon Tournament Report

Baba 1-3 Black Style Mastery CS Elder Kai Sensei Sensei Deck: 3 Black Scout Maneuver 2 Power of Cookies 2 Showdown 2 Awful Abrasions 2 The Plan 1 Alt. Namek Dragon Ball 7 1 Huh??? 1 You’re Invited 1 Piccolo, The Trained 1 Ghost Usher, Attendant 1 Spike, Devil Man 1 Bandages, the Mummy 1 […]

Love Lockdown: Didier’s 2013 Gen Con Tournament Report

My predictions of how fun this weekend was going to be were right on the money. I didn’t end up making it to the Drunk Panel due to playing Krillin in the Tuff Enuff tournament (which I was told afterwards I was very, very happy about), but I top cutted in both Retro tournaments, recorded […]

Team Baba: Kevin Bock’s Gencon Tournament Report

Baba 1-3 Black CS Mastery Elder Kai Sensei Sensei Deck HUH??? x1 Black Scout Maneuver x3 Black Mischevious Drill x1 Black Water Confusion Drill x1 Android 20’s Absorbing Drill x1 Majin Babidi’s Ship x2 Mind Control Device x3 The Plan x2 Fangs x1 See-Through x1 Bandages x1 Spike x1 Grandpa Gohan x1 Ghost Usher x1 […]

Gencon 2013 Recap

  RetroDBZccg Championship 2013 Top 16 Mike Ingersell – Trunks, Weaponmaster / MBS Freestyle Billy Skreiner – Goku, HT WGS / Orange MBS Chris baker – Jajirobe, Retired / Non-Toku Todd Bolen – Bojack / Black TS Scott Dashy – Broly / Saiyan CS Joey DiCarlo – Master Roshi / Blue CS James Stadtmiller – […]

Bringing the Hype – Gencon 2013

Complete Gen Con 2013 Just Saiyan Events

Gen Con Indy has finally approved the last of our events for the 2013 show. We’ll relist all of our other events here as well, but the Thursday line-up is brand new! We strongly recommend pre-registering for events, even the free ones, though we’ll do our best for not turning anyone away. Some of our […]

Gen Con 2013 CRD Update

With Gencon around the corner we wanted to get out any crd udates well in advance so that people will have plenty of time to play test with the changes.  For the most part all the updates are all card clarifications.  With exception of one big one.  After much discussion among ourselves and various members […]

South Kai Match Videos Part 2

Watch Casey (Bojack) take on Tyler (Frieza)  in the second part of the South Kai match videos.   Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV

South Kai Feature Matches Part 1

The first round of match videos from the South Kai are up.  Stay tuned later the this week for the Top 4 matches. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV

East Kai Top 4 Match Videos

Matches videos are becoming one of the best ways to keep tabs on the metagame leading up to Gencon.  Here are the top four matches from the East Kai a few months back.  A big thanks to Didier for posting them.

Merckle Brings the Info on the Celestial Tournament

Die Con Tournament Report

Yes. It happened. Buu won an event.   Has your rage or disappointment settled yet? Well it better fast because we are diving right in here. We are fresh off the heels of a fun Diecon 2013 that featured several different tournaments. Those were the Apocalypse tournament (featuring the Four Horsemen of Supreme West Kai, […]

Retro Video Blog 3 – Bringing the Hype

DBZCCG Championship Series South Kai Tournament

Once again we are proud to announce another tournament.  The community has done outstanding  job setting up tournaments all year long.  Now its our turn.  We will be running The South Kai Tournament later this month at former’s Score employee Erin Giddings very own gaming store.  Some of you may remember Erin from the Rise […]

Die Con Tournament Schedule

Its turning out to be a good year for players.  The fine people over at Die Con are running a number of DBZ related events this year.  Die Con is in St. Louis, MO running from June 21-23.   Each event uses a different format.  Giving each tournament a unique feel.   For more info visit […]

Just Saiyan Events at Gen Con Indy 2013

This past weekend, event registration opened up for Gen Con Indy 2013. For the 2013 event, JustSaiyan.com has a record SIX events going on this year: four panels and our big tournament plus a TUFF ENUFF event by popular demand. Here is a rundown of some of the things you can expect. Note: The anime […]

DBZ CCG Championship Series East Kai Tournament

What do you get when you mix one part elitist tournament with one part college frat party? Why the East Kai Championship of course! With the first North Kai event having come to a close and GenCon looming overhead, come test the new virtual cards and ever changing competitive environment at the inaugural East Kai […]

Can King Kai Stop Garlic Jr. From Being Guardian of Earth?!?!?!

Match between Garrett (Cell Saga Black Style Mastery King Kai) vs. Joshman (MBS Orange Style Mastery Garlic Jr.). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

DBZ CCG Championship Series Celestial Tournament

Its a good year to be a Dragon Ball fan.  A new movie is out in theaters in Japan and another tournament is right around the corner.         DBZ CCG Championship Series Celestial Tournament  June 29, 2013 Monroe County Senior Center 118 Home Avenue Woodsfield, OH 43793 Standard Tournament – Begins at […]

Chris’s North Kai Tournament Report Part 2 – “Meet Your Top 8”

The following interviews are in order of the top 8 based on the players record after swiss. (All views and opinions are those of the top cut player and not mine) Each player was asked the following questions: 1:  Why did you choose your deck? 2:  What’s favorite DBZ personality card and why? 3:  If […]

Movie 1 Vs. Movie 7: Garlic Jr. Vs. Android 20

Match between Garrett (Trunks Saga Red Style Mastery Android 20) vs. Joshman (MBS Orange Style Mastery Garlic Jr.). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Chris’s North Kai Tournament Report Part 1

2013 Inaugural North Kai Championship Event Weekend started off pretty good, Korey Hicks, John Spears, Nick Sparkle-Princess Glaser, Andrew VanSickle, Chris Baker and Joel came into town on Friday night. So, we all gathered at Trent Fermanich‘s place to get some last minute testing and trading done. Didn’t get to bed until like 3 or 4am (like a typical DBZ weekend). Saturday, started […]

Vegeta Returns to an Earth Ruled by Garlic Jr.!

Match between Garrett (MBS Freestyle Mastery Vegeta ) vs. Joshman (MBS Orange Mastery Garlic Jr.). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Hercule, The Junior Champion!?!?!

Match between Garrett (Orange MBS Mastery Hercule) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Mastery Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on February 23, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Majin Vs. Makyan: Buu Vs. Garlic Jr.

Match between Garrett (Blue MBS Mastery Majin Buu) vs. Joshman (MBS Orange Mastery Garlic Jr.). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Vegeta’s Tough Love On Trunks!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Mastery Vegeta) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Mastery Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on February 23, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Hercule’s Boo Buu!

Match between Garrett (Orange MBS Mastery Hercule) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Mastery Majin Buu). Match was streamed live on February 23, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Future Trunks Ends the Goku Family Line!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Trunks Sword) vs. Joshman (Blue TS ChiChi the Grandmother). Match was streamed live on February 2nd, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV   VS.

Master Roshi Pulls His Balls Out For Android 18!

Match between Garrett (Blue CS Mastery Master Roshi) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Android 18). Match was streamed live on February 2nd, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Can Teenage Trunks Stop Cell Monster?!?!?!

Match between Garrett (Namekian TS Cell) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on February 2nd, 2013. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Midwest DBZCCG Championship Series North Kai Event

Some members of the community are holding a tournament on March 16.  So if you live in the Beloit area and have a free weekend you should dust of your cards and play. Midwest DBZCCG Championship Series North Kai Event Date: March 16th, 2013 Time: Noon Place: AK Comics in Beloit, WI. Rules: Following all […]

Your Wish For Gen Con 2013!

Even though it is well off into the distance, event submission is rapidly approaching for Gen Con 2013! Last year was AMAZING, and we want to keep the tradition going with some great new events this year. Because tournaments take a lot out of us and consume the entire day, at this point we will […]

The Return of Broly! Watch out, Trunks!

Match between Garrett (Saiyan TS Broly) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on September 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Goku Uses All His Tricks Against Hercule!

Match between Garrett (Orange MBS Mastery Hercule) vs. Joshman (MBS Freestyle Mastery Goku Ball). Match was streamed live on September 8, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Goku is the Earth’s Last Hope Against Majin Buu!

Match between Garrett (Blue MBS Mastery Majin Buu) vs. Joshman (MBS Freestyle Mastery Goku Ball). Match was streamed live on September 8, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Goku Vs. Piccolo! Who Will Gather the Dragonballs First?

Match between Garrett (Black TS Mastery Piccolo) vs. Joshman (MBS Freestyle Mastery Goku Ball). Match was streamed live on September 8, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

DBM Unbinds Bojack – Tournament Report

The last time I was at Gencon, it was 2004.  I was playing in the Dragonball GT Expanded Worlds, using a deck that nobody really took notice of until the last couple of rounds of swiss.  A few of my playtesting partners from the old IRC days were very helpful in putting the deck through […]

2012 Championship Match – Bojack vs Buu

Here it is.  The match everybody has been waiting.  The final feature match between David Fashbinder and Josh Merckle.  I would like to once again thank everyone who played in this years tournament.  Be sure to check back in tomorrow for an another exciting post from RetroDBZ featuring DBMs tournament report.  

Gencon Panel Video – Its Time to Duel!! A History of Anime CCGs in the U.S.

This is the final of our two Gencon panel videos.  I had a great time doing this panel.  It allowed me to share some of my experiences playing many different anime based CCGs over the years.  The panel takes a detour for a little bit so we could inform the crowd about what Dragon Booster […]

Top 4 Feature Match – Dr. Willow vs Buu

This is the next video in our series of feature matches from Gencon.  Its a match between two very interesting decks.  Josh Merckle using his Red Buu Drill based beat down deck and Joel G using his Dr. Willow Black Kamehameha deck.  Joel was kind of enough to provide us with his deck list which […]

Gencon 2012 Con Report – A Gaming Community With Balls

Another Gencon has once again come and gone.  Just like last year our community continues to grow.  This is the second year in a row that we have acceded the amount of tournament space reserved.  So next I am going to reserve even more tournament space and hopefully the trend of needing more will continue. […]

Gencon Panel Video – The Rise and Fall of Score Entertainment

With the exception of the tournament The Rise and Fall of Score Entertainment was the most anticipated event we held all weekend.  The panelist all worked for Score during various points of its existence.  The panelist were David Eckhart (designer), Garrett Wilkinson (designer), Erin Giddings (community manager) and Josh Morris (marketing coordinator).  We had planed to take questions from […]

Freeing Vegeta With Style – Didier G’s Tournament Report

The deck I is used at Gencon was a Basic Vegeta Freestyle build. I chose to use the Super Saiyan Vegeta Level 1  to guarantee I could put Vegeta’s Lurking back in the deck even without having Vegeta’s Energy Thrust.  I played the deck slim, letting attacks hit because of Vegeta’s ability to generate some insane rejuvenation. […]

Top 8 Feature Match – Vegeta vs Bojack

This year we we able to record some of the Top 8 matches so you guys can enjoy them over and over.  The first feature match was between Didier Greenleaf’s Vegeta Freestyle deck vs David Fashbinder’s Bojack Black TS decks.  This was one of the craziest matches I’ve seen in a long time.  Full of […]

RetroDBZccg 2012 Championship Results

The dust has settled from this years Championship and David Fashbinder skillfully piloted his Bojack Black deck to an undefeated record to take this years crown.   We had 56 people play in this years tournament.  Once again exceeding the amount of tournament space reserved.  Next year I am going to reserve more space and hopefully the […]

Gen Con Indy Week: Be There In Spirit!

Gen Con Indy 2012 is finally happening this week! It’s going to be a great time for those of you who can join us, but we want to try to make sure that everyone can be there in spirit. For onsite updates, make sure you’re following us on our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute event updates […]

Orange Hat Guy Wants To Mic-Off In Front Of You

This old hat and I have been to GenCon every year for the last eleven years and there is only one part of the whole weekend that I don’t love, Wednesday night. Each GenCon Wednesday after months of planning a trip, plenty of money spent, hours upon hours of deck-building and a good long drive […]

The Definitive CRD Plus Gen Con 2012 Events On Facebook!

There has been some confusion over multiple CRDs popping up, many covering different formats in one document. While we thank everyone who made those CRDs and included our changes, we felt that it would be wise to post the definitive CRD with all Retro DBZ changes in it and nothing else. This will be the […]

Gencon 2012 Schedule

Gencon is now only a few weeks away and you can feel the excitement in the air.  We wanted to remind you what events we are doing this year. If you’ve already purchased your Gen Con badge, you can already reserve your space for these events.  We encourage you to this so we can judge […]

Motherly Rage! Chi-Chi Versus King Kai!

Match between Garrett (Black CS Mastery King Kai) vs. Joshman (Blue CS Mastery Chi-Chi). Match was streamed live on June 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Vegeta’s Revenge! Frieza is Doomed!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Mastery Vegeta) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Frieza). Match was streamed live on June 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Frieza is Annihilated by Majin Buu!

Match between Garrett (Black TS Majin Buu) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Frieza). Match was streamed live on June 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

A Spirited Discussion!

Chippy and Drunklops got into quite a “spirited” discussion about the DBZ CCG over Independance Day. It runs pretty long, but it’s an entertaining discussion. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV

Frieza Versus The Androids!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Mastery Android 20) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Frieza). Match was streamed live on June 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

CRD Update For Gen Con 2012!

Its the moment you have all waited for.  The final crd and rules changes before Gencon.  Anybody who has turned into the live streams probably has pretty good idea at what they are going to be.  It has been a popular topic of discussion as of late.  So BroZ lets get to it. Sensei Change:  Any card […]

Orange Star High School: Proxy Cards 101

Interested in making proxy cards for home games and the Gen Con Tournament? Proxy cards are legal in all Retro DBZ CCG events, and are incredibly useful for playtesting purposes in other card games. Not a bad skill to learn. Just follow the below steps: Copy and paste the card image you want to proxy […]

Gen Con CRD Update Online Discussion Panel

Here is a little discussion panel that we did at the end of last Thursday’s stream with the community. It leads to some great discussions about events, running our site, the community and rules changes. It ended up being a much longer panel, so we’re only presenting the most coherent parts. Enjoy! Warning: Adult Language […]

Androids 18 and 20 Are At It Again!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Mastery Android 20) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Android 18). Match was streamed live on May 17, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Somebody Actually Fused Into Gotenks?

Match between Garrett (Black TS Mastery Guldo) vs. Joshman (Blue CS Mastery Chi-Chi the Grandmother). Match was streamed live on May 17, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Official Gen Con 2012 Schedule of Events

This past weekend, registration for Gen Con 2012 events officially opened up and the last of the Retro DBZ CCG events got approved. If you’ve purchased your Gen Con badge, you can already reserve your space for these events. In the past, it has never been a problem getting into our events but it’s better […]

Dallas Comic Con 2012 – Holy Ghosts, Batman!!

This is second time we’ve attended the Dallas Comic Con and each year it continues to improve and keep getting better.  Attendance was way up for this year’s convention, with over 15,000 in attendance (we hope success of The Avengers had something to do with it).  The media guests this year were quite impressive and […]

Vegeta Smacks Goku’s Woman!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Mastery Vegeta) vs. Joshman (Blue CS Chi-Chi). Match was streamed live on March 29, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Vegeta Smacks Krillin’s Woman!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Mastery Vegeta) vs. Joshman (Freestyle MBS Mastery Android 18). Match was streamed live on March 29, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Designer Night Is Getting Closer To The Bottom Of The Bottle! Majin Buu Vs. Vegeta!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Vegeta) vs. Chippy (Red MBS Kid Buu). Match was streamed live on March 24, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Designer Night Continues With Chippy And Garrett! More Banter! More Booze! More Buu!

Match between Garrett (Blue MBS Majin Buu) vs. Chippy (Red MBS Kid Buu). Match was streamed live on March 24, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

JustSaiyan.com Video Blog #2 – A Major Announcement for Gen Con 2012!

After nearly three years, a second video blog is now up with Garrett Hat and Joshman discussing a major change for the Gen Con 2012 tournament, upcoming ways to help support the site and some very special thank yous! You can expect a follow-up article for the things discussed in this video within the week! […]

Designer Night With Chippy and Garrett! Majin Buu Vs. Kid Buu!

Match between Garrett (Blue MBS Majin Buu) vs. Chippy (Red MBS Kid Buu). Match was streamed live on March 24, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Let’s Spar! Uub Trains With Future Trunks!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Trunks) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Uub). Match was streamed live on March 22, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Master Vs. Creation! Android 20 Vs. Cell!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Android 20) vs. George (Orange MBS Cell). Match was streamed live on March 22, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Clash of Turbans! Mr. Popo Vs. Android 20!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Android 20) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Mr.Popo). Match was streamed live on March 22, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Broly Commits A Hate Crime Against Mr. Popo!

Match between Garrett (Saiyan TS Broly) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Mr.Popo). Match was streamed live on March 22, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Broly Attacks! Kid Buu Against The Legendary Super Saiyan!

Match between Garrett (Saiyan TS Broly) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Majin Buu). Match was streamed live on March 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Impromptu Game Designer Panel and Commentary Video

An impromptu panel/discussion occurred on our Twitch.tv channel this weekend, with former Score Employees and all around game design veterans Chipmunk, Garrett in the Hat and Joshman. Topics go from the possibility of virtual cards to the future of the game and the eventual tournament at Gen Con. It’s a fun time, if a little […]

Future Trunks Arrives To Stop Evil Buu!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Trunks Sword) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Majin Buu). Match was streamed live on March 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

The Androids Stand Against Kid Buu!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Android 20) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Majin Buu). Match was streamed live on March 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Majin Mayhem! Fat Buu Vs. Skinny Buu!

Match between Garrett (Blue MBS Majin Buu) vs. Joshman (Red MBS Majin Buu). Match was streamed live on March 15, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Guldo Takes On The Androids (This Can’t End Well)!

Match between Garrett (Black TS Guldo) vs. Joshman (Red TS Android 20). Match was streamed live on March 3, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

The Sword of Trunks Cuts Down On ChiChi!

Match between Garrett (Freestyle MBS Trunks Sword) vs. Joshman (Blue TS ChiChi the Grandmother). Match was streamed live on March 3, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

10-Card Hand Obliterates Majin Buu!

Match between George (Black TS Majin Buu) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Androids Vs. Kid Trunks! TIME PARADOX!

Match between Garrett (Red TS Android 20) vs. Joshman (Saiyan MBS Kid Trunks). Match was streamed live on March 1, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Piccolo Multiform Vs. Red Majin Pui Pui

Match between Garrett (Orange WGS Mastery Piccolo Multiform) vs. Joshman (Red TS Mastery Majin Pui Pui). Match was streamed live on February 23, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

Vegeta Freestyle Vs. Android 18 Freestyle

Match between Garrett (Freestyle BS Mastery Vegeta) vs. Joshman (Freestyle BS Mastery Android 18). Match was streamed live on February 23, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

A Blast From the Past

The first Retro DBZ ccg video blog posted way back on January 8, 2009. It’s hard to believe the site is over three years old now. Look for the long awaited second video blog to hit the site soon.

The Ginyu Force Tryouts

Footage from the now legendary Dragon Ball Z panel at Gencon 2010.  

Blue Chi-Chi Vs. Black Guldo

Match between Garrett (Black TS Mastery Guldo) vs. Joshman (Blue CS Mastery Chi-Chi the Grandmother). Match was streamed live on February 17, 2012. Watch live video from Retro DBZ CCG on TwitchTV VS.

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