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The Lost Dragon Ball Z Board Game Saga

Hey BroZ, The years end had us digging through our cameras, and there was one thing we forgot to cover after this year’s Gen Con : the Dragon Ball Z Board Game Saga. We got a hands on experience at Gen Con thanks to Lynnvander Studios, however we haven’t heard much about it since then. […]

The Dragon Ball Panel – Gen Con 2017

Hey BroZ! We are back from Gen Con 2017 and will be rolling out content from the event in the coming days and weeks. To start off, we have out annual Dragon Ball panel with myself and Nick Glaser. We do this every year in the same format, and hope to see you at a […]

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, […] Events at Gen Con 2016

Hiya BroZ! It’s been an exciting year already and Gen Con is only days away now. Here is a rundown of all the Just Saiyan events at this year’s show. Also, I am super proud to be one of Gen Con’s Industry Insider Presenters this year and represent the DBZ community. Be sure to check […]

Dragon Ball Z TCG Lead Designer AIK Interview – GenCon 2015

Hey BroZ. Sorry this is a bit late. I had a chance to sit down with Aik, Dragon Ball Z TCG Lead Designer and brand manager at Gen Con 2015 to talk to him about a range of subjects concerning the game. Aik doesn’t make many public statements, so I tried to cram as much […]

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 […]

Dragon Ball Z TCG Movie Collection Preview: Dr. Wheelo and the Saiyan Menace

We hope you enjoyed all the previews from last week’s podcast and have been following along on our Facebook page for additional releases from us and other community websites (a great way to make sure you catch a lot of the previews). You can hear our latest podcast with Next Level Z and Panini Developer […]

Dragon Ball Z TCG Movie Collection Preview: Namekian Style Woes

It’s time again for previews to finally begin, and Panini America has kindly sent us 10 cards to preview in the coming weeks for our Dragon Ball Z TCG Movie Collection Preview. And tell you what, I hate waiting too so I’m gonna go ahead and spoil the titles of the ten cards we have […]

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 […] 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 […]

Score Entertainment Rulebook Extravaganza!

We’ve been busy behind the scenes here at RetroDBZ, cleaning up a few things and keeping everything a little better organized. You might notice a dead link here or there, I’m not sweating the small ones (like stuff linked from articles) but if you find any broken links on our pages (like a whole image […]

Dragon Ball Z TCG Heroes & Villains: All RetroDBZ Previews

Howdy BroZ! We had originally hoped to stretch out our previews leading up to the release of Dragon Ball Z TCG Heroes & Villains on March 6th with exciting contests and articles and reveals. Unfortunately, Panini America has carelessly released the entire spoiler list with images online, over two weeks early. Exclusive spoilers have so […]

Dragon Ball Z TCG Heroes & Villains Preview: Face Smash

Previews have begun for the Dragon Ball Z TCG Heroes & Villains set, and Panini America has given us TEN big previews to lay on you guys. Since we are a multimedia site, we’re gonna split up all the previews between on different outlets but we will deliver all cards to you in the coming […]

Virtual Card Set 2015 – Welcome to the Dragon Ball Xenoverse!

Greetings, Z-players!  It’s been a while since the last group of Virtual Cards, and an even longer while since my last article.  But today shall reset the counter on both, as I present to you the latest additions to Virtual Subset, along with some insight into the way a few of them were designed. First […]

Finally! Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z TCG Current Rulings Document 1.0!

At long last Panini America has woken up to the current environment and community feedback, finally releasing a Dragon Ball Z TCG Current Rulings Document, what we affectionately call a CRD. Here are the individual card changes and rulings, taken directly from their CRD: S2 Vegeta – Villainous and S3 Vegeta – Empowered: These powers […]

Bandai Dragon Ball Z CCG Card List Now On RetroDBZ!

Over the long weekend, we found the time to add all of the Bandai Dragon Ball Z CCG card images to the RetroDBZ card library! With this final addition, we now host every Dragon Ball Z card game ever released in the United States on our website (and almost every card too). We can now […]

ReZ – Score Entertainment’s Dragon Ball Z TCG (2005) Card List on RetroDBZ

We are happy to announce that all images from the base sets of Score Entertainment’s Dragon Ball Z TCG remake, dubbed ReZ by the fans, are now on RetroDBZ. Released in 2005, this short lived game lasted only three sets and though it used similar mechanics and card designs to the original Dragon Ball Z […]

Dragon Ball GT TCG Card List on RetroDBZ

We’ve had all the images for a Dragon Ball GT TCG card list for quite some time, but have always debated putting it up. For starters, it’s not the most well loved period of the game and we did not want to confuse new players by having sets that are compatible with Retro DBZ but […]

Virtual Card Set 2015: A Dragon Ball Z Halloween!

After the announcement of the Panini America Dragon Ball Z TCG, many of you asked what would become of the Retro DBZ format. It was a question that we asked ourselves as well. We know that most of the interest will be in the new game, which we feel is where it should be as […]

RetroDBZccg Video Blog – The Game is Back with Panini America DBZ TCG

Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z game is now back in stores thanks to your overwhelming support on Retro DBZ. Let’s all play some Panini America DBZ!

Panini America Dragon Ball Z 2014 TCG Complete Set

Now that it is after midnight, the Panini America Dragon Ball Z 2014 TCG set has officially been released. The entire set is now viewable in our Card Library. You can view each of the cards, sorted by rarity, by clicking the links below. Commons Uncommons Starter Deck Exclusives Rares Ultra Rares Promos   The […]

Panini America Dragon Ball Z 2014 TCG Preview: Tenshinhan

This is our last preview for the Dragon Ball Z TCG 2014 before it releases this Friday. We hope that you have a great time trying the new game out and playing in prerelease events. Be sure to join our Facebook group here if you are looking for a prerelease event near you. That’s a pretty […]

Panini America Dragon Ball Z 2014 TCG Preview: Trunks Sword Slash

I’ve been keeping an eye on Trunks, trying to determine if he is playable or simply meh. We will have to wait until the full set and environment emerges to determine his impact on the environment, but in the mean time we can reveal his pretty sweet named card. Trunks is looking like a Combo […]

Panini America Dragon Ball Z 2014 TCG Preview: ChiChi Ally

Chi-Chi enters the arena of Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z. I personally love playing as ChiChi in Retro DBZ, she has a really unique feel and there are so many ways that you can play her. Let’s take a brief look at ChiChi through the various Premiere sets of Score Entertainment and Panini America. Wow! […]

Exclusive Panini America Dragon Ball Z CCG Previews Start Today!

Starting today, we will be previewing cards from the new Panini America Dragon Ball Z CCG 2014 set, up until its release on October 17. We have fifteen cards to preview, so we are going to start with five today and then reveal a new one each day up until release. The ones you see […]

Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z TCG Packaging Revealed

Panini America has revealed some of the packaging you’ll be looking for next month on the Dragon Ball Z TCG. Unfortunately the packaging style doesn’t follow in the memorable style of the old games packaging, looking more like the kind of design that you’d find on regular collector cards, but it is unmistakably Dragon Ball […]

Official Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z CCG Rule Book With Spoilers!

Panini America has posted up the new rule book for the game, complete with some spoilers for Captain Ginyu, Bulma and some named cards.   View the rule book by clicking here!   View the Starter Playmat by clicking here!   Join the conversation on our Facebook group with the author of the rule book! […]

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 Prince of All Saiyans Returns! Vegeta Arrives in Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z CCG

After reviewing the footage from San Diego Comic Con, we were able to find some clear-ish pics of the Vegeta personality set and added them to the Panini America DBZ Card Library. We will add clearer pics as soon as we are able, but we thought some of you might appreciate the spoiler now. Follow […]

First Thoughts: Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z CCG

Well it has been quite the exciting weekend, with the long awaited return of the Dragon Ball Z CCG after ten years being announce and getting our first look at a good chunk of the cards. So how are things shaping up so far? We’re just going to take a look at what has been […]

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 […]

First Look: Panini America SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z CCG Promos

Panini America is continuing the roll out for the Dragon Ball Z CCG rerelease with images for five of the promo cards that they are passing out at Comic-Con International this year. With the exception of Super Saiyan God Goku, all are alternate art versions of characters found in the starter sets. Follow us on […]

First Look: Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z CCG Remake

Panini America just released a few card images in a press release, including a look at all seven Namek Dragon Balls, a Goku Personality Set, and a Trunks Personality set. Follow us on our Facebook page for more up to date announcements by clicking here. Join our Facebook discussion page to talk about the game […]

The Dragon Ball Z CCG is Back!

This is no joke, you heard it right. After years of staying true as a community, hosting events, writing content, and creating virtual cards… WE WON! Say that again out loud with me and pump your fist… “WE WON!” This is not a new game, this is the original Jim Ward designed, Score Entertainment published […]

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Tapion’s Master Sword

Discuss this card with us in our discussion group by clicking here! One of my favorite scenes in Wrath of the Dragon is right before the credits roll. Tapion hands his sword to his new friend, Trunks, followed by flashing scenes of its use against Frieza and his father, highlighting that it was the Kontas […]

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – PAFU PAFU!

This is the final card meant to support the whole Bulma the Wife archetype, but it has so many uses beyond that as well. It’s not Bulma named, we expect that it may find it’s way into a few non-combat and drill oriented decks. This card ought to get a rise out of a few […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Labra Kadabra

Continuing Bulma week, we have a card that had many iterations before we came back around to its current state. Last week we showed you an Oolong ally where I even mentioned how that Oolong which became Announcer was originally Bulma’s Lab. The reason why we originally abandoned the location is simple: no deck using […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Messing With The Time Stream!

The cool thing about the Bulma cards that we made is that while they’re all made to specifically help the Bulma the Wife archetype, we made them non-specific to the Bulma personality and they each can have a useful function in control and other deck types. We also tried to capture specific things about the […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – ADVENTURE TIME!

We have shown Bulma some love, both practically and fanservicey with our Virtual Cards so far. There have always been calls to have us help out Bulma the Wife by improving cards like Bulma Finds a Drill and Bulma Finds a Dragon Ball with errata, however we have always stood by the belief that errata […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Sensei-able Options

One area of the game that felt like it could use some true expansion was the Sensei card pool.  However, we did not want to just go creating new Sensei cards that might end up overpowered or underpowered, so we looked to the GT card pool and chose two that would carry over well for […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – The Rules Lawyer!

This is a long storied card with both an ability and a character I always wanted to see in the game.     Bringing the Announcer in the game, there always had to two things he would do to be loyal to the source material. First, he had to be able to be used by […]

Beware of the Blue Mist

This past week at this year’s East Kai Championship a new virtual card was revealed.  For those us who were unable to attend the tournament this is your first glimpse at Blue Mist Kick.  Blue Mist Kick is Blue’s take on the powerful Black Pivot Kick.  Blue Mist Kick is sure to become a popular […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pure Evil of King Piccolo

DKP Level 3 While not the most changed from early development, this card generated the most discussion.  We are not big fans of power caps, but realized this one should be kept under control.  Only a level 3, it could be reached pretty easily and early in games.  It’s still a potential HUGE attack with […]

The Many Faces of Demon King Piccolo

As the discussion around Demon King Piccolo Lv 1 started to gain steam, it dawned on me that at first glance, he is an ally-centric personality.  The game has had many powerful ally decktypes gain prominence recently, from Bojack to Spirit Bomb to Baba and Cell Jr’s.  We definitely don’t need another one. But what […]

Beware of the Demon King

After a small break from virtual cards we are back.  Bringing you one of Kid Goku’s strongest foes.  King Piccolo, the Demon Lord.  Be sure stay tuned the rest of week as we reveal the rest King Piccolo’s virtual cards.

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Janembers Only

Janemba had some unique attacks in the Fusion Reborn movie, so while he’s already a pretty efficient character we felt it would be a bit remiss if we didn’t include some of his abilities. They add a little bit of flavor and support to Janemba, being attacks only he can use and working with his […]

Virtual Card Set Community QA

QA as in quality assurance. This has more or less always been our policy regarding virtual cards, but we felt like putting it in writing for the community might do some good after some of the more recent releases. It’s no secret that RetroDBZ is Garrett and I’s hobby. We aren’t paid to do it, […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Breaking Ba

Ok, it’s finally time to make Janemba playable by finishing out his Main Personality stack. After all the great discussion that the previous cards brought to the community, we hope these cards bring the same excitement as the previous cards.   What else needs to be said? Well I guess that Janemba is still not […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Janembagain!

Well, the last 24-hours has certainly seen a flurry of activity over Janemba! Love him or hate him. card designer Geoff “Sayjin” Brewster got right in there a listened to your concerns and worked with the community to improve the balance on Janemba. We thank Sayjin for all his efforts in the community, it is […]

Virtual Card Set 2014 – Janemba-rama!

Now that all the Gen Con 2013 Tournament Videos are up, it’s finally time to get 2014 started. The first few events have already been announced, our rooms and events for Gen Con 2014 are booked and now it’s time to start rolling out the new Virtual Cards for 2014. It seems almost like a […]

Virtual Set 2013: Plan to Errata the Saiyans

Occasionally we goof up a bit with our virtual cards, and we’ve always relied more on the community to help catch our mistakes since we don’t always have the time or resources to continually playtest eight hours a day, five days a week like back in our Score days. Well after hearing some concerns and […] 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!

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 […]

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 rulings and erratas. Also all the virtual cards made on Retros site are legal. Proxies are […]

2013: RetroDBZ Gets Huge

As 2013 came to a close, we once again get to reflect on all the awesome things the community has brought forth and accomplished this year. We nearly doubled in size on Facebook, going from 400 fans towards the end of 2012 to almost 800 fans at the end of 2013 (let’s see if we […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Slay Balls

It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! Frieza Level 5 is finally here! This was the card I wanted to make if I won the Grand Kai Invitational all those years ago. The power I had in mind for him was reused in one of our very first Virtual Cards, Tapion Level 4 (though […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Outer Space Liberace

When we added to Frieza’s personality stacks last year, there was somewhat of a gap for the Level 3. Frieza’s current (and only) Level 3 isn’t terrible per se, but it just doesn’t leave much to the imagination and doesn’t flow with the new virtual personalities we created. We thought we had done enough to […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Frieza Banzai!

Frieza has always been a pet project of ours. Not only that, a Level 5 for him has always been a popular request. With the two Frieza personalities we did release, some folks have found him to be in a more playable state, just not quite there yet. We’re gonna try to get him there […]

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 […]

Virtual Set 2013 – Gohan the Attack!

When it comes to power levels, unless you are talking about Fusion personalities the heroes have always fallen way short. There are no Evil Buus swinging from Power Bracket E first turn for the good guys, so we tried to come up with something to remedy that. The problem is, there are no immensely powerful […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Nasty In The Pasty

No, you read the title right. This is a virtual card from 2012 that I never got around to putting up for some reason. In fact, all this time the Virtual Cards from the 2012 set went from 45 to 47 and I’m not sure if anyone ever noticed. All well. As we mentioned in […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Goten or Go Home

As was pointed out this week by Didier and last week by myself, Goten is an unremarkable character and personality in virtually all forms of media. It’s hard to do anything with him since he really doesn’t stand out at all in the show. In the game, he’s kinda all over the place with no […]

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2013 recently got to attend the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days event, being Dallas locals and all. Once again held at the Irving Convention Center, the set-up was much better than the previous event and the congestion in the halls was not as bad this year. Hopefully in the coming years, Dallas Comic Con will […]

(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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Impin’ Ain’t Easy

This is the last card that will be legal for Gen Con 2013. You have the update to the CRD. You have all the cards, now get busy! As an immortal, Garlic Jr. can stand up to a bit more punishment than most. We didn’t want him to cap power stages like Android 16 the […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – The Dead Zone

This is the second to last Virtual Card to be revealed that will be legal for Gen Con events. You’ll notice by the numbering on the card that this skips a number in the set. That’s just because I rather that card be the very last one we reveal, but I’m sure you probably have […]

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – A More Vanilla Vegeta

One of the things that we heard from the community is the lament about the lack of good Vegeta Lv. 1 characters. So far, only the Cell Saga Vegeta Lv. 1 performs a halfway decent attack, while the rest are a combination of odd powers or random effects meant to help the fairly unfocused (from […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Bold Centerfold

Bulma gets lucky this season with yet another Lv. 1. She’s a great support character, especially with amazing cards like Bulma Finds a Dragon Ball to encourage her use as an ally. Vegeta and Kid Trunks got a little help last time, but we can’t forget Bulma’s first boyfriend who could use just a little push […]

Virtual Set 2013 – Gen Con Briefs!

Gen Con is now less than a month away, and we promise that all Virtual Cards legal for the tournament will be revealed by the 1st of August. This next card isn’t so much a game changer, but a logical card for the Retro DBZ environment that has probably been imagined since the Saiyan Saga […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Big Shot!

This card, we wanted to make a pretty big attack for Namekian that you would need to hit certain conditions for it to go off. Before, we made a card that had you sacrifice your allies to hit your opponent hard. This time we wanted to hit something more near and dear to a Namekian’s […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Down Right Fierce!

Continuing the whole TUFF ENUFF  theme we started last time, we have a new card that straddles both dimensions. Obviously, this drill was made specifically to work with the World Games Red Style Mastery. There are a few other cards, mostly blocks like Red Counterstrike, Red Power Block and Red Passive Block that this card […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – In The Name of The Moon

This preview adds a new mechanic that I hinted at last week, that we feel really makes a lot of sense as we move forward with some TUFF ENUFF events. Now honestly, think back to the whole TUFF ENUFF Promo Set from the Cell Games Saga (arguably the first insert set): Do you remember what […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – LEVEL UP TO THE MAX!

Back by popular demand, this Gen Con 2013 will have its first TUFF ENUFF tournament on the schedule in close to a decade. As such, we wanted to make a few TUFF ENUFF ONLY cards in the virtual set. We started with some traditional ideas, but we came up with something awesome and new for the TUFF […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Resistance is Futile!

We have often argued over what to do with the Cooler and Meta-Cooler personalities. They both *kinda* work with the Blue Style, and nothing else, so we often thought of allowing the personalities to mix. Ultimately they were just too different to make that even a viable choice. We also thought of allowing Meta-Cooler to […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Deeds, Not Words!

One of the best advantages that villains have is a freestyle anti-noncombat attack in the form of Android 19’s Energy Burst. This card fits nicely in just about any deck, and automatically gets past things like the Majin Buu Saga Freestyle Mastery. Plus it’s the card you pray to draw against Orange or Black Drill-heavy […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – The High Road

This is the last month for virtual cards before Gen Con 2013. Every tournament legal virtual card will be revealed before August 1, 2013, so we better get a move on! One of the things that’s always bothered us about the game is how much of an advantage the villains have over the heroes. Higher […]

Hashing It Out!

Facebook recently adopted the whole Hash-tag system made popular on Twitter. While we do have our own Twitter page, the vast majority of our followers are on our Facebook page. So going forward, we will start using the hash-tag #RetroDBZ when talking about the Score Entertainment DBZ game on Facebook and Twitter. As part of […]

Just Saiyan Events at Gen Con Indy 2013

This past weekend, event registration opened up for Gen Con Indy 2013. For the 2013 event, 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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Soulless Warrior!

Here is the last Ginyu Force ally for the new and improved Captain Ginyu! He’s a handy guy to have around when your opponent is sitting on a bunch of Non-Combats. His power is a little redundant with Captain Ginyu, but we made it that way so that Recoome could still be used as a […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – The Wild Blue Yonder!

Yesterday we saw a techy Jeice who helps foil a win condition for your opponent. Today, we’ll see a Burter that helps Captain Ginyu with his own win condition. It has already been mentioned how awesome Guldo Lv. 1 is for Captain Ginyu Lv.3, but Ginyu needs more than one shot for a beats finale. […]

Virtual Set 2013 – Jeice Saiyan!

The first new Ginyu Force member is a classic who has been in the game since the Frieza Saga. His original Lv. 1 is actually a pretty decent ally, even by current standards. But we wanted to add a new Jeice to serve the new Captain Ginyu loyally, like he did in the show. Jeice […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Change Now!

Yesterday, you saw the awesome new Captain Ginyu but there’s a little bit of story behind the image. In most cases, we’ll pull the images from the Dragon Ball Wiki page but there are occasions where we have to capture the image ourselves when we can’t find an appropriate (or appropriately cool) image. This was the case […]

Virtual Set 2013 – El Capitan!

This week marks the finally of part one for the 2013 Virtual Set. We want to give some of these cards time to simmer, and make their way through the online and live circuits. So we decided to round up some old favorites for the mid-season finale. We weren’t sure if we should go with […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Some Movie Filler

Last year, our styled cards were well received but didn’t get much fanfare. It’s hard to compete with new and exciting personalities sometime, when you’re just a styled card for a niche archetype. We feel that it is important to add a few cards into the mix that are more than just things you have […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Coming From Behind

This is the last card for Tien, yet one of the most important. An ally you’ll want to use South Kai Sensei for on turn one. Chiaotzu is easily one of the worst personalities in the game and in the show. In fact, he never beats a single named character in any of the series, […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – Demon Busting!

Continuing the Tien theme, we wanted to make a card that helped the suicide theme of the deck. Not convinced that folks would want to run a card that just strictly discarded other cards from your deck (much like a majority of the cards your opponent would be running), we decided to attach an attack […]

Virtual Card Set 2013 – The Hero We Deserve

Last week, we openly playtested on our Twtich TV page with a new level one personality that was always so close to having his own archetype. Tien has always been much maligned in the game. Piccolo stole his signature technique and made his own archetype out of it, while Krillin has the superior version of […]

Virtual Card Set 2013: High Quality HD Torrent of Dragon Ball Z Movie Battle of the Gods!

APRIL FOOLS, it’s just our latest Virtual Card for the 2013 set!   It’s our first ever location, and something that might fit right into the new Kami archetype that was introduced last month. And while not a silver bullet, it can help stem the tide of the overwhelming strength of Majin Buu as well […]

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 […]

Virtual Set 2013 – Ah, Kami-Sama!

This is the final card for the Kami personality set, and it’s a win condition in it’s own right.   Kami acts as the God of Earth, and here he does his realm justice. As creator of the Dragon Balls, with seven or more Battlegrounds/Locations in play he disperses the Dragon Balls around the world. […]

Virtual Set 2013 – Guardian of the Earth

Kami’s Lv. 1 gets him warmed up for having plenty of Battlegrounds and Locations in play, but his level 2 and 3 really start to make you respect him as the Guardian of Earth (and all those locations within).     The good Kami giveth and the good Kami taketh away. All those Locations and […]

Virtual Set 2013 – He Who Watches!

Last year, we accomplished exactly what we wanted to with the Virtual Cards. We made a virtual set that was there if you wanted something new, but not necessary to play the game in a semi-competitive event. We hope to continue the tradition this year. Last year we started off with a new personality set, so […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Demon Sword!

Happy Halloween everyone, here’s everyone’s favorite Satan in DBZ (by default), ready to give villains a sword personality! Majin Dabura is a freaky scary sword user. His sword cards get around things like Nappa’s Physical Resistance, making it stop just a single attack, or your own Vegeta’s Jolting Slash. The beautiful thing is you can also […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Magic: The Summoning

This is the last card for the Baba Halloween themed set. Since Baba is a 1-3 personality (making Aura Clash a risky choice) and she can’t use any anger raising attacks, she needs some way to level. Oh, here’s one! This handy card gives you everything you need to level Baba. It’s not Baba named, […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – My Boo

This is the last of the Celestial Fighters for Baba. While not necessarily a fighter, he does have an important job to do when it comes to being Baba’s assistant. This guy is like Baba’s own personal reverse Welcome Home Drill, but with a powerful twist. Like Hero’s Drill, Ghost Usher removes cards off the opponent’s life […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Grandfathered In

So far, we’ve seen Baba able to tackle all kinds of decks with non-combat hate, defense and anti-anger. But mill has an inherent weakness against Dragon Ball decks, since any Dragon Ball that gets milled immediately gets placed at the bottom of the deck. In fact, one could simply let Baba draw out of cards […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Before He Was Piccolo…

Baba has so far just had personalities that have been mostly stasis based. Sure they can mill too, but otherwise you need their powers to make up for the lack of secondary effects on attacks. Team Baba needs someone to drive them on the offensive, and that person is a two time winner of the […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Lock Like an Egyptian!

Once again, you never really know how reliant you are on secondary effects from attacks to help control the board. Heroes already miss out on the colorless Android 19’s Energy Burst, but with Baba she also loses colored staples like Orange Stare Down and Blue Betrayal. Sure, you get to keep the old stand-by Don’t You Just […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Nowhere Man

Baba’s stable of fighters continues to grow with the next man to enter the arena. An invisible man! Man it was difficult for Sayjin to get an image of this guy. He’s either covered in tomato soup or Master Roshi’s boner blood expelled through his nose, depending on the version of the show you watch. […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Twilight of the Saiyans!

Here is the first of the Celestial Fighters that Baba calls out for her tournament: Fangs the Vampire! Fangs is a Celestial Fighter and will be added to the Retro DBZ CRD to reflect such for all Retro Events (as will his comrades). As you can tell from his power, Baba’s central theme will be […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Dragon Ball Z Monster Mash!

Just because Gen Con is over, doesn’t mean that Virtual Cards are done! We want to continue to encourage fun games by adding new cards for you to try out and for us to play with on the stream (whenever we get to our next one). We wanted to have a Halloween themed card set […]

Message Board Update

Just an update on the message boards. They have been bought and paid for but, unbeknownst to us at the time, it is actually being delivered through the mail as software rather than a download. Once we have it, we’ll work on configuring it and finally making it go live, however that process will likely […]

“It’s Over 9000!!!!” – The Novelization

Are you ready to go super deep into Dragon Ball Z? As a player of the Dragon Ball Z collectible card game, you’re already a huge fan, and you probably think you know a lot about the series. But aren’t you tired of the same old conversations and discussions of power levels, or who would win […]

A Place of Our Own – Forums are on the Way!!

After speaking with a number of members from the community at Gencon we’ve decided to add forums to the site.  I had held off adding forums to the new site because I’m not much of a message board person and my previous attempts at forums became over run with spam.  But I feel that in […]

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 […]

Slow NewZ DayZ!

With Gen Con Indy around the corner, we’re putting a lot of effort into the preparations that go along with it: both professional and personal. As such, the updates to the website will be more sporadic in the coming weeks. We’ll try to post what we can, when we can, but don’t be alarmed if the website […]

A Feudal Fairy Tale, Now On Retro AKA Retro DBZ is expanding by adding a few new games. You may have even noticed the tab that says Score Games in the upper-right corner that’s been there for the last few weeks. We plan to start adding more games and content to the site, as you already saw last week with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Dragon Ball Z Movie Announced! And It Has Nothing To Do With Dragon Ball Evolution!

Several news and translation sites have reported that a new Dragon Ball Z movie has been announce and is slated for release on March 30, 2013 in Japan. The announcement came in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, which also stated that series creator Akira Toriyama would be heavily involved in the project, hoping to […]

Kamiccolo’s Training – Gen Con 2012 Online Practice and Tournament

We’ve mention before that the folks at Dragon Ball OCG have a program to play the DBZ CCG online. Well, now that we’ve revealed all the Virtual Cards and have released all the rules changes, they have updated their program to incorporate all of those changes. The new OCTGN patch can be downloaded by clicking here. […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Just Saiyan!

The end is here. This will be the last card for the 2012 Virtual Set. After this, you will have all the cards and all the rules you need to start making your deck for the 2012 Gen Con Event. Thank you all for your great responses to the virtual set. We’ve seen it generate […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – I Must Break You!

Drunk Chippy Here. Sotally Tober Offiher. So we’re down to the final cards of the virtual set. Garrett is passed out in the back after the Warped Tour (I thought you were a Texan! Pansy!), so it’s time for this designer to shine! As I’ve made a ridiculous amount of cards for this game (over 1000+), so […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Cool As Ice!

Originally we were done with the Frieza support with the virtual set and were going to wait until next year to expand on that. However, we opened up to the community a chance to help us design a card for the Virtual Set during one of our live streams. This was the card they came […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – I Need A Hero!

So Videl finally gets a level four! Not bad, given that Videl got a named card for every style she can declare a Tokui-Waza in! She’s also able to keep up the Heroic theme, if you can get to her level four! That’s it for Videl, check back on Monday to see a Virtual Card […]

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 […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Raising Hell!

Originally, Videl wasn’t going to get anything this go around. I mean, did we really need an anti-Majin personality? However, pretty much every time we asked the community what they wanted to see in the virtual set, Videl kept popping up. So how do we take a personality whose whole shtick is being anti-Majin and make her […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Life’s Too Short!

We accidently skipped the Red themed Dragon Ball card last week. Can you really blame us though? He’s easy to miss. Like some other Red styled attacks, this one comes on a Combat card so watch out for things like Broly’s Might, Piccolo’s Fist Block or Trunks Energy Sphere. It is still a Red Style […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Heil Blue!

General Blue is probably one of the only villains in Dragon Ball/Z/GT that I really wouldn’t want to have a drink with. What a slimy guy! Fascist Drill is one of the slime mill cards the style needs. Right now it just has the paltry Blue Biting Drill, but slap a few of these babies on […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Just Saiyan!

We’ve given Saiyan some beefy new reasons to be considered for an ally deck with new personalities for Cell, Vegeta and King Vegeta. However the Saiyan style itself has very few cards that make it welcoming for ally decks. We hope to change that up a bit with this card. This Dragon Ball themed card […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Ally Hate!

Our next card was based off of Carpet Attack Technique. We wanted to do something similar with allies, and decided to give that honor to Demon King Piccolo. Throughout Dragon Ball, Piccolo really takes advantage of his allies like the Emperor Pilaf gang and his own children. All for the glory of King Piccolo! His […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Always Bet On Black!

These next few cards are going to be styled and be based on the original Dragon Ball series. Fortunately there were a few Namekians and at least one Saiyan in that series. Our goal is not to make staples for styles but either provide something new or to help a less utilized theme for each […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – From HFIL!

Frieza has a really interesting anger mechanic with Frieza’s Irritation Grows, unfortunately his current Lv. 4 is one of the worst personality cards in the game. Frieza the Cyborg was a decent Lv. 3, but he really needed a good Lv. 4 to justify running a level jump deck with Frieza. This Frieza finally takes an active […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Lord of the Universe!

Frieza is THE villain of DBZ. Period. He sent the Saiyans the Earth. He ravaged Namek. He instigated the first Super Saiyan transformations. There may have been more power villains afterwards, but Frieza was easily the most influential. Unfortunately, he was neither powerful nor influential in the CCG. He had some decent named cards, but his […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – To Play The Unplayable Dream!

This last card for the week came about from a Twitch TV match where the Fusion Dance was played… and neither the players nor any of the spectators seemed to know how Fusion actually worked. It turns out that it’s actually pretty terrible and complicated. So let’s just go with this. So if you ever […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Little BroZ!

We needed another character to round out our Saiyan Heritage theme, but we also wanted to go with someone who hasn’t been seen in the DBZ CCG yet. We didn’t want to go with Scarface or Shorty or any of the forgettable allies of Bardock. Bulla was an option, she had a personality in the […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – NAPPAMANIA!

Vegeta’s right hand man is here to serve the new Saiyan Prince well. Like his cohort Raditz, Nappa does some amazing things when you’re Just Saiyans. At first glance Nappa is like a side of Saiyan Beef, except that he affects both players and it only lasts during combat. While it may seem terrible that he […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – The Original BroZ!

Ah, the Black Sheep of the family and the only known male Saiyan in Goku’s family tree that never quite made it to Super Saiyan. Poor guy never even escaped from Hell or hung out with the other villains after his death, he just kind of faded away. All well, maybe they’re just saving him […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – Hail to the King!

Continuing Saiyan Heritage week, we finally introduce the Saiyan Lord himself, King Vegeta! As you can see, by himself he’s not much of an issue but if he gathers his loyal subjects around then he can become quite the royal pain. Aside from working with the newest Vegeta virtual card, the King has a special […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – The Little Prince!

This week starts a new theme of cards that will run into next week, as this set features a whopping five cards. In this set we are going to see three playable characters get a new level one and two brand new characters that have never been seen in the game before until now. The […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – The Future Is Coming On Strong!

The last of Future Gohan week is here, with Sayjin’s final card for the personality set: One of those unique Energy Combat cards that performs a physical attack, and helps Future Gohan rise in levels a bit. If used with the Virtual Card Set 2012 Future Gohan Lv. 1, this card can also boost your […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – The Future of Gohan!

Hey BroZ! Continuing our Future Gohan week, brought to you by Sayjin, one of the founders of the OCG and all around Super Saiyan guy! Today, Future Gohan get’s something very few Capsule Corp personalities get: a level 4! We all know that unless you’re playing the MBS Saiyan Style Mastery, the Saiyan and Namekian styles don’t […]

Virtual Card Set 2012 – The Future is Now!

This week, we’re going to introduce a three-card subset featuring Future Gohan. As you know, I’m not a big fan of the current level one for Future Gohan. In fact, I’ve even talked at length about it and its been somewhat of a joke in other articles. Well as it turns out, our resident virtual […]

This Battle Never Happened

Thanks to some external playtesting, a definitive and consistent infinite loop was proven with the Tapion personality, specifically the level 4. As such, the level 4 power has been errata’d and will be played as follows. Special thanks to Nick Glaser, Fresko, Joel Glasser and Danny Rider who sent in full decklists of Tapion. We […]

Retro DBZ Card Library Now Live!

The Retro DBZ Card Library is now active with every playable card from the game (though some variants may have been omitted for space). Be sure to check the CRD for the definitive wording and eligibility of all cards in the format that you are playing in. Proxy cards are legal in all Retro DBZ events, so […]

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