Archive for Z Guest Articles

Generation 1 – Let There Be Score

  Originally Posted by Chipmunk 8-28-08 Disclaimer: Everything talked about in these “Generation” blog posts are about my life at Score Entertainment. Score didn’t exactly have a low turnover rate while I was there for 5 1/2 years, so there were so many employee changes that it was like a tottally new team. This happened […]

Change the Future: An Analysis of What We’ve Seen and What We Might Expect to See in Panini’s DBZ TCG PART 2 by Danny Rider

Danny Rider continues his dissicussion of thing we might see in future set of Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z TCG.  If you missed part 1 you can read it here. Golden Cards: Set 3 gave us no Golden Card reprints. Many in the online community are ok with this as it was an eventuality given […]

Change the Future: An Analysis of What We’ve Seen and What We Might Expect to See in Panini’s DBZ TCG PART 1 by Danny Rider

With The Movie Collection (set 3) firmly out and in players’ hands, a lot should be considered; how the game has progressed, the deepening card pool, what developments we can expect based on past precedence with the Score version, or what may already have been hinted at in the cards currently available. As players understanding […]

Black Foreshadowing: Card of the Week 15

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 15 of my PanZ Card of the Week. This week is the third rotation of card of the week! Time sure does fly. As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this early (back on Tuesdays) or keep scouting here for it on the weekends. This week I’m reviewing a […]

Isolation: Card of the Week 14

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 14 of my PanZ Card of the Week. I took some time off, but after a Senzu bean I’m picking it back up! Check out RNG’s first vlog on the controversial Time is a Warriors Tool here. As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this early (back on Tuesdays) […]

Saiyan Rescue PanZ: Card of the Week 13

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 13 of my PanZ Card of the Week. Things are really picking up at Random Number Gaming! We just released our 4th H&V breakdown video, check it out here!  As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this early (now on Wednesdays!)  or keep scouting here for it on Saturdays. […]

Red City Destruction PanZ: Card of the Week 12

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 12 of my PanZ Card of the Week. I can’t wait to open my Set 2 packs! Ryan and I will be coming out with a ton of content in the coming weeks so tune in. As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this early on Tuesdays […]

Namekian Hybrid Defense: Card of the Week 10

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 10 of my PanZ Card of the Week. Things are really heating up with Set 2 around the corner! As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this early on Tuesdays or keep checking back here for it on Saturday mornings. This week I’m reviewing my second block […]

Blue Mental Drill PanZ: Card of the Week 9

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 9 of my PanZ Card of the Week. I had a ton of fun shooting this week and I hope it shows in the recording! As always, subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch this each Tuesday or keep checking back here for it on Saturday mornings. This week I’m […]

Black Reflection: PanZ Card of the Week 8

Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with Week 8 of my PanZ card of the week. I’m going to start posting these videos here on Saturdays with a short synopsis, but if you want to catch them earlier you should subscribe to my YouTube channel. This week I’m reviewing my first Event card, Black Reflection. While […]

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 […]

Z Diddy and the Namekian Nerf

Did the Namekian nerf leave you crying like Gohan? Does Captain Ginyu frustrate you, causing you to step on even innocent frogs in the wilderness? Well fear no longer! Join Z Diddy Greenleaf and Ryan Lewis as they give the low down on recent nerfs to Namekian style, Vegeta, and more. Learn about all the […]

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 […]

The Dark Force: A Black Style Captain Ginyu Community Deck List

Submitted by Will Jonathan I have a small play group where I live here in Florida that plays the Panini Z card game (We’re all vets of the old game as well!), and we created this neat deck idea that I thought I’d share with you. We call it The Dark Force. It’s a Black […]

Learn from the Best: Selling Dragon Ball Z Singles

Who is the all-time most successful salesman of the Dragon Ball Z CCG? Easily it’s Erin Giddings, the man who was behind getting many of your favorite Score Entertainment games into your local game store. These days Erin has shed the trappings of the corporate world and now sells gaming products with Miniature Exchange (including […]

10 Cards I Want to See Again or Reimagined

My name is Danny Rider.  Long time fan of the Dragon Ball Z card game.  With the new game on the horizon and the reveal of some old favorites such as Blue Terror, Orange Stare Down, Blue Round Throw and Confrontation returning to the game, I have to say I am a little excited. The […]

I’ll take one DBZ Panini with extra fanboy

Just when I thought I would grow up, this happens. There I sit, in the real world, when the phone rings. It’s Garrett. Now, I don’t think I’ve ever talked to this man on the phone once. This was a special occasion and my first thought was ‘Why?’. Big news. The biggest. Words leave his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

DP Gone Wild

A long time ago I talked about tier lists, what they meant, didn’t mean, and how they affected competition. This spawned some good discussion in a bunch of different directions and it was great to hear all your perspectives on this game and others. Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with what I hope will be […]

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 […]

Agent Z : Baba Black CS

Agent Z : Baba Black CS          with Kevin Bock and Didier Greenleaf Welcome to the first (of hopefully many) Agent Z! Hello everyone, Chris Smith here with a new article series for RetroDBZccg. In Agent Z,  I will test newly created decks from myself and others from the community against decks […]

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 

Supreme West Kai: Black to the Future

As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t get into this game until pretty late. Once the GT cards started rolling out, I had gotten the gist of deck building and obtained a few money cards, fueling myself to top cut at some Expanded tournaments. The early months of Baby and Super 17 Saga continued my love […]

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 […]

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

Ban 10: Rule Reverse

The Dragon Ball Z card game is not without its quirks. Any player who has dabbled in it probably has had a few moments of uncertain rulings or card wording, and the more experienced players (and anyone who spent time learning, re-learning and trying to stay current with the evolving CRD during the game’s lifetime) […]

A New Year: Make A Wish

Crikey this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday my life had a lot less Balls in it. As is the standard, each year I make a resolution I ultimately don’t keep. In the end however, the follow through isn’t as important as the wish. Instead of equating them to false hope, focus […]

Meta Cooler’s Blue Christmas Decklist

Despite my cherry warm demeanor, I’ve always been a little blue. Every Magic deck I’ve built has included islands. Reactive playing, using your opponent’s strength against him. With how much I love being defensive it should come as no surprise that I’ve been trying to build Blue style every way imaginable for a while now. […]

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 […]

Vegito: Warrior of Tao

When you hear “opposites” what are the first things that pop into your head? Hot and cold? Day and night? While all examples of Yin and Yang, these two Chinese concepts go much further to explain the above mentioned and how they intertwine. Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here hoping to share an “Ah-ha!” moment. Goku […]

Goten – The Unplayable Dream

I’ve been doing a lot of losing lately – I can’t remember the last time I won a DBZ game. Each time I’m crushed, I reflect on other decks of mine that did the same. I know what you’re thinking, SPOOKED was just released and you want to play Goten fusion with Gotenks Kamikaze Ghost. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fusion Re-Reborn

If I had to name my second favorite character (guess who’s my first), it would have to be Gotenks. That little guy was just the right mix of talk and walk to back it up that I love. And those ghost clones? Hysterical. Not to mention my very first deck after learning this game was […]

Tapion’s Awakening

With my rapping career close to the end (there are only so many Freestyle decks after all) it’s time for a new direction! Virtual cards are selectively being introduced into the game and bringing new possibilities. The game has been stagnant and now those following Retro are witnessing new decks emerge each year. All these changes can be […]

Zarbon Red is Beautiful, But Orange Zarbon is Monstrous!

Yes. It happened. Zarbon won an event. Has your joy or ecstasy settled yet? Well it needn’t because he isn’t going anywhere. He’s the dainty diva with a dark secret and he’s been dying to show you what he can do, and last weekend in Woodsfield Ohio he got the chance. The tournament was pretty […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Because You’re Weak, Krillin!

Ever notice nearly everything Krillin says can be followed by this line? Me too. Greetings Dragon Ballers, Didier here with the second installment of “Freestylin’ with a Frenchman” where I’m taking a constructive look at some of the lower tiered freestyle decks. Last time the most powerful character in the game got his turn; in my […]

You Just Activated My Noob trap Card!

Ah…the tier list. Both the infinite resource and bane of all competitive gaming communities. Greetings Dragonballers, Didier here with what I hope to be a good discussion. Freestylin’ with a Frenchman will continue next time as the fail count is rising with my Krillin Free deck play testing, but no one expects anything from him […]

The Unbanning of Dragonball Z

There is a school of thought in card games, one that only a few have ever managed to stick to.  It is a simple concept but a very very difficult practice.  “Never ban cards.”  Simple, but as you can imagine, insanely difficult.  When Magic the Gathering suffers from periodic bans, with its lengthy playtesting, it […]

Lovin’ the Pink

Greetings and salutations fellow DBZ fanatics! This Frenchman came back from Gen Con supercharged and what better way to release pent up energy than writing articles? (I can think of a few other ways.) Freestyle was a style I always gravitated towards. I loved the characters in the show and signature moves were the coolest […]

“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 […]

Devins Trunks Sword Deck

Hello out there Retro community, Devin, aka Azarith Stryffe  is back again with another deck.  Trunks makes a return.  You all provided me so much great input with my previous Trunks deck.   I decided to change that deck to Future Gohan for Gencon.  I did fairly well with it and really enjoyed playing it.  But now […]

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 […]

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. […]

Backlash Without Backlash

Lets go back to Origins 2003. This was the site of the third ever DBZ CCG National Championship. At the time, Roshi Dragonball and Cell/PTT Namekian Energy Beats were widely considered the big guns and were the tournament favorites going in. In the previous two National Championships I had finished 2nd and T8 respectfully. I had […]

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 […]

Help This Red WGS Cell Deck!

Danny Rider sent in this decklist and wants your input on how to make it the best it can be. Sensei (5): –Red Sniping Shot x3 –Red Trap –Huh??? Dragon Balls (4): Alt Namek 1 Alt Namek 2 Alt Namek 3 Namek 6 Combat (6): Time is a Warrior’s Tool Android 18’s Stare Down Trunks […]

The Mastery Race

Not all Masteries are created equally. We all know that. Sometimes it’s because they have a specific niche that Score was trying to make, sometimes it’s because Score gave up after one set’s worth of support, sometimes another Mastery (even of its own Style) was just better at doing what it wanted to do, sometimes […]

The Top 10 Tournament Cards From Androids Saga

Last time, when I talked about Trunks Saga and its special place in the history of the game, I meant it. However, Androids Saga has a much more important place in my personal history with this game. I was fortunate enough to win my Androids Saga pre-release, and take home an entire box! Since this […]

The Top 10 Cards That Changed The Game!

DBZ like any other defunct CCG ended as a completely different game compared to what it had premiered as. There are a lot of factors to consider in how a game changes, why the game changes and what type of demands are often placed on the game which cause it to change or well…die. This […]

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 […]

DBM’s Spirit Bomb

I know I talk about it a bunch, but I genuinely take a lot of pride in essentially inventing one of the game’s final Ultra Rare cards, Earth’s Spirit Bomb. When we first arrived for Kid Buu Saga playtesting, ESB was very different than the card it is today. Those funny non-Tokui Waza drills in […]

How Powerful Is Fusion?

I’ve always been a fan of the fusion concept in the DBZ CCG, but it was never truly usable in any competitive deck. Most of the fusion personality cards have some really strong powers, and the balance was kept in check by making fusion a difficult mechanic to activate. You need two personalities in play […]

DBM’s 10 Best Tournament Cards From The Trunks Saga

Score totally had us hanging on baited breath for the Trunks Saga. After a multitude of delays and the absolute disappointment of not being able to play as Frieza or any major villain from the show (except Guldo) during his own set; the community was hungry. We wanted the biggest villains; we wanted the Super […]

The Top 10 Underestimated Cards For Focused Z

To follow up with DBM’s ‘top 10 cards’ articles…I couldn’t believe that he didn’t already have a list for the most underestimated cards out there…these are of course all IMO, but I’ve picked 1 card out from each style and an additional 4 freestyle cards that don’t always get the recognition they deserve…without further ado, […]

Devin’s Trunks Deck Discussion

Hey everyone, first time I wrote an article/deck list so this might suck lol.  Recently I was trying to find what I wanted to play at Gencon, I went through different decks, and I came back to wanting to represent Trunks again, being a huge fan of him I felt I needed to.   Now last […]

DBM’s 10 Best Tournament Cards From The Frieza Saga

Hey everybody, DBM here and today I’ll be giving you my top 10 picks from the Frieza Saga.  Just like with the Saiyan Saga, the cards on this list are in no particular order.  These cards are the ones that, in my opinion, had the biggest splash on the tournament scene over the life of […]

Dr. Willow

In life, I have always had a taste for oddities.  Those who have seen me know this, as I like to wear a hat that is not currently, nor has it ever been in style.  So it should come as no surprise that I like to play exotic decks.  I tend to avoid Goku because […]

Piccolo Beat Down/Control Hybrid

I built a Piccolo deck in November of last year with the purpose of being a hybrid deck that would be strong against any other type of deck. Utilizing Piccolo’s Multiform for both recycling and damage I feel that the deck can stand very formidable in both a long match and a second turn win […]

The 10 (or so) Best Tournament Cards From Saiyan Saga!

Part One of a multi-part series, DBM takes a look at some of the best cards for tournament play from each set. In this installment, DBM reminisces about the Saiyan Saga and it’s lasting effect on the game. 10. Goku’s Physical Attack A big part of Infinite Goku, this card also has a lot of importance in […]

Dezigning Zarbon!

Back before I had ever played in any National or World Championship competitions I was mainly known as the Co-Founder of DBZ Fanatics and the creator of the “Dominator” Anger/Dragonball control deck that allowed me to pull off 52 straight ranked wins in the DBZ CCG Online Ladder League. It was during this time that […]

Danny Rider’s Keeping Retro In Fashion!

So the latest topics on virtual cards for Gencon, unreleased sets made playable and expanded tournament game play have really got me thinking…Retro-thinking. Thinking about what it means to be playing a game that has ceased printing expansions, but the player base is still committed to the game. With such dedication I think comes the […]

DBM Gets Huge With Lord Slug

Tuff Enuff was my favorite format.  Anyone who knows me knows that.  I was never fortunate enough to win a regional, national, or world-level event, but I won almost every single Tuff Enuff event I managed to participate in. Why was Tuff Enuff so much fun?  The answer is pretty simple – Diversity. Dragon Ball […]

Sensei’d In With Shaun

After reading the article my roommate Fresko posted about his opinion on the Sensei Deck poll, I decided that people should have a look at the opposite side of the coin.  Sensei decks brought two new things to the game.  The first was that you had an extra ability that started in play (unless you […]

Sensei’d Out With Fresko

Some of you may have read the rant I posted on the poll that Retro DBZ CCG made a few days ago on why I feel sensei decks should be changed. While it was poorly pieced together (as rants often are), it’s seems as if Joshman felt I hit on a few good points. He […]

Generation 4 – Coming Down The Peak

Orginially posted by Chippy on 6/25/09 With the quick removal of Chaz Elliott, there were a lot of changes that are in store for the games division. But to understand the beginning dynamics of these changes and how things came together, you have to look at things from Bill Dully’s (our new CEO) perspective. Bill […]

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