Poke Trainer J
In the last few months Panini America and FUNimation relaunched the Original Dragon Ball Z CCG from Score Entertainment designed by Jim Ward. Organized Play is officially scheduled to start sometime in February 2015 as Set 1 and the Starter Decks for the game are already available, so here's a rundown regarding the relaunch of this classic TCG:
- All cards work with original cards.
- The fist set is a mix of reprints from the original game and new cards.
- New Banish keyword text replaces "Removed from the Game".
- The deck size under the new rules is 60 cards (Main Personality and Mastery doesn't count toward deck size in terms of deck construction.)
- Reprint cards have been updated with new "Hit" keyword to make If successful effects easier to understand. Example "Hit" - Your opponent cannot perform energy attacks.
- New critical effects have been added to the game. Whenever your opponent takes 5 or more life cards of damage from an unstopped attack you may choose to do one of the following:
1. Capture a Dragon Ball.
2. Discard one of your opponent's Allies in play.
3. Lower your opponent's Anger by 1.
- Main Personalities (MP) and Allies are now two separate card types.
- All decks must include a Mastery card. There is no more declaration of Tokui-Waza nor can you run Freestyle.
- Named cards can only be played in decks that match the name of your Main Personality as they are no longer limited to 4 copies per deck.
- Once you acquired all seven Dragon Balls you win immediately.
- Most Powerful Personality Victory is now achieved by reaching 5 anger while at Level 4.
- There's no more "double power rule" and no more final physical attacks.
- Combat cards are now Event cards.