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Reveal Catch-up [Jan. 26 to Feb. 15]

Posted on 15th February, 2021 at 8:14pm CST
We've fallen behind on the Set 2 reveals, so today will be a big catch-up article for reveals. The categorizing, underlined dates use the date that the tweets, videos, or articles went up in Japan time.

January 26th

Zombipocalypse
Card Number: 2021GS04-014
Faction: ATLAS
Card Type: Event
Level: 3
Attribute(s): Accident, Technology
Effect: [CNT] Play this.
Use Timing: Normal
■ Choose up to two Zombie units from your graveyard with a total Level of 2 or less, and special summon them to the attacking zone.
Flavor Text: 3 years ago, a dimensional fault in the suburbs of New York unleashed a terrifying zombie virus. Although it was sealed by a group of devoted soldiers and Captain Liberty, the zombie virus has been unleashed again by a dimensional fault in a Newtech facility...!


An Event card from the Starter Deck "New York Zombie Apocalypse" releasing at the end of March.

Although it is shockingly powerful, its an attribute restricted support card that was intentionally designed to raise the new Zombie attribute to be a powerful meta strategy right from the start.

Its a Starter Deck with an interesting construction, where if you buy two you can split it into a "Zombie deck" and "Military deck".

The Zombie deck is a powerful tournament-level deck nearly unchanged, while the Military deck can be upgraded with cards from the booster pack.

(Sources: 1 2)


When you spontaneously see it 2 or 3 times, its an insanely strong card!!

But its not a "broken" card. Its a card that is "insanely strong because it was balanced and controlled to be so".

After all, its a "zombie-exclusive support card".

(Source)


By the way, at first it summoned up to 3 units, and of course could summon a unit in the defensive zone, but in the test play Yuti determined it to be a "broken card", and it was actually so strong that you'd vomit playing against it, so it was nerfed.

(Source)


By the way, soon, in February, I think we'll be able to officially announce some good news for Abyss Summoning players.

Please look forward to it.

(Source)


January 27th

Today, we will also reveal an illustration from the 2nd booster pack.

ATLAS Field card "Oath from Childhood"

Pictured is the childhood of "Johann" and "Jake", characters from the 1st booster pack.

Development says it has an effect that supports 2 of the new Rulers.

(Source)


As was written on the official account, illustrated here is the childhood of "Magical Soldier, Jake" and "Unusually Talented, Johan".

The two met in a hospital while suffering from a certain illness, and they vowed to fulfill their dreams for the future.

After Johan lost his parents in an accident, he was adopted by Midas. Johan comes from an old magician's family in Prague, and Midas gives a fair amount of affection and expectations to his son-in-law Johan, and the serious Johan over responds to it.

Jake is a boy with a congenital illness, but he has a strong sense of justice and desire to be a hero. Johan, who was hurt by the loss of his parents, saw Jake stand up, and the two became best friends.

The two have become recognized as "magical geniuses" and "boy soldiers with a mysterious magical power".

(Flavor Text)
Johan: "I will create revival magic."
Jake: "I will be a hero who can understand the hearts of weak people."
It became a vow to support the two young boys. But from now on, it will become a curse.

(Sources: 1 2 3 4)


January 29th

Today we will release a new illustration from the Starter deck "New York Zombie Apocalypse" scheduled for release on March 25th.

ATLAS unit "Heavily Armored Soldier"

It is a Level 1 vanilla unit with excellent stats.

(Source)


January 30th

On the 29th, a large article was published, detailing information about the 2nd set, its new keywords and new Rulers, as well as revealing 6 total new cards, excluding Rulers.

About the 2nd Booster Pack "Evil God Invasion"

Translator's Note: Previously, we translated the set's name as "Evil God Advent", but realized "Evil God Invasion" was a more accurate translation, so we're using that going forward.


  • It isn't a set that power creeps the previous set, but builds upon the cards from the previous set and allows you to use the cards from Set 1 more.

  • Attribute synergy cards are introduced, and the value of cards that rarely saw play in Set 1 will increase.

  • Features cards to supplement archetypes that were imperfect in Set 1.

  • With the new Rulers, you can create completely new types of decks.

    New Keyword Abilities

    Four Futuremen
    Card Number: 2021GB02-095 ★★★
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Futuremen
    ATK: 5
    HP: 3
    STK: 1
    Effect: [Enhance] Futuremen (On play, you may choose one of your Futuremen units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    ■ If this has a Futuremen in its Charges, this gets [Charge Shield] and [Double Attack].
    Flavor Text: "Does it look diferent? Its the movie version."


    [Enhance]

    Its a unit that can be played normally, or stacked on top of a unit on your field. Various abilties are activated by having charges.

    Baishou Ittan-momen
    Card Number: 2021GB02-080 ★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Cloth
    ATK: 1
    HP: 4
    STK: 1
    Effect: [Standby] (A unit with [Standby] can be set into set zones.)
    ■ This can be normal summoned from the set zone.
    Flavor Text: "Youkai fill the space with information and make it a pseudo-material to obtain a physical form. Even if it is destroyed, it will be shortly rewritten. It will be revived soon. After all, ghosts don't die, right?" - Folklorist Writer, Yukiji Tono


    [Standby]

    A unit that is placed face down in the set zone. It can be normal summoned from the set zone, or it can be played from the set zone by fulfilling the conditions of the card.

    About the new Rulers

    The deck construction rules will be available at the QR Code destination at a later date. Please look forward to it.

    W-23 Wizard

    W-23 Wizard
    Card Number: 2021GB02-L02a ★ / 2021GB02-L02b ★
    Card Type: Ruler
    LIFE: 10
    ATK: 2
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Game Preparation] 2 cards in hand, 3 cards in energy
    [Start of your turn] Choose 2 of your energy and activate them, draw 2
    [Rule] ■ Summon Cap 2 (During your turn, you can normal summon twice per turn)
    ■ "Energy Repair" At the end of your turn, activate this. You may rest this card during your opponent's turn as if it were in the energy zone.


    A Ruler that is another configuration of the Set 1 Ruler "K-11 Knight", designed for more technical gamers.

    At the cost of your attack power being reduced, you're get a lot of energy to use.

    Although the power to pressure your opponent with the Ruler card which you always have is weakened, you can enjoy flashy and flexible gameplay of using high power cards repeatedly or using many low cost cards.


    B-2 Berserker

    B-2 Berserker
    Card Number: 2021GB02-L01a ★ / 2021GB02-L01b ★
    Card Type: Ruler
    LIFE: 12
    ATK: 5
    STK: 4
    Effect: [Game Preparation] Nothing (0 cards in hand, 0 energy)
    [Start of your turn] Drive 1 time.
    [Rule] The costs of your cards are considered paid. You cannot have a hand.
    Flavor Text: Please refer to the QR code for the Play and Deck Construction rules of this Ruler.


    A configuration of Set 1 Ruler "A-1 Apprentice" that specializes in power, and creates even simpler play.

    In exchange for decreasing the number of drives to 1, you're able to build a deck with a Level Limit of 80. In addition, the attack power of the Ruler itself is increased.

    Whether you use it yourself, or face against it as an opponent, it is a Ruler that creates immense tension on every turn.


    L-12 Legion

    L-12 Legion
    Card Type: Ruler
    LIFE: 11
    ATK: 3
    STK: 3
    Effect: [Game Preparation] 2 card in hand, 3 cards in energy
    [Start of your turn] Choose 2 of your energy and activate them, draw 2
    [Rule] Summon Cap 2 (During your turn, you can normal summon twice per turn)
    Flavor Text: Please refer to the QR code for the Play and Deck Construction rules of this Ruler.


    A ruler that uses deck construction rules like Set 1's "H-8 Highlander", but uses energy costs like "K-11 Knight".

    Its a ruler that has many choices in deck construction, and requires very detailed playing.


    About the Starter deck "New York Zombie Apocalypse"

    A pre-built with the theme of "zombies", which is surprisingly popular. A large number of zombies appear in New York, and the ATLAS US Army and the Yomajin Front repel them.

    Most of the deck is built with new ATLAS cards, with several new Yomajin Front cards as support.

    The ruler includes "A-1 Apprentice" and "K-11 Knight", and you can play the deck with either ruler.

    Zombie Rider
    Card Number: 2021GS04-002
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Zombie, Hero, Military
    ATK: 3
    HP: 3
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Breakthrough]
    ■ This card gets ATK+1 and HP+1 for each Military or Zombie attribute among units on your field. (Units that are both Zombie and Military count twice.)
    Flavor Text: I saw the blood turn green, and I knew everything. Don't be fooled by justice or evil anymore! Its clear, the world is awesome!


    It has a special construction, and even though its a Starter Deck, it contains as many as 24 kinds of cards. (However, the Legend card is not included.)

    In addition, if you buy two, and divide them into "Zombie" and "Military" cards, it will create exactly 2 decks. (There are also 2 different cards with both Zombie and Military attributes.)

    Kamaitachi Joe in New York
    Card Number: 2021GS04-021
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Military
    ATK: 5
    HP: 3
    STK: 1
    Effect: [OD] "Uchioroshi" Choose 1 enemy unit in a defensive zone, and destroy it.
    Flavor Text: I'm glad I didn't bring my brothers. I'm no good with horror.


    About the Starter deck "With the Dragon King"

    To suit the new life of Spring, its a Starter deck with the theme of "Dragon", an attribute that is popular with both casual and competitive players.

    It features 2 factions, Volnar and Wonderverse, and the Ruler included is "K-11 Knight".

    For the Legend card, you get this powerful, Starter-only Dragon Lord:

    Golden Sword Dragon Findar, Dragon Lord Pentarch of Holy Blade
    [LEGEND]
    Card Number: 2021GS03-001
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon, Dragon Lord, Light
    ATK: 7
    HP: 5
    STK: 1
    Effect: [Enhance] Level 2 or higher Dragon (On play, you may choose one of your level 2 or higher Dragon units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    [Double Attack] [Charge Shield]
    Flavor Text: My friend, who is now far away, a time traveler next to a green dragon. I'll imitate it. I'll become friends with earthlings and become a buddy.


    The newly released dragons have effects that activate when they are Special Summoned, such as Set 1's Genesis Summoning and Abyssal Summoning, and you can replace Dragons on your field with Dragons in your deck with the new Event card "Butterfly Effect", allowing you to reuse effects that activate on Special Summon, giving the deck a flashy and fun gimmick.

    Includes a number of support cards that make it easier to summon high level, difficult to use Dragons even with "K-11 Knight", so a large amount of the deck will become the core of future Dragon decks.

    9 different Dragon units are included, so its a fun Starter even from just looking at the artwork.

    Verklight of Raging Flame
    Card Number: 2021GS03-007
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Dragon, Fire
    ATK: 3
    HP: 3
    STK: 2
    Effect: ■ "Fire Dragon Whirlwind" When this is special summoned, choose 1 or more enemy units and allocate 3 damage among them.
    Flavor Text: Humans who command dragons, stop laughing! Be careful not to be trampled! Now, what should I burn?


    (Source)


  • New card revealed from the official column, Golden Sword Dragon.

    This is the 2nd of the Dragon Lord Pentarch. So far, both have been Legends. Although it looks like a basic dragon, but it is a super-existence that cannot be considered an ordinary living being, after all, and is a Dragon Lord capable of transforming its entire body. As its title implies, it can be transformed into a Golden Sword.

    Among the Dragon Lord Pentarchs, it has the strongest sense of justice, and frequently appears at various battles to fight off the Exvaders.

    Findar is the old name of its clan, and serves as a title.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    Berserker.

    As the types of Rulers continue to increase, its important to have silhouettes that allow players to easily tell which Ruler it is at a glance. Personally, I think the female version looks best because of the shiv.

    Well, as for its strength...As you may have noticed, there is only 1 Set Zone! This is because an archetype called "Set Spam Berserker" was created because there were 3 Set Zones, and it wasn't stupid at all. Berserker must be stupid.

    Based on its production concept, I tried many different things like a Level Limit of 100 or CNT limit of 20, and in the end we settled on the wonderful strength balance of "gameplay is stupid, but deckbuilding must be done smartly".

    By the way, even if you examine it with the Set 1 card pool, you can't understand its true power.

    (Sources: 1 2 3


    By the way, when people play Berserker for the first time, everyone has the same reaction.

    Berserker "I went first, so I'll attack with my Ruler. 4 damage."

    Opponent "Yes, that's fine, I'll take it...Wait, 4!?!?"

    (Source)


    New card revealed in the official column.

    Zombie Rider.

    As you may have noticed, zombies always flood the board, so Zombie Rider is actually a 5/5/2 with Breakthrough.

    That's what I'm writing!
    Its clear, the world is awesome!

    By the way, the Zombie Rider was originally a hero on the side of justice who had a bad attitude, but he was infected by the zombie virus. It seems that he was worried about justice, but now he no longer is and seems happy.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    Wizard.

    Since you get to use 1 energy on the opponent's turn, so the ability to counter is strong, and it gets 50% more energy than Knight, it can seem like a power creeped version of Knight.

    Only 2 Strike is a big deal. It causes desperation in a damage race. However, for that reason, "protecting yourself and getting in damage when you can" is an interesting and shogi-like game.

    (Source)


    This card, "Baishou Ittan-momen", is actually the only unit with such a simple [Standby] condition.

    The other units with [Standby] and [Forced Standby] (which can ONLY be summoned from the set zone) all have very interesting effects. For example, "When you do ◯◯, summon this from the set zone".

    (Source)


    The other day we revealed just the art of "Verklight", but now the full card has been revealed in the official column.

    The effect of "Verklight" will activate even when summoned by Genesis Summoning, but its a different effect than "Crimson Syltis"

    (Source)


    What will happen when Wizard is released?

    "The value of 1-cost events that can be used on the opponent's turn will increase."

    Gate Ruler is a game where all past cards are re-evaluated every time a new Ruler is released.

    (Source)


    This theatrical version is a movie made by the Crimenauts.

    The movie's name is "Solve the mystery of the Galaxy Heritage, Whale of Id! Clash! Four Futuremen vs Crimenauts!", and it is being released in Crimenauts movie theaters across the galaxy! Stay tuned for more information in other flavor texts!

    Of course, they wanted the first movie project to be one where Crimenauts are drawn in a cool way, but the movie director they hired said "You won't do well in the box office if you don't give the Four Futuremen the leading role", so it ended up like this.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    The new Rulers have been announced, but everyone is just talking about Berserker.

    This current direction of Gate Ruler users...I like it.

    If you introduce an example of a card that was made just for Berserker, a festival is sure to start...! I'm looking forward to it!

    (Source)


    Surprisingly, it was Yuti who thought the most about the prototype of Berserker.

    He gives off the image of making smart decks, but with Gate Ruler, he's been crazy with a "serious but not serious" vibe.

    Playing with Berserker will make you really grin. However, your blood pressure will rise, so for the sake of your health, you shouldn't play Berserker more than 3 times in a day.

    (Source)


    January 31st

    Flavor Text: "The most handsome actor in space, Vishalkovich is playing me!" Seeing himself drawn as a companion to Ed and his comrades, Recruiter laughed and despaired that he would not be able to return to the Crimenauts anymore.

    The popular specially processed card "Uber Rare" is also included in the 2nd booster pack.

    Previously ★★★ Uber Rares were black and white, but now its in colour.

    The sample here is the Uber Rare of "Four Futuremen". Please check it out, including the different flavor text.

    (Source)


    As you can see from the flavor text, these are the theatrical versions made by the Crimenauts, not the people themselves, but please enjoy various fun facts.

    Adriano's Magic Blaster will eventually evolve to the point where the movie prop will look more authetic and real than the actual thing.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    February 1st

    We won't be translating this whole thread, but in this twitter thread, Ikeda mentions currently having 40 Rulers in the plans, which is significantly more than the original 26 planned, so more Rulers will continue to come out past the 26 with the alphabet theming.

    First shown in an article earlier today, "Exvader's Dimensional Fault" is a Field card from the 2nd Booster Pack.

    "Blue Titan" are pouring down from the dimensional fault that has appeared in Shinjuku. Civilians flee, while the Yomajin Front soldiers arrive to fight the invaders off.

    The card effect is one that is a definite staple if you want to use the Exvader units from the 2nd Booster Pack.

    (Source)


    February 2nd

    Explosive Dragon King, Detonizer
    Card Number: 2021GS03-002
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon Lord, Fire, Water
    ATK: 7
    HP: 7
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Enhance] Level 2 or higher Dragon (On play, you may choose one of your level 2 or higher Dragon units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    ■ "Explosion" Immediate [Put one card from its Charges into your graveyard] Destroy the unit that is attacking this card.
    Flavor Text: My little friend will be a conqueror. Your possibilities are invincible!
    Name & Setting by Takeda Soichiro


    Today's reveal is "Explosive Dragon King, Detonizer" from Starter Deck "With the Dragon King".

    "With the Dragon King" will be released on March 25th. The 1st print run is much smaller compared to the 1st Booster Pack & its accompanying Starter Decks. Please make a reservation at the store to make sure you can get it!

    (Source)


    "Detonizer", whose name was decided in the dragon name contest, is now revealed!

    The artwork is by Shosuke, an illustrator who is famous even in the TCGs of other companies for works like MaltNEXT.

    The Detonizer flavor text creates an image of becoming friends with the players who buy the Starter Deck.

    However, since its a being like Detonizer, its attractive to use some strange language by saying your possibilities are "invincible".

    I'm sure Volnar tends to misuse sayings.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    February 3rd

    Alice, whose home world was destroyed by the Exvaders, is a psychic warrior who fights alongside the ARK.

    She stopped aging at the age of 13, and is a warrior with a long history that can't be discerned from her appearance. The warriors of destroyed worlds who follow her go by the name of "A7 (Alice's Seven Servants)".

    (Source)


    By the way, Alice's weapon is called "Psychic Smasher", which is a whip that emits energy shock waves.

    I chose the whip as a weapon that doesn't appear to fit Alice's image, but is actually a beautiful weapon. Its like a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon.

    You can retract it and use it as a sword, but when you use it as a whip its flexible, and it can also be rotated to cover yourself as a barrier.

    (Source)


    Alice's servants, the cards called "A7", will only have 3 types released in the 2nd booster pack.

    The 3rd booster pack will release 2 more, and then the 4th booster pack will release another 2 so that all 7 types will be available. If its popular enough, we would like to increase the number above 7 by releasing new versions of the same characters with different names.

    The number of "Alice" will also increase.

    (Source)


    Alice of the Decisive War World
    Card Number: 2021GB02-031 ★★★★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Alice, Awakened Being
    ATK: 4
    HP: 4
    STK: 2
    Effect: [CNT] Choose 1 A7 unit from your graveyard, and add it to your hand.
    ■ You may normal summon A7 units from your hand at Immediate timing during your opponent's turn. (You don't use up summon cap, but you do pay their costs.)
    ■ At the end of your opponent's turn, choose any number of A7 units on your field, and return them to the hand.
    ■ This cannot be put in a defensive zone.
    Flavor Text: "I feel it...this will be the stage where we settle things with them!" Alice said, determined, and convened with her destined companions.

    (Source)


    The kind-hearted girl awakens as a Super Warrior

    Hundreds of years ago, one of the other worlds, much like Earth, had all of its "Energy of Potential" absorbed by the Exvaders, and it was destroyed.

    Alice was that world's most powerful psychic, and had a terrifying, devil-like power of destruction, but at that time was only 13 years old, and was a kind girl who disliked fighting. That is why she couldn't protect her world.

    A7 Madame Dutchess (released in Set 3)
    "Do you need sympathy for the storm? Will the earthquake subside if you cry? Gentle Alice, they are the same as a natural disaster."

    Believing she had destroyed her home world because she hadn't found the resolve to fight, Alice accepted her destiny, vowed to fight as a warrior, and stopped her aging at 13.

    She now devotes herself to the eternal war with the Exvaders.


    As a Warrior of the ARK

    To continue fighting the Exvaders, the avenger's "ARK" travels to a new world. Among them is Alice, who continues her war against the Exvaders, together with her comrades.

    In those hundreds of years of battle, she has had encounters with worlds that couldn't be saved, people who couldn't be saved, and even though it was only a few, she has encountered some people who could be saved. Through it all, she has honed her skills to become a veteran psychic warrior.

    Among them, there were some who were attracted to Alice's determination, and vowed to fight alongside her. These are the A7 (Alice's Seven Servants).

    They set their codenames according to characters from a story from Alice's home world.


    A7 Hungry Dumpty
    Card Number: 2021GB02-049 ★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): A7, Robo
    ATK: 3
    HP: 3
    STK: 0
    Effect: [TD] You may put this card into the Charges of 1 level 2 or lower Awakened Being unit.
    ■ "Guardian Shake" The unit with this in its Charges gets [Charge Shield].
    Flavor Text: Every member of A7 is the last survivor of a world destroyed by the Exvaders. They gathered under Alice and chose codenames to imitate her story.


    The one with the codename "Hungry Dumpty", their original name and appearance have long since been forgotten.

    Originally, their world was full of life, but it became all necessary for all living beings to replace their bodies with machines so that they could fight in prolonged battles, but as a result, they lost their "Energy of Possibility" and the world was destroyed.

    He can only talk by sending images through his mechanical telepathic abilities, but because of his endless compassion and persistent opposition to violence, his friends have no doubt.

    In terms of gameplay, by playing this at Immediate timing when Alice would be destroyed, you can prevent Alice's destruction, and disrupt your opponent's calculations.

    A7 Mad Hatter
    Card Number: 2021GB02-050 ★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): A7, Awakened Being
    ATK: 3
    HP: 1
    STK: 1
    Effect: [TD] "Blitz Picnic" Choose 1 ally unit, and it gets HP+3 until end of turn.
    Flavor Text: Of course we will cooperate, Alice. If we aren't true, we'll have already lost this game. I can continue because you stand up.


    The cheerful and also cautious Mad Hatter is the survivor of a race called "Tricks".

    His "enchantments", which he mockingly says "Its a work in progress gimmick", is a paranormal phenomenon that cannot be reproduced by other races. He can grab bullets with his bare hands, or turn a bloody injury into a beautiful bouquet.

    He acts as an older brother to Alice, who is ultimately kind but can be a little mean.

    "Of course we will cooperate, Alice. If we aren't true, we'll have already lost this game. I can continue because you stand up."

    In gameplay, its effect is meaningless when summoned on your turn, but by summoning it on your opponent's turn at Immediate timing with Alice's effect, you can protect your ally units that are about to be destroyed.

    His effect to add HP can be used on not just A7 and Alice, but also for any unit in the defensive zone, making it an extremely versatile and powerful card.

    A7 Terminator Jabberwock

    He was the strongest warrior in a world that was controlled by a certain dragon tribe, and he continued to fight until the very end.

    Even after his body and his world were destroyed, his fighting spirit and sorrow continues to live on in the spiritual world of Alice and her companions, and manifests itself when they are in a crisis as a "Ghost of Flesh".

    He is a quiet thinker that does not suit his ferocious appearance, and acts as a consultant to his colleagues, who rely on his gentlemanly voice and demeanour.

    In the 3rd set, Alice's warrior master "A7 Madame Dutchess", and the brain that floats in an aquarium "A7 Cheshire Cat", will be released. Please look forward to it.

    (Source)


    February 4th

    About the Uber Rares of the 2nd Booster Pack

    In the 1st Booster Pack, all ★★★★ had an Uber Rare version, and each faction got 1 ★★★ black-and-white Uber Rare.

    In the 2nd booster pack, ★★★★ Uber Rares remain the same, and the number of ★★★ Uber Rares were increased to 9 types, and they are now in color rather than in black-and-white.

    (Source)


    This next tweet is in regards to the Article explaining Set 2's Updated Pull Rates, which we translated in the linked article.

    I can finally tell you.

    We have listened to everyone's feedback since the release of the 1st booster pack, and are implementing some of that feedback in the 2nd booster pack.

    Changes in the specifications and pull rates will lead to a loss of trust in the product for retailers, so it cannot be changed completely right away, but its an improvement to the extent that is possible.

    (Source)


    Dimensional Rift Interception Corps, Captain Craig
    Card Number: 2021GS04-004
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Military
    ATK: 4
    HP: 2
    STK: 2
    Effect: [TD] "Clear Strategy" If you have another Military on your field, draw 1 card, put 1 card from your hand on the top of your deck.
    Flavor Text: As you know, dimensional faults have begun to occur in New York, like in Tokyo. We have no choice but to deal with it. We don't have any Youkai friends, so we have to search for it ourselves.


    Young Security Officer
    Card Number: 2021GS04-007
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Military
    ATK: 1
    HP: 1
    STK: 1
    Effect: [TD] Look at the top card of your deck, if its a Military card, you may reveal it to the opponent and add it to your hand.
    Flavor Text: I came to work after a date. But she came to see me! ...I have a bad complexion.


    The card text for new cards from the Starter Deck "New York Zombie Apocalyspe" are now available.

    Cards like "Craig" seem to be an effect that gamers like.

    (Source)


    The main reasons to concentrate on "Military" in a deck in the 1st Booster Pack are "ARK" and "Inagi", so in the 2nd Booster Pack, players have their eyes peeled for Military cards.

    One of the fun parts of a card game is when an older card suddenly becomes stronger. In Gate Ruler we'd like to carefully create that feeling.

    Oh yeah.

    In the 2nd booster pack, "Warrior" will also become quite dangerous.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    Until now, when you draw "Buster Arm", should I set it on the field for the time being? But now, you can intentionally keep it in your hand until you draw Craig so that you can stack it on top of your deck.

    (Source)


    Space Raptor
    Card Number: 2021GS03-013
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Beast, Pepoverse
    ATK: 3
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: ■ "Kupazun Drahan" Normal: [Remove this card from the game] Special summon 1 level 2 or lower Dragon from your hand.
    Flavor Text: Dragons are very popular in Wonderverse. Some races believe that if you worship a dragon as a god and lead a good life, you can reincarnate as a dragon.


    Translator's Note: Pepoverse is the same attribute that we've previously translated as Bipoverse. We realized this was actually Pepoverse after hearing Ikeda pronounce the attribute during a stream.


    Dragostrike
    Card Number: 2021GS03-009
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Combat Technique
    Effect: [CNT] Play this.
    Use Timing: Immediate
    ■ Choose 1 level 2 or lower enemy unit, and if you have a level 2 or greater Dragon on the field, destroy it.
    Flavor Text: There is no such thing as tampering with a dragon's attack.


    New cards revealed from Starter Deck "With the Dragon King"

    Use the "effect that activates when it enters the field" of Dragons by reducing their cost or using special summons, depending on the scenario. Its filled with excellent cards that can be used to modify various decks.

    Since the 1st print run will be small, please ensure you make a reservation.

    (Source)


    February 5th

    You guys said "Haunting" in the poll, so in the 3rd booster pack, the demon on "Haunting~~!!" was turned into a unit. (laughs)

    The attribute is, obviously, Accident. The test player who read the effect was, of course, laughing.

    (Source)


    Darumageddon
    Card Number: 2021GB02-089 ★★★★
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): God, Pepoverse
    ATK: 4
    HP: 5
    STK: 2
    Effect: ■ "Daruma the Big Bang" When it attacks, Drive 1.
    Flavor Text: According to one theory, it is said to be an incarnation of the will of the universe, but research has not progressed due to that theory becoming a widely held belief.


    Dragon-type Battle Weapon "Naruikazuchi"
    Card Number: 2021GB02-058 ★★★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon, Military
    ATK: 4
    HP: 5
    STK: 2
    Effect: ■ "Electrobarrier" When it attacks, choose 1 level 1 or lower enemy unit and destroy it.
    ■ "Lightning Strike [Turn(1)]" Immediate: Choose 1 level 0 enemy unit and destroy it. This ability can only be used once per turn.
    Flavor Text: The Ikazuchi Project. Due to Honoikazuchi's success in combat, the Yomajin Front created the 8 types of thunder god-based weapons the cornerstone of the capital's defense force.


    From the 2nd booster pack, we are revealing 2 kinds of ★★★★ cards.

    According to the developers, "Darumageddon is a card that fits the new Ruler Berserker, but is also strong in Haunting Apprentice."

    (Source)


    Let's talk about a situation that happened!
    The 1st time I played Berserker after the test play:
  • When I drove, "Darumageddon" was played.
  • When I attacked with "Darumageddon", I got another "Darumageddon".
  • When I attacked with the 2nd "Darumageddon", I got "Thousand-year Cherry Tree".
  • When I played "Thousand-year Cherry Tree", I got "Grand Galac".
  • "Grand Galac" was played on top of the 1st "Darumageddon". That alone caused a total of 8 damage.
  • Actually, this was the 2nd turn. Next, I attacked with myself (Berserker) for a total of 12 damage.

  • (Conclusion) Eternal Blizzard. The opponent dies.

    Seriously. The stupid game is too funny.

    (Sources: 1 2)


  • Invasion of the Evil Gods! Shinjuku was engulfed in the flames and madness of the attacks of countless Demonic War Machines.

    This battle, later called the Third Defense Battle, or the Evil God War, is a battle that unites the collective strengths of the Yomajin Front's army.

    Stand up, Eight Guardian Dragon Gods!

    Don't lose, our Gate Ruler!

    (Source)


    February 6th

    The card text for the "Emissary of Ruin" cards will be released at 8pm today.

    These cards are a perfect combination of synergies, and the more pieces you have in play, the stronger it becomes. Its strength is exciting and despair-inducing, it has an absurd tactic that overturns traditional gameplay. Of course, its also balanced, but when you face it for the first time, it will be a battle with a strange deck, where you won't know what to do.

    In addition, advanced gameplay and deck building is required for those who want to master it. You can build the deck with both Apprentice and Knight.

    (Source)


    Cthulhu, the Eldritch God
    Card Number: 2021GB02-117 ★★★★
    Faction: Exvader
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Emissary of Ruin, Water
    ATK: 8
    HP: 8
    STK: 4
    Effect: [Immobile] (This card cannot attack)
    ■ "Dream Phantom" Normal: [Put one of the Charges from your cards to the bottom of the deck] This card loses [Immobile] until end of turn.
    ■ "Madness" When this attacks, destroy all level 0 or lower enemy units.
    Flavor Text: Is this a joke? Was that story really a book of prophecy?


    Hastur, the Eldritch God
    Card Number: 2021GB02-118 ★★★
    Faction: Exvader
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Wind, Emissary of Ruin
    ATK: 7
    HP: 7
    STK: 0
    Effect: ■ "Devil's Mark" When this enters the field, choose 1 "Exvader's Dimensional Fault" from your deck, and put it in your field zone.
    ■ "The King Clothed in Yellow" Normal: [Put one of the Charges from your cards to the bottom of the deck] This card gets STK+1 until end of turn.
    Flavor Text: "The one who created them couldn't possibly be sane. I'm sure the gods in their world are insane.


    The card texts of "Cthulhu, the Eldritch God" and "Hastur, the Eldritch God" from the 2nd booster pack have been revealed. Next up, we will be revealing their support cards.

    We apologize for repeating this announcement, but the 1st print run for Set 2 will be small due to production issues. We recommend making a reservation at a store to ensure you can get it.

    (Source)


    Exvader's Dimensional Fault
    Card Number: 2021GB02-120 ★★
    Faction: Exvader
    Card Type: Field
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Emissary of Ruin
    Effect: [CNT] Put this into your field zone.
    ---
    ■ At the beginning of your turn, put the top card of your deck into this card's Charges face-down.
    ■ At the end of your turn, if this card has Charges, you take 1 damage.
    ■ This card's Charges can only be moved to other locations by the effects of your Emissary of Ruin.
    Flavor Text: Continually exposed to the wonders of the dimensional fault, the military technological innovation in Japan has grown at an astonishing rate. Now, the power of the latest weapons on earth face off with the evil gods of the other world!


    Evil God Invasion
    Card Number: 2021GB02-119 ★★
    Faction: Exvader
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Emissary of Ruin, History
    Effect: [CNT] Put 4 cards from Charges of cards on your field to the bottom of the deck. If you do, choose 1 Emissary of Ruin from your graveyard, and special summon it.
    ---
    Use Timing: Normal
    ■ The next time you normal summon an Emissary of Ruin this turn, its energy cost is reduced by 3.
    Flavor Text: "Just because they're similar, doesn't mean its Cthulhu" "I can hear it cry 'Cthulhu'!" "It can't be helped." "Its the monster naming rule." "What about the one at the south exit?" "Its saying 'Hastur'." "If that's the case, its Hastur." "The buzzing one in Kabukicho is saying 'Shoggoth'!" "Well, that's a fake."


    Here we release the Exvader support cards from the 2nd booster pack.

    While being strong support cards, they also have unique penalties. Whether its with Knight or Apprentice, its likely to be a strong deck type, but it seems like it'll be difficult to master.

    (Source)


    With Hastur's effect, by the end of the game you'll tend to have 3 "Exvader's Dimensional Fault" plus other cards with Charges, so you'll be able to do something like "spend 5 Charges and become STK 5".

    Its despair-inducing, flashy, and just right for Exvaders.

    (Source)


    February 7th

    Cthulhu, the Eldritch God
    Card Number: 2021GB02-UR17 ★★★★
    Flavor Text: As the dream materialized, the real people around me disappeared as if they were the actual dream.


    Hastur, the Eldritch God
    Card Number: 2021GB02-URM09 ★★★
    Flavor Text: Does this really exist in some other world? Or did the Exvaders create it by imitation?


    These are the Uber Rare versions of "Cthulhu, the Eldritch God" and "Hastur, the Eldritch God", which we revealed yesterday. The background is black and white, and the surface finish is rough, making it even more frightening.

    Please check it out, including the different flavor text.

    (Source)


    This next tweet is a ruling tweet from Y. Shindo, the game's rule manager, in regards to what happens when you try to use "Exvader's Dimensional Fault" with the effect of "Liar Moon".

    The card itself can only be put on the Gate with "Liar Moon" if the CNT ability is "Play this". "Put this in your field zone" is not that, so only the effect goes on the Gate, and the card is put to the bottom of your deck with Liar Moon's effect. At the time of resolution, it is not in the graveyard anymore, so it whiffs.

    (Source)


    Even for me, who is making the game, made these cards assuming that it would be a card that would whiff if used with Liar Moon, so if you are disappointed with this, I would like you to attack me instead of Shindo.

    By the way, please think about why I purposefully called it "Liar".

    (Source)


    Next, we have another article, detailing future promotional plans. The 2nd half of this article is mostly a repeat of the information of the Set 2 and accompanying Starter Decks from the article we translated earlier in this article, so we won't be translating it again. We'll list the small amount of new information from that section after the quote block.

    About Future Information Distribution

  • Improvement of the Official Website

    We will be improving our ability to distribute information through the official website. Information distributed by Manager Ikeda will be archived in a space for Development info so that everyone will be able to find it at any time.

  • Continuously Updated Q&A Section

    For inquiries about the rules, we will explain them carefully, and try to display them in an easy to understand manner.

  • Regular Information Distribution on Official Video Channels

    We will set up regular information releases on a weekly basis, and archive it on the official website so that you can easily search for it on a later date.

    About Future Gate Ruler Promotion

  • Mini Grand Prix planned for more than 20 locations nationwide

    Under the current circumstances of the Coronavirus, it is difficult to hold a large event. However, we want to respond to the feelings of users who are looking forward to the Grand Prix tournament by providing entertaining events that can be joined in cities all over the country while minimizing the risk. As part of this, we plan to hold a Mini Grand Prix where you can enjoy Gate Ruler in small events once the nationwide state of emergency is lifted.

    It will be a casual event which will have a participation fee (and participation prize), and the fee will be for the shop's profit. Since it will be difficult for official staff to travel to rural areas, we are considering having official judges work remotely.

    Details will be posted later on the official website and twitter.

  • Distribution of February tournament promo cards to stores

    We will distribute the promo card originally planned as a tournament participation prize "Jailer Dragon King, Voltona" from February to March to official stores.

    Jailer Dragon King, Voltona
    Card Number: GPR-9 PR
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon, Dragon Lord, Darkness
    ATK: 5
    HP: 3
    STK: 2
    Effect: [TD] You may choose 1 "Viola Fluvdus" and 1 level 0 Darkness unit from your deck, and send them to your graveyard.
    ■ [Abyssal Summoning] Normal: Send this card to the cemetery. If you do, choose 1 unit from your cemetery with [Abyssal Concerto], and you may Special Summon it by fulfilling its conditions.
    Flavor Text: Life has worth. As a number.


    This is a "masterpiece" card that was planned from the start which will power up the "Abyssal Summoning" system from the Starter deck "Summon the Fell Dragons!". We hope that this card will create even more interesting gameplay for Gate Ruler's players.

    This is not a promo exclusive card, and will be released as a ★ card in the 2nd booster pack.

    The original plan was to use it as an early release promo card in February, where it'd be able to make an interesting impact on the metagame. However, because of the current state of emergency, its become difficult to hold tournaments, so that usage was no longer viable.

    Since it was chosen with great care, I decided to use in a way that would benefit stores, rather than making it useless.

    We will be sending dozens of copies to stores that have previously held official tournaments, as well as newly registered official stores, as a "free-to-use promotional material". We will tell you the specifics of how to use and distribute it at a later date.

  • Gate Ruler TCG circle activity support

    If players who are enjoying Gate Ruler set up a circle (a club of 3 or more people), once we launch the system we'd like you to register on the official website so that you can easily hold an independent event using an event kit we'll send you.

    In addition, we are planning to set up a message board on the official website so that exchange meetings between different circles can be set up, and at the same time, we'd like to try to encourage Gate Ruler players who don't often go to stores to go to stores.

    Type-10 Super Sky Soldier "Tenrai"
    Card Number: 2021GB02-057 ★★★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Military, Robo
    ATK: 6
    HP: 6
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Defender] [Retaliate]
    Flavor Text: Humanoid weapons with the ability to fly were called Sky Soldiers. These new machines, which have expanded its range of capabilities to space, was given the title Super Sky Soldier.


    Amabie
    Card Number: 2021GB02-078 ★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Beast
    ATK: 1
    HP: 1
    STK: 0
    Effect: [CNT] Use this card's [OD].
    ---
    [OD] "Parade of Hundred Demons Lv1" Look at the top card of your deck, and if its a Level 1 or lower Apparition unit, you may Drive it. If you do not Drive it, put it to the bottom of the deck.
    Flavor Text: A city where giant swords stand up, giant robots are placed in various places, and youkai roam. It has been several years since the First Dimensional Defense Battle, and since then, Tokyo has been reconstructed into the best tourist city in the world.


    (Source)


  • On the Starter Deck "New York Zombie Apocalypse", the comment on the competitiveness of the Zombie and Military decks built from buying 2 copies of the deck was clarified, saying that the Zombie deck will be competitive by just adding 2 Legend cards, and the Military deck becomes powerful by adding 1 or 2 Military cards from outside the deck.

    As for Starter Deck "With the Dragon King", the blurb now says it has 10 types of dragons, where previously it said there were 9 types.

    Some people have said that you are likely to damage yourself with the effect of "Exvader's Dimensional Fault", but a properly built Emissary of Ruin deck will rarely damage itself. Plus, there are more cards that haven't yet been revealed...

    Even when it damages itself, its an interesting and strong deck.

    (Source)


    Up until now, Apparition decks had a problem where "Parade of Hundred Demons" didn't resolve due to a lack of CNT Apparitions that were low level.

    Amabie not only has "Parade of Hundred Demons Lv1", but the effect itself is also a CNT! (You can also put an Apparition in the defensive zone with its CNT)

    The card from god that was exactly what Apparition was looking for!

    (Source)


    Zombief
    Card Number: 2021GS04-005
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Zombie
    ATK: 4
    HP: 4
    STK: 2
    Flavor Text: Did the Newtech employees also do cosplay events?


    Cheerleader Zombie
    Card Number: 2021GS04-011
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Zombie
    ATK: 3
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: ■ All your other Zombie get ATK+1 and HP+1.
    Flavor Text: "It seems that as time goes by, it looks more like a human being." "Is it the same as your Kami?"


    Zombie Caesar
    Card Number: 2021GS04-003
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Zombie
    ATK: 7
    HP: 2
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Enhance] Zombie (On play, you may choose one of your Zombie units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    ■ "Caesar Knuckle [Turn(1)]" Normal: [Put one of the Charges from your cards to the bottom of the deck] This card gets STK+1 until the end of turn.
    ■ This cannot be put to the defensive zone.
    [Charge Shield]
    Flavor Text: Its a boss character. Would you like to try clearing this with a knife?


    (Source)


    The Starter Deck "New York Zombie Apocalypse" was designed from the idea of "For Spring's Gate Ruler releases, I want to include a strong deck at Starter Deck price to help those who are starting with Set 2"

    Honestly, zombies are amazing.

    (Source)


    Medal of Honor
    Card Number: 2021GS04-018
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Military, Medal
    Effect: [CNT] Set this.
    ---
    Use Timing: Set this, and you may play this when your Military unit deals damage to your opponent.
    ■ Choose 1 level 1 or lower Military unit in your damage zone, and special summon it. Then, put this in your damage zone.
    Flavor Text: Medal of Honor. It is given to military personnel who have shown bravery in battle above and beyond their duty, or to those who have shown self-sacrifice.


    Silver Star
    Card Number: 2021GS04-019
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Military, Medal
    Effect: [CNT] Set this.
    ---
    Use Timing: Set this, and you may play this if you destroyed 2 or more enemy units during your turn.
    ■ Choose 1 level 2 or lower Military card in your damage zone, and add it to your hand. Then, put this in your damage zone.
    Flavor Text: Silver Star emblem. Awarded to soldiers who have shown courage in engaging with hostile armed forces.


    War Merit Investigation
    Card Number: 2021GS04-016
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Military
    Effect: [CNT] Play this.
    ---
    Use Timing: Normal
    ■ Choose 1 Medal event in your damage zone from your damage zone, and set it.
    Flavor Text: "The more war merit investigation I do, the more proud I am of you, because there aren't records of many of your acts in battle. On the other hand, your negative traits aren't in the records either. I remember all of them."


    (Source)


    Originally, I planned to reveal the Medal cards right before the release. But since the 1st print run is small, we determined that many people would get angry and say "Don't reveal it late! I didn't make a reservation!", so we're showing them now.

    Medal tactics are absurdly fun. It fills you with adrenaline to make continuous attacks with them.

    (Source)


    At first glance, what the Medal cards become is a mystery. It becomes a danger once its actually used.

    After attacking with 2 units, replace a unit with Medal's effect and attack again...and then call Becky and attack again! Its a natural occurence to get 3 or 4 attacks in a row!

    In a Military deck, soldiers descend onto the battlefield and charge one after another!

    (Source)


    Final End, Last Dragon the Finale
    Card Number: 2021GS02-002 ★★★★
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon Lord, Traitor, Darkness
    ATK: 6
    HP: 5
    STK: 2
    Effect: [CNT] Discard 1 Darkness card from your hand. If you do, draw 1 card.
    ---
    [Abyssal Concerto] Condition: Put 5 Darkness cards from your graveyard to the bottom of your deck.
    ■ When this is [Abyssal Summoning], it gets STK+1 until end of turn.
    ■ "Life Absorbtion [Turn(1)] Normal: [Discard 1 Dragon or Traitor from your hand] Choose 1 enemy unit, and destroy it.
    Flavor Text: When it appears on the battlefield, there are no allies or enemies.
    Name & Setting by O Five


    Galactic Swordsman, Grand Messer
    Card Number: 2021GS02-090 ★★★★
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Galaxy Heritage, Robo
    ATK: 7
    HP: 7
    STK: 3
    Effect: [Enhance] Robo (On play, you may choose one of your Robo units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    ■ "Galaxy Breaking Sword" Immediate: [Put one of the Charges of this to the graveyard] If your opponent's life is 2 or less, deal 2 damage to your opponent!
    ■ This cannot get [Charge Shield].
    Flavor Text: Invincible power that cuts through the galaxy! For real, I enjoy it.


    (Source)


    Apologies for the wait. 2 popular ★★★★ are finally available to the public

  • Final End, Last Dragon the Finale

    A name deserving of the King of the Abyss that makes you ask "How much is it over?".

    Its CNT effect is great for general deck usability. Also, while the effect from [Abyssal Summoning] seems tame, it compensates for the deck's previous difficulties with pressuring your opponent with face damage. But the most important part is the "Life Absorbtion" effect! By simply playing this unit, without even Abyssal Summoning, and discarding a card from your hand, you can destroy any unit on your opponent's field! Super strong! Because of this card, the importance of the attribute "Traitor" will increase!

    (Sources: 1 2)


  • Galactic Swordsman, Grand Messer
    Card Number: 2021GS02-UR14 ★★★★
    Flavor Text: As soon as he appeared, he calls Grand Galac his younger brother, but Grand Galac's reply is "Who are you?"


    Grand Messer's Uber version with its different flavor text.

    I think that what mecha needs is combining and transformations, but another important factor are finishing moves, so I made a unit with one built in.

    Its a romantic cannon, and its too fun to pull off.

    (Source)


    Final End, Last Dragon the Finale
    Card Number: 2021GS02-UR01 ★★★★
    Flavor Text: He is the one who collects lives.
    Name & Setting by O Five


    There were already excellent Abyssal Concerto units in Viola and Vastorus, but I thought "I don't have enough damage to close out games" and "I want a trump card that can be used even when normal summoned", so we made this unit.

    (Source)


    February 8th

    ATLAS Air Force, Major Velma
    Card Number: 2021GS02-033 ★★★★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Military
    ATK: 3
    HP: 3
    STK: 1
    Effect: ■ "Oppositional Operation" During your opponent's main phase, when your opponent uses [TD] or [OD], you may normal summon this card from your hand without spending Summon Cap. If you do, erase that ability. (You still pay this card's cost.)
    Flavor Text: Its been several years since the Exvaders took the Middle East. Together with Gate Rulers capable of breaking down the dimensional barrier, ATLAS troops prepare for a capture operation. Operation Richard will soon be executed.


    Anubis Look-alike
    Card Number: 2021GS02-018 ★
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Warrior, Earth, Wizard
    ATK: 4
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: ■ "Judgement of the Underworld" When this is destroyed, look at your opponent's hand. Choose 1 card from among them and discard it.
    Flavor Text: No. I have nothing to do with the god of the afterlife. No, I don't give autographs!


    (Source)


    The effect of Velma combined with the Alice series creates an interesting, competitive game.

    Meanwhile Anubis Lookalike is a card that communicates Gate Ruler being casual and competitive, in that the effect is competitive-focused, while the name is very casual.

    (Source)


    ATLAS Air Force, Major Velma
    Card Number: 2021GS02-UR08 ★★★★
    Flavor Text: I became a soldier because I wanted to test my wisdom. I'll end the war with this enemy I didn't come here for right away!


    (Source)


    February 9th

    Next is the article from February 9th which reveals Jabberwock's full effect and announces the errata for GB01's Alice.

    Thank you for always playing the Gate Ruler.
    This time we'd like to announce the addition of attributes to "2020GB01-035 Alice of the Holy War World"

    Before Change: Attributes "Awakened Being"
    After Change: Attributes "Alice" "Awakened Being"

  • This change will go into effect on March 25th
  • When using this card in a game, treat it as if it had the "Alice" attribute
  • Although its added an attribute to "Alice of the Holy War World", as of February 2021, there are no plans for a reprint with the added attribute or an exchange program

    A7 Terminator Jabberwock
    Card Number: 2021GS02-034 ★★★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): A7, Dragon, Beast
    ATK: 6
    HP: 5
    STK: 3
    Effect: ■ At the end of your turn, if you do not have another A7 or Alice on your field, destroy this card.
    ■ This cannot be put in a defensive zone.
    Flavor Text: He was the strongest and last remaining warrior of his lost world. Having lost his body, he now lives in the spiritual world of Alice and her friends, and is able to manifest as a ghost with physical power.


    The text of "A7 Terminator Jabberwock" originally specified not just the "Alice" attribute, but the card name "Alice of the Holy War World".

    However, when we were working on other language versions for Gate Ruler, we realized that if we translated it as is, the card text would become too long and the visibility would be hurt.

    In order to solve that, "Alice of the Holy War World" will be given the "Alice" attribute from the beginning in other language, while adding the attribute to the Japanese version accordingly.

    (Source)


  • Karakaki
    Card Number: 2021GB02-063 ★★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Apparition
    ATK: 3
    HP: 4
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Forced Standby] (This card can only be played in the set zone. This unit is set and used as an event.)
    ■ When you are attacked by a unit, you may normal summon this from the set zone to a defensive zone. (Pay the cost. No Summon Cap is spent during the opponent's turn.)
    Flavor Text: The rain is over.


    Wetland Mermaid, Shizukuhime
    Card Number: 2021GB02-069 ★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Beast
    ATK: 2
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: [CNT] Use the [OD] of this.
    [OD] Choose up to 2 cards from your opponent's graveyard, and remove them from the game.
    Flavor Text: Calm, calm, sink.


    (Source)


    February 10th

    To Mega Therion
    [LEGEND]
    Card Number: 2021GB02-029 ★★★★L
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 3
    Attribute(s): Dragon, Beast
    ATK: 7
    HP: 5
    STK: 3
    Effect: ■ During the attack of this, your opponent cannot use set cards.
    [Breakthrough]
    Flavor Text: The Beast of the End attacked the advance base, Cyprus, which had been preparing to retake the sacred land. The monster that defeated the newest weapons developed by ATLAS like it was a toy is certainly the Beast of the End.


    (Source)


    To some extent, Legend cards can ignore balance, but the challenge is designing them so they won't power creep another Legend card.

    "Heaven's Vengeance Comes Swiftly", which will be revealed at 8pm tonight, is an easy to use and versatile card.

    It will certainly be a popular card.

    (Source)


    Heaven's Vengeance Comes Swiftly
    [LEGEND]
    Card Number: 2021GB02-056 ★★★★L
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): History
    Effect: [CNT] Choose 1 enemy unit and destroy it.
    ---
    Use Timing: Set this, and you may play it when you are attacked by an enemy unit.
    ■ That combat damage becomes 0, and destroy the attacking unit.
    Flavor Text: The people who were on the scene when Cthulhu said "It appeared as a human, like a mirage". The laws of physics were distorted, and the area around Shinjuku Station became a demonic world. Gashadokuro confronted the monster, and he fights well, but he cannot gain power from the people trapped in fear, and he falls. And there...the guardian machine god appears!


    (Source)


    These are the new cards revealed today.

    "Heaven's Vengeance Comes Swiftly" is not just removal, but also damage reduction, so it can even stop attacks from units with [Charge Shield].

    "To Mega Therion" is simple power. Its HP is also high, so it can survive various sources of damage.

    (Source)


    Next up is the 1st of Set 2's Influencer Reveals, from Youtuber "Manzoku Technical".

    Elite Phantom, Blackmen
    Card Number: 2021GB02-093 ★★★
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Crimenauts
    ATK: 5
    HP: 5
    STK: 2
    Effect: [Enhance] Wonderverse (On play, you may choose one of your Wonderverse units and put it into this card's Charges.)
    ■ If this unit has a Charge, it gets ATK+1, HP+1, and STK+1.
    Flavor Text: Everyone has a chance. Tomorrow's hero is you! (from a Crimenauts recruitment poster)


    (Source)


    I'm sorry.

    This guy is strong. To be honest, when I made it, I thought "I think this is overkill", but I think its fine since Yuti said that its power level was correct.

    But strong cards are strong. Its versatility is also monstrous.

    (Source)


    Elite Phantom, Blackmen
    Card Number: 2021GB02-URM07 ★★★
    Flavor Text: The person inside the #1 Blackmen is said to be an earthling.


    By the way, "Elite Phantom, Blackmen" is a ★★★, but it also comes as an Uber Rare!

    (Source)


    February 11th

    We produced 20,000 packs of Set 1's High Rarity pack, and thanks to you, it is almost sold out, but as we've previously explained, the production for Set 2 had to be reduced significantly, and as a result there are only 5,000 packs of Set 2's High Rarity pack in the 1st print run.

    (Source)


    Next is a tweet from the official twitter in regards to the earlier tweet suggesting that releases might be moved to every 4 months, as we covered in this previous article.

    Thank you for your feedback on the pace of set releases.

    With Gate Ruler, we would like to actively reflect your feedback. However, after discussions with contract factories and distributors, adjusting the release schedule would be planned on an annual basis. The earliest we will be able to adjust the release schedule will be after Set 5. Also, by that time, the threat of Coronavirus will have subsided and it will be easier to enjoy the TCG on a daily basis, so it may end up staying at 1 set every 3 months. We will do our best to reflect your feedback as much as possible, in accordance to what our circumstances allow.

    The important thing to remember is that, at the moment, most Gate Ruler users want to play at a slow pace. All of us at the development team would like to reaffirm our understanding that we should follow that desire.

    (Sources: 1 2 3)


    To put it bluntly, I'd like to keep ordering new illustrations and creating new cards one after another. I have plenty of ideas, and creating new cards is exciting in itself.

    However, I think what people want now is a TCG that is easy to come back to even if you've been away for six months. I think that's what's needed now.

    In Gate Ruler, even though the metagame might have changed and you might be at some disadvantage, I'm striving to keep a balance that allows players to play with their old decks from 6 months ago.

    As the manufacturer, I think we should match the pace of the users.

    (Sources: 1 2)


    As we announced in a recent official article, we are currently working on the "Gate Ruler Official Circle System".

    Those who set up an official circle will be registered after a remote interview and identification by our staff, and will receive a certain number of promotional cards as "free-to-use materials. They will be given a certain number of promotional cards as "free materials", and will be able to plan events and distribute the promotional cards freely without having to apply to the official circle every time they hold an event. In other words, once you register as an official circle, you will automatically receive the required number of promotional cards as long as you are actively hosting events.

    Although there might be some issues, we would like to find a system to support the casual players of Gate Rulers as much as possible. We will also create the official circle bulletin board, which I'd like to make expedition battles between official circles more exciting.

    (Sources: 1 2 3)


    Next up we have the 1st of 2 influencer reveals for the day. The 1st comes from the Japanese blog, TCG Blog Life.

    The Three Godmothers
    Card Number: 2021GB02-068 ★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Apparition, God
    ATK: 3
    HP: 3
    STK: 1
    Effect: [CNT] Choose 1 of your opponent's set cards, and destroy it.
    ---
    [OD] Choose 1 of your opponent's energy cards, and rest it.
    ■ Your opponent cannot special summon.
    Flavor Text: Prime Minister Mimon "Thank you. Please do what you feel you should freely, without being bound by human reason. We will support you as much as possible." - From a diplomatic comment to the Chinese Youkai representative


    (Source)


    "Your opponent cannot special summon" means that neither [Genesis Summoning] nor [Abyssal Summoning] can be done! That's what I'm talking about!

    However, it's a small unit, so you can just stall your summon by a turn, and destroy it.

    On the other hand, that one turn could end up being fatal to Genesis Summoning and Abyssal Summoning decks.

    (Source)


    The other influencer reveal comes from the Youtuber "Yuei Papa".

    Demon of Deserts, Pazuzu
    Card Number: 2021GB02-032 ★★★★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): OWL, Beast, Wizard
    ATK: 5
    HP: 2
    STK: 2
    Effect: ■ "Dust Barrier" Immediate: [Pay 1 energy] If this card is in an attacking zone, the next damage it would be dealt becomes 0.
    Flavor Text: "They haven't been resurrected. Our world and the divine world have been fused somehow." - Paraphysicist, Siren Prophecy


    (Source)


    The youngest influencer introduced this card with a cheerful smile.

    In fact, it has the strength to cause a serious face. It has a vibe that says, "That kind of damage is just your imagination." (It's a ★★★★, after all.)

    A 5/2/2 that will stay alive.

    This is a true immortal unit...

    (Source)


    February 12th

    First, in this tweet it was announces that the Gate Ruler CS tournament planned for February 28th had to be cancelled due to coronavirus.

    In addition, as explained in this tweet, the recent dragon naming contest had to have its name changed because it resembled something published by a different company too closely. The new name will be "Respected Dragon King, Equies". It was originally planned for release in Set 3, but it may have to be delayed because of this.

    Warfare Wizard, Alketter
    Card Number: 2021GB02-007 ★★★
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Wizard
    ATK: 1
    HP: 4
    STK: 0
    Effect: [CNT] Put this into the graveyard.
    ---
    [Genesis Summoning] Normal: Use this & 1 or more «Wizard» or «Warrior» units as material and put them to the bottom of your deck, and special summon 1 «Dragon» or «Warrior» unit from your deck whose Level is equal or lower than the total Level of the materials, draw 1 card, and for this turn your Summon Cap becomes 3.
    ■ Level 0 Warrior on your field can be treated as level 1.
    Flavor Text: Oh big sister Shiori, where did you disappear to?


    (Source)


  • Level 0 Warriors becomes Level 1, so it becomes good material for Genesis Summoning. (In addition, the 2nd booster pack has promised to support Warrior decks)
  • The Summon Cap is also increased, allowing for explosive plays.
  • As a bonus, you get to draw 1 card. It's dangerous.

    (Source)


  • The "Genesis Summoning Deck" that contains a lot of units with the Warrior attribute instead of [Familiar] has gained purpose thanks to Alketter.

    We've been saying that the Warrior attribute would be strengthened for a while now, but this won't convince anyone until we show you "exactly how Warrior will be strengthened".

    Tomorrow...

    (Source)


    February 13th

    Dragon Blood Princess, Chimerala
    Card Number: 2021GB02-008 ★★★
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Warrior, Dungeon
    ATK: 4
    HP: 2
    STK: 2
    Effect: [TD] "Memory Transfer [Energy Ability]" Choose up to 1 Combat Technique event from your graveyard and play it by paying Energy. Then, put that event on the bottom of the deck instead of the graveyard. (You don't pay Energy for level 0 events.)
    ([Energy Ability] can only be played if you have Energy.)
    Flavor Text: A mid-level commander of Meryl's dungeon, a hybrid demon with the blood of various combat races. She is a secret counselor of the dungeon. She is actually 16 years old.
    Named by Mayunoma Nuritate


    Isk Haan (War God's Blow)
    Card Number: 2021GB02-025 ★
    Faction: Volnar
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Combat Technique
    Effect: [CNT] Play this.
    ---
    Use Timing: Immediate
    ■ Choose 1 level 1 or lower enemy unit and, if you have a Warrior on your field, destroy it.
    Flavor Text: In the art of swordsmanship, there is no such thing as a mysterious victory or a mysterious defeat.


    (Source)


    February 14th

    Moon Sniper
    Card Number: GPR-8 PR
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Military
    ATK: 2
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: [OD] Choose 1 enemy unit, and deal 3 damage to it.
    Flavor Text: I like this job. I just do as I'm told, and I don't need to do anything else.


    (Source)


    The day's 1st influencer reveal comes from Youtuber "Oginobu Channel".

    Utter Disappointment
    Card Number: 2021GB02-116 ★
    Faction: Wonderverse
    Card Type: Event
    Level: -2
    Attribute(s): Accident
    Effect: [CNT] Put this into the graveyard.
    ---
    Use Timing: [Open Card]
    ■ Put this into the graveyard.
    Flavor Text: "I just wanted to get along with Horror Corps"
    Malevolus responded to the tearful Jenibaby, choosing his words carefully "They...they seem to be scared of your appearance."


    (Source)


    The 2nd influencer reveal comes from the blog site, GateRuler.net.

    Demolition Salamander
    Card Number: 2021GB02-052 ★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 0
    Attribute(s): Beast, Military, Wild Force
    ATK: 2
    HP: 2
    STK: 1
    Effect: ■ "Demolition" When it deals damage to the opponent, choose 1 enemy set card, and you may pay 1 Energy. If you do, destroy the chosen card.
    Flavor Text: A soldier cannot work as a specialist in one thing. A soldier cannot be part of a functional unit without reaching the minimum specifications.


    (Source)


    February 15th

    Shinjuku Ticket Gate
    Card Number: 2021GB02-082 ★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Event
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Technology, Famous Location
    Effect: [CNT] Choose 1 of your energy, and activate it.
    ---
    Use Timing: Normal
    ■ Draw 2 cards.
    Flavor Text: Guide "We'll be taking a bus from here."


    The card text for the Yomajin Front event card "Shinjuku Ticket Gate" is now available.

    The effects are unexpected. This card will expand the possibilities in deckbuilding!

    (Source)


    Oath from Childhood
    Card Number: 2021GB02-036 ★★★
    Faction: ATLAS
    Card Type: Field
    Level: 2
    Attribute(s): Magic
    Effect: [CNT] Put this card into the field zone.
    ---
    ■ "Oath of the Wizard" If you are Wizard, your Summon Cap becomes 3.
    ■ "Oath of the Hero" If you are Berserker, when your ruler attacks an enemy unit in a defensive zone, it gets [Breakthrough] and STK-2 until end of turn.
    ■ Immediate: [Put this into the graveyard] Reduce the next damage dealt to you by 1.
    Flavor Text: Johan: "I will create revival magic."
    Jake: "I will be a hero who can understand the hearts of weak people."
    It became a vow to support the two young boys. But from now on, it will become a curse.


    The ATLAS card "Oath from Childhood" has been revealed.

    The Berserker effect might be considered a disadvantage, but in reality, its a huge advantage.

    Johan is envisioned as a Wizard, and Jake as a Berserker.

    (Source)


    The design of generic draw cards is important to balance because it is the most generically strong effect in a TCG.

    Some people have said that the 2 cost on Star Song is too heavy, but if we are going to make conditional draw cards later, such as attribute support cards, then you need the first generic draw card to be heavily costed.

    The "history of failures" in card design is mainly the history of failures in draw cards: drawing 3 cards for 4 mana was too strong, drawing 2 cards for 3 mana was appropriate, and so on... failures in other TCGs have generally been because of underestimating draw effects too much.

    That's why I've been "extra careful" about draw in Gate Ruler. The "draw 2 for 2 energy" of Star Song and Shinjuku Ticket Gate are "inconveniently heavy costs, but not inappropriate" and "generic draw" not designed to be too strong.

    I tried to make a 1 energy card that draws 2 and discards 1, but it was an unimaginable monster, and even at 2 energy, the "advantage of being able to send any card to the graveyard" was so strong that it was hard to make! It may not seem like a big deal now, but when I consider the future, I can't create that. That's right. Even if it seems fine, you have to consider the future as well.

    Again.
    Many TCGs have failed to properly assess the strength of draw power. I don't think draw cards should be "easy to use" or "staple".

    Shinjuku Ticket Gate would be a reasonably strong card, since it's CNT effect is very valuable!

    (Sources: 1 2 3 4 5)


    And lastly, we have the influencer reveal of the day, coming from the Youtuber, "Good Job Laboratory!"

    Panjannyudou
    Card Number: 2021GB02-065 ★★
    Faction: Yomajin Front
    Card Type: Unit
    Level: 1
    Attribute(s): Apparition, Military
    ATK: 4
    HP: 3
    STK: 2
    Effect: [CNT] "Stay away from me" Rest an enemy ruler.
    ■ "Vangolo!" Your other units get ATK+1.
    Flavor Text: The fusion of youkai and mecha, which is possible because of being information life forms, has become a trend among youkai...but for human fans of youkai, it's all or nothing.


    (Source)
    Edited by HunterSerge on 18th February, 2021 at 2:10pm CST