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Nova Prime - A Custom YGO Format

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Jazz    5333

First of all, I miss you guys.

Second, I want to let you all know about Format Library’s latest custom format, Nova Prime. We’re looking to get the word out and attract more players, so of course, I'm going to make a long post about it on DGz.

“Today, Nova Format is launching into a new stratosphere with the release of Nova “Prime”, an expansion of the Nova “Classic” Format. The next Format Library Championship will be a Nova Prime tournament, tentatively set for March 16th. I will also be giving away $10 DB donation codes to any player who achieves the Master Rank on our Discord server’s NovaBot ranking system before the tournament.

Nova Format is a custom format with "fair" Xyz and Fusion monsters. Nova Prime includes 600 hand picked cards from all eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! We focused on simple cards that promote interactive games. Of course, there are a handful of strong bosses and power cards too. Nova Prime features many iconic archetypes, as well as cool cards that were power crept before they were printed. Much like Goat Format, Nova Format games can be both grindy and explosive, depending on the matchup. Nova Format uses Goat Era rules when possible (Priority, Fail to Find, Old Errata, etc.).


The metagame for Nova Prime is still undefined. Deck building is simple for some archetypes, but open-ended for others. These require engine mashing, card selection, ratio selection, and tons of creativity. Here are some decks that our beta-testers think can compete for the top tier (yes it’s a lot):

Blackwings (Aggro)
Cyber Dragons (Combo/Midrange)
Darks (Midrange)
Dinos (Stun/Aggro)
Dragons (Ramp)
E-HEROs (Combo/Aggro)
Fire Fists (Ramp)
Gem-Knights (Combo/Ramp)
Harpies (Aggro/Stun)
Infernity (Combo/Control)
Machina (Aggro)
Monarchs (Control/Midrange)
Plants (Control/Midrange)
Plasma (Control)
Spellcasters (Control or Stun)
T.G. (Aggro)
Water (Midrange)
Zombie (Midrange)

Ban List: https://formatlibrary.weebly.com/nova-prime-ban-list.html
Card Pool: https://formatlibrary.weebly.com/nova-prime-card-pool.html
Be aware, the deck gallery and extra deck section currently on the site are for the older Nova Classic format.”

You can get more advice, discuss the format, and look for games in our #nova channel on the Format Library Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/4q3eJ3.

If you want to get in touch with me, the best way is to message me, Jazz#2704 on discord.

Thanks for reading :)

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