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dragonchairman
04-03-2007, 09:53 PM
This is the Grand Format Update to Strike of Neos (STON)

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For people seeing this Format series for the first time, a research project was initiated on June 15 of 2006 by a man named Johnny Tek to construct a card restriction format that would accurately recreate the kind of game play seen in the fiction of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Three months later Grand Format (Updated to POTD) was released as a third-level restriction system designed for experienced players in special high level tournaments. The format has been and will be updated with every booster pack release.

Please keep in mind that this Format is NOT meant to replace the Advanced Format. It is designed for high-level special event tournaments such as Invitational and Exhibition tournaments where Deck-Lists would have to be submitted before the day of competition.

For any player who might complain about the "lack of options", keep in mind that there are more than 1,800 cards released in English NOT on the restricted card list for Grand Format.

For any player questioning the logic of the restriction list, keep in mind restricting the TOTAL number of restricted cards instead of just the number of copies of them changes the effectiveness of many cards, dramatically in some cases. (ex. D. D. Borderline) The redefinition of "Ritual Summon" and being able to Normal Summon in face-up Defense Position also changes card effectiveness.

Changes in this update from the CDIP update include the following:

***The previous Forbidden Cards section has been aptly renamed and reconstructed as Condition-Limited Cards, with the new Forbidden Cards section banning cards that are not designed with actual play in mind.

***Crush Card Virus and Deck Devastation Virus conditions have been simplified to three DARK monsters instead of three DARK monsters with a certain amount of ATK or DEF.

***The restriction on Victory Dragon has been loosened so now Limited Cards can be used in the same Deck and Side Deck combined. (The rest of the condition is still applied however.)

***"Advanced Ritual Art", "Contract with the Abyss", "Earth Chant", and "Mist Body" have been added to the Limited Cards section.

***"Book of Moon", "Elemental Hero Stratos", "Gren, Tactician of Dark World", "Kahkki, Guerilla of Dark World", "Needle Ceiling", "Negate Attack", "Neo-Spacian Grand Mole", "Overload Fusion", "Solemn Judgement", "Threatening Roar", "Thunder of Ruler", "Waboku", "Windstorm of Etaqua", and "Zero Gravity" have been added to the Semi-Limited Cards section.

***"Skill Drain" has been moved from Condition-Limited Cards (formerly Forbidden Cards) to the Limited Cards section.

*** "Dark Master – Zork" has been moved from the Semi-Limited Cards section to the Limited Cards section.


Yu-Gi-Oh! – Grand Format (Updated to Strike of Neos)
Written by Johnny Tek
Special thanks go to all the players and judges who contributed data and feedback during the development of this format.

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***The restricted card list is divided into 4 sections: Forbidden Cards, Condition-Limited Cards, Limited Cards, and Semi-Limited Cards. Please read the instructions for each section carefully.
***Ritual Monsters can be Ritual Summoned (using the appropriate Ritual Spell Card) from the hand, Deck, or Graveyard. Although you may Tribute a Ritual Monster to Ritual Summon a different Ritual Monster Card of the same name, you may not Tribute a Ritual Monster to Ritual Summon the exact same copy of itself.
***Monsters can be Normal Summoned in face-up Defense Position as well as Attack Position.


*Forbidden Cards* –You cannot use these cards in your Deck and Side Deck combined

Obelisk the Tormentor
Slypher the Sky Dragon
The Winged Dragon of Ra

*Condition-Limited Cards* – Copies of 1 and only 1 card from the Condition-Limited Cards can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. You can not use any copies of a Condition-Limited Card if the prerequisite conditions for the card are not fulfilled. You can not partially fulfill a condition to partially use the maximum number of copies of a Condition-Limited Card.

*****Apprentice Magician
Prerequisite Condition: Every monster in the Deck and Side Deck combined must be a Spellcaster-Type monster.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Black Ptera
Prerequisite Condition: "Ultimate Offering" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Butterfly Dagger - Elma
Prerequisite Condition: "Gearfried the Iron Knight" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Crush Card Virus
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 3 DARK monsters can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "DNA Transplant" and "Homunculus the Alchemic Being" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Cyber Dragon
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Dark Hole
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Deck Devastation Virus
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 3 DARK monsters can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "DNA Transplant" and "Homunculus the Alchemic Being" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Exchange of the Spirit
Prerequisite Condition: "Advanced Ritual Art", "Fiend Comedian", "Future Fusion", "Heart of the Underdog", "Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer", "Magical Merchant", "Morphing Jar", and "White Horned Dragon" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Exodia the Forbidden One
Prerequisite Condition: Semi-Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "Backup Soldier", "Different Dimension Capsule", "Emissary of the Afterlife", "Last Will", "Magician of Faith", and "Mask of Darkness" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Fiber Jar
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Final Countdown
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV 8
Prerequisite Condition: "Jinzo" and "Royal Decree" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Imperial Order
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 1 Limited Card can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Last Turn
Prerequisite Condition: "Barrier Statue of the Abyss", "Barrier Statue of the Drought", "Barrier Statue of the Heavens", "Barrier Statue of the Inferno", "Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds", "Barrier Statue of the Torrent", "Guard Dog", "Jowgen the Spiritualist", "Royal Oppression", and "Vanity’s Fiend" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Magical Scientist
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "Catapult Turtle" and "Ectoplasmer" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Manticore of Darkness
Prerequisite Condition: "Card of Safe Return" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Mirage of Nightmare
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 1 Limited Card can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "Dark World" monsters, "Forced Requisition", and "Peten the Dark Clown" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Night Assailant
Prerequisite Condition: Semi-Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Painful Choice
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Protector of the Sanctuary
Prerequisite Condition: "Card Destruction" and "Morphing Jar" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Raigeki
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Red Gadget
Prerequisite Condition: Semi-Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "Ultimate Offering" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Treeborn Frog
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 2 Semi-Limited Cards can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Tsukuyomi
Prerequisite Condition: Flip Effect Monsters can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. In addition, "Nightmare Penguin" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Twin-Headed Behemoth
Prerequisite Condition: No more than 4 Semi-Limited Cards can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Victory Dragon
Prerequisite Condition: Every monster in the Deck and Side Deck combined must be a Dragon-Type monster. In addition, "DNA Surgery" can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Wall of Revealing Light
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1
*****Warrior Lady of the Wasteland
Prerequisite Condition: Every monster in the Deck and Side Deck combined must be a Warrior-Type monster.
Maximum # of Copies: 3
*****Yata-Garasu
Prerequisite Condition: Limited Cards can not be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined.
Maximum # of Copies: 1



*Limited Cards* – Only 1 copy of each card can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. Only up to 3 cards total in the Deck and Side Deck combined may be Limited Cards. (Ex. 1 Call of the Haunted + 1 Gravity Bind + 1 Ring of Destruction = Maximum Total of 3 Limited Cards)

Advanced Ritual Art
Call of the Haunted
Card Destruction
Change of Heart
Chaos Sorceror
Contract with the Abyss
Cyber Jar
Cyber Stein
D. D. Borderline
Dark Master – Zork
Delinquent Duo
Demise, King of Armageddon
Earth Chant
Fairy Box
Graceful Charity
Gravity Bind
Guardian Sphinx
Harpie’s Feather Duster
Heart of Clear Water
Heavy Storm
Jinzo
Last Will
Level Limit – Area B
Limiter Removal
Magician of Faith
Mask of Darkness
Messenger of Peace
Mirror Force
Mist Body
Monster Reborn
Morphing Jar
Morphing Jar #2
Ordeal of a Traveler
Pot of Avarice
Pot of Greed
Premature Burial
Reasoning
Relinquished
Return from the Different Dimension
Ring of Destruction
Royal Decree
Sinister Serpent
Skill Drain
Snatch Steal
Spell Canceller
Spirit Barrier
Stumbling
Swords of Revealing Light
The Dark Door
Torrential Tribute
Tribe-Infecting Virus
United We Stand



*Semi-Limited Cards* – Only up to 2 copies of each card can be used in the Deck and Side Deck combined. Only up to 5 cards total in the Deck and Side Deck combined may be Semi-Limited Cards.
(Ex. 2 Acid Trap Hole + 2 Fissure + 1 Creature Swap)
(Ex. 2 Drop Off + 1 Hammer Shot + 1 Magic Drain + 1 Time Seal)
(Ex. 1 Command Knight + 1 D. D. Warrior + 1 Magical Merchant + 1 Shrink + 1 Yomi Ship)

Acid Trap Hole
Airknight Parshath
Ancient Lamp
Asura Priest
Autonomous Action Unit
Blowback Dragon
Book of Moon
Bottomless Shifting Sand
Bottomless Trap Hole
Brain Control
Breaker the Magical Warrior
Call of the Mummy
Ceasefire
Chiron the Mage
Command Knight
Compulsory Evacuation Device
Confiscation
Creature Swap
Cyber Gymnast
D. D. Assailant
D. D. Survivor
D. D. Warrior
D. D. Warrior Lady
Dark Catapulter
Dark Magician of Chaos
Dark Master - Zorc
Dark Necrofear
Des Lacooda
Doom Dozer
Dragon’s Mirror
Drop Off
Dust Tornado
Elemental Hero Stratos
Enemy Controller
Exiled Force
Fissure
Flying Kamakiri #1
Future Fusion
Giant Rat
Giant Trunade
Grand Convergence
Granmarg the Rock Monarch
Gren, Tactician of Dark World
Hammer Shot
Hand of Nepthys
Heart of the Underdog
Howling Insect
Hyper Hammerhead
Injection Fairy Lily
Instant Fusion
Iron Blacksmith Kotetsu
Justi-Break
Kahkki, Guerilla of Dark World
Kelbek
Lava Golem
Legendary Jiujitsu Master
Lightning Vortex
Mage Power
Magic Cylinder
Magic Drain
Magical Arm Shield
Magical Merchant
Makyura the Destructor
Man Eater Bug
Marauding Captain
Masked Dragon
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Medusa Worm
Metamorphosis
Mirror Wall
Mobius the Frost Monarch
Mother Grizzly
Mysterious Guard
Mystic Tomato
Mystical Space Typhoon
Needle Ceiling
Negate Attack
Neo-Spacian Grand Mole
Newdoria
Nightmare’s Steel Cage
Ninjitsu Art of Decoy
Nobleman of Crossout
Old Vindictive Magician
Overload Fusion
Penguin Soldier
Pyramid Turtle
Raigeki Break
Rivalry of Warlords
Robbin Goblin
Ruin, Queen of Oblivion
Sakuretsu Armor
Sangan
Scapegoat
Seven Tools of the Bandit
Shinato, King of a Higher Plane
Shining Angel
Shrink
Smashing Ground
Snipe Hunter
Solemn Judgement
Spirit Reaper
Swarm of Locusts
Swarm of Scarabs
Swords of Concealing Light
The Forceful Sentry
Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch
Threatening Roar
Thunder of Ruler
Time Seal
Trap Hole
UFO Turtle
UFOroid
Waboku
Wall of Illusion
Wave Motion Cannon
Widespread Ruin
Windstorm of Etaqua
Witch of the Black Forest
Yomi Ship
Zaborg the Thunder Monarch
Zero Gravity