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Konami Presents:
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) New York Comic Con 2016 – FAQ
UPDATED: 9/14/16
When:
October 6 - 9, 2016
Where:
Javits Center
New York, NY 10001
Booth #1321
  • Where is the Konami Booth at New York Comic Con?
  • What is there to do at the Konami Booth?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area at New York Comic Con?
  • Will I need a New York Comic Con Badge to play in the Organized Play Area?
  • What is a COSSY ID number, and can I get a COSSY ID number at New York Comic Con, or will I need to have one before I attend the show?
  • What is the Organized Play schedule for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the booth?
  • Are there events for me to participate in if I don’t have my own Deck?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Demo Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for King of the Hill?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about Yu-Gi-Oh! events at New York Comic Con?

Q: Where is the Konami Booth at New York Comic Con?

A: The Konami booth number is #1321 and is located near the 3B entrance of the Javits Center.

Javits Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

A New York Comic Con badge will be required in order to attend. Go to http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/ for more information about the event.

Q: What is there to do at the Konami Booth?

A: There will be many cool things you can do at the Konami Booth this year!

  • Green Screen Photo Booth: you can make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card with all-new updated designs!
  • Con Exclusive Game Mat: Head over to the retail counter to pick up the 2016 New York Comic-Con Exclusive game mat before it sells out! Available for $30, this year’s mat features awesome imagery of Yugi Muto with Dark Magician, and Seto Kaiba with Blue-Eyes White Dragon!

2016 New York Comic Con Exclusive!

  • Retail: Plenty of products will be made available for sale throughout the show, including the newly released 2016 Mega-Tins, Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh, and the brand-new Legendary Decks II!
  • Game Demos for New Players: Don’t know how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG?  Or already know how to play but don’t know the new game mechanic, Pendulum Summons?  Complete a demo with one of our experts for a show-exclusive coupon of $3 off the purchase of any Starter Deck!
  • Demos for Advanced Players: Players wanting to tweak their Deck-building strategies can get helpful hints from Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG experts on-hand throughout the show.
  • Duel the Master: Players feeling lucky and confident in their Dueling skills can Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some prizes!
  • Card Displays: Test your card knowledge as you peruse the giant card displays! Featuring hundreds of cards highlighting the different eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! – “The Fusion Era,” “The Synchro Era,” “The Xyz Era,” and “The Pendulum Era” – and cards from the most recently released products, this show of cards is sure to please old-school Duelists and new players alike.

Q: Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area at New York Comic Con?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Area is located in the Konami Booth #1321, next to the Reception counter. The Starter Deck and Structure Deck tournaments will require you to have your own Starter Deck or Structure Deck, but all tournaments running throughout the show will be free, with great prizes available to attendees.
 
Q: Will I need a New York Comic Con Badge to play in the Organized Play Area?

A: You WILL need a New York Comic Con Badge to participate in any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments held in the Organized Play Area, but all of our tournaments are free of charge!  Except for Open Dueling, there are specific start times for all tournaments, so please check the start times at the booth so that you don’t miss out!

Q: What is a COSSY ID number, and can I get a COSSY ID number at New York Comic Con, or will I need to have one before I attend the show?

A: A COSSY ID is your Konami Player ID, and is used to track your progress within any tournament that is sanctioned by Konami. It is also used to track your rating and rankings against other Duelists around the world!

If you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can get one at the event. If you already have a COSSY ID number but do not remember the 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new COSSY IDs if the previous ID can be found.

Q: What is the Organized Play schedule for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the booth?

A:

Thursday, October 6th    

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Open Dueling 

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

King of the Hill

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Demo Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Duelist League

11:00 AM

Win-A-Mat

12:00 PM

Starter Deck – Yuya Tournament

  2:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  4:00 PM

Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Tournament

  5:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

Friday, October 7th    

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Open Dueling 

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

King of the Hill

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Demo Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Duelist League

11:00 AM

Win-A-Mat

12:00 PM

Starter Deck – Yuya Tournament

  1:00 PM

Dragon Duel (2004 or Later)

  2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

  3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  4:00 PM

Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Tournament

  5:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

Saturday, October 8th    

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Open Dueling 

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

King of the Hill

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Demo Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Duelist League

11:00 AM

Win-A-Mat

12:00 PM

Starter Deck – Yuya Tournament

  1:00 PM

Dragon Duel (2004 or Later)

  2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

  3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  4:00 PM

Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Tournament

  5:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

Sunday, October 9th  

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Open Dueling 

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

King of the Hill

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Demo Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Duelist League

11:00 AM

Dragon Duel (2004 or Later)

12:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  1:00 PM

Starter Deck – Yuya Tournament

  2:00 PM

Win-A-Mat

  3:00 PM

Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Tournament

 

Name

Entry Fee

# of Participants

Format

Prizing

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

FREE

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Demo Deck Tournament

FREE

4

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: 2 Astral Packs, and 1 Yu-Gi-Oh! Carrying Case

Dragon Duel**

FREE

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Top 4 receive an invite to 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

Duelist League

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

King of the Hill

Free

-

Advanced Format – 
King of the Hill
(Ongoing)

1 Astral Pack per win (5 Wins max)
Random Game Mat (for 5 consecutive Wins)

Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Tournament*

FREE

8

Sealed Format-Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck Required

1st Place: Structure Deck Game Mat

Starter Deck – Yuya Tournament*

FREE

8

Sealed Format-Starter Deck – Yuya Required

1st Place: Starter Deck – Yuya Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

*You will require your own Deck for this tournament.
**Deck List Required.

Based on Show Floor Hours:

Thursday, October 6th                   10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, October 7th                         10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, October80th                  10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, October 9th                      10:00am – 5:00pm (Kids Day)

Q: Are there events for me to participate in if I don’t have my own Deck?

A:  We have three tournaments that are for players who don’t have their own Deck. Purchase a sealed Starter Deck – Yuya or Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck and be able to use it to Duel in any of our Sealed Starter or Structure Deck tournaments throughout the weekend.  Players can also receive a demo at the booth to get a 20-Card Demo Deck, then compete in a Demo Deck Tournament at the booth.

Duelists can also bring their own Sealed or Opened Starter Deck – Yuya or Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck to use for the tournaments. If your Deck is not Sealed, a judge will have to verify the Deck contents prior to the tournament.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year. The requirement starting at the WCQ is for Duelists born in 2004 or later.
Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events. Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born in 2004 or later. Dragon Duels offer a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is FREE!!

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (copy of birth certificate, passport, etc.).

Duelists must be born in 2004 or later.

A minimum of four (4) Duelists are required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are considered to be Tier 2 events.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ, or their guardian, must complete a copy of the 2017 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the parent/guardian.

Q: What is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Players are paired off based on each player’s win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, who is then declared the winner.

Q: What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • Each Duelist brings a sealed Starter Deck – Yuya to the Konami booth with them. They can use that Deck to participate in that day’s Starter Deck events until they win one of those events and the Starter Deck Game Mat.
  • If your Starter Deck – Yuya Deck is not Sealed, a judge will have to verify the Deck contents prior to the tournament.
  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • Each Duelist brings a sealed Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck to the Konami booth with them. They can use that Deck to participate in that day’s Structure Deck events until they win one of those events and the Structure Deck Game Mat.
  • If your Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck is not Sealed, a judge will have to verify the Deck contents prior to the tournament.
  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 of the same sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for a Demo Deck Tournament?

A:

  • Attend the Konami booth and receive a 20-card Demo Deck for completing a Demo with one of our Demo Volunteers. Once the Demo has concluded, test your skills against other Duelists in a 4-Player, Single-Elimination tournament!
  • Once the above step is completed, the Duelists will then play against their first round opponent in a best 1-out of-1 Match. 
  • The winner of the tournament will receive two (2) Astral Packs!

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

N/A

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for King of the Hill?

A:

  • Duelists bring their own Constructed Decks and Duel against other attendees.
  • The winning Duelist remains seated and is challenged by another opponent. The losing Duelist must relinquish their seat.
  • Duelists will earn prizes for participating and for winning each Game.
  • A Duelist that wins five (5) consecutive best 1-out of-1 Matches will be considered the King of the Hill and will win a random Game Mat!

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

40-60 Cards

Extra Deck Size

0-15 Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format.

Q: What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?

A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists that are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments. The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play without all the pressures found in higher level tournaments.

The Duelist League is an Advanced Format, Constructed event only playing 3 Rounds of Swiss with no Top Cut. At the end of the rounds of Swiss the Duelist ranked in 1st place will get 2 random Duelist League Rare Card. All participants will receive a random Duelist League Card.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about Yu-Gi-Oh! events at New York Comic Con?

A: Before Tuesday, October 4th, you can contact:
                E-mail:  us-cardsupport@konami.com
                Phone: 310-220-8630


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