Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Barcgal to be unrestricted in Japan May 1st, Purple Trapezist restriction August 31st

April 17th, 2018. In a historic moment on today's episode of Weekly Bites Z, Cardfight!! Vanguard producer Shimamura Masatoshi announced that Barcgal will be completely unrestricted in the Japanese format beginning May 1st, allowing cardfighters to set Barcgal as their First Vanguard for the first time since the end of the first Japanese national championships more than seven years ago. Joining him will be Tick Tock Worker and Seven Seas Apprentice Nightrunner; meanwhile Odysseus will be unrestricted from 2 to 4. The change affects both Premium Standard and G Standard formats.

Standard format will not have a restricted list.

Meanwhile Commander Laurel will remain restricted to 1 copy per deck beginning July 20th for Premium Standard, while beginning August 31st, fighters will not be allowed to put both Purple Trapezist and the as-of-yet unrevealed V-BT02 print of Jumping Jill in the same deck. This version of Jumping Jill is said to have a Purple Trapezist-like skill that sends another card into the soul to pull another one out, which would have created an infinite loop with Trapezist. These changes do not affect G Standard.