Comparing the Fall 2018 TCG & OCG Lists

A little mini-project from Dan and I, to look at the lists on the 5th anniversary.

This September, within 24 hours of one another, both the Official Card Game (the Asian version of Yu-Gi-Oh!) and the Trading Card Game (the International Version of Yu-Gi-Oh!), both dropped their “Forbidden & Limited List” changes (Japan calls theirs “Limit Regulations”).

As a result, since the lists both released at nearly the same time, we’ve decided to look to see where the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and OCG lists match one another, and where they differ, after 5 years of having gone their own separate ways.

What may be in common may surprise you, and those unaware might be shocked to see what Japan and Asia allows but the TCG forbids.

=FORBIDDEN=

What’s In Common:
Ancient Fairy Dragon
Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
Butterfly Dagger – Elma
Card of Safe Return
Change of Heart
Cold Wave
Confiscation
Cyber Jar
Delinquent Duo
Dimension Fusion
Elder Entity Norden
Fiber Jar
Fishborg Blaster
Giant Trunade
Graceful Charity
Heavy Storm
Last Turn
Last Will
Lavalval Chain
Level Eater
Magical Scientist
Makyura the Destructor
Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
Mass Driver
Metamorphosis
Mind Master
Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
Mirage of Nightmare
Number 16: Shock Master
Painful Choice
Performapal Monkeyboard
Performage Plushfire
Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
Pot of Greed
Premature Burial
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
Return from the Different Dimension
Royal Oppression
Sixth Sense
Spellbook of Judgment
Snatch Steal
Substitoad
Tellarknight Ptolemaus
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
Time Seal
Trap Dustshoot
The Forceful Sentry
The Tyrant Neptune
Ultimate Offering
Victory Dragon
Yata-Garasu
Zoodiac Broadbull
Zoodiac Drident

Unique to OCG:
Amazoness Archer
Cannon Soldier
Cannon Soldier MK-2
Dragonic Diagram
Life Equalizer
Magical Explosion
Raigeki
Summon Sorceress
Toon Cannon Soldier
Wind-Up Hunter

Unique to TCG:
Astrograph Sorcerer
Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End
Chicken Game
Cyber-Stein
Daigusto Emeral
Dandylion
Denglong, First of the Yang Zing
Djinn Releaser of Rituals
Double Iris Magician
El Shaddoll Construct
Harpie’s Feather Duster
Kaiser Colosseum
Knightmare Goblin
Maxx “C”
M-X-Saber Invoker
Morphing Jar #2
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker
Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force
Samsara Lotus
Self-Destruct Button
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz
Super Rejuvenation
Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom
True King Lithosagym
That Grass Looks Greener
Tribe-Inefecting Virus
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
Vanity’s Emptiness

=LIMITED=

What’s In Common:
A Hero Lives
Card Destruction
Dark Armed Dragon
Deep Sea Diva
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter
Divine Wind of Mist Valley
Draco Face-Off
Firewall Dragon
Foolish Burial
Genex Ally Birdman
Grinder Golem
Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
Imperial Order
Infernity Launcher
Interrupted Kaiju Slumber
Left Arm of the Forbidden One
Left Leg of the Forbidden One
Monster Reborn
Morphing Jar
Nekroz of Unicore
Night Assailant
One Day of Peace
One for One
Performage Damage Juggler
PSY-Framelord Omega
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Reasoning
Reinforcement of the Army
Right Arm of the Forbidden One
Right Leg of the Forbidden One
Set Rotation
Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
Soul Charge
SPYRAL Quik-Fix
SPYRAL Resort
Symbol of Heritage
Terraforming
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Tour Guide from the Underworld
Zoodiac Ratpier

Unique to OCG:
ABC-Dragon Buster
Babycerasaurus
Blackwing – Steam the Cloak
Blaze Feniex, the Burning Bombardment Bird
Astrograph Sorcerer
Ceasefire
Cyber-Stein
Dandylion
Denglong, First of the Yang Zing
Double Iris Magician
Elemental HERO Shadow Mist
Fairy Tail – Snow
Gold Sarcophagus
Harmonizing Magician
Harpie’s Feather Duster
Invoked Mechaba
Knightmare Goblin
Limiter Removal
Lonefire Blossom
Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
Mask Change II
Necroface
Nekroz Cycle
Pendulum Call
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker
Primal Seed
Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
Spellbook of Knowledge
Souleating Oviraptor
Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
T.G. Hyper Librarian
Toadally Awesome
Trickstar Reincarnation

Unique to TCG:
A-Assault Core
Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal
Book of Moon
Chain Strike
Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss
Dark Hole
Dimensional Fissure
Elemental HERO Stratos
Emergency Teleport
Ehther the Heavenly Monarch
Eradicator Epidemic Virus
Evigishki Gustkraken
Evigishki Mind Augus
Evilswarm Exciton Knight
Gateway of the Six
Gem-Knight Master Diamond
Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss
Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer
Infernity Barrier
Infernity Launcher
Inzektor Dragonfly
Inzektor Hornet
Macro Cosmos
Magical Explosion
Miscellaneousaurus
Monster Gate
Nekroz of Brionac
Pantheism of the Monarchs
Qliphort Scout
Raigeki
Rekindling
Royal Tribute
Ritual Beast Ulti-Cannahawk
Skill Drain
Solemn Judgment
Solemn Warning
Soul Drain
Speedroid Terrortop
SPYRAL GEAR – Drone
Super Polymerization
The Monarchs Stormforth
True King’s Return
Upstart Goblin
Wall of Revealing Light

=SEMI-LIMITED=

What’s In Common:
Scapegoat

Unique to OCG:
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
Altergiest Multifaker
Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss
Chain Strike
Elemental HERO Stratos
Emergency Teleport
Fossil Dig
Nekroz of Brionac
Ring of Destruction
Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor
Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!
Solemn Judgment
Solemn Strike
Solemn Warning
Speedroid Terrortop
Super Polymerization
That Grass Looks Greener
True King’s Return
Union Hanger

Unique to TCG:
Called by the Grave
Kozmo Dark Destroyer
Limiter Removal
Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
Necroface
T.G. Hyper Librarian
Terraforming
Wind-Up Magician

=UNLIMITED (RECENT CHANGES)=

What’s In Common:
Destiny HERO – Disk Commander

Unique to OCG:
Aleister the Invoker
El Shaddoll Construct
El Shaddoll Winda
Evigishki Gustkraken
SPYRAL GEAR – Drone

Unique to TCG:
Apoqliphort Towers
Burial from a Different Dimension
Ring of Destruction

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