- We got a new set closely following the release of LE called Cyber Junk—CJ! This set is larger than an auxiliary set, with 26 new cards. The central theme here are mechanical, metal, cybernetic, and digital things. CJ is loaded into TTS now. Enjoy all the cool new stuff! (Full spoiler gallery at the bottom of the post)
- 26 New game cards (8 Digimon, 15 Option)
- 2 New Attach
- 6 New Aces!
- 2 New Masteries!
- 2 Level M
- New Data
Designers Notes! (Don’t peek)
The reason for this set was originally to expand the number of options in a small collection that would also include some new Aces and masteries. This was for the purpose of game population. But since masteries take so long to develop (due to their complexity), there was time to create even more cards and the set went from being a handful of new options to something with many Digimon as well. The options were originally going to focus heavily on the gear of Digimon, such as Psycho Blaster, Trident Arm, Mugen Cannon, Mega Hand, and others were added over time. We wanted the new Ace cards to reflect some signature move of the Digimon, especially Metalgarurumon and Wargreymon. If you pay attention closely, Gaia Force and Grace Cross Freeze give you the power of those Digimon from their Level M and Data cards! With the Digimon, there’s a clear vehicle theme in this set which we tried to stick to and only branch out when necessary. Here is something special about some of the Digimon:
- Junkmon was an early addition because we want to release as much of the PenZ Digimon as possible. His effect helps you rebuild!
- Nanomon was also meant to be a part of the set in an early design list from last year, as it was one of the original V-Pets not yet made into a card.
- Rebellimon sports a new type of evo-bonus we are introducing, that works like type resistance. The opponent will lose power if they are of a certain type!
- With Grandlocomon, the opponent gets hit by a train. OOF.
- New Raremon is much stronger than the old and can trade relative HP for flat HP! Use it wisely.
- New Tankmon is made with an effect that gives a lot of power of course. But just in case you get KO’d, you get cards too.
- Loaderleomon brings a new style of giving tribute to the opponent, instead of only self-sacrifice. What a nice gift of DP!
- Darkdramon is unaffected by sacrifice and just wants to win. He’s an elite fighter that will use any trick to beat an opponent and is very strong.
In this set, many of the metal Digimon have their normal sacrificial effects and some of them have ways to recover HP. This allows newer players to try the metal style without feeling like they will necessarily lose.
I wonder what would happen if a Mamemon used Smiley Bomb?
Did you notice Tigervespamon’s “Royal Meister” grants the same bonus as the unopposed victory bonus? Mach Stinger V (for Victory)!
Pop these into your Destiny Zone when building your deck and for the price of 1 card and whatever downside is printed on the mastery, you get access to a constant bonus during the game.
Laplace Like the demon of the same name, you’ll start to know everything with immense draw power, provided that you sacrifice your health for it…Unfortunately, this means you won’t be able to use attacks that preserve health! Steel yourself with the spirit of Laplace.
Calamity Put a permanent end to your opponent’s deck or get more trash conversion. With this kind of alchemy, you can zap everything away with the spirit of Calamity. But the opponent recycles to thwart your plan…