The fifteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series pits hosts Hideyoshi and Cody against each other in an unusually short remote match, using decks made from doubled-up Starter Decks with assorted promotional cards. The match highlights the importance of low-level Digimon to the game—a lack of Level 3s early on results in Hideyoshi struggling as Cody sets up an extremely threatening War Greymon.

Cody’s deck

Hideyoshi’s deck

On the fourteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series, hosts Hideyoshi and Cody revealed six alternate artwork prints of Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION‘s Super Rares, alongside the set’s two Secret Rares: a V-dramon and a Virus Metal Greymon. Both Digimon are particularly evocative for old school Digimon fans, as the viral Metal Greymon was an early franchise mascot used in the 1990s virtual pets and original Digimon World video game, while V-dramon starred in the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga and served as a mascot for Digimon World 2.

The set’s alternate artwork cards cut away the borders of the frame so that the card artwork encompasses the entire space of the card. Their distribution rate was not stated, but they are likely rarer than the standard Super Rares.

Metal Greymon

Card NumberBT1-114Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost8
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeCyborgDP9000
AttributeVirusRaritySecret Rare
StagePerfectArtistNaochika Morishita
Main Effect<<Security Attack +2>> (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +2.)
[When it attacks] Memory -5.
Source Effect[During your turn] This Digimon gets +3000 DP.

V-dramon

Card NumberBT1-115Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeMythical DragonDP6000
AttributeVaccineRaritySecret Rare
StageAdultArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When it attacks] [Once per turn] If you have a Tamer, make this Digimon Active.
Source Effect[During both turns] While you have a Blue Tamer, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

Of note is that V-dramon can also be used for the effect of the V-Tamer 01 Yagami Taichi promotional card, out in the next issue of V Jump magazine. V-Tamer 01 will be having a special crossover manga chapter with the 2020 Digimon Adventure: anime reboot, though the anime is currently on hiatus as a result of Coronavirus closures.

The thirteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series pits Hideyoshi and Cody against one another in a remote match using decks made from two Gaia Red and two Cocytus Blue decks combined, plus assorted promotional cards. This is their first match with sleeved cards, using the War Greymon and Metal Garurumon sleeves that launched alongside the first Starter Decks. As with the previous episode, this episode was filmed remotely as part of a stay-at-home recommendation from the Japanese government, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Spoilers for the match follow after the cut.

Cody’s deck

Hideyoshi’s deck

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The twelfth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series introduced 8 new cards from Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION, including the last Green Super Rare of the set. This is the first episode to be filmed remotely; in response to the Coronavirus outbreak many businesses in Japan are now operating under work-from-home conditions, and Bandai Namco is no exception. As a result, Hideyoshi and Cody filmed today’s episode from their homes.

Gran Kuwagamon

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The tenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series is the first to feature a mixed-color deck, with Cody playing a combined Blue/Yellow deck against Hideyoshi’s mono-red.

Cody combining cards from the second and third Starter Decks, Cocytus Blue and Heaven’s Yellow:

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The ninth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series features Hideyoshi and Cody respectively playing the Cocytus Blue and Heaven’s Yellow Starter Decks, out April 24th. The match is one of the closest—and longest—we’ve seen thus far.

(Spoilers for the match after the cut.)

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The eighth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series features a Q&A session where Hideyoshi and Cody answer fans’ questions about the rules. A list of rulings is provided below.

  • When evolving a Digimon, the player draws a card for evolution before any “When evolving” effects are resolved. So when Angewomon evolves from a Level 3, her player draws a card before her healing effect is resolved.
  • You can build decks from multiple colors.
  • If a Digimon is affected by Sorrow Blue, and then evolves, Sorrow Blue’s effect persists on it, preventing it from attacking or blocking.
  • Even if an Option Card has no valid targets, you can still play it just to pay its Memory cost and manipulate the Memory Gauge.
  • “When it attacks” effects resolve before damage calculation. So for example, Metal Garurumon makes itself Active before Security are checked.
  • A Digimon with a Security Attack of 0 (through effects like Holy Flame) cannot win the game by attacking the opponent directly.
  • All current effects must be resolved before a turn can end. If a Digimon with <<Security Attack +X>> reveals a card like Hammer Spark that makes the opponent’s Memory 1 or greater, the remaining Security checks are still performed before the turn ends. (Just like when a blocker attacks.)
  • If Holy Flame is revealed for the first Security check by a Digimon that has <<Security Attack +2>>, the remaining Security check does not happen because the Digimon has just had its number of Security Attacks reduced to 1.
  • <<Security Attack +1>> effects are not optional, and must be fulfilled as much as possible. If there are multiple effects with the same timing, their player may choose the order they resolve in.
  • Effects with read “you may” or “you can” (ใงใใ‚‹) are optional.
  • Digitama in the Raising Area allow you to use Option Cards of the same color, just as a Digimon or Tamer Card in the Battle Area would. (For example, if you have Tsunomon face-up in your Raising Area, you can use Hammer Spark.)
  • When both the turn player and the opponent have effects with the same timing, the turn player has priority in resolving their effects first.
  • Zudomon‘s “When evolving” effect must destroy as many Evolution Sources as possible, up to a maximum of 2. If the opponent has 2 Evolution Sources on the Digimon you’ve chosen for the effect, both of them must go—you cannot choose to destroy only 1.
  • You are allowed to check the number of cards remaining in the opponent’s deck, and the contents of their Trash. This information is public.

Episode 7 of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series covers the official teaching app launched late last March, featuring a free-play match between the Gaia Red and Cocytus Blue half decks. We published our own English-language video showcasing the app a few days after its debut.

The next episode of FUN! DigiCa will continue to use the app, and hosts Hideyoshi and Cody encouraged fans to post comments asking their questions about the rules in the comments and on Twitter.

The sixth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa video series covered a demonstration of the Heaven’s Yellow Starter Deck against Gaia Red. Following up from the previous episode‘s Cocytus Blue matchup, the series once again had Hideyoshi piloting Gaia Red while Cody took the chance to try something new.

(Spoilers for the match follow)

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