According to DSOD and Transcend Game, Kaiba’s virtual deck is powered by his own brainwaves and memories, so there’s no need for a physical card to be there, and he can summon powerful cards by thinking about them and unearthing their memories. His technology has gotten really close to magic!
Good thing he didn’t start thinking of, say, Obelisk and then think of something like Toon World, though. XD I wonder what his deck would turn out like if he had flashbacks to Duelist Kingdom at the wrong time. I imagine a bunch of Blue-Eyes Toon Dragons XD
Here’s some cards characters can get at Levels 38 and 40! Pyramid of Light cards, anime-only cards, and support cards for their decks! I gotta get Joey to Level 38 so I can get Copycat–that card saved me in Nightmare Troubadour a ton! Yami Yugi gets Sorcerer of Dark Magic, Kaiba gets Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, Joey gets Copycat and Blue Flame Swordsman, Tea gets Dark Burning Attack, Yami Bakura gets Dark Ruler Ha Des, and Pegasus gets Mimicat and Toon Kingdom, and the other characters also get cool stuff but these were the most notable, I thought.
crappy sketches for double sided bookmarks. I just had the idea to make some of these. But I really don’t know if they will ever get finished :D But the sketches were fun (and are rough as they could possibly be).
Mahad - Dark Magician Pegasus - Toon BEWD, Manga Ryu Ran and Too Summoned Skull Yugi - Yami Yugi Atem - Thief King Bakura Priest Seto - Kisara and BEWD Kaiba - Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon
if you have any suggestions what also would be cool as a double sided picture - throw it at my face :D
End-of-Manga spoilers ahead so read at your own risk, I’ve avoided DSoD spoilers tho so don’t worry about that
(Atem gets his own body back AU)
1 AM- Atem is staying the night at Kaiba’s. They are playing card games in bed. This can only end well.
2 AM- Kaiba’s third Blue Eyes is GONE. EVERYBODY PANIC
3 AM- Blue Eyes is not gone, just under a pillow. Kaiba has kicked over both decks.
4 AM- Sorting cards. Neither of them remember who had the foiley Polymerization.
5 AM- Putting cards in card sleeves. Kaiba is putting his deck in Obelisk the Tormentor sleeves. Atem is putting his in Toon Dark Magician Girl sleeves. Kaiba is silently judging him.
6 AM- Sun is up, time to sleep.
7 AM- Kaiba’s alarm goes off. They sleep through it.
8 AM- Time for Kaiba’s first meeting of the day. He sleeps through it.
9 AM- Time for Kaiba’s second meeting of the day. They are still sleeping. Mokuba says a prayer to Ra that they are both wearing pants and goes to wake his brother up. His prayers are answered.
10 AM- Kaiba is out the door in less than three minutes. Atem rolls over and goes back to sleep.
11 AM- Atem is awake. Everybody he knows is at school or at work. Atem is bored.
12 PM- Atem discovers that Kaiba’s laptop lets him buy things. He buys Blue Eyes Toon Dragon card sleeves as a prank.
1 PM- Atem buys Blue Eyes Toon Dragon bedsheets. Atem discovers one day shipping.
2 PM- Atem buys Blue Eyes White Dragon card sleeves and bedsheets as a preemptive apology.
3 PM- Kaiba gets an alert during a meeting that one of his credit cards has been maxed out. He asks his secretary to freeze it. Atem discovers the laptop is no longer letting him buy things. Atem is bored again.
4 PM- By going through Mokuba’s bookmarks, Atem discovers that there are four animal shelters within ten kilometers that kill cats if they are not adopted within three days. Atem is no longer bored. Atem has a Mission. Kaiba is stuck in a meeting and wishing for death.
5 PM- Yugi is out of class but refusing to help Atem. Atem goes to Jounouchi instead. Jounouchi agrees to help.
6 PM- Kaiba finally takes his lunch break and calls Atem. Atem does not answer. Kaiba considers calling Yugi but decides against it. He will come to regret this decision.
7 PM- Somewhere along the line, Honda joined the mission. Anzu is not answering her cell. Atem is sure this is Yugi’s fault.
8 PM- Kaiba is in his last meeting of the day. This meeting is very important. He tells himself this will be over soon.
9 PM- The meeting is not over. It is still very important. Kaiba is playing Pokemon under the table to avoid relapsing into Season 0 insanity. Nobody notices.
10 PM- Kaiba finally comes home. There is Blue Eyes merchandise everywhere. There are cats everywhere. There are probably cards everywhere, knowing Atem. There is also probably cat pee everywhere. Kaiba is hoping the two don’t overlap. Atem is not everywhere. Atem is nowhere. Kaiba screams his name anyway.
11 PM- Atem was not gone, just laying under a pile of cats. Kaiba politely informs him the cats have to go. Atem politely informs Kaiba that cats are sacred beasts and are going nowhere. Kaiba can’t win. Kaiba never wins.
12 AM- Kaiba wants to sleep. Atem wants to play Duel Monsters. They play Duel Monsters.
“At least my own dear dragon is a precious cutie, Kaiba-boy,…”
“It’s a just shitty imitation of the majestic Blue-Eyes…”
“… just like me.”
“I think it’s about time for me to leave.”
I only wanted to make a quick coloured sketch, because I had this short conversation in mind… It escalated and became some kind of royalty-styled portrait thing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But it was a nice practice for lighting and contrasts, so I get that going for me. And I actually really like it. I wish my English was good enough to write longer stories. But all I can do is drawing stuff :T
And during painting I noticed I adore Pegasus wearing black clothes. He is just marvelous.
Btw. requests are on the way, I hope I get some of them done the next days!
Manga Ryu-Ran ———————————————— Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Cannot be Special Summoned unless you control a face-up “Toon World”. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing the same number of monsters needed for a Tribute Summon (normally 2). This card cannot attack the turn it is Special Summoned. You must pay 500 Life Points to declare an attack with this monster. If “Toon World” on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. This card can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon Monster. If they do control one, this card must target a Toon Monster for its attacks. ———————————————— Can Be Found In: Dark Beginning 2 (DB1-EN038), Spell Ruler (SRL-EN071), Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World Mega Pack (LCYW-EN104), Starter Deck: Pegasus (SDP-022), Dark Legends (DLG1-EN063), Retro Pack (RP01-EN062)
Toons was one of the very first archetypes to debut in the card game with a predefined strategy compared to many others from back in the day. Working along “Toon World” to obtain Special Summons and direct attacks, Toons unfortunately didn’t gain any big reputation gameplay-wise due their frail nature and slow pacing. However, they still gained a reputation among fans as their members are parodies of several recognizable monsters in the card game, going from the most famous cards like “Dark Magician” to obscure choices such as “Masked Sorcerer”.
“Manga Ryu-Ran” is an interesting card just for the fact that is not referred as Toon in its name (Only in the TCG), and that’s mostly what is known for. Overall “Manga Ryu-Ran” offers the same qualities as any other Toon from its generation, allowing it to attack directly if the opponent doesn’t control any Toons. As a high Level monster “Manga Ryu-Ran” might be Special Summoned, but still requires the usual two materials for a traditional Tribute Summon. As the other debutant Toons in the card game “Manga Ryu-Ran” cannot attack the turn is summoned, and requires a cost of 500 Life Points to do so afterwards. And like nearly the rest of the archetype, “Manga Ryu-Ran” will destroy itself if “Toon World” is also destroyed. In resume, like many other Toons “Manga Ryu-Ran” requires some preparatives for both its summon and when the chance comes to attack, and with a respectable DEF might take some slight advantages over the rest of its archetype.
As one of the originals Toons to be released in the game, “Manga Ryu-Ran” requires some investment for its summoning as requires not only “Toon World” but also materials to be tributed. “Toon Table of Contents” will solve most of the preparatives as searches for either “Manga Ryu-Ran” or “Toon World” upon activation, as well the substitute “Toon Kingdom” which can also be added to our hand thanks to “Terraforming”. We can skip the process of gathering materials with either “Toon Dark Magician” summoning “Manga Ryu-Ran” from our Deck, or Red-Eyes Toon Dragon" bringing it from our hand instead. But if we really need some tributes, “Toon Mermaid” along her copies can swarm the board ready to become materials, and along other summons such as “Tin Goldfish” and “Jester Confit” shouldn’t be that difficult. “Manga Ryu-Ran” might feel like a nomi monster, but once is summoned properly and as long “Toon World” is active it can be brought back from the Graveyard by revival effects like “Call of the Haunted”.
“Manga Ryu-Ran” behaves the same way as the rest of the original Toons, requiring some proper timing for its summon to start its direct attacks afterwards. With 2200 ATK is high enough to deal devastating damage towards the opponent, and with other Toons as well the assistance of cards like “Toon Rollback” shouldn’t be difficult to achieve a win by going through any stronger enemies. “Manga Ryu-Ran” might be weaker than other high-level Toons, but to compensate has its 2600 DEF that can become quite handy upon arrival. Since is treated as a Special Summon and requires a turn to be able to attack, “Manga Ryu-Ran” can be brought in Defense Position and stall the opponent until our turn resumes. This can be combined along cards such as “Stumbling” and “Vengeful Bog Spirit” delaying the opponent’s summons to match our Toons, giving us a breather against their attacks as “Manga Ryu-Ran” and the rest are ready to direct attack.
“Manga Ryu-Ran” is not that different as any of the first Toons to become available in the game, and that’s its biggest problem. For the investment required we could instead play along members like “Toon Summoned Skull” or “Toon Dark Magician Girl”, far easier to summon and with better overall stats than “Manga Ryu-Ran”. Not only that, but the addition of newest Toons like “Toon Dark Magician” made it even more obsolete, and for the same effort we could instead play arround “Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon” as one of the strongest Toons available. Its DEF being higher than most of the other Toons gives “Manga Ryu-Ran” a slight advantage over the rest of the archetype, but with many better options in the archetype right from the first set of Toons makes it difficult to become efficient for all the effort required just for its summon.
Personal Rating: D+
+ Able to direct attack if the opponent doesn’t control any Toons + High DEF + Well supported
- Cannot attack the turn is summoned and requires Life Points afterwards - Relies on “Toon World” to be summoned and to stay alive - Nearly every other Toon in the game is more efficient to work with