Effect Name?

Discussion in 'Deck Master Discussion (YGO)' started by Digital Jedi, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Digital Jedi

    Digital Jedi Administrator Staff Member

    So I didn't see it in the description or rules. What is the subtitle beside the Deck Master effects I see? Is that the name of the effect and what you yell out when you use it?
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  2. EmeraldDragon

    EmeraldDragon Bringer of Doom

    I hope ya dont actually have to scream it out. I dont wanna look weird calling out how Im gonna use my magic dragon horn.
  3. Maruno

    Maruno Council of Heroes Staff Member

    They're just the names of the Abilities. They have no impact on the game. A few Deck Masters have the same Ability (e.g. Feral Imp and King of Yamimakai both have "Dark Space Default"), so giving them names means it's easier to change all instances of a particular Ability if I decide to change one.

    Mainly, though, they have names because monsters have attack names in the anime (and indeed the Deck Masters in the anime had named Abilities, as I recall), so why not?

    "I use my Deck Master's Ability."
    "I'll use the Ability 'Insect Mimesis'."

    Things like that. You can yell the names out if you want, although you might disturb others ;)
  4. Digital Jedi

    Digital Jedi Administrator Staff Member

    I was thinking more like: "Tetran! Destroy his Call of the Haunted with Core Tetra Bombard!!"

    <Stands back and waits for explosion>
    <Puzzled look from opponent>
  5. Maruno

    Maruno Council of Heroes Staff Member

    ...Or you could do that, yeah. To be honest, I probably would, too :p
  6. Deathjester

    Deathjester New Member

    Did you really have to use the s word instead of Osiris for Uria's ability, though? :)
  7. Maruno

    Maruno Council of Heroes Staff Member

    It was originally "Avatar of Osiris", but still produced "God Slifer Token". I changed it nearly two years ago, probably because I thought the names Osiris and Obelisk were too similar. But I'll stick with Slifer, because I happen to like the sound of the name (note that I don't know if it's an utterly bad change of name).

    There are times I'll hark back to the Japanese names (e.g. "Ancient Gear"), and there are times I'll hark to the English. Times of harking to the Japanese appear to be in the past, because I used to read the Japanese spoilers more fervently in the past, and was more familiar with the original names. But rest assured that if Cyber Valley becomes a Deck Master, it'll be based around the word "Vary". I do know that much.

    And, actually, I do do a bit of harking with the three Wicked Gods (Avatar, Eraser and Dreadroot), which you'll see when I make the next update. I think I've got about 30 new Deck Masters to put up. Frankly, I need to update, considering the last update was in November, and that since then my claim of "over a third of monsters have Abilities" has become wrong. Not to mention the last two sets (and all recent promos) are not represented at all... yet.

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