Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Tour bus's effect revealed


Well well look at what we have here. Konami has finally revealed  the effect of tour bus:


When this card is sent to the Graveyard: Target 1 monster in either player’s Graveyard, except “Tour Bus From the Underworld”; shuffle that target into the Deck.
The effect works even if it is detached by a XYZ or discarded from the hand or brought back into the graveyard if it was removed from play. 

At first I thought this card sucked but then I read the little "christmas rhyme" about it here. The card allows for a continues stream of monsters to be put back into your deck and for a little disruption since you can send a monster from your opponents grave.  In the early game you can summon tour guide get bus then detach tour guide, next turn detach bus and get tour guide back to your deck so you can use it again. This really doesn't accomplish anything but in the mis to late game you can use tour guide to get bus XYZ with bus put sangan back into your deck so that way you still have tour guide(s) that can summon sangan and search again. 

I can definitely see people teching 1 of this card in decks that use tour guide(aka every tier 1 deck), you could put back a tengu, a normal dinosaur so that third rabbit is live and lonefire so that you can use the effect again. Bus does have alot of utility which scares me, the thing I hate most about this card is that it says: screw the rules. Bus completely disregards the XYZ materiel not being on the field ruling and returns to the kevin tewart ruling of them being on the field. If cards just override these key rules we have in place then why do we even have rules?

All in all tour bus is good and I think most people will tech 1, not insanely broken as tour guide but good this card would not urk me so much if it just didn't override withholding rules in this game. I personally will be testing this out on DN. With this effect I fully expect a tour guide reprint.

Since this is not broken but good, this makes ORCS a good set with good but not broken cards.

Thanks for reading
Oh and before I forget Merry Christmas to everybody!
-Cameron


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