Demo Speed Dueling kit
|Demo Speed Dueling kit|
|Number of cards||107|
The Demo Speed Dueling kit was a beta play set sent out to interested stores in October 2017 as part of the Speed Dueling Event, intended to solicit feedback from players and organizers for the upcoming Speed Duel format. Each kit included three sets of six Decks.
The demo period lasted for two weeks, from October 4 to 17, 2017. During the event, players who participated were given one of the Decks to Duel with; at the end of the Duel, they were required to return the Deck to the store. Konami did not distribute prizes for participating, though stores were allowed to if they wished. After the event ended, stores were required to return the kits, including the Decks of cards, to Konami.
The cards in these Decks were never intended for distribution to players, and as such have no foil, not even the Eye of Anubis Hologram, though there is a space for it to the right of the copyright notice. In addition, the printing on their faces is noticeably lighter than on cards intended for distribution, though their backings are indistinguishable from other cards. Unlike Speed Duel cards released later, these cards had no Speed Duel branding printed on them.
The cards in these Decks were printed with the lores they'd last been printed with, or that had been featured on the official card database; for example, effect cards that had last been printed before Problem-Solving Card Text was introduced did not get text updated for PSCT. However, type lines were updated: for example, "Zombie Tiger" was printed with the type line "[Zombie/Union/Effect]", even though none of its previous prints had used that line.
Each Speed Dueling kit contains:
- 3 20-card Kaiba Decks
- 3 20-card Pegasus Decks
- 3 20-card Odion Decks
- 3 20-card Ishizu Decks
- 3 20-card Mai Decks
- 3 21-card Yugi Decks
Participating stores also received feedback forms for the organizer and for players, a PDF which summarized Speed Duel rules, and a printable playmat. Stores were also supposed to receive an introduction presentation, but this was apparently never sent out.
Fifteen cards included in the kit were never released in a Speed Duel product and thus are not Speed Duel-legal; the "Released later?" column in the set list indicates whether the card was printed in a released Speed Duel product.