Simplified Chinese

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Simplified Chinese cards are Chinese cards printed with Simplified Chinese characters. Like Traditional Chinese cards, there is no form of text about the cards' Attributes. Their ID is SC.

It was announced in April 2020 that Chinese sets would be extended to mainland China.[1] On August 2, 2020, during the Asia Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament, two official sets were announced for a September 2020 release: Starter Deck 2020 and Structure Deck: The Blue-Eyed Dragon's Thundering Descent.[2][3][4]

Censorship[edit]

"Tour Guide From the Underworld" (from left to right): original incarnation in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links; censored incarnation in the Chinese edition of Duel Links; Simplified Chinese print of Rarity Collection Premium Gold Edition

Due to China's censorship policies, any images or symbolism involving death or excessive violence, notably skulls and skeletons, have been removed from the country's media.[5] This is especially evident in the Chinese edition of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.[6]

Despite this, images such as skeletons and skulls are not censored in printed Simplified Chinese sets. This is because the sets are originally created in South Korea, and imported to mainland China. They do not fall under the administration of authoritative departments that deal with domestic publishing, and are thus not censored as long as they do not involve explicit content or directly attack the Chinese government.[citation needed]

Exclusive Forbidden and Limited Lists[edit]

On March 15, 2022, the first Forbidden and Limited Lists for the Simplified Chinese OCG were posted,[7][8][9] after being announced a month prior.[10] Only cards printed in Simplified Chinese prior to the publications of each set of Lists will be included, and all cards in that print that are newly added to each set of Lists will be Unlimited prior, unless stated otherwise. Despite this, the Japanese Forbidden and Limited Lists will take precedence over the Simplified Chinese Lists for international OCG tournaments.

Sets[edit]

 Release date
Structure Deck: The Blue-Eyed Dragon's Thundering Descent26 September 2020
Structure Deck: The Blue-Eyed Dragon's Thundering Descent Deck Enhancement Pack26 September 2020
Starter Deck 202026 September 2020
Starter Deck 2020 Deck Enhancement Pack26 September 2020
Entry Pack Volume 11 October 2020
Deck Build Pack: Dark Savers17 October 2020
Structure Deck: Soulburner17 October 2020
Structure Deck: Soulburner Extra Deck Enhancement Pack17 October 2020
Deck Build Pack: Secret Slayers11 November 2020
Structure Deck: Blitzkrieg of the Mechlight Dragons11 November 2020
Structure Deck: Blitzkrieg of the Mechlight Dragons Deck Enhancement Pack11 November 2020
Deck Build Pack: Mystic Fighters12 December 2020
Structure Deck: Rebirth of Shaddoll12 December 2020
Structure Deck: Rebirth of Shaddoll Deck Enhancement Pack12 December 2020
Entry Pack Volume 21 January 2021
Rarity Collection Premium Gold Edition30 January 2021
Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist 313 March 2021
Entry Pack Volume 31 April 2021
Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts of Chaos24 April 2021
Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts of Chaos Sacred Beasts Unleashed Pack24 April 2021
Mega Pack 0129 May 2021
The Rarity Collection19 June 2021
Entry Pack Volume 41 July 2021
Starter Deck 202124 July 2021
Starter Deck 2021 Special Pack24 July 2021
Mega Pack 0221 August 2021
Deck Build Pack: Genesis Impactors17 September 2021
Entry Pack Volume 51 October 2021
Structure Deck: Egyptian Gods' Advent: Slifer the Sky Dragon & Obelisk the Tormentor10 October 2021
Mega Pack 0313 November 2021
Deck Build Pack: Ancient Guardians11 December 2021
Entry Pack Volume 61 January 2022
Structure Deck: Masters of the Spiritual Arts29 January 2022
Structure Deck: Masters of the Spiritual Arts Spirit Art Awakening Pack29 January 2022
Deck Build Pack: Grand Creators26 February 2022
Yami Yugi & Dark Magician & Dark Magician Girl Duel Set5 March 2022
Mega Pack 0426 March 2022
Entry Pack Volume 71 April 2022
Duelist Pack: Duelists of Whirlwind30 April 2022
Classic Pack 0128 May 2022
Rarity Collection 20th Anniversary Edition18 June 2022
Structure Deck: HERO's Strike30 July 2022
Structure Deck: HERO's Strike Deck Enhancement Pack30 July 2022
Structure Deck: Synchron Extreme30 July 2022
Structure Deck: Synchron Extreme Deck Enhancement Pack30 July 2022
Mega Pack 0527 August 2022
Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist 419 September 2022

Example[edit]

BlueEyesWhiteDragon-SD25-SC-UR.png

References[edit]

  1. K (April 16, 2020). "Mainland China to get the OCG". The Organization. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  2. NeoArkadia (August 4, 2020). "[OCG] Simplified Chinese Version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Announced". The Organization. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  3. DSummon (August 3, 2020). "Yu-Gi-Oh! Simplified Chinese version announced". Beyond the Duel. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  4. 游戏王卡片游戏 (August 2, 2020). "简体中文版「游戏王OCG」商品!来临预告". bilibili (in Chinese). Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  5. Huang, Zheping (April 23, 2019). "China's new rules on video games: no blood, dead bodies, or mahjong". Inkstone. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  6. mikesan (March 15, 2022). "[新闻资讯] 【SC】41讨论帖". Nw BBS (in Chinese). Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  7. 游戏王卡片游戏 (March 15, 2022). "游戏王卡片游戏决斗怪... - @游戏王卡片游戏的微博 - 微博". Weibo (in Chinese). Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  8. 游戏王卡片游戏 (March 15, 2022). "游戏王卡片游戏的动态-哔哩哔哩". Bilibili (in Chinese). Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  9. 游戏王卡片游戏 (February 18, 2022). "游戏王卡... - @游戏王卡片游戏的微博". Weibo (in Chinese). Retrieved March 15, 2022.