Simplified Chinese

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Simplified Chinese cards are Chinese cards to be 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; Official Proxy in the 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 involve explicit content or directly attack the Chinese government.[citation needed]

Sets[edit]

 Release date
Starter Deck 202026 September 2020
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 2020 Deck Enhancement Pack26 September 2020
Entry Pack Volume 11 October 2020
Structure Deck: Soulburner17 October 2020
Deck Build Pack: Dark Savers17 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
Structure Deck: Rebirth of Shaddoll12 December 2020
Deck Build Pack: Mystic Fighters12 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
Super Pack 129 May 2021

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.