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    [FanZ]:Blog Status & Kai Event Dates

    Greetings, FanZ faithful!  It’s been over a month since our last update — things have been busy out there in the real world.  Thankfully, there is a ton of great content being posted from the fans, notably Random Number Gaming and FanZ Warriors Gather.  Be sure to check them out on a regular basis to get your content fix!
    This blog will see a lot of activity around new set releases, mostly in the forms of previews (we are only a few weeks out from Legends previews).  You’ll also get event dates, top decklists from completed events, and teasers of the Kai event winners’ custom cards that will be released in future sets.  Don’t forget the CRD & Frozen List will be updated after the completion of the West Kai event, so that the final 3 Kai events of the season have a fresh feel & meta.  (In addition, Set 9, Legends, will impact the last few Kai events!)
    East Kai’s Time to Shine
    Our second official Kai event – East Kai – is fast approaching!  It will be held in Glassboro NJ at The Comic Book Store on Saturday, May 27.  Click this link for the official event page.  Expect a solid turnout with some of the big playgroups in the Northeast making the trip.  I’ve even heard some rumors that a new MP from Legends may be on display!
    Check out a photo of the trophy:
    Legends say the trophy is filled with the tears of the Dennis Brothers.  Only the champion will know for sure.Kai Event Schedule
    We have the official dates of the remaining Kai events, with the exception of Grand Kai (Gencon).  Once the exact event date for that tournament is finalized, we will post it!
    East Kai – Black – Saturday May 27, The Comic Book Store Glassboro NJ
    West Kai – Red – June 17, Forgotten Path Games Vacaville CA
    South Kai – Orange – July 15, Showcase Comics & Collectibles Slidell LA
    Supreme Kai – Saiyan – July 29, Paradox Comics-N-Cards Fargo ND
    Grand Kai – Namekian – Gencon 2017 (exact day TBD) Indianapolis IN
    Australia events are still in the works – once we have concrete info, it will be shared.

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    [FanZ]:Kai Event Updates

    Here are some more updates for the FanZ Kai Events!  We are working out details between stores to determine which location will host the 3rd and final Kai event of this half of the season, before Legends releases with a new CRD update and Frozen List update.
    Remember, the winner of each event gets to create a styled card matching the style of the Kai event in an upcoming FanZ set!
    North Kai – Blue – Saturday March 25th, Xtreme Games Lindenhurst IL
    East Kai – Black – Saturday May 20th, The Comic Book Store Glassboro NJ
    West Kai – Red – Date TBD, Forgotten Path Games Vacaville CA
    South Kai – Orange – Date TBD, Showcase Comics & Collectibles Slidell LA
    Grand Kai – Namekian – Gencon 2017 (exact day TBD) Indianapolis IN
    Supreme Kai – Saiyan – Date TBD, Paradox Comics-N-Cards Fargo ND

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    [FanZ]:North Kai Results + Decklists

    The first official FanZ Kai event has come and gone!  Thank you to all the Z Warriors who attended the event at Xtreme Games in Lindenhurst, IL last weekend.  When the dust settled only Matt Tambor remained, piloting his Namekian Restored Mastery Gohan deck to victory!  Matt will be able to create a Blue Style card for an upcoming FanZ set.
    Take a peek at the Top 8 Decklists below!
    8th Place
    Arvel Rowe
    Orange Retribution Mastery
    Gohan A New Hope
    Gohan Unlocked
    Gohan Empowered
    Gohan Undeniable
    1 Orange Encouragement
    1 Orange Burning Aura Drill
    1 Orange Steady Drill
    1 Orange Focusing Drill
    1 Orange Disaster Drill
    1 Orange Distracting Drill
    1 Orange Investigation Drill
    2 Orange Checkup Drill
    1 Orange Crying Drill
    1 Orange Possession Drill
    1 Earth Dragon Ball 7
    2 Visiting The Past
    1 Overwhelming Power
    2 Confrontation
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    2 Heroic Energy Sphere
    3 Orange Juke
    3 Orange Bicycle Kick
    1 Orange Uppercut
    2 Heroic Dashing Punch
    2 Wall Breaker
    2 I’ll Dig Your Grave
    3 Gohan’s Power Punch
    2 Devestating Blow
    2 Android Arm Breaker
    3 Orange Collision
    3 Orange Extension
    3 Orange Knee Strike
    2 Orange Enraged Bash
    1 Orange Charge Kick3
    2 Orange Saving Kick
    3 Orange Refocus
    2 Orange Energy Catch
    1 Puzzler
     
    7th Place
    Brandon Suchan
    Orange Retribution Mastery
    Trunks Protective
    Trunks Frenzied
    Trunks Defiant
    Trunks Overpowering
    3 Orange Knee Strike
    3 Orange Sword Chop
    2 Orange Collision
    2 Orange Bicycle Kick
    3 Trunks Knee Bash
    3 Trunks Sword Slash
    3 Dashing Sword Attack
    2 Trunks Slam
    1 Orange Tank Barrage
    2 Orange Refocus
    1 Orange Defense
    3 Orange Power Point
    3 Orange Energy Catch
    1 Orange Dismissal
    3 Orange Destruction
    3 Orange Juke
    3 Confrontation
    2 Heroic Energy Sphere
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    2 Visiting The Past
    1 Orange Joint Restraint Drill
    1 Orange Distracting Drill
    1 Orange Steady Drill
    1 Orange Burning Aura Drill
    1 Orange Hiding Drill
    1 Orange Checkup Drill
    1 Orange Restructuring Drill
    1 Orange Focusing Drill
    2 Acquisition Drill
    2 Aggressive Sword Drill
    1 Quickness Drill
    1 Hidden Power Drill
     
    6th Place
    Derek Apfel
    Namekian Knowledge Mastery
    Piccolo Composed
    Piccolo Combat Stance
    Piccolo Ferocious
    Piccolo Revitalized
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 1
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 2
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 3
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 4
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 5
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 6
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 7
    1 Heroic Plan
    1 Dragon Radar
    2 Visiting The Past
    1 Namekian Wish
    1 Namekian Dragon Clan
    3 Namekian Growth
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    1 Confrontation
    2 Namekian Hurried Quest
    2 Heroic Energy Sphere
    2 Tug Of War
    3 Namekian Hybrid Defense
    3 Piccolo’s Weighted Clothing
    3 Namekian Overtime
    3 Namekian Resistance
    3 Namekian Protective Posture
    3 Focused Assault
    3 Namekian Targeted Strike
    2 Namekian Forceful Block
    2 Namekian Cover
    3 Namekian Knee Block
    2 Wall Breaker
    3 Devastating Blow
    3 Namekian Right Throw
     
    5th Place
    Raymond Duvall
    Namekian Knowledge Mastery
    Cell Prepared
    Cell Combative
    Cell Smooth
    Cell Unstoppable
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 1
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 2
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 3
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 4
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 5
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 6
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 7
    1 Dragon Radar
    1 Namekian Dragon Clan
    1 Cell Jr Trapped
    1 Cell Jr Escaping
    1 Cell Jr Unrelenting
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    2 Villainous Energy Sphere
    1 Villainous Visage
    2 Visiting The Past
    3 Cell’s Provocation
    2 Cell’s Style
    2 Cell’s Draining Attack
    3 Namekian Chest Explosion
    2 Namekian Onslaught
    2 Namekian Aerial Knee
    2 Namekian Crushing Slam
    2 Namekian Chin Grab
    3 Namekian Right Throw
    3 Namekian Backhand
    2 Sinister Choke
    3 Namekian Hybrid Defense
    3 Namekian Buffer
    3 Namekian Energy Guard
    3 Namekian Knee Block
    2 Namekian Clamp
    2 Namekian Flinch
     
    4th Place
    Frank DeLuca
    Saiyan Empowered Mastery
    Gohan A New Hope
    Gohan Strikes Back
    Gohan Empowered
    Gohan Martyr
    2 Visiting The Past
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 4
    2 Heroic Energy Sphere
    3 Unleashed
    2 Saiyan Assistance
    1 Saiyan Rescue
    1 Saiyan Strength Test
    1 Overwhelming Power
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    3 Saiyan Outrage
    2 Saiyan Drive By
    3 Saiyan Crouch
    2 Saiyan Hand Swipe
    3 Saiyan Escape
    3 Saiyan Arm Catch
    1 Saiyan Tracking Blast
    2 Focused Assault
    2 Saiyan Energy Focus
    3 Saiyan Prepped Ball
    3 Saiyan Rapid Fire
    3 Saiyan Ki Web
    3 Saiyan Tantrum
    3 Saiyan Burst
    2 Wall Breaker
    2 Devastating Blow
    3 Saiyan Spin Kick
    3 Saiyan Severing Punch
     
    3rd Place
    Tony Murr
    Orange Retribution Mastery
    Cooler Familiar Face
    Cooler Transformed
    Cooler Menace
    Cooler Overlord
    2 Optic Blast
    2 Sagacious Strike
    2 Orange Left Burst
    3 Orange Fierce Attack
    3 Orange Stare Down
    3 Orange Power Point
    2 Orange Counter Ball
    2 Blinding Energy Move
    3 Cooler’s Super Nova
    2 Orange Energy Absorption
    2 Orange Refocus
    2 Orange Dismissal
    2 Villainous Energy Sphere
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    3 Stare Down
    1 Tug Of War
    2 Orange Uppercut
    1 Orange Intimidating Drill
    1 Orange Energy Catch
    1 Villainous Visage
    1 Orange Possession Drill
    1 Orange Captivity Drill
    1 Orange Check Up Drill
    1 Orange Crying Drill
    1 Orange Examination Drill
    1 Orange Steady Drill
    1 Orange Aura Drill
    1 Orange Hiding Drill
    1 Orange Burning Aura Drill
    2 Visiting The Past
    1 Earth Dragon Ball 7
    2 Orange Meditation
    2 Orange Juke
    2 Orange Bicycle Kick
    2 Orange Sweeping Blast
     
    2nd Place
    Shawn BullDozer Sons
    Saiyan Empowered Mastery
    Broly Survivor
    Broly Determined
    Broly Legendary
    Broly Relentless
    2 Broly’s Eraser Cannon
    3 Broly’s Face Crusher
    2 Devastating Blow
    2 Saiyan Energy Deflection
    1 Saiyan Rescue
    1 Saiyan Crouch
    2 Villainous Energy Sphere
    1 Saiyan Tracking Blast
    3 Saiyan Backbreaker
    3 Saiyan Tantrum
    3 I’ll Dig Your Grave
    3 Saiyan Grab
    3 Saiyan Arm Catch
    3 Saiyan Spin Kick
    2 Wall Breaker
    3 Saiyan Gut Kick
    3 Saiyan Trample
    3 Saiyan Outrage
    3 Saiyan Elbow Drop
    3 Saiyan Legendary Strike
    1 Tree Of Might
    3 Unleashed
    3 Saiyan Body Blow
    3 Saiyan Severing Punch
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
     
    1st Place
    Matt Tambor
    Namekian Restored Mastery
    Gohan To The Rescue
    Gohan Unlocked
    Gohan Empowered
    Gohan Martyr
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 1
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 2
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 3
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 4
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 5
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 6
    1 Namek Dragon Ball 7
    1 Piccolo Waiting
    1 Ox King Naming Genius
    1 Korin Watching From Afar
    1 Kami Guardian
    1 Icarus Supportive
    1 Bulma Genius
    1 Baba Surprise Visitor
    1 ChiChi Armed And Dangerous
    2 Namekian Assistance Drill
    1 Dragon Radar
    1 Namekian Disturbance
    1 Namekian Wish
    1 Namekian Dragon Clan
    3 Namekian Hybrid Defense
    3 Namekian Cross Guard
    3 Namekian Flinch
    2 Namekian Clamp
    2 Namekian Buffer
    1 Time Is A Warriors Tool
    2 Heroic Energy Sphere
    3 Confrontation
    2 Namekian Hurried Quest
    2 Namekian Confident Burst
    3 Namekian Maximum Will
    3 Namekian Double Strike
    3 Namekian Salvo
    3 Namekian Team Up
    1 Optic Blast
    3 Overpowering Attack

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    [FanZ]:Legends of Tomorrow

    The next release of FanZ will be here on July 1st!

    Legends consists of a 45-card set pulling from the popular Bardock specials, as well as a subset called Reflections that will bring a MP stack for a character never before playable in Panini’s Dragon Ball Z game!  Reflections will also bring additional support for characters that aren’t prominent in the current sagas covered by the game’s regular releases.
    There will be 2 new MP’s in Legends – Bardock and Chilled.  They will each receive 2 powerful named cards, so expect them to make their place known in the post-Legends meta!  There will also be 2 new Legacy MP levels for older personalities, and 4 new Ally cards.
     
    Kai Locations – Locked in!
    After careful deliberation, the locations for the 6 Kai events this year have been chosen!
    With North Kai taking place tomorrow, March 25th, at Xtreme Games in Lindenhurst IL, store owners/tournament organizers who requested events need to check their email ASAP and confirm the necessary details — anyone we don’t hear from by Monday 3/27 will lose their eligibility to host a Kai event!
    There will be the following Kai events this year:
    North Kai – 3/25 – Xtreme Games, Lindenhurst IL
    East Kai – TBA
    West Kai – TBA
    South Kai – TBA
    Grand Kai – Gencon 2017 (exact tournament day TBD)
    Supreme Kai – TBA
    The season will be split into two distinct halves — at the halfway point, we will update the Frozen List and CRD in order to keep the meta fresh and balanced for the home stretch.

    Midwest Madness
    While not a Kai event, don’t forget to check out the Midwest Madness event at the Collector’s Cache in Lenexa, KS!  The event is on Saturday April 22nd and more information can be found here.
     
     

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    [FanZ]:FanZ CRD & Frozen List Update

    Hey FanZ faithful – check out our first ever CRD & Frozen List update on our new Rulebook & CRD Page.
    A couple of comments on the changed items:
    Gohan, Armored – with the unfreezing of Namekian Knowledge Mastery, the unintended loop on Gohan’s Premiere Level 4 is unbalanced and too strong for the game.  We have clarified his shuffle trigger to an instant power, making it effectively once per combat.  This will prevent abuse, especially when combined with his FanZ levels. Red Trailing Blast – this card was being abused with certain personalities and Unleashed.  It can still be taken advantage of, but only as an ‘underdog’ card now. Blue Terror – This card creates an unfair advantage for the Blue Style, and when combined with Blue Rebuke from Awakening, creates excessive actions and card selections. There are several other interactions we are looking at closely, but would like to see the meta take shape and the playerbase develop, especially with multiple new sets on the horizon.  We will commit to a Frozen List & CRD update after the first 3 Kai Events are completed — and of course if any other negative interactions reveal themselves in the meantime.
     

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    [FanZ]:Celestial Tournament PDF & Card Updates

    Click the link below to download the Celestial Tournament PDF!  This will let you print copies of cards quickly and easily.
    NOTE: The images in the PDF are compressed and lower quality than the images found on the checklist.
    Click here to download the PDF!
     
    Card Text Updates
    We have updated multiple card images based on typos and community feedback!
    Included in the updates are:
    Puzzler – Gains “Banish After Use” Afterimage Technique – New text Frieza’s Arrogance – the ability now ‘plays’ the ally instead of ‘places it into play’ Red Reverse – You may now only have 1 copy of “Red Reverse” attached. Saiyan Tactics – You may not search for “Saiyan Tactics” with its effect.
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    [FanZ]:Final Previews + A Look Ahead

    With Celestial Tournament dropping tomorrow, March 1st, we wanted to share some final preview images with you!  Thank you to all our partner sites, as well as the Retro DBZ Facebook Group, for helping to drum up excitement for our first FanZ release.
    Below you’ll also find a “Preview Card” for the next set of FanZ.  Just like in the old Score Z days, these cards are fully playable upon the release of Celestial Tournament, even though their art & content comes from the next set.
    Enjoy!


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    [FanZ]:Styled Previews: Round 3

    Here’s another batch of Styled previews for Celestial Tournament, which drops on March 1st!
    Developer Notes 
    The text for ‘Red Panic’ is being updated to prevent your opponent’s banishment effects from triggering the parenthetical Dragon Ball search.  This follows the intent of the card’s design.  It will also only be able to trigger once per turn so you can’t multiple search in a single action or combat. There is a typo in Orange Assistance Drill, spoiled below.  It will be updated before release. We are going to assemble a PDF file for all the cards for the March 1 release.  It will have 3 of each card for easy playset purposes.

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    [FanZ]:More Styled Previews

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    Check out Red Panic, Blue Easy Knee, and Namekian Choke*, all officially releasing with Celestial Tournament on March 1st!
    *Namekian Choke is a place-holder title and will be reworked to Namekian Grab prior to release!  It is not a MRP of C26 Namekian Choke from The Movie Collection.
     




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    FanZ Preview #2

    King Kai's Tactics

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    In Dragon Ball Z, King Kai was a character who trained and taught Goku (along with a couple other dead Z-Fighters) many interesting techniques, including Kaioken and the Spirit Bomb technique. True to that nature, King Kai's Tactics allows your allies to perform a very powerful attack in the form of a setup. In a King Kai type of deck, paying 4 stages from a combination of any two allies to perform a powerful physical attack will be a piece of cake. When you do get two (or more) allies to perform it, in becomes incredibly powerful, because it gains unpreventable damage! 
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