Matadrumon Preview for Booster Set 9

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The Digimon Card Game Twitter has updated with a card preview from Booster Set 9 X Record. This time it's Matadrumon .

Matadrumon gets some extremely nice looking art for someone who doesn't often get new artwork (although they may have more than you'd expect.) This is one where based on how you take some of the visuals, it might be multiple different special attacks it has, but it's a really nice looking card, if perhaps a bit busy due to the heavy use of red.




Previous previews for Booster Set 9 X Record:
Pack Art & Monochrome Flip Art
Dukemon X & X-Antibody
Alphamon
Digitalize of Soul
KausGammamon
Greymon X
Okuwamon X
GrandisKuwagamon
WereGarurumon X & Monochromon
Mochimon & Takeru and Koushiro
Nefertimon & Pegasmon
Magnamon X & Awakening of the Golden Knight
Meicrackmon: Vicious Mode
Raguelmon
Meicoomon & Meiko
Ordinemon Preview & Magazine Previews- Dorumon, Agumon X, Plotmon X, Guilmon X, Gazimon X
Jellymon & Bibi Thunder
Igamon
Gabumon X
OmegaShoutmon X & Flare Rock Damashii
Pomumon & LoaderLiomon

Booster Set 9 X Record will be out on February 25th in Japan.




We have clean card images from Booster Set EX-02 Digital Hazard & Limited Card Set Online.

We have the first info for Booster Set 9 X-Record.


And images from previous Digimon Card Game releases:
Starter Decks 1, 2, and 3, and first 10 promo cards
Booster Set 1 New Evolution
Booster Set 2 Ultimate Power
V-Tamer Promo Cards
Purple/Black Promo Set
Tamer Battle Pack 1 and Tamer Battle Winner's Card
Booster Set 3 Union Impact
Starter Decks 4, 5, & 6, plus Tamer Battle Pack 2 & winner's Card 2, & 1st 2 scene vote cards
Booster Set 4 Great Legend, Tamer Battle Pack 3, 3rd Scene Vote, Dark Digimon Promo Pack, & Apparel Cards
Booster Set 5 Battle of Omega, plus Tamer Battle Pack 4, 4th Scene Vote, & Vital Bracelet Pack-In Cards
Starter Decks 7 & 8, plus Delay Promos, Tamers Battle Pack 5, 1st Anniversary Promos, & Pulsemon
Booster Set 6 Double Diamond Cards, the 1st Anniversary Adventure Pack, and more
Booster Set EX-01 Classic Collection, plus Tamer Battle Pack 6 & 7, Tyranomon & dual Zeromaru Promo Cards
Booster Set 7 Next Adventure, Campaign Cards, & Tamers 20th Promo Cards
Starter Decks 9 & 10, plus Tamers Battle Pack 8, Ghost Game Promos, Online Promos, Tamers Evolution Box 1, & Amazon Starter Promos
Booster Set 8 New Hero, Starter Deck 11, plus Tamer Battle Pack 9 & Event Cards
 

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Really well done, if not for one thing.
I can't see X-Antibody in its traits. I hope this is a mistake they are going to correct (same for the starter deck Dracumon), because if not it would be actually annoying. They even put it intentionally (I suppose) in this set.
 

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Really well done, if not for one thing.
I can't see X-Antibody in its traits. I hope this is a mistake they are going to correct (same for the starter deck Dracumon), because if not it would be actually annoying. They even put it intentionally (I suppose) in this set.
The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.
 

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Really well done, if not for one thing.
I can't see X-Antibody in its traits. I hope this is a mistake they are going to correct (same for the starter deck Dracumon), because if not it would be actually annoying. They even put it intentionally (I suppose) in this set.
The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.

The original card game did make it an x carrier. As did Digimon masters. This is basically a retcon and they've been quite consistent with it.
 

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Really well done, if not for one thing.
I can't see X-Antibody in its traits. I hope this is a mistake they are going to correct (same for the starter deck Dracumon), because if not it would be actually annoying. They even put it intentionally (I suppose) in this set.
The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.

The original card game did make it an x carrier. As did Digimon masters. This is basically a retcon and they've been quite consistent with it.

As stated multiple times, Digimon Masters is a third-party foreign game. Whether they have the credibility on the norms of the franchise as a whole is very debatable.

Given the time-frame (their release-dates only a single day apart), the Dracumon line was quite clearly designed specifically for the Accel V-Pet, over the Hyper Colosseum TCG. Creating a V-Pet takes more development time than designing a drawing, especially when designing the drawing itself is a part of the development for the V-Pets (which should be obvious when they teased new artworks of X-Antibodies months before release during the development of the Digimon X V-Pets).

If anything, the Hyper Colosseum was a one-time retcon that they never used again (outside of Korean MMOs). Then they switched back to the original intention of being a non-carrier for everything else, such as the Card Game and their DRB profiles (the DRB already tends to prioritize precedents, such as GranKuwagamon's Free-attribute or how the Gabumon line switches between Data- and Vaccine-attribute).


Edit: There's also the Chronicle X narrative where the X-Program (and X-Antibodies by association) doesn't exist in the Dark Area. The Demon Lords only started to gain the X-Antibody when they left the Dark Area. As a character in the story, GranDracmon already existed as a non-X-Antibody native of the Dark Area.
 
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Oh, I didn't know. Interesting, but I get it. It's still a weird coincidence that its whole line will probably be in BT9, though.
 

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Oh, I didn't know. Interesting, but I get it. It's still a weird coincidence that its whole line will probably be in BT9, though.
The line does have a connection to X-Antibody, through their association with the 'secrets' of Death-X-Evolution. As I stated, GranDracmon does appear as a character in Chronicle X; as a (evidently) non-carrier that wants to make every other Digimon undergo Death-X-Evolution.
 

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anyways, are those slashed up Hyper Colloseum cards in this card art's background? Possibly a reference to you guys destroying the hell out of the inaccuracies caused by its Hyper Colloseum appearance?

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[Your Turn] When this Digimon would digivolve into a Digimon card from your trash, reduce the digivolution cost by 1.
 

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Honestly given how Death Evolution was used in the older V Pets to Trigger Undead or Demonic Digimon Evolutions(Bakemon and Devimon being examples) I would expect that the Dracmon Line might be the only "Death X Digimon" who are not Mindless Zombies.

That might have been the "Original Intent" to differentiate them from other X Antibody Digimon and explain how GranDracmon could know the "Secrets of Death X Evolution".

Of course that is just speculation, but it makes a certain amount of sense, and goes a long way to explain why the Demon Lords don't mess with him. If he as a Vampire can spread the X Antibody and trigger Death X Evolution in others then that is certainly someone you don't want to get to close to you.
 

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I'm realizing it's +3000 DP effect is not once per turn, so if you can find a way to unsuspend it you can keep building up DP while planting cards in your trash if you have the right cards in hand.
That probably doesn't have any good jank now but maybe some time in the future it could do something
 

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The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.
This is new to me. So by looking at the line, we can assume the tag of X Antibody as natural carrier in Dracumon's line was an error?

I like Dracumon and his line to be the like this anyway. It emphasizes thing like there is no X Antibody Evolution happened in Dark Area.
 

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Digimon with Red Frame cards that are not tagged 'X-Antibody' in the DRB (besides the Dracumon line) are Volcdramon, ClavisAngemon, MedievalDukemon, and Death-X-mon.

Volcdramon debuted in the Accel like the Dracumon line, which goes back to how it's likely not originally intended to be a carrier. Similarly, ClavisAngemon debuted in Digimon World X. Unless they specifically identified ClavisAngemon as an X-Antibody-carrier in the game, it's possible that it was never originally intended to be a carrier either.

MedievalDukemon and Death-X-mon are the only ones that are explicitly X-Antibody-carriers (or related to the X-Antibody) in their debut appearances. MedievalDukemon debuted in the Pendulum X, which features an entirely X-Antibody roster; and Death-X-mon is self-explanatory. As for why these two were retconned, it's likely for lore of their respective narratives. MedievalDukemon is a native of Witchelny, which shouldn't be affected by the X-Program (and thus shouldn't have X-Antibody-carriers); while Death-X-mon lacks a Digicore and is technically not a proper Digimon.
 

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MedievalDukemon is a native of Witchelny, which shouldn't be affected by the X-Program (and thus shouldn't have X-Antibody-carriers)
It doesn't have natural carriers, but a few Digimon have been modified by the Antibody as of Chronicle X, as Wizarmon X pops out of a portal from there.
 

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Really well done, if not for one thing.
I can't see X-Antibody in its traits. I hope this is a mistake they are going to correct (same for the starter deck Dracumon), because if not it would be actually annoying. They even put it intentionally (I suppose) in this set.
The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.
The issue is that it seems to be intentional that the Dracumon line are not X-Antibody-carriers. The Reference Book has an 'X-Antibody' tag (which includes natural carriers), and the whole Dracumon line lacks this tag.

It seems that the original intention for Dracumon was never a carrier in the first place. If you look at its V-Pet debut in the Accel, the fact that every other brand-new Digimon that was designed for the Accel is a non-X-Antibody-carrier implies that Dracumon wasn't meant to be a carrier either.
This is new to me. So by looking at the line, we can assume the tag of X Antibody as natural carrier in Dracumon's line was an error?

I like Dracumon and his line to be the like this anyway. It emphasizes thing like there is no X Antibody Evolution happened in Dark Area.

You know this actually makes no sense in context.

Why? Because it was revealed in Re Digitize that the X Antibody is in fact made from Particles taken from the Dark Area.

So it is literally made from modified stuff taken from the Dark Area, and could easily explain why GranDracumon and his line are X Antibody Carriers and are connected to Death X Evolution. It is implied GranDracumon has something to do with why the Dark Area was created, and many Digimon have arisen from that place, so the GranDracumon Species being the first could explain why he has the X Antibody.

Other Dark Area Digimon don't have that "connection" to it's origins and need to gain this power another way. But more importantly it is directly showed in game that powerful Digimon related to the Dark Area were Immune to the X Program, and could grant that immunity to others.

Re Digitize also revealed how the X Program works and it is pretty damned horrifying. Basically it shuts down Internal Organs, and the Victim literally chokes to death as the Lungs and Veins no longer pump Oxygen, and for Digimon it eventually shuts down the Digicore which is their Soul/Brain. And even worse the X Program Effects Humans as well, which is why the Games Protagonist needed Leviamon's "Protection" to get past it without dying.

So again it seems any powerful Dark Area Related Digimon can just ignore the X Program's effects as it uses the power of the place they dwell in as a Natural Habitat.

In all this Card Stuff contradicts Lore as it is all but stated outright to be the Digital World of the X Evolution Movie in the Yggdrassil Post Game Stuff.

But it seems more that they are doing a thematic choice to designate "Natural X Antibody Characters" as different from those who gain it artificially.
 
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