Why Edison is Good
If you loved YuGiOh! in your teens but can't stand it now, Edison is for you!
Keeping up with the ever changing metagame of advanced play can be daunting for some, least of all due to the barrier of entry posed by pricey staple cards out of the most recent core sets and while it was not always the case that Yugioh decks sought to establish a board of 2+ negates on the first turn, the trend resulting from generations of power creep has noticeably affected the game we love (and not in a good way). Edison Format offers an alternative to this, as an eternal format with a static card pool, Edison allows innovative deck building while also preserving the historic power of many once-relevant Monsters, Spells, and Traps.
Edison Format’s Forbidden and Limited list restricts many of the most powerful Spells and Traps popular in Goat Format, as well as taming the power of TeleDAD and Lightsworn from the format preceding it. There are no free lunches in Edison, you won’t be losing to turn one Delinquent Duo, Graceful Charity, or Pot of Greed putting your opponent leagues ahead of you in card advantage. Additionally, the format takes place before Duelist Revolution introduced generic format warping cards like Effect Veiler, Solemn Warning, and Pot of Duality that would forever streamline deck construction going forward. The brief window of time, which Edison belongs to, preserves a broad diversity of decks and engines adaptable to a range of strategies, while also rewarding duelists who play well enough to find themselves trading resources favorably with their opponents over time. While many powerful cards exist in Edison Format, the sheer number of strategies and tech cards available to duelists helps one to prepare their deck to meet any challenge the format can dish out.
Finally, iconic cards from Yugioh’s history such as Dimensional Prison, Stardust Dragon, Caius the Shadow Monarch, and many others retain their roles in shaping the format while allowing for a broad range of counter strategies. The card pool in Edison contains many extenders which empower combo decks, more Traps and Quickplay Spells for control decks, and more floodgates for stun strategies which come together to create a healthy and diverse metagame as opposed to other popular formats. In short, Edison takes the elements we enjoy in advanced play but tempers each aspect, powerful Spells that could barely be responded to have been striped out, Main Deck blowout boss Monsters like Dark Armed Dragon have been Limited, and Traps are still to be respected. So why not give Edison Format a try? It's a terrific alternative to other retro formats as it rewards skillful decision making, allows for creative deck building, and provides the framework in which to experience many cards that simply aren’t appreciated by the modern competitive scene.