It finally has happened. There is no more priority in the TCG. Konami recently made an announcement on their strategy site discussing they have added a new rules section to the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game web site. Below is the announcement from their site.
The Advanced Rules Information section is accessible by clicking GAMEPLAY on the left-hand side, or from the GAMEPLAY drop-down menu.
Our first two items are already posted there, and over coming weeks and months we will be adding more information to help clear up some of the questions you might have about how the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG works.
Fast Effect Timing is a detailed guide to show you which player has the next opportunity to activate a fast effect (meaning a Quick-Play Spell, Quick Effect, Trap Card, or Trap Card effect). This can get a little tricky sometimes, but how this is handled can have a big impact on the outcome of your Duels. So please study it carefully! In addition to clearing up a lot of questions, the Fast Effect timing guide & chart will change how you play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.
These rules take effect immediately.
We’ve also added downloadable, printable versions of both the explanation and the accompanying flow chart(shown above).
Our overall goal is for a cleaner, simpler game that removes the confusion that some players feel.
That way, you can focus on your play. Not on how to play.
article: New Advanced Rules Section on yugioh-card.com – MUST READ!
As you can see from the flow chart, the turn player can not active ignition effects when they summon. The only thing that can happen are trigger effects. Meaning if you summon a Rescue Rabbit you can not tribute it without allowing your opponent the ability to chain to the ignition effect. That now means your Rescue Rabbit effect can now be negated by Effect Veiler.
This is going to change the meta real fast. As cards like Bottomless Trap Hole can now remove from play boss monsters, like Dark Armed Dragon and Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier, before they can activate their ignition effects.
I’m excited about this change. What about you? Leave your comments below.