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Date Reviewed - 05.26.05
Toon Table of Contents
This card has several uses that will see play and
several that won't.
A card that searches your deck for any card with "Toon"
in its name has a good few possiblities:
*Search Toon GAF for an offensive wall, or Toon
Gemini Elf to prepare for later hand discard
*In a deck actually running Toon World, search the
TW itself, or a Toon Mermaid to play for free to set
up for a Tribute
A possibility we WON'T see in play because Konami of
Japan hates us by making a certain card TP Ultra and
not giving us a much-needed card:
*Play Toon Table of Contents 1, search for TToC #2.
Play TToC #2, search for the third one. Play Toon
Table of Contents #3, search for Toon Cannon
Soldier. Play Toon CS and sacrifice it for 500
damage. 4 cards in the graveyard, 11 more cards to
go to trigger Reversal of Worlds.
Toon decks just got thinning and versatility -- it's
too bad they're just not making the cut for
best new card in all of TP6 awaits your eyes today.
Toon Table of Contents does two things, and it does
them well. This is the only tutor we have in the
game that can search itself and do so multiple times
on turn one, withholding Thunder Dragon. Both of the
cards serve equal purposes – deck thinning. This is
insane deck thinning. Searching out any card with "Toon"
in its name (or Manga Ryu-Ran) is amazing. You can
pull out another "Toon Table of Contents" (or Manga
Ryu-Ran) with the first, and then use that "Toon
Table of Contents" to add another to your hand (or
you can add Manga Ryu-Ran to your hand instead). The
third one can be used to pull a GAF to sit there and
stall, or a "Toon Cannon Soldier" to Tribute himself
for some damage (making this card and "Toon Cannon
Soldier" completely and utterly ridiculous in
Scientist FTK). It could even be used to pull a "Toon
World" (or Manga Ryu-Ran). For decks that focus on
speed (like Scientist FTK) it can even stop at
searching out the third "Toon Table of Contents" and
just discard it to the effect of something like
"Graceful Charity", "Spell Reproduction", or a
controlled "Dragged Down Into The Grave". This card
is among the most ludicrous cards in the game. It
was meant for Toon Decks, but it turned itself into
a cookie cutter thinner. (I use that term cookie
cutter under the definition that it didn't require
much thought to add. Someone came up with the idea
of using it as a deck thinner and everyone else took
that idea because it worked.)
Honestly, it's useless outside of multiples, and
it's not good unless you seriously, seriously need
the deck thinning. By itself, however… It just upped
the Scientist FTK success rate to at least 95% in
Traditional. In Toon Decks, it's ludicrously good
support. Don't run a Toon Deck without at LEAST 2,
and most likely 3.
Scientist/Other FTK decks:
Toon Table of Contents
This card is what Gather Your Mind should have been
and much more. With this card, not only can you just
play three to thin out your Deck/get cards into the
Graveyard/get Spell Counters on a monster; you can
also bring basically any Toon Card you need straight
to your hand.
If you need Toon World, take it. If you need a Toon
Monster – ANY Toon Monster, take it. If your Skilled
Dark Magician wants some counters, play this, take
another, play it, take another and play it: problem
I will say emphatically that this card is 100%
essential for any Toon Deck. The only reason not to
run three would be that you don’t have three.
Traditional – CCCC: 2/5
Traditional – Toon: 5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 2/5
Advanced – Toon: 5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5
Toon Table of Contents
Today’s card is Toon Table of Contents, a card that
can speed up the rather slow Toon Decks.
TTC allows you to add one card from your Deck to
your hand that is named Manga Ryu-Ran or has “Toon”
in its name. Despite the effect’s simplicity, its
uses are vast (in a few Decks anyway). The obvious
place for TTC to show its worth would be in a Toon
Deck, where you’d use it to search for Toon World or
a Toon Monster that would serve you well at the
current time. The second Deck that TTC shines in is
one that only finds use out of about ten cards,
making the rest of the Deck filler cards.
This is where TTC comes in. Not only can TTC serve
as three counts of card fillers but it also serves
as easy Deck thinning. How you may ask? Well, TTC
has the word “Toon” in its name, right? So you use
just TTC to get another TTC from your Deck, and then
use that TTC to get another TTC from your Deck.
In addition to Deck thinning it’s also useful for
producing Spell Counters, which may be difficult to
create in Advanced due to Elma’s banning. Overall,
TTC serves multiple purposes, Deck thinning being
the most prominent. And I’m sure if more/better
Toons are ever released, TTC’s obvious uses in a
Toon Deck would be even more appetizing.
Advanced: 3/5. It’s not for every Deck, but Deck
thinning should prove very useful.
Traditional: 2/5. Painful Choice would be a more
Soothing Choice for Deck thinning.
Art: 2/5. Going off of the Japanese artwork, it
isn’t very involved; just a page out of Toon World
by the looks of it. But I do wonder if they’ll
change the artwork for the TCG…
Toon Table of Contents, in my opinion, is the best
card to come out of TP6.
This spell is an instant tutor for ANYTHING you need
that is toon-related, whether it's a specific toon
monster, or even the big Toon World itself.
However, why would I give this card a high rating?
After all, the toons still lack truly competitive
playability. Simply put, Toon Table of Contents can
search for another Toon Table of Contents. This is
not only a fast and effective method for thinning
your deck, but it also provides massive ammo for
cards utilizing spell counters. Combine this with
Magical Marionette and you're most likely going to
destroy two or monster monsters during that turn.
Combine this with Royal Magical Library and you get
Combined this with Skill Dark Magician and.well, you
get the picture.
This card may not be suitable for traditional
(nothing is, as that's a hopeless format anyway),
but this card can see some serious use in the
advanced format. It suits more than a toon deck, and
should not be limited to that deck type at all. In
limited, this card's a tutor for potentially useful
monsters in Dark Beginnings 2. I like tutors in
limited. Be creative with this spell card, as it has
the potential to be incredibly useful in many
Toon Table of Contents
is a normal Spell Card. Since there isn’t much
to say about that, I’ll comment briefly upon the
changes made to this card’s name from its
Japanese counterpart, Toon Index. While
an index and table of contents aren’t identical,
both tell you were to find things in a book, so
it still seems an appropriate name. Toon
Table of Contents also has the power of
alliteration! Finally, you’ll note that an
index tends to be in the back of a book while
the table of contents is in the front. I
haven’t seen the artwork for this card, but from
what manga I’ve read that is preserved in its
original formatting, the same holds true for the
Japanese… but since we read left-to-right unlike
their right-to-left, that would place the index
and table of contents in the opposite places in
a book. Since I haven’t actually seen the real
art for this card, I can’t say for certain, but
that means the new name may make more sense with
the artwork. Yes, I have been getting very
annoyed with people complaining about the
understandable changes, when the really heinous
ones (Cyclone to Mystical Space
Typhoon) get ignored or “justified”. ;)
The actual effect allows you to search for any
card with “Toon” or “MangaRyu-Ran”
in its name from your deck. That encompasses
all Toon Monsters, and the only two
Toon support cards I know of: Toon World
and Toon Table of Contents itself.
Overall, a very good effect, since decks using
multiples of those cards will have a variable
“floater” that can be used to get one half of
the combo or the other half.
Deck thinning and search power are beautiful
things, especially in Yu-Gi-Oh where draw power
is at a minimum, hand-sizes are capped at 6
cards after you end your turn, and decks can be
as small as 40 cards. As such, this card is
both a “generic filler” card for decks like
Exodia, but is quite useful for any deck
that runs even a single (not single copy) of a
Toon. For example, Toon Gemini Elf is
pretty snazzy: Level 4, 1900 ATK, and if it does
battle damage, you can make the opponent
discard. The main downside is that it can’t
attack the turn it is Summoned. So… with
Toon Table of Contents you can either run 3
of her and three of it, giving most decks
fantastic odds of opening with her, or just run
one of her and three of it: still composing 10%
of the minimal 40 card deck, and should you go
second, you can just thin out your own deck and
see if she comes in handy anyway… even if you
start, you’d still use the Toon Table of
Contents first turn to get another copy of
itself, then the third, and finally Toon
Gemini Elf since it will have thinned your
deck by three extra cards. If you get it first
turn with this (or deck’s like Exodia),
then obviously it can’t be negated.
3/5-Usage of Toon or Exodia is
kinda rare, but it is still pretty good. Plus
decks like Magical Scientist FTKO, that
use Reload, may also want to combo with
this, since as stated, it “shrinks” your deck.
4/5-Maybe it is just because I just want Toon
cards to be better, but I really think cards
like this really help them out, and allow you to
add them to a wider variety of decks. An
opening Toon Gemini Elf is a scary thing,
especially if you can’t get rid of it right
N/A, since you don’t use these in Limited
events. If somehow you do, then it is a good
pick so long as you get one of the non-Toon
World-dependant Toon Monsters, or
another copy of itself, of course.
Toon Table of Contents
is an exemplary card. It fits primarily into
two specific themes (Toon and anything
that needs a lot of filler), then makes it more
viable to include Toon monsters into
other decks whose themes they match (Toon
Gemini Elf for hand-control, Toon Cannon
Soldier for burn, etc.) without seemingly
“breaking” those cards or turning itself into
even a “loose” staple. Even the name change is
better than many past ones.