Based off the rules of the popular Magic: The Gathering format “Commander” (Also known as EDH), Goat Format Commander brings a somewhat analogous experience to the game of Yu-Gi-Oh! Choose one of your favorite monsters to represent your deck and lead similar monsters into battle!
Goat Commander Rules
Start by selecting a Goat Format legal monster that is neither DARK, LIGHT, Spellcaster-type, Warrior-type, a Fusion Monster, or “Morphing Jar”. You can also choose “Jam Breeding Machine”, “Multiplication of Ants”, “Scapegoat”, “Stray Lambs”, “Ultra Evolution Pill”**, or “Embodiment of Apophis”.
Then, build a Goat Format legal deck, with the following restrictions:
Example 1: If you choose “Valkyrion the Magna Warrior” as your Commander, you can play only EARTH or Rock-type monsters in your deck.
Example 2: If you choose “Fushi No Tori” as your Commander, you can play only FIRE, Winged Beast, or Spirit monsters in your deck.
Example 3: If you choose “Scapegoat” as your Commander, you can only play EARTH or Beast-type monsters in your deck.
At the start of a game, banish your Commander from the deck. If it is in your opening hand, banish it and then draw a card. This action is done before anything else in the game and you can’t respond. Later in the duel, you can Summon your Commander from the banished zone, as detailed below.
Summoning Your Commander
ONCE during the game, except the first turn of the duel, you can Summon your removed from play Commander as if it were in your hand or in your deck, at the appropriate time you would be able to play it from those areas, and by paying any associated costs as normal. This means:
If your Commander has an effect which requires you to discard itself as a cost to activate, and you have not yet attempted to Summon it that game, you can activate that effect at the appropriate time by sending it from the banished zone to the Graveyard instead.
You cannot otherwise interact with your Commander until after it has been successfully Summoned or its Summon has been negated. Once you have either Summoned your Commander or its Summon has been negated, it goes to whatever zone is appropriate when it leaves the field. So if it is destroyed, it naturally goes to the graveyard and you could later revive it with a card like “Premature Burial” if appropriate.
If your Commander is a Spell or Trap, you can play it from the removed from play area at any time you would normally be able to play that card from hand. “Embodiment of Apophis” can be activated directly without first being Set.
(Further Rules and Exceptions Found HERE)
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