August is almost half way over, which means that the new Forbidden/Limited Card list is soon approaching. Here is what I will expect to see on the new list, with explanations:
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier: With Konami trying to promote Xyz Monsters, they will try to kill of the Synchros as fast as possible. also, with the TCG release of Generation Force, Brionac got a little brother: Orient Dragon. In a way, they essentially do the same thing, have the same ATK and Level.
Sangan: I'm sure we are all aware of Kevin Tewart's new Xyz ruling. Not much explanation needed.
Dandylion: In some way Konami WILL hit the Plant Engine. It makes Tier 2 and 3 decks become competitive(KMP, etc.). If Dandylion does not get hit expect a Limitation on Lonefire Blossom.
Fishborg Blaster: With Rabbit's release in a few months, this card is beyond insane. It can lead to so many OTK's/FTK's. It also hurts Fish FTK/OTK.
Future Fusion: With the release of Elemental HERO Escuridao in the OCG, there is a 1 card FTK going around involving Future Fusion. However, Konami may want to promote the release of the new HEROes in Generation Force.
Monster Reborn: I still don't understand why this card is legal. I feel that Call of the Haunted and Limit Reverse is enough. Reborn is one of those cards that can win you the game alone.
Giant Trunade: This card literally wins games. You can easily go off with your big plays without having to worry about any negation. I feel that Trunade is worse than Heavy Storm.
T.G. Hyper Librarian
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier (TCG)
Grapha, Dragon God of Dark World (OCG)
Pot of Avarice
Shien's Smoke Signal
T.G. Hyper Librarian: The Plant deck's main draw engine. However, from what I have seen at Gen Con's lists, many people are only playing 1 Librarian because of Xyz's. Most people were playing some Tengu Tour Guide Plant varient. There is always the possibility of Librarian going to 0.
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier: The card is already at 1 in Japan. No explanation needed.
Grapha, Dragon God of Dark World: This card is worse than Machina Fortress. Summon, bounce. The only real thing that can stop Grapha's resurrection is remov- err, Banishing cards such as D.D. Crow and Dimensional Fissure. He can get over almost any Synchro Monster under Gate and can be Tributed for any Virus, including Dark Flash. It has been ruled that Grapha's Summoning is an Inherit Summon, meaning cards like Thunder King Rai-Oh and Steelswarm Roach cannot stop him.
Archlord Kristya: Agents are still very popular in the OCG. When your opponent has out Hyperion and Kristya at the same time, you pretty much have no chance of winning. Even if you destroy Kristya, It returns to the top of their deck.
Lonefire Blossom: Main card of the Plant Engine. If Dandylion does not get banned, expect Lonefire to go to 1.
Pot of Avarice: This card is always a +1. Plants, Fableds, or any other decks that can easily fill up the Graveyard benefit from this card immensly.
Shien's Smoke Signal: Even though Smoke Signal is themed, it allows Samurai's to play 4 RotA's.
Solemn Warning: Solemn Judgment is at 1, so why should Warning be at 2? The 2000 LP you pay usually does not matter.
Ultimate Offering: Gadgets have been picking up steam in both the TCG and OCG. Japan will soon receive Number 16: Ruler of Color - Shock Ruler, which is pretty much a Cold Wave for Monsters, Spells, and Traps. Getting 3 out in the same turn is complete lockdown.
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Book of Moon
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier: To prevent Dewloren Symbols of Heratige FTK decks.
Gravekeeper's Spy: Spy will be splashed into many decks due to Xyz's. Also, Gravekeeper's can now abuse Recruiter just like Sangan.
Reborn Tengu: If Konami decides to make separate lists then expect to see Reborn Tengu at 2. The card is easily abused in too many decks. There are good chances that he will stay at 3.
Book of Moon: From what I've heard, Book of Moon was Limited because if you book an Xyz monster, it loses its materials. This is not true though.
Mystical Space Typhoon
Magical Stone Excavation
Mystical Space Typhoon: With Trunade gone, MST can go to 3. Enough said.
Overload Fusion: It sees no play and is on the list for no reason.
Magical Stone Excavation: Read above.
Megamorph: Read above. However, if I can see Demise coming back with the release of Rabbit.
Note these are just my predictions, not the actual list. Comment below and tell me what you think will happen come September 2011.