Dark Beginning 1 is the first reprint set in the TCG, containing the Japanese sets Duelist Legacy Volume.1, Duelist Legacy Volume.2, and the first "half" of Duelist Legacy Volume.3 (i.e., most cards from LOB-LON). It contains all 5 pieces of "Exodia the Forbidden One", as well as many other cards with decreased rarity. Also, it contains a few cards never before seen in boosters.
- Cards 1 to 66 are from Spell Ruler.
- Cards 67 to 95 and 171 to 203 are from Pharaoh's Servant.
- Cards 98 to 139 are from Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon.
- Cards 140 to 168 are from Metal Raiders.
- Cards 204 to 250 are from Labyrinth of Nightmare.
- Cards 96 and 170 were originally video game promos.
- "Big Shield Guardna" and "Makyura the Destructor" are unique to this set.
Designed for beginners, every pack has 12 cards—instead of the normal 9—and a "Tip Card", which has a special tip to increase your game knowledge. Dark Beginning (and all other Reprint Packs) always contain 6 Monster Cards, 3 Trap Cards, 3 Spell Cards, 1 Tip Card and 1 or even 2 rares.
12 cards per pack, 24 packs per box. Includes 250 cards, comprised of: