CB Card Game (in General)

QBPixel Sage June 4 2006 4:03 AM EDT

As some of you have seen and known, I am creating a for-fun card game for CB (contest here). I haven't entirely worked out the kinks of the game, though I have a generic idea of how it will be played.

I've created a generic design for armor cards. So far, here's a list of things that I find will be needed in an armor card: Type, Name, Play/Upgrade Cost, Effect, Deck, Description, Quote, Illustrator, Portrait, Rarity, Copyright, Base + Enchantment, and Card Number. Please let me know if there is something else needed.

Here's the initial design mockup. I'm planning on expanding it further, so look with a grain of salt. And yes, I stole a picture from FF7 =P. Only temporary use, though.

Lastly, I want to make character cards! If you want a character card with a custom-designed portrait, visit this link.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 4 2006 4:08 AM EDT

*cough* QB *cough*

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 4 2006 4:26 AM EDT

:D Masterful!

If you want a hand working out the rules of the game, I'd be more than happy to help!

Mem June 4 2006 4:29 AM EDT

You know, if you haven't actually gotten an copyright on that the copyright office could sue you...

bartjan June 4 2006 6:02 AM EDT

What do you mean, Mem?
You are aware that the US, like many countries, did sign the Berne convention?

AdminJonathan June 4 2006 8:47 AM EDT

I'm so in for 10 decks.

BlueWolf June 4 2006 10:04 AM EDT

you could have like an aarmor equip card. I don't have a name for it, but it could equip to your armor that brings up the +. :P sorry, i USED to play magic, and just thought about it a little. but i would so take those if i had a paypal account. :P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 4 2006 11:49 AM EDT

Taylor: I'm already planning for slipping a +390 AC card past Pixel somehow...but only into my deck.

BlueWolf June 4 2006 12:04 PM EDT

lol, rare cards. this will be a great game if Pixel manages to finish it. Hey, maybe if i get two decks, i can get my brother to play the card game, and he will want to play CB. :P

Syn Kitten June 4 2006 11:20 PM EDT

Syn Kitten's Charm Rarity Value (R) Card price: 1mill cb$ Card type: Spell Effect: "Search either your opponant or your own deck for a equip or skill card and place it on yoru side of the field for no cost" Flavor text " Why buy something when everyone is just 'Dieing' to give it to you for free... Teehee"

AdminShade June 5 2006 8:31 AM EDT

Whoa, I'd like a deck also. And I'd want my character / minion on there also !!! :D

Maelstrom June 5 2006 8:48 AM EDT

Don't worry Shade, a CB card game would be truly incomplete without Il├║vatar! He couldn't possibly leave you out! :D

AdminShade June 5 2006 9:05 AM EDT

hehehe ^_^

AdminShade June 5 2006 9:34 AM EDT

Anyway here some ideas of mine:

I guess you want to make a Magic the Gathering kind of card game, or something similar?

Then you'd need:

item cards which are enchantments, (re: your CoI card)
character / minion cards which are creature cards,
spell cards which are magic spell cards (the 'instants')

or are you planning on making it more generic with other stats on cards and a much different approach?

In looking at your Cloak of the Istari ( Yes you missed the "the" ) card demo, some ideas / remarks:

Perhaps have the "Effect" be placed a bit higher, left of the [2000k] + (200k) ?
This would give an easier look as to which card is what type.

Mage minion deals 1 more damage for each + added to the CoI.
So I presume you have a turn based game in which you generate money to actually add the +15 ?
Also then you would have to have a mage based creature card. Would that be some different types of creature cards with some different costs and strengths?

And now some things about the 'looks' of the card, or the style:

It looks awesome, and I'd almost say just use that picture for the cloak anyway!
The style looks very good, perhaps for different card types have a different base color (grey/metallic, dark brown, yellowish, blueish) (just like the colors of the magic cards)

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] June 5 2006 11:10 AM EDT

How about we use the colors to determine a card's rarity?

AdminShade June 5 2006 11:28 AM EDT

I don't think there really is a need for that, the cards will be pretty rare anyway ;)

QBPixel Sage June 6 2006 3:20 AM EDT

Thanks for the comments everyone! Here's what I plan on doing... I'm going to work out the mechanics and kinks of the game play and the cards themselves, post them for public viewing, then take comments and suggestions then. I think that way its easier than trying to build something while pleasing everyone.

As per my other contest for card printing, it looks like novice is in the lead for a winning entry (even though it doesn't meet the requirements, but it gets close). I will continue it a bit further to see where things go, and the contest will then close when things are finalized.

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] June 6 2006 5:41 AM EDT

Can you send someone to make business here in my country? I need some of my own cards when it's done. =P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 6 2006 9:00 AM EDT

Carnage Blender : The Carping

QBPixel Sage June 7 2006 1:59 AM EDT

I've updated the card design a bit. The scar with 1 in it indicates first edition ;)

Link to previous design here

SuiteStuff [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] June 7 2006 4:05 AM EDT

ahhh it looks so pretty!!!

/me Drools!

AdminShade June 7 2006 11:57 AM EDT

Looking very good :)

BlueWolf June 7 2006 11:58 AM EDT

can't wait for them all to be finished, will look really cool.

QBPixel Sage June 7 2006 6:07 PM EDT

I have finally received a response from {R3d}BlackSheep's card production referral! You may have some competition, novice ;). We'll see once the prices are discussed.
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