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1ST OF ALL GUYS, ALL THE THING HERE ARE IDEAS, EVEN IF I HAVE DONE THE GRAPHIC AND THE IDEA BEHIND THE CARDS, THIS REMAIN A PROJECT FOR A TERRARIA TRADING CARD GAME, THIS MEAN THAT I CAN'T REALLY PRINT AND SELL CARDS AND OTHER THINGS, BEACOUSE ALL THE RIGHTS FOR THE CONTENT OF THE CARDS IS PROPERTY OF THE CREATORS OF TERRARIA.
BY THE WAY, I REALLY HOPE ONE DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO, IN SOME WAY.
THE 1ST REAL DECK
The 1st real deck is here and i'm now testing the game!!!
Here we have some images!
This Thread will be used for all the final and finished things for the Terraria Trading Card Game.
Since i have the whole game system with rules, and also dozens of cards, it is time to take this in the serious way.
The 1st deck will be printed, and then become physically real the 30/07/2018!
For the 1st idea, and everything else, check out the old thread : WIP - Terraria Card Game Design
THE IDEA, THE MAN BEHIND IT
One day, a huge fan of terraria, after hitting 1200 hours of play, had an idea.
"Why the hell there is no a real, consistent, good project for a Terraria Trading Card Game out here?"
You know, i've loved Pokèmon Trading Cards, also Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh ones!
All i was searching for was a Terraria Trading Card Thread or reddit post or something like this.
I was really surprised, there was none of them, well, no one of them were at least good enough.
And then, i had the idea to make it, my own way to make a Terraria Trading Card system and game.
I'm Andrea Pallaoro, i'm from Italy, and i fell sorry if my english is not all that good, be patient with me, still learning.
I'm born in 11/12/1992, in a little town in the north.
I always loved computers, techs, games, and Terraria is the number one for me, no one other game have so much hours of play like it.
I'm a simple guy, i love the simple, original ideas, clean desing, retro style.
This is why i love Terraria so much, and this is why i'm here with this thread.
HOW IT WORK
The entire game is based on a collectable cards system, just like the Pokèmon one.
There will be a main package of 60 cards, with all you need to play the Card Game (I will explain everything later).
There will be then other small packages, every one of them with 7 random cards.
I don't have a max number of cards right now, there is so much content in Terraria, the cards could be 200 max, or maybe 500 or 1000, i don't know.
There will not be expansion packs or other things like that, i will just add new cards to the whole collection every N (2 to 5) weeks.
THE CARDS AND THE MAIN PACKAGE
So, you are inside a toys shop or similar one, and you see a "Terraria Trading Card Game : Starter Pack" box, what the hell?
What is? Lets take a look!
Inside the Main Package there will be 120 Cards (2x60 Cards Decks), 40 Hearth Points (2x20 Hearth Points x player), a Game Field Example, the Rule Book and a metal money with a tree and an Eye of Cthulhu symbol.
The cards are in a solid, plastic, light rough material, that makes them durable and nice to the touch.
The hearth are in a solid plastic, with a bright red color, and the money shine like a real gold money!
What? This is insane! Let's check it out!
The rules are not so complicated.
There will be 4 types of cards : Unit Cards, Conditional Cards, Event Cards, Research Cards.
At the start of the game, both players will have 60 cards in the decks, and, after the decks have being shuffled, the coin will be thrown to decide who start.
Then the players will pick 7 cards from the top of the decks, if less then 2 playable unit cards will be in hand, the decks must be shuffled again and you have to start over.
At the start of your turn you will pick one card from the top of the deck (this rule is valid from the 2nd turn), then your first move is to play Unit Cards.
The main aim of the game is to reduce the opponent HP to 0.
To do so, we need to know 1st how the Unit Cards works.
Unit Cards will look like this one:
The first number in the top left corner will be the number of the card, this will have no effect in the game. (it just mean that if you see a 003, the card you have is the 3rd card ever made).
Under this number there is a small star and another number... This is the rarity nad will tell you if you can play the card.
Every card in the game, not only the unit one, will be playable if the rarity number match the current turn of the game.
Example: Turn 1, you can play only 1/10 rarity cards. Turn 2, you can play 1/10 and 2/10 rarity cards, and so on.
By the way, to play cards that have rarity more then 6/10, you will need also an active Hardmode Card. (I plan to put a little mechanical counter with the boxed game to help you track the turn you are playing in)
in the top right side we have the name, in the top center we have the image of the Unit Card, and under it we will have the cards effects.
At last, in the bottom right corner there will be ATK / DEF value of the Unit Card (Attack and Defence points can be increased with research or conditional cards).
Remember!!! If there is a Unit Card active, you can't attack the Hearth Points (HP) of your opponent! You first need to destroy the Unit Card!
The Unit Card will be destroyed if the attack from another Unit Card have higher ATK then your DEF.
Enemy Unit Card have 5 ATK points, your have 4 DEF points, your card will be destroyed, no HP will be lost.
Enemy Unit Cards have 5 ATK points, your have 5 DEF points, your card will NOT be destroyed! The attack it is null, so its like doing nothing at all!
To make your opponent lose HP you have to attack him with an Unit Card when he have no active Unit Cards.
Unit Cards can only be played at the start of the turn, after you have picked the card from your deck.
To use an Unit Card (for attacking another one or to use his special ability etc...) you must wait 1 turn.
So, if you put an Unit Card in the field, you can only use it the next turn, since every Unit Card can do only 1 action and putting it in the field is, in fact, one action.
Also you can normally play Unit Cards (but this rule is valid for all the cards) if they have 6 or less rarity points, and the rarity point match the current turn of the game, as explained before, to play cards that have more then 6 rarity points you need an active "Hardmode Card".
The last thing is the type of Unit Card, every unit will have different card style (Grass style, Corruption, Ice/Snow, Jungle, Desert and so on), this difference is not only graphic!
Some Unit Cards will have bonuses or bonus/malus vs other Unit Cards based on their types!
(For example, the Jungle Bat card will gain 1 ATK point for every jungle Unit Card you have active, Ice Slime card will do no damage to snow/ice Unit Cards but will do 2x damage to hell Unit Cards!)
You can play only 2 Unit Cards at once!
NEW : BOSS CARDS!
Boss Cards will have their unique play rules.
A Boss Card will be basically the same as an Unit Card, but in the description, will have additional info, such as the Event Card needed to play it.
Every Boss Card will need a specific Event Card to be played.
For example: Plantera will need you to play the Event Card "Bulb Breaker" in order to play it.
When you play the Event Card, it will act the same way as other Event Cards, so you will be able to play the Boss Card and after that, the Event Card will be destroyed.
Be Carefull! Boss Cards are really powerfull, but when you lose one of them, you will lose 1 HP!
After the Unit Cards, you can play the Event, Research or Conditional Cards.
An Event Card will look like:
The "E" in the bottom right corner simply tell you that this is an Event Card.
The Event Card can be played at any moment, but always after you have played Unit Cards.
The card will take effect immediately and will be then destroyed.
You can also play Conditional Cards, like this one:
This type of card is played backflipped, so your opponent will never know what kind of card it is, unless you activate it.
The card will be revealed and activated when the conditions explained in the card are met.
The card will be then destroyed.
Those cards will have an "U" or a "G" letter in the bottom right corner
The "U" mean that the card is Unit Bound, so you have to play it backflipped and behind a Unit Card and will be bounded to it.
With the "G" letter the card is Global Bound, so you can play it in the global cards place and it will take effect when the conditions are met.
This card also take effect immediately after the activation, and it is then destroyed.
You can also play Research Cards!
A Research Card will look like this:
This card is similar to the Conditional Cards, it will have a "U" for Unit Bound or a "G" for General Bound.
This card will be persistent, so if you play a Research Card on one Unit Card (so one with the "U" letter), it will last forever, the only way to remove it is to destroy the Unit Card, using some special Event Cards that can remove Research Cards or a special Unit Card effect.
The General Bound one it is the same as the Unit Bound, but will affect the whole Game Field.
Every Unit Card can have only 1 Research Card active, if you want to change it, the old one will be destroyed.
Also you can have only 1 General Bound Research Card active, so its the same as the Unit Bound, to change it, the old one must be destroyed.
After all your cards are played, you can attack your opponent.
So the order is :
Unit Cards (if you play any other card, you cannot play more Unit Cards)
Those are the rules right now, every change will be listed in the news and will have a different text color.
I really hope you guys will like the idea and the work i'm doing, and i really hope one day this game will be real and will be played by all the Terraria Fans, and maybe from other guys, so Terraria will have more players, more fans, since it is one of the best game of this genre around here (Well, for me IT IS DA BEST).
If you have any idea, if you dont like something, if you feel that some of the rules are broken or cannot work, please tell me!
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CREDITS + SUPPORT
Here all the nice people that have helped me with this project!
Thanks to @Pikachumania for the idea of Hardmode and Expert Mode Cards!
Thanks to @anonbob for the idea of the Magic Mirror Card!
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