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Favorite CCG & Why..?

01-12-2017, 04:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 294
Favorite CCG & Why..?

With the closing of Solforge, I was curious as to everyone's go to CCG & why?

There are far too many to choose from...

Thanks in advance & if it's been asked before, could someone direct me (there is no visible search on the app)?
01-12-2017, 05:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,479
Hearthstone is king... IMO of course, along with the thousands of players online.

01-12-2017, 05:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Hearthstone is king... IMO of course, along with the thousands of players online.
Is it difficult to get into this late???
01-12-2017, 05:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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Originally Posted by gquiller View Post
Is it difficult to get into this late???
You wont be able to compete at very high levels until you get better cards from packs. Fortunately, starting players has tons of options to earn free packs and cards.

There is also "standard" and "wild" modes in which standard is limited to the last few expansions only, while you can use all cards from all previous expansions as well in Wild mode. Standard makes it more accessible to new players having only to focus acquiring cards from the latest expansions. Like magic the gathering, standard sets change the more expansions come out.

Gameplay wise hearthstone is topnotch.
01-12-2017, 02:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 479
My personal problem with hearthstone is how RNG it is. So many cards seem to be luck based which I don't like.

I like PVZ heroes a lot. It's pretty fair so far, has a campaign and has two separate teams (you play as various plants vs various zombies. And each has an advantage, zombies can play tricks before the combat phase and plants use their cards after zombies play theirs.
01-12-2017, 03:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,081
Shadowverse is the best CCG period, not just on mobile. Is extremely popular in Japan, getting bigger here every day, has an active community and is just a better version of the similar hearthstone gameplay with less rng.

It's also very f2p friendly, easy to collect and has a great arena mode.
01-12-2017, 03:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
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Hearthstone seemed okay, but I far prefer Magic the Gathering. Obviously some of the Hearthstone's differences in gameplay mechanics are designed to make the game play faster online, but that wasn't enough to make me like it as much as MTG.
01-12-2017, 04:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 2,746
Code of Joker out of Japan
It's an arcade game CCG which in of itself is fascinating but the pocket version on Japan mobile store is great and has that same arcade feel
With time also factoring in and great PvP matchups it's an elite category of its own in my eyes
01-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,132
On iOS, I'd recommend trying out Hearthstone. (I don't have an iPad, that limits my choices a bit.)

If you haven't tried out deck-builders, Ascension is great fun on iOS.

Back to physical CCGs, I miss Legend of the 5 Rings...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
01-12-2017, 07:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Tokyo-3
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I second Shadowverse being a great CCG. It's an awesome alternative to Hearthstone, and you still generate the same amount of salt per loss!