Alright, kids! It's Sunday, we're at Starbucks, and we're ready with a brand new weekly update. We've been distracted, chatting like we didn't see each other two days ago, so I have decided to (try and) keep this short and sweet for our sake. Less typing means more friendship time.
With everything that has been going on, hiring staff has been a little slow moving. I have reached out to all of the staff that I will be accepting, but I want to say thank you to those of you who I ended up not going with! There were a lot of applications for the same things, so I did it on a first-come-first-serve basis, or who I thought was going to be able to access a computer more.
BADGE STAFF: I am sure you guys already know this, but Awhylime, Lindsay and Lara have already started making badges for me over on the forum. Going forward, all badge work (or at least MOST of it) will be done by the designated badge makers. They're keeping the forum running smoothly, and I love that you guys are finally getting badges and rewards in a timely fashion! Feels really good.
BOO BOT: Our charming Nicky will be handling Boo trades from now on! She's very excited to provide treats to our members who send in cards that Boo is currently collecting, as well as updating his trade pile more often! That means, Boo has some new rules and we recommend brushing up on them ASAP. You can view those here. Though, the only thing that has changed is that you can now send him 2 collecting cards weekly, rather than just the 2 each month!
BOO FAIRIES: Amber, Cashew and Sola are our brand new trade fairies, which is something that Nikki and I would have never been able to keep up with. Each week, our trade fairies will be visiting members who are marked as active on our members list, to trade you goodies that you actually need!
PROFILE STAFF: With the new mastery form, I think that there will be a lot less issues, making this a beautiful one person job! You've likely already noticed Haylee in the error reporting forum, taking over in fixing profile errors and a few other things around the site. On her first day on duty, she diligently added all of the custom badges to the correct decks! A true angel. :'(
GALLERY STAFF: This feature is almost done, and completely designed. It should be up for viewing very soon! I'll be getting help managing this from our precious Danni, Devon and Vaini who all volunteered and agreed to give me a hand once we need it! I'm looking forward to giving you guys your new gallery sometime next week. ^^
EVENT COMMITTEE: I actually found helpers for this, which is exciting! Luna, Ruthia, Mio, Yasu and Melinda will be my go-to girls for planning events and getting help on the forum is needed! Our first event will be the Be Mine event next month, which Nikki and I are excited to get planned with our new group of helpers!
A lot of people had requested that I add back the option to sort decks by release date. I've done this! Though, I'm calling it what it is, which is sorting by ID. I have also added back the upcoming page, which was there all along, just not linked properly on the deck page anywhere! I'll be playing with our deck page a little this week to make sure it looks good.
Set 1, weekly games and all forum games have been updated! Regular games are still on the old layout, but it is on my to-do list. Might not get to it this week, as it isn't a huge priority and I apologize for the broken links that come with the old layout!
I've been neglectful, but Nikki and I are back with an update. We just have to wrap up our Christmas event, first!
ON THE 10th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS (AND AWHYLIME) GAVE TO ME: A beautiful FREE display icon, which you can take advantage of over on the forum. This wish will expire on January 20th so please make sure you're getting in there! If you have purchased a display icon in the month of January and do not wish to get a free one, you may return yourself the 100 coins you spent this month! That being said, you will just be skipping over this wish. Member who haven't spent money on a display icon yet this month can not take 100 coins, even if they wish to not get a display icon.
ON THE 11th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: The gift of playing games twice! I've explained this better under the games header below!
ON THE 12th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: A brand new forum game, which I have been very excited to give to you guys. There are better ways to implement this, but I am proud to present our tentative Daily Login Bonus, which I am hoping to switch to something encoded into the site once I get to figuring it out!
As this update is coming at our members quite late, I invite those of you who are only tuning in on Monday (or even those who are not in the mood to do it tonight) to double post their rewards tomorrow so that you can mark both Sunday and Monday off, like the rest of our members.
From now on, getting this game up on a Sunday as early as possible will be a huge priority of mine (with Melinda's reliable help, I am sure) to ensure everyone has their chance to start on Sunday.
CAN I KEEP THIS SHORT AND SWEET? Let's go, boys.
I'm very happy to say that I'm close to finished on the site swap. Profiles are almost done, and then it's just a case of switching over some of the random pages that are less used. I have been managing my time as well as possible and the site is looking as good as I could have hoped. Thank you for all the patience and honestly, the kind words have been much appreciated. You guys are very sweet and I hope it makes your experience a little more pleasant!
I think that our community is very friendly and most of our members are incredibly comfortable with one another, but I do need to remind our members to make sure they have permission before putting through a trade with someone, whether this is a note on their profile that says it's okay or you've received a trade response. In cases where it's the last card you need, or you're in a rush, please reach out to that individual instead so that they can have an opportunity to give you permission. I know that a lot of our users have very relaxed policies on trading, but don't put a trade through for some others unless you're sure, please! ♥ Just in case, because you never know.
Set 2 is the the latest set to be visited by our game fairy, Nikki. She says that the games are easy, but I'll be the judge of that when I try them later! Please play our weekly games, too.
As per the 11th day of Christmas, members are free to play our weekly set a second time. This does not include Doubles Exchange! For members who hold the Pink iPod, this will not include taking the additional reward line. Just the once! All members are welcome to refresh the page.
You already know Melinda is killing it this week with the forum games! If you haven't already checked those out, please head over to the Fun and Games forum!
EDIT: Candies are hidden! If you happen to find a candy with a dead link, that means we didn't properly remove it! Just let us know and we can fix it. ^^
The folders for our custom content has changed. I've gone over the changes on Twitter and in the Discord, but I wanted to repeat them one more time for anyone who is not part of either!
Level Badges: http://idolise.letstrade.cards/members/custom_levelDisplay Icons: http://idolise.letstrade.cards/members/custom_displayion (does not include member cards, as those are still mine to manage!) Era Mastery Badges: http://idolise.letstrade.cards/members/custom_eramastery Custom Mastery Badges: http://idolise.letstrade.cards/members/custom_mastery Mini Mastery Badges: http://idolise.letstrade.cards/members/custom_minimastery
I also would like to mention that in changing folders, some content may have been missed. If you notice anything broken on the site, please let me know so that I can quickly replace the image! I have checked for most, but there are still some badges out there, I'm sure of it.
Blew it on making decks this week, but looking forward to seeing you guys in our deck-previews channel tomorrow for a change of pace! This week, I am sorry for the lack of era decks, but you're welcome for the beautiful new site. Love you guys!
On Monday night, Nikki and I went to see a musical with a mutual friend. When we got home, she reminded me that we have to post a gift, but we agreed it would be okay to post two yesterday. Unfortunately, I am the queen of excuses and I live to break the site, so you guys were left waiting until right now. This very second. I'm here to give you your 7th and 8th day... And maybe this is our monthly update? So let's do this. Let's do gifts first so that you aren't stuck waiting for them.
ON THE 7th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: This is actually the greatest gift we are going to give you guys this season, and it was inspired by our very own Danni who seems to always have a ton of doubles. As of today, our doubles policy has changed dramatically and members are definitely encouraged to log in and peek in on our new Weekly Doubles Exchange.
ON THE 8th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: 15 choice cards... BUT YOU HAD BETTER PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS, because we're going to play a little game with our choice cards today!
It's basically Card Chain, but you're going to play it all alone. For the 1st card, you can pick anything you want, but the second card must start with the last letter of your previous choice card. If your first card is svt-dontwannacryjeonghan15, your next card can either be: nct-boss01 or got7-nevereverjackson12.
In this chain, you are not allowed to take more than 3 cards from the same deck. You're free to master with as many as you'd like.
ON THE 9TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: An opportunity to finally master the Mini Mastery you missed. All topics are open again on the forum and I promise I got permission from Lindsay to do this.
This is not a chance to re-master Mini Masteries. This is not an option, sorry! However, if you only mastered 1/4, or 2/4 etc, please feel free to complete the ones you didn't hand in for the badges you missed!
As you have likely noticed, I am in the middle of making very drastic changes to the site. I am taking my time with the change over to make sure that nothing breaks along the way (haha that's going so well) and that the pages look how I want them to look. That is why half of the site still has the old layout, and the rest of the site has the new one.
Because of this, you may not be able to find certain pages. Specifically, your new member panel is being worked on and that means your usual links are not on display anywhere. If you want to log into the site, you will be redirected to a broken page, but I promise the login will work! But, if you point your browser to the old index page, it will have your reward links!
Any pages that have the new layout are good to go! Some need to be tweaked, because they're heckin' ugly, but I swear they're still fully functional. As I mentioned earlier, I am expecting no more downtime for the site and I'm very excited to get the rest of the pages up to speed.
EDIT: Just wanted to add that I have decided to go ahead with alphabetizing the masters on our deck pages. I would really like to thank Sola for bringing this idea to me, because I think that the forum discussion really helped me understand you guys a little bit better and I appreciate that the members who were honestly fine and comfortable with a more competitive TCG were willing to bend to accommodate other's feelings. Thank you! Let's give this a try for a while.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I have read every DM that came in and I will be reaching out to you guys over the next couple of days. I really appreciate all of the interest and can't wait to talk to you guys!
I do want to mention that we had an incredibly high volume of members who are specifically interesting in handling Boo, and not very many who thought they'd be well suited for helping with events. We had quite a few messages where a member mentioned not being very creative, so I want to say that it's not all about the ideas. That's not all that I'm looking for! I think that we're more interested in finding people who will help us develop the events that we're already cooking up and making sure that it's something manageable and fun for all of the members.
If you were a member of OnStage, you will likely remember our beautiful Be Mine event, which took place in February and allowed our members to create and master a custom deck in exchange for a special badge. It's no secret in the Discord that I have been wanting to do this event again, because I know that our members really enjoy it. Out of all of the events I have hosted, it is my absolute favorite.
You're probably wondering why I'm mentioning it in January, and it is actually very important. In order to master two decks together, we need to make sure that our deck list has any many unique people as possible. This month, I will be going heavy into era decks to try and make sure that the decks people really want to master as a pair are both released. With that being said, we will definitely see less decks of idols who already have a deck released.
It is also worth mentioning to the angels who donate like crazy, that the earlier you get a unique idol in, the faster we can get that deck out. As well, you may see more than one deck from the same group released during the same update. I think that most artists who remain unreleased deserve this, anyway, because a lot of our members have waited for a chance to master their bias either way!
It's a brand new year, so I want to spend as much time playing catch up this month as I can. I know that I was slacking in December and did not post the event card (or the birthday badges, but I promise I will soon!), but I'm making it up to you all today.
I know that 190106 has not come yet, but we will be hitting 700 decks in a couple of days so it seems like a good idea. Now you aren't waiting for it! You can have it today before we hit 700 on Sunday.
Monthly games are good to go thanks to our precious Nikki, but you will not find the Chewing Gum candy anywhere on the site. It should be hidden by Sunday and we will let you know. It just seemed silly to hide the candy knowing that I would be ripping the site apart.
I will be putting up the new Mini Mastery topic sometime tonight or tomorrow, as well as the new January birthday event card thread. Otherwise, there is already a new topic for January donations thanks to my dream team over on the forum!
I'm not entirely sure, but I think that's it for tonight. This was not as large as I thought, but I think I'll have more to say on Sunday. I love you guys, have a great night!
Good afternoon, guys! I know this update is running a little later than usual, but it's here and I'm going to keep it pretty short and sweet. There aren't really too many things worth mentioning today, since the new month is right around the corner. I do want to remind our members that the new month will mean quite a few threads are almost ready for closing. Donations are due by the end of the month, along with mini masteries, any doubles you may have forgot to hand in, (if you're a December baby) birthday badges, monthly games... and hopefully that's it, because I'm drawing blanks otherwise.
I do want to give a quick shout out to the "bot" who targeted the members page while our released decks were still 666. I was very charmed and I laughed like you wouldn't believe when I saw the deck names. Kardkoth, are you coming back? Should I be afraid? I'm not entirely sure why we've had more bots than normal, but I will probably test a captcha in the new year, or a skill testing question! devil 1-6, though? You're cute.
You guys know the drill, right? Nikki has updated
Our wish comes from
ON THE 6TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: Double deck pulls for our release this week! Is this gift cheating?
ON THE 5TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: Some brand new cards! It seems like a lot of people are off from work this week and I've seen a lot of people out and trading. Here's a little something for your trade pile (or maybe even your collecting) and I can't wait to see you tomorrow!
Get your cards HERE.
ON THE 4TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: 10 choice cards that can be used on any deck that was released before today, with no limits! That includes our most recent update.
ON THE 3RD DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: A little Christmas gamble! Only, not really. Come see me on the forum to choose a mystery gift!
(I have also gently moved your Christmas trees to their own sub-forum, which is inside of the 12 Days of Christmas forum so that I can keep them organized and not lose important future single day threads)
ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: Coins. For the first time in your life, we're giving you coins. 2000 COINS.
2nd Day of Christmas: +2000 coins
Short and sweet. We will see you guys tomorrow for another gift!
(Unrelated, but if you are not a member of the Discord or Twitter, there is a small discussion going on over here on the forum)
ON THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY ADMINS GAVE TO ME: A Christmas tree event on the forum!
Head over to the EVENT FORUM, read over the guidelines and have fun! This event is very similar to our Halloween trick-or-treat event, which I know a lot of people liked. There is a deadline noted, but as I said on Sunday, we are definitely giving our members room to enjoy the holiday and take their time over the next twelve days!
We will see you guys tomorrow for another gift!
Good evening, cuties! Your admins had other priorities today and that's why this little update is coming at you so late tonight.
We did not have a whole lot to say last week and we kept it very short and sweet, so I'm going to unload a few things in preparation for the end of the month, like I always do...
There's only a week left in January so please make sure that you get your Mini Masteries in ASAP. I am going to be tackling badges and these are the most time consuming for me. They always come in bulk and often times, people pass them in on the last day. Get these in! Do not forget! ♥
Monthly games will be refreshed next week as well, so please play them before it's too late!
Last but definitely not least, donations are due next Monday. The clock is ticking, friends! Get those in ASAP and please don't stress yourself out by leaving it until the very last minute.
Sometime in the next couple of days I am going to be putting up a few staffing opportunities in the forum! They're going to be pretty easy jobs, but things that make my life a little bit harder nonetheless.
If you have some time to spare and you think you might be interested, just keep an eye out on the forum!
I am very sorry that we haven't been granting wishes! I'm looking over them carefully this week and found a few that I think are great.
The first wish I've already granted comes from
The second wish comes from
Because a lot of our wishes are for additional rewards or choice cards, we do often skip over them. That being said, in the new year, we will be opening up to suggestions instead of wishes. These suggestions will give you guys wiggle room to make different requests that you normally might not think you can make in a wish. I know that most people don't send wishes in and Nikki and I agreed this will be better going forward once the new year comes!
My angel Nikki is back at it again with those good games. She updated
Forum games are good to go, too! Make sure you play Card Chain this week, as Melinda has given you guys a few additional choice cards as a little Christmas gift.
For Christmas this year, Nikki and I have decided to give you guys a 12 Days of Christmas type of event. I've done this before and I think that it's a lot of dedication from us, but a whole lot of fun for you guys. We'll be following the official 12 days of Christmas calendar. We'll begin the celebration on December 25th and continue it right on into January 6th. All rewards will have generous expiration dates to help relieve the holiday stress and give you time to enjoy the event.
Although this does ruin some surprise, I want to make sure that those of you who are around on Christmas Day know that they have something to do when they get bored! See you guys soon.
We're trying to fight off holiday stress with a friendly music video deck update! We think that seeing your bias released today would probably stress one or two of you out. ^^
This is also a gift to our beautiful and PERFECT music video deck makers who have made so many freaking decks that we've been putting off releasing because we were trying to focus on eras. Merry Christmas, girlies! Thank you for all the hard working in 2018. We couldn't have done it without you!
Hey! We really don't have anything special planned this week. Things have been quite hectic for your admin team, so once again, I am trying to use December to catch up so that I can treat January like a brand new, fresh year. Some things on the site may seem out of place, or something might be missing but I need to remind everyone that I am aware and just working on things. I am going to stop putting time lines on things because I have been quite slow, so if I said I was going to do something on Monday and it isn't done, please don't worry. I haven't forgotten, I am just a busy adult these days!
New week means that there are new games! Nikki has gone ahead and she updated Set 1 for you guys to play. As always, there's the weekly set. That is free to play every Sunday, guys. I know that I forgot to mention it last week because there was a lot going on, but the weekly games update themselves so they're always free to play on Sunday.
Forum games are coming up shortly! Keep an eye out for them. You know where they are.
Comments are not working due to the fact that I swapped my CuteNews version while I was attempting to change the site over. This means you can not comment. Just log them on your side! Whether or not we'll bother bringing comments back is up in the air right now.
Well, as tempting as it is for me to just close the site and start again, we have decided to go ahead with our Sunday update as planned. There are a few issues that I haven't been able to resolve during this horrible move from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7+ and they'll all become known in this short as heck update.
Please go ahead and play Set 1, Set 2, and our Monthly Games which Nikki has been SO KIND TO UPDATE FOR ME while I attempt to fix all of the randomizers, which has turned out to be a very big job. Thanks for all of the patience, guys!
As always, our forum games are free to be played, too!
So, I feel terrible, but switching to a newer version of PHP broke the entire site. I knew this, but for security reasons and just wanting an updated site, I thought it would be a great idea! What this means for me, as an admin, is that I have to go and switch out every instance of MySQL and exchange it for the newer MySQLi, as well as find other instances of things that need to be changed. This also means that for some reason, I am having an impossible time updating our admin panel. That means I can't release decks unless I do it manually and I am just too frustrated with the site to even live the truth right now, angels.
In light of everything, I am not giving up and I think I'll just need to seek a little bit of help in getting our admin panel back up and running. During this time, I've taken away the option to do deck voting (because it isn't working, even with the change in code) and I need to figure out which PHP 5.6 code has depreciated enough to the point where I can't use it anymore.
Going to seek out some help with this between now and next week, so hopefully I can get it back together.
With that being said, I think that December is the perfect month for us to catch up on some back end crap while giving you guys some festive treats! Keep an eye out, because we have some plans that we think you guys will enjoy. ^^
I know that I am very behind on badges as well, but I have a fix for that! If there are any December forum threads that are missing, I will be adding them soon (likely tomorrow) when I am updating custom content in the forum! Love you guys. Thanks for all of the patience, angels.
OH! And just because you guys have missed out on some cards, here is a randomizer for you to take from! ^^TAKE THESE PLS
It's Sunday and for some reason this Starbucks is FULL so this update brought to you by Caitlin and Nikki who are yelling at each other about k-pop in a noisy cafe.
A couple cute wishes this week. First, we have one from Danni in classic Danni style who says
One year ago, on November 24th, 2017, the song Try Again was released on SM Station. It's lyrics? A reminder to remember your purpose and keep going. The vocals? A soothing melody to calm yourself in the most trying times. And the video? A three-minute excuse to stare at Jaehyun's beautiful face.
Now, I'm not gonna lie. Danni wished for everyone to go back and "try again" by taking additional pulls from NCT decks. However, I gotta admit that that sounds like it would benefit her most of all because she would end up taking most of them from you as one of our resident biggest NCTzens. So, I'm modifying it a little (sorry, Danni).
Everyone can choose one artist (that is, one group or solo artist). You can go back to deck releases prior to today, choose three decks from that group/artist and pull two cards from each. "What if the artist I choose has less than three decks?" you may ask. And to that I say "choose a different one, ya brat."
Our second very cute wish comes from Luna who tells us that Saku just got engaged. Congrats, Saku! Luna asked for cards spelling out LUVTAEYONG to celebrate which like...lmao. We like it. NCT day. Choice cards spelling out LUVTAEYONG, no more than two per deck, decks must have been released BEFORE TODAY!
Okay I've just had another wish submitted to me, by my best friend who is sitting next to me right now. Caitlin has wished for some cards to help out our cutie newer members by giving them a bit of a boost. This wish is for every who has LESS THAN 900 CARDS at the time of this update. If that means you, click HERE to receive a little gift from (probably) your favourite admin. Happy trading, angels!
It's Sunday, and you already know what that means. We're here with another brand new update and it's very nice to see you guys after a week of strange weather in quite a few of our cities.
My precious Nikki has to work today, so I've handled the games but can't promise they're going to be as much fun as they usually are.
As you may have already figured out,
Reliable Melinda has come through with brand new rounds for our forum games! CARD CHAIN, SCAVENGER HUNT, HIGHER OR LOWER and (I actually am in charge of this one thing) FREEBIES all have brand new rounds.
"choice cards spelling out BLACK FRIDAY because honestly thanksgiving is kinda boring but good deals are always a thing"
We received this wish from
For your B L A C K F R I D A Y choice cards, you are limited to the following:
"I wish for everyone to be able to take one era card pack for free!"
Not a real wish, but Crossy is still our MOTM and those RV decks are gonna keep on coming as long as she's the boss around here.
Alright! This update is actually not going to be anything special. We're keeping it short and sweet after another busy week.
I am still attempting to find a rhythm that accommodates studying, relaxing and being an admin so I do apologize if I seem distant. I'm here, I promise! Just a little MIA on the forum and our Discord channel.
Gaon TCG is another Korean that focuses on artist decks, music video decks (before 2015) AND photoshoots, which is something we'll never release! We have too much going on. I do want to encourage you guys to join Gaon for some of the decks you might want that we'll never have! And it's run by our very own Becky!
Nothing unusual here. This week,
We hope you guys enjoy them!
Wishes are always such a second thought to us, but we really appreciate the time and effort that you guys put into them!
Our first one is a big one. I even wrote it down on a sticky note to make sure I don't forget! We've known
Our second wish comes from both
However you decide to log your purchases, it is fine, just as long as you aren't getting confused later and taking those coins away from yourself because you think you may have actually cheated. :)
Once again, our MOTM Crossy has wished for a RV deck! Here's rv-badboyseulgi for everyone to enjoy with her. ♥
Hi, angels! let's start with the usual nonsense, since I always say "this is going to be a small update" and then I suddenly decide to tell you everything in my heart. That's what this top half of the update is now dedicated to. My heart.
Please do not misunderstand. I love having these decks! I enjoy going to an artist set page and seeing the "other" header at the bottom, because I know that some of the best music videos do not have an era attached to them. I get it, I love these songs and these videos as much as you guys. I just think that our focus should remain on eras instead of trying to decide how to sort an SM Station music video or a solo artist music video that doesn't belong in this TCG but features an idol in the song. We're doing our best and it's definitely not a priority to us. We really don't want to put a cap on these decks because of how complicated they're making our sorting methods, which are already complicated to begin with because nothing is really easy...
I want you guys to continue donating these decks, but maybe not with as much enthusiasm as we have seen since we began allowing them. There are bigger fish to fry, we think, but we are not trying to discourage our members entirely because we also enjoy them. As you already know.
We have also been receiving more and more requests to expand our dates, as we only accept 2015 and beyond. Again, I don't want to discourage anyone, but it will likely be a long time before we attempt 2014 and before. We have over 1200 donations from 2015-today, and that number grows every month. There's plenty of content and we're really sorry if our cut off has caused us to overlook some of your favorite groups, but it is really for our sanity and to try and ensure that we're getting quality content. Some artists would not be an issue and making decks would be easy as pie, but that's not something I can say for most.
tl;dr WE REALLY LOVE THE ENTHUSIASM AND YOU GUYS ARE PRECIOUS AND IMPORTANT BUT MAYBE WE'RE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH NON-ERA MUSIC VIDEOS AND THE QUESTIONS THAT COME WITH THEM IN A TCG THAT IS REALLY JUST FOR ERAS THAT ALREADY HAS 1200 DONATIONS but also keep donating them LMAO THESE ARE MIXED SIGNALS?
Just one this week! Pretty major. I don't know how, but I managed to mess up the bts-dnajhope template. It's okay, everyone! I have the fix for that right HERE. Please reupload the images to your own site and refresh the cache.
You know the drill.
That means our
Our wonderful Melinda has gone ahead and taken care of new rounds for Card Chain, Scavenger Hunt and Higher or Lower! Please make sure you're getting an rewards from last week, as those will close in seven days. We also have a new set of Freebies up!
Did you know our precious Rose is turning 25 years of age this month? She has requested that we give you guys a random card pack to celebrate, which will have 25 cards! Everyone can pick that up from here.
Our MOTM Crossy obviously asked for RV decks, so this nice Irene deck is because of our Crossy!
We don't usually do monthly updates. The last few months have all ended/started quite close to Sunday, so it was easy to justify skipping it. I thought about waiting until our Sunday update before posting new topics and swapping the games out, but that really felt like a lot of lost time. Basically three whole days. So here I am and it's wonderful to see you all again.
Feels pretty weird, since I only just gave you the event card for October. Oh, by the way, we have 500 decks. We opened in July...
Monthly Games have been refreshed and can be played here! This includes a brand new
I tried pretty hard to make sure that Secret Garden wasn't too difficult, so I hope you guys can survive another month of struggling with that! Good luck with that, and good luck finding the Chewing Gum candy.
As a reminder: Please do not use "I Wish" to wish for decks. That's why we have the deck vote! We do take some things into consideration when the votes come in and are counted, but we did the same with the deck wishes as well. We hope you guys understand!
Donations have been refreshed and the no-new-era rule is no longer being enforced! It was a great month, though. The donations that we received were very meaningful and we really appreciate the way you have all come together for the site.
It's back, and I don't think that any of you are going to be too surprised by this choice after our event last month.
After crowning Dhee, the original member of the month, I had been trying to avoid crowning another one of my daughters for a while. We want to make sure we're not too biased in our choices! Crossy knew this, and she still hustled like an absolute beast last month to try and help us bring down the Cardkoth and bring her brother home. Not only did she pass in 114 masteries, she actually missed out on handing in another 30-some, as the timer ran out. On top of all that, she gave away 37 boy decks to good homes to help other people reach the tiers and different weekly goals. She worked hard for herself, but she also worked hard for her fellow members and I think everyone really appreciated that!
She has honestly been earning this title since prejoin, we've just been keeping it from her. We're sorry, Crossy! You really have earned this, and we love you.
ALL MEMBERS ARE FREE TO TAKE THE EVENT CARD. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!
To celebrate, we invite our members to take cards spelling CROSSY. These cards can be used to master, but
Now, Crossy! You have some things you need to do, so please make sure you're collecting your rewards below as well! Here are your gifts from mom and dad.
That's all, folks!
I actually have all custom content currently made, by the way! I am just being sort of lazy in passing it out! Please believe me! I'll get it all out to you guys very shortly!
I feel like I am missing something so please come to me if you figure out what that thing I'm missing is! The new mini mastery topic will come once I hand out the final rewards, just as a reminder!
Hello my sweet angels! I am actually a little bit sorry for how late this is coming out. Nikki and I have had a really busy weekend and maybe I made a mistake when I told my only other friend that I would help him pick up a couch this afternoon in my SUV. We ran a little later than I had originally planned for! But I'm here now, and I don't have a whole lot to say this week.
Though, I will start with something important that I completely missed last week. Silly. I was a mess last week, apparently. Your October event card, which I meant to give to you guys!
Higher or Lower, Card Chain, Scavenger Hunt and Freebies have all been updated! As always, huge thanks to Melinda for looking out and getting them up early to provide a little entertainment to you guys.
As a reminder as well, if you haven't played your monthly set, please ensure you do so before the month is over! Don't miss out on those sweet cards!
See you guys for a quick monthly update on Thursday! ♥
Alright, this is going to be a very packed update so I am just going to get on with it and try to avoid needless filler. With the exception of this paragraph.
Boo is back and it's all thanks to the hard work of our incredible members. I didn't want to mention this again, but I just can't help but to remind all of you of how impressed and thankful we are for the enthusiasm and the participation.
3121 decks were mastered during the duration of the event, with even more that had just missed the deadline. That's an average of 51 decks per member, which is way more than we had originally planned for. We thought that it would be great if our members could master seven decks a week... Instead, we wound up like this only three weeks into the event. You guys really went above and beyond to help us wipe out the nasty Cardkoth! Now that
In an effort to give back, Nikki has created tiered additional rewards. These are based on the amount of masteries that you handed in through the forum during the event. Please check your total one more time before you take rewards. You can find the forum HERE.
You guys deserve a break and an opportunity to do something that doesn't require nearly as much upkeep or trying. Attack of the Cardkoth was our Halloween event by all means, but we thought it might be fun to do some forum trick-or-treating.
We think that the honor system works best. Leave out a bowl of candy while you explore the neighbourhood, and watch as the local children leave you a list of what they took!
Head over to the newly renovated event forum for that, please!
You can also play Set 1 and Weekly Games!
I should have done this a thousand years ago, but I have finally fixed the Hopefully Sky era deck so that it follows the right format for our other decks. This is not a case of swapping out cards! This is a case of changing the names of your cards.
APINK-HOPEFULLYSKYEUNJI has become EUNJI-HOPEFULLYSKYERA.
There have been some minor card fixes as well! I was originally planning on making a zip of ALL of our cards, but there's a lot going on inside of our card folder. Instead, these are the cards that we've fixed since the dawn of time.
DOWNLOAD CARD FIXES HERE. This includes all of the IOI-DREAMGIRLS mastery badges, as the colors were wrong on a few of them and I can't tell which ones anymore. Includes badge fixes for ASTRO-CRAZYSEXYCOOLMJ, RV-DUMBDUMB and card fixes for EXO-MONSTERCHANYEOL, SKZ-DISTRICT9 and SVT-DONTWANNACRYTHE8! Upload these to your site and refresh your cache if you've been a member for more than a few weeks.
Card Chain is definitely the most valuable forum game, but I think that the way we're using it might be a little unusual. I let it slide during the event, but the amount of people who are setting one another up is taking away from the fun. It has definitely gotten out of hand, and I hope that you can understand why we need to put an end to this. I have no issue with friends setting each other up in private, but I'd like to put an end to every card chain being a set up through our Discord channel. In the end, we feel like maybe this isn't entirely fair to those who are not part of the Discord and I want to see this game played as properly as possible. It isn't always meant to work out, and sometimes to get all of your plays in, you may have to make a random chain that doesn't exactly help you. You guys get to chose what card you take, and what theme the next person must follow, but I think that too many people are directing the person before them.
Over the next few days, I suspect people are still going to attempt to set up a chain because they won't read this paragraph, but I do ask that you kindly remind them and do not scold them or hurt their feelings. This paragraph is here and a little nudge in the right direction will bring their attention to it.
Let's get back into the spirit of the game, please!
I don't know if I've really mentioned this before, but I do want to remind our members that we have a forum called
Boo Seungkwan is definitely coming home. But not quite yet...
Although we have already exceeded 2000 decks, we think there may be a very slight chance that have accidentally miscalculated the amount of Cardkoth we're dealing with here. This is something that we can only do once. If our mastered decks do not wipe out the entire hive in one blow, they may wind up having enough time to regenerate before we can finish them off. We have to be very careful and play it as safe as humanly possible.
We can not take any chances, so we will be giving everyone a few more days to pass in any mastered decks before we finally take the Cardkoth out for good and watch them turn to dust. The more mastered decks we have, the better the chances that we've done enough to defeat them. Too much is better than too little in this case.
With our third and final pit stop, we're doing things a little bit differently than before. If you have not yet reached the minimum requirements or the additional tiers, our members will have the remaining duration of the event to match these numbers or exceed them. Once the timer hits 0, no more mastered decks can be added to your counts and the pit stop can no longer be played. Please ensure that you are getting any additional decks posted before this time, especially if you are looking to take additional rewards for tier 1 and tier 2.
As the event comes to a close, we encourage members to hand in everything they have. When the timer hits 0, we will be putting mastery rewards back to the initial 5 cards you were all receiving before. Currently, members receive 7 during the event.
For those of you who have already hit the pit stop tiers, it may feel unnecessary to master any additional decks. Please keep in mind, however, that it is entirely for your benefit. Not only do you receive additional mastery rewards until the clock runs out, but we will also be giving out additional rewards at the end that will match the effort each individual member has put in. This is why we encourage everyone to participate, no matter how much they can contribute. Even 1 deck will be worth something in the end.
Hello sweet angels! Your admin team is back with another beautiful Sunday update. This will be absolutely nothing out of the ordinary and there are no extremely important announcements that I can think of.
The event is in full swing, and we're so impressed with the amount of masteries that have been rolling in! At this rate, I think we're going to be able to save Boo Seungkwan from the Cardkoth and reopen his trade post. I know you're all missing him. I can't wait for him to come back.
Nothing new. Our schedule never changes. This week,
If you haven't already slid into our latest Pit Stop, please make sure you get in before Wednesday! Because I have no idea what time it'll be updated and you might miss out if you're participating in the event!
Our first wish comes from
Our second wish is from
Our final wish this week is from
We have a ton of wishes for choice cards right now, and I promise we read them! We just can't justify giving out that many choice cards when we are (first and foremost) a trading card game. Trading is so important! We hope that a few choice cards this week and last week will help you guys finish some decks that you're close to mastering and I promise we do love all of you. Even if we aren't giving you coins...
To our new members, I am sorry. It's not usually this wild here.
I can not believe how quickly you guys have popped off. In those first few days of the event, I assumed that you'd all hand your hoarded decks in and we'd be moving forward at a much slower pace. But here we are, and the last time the masteries were counted, we had reached an insane 1238 decks. I am both afraid and absolutely stunned because I didn't think there were enough cards in circulation for these sort of numbers. But here we are.
Although this is a Pit Stop, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am back from my weekend in Montreal and I am planning on finishing up all custom content after I post this, so please expect those tonight. I think I have 52 mini mastery badges to make, so it might take me a little while.PIT STOP #2
Can you guys believe it's only been a week since our beloved Boo has been missing? It feels like it's been YEARS. I'm a bit late with this update because I'm fighting a turkey coma and Caitlin's travelling WITHOUT ME, but we can't take a day off in the fight. You guys have actually been doing amazing with this event and it warms my heart to see everyone coming together to help each other with masteries. Don't relax just yet, though! Remember that you're going to want 10 masteries by this Wednesday in order to grab this week's pit stop!
Just our regular games today. An update for SET ONE games and WEEKLY games, as well as FORUM games. As soon as I post freebies. Which will be shortly after I post this. Promise.
I'm grabbing the first wish I see which is leah asking for THANKSGIVING choice cards, which is a lot of choice cards, but I'm feeling sleepy and nice. 12 choice cards spelling out THANKSGIVING, no more than two per deck, and you can use any to master! Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian buds. (I'll get to some of the more complicated wishes when I'm not falling asleep)(Hoya is missing a mastery badge - he'll have to wait until Caitlin gets home for it to be uploaded!)
We really don't know how to say this without scaring all of you, but we can't keep our members in the dark for any longer than we already have. Seungkwan is missing and we desperately need your help to get him back. That's the only reason we haven't gone to the authorities yet, because we're afraid of what might happen to him if we're not careful or secretive about saving him.
As most of you are aware, we experienced some major downtime last night. We contacted our host and discovered that our details may have been compromised, but that everything should be fine as soon as we're able to get back into our admin panel. We weren't worried until we discovered the new index page, as well as Boo's missing status. This is no longer a simple hacker case, this is a legitimate hostage situation.
The people who took Seungkwan do not look like us or act like us. They aren't people at all. We thought they were a myth, but the legendary Cardkoth are real and they're here to take our beautiful TCG away from us. The Cardkoth are minions from another world. It's said that they wipe out entire trading card games in just a matter of months by taking over real estate and eating cards until there's nothing left. They normally make it look natural, by creating fake weekly updates and eventually closing after showing less and less interest. Luckily, we've revealed the inner workings of their index to you guys and exposed it for what it really is. A card sacrifice.
The TCG Wikia is full of games that they've destroyed, but they've finally made a huge mistake. Boo Seungkwan doesn't run this joint, we do, and we're gonna take back what's ours. My freaking BABY SON IS OUT THERE AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING.
We were up all night doing research and I don't know how much you guys are going to like what we found out. There have been very few recorded cases where the Cardkoth have been defeated, but the deep web has provided us with everything we need to protect our little community and not become another causality. As it turns out, the Cardkoth are unable to eat cards that have already been mastered. There's something about those sets of 20 that make them sick! They seem to avoid them, just in case. We also learned that each mastery that is handed in causes a Cardkoth to die. They expect to lose hundreds of Cardkoth during each takeover, but there are at least 2000 currently living in this hive. They aren't afraid of a few hundred lost.
We need to take them out once and for all. We have created a game-plan HERE and will be grouping up every Sunday and Wednesday for more supplies, since you guys are going to need a lot of help to take the Cardkoth down. We do recommend reading the information/rules, since we're not going to give out supplies to people who aren't looking to help.
Despite everything that is going on, we decided that it's really important to us that we provide an otherwise regular playing experience for our members. We don't know if this TCG will make it through the month, but we are going to do our best.
Because of some downtime, we've decided to give our members a few additional hours for our forum games. We have already created a new Scavenger Hunt, and Freebies topic, but the old ones won't be locked and closed until after
You guys are already aware, but here's a quick reminder:
I don't think it's necessary to give any additional time for these, as it is the last day and they should all be finished. If there are any issues, let us know!
As the future of the TCG is uncertain, we think that taking on new eras in the month of October would be kind of crazy. For the sake of slowing things down while the Cardkoth devour our site whole, we thought it might be better to only allow our members to fill existing eras.
We'll be including further guidelines for this in our October claims post, so please look out for that!
Just a quick update today! And it's coming from me, so you know that's the truth.
Set One and our regular Weekly Set this week! Holy COW do we have a lot of new upcoming decks from our beautiful deckmakers this week, so make sure you check them all out before you vote!
In regard to our deck vote, for the sake of transparency I do what to say that we won't be simply releasing the top voted decks every week (We'd end up with five BTS decks and five Loona decks every week, I think...). We take all of the votes into account, along with what's needed to finish out eras, looking at decks that have been waiting around in upcoming for a while, etc, and in cases where multiple decks from one group get high votes some will probably get bumped! There may be times where we release something with one vote because we know one person really wants it, or because it finishes an era. Ultimately it's going to come down to my and Caitlin's decisions, and we are, of course, raging dictators. What I'm trying to say is while we do take votes into heavily weighted account, they aren't the be-all end-all of what gets released.
FORUM GAMES are updated as well! Don't forget to get your rewards from last week.
And our lovely MOTM Mio's request this week was Jooheon's Jealousy deck, so an extra pull goes to her
Since our update next week falls on the 30th, we'll be doing most of our monthly update on that day as well instead of posting updates two days in a row! Yeah! That's all.
Alright, kids! My precious best friend is currently working on our weekly games, and I have been given the easier job, which is typing some words up and forcing you guys to read it all. Even though it's normally nonsense.
A few small things before we get started, as I don't feel like I have a whole lot to say today, but there are still a few things I want to address on my side.
Officially, we'd like to welcome Yasu and Dhee to our team. I am positive that you have seen them around the donation forum, handing out your rewards and making sure that your claims are done in a timely fashion! They're incredible. Don't forget to thank them when you see them around the site and in the Discord!
As well, I have finally hired a couple of deck makers, and I think you guys have had such a positive reaction to their decks so far! Soli and Zooya are the capable hands that are officially in charge of our music videos. They're doing an incredible job, and I really encourage you guys to praise their work in the Discord if you haven't already! ^^
It's a brand new week, and that means our Weekly Set has been refreshed and members are free to play them again.
As well, of course, you can help yourself to the updated Set 2, which Nikki has been so kind to refresh with all new questions and answers!
Did you notice? We've added a few new games!
On the other hand, we've also added a "deck vote", if you will. As the guidelines state, this particular game
We have been granting a lot of deck wishes, so we do encourage our members to start using their wishes for something else! Voting is just as good as giving us an idea of what you guys want to see. It won't guarantee a release, but it'll be a good nudge in the right direction for your admin team.
We've added a new forum game as well, which most people have already noticed. We officially have
This week we are unintentionally granting at least 6 wishes that revolved around deck releases. Again, in the future, I do encourage our cute members to use their wishes for some other things so that we can have interesting and fun content!
Alright, so we're going to make this quick because Nikki had the entire update typed up, but her laptop decided to stop loading. We weren't exactly planning on making this a large update, so luckily, we didn't lose too much progress.
I've already gone ahead and made us a brand new round of card chain, and the other forum games should be coming sometime in the near future.
You guys are free to play
Nikki had this beautiful blurb written up about how we're working on some new games and how we're hoping to have them up very soon, but unfortunately, all was lost! It is the truth, though. In the upcoming weeks, we'll have some more coins for you kids and we're pretty excited about it. We just desperately need to sit down together so we can code and plan.
Our first wish comes from 5 of you, asking for more coins. We have decided to gift you kids a small amount, but we really want to make sure that you guys understand that our powerups are heckin' luxury items and they aren't really supposed to be easy to get. :(
That being said,
Our next wishes are simple~ our cutie
Not really a wish, but our MOTM
Good evening, sweet angels! This update is coming to you all just a little bit later than normal, because we hit an interesting snag that should never happen again. We do apologize for the wait, especially to our precious EU children, but figure this timing is actually quite good for the rest of the world.
This update is going to be containing some new information, so we do encourage our members to suffer through as much reading as humanly possible. That being said, however, I've gone through the trouble of uploading screen caps of the more important informational so that you know where to focus.
As this is our monthly and weekly update all combined into one post, you are likely in for a long ride.
I'm going to start with the hard stuff!
This is not meant to single any one person out, and I would appreciate that no one reads into this, because I worry that some people may. Please do not misunderstand, because this is not a scolding, but rather just a simple request to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and can play comfortably with the rest of the members.
I think that we are a melding pot of different personalities and I have noticed an increase of potentially hurtful behavior. If someone is not your cup of tea, simply ignore them. If you don't have anything nice to say, please avoid making comments at all cost. A lot of our members are here to escape the reality of real life and it's really important to me that everyone can have fun without needing to worry about what someone may say in retaliation to their most simple comments.
We have a lot in common as fans in this industry and I think we should encourage each other! Let's be supportive brothers and sisters and have a good time. It isn't worth the stress, and this is not the right place for you to be negative. We're here to help. ♥
This really isn't targeted towards anyone, but if you think that the shoe fits, that is just a sign to try and do better. Let's have fun, okay?
Starting with something easy! Here are the event cards you've earned.
We touched 200 decks last week, and I really wanted to make sure you guys got another event card for this! We're likely to hit 300 soon, so we'll get another before you know it. As well, of course, the monthly event card that everyone is allowed to take!
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT as we have made some slight changes to how many decks you can claim when a new era is available. We understand that we do not have that many members and we want to encourage and give everyone a chance to dip their toes into the new claim pool.
Originally, at midnight, members would be allowed to claim 2 decks from a single era. We have changed it so that at midnight, members are only allowed to claim 1 deck from that brand new era.
Once 24 hours have passed and midnight has come back around, we encourage you to come back and claim a second deck from that era! We just want to give someone else a chance, too.
We understand that some members may not enjoy or approve of this idea, but we think it will take some of the stress off of those of you who like smaller groups that have a lot of fans. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask either me or Nikki through Discord, as we understand this is something new that we're trying out!
This is not a new rule by any means, but it is a rule that I have been enforcing through the forum to try and avoid multiple decks from the same group being claimed and held onto all month.
This was not an issue by any means, so I don't want anyone to think that this was prompted because of anyone!
FOR CLARITY: If you claim svt-prettyujeonghan and svt-prettyuscoups, but intend on donating svt-prettyuseungkwan and svt-prettyuwonwoo, you will need to wait until the first two decks have been approved and rewarded before you are allowed to use your Blue iPod to claim the additional two decks.
For additional clarity, because I am sure someone will ask: This rule does not really apply to any other donations. If you claim five unique eras, you're free to claim an additional two unique eras with your Blue iPod. We only ask that members avoid using more than one Blue iPod at a time, as this can lead to gentle hoarding and you may run out of time to do your donations if you aren't careful.
Let's start with the most important thing!!!
That's right, boys and girls. You now have the option to actually link to posts, as well as view comments under the entry or as a popup, depending on what you prefer!
My next goal is to move the comment form so that it is above the comments. Please wait for me! I just need to figure it out now that our comment section is finally working.
To encourage our members to buy some freaking custom badges, I've gone ahead and kindly added any custom badges to their original deck page, towards the bottom! This will only appear in cases where custom decks have been purchased, so let's get to making these deck pages a little bit prettier!
My next goal is to create galleries for our era mastery badges, which are really coming together! I absolutely love the effort you're all putting into ensuring that your badges are beautiful.
CARD MASTER BOO does come with a set of rules, but we understand that your excitement might get in the way of your memory. Fear not, we are not mad! We just want to remind our members that you are only allowed to contribute 2 cards a month to his collecting deck, as these cards result in him sending you additional cards that you need! Please make sure that you're following these rules and we do apologize to anyone who may have sent him additional cards who will not be receiving any extra in your trade. You're just over the limit!
IMAGE REQUIREMENTS is something that I am having more and more issues with as of late. I am here to help, but it's quite hard for me to do so when your comment is already posted. My goal over the next few days is to go through all of our information once again to ensure that clear image requirements are laid out, although I think it's quite straight forward. Here's the TL;DR version for those of you who love to skim:
WE ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR BADGES AND CARDS ARE A RECTANGLE. This means images are hard to crop if they are vertical and VERY CLOSE. Please see our guidelines for explanation HERE.
It's a brand new month, and that means brand new games.
We have a brand new mini mastery theme, as well! This month, our theme is Vocalists and we can not stress this enough: We don't want anyone trying to slide their strange biases into these badges. Legitimate vocalists only! Do not make me go out of my way to Google whether or not they are an actual main/lead vocalist. Please do not use sub-vocalists, because we know they're only there as visuals. If you are not sure, please ask! Try searching for profiles and seeing who's been officially designated as a main or lead vocalist.
A new week also means that
ALL MEMBERS ARE FREE TO TAKE THE EVENT CARD. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!
We have a lot of users who deserve this title, but we felt that Mio has been a great part of the community since getting to know her over the last couple of months. I think we can all agree that Mio is always kind and helpful in the Discord, as well as being a HUGELY HELPFUL donator. Don't think we don't see you filling eras! Please keep it up and we're really excited to have you here. ♥ You deserve it!
To celebrate, we invite our members to take cards spelling MIO. These cards can be used to master, but
Now, Mio! You have some things you need to do, so please make sure you're collecting your rewards below as well! Here are your gifts, cutie.
me and caitlin got an absolute KICK out of
Aaaand one more from our lil nut
ALSO our sweet little member of the month Dhee has asked for Ken's Shangri-la deck, so she gets an extra pull for him this week!
Okay, set one games are updated, play away! As per
To recap, you can play set one, set two, and weekly games right now. Am I making sense? Who knows.
I just wanted to let you all know that Caitlin is all caught up with all of your custom needs, come grab all your pretty babies on the forum! She is also telling me she plans on making 50 decks this week, so let's all hold her to that, okay? Keep an eye on that #deck-previews channel.
Long time no see, kids!
The last couple of weeks have been incredibly hectic for me (as most of you are aware), but I am finally finished with my job and preparing for school! There are just a few things that Nikki and I have to finalize in preparation for my life becoming a whole lot busier, but we really want you guys to know that we are not closing by any means. This TCG is running really well and we have no intention on going on any sort of hiatus, but instead, you may see a few things change during the ten weeks that I am in Montreal for school. Please don't be too nervous, as they won't particularly effect your game play!
We're still working on this, so please be patient for us. We promise to have a proper list of changes come September 1st (though, we may opt in for doing the update on the 2nd, as it's a Sunday).
Thank you for your patience, though! Let's get on with the important stuff, since I know that's why you're actually here.
Coming soon, I promise! I'm sure you guys can imagine, but making decks has been a huge priority to me over the last few weeks and that is why you may have noticed a major influx of upcoming decks. My biggest fear is that we will run out while I'm away!
I have a few things to do for school and then I will be making sure that all custom content is made, uploaded and inserted into your profiles!
Thanks for your patience, once again! I appreciate everyone offering to help, but I am currently not feeling over worked. Just short on time, which is not particularly overwhelming for me. Thank you so much, though.
Most of you guys have already joined our Discord, and we encourage everyone to come play with us! Like most weeks. But, this week, we do have something new.
Members can now request to take on an 'Update' role, which allows us to ping those who want to be pinged when a new update goes live! I think that this is a great way to avoid using @everyone (which we have been trying to ban, but it doesn't seem to be working), and instead, will be using @update when a new week goes live.
A huge issue with Discord is that @update can currently be used by all members.
As per usual,
Our new round of CARD CHAIN is up!
Keep and eye out on our Discord for other forum game updates. Alecks and Melinda are taking great care of the forum and doing us a giant favor, so make sure you thank them when you see them kicking around!
Our first wish comes from both
Next wish comes from both
Lastly, our cutie
Hey everyone! Not too much to say today, but lots of goodies incoming.
Our first wish comes from
Our second wish came from
Last, but definitely not least (because I think you guys are going to really love this one), we have a great, interesting and creative wish from
Hope everyone has a good week this week! Stay safe have fun.
Hello angels! Today, Nikki and I can be found in our favorite Starbucks. The barista asked us if we're here every week. She's onto us.
As promised, we're coming at you today with our extra special August update, because today marks a brand new month. This update isn't going to be anything particularly special and it will not include any new decks or wishes granted. This is honestly just for announcements. We're still finding our footing, so we aren't entirely sure if we've missed something important, so we may have to come back and edit this later.
Please celebrate by taking our new event card!
This first part might seem a little strange, but I want to encourage all of our members to join our Discord. It has dawned on Nikki and me that if you aren't part of the Discord, we're not able to get any feel for the decks that you may want to see. We don't know what you like. We don't know you. There are some of you who are new to me, who I haven't played with previously, and I forget that you exist until you appear and I have an opportunity to make a custom badge for you.
When we're picking decks to release, we're normally together and we find ourselves saying, "So-and-so would love this deck," and we'd like to make sure that your name comes up, too. Come and join in the fun! Mute us and only pop in when you feel like it! We have some great channels in our discord, including
We really do hope to see you there!
I've taken the calendar down because a lot of people are having issues viewing it through Safari. Will likely return to the previous version, which is fine! Please anticipate
Starting now, I will only be doing custom badges twice a week! This is to keep me on task for the rest of the week. I'm going to schedule which days I do certain things so that members know when to expect me on the forum and are not wondering why their badges have not been made! I will mark these days once the calendar is back up. This is always subject to change, but for now, I will only be doing these on Sundays and Thursdays. These are the best days for me, so I hope everyone will understand! Thank you, angels!
I had posted this a few days in our Discord, but some people may have missed it, or are not currently a part of the Discord! As I have mentioned countless times, there has been a major issue with our card template, where I had left ONE SINGLE PIXEL in what meant to be the blank space, right off to the left our card number 6. I have finally gone through and corrected all mistakes, and I ask that members reupload the cards to their site if it's something that has been bothering you! That download link can be found here.
Our monthly games have been updated!
This month's Mini Mastery is
Our Chewing Gum candy has been hidden around the site. Please do not ask for hints, as I genuinely feel that the candy is left on pages that we expect our members to reference quite often. Thank you!
It's officially August, which means our August babies can come and collect their special birthday badge from the forum. Come and collect your very own event card before it's too late!
Something that Nikki and I have been considering for a while now is some sort of Member of the Month program. As this is our first time attempting this, some future rules and rewards may change, so we ask that members bear with us if it seems better or different from one month to another!
Now, without further ado, the obviously choice for our first month...
ALL MEMBERS ARE FREE TO TAKE THE EVENT CARD. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!
We are sure that our choice is not going to come as a surprise to anyone. Since the beginning, Dhee has been an incredible help by filling our pockets with beautiful donations that seem to hit the right mark every single time. She has donated an incredible variety of decks over the last two months and we can not stress how thankful we are for the effort she has been putting in to ensure that she is filling eras at the same time. She is the Blue iPod queen! She's an incredibly active part of our little community and it shows as rises the ranks. She's already level 7! We really think she's AMAZING and we hope everyone will give her a little love and appreciation this month!
To celebrate, we invite our members to take cards spelling DHEE. These cards can be used to master, but
Now, don't you worry. We haven't forgotten Dhee! We have some gifts for you, angel! Below, you'll find everything you get for being such a good girl!
The forum is finally live!
At this time, I believe that the only era we have completed is LOONA's Girl Front, but we have so many eras on the horizon that we'll be able to finish up quickly once I can make and release the decks! Please ensure that you're refreshing your memory and revisiting the guidelines when you have a chance. It has been a while since most of us have visited that page, knowing that it would be a while before any of us would complete a full era.
Not sure what else to call this section of the update. Maybe it's more of a special request! I'd like to politely ask that members get things in as fast as they can. There are days where there are no mini mastery badges or donations, and then suddenly there are like 10 comments in a single day! It really helps me out if they come in as you guys are finished with them, so I really would appreciate it if members didn't wait until the end of the month. I was kind of shocked last night at how many things there were for me to do in the final 48 hours of the month. Please, don't apologize! This is genuinely not something to say sorry for. It is just something that I couldn't help but notice and feel a little overwhelmed by. If there is any way for you to get things in to me before the last 48 hours, please do. It would really help me out.
Nikki will see you guys on Sunday, and I will also be there! Messing around on my computer while she slaves away over a hot keyboard. Thanks, guys!
Hello angels! Good afternoon and welcome to the last Sunday of the month. Although Nikki doesn't normally work Sunday, this week is an exception and I've been left alone to give you guys some games to play and release some pretty new decks. We had originally planned on closing this month out with a music video only deck release, but we understand that may not be exactly what you guys want. We'd also like to do it with nothing but the intention of feeding into already existing eras, and admittedly, I don't have quite enough decks to do something like that quite yet.
Our first wish is quite an easy one and it comes from
Our second wish comes from
Our third wish is from
It's a brand new week, and you know what that means! Weekly Games has been refreshed. This week, feel free to play our Set One games, which have all new answers. Please do your best and avoid asking for answers in the chat! You have all week to play games and they are meant to be somewhat challenging.
If you have not played our Monthly Games yet, please make sure that you do so. July is almost over and you don't really want to miss out on any of those cards, right?
Have you been participating in our forum games? If you aren't part of our Discord (which I highly encourage you to join), Alecks and Melinda have been posting up real time updates regarding new rounds!
HIGHER OR LOWER
CARD CHAIN If you aren't playing card chain, you're missing out on FIVE CHOICE CARDS A WEEK. Stop living with regrets! Join us for week 4!
DONATIONS This likely goes without saying, but please turn your donations in on time. If there are any issues with time, you can reclaim your donations next month, just as long as someone doesn't get to it first. Please keep a close eye on the forum clock to make sure that you are turning things in on time and nothing comes in late!
MINI MASTERIES Any last minute mini masteries must be in before the month is over. A brand new mini mastery is going to start on August 1st, and any late mini mastery submissions will not be made. It's really important to me that we're all on the same schedule, following the same rules! If you're having issues with images, please let me know and I can try to help you by recommending resources or people with similar interests who may be able to give you a hand.
BIRTHDAY BADGES IF YOU WERE BORN IN JULY, YOU'RE ALMOST OUT OF TIME TO REQUEST A BIRTHDAY BADGE! Click here, please! You're going to miss your chance! What if we close before your next birthday?
Our next update will come to you guys on Wednesday, August 1st! It will be a monthly update to remind you all that certain things have reset. I will be doing a lot of spring cleaning and coding between now and then so that we have some new things to talk about and announce. It's only a few days away and I can't wait to see you guys there!
WISHES Our first wish comes from angel pariss who asked for the Sweet Crazy Love music video to be released because it's soooo beauty and I agree, so here it is! The next wish came from Haylee who asked for two choice cards from each colour of the rainbow. We like this one a lot, especially since it's pride week here in our hometown, but we're mean so we're going to modify it a bit. Listen up! Instead of two choice cards, we're making it one. You can take one choice card of each border colour from RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE and PURPLE. That's six choice cards! A few more notes - Caitlin hates the colour yellow. We all know this. So for your yellow choice card, you can also take a brown border. For red, you can also take a pink border card! Hey, use your discretion on this one and follow your heart. If you think the border is purple, then it's purple. Don't @ us asking what colour something is! Trust yourself! Comment with the cards you take!
WEEKLY GAMES have been updated! You can play weekly games and also set two games now! I thought they were easy but Caitlin had a small struggle, so good.
FORUM GAMES are coming up soon! Big shout out to Alecks and Melinda for running those for us.
MINI MASTERIES Caitlin says hi and that she's planning on getting to your mastery badges soon, but also that you guys now have nine more days left to get your masteries in! Make sure to finish that before the month is over if you want your beautiful badges.
NEW DECKS Only 10 decks this week, we'll go easy on you.
Hello angels! Can you guys believe this is only our third Sunday since opening? It feels like we've been at this for a long time, but I'm fully convinced that it is because you're all out of your minds.
We had a ton of fussing over the amount of decks released last week, so we have decided to try and take it easy on you guys this week. That being said, we're also interested in attempting to make our deck release number even out a bit to help with our own OCD. But there is some important business to dive into first, so we encourage everyone to try and sit through the bulk reading portion of this update before you start swapping your pulls.
CARD 06 We realized a little too late last week, but we will be fixing the card06 issue all at once. Any deck I've made this week, I've made sure to fix the problem with my template that has been causing this single pixel to stand out. It is going to take us a little bit of time, as there are over 100 decks with this issue, but I am going to make it a priority over the next week to try and make sure that we have a fix for it next Sunday!
SHOP CHANGES We are still making adjustments to our shop, with the latest being that we've finally added the link to purchase choice cards. On top of that, we've changed the details of our choice card purchases. It was 100 coins for 1 choice card before, and it is now 300 for 2, just to give you guys a little more bang for your buck.
MINI MASTERY BADGES I have officially added these to your profiles. Some of you may see broken images, and this is because I have not made or uploaded your badges, but do plan on doing so after this update is posted. I have also updated our precious mini mastery page that will act as a gallery for everyone who has mastered it. The badges will be in alphabetical order for those who have mastered it 4 times. For anyone who masters it less than that, badges will be bumped to the bottom! Just to keep the four in a row nice and clean.
FORUM GAMES Both of our forum games are updated and a new week of card chain has begun. Please ensure that you are using the form for card chain and following the rules properly! Just to avoid confusion. You guys are doing awesome, though.
WEEKLY GAMES It's a new week and that means that our games can be played again! Set 1 has all new rounds in place, and our weekly set can be played for some easy cards!
WISHES Our first wish this week came from Danni, who wrote us a lengthy essay about NCT's unofficial leader, Taeyong, and the reason why we should release hitchhiker-around. If you're interested in Danni's essay, you can check that out here. It's basically a praise essay, so check that out. We decided to grant it to get her off of my back!
Our next wish comes from iris, eve, Ellie and Dhee in some form. They all wished for some coins, and we decided to help you guys out and deliver for once! Grab yourself 200 coins by pasting the following reward line into your logs.
Our next wish comes from awhylime and it's another request for a certain deck to be released! She requested we release a Seventeen music video, so we've gone ahead and released svt-dontwannacry to make her dreams come true.
Our last wish is from samu who sent in, "I wish for everyone to take no more than 3 choice cards from the same band!!". Members are allowed to pick 3 choice cards from one single group with no limitations. Please feel free to use these to master. Choice cards must be used on decks released on this day, or prior to. Choice cards can not be hoarded and used later!
NEW DECKS 16 new decks this week!
Your crazy admins have already brought our deck count up over 100! It's still not enough though, right? Keep rolling in those donations, kids.
CARD FIXES OKAY SO. We may have just solved a mystery about the misplaced pixels in certain decks. A few users have pointed them out in the forum and we examined Caitlin's template and found one little tiny pixel that wasn't where it was supposed to be. In both of the examples below, you might notice one little dark pixel in the bottom left corner outside of the border. So, we're asking you guys to keep an eye out for card06s that might have this little guy showing up! It should only be happening in card 06 of the deck. If you spot one, head on over to the error reporting and leave us a note so Caitlin can fix it!
SHOP For those of you that aren't keeping up with us on Twitter or Discord, our shop is officially open! Everything takes place on the site and it's all fully automated. Caitlin and I receive e-mails for every purchase made, so please make sure that you're tracking all coins spent correctly! If we catch anyone fudging their coins we'll be very upset and you'll be grounded. CHOICE CARDS STILL HAVEN'T BEEN CODED. You'll notice that it leads you to a blank page - sorry! I coded the shop and that one was a bit more complicated, so that'll be ready once Caitlin the code master gets around to it.
WEEKLY GAMES SET 2 and WEEKLY games are updated! Go play them!
MONTHLY GAMES We announced this on Twitter and Discord as well, but our monthly games Sentimental and Secret Garden are also now ready to be played!
FORUM GAMES EXCITING! We have a few forum games set up! I think Caitlin's done a pretty good job with the rules, but if you have any questions about them feel free to reach out to us on Discord or Twitter or the forums! Go give them a try and let us know what you think.
WISHES Luda's going to grant a few this week! haket and samantha both wished for the vixx-shangrila deck to be released, so you'll find that down below! Nicky, Cassidy, Whitney, yasu and Syara all asked for random cards because they want more to trade, and we know some of your trade piles are looking a little dry, so that sounds good to me. Click here to be taken to your randomiser, and make sure to comment below with whatever cards you get!
NEW DECKS HERE THEY ARE, YA PUNKS. You get 20 decks this week. Suffer.
GRAND OPENING Doesn't it feel like we've been doing this for months already? Today marks our grand opening, which means we are officially out of prejoin. Within the next 24 hours, my goal is to give prejoin status to all of our members (through a note on your profile) who have been approved, which will give you additional pulls in our monthly updates and the occasional extra incentive, which we'll let you know about once we decide what that sort of thing could be.
Before we get to what most of us consider The Fun Stuff, there are a few things I want to address that should only take a moment of your time, if you'd care to read through it!
CARD FIXES There is only one this week, and it was a bit of a silly mistake. On the forum, Syara pointed out that both got7-ifyoudojb04 and got7-ifyoudojb15 both used the exact same photo. I went ahead and swapped it out earlier in the week, but we do ask that members replace this file on their site, should they have already uploaded the original got7-ifyoudojb04 at some point in time. Thank you, Syara!
LOONA-ONEANDONLYGOWON With a lot of help from the LOONA fans on our Discord, I have come to the conclusion that we need to discontinue loona-oneandonlygowon before it's too late. We have decided to go forward with unique guidelines for LOONA decks and members can swap their Gowon cards out on the forum, as always. Please read the blurb, as LOONA fans are free to master this deck as long as they make the value 0.
STATUS CHANGES At some point during the week I had made a new forum topic for requesting status changes. A few hours later, I realized how easy it was to add to your profile forms. Should you be going on hiatus, you can change your own status as well as bring yourself off of hiatus in your edit profile form.
LEVEL BADGES Level badges can officially be found in your member profiles! If some of you notice broken links, it is because that person has no requested their new level badge yet, or I haven't gotten around to making and uploading it. These badges are added by hand, but very easy for me to keep up with when I am making your new monthly badges! If you haven't requested your level two badge yet, you may have missed that we also added a forum topic for that throughout the week! You can find that here.
FORUM GAMES You may have noticed a new locked section at the bottom of the forum and I do promise that should be open for playing on either Tuesday or Wednesday. I think that members have enough on their plates every Sunday, so we will be updating these twice a week throughout the weekdays, leaving the weekend for pulls and general nonsense.
FORUM SHOP A lot of people have asked me about when this will be open for business, and the short answer is next Sunday. The reason why I'm forcing you all to wait is so that I can focus on creating all of my code templates and randomizers, which has not been a main priority of ours until now! With the rest of the site basically ready to go, this should be a breeze to have open by our next update.
HELP DESK Profile errors can now be addressed via our forum. Although it may seem easier to message me on Discord, it's better to post on the forum where all staff can see it. It means that I don't necessarily have to fix it myself, but someone else with access to editing your profile can! This also keeps it from getting lost if I am not able to do it immediately. Please direct all future mishaps to the official topic!
I think that's it for most of the boring things!
WEEKLY GAMES HEY. YOU CAN PLAY SET 1 AND WEEKLY GAMES AGAIN!!MONTHLY GAMES Our monthly games are officially playable! Sentimental and Secret Garden are making me angry, and will be released in the middle of the upcoming week, or Sunday at the latest. The rest can be accessed, although I do apologize. As the games that are giving me the most trouble are the ones with the best rewards.
In the meantime, Chewing Gum and I Wish are available, as is our new trading bot, Boo Seungkwan. Please ensure you are reading through his guidelines before trading with him!
DONATIONS Our donations have been refreshed and so have our guidelines. If you haven't already read through them, please do so here before you claim anything. Rules can always be found through our information page.
DOUBLES TRADE IN At the request of our members, I can decided to increase the amount of doubles you can swap each month from 15 to 30. If you are hoping to swap some of your doubles, please follow this link.
NEW DECKS Admittedly, I was hoping to make more decks this week, but times are tough and I ran out of precious days between last Sunday and today. Time flies.
Hello, everyone! It's finally Sunday, and after a good five days of suffering without any cards, you're probably pretty happy to see us. Although this update is mainly to direct all of your attention to our games, we also have a few errors that have been address as well!
Nikki and I have been working hard all week to stop procrastinating and we were able to code all of our games, with the exception of our monthly set. What this means is that we're allowing members to play the following: Set 1, Set 2 and our Weekly Set. While the weekly games are pretty straightforward, we've decided to try for a more challenging approach for our other sets than we may have before. We're looking for some minor suffering from our members, so please understand that we're doing this to you so that you can grow and expand your general K-Pop knowledge. If you're really struggling, feel free to reach out via Twitter or Discord for a little hint.
Once again, please enjoy our games HERE.
DISCORD Speaking of, for those of you who haven't joined our discord channel, you can do so through this LINK. Everyone has been super helpful and friendly so far, so I really recommend joining in the fun! Get all of your questions answered, get to know your fellow members, and look for trading help!
CARD FIXES Next up on the plate are some card fixes, which I noticed myself. No one had to call me out this time.
The first fix is probably the easiest. MMLND-bboombboomyeonwoo has been replaced with MMLD-bboombboomyeonwoo, as this is the official abbreviation and it only felt right to correct it. Please check your trade post for any MMLND yeonwoo cards and simply swap it out for the proper abbreviation.
Our bp-asifitsyourlastjennie deck had some pixels out to place, causing the rounded border to show a little pop of color! We've replaced the cards on our site already, but it is recommended that you clear your browser cache and reupload these cards to your own site, just to replace any wrong files. I've created a zip file HERE for that.
Lastly, our shinee-viewonew deck was a little weird. On the cards and mastery badge, I had View (Onew) instead of the correct Onew (View). These cards have been replaced here, but it is still recommended that you clear your browser cache and reupload these cards to your own site, just to replace any wrong files. I've created a zip file HERE for that.
We've gone ahead and finally added the event card gallery. You can hover over all of our event cards to get a little blurb on how or why it exists!
Speaking of events, we do have a few event cards for milestones that our crazy members have already reached!
Huge congratulations to Tia for the first Idolise mastery and a giant shout out to Danni for being literally insane and leveling up before we even open.
Our goal for the upcoming week is to organize and get the forum ready to go for our official open, so watch our for new topics and feel free to post in them as soon as they become available. Forums we don't want you in will stay locked until we're ready, so don't be afraid to post in any of our open topics at any time if that option is available.
I've actually updated most of our information pages, as well as added new ones. Please check over our donation guidelines, as I have gone through and hopefully answered some of the questions that people had during our pre-prejoin period regarding restrictions. We've also added pages for our upcoming era masteries, which will obviously be pretty slow moving for the first six months.
That's actually all! We don't have much else to say aside from the fact that we're incredibly happy with the enthusiasm and we're having so much fun just watching you guys have fun. It really is such a treat to play with everyone again and we are looking forward to opening next week!
REGARDING CUTENEWS COMMENTS I am unable to make them work, so they are an ugly popup for the time being. Though, we're undecided. I kind of like it.
SEE YOU GUYS NEXT WEEK.
We are officially open for prejoin! You're allowed to join us, finally.
The above event card can be taken by anyone who joins during the prejoin period! It is worth 0, as are all of our event cards.
I've worked it out so that our prejoin period is going to be about twelve days. Although everything looks ready and fairly good to go, Nikki has a beautiful vacation planned with her mother for next week, and I would much rather officially open on the first day of a new month so that donation limits reset, and we can focus on releasing decks again!
WHAT CAN I DO DURING PREJOIN? Over the next two weeks, I would really like members to start focusing on trading and getting to know one another. This is a rather long prejoin period for a TCG to have, which I do sincerely apologize for, but this is my third game and I wanted to be overly prepared for everything. I wanted us to have a ton of decks with a ton of different artists so that members could get excited to join and start collecting.
This upcoming Sunday (June 24th), Nikki and I will be back for our first unofficial Sunday update to give members a couple of games to try out so that they can refresh their trade pile just a little before we open officially the following Sunday (July 1st).
As far as masteries and trader rewards go, they're open for you guys whenever you're ready! We are looking forward to the first mastery from one of your crazy kids, so have fun and go crazy as soon as you are approved by a member of our admin team.
There are still some broken links around the site, but I think that it's mostly things that we are aware of. Please just bear with us while we work on that.
Anyway, let's move past the boring stuff and move onto the fun stuff.
DONATIONS Fear not, my babies, I am actually about to go through and reward every single one of you for the donations you've already handed in. Remember, the limit was 80 cards, because I thought that you were all out of your minds and I feared for my life and the life of this TCG. We have had 371 claims/donations, which obviously may go down a bit as we come closer to Thursday and some of the unfinished claims are abandoned. I am still at a loss for words, though. You've given me a great opportunity to make an incredible variety of decks for all of you and you enthusiasm has been insane. Honestly, Nikki and I couldn't be happier with the results.
If you have actually donated at any point during our pre-prejoin period, please feel free to take the following event card as well!
Again, the above event card is only for those who donated between June 1st and June 22nd.
PREJOIN DECKS and more importantly, pulls from those decks:
I think you'll all be quite pleased to know that because we are not doing a formal "deck pull" post, that any decks YOU DONATED that were released during the prejoin period will give you an additional 2 pulls, which you can take right now. This is the easiest and the fairest way for me to do things, instead of telling everyone that they can pull a certain amount of cards from the 80 prejoin decks that we have. Because in the future, members will be able to pull one additional card from the decks they've donated during our weekly updates, I wanted to kind of make it as fair as I could for now.
We will be actually adding "donated by" to our deck pages in the near future, which is something I had always wanted to do at OnStage, but it was a little too late for me to go back and actually make that happen.
If I haven't made a lot of the decks that you've donated, I'm sorry! I actually have downloaded 99% of the donations to my external harddrive, and I made decks based off of what I thought was popular or would draw more people in for the prejoin period. Admittedly, I made too many NCT decks, but that was only because I was on a roll and I didn't know how to stop myself. There are still a ton of decks I want to make, and I will be focusing on music videos over the next two weeks to make sure that our unreleased deck pool is HUGE and has a bunch of variety for future updates. I AM DOING MY BEST, but I am very sorry if a deck you really wanted has not been made yet.
LEVEL ONE BADGES are currently not uploading automatically to your profiles, but that is only because I haven't bothered to code it quite yet... Please bear with me, it's totally on my list of things to do. Let's show off those badges, baby!
Custom content in your profiles is kind of a main focus of mine. I don't think there's any better feeling in the world that a very full profile with a ton of cute level badges, member cards, custom mastery badges and then the pretty default badges from the decks you've already mastered. Oh, I just love a nice full profile.
Speaking of profiles, did you know that you can fill your profile with a biography about yourself? I kindly filled mine in over HERE just to give you guys a little example of what it should or could look like right now. Obviously I haven't mastered anything quite yet, but someday my profile will be full of beauty.
I feel like there are other things I need to say, but I'll save them for another update or a tweet if need be. Do you follow us on Twitter? You probably should!