The following information has been compiled and organized to help current and upcoming/interested members find out everything that they need to know to enjoy Idolise to the fullest without many speedbumps. If you can not find exactly what you're looking for, please feel free to contact your admin team through Twitter, or join our Idolise Discord to find someone to chat with about our little game!
Just like all good trading card games, Idolise has a theme that it does its best to stick to. Due to how broad the category of K-Pop is, Idolise focuses its entire attention on Idols, with most of our effort being centered around their eras/songs that have been promoted during or after 2016.
What exactly is an era? I'm so glad that you asked! An era, by our definition, is the time that an artist spends promoting a single song off of a new album or repackage. For most artists, this usually means a complete hair and concept change from their previous track. In a lot of cases, artists will usually spend 1-2 months promoting a debut or comeback song on music shows, in addition to attending/having various schedules in between (fan sign events, concerts, etc). Eventually, an artist will have their final (usually called Goodbye Stage) performance for that track on one of South Korea's five music shows, which signals that the era is finishing up.
Here at Idolise, we give our members a two month grace period after that final goodbye stage to collect photos and ensure that there are a wide variety of images for their deck donation.
The thought behind Idolise is very simple: Artists are constantly changing. Releasing one general artist deck just months or even years into a career can leave cards looking outdated fast, which is why this TCG was created— so we can make decks for each era throughout an artist's career and celebrate their growth together!