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Mysterious Youth

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  1. Are Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games Dying?

    Really? Not buying into a business model/product I don't like is as bad as trying to sue them where I know I'd lose because first and foremost my case is based on nothing? What exactly am I hypothetically suing them for in your scenario? Is the issue really too many reprints or them not making the card accessible in the first place therefore facilitating a need for reprints? You have to understand that what they want to do is milk people on multiple levels. They don't care if your cards are worth anything because they can make an extra buck. It's the Yu-Gi-Oh! plan except I've heard it's worse. Make X needed card hard to get so people buy sealed product for it = profit Reprint card X in a new product so those without it need to/can buy that = profit Repeat Even if you remove the reprint aspect and leave hard to get cards hard to get, it's still an antiquated and bad business model/process for the players. That's what's hurting TCG/CCGs in general, at least for me.
  2. Are Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games Dying?

    Uh... yeah, that ^. I don't know how you got suing giant companies out of "teach them a lesson" especially in the context of what I've been saying.
  3. Are Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games Dying?

    I wouldn't say Pokemon is a savior, just one of the games that will probably continue to do fine should the others die out. The real savior could've been Dragon Ball Super, but they had to turn to the dark side. I don't think the sky is falling but at the end of the day if these companies fail, let them. They don't want to adapt and be less greedy, teach them a lesson. Whether they learn anything or not is a different story and we all know they won't.
  4. Saiyan Oppressive Nerf BAYBEEE

    Either Trunks needed a change or Blinding needed banish after use. It's unfortunate that it took a Fan Z card for this to be considered but that is the situation we're in now.
  5. Saiyan Oppressive Nerf BAYBEEE

    I don't know what the problem was. Once again the devs reveal their hand holding nature. Just run the nonexistent counters, ya bums.
  6. Are Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games Dying?

    Wallet fatigue is only due to the terrible business model. Less people are playing? Give them an attractive reason to give you their money. It's less about oversaturation and more about competition. The problem is TCGs/CCGs aren't attempting a race to the bottom. I know that phrase can have a negative connotation but in what significant way is Yu-Gi-Oh! trying to outdo Magic? Or insert any other TCG/CCG there. These companies are perfectly happy continuing as they are because they're incompetent and overconfident that people will keep paying into it and any losses will magically disappear over time. I've praised Dragon Ball Super's first set many times here for being quite generous in their rarity counts/distribution. There's some stinkers in the Super Rares, but you'd be hard pressed to go broke playing the game back in set 1 when it came to set singles. All that good will they built thrown out the window with a disgusting amount of promos and set 2's horrendous rarity counts. They're now no different than any other card game. "You were the chosen one. It was said that you would destroy the abusive model, not join them. Bring balance to the hobby... not leave it in darkness." If these companies are failing, they need to make a major change to be more inclusive. If they keep doing the same antiquated nonsense, they're doomed to fail and deserve it. Yu-Gi-Oh! as a game is too far gone. Other than making the game cheap to play without relying on belated reprints, it would need a reboot with competent card/game design. Dragon Ball Super can course correct but I doubt they will. Set 1 was bait and short of underestimating set 1 sales, set 2 was all according to keikaku. Pokemon's doing fine but their packs are inherently more of a ripoff as the commons are pure garbage. You're not even buying a pack of ten cards with all those worthless basic Pokemon. Bushiroad, haw. These companies just need to do some self reflection and do the right thing. Spoilers: They won't.
  7. Dragon Ball Top Tier

    Not that there's a way to distinguish it in the current game, but the logic behind Majuub and Super 17 applies to Piccolo as well. If Piccolo isn't considered a fusion and I doubt he'll be considered as such when fusions become a thing, Majuub and Super 17 shouldn't be either. It'd also be less work to design half or less of a stack over a full one should this concept take off.
  8. Namekian Restored & Saiyan Empowered are Frozen

    Is Gohan ending on Ultimate a bad thing? Too far from now? I'm hoping the screenshot choices are still diverse for the stack. Ideally I'd like at least one each of Saiyaman, Z Sword training, and Ultimate for 3/4. Fusion on the other hand, it's not an illogical way to do it. Not to criticize but it's also the lazy way. I do wish they were mechanics just so I could see how they'd differ from Score's. Set 11's so awkward. Not that I care about him, but no Spopovich then? I don't know about Goku because unless it's a single level, the hypothetical one stack he gets for the rest of Z should end on Super Saiyan 3 unless there's a Spirit Bomb deck with a relevant 4. No GT is definitely :/
  9. Namekian Restored & Saiyan Empowered are Frozen

    But then you have to waste room on those instead of fun cards... Granted, that's only competitively but still. Nobody likes putting Wall Breaker-like silver bullets in their deck. It's simply an unfortunate and necessary evil.
  10. Namekian Restored & Saiyan Empowered are Frozen

    So this will be the CRD discussion thread then? They didn't change Dr Brief to include Kid Trunks. Hoping that's an oversight because he really should.
  11. Namekian Restored & Saiyan Empowered are Frozen

    https://fanztcg.wordpress.com/rulebook-crd/ While I digged playing Restored, at this point people are just tired of these two dominating. With these freezings and the Future Gohan change, it'll be interesting to see what does well though I would've liked to see the results of such changes this year with all the stagnant meta complaints. With the new set, people who simply played the meta this year will have to try new things.
  12. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    Since they're not modified humans or don't contain human parts like 17, 18, and 20, no.
  13. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    Lots of spelling errors... Are there nerfs on Ginyu? I thought they just added the Saiyan and Namekian traits to 3 and 4 respectively.
  14. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    https://fanztcg.wordpress.com/revelation-checklist/ Still need the CRD. Also, no Piccolo named card(s)
  15. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    I'm in the same boat on GT. It has some horrendous faults but I feel like I'm willing to give it more of a pass when it comes to good ideas, bad execution than Super. Simply because some of the story concepts are that good. At this point the negative word of mouth and its bad reputation over the years has kept people from touching it and anything attached to it. I really hope they replace movie sets with GT. I'm still not the biggest fan of GT but considering there's no loss of profit for doing it, unless the designers themselves are also "haters" who refuse to work with the material, it's close-minded players missing out on potential cards. Regarding Dende, I wish he brought allies back from the discard but since Shenron took that effect... Thematically Dende's effect doesn't make much sense. Healing's different from giving a power up. If anything such an effect makes more sense for Old Kai or Guru.
  16. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    Great, now you put the idea in my head of a Pan stack in Super where it's just pictures of Videl's stomach and Videl's stomach with aura eventually leveling up into a baby. But then we can get a Piccolo, Babysitter/Godfather ally!
  17. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    Oh I'm sure it's planned at this point in time. I just worded it that way because you never know if (god forbid) Fan Z will even be a thing by then. By random estimation, the Tournament of Power is over ten sets away depending on how they divide up Buu, the remaining movies, and Super. When it comes to extending a card game's life, I don't know why anyone would outright consider GT taboo. I suppose we're lucky (or unlucky) that we have a new addition of the franchise to make sets out of, but to limit yourself when there's a technical wealth of potential sets is silly. Though I guess the hate for GT IS that bad for some people they'd probably stop playing because of it.
  18. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    It comes down to if they do Uub and the end of Z or go straight to Super after Kid Buu's defeat. Though I don't see why they'd skip to Super. An entire Pan stack based on her Z appearance would be strange but possible. Bad news if you specifically wanted GT Pan. If they get to current events, you'll get 17 from Super but no Super 17.
  19. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    I know how I feel about it. Didn't take me a millisecond. That's exactly how it should be. I'm glad they listened to the players and are willing to change that nonsensical decision. Now we don't have Gohan overload and I welcome the next Gohan stack/level over thinking he has too many options. I love the flavor of Kid Trunks' focus on skipping while Awakening Vegeta involved passing. Kind of like how Goten is the new Drillku. I was going to say his level 2's attack seemed costly, but in Orange his Quickness Drill being styled and tutorable helps a lot with that. Huge loss if your opponent gets rid of it though... While I welcome a new Bulma ally, I wish she had a different power. I can't say it's a worse Trunks ally because their timings are different but on the power alone, Trunks seems to be the better option and nobody plays him. Not seeing the flavor in her having a similar power to Trunks except parentage, but the parenthetical makes her great for energy beats.
  20. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    Not sure why his level 1 doesn't have 3 PUR. Obvious uses in Black with the discard effects. The level 4's second power is kind of underwhelming unless you get there really early. Hope he gets a new named card that isn't too specific in its uses.
  21. How much do you care about Fan Z now?

    Does it have more to do with too many staples/essentials within styles or lack of archetype cards? Because the way it is archetype cards give the already good cards within a style a direction to go which is how it should be. I definitely agree with your grievance though. When I'm deckbuilding unless there's a hard restriction like Hercule not being able to use energy attacks, it's hard to avoid the time-tested staples within a style. A lot of this has to do with the copy/paste cards in set 1 they took from Score. They're too good. You'll never not see some of these stupid things and you'd be wrong to leave them out of your build. Not that I necessarily agree with the idea, but perhaps what you're looking for is set rotation.
  22. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    https://fanztcg.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/goten-son-of-goku/ Drillku lives on!... in his son.
  23. Named cards you want to see?

    There's a Master Roshi's Kamehameha in Fan Z. I don't have any ideas for what these cards would do, but... Goku's Spirit Bomb needed to be a thing forever ago A styled Trunks' Burning Attack Gohan's Father-Son Kamehameha? Sounds weird but that's what it is Hercule's Poisoned Chocolates/Exploding Video Game/Victory Photo Vegeta's Big Bang Attack - Japan can screw off for Destruction Blast. There's a screenshot in Kid Buu we can use to make it happen Piccolo's Hellzone Grenade/Light Grenade - Focused Ball wasted a perfect screenshot
  24. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    I never said 18 was good card design and while I may have come off as liking it, it was more out of her getting her due. Nothing I said was incorrect. The original 18 was definitely bad card design. Why any designer thought she'd be remotely playable is beyond me. There were just these tiny fixes that could've made her so much more solid. Level 1 letting you choose to redraw. Level 2 not randomly missing her 0 damage attack. God knows I've tried to make her work and while my win rate wasn't 0%, it was always an uphill battle. I really like Fan Z's 2 they gave her but she desperately needed a new 1 as well.
  25. FanZ Set 10 - "Revelation"

    While Videl was card design that I liked, 18 definitely goes beyond face value. I can definitely see her doing well. So nice to finally have a good attack target for Toss.
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