Card: The Game

by Dave Chalker

Card: The Game is a card game that uses cards from every collectible (and non-collectible) card game you may own. You play against other people with their own collections of cards. The object of the game is to be the last player with cards in your deck. In the game, you take the role of one of the characters that you have included in your deck. You travel from place to place, battling other players' characters while recruiting allies, equipping yourself with all manners of weaponry and items, and by playing other miscellaneous cards.

Before the Game

Make your deck. Your deck can include cards from any collectible card game, any other card game, or even playing cards. Mix and match. Go nuts. Deck size is very important, however. How big your deck is depends on how long a game you want. Thirty cards is not that long a game, and is recommended if you have a big group of people. 60 is a good number of cards for a game with a few people. All players in the game must start off with the same number of cards in their deck. For composition of your deck, see "Deck Guidelines," below. Also before the game, the players need to find a referee. The referee's job is to mediate what actually happens in the game. More will be explained in the Game Rules section.

Card: The Game

Deck Guidelines

The following percentages are only intended as rough amounts. It is up to each person to decide how many of each type of card he puts in his deck, except that there must be at least one card from . . .

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Article publication date: August 6, 1999

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