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Weasel Overlord
31st May 2008, 03:00 AM
TPM: The Card Game!

Hallo everyone! It’s time for another awesome project from your awesomely collaborative mods! : D
I know what you’re all thinking. “But what exactly IS this card game you mention? Why do we care? More importantly, will there be pie?” Never fear, faithful RPGers! I can give you answers to ALL of your burning questions!

1. Huh? Wha? CONFUSION!
TPM: The Card Game is an idea cooked up by myself and your other sparkly moderators. It stems from our very own Engi’s original idea to turn RPG into a card game which sadly petered out after a few months (alas, such is the way of things :/).

We took this idea and put a whole-forum spin onto it, with the main emphasis being on personal deck themes and card creation. For us RPGers, let’s face it, we’ve already made a ton of cards! It’s gonna be easy to think up some more.

The main point to note is that, instead of the Magic format we originally followed, we’ve decided to go by Yu Gi Oh rules, since they’re slightly simpler and easier to bend to our wills.

2. Why do we care?
Because it will be FUN, that’s why! Since emphasis is put on card/deck theme creation, everyone’s deck will be unique to them. You wanna make a deck based entirely on one of your RPGs? Fine!

We will be using a website called [yugioh card maker (http://www.yugiohcardmaker.net/)] to make our masterpieces, on which you can select your card type, level and effect and upload a picture to go with it (but make sure the picture is the same size as the window for it on the card, otherwise you end up with odd-looking cards).

Once you’ve created some cards of your own, now what? When can you play? Well, simply submit your cards to the main topic in the TCG forum for mod approval (we need to watch for over-powered cards, &c, as you can imagine, to make it as fair as possible).

3. How exactly, will we be playing this crazy card game, then?
Simple. Anyone who plays or has played Yu Gi Oh will probably be aware that there is a desktop program you can use to play online with. Luckily for us, this program can be “hacked”, in a way, in order for us to use our own cards in it. Cool, huh? Weas thinks so.

4. Will there be pie?
Metaphorically? Yes. If you want to make a pie card, you can go ahead! (Although we, your moderators, reserve the right to deny any card we see fit. XD)

5. So what exactly do we do now?
Well, the main point of this topic is, primarily, to gain an idea of who’s interested, and how many people we can woo to our cause. : D So if anyone who’s interested could post in here, that would be magic. We’re welcoming and encouraging feedback and questions, so if you think something just is not right, feel free to heckle us about it! Similarly, if you have ideas and aren’t sure whether they’d be ok, just ask. Same for deck ideas that need approving, and whathaveyou. All I ask is that you don’t post any actual cards or card approvals in this topic - that’s what the one in TCG is for, since that’s the card game board after all. ^_^

31st May 2008, 03:36 AM
sounds like a cool idea, now to just get my hands on the program...

So, our decks could be pretty much what we want, or does it have to be based on something in the RPG forums?

Weasel Overlord
31st May 2008, 04:33 AM
It's forumwide, and yup, you can make whatever deck you like. So if you wanted to base yours off, for example, an RPG, then you'd just make your cards with that in mind. However, if like me, you wanna make you deck based on, say, Final Fantasy, then that's fine too. All we ask is that you choose a theme, and that you don't deviate from it too much in your deck.
Same goes for if you wanted to make an ASB deck, or a Misc. deck or something. Makes for a lovely amount of variety and randomness, anyway. ^_^

We're keeping in a few YGO staple cards, only with altered names/effects to make it more our own. You know, Pot and Storm and all that, cos those sort of cards are pretty essential.

As for the program, you can download YVD [here (http://xerocreative.com/index.php?goto=yvd&sub=downloads)] at XeroCreative. I just didn't put the link up before cos I wanted to see what sort of response we got first. ^_^;;

31st May 2008, 07:57 AM
Not to be a dick, but I'm tired, I'm grumpy, and I have one thing to say here:

TPM: The Card Game is an idea cooked up by myself and your other sparkly moderators.
No it isn't. It's just Yu-Gi-Oh! with a few name changes and TPM-themed cards. Sorry to break it to you guys, but this isn't an original idea, and it's not exactly a big one, either - there seems to be a total of about 3 people that are both YGO players AND RPG-ers that are interested in this aside from whomever on the Mod-force decided to put this together.

31st May 2008, 09:25 AM
Well, I, for one, am interested. Having played the game for 7+ years, I've created plenty of cards in my day, and I think it would be fun to see how those cards would play if they were pitted against real players (and not just used in fanfics, for example).

I do have one suggestion. In the anime / manga, duelists often have new cards that the other player has never heard of. So, to add to the mystery (and fun!) of it all, my suggestion is that any new cards we come up with be PM'd to one of the mods; that way, we can't just look at the boards and instantly know what we're up against.

If the mods think that's a bit much, OK, but I definitely think that decklists should be PM'd to a moderator before actually being played. First of all, the same type of thing happens in actual tournaments (well, they're written down and given to the judges, but you know what I mean), so this would be another way of 'keeping it real', so to speak. Second, this would ensure that people are actually being creative and not netdecking anything.

As another way to ensure creativity, perhaps there should be a rule as to how many real cards are allowed in one's deck. For example, if we say that (just to throw a number out there) 50% of the deck must be completely created, and at least another 25% (again, just for a number's sake) must be renamed cards, that leaves a maximum of 25% of the deck that's made up of boring old real cards.

You mentioned something about renaming and possibly tweaking the effects of older staples. I'm all for that (especially the effect-tweaking part), but we first need to define what these older staples are. Perhaps we should brainstorm up a list, then post that list and say that, if you wish to use one of these staple cards, you must use the version we've provided for you. I'll go and post a couple examples of what I think you mean by a tweaked effect in the TCG Forum.

31st May 2008, 11:22 AM
Not to be a dick, but I'm tired, I'm grumpy, and I have one thing to say here:

No it isn't. It's just Yu-Gi-Oh! with a few name changes and TPM-themed cards. Sorry to break it to you guys, but this isn't an original idea, and it's not exactly a big one, either - there seems to be a total of about 3 people that are both YGO players AND RPG-ers that are interested in this aside from whomever on the Mod-force decided to put this together.
Good! Let the hate flow through you!

Weasel Overlord
31st May 2008, 06:13 PM
there seems to be a total of about 3 people that are both YGO players AND RPG-ers that are interested in this aside from whomever on the Mod-force decided to put this together.

Yes Blade, if you'd have paid attention to the actual topic you'd have noticed that I said that the MAIN point of this thread was to gauge reactions and get a feel for how many would be interested before we invest overly large amounts of effort. I also never said that it was a UNIQUE idea, did I? Saying that we thought of it doesn't mean that we invented YGO.

@Starjake: Yeah, I think that idea's quite a good one, re: having a set number of staples in. Also we had planned to have big old brainstorming sessions too, so what's considered as staples can be worked out then. ^_^

Mikachu Yukitatsu
31st May 2008, 11:12 PM
Hello there. I have never posted in RPG before, but this topic somehow attracted my attention. I came up with a question, of a general interest, not that I'd be making cards like that, at least not for public use. And not necessarily that I'd take part in this game.

What's your toleration when it comes to real-life person cards? Like George W. Bush card or perhaps someone's girl- or boyfriend card?

Roy Karrde
31st May 2008, 11:25 PM
Those all sound find Mikachu Yukitatsu, the cards can be people, members, anime, fan fics, rpgs, anything. Just please also consider everyone's feelings, but at the same time everyone should remember this is for fun, and to not take it too seriously!

Mikachu Yukitatsu
1st June 2008, 12:39 AM
Another question, when you generate a card, will it be automatically saved somewhere? I mean if you just create a card for fun or because you want to test, can other people automatically see it? I didn't find the answer from the site itself.

Roy Karrde
1st June 2008, 12:48 AM
When I generated a card, I just right clicked on the picture and save as. It saves it as a .bmp file. Also if you want to do Presidents and stuff, creating a possible "Debate Forum" deck would be fun. But you should post your card ideas here!

1st June 2008, 01:27 AM
everyone should remember this is for fun, and to not take it too seriously!

You know, this is an obsession for some of us, so by definition we are required to take it far more seriously than we really have any right to. ^_^

So, when does this start? I eagerly await the chance to unleash my fiery wrath upon my foes! BWAHAHAHA!!!!


Crazy Elf Boy
1st June 2008, 05:42 AM
Even though I have never played a real game of yugioh in my life I will still try this out. It looks fun.

1st June 2008, 07:21 AM
While gauging on the number of responses that we could generate from this project, I suppose we could start some form of discussion on the rulings and card allowance. I had posted a sample of rulings that the mods had agreed to put in place. I would suppose the main idea now is to run through the rulings and card allowance list and maybe if you are unhappy about any of them. You could voice out and we would listen to your opinion. The sample ruling are posted here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?p=364638#post364638).

1st June 2008, 08:07 AM
Hmmm it sounds bizarre but its piqued my interest. I'm still confused but I've been gone for two days ands trying to catch up on internet stuff but you said for people to state if they're interested. So yeah am interested. Historical TPM card deck now that could be interesting ^^

Ultimate Charizard
1st June 2008, 10:20 AM
Hmm, actually sounds pretty interesting.

I used to play YGO on YVD, and apprentice before that, so i might dig out my old Deck and see what i can come up with.

Ultimate Charizard
1st June 2008, 12:29 PM
Infact ive already created 8 new cards :D lol.

Boredom is my greatest inspiration :)

Roy Karrde
1st June 2008, 06:20 PM
Well post them up man! Atleast descriptions of them, that is if you want to create a deck around them!

Ultimate Charizard
1st June 2008, 07:10 PM
May as well. Its mostly Warhammer themed though ive never been good at warrior decks.

Theyre not all specifically meant to work together either. Its not a strict set.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7537/93595db2.jpg http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7758/93595ev2.jpg

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2886/93595zf3.jpg http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9594/93595th0.jpg

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9461/93595ou6.jpg http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1404/93595da0.jpg

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5537/93595je2.jpg http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3883/93595mg5.jpg

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/2307/93595py2.jpg http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1109/93595mq6.jpg

Is that enough? lol

Ultimate Charizard
1st June 2008, 07:12 PM
...and one specifically for TPM.


edit: This is gonna end up as a set soon enough lol.

I do seem to be short of magic/traps though. Could use some equips i think...

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9558/93595bm3.jpg http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8098/93595uf1.jpg
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/4933/93595mf3.jpg http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/4766/93595xq7.jpg

This is what happens when i get bored lol

1st June 2008, 08:56 PM
Heh, some good cards. Warhammer themed deck I see? I'll probably go for a meme-based one myself.

Anyway, here are some forum-related cards, 1 monster, 1 spell and 1 trap:


Roy Karrde
1st June 2008, 09:12 PM
I have added all your cards to the main TCG topic for them being up for debate by the mods as to if they should just go for Show Off Fun or if they should go into the next YVD set coming this week. Here is the link to the main topic.


Ultimate Charizard
1st June 2008, 09:31 PM
Special request for Roy...

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7510/93595mt4.jpg http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/9337/93595mv5.jpg

1st June 2008, 09:45 PM
...I have plenty of cards, but none of them have pictures yet. Can I post them anyway?

Roy Karrde
1st June 2008, 09:49 PM
Sure feel free to, I'll go on and post them up for consideration.

Weasel Overlord
2nd June 2008, 02:27 AM
Haha UC, I love those Warhammer cards. XD I might have to make some High Elf ones myself, you know. Call of the Wolf seems a tiny bit over-powered though. But I guess that's for the TCG thread! :)

2nd June 2008, 03:43 AM
I'm curious as how some of these cards can be played in the program.

I'm currently working on a set based on some of the monsters from Resident Evil (which I've dubbed, the "B.O.W. Set")

2nd June 2008, 07:51 AM
Mystic_clown: I just tested out the program and, from what I can tell from the interface, it is essentially the same as playing it table-top style: it doesn't do any automatic calculations for you, it just shows you what cards are on the table. You can also see your hand but you need to give permission to your opponent before he searches your hand. Therefore, you have to do the rulings yourself. This requires both honesty from both parties (as you could theoretically draw 10 cards in one draw phase) and also careful watching as to monitor cheating from both sides. Hopefully this shouldn't be an issue, and if battle logs are posted on the forums, then cheats should be caught.

Also, a taste of things to come:


These cards will be much more relevant in the context of other cards I have in the works.

2nd June 2008, 09:00 AM
Incidentally, three more for fun:


Crazy Elf Boy
2nd June 2008, 11:09 AM
Here are some that I made, tried to not make them OP.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k169/CrazyElfBoy/TheoryofEvolutionphp.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k169/CrazyElfBoy/Renewphp.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k169/CrazyElfBoy/NINJA1php.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k169/CrazyElfBoy/EpicLootphp.jpg

2nd June 2008, 02:32 PM
I <3 this idea, although Ive never played YGO, just the DBZ CCG and Magic cards. Id like to start making some cards to make my deck with but unfortunately I still dont have reliable net access at my house (I use the library comp) ;.; So Ill have to have fun later :/ lol

3rd June 2008, 12:54 AM
Now, time for some cards from my B.O.W. Set


and since it's too small to read, here's Nyx's effect:
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This carc can only be Special Summoned be removing 10 "T-Virus counters" from the field. once per turn, you may active 1 of the following effects:
-Select 1 monster on the field and equip it to this card. It gains half the ATK of the monster equiped.
-Select 1 monster equiped to this card and send it to the graveyard. Deal 800 damage to the opponent's lifepoints.

3rd June 2008, 05:39 AM
Mystic_Clown: If you lay off the paragraphing a bit, you could probably fit all that text in.

Anyway, here's a set that should have you all trembling in your knickers:


Plus a couple of internet related cards:


3rd June 2008, 06:18 AM
Heald...you are having way too much fun with this! :)

3rd June 2008, 06:25 AM
Scott! Not in front of the other guys, they look up to me!

15th June 2008, 03:38 PM
*wanders in*


...um, guys?

(where did everyone go?)

16th June 2008, 02:48 PM
In order to make my return seem productive, I'm contributing some of my ideas.


More to come later, if I feel like it.

Weasel Overlord
16th June 2008, 05:04 PM
Well, in reference to the "where is everyone" question... I've JUST got back from my boyf's at Cardiff, so. I finished my Final Fantasy X set, but have been having tons of trouble adding them to the .set files, which has sort of put me in a mood with the program. Hopefully, after job-hunting I'll be able to be more active in this.

Celestial Blade
18th June 2008, 05:46 PM
I've only played Pokemon and the ORIGINAL Digimon TCG...

Roy Karrde
22nd June 2008, 10:32 PM
Wahh going to Vegas really took me out of the whole TPM TCG Groove, anyway I am hoping that we get the first set out tonight! Dont worry if your card isnt included in the first set, it will be soon. We just picked and choose which one we could work with early on. But more will be included!

I do have alot of people I want to thank. First off Mr. Pikachu for being a Grammar Nazi and combing most of the cards for innacuracies. Weasel Overlord for doing so much work including bringing this to the RPG Forum. Starjake for being a very very crazy man and writing up a tons of cards in YVD format, including all anime cards from the original series O.O. And of course everyone that has submitted cards for the set, you guys are awesome.

Edit: Also a set 1.5 will hopefully be out next week, with more fan made cards added.

Weasel Overlord
23rd June 2008, 08:51 AM
Hallo hallo everybody! I am proud to present to you: the first (and only) installation walkthrough, and our very first YVD TPM set! This set only contains a few people's cards so far - work is still been done to include everyone else's, but as you can imagine, this takes a long time. SO bear with us! As Roy said in the previous post, the next set will be released next week, so keep a look out!

First, the walkthrough! Courtesy of Mr Kaarde himself (for all the people who failed to do it properly the first time, like I did, eheh).

Step One: Download the YVD program here (http://www.xerocreative.com/index.ph...&sub=downloads) (if you already have YVD, make sure your version is the latest one; 8.6. If not, download the update). Follow the installation instructions.

Step Two: Download the newest TPM TCG Set from either of these two sites;
Sendspace (http://www.sendspace.com/file/u1740g)
MegaUpload (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FKTFWNLA)

Step Three: Go to; My Computer -> Program Files -> YVD
Once you're in the YVD folder, move the .set file you just downloaded into this folder (it will ask if you want to replace the existing file - click OK).

Screenshots for the confused are as follows;


Step Four: Boot up YVD. The Deck Shop will load up as soon as you click on the "Duel" option in the program menu. Type in part or all of the card's name you want to find and the Shop will bring up all cards with those words/etc. in their name.


Step Five: Build your deck! (This is the fun part XD). Obviously, until your personal deck has been added to the sets, you'll have to make do with the cards that are there already. Once your deck/cards have been released in a set, simply follow step four to find them and add them.

If anyone has any problems with installation or anything, PM Roy or me and we'll do our best to help!

In the meantime, perhaps we should put a note in the first post with everyone's time zones and availability times, so we can start setting up duels. ^_^

I'm in England time zone (that's +0), and I'm available in the evenings, from around 6pm onwards, until around 1am. England is either 5 or 6 hours in front of America, and I'm not sure for anywhere else.

Ultimate Charizard
23rd June 2008, 11:11 AM
Would it also be possible to list the Cards that have been added, which set theyre in (for those trying to find them) and also a possible ban/restrict list?

Roy Karrde
23rd June 2008, 11:27 AM
Ban list will be released this Wednesday as well as the 1.5 set with Final Fantasy and Resident Evil cards as well as some others!

The cards in the set under
ANME aka Anime are
Cupid's Kiss
Maiden in Love.
Happy Marriage
Defense Maiden
Kuribou Set from Doma
Electromagnetic Turtle
Roulette Spider
Silver Dollar
Full Moon
Time Travel

Under GAV I believe it is
The Grey Hunter
Call of the Wolf
The Inquisitor
Face Eater Squig
Charge of the Juggernaut
Defense Breaker
Bezerker Champion

I think there is more in the GAV set

FIC contains all of Mr.Pikachu's fanfic cards

GHST contains all my temp Ghostbusters Cards I used to test the set.

In the name Show Set in the Card Search Window, you can scroll down from All to find individual set listings.

Ultimate Charizard
23rd June 2008, 01:16 PM
The only thing missing from my set is Fields of Khorne...unless that wasnt accepted.

Also the Betrayer and its summon was missed off of what u listed but i know its in the set.

Roy Karrde
24th June 2008, 11:10 AM
The next update will be coming tomorrow with more cards I promise ^^
Also for anyone having trouble connecting together, there is a beta out of YVD that allows for Server Connection through user name. All you have to do is sign up here. http://www.xerocreative.com/forums/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00

And then download the beta, I already have one made with the newest .set file.


25th June 2008, 08:37 PM
Part one of my Boo set! I just wanted to see my pretties all set up ^_^ There's more!


Roy Karrde
25th June 2008, 09:29 PM
Hee got it in just in time Hou, okay this is version 1.5

1.5 includes
Weasel's Final Fantasy X Cards
Mystic_Clown's Resident Evil Cards
A few Crazy Elf Boy cards
Houndoom Lover's Boo cards
Hinata's Pedobear card
The Kuriboh cards from Doma ( Season 4 of Yu Gi Oh )
Raphael's Guardian Cards from Doma ( Season 4 of Yu Gi Oh )
Mai's Harpie Cards from Doma ( Season 4 of Yu Gi Oh )

As well as fixes so that two of Mr Pikachu's cards can work right on the program.

Also I would suggest people start trying out YVD Version 9 Beta 11. It requires you to sign up at the Xerocreative website. But it contains a few new helpful features!

Version 1.5 of YVD.set

So that people do not get confused, you can search for sets on the Drop Down Menu next to "Show Set" here are the sets
ANME = Anime Cards
DOMA = Doma Cards
GHST = Ghostbusters Cards
FFX = Final Fantasy X Cards
HOU = Boo Cards
CEB = Crazy Elf Boy's Misc Cards
EVIL = Resident Evil Cards
Tox = Toxicity Card
FIC = Fan Fic Cards
GAV = The Grey Hunter Set ( Which will be finished I am sorry it is taking so long )

Also as always a huge thanks to everyone for making this, and for Starjake for submitting the DOMA cards. Starjake is a beast!

26th June 2008, 12:55 PM
Bam!! ^w^ I hussled! Or actually did something. I'm lazy, sue me. I have more Boo cards yet to come! ^0^ For Version 2 then, haha!

Roy Karrde
26th June 2008, 03:14 PM
Thanks to the awesomeness of Mr Pikachu, we have found a way to import photos into YVD so that we can see the cards during duels! Well what does it look like? Take a look!


26th June 2008, 03:28 PM
Wow! That is awesome! I have come to download and drop off more cards! But that's wicked awesome Sir Pika!

This is so cool guys! :P

Part two! ^_^ I needed to do something!

Edit: It seems I've not moved yonder numbers properly...-o-

Ultimate Charizard
26th June 2008, 05:35 PM
So thats what it looks like...how do we do it?

Roy Karrde
27th June 2008, 03:46 PM
Alright hope you like the cards UC! Anyway I give you one of my cards for you to Judge. Please be nice!


27th June 2008, 07:16 PM
She's pretty Roy! ^-^


Celestial Blade
28th June 2008, 01:23 PM
Can someone make two Lucemon Chaos Mode cards? One being Light, the other being Dark?
I'm having a Digimon phase!

28th June 2008, 08:08 PM



I love digimon AND making cards!! :D

Roy Karrde
13th August 2008, 02:02 AM
Well alot of work went into this project and I wanted to know if everyone wanted to continue it? If so we could set up a possible tournment with a God Card at stake, as well as a ban/restricted list. So if everyone wants to start up again as well as throw out some ideas, feel free to chime in!

Ultimate Charizard
13th August 2008, 06:19 AM
Im still up for this ive just only managed to duel one person so far lol.
Untill a final set is created and a ban list decided etc then its going to be difficult to get anything going.

Celestial Blade
14th August 2008, 06:33 PM
I would also like to see other various Digimon....

Weasel Overlord
15th August 2008, 10:59 AM
I've had lots of trouble trying to connect to people, and what with me being so busy lately, no time to try and remedy it. Hopefully I'll be more available when I get back to uni (IF I can connect there, since the server is a big gimp).

Roy Karrde
6th September 2008, 11:24 AM
Wahh I have been so busy ;.; School Sucks.

Here is the latest version of YVD and I will be online for the next 13 hours ready to duel anyone.


25th May 2009, 12:26 AM
Are we still doing this? ^_^ Now that's school's over, I wanna sink my teeth into fun things again!

Roy Karrde
25th May 2009, 11:05 PM
Sure I would love to get back to working on this, anyone else want to join in?