1990's CCG Explosion
OK. Well the 1990's is when collectible card games pretty much exploded into the market. Magic: The Gathering was a huge success so everyone tried to get on the band wagon. Who here has played, or is now playing, a CCG that is now defunct? I played X-Files which is not longer around. In fact it was cancelled right before a 2nd expansion was to be sent to the printers.
I played Harry Potter but that died too. Not enough interest from younger players. The game mechanics were fine, but the marketing for the game was poor.
I still play Mythos once a month with some friends from Western Washington that enjoy Lovecraft's stories. This is by far my favorite CCG and is still a fun play. The game isn't technically dead -- just on hold until Chaosium can get enough money to produce it again.
So any other dead CCG's that people used to enjoy? And if you collected the cards for X-Files, Mythos, and Harry Potter, please feel free to send me a PM. I may be looking to trade or buy some cards.
It's far from dead I suppose but I play Star Wars TCG from WOTC. I can see it getting cancelled in a few years or at least going into hibernation. I know of noone other than my 8-year-old son who plays on a regular basis. None of the card shops I frequent ever have tournaments or demos and I have yet to see anyone just playing it.
It's a great game but hasn't caught on like Magic or Warhammer.
I pretty much play Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh and used to be into DBZ, would like to get back into that though.
I had started to buy DEAD LANDS cards but could never figure out how to play it. The RPG was killer though, it was my favorite. I love to play MAGIC Online.
One game my friends and I played (that had a similar premise to Magic)
was a combo of a card game and board game was an X MEN game based on the comics, it was great.
I loved MTG. I haven't played in while. I stopped collecting right before 6th edition. I also collected star wars ccg.
I play(ed) a ton of TCG/CCGs, some dead now...
1.) SW: CCG (best CCG ever, imo)
2.) Aliens Predator (and later Terminator) was a great fun multiplayer game.
3.) Yu-Gi-Oh - okay, it's not dead by any means, but I love it and still play.
4.) Magic - it was an okay game to me. I bought cards here and there and play once in a while for fun and a change of pace
5.) Pokemon TCG - Hey, say what you will about the shows and the non RPG games, they all suck and I don't like them. But the card game was actually fun and I collected up to Legendary Collection..got a few new casrds, but nothing substantial...
6.) Star Trek CCG...I tried it, got a few good cards, dropped it....just wasn't my kinda game...
7.) SW: TCG by WotC - Tried it and it...SUCKS...sorry, I'll never like it and it's a very poor replacement for SW CCG
8.) TMNT TCG - picked up the 2 player start, but haven't had a chance to play it yet. Seems pretty decent, but simple like Yu-Gi-Oh. Haven't even seen boosters for it. Anyone get to play it? I love the look of the cards...
Hmmm, lets see.
I used to play all of the following:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: CCG
I LOVED this game but it only lasted 3 Sets due to the stupidity of the company that made the game.
Star Wars: CCG
Another game I loved. LFL killed it off, the jerks. This game was fun. Where else can Yoda Fly an X-wing with R5-D4 as the Astromech making an Attack Run on the Death Star?
Lord of the Rings: TCG
I USED to like the game. When Decipher's whole Tournament system went corrupt, I quit the game in sheer hatred towards the company.
Star Wars: TCG
Another game I love. I just dont have much time or money to support it anymore.
There are a few CCGs I've played but are so Meh, they arent worthy of my time to type them on here.
Nice little list there. You'll have to teach me the Buffy game over Cardtable.
As for SW: CCG...yeah, those were great days. Personally, I liked having Ewoks Jedi Train on Dagobah while Qui-Gon and Leia took off in the Falcon because of Mace's Death Mark.
There was a report that Fantasy Flight Games purchased the rights from Chaosium to create a new CCG based on Call of Cthulhu.
But any info on the game has been removed from the Fantasy Flight website.
I collected but never played the SW CCG. I stopped around the time Jabba's Palace came out. I never really knew anyone else that played. I loved the images on the cards. I thought it sucked that LFL cancelled the license and moved it to WoTC.
Re: 1990's CCG Explosion
Dr. E, I agree completely! Biggest mistake LFL couldhave done was go to WotC. Their game sucks. SW: CCG was a great game, but yeah, I didn't know too many who played either in real life. I played mostly online at the Decipher Palace, or on cardtable...heck, even over AIM...