Introduction: How to Make Your Own TCG (Trading Card Game)
I love playing card games but I can never find anybody who knows about the game to play it with so i decided to make my own! I will make a card game along side you as we dwell in the glory of card games!!! Hope you have fun!
Step 1: Idea.
first you need to come up with an idea for a card game. You could make a card game with figures or just cards, or make a whole game board. I don't really care. But you need to come up with the building blocks that could someday become famous.
Here are some examples:
Subtracting health (Pokemon or Bakugan)
Three strikes your out (Redakai)
Majority (Instructables card game)
Be sure to chose a theme too. I chose a medieval card game with castles and dragons. Then after i chose the theme i chose a title Castle Quest was mine but you can come up with your own. Make sure the title portrays the game too.
Step 2: Design.
Then came the Design. I made the cards look like a rectangle that was 1/8 of a PowerPoint page. The same with the back. Then i made the cards look exactly the same but with different pictures colors and words.
If you are making a card game by hand you might want to use card-stock paper so that the cards aren't see-through. To make cards the same size as mine you need to fold the paper hamburger style and then unfold. After that fold the paper hot dog style. Then turn the paper to landscape and fold the left and right side to the center. you should have 8 little boxes. Then you can color the cards however you want really.
You can also use things like ccg maker and bighugelabs. But i wanted my cards to have their own style.
Step 3: Pictures.
I found my pictures on the internet.
Step 4: Mechanics.
If you are going to be selling these then you should make a rule book so that people will know how to play. The same goes for websites. You should either make good packaging or just mail in envelopes.
Step 5: Have Fun!
Have fun playing the game with your friends and family!!!!
Step 6: Add Expansions to Your Game
People will keep playing if you can come up with new cards so be sure to update constantly.