English Version of Card Game Booster Set 4 & Starter Decks 4, 5, & 6 out on May 7th, plus In Store Events, Questionnaire, & Printable Mat

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A nice stack of English Card Game news!

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Card shops in North America have begun to put up pre-order details for upcoming English releases of the Digimon Card Game.

The first 3 boosters are being released in the English version as the 'Special Boosters' to help get things caught up, but after that we get Booster Set 4 Great Legend in the same format as it's coming out in Japan.

On May 7th Booster Set 4 will come out in the English version of the card game, and the lineup appears to match the Japanese release as far as card distribution goes:
Common, 44 cards
Uncommon, 30 cards
Rare, 26 cards
Super Rare, 12 cards
Secret Rare, 3 cards


Minus potential extra box toppers (various Japanese promo cards getting a release here), we expect the release to be equivalent to the Japanese.


Digimon Card Game Booster Set 4 Great Legend is scheduled to release on December 18th in Japan. Ongoing previews began recently, the most recent can be found here.



On top of that...

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Starter Decks 4, 5, and 6 will be out the same day.

2 of them have slight renames, but the card lineup should be the same as the Japanese:
Starter Deck 4 Giga Green
Starter Deck 5 Machine Black
Starter Deck 6 Venomous Violet


On top of the standard starter deck lineup, each will come with one Special Booster 1.0 booster pack.


We have clean images for the Japanese release of Starter Decks 4, 5, and 6! We expect our release to be functionally identical to these.




And last up, some stuff for those planning to (or who have started) collecting/playing the English version of the card game...

Tamer Party events will be done for the English version of the card game. These appear to be English equivalents to the Tamer Exchange Party events, meant to help teach the game to potential new fans, giving away promo cards, etc.


The first lineup of Tamer Party events is listed for January 29th – March 31st, 2021.

They are described as...
Casual in-store events aimed at encouraging new Digimon Tamers to pick up the game!

These special Tamer Party store events allow new players to learn all elements of the game from experienced Tamers, joining the fun of the Digimon Card Game!

Learn how to play from existing Digimon tamers!
Compete against fellow tamers to improve your competitive skills!
Receive exclusive prizes for participating in a demonstration or game!


Participants will receive currently unannounced parallel cards of cards from Starter Decks 1 through 3.

Based on the description we expect these may be cards from the Japanese Tamer Battle Packs, or a number of other promo cards.




They have also put up a questionnaire regarding the pre-release of the English card game.



You get an English version of the Starter Deck 1, 2, 3, printable playmat for filling it out.

We've gone ahead and extracted the image from the PDF and put it in the gallery under promo items for the new card game. The image embed above is a smaller version, but clicking it links to the full size ones so you can use and print it.





Thanks to a few people for sending in info on the new releases and 401 games (2) (3) (4)for the images.


The pre-sale for the first wave of English Digimon Card Game releases is out. It includes the first 3 starter decks and special booster 1.0 (a larger than normal booster set containing a selection of cards from the 1st 3 Japanese boosters. When paired with the upcoming special 1.5, it contains all the cards as those boosters in Japan.)

All the day 1 cards (the 3 starter decks, special booster 1.0, and a bunch of promo cards) we have clean images for, which can be found here.

Various rules and other updates for the early release of the Digimon Card Game English version can be found here.
 

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oh wow, I didn't expect confirmation on having a 3rd Digimon booster in the US this early. I'm glad it's just one smaller set this time around, going through three whole boosters combined into one for the first two English sets is a lot and I feel like I'm missing playsets of a lot after opening 2 booster boxes. I do wish the next 3 starter decks came out with 1.5 though, green, black, and purple can be hard decks to construct if you don't open enough Digi-Eggs or level 6s from boosters which I definitely felt for 1.0
 

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So does this mean starter packs 4,5, and 6 come out Dec. 18 or is it the May 7th release date? Just need clarification on that part since i see it is mentioned after the release date for booster set 4 in Japan is revealed.
 

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Really happy to have a confirmed release date for the Wave 2 Starter Decks, as there's cards from all three of them that I'd like to pick up for their respective colors, but I'm especially looking forward to Venomous Violet. There's alot of neat cards there that I really like in Purple there that I want to toy around with.

I do find it somewhat amusing that despite them translating the text of the boxes themselves to English, the actual cover cards of the decks are still in Japanese.
 

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So does this mean starter packs 4,5, and 6 come out Dec. 18 or is it the May 7th release date? Just need clarification on that part since i see it is mentioned after the release date for booster set 4 in Japan is revealed.

December 18th the 4th set's release date in Japan

May 7th is the 4th set's release date in English as well as the release date for the English starter decks (Unless I'm understanding it wrong)
 

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So does this mean starter packs 4,5, and 6 come out Dec. 18 or is it the May 7th release date? Just need clarification on that part since i see it is mentioned after the release date for booster set 4 in Japan is revealed.

December 18th the 4th set's release date in Japan

May 7th is the 4th set's release date in English as well as the release date for the English starter decks (Unless I'm understanding it wrong)
Thanks i got a reply from someone on twitter as well, appreciate it
 

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So does this mean starter packs 4,5, and 6 come out Dec. 18 or is it the May 7th release date? Just need clarification on that part since i see it is mentioned after the release date for booster set 4 in Japan is revealed.

December 18th the 4th set's release date in Japan

May 7th is the 4th set's release date in English as well as the release date for the English starter decks (Unless I'm understanding it wrong)
Thanks i got a reply from someone on twitter as well, appreciate it

That was me, didn't realise you were the same person.
 

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Veeery nice :D While I dislike the fact that we are so far behind in release schedule, I still have hope that we'll catch up, just a bit more, so it's not as jarring.
That's my biggest problem with Vanguard right now. The excitement for the upcoming sets is pretty low, because we know what's coming three months before the product actually releases in the west.
 

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So does this mean starter packs 4,5, and 6 come out Dec. 18 or is it the May 7th release date? Just need clarification on that part since i see it is mentioned after the release date for booster set 4 in Japan is revealed.

December 18th the 4th set's release date in Japan

May 7th is the 4th set's release date in English as well as the release date for the English starter decks (Unless I'm understanding it wrong)
Thanks i got a reply from someone on twitter as well, appreciate it

That was me, didn't realise you were the same person.
Oh okay lol yeah, I wasn’t sure i get an answer from off here so i double it by asking on twitter. So thanks twice i guess lol
 

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I still half expect us to see- down the road of course - rereleases of the proper booster sets since we are keeping the numbering from JP. Plus they took care to name 1.0 as SPECIAL ENGLISH RELEASE BOOSTER or something like that. I mean it most likely wouldnt happen but at the same time -WHY keep the JP numbering? Why not just renumber stuff unless MAYBE your keeping the option open for some normal booster releases down the road. Its not practical to drop 1-3 at the same time (or 1 and 2) what card game comes out with 2-3 booster packs? And JUST releasing booster 1 means a Huge gap between region versions

SO 1.0 is that happy compromise I feel. It lets them TECHNICALLY release 2boosters ( I say 2 cause bt 3 is all but non existent in 1.0) without it looking like 2 boosters to the stores ordering them.

I would not be surprised if we got at some point a special release for New Evolution, Ultimate Power, and Union Impact down the road. where instead of JUST having thegiant combined sets- plus they could do some special box toppers for them.
 

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Wow it's already fast. Way faster than Yugioh. Like internet speed!
 

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Do you think we will get to the point of having simultaneous releases or will we always be a booster behind?
The only problem I've seen with how they have compiled the first 3 boosters in the Release Special Booster1.0 and 1.5 is that it doesn't feel that there is any specific theme for the Boosters, I have a feeling that will change for the BT4!

WHY keep the JP numbering? Why not just renumber stuff?
That is surely done like this so that you can mix cards from both languages in a deck, and that the rule of "maximum 4 copies of each card with the same number" still works.
 

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Are the starter deck's exclusive cards, or just a mix of the booster cards?
 

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Are the starter deck's exclusive cards, or just a mix of the booster cards?
so far, all 6 starter decks contain cards that can only be found in the starter decks and not through any booster packs. The only exception are some reprinted singles for accessory products or tournament prizes
 

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I'm curious, how is the fighting system? Like is it fun to play competetively regularly for adults or does it get boring fast?
 

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I'm curious, how is the fighting system? Like is it fun to play competetively regularly for adults or does it get boring fast?
very simplized and barebones as you can only attack suspended (also known as "tapped" or "rested" in other TCGs when a card is turned sideways) Digimon unless an effect says so and when Digimon fight, the one with the lower power number is sent to the discard pile, there are no damage counters.
The depth to fights comes from card effects, for example the Yellow cards like to lower enemy Digimon power
 

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I'm curious, how is the fighting system? Like is it fun to play competetively regularly for adults or does it get boring fast?
very simplized and barebones as you can only attack suspended (also known as "tapped" or "rested" in other TCGs when a card is turned sideways) Digimon unless an effect says so and when Digimon fight, the one with the lower power number is sent to the discard pile, there are no damage counters.
The depth to fights comes from card effects, for example the Yellow cards like to lower enemy Digimon power
Hmm interesting. I've read the manual yesterday and you're right, the depth really seems to come from the card effects. Although, it didn't mention that you can only attack suspended Digimon, but that you get suspended for attacking or using an effect. Regarding counters, <Blocker> Digimon seem to be the only way to influence incoming damage, even if it's technically not a counter. It's by far not a complex system but i expected it to be worse. I find it's security- and shared cost system quiet interesting. Moreover, you can actually construct some nasty combos if you go for a hybrid deck. As example, Yellow and Red. Yellow cards that reduce enemies DP and Red cards like Gallantmon with effects that enable you to destroy enemy Digimon with a DP below a certain amount. Anyway, i think it's entertaining enough to play it competetively among friends.
 
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