US Card Game Pre-Early Launch Updates- 1st Errata Correction, Store List, Rule & Q&A Documents, & Online Tournament Event Details & Registration

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With a week left until the pre-sale of the English version of the Digimon Card Game we have a few different things to go over.


First up, the first card errata and correction.

The first of these slightly changes the V-Tamer card for Tai. The corrected version is on the left, while the original shown version is on the right.

The site's description of how to handle the uncorrected card:
Errata Cards are cards which have their text changed due to misprints, to clarify translation or wording, or to adjust game balance.
The Card Errata “After” text is applied to all game
formats and takes precedence over the original wording of the card.
V-Tamer Tai is one of the potential box topper cards for Special Booster 1.0. The 'pre-fixed' version can be played and used as if it is the corrected/updated version.

The corrected/updated version will be included in the potential promo cards to get in Special Booster 1.5.



Next up, various rule documents which have had updates recently. A full list with links:
Rulebook version 1.3
Q&A regarding General Rules
Q&A regarding booster 1 cards contained in special boosters 1.0 and 1.5
Q&A regarding booster 2 cards contained in special boosters 1.0 and 1.5
Q&A regarding starter deck cards
Q&A regarding promo cards




Then for those still looking for where to get cards from for the pre-sale, you can check the full list of shops taking part in various regions:
United States
Canada
Latin America
Europe
Oceania




And last up, some updated details for the previously announced online tournament events on December 12th and 13th to celebrate the pre-release...

The tournament events will be online via Discord (you'll need a webcam unless you are using a mobile device, which has one built in.) It will be singles matches, best of 3, with 50 minute qualifying matches.

A tournament rules manual will be provided soon.


US players can register for the online event here. You'll also want to register for a BCC ID here. (They'll be using the same registration/ID system as the Dragon Ball Super card game.)

European players can register for the event here. They will also need a BCC ID from here.

Latin American players should go here and Oceania players should go here.




The full prize list is:

Participants- 2 memory gauges, 1 storage box, 1 promo pack 0.0




Top 16- 3 promo pack 0.0


1st Place- 1 set of sleeves and one card case.



The memory gauges were given away at events in Japan shortly after the card game came out. The promo packs have been given away in both Japan and the US. The card box is new, and if the promo shot is accurate, features images from Starter Decks 4, 5, and 6, coming out in roughly a week in Japan.

Both the sleeves and card case given to first prize were sold items in Japan.



Under a week to go for those who are able to nab pre-sale cards!

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.
 

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the Tai card can make sense as it was written but it's easy to see how its second effect could be very confusing. A very convenient errata but kind of lame that the awkward wording wasn't caught beforehand. I do need to give credit that it's the only errata necessary that I've personally come across as the other cards seem fine but it still shouldn't have gone through into print like it did.
I really want to sign up for the tournament but I'm super nervous as I don't have confidence in my deckbuilding and player skills. I feel like my time to build confidence will run out because it'll be too late to register
 

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Wow, there is something very confusing and deeply frustrating about the distribution of this upcoming card game. Not only is it not available in easy-to-find locations like Walmart and Target, but the stores that WILL be carrying it are in random towns out in the middle of no where. I live in GA and there aren't any major cities like Atlanta selling it. It's like they want to be a financial flop. Very confused.
 

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I really want to sign up for the tournament but I'm super nervous as I don't have confidence in my deckbuilding and player skills. I feel like my time to build confidence will run out because it'll be too late to register
Not everyone who registers interest will get to play, so it doesn't hurt to sign up now just in case! Then if you get in but decide you don't feel comfortable, you can decline instead of regretting not registering at all. (I'm also a little nervous about figuring out a webcam set up so that my opponent can see my cards but I can still see my opponents cards, but I'm working on it.) I fully expect to lose early if I make it in, but honestly I'll just be happy to get to play at all, and every participant gets a prize regardless. As far as deckbuilding goes, my best guess right now is a good chunk of participants will be using the starter decks as a base, which is a super reasonable place to start (plus they're each coming with a pack!). You might even be able to find people to practice with, since a bunch of fans have been using tabletop simulator and other digital options to play with the game. Or maybe someone irl could help you practice! I know that's hard right now, I'm going to have to bribe my sister (who loves Digimon but isn't interested in the card game) to learn the game and play it with me lol. Anyway, sorry for the long response, but I hope it helps!
 

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I think I may enter this tournament if my deck arrives in time, I did pre-order them as soon as they were available.

Is anyone from here going to enter the tournament? Do we have a discussion thread available to discuss the tournament or even one for the card game itself?
 

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Wow, there is something very confusing and deeply frustrating about the distribution of this upcoming card game. Not only is it not available in easy-to-find locations like Walmart and Target, but the stores that WILL be carrying it are in random towns out in the middle of no where. I live in GA and there aren't any major cities like Atlanta selling it. It's like they want to be a financial flop. Very confused.
It's sad, but a lot of stores are reluctant to carry product that they think won't sell at all. So many card games get launched every year that go absolutely nowhere. Ever hear of of Star Wars Destiny? Probably not, but it's dead now anyway despite being part of one of the biggest franchises ever. There was a transformers card game that probably never made it past its first set.

Bottom line, I like this game, but I'm personally unwilling to invest in it unless I see some kind of organized following, and I think it's cool than Bandai is ahead of the curve with their webcam format. Digital games are okay I guess, but we like collecting physical cards, so maybe this have had a chance. At the end of the day though, stores have to want to carry the product.
 

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Seeing an English Digimon card referencing V-Tamer makes me all the more sad that the manga was never brought over to the west.
 

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I'm really happy one of the stores near me is doing the pre-sale, so I called and they put me down for it. SO excited for Friday now.
 

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I wish I had seen this list much earlier. I just moved last month and I have 2 locations that are less than 20 minutes away, but both me and my fiance are between checks until the end of the month.
 

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Wow, there is something very confusing and deeply frustrating about the distribution of this upcoming card game. Not only is it not available in easy-to-find locations like Walmart and Target, but the stores that WILL be carrying it are in random towns out in the middle of no where. I live in GA and there aren't any major cities like Atlanta selling it. It's like they want to be a financial flop. Very confused.
It's sad, but a lot of stores are reluctant to carry product that they think won't sell at all. So many card games get launched every year that go absolutely nowhere. Ever hear of of Star Wars Destiny? Probably not, but it's dead now anyway despite being part of one of the biggest franchises ever. There was a transformers card game that probably never made it past its first set.

Bottom line, I like this game, but I'm personally unwilling to invest in it unless I see some kind of organized following, and I think it's cool than Bandai is ahead of the curve with their webcam format. Digital games are okay I guess, but we like collecting physical cards, so maybe this have had a chance. At the end of the day though, stores have to want to carry the product.
I mean with that kind of attitude and logic of course the game will have a hard time succeeding for you. By choosing to not support the game until it's established because you personally don't think it'll do well is you literally shooting yourself in the foot. The cards themselves look amazing and as a Digimon fan you can at least buy a few packs to stimulate the game. There's plenty of folks excited for the game and the English community is working to build itself right now as the game is getting ready to release, let's not tear it apart while it's trying to grow.
 

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@mekkalp you need to realize that these are people's small, non-franchised local businesses. Risky investments is a risk to their livelihoods and during a year with a worldwide pandemic and with TCGs being born and dying at a regular rate since the beginning of trading card games, asking people to immediately take the gamble into a product that was rushed onto the US market this fast without a lot of time for gamestores to prepare or know what's up really is asking for a lot for people not better off than other hobby shop owners
 

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I'm planning on buying a pack or two, but I don't need another dead card game sitting in a tin, not even worth the money I paid for it. When only one store in the entire city is carrying it, even the most optimistic fanboy would probably think twice.
 

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Do you guys really need a live scene to justify buying this? Not judging, just saying I'm not much into card games, but I'll buy this just for the beautiful artwork. Playing is just a bonus to me.
 

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I won’t be buying it myself, since I have no one to play with. Owning the art doesn’t tempt me because I can see it all online for free.
 

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the card game is going in the direction of long distance play through webcam and card recognition apps so not having local people to play with doesn't need to be an issue unless webcam matches aren't your thing
 

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@mekkalp you need to realize that these are people's small, non-franchised local businesses. Risky investments is a risk to their livelihoods and during a year with a worldwide pandemic and with TCGs being born and dying at a regular rate since the beginning of trading card games, asking people to immediately take the gamble into a product that was rushed onto the US market this fast without a lot of time for gamestores to prepare or know what's up really is asking for a lot for people not better off than other hobby shop owners
I understand that it's a risk for a store to carry a new game but it relies on us as a fanbase to back those stores in the choice to support the game. So when folks are in forums like this bashing the game for even trying to become sustainable here, what does that do for anyone in the situation?
 

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I think it's worth noting that this is just the presale and full game launch isn't until next year. There are a lot of game stores in my area but the only ones in the presale are the ones that already had cardass accounts (which was just for dragon ball) and definitely knew about the presale before the cut off date. More stores, and also bigger retailers, will have the card game at the end of January.
The flip side of that is, in order to carry them in store, a lot of card games want lgs to promise event support for players. And, since we're still in a pandemic, some stores aren't willing to commit to that. I don't know what the cardass rules are specifically, since the lgs I worked at and sometimes still do is mostly a board game spot (supports mtg, but any other card games only happen there if players/staff work to organize it) but depending on how they define store run events and what sort of additional support they offer to lgs who do will be a big factor in their decision to carry and/or support the game.
As a player who likes card games and digimon and how this game plays, I'm excited to get my hands on physical cards to play with, and I'll be supporting the stores that carry it and making sure they know that I'll be back to buy again and also to play once it's safe again.
 

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Wish I could join but the closest shop selling the starter decks only had 6 of each and sold out fast, so gonna have to wait til next year to play
 
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