Weiss Schwarz - The anime card game.

Reevothemusefan

Vampire Ninja
Though anime related, I kinda felt like this thread belonged to the gaming section.

Anyway, I've recently attempted to get into the Weiss Schwarz card game that has recently come around with English versions this year. I've been told it's a more advanced version of Cardfight Vanguard which I'm not too familiar with.

The game has a lot of rules and can be complex at first but the game is fun, it never feels like you win out of luck.

There are 4 English versions that have been released so far: Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online & Project Diva. I've also heard that there will be Bakemonogatari & Angel Beat versions released next year.

I mainly created this thread to see if anyone has been collecting a deck or anyone has been playing. I have a Madoka deck but I'm sure to be collecting a Bakemonogatari soon.

http://ws-tcg.com/en/
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
I purchased the Madoka Magica deck a while back but...well, no one around where I live plays (village full of old people who probably don't even know Japan is a country, never mind one that makes crazy porn xD).
 

Reevothemusefan

Vampire Ninja
Joshawott said:
I purchased the Madoka Magica deck a while back but...well, no one around where I live plays (village full of old people who probably don't even know Japan is a country, never mind one that makes crazy porn xD).

I know how you feel since I live in a small village, thankfully, I've found a small town that has a couple of players but they also play other stuff like Magic: TG & Vanguard, however I've played them both and we had some fun.

I'm guess the best way to play (or learn) the game is at MCM Comic Con or Hyper Japan, so you should bring it over if you go to the next London Comic Con, I can teach ya.
 

MouseUK

Completely Average High School Student
Its a good game,

Its not as hard as it sounds, I looked at the rules and read through them a few times, I've played Magic the Gathering before and could kind of match up some of the parts but not others, apparently its similar to Vanguard if you play that.

However, I found a few you tube video's that talked you through the rules and a basic game which them clicked everything into place.

Luckily for me, I've managed to talk some of my friends (and brother) info playing :D So we've been enjoying a few games... The Trial deck's are quite good...

I have the Fate Zero, SAO and Miku one's so far...
I also spent some time to build up a Red Lizbeth/Silica deck... :D

The trial decks are quite well balanced and a good start, adding to it with boosters (unlike Magic) doesn't feel like iyou have to do it to play a good game, which is good :)

Unless your planning playing in tournaments or don't like the tactics behind that deck and wish to try something different.

There are some tourney's near me (I live near Manchester) but its not that big in the UK yet so I've stayed away from them for now :p Went to one and it ended up being me and my brother only playing Weiss Schwarz as they joined the tourney up with Vanguard :S
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
I really want to buy these as the cards look absolutely stunning - but they seem quite pricey compared to other TCDs. I used to buy a lot of MTG and Yu-Gi-Oh back in the day but always used to give up because I could never get myself in the frame of mind to feel properly competitive/all glossed up on meta strategies.
 

Reevothemusefan

Vampire Ninja
Lutga said:
I really want to buy these as the cards look absolutely stunning - but they seem quite pricey compared to other TCDs. I used to buy a lot of MTG and Yu-Gi-Oh back in the day but always used to give up because I could never get myself in the frame of mind to feel properly competitive/all glossed up on meta strategies.

If you want a cheaper but risker option on buying WS booster's, http://amiami.com/ is your best bet, a booster box with SAL shipping cost's around £40, so that's £2 a pack, even if you get caught by customs, it's still a very cheap way on getting my cards.

Weiss Schwarz is a game more about luck unlike Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic, i've heard stories of people winning tournaments by just buying a Trail Deck and modifying it slightly, it's a much more even playing field compared to other card games.
 
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