Yubi The Trading Card Game

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     WHOOSH! Somewhere in the the rifts of space and time, an unknown portal opened from the sky unleashing a powerful beam that struck the ground. There it was, a golden chest filled with cards that held mystic and incredible powers... The chest shook, and shook more... until BAM! The cards flew throughout the world in hidden places where only the brave travel and luckily find and obtain a card only to either use for good, or to turn oneself into psychotic villains who crave more cards and power. We call these powerful cards, Yubi Cards.

    Yubi TCG (The Card Game) is a Trading Card Game in which you collect various types of monsters ranging from Dinosaurs, Animals, and Beasts, to horrifying Zombies, powerful Dragons, and many, many more! With over 100+ cards ready, it'll be difficult for you to choose your favorites and team them up to create a powerful alliance of frantic monsters! 

   The gameplay is fairly similar to Yu-Gi-Oh! except with some twists! Yubi TCG is very easy to learn  and has simple game mechanics. Each monster is either high in stats, or can provide amazing effects that can crush your opponent! With a variety of card types to crush your opponent and create crazy strategies, the game possibilities are endless! 

Cards from the "Series 1" Deck
Cards from the "Series 1" Deck

 

     Everything is ready to be printed; the cards, the booster pack boxes, the starter set boxes, everything! I've ordered countless amounts of test cards and test boxes that these final prints must be perfect! All that's left is to have them printed and in your hands! Unfortunately, I'm just a Pizza Hut employee making $8 an hour trying to help my family and keep my wife and I sustained. I really just want to work on this card game and release many new cards and decks and take this card game to another level as well as live off of making and selling cards.Now this is where you come in and play your part! I need YOUR help to make this project a dream come true.

 

Digital Previews + Resized
Digital Previews + Resized

    On the left, we have our Booster Pack layout which contain 8 cards and on the right we have an alternative style which is used for Mega Booster Packs. Both Booster Packs are printed by The Game Crafter, a company who manufactures many nice goodies, from cards and tuck boxes, to dice and game mats. In the middle we have the Starter Set which will contain a massive collection of Yubi Cards! The starter boxes are high quality and made from very sturdy and durable cardboard material! Starter Set boxes are premium white coated, printed in high-gloss mode for extra sheen and are ordered from Packlane. As for the cards, they're 330gsm card stock and have an extra smooth finish and is a German card stock which is considered to be one of the finest available. This card stock provides more visual contrast than standard stock, keeping the graphics printed on each card vivid in colors. The card stock is made to look cleaner, extra durable, and all in all, possesses a superior feel to them. Top choice for game card creators and for purposes that requires the absolute best in smooth card surfaces and quality. The cards are ordered from MPC. Below are TEST PRINT VERSIONS of the Yubi Cards:

Test prints of some Yubi Cards.
Test prints of some Yubi Cards.

 

 

    Yubi is competitive tabletop game for only 2 players *crowd growns* Hold up guys don't get disappointed, the game is still remains tense and incredibly fun, with unexpected counters here and there, you'll have a blast and many laughs! So even if it's 2 players, you'll have a great time. So, in Yubi TCG, each player builds a deck of cards ranging from Monsters, Perks,Traps, and Chains with 40-60 cards in a deck. Each player starts with 8000 HP (Health Points) then takes turns going through a series of Phases and battles using their furious and deadly army of monsters. Each player then aims to bring their opponent's HP down to 0 or find an alternative way to win by using powerful card effects. With over 100+ cards and more being created, players will be able to create awesome decks completely personalized the way they want!

     If you haven't already noticed in the examples, each card has its own beautiful illustration. With over 100+ unique illustrations (and more to be created), not only will the card game itself keep you busy and excited, but the illustrations will have you looking at their awesomeness each time you lay eyes on them!

 

     In Yubi, I create different types of themed decks. Theme Decks are a series of cards that all have a specific theme, whether it be a horrific theme or a cute and adorable theme, all the cards of a certain theme will look similar and will most likely support each other. Then I have Structure Decks, which are decks with cards from various decks built to work a certain way. Finally I have Series Decks which are random cards with no structure and no specific theme and can be used to enhance or build a deck. Below are 3 different cards; one from the Series 1 Deck, Space Wonders Deck, Mad Asylum, and 2017 Promo Deck. It is important to know some monsters are reprinted into other decks. More decks will be created over time, depending on the popularity this game gets.

 

  Let's take a good look at the different types of cards you'll encounter:

 

    Monsters are a huge aspect of the game and also the main types of cards you'll be using and collecting. There's various types of Monster cards ranging from Normal, Effect, Union, Xyz (Equis), Fusion, Proclaimer, Sacrificial, and Stax.

  Perks are incredibly useful cards that can only be played on your turns. They provide beneficial buffs and stat boosts to either you or your monsters. They can allow you to do so much, from increasing your own HP, to increasing the power of monsters you control!

  Traps are destructive and can negate effects, inflict health damage to your opponent, destroy cards, and so much more! Unlike Perk Cards, Trap Cards can be played during either players turn and can cause mayhem!

  Chains are incredibly useful and are a mixture of both Perk and Trap Cards. Chain Cards have 3 different levels each with their own effects that can be activated simultaneously. Chain Cards can be stacked to activate their 2nd level effect, then a 3rd card can be stacked to activate their 3rd level effect. You can read more about this in the Rulebook PDF file.

 

Cards from the "Series 1" Deck
Cards from the "Series 1" Deck

 

    Yubi TCG is very easy to learn, but it may take a few plays for you to fully grasp the rules. Once you get a hang of the game, you'll love it so much! The game is simple enough to learn in around 15 minutes. You can then get to understand enough to create a basic deck to play with and later improve your deck to make it incredibly powerful; this allows more advanced players to create unique decks and tactical strategies.

    In Yubi TCG, each turn is broken down into a series of Phases. Each player goes through these Phases and then ends their turn, allowing the next player to go through the Phases.

Draw Phase: The turn player draws 1 card.

Reveal Phase: The turn player then reveals his/her face-down cards that were set in his/her previous Setup Phase.

Setup Phase: During this Phase, the turn player Sets cards to then be revealed during his/her Reveal Phase or whenever they activate. During this Phase, the turn player can change the positions of monsters (There's two positions, Attack and Defense)

Activation Phase: In this Phase, the turn layer can activate a monster but cannot play any other type of card but Monster Cards and Trap Cards.

Attack Phase: During this Phase, the turn player can attack opposing monsters with monsters he controls with only each of the turn player's monsters attacking once per turn.

Direct Attack Phase: IF the opponent controls no monsters, the turn player can use up to 4 of his/her monsters to attack his/her opponent directly inflicting HP damage. Turn player's turn ends!

           You can read the complete and detailed Rulebook here! 

     The Shining Dragon is a very unique monster in Yubi TCG, and during this Kickstarter campaign, backers who pledge $25 or more will be given at least 1 copy of the Limited Kickstarter Edition of the Shining Dragon Monster Card which is coated with a beautiful thin layer of foil, giving it a brilliant appearance. So, come along now, get your Shining Dragon and let it be your first Legendary Card!

 

     Below are a list of rewards you can receive. The higher the pledge, the more cards you'll receive. Anything under $10 is considered to be a normal donation, yet I thank you for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cards from the "Space Wonders" Deck
Cards from the "Space Wonders" Deck

 

     You helped back this project huh? Now what? You don't have to sit and wait for the project to be funded and get your reward, you got a mission here as backer! Below are various key points you must do as a backer:

1. Stay Updated! It is important that you check the Updates page and check my website out for updates and important news. Refrain from asking questions before checking the updates.

2. Stay Active and comment! As a backer, you must be involved and have conversations and talk with other backers about what they backed and what they are expecting and what not. You can't just back a project and remain in silence; get excited, be involved, this card game will be something new and awesome! 

3. Join the Community Forums! Visit my website and sign-up to get access to the Community Forums! Ask questions, give suggestions, engage in conversations with other backers! Not only is this a trading card game, but also a small community of people who love and share interest for this game!

4. Spread the Word! Do you like the whole aspect of this card game? Spread the word! Share this Kickstarter Project on Facebook, get your friends to check it out and they'll be involved and this community will begin to shape up! 

 

Cards from the "Mad Asylum" Deck
Cards from the "Mad Asylum" Deck

 

Risks and challenges

Below are the Risks and Challenges listed in order from most important, to least.

-Lack of Backers-
A huge risk would be having nobody to help back this project. I really want a small fanbase which enjoys collecting my cards and chatting with each other about new releases and what not. I want to do raffles and contests and give away free stuff to my community members, because it's something I love to do.

-Shipping-
The production of the Starter Sets can take a while, this means I'd need to purchase a fast shipping option, meaning more money out my pocket. The Starter Set boxes can take up to a month to arrive, meaning I must order many of them to have enough inventory.

The Booster Boxes get delivered quick, the cards do as well, so shipping isn't really a big deal.

-Packaging the Products-
One thing for everyone to keep in mind, I package the products and randomly assort the cards by rarity and place them into the Booster and Starter boxes. This may cause a delay in shipping, depending on how many backers there is.

-Creating Artwork-
IF this project is successfully backed, depending on its success, I will have to create more and more cards as well as artwork. This isn't very easy since I make about 3-5 drawings a week and spend nearly an hour editing each one on my laptop. So new decks may be a little delayed!

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    For my best backers; you'll get to create art for 2 cards and you'll get one of my original concept design sketches! You'll receive a Starter Set containing the following: 1 Storage Box, 80 cards, 4 dice, 2 calculators, and 2 copies of the Holographic Shining Dragon!

    You'll also receive another Storage Box containing 4 Booster Packs, 4 Mega Booster Packs, the Concept art, your 2 created cards in HARD card sleeves, 4 extra dice, and a copy of the Holographic Shining Dragon signed by me!

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