>Over the years, I’ve gradually been making these Motivation cards for myself, or Ganbatte Cards, as I call them. I usually make them when I want to start something new, or when I need some extra motivation to continue doing my best with something. Just yesterday I made this He is My Master motivation card to get me fired up to start drawing again. I jsut thought I’d post these cause they can be pretty motivating! Just one look and you’re all fired up! Feel free to print them out or make your own or whatever. I have all of them printed out and I hooked them onto a lanyard and I wear them when I’m in a serious mood! Good luck! (Bonus points to anyone who can point out the one card with a mistake that I never bothered to fix!)
>As you may have noticed, I like my trading cards. And if you’ve been stalking me, then you’ll probably know that I like to make a lot of my own cards. Well, I’m always experimenting with new styles, systems, and graphics. Just this past fall I made 2 new trading card sets, both of which failed. I can tell that they failed because I got bored with them fairly quickly. So I’m just going to post the 2 card games because I feel like honoring their failure.
Firstly, Tenekusu! Funny story, I was sitting in a math class and the teacher was repeatedly saying 10x for some reason. As he said it over and over, I suddenly realized that it could make an awesome name for a card game. So I scribbled down the name Tenekusu in my notebook and went to work that night. I wanted to do something different for this card game. So I decided to take my existing template and I cut the width in half. I thought it would give the game a cool, fresh contrast to what I usually do. This card game didn’t fail as horribly as the second, but it never really got anywhere. I printed some demos, but then I dropped the project for some reason… Here are some pictures.
The second card game is the bigger failure of the two. For this card game, I wanted to go for something more practical. I wanted to use screen shots from actual anime episodes and put them right in the card. I’d then try to use the situation of the episodes to give the cards descriptions and such. Well, this game died pretty much immediately. I made a total of either 2 or 3 incomplete cards. It was pretty much because of the horrible graphics I used and because I hadn’t thought of any solid system. More pictures.
Yes, so, I think for my next card game, I’ll try and reuse the concept I had from the 2nd failure. Except this time, I’ll be starting at the beginning of the anime season, so I may be able to work out some sort of nice system for making the cards. It’ll also be much nicer if I can somehow make my own graphics for the backgrounds and borders. Hopefully it turns out well!
Kagami TCG was inspired by my rage when I couldn’t find anywhere to buy anime trading cards that you can actually ‘battle’ with instead of just collecting.
If you do download and use the cards, please comment about it.
This download contains every print page I ever made for Kagami TCG, the back print page, and a page with rules typed on it for reference. Each individual card is in .pdn format and it would be a horrible pain to upload.
Number of cards:36
Active: No (Although I could most likely easily pick this back up…)
Type: Collecting / Battling
Vintage: June 2009
Rules of Play:
Kagami TCG is basically a fighting card game that utilizes different types of cards. There are character cards which are used to battle, and mahou cards which grant special additions and such.
Kagami TCG is very hard to explain. I made this page up previously with a list of rules on it because I knew I’d never be able to remember, so please look at it.
Please feel free to make up your own rules for the game. Don’t let my madness stop you from enjoying the cards.
When I printed these cards, I used a special paper that was supposed to work better specifcally with inkjet printers. I really could tell the difference. After printing the pages out in a double-sided manner, I proceeded to place them in clear, flimsy card holders.
This is just one of the total 8 sheets, not including the back. To get all of the sheets, simply go and download the zip file located at the top of the post in the downloads section.
I actually created a graphic for these cards that acted as a sort of ‘pack.’ I did this by simply printing it our and filling it with three or so cards before sealing it up with some tape before I handed them out to my brother and sister. This page is NOT included in the download, but if you really want it, you can always just copy this one.
The pictures I used for these cards were random pictures that I found randomly through image searches. Although I must make a confession, the basic layout of the card was based on some other Japanese anime TCG layout and a I can’t recall what it’s name was. However rest assured, I still hand drew the card backgrounds by myself.
No pictures at the moment. Sorry T_T
To me, this is my most thought out, most vibrant and graphically amazing trading card game I’ve ever made. The drawbacks are the confusing rules and the lack of cards. This is because making the cards took quite a while. Make sure you comment!
Tedzukuri Anime Goods – Homemade Anime Trading Cards
Bonus Pics for Atv-Oni-Ota Only!:
Well, I promised I’d post about this, so here it is xD.
Every now and again I come across a picture or set of pictures that inspire me to create a card game. I have a younger brother and sister so I really make the games for them, and some turn out with pretty good results while others are forgotten overnight. The picture in question:
Anyways, this particular game I ended up naming Moe-A, short for moe anthropomorphism… Straightforward enough I guess. Although I think I might’ve spelled it wrong in some places. Haha…
Moe-A is played the same way as War. I usually start each player with 10 cards, and each player puts out one card at a time and the player with the more powerful card ends up taking both, and repeat. The person who runs out of cards loses.
However there are extra rules. Obviously the little bars on the cards are the amount of power the card has, but each card has it’s own attribute ranging between ground, water, flying, and spiritual. If one card has the stronger attribute, then it’s attack power is doubled against the other card. Basic stuff.
This particular card game wasn’t really that popular, but I still enjoyed making it and showing it off. My one big regret is the font choice for the description on the cards… It gets very hard to read. Well, I’ll take some pictures and post them in an update. Also, I’ll be posting the entire card game as well as print-out sheets and such here: Tedzukuri Anime Goods
Aha, I’ve been being pretty lazy lately. I only just today actually got around to watching Otaku Talk episode 6. Sorry Otaku… I haven’t even been watching that much anime either, mostly because I’ve gotten into watching the reruns of Medium at 12:30 to 2:30 in the morning. And by that time, I just feel like going to bed and not even trying to turn my laptop back on.
I have been translating Kirumin, but I get so horribly bored that I can’t stand it. Timing the episodes is killing me… I did make a cool new trading card game back on Friday, so I’m planning on posting that later. While I’m on the subject, I’ve decided to post any new things I make on this blog, but I also want a blog for archiving my older TCG games and such, so I’ve started making a blog for that specific purpose only. I am in no way going to spend less time here. Blog in Question: Tedzukuri Anime Goods
My drawing is also suffering. I’ve gotten so lazy that I’m only spending about half the time I normally do to complete a drawing. I mean, yesterday I only drew a chibi, and today was just a complete failure…
Ever since I heard that Triple Baka song that Atvrcr put on the playlist, I’ve been listening to it pretty much non-stop. I even found this hilarious animated video on youtube that just made me more addicted. Man, I wish I had/knew how to use vocaloid. Video in question:
Good news, I managed to configure my PS3 Media Server to work without skipping. Yay!~ I was so happy that I cleaned my whole room, vacuumed, brought my PS3 up to my room, and set up a nice comfy chair in front of my tv. I usually watch an episode or two of Angelic Layer before I hit the Baka Wolf forums, watch Medium and pass out. I actually find it much more comfortable to watch anime on my TV rather than my laptop, even though my TV is like 15 years old. But still, it’s pretty giant. About the size of otaku’s TV I guess, but it’s 4:3. XD
And so, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. I’m all caught up with the blog, and I think I’ll go add some sort of floating poll to the bottom left corner of the blog to vote on who’s Top Ten Opening list was best.