The Stargate Trading Card Game, sometimes abbreviated to Stargate TCG, is a trading card game based on the long-running Stargate series. It released in both online and physical card formats in April 2007. The first set is to be based on SG-1, though upcoming releases will add additional cards from SG-1 and incorporate Stargate Atlantis as well. The Stargate TCG is designed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by Comic Images.
The TCG pulls players into the Stargate universe as they put their favorite characters together to form a team and send them through the gate to accomplish missions. New gameplay lets characters “learn” from their accomplishments and mistakes to increase their capabilities. There are three different ways to possibly win: Earning experience points, collecting glyphs, or scoring Adversaries.
By completing missions, players can play glyphs onto their characters which unlock abilities that could help them win the game.
The online version of the game is identical to the standard game and contains the same cards. However, being online it gives players the advantage of a more diverse group of opponents to play against at any time of day or night. Also, it includes an online deck builder and collection management system, making it easy to manage your physical and virtual collections. There are also online tournaments with rewards of free cards and increased player rankings in worldwide standings. Finally, Sony Online has introduced a redemption program known as “Through the Gate”. This allows players to collect the full set of digital cards, and then redeem them online for physical cards. The online game went live on April 27, 2007.
Set 1: SG-1
- Main article: SG-1 (deck)
The first set is based on the series Stargate SG-1, and contains 292 cards. Starter decks feature Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, and Teal'c, and are fully playable, each containing sixty cards including four team character cards that are based on the heroes of the show. Booster packs each contain eleven additional cards, including characters, enemies, missions, weapons and other gear, as well as obstacles that you can use to enhance your deck. The set is made up of 66 Rare cards, 66 Uncommon cards, 100 Common cards, 6 Ultra-Rare cards, and 54 Starter-deck-only cards.
Set 2: System Lords
- Main article: System Lords
Released on August 16, the 292 card System Lords expansion focuses on expanding the Villain aspect of the Stargate TCG. Starter Decks feature Ba'al, Apophis, Osiris, and Yu. It introduced a new feature called Dominion and expanded upon existing traits from the SG-1 set such as Russians, Tok'ra, and NID. The set is made up of 66 Rare cards, 66 Uncommon cards, 100 Common cards, 6 Ultra-Rare cards, and 54 Starter-deck-only cards.
Set 3: Rise of the Ori
- Main article: Rise of the Ori
Rise of the Ori was the third and final deck of cards released for the Stargate Trading Card Game, preceded by "System Lords".
1st Physical World Championship: August 17–18, 2007 @ GenCon Indy Champion: Scott Watson, Runner up: Dave Morello
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