Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 10:39AM CDT

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We have an update from Hasbro, and just in time for San Diego Comic Con 2018 next week, about their collaboration with Wizards of the Coast to produce a Transformers themed trading and playable card game, à la sensationally successful Magic the Gathering style! Check out more details and images below, featuring the likes of Slipstream, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Cliffjumper, Optimus Prime, and the booster and starter packs, with a mixture of art styles, from Legends to packaging art, to IDW comics, and let us know what you think!

Today, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast revealed new details of the upcoming TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game. Players build a new deck composed of TRANSFORMERS character cards (which are twice the size of standard cards and can be flipped from bot-mode to alt-mode and back) and power them up with battle cards.

At launch, players can look forward to the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs to enhance their decks, though fans can get their first look at the game with the Convention Edition at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 where fans can get exclusive cards that are available in limited quantities.


Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC


TRANSFORMERS TRADING CARD GAME IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

TRANSFORMERS TCG from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to Launch Later in 2018; Fans to Get Sneak Peek with Convention Edition Item at San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con

PAWTUCKET, RI AND RENTON, WA–JULY 10, 2018 – Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro and the publishers of the seminal trading card game Magic: The Gathering, provided more details today about a trading card game inspired by Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS franchise: the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.

The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards.

“The TCG format lets us pull TRANSFORMERS characters from across the brand’s massive history. From Bumblebee to Sunstorm – the game is digging deep into the TRANSFORMERS lore,” said Drew Nolosco, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Brand Manager. “We can even focus on different aspects of the same character. Optimus Prime, for example, is immensely powerful in combat, but he’s also a master tactician. The Transformers TCG will let players explore the characters’ depth through engaging and tactical gameplay.”


At launch, TRANSFORMERS fans can look forward to the following:

· AUTOBOTS Starter Set - The AUTOBOTS Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, IRONHIDE and RED ALERT character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

· TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs - Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 TRANSFORMERS character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.


Fans can get a first look at four cards for the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game in July with the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two TRANSFORMERS character cards (CLIFFJUMPER – RENEGADE WARRIOR and SLIPSTREAM – STRATEGIC SEEKER) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs.
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Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1970531)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 12th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]

"Beautiful fembots are waiting to take your call (and your Energon) now! Just dial 0-9000-FEM-PLZ!"[/color]


That's what I thought. Not that I find Transformers or robots particularly sexy but it does seem an odd choice of artwork there.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1972153)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 18th, 2018 @ 10:52pm CDT
For those who don't know, Wizards of the Coast is producing a Transformers TCG. Wizards of the Coast is best known for Magic: The Gathering and the early years of the Pokemon Trading Card Game.

If you want to know what some of the cards look like, look HERE for an IGN article and HERE for preorders from the Hasbro store. It seems to be an interesting mix of DC Deckbuilding with a bit of Magic -- and personally, I'm really quite excited as I simply adore card games.

But assuming everyone knows about this already, is there any information that I missed? I would really like to learn as much as I can about this game so I can keep my hype satiated.

It will never be satiated.

EDIT: Thanks for the move. I couldn't find this thread. :oops:
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973510)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 23rd, 2018 @ 9:58pm CDT
Oh hey, I am within driving distance of Renton, WA. If wizards wants a playtester for this new game I'd SO be down.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973541)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:58am CDT
Hasbro has posted on their site a series of four videos that explain the new rules to the soon to be released trading card game. The videos cover the deck building, explain how to read the stats on the card as well as all of the steps necessary to play and win the game. The videos can be viewed here. There is also a printable version of the rules if you would like to have them for reference. Now that we know how the gameplay works, what do you think of the game?

[quote]Actual gameplay will vary from gameplay shown. For full 2-player gameplay, each player puts together a team of Character Cards (up to 25 stars when stars on Character Cards are added together), and a deck of 40 or more Battle Cards. Click below for the Transformers TCG Rules.
With the AUTOBOTS Starter Set, 2 players can start playing the game with fewer cards, -or- 1 player can use this set for full gameplay. Players can add cards to their teams and decks with Booster Packs (each sold separately)[/quote]

Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973566)
Posted by PadForce on July 24th, 2018 @ 5:03am CDT
These rules are paper thin...
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973580)
Posted by Amelie on July 24th, 2018 @ 6:57am CDT
PadForce wrote:These rules are paper thin...


They're very thin in MTG, too. The "rules" (as such) are complimented by what the cards tell you to do, rather than having a rule structure filled with endless what-ifs.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973581)
Posted by dragons on July 24th, 2018 @ 7:03am CDT
Like how some trading card games don’t explain what tapping is I first played magic gathering I thought tapping card means was tapping with your finger not turn card sideways game seems easy to play
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973602)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 24th, 2018 @ 8:43am CDT
The only thing I sort of dislike is how Attacking and Defending reveals cards from your deck -- it's just a bunch of variance. It would be fine, though, if there were Scrying or similar tutor skills. But you seem to burn through your deck pretty quickly if you keep to the 40-card minimum. I also adore how you can attack with one guy per turn. Then, you can sequence what you want your opponents to be able to attack.

Do we have any set spoilers?

I wonder if they'll allow me into tournaments with a playmat of Kiss Players Legion with his tongue hanging out... :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? ;)
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973603)
Posted by Iron Prime on July 24th, 2018 @ 8:44am CDT
The Facebook group has a link to a list - but no gametext spoilers
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973608)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2018 @ 8:54am CDT
#Sideways# wrote:The only thing I sort of dislike is how Attacking and Defending reveals cards from your deck -- it's just a bunch of variance. It would be fine, though, if there were Scrying or similar tutor skills. But you seem to burn through your deck pretty quickly if you keep to the 40-card minimum. I also adore how you can attack with one guy per turn. Then, you can sequence what you want your opponents to be able to attack.

Do we have any set spoilers?

I wonder if they'll allow me into tournaments with a playmat of Kiss Players Legion with his tongue hanging out... :-? :-? :-? :-? :-? ;)

Actually it reminds me of cardfight vanguard with its drive checks and the old warhammer 40000 cars game where dice rolls were sorted by revealing the top card of your deck.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973613)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:19am CDT
We do also have a brief interview with the WoC rep who explained the set a little more (though not that much more than the videos show, now that I remember more of it), and showed us the Cosmos card - we're uploading everything slowly, but surely.

Would anyone like to see the SDCC exclusive card pack? In a pictorial review maybe?
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973629)
Posted by PadForce on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:07am CDT
Comparing it to MtG in terms of slim rules doesnt add up to me because

MtG has all in one deck:
lands
creatures
Spells

The play therefore encompases all aspects of building your economy, creatures and magic. Multiple different strategies are possible as a result ie direct damage rather than creature spam etc.

This Transformers game appears to be so simplistic you simply lay your chaps out before you start. No economy, no balancing deck construction between economy, control or brute force.

Ill be getting a set and seeing how it works in pracitce, its just from first glance it seems to me you would need to have very very involving game mechanics in terms of the fighting to keep the interest. Maybe the transforming mechanic will be it, but no guarantees.

I actually dont mind the 'draw for luck' system. In other games i have played that work like this (monst notably the Star Wars CCG from like 20 years ago) the most powerful cards (ie Vader) had the lowest luck values and vice versa, so you didnt just spam huge characters in general as it would mean you were always unlikely to hit a big luck draw when you needed it.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973632)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:19am CDT
I would be interested in a review va'al.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973642)
Posted by Bucky on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:10am CDT
I’m actually pretty excited about these. I’ve done MtG on and off since Beta, but not for several years now, and I did Star Wars CCG from New Hope through to Jabba’s Palace. I’m not too confident that this will have the kind of longevity other CCG have had, but I’m anxious to see where it goes. I’m hoping it’s good. I’ve already got a couple empty black binders and several dozen empty card sleeves ready to go.
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Posted by Pflore99 on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:43am CDT
I just want a nice G1 styled Slipstream, he he he
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973731)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 24th, 2018 @ 3:22pm CDT
Va'al wrote:

Would anyone like to see the SDCC exclusive card pack? In a pictorial review maybe?


Yes please. I'm dying to see!

Iron Prime wrote:The Facebook group has a link to a list - but no gametext spoilers

I did manage to find a link that tells us the names of the cards that will be in the Autobot Starter set but they have no card text.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973737)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 24th, 2018 @ 3:40pm CDT
For those of us that have been speculating about the new Transformers Trading Card game we now have a list of what the Autobot Starter Set contains. You can find the list here. While this list does not show us any of the card text (Besides the image of Bumblebee//Brave Warrior) we can have a better idea of what deck structure will look like for the game.

Recently we discovered the video instructions of how to play this game as well as more details about the game from SDCC. Because of this we know that the battle cards are made up of power up items and actions which is reflected in the list. We will post the list below along with the details on the contents of this set. Feel free to speculate on what you think these cards will do on the boards.



[quote]Contents

4 Foil Transformers Character Cards

Deck of 40 Battle Cards

Damage Counters

2-Player Starter Set Rules for Basic Version of Gameplay[/quote]

[quote]

CHARACTER CARDS
Optimus Prime // Autobot Leader

Bumblebee // Brave Warrior

Ironhide // Veteran Autobot

Red Alert // Security Chief

BATTLE CARDS
2 Armored Plating

2 Data Pad

2 Debilitating Crystal

2 Flamethrower

2 Grenade Launcher

2 Handheld Blaster

2 Improvised Shield

2 Incoming Transmission

2 Inspiring Leadership

2 Leap into Battle

2 New Designs

2 Piercing Blaster

2 Plasma Burst

2 Primary Laser

2 Ramming Speed

2 Rapid Ascent

2 Rapid Conversion

2 Ready for Action

2 Repair Bay

2 Team-Up Tactics[/quote]
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973741)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2018 @ 3:57pm CDT
Will work on the follow-up to this with some better light in the morning then, so we can see some text too! :)
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973757)
Posted by PadForce on July 24th, 2018 @ 4:32pm CDT
Nice info

Why only the bot starter set i wonder,seems really wierd to not have a con one at the same time
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1973771)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2018 @ 5:06pm CDT
New con video interview, sorry about the audio!



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