Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron

Transformers News: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 3:30PM CDT

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We've got several new pieces of information for Wizards of the Coast's Official Transformers Trading Card Game, which is due for release later this month.

First off, we start with two new card reveals and a tid bit from one of the games developers, Case Kiyonaga, who talks about the two cards revealed, this comes courtesy of the Transformers TCG Facebook Group.

Energon Axe

Transformers News: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron

Force Field

Transformers News: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron

Transformers TCG Facebook Group wrote:Here are a couple of brand new Battle Card reveals, with some commentary from Case Kiyonaga, one of our amazing game designers!

"Are you having trouble dealing damage in your defensive deck? Energon Axe will give you a nice boost and will still do a bit of damage even if it’s blocked!"

"Grenade Launchers got you down? Is your friend attacking for 12 at a time? Do you have a surplus of d4s? Then I have the card for you! Force Field is here to keep your bots whole, hale, and (mostly) healthy! Be careful though: you never know when it might get scrapped!"


Secondly, Hasbro have produced another one of their Leaked from Cybertron series, and following in the footsteps of the Optimus Prime//Battlefield Legend edition, today's segment is all about Megatron//Living Weapon!

Transformers News: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron

Transformersofficial wrote:Autobots beware, Megatron // Living Weapon is ready for action! Find this Rare @TransformersTCG card exclusively in booster packs! Stay tuned for our final card reveal next week!


Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, #Sideways#, for pointing us in the direction of these news items.

Lastly, the social media accounts linked to the Official Transformers Trading Card Game have gone live, with the Facebook account of the game previewing all 32 character cards and more!

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Credit(s): Transformerstcg Facebook group, Transformersoffical Instagram, #Sideways# from Seibertron.
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Re: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron (1983626)
Posted by Nexus Knight on September 12th, 2018 @ 8:11pm CDT
So! I am sure this question has been answered, buuuut... I honestly don't feel like looking for it - When and where will we see a general release of this sucker? (If you answer the question, please link me a source)
Re: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron (1983662)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 13th, 2018 @ 2:45am CDT
If you're in the States, it should be around the 28th September.
Re: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron (1984060)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 15th, 2018 @ 12:28pm CDT
Thanks to the Official Transformers Trading Card Game Facebook page, and thanks to fellow Seibertron user, #Sideways# for passing along the information, we have the leader of the Seekers himself, Starscream.



Also, as before, #Sideways# has also offered his thoughts on the reveals and their impact on the game.

#Sideways# wrote:The robot mode is rather lackluster compared to other robot modes for similar prices. But I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that he has Bold 2 built in to this mode. If you recall, Bold, Tough and Pierce all stack -- meaning, if you attached a Null Ray of Starscream to him, he would get both the +2 attack and the Bold 2 on the Null Ray, giving him a total of Bold 4 with a base attack of 6. This is good, but is it worth it compared to other options? More on this below.


Starscream Alt Mode



#Sideways# wrote:The vehicle mode for this Starscream is the most interesting of the two. If you have three Planes in play when you flip to his vehicle mode, you get to put three (!!) damage on one of your opponent's characters. This is solid damage (a third of a small character's health), and you haven't even attacked yet. This allows Starscream to bolster other character's damage without attacking, himself. This ability is great, but we simply don't have the proper support for it yet to get a full idea of how powerful this archetype will be, and the biggest problem is the point values we have thus far.

The Plane support we've seen thus far has been titillating, but we can't have a full team of Planes -- at least not yet. See, we have yet to see Thundercracker, Skywarp or anyone else that could fill that point requirement. You see, this Starscream (if you noticed his Vehicle Mode below) has 11 points. That's fine, it's a common point value. But Slipstream -- often regarded as necessary for the archetype -- is eight points. That puts your point total to 19 out of 25, leaving only six points left over to work with.

The other big problem that this archetype has from my personal playtesting is a lack of draw power. When compared to Autobot Cars, we realize that card advantage is a very important thing. It allows you to draw into your Grenade Launchers, Force Fields and in this deck, your Bombing Runs.

Unfortunately, we just don't have that draw power yet. Maybe we will with the introduction of Skywarp or Thundercracker. Or maybe not. Not every archetype has to be broken, or even playable. As with all Trading Card Games, it's a simple fact of reality. C'est la vie.


Jaws of Steel.



#Sideways# wrote:Finally, we have Jaws of Steel which make Dinobots frankly ridiculous. It is a Utility that gives Dinobots Bold 2, and mind you, Bold stacks. So, let's do the math real quick here.

Every character starts with two flips from the top of the deck, and the first time a white pip is flipped, you flip two more cards. You then attach a Power Sword to give yourself Bold 3. Then, you attach a Jaws of Steel to give yourself 2 more Bold, bringing it to Bold 5. Then you play a Dino-Chomp! and give yourself BOLD 10 and you flip ten more cards from the top of your deck. This, combined with the white pip and the first two gives you a total of 14(!?!?) cards out of your deck to deal more damage to your opponent!

I am utterly flabbergasted. Dino-Chomp alone can give you some big numbers. But all this combined... Well, let's just say that it makes me glad that Force Field exists.


We also have commentary from one of the card games designers.

The Transformers Trading Card Game FaceBook Page wrote:Check out a brand-bitin' new Battle Card reveal from our Design Lead, Ken Nagle!

"All the Dinobots can BITE, so I designed this signature Upgrade extra-sharp metal teeth Utility. I gave Jaws of Steel the Bold 2 ability and orange icon so that Dinobots love biting into foes with orange battle icons. CHOMP!"


What do you think of Starscream? Will you be using him? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron (1984082)
Posted by YoungPrime on September 15th, 2018 @ 2:52pm CDT
Not really into cards but at least it isn't Bumblebee like 80% of the other topics here.
Re: Official Transformers Trading Card Game: New Card Reveals, Leaked from Cybertron (1984290)
Posted by WreckerJack on September 16th, 2018 @ 7:12pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Not really into cards but at least it isn't Bumblebee like 80% of the other topics here.

It's because the Bumblebee movie is coming out later this year and he's been thrust more into the spotlight lately. I think we all wish Hasbro would share the love with some of it's other characters.
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