Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 3:45PM CDT

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We've got two pieces of news on the Official Transformers Trading Card game to share.

The first is another Question and Answer session from the Transforms Official Trading card game Instagram account, dealing with a few basic questions about the forthcoming Wizards of the Coast Transformers Trading Card Game! One of the questions asked however is the identity of two of the rarest cards in this first set, and they are Nemesis Prime// Dark Clone and Bumblebee// Legendary Warrior, both being Super Rare.

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

The second, comes from the Transformers Trading Card game group on Facebook, and is brought to our attention from fellow Seibertron user #Sideways#. This is the reveal of Shockwave's Alt mode in the Trading Card game and it's effect. This is the latest in a series of card reveals, as reported here and here!.

Transformers News: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal

This helps to further cement Shockwave as having abilities to strengthen hand control.

Let us know in the comments what you think of Shockwave and if you are going to be playing this game when it launches!

Stay tuned to Seiberton for more news and reviews!
Credit(s): Transformers Trading Card game Instagram, #Sideways# from Seibertron
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Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1977625)
Posted by ender7477 on August 9th, 2018 @ 5:28pm CDT
Anybody else notice it says 2019 for release year.
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1977627)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2018 @ 5:33pm CDT
Good eye! That's certainly wrong, as I would have to wonder what they would spend the next year doing as everything looks ready to go now. Guess someone just put the wrong year in. We're all human after all :-)
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1977628)
Posted by Lucky Logician on August 9th, 2018 @ 5:34pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:This helps to further cement Shockwave as having abilities to strengthen hand control.


Makes sense. He only has one hand. I'm sure he has found a way to maximize his use of it. ;)
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1977721)
Posted by steve2275 on August 10th, 2018 @ 5:02am CDT
ender7477 wrote:Anybody else notice it says 2019 for release year.

must be a typo
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1978211)
Posted by NISMOJOE on August 12th, 2018 @ 11:25pm CDT
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1978596)
Posted by lakebot on August 14th, 2018 @ 10:59pm CDT
Not too thrilled it'll only be two player. Or am I reading that wrong?
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1978617)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 15th, 2018 @ 2:20am CDT
Depending on the win conditions, it could easily be adapted to be multiplayer later on.
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1978696)
Posted by #Sideways# on August 15th, 2018 @ 11:43am CDT
Kachow!

More scans!
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1978754)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 15th, 2018 @ 4:01pm CDT
With it's release in a few scant weeks, theOfficial Transformers Trading Card Game Facebook Group has been at it again (Following reveals here and here!). Thanks to a tip off from fellow Seibertron user, #Sideways#, we now have three Upgrade cards to show from the forthcoming base set, and one featuring everyone's favourite Seeker (oh and an appearance from everyone's favourite wannabe scriptwriter, if you been following IDW)

Without further ado:

Turbo Booster (As modelled by Sunstreaker)




Null Ray of Starscream



Bombing Run (As modelled by Thundercracker)



Planning on building a seeker deck? Join in the comments below and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
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Posted by #Sideways# on August 17th, 2018 @ 3:59pm CDT
Got some more spicy scans to show you guys! Energy Sword makes Nemesis a lot better by allowing him to mill more of his deck, and Peace Through Tyranny is insane for Swarm strategies to both go fast early and self-destruct a dying Insecticon.

But the best of all is System Reboot. Holy crap, this thing is insane. Not only do you have access to a great draw card, disruption for your opponent, but this makes Shockwave insane.

Shockwave forces your opponent to damage their team for each card that they discard. If they have seven cards in hand (especially doable if you transformed Shockwave last turn) you can force them to discard all seven, indirectly dealing massive damage to their field.

And? You get to draw a bunch of cards while you do so.

Really quite insane.
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1979037)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 17th, 2018 @ 5:01pm CDT
Following the most recent batch of cards that have been revealed so far, fellow Seibertron user, #Sideways# has shared with us more reveals from the Official Transformers Trading Card Game facebook group. Again, these are three Upgrade cards and while these are not character specific, they do feature fan favourite characters in the art.

Peace through Tyranny




System Reboot



Power Sword



#Sideways# has also offered his thoughts on how these could be used in combination with other cards that have been revealed in the past.

#Sideways# wrote:Energy Sword makes Nemesis a lot better by allowing him to mill more of his deck, and Peace Through Tyranny is insane for Swarm strategies to both go fast early and self-destruct a dying Insecticon.

But the best of all is System Reboot. Holy crap, this thing is insane. Not only do you have access to a great draw card, disruption for your opponent, but this makes Shockwave insane.

Shockwave forces your opponent to damage their team for each card that they discard. If they have seven cards in hand (especially doable if you transformed Shockwave last turn) you can force them to discard all seven, indirectly dealing massive damage to their field.

And? You get to draw a bunch of cards while you do so.

Really quite insane.


The Official Transformers Card Game is due for release in September, and is being created by Wizards of the Coast, famous for their Magic: The Gathering card game.

Are you getting excited for this game? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for the latest news and reviews.
Re: Q&A on the Transformers Trading Card game Instagram and Shockwave Alt mode reveal (1979089)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 18th, 2018 @ 12:02am CDT
Nearly anything with "take another turn after this one" is a potential game ender in most TGC's.

Hand disruption plus being able to draw cards? Yes please. Might not be good in every situation but once we get a feel for the game we should know when it's time to play that card and when it's time to hold onto it. Draw more cards that you need or make your opponent drop something they just searched or if you feel they have too many cards in hand.

As for adding bold 3, I will say that does help you get through your deck faster as #sideways# had mentioned. Though because you can't deck out in this game there really isn't much of a drawback. (That could be applied to System Reboot and Power Sword both)
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