How to Play

What is an online trading card game?

In an online trading card game, a TCG, you earn virtual cards by playing games and completing various tasks. You won't always get the cards you want, so you'll have to trade with other players to complete your decks! Trading is highly encouraged!

Colors TCG

Colors TCG is a multifandom character TCG that features decks using mostly animanga-influenced art. Characters can be from the following sources:

Sources may not be fan productions, unpublished sources, or Western sources.

How do I play at Colors TCG?

First, read the basic rules. After that, join the TCG! If you have any questions, feel free to ask over at the FAQs. Updates with new decks occur monthly, and there are lots of freebies involved! Consider joining the trading community to interact with other members!

Your Card Post

Card posts need a section with your information (your name, number of cards you possess, your current level), a section for cards you're collecting, a section for cards you're trading, and a trading log.

Trading logs must be detailed and include specific cards you earned or traded and the date on which this happened!

Check out this lovely post for an example of how to set up and manage your card post.

Regular Decks


Regular decks feature 20 images of a single character. Regular cards count as 1 towards your card count, and trading them counts towards sketchpad completion. You earn mastery rewards by collecting all 20 cards in a deck. All decks have an official color which is displayed on the deck list.

Special Decks


Special decks feature minor characters, characters who don't have enough official art for decks of their own, or characters from a series who fit a certain theme, such as the Shinigami captains from Bleach. Special cards still feature only one character, but some special decks may feature more than one series. Special cards turn up in the randomizer just like normal cards!

Special cards count as 1 towards your card count, and trading them counts towards sketchpad completion. You earn mastery rewards by collecting all 20 cards in a deck. All special decks have two official colors which are displayed on the deck list.

Signature Cards

Signatures serve as member cards at Colors. You can get your own here! You start off with 3 copies for free. Signatures may only be traded for other signatures, you may only trade your own, and they cannot be given as gifts.

Signatures count as 1 towards your card count, and trading them counts towards sketchpad completion. You may earn mastery rewards by collecting 20 unique signatures.

Sketchpads

Here at Colors, for every card you trade with other players, you mark down one box on your Sketchpad! If you trade 2 cards for 1 card, you mark down 2 boxes while the other player marks down 1. If you trade away 1 card for a crayon from another player, you mark down 1 box while the other person marks down nothing because a crayon is not a card.

After filling out all 20 boxes, turn your completed Sketchpad in over at the Art Shop for rewards! Empty Sketchpads are found in the graphics section of the site (older graphics here), and if you'd like to donate Sketchpads for other people to use, you may do so here.

Masteries

Once you collect all 20 cards in a deck, visit the Masteries post to collect your rewards. You receive a mastery badge and have your player name listed on the deck's page, as well as earn the following rewards:

Crayons

IOUs at Colors come in the shape of crayons! You may trade any color crayon for any card of the same color; deck colors are indicated on the decklist. Crayon exchange rates are as follows:

To exchange your crayons, visit the Art Shop.

Portfolios

Portfolios serve as personal mastery challenges, laid out by you! By collecting 1 deck from each of the colors featured at Colors, or 8 decks of the same color, you will earn special prizes. Portfolios are not mandatory—you need only make one if you want to! View all the details regarding Portfolios here.

Games

Games are the easiest, quickest, and best way to earn Cards at Colors. Currently, all games are handled through the DW community, which we recommend joining and watching. Games are simple and easy to play, but feel free to ask questions if you're confused! Most games are posted weekly and biweekly, but there are also several monthly games with better prizes. Prizes are handed out as timely as possible.

Levels

Levels at Colors are divided into the following five sets:

Cards in the Primary Set are 100 cards per level. You receive 2 random cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 crayon per level.

Primary Set
Red: 1-100 cards
Orange: 101-200 cards
Yellow: 201-300 cards
Green: 301-400 cards
Blue: 401-500 cards
Purple: 501-600 cards
Brown: 601-700 cards
Gray: 701-800 cards

Levels in the Fruits Set are 200 cards per level. You receive 3 random cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 crayon per level.

Fruits Set
Strawberry: 801-1000 cards
Tangerine: 1001-1200 cards
Lemon: 1201-1400 cards
Lime: 1401-1600 cards
Blueberry: 1601-1800 cards
Grape: 1801-2000 cards
Apricot: 2001-2200 cards
Dragon Fruit: 2201-2400 cards

Levels in the Precious Set are 300 cards per level. You receive 4 random cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 crayon per level.

Precious Stone and Metal Set
Ruby: 2401-2700 cards
Amber: 2701-3000 cards
Gold: 3001-3300 cards
Emerald: 3301-3600 cards
Sapphire: 3601-3900 cards
Amethyst: 3901-4200 cards
Bronze: 4201-4500 cards
Silver: 4501-4800 cards

Levels in the Flowers Set continue at 300 cards per level. You receive 4 random cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 crayon per level.

Flowers Set
Sakura: 4801-5100 cards
Tiger Lily: 5100-5400 cards
Daffodil: 5401-5700 cards
Clover: 5701-6000 cards
Hydrangea: 6001-6300 cards
Lilac: 6301-6600 cards
Chocolate Cosmos: 6601-6900 cards
Magnolia: 6901-7200 cards

Levels in the Planets Set continue at 300 cards per level. You receive 4 random cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 crayon per level.

Planets Set
Mars: 7201-7500 cards
Saturn: 7501-7800 cards
Venus: 7801-8100 cards
Earth: 8101-8400 cards
Neptune: 8401-8700 cards
Uranus: 8701-9000 cards
Jupiter: 9001-9300 cards
Mercury: 9301-9600 cards

After reaching level Mercury, you will continue to earn 4 randoms cards, 1 character choice card, and 1 random crayon every 300 cards, but you will remain at level Mercury. To level up, visit the Levels post!

Donations

Is there a character you'd love to collect that isn't represented? Donate images for their deck, and collect to your heart's content. Be sure to follow the deck donation guidelines!

Do you have an idea for a special deck, as well as a coupon allowing you to donate one? Bring your donation here and the deck will be made!

Are you graphically-inclined? Donate graphics and other players may choose to use your level banners, link buttons, or Sketchpads! Be sure to follow the donation guidelines.

Art Studio

Tired of your colored cards, or overwhelmed by doubles? Never fear! You can trade them in for other cards at the Art Studio! Maybe some other artist will like your cards. ;) Your cards will end up at Recycled Art for other players to claim.

Recycled Art

Leftover cards from members who have left the TCG and from other sources can be found at Recycled Art. Once a week, you may claim a given number of cards from Recycled Art for free! Be sure to read the guidelines before commenting.

Contact

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