Posted by Cami on January 11, 2017 // 17 commentsNew Members: None :[
Games: Weekly, Biweekly Set 1
Level Ups: Cassidy (2), Kayori (2)
Masteries: Adelicya (crow), Cassidy (nishikinomaki, summertearsdiarymahiru), Jessica (manakalaala, nanamilucia, rankalee), Kairi (hoshinautau, meikyubutterfly), Samu (sherylnome)
First off, I'd like to apologize for this update being a few hours later than I would have liked. It's actually around 4:00am right about now. This is mostly because I didn't get as much sleep as I would have liked between Monday and Tuesday so what was intended to be a 5-minute power nap ended up with me dozing off until around midnight?
If you've noticed a new section in the guide called "Member Albums", please do not be alarmed. This is merely a WORKING name for our upcoming member decks activity. Activity name suggestions as well as task suggestions are still being taken in this thread if you would like to play a part in the development of this particular activity. Name suggestions have a deadline of January 14 while the task suggestions have a deadline of January 28. This is because I'm giving myself a personal deadline of February 1, 2017 for the activity to go live. Please note that all your services and activity posts that are created BEFORE this date will be counted. In the event that level-up tasks end up being included, it will not matter if they were posted before you apply for your personal deck. (I'm hoping that this made sense - but feel free to ask questions in the Member Deck Suggestion thread that I linked earlier and I'll do my best to answer them!)
Wishing Well: A few wishes will be granted today in honor of our grand opening. Make sure to use them well. Any choice card wishes each have a limit of only 3 per deck; only one card may be special but only one letter needs to be in the filename (excluding the "sp-" prefix, of course). As always, make sure to comment with what you are taking.
Liz wished for:
Choice cards spelling out GRAND OPENING for Spotlight's grand opening?
Mio wished for:
maybe double weekly activities? ^^Every member may play all weekly games twice. This, of course, excludes forum games.
Kayori wished for:
15 random cards to fill everyone's trade piles.Everyone may take the first 15 cards that they see in this randomizer.
There were also a few deck release wishes that were granted as a bit of a coincidence. To save some space, though, I won't be listing them all.
Card Fixes: Several cards have been re-uploaded so please be sure to download them below! Some of these are from unreleased decks, though, so you most likely don't have them just yet.
For those who use eTCG and would rather just use the auto-upload feature, the filenames for the cards that you'll need to remove through FTP are listed below:
Also, it was recently pointed out to me that the layer containing the numbers for the large puzzle decks would sometimes cause random black pixels to appear. Rather than wait until each individual card that had the issue was pointed out, I decided to just modify the number layer for all of the large puzzle decks that were made by me - including those that had not been released. To conserve space in this post, you may download all the fixed puzzle decks from this ZIP file.
Event Cards: There are four new event cards that are being released today - two of which are around a month overdue as they should have posted when we first opened for prejoin.
ev-skin001, ev-skin002, ev-75decks, ev-grandopening
New Decks: There are 10 new decks for you today - since I promised that I would have a deck release on the grand opening. Hopefully, there will be something for everyone but you are more than welcome to trade your pulls away if you have no desire to keep them.
♪ All members may take up to 10 cards, but no more than 2 per deck.
♪ Donators and deck makers may take 1 extra card from the decks that they made or donated.
♪ Feel free to use the Deck Release Pulls thread if you have any slots that you do not plan on using for yourself.
Closing Notes: We're really in need of members right now. I will, of course, be trying to advertise a bit more and affiliate the TCG with a few more sites - in addition to joining a few more TCG exchanges & directories. While I don't expect this TCG to be huge, I don't want to risk the possibility of it becoming a chore. Admittedly, I'm sure that I could last quite a while before it gets to that point but we literally have only 12 active members when I exclude myself from the member count.
To provide some motivation, I guess, I'll be doing double deck releases every time we hit a new "milestone" in regards to member count (ex: 25, 50, 75, etc). Keep in mind that the members who refer the most new members will also receive a reward at the end of each month - and I know that quite a few people list myself as their referral, but I've already decided that I'm not eligible for receiving the referral contest prize as I know that it's a common occurrence for people to just list the TCG owner as their referral just to not leave fields blank.
Also, I'm still searching for staff. I can't really make the staff payment page until I know exactly how many staff members that I need to make payment randomizers for.
Furthermore, for those who have not yet submitted their claimed prejoin decks, you have until January 14 to submit them in order for them to count for prejoin. The original deadline was supposed to be the 13th - but since this is a few hours later than intended, I extended it by an extra day.
In any case, though, I'll be seeing all of you on January 17 - and I swear that I'll actually be on time. If I'm not, feel free to bug Jess until she gets me to post it.