Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game
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|Playing time||45 to 75 minutes|
|Skill(s) required||Card playing
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The game was previously released in other countries before making its debut in the United States. The game features exclusive artwork from all 3 anime series never before seen in the U.S. The game has similarities to the other CCG created by Bandai, the Naruto Collectible Card Game.
So far there are Five sets, "Warriors Return", "The Awakening", "Destructive Fury", "Fusion", and "Clash of Sagas" available in Hobby Shops. Currently no retail stores (Walmart, Target, Toys-R-Us, ext) carry any products due to the failing market. Bandai also announced that there will no longer be any starter decks made for this game until Retail stores start carrying the product again. Additionally, the official hub for the game is no longer available on Bandai.com at least as of March 1, 2013.
Card Types and Rarity
The game includes four different types of cards: warrior, technique, event, and wish. Warrior cards are the characters who fight in the game, such as Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, and Cell. The technique cards are various attacks that can be used against your opponent in battle, such as the Kamehameha and the Genki Dama (also referred to as the Spirit Bomb). Various events in the series are also used in the game to change the dynamics of a battle. The wish cards are cards based on wishes made in the series that can be used when the seven Dragon Balls are collected.
There are different types of cards by rarity: common, uncommon, rare, super rare, and starter-exclusive super rares. There are also gold cards and holographic cards in booster packs.
The game features 5 different styles of cards: Super, Earth, Alien, Unique (mostly Namekian), and Villain.
Z Warriors. Examples: Goku, Krillin, Gohan, Yamcha, Trunks, Master Roshi,Vegeta, etc.
Humans and Earthlings that are Z Warriors. Examples: Oolong, Chi-Chi, Puar, Ranfan, Hercule etc.
Things not from Earth, Bad and Good
Bad Guys from Earth. Examples: Android 17, Android 18, Android 19, Android 20, Cell, Emperor Pilaf, etc.
A Group that does not fit in to one or more of the above:
Namekian/Evil Tribe = Alien yet have liven on Earth throughout DB, before knowing their origin. Examples: Piccolo, King Piccolo, Garlic Jr., Lord Slug, etc.
Majin/Brain Washed = So far, Earthlings controlled by Babidi. Later we will have Aliens controlled by Babidi. Examples: Yamu, Spopvich, etc.
Warriors Return is the first set released of the game in the U.S. The set includes 113 cards and is based on only the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series. There are 2 starter decks (Goku and Frieza) with 30 cards each including super rare cards not found in booster packs and one of four special wish cards. The 10-card booster pack includes 1 holographic foil card, 1 gold-stamped rare, 2 uncommon, 6 common and in every 1 in 8 packs, a super rare foil card replaces the holographic foil card.
The Awakening is the second set released in the U.S. It features 100 brand new cards that include more powerful versions of the characters from the first set (Super Saiyans - Powerful transformations). There are no starter decks in this set but will include the same 10-pack boosters with the same type of cards. It was released October 17, 2008
Clash of Sagas
- Clash of Sagas release page