Alan's Card Games

Created: January 19, 2001
Last Edits: June 8, 2002
Stage: Ready for Playtest ?
Cards Created: 108
(2 sets, promos)
Status: Abandoned ?

Website TCG

Summary

A card game with the goal of building the biggest and best website from components.

Status

The game was never released to the public (so the rules download below is the first time they have been available); it was posted online for friends to view for a while, but was never playtested. I gradually lost interest in it partway through the first expansion set, and abandoned it.

Gameplay

The game involves building websites from component cards and winning over critics with your skills until you have enough points to win. Players must choose a base site type to build on (three existed when the game was abandoned: Alan's Site, Anti-Playstation Network, and neutral). Characters help in various ways.

Rules | Card Strategy Guide

Cards

There were four types of cards: Base Site, Component, Character, and Critic. The Base Site and Component cards each belong to one of three website types: Alan's Site, Anti-Playstation Network, and neutral.

The game ended up having two card sets: Base (95 cards) and APSN (adding the Anti-Playstation Network site type; 10 cards). There were also 3 different promo cards.

The APSN Expansion completely redid the card designs. One of the three promo cards was the new design. The character cards featured hand-drawn (well, paint-drawn) images of my friends.

Additionally, I had created Site Cards as tradable cards for different portions of my website (at the time). These cards could also be used in the Website TCG.


A sample Base Site card, "Alan's Site", from the Base set

A sample Base Site card, "Anti-Playstation Network", from the APSN expansion

Another sample Component card, "Background Music", from the Base set

A sample Component card, "Counter", from the APSN expansion

A sample Character card, "Shannon - Generous One", a Promo card

A sample Character card, "Jim, Alan, & Kat - Site Masters", from the APSN expansion

A sample Critic card, "Sam The Critic", from the Base set

A sample Critic card, "Hyo The Critic - Ego E", from the APSN expansion

A sample Site Card, "News and Info Pop-Up Window" (front side), which was compatible with the game

Site

The Website TCG had a simple website with links to the cards and rules.