Sega have announced a new Sonic digital trading card game in partnership with Stampii. Players will be able to collect/trade/buy digital cards to complete a collection of 90 unique cards in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Each card comes with artwork of the character/game and the ‘back’ contains a small blurb about the character or information about the game in question. The selection is quite vast, obscure characters like Pocky and Rocky have even been given a card.
According to Sega, because this is a digital service, it can be used anywhere in the world and accessed by anyone in the world. The collection can be downloaded to PC or Mac, however it can also be downloaded and used on Apples ipod touch/iphone/ipad and google’s android is also supported.
When you first sign up you get 8 cards for free (assuming you pick the Sonic collection as your first chosen pack). From then on you either trade or buy (with real money) your way to the full collection. Now there is a referral system so if you know anyone who has this, ask for their username and they can get credit to buy cards if you use them as referral.
Been playing around with it for the last 2 hours and already I have 26 cards, I have to confess this is quite fun, especially when you start trading with friends, you soon build up quite the collection.
Now for a word of warning on trades. Aside from the usual, do not give out personal details to people you don’t know, credit card data, email data etc… It is exceptionally easy to accidentally give your cards to another user without getting anything in return. I used the desktop version to trade, this is my advice for trading on the desktop application.
1: Click on ‘Swap’ then enter the username of who you want to trade with. Click ok.
2: Select what cards you want to trade.
3: DO NOT CLICK SWAP! If you click swap at this point… you have just offered to give the other person all your cards and you will receive nothing in return. Instead, click ‘receive.’
3.5: If you have made a mistake and given away your cards, quickly click on ‘swap’ in the top of the application, then ‘to be confirmed by others’ click on the date of the trade, then select cancel. However, if the other person accepts the trade before you do this, there is no way to get your cards back unless they’re kind enough to give you them back… hence why we advise trading with people you trust.
4: Select what cards you want from the other person.
5: Click swap.
After you click swap, the other user gets a notification asking if they want to accept the trade. Once they do, enjoy your new cards.
Well now that’s out of the way, hope you have as much fun with this as I’m having. Also on SSMB we’ve got a bit of a card trading topic going along with some referral’s so whilst it’s temping just to stick my own ID here, please go to this topic and have a look, see if you want to make someones day with a surprise referral, or fancy trading a card or two with somebody.
Source: Sega Blog.