Post by Hikage on May 29, 2015 10:52:37 GMT -5
Since the Unlimited VS part of the board seems dead would it be ok to talk about it here?
For those who didn't know about Unlimited VS is (was) a card game where you and one other player would battle each other. What was fun about the game was that it incorporated several different series including Senran Kagura, Neptunia, BlazBlue and Walkure Romanze (I have no idea what this last one is).
What was unique about it was each set played differently based on its source material. So Senran Kagura for example, you levelled up by taking damage and losing clothing.
The game seemed to be going fairly well and was growing slowly, even with discussion of a English release in the UK. However something went wrong and the Japanese company making the game decided to close its card game division... So it is now a "dead" game. This of course meant the English version of the game was also scraped.
It is a shame because new sets were scheduled to be released including Neptunia Vol.2 and NewWave.
Senran Kagura had 4 volumes in UVS. Vol.1 - Hanzo, Vol.2 - Hebijo, Vol.3 - Gessen and Vol.4 - New Hebijo. Vol.1-3 had starter decks, Vol.4 did not.
The cards were separated by 3 different main types; Character, Battle and Support.
For Senran Kagura specifically.
Character Cards: These go from levels 1 to 5. There are 2 versions of each level 5 card, a Rare more "balanced" one or a Super Rare one with emphasis of Attack or Defence. The Super Rare also has 3 versions, a normal version, a voice actress signed version and an artist signed version. The artwork on the card is the same for these, just a different printed signature appears on the card.
In total there are 11 signed cards in each volume. The extra signed card being obtained in the starter deck, which contains an alternate SR level 4 card, with a 1/6 chance of it being signed.
Vol.4 may be an exception to this rule as it introduced alternate artwork for 2 characters level 5 SR cards. Imu with and without glasses and Ryoubi with boobs and a smile or flat and grumpy looking. This means there may be 15 signed cards in Vol.4. The signed level 4 card that would have been found in a starter deck is now found in the normal booster boxes.
As well as the 5 main girls for each school Daidouji and Rin also got a single character card each, none of these are signed. Crimson Homura also got hero own card. These cards seem to operate under slightly different rules from the others but I am not quite sure how.
Battle Cards: These are broken down into 4 sub-sets. Yellow, Red, Blue, Aerial(Green) and Ultimate(Purple).
Yellow Cards: The more basic, sort of universal attack cards with varying use costs. For cards 1-15 the artwork on the card rotates through each girl of the school. For example Vol.1 Hanzo goes Asuka>Ikaruga>Katsuragi>Yagyu>Hibari>Repeat. Cards 16-19/20 broke this pattern and either included artwork of a single character or sometimes 2 characters together, these cards are far more defensive in nature than cards 1-15.
Vol.3-4 introduced new cards into the Yellow set, these cards were special attacks that could only be used by a specific character.
Red and Blue Cards: Slightly more advanced attack cards. 15 cards in each set with 3 cards for each character again artwork cycles through each character. Cost for use going 2, 3 and 5 with level 5 attack being character specific.
Green and Purple Cards: These are the advanced attack cards, 5 cards in each set, 1 card per character. Very powerful but harder to use and character specific.
There is alternate artwork for Asuka, Homura and Yumi's Purple cards, found in each starter deck and an alternate for Asuka's green.
Support Cards: Each volume has 9 support cards, they come in a variety of types with the same attributes Yellow, Red, Blue and Purple. The same as attack cards. Normally classed as "Items" or "Events", there are also some character support cards Kyria, Rin, etc. These cards do as the name suggests give you some support, for example healing damage, drawing cards or preventing the enemy attacking.
Promo Cards (PR): As well as the standard cards found in the Starter Decks and the Booster boxes there are also Promo Cards. These were acquired in a variety of ways, for example on magazines, buying a full booster box, going to events or going to tournaments. Normally they can be used to replace your level 1 or level 2 character cards, although there are some Support cards as well.
Some of these cards were also linked to NewWave and have a QR bar code on the front that can be scanned. As far as I can tell there were 86 of these cards.
As well as the cards there were a number of support products. These included card sleeves (1 set for each character, 22 in total), deck boxes, storage boxes, deck seperators (I am guessing 20~22 characters) and a card binder. There was also some kind of "Life Point" counter, that was released just before the game died, it was kind of redundant as the game didn't work in that way. Maybe they were planning on changing the way things worked.
Because it has become a "dead" game I have actually tried to document the whole thing, doing my best to figure out what existed, considering I can't speak a word of Japanese this has proved some what difficult. Still I have managed to 100% Vol.1 and Vol.2, Vol.3 I have a few cards and sleeves on order, once i get those I will be missing only 1 card from Vol.3.
Vol.4 has the most missing cards at the moment with a few SR cards missing and only 1 signed card. I am also missing the storage box and 3 character sleeves. I have the sleeves on order, so will just be missing those last 20~ cards from the set. I am hoping the online site I bought Vol.1-3 signs on will eventually stock Vol.4.
That then leaves the PR cards. I had resigned my self to not being able to obtain any of these. However I talked to the guys who were going to do the UK English release. And by pure luck they had a good few of these PR cards. Although it turned out I knew a lot more about which PR cards existed than they did. Scouring what they had, along with some online searching I have managed to aquire 70/86 PR cards.
So I have done my best to document the Senran side of the Unlimited VS game. I am not sure I will ever be able to 100% it all though. Hopefully I can 100% Vol.3 & Vol.4 but I think I will have some difficulty with certain PR cards and support items like the card binder.
PR cards that may prove difficult are the NewWave PR cards for Gessen and New Hebijo.
The Gessen set it seems you had to attend some sort of event and got 1 PR Support card for attending. Then you got the NewWave QR cards from getting tokens. The New Hebijo NewWave set came from some sort of Spring 2014 event. A Yagyu NewWave and a NewWave girl Bashou seems to have suffered from some sort of distribution problem which means not many of them went out, so they are also missing.
That leaves me with one missing Hibari card (from an attendance event?), a support card from the front of a magazine and what was some sort of unusable Level 0 group character card.