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    1. What are your hopes for the 2/27/19 Pokémon Direct?

      A Pokémon Direct is taking place tomorrow, February 27, 2019, at 6:00 am PST. What are you hoping will be announced? Specifically, if they announce generation 8, what new Pokémon or settings do...

      A Pokémon Direct is taking place tomorrow, February 27, 2019, at 6:00 am PST. What are you hoping will be announced? Specifically, if they announce generation 8, what new Pokémon or settings do you want to see?

      10 votes
    2. Let's talk about collectible non-card games

      I'd like to start a discussion around collecting-based games, with the following prompt question: What non-card-based alternatives to TCG/CCGs exist which satisfy the same criteria? This...

      I'd like to start a discussion around collecting-based games, with the following prompt question:

      What non-card-based alternatives to TCG/CCGs exist which satisfy the same criteria?

      This "criteria" is my understanding of what makes TCGs/CCGs appealing, and includes but is not limited to:

      • collectible/tradable (not necessarily monetized),
      • portable/relatively self-contained (this could include apps, handheld consoles),
      • the constant drive to expand the collection (whether it's through the randomness of distribution not ensuring particular collectibles, or an appealing reward system like in the Pokemon games).

      I wish to divorce these criteria from the card format. Of course, the list of criteria not extensive and I am actively seeking a deeper understanding of what makes these card-based games so appealing. Discussions on the nature of gambling-addiction and the impact of secondary market values also very welcome.

      The best example I can think of is the Pokemon games for handheld consoles. These games pre-dated the Pokemon card game and are a great example of the appeal of card games existing and thriving in a non-card format (which ironically led to the card game adaptation).

      Another is Warhammer and the tabletop wargaming family. This is interesting to me but really seems to be in a completely different ballpark because it lacks agility and thus is far less appealing to many players.

      Note: my reference point to what makes games like these appealing" is very biased by card games, specifically the current "big three" of TCG/CCGs: Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, and YuGiOh. I'd appreciate suggestions of other relatively successful or simply well-designed games which employ collectibility as a core mechanic. They don't even have to be portable, as long as you're clear about that.

      tl;dr: let's talk about alternatives to card games which depend on collecting as a core mechanic

      Edit: formatting.

      8 votes
    3. Anyone like Pokemon Go?

      I had this game on my phone for awhile but only just started last night. So far I think it's neat what kinds of landmarks can be pokestops, like a little fountain by a restaurant or a very old...

      I had this game on my phone for awhile but only just started last night. So far I think it's neat what kinds of landmarks can be pokestops, like a little fountain by a restaurant or a very old building. It also reminds me of those pokewalker things from long ago, the ones that counted your steps. It also kills me when a church is a gym.

      Now I'm not walking everywhere or buying plane tickets trying to do this but it's pretty pleasant so far. What are your thoughts, Tildes?

      Edit: I took my first gym at a quaint little church and the Nidorino I left there came back about 6 hours later. There's more people playing this than I realized, also more churches lol.

      13 votes
    4. http://PokemonLetsGoPikachu.com and http://PokemonLetsGoEevee.com have now been registered via CSC Digital Brand Services. This is the company TPCI and Nintendo use to protect brand domains.

      @pixelpar: https://t.co/via68ewCUS and https://t.co/336Zq2kS8S have now been registered via CSC Digital Brand Services. This is the company TPCI and Nintendo use to protect brand domains. Both point to the same Namedserver and contain a blank favicon. Credit to @Pokekalos for finding them

      8 votes