A guide to your journey...

This section holds all the important information that you need to know not only about TCG in general, but also about Gleam TCG. Before you start playing or doing any activities, make sure to read all the necessary information to avoid confusion. It will also help you learn more about Gleam TCG. If in case you can't find the information you're looking for here, don't hesitate to contact us immediately!

Trade Post & Logs

Before you join, you need a place to store your cards and other TCG stuff, also known as a trade post. In order for you and for any potential traders to lurk in your trade post easier, it is best to be organized. Therefore, separating your cards into groups is an immense help:

  • Collecting are the decks you are currently actively looking to master. People will usually offer you these cards first, as it's the highest priority!
  • Future/Keeping are the decks that you plan on mastering later but are not focusing on at the moment (but are still accepting cards from them in incoming trades).
  • Trading are the cards that you don't want to master or keep at all and are willing to trade away. These are cards that traders will take in exchange for giving you the cards you're looking for.
Aside from separating or categorizing your cards into groups, there are other sections that you need to include on your trade post. And these are the following:
  • Statistics is most likely the main page of the TCG you joined, which should display a level badge, button to link back to the TCG you've joined, card count/worth, items, currency and coupons that you gained.
  • Contact is the page where potential traders can contact you which includes a contact or trade form, an email address is also necessary, or post on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth or any other website.
  • Logs is the detailed records of your trading and game activities that will show how you've acquired or gained the cards and other rewards.
If you don't have a website to display or host your trade post, you can use free hosting sites or blogs such as LiveJournal or TCG Publicity.

Whatever you do in Gleam TCG, you are required to log it on your trade post. Every time you trade with other members, play games, complete a service or activity were you are rewarded and such must be recorded and logged correctly. This will ensure our members are playing fairly by letting us know where and when you got the cards and rewards.

Example of Good Logs Example of Bad Logs
January 14, 2016 —
- Guess the Card: kanamekuran05, ikki14, ritsukaaoyagi21
- Trade Aki: my suzakuseven09 for hotsummer17
January 14, 2016 —
- Played some games and got some cards.
- Took 10 cards from the update.
- Traded 1 puzzle card for 1 seiyuu card with a player.

The example above shows what combined logs look like and the difference between good and bad logs, but you could also divide your logs into two types: Activity Logs and Trading Logs. It's pretty much up to you to decide if you'd rather sort your logs that way or just have them all in one section!

If you have further questions and any concerns or confusion you might have, don't hesitate to poke Aki and she will do her best to help you out.