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Video Explanation of Rules
The objective of Card Fighter Project is to build a deck of cards that
you will be able to use to beat your opponent. A game can be lost by
two different methods. First, if you as the player have your Hit Points
(HP) reduced to 0 you lose. Secondly, if you no longer have any cards
to draw from in the deck. As soon as you pull your final card the match
CARD DESCRIPTION (The Action Card and Reaction
Cards are setup the same)
The first place to start learning how to play CFP is to look at the
cards. In the diagram above you will find all the info you need to
understanding the cards. Below is an expanded descirption of those
Character Name - Pay attention to
the character name as there will be several cards that have the same
character name but will be followed up with additional info inside of
parenthesis. This is to keep you from using a wrong Back-Up character.
Below the character name is the
game the character originated from. If it is a variant of a character
it will have the game listed where the variant is from. This has no
meaning to CFP it's just a tidbit of info.
On the right you will find the
rarity of the card. The order from least rare to rare is as follows: D,
C, B, A, S. With the S cards being a faux holofoil. The rarity has no
baring on the game as a Print and Play, but I have implemented it when
building booster packs to give our as promotional items.
Under the rarity of the card is the
card number. Each number will start with a letter S for SNK, C for
Capcom, A for Action, and R for Reaction.
Character Ability comes next. Not
all characters have a special ability, if they do the ability name and
the ability description is shown. Anytime one of these abilities
contradict the rules of the game always follow the rule on the card.
Also next to the name of the ability is an icon.
Square Ability is an ability that
must be activated verbally during the attack phase.
Triangle Ability is activated
automatically when the charcter is put in the ring.
Circle Ability is a constant
effect. As soon as the character enters the ring it begins to take
effect and the effect will continue to be active until the character is
removed from the ring.
The Battle Points (BP) are
indicated in the lower left corner. This is your characters attack and
defense. As the character loses life force the attack is also reduced.
If a character has 600 BP their life force is 600 and their attack is
also worth 600.
The Soul Points (SP) are indicated
in the lower right corner. These are the amount of SP you gain when the
character enters the ring. SP is used to do United Attacks or to use
Action and Reaction cards.
The last thing to take note is the
section in the middled titled Back-Up. Th characters listed here are
the only characters that can offer back-up to this specific character.
You cannot back-up multiple characters with the same name unless their
name is specifically mentioned multiope times, as with the case of
Queen Bee (C067).
Next you'll want to get to know the Action and Reaction cards. Both
types are set up exactly the same except Action Cards are used during
an attack phase and Reaction Cards are used in defense. Follow the
descriptions above as all the details are the same for the AC and RE
rules for building a deck are simple. A deck consits of 50 cards. You
can have any combination of cards that you want but you cannot have
more than 3 of a kind. So say you want to have 3 of card number C045
(this is fine) but you cannot have 4 of card number C045.
You may have a mix of both Capcom and SNK cards in your deck. It will
be to your advantage if you build your Deck by using a mix of both
types of cards to make good use of Back-Ups. You may also have as many
Action Cards and Reaction Cards that you want in your deck so long as
you keep your number of cards at 50.
SETTING THE GAME UP
First thing is first. How long of a game do you want to play? You and
your opponent will have to decide on how many Hit Points (HP) that you will have. Choose either
1000, 2000, or 3000. If playing tournament play each player will start
with 3000 HP. Keeping track of the
HP, SP, and BP for each card may be daunting, but don't worry. You can
record it using pen and paper or you can use 30 sided dice to keep
track of many of these. If a character has 500 BP have the 5 on the die
facing up. As they increase or decrease change the number that is
facing up. Your HP can be kept track of the same way but use a
different colored die. If you use a game mat you can use a jewel to
cover the numbers at the bottom of the mat. And to keep track of SP you
can use jewels or any other kind of conuter. The best way is to use the
dice and jewel method so both players can see what is going on.
Now that you are all set up and ready to play you need to decide who is
going to go first. You chose by the usual means, either just agree who
will go first or you could flip a coin or paper, rock, scissors. There
are advantages of being the first to go but there is also a
disadvantage. This is that they will have one less card to begin their
first round. This will be explained in a bit.
Right now make sure both players have shuffled their cards. Each player
has the opportunity to cut their opponent's deck to make sure they have
not stacked the deck. Put your decks in the correct place on the play
field and each player draws 5 cards. If you draw 5 cards and don't have
any character cards, show your hand to your opponent and you can
shuffle and draw 5 new cards. Each player must have at least 1
character in their hand to begin the match. Once that has een done
whoever won the chance to go first can start.
Activate Phase – All Characters in your Ring are released
from Freeze Phase.
Draw Phase – Draw one card. If you are just
starting a new game the player who beings the match will not get to
draw a card in the first round. (This is that disadvantage that was
mentioned earlier. This is only for this one time that they are unable
to draw a card, unless a new rule is implemented due to a character
ability or through an Action or Reaction Card that is played).
Main Phase – This is where most of the action of
each round takes place. In this phase you can do any or all of the
following. You may also choose to do nothing and just pass on your
turn. Here are your options:
Put Character Card in an
empty slot in the Ring.
(1 Only)When a character first enters the ringt they are put in
stand-by mode. This simply means they are unable to attack or use a
Card that has already been in the ring during a previous turn to
increase the Character's BP by 300 BP. When looking at a Character Card
you will see several names under the "Back-Up" heading. These
characters listed are the ones that can help your ringed character.For
example if you have Sakura in the ring and she has been there past her
Standby time you can have one of her "Back-Ups" support her. Right now
Sakura's BP is 500, so you decide to use Shingo to back her up as it's
a legal move. Shingo has 400 BP, but since you are using him to back
her up the 400 means nothing as a Back-Up only adds 300 BP no matter
what their base BP is. Sakura can also be backed up by Hinata, so if
Hinata is in your hand you can use her to add yet another 300 BP to
Sakura's current BP, but it must be done in a seperate turn. Just
remember you cannot back a character up with more Back-Up cards than
what are listed on each individual character card. So in the case of
Oro you cannot back him up with two Ryu characters. Youu also cannot
back up Oro with Ryu (A) as that is a different card from the one
listed with the name Ryu. There are variations of different characters,
so it's important to make sure the name matches up 100%.
Use Action Card Card.
Any number of AC cards may be used so long as you have the SP to
support them. Simply follow the rule on the card. (Just remember if you
are going to use an AC card you must do this before your attack as an
attack indicates your turn is over).
- There are
several ways your active ringed characters can attack. Here are the
explanations for each. No matter which attack you choose to use your
character must be put into a Frozen State (this is indicated by turning
your charcter sideways). When frozen the character will not be able to
defend during your opponent's attack phase, so play wisely.
Square Ability - Instead of doing
a single attack or a Uion a character may have a square ability that
you may want to initiate instead. Follow the directon on the card to
find out what effect will take place. Once you have done this put the
character into Freeze Phase. You must use a Square Ability before you
use any other attack method if you are going to.
Singe Attack - Each
character can attack on their own. To attack simply thrust the card
that will be attacking forward and indicate they are attacking alone.
Their current BP will indicate their attack power. If you attack and
your opponent defends your character takes damage. You take the
attacker's BP minus the defender's BP. If the attaker's BP is higher
they will defeat the defender and the attackers BP is reduced. For
instance. If you have Ryu with 1000 BP attacking Guile who currently
has 300 BP, Ryu will win but will have his BP reduced to 700 BP. Adjust
Ryu's BPs accordingly and place Ryu into a Frozen State by turning him
sidewise. If Ryu attacks and your opponent decides not to defend then
Ryu's full attack of 1000 BP will damage your opponent's HP directly. A
sinlge attack will not normall reduce the HP of a player unless no
defense is attempted.
United Attack - A
union is an attack that combines the power of either two or three
active characters in your ring. If you do a Single Union (attacking
with two characters combined) it will cost you 5 SP. If you do a Double
Union (attacking with three charcters combined as one) it will cost you
10 SP. The advantage of doing a United Attack is that it will cut
through a defending charcter if they are unable to stop 100% of the
Here is how a Union works. Let's say
you have three characters ready to attack. For this example I'll use Ryu, Ken
and Chun-Li and to make this easier to explain they are all currently
sitting at 500 BP each. Lets begin by doing a Single Union with Ryu
and Ken. First you need to spend 5 SP to initiate the attack. Next
you need to tell your opponent who is going to be first attacker and
who will be second. You then combine their BP which in this example
is a total of 1000 BP. For now you decide to leave Chun-Li alone and
will not initiate her attack. Your opponent decides to use Geese to
defend and he is at 800 BP. Here you have decided that Ken will be
your first attacker int his union. His attack slams into Geese
reducing his BP by 500 BP. This will cause Ken to be KO'd and Geese
to be set to 300 BP. Ryu now follows up as the second part of the
union hitting Geese for another 500 BP of damage. Because Geese still
has 300 it will KO Geese, but it will also reduce Ryu by 300 BP
putting him down to 200 BP. Geese is put into discard and Ryu's
remaining 200 BP will then damage your opponent's HP by 200. You now
put Ryu into Freeze Phase.
A Double Union
works the same way only with all three characters in your ring and
costing you twice as much at 10 SP to initiate the attack. Just
remember you have to tell the defender who attacks first, second,
and third. And whatever is left over after the defender attempts to
block the attack is dealt to the HP of your opponent.
As soon as you declare an attack your turn is over and your opponent has a chance to initiate the next phase.
Counterattack Phase –
This is a phase for your opponent to counter anything you are trying to
throw at them. This phase is described above in the attack phase, so I
will not go through it again. During this phase the defender may also
use any Reaction Cards if they have the SP available. Just remember
like Action Cards Reaction Cards must be used before you initiate any
Once all attacks and counters have taken place it is now the next
players turn to begin their turn. By going into Phase 1 and starting
all over again until one of the players have been defeated by reducing
their HP to zero or having no more cards in their Deck.
Characters returning to hand or deck
If for any reason a Character
needs to be put back into the deck or your hand it's BP are reset back to
what the card says. So basically when you put that card into play again
you get to take the benefits of its BP
and Abbreviations (important to look over) Abilities/Ablility
Effects - See Circle Ability, Square Ability, or
Triangle Ability below.
Card or Action Card – Offers a variety of useful
on each AC card is the SP (Cost) needed to use the card. Any number of AC cards can be used
in a turn if you have the SP.
Is when you use your characters to ateempt to damage the
enemy. Any number of characters can attack in the attack phase, but the frozen characters
or those just put in the Ring can't attack.
Back-Up – Is linking your
character in the Ring with
one in your
Hand. The character reciving Back-up gets 300 extra BP regardless of
the back-up character's BP. Note that the character combinations for
successful Back-up are predetermined (see Character Card). Back-Up
cannot be utalized for characters who just entered the ring and cannot
be used on Frozen Characters. Characters used for Back-up are not
considered to be in the Ring. If a
characters getting Back-up are KO'd or returned to the hand or pile,
the Back-up character is discarded.
or Battle Points – BP shows a character's attack
power and health.
If the BP falls to zero, that character is KO'd and discarded. The
maximum BP level is 3000 (9000 during a United Attack).
Card – Characters are needed to
attack your opponent.
Ability – This ability takes effect as soon as you
character in your ring. This ability is a constant effect until the character is
discarded or forced out of the ring.
Is when your character counters an enemy attack. Single
characters can only counterattack one attacker. Characters
can't counterattack repeatedly against 1 attacker per round. Also, frozen
characters can't counterattack.
The 50 cards used by each player in battles are called the Deck. You
can add desired cards to a deck, but you can include only 3 of the same
card in it.
Discards are cards put in the used card pile. Used Action cards, Reaction cards
and KO'd character cards are all put here. Cards labeled “Discard” refer to
those in your discard pile.
Is a condition in which characters are turned sideways after attacking or
using a Square ability, leaving them unable to act. Characters can also
slip into Freeze Phase with an AC card or the power of another
Cards held by each player are called the Hand. When starting battles, 5
cards are in your hand, and 1 can be added later per turn. Ther's no
limit for cards in your hand so you can keep as many as you want. Cards
labeled “Hand” refer to those in your hand.
or Hit Points – shows player'' life energy
levels. HP drops when
attacked by an enemy character, and your character loses when it rops
to zero. Maximum HP is 5000.
Card or Reaction Card – This is a card that
allows special defence tactics before you actually begin your counter
is the field wherein characters fight. Each player can put up to 3
cards in the Ring.
or Soul Points –
SP shows needed energy for using Action Cards and Reaction Cards. United Attacks also cost SP.
Ability – This ability can be used instead of
attacking and will
take up the character's turn. So after using the charcter is immediatly
put into Freeze Phase.
Standby - This is a temporary freeze when you first enter a character into the
ring. This temporary freeze only lasts until your turn ends making it
so new characters in the ring cannot attack but will be able to defend. Triangle
Ability – this ability is used as soon as you
place the card in your Ring (Immediate effect).
is when a player follows procedures to move the game along. A
Battle is when you and your enemy repeat turns until one wins.
See United Attack
is when numerous characters attack together at once and not separately.
To do a United Attack 5 SP cost is needed in a Single United Attack and 10 SP
for a Double United Attack. Unlike single attacks, if the total BP of
the attacking character is higher than the counterattack character the
remaining BP will go directly to inflict damage to opponents HP.
Note: Some rules have been
modified from the original Card Fighters Clash
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