INFORMATION

a guide to starlight tcg

All of the basics needed to know about Starlight TCG can be found in the various sections below! Further information and details about certain parts of the TCG can also be found on the forums in their respective information-related threads. Still can't find the information you're looking for? Feel free to contact us on the forums!

NAVIGATION
STARLIGHT TCG CARDS & MASTERING ARTIST RANKS
CURRENCY & SHOP SHOOTING STARS TRADING REWARDS
DONATION GUIDELINES FAN CLUBS IDOL AGENCY



WHAT IS A TCG?

Online Trading Card Games are similar to the trading cards you knew as a child and are free to play, a lot of fun, and very addictive! Rather than playing in person and collecting cards from packs at the store, you get cards from playing games on the site and the forums as well as participating in activities and events, using our services, and most importantly: trading with others!

If you're new to TCGs or just want to know more about how they work or what to do, please take a look at the Beginner's Guide written by one of the owners, Cassidy! If you're a veteran player then feel free to skip over that and continue to the rest of the information pages.


WHAT IS STARLIGHT?

First established in October 2016 by current co-owners Cassidy and yasu, Starlight is an online TCG focused on Korean music! We are a full TCG with weekly updates and standard services and activities (although some will be handled through site forms and others on our forums) as well as a variety of games that can be played on-site.


UPDATES & NEW RELEASES

Every time we post an update that includes freebies from new deck releases, wishes that were granted, event cards, and/or other freebies, they must be taken within 2 months (or 3 months if a prejoiner) of the update's initial post date! After then, they will expire and cannot be taken from anymore; however this does not apply to freebies such as donation or deck maker pulls from new decks.

EXAMPLE » If an update is posted on September 3rd, 2017 then the deadline to claim any freebies from that update would be November 3rd, 2017 for regular members and December 3rd, 2017 for prejoiners!
As for what new deck releases will contain, they will usually be a combination of decks voted for by players and decks of the admin (that is updating that week)'s choice so we can ensure that even older and "less popular" decks are not sitting on the upcoming list for too long! Sometimes there will be an even amount of decks that were voted for in addition to decks picked by an admin and other times there may be more of one than the other. It all depends on the number of votes we receive each round!

Additionally, we'll sometimes have increased deck releases which, as the name suggests, increases the number of decks released in an update. We'll usually aim to release 8-12 decks each update but there may be updates with more or less depending on how many decks we have available to be released at the time! In those cases, the amount of cards you can take total from the new decks will change but the exact amount will be noted in the update.


MEMBER STATUSES

Depending on when you join Starlight, you will receive a different member status! Some member statuses have bonus perks exclusive to just them which you will see mentioned around the TCG if applicable in addition to their member card having a special pixel denoting their status.

Please note that players cannot obtain a different status than what they currently have as statuses are locked to specific periods/requirements! If a player had a member status that was time-limited, they do not get it back if they quit the TCG and rejoin at a later date! Once a player rejoins, they start fresh as a brand new player regardless of their previous status or activity.

STATUSMC ICONDESRIPTION
Admin
One of the co-admins of Starlight! All prejoiner benefits and perks apply.
Prejoiner
Joined the forums during our prejoin phase (October 1 - October 25, 2019) AND donated at least one (1) deck. Can join the TCG at any time afterwards!
Platinum
Joined the TCG during the first month of our official opening (October 25 - November 30, 2019) but is not a prejoiner.
Regular
N/A
Joined the TCG any time after November 30, 2019.