This is a very big week in the Lightseekers TCG community.
I've noticed a significant increase in activity on the forums, in the Online Lightseekers League, and even here on the Delivery Crab website.
We're all gearing up and getting excited for the first official Lightseekers tournament to be held at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia. But in addition to kicking off the competitive scene, PlayFusion showed us just how serious they are about the TCG with a brand new website.
Lightseekers.cards (yes, that is a valid URL) is your new home for all things TCG-related.
In the Game Play section, you will find the complete (updated) rules, tips on building a deck, a solid FAQ, and even some background lore about each of the Orders represented in the game.
The hero of the cards section is thorough and comprehensive Card Wiki.
While I'm sure we'll find more questions the more the game is played, this wiki addresses many situational issues you may encounter especially when combining the effects of multiple cards. It should probably be the first place you go for game-related questions when a judge isn't present.
The Events section gives us a nice glimpse into the future of the Lightseekers TCG.
While we don't have full details on all these events, here's what we've learned:
- Lightseekers has plans to be at a minimum of seven major gaming events over the course of the next year.
- Organized Play/Sanctioned Events will take place at select retailers and smaller events throughout the year.
- You will be able to track players through the site.
If you are a retailer and want to learn more about running games in your store, this is the section for you.
If you're a consumer and you want to see this game in your local store, this is where you should direct your local shop owner.
Regardless of whether or not you own a shop, it gives us an in depth look at a variety of different event types.
There's one deck with a sideboard, three decks with no sideboard, and multiplayer varieties. But perhaps the most intriguing is an option I didn't think would be possible with Lightseekers: Booster Draft.
I'll let you read the full description on the site, but in short it includes: 5 boosters, 2 heroes, 30 cards, and no limits on types of cards in your deck.
It could make for some wild games and wild combos.
The community section is where you, the player, can get more involved.
Here you'll find all the latest news, the forums, and details about the Envoy Program.
There is a store locater which is fairly self-explanatory.
Once you've registered for an account, you'll have a secret ID that will be used to register for tournaments.
It also looks like you'll be able to store and register decks you've built. I think it's mostly for tournament purposes, but could be handy elsewhere.
Finally, there is a mention of an upcoming app.
We won't be able to play the game online yet, but it does seem to have a number of other useful features.
A Work in Progress
This site is obviously a huge upgrade from the minimal coverage we had before, but I do think it's still a work in progress.
I'm sure they wanted to get the basics launched in time for PAX Unplugged and this is the version that was ready.
There's no doubt in my mind that they will follow through with the plans that they've laid out. It's an exciting time to be a fan of Lightseekers.