I recently have been thinking about finally trying COTG, after the 80's Mania Wrestling set was announced. I adore the fact there is so much history, and I really would love to catch up. I've purchased the original set in colour, and I long for the opportunity to play through with the iconic characters.
Is there anything a new player like myself should know regarding rules/updates and the such? I've been doing some research on the sets/characters, and I think the originals were given updates for the 25th Anniversary edition? Are the old cards/sets (mostly B&W) from the late 80's/early 90's still somewhat relevant? I really would like to get a huge roster, but the Canadian dollar is soooo bad right now it costs way too much to dive in a buy a ton. As it stands now, I can probably afford a "storyline" every few months until I did eventually catch up. Has the card quality changed in the last 30 years? Are they all uniform size?
I'll take any advice I can get regarding how to collect.
Thanks so much! I long to be a part of this community. It seems full of amazing people.
This community is truly awesome... And as a fellow Canadian, I feel your pain regarding the dollar...
I only play the online version of the game, so I can't speak on the cards a whole lot... But, I would recommend that you start from 2087 and work your way forward if possible... So many great characters and you should try to experience them all... Building up a rich history for your fed makes it worthwhile... There are a couple sets out of print, I think... But, you can get them in PDF form...
Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure to sign up for a free Filsinger Games Online account... Even if you don't play online, you'll get access to the COTG and LOW Wikis... Resources every player should have...
Lately I prefer online. Bummer about the money situation...though I'm an American I can sympathize as FG is putting out so much stuff I just can't afford everything anymore. Still glad they're getting chances to do it.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 28, 2015 21:57:16 GMT -5
Unless you are planning on kicking the bucket any time soon do not worry about not being able to buy a lot now. Get what you can and go along as your finances will allow. One of the great things is FG has been around a LONG time and is not going anywhere anytime soon. As suggested, you may think about starting in 2087 and slowly working your way from there. If you get 2 or 3 sets there is plenty to keep you busy with cards till you can afford some more. It can be frustrating when you want to get the next one and have to wait but like the saying, good things come to those who wait.
Welcome to the game! I'm new as well, been here on the board a few weeks and I made my first order tonight with my christmas money.. (if the card goes through lol) ultimately I decided to go 2087 too... b&W even to get a feel for the way it was in the beginning..The rules seem easy to follow and from what I've gathered reading around is that the older cards can hold up against the newer cards but the newer cards have less lets say weaker cards.
Post by Sinclairiverse on Dec 29, 2015 1:18:45 GMT -5
I can sympathize with you about the Canadian Dollar rjretro whenever I am looking to order anything I give my friends who play a call to see if they want anything to save us all on the exchange rate and shipping. If they aren't interested in anything at that point I'll wait until there are a couple of sets that I'm interested in.
My best advice is to order 2-3 sets at a time that way the pain of the exchange rate doesn't feel as bad.
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Welcome to the game, that's true, and to you're new addiction.
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I started out playing Legends of Wrestling, but was drawn into COTG because I wanted to see where this all came from. It all started with COTG and 2087 was the foundation upon which all was built really.