02 June 2012 @ 10:57 pm

art thanks to [livejournal.com profile] vriska!


As of today, Colors TCG has officially been open for 2 years.

What does that mean? It means, party time!!! And the start of Colors' 2nd Anniversary Event! Are you excited? I am so, so excited! :D

Thank you all for playing at Colors and making Colors such a great place! The TCG has grown beyond my wildest expectations, and I'm just really happy we're still around and that players are still excited! You are all so awesome. Let Shirocchi shower you all with confetti! \o/ \o/ \o/
01 June 2012 @ 04:41 pm

art by [livejournal.com profile] chikky2k5!

During the voting for Akai-san's design, one conversation about the possibility of writing fiction about the characters spawned the idea of the Colors Universe. That was the first time the phrase had been used.

I had thought it would be difficult to hold 8 contests to fill up the universe with our eight characters, but we not only had 8 contests, we even had a 9th one for Kurocchi and Shirocchi. We had many artists participate, and a total of 7 different artists winning the contests. Thank you for making it happen, everyone! I am so in love with all the characters! It just goes to show that some things, like the existence of the Colors Universe, weren't planned from the beginning. It's thanks to people's suggestions that the Colors Universe and many other TCG ideas came to be!

Another tidbit: The birthdays of the characters are the days voting ended for each contest.
31 May 2012 @ 10:35 pm

art by [livejournal.com profile] darkraven616!

Hey, do you use first mastery badges? Or double deck badges? Or co-collection badges? All of these are absolutely unofficial and player-made which means there are no rewards besides satisfaction and pretty banners. Different people were involved in badge-making business, currently the newest and most active badge place is Nuge's! Aren't her banners super pretty? I want some ;w;

Art done by [livejournal.com profile] kikinioth

We have character decks for 469 different series

One of the best things about Colors is the vast number of series of all different types. No matter what you're interested in there's bound to be several series that you'll want to collect. And if not you can always donate them yourself. ^__^

Extra pieces of trivia: The series with the most number of decks (33) has been Hetalia for over a year but there are two series really close to overtaking it at 32 decks. These series are Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Pokemon.

There are 132 series with only one character deck and 84 with only two.

And for anyone who's interested in the rest of the # of series to # of deck breakdowns )

29 May 2012 @ 10:50 pm

art by [livejournal.com profile] baredick!

Have you participated in Colors League last year? It was an event that started out as some randomly tossed ideas between some mods and players, but once Lucathia gave her approval, it became real! Players were divided into teams and worked together to earn points by answering League games and completing extra tasks! You can view the stats as well as the teams' plotting hangouts under the Colors League tag at the trade comm. Last year the winner was Team Murasaki, who do you think will win next time?
29 May 2012 @ 12:53 am

Handsome Aoi art by [livejournal.com profile] nugeyo!!

The Mascots

Some players have been here at Colors long enough to have seen all nine contests that led to the creation of the ten characters in the Colors Universe. Some players joined long after these contests had come to a close.

For anyone who wasn't aware, Colors TCG held nine separate contests to decide on the ten characters: Akai-san, Mikan-tan, Kou-kun, Midori~n, Aoi-sama, Murasaki-dono, Tobi-han, Gin-sensei, Kurocchi and Shirocchi! It was contributions and ideas from all the players that created this kooky cast, and they're here to stay.

Perhaps we'll see new contests in the future... who knows?
27 May 2012 @ 09:48 pm
so hey this should have been posted yesterday, but that's what happens when a life attacks you from out of nowhere )8

this craptacular art brought to you by...myself

You heard in one of the previous Anniversary tidbits that there are 16 games up and running at the moment, right? Did you realize that in total, we have had nearly 1600 rounds posted?

That's a lotta rounds! (And even that number may be a little off, with double rounds in consideration!) It feels like I haven't been a mod for very long, but for all the rest of the mod team and Lucathia, who've been dutifully posting and keeping the game running, that's amazing! I would like to propose a salute to my fellow mods and Lucathia for being such creative, hard workers ;w;
27 May 2012 @ 08:58 pm

Cupcakey art by [livejournal.com profile] vriska!!

The tale of Cain03

One day, a single card set out to change the world. On the day of its release into the world, it looked like any other card. It was one among many. A single card in a deck of 20. No one could possibly have imagined that it would rise to greatness. No one could have imagined; at least until the randomizer chose it.

Again and again this card showed itself to the masses. The randomizer, seeking only to bolster the card's rise to greatness, continued to pass out copy after copy to the players. Some players even received two of them in a single set of rewards. Quickly they piled up in Recycled Art, dozens laying unclaimed. The fame hadn't lasted, or so everyone thought.

Brave souls stepped up to claim these cards. These cards were in such abundance that they, seemingly, were a deck of their own. After the first player successfully wrangled up twenty of these cards, others followed in their footsteps to continue the epic quest. Now the time of heroes has passed, the randomizer has yet to choose a new heroic card to take its place. Many of these cards yet remain, but many have been claimed by players.

The card itself, now, will occasionally show itself to the players. In doing so, it removes its pair of glasses and proclaims: "Yeah, I'm Cain03. Get used to it."
25 May 2012 @ 08:15 pm
This post brought to you courtesy of Windows/Microsoft problems! Now that the wonderful, awful Skie has a functional computer, this post can happen. Technically now there are eight days remaining; but hey-- enjoy this post anyway!

Awesome art by [livejournal.com profile] yamanaika!!

Colors is the cumulative work of a number of different people. The original idea and many others came directly from Lucathia itself, but others have contributed to the growth and expansion of the TCG as a whole. Big things, little things, everyone contributes in their own way to make Colors what it is today.

That's right, guys. It wouldn't be what it is without you. All of the sketchpads and level banners? That's all of your hard work for everyone to use. Some of the games, too, are ideas proposed by the players themselves; turned into a reality. Even some abstract player-led ideas like The Asobot Initiative have become an actual part of Colors.

So don't be afraid to step up and make something. If it's awesome, you might see it become a part of the community as we continue on. Make tomorrow a brighter day!

Quiz: Hey, did you guys know that a player/mod made the Flowers Tier icons? Any of you could be the one to make the icons for the fifth tier!
25 May 2012 @ 04:25 pm
This post is brought to you by scheduled posts. Lucathia should currently be at Fanime at the time of this post. XD; If this posts before 9 days left, oops. If anything needs editing, Lucathia will fix it when she's home!

cute art by [livejournal.com profile] tales_fan!

The idea for Colors was born while Lucathia was writing her masters. She wanted to procrastinate so much that she made a post in her LJ on April 28, 2010 hoping people would persuade her out of the idea. Instead, she made card templates and immediately set up a site on April 29, 2010, merely one day later. The LJ community [livejournal.com profile] colors_tcg followed after that and was created on April 30, 2010.

Enablers included Kuri, Lucius, Kaze, Laxis, Eri, Chikky, disutansu, Asuka, and many more who chimed in with that very first post (Guys, you were supposed to persuade me out of this!!). And then Colors opened for prejoin merely 13 days after the community was set up... that sure wasn't a lot of time of prep!
24 May 2012 @ 12:00 pm

Art by [livejournal.com profile] jessiss

Hey, have you heard of Colors RPG? It's a game created by [livejournal.com profile] darkraven616 in RPG Maker. It features an awesome group of heroes embarking on adventure to save the Colors Land. Give it a try if you haven't already!

Art done by [livejournal.com profile] moon_wolfwriter

Colors had 16 games when it first opened.

And though most have changes mods, changed formats, and some had a few moment of hiatus, all of them are still going strong to this day nearly 2 years later. Which is a testament to our amazing mod team, both past and present, for being able to keep the games feeling new and exciting.

21 May 2012 @ 07:38 pm

this fantastic artwork brought to you by my homeskillet [livejournal.com profile] inktrashing >w</

When Colors first started up for the official release, we had 50 members; now we have nearly 200! *A*

When we were still in prejoin mode, there were only 36 members, but through recommendations and pimping to friends, we've managed to grow so much! The official number is 188 now, but that's still almost four times what we started with. Let's do our best to bring in more friends, and make this game the best ever!
20 May 2012 @ 09:56 pm
Sorry this is late - busy busy day ;__;

this fantastic artwork brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] nugeyo ♥!

The very first Colors mastery was the Meister deck featuring Setsuna F. Seiei from Gundam00, by Tari/[livejournal.com profile] ratiosu!

Back then, the Mastery mod was [livejournal.com profile] stillarium. Tari mastered Setsuna on June 3rd, 2010. Time sure flies, doesn't it? :3
Of course this would be late. I really feel like I live in the wrong timezone. If only I had another hour in my day all my posts would actually be on time.

Art done by [livejournal.com profile] nerrin

As of today there have been a little over 600 Palette and Monochrome Portfolios made

Making portfolios has been one of my longest mod duties and I always enjoy seeing what decks members put together for one portfolio. I especially enjoy the theme portfolios. The ones by series or just with characters with similar characteristics.

As an extra fact anyone want to guess what color Monochrome portfolio is the most popular?


art is by [livejournal.com profile] galearc! :DDD

Mikan finds that a lot of things are cute. Even the strangest things that other people would find gross.

I already did an Aoi fact, so I went with Mikan instead. |D; Plus, it would be fitting what with Aoi looking rather cute in this picture cough cough
17 May 2012 @ 07:27 pm

art is by [livejournal.com profile] arushiraoi! ♥

Akai-san secretly sleeps with a stuffed teddy bear at night.

This goes without saying! He also seems to have a thing for cute stuffed animals as pictured here. The only mystery remains, where did he get it from? Did he buy it on a tangent one day and hid it from everyone, not mentioning that he might be an otomen? Is there someone in this household who might have bought it for him as a present? Who knows! What do you, the community, think?

16 May 2012 @ 02:00 pm

art is by [livejournal.com profile] shamuon! ♥ Thank you for the art!!

Aoi-sama has an eyepatch covering one eye. However there is no canon evidence that reveals what color his right eye really is.

That is to say there has been headcanons up by a few members on what the color of his eye is, but it technically wouldn't be confirmed. Anyone has any thoughts on what color it might be? Blue? Green? Some kind of pastel tint? Or even some wacky rainbow color for all we know!
15 May 2012 @ 03:00 pm

art is by [livejournal.com profile] tsuruhime!
LJ is being lame and not posting scheduled entries. I had one scheduled last night but it didn't post and it kind of disappeared without my knowing. Since I didn't save it, I'm redoing the whole post so my apologies if you see a similar entry later on in the evening. )8

The original deckmakers when the TCG started not only included Lucathia but also [livejournal.com profile] slashed_dream, [livejournal.com profile] stillarium, and [livejournal.com profile] vriska!

I had met all 3 of them sometime after the start of the TCG :'). Kaze was pretty awesome, and I loved helping out with the Gintama decks Laxis wanted to make a long time ago. /o/ Eri of course is adorable and not only her decks are wonderful but her art as well! Thank you for shaping the TCG to what it is today! ♥

Art is by [livejournal.com profile] galearc!

Hello guys! This is Chuu! And I am here to start off with the countdown until the colors 2nd anniversary. It's almost been 2 years! How time flies. Exciting isn't it?

For each day, there will be a little tidbit or fact about the colors tcg as a whole. It could be about its history, its moments, and so forth! :) Initially we were just going to spam the art day by day but I'd thought I'd add it in as a touch.

Colors TCG officially opened on June 2nd, 2010. Prior to that, it had opened up for prejoin on May 13th, 2010; over 2 years!

I personally wasn't there for the start of the prejoin but there were a notable amount of members that have, including our very own [livejournal.com profile] lucathia_rykatu!