Many thanks to the following sites and people for helping to make THIS site possible!

ideas borrowed

Game or Idea Credit to Link
entire TCG concept Calico - Senshi Card Mania www
direct link Christmas gifts, icons on games Icera - So Magical www
use of password gates Mousey - Animelicious x
ability board (Starseed Powers) Tyna - Endless www
study session, idea for Ultimate Showdown Rin - Fictional www
puzzle game Bunny - Manga Moon Cards www
lucky match, war Sepia - Genki Beam! www
currency/coupons Superdoe - The Last Unicorn x

original ideas

I've dreamed up a lot of different things since I started running TCGs in January 2005. I know it seems like no one actually invented the basic things that are used in almost every TCG today, like using databases for members/games/cards, and card names displaying below the images of cards when you win games. Believe it or not, those things didn't always exist!

I'm proud to have played a major role in the modernization of the online TCG. Trading Academy was the first TCG I owned and the one that inspired me to think of ways to make TCGing easier for both owners AND players. :D Now all those fun bits have been applied to Moonlight Legend too!

Note: It's quite possible that other TCG owners started doing similar things around the same time. I wholeheartedly believe that it's very possible (and likely) for multiple people to have the same good idea independently of each other. I just want to say that I was one of them, and to this day, I still use the custom, flexible systems and scripts that Marfisa and I created together, NOT any of the standard prepackaged TCG systems that exist.

currently in use
All scripts were created in PHP by Marfisa, and many are available for download at In the Cards. Ideas were dreamed up by Rahenna.

- automatic starter pack when filling out join form
- automatic level up & mastery rewards
- easy updater for trade log & card collection
- database-driven member list
- database-driven game update system
- database-driven hall of fame
- automated slots and war games
- monthly team contest using randomized teams and TCG accomplishments (Sailor Wars)
- Starseed Powers (the actual effects; the idea itself is from Endless/Synthesis)

from the past
There are many other original ideas that appeared earlier. In order to preserve a bit of TCG history, I've listed them here as well.

- automatic vending machine for goodies (Gashapon!)
- pay-for-play Javascript lottery game
- picross (adapted for TCG use)
- monthly contest allowing members to take on some owner's duties if they like (Be the Owner)
- specialized collections used to collect cards worth three (Starlight Collections)
- hidden links with a haiku hint twist (Talisman Hunt)
- using Cutenews as a level up & mastery system in place of a forum or forms


- TinyStar Screencaps - anime screenshots (my own site! :D)
- The Oracle - general information, some images
- - laserdisc covers
- Manga Style - artbook scans
- Sailor Moon Center - some videos (textless openings)
- Azha - pixels/sprites
- Lycentia's SM Graphics - pixels/sprites