Posted Thu, May 07, 2009 by Ralsu
You'll find Ari's camp just between the hills west of Crossroads.
Just as I did with MMO, I resisted entry into the world of collectible trading card games (TCGs) because I feared how much money I would spend when I inevitably became addicted. When I finally gave Magic: The Gathering a go, my fears turned into reality. The rest is history, but I have been hooked onTCGs ever since. The Free Realms TCG duplicates a tried and tested formula of card battles. You'll enjoy looking at the art on your cards and reading the witty captions. You'll feel the tension as you try to come back from a deficit to win. You can play a digital version of the TCG in the gameor with actual cards in your home.
Your journey as a Card Duelist in the Free Realms MMO begins by locating Ari the Fish in the hills due west of the Sanctuary warpstone. She gives you the quest "Pick a Card, any Card," which sends you to visit Sam Potts in Sanctuary to start your training. Make sure Ari's quest is the active one in your tracker and you can just follow the path to Sam.
Sam invites you to join her in a Free Realms TCG already in progress. She'll walk you through the steps to try to catch you up to speed, but things can get a little confusing that way. This How-To guide will help budding duelists learn the ropes from beginning to end in six parts: TCG layout, Resource cards, Creature cards, Trick cards, TCG gameplay, and winning and strategy.