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Welcome to the Steam Trading Cards Discussion Thread

What are steam Trading Cards?

Steam Trading Cards are virtual cards earned by playing games on Steam. Sets of cards can be turned into game badges and tradable Steam community items.

How to Collect Cards?

Play any of the participating Trading Card games to get trading cards. Up to half the card set is dropped through game play, the other half is earned through your collecting prowess.

Which games have trading cards?

The list can be found on this adress. http://store.steampowered.com/search/?category1=998&category2=29

Game Badges

Once you’ve collected a set of cards you can craft them into a game badge. Like the current badges, they are tied to your account and are shown on your profile. Unlike the current badges, crafting game badges earns you marketable items like emoticons, profile backgrounds, and coupons. Level up your badge by collecting the set again and earning more items.

Leveling Up

All badges now have XP which contributes to your Steam Level, a summary of your badge collection. You can view someone’s Steam Level by hovering over their avatar. Leveling up earns you non-tradable items like profile showcases, extra friends list slots, and more.

What happens when we earn badges?

During badge crafting you'll receive random rewards from a set of game related items. They are tradable and can only be used while you possess them.

The above information has been collected from http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards/ ... Please visit the adress for even more information.
Edited by iARDAs - 7/13/13 at 3:09am
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33 game badges completed... 42 badges total,.. Level 26.

Yeah, I'm a collector and hoarder lol
 
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33 game badges completed... 42 badges total,.. Level 26.

Yeah, I'm a collector and hoarder lol

Ah good.

So far I got 5 badges from the Summer Sale stuff and 1 from Bastion.

While playing the games, the badges fall down randomly right? I am kinda new to this.

Also I got 2 of the same badge from the Steam Summer Sale event. I would like to give it to someone if I can but do not know how.
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Ah good.

So far I got 5 badges from the Summer Sale stuff and 1 from Bastion.

While playing the games, the badges fall down randomly right? I am kinda new to this.

Also I got 2 of the same badge from the Steam Summer Sale event. I would like to give it to someone if I can but do not know how.

Those are the cards you use to craft the badges, you can get 2 more from Bastion.

Cards drop on average every 30-45 min while playing

Dupes, either trade to a friend or sell on the market.
 
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Those are the cards you use to craft the badges, you can get 2 more from Bastion.

Cards drop on average every 30-45 min while playing

Dupes, either trade to a friend or sell on the market.

I see.

So far I am enjoying the cards more than achievements actually.

Thanks for the info.
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I had 35 "mystery cards" before they became the summer getaway cards... so I only needed a few to complete my level 5 summer badge.

I'm a level 16 with 13 badges so far.
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I had 35 "mystery cards" before they became the summer getaway cards... so I only needed a few to complete my level 5 summer badge.

I'm a level 16 with 13 badges so far.

From the "Mystery Cards" I got 4 cards plus 2 dupes. Since then I've crafted 8 badges during the sale and gotten 2 new cards and 6 more dupes lol
 
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Wow put a dube Bastion trade card I had for sale and sold it under 20 seconds smile.gif
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Wow put a dube Bastion trade card I had for sale and sold it under 20 seconds smile.gif

Yeah I've had cards sell before I could refresh the page. They sell like hotcakes
 
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That's the one thing that I hate about it... with FTL you only get 4 cards I believe and I had 3 dupes and 1 of another type.... rolleyes.gif
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