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The gameplay of CCG's has always appealed to me but not the singularity they open up near my wallet that sucks out all the cash. Are there any kind of fixed deck card games that have the feel of a CCG? Thanks.
 
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Blue moon would be my suggestion. It is a really good games and it can be played with deck construction.
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Blue Moon seconded.
 
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Blue Moon thirdeded.
 
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Blue Moon fourtheded
 
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Blue Moon is probably the best you can do. It's a great game, but it doesn't really feel like Magic, Netrunner, Middle Earth, either of the Star Wars ccgs or other "true" ccgs.

There are several geeklists on this subject, I don't have their links though and, from memory, most of the geeklists on this subject include card games like Jambo, Camelot Legends, etc., that don't have customization.

Edit: I don't know why I assumed that deck customization was part of your criteria for a "card game that feels like a ccg." I've posted a few relevant geeklists below.
 
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Get both. A CG that's derived from a CCG, that's derived from a CG!

Find Illuminati: New World Order's "One With Everything" box set. It has 1 copy of each card from the Base Set of INWO. More than enough to play the CCG version of the game just like the original, non-collectible version.
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Blue Moon
Jambo
Minotaur Lords
Scarab Lords

If you have the willpower, it is quite possible to make a single purchase of $25-$50 and pick up enough of a single dead CCG (or commons from a not-so-dead one) on eBay or elsewhere to be able to enjoy the CCG experience. Much of the enjoyment of a CCG is experimenting with different decks, tweaking them to make them better, and working out which cards are actually good versus being a waste of cardboard.

hillswholesalegaming has boxes of CCGs for sale very cheap on ebay. I've purchased from them before. They rock.
 
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Horrific I believe is another game in the Blue Moon mold. You also might consider Jambo.
 
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Some relevant geeklists:

Non-collectible ccgs
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/1242

non-CCG cards-with-rules-printed-on-them
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/7718

XCG's: The Definitive List of EXPANDABLE Card Games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/4282

This is a topic that I am very interested in. I would like to find a game that has customization, lots of options, one deck (or tile bag or whatever) per player and fixed/non-collectible sets. Not sure if that is what you're looking for though.

Some of the games suggested, like Jambo and Scarab Lords are excellent games that do have a ccg feeling but lack in customization (yes, scarab lords has a "sideboard" of cards that can be used- but players don't begin play with customized decks).

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I'd say just get older ccg's that are dead and can be purchased online for cheap. Why downgrade?
 
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J.L.Robert wrote:
Get both. A CG that's derived from a CCG, that's derived from a CG!

Find Illuminati: New World Order's "One With Everything" box set. It has 1 copy of each card from the Base Set of INWO. More than enough to play the CCG version of the game just like the original, non-collectible version.


And it comes with a rules variant so anything up to half a dozen players can play just using the box set as a single deck. A very good suggestion.

I also suggest Fluxx and all its cousins. I came to it from M:tG and it shares the traits I loved of Magic.

Finally, Universal Fighting System: Penny Arcade may look like a CCG, but it's not sold that way. It's sold just like the INWO box set.
 
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Blue moon is good, although it is far from cheap, if you get all of the decks (which you will probably want to get). You might find it cheaper to get fixed decks from a dead CCG. Or, if you are interested in deck-building, you could get cards from a cheap dead CCG.

I recently got more Harry Potter CCG cards than I could ever use for incredibly cheap. Wholesalegaming.com was selling them at $2 per box of 24 boosters. Along with one starter and one box of 36 boosters for the first expansion, I paid about $25 shipped. that is much cheaper that Blue Moon.

I also recently picked up the fixed Challenge decks for the Middle-Earth CCG. These can be played as a stand-along game--no need to buy more cards. They are also priced very reasonably.

I haven't played either of them yet, so I can't say anything about how good they are, but the price certainly is right.
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Check out this thread:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/155978
 
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Aside from Blue Moon, you might also want to check out:

Coppertwaddle
Ruse & Bruise
Hera and Zeus
Ivanhoe
Nature of the Beast: Farm vs. Forest
Kung Fu Fighting
 
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dakarp wrote:
I recently got more Harry Potter CCG cards than I could ever use for incredibly cheap. Wholesalegaming.com was selling them at $2 per box of 24 boosters. Along with one starter and one box of 36 boosters for the first expansion, I paid about $25 shipped. that is much cheaper that Blue Moon.


And if any of you are looking for Harry Potter CCG stuff, hit me up with an email.
 
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This game here if you like comic book superheroes

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I've heard people say Fairy Tale feels like a CCG because of its card drafting mechanic.

Also, there are some games like Brawl and Fightball which are considered to be "semi-collectible" because they exist in the form of a small number of preconstructed decks, so that it's not too painful to collect the whole series if you want. I don't know if these are the types of games you are looking for though, as they might not resemble any CCG you've ever played. They may appeal to you if you are interested in real-time games.

By the way, the title of this thread could be construed as "Collectible Games that play like Collectible Card Games (but aren't Card)?" in the unlikely case that the author has unlimited disposible income and an irrational aversion to cards. In that case, I might suggest any of a number of different miniatures games. shake
 
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Hera and Zeus always feels like Netrunner to me. You get to play both attack and defense every game though.
 
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As others have said, Blue Moon is a good choice.

Camelot Legends is very like a collectible card game converted into non-collectible board game format. I really enjoy it.

Another common idea is to play Magic with the preconstructed decks that they sell for every expansion. The play is very good, you get a regular influx of new cards, you don't waste time on deck construction, it's a game many people know and enjoy, and the cost is very minimal - roughly $12 per deck, 3 or 4 decks are available every quarter or so (not that you have to buy them all). I've been doing this for awhile and despite my disenchantment with Magic in general, I feel it's the best way to enjoy the game.
 
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I've just created a GeekList to address this question, and included some of the suggestions above. Please add other suggestions, and comment on the suitability of the existing entries!

Non-collectible card games with CCG-type qualities
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21597

I'm especially intrigued by Nature of the Beast: Farm vs. Forest - is anyone familiar with this game at all?
 
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